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What programming language would you teach a kid first?

Tuesday 8th of October 2019 10:57:19 PM
For the 10th year in a row, the Finding Ada Network celebrates Ada Lovelace Day on the second Tuesday of October. It is a global celebration with flagship and grassroots events honoring the achievements and contributions of women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).read more

How to set up a firewall on Ubuntu 18.04 ?

Tuesday 8th of October 2019 09:42:59 PM
By default Ubuntu has a built-in firewall known as UFW(uncomplicated firewall). For inexperienced users, It it difficult to use iptables in order to properly configure a firewall. UFW makes the configuration of a firewall very easy since it is a simple interface for the standard iptables in Ubuntu. Although it does not offer the powerful features of iptables, UFW allows to carry out basic firewalls tasks via its simple-to-use graphical interface.

Keep an eye on 'Veloren', an open source multiplayer voxel RPG written in Rust

Tuesday 8th of October 2019 08:28:39 PM
Move over Cube World, there's a new open source voxel RPG in town under development called Veloren and it supports Linux too so there's a bonus point for you.

Linus Torvalds isn't worried about Microsoft taking over Linux

Tuesday 8th of October 2019 07:14:19 PM
In his recent meeting with Torvalds, Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols talked to Linus Torvalds and several other of the Linux kernel's top programmers.

7 steps to securing your Linux server

Tuesday 8th of October 2019 05:59:58 PM
This primer will introduce you to basic Linux server security. While it focuses on Debian/Ubuntu, you can apply everything presented here to other Linux distributions. I also encourage you to research this material and extend it where applicable.1. Update your serverThe first thing you should do to secure your server is to update the local repositories and upgrade the operating system and installed applications by applying the latest patches.On Ubuntu and Debian:read more

Configuring LUKS: Linux Unified Key Setup

Tuesday 8th of October 2019 04:45:38 PM
Learn how to encrypt Linux partitions with the Linux Unified Key Setup (LUKS).https://red.ht/2LTd2hX via #EnableSysadmin #RedHatAccelerator

SparkyLinux 5.9 Released with Latest Updates from Debian GNU/Linux 10 "Buster"

Tuesday 8th of October 2019 03:31:18 PM
The SparkyLinux community released today the SparkyLinux 5.9 rolling release operating system based on the latest Debian GNU/Linux 10 "Buster" repositories.

The Eternal Castle: Remastered is now available on Linux

Tuesday 8th of October 2019 02:16:58 PM
The Eternal Castle is a remaster of an old classic, except it kind of isn't. The story is a little peculiar but the game does look quite fantastic and it's available now on Linux.

Linus Torvalds isnt worried about Microsoft taking over Linux

Tuesday 8th of October 2019 01:15:26 PM
And you shouldn[he]#039[/he]t be either. Every company wants to rule Linux -- none of them can or ever will.

The Final Countdown: Microsoft to Retire Windows 7 in 99 Days

Tuesday 8th of October 2019 12:13:54 PM
Windows 10 is already the number one desktop operating system, having reached 900 million active devices only recently, but on the other hand, Windows 7 remains a major pain in the neck for Microsoft.

Amanita Design return to Linux with the surprise new release of Pilgrims

Tuesday 8th of October 2019 11:12:22 AM
Amanita Design are the developers of games including Machinarium, Botanicula, Samorost and more. Today, they released Pilgrims, a playful adventure game and it supports Linux.

4 Ways to sign out of Debian 10 Desktop

Tuesday 8th of October 2019 10:10:50 AM
In this tutorial, we will describe how you can log out of your Linux Desktop system using different ways. We will use Debian 10 for describing the procedure mentioned in this article.

Six ultra-compact embedded PCs tap Apollo Lake

Tuesday 8th of October 2019 09:09:18 AM
Portwell’s rugged, Linux-friendly “Kuber-2000” embedded computers are based on Intel’s Apollo Lake and measure only 99 x 92 x 46mm. Different models are optimized for isolated I/O, CAN/automotive, PoE, soft PLC, and wireless. American Portwell Technology has launched a family of six Kuber-2000 industrial mini-PCs with different I/O packages aimed at specific applications.

Announcing the All Things Open 2019 lightning talk lineup

Tuesday 8th of October 2019 08:07:46 AM
If you[he]#039[/he]re attending the All Things Open conference in Raleigh, NC this year be sure to check out our Lightning Talk series on Tuesday, October 15 at 12:45 pm EDT.

Install and Secure Redis Server on Debian 10

Tuesday 8th of October 2019 07:06:14 AM
Redis also know as "Remote Dictionary Server" is an open-source and in-memory database that can be used as a database, cache and message broker. In this tutorial, we will learn how to install and secure Redis on Debian 10 server.

GNU means GNU's Not U: Stallman insists he's still Chief GNUisance while 18 maintainers want him out as leader

Tuesday 8th of October 2019 06:04:42 AM
Now-removed personal website statement sparks confusion. On Monday, a group of maintainers of the GNU Project, the free operating system created by Richard Stallman, questioned Stallman's leadership and emitted a joint statement for rethinking how the project should be managed going forward.…

Lethal League is an amusing competitive projectile fighting game available on Linux

Tuesday 8th of October 2019 05:03:10 AM
Here's a game that we've never really talked about here but that ends today. The competitive projectile fighting game, Lethal League, is a huge amount of fun.

How to Install Pip on CentOS 8

Tuesday 8th of October 2019 04:01:38 AM
In this tutorial, we will install Python pip on CentOS 8 using the yum package manager and cover the basics of how to install and manage Python packages with pip.

Using the Java Persistence API

Tuesday 8th of October 2019 03:00:06 AM
The Java Persistence API (JPA) is an important Java functionality for application developers to understand. It translates exactly how Java developers turn method calls on objects into accessing, persisting, and managing data stored in NoSQL and relational databases. This article examines the JPA in detail through a tutorial example of building a bicycle loaning service.

Athenaeum, the FOSS game launcher and updater has a big new release

Tuesday 8th of October 2019 01:58:34 AM
Athenaeum, which is described as a "libre replacement for Steam" by the developer just recently had a big new release out.

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Google: Replacing Google Chrome, AMP and Titan Security Keys

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    Google Chrome is the most popular web browser on the market. It provides a user-friendly, easy-to-use interface, with a simple appearance featuring a combined address and search bar with a small space for extensions. Chrome also offers excellent interconnectivity on different devices and easy syncing that means that once a user installs the browser on different devices, all their settings, bookmarks and search history come along with it. Virtually all a user does on Google chrome is backed up to Google Cloud. Chrome also offers easy connectivity to other Google products, such as Docs, Drive, and YouTube via an “Apps” menu on the bookmarks bar, located just below the address/search bar. Google Translate, one of the best translation applications currently available on the internet, is also included.

  • Google unplugs AMP, hooks it into OpenJS Foundation after critics turn up the volume [Ed: Microsoft Tim on Google passing a bunch of EEE to a foundation headed by a Microsoft ‘mole’, 'open'JS ]

    AMP – which originally stood for Accelerated Mobile Pages though not any more – was launched in 2015, ostensibly to speed up page loading on smartphones. The technology includes AMP HTML, which is a set of performance-optimized web components, and the AMP Cache, which serves validated AMP pages. Most AMP pages are served by Google’s AMP Cache.

  • Google USB-C Titan Security Keys Begin Shipping Tomorrow

    Google announced their new USB-C Titan Security Key will begin shipping tomorrow for offering two-factor authentication support with not only Android devices but all the major operating systems as well. The USB-C Titan Security Key is being manufactured by well known 2FA key provider Yubico. This new security key is using the same chip and firmware currently used by Google's existing USB-A/NFC and Bluetooth/NFC/USB Titan Security Key models.

Manjaro | Review from an openSUSE User

There are many flavors of Linux, we call them distributions but in a way, I think “flavor” is a good word for it as some some are a sweet and delightful experience while with others a lingering, foul taste remains. Manjaro has not left a foul taste in any way. In full disclosure, I am not a fan of Arch based Linux distributions. I appreciate the idea of this one-step-removed Gentoo and for those that really like to get into the nitty-gritty bits Arch is good for that. My problem with Arch is the lack of quality assurance. The official repository on Arch Wiki describes the process of how core packages need to be signed off by developers before they are allowed to move from staging into the official repositories. With the rate at which packages come in, it is almost an impossibility that through manual testing software will continue to work well with other software as some dependencies may change. Admittedly, I don’t use it daily, outside of VMs for testing nor do I have a lot of software installed so this is not going to be a problem I am likely to experience. Manjaro, from my less than professional opinion, is a slightly slower rolling Arch that seems to do more testing and the process, from what I understand, is similar. Developers have to approve the packages before they are moved into the official repositories. I also understand that there isn’t any automated QA to perform any testing so this is all reliant on user or community testing, which, seemingly, Manjaro is doing a good job of it. My dance with Manjaro is as part of a BigDaddyLinuxLive Community challenge, to give it a fair shake and share your experience. This is my review of Manjaro with the Plasma Desktop. Bottom Line Up Front, this is quite possibly the safest and most stable route if you like the Arch model. In the time I ran it, I didn’t have any issues with it. The default Plasma Desktop is quite nice, and the default themes are also top notch. The graphical package manager works fantastically well and you do have Snap support right out of the gate. It’s truly a great experience. Was it good enough to push me from my precious openSUSE? No, but it has made for a contender and something about which to think. Read more

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Open source interior design with Sweet Home 3D

Historically, I practiced the little-known fourth principle: don't have furniture. However, since I became a remote worker, I've found that a home office needs conveniences like a desk and a chair, a bookshelf for reference books and tech manuals, and so on. Therefore, I have been formulating a plan to populate my living and working space with actual furniture, made of actual wood rather than milk crates (or glue and sawdust, for that matter), with an emphasis on plan. The last thing I want is to bring home a great find from a garage sale to discover that it doesn't fit through the door or that it's oversized compared to another item of furniture. Read more