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Use Fedora Server to send text messages and voice alerts

Monday 22nd of November 2021 11:50:02 PM
This article will demonstrate how to configure Fedora Server as an alert and notification server that can place calls using an Asterisk PBX and send SMS text messages using Twilio. The use of the SMS message feature is optional. By using the call_only endpoint of the caller_prometheus_webhook component, you can limit the alerts to voice calls only.

Pinta Image Editor 1.7.1 Available For Download (Likely The Last GTK2 Release)

Monday 22nd of November 2021 10:35:42 PM
After more than a year since the Pinta 1.7 release, Pinta 1.7.1 comes as not only a bug fix release, but it also includes a few minor features / enhancements. This is likely the last GTK2-based Pinta release because, according to the release notes, "the GTK3 / .NET 6 version is nearly ready".

Microsoft GitHub Exposé — Part VII — Nat Friedman, as GitHub CEO, Had a Plan of Defrauding Microsoft Shareholders

Monday 22nd of November 2021 09:21:22 PM
The son of a financial tycoon probably engaged in embezzlement and maybe [b]securities fraud[/b]; and this isn't even the worst scandal, which directly impacts Free software

Pinta 1.7.1 Paint and Editing Tool Released with Minor Improvements

Monday 22nd of November 2021 08:07:02 PM
For fans of digital photography, there is certainly no shortage of image editing tools to choose from, but the problem is that many of them are expensive. For Windows users, Paint.NET has offered a neat balance between power and ease of use. Pinta brings this power to the Linux users.

How to configure a SMTP relay host in Sendmail

Monday 22nd of November 2021 06:52:42 PM
2DayGeeK: In this article, you will learn how to configure a sendmail server to forward all mails generated from localhost to another SMTP server in RHEL system.

Just because you can do it doesn't mean you should: Install Linux on NTFS – on the same partition as Windows

Monday 22nd of November 2021 05:38:22 PM
As alert folks of a cross-platform inclination will have noticed, Paragon's NTFS driver was accepted into the Linux kernel, and was released as part of 5.15. This has had a consequence they probably didn't consider, though: you can now boot Linux from an NTFS partition.

Five Lessons from ‘All Things Open’ on Hosting In-Person Events During COVID

Monday 22nd of November 2021 04:25:22 PM
Todd Lewis, the founder and chairperson at All Things Open, writes about the challenges of launching a major in-person event during the Age of Covid.

9to5Linux Weekly Roundup: November 21st, 2021

Monday 22nd of November 2021 04:21:36 AM
The sixty installment of the 9to5Linux Weekly Roundup is here for the week ending on November 21st, keeping you guys up to date with the most important things happening in the Linux world.

Pinta Open-Source Drawing and Image Editing Software Scores Another Update

Monday 22nd of November 2021 01:20:59 AM
Pinta, the open-source and cross-platform drawing and image editing software for GNU/Linux, Mac, Windows, and BSD, just got another hefty update.

Linux Kernel 5.14 Reached End of Life, Users Urged to Upgrade to Linux 5.15 LTS

Sunday 21st of November 2021 08:56:14 PM
The time has come to say goodbye to another Linux kernel series, Linux 5.14, which is now end-of-life and it won’t receive further updates, so it’s time to upgrade to a newer kernel branch.

KDE Discover gets update to prevent you breaking your Linux system

Sunday 21st of November 2021 05:59:58 PM
I must say, I appreciate the attention to make things not only simpler but less breakable lately. First we had APT being patched to stop users removing essential packages, now the KDE Discover software manager gets a similar upgrade.

Intel Posts Updated "Software Defined Silicon" Driver To Activate Licensed Hardware Features

Sunday 21st of November 2021 04:45:38 PM
Back in September we were first to report on Intel developing "Software Defined Silicon" support for being able to activate extra licensed hardware features not otherwise exposed. Intel hasn't talked about the controversial feature in terms of product plans but this weekend they posted a new revision of this Intel "SDSi" Linux driver.

ZombieTrackerGPS (ZTGPS) is a Fitness Tracker for Linux

Sunday 21st of November 2021 02:43:23 PM
ZombieTrackerGPS (ZTGPS) Linux fitness tracker can manage collections of GPS tracks from biking, hiking, rafting, light aircraft, snowboarding, and many other activities. The application is a Linux alternative to Garmin’s BaseCamp Software.

4 open source ways to create holiday greetings

Sunday 21st of November 2021 12:05:55 PM
The holiday season is upon us once again, and this year I decided to celebrate in an open source way. Like a particular famous holiday busybody, I have a long list (and I do intend to check it twice) of holiday tasks: create a greeting card (with addressed envelopers) to send to family and friends, make a photo montage or video to a suitably festive song, and decorate my virtual office. There are plenty of open source applications and resources making my job easier. Here's what I use.

KDE Plasma Introduces GNOME-like Overview. Is it Good?

Sunday 21st of November 2021 10:51:35 AM
We give you a preview of the new KDE Plasma Overview Effect. Here's how it looks, and our opinion around it.

Distrowatch Top 5 Distributions Review: Linux Mint

Sunday 21st of November 2021 02:51:27 AM
If you’ve done any research into the Linux world you’ll no doubt have heard of Linux Mint. Linux Mint is rated number four on the popular rankings site, Distrowatch, based on number of hits to the Distrowatch page for the OS, not based on actual downloads / user-base. Check out my previous reviews of Manjaro, MX Linux and EndeavourOS.

How to Enable Minimize on Click in Ubuntu

Sunday 21st of November 2021 01:37:07 AM
Many Ubuntu users coming to Linux from Windows find themselves looking for a way to make their new Linux system minimize open windows when the corresponding dock or taskbar icon is clicked. Unfortunately, Ubuntu doesn't provide a direct configuration option to enable this behavior.

Best Raspberry Pi Black Friday Deals for 2021

Saturday 20th of November 2021 11:06:49 PM
With more than 40 million units sold and a powerful community of makers and fans behind it, Raspberry Pi is more than a single-board computer; it's a huge platform with an even bigger ecosystem behind it. Whether you want to build your own robot, create an A.I.-powered security camera or just set up a simple computer for programming and web surfing, the Pi is for you.

5 Years Later, Unity Desktop Is Forming an Accidental Renaissance

Saturday 20th of November 2021 09:52:29 PM
In today’s article we will dive into whatever remains of Unity’s ghost in Ubuntu Unity 21.10, and see how possible to use the nostalgic desktop is in its current form and shape. We also evaluate how wise the decision of dropping Unity for GNOME was after 5 years.

How to Delete Background in Image Using GIMP

Saturday 20th of November 2021 08:37:56 PM
Removing background of an image is super easy if you know how to do it. Here in this tutorial we will explain 5 different ways which you can use to remove background in Image Using GIMP.

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Godot Engine - Multiplayer in Godot 4.0: Scene Replication (part 1)

It's finally time for the long-awaited post about the new multiplayer replication system that is being developed for Godot 4.0. Below, we will introduce the concepts around which it was designed, the currently implemented prototype, and planned changes to make it more powerful and user-friendly.

Design goals
Making multiplayer games has historically been a complex task, requiring ad-hoc optimizations and game-specific solutions. Still, two main concepts are almost ubiquitous in multiplayer games: some form of messaging, and some form of state replication (synchronization and reconciliation). While Godot does provide a system for messaging (i.e. RPC), it does not provide a common system for replication. In this sense, we had quite a few #networking meetings in August 2021 to design a replication API that could be used for the common cases, while being extensible via plugins or custom code. Read more

ColorTint Adds Translucent Overlay To Help People with Dyslexia, Scopic Sensitivity

For people with dyslexia, scopic sensitivity, and related conditions, GNOME has an extension to adds a a translucent colored overlay over your desktop that may help. It’s ‘ColorTint’ that adds an indicator applet in system tray area. User may click the drop down menu options to enable/disable the overlay, change the color via RGB slider bar, and adjust transparency via the Alpha slider. Read more

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What Is Linux and Why Is It Important?

Linux is technically not a desktop operating system, but a kernel. The kernel is the part of your computer that enables physical hardware to communicate with what’s on-screen. The kernel is the reason text appears when you type, the cursor moves when you stroke the touchpad, and images appear on your monitor. In the early days of computing, programmers freely shared code and programs. This started to change when corporate entities like IBM, Apple, and Microsoft started to release copyrighted code that users couldn't view and came with restrictions on use. In response, the GNU Project was formed as an effort to create a fully functional computer powered by software that was still freely shared and distributed. Read more