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How do you keep your Linux skills strong?

Thursday 5th of July 2018 01:59:38 PM
No matter how experienced you are, if you don[he]#039[/he]t make an effort to keep your skills sharp and pay attention to changes in the tools you use, you[he]#039[/he]re going to miss out. Whether you[he]#039[/he]re a Linux beginner or a seasoned pro, it[he]#039[/he]s important to take the time to regularly learn and practice. So what[he]#039[/he]s your preferred method of learning? Take the poll, but let us know in the comments below, too.

Image Editor GIMP 2.10.4 Brings Async Fonts Loading, Simple Horizon Straightening

Thursday 5th of July 2018 12:33:52 PM
GIMP, the free and open source raster graphics editor, was updated to version 2.10.4. With this release, the image editor includes async fonts loading, simple horizon straightening, and more.

How to use dd in Linux without destroying your disk

Thursday 5th of July 2018 11:08:05 AM
Whether you're trying to rescue data from a dying storage drive, backing up archives to remote storage, or making a perfect copy of an active partition somewhere else, you'll need to know how to safely and reliably copy drives and filesystems. Fortunately, dd is a simple and powerful image-copying tool that's been around, well, pretty much forever. And in all that time, nothing's come along that does the job better.

Google Releases July 2018's Android Security Patch to Fix 70 Vulnerabilities

Thursday 5th of July 2018 09:42:19 AM
Google has released July 2018's Android Security Patch for all supported Pixel and Nexus devices to fix numerous security vulnerabilities and add various improvement.

Advertising 3.0

Thursday 5th of July 2018 08:16:33 AM
First came branding through sponsorship. Then came eyeball-chasing through adtech. Now comes sponsorship again, this time supporting a mission as big as Linux.

How to install WordPress On Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux

Thursday 5th of July 2018 06:50:46 AM
Whether or not you like it, WordPress is a huge deal. It powers a gigantic portion of the Internet, and it remains one of the easiest ways to get a website online. Installing WordPress is dead simple, once you have a LAMP or LEMP server running on Ubuntu. This guide piggy-backs on the existing PHP server guides to get you running WordPress in as little time as possible.

Youtube-DL A Command-Line & GUI Youtube Downloader For Linux

Thursday 5th of July 2018 05:25:00 AM
Youtube-DL is a command line tool, developed in Python to download videos from various popular websites including Youtube, Dailymotion, facebook, photobucket and many others. A list of supported video sites is available here. Youtube-dl downloads videos right from the terminal with simply understandble commands. If you like to work with terminal then I am sure you'll like youtube-dl.

AGL reveals virtualization stack for the software defined vehicle

Thursday 5th of July 2018 03:59:13 AM
The Automotive Grade Linux project has unveiled plans for a virtualization framework for its Linux-based automotive distribution that provides a flexible, mixed criticality bus architecture to plug in multiple existing hypervisors and partitioners. Last August when The Linux Foundation’s Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) project released version 4.0 of its Linux-based Unified Code Base (UCB) reference […]

Linux basename Command Tutorial for Beginners (with Examples)

Thursday 5th of July 2018 02:33:27 AM
Sometimes, while working on the command line (especially when dealing with shell scripts), you might be interested in only the filename, but what's available to you is the complete path of the file. So, the requirement is to strip the directory component of the path. You'll be glad to know there exists a command - basename - that does this job.

What Is WordPress XML-RPC and How to Stop an Attack

Thursday 5th of July 2018 01:19:06 AM
XML-RPC is a remote procedure call protocol that allows anyone to interact with your WordPress website remotely. In other words, it’s a way to manage your site without having to log in manually via the standard “wp-login.php” page. It’s widely used by plugins, most famously by Automattic’s own Jetpack plugin. These days, however, the word “XML-RPC” has gotten a bad name. In this tutorial, we will explain what is WordPress XML-RPC and how to stop an XML-RPC attack on your WordPress website.

How to Use Rsync for Local and Remote Data Transfer and Synchronization

Thursday 5th of July 2018 12:04:46 AM
Rsync is a fast and versatile command line utility that synchronizes files and folders between two locations over a remote shell, or from/to a remote rsync daemon.

Raspbian wizard and app store toss a lifeline to newbies

Wednesday 4th of July 2018 10:50:26 PM
Raspbian has been updated with a a setup wizard and an app store. Meanwhile, Alpine Linux 3.8.0 adds RPi 3 B+ support, BusyBox 1.29 improves router support, and SUSE (as in Linux) was sold to EQT. The Raspberry Pi Foundation has updated the leading Linux distribution for the Raspberry Pi.............

Linux Mint 18.3 Users Can Now Upgrade to Linux Mint 19 "Tara," Here's How

Wednesday 4th of July 2018 09:36:06 PM
Those who want to upgrade their Linux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia" installations to the recently released Linux Mint 19 "Tara" operating system can now do so as the upgrade path is officially open.

Comparing Twine and Ren'Py for creating interactive fiction

Wednesday 4th of July 2018 08:21:45 PM
Any experienced technology educator knows engagement and motivation are key to a student's learning. Of the many techniques for stimulating engagement and motivation among learners, storytelling and game creation have good track records of success, and writing interactive fiction is a great way to combine both of those more

How to Install Akeneo PIM on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Wednesday 4th of July 2018 07:07:25 PM
Akeneo is a free, open source and enterprise Product Information Management platform based on the Symfony2 framework. In this tutorial, we will learn how to install Akeneo PIM on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver).

SUSE, First Company To Market Linux To Enterprise Acquired For $2.5 Billion

Wednesday 4th of July 2018 05:53:05 PM
SUSE, the company behind the popular Linux distribution, OpenSUSE is going to be acquired for by EQT from Micro Focus for $2.535 billion. SLES, SUSE Linux Enterprice Server is the main Linux distribution from SUSE available for physical, virtual and cloud. OpenSUSE is an open source Linux distribution and SUSE is its main sponsor. OpenSUSE is very popular Linux distro among advanced Linux users who manage their own server.

Install an NVIDIA GPU on almost any machine

Wednesday 4th of July 2018 04:38:45 PM
Whether for research or recreation, installing a new GPU can bolster your computer[he]#8217[/he]s performance and enable new functionality across the board. This installation guide uses Fedora 28[he]#8217[/he]s brand-new third-party repositories to install NVIDIA drivers. It walks you through the installation of both software and hardware, and covers everything you need ..........

A fine vintage: Wine has run Microsoft Solitaire on Linux for 25 years

Wednesday 4th of July 2018 03:30:07 PM
Year of the Linux Desktop imminent for a quarter century. Though it may not have managed to bring Linux to the desktop in any meaningful sense, 4 July marks 25 years since the first stable release of not-a-Windows-emulator, Wine.…

Best Video Editing Software For Linux In 2018

Wednesday 4th of July 2018 02:21:30 PM
Ubuntu, and Linux in general is not known as the go-to platform for multimedia production. Instead, Apple Mac systems are probably the most popular systems for graphic designers, video editors, and music production specialists, with Windows PCs coming a close second. But Linux also has a lot of good stuff for video editors, it's another thing that most people don't know it. So here is a collection of best video editing software for Linux in 2018.

How to install Linux Mint on your Windows PC

Wednesday 4th of July 2018 01:12:53 PM
VIDEO: Are you a Windows power-user? You can get and install Linux Mint running on your PC -- either to try it out or as a replacement for Windows.

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Debian: Google Summer of Code, Debian 9.5, and Tails

  • Google Summer of Code with a Debian Project
    Yes! My project proposal was selected. First of all I want to mention that I began my open source adventure with Debian. I started to participate in the open source events like Hackathons, BSP and Conferences and doing small contribution to different projects and this is how everything started.
  • Debian 9.5 Released: “Rock Solid” GNU/Linux Distro Arrives With Spectre v2 Fix
    Following the fourth point release of Debian 9 “stretch” in March, the developers of the popular GNU/Linux distro have shipped the latest update to its stable distribution. For those who don’t know, Debian 9 is an LTS version that’ll remain supported for 5 years. As one would expect, this point release doesn’t bring any set of new features and keeps focusing on improving an already stable experience by delivering security patches and bug fixes. In case you’re looking for an option that brings new features, you can check out the recently released Linux Mint 19.
  • Your Help Is Needed to Test VeraCrypt Support in the Tails Anonymous OS, GNOME
    The team behind the famous Tails operating system, also known as the Amnesic Incognito Live System or simply Anonymous OS, needs your help to test the integration of the VeraCrypt disk encryption software. In an attempt to provide Tails users with better security, the team is working hard these days on the integration of the VeraCrypt open-source and free disk encryption utility used for on-the-fly encryption of encrypted disk drives into the next-generation Tails OS as well as the GNOME desktop environment it uses by default. This will let Tails users easily unlock encrypted volumes on-the-fly when using the anonymous live system to stay hidden online while protecting their identity and privacy. To makes things even easier, they created the VeraCrypt Mounter utility for unlocking VeraCrypt encrypted drives.

Programming: Perl, RcppClassic, Git-cinnabar, Effective Python

  • Confessions of a recovering Perl hacker
    My name's MikeCamel, and I'm a Perl hacker. There, I've said it. That's the first step. My handle on IRC, Twitter and pretty much everywhere else in the world is "MikeCamel." This is because, back in the day, when there were no chat apps—no apps at all, in fact—I was in a technical "chatroom" and the name "Mike" had been taken. I looked around, and the first thing I noticed on my desk was the Camel Book, the O'Reilly Perl Bible. I have the second edition now, but this was the first edition. Yesterday, I happened to pick up the second edition, the really thick one, to show someone on a video conference call, and it had a thin layer of dust on it. I was a little bit ashamed, but a little bit relieved as well.
  • RcppClassic 0.9.11
    A new maintenance release, now at version 0.9.11, of the RcppClassic package arrived earlier today on CRAN. This package provides a maintained version of the otherwise deprecated initial Rcpp API which no new projects should use as the normal Rcpp API is so much better.
  • Mike Hommey: Announcing git-cinnabar 0.5.0 beta 4
    Git-cinnabar is a git remote helper to interact with mercurial repositories. It allows to clone, pull and push from/to mercurial remote repositories, using git.
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