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Deploying Ansible Tower with Terraform

Thursday 10th of October 2019 06:55:30 AM
Are Terraform and Ansible an unlikely pairing, two star-crossed lovers, or just the right technological marriage to simplify workflows for sysadmins, developers, and users? Find out here.

GNU Project developers object to Richard M Stallmans continued leadership

Thursday 10th of October 2019 05:41:10 AM
Richard M. Stallman resigned from leading the Free Software Foundation, but he appears to have kept his top role in the GNU Project. Some GNU programmers would like to see him leave.

How To Create Persistent Live USB On Ubuntu

Thursday 10th of October 2019 04:26:49 AM
This tutorial will teach you how to create persistent Live USB using Mkusb tool on Ubuntu and its variants like Linux mint.

How to setup Postfix mail server on Ubuntu using SquirrelMail ?

Thursday 10th of October 2019 03:12:29 AM
The postfix mail server is an open-source MTA (mail transfer agent). Postfix routes e-mails to the desired mail server. It was originally released in 1998 and still active in 2019. It is also known as VMailer or IBM secure mail. If you don’t want to use mail servers like G-mail and want to convert your Ubuntu machine into a mail server then you are at the right place.

RK3328-based industrial SBC eases Raspbian porting

Thursday 10th of October 2019 01:58:09 AM
Novasom’s new M7+ version of its Pi-like, RK3328 based SBC-M7 board adds RS485, power over USB, an FPC connector for HDMI, and a library that lets Pi users recompile Raspbian apps for use with its industrial RASPMOOD stack. In February, Novasom Industries launched its Linux-powered, Rockchip RK3328 based SBC-M7 single board computer, which Novasom now […]

How to see which groups a user is member of in Debian 10

Thursday 10th of October 2019 12:43:48 AM
This small tutorial is going to teach you how to check which groups user account belongs to in Debian version 10 and how to add or remove users from groups.

Google's Keeping Knative Development Under Its Thumb 'For the Foreseeable Future'

Wednesday 9th of October 2019 11:29:28 PM
In addition to Knative, which is for deploying serverless workloads, Google evidently plans to keep the Kubernetes service mesh, Istio, in-house.

How to Install Fork CMS with NGINX on CentOS 8

Wednesday 9th of October 2019 10:15:08 PM
Fork is easy to use open-source CMS built using the Symfony framework. In this tutorial, we will go through the Fork CMS installation and setup on the CentOS 8 system by using Nginx as a web server, MariaDB as the database engine, and optionally you can secure the transport layer by using client and Let's Encrypt certificate authority to add SSL support.

Ubuntu Touch OTA-11 Now Available for Testing with Improved, Smarter Keyboard

Wednesday 9th of October 2019 09:00:48 PM
The UBports community announced today the availability for public testing of the upcoming Ubuntu Touch OTA-11 software update for all supported Ubuntu Phone devices.

3.5-inch SBC cranks it up with Whiskey Lake

Wednesday 9th of October 2019 06:46:43 PM
Ibase’s 3.5-inch “IB919” SBC runs Ubuntu or Windows on an 8th Gen Whiskey Lake-UE CPU with up to 32GB DDR4, 2x SATA, 2x M.2, 2x GbE, 4x USB 3.1 Gen2, and triple display support. Ibase unveiled a 3.5-inch SBC with Intel’s up to quad-core 8th Gen Whiskey Lake-UE with 15-year guaranteed availability. The Ubuntu-ready IB919 […]

RPM Command in Linux

Wednesday 9th of October 2019 05:32:23 PM
The RPM Package Manager (RPM) is a powerful package management system used by Red Hat Linux and its derivatives such as CentOS and Fedora. RPM also refers to the `rpm` command and `.rpm` file format. In this tutorial, we will talk about how to use the `rpm` command to install, update, remove, verify, query, and otherwise manage RPM packages.

How to Install Invoice Ninja on Ubuntu 18.04

Wednesday 9th of October 2019 04:18:03 PM
This guide was tested and written for Ubuntu 18.04 VPSes, but it should work on other Linux VPS systems as well. If you want to install Invoice Ninja on CentOS 7, follow this tutorial instead. Invoice Ninja is an open-source software application for invoicing and billing customers. It is built using PHP and JavaScript, on top of the Laravel framework. Some of the features include recurring invoices, creating tasks, proposals and projects, invoice designs, more than 40 payment options, and partial payments. In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Invoice Ninja on an Ubuntu 18.04 VPS.

Why to choose Rust as your next programming language

Wednesday 9th of October 2019 03:03:42 PM
Choosing a programming language for a project is often a complicated decision, particularly when it involves switching from one language to another. For many programmers, it is not only a technical exercise but also a deeply emotional one. The lack of known or measurable criteria for picking a language often means the choice digresses into a series of emotional appeals.

Command line quick tips: Locate and process files with find and xargs

Wednesday 9th of October 2019 01:49:22 PM
find is one of the more powerful and flexible command-line programs in the daily toolbox. It does what the name suggests: it finds files and directories that match the conditions you specify. And with arguments like -exec or -delete, you can have find take action on what it… finds.

Security advice for sysadmins: Own IT, Secure IT, Protect IT

Wednesday 9th of October 2019 12:35:02 PM
This month is cybersecurity awareness month! To learn more about the initiatives read on!

Running rootless Podman as a non-root user

Wednesday 9th of October 2019 11:20:41 AM
Users should have the choice to run containers as a non-root account. Here's how to make that happen.

Android Security Patch for October 2019 Rolls Out to Fix 28 Vulnerabilities

Wednesday 9th of October 2019 10:06:21 AM
Google has released the Android Security Patch for October 2019 to address the latest security vulnerabilities and issue affecting its supported Pixel devices.

Making the IoT More Open: A Common Framework for IoT Edge Computing with EdgeX Foundry

Wednesday 9th of October 2019 08:52:01 AM
The internet of things (IoT) is a diverse space, but it’s also fragmented by design, whether it’s consumer IoT or industrial IoT.The post Making the IoT More Open: A Common Framework for IoT Edge Computing with EdgeX Foundry appeared first on

Fanless, Whiskey Lake mini-tower starts at $220

Wednesday 9th of October 2019 06:23:21 AM
Shuttle is launching a fanless, $220 and up “DS10U” mini-tower that runs Linux or Windows on an 8th Gen Whiskey Lake-U with 2.5-inch SATA, 2x GbE, 4x USB 3.1, 4x USB 2.0, triple displays, and 2x M.2. Shuttle Computer Group, which launched an Apollo Lake based EN01 mini-PC earlier this year, has now introduced a […]

Kubernetes communication, SRE struggles, and more industry trends

Wednesday 9th of October 2019 05:09:00 AM
As part of my role as a senior product marketing manager at an enterprise software company with an open source development model, I publish a regular update about open source community, market, and industry trends for product marketers, managers, and other influencers. Here are five of my and their favorite articles from that update.

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KDE neon 5.17

KDE neon 5.17 is out. You can upgrade your existing KDE neon User Edition install or install fresh from an ISO image or run the Docker image. Featuring Plasma 5.17 it is packed full of new features according to OMG Ubuntu. Read more

Games: The Universim, POSTAL 4: No Regerts, RPCS3, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Games Archive and X-Plane

  • City building god sim 'The Universim' will now let you launch rockets with satellites into orbit

    The Universim is slowly turning into a city building god game truly worth playing, with the Sky High update now available expanding the game into planetary orbit. Being able to actually launch things into space is a stepping stone towards visiting other planets. Currently, the Cosmodrome will allow you to send up Defence Satellites that will enable ground to air defences for your Defence Towers. So now you have a reasonable chance to take down meteors and other threats from space.

  • POSTAL 4: No Regerts released into Early Access, Linux version likely in future

    Running With Scissors are back, with a surprise release of POSTAL 4: No Regerts on Steam and a Linux version is looking likely in future. Naturally, someone posted on Steam to ask about the possibility of Linux support. This is something that happens a lot but here it's a bit different. RWS already supported Linux with multiple previous Postal releases.

  • PlayStation 3 emulator RPCS3 is coming along quickly with their August progress report up

    Delayed as usual due to the progress reports being done by contributors, the team working on the PlayStation 3 emulator RPCS3 have another post up to show off more incredible progress. To start with, they have again changed how they list what games are playable and not with the removal of games that won't work due to servers being shut down. They said even if RPCS3 becomes 100% complete, they wouldn't work unless someone accurately emulated and hosted servers for them. With that in mind, they also did a lot of testing of games that previously only went in-game to see how many are now properly playable. Thanks to all the testing, the Playable category has jumped up to 1,426 titles!

  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider Definitive Edition arrives on Linux on November 5th

    Feral Interactive have finally confirmed the Linux release date for Shadow of the Tomb Raider after announcing it for Linux back in November last year. They've said today it will officially release as "Shadow of the Tomb Raider Definitive Edition" on November 5th! Looking around at dates, technically this is the earliest we've seen any of the newer Tomb Raider series arrive on Linux. The first Tomb Raider came to Linux in 2016 after an original 2013 release, with Rise of the Tomb Raider arriving on Linux 2018 after an original 2016 release and we get the final game in the reboot trilogy next month!

  • The Internet Archive website has added another 2,500 MS-DOS games

    Another point scored for game preservation. The Internet Archive have added another 2,500 MS-DOS games you can play right in your browser. In their official announcement, they said that while they've added a few more to their collection here and there this is the biggest yet and it ranges from "tiny recent independent productions to long-forgotten big-name releases from decades ago".

  • 2,500 More MS-DOS Games Playable at the Archive

    Another few thousand DOS Games are playable at the Internet Archive! Since our initial announcement in 2015, we’ve added occasional new games here and there to the collection, but this will be our biggest update yet, ranging from tiny recent independent productions to long-forgotten big-name releases from decades ago.

  • Vulkan support is not far away now for the flight sim X-Plane 11, physics & flight model updates coming

    X-Plane 11, the detailed flight simulator is finally closing in on an update that will bring in Vulkan support as detailed in a new developer blog post.

7 Linux Applications You Should Start Using Right Now

Linux used to be the go-to operating system among the tech-savvy crowd. Because back in the day, it was a lot more demanding to use. Now Linux has modern, user-friendly distributions such as Ubuntu and Mint. The application repository they have in common has matured too. Customizing it to your heart’s desire is now easier than ever before. And this should be the end goal — to mold the OS into a tool that’s custom-tailored to your needs. So if you haven’t already, consider installing the following types of applications. Read more

Firefox’s New WebSocket Inspector

The Firefox DevTools team and our contributors were hard at work over the summer, getting Firefox 70 jam-packed with improvements. We are especially excited about our new WebSocket inspection feature, because you told us in feedback how important it would be for your daily work. To use the inspector now, download Firefox Developer Edition, open DevTools’ Network panel to find the Messages tab. Then, keep reading to learn more about WebSockets and the tricks that the new panel has up its sleeve. But first, big thanks to Heng Yeow Tan, the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) student who’s responsible for the implementation. Read more