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Mark Shuttleworth Explains How the Disco Dingo Will Snap Up the Linux Desktop

Friday 19th of April 2019 03:20:11 AM
Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical and Ubuntu outlines new Linux innovations that are coming in the Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo release.

Monitor Your Network with Zabbix

Friday 19th of April 2019 02:05:51 AM
Zabbix is a network monitoring application that lets you stay on top of all your network activities. The app is very scalable and can work on networks of any size, from a home network with a couple of computers to an enterprise with dozens. It’s cross-platform and will keep track of machines running Linux, Windows, or Mac OS X. You can use it to keep a close eye on every aspect of these machines. You can ask Zabbix to report on several aspects including free disk space, CPU load, network traffic statistics, memory consumption, application status, and much more.

How to Install Craft CMS on Debian 9

Friday 19th of April 2019 12:51:30 AM
This tutorial will walk you through the Craft CMS installation procedure on a fresh Debian 9 server using Nginx as the web server and we will secure the website with a Let's encrypt SSL certificate.

HTTPie – A Modern Command Line HTTP Client For Curl And Wget Alternative

Thursday 18th of April 2019 11:37:10 PM
2DayGeek: Learn how to use httpie tool to make CLI interaction with web services.

Minikube: 5 ways IT teams can use it

Thursday 18th of April 2019 10:22:50 PM
Minikube lets you run Kubernetes on a laptop or other local machine. For both IT leaders and developers, that opens up options.

Create Games With Godot Game Engine

Thursday 18th of April 2019 09:08:30 PM
Are you considering creating a game in your free spare time or as a full-time game developer? You should check out Godot if you want a FOSS game engine on your Linux machine. There are tons of open source game engines and of course including those proprietary ones that most people use and talk about (for instance, Unity). Godot is fairly new but that doesn't mean it's poor in features. It's the opposite!

Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) Officially Released, Here's What's New

Thursday 18th of April 2019 07:54:10 PM
Canonical released today Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo), the latest version of one of the world's most popular Linux-based operating systems incorporating the newest GNU/Linux technologies and the most recent Open Source software.

Eclipse IoT survey reveals growing role for Linux and Arm

Thursday 18th of April 2019 06:46:32 PM
The Eclipse Foundation released the results from its latest IoT Developer Survey of 1,717 Eclipse developers, finding growing use of Linux (76 percent), Arm (70 percent), and MQTT (42 percent). The results of the Eclipse Foundation’s 2019 IoT Developer Survey are out, this time with a larger 1,717-developer sample compared to only 502 in the [[he]#8230[/he]]

What's New In Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo)

Thursday 18th of April 2019 05:32:12 PM
This article presents the new features and improvements in the latest Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo). This Ubuntu version is supported until January 2020. For a longer supported release, use Ubuntu 18.04 LTS instead, which is supported until April 2023.

How to Generate a Random Number in Linux

Thursday 18th of April 2019 04:17:52 PM
How to generate a random number from the Linux command line. We will explore how to generate a random number within a range and also a specific length.

Creating SWAP partition using FDISK & FALLOCATE commands

Thursday 18th of April 2019 03:03:32 PM
Swap-partition holds the memory which is used in case the physical memory (RAM) is full . When RAM capacity has been utilized to maximum , Linux machine moves inactive pages from memory to swap-space which are then used by the system. Though it gets the work done, it should not be considered as a replacement to physical memory/RAM.

How to Install Microweber on Ubuntu 18.04

Thursday 18th of April 2019 01:49:11 PM
Microweber is a feature-rich open-source content management system and website builder. It is based on the PHP programming language and the robust Laravel Java framework.

Level up command-line playgrounds with WebAssembly

Thursday 18th of April 2019 12:34:51 PM
WebAssembly (Wasm) is a new low-level language designed with the web in mind. Its main goal is to enable developers to compile code written in other languages—such as C, C++, and Rust—into WebAssembly and run that code in the browser. In an environment where JavaScript has traditionally been the only option, WebAssembly is an appealing counterpart, and it enables portability along with the promise for near-native runtimes.

Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) Is Now Available to Download

Thursday 18th of April 2019 11:20:31 AM
Canonical has pushed today the final ISO images of the Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) operating system ahead of its official launch later today.

Disco Dingo fever: Ubuntu 19.04 has an infrastructure bent, snappier GNOME and another stupid name

Thursday 18th of April 2019 10:06:11 AM
New Linux kernel, new build. Pull on those flares and perch atop your most precipitous platforms – Canonical has emitted Ubuntu 19.04, aka "Disco Dingo", with its sights set firmly on infrastructure.…

How to install Stacer System Monitor on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Thursday 18th of April 2019 08:01:46 AM
Stacer is an open source tool to monitor the performance of an Ubuntu Desktop. It provides a user-friendly dashboard that can be used to monitor CPU, Memory & Disk Usage, and System cleaner to clean system caches.

Introduction to Quantum Computing

Thursday 18th of April 2019 06:47:25 AM
This article, which builds on a basic knowledge of the mathematics of vectors, gives an introduction to quantum computing.

AI chip design combines up to six Linux-driven MIPS Open cores with TensorFlow engine

Thursday 18th of April 2019 05:33:05 AM
Wave Computing’s “TritonAI 64” IP for edge inferencing enables SoCs with up to 6x open-ISA MIPS-64 cores (with SIMD) running Google TensorFlow on a Debian stack plus WaveTensor and WaveFlow technologies for up to 8 TOPS/watt neural processing. Earlier this month, Wave Computing released its first open source MIPS ISA without license fees or royalties, […]

Inter-process communication in Linux: Sockets and signals

Thursday 18th of April 2019 04:18:45 AM
This is the third and final article in a series about interprocess communication (IPC) in Linux. The first article focused on IPC through shared storage (files and memory segments), and the second article does the same for basic channels: pipes (named and unnamed) and message more

View Detailed Laptop Battery Report on Ubuntu

Thursday 18th of April 2019 03:04:25 AM
In this article, we will explain how to get a detailed laptop’s battery report through the Ubuntu graphical user interface and trough the Ubuntu command line.

More in Tux Machines

Ubuntu: 5 Reasons to Upgrade, Sophia Sanles-Luksetich Interview, Ubuntu on Neural Compute Stick and Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter

  • 5 Reasons to Upgrade to Ubuntu 19.04 "Disco Dingo"
    On the surface, new versions of Ubuntu aren’t as big as they used to be. Like in the days before Canonical created its own Unity interface, the Ubuntu experience is now functionally similar to what you get in alternatives such as Fedora and openSUSE. But there are a few big reasons to be eager for what Ubuntu 19.04 “Disco Dingo” has to offer, with some additions demonstrating just how nice it is to have Ubuntu desktop developers spending more time working directly on GNOME.
  • Women and Nonbinary People in Information Security: Sophia Sanles-Luksetich
    Sophia Sanles-Luksetich: I am a rookie information security consultant. I currently perform bug bounty triage for companies which I am not allowed to name, but let’s just say most folks have heard of these companies. Before I got into information security, I was an IT generalist who dabbled in a bit of programming, Linux and privacy. Ubuntu was actually my first OS. It’s funny to think now that my decision as a 12-year-old could have impacted my career so much ten years later. KC: I must admit that it’s unusual that Ubuntu was your first OS. But that’s great! I use Kubuntu on my work desktop. Did that make you delve into Debian a bit? SSL: Oh cool! I have dabbled with Debian a bit, but not as much as most folks would expect. I think I learned a lot more soft skills using Ubuntu at a young age. Like when I couldn’t download my favorite game as a kid, I spent hours reading error logs, documentation and forums to figure out how to get the game working on my computer. Open Source Software (OSS) is also very modular compared to a lot of closed source software, so learning how software is built on other software was a big help. Now everything is miles down a supply chain that most people can barely scratch the surface of, at least in my opinion. [...] KC: Excellent. How did you get into Ubuntu computing initially? SSL: We had a family computer that stopped working. Rather than buy a new Windows disk to fix it, I asked around to my friends. Funny enough, one of my friend’s dad worked in information security, and I played board games with him and his son. I asked his son to give me a copy, and he messed it up by downloading it onto the CD rather than doing an image transfer. Lucky for me, I had a bit more a competent IT friend, Rikki, who ripped me a fresh CD. It’s funny, too; she was a lot more like me then, I thought. We both started in theater and ended up getting into computers just because they are resourceful and we were both people who loved the convenience for record keeping. I think what got me into OSS, to begin with, was the idea that I never had to pay for it. I am a cheapskate. I can think of a good chunk of my IT experience that I learned by trying to get something for free. I learned how to torrent, how to not screw up your computer on harmful sites. Always a fun time! [...] SSL: I think if I could give one piece of advice to new cybersecurity folks, I would tell them all to volunteer at conferences and talk to the attendees. You will learn a lot just by talking to people in the field. Oh, and of course, don’t discount soft skills and the fundamentals.
  • How developers are using Intel’s AI tools to make planet Earth a better place
    Biswas first gathered plant data from Google images, then used TensorFlow (widely-used machine learning framework in the deep learning space) and Open Vino (Intel’s neural network optimisation toolkit) to build an AI model. Once the images and videos of plants were captured the model is used to identify the cause of the disease, possible cures and preventive measures. To run these solutions, Biswas used Intel 7th Gen i5 NUC mini PC. [...] Ma took a digital microscope and connected it to a modestly powerful Ubuntu based laptop with Intel’s Neural Compute Stick connected to it. The entire system cost less than $500. The neural network at the heart of the system was able to successfully determine the shape, colour, density, and edges of the Escherichia coli (E. coli) and the bacteria that causes cholera.
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 575
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 575

Android Leftovers

Kodi 'Leia' 18.2 now available to download with bug fixes and performance improvements

The Kodi Foundation made the release candidate for Kodi 18.2 available last week, and today you can grab the final version. As you’d expect, this is a bug fix release with no major new functionality, but there are a number of notable changes including improvements to the music database performance and a new Codec Factory for Android. Read more

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