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Convert video using Handbrake

2 hours 24 min ago
Recently, when my son asked me to digitally convert some old DVDs of his high school basketball games, I immediately knew I would use Handbrake. It is an open source package that has all the tools necessary to easily convert video into formats that can be played on MacOS, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android, and other platforms.read more

Apache’s Project Kafka has released stable latest version 1.1.1

3 hours 39 min ago
Apache Kafka is a distributed streaming platform to publish, store, subscribe, and process the records. Kafka is broadly used for real-time streaming of the data between systems or applications.

How to Install Ghost on Ubuntu 18.04

4 hours 53 min ago
Ghost is a modern source publishing platform built on top of the Node.js platform. It is fully customizable and easy to use, allowing you to publish your content with almost zero learning curve.

A brief history of text-based games and open source

6 hours 7 min ago
The Interactive Fiction Technology Foundation (IFTF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and improvement of technologies enabling the digital art form we call interactive fiction. When a Community Moderator for Opensource.com suggested an article about IFTF, the technologies and services it supports, and how it all intersects with open source, I found it a novel angle to the decades-long story I’ve so often told. The history of IF is longer than—but quite enmeshed with—the modern FOSS movement.read more

Setup secure ProFTPD server on CentOS 7 with TLS

7 hours 22 min ago
The objective is to first configure a basic ProFTPD server on CentOS 7. Once we have a basic FTP server setup, we will then add FTP passive mode and increase security by adding Transport Layer Security ( TLS ). Lastly, we add an optional anonymous configuration to allow anonymous user to login to FTP server without username and password.

Get rich with Firefox or *(int *)NULL = 0 trying: Automated bug-bounty hunter build touted

8 hours 36 min ago
Earn $$$s reporting flaws even if you're too busy or boredDo you love Firefox, Linux, and the internet? Are you interested in earning money from the comfort of your own home? Are you OK with a special flavor of Firefox quietly gobbling up memory in a hunt for exploitable security bugs?…

4 cool new projects to try in COPR for July 2018

9 hours 50 min ago
COPR is a collection of personal repositories for software that isn’t carried in Fedora. Some software doesn’t conform to standards that allow easy packaging. Or it may not meet other Fedora standards, despite being free and open source. COPR can offer these projects outside the Fedora set of packages. Software in COPR isn’t supported by […]

How Linux Makes Your Life Easier

11 hours 5 min ago
Linux is always perceived as complicated and hard to use. On the contrary, its philosophy and functionality can actually make your life easier.

Opera 55 Web Browser Enters Beta with Support for Installing Chrome Extensions

12 hours 19 min ago
The Chromium-based Opera web browser continues development with two upcoming versions, Opera 55 and Opera 56, and the former recently entered beta testing with a bunch of goodies.

IBM attempts to graft VM security onto container flexibility

13 hours 33 min ago
Nabla Containers promises reduced attack surface through fewer system callsIBM researchers have developed a new flavor of software container in an effort to create code that's more secure than Docker and similar shared kernel container systems.…

Looks like the sci-fi mystery game 'The Station' sold well on Linux

Friday 20th of July 2018 06:52:50 AM
The Station is another game with a Linux version that seems to have sold really well and I'm honestly not surprised by this.

As EU tightens screws on Android, Google focuses on a Fuchsia future

Friday 20th of July 2018 04:24:10 AM
Google plans to replace Android with Fuchsia beginning with a smart speaker in 2021, says Bloomberg. Fuchsia could help Google sidestep Android-related legal threats from Oracle and the EU, which just slapped Google with a $5.1 billion fine.

Vivaldi Browser Adds Privacy-Focused Search Engine Qwant as New Search Option

Friday 20th of July 2018 03:09:50 AM
Vivaldi Technologies informed Softpedia today that they've added a new search engine to the growing list of search options of their Chromium-based Vivaldi web browser.

Installing Rapid Photo Downloader 0.9.9 on openSUSE Leap 15

Friday 20th of July 2018 01:55:30 AM
Have you noticed? After installing Rapid Photo Downloader from the openSUSE repositories, it doesn’t launch. As indicated in an earlier blog post, this program is really great to download your photo’s into the right folders in one go. Version 0.9.9 is a big overhaul for this application. If you want to use it right now, you need to install it using these instructions.

How to add Linux to your Chromebook

Friday 20th of July 2018 12:41:10 AM
VIDEO: With a sufficiently advanced Chromebook, you can now install and run Linux natively on it.

How to List All Running Services in Linux from the Command Line

Thursday 19th of July 2018 11:26:49 PM
In this tutorial, we will go through several methods of listing/showing all running services and processes on a Linux-based server or machine.

Using the Best CPU Available on Asymmetric Systems

Thursday 19th of July 2018 10:12:29 PM
Dietmar Eggemann posted a patch from QuentinPerret to take advantage ofenergy-efficient CPUs on asymmetric multiprocessor(AMP) systems. AMP isdistinguished from SMP (symmetric multiprocessor) systems in that an SMPsystem uses several instances of only one type of CPU, while an AMP systemmight use CPUs of differing speeds, feature-sets and so on.

Master The Linux Command Line

Thursday 19th of July 2018 08:58:09 PM
If you use Linux long enough, you will most likely have performed actions via the terminal in some capacity, even if it was something as simple as installing a package. You might even know how to create directories or folders, move, copy or rename files and folders, run software, run the odd script now and then, or even attempted to compile software from source code.

Oldest swinger in town, Slackware, notches up a quarter of a century

Thursday 19th of July 2018 07:43:49 PM
Venerable Linux distro still keeping it clean, after all these yearsSlackware, the oldest Linux distribution still being maintained, has turned 25 this week, making many an enthusiast wonder where all those years went.…

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Debian Development and News

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    Like each month, here comes a report about the work of paid contributors to Debian LTS.
  • PKCS#11 v2.20
    By way of experiment, I've just enabled the PKCS#11 v2.20 implementation in the eID packages for Linux, but for now only in the packages in the "continuous" repository. In the past, enabling this has caused issues; there have been a few cases where Firefox would deadlock when PKCS#11 v2.20 was enabled, rather than the (very old and outdated) v2.11 version that we support by default. We believe we have identified and fixed all outstanding issues that caused such deadlocks, but it's difficult to be sure.
  • Plans for DebCamp and DebConf 18
    I recently became an active contributor to the Debian project, which has been consolidated throughout my GSoC project. In addition to the great learning with my mentors, Lucas Kanashiro and Raphäel Hertzog, the feedback from other community members has been very valuable to the progress we are making in the Distro Tracker. Tomorrow, thanks to Debian project sponsorship, I will take off for Hsinchu, Taiwan to attend DebCamp and DebConf18. It is my first DebConf and I’m looking forward to meeting new people from the Debian community, learn a lot and make useful contributions during the time I am there.
  • Building Debian packages in CI (ick)
    I develop a number of (fairly small) programs, as a hobby. Some of them I also maintain as packages in Debian. All of them I publish as Debian packages in my own APT repository. I want to make the process for making a release of any of my programs as easy and automated as possible, and that includes building Debian packages and uploading them to my personal APT repository, and to Debian itself.
  • My DebCamp/DebConf 18 plans
    Tomorrow I am going to another DebCamp and DebConf; this time at Hsinchu, Taiwan.
  • Things you can do with Debian: multimedia editing
    The Debian operating system serves many purposes and you can do amazing things with it. Apart of powering the servers behind big internet sites like Wikipedia and others, you can use Debian in your PC or laptop. I’ve been doing that for many years. One of the great things you can do is some multimedia editing. It turns out I love nature, outdoor sports and adventures, and I usually take videos and photos with my friends while doing such activities. And when I arrive home I love editing them for my other blog, or putting them together in a video.

32-Bit Vs. 64-Bit Operating System

This has really been confusing to some people choosing between 32-bit and 64-bit systems. Head over to any operating system’s website, you will be given a choice to download either versions of the same operating system. So what is the difference? Why do we have two different versions of the same OS? Let us solve this mystery here, once and for all. Read more

Convert video using Handbrake

Recently, when my son asked me to digitally convert some old DVDs of his high school basketball games, I immediately knew I would use Handbrake. It is an open source package that has all the tools necessary to easily convert video into formats that can be played on MacOS, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android, and other platforms. Handbrake is open source and distributable under the GPLv2 license. It's easy to install on MacOS, Windows, and Linux, including both Fedora and Ubuntu. In Linux, once it's installed, it can be launched from the command line with $ handbrake or selected from the graphical user interface. (In my case, that is GNOME 3.) Read more

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