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Firefly Station M3 supports dual 8K displays and up to 16GB RAM

Sunday 7th of August 2022 06:25:27 PM
The Firefly Station M3 is a Mini PC built around the eight-core Rockchip RK3588S System on Chip (SoC) released this year. This fanless Mini PC comes in an aluminum case and it can support up to 16GB of RAM and 128GB of eMMC flash. The Rockchip RK3588S SoC combines four Cortex-A76 cores, four Cortex-A55 cores, […]

Linux Mint 21 “Vanessa” Released

Sunday 7th of August 2022 04:13:56 PM
This post will go over what’s new in Linux Mint 21 “Vanessa.” Thousands of people have been waiting for this stable release of Linux Mint, and once it is available, it will be fascinating to see if it is worthwhile to upgrade to the latest version.

5 Ways to Fix Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock Error in Ubuntu

Sunday 7th of August 2022 02:02:25 PM
We explain various ways to fix the Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock Error in Ubuntu Linux and related distributions.

Just Perfection 21 GNOME Extension Brings 7 New Features

Sunday 7th of August 2022 11:50:53 AM
Just Perfection is one of the most popular GNOME extensions in recent years. With it, you can change the visibility of almost all components of GNOME Shell, make behavior tweaks and customize panels. The new version 21 of the Just Perfection extension allows even deeper than before customization of your GNOME desktop.

10 Useful firewall-cmd Commands in Linux

Sunday 7th of August 2022 09:39:22 AM
The firewall-cmd is the command-line client used to manage the runtime configurations. In this blog post, we are going to explain 10 useful firewall-cmd commands in Linux with real examples.

Public-private partnerships in health: The journey ahead for open source

Sunday 7th of August 2022 07:27:51 AM
The past three years have redefined the practice and management of public health on a global scale. What will we need in order to support innovation over the next three years?

A sysadmin's guide to network interface configuration files

Sunday 7th of August 2022 05:16:20 AM
In the first article of this series, Get started with NetworkManager on Linux, I looked at what NetworkManager does and some of the tools it provides for viewing network connections and devices. I discussed using the nmcli command to view the status of network devices and connections on a host.

OBS Studio 28.0 Promises 10-Bit Color Support and HDR Video Encoding, Qt 6 Port, and More

Sunday 7th of August 2022 03:04:48 AM
OBS Studio 28.0 is coming and promises to be a huge update to this powerful and popular screencasting and streaming software with lots of new features and a revamped interface.

Best Free and Open Source Alternatives to Apple Calendar

Sunday 7th of August 2022 12:53:17 AM
Apple Calendar (previously known as iCal) is a personal calendar app supporting multiple accounts, colour code work, family and personal events, event support, as well as calendar invitations.

GitLab U-turns on deleting dormant projects after backlash

Saturday 6th of August 2022 10:41:46 PM
Now makes vague pledge to shove inactive repos into slow object storage. GitLab has reversed its decision to automatically delete projects that are inactive for more than a year and belong to its free-tier users.…

The Linux Foundation Announces Keynote Speakers for Open Source Summit Europe 2022

Saturday 6th of August 2022 08:30:15 PM
Global visionaries headline the premier open source event in Europe to share on OSS adoption in Europe, driving the circular economy, finding inspiration through the pandemic, supply chain security and more. SAN FRANCISCO, August 4, 2022 —  The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the keynote speakers for […]

Citrix adds Hypervisor Cloud to bring more and faster updates

Saturday 6th of August 2022 06:41:23 PM
Years after the company quit server virtualization, but may be handy for hybrid work. Citrix has added a development stream to its hypervisor that promises fast and frequent enhancements, plus a cloud service to deliver them to users.…

How to Upgrade from Rocky Linux 8 to Rocky Linux 9

Saturday 6th of August 2022 04:52:31 PM
This step-by-step guide shows you how to easily upgrade your existing Rocky Linux 8 system to Rocky Linux 9. The procedure described in this guide has been tried and is workable; nevertheless, the official recommendation is that upgrading from Rocky Linux 8 to Rocky Linux 9 is not encouraged and that a clean install of Rocky Linux 9 is preferable.

How to Enable Wake-on-LAN in Ubuntu

Saturday 6th of August 2022 03:03:39 PM
Enabling Wake-On-LAN in Ubuntu is easy. This is our comprehensive guide to doing that and more. Let's get into it!

Scalable storage for the masses to debut in ownCloud Infinite Scale

Saturday 6th of August 2022 01:14:47 PM
So far, ownCloud users have only had the opportunity to choose between simple local file storage based on a POSIX-compatible file system or EOS Open Storage (EOS). The latter causes massive complexity during setup. More recent versions of ownCloud feature a functionality called Decomposed FS. This file system is supposed to bring oCIS to arbitrary storage backends and even scalable ones.

Delete the local reference to a remote branch in Git

Saturday 6th of August 2022 11:25:55 AM
After you merge a GitLab or GitHub pull request, you usually delete the topic branch in the remote repository to maintain repository hygiene. However, this action deletes the topic branch only in the remote repository. Your local Git repository also benefits from routine cleanup.To synchronize the information in your local repository with the remote repository, you can execute the git prune command to delete the local reference to a remote branch in your local repository.

Be careful where you install software, and who installs it

Saturday 6th of August 2022 09:37:03 AM
I have bigger problems than where you put our code. On Call Be careful where you install stuff, and who is doing the installing. Welcome to an On Call in which normal service is interrupted by a military intervention.…

How to Enable PipeWire and Disable PulseAudio in Ubuntu 22.04

Saturday 6th of August 2022 07:48:11 AM
There are lists of applications that I can’t afford to miss after setting up newly installed distributions, and one of them is EasyEffects, which enhances the audio quality to the next level. Without it, I don’t get the real vibe from the music.

Fancy a freshened up SLAX or ChromeOS replacement Peppermint OS?

Saturday 6th of August 2022 05:59:19 AM
Two lightweight distros get updated after extended pauses. Slax, one of the lightest-weight Linux distros around, and Peppermint OS, a web-centric Debian remix, both put out new versions this week.…

Mini PC packs Intel’s 10th Gen processors and dual GbE ports

Saturday 6th of August 2022 04:10:27 AM
The N10 is the latest Mini PC Nano from Weibu. The N10 accommodates the Coffee Lake-U or the Comet Lake-U processor from Intel. The company also plans to release a model with Intel’s 12th Gen processors by late September. The motherboard comes in a Nano ITX (123 x 134mm) form factor and integrates the following […]