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Mastering Pacman for Arch Linux

Friday 31st of July 2020 12:48:10 AM
Arch Linux's Pacman provides users with a simple way of managing packages. Make use of this guide to master Pacman for Arch Linux.

Getting started as an open source builder and more industry trends

Thursday 30th of July 2020 11:46:38 PM
As part of my role as a principal communication strategist 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 three of my and their favorite articles from that update.

Improved systemd integration with Podman 2.0

Thursday 30th of July 2020 10:45:06 PM
Podman 2.0 takes systemd integration further and auto-updates help to make managing containers even more straightforward.

Carrier board duo support Toradex's Verdin modules

Thursday 30th of July 2020 09:43:34 PM
Linear Computing has posted specs for two carrier boards with optional enclosures that support Toradex’s Linux-driven i.MX8M Mini and Nano based Verdin modules: a general purpose “VSC-4436” and a “VBB-4449” DAQ controller. While reporting this week on Toradex’s Dahlia carrier board for its Verdin modules, we saw that Ontario-based Linear Computing, Inc. (LCI) had posted […]

Sysadmin careers: Seven ways to market your sysadmin skills

Thursday 30th of July 2020 08:30:23 PM
Good technical recruiters have known for decades that unless you market your skills, even within your current company, your career will stagnate. Your sysadmin skills can only get you so far without some clever skills marketing. Here's how to do it.

How to create a documentation site with Docsify and GitHub Pages

Thursday 30th of July 2020 07:16:03 PM
Documentation is an essential part of making any open source project useful to users. But it's not always developers' top priority, as they may be more focused on making their application better than on helping people use it. This is why making it easier to publish documentation is so valuable to developers. In this tutorial, I'll show you one option for doing so: combining the Docsify documentation generator with GitHub Pages. read more

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.3 Enters Beta with Improved Security, New System Roles

Thursday 30th of July 2020 06:01:43 PM
Red Hat announced today the general availability of the beta version of the upcoming Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.3 operating system update for businesses and corporate customers.

IBM Launches Fully Homomorphic Encryption (FHE) Toolkit for Linux

Thursday 30th of July 2020 04:47:23 PM
IBM informed me earlier that they launched today their Fully Homomorphic Encryption (FHE) technology for Linux-based operating systems on IBM Z and x86 architectures.

Telegram Messenger Introduces 2GB File Sharing, Mini Thumbnails, and Auto-Night Mode

Thursday 30th of July 2020 03:33:03 PM
Telegram messenger client introduces a host of new features with its latest update that is handy for users when work from home is the new normal.

MATE Review: A Lightweight Desktop Environment for the Nostalgic

Thursday 30th of July 2020 02:18:42 PM
MATE is one of the Linux desktops based on Gnome 2. This MATE review will look at its user interface, performance, and some notable features.

How to Install i-doit Asset Management Tool on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Thursday 30th of July 2020 01:04:22 PM
I-doit is an open-source asset management tool that can be used to manage the entire IT system. It offers a wide range of features including, Asset Management, Infrastructure Planning, Ticket System, Cable Management, Inventory, SAN, IP Address Management, Cluster, Patch Management and many more.

BootHole and Seven Other Vulnerabilities Patched in GRUB2, Update Your Distros Now

Thursday 30th of July 2020 11:50:02 AM
It would appear that the GRUB2 bootloader contained several security vulnerabilities, including BootHole which could allow a local attacker to bypass the UEFI Secure Boot.

How To Rename KVM Guest Virtual Machine

Thursday 30th of July 2020 10:35:41 AM
I have a few virtual machines running with different Linux flavors in my KVM server. For the sake of easy reference, I always name each VM with the OS version or application that is currently running on that VM. This tutorial explains two different ways to rename KVM guest virtual machine from command line in Linux operating system.

Why now is the best time to use GNOME

Thursday 30th of July 2020 09:21:21 AM
The GNOME desktop environment has been through many changes since its initial release in March 1999. For most of this time, the open source project has issued updates twice a year, which gives users predictability in when they can expect new features to land on their Linux and other Unix-like desktops. Its latest release, GNOME 3.36, came out in March, and the project is preparing to issue its next iteration in September. To learn about what's new in GNOME, I spoke with Emmanuele Bassi.read more

Create iptables Rules Based on Hostname Using IP Sets

Thursday 30th of July 2020 08:07:01 AM
Learn how to use IP Sets and a simple bash script to update iptables using a dynamic DNS address.

GNU nano 5.0 Open-Source Text Editor Released, This is What’s New

Thursday 30th of July 2020 06:52:41 AM
GNU nano 5.0 open-source text editor has been released today and it looks like is a major release that brings many enhancements and other exciting changes for Linux users.

List Harddisk partitions on Linux

Thursday 30th of July 2020 05:51:09 AM
In this article, we will explain four ways to list the partition table in a Linux OS using various commands. We will use the command-line Terminal in order to run these commands.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.3 beta released

Thursday 30th of July 2020 04:49:37 AM
The next generation of Red Hat[he]#039[/he]s flagship business Linux distribution is on its way.

Stackable Raspberry Pi HAT provides up to 64 Resistance Temperature Detectors

Thursday 30th of July 2020 03:48:05 AM
Sequent Microsystems is Kickstartering a stackable, $30 and up “Mega-RTD” HAT that supports up to 64 Resistance Temperature Detector (RTD) channels for precise temperature measurements. Resistance Temperature Detector (RTD) sensors, which are used for highly precise temperature measurements in industrial and laboratory systems, can be found on embedded systems such as Advantech’s WISE-710 IoT gateway […]

Bypass your Linux firewall with SSH over HTTP

Thursday 30th of July 2020 02:46:33 AM
With the growth of connectivity and remote jobs, accessing remote computing resources becomes more important every day. But the requirements for providing external access to devices and hardware make this task complex and risky. Aiming to reduce this friction, ShellHub is a cloud server that allows universal access to those devices, from any external network.read more

More in Tux Machines

Stable Kernels: 5.7.14, 5.4.57, 4.19.138, and 4.14.193

  • Linux 5.7.14
    I'm announcing the release of the 5.7.14 kernel. All users of the 5.7 kernel series must upgrade. The updated 5.7.y git tree can be found at: git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-5.7.y and can be browsed at the normal kernel.org git web browser: https://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-s...

  • Linux 5.4.57
  • Linux 4.19.138
  • Linux 4.14.193

Ubuntu Kylin Point Release Boosts Desktop Performance by 46%

More than 418 updates, tweaks, and other improvements have been made to the uniquely styled desktop environment and distro since the release of Ubuntu Kylin 20.04 back in April. And as with the Ubuntu 20.04 point release Ubuntu Kylin’s refreshed installer image comes with all of those enhancements wrapped up, ready to go, out of the box — no lengthy post-install upgrades required. Read more

Open source is more than code: Developing Red Hat Satellite documentation upstream

The code base for Satellite begins upstream and moves downstream. Until recently, the Satellite documentation did not follow the same journey. In this post, I will outline what has been happening with Satellite documentation over the last year and how this benefits both the Foreman community and Red Hat Satellite users. The Foreman and Katello projects are the upstreams of Red Hat Satellite. The discussions and contributions that take place in the vibrant upstream community help shape the Red Hat Satellite code base. Red Hat’s open source and community strategy has made Red Hat Satellite a robust and flexible product that can manage complex management workflows. Read more

Android Mirroring App ‘Scrcpy’ Improves Shortcuts, Clipboard Support

Scrcpy v1.15 picks up the ability to forward ctrl and shift keys to your handset. Why is that useful? Because it means you can now use familiar keyboard shortcuts on your device in apps that support them, e.g., ctrl + t to open a new browser tab in a browser. This nifty addition is also able to pass ctrl + c and ctrl + v to Termux, if you use it. It also supports text selection easier using shift + → and similar. With the ctrl key now in use for shortcuts Scrcpy now uses the left alt or left super key as its shortcut modifier. Don’t like this? It can be changed. Read more