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PinePhone Pro is here, Finally. A premium Linux Smartphone

Monday 18th of October 2021 01:04:43 PM
PINE64 announced that a pro version of the popular PinePhone is now available for pre-order. Here’s the spec and information.

This Linux and Git training can be a big step in your web development career

Monday 18th of October 2021 10:53:12 AM
The Mastering Linux and Git Certification Bundle offers insight into the open-source operating system, even if you’ve never touched a line of Linux code before. Everybody knows about Windows and MacOS. But everybody doesn’t know serious computing. While those operating systems may run all the personal PCs you see, the world’s most powerful computers run on the operating system real experts swear by: Linux.

Apple Will Support the Future Success of Blender 3D Software

Monday 18th of October 2021 08:41:41 AM
Blender Foundation on Thursday announced Apple’s joining of the Blender Development Fund, stating that the company will support the “continued core development for Blender.” So lots of nice things coming over to the folks at Blender Foundation.

Lilbits: TCL’s concept smart glasses, PineNote E Ink tablet, and using the Raspberry Pi 400 as a keyboard

Monday 18th of October 2021 06:30:10 AM
TCL, which has a habit of showing off display technology that may or may not ever see the light of day, has released a video showing a concept for a set of augmented reality smart glasses with micro LED displays.

Visual Studio Code or Atom? Which Code Editor Should You Use?

Monday 18th of October 2021 04:18:39 AM
Finding a good open source code editor is not hard these days, choosing one can be. Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code and GitHub’s Atom are two of the most popular, feature-rich, IDE-like code editors that have a huge user base and fan following.

Apple is now funding Blender development joining many big names

Monday 18th of October 2021 02:27:50 AM
There's apparently absolutely no stopping the Blender train, with the developer announcing that Apple has now joined their development fund.

How to Install MATE Desktop 1.26 on Ubuntu 21.10 Impish Indri

Monday 18th of October 2021 12:16:19 AM
In the following tutorial, you will have learned how to install MATE Desktop 1.26 on your Ubuntu 21.10 operating system.

PinePhone Pro Linux Smartphone is Now Available for Pre-order

Sunday 17th of October 2021 10:04:48 PM
The PINE64, the hardcore nerds behind Linux-powered hardware, has just announced the PinePhone Pro. The PinePhone Pro costs $399 and is designed to be user repairable. The spare parts will be sold through the Pine Store.

Arduino Nano Pros and Cons: Is the Cheapest Arduino Worth It?

Sunday 17th of October 2021 08:03:20 PM
While there is quite an array of Arduino boards to choose from, the Nano is a versatile board suitable for almost all DIY electronic projects. These tiny micro controllers make compact DIY hardware development available to more people than ever before. In the past we have covered reasons you may not want to choose a genuine Arduino for your projects, but today lets take a look at the positives and negatives of the Arduino Nano.

Ubuntu Web Remix 20.04.3 Released with /e/ on WayDroid and Linux Kernel 5.11

Sunday 17th of October 2021 06:04:24 PM
Creator of Ubuntu Unity and UbuntuEd, Rudra Saraswat announced today the release of Ubuntu Web Remix 20.04.3 as the latest version of this unofficial Ubuntu flavor that aims to be a Chrome OS alternative.

How to Install Python 3.9 on Ubuntu 20.04

Sunday 17th of October 2021 03:52:53 PM
In the following article, we’ll walk through the installation of your Python 3.9 version with two options. Installing it directly from the APT repository or building the Python 3.9 from the source. Python is one of the world’s most popular programming languages.

Is Linux a Waste of Time and Should You Stick to Windows?

Sunday 17th of October 2021 01:43:07 PM
Some people find out about Linux, dive in, then walk away feeling like Linux is a waste of time. That's a pretty broad brush to paint the entire operating system with, but there are some use-cases where Linux is great and others where you might run into some challenges. Here are some frustrations people have expressed about Linux and what you can do about it if you decide that Linux is still for you.

5 open source tabletop RPGs you should try

Sunday 17th of October 2021 12:16:03 PM
Open source arrived in the pen-and-paper RPG industry back at the turn of the century, when Wizards of the Coast, publisher of Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons [he]amp[/he] Dragons, developed the Open Game License (OGL). Many publishers have since adopted the OGL themselves or use similar licenses, such as Creative Commons.

Pine64 Announces Updated PinePhone Pro Linux Powered Cell Phone

Sunday 17th of October 2021 10:04:31 AM
Pine64 today announced its latest Linux-powered device, the PinePhone Pro, an update to the original PinePhone which sees a more powerful device running mainline Linux (Manjaro in this case) on a mobile device that works as a cell phone and a desktop computer.

Ubuntu 21.10 “Impish Indri” Available To Download

Sunday 17th of October 2021 07:53:00 AM
After 6 months of development, Ubuntu 21.10 codenamed “Impish Indri” is now available for download. Ubuntu 21.10, a short-term support release, improves on its predecessor Ubuntu 21.04 by including an updated desktop environment, applications, and several bug fixes.

How to Install VLC Media Player on Linux Mint 20

Sunday 17th of October 2021 05:41:29 AM
In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install VLC Media Player on your Linux Mint system.

Computer scientists at University of Edinburgh contemplate courses without 'Alice' and 'Bob'

Sunday 17th of October 2021 03:29:58 AM
Academics advised to consider excluding certain terminology for the sake of inclusivity. A working group in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland has proposed a series of steps to "decolonize" the Informatics curriculum, which includes trying "to avoid using predominantly Western names such as Alice/Bob (as is common in the computer security literature)."…

How to Install Fish Shell on CentOS 8 and Rocky Linux 8

Sunday 17th of October 2021 01:18:27 AM
Fish Shell also known as ‘Friendly interactive shell’ used for Unix/Linux-like operating distributions. It provides a smart, fully equipped, and user-friendly command-line environment for all Linux users.

Reach your open source community with content marketing

Saturday 16th of October 2021 11:06:56 PM
Both startups and more established firms are increasingly turning to content marketing as a way of reaching prospective customers. However, corporate marketers often consider the open source software (OSS) community a challenge to reach. This article features ways your technology and content marketing teams can work together to target and reach the community around an OSS project your organization supports.

How to Stop Distro-Hopping and Find the Perfect Linux Distro for Yourself

Saturday 16th of October 2021 09:45:19 PM
Do you ever find yourself stuck in the never-ending loop of switching between multiple Linux distros for months? Maybe you want to explore all the available options in search of the best, but with so many distros to try, that seems like an impossible task. Although as fun it is to install and test new operating systems, settling with a feature-rich Linux distro that fits your needs is far better than going on a wild goose chase.

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What are AMD64, I386, and PPC64EL?

This explanation article is for beginners in The Free Software and GNU/Linux Community. You will certainly meet terms like amd64, i386, and ppc64el as choices when getting copy of a software or an operating system. In short, these terms refer to choices of computer's CPU products (also known as processors) which would determine choices of software and operating systems that you can run on it. In practice, knowing these terms may benefit you to select correctly software and operating systems for your computer. Now let's start learning! Most PCs and laptops today are amd64. Most PCs and laptops produced in 1990's and before 2011 are i386. Several latest technology computers aimed for the future and could be replacing amd64 and i386 produced as ppc64el. For example, PCs with Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Althlon Classic are all i386 (also known as PC 32-bit) while today PCs with Intel Core 2 Duo and AMD Phenom onwards are all amd64 (also known as PC 64-bit). Read more

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  • Here's How To Install Pop!_OS's COSMIC On Manjaro

    A lot of people in the Linux community love Pop!_OS mainly because of its altered GNOME (now COSMIC) desktop environment. One of the best features is Auto-tiling, which makes you focus less on moving your mouse and more on getting work done using keyboard shortcuts. But there are people who like COSMIC but not Ubuntu (Since Pop!_OS is Ubuntu-based), or some tend to like Arch more because of the package management. One of the beauties of GNU/Linux and open source is the teams of different OSes working together to bring stuff that people like in one or the other distribution. Thanks to the integration of COSMIC with GNOME 40 in Pop!_OS 21.10, COSMIC has also been ported to Manjaro.

  • 8 Commands to Check Linux CPU Usage - ByteXD

    Sometimes, due to the high utilization of resources, system applications get slow or unresponsive. All the programs must share the finite resources of the CPU, and some processes use more of it than others. In this case, the rest of the pending requests must wait until the CPU is free or available for processing. As a Linux system administrator, you can find out how much CPU is consumed by each process.

  • How To Install Django on AlmaLinux 8 - idroot

    In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Django on AlmaLinux 8. For those of you who didn’t know, Django is a free and open-source full-featured Python web framework used to develop dynamic frameworks and applications. Django’s primary goals are simplicity, re-usability, rapid development, and scalability. This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step-by-step installation of the Django web framework on an AlmaLinux 8. You can follow the same instructions for CentOS and Rocky Linux.

  • How to Install a C Compiler on Linux

    Whether you're coding in C or building a Linux program from the source, you'll have to install a C compiler. The two major ones on Linux are the venerable GCC and the newer Clang.

  • How to install lighttpd web server on Debian 11 Bullseye or Ubuntu 20.04

    lighttpd (lighty) is a web server that requires far fewer resources than Apache, for example, and is therefore particularly suitable for very large loads or very weak systems. It was developed by Jan Kneschke and can be expanded with modules. FastCGI, for example, enables PHP code to be executed. SCGI supplements lighty with Ruby or Python.

  • How to install lighttpd web server on Debian 11 Bullseye or Ubuntu 20.04

    lighttpd (lighty) is a web server that requires far fewer resources than Apache, for example, and is therefore particularly suitable for very large loads or very weak systems. It was developed by Jan Kneschke and can be expanded with modules. FastCGI, for example, enables PHP code to be executed. SCGI supplements lighty with Ruby or Python.

  • Master the Vim Text Editor on Linux Using Vimtutor

    Vim is one of the most powerful command-line text editors for Linux and other Unix-based operating systems. It has grown largely in terms of popularity, to an extent that a lot of Linux distributions ship it as the default terminal-based text editor. As powerful as it may be, Vim is also infamous for not being the easiest or the most intuitive text editor for a beginner to come across. Vimtutor is a command-line application that will help you master the ins and outs of this editor in an interactive fashion.

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (Jammy Jellyfish) Daily Builds Are Now Available for Download

Ubuntu developer Steve Langasek was the one to announce earlier this week that the upcoming Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (Jammy Jellyfish) operating system is officially open for development, with Python 3.10 supported by default. And now, early adopters and application developers interested in test driving the upcoming release can now download the daily builds for Jammy Jellyfish, which you can grab from Ubuntu’s main download servers. Read more