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How to Convert Video Formats on Linux

Monday 16th of September 2019 07:25:02 PM
There are a few ways to convert video files on Linux. If you're a fan of command line tools, check out our FFMPEG video conversion guide. This guide is going to focus on HandBrake, a powerful graphical video conversion tool to covert video from and to many formats such as MP4, AVI, WebM and many more.

Linux Kernel 5.3 Officially Released, Here's What's New

Monday 16th of September 2019 06:10:41 PM
Linus Torvalds announced today the release of the Linux 5.3 kernel series, a major that brings several new features, dozens of improvements, and updated drivers.

Linux commands to display your hardware information

Monday 16th of September 2019 04:56:21 PM
There are many reasons you might need to find out details about your computer hardware. For example, if you need help fixing something and post a plea in an online forum, people will immediately ask you for specifics about your computer. Or, if you want to upgrade your computer, you'll need to know what you have and what you can have. You need to interrogate your computer to discover its specifications.The easiest way is to do that is with one of the standard Linux GUI programs:read more

Linux Screen Command - Beginners Guide to Terminal Multiplexing

Monday 16th of September 2019 03:42:01 PM
Learn how to use Linux Screen to detach and reattach terminal sessions, create split screen terminal sessions, monitor sessions for activity or inactivity and the basics of terminal multiplexing.

How to Check if File or Directory Exists in Bash Shell

Monday 16th of September 2019 02:27:40 PM
If you are working on a Bash script that interacts with files and directories, you might encounter a situation where you need to make sure that the file or directory exists. This tutorial teaches you how to do that.

Join Open Jam 2019 to build open source indie games

Monday 16th of September 2019 01:13:20 PM
On September 27th, dozens of indie developers will come together virtually to develop video games using open source software. This date marks the third annual Open Jam, a three-day, 80-hour online game jam dedicated to indie developers building playful games and advancing the world of open source game development. In preparation for Open Jam 2019, we wanted to share the story of Open Jams past and preview the exciting new things coming this year!

Cron Jobs and Crontab on Linux Explained

Monday 16th of September 2019 11:59:00 AM
As a system administrator, it is very likely that you spend a lot of time doing recurring tasks on your system. Luckily for you, there is a way to automate tasks on Linux systems : cron jobs. Initially built in 1975 by the AT&T Bell Laboratories, cron has evolved to become a reference on Linux when it comes to scheduling and executing tasks at fixed dates or periods.

Richard Stallman's Controversial Views Are Nothing New and They Distract From Bill Gates' Vastly Worse Role

Monday 16th of September 2019 10:44:40 AM
It's easier to attack Richard Stallman (RMS) using politics (than using his views on software) and media focus on Stallman's personal views on sexuality bears some resemblance to the push against Linus Torvalds, which leans largely on the false perception that he is sexist, rude and intolerant

Microsoft Targets GNU/Linux Advocates With Phony Charm Offensives and Fake ‘Love’

Monday 16th of September 2019 09:33:53 AM
The ways Microsoft depresses GNU/Linux advocacy and discourages enthusiasm for Software Freedom is not hard to see; it’s worth considering and understanding some of these tactics (mostly assimilation-centric and love-themed), which can otherwise go unnoticed

How To Install Webmin on Debian 10

Monday 16th of September 2019 07:22:22 AM
Webmin is an open-source web control panel for administering Linux servers. It allows you to manage the system users, groups, disk quotas as well as install and configure web, ssh, ftp, email and database servers. With Webmin, you can configure almost every aspect of the system. In this tutorial, we'll show you how to install Webmin on Debian 10, Buster.

Hello Games continue fixing up Linux issues for No Man's Sky in Steam Play

Monday 16th of September 2019 05:10:51 AM
While not available for Linux, No Man's Sky can be run through Steam Play and it appears Hello Games continue to keep an eye on it.

Sandboxies open source initiative, open source in Hollywood, and more

Monday 16th of September 2019 02:59:19 AM
In this edition of our open source news roundup, Sandboxie[he]#039[/he]s path to open source, update on the Pentagon[he]#039[/he]s adoption of open source, open source in Hollywood, and more!

GNOME 3.34 released - coming soon in Fedora 31

Monday 16th of September 2019 12:47:48 AM
Today the GNOME project announced the release of GNOME 3.34. This latest release of GNOME will be the default desktop environment in Fedora 31 Workstation. The Beta release of Fedora 31 is currently expected in the next week or two, with the Final release scheduled for late October. GNOME 3.34 includes a number of new […]

Meet PineTime: A $25 Linux Smartwatch in Making

Sunday 15th of September 2019 10:36:17 PM
After budget friendly Pine Tab, Pine Phone and Pine Notebook, PINE64 just revealed that it is working on a Linux based smartwatch called PineTime. It should cost around $25 when it is available.

Software Defined Storage And Object Storage In The Era Of Cloud And IoT

Sunday 15th of September 2019 08:24:46 PM
Brief History of Storage and evolvement of Software defined Storage and Object Storage

Proprietary Software Giants Tell Open Source 'Communities' That Proprietary Software Giants Are 'Friends'

Sunday 15th of September 2019 06:13:14 PM
The openwashing services of the so-called 'Linux' Foundation are working; companies that are inherently against Open Source are being called "Open" and some people are willing to swallow this bait (so-called 'compromise' which is actually surrender to proprietary software regimes)

Just some of the games coming to Linux in 2019, the September edition

Sunday 15th of September 2019 04:01:43 PM
It's been quite a while since we had a listicle of interesting games gearing up for release on Linux in 2019, let's take a fresh look today.

How To List Users and Groups on Linux

Sunday 15th of September 2019 01:50:12 PM
On Linux, as a system administrator, you often want to have a complete list of all the users and all the groups on your host. It is quite crucial for security purposes to make sure that you have the correct amount of users and that you didn’t forget to delete some. There are several ways to list users and groups on Linux.

An introduction to Virtual Machine Manager

Sunday 15th of September 2019 11:38:41 AM
In my series about GNOME Boxes, I explained how Linux users can quickly spin up virtual machines on their desktop without much fuss. Boxes is ideal for creating virtual machines in a pinch when a simple configuration is all you need.

Are Application Servers Dying a Slow Death?

Sunday 15th of September 2019 09:27:09 AM
There has been concern for nearly five years application servers are dead. Truth be told, they are not dead, but is their usage in decline? The simple answer is yes. Over the years, it appears corporate environments have decided the return on investment is not there when looking at Java application servers. On the surface, one might assume that the likes of WebSphere or WebLogic might be the ones in decline due to cost.

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Python Programming Leftovers

  • Cogito, Ergo Sumana: Futureproofing Your Python Tools

    The people who maintain Python and key Python platforms want to help you protect the code you write and depend on. [...] Publishing that package is a great way of making it so other people can run and deploy it, even within other parts of your organization. But -- who actually has the keys to the castle? Who can upload a new version, or delete a version that has a problem? You should probably make sure multiple people have either "owner" or "maintainer" privileges on the project on PyPI. And you should review your project security history display, which lists sensitive events (such as "file removed from release version 1.0.1") in your PyPI user account and your PyPI project. We just added this display, so you can look at things that have happened in your user account or project, and check for signs someone's stolen your credentials.

  • py3status v3.20 – EuroPython 2019 edition

    Shame on me to post this so long after it happened… Still, that’s a funny story to tell and a lot of thank you to give so let’s go!

  • Finding Python Developers for Your Startup

    Recently I stumble across a situation while I was helping out for one of the events for JuniorDev SG. There was not a lot of Python developers and some of my other developer's friend. Said that they hardly encounter any developer friends who are using Python for their work. It begins during a conversation, where one of the attendees for a JuniorDev SG event. Approached me to search for Python developers to work for their startup based in Singapore.

Geary 3.34 Debuts with Deeper GNOME Contacts Integration, Other Changes

The Geary email client has issued a brand new release, and in this post I tell you a bit about it. Geary 3.34.0 — you may recall that Geary switched to following GNOME numbering last year — is the latest update to this web-mail friendly mail tool, and there’s healthy dose of improvement on offer, as noted in the release notes. Among them is deeper integration with GNOME Contacts. Geary’s in-app contacts pop-over now supports adding and editing contacts stored in the GNOME Contacts app, and is able to auto-complete email addresses based on data from contacts too. Serial typo-makers like me will appreciate the spell checker now covering the mail composer’s subject line; while the addition of support for Outlook-specific email attachments (TNEF) will please those who regularly run in to issues on that front. Other changes in Geary 3.34.0 include “a substantial number” of server compatibility improvements, background syncing tweaks, and other bug fixes. Read more

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Best free Linux firewalls of 2019: go beyond Iptables for desktops and servers

Linux distros will often come with at least a basic firewall bundled with it. Often this won't be active by default so will need to be activated. Additionally this will likely be the standard Iptables supplied, even though less experienced users may struggle with it. UFW - Uncomplicated Firewall is also bundled with some distros, and aims to make the process simpler. However, there are distros and applications out there that can cater for the more advanced user and the less experienced one, making it easier to setup and configure a firewall that works for your needs. Some, like ClearOS build it directly into the operating system as part of its security focus, but most other options would be applications that aim to block rogue IPs, monitor ports, and prevent otherwise prevent bad packets from interfering with your machine. For most home users there are few actual settings that need to be customized, so simple apps can be popular, but for those looking to manage their machine as a server, additional controls and advanced command options will tend to be the more welcome. Read more