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An Introduction to Text Editors -- Get to Know nano and vim

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 09:23:47 PM
At some point in your Linux administration career, you are going to edit a configuration file, write a Bash script, code, take a note, or any given task associated with text editors. When you do, you will turn to one of the popular text editors available to the Linux platform.

Red Hat stock drops by more than 10%.

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 08:15:10 PM
Red Hat dropped after beating earnings but missing on revenue. Then their CFO announced that he's leaving to take a position as the CEO of another company.

Wget (Command Line Downloader) command examples

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 07:06:33 PM
Wget handle download pretty much good compared with other tools, even it doesn't support multi-threading.

Top open source creative tools in 2016

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 05:57:56 PM
A few years ago, I gave a lightning talk at Red Hat Summit that took attendees on a tour of the 2012 open source creative tools landscape. Open source tools have evolved a lot in the past few years, so let's take a tour of 2016 landscape.read more

IPFire 2.19 Updated to Enable Asynchronous Logging by Default, Add Tor 0.2.8.10

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 04:49:19 PM
IPFire Project, through Michael Tremer, announced the general availability of a new maintenance update to the IPFire 2.19 stable series of the professional and hardened Linux-based firewall distribution.

5 Essential Linux Holiday Amusements

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 03:40:42 PM
Yes, my fellow penguins, it is time for the annual ritual of having fun with silly Linux holiday commands! The fun of being a grownup is you get to make your own observances, and Linux silliness is one of mine. Without further ado let us plunge into our maelstrom of Linux holiday delights.

6 great monospaced fonts for code and terminal in Fedora

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 02:32:05 PM
Because they spend most of their days looking at them, most sysadmins and developers are pretty choosy when it comes to picking a monospaced font for use in terminal emulators or text editors. Here are six great monospace fonts that... Continue Reading →

OpenShot 2.2 Open-Source Video Editor Released with 4K Video Editing, More

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 01:23:28 PM
Just in time for the Christmas holidays that some of you are celebrating around the world, a new stable version of the popular OpenShot open-source video editor software arrived with numerous goodies.

Vulnerability scanning of Docker images on OpenPower Systems

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 12:14:51 PM
This article explains how to configure and set up Clair vulnerability scanner for Docker images on OpenPOWER servers.

A Holiday Gift From Conexant: an ALSA Driver For Recent Cherry Trail SOC Based Devices

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 11:06:14 AM
The machines where sound has been a problem have Intel SST sound on the SOC which uses the Conexant codec. On those systems the "sound card" is simply not detected.This is good news for owners of many recent tablets and notebooks running on recent Intel Atom (Cherry Trail) based SOCs. These include systems by Acer, ASUS, HP, Toshiba and probably others.

Debian-Based Raspbian GNU/Linux OS with PIXEL Desktop Out Now for PC and Mac

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 09:57:37 AM
Raspberry Pi Founder Eben Upton proudly announced the availability of the Debian-based Raspbian GNU/Linux distribution with the recently introduced PIXEL desktop environment for PC and Mac.

How to Quickly Clear Your System Cache in Ubuntu

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 08:48:59 AM
If left unchecked, your system cache might take up a big chunk of your storage and memory. Here’s how you can quickly clear the system cache in Ubuntu.

How to find network card driver name and version on Linux

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 07:40:22 AM
For network interface card (NIC) hardware to operate properly, you need a suitable device driver for the NIC hardware. A NIC device driver implements a hardware-independent common interface between the Linux kernel and the NIC, so that packets can be moved between the kernel and the NIC. While some drivers may be statically built in the kernel, most drivers for modern NICs are dynamically loaded as kernel modules.

BlackArch Linux 2016.12.20 released

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 06:31:45 AM
Just some hours back BlackArch team announced the new release of ArchLinux 2016.12.20. With this new release more new tools and updated list of packages with updated system files are welcomed as well.So, What's New In BlackArch Linux 2016.12.20?[....]

2016 Hacktoberfest ignites open source participation

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 05:23:08 AM
DigitalOcean launched Hacktoberfest in 2014 to encourage contribution to open source projects. The event was a clear success, and in terms of attendance and participation goals reached, it[he]#039[/he]s also clear that Hacktoberfest has become a powerful force in driving contributions to open source. The lure of a t-shirt and specific, time-limited goals help new contributors get started and encourage existing contributors to rededicate themselves and their efforts.

Guide to the Open Cloud: The State of Virtualization

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 04:14:31 AM
Is virtualization still as strategically important as it was now that we are in the age of containers? According to a Red Hat survey of 900 enterprise IT administrators, systems architects, and IT managers across geographic regions and industries, the answer is a resounding yes. Virtualization adoption remains on the rise, and is integrated with many cloud deployments and platforms.

Quad-core, 64-bit ARM hacker SBC has onboard wireless and eMMC

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 03:05:54 AM
The tiny, open-spec, Kodi-oriented “Khadas Vim” SBC has a quad-core, Cortex-A53 Amlogic S905X, plus WiFi, BT, 2GB RAM, and 8GB ($50) or 16GB ($65) eMMC. A Chinese startup called Khadas has launched an open source Khadas Vim single board computer that runs on the Amlogic S905X, a lower-cost upgrade to the quad-core, Cortex-A53 Amlogic S905 found on Hardkernel’s Odroid-C2 hacker SBC.

Swift Is Old, Why Should I Use it?

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 01:57:16 AM
With emerging technology, there can be the thought that old is not good. It could lack the features and performance the business requires. Cloud technology changes so much, do we still need something like Swift that predates OpenStack?

Linux Mint, please stop discouraging users from upgrading

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 12:48:39 AM
Security is not an “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” problem.

Enforcing cluster-wide policies for a Kubernetes-based Docker cluster

Wednesday 21st of December 2016 11:40:02 PM
This article explains how cluster-level policies can be enforced for Kubernetes by using PodSecurityPolicy.

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Goodbye Solaris

  • Guilty SPARC: Oracle euthanizes Solaris 12, expunging it from roadmap
    Rumors have been circulating since late last year that Oracle was planning to kill development of the Solaris operating system, with major layoffs coming to the operating system's development team. Others speculated that future versions of the Unix platform Oracle acquired with Sun Microsystems would be designed for the cloud and built for the Intel platform only and that the SPARC processor line would meet its demise. The good news, based on a recently released Oracle roadmap for the SPARC platform, is that both Solaris and SPARC appear to have a future. The bad news is that the next major version of Solaris—Solaris 12— has apparently been canceled, as it has disappeared from the roadmap. Instead, it's been replaced with "Solaris 11.next"—and that version is apparently the only update planned for the operating system through 2021.
  • Oracle Finally Confirms It's Canning Solaris 12
    At the beginning of December there were rumors of Oracle canning Solaris and now that's finally been confirmed by Oracle more or less as they will not be delivering Solaris 12. According to Ars, they got confirmation from Oracle that they will not be going ahead with Solaris 12 as planned. Solaris 12 has been canceled and wiped off their roadmap. Oracle is said to be working on a "Solaris.next", but no details yet. This "Solaris.next" is also reportedly the only planned Solaris update through 2021.

Microsoft 'Loves' Linux Again

Fedora vs. Ubuntu vs. openSUSE vs. Clear Linux For Intel Steam Gaming Performance

With this week Clear Linux now being able to run Steam, I was excited to see how this performance-minded Linux distribution out of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center would compare to other more popular Linux distributions when it comes to Intel Linux gaming performance. Here are some benchmarks of this traditionally workstation/server-oriented Intel Linux distribution running some Steam Linux games. For those that haven't read our past articles with Clear Linux benchmarks, it tends to perform very well for a variety of reasons. Delivering the best Linux performance possible on Intel hardware is one of their driving forces and include features like aggressive CFLAGS/CXXFLAGS by default, using CPUFreq over P-State for CPU frequency scaling, building software packages with function multi-versioning to support both older and newer processors, selectively choosing Clang vs. GCC compilers for each package based upon the performance, carrying some out-of-tree patches, and various other optimizations/tweaks as outlined at ClearLinux.org. Read more

Ubuntu Leftovers

  • Some thoughts on switching from Ubuntu to Antergos for Linux gaming
    There’s many reasons for my switch, but the main one has been stability. Ubuntu has been getting more problem-filled with every new release for me so I had enough. Not only that, but due to it being dependent on GNOME packages, stuff was being stripped away too and it’s just a mess now. Some applications have normal title-bars, some have GNOME’s new styling with everything sodding hidden and it’s just all mashed together.
  • Canonical Announces Snapcraft 2.25 with Rust Plugin Improvements, Many Bug Fixes
    Canonical's Sergio Schvezov is announcing the release of Snapcraft 2.25, the open-source tool designed to allow application developers, and anyone else for that matter, to package software projects to the Snap universal binary format. Snapcraft 2.25 has been in development since December 16, 2016, when Canonical announced the release of Snapcraft 2.24, which most of you probably already use on their Ubuntu systems.
  • Dell Precision 5520 Is World’s Thinnest and Lightest 15” Notebook with Ubuntu
    Well, that didn't take too long, and Dell's Barton George announced today, January 18, 2017, the availability for pre-order of the second mobile workstation from the recently unveiled Precision line powered by Ubuntu Linux. The Dell Precision 5520 mobile workstation is now available for pre-order, and you can choose to get it pre-loaded with the long-term supported Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) operating system. Dell Precision 5520 is the second mobile workstation from Dell to be powered by Canonical's Ubuntu OS after Dell Precision 3520.