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How to Install Nginx with PHP + MySQL (LEMP) on Debian 9

Thursday 25th of January 2018 08:24:57 AM
This tutorial shows the installation of a Nginx web server on Debian 9 together with MySQL or MariaDB as database, PHP 7 and free Let's encrypt SSL certificate. Nginx web server is known for its stability, rich feature set, simple configuration, and low resource consumption.

What is Linux sticky bit and how to set Linux sticky bit.

Thursday 25th of January 2018 07:10:37 AM
Sticky bit is an special permission on files as well as on the directories. Whenever you set Linux sticky bit on directory there will be a special restriction on the directory and files. This article will quickly guide you about Linux Sticky bit. Also it will guide you about how to set Linux sticky bit.

Threading in Python

Thursday 25th of January 2018 05:56:17 AM
Threads can provide concurrency, even if they're not truly parallel. In this article, I focus on one of those forms that has a reputation for being particularly frustrating for many developers: threading. I explore the ways you can use threads in Python and the limitations the language puts upon you when doing so.

LimeSDR Mini/RPi Zero mashup may be worlds smallest DVB transmitter

Thursday 25th of January 2018 04:41:56 AM
Lime Microsystems anounced an open source prototype hack that combines a LimeSDR Mini board, a Raspberry Pi Zero, and a PiCam, and is billed as one of the world’s smallest DVB (digital video broadcasting) transmitters.

Google Chrome 64 Rolls Out to Desktops with Meltdown and Spectre Patches

Thursday 25th of January 2018 03:27:36 AM
Google has promoted its Chrome 64 web browser to the stable channel today for Linux, Mac, and Windows platforms, finally bringing the patches for the Meltdown and Spectre timing attacks.

Migrating to Linux: The Command Line

Thursday 25th of January 2018 02:13:16 AM
New to Linux? Learn how to easily list, move, and edit files at the command line in this tutorial...

How to install PHP (7 or 7.2) on Ubuntu

Thursday 25th of January 2018 12:58:55 AM
Detailed instructions on how to install and configure PHP 7 and PHP 7.2 on Ubuntu. PHP 7.2 is the latest stable release.

Moving to Linux from dated Windows machines

Wednesday 24th of January 2018 11:44:35 PM
Every day, while working in the marketing department at ONLYOFFICE, I see Linux users discussing our office productivity software on the internet. Our products are popular among Linux users, which made me curious about using Linux as an everyday work tool. My old Windows XP-powered computer was an obstacle to performance, so I started reading about Linux systems (particularly Ubuntu) and decided to try it out as an experiment. Two of my colleagues joined more

What Is bashrc and Why Should You Edit It

Wednesday 24th of January 2018 10:30:15 PM
There are a number of hidden files tucked away in your Linux’s home directory. One of them is .bashrc up near the top of your hidden files. What is bashrc, and why is editing bashrc useful? Let’s find out.

Linux mkdir Command Explained for Beginners (with examples)

Wednesday 24th of January 2018 09:15:55 PM
At any given time on the command line, you are in a directory. So it speaks for itself how integral directories are to the command line. In Linux, while the rm command lets you delete directories, it's the mkdir command that allows you create them in the first place.

4 cool new projects to try in COPR for January

Wednesday 24th of January 2018 08:01:35 PM
COPR is a collection of personal repositories for software that isn’t carried in Fedora. Some software doesn’t conform to standards that allow easy packaging. Or it may not meet other Fedora standards, despite being free and open source. COPR can... Continue Reading →

What’s New in Nitrux OS 1.0.7

Wednesday 24th of January 2018 06:47:15 PM
Nitrux OS 1.0.7 is the latest release of Nitrux OS, it now available to download and install on your PC/laptop. Nitrux is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu suitable for laptops and desktop computers. Nitrux provides all the benefits of the Ubuntu operating system combined with a focus on portable, distributable application formats like AppImages.

How to Install Open Real Estate on Ubuntu 16.04

Wednesday 24th of January 2018 05:32:54 PM
Open Real Estate is a free and open source software application that can be used for building websites of real estate agencies and realtors. Open Real Estate enables you to use multiple languages and currencies on the real estate website making it easy to use for users from different countries. In this tutorial, we will learn how to install Open Real Estate on Ubuntu 16.04.

Meltdown And Spectre Processor Vulnerabilities: Is It Time To Revive Open Source Alternative?

Wednesday 24th of January 2018 04:18:34 PM
The beginning of the year 2018 brought new challenges in the form of Specter and Meltdown vulnerabilities in most of the processor architectures. In layman terms, both of these vulnerabilities allow hackers to steal sensitive data like passwords. This vulnerability is applicable to Intel, AMD, and ARM. This means the problem is universal as it affects almost all devices ranging from embedded devices, smartphones, desktops, and servers to supercomputers.

LunarG releases 'DevSim' a tool for developers to test their Vulkan API implementation in various configurations

Wednesday 24th of January 2018 03:04:14 PM
LunarG has now officially rolled out 'DevSim', a rather fancy tool for developers to test their Vulkan games and applications against many different configurations.

How to add GitHub and Docker custom items to ONLYOFFICE

Wednesday 24th of January 2018 01:49:54 PM
ONLYOFFICE is an open source solution that combines powerful online document editors and broad collaborative capabilities: mail and chat, blogs, forums, CRM, projects, calendar, and more. ONLYOFFICE Community Server is the collaborative system distributed under the GNU Affero General Public License.

Hardkernel updates Odroid NAS platform

Wednesday 24th of January 2018 12:12:41 PM
Hardkernel has launched a Linux-powered, open source $54 “Odroid-HC2” NAS platform with an SBC based on the octa-core Odroid-XU4 that features SATA III, plus a stackable metal frame to store a 2.5 inch HDD/SSD or 3.5-inch HDD.

Linus Rants, Cryptojacking Protection, openSUSE and Games

Wednesday 24th of January 2018 10:35:28 AM
News updates from January 23, 2018. Linus Torvalds slams Intel's Spectre and Meltdown patches, calling them"COMPLETE and UTTER GARBAGE".

Valve Releases Big SteamOS Update with Linux Kernel 4.14, New Nvidia/AMD Drivers

Wednesday 24th of January 2018 08:58:15 AM
Valve released today a new stable update of its Debian-based SteamOS gaming operating system that brings a new kernel version, new Nvidia and AMD drivers, and lots of up-to-date components.

Data Center Network Software Startup Cumulus Raises $43M

Wednesday 24th of January 2018 07:21:03 AM
Cumulus is credited with developing the first Linux operating system for data center network hardware. Over the last four years the company has partnered with Dell, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and Mellanox to bring its operating system to their network switches.

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Bang & Olufsen’s RPi add-on brings digital life to old speakers

B&O and HiFiBerry have launched an open source, DIY “Beocreate 4” add-on for the Raspberry Pi that turns vintage speakers into digitally amplified, wireless-enabled smart speakers with the help of a 180-Watt 4-channel amplifier, a DSP, and a DAC. Bang & Olufsen has collaborated with HiFiBerry to create the open source, $189 Beocreate 4 channel amplifier kit. The 180 x 140 x 30mm DSP/DAC/amplifier board pairs with your BYO Raspberry Pi 3 with a goal of upcycling vintage passive speakers. Read more

Gemini PDA will ship with Android, but it also supports Debian, Ubuntu, Sailfish, and Postmarket OS (crowdfunding, work in progress)

The makers of the Gemini PDA plan to begin shipping the first units of their handheld computer to their crowdfunding campaign backers any day now. And while the folks at Planet Computer have been calling the Gemini PDA a dual OS device (with Android and Linux support) from the get go, it turns out the first units will actually just ship with Android. Read more

Red Hat: CO.LAB, Kubernetes/OpenShift, Self-Serving 'Study' and More

Browsers: Mozilla and Iridium

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    When the Firefox team released Quantum in November 2017, they boasted it was "over twice as fast as Firefox from 6 months ago", and Linux Journal readers generally agreed, going as far as to name it their favorite web browser. A direct response to Google Chrome, Firefox Quantum also boasts decreased RAM usage and a more streamlined user interface.
  • Share Exactly What You See On-Screen With Firefox Screenshots
    A “screenshot” is created when you capture what’s on your computer screen, so you can save it as a reference, put it in a document, or send it as an image file for others to see exactly what you see.
  • What Happens when you Contribute, revisited
    I sat down to write a post about my students' experiences this term contributing to open source, and apparently I've written this before (and almost exactly a year ago to the day!) The thing about teaching is that it's cyclic, so you'll have to forgive me as I give a similar lecture here today. I'm teaching two classes on open source development right now, two sections in an introductory course, and another two in a follow-up intermediate course. The students are just starting to get some releases submitted, and I've been going through their blogs, pull requests, videos (apparently this generation likes making videos, which is something new for me), tweets, and the like. I learn a lot from my students, and I wanted to share some of what I'm seeing.
  • Iridium Browser: A Browser for the Privacy Conscience
    Iridium is a web browser based on Chromium project. It has been customized to not share your data and thus keeping your privacy intact.