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How to Install OpenLiteSpeed on AlmaLinux 8

Saturday 16th of October 2021 06:50:10 PM
OpenLiteSpeed is a free, open-source web server that you can use for administering and serving websites. This tutorial will show you how to install OpenLiteSpeed web server on Alma Linux 8.

My Fedora Linux home network part 1 – the data server

Saturday 16th of October 2021 04:38:39 PM
The following article is the first of a series about how I’ve used the Fedora Linux operating system to create a home network. My goal is to demonstrate a few ways that Fedora Linux can be useful to a home user or a Small Office / Home Office (SOHO) user and to encourage more people to test, implement and use Fedora Linux. There is also demand in the workforce for Information Technology (IT) professionals who are ready to step into duties that require familiarity with Linux. With Linux, you can start without big investments. You can use what equipment you have and grow with your ideas.

GNOME 41 Desktop Lands in openSUSE Tumbleweed, KDE Plasma 5.23 Is Coming Soon

Saturday 16th of October 2021 02:27:08 PM
Dominique Leuenberger published today a brief review over what landed in the software repositories of the openSUSE Tumbleweed rolling-release distribution in the past two weeks, including the latest GNOME 41 desktop enviornment.

How to Install Apache Spark on Debian 11

Saturday 16th of October 2021 12:15:37 PM
Apache Spark is a free, open-source, general-purpose, and distributed computational framework that is created to provide faster computational results. In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Apache Spark on Debian 11.

How to Install Unity Desktop on Ubuntu 21.10 Impish Indri

Saturday 16th of October 2021 10:04:05 AM
In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install the latest Unity Desktop Environment on Ubuntu 21.10 Impish Indri.

Devuan 4.0 ‘Chimaera’ Systemd-Free Distro Released

Saturday 16th of October 2021 07:52:34 AM
The Devuan community has announced the release of Devuan 4.0 with code name Chimaera, which strives to make GNU/Linux free of systemd.

PinePhone Pro Linux Smartphone Unveiled with 4GB RAM, Custom Rockchip SoC

Saturday 16th of October 2021 05:41:03 AM
PINE64 unveiled today the PinePhone Pro as their flagship Linux smartphone and the successor of the original PinePhone, featuring more powerful internals and an upgraded display.

Excellent System Utilities: Pingnoo – traceroute/ping analyser

Saturday 16th of October 2021 03:29:32 AM
This article looks at Pingnoo, an open-source cross-platform application for analysing and measuring the round trip time (latency) between two hosts. It offers a graphical representation for traceroute and ping output.

How to test any Linux Distro online

Saturday 16th of October 2021 02:28:00 AM
In this tutorial you will learn how to test any linux distro online.

3 ways to manage RPG character sheets with open source

Saturday 16th of October 2021 01:26:28 AM
It's that time of year again for gamers everywhere. Tomorrow is Free RPG Day, a day when publishers across the tabletop role-playing game industry release games for players both new and experienced, and they're all completely free. Although Free RPG Day was canceled in 2020, it's back this year as a live event with some virtual support by way of free RPG sampler downloads from Dungeon Crawl Classics and Paizo. And if the event's virtual offerings aren't enough, you might check out my list of open source tabletop RPGs.

Spanner in the works: The goal is not 100% compatibility, Google says of PostgreSQL interface

Saturday 16th of October 2021 12:24:56 AM
Google has clarified details of the interface between its popular distributed SQL database-management-cum-storage-service Spanner and the open-source RDBMS PostgreSQL. According to a blog published this week, Spanner's PostgreSQL interface uses "the familiarity and portability of PostgreSQL" to make developers' lives easier.

How to Install Gradle on Debian 11

Friday 15th of October 2021 11:23:24 PM
Gradle is a general-purpose build tool with a focus on Java projects. This article describes how to install Gradle on Debian.

How to Upgrade to Ubuntu 21.10 From 21.04

Friday 15th of October 2021 10:27:59 PM
Here’s how you can upgrade from Ubuntu 21.04 to Ubuntu 21.10 “Impish Indri”.

Citrix has built a browser, and lost a CEO

Friday 15th of October 2021 09:26:27 PM
Chrome, Edge, and Opera can rest easy – this one's designed just to run virtual apps Citrix already manages. Citrix has created a web browser and lost its CEO. According to a regulatory filing, in early October, the company's board appointed Robert M. Calderoni as interim CEO, after David Henshall stepped down from the role. The change was sudden and unexpected but appears to have been amicable as Henshall continues as an advisor to Calderoni. The company is hunting for a new CEO.

KDE Plasma 5.23 Continues the Trend of Incremental Improvements

Friday 15th of October 2021 08:24:55 PM
The new KDE Plasma 5.23 release offers users a more beautiful Plasma desktop and immersive experience for its 25th Anniversary. This release is mainly focused on small but very useful features and incremental improvements.

Devuan debuts version 4.0 – as usual without a hint of the hated systemd

Friday 15th of October 2021 07:23:23 PM
The team of self-described "veteran Unix admins" who opposed Debian's adoption of systemd instead of sysvinit init, have released a fourth version of their alternative Linux distro, "Devuan". Devuan Chimaera 4.0 is based on Debian 11.1, and version 5.10 of the Linux Kernel. That version of the kernel enjoys long-term support until 2026, and Debian 11.1 will also be tended to until that year. Devuan's devs are clearly thinking long-term!

How to Install MATE Desktop 1.26 on Fedora 35

Friday 15th of October 2021 06:43:09 PM
In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install the latest stable MATE Desktop 1.26 on Fedora 35.

Devuan GNU+Linux 4.0 “Chimaera” Released for Software Freedom Lovers, Based on Debian Bullseye

Friday 15th of October 2021 06:00:46 PM
The development team behind the Devuan GNU+Linux distribution announced today the release and general availability of Devuan GNU+Linux 4.0.

Microsoft releases Linux version of the Windows Sysmon tool

Friday 15th of October 2021 05:18:23 PM
Microsoft has released a Linux version of the very popular Sysmon system monitoring utility for Windows, allowing Linux administrators to monitor devices for malicious activity. For those not familiar with Sysmon (aka System Monitor), it is a Sysinternals tool that monitors a system for malicious activity and then logs any detected behavior into system log files. Sysmon's versatility comes from the ability to create custom configuration files that administrators can use to monitor for specific system events that may indicate malicious activity is occurring on the system.

Hacked! Unravelling a data breach

Friday 15th of October 2021 04:36:00 PM
This is a story about paying a steep price for a pair of cheap socks. The first loose thread in June One Tuesday morning as I was having my coffee and toast before kicking off the work day, I got a text from my credit card company alerting me to a suspected fraud charge.

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Raspberry Pi 4 2GB jumps to $45 as 1GB model returns from the dead at $35

Citing chip shortages, Raspberry Pi announced its first price increase, bumping the RPi 4 with 2GB RAM up to $45. Meanwhile, the discontinued RPi 4 1GB has come back to life at $35. In the spirit of Halloween, Raspberry Pi Trading has reanimated the 1GB RAM version of the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B, which it killed off when it dropped the price of the 2GB model from $45 to $35 in Feb. 2020. The company also increased the 2GB price to $45. With the 1GB version returning at its old $35 price, we have essentially turned back the clock to early 2020. (In which case, maybe we could get a second chance on stopping the pandemic.) In the Raspberry Pi blog post announcing the changes, CEO Eben Upton cited industry-wide supply chain issues for its first price increase in Pi history. The chip shortages, combined with heightened demand, have caused severe shortages of the RPi Zero and the RPi4 2GB. Read more

The love/hate relationship the cloud has with Linux

The cloud is run by Linux and open-source. There is no debating that claim at this point. It's fact. And not only does Linux power all of those cloud services we deploy and use, but the hold it has over that particular tech sector is also only going to get stronger as we march into the future. I predict that, over the next five years, the cloud and Linux will become synonymous to the point everyone (from CEOs to end-users) will finally get just how important and powerful the platform is. So it's safe to say, there would be no cloud without Linux. There would also be no cloud-native development, Kubernetes, Docker, virtual machines or containers in general. With that in mind, it should stand to reason that the relationship between Linux and the cloud would be all love. Read more

You Can Now Install the UnityX Desktop in Arch Linux, Here's How

UnityX is the successor of the Unity7 desktop environment created by Canonical for its popular Ubuntu Linux distribution back in 2011 with the Ubuntu 11.04 release. But Canonical pulled the plug on Unity7 after seven years of development, yet the community wasn’t ready for this major change. In May 2020, developer Rudra Saraswat created an unofficial Ubuntu flavor called Ubuntu Unity, which features the good old Unity7 desktop environment. Now, the Ubuntu Unity creator wants to take Unity7 to the next level and created UnityX, a modern, yet simple desktop environment. Read more

PSA: gnome-settings-daemon's MediaKeys API is going away

In 2007, Jan Arne Petersen added a D-Bus API to what was still pretty much an import into gnome-control-center of the "acme" utility I wrote to have all the keys on my iBook working. It switched the code away from remapping keyboard keys to "XF86Audio*", to expecting players to contact the D-Bus daemon and ask to be forwarded key events. In 2013, we added support for controlling media players using MPRIS, as another interface. Fast-forward to 2021, and MPRIS support is ubiquitous, whether in free software, proprietary applications or even browsers. So we'll be parting with the "org.gnome.SettingsDaemon.MediaKeys" D-Bus API. If your application still wants to work with older versions of GNOME, it is recommended to at least quiet the MediaKeys API's unavailability. Read more