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AWS embraces Fedora Linux for its cloud-based Amazon Linux

Thursday 25th of November 2021 07:13:42 AM
By and large, the public cloud runs on Linux. Most users, even Microsoft Azure customers, run Linux on the cloud. In the case of market giant Amazon Web Services (AWS), the cloud provider will let you run many Linux distros or their own homebrew Linux, Amazon Linux. Now, AWS has released an early version of its next distro, Amazon Linux 3, which is based on Red Hat's community Linux, Fedora.

PHP Established New Non-Commercial Organization PHP Foundation

Thursday 25th of November 2021 05:59:22 AM
The reasons behind the establishment of the PHP Foundation is that one of the key contributors, Nikita Popov, has decided to switch his focus away from PHP to LLVM.

Linux Mint vs Ubuntu In Less Than 10 Minutes

Thursday 25th of November 2021 04:45:02 AM
Wondering which Linux distribution to choose between Linux Mint vs Ubuntu? The answer is mostly obvious.

Endless OS 4.0 Released as Long-Term Supported Series, Based on Debian Bullseye

Thursday 25th of November 2021 03:30:41 AM
The Endless OS Foundation announced today the release of Endless OS 4.0, the latest version of their Debian-based GNU/Linux distribution featuring a simplified and streamlined user experience.

Five data centers, 150TB images downloaded weekly, 1m+ cores – Now, that’s a storage challenge

Thursday 25th of November 2021 02:16:21 AM
Challenges tend to bring people together. And that’s certainly the case when it comes to how Workday and Red Hat tackled the problem of scaling storage across the management software giant’s private cloud. Workday’s cloud runs across five data centers, with a compute core count that currently stands at 1 million and is doubling year on year, and handles 150TB of images downloaded weekly, during an extremely tight maintenance window.

5 open source alternatives to Microsoft Exchange

Thursday 25th of November 2021 01:02:01 AM
For decades, Microsoft Exchange has ruled the market for email and groupware services. This top dog dominates the corporate world, and the omnipresent Outlook mail client has become the de facto standard for groupware. Since Exchange is closely integrated with Microsoft's Office products, users have access to a wide variety of productivity software and features, whether they're using a desktop or a mobile client.

Amazon Linux 2022 Launched, Completely Re-based with Fedora

Wednesday 24th of November 2021 11:47:41 PM
Amazon Linux 2022 to be based upon Fedora Linux and available via AWS AMIs. We wrap up the announcement and express our views about this change in terms of FOSS ecosystem.

Helvum and EasyEffects: Two great applications for PipeWire users

Wednesday 24th of November 2021 10:37:32 PM
For a piece of software infrastructure, nothing is more important than good applications to showcase it’s features and demonstrate the possibilities it enables. Fortunately there is a very large body of existing applications because PipeWire implemented the PulseAudio and Jack APIs. This article highlights some of the great efforts undertaken in the community around creating interesting applications for PipeWire in an interview with the maintainers of two of the most popular applications built with PipeWire.

Alpine Linux 3.15 Released with Linux 5.15 LTS, GNOME 41, and UEFI Secure Boot Support

Wednesday 24th of November 2021 09:23:12 PM
The Alpine Linux development team released today Alpine Linux 3.15 as the latest stable version of this lightweight and security-oriented GNU/Linux distribution based on musl libc, OpenRC, and BusyBox.

How to create an Amazon AWS EC2 Instance using Python Boto3

Wednesday 24th of November 2021 08:08:52 PM
In this article we will see how we can create an EC2 instance using Python Boto3. We will use the "create_instances" method to create an instance.

Merge changes with git diff and patch

Wednesday 24th of November 2021 06:54:31 PM
Sysadmins modify lots of files. Sometimes they're code. Other times they're configuration files, YAML playbooks, XML, policy documents, kickstart files, and probably a few takeaway lunch orders, too. It's important to track what you've changed and share your changes with others who may need to adjust their local copies of files.

Best Free and Open Source Alternatives to Adobe XD

Wednesday 24th of November 2021 05:40:11 PM
Adobe XD is the Adobe prototyping tool for user experience and interaction designers. Adobe XD features are used for creating wireframes, prototypes, and screen designs for digital products. The software creates user interfaces for mobile and web apps. The software is proprietary. What are the best free and open source alternatives?

How to Install and Use acme.sh script to get free SSL Certificates on Linux

Wednesday 24th of November 2021 04:25:51 PM
In this article, we will learn how to install the acme.sh script in the Linux system and how to use it to generate and install SSL certificates.

How To Run A Command After The Previous One Has Finished On Linux

Wednesday 24th of November 2021 03:11:31 PM
This article explains how to run a command after the previous command has finished running. You can run a command after the previous one has finished, depending on the previous command's exit status (if it failed or not) or regardless of this.

FSFE Calls for ‘Device Neutrality’ in EU’s Proposed ‘Digital Markets Act’

Wednesday 24th of November 2021 12:39:11 PM
The proposed legislation, which would regulate “gatekeeper” platforms in the EU, doesn’t go far enough, according to the FSFE.

PHP Foundation formed to fund core developers, vows to pay 'market salaries'

Wednesday 24th of November 2021 11:24:51 AM
A group of 10 companies is forming a new PHP Foundation, with temporary administrators including PHP founder Rasmus Lerdorf. The trigger for this initiative appears to be the decision of Nikita Popov, a significant PHP contributor, to focus mainly on LLVM in future. Popov, currently a software developer at JetBrains working on the PhpStorm IDE, will be leaving the company from 1 December, according to a post by product marketing manager Roman Pronskiy, which also introduces the new foundation.

How to watermark a UTF-8 plain text file

Wednesday 24th of November 2021 10:10:31 AM
Watermarking plain text isn't easy. Plain text files don't have headers (or magic numbers), and although you can insert invisible control characters, those characters may get revealed by text editors and word processors. There's a sneaky way to do it, though.

LibreOffice Releases User Guides for Impress and Calc 7.2

Wednesday 24th of November 2021 08:56:10 AM
Electronic versions of LibreOffice’s guides are available as free downloads, or print-on-demand versions through Lulu.

Package software and data with self-compressed scripts

Wednesday 24th of November 2021 07:41:50 AM
Sometimes, you need a quick and reliable way to distribute data or software to users without using a package manager (for example, the end user may not have root access to install an application). This issue could be tackled by using containers and Podman or Docker, but what if they're not available on the destination system? What if one of the requirements is for the application to work on a bare-metal environment?

Get Better Desktop Responsiveness Under Heavy CPU Load Using CFS Zen Tweaks

Wednesday 24th of November 2021 06:27:30 AM
CFS Zen Tweaks is a bash script and systemd service that tweak the Linux CPU scheduler for better desktop responsiveness when under heavy CPU utilization.

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