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Open source interior design with Sweet Home 3D

41 min 33 sec ago
There are three schools of thought on how to go about decorating a room:read more

How to Install and Secure Redis on CentOS 7

1 hour 55 min ago
Redis is a distributed in-memory key-value database with optional durability. In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configure Redis Server on CentOS 7. We will install the Redis Server from the Remi repository, and then secure the installation.

Coffee Lake embedded PC has six USB 3.0 ports and GbE with BMC

4 hours 54 min ago
Trenton Systems is prepping a compact, Linux-friendly “Ion Mini PC” with 8th or 9th Gen Coffee Lake options and up to 32GB DDR4, SATA, DP, 6x USB 3.0, and 3x GbE, including one BMC-linked port for out-of-band, remote management. Trenton Systems has released a photo and preliminary documentation for an Ion Mini PC due to […]

6 Ways to find your internal IP Address on Debian

6 hours 8 min ago
In this article, we will explain how to find an internal IP address in a Debian based OS. There are mainly two methods to find it via GUI and command line. We will describe both the methods including various commands.

Formatting NFL data for doing data science with Python

7 hours 22 min ago
No matter what medium of content you consume these days (podcasts, articles, tweets, etc.), you[he]#039[/he]ll probably come across some reference to data. Whether it[he]#039[/he]s to back up a talking point or put a meta-view on how data is everywhere, data and its analysis are in high demand. As a programmer, I[he]#039[/he]ve found data science to be more comparable to wizardry than an exact science. I[he]#039[/he]ve coveted the ability to get ahold of raw data and glean something useful and concrete from it. What a useful talent!

How to Install and Get Your Unity Desktop Back on Ubuntu

8 hours 37 min ago
If you are nostalgic or dislike Gnome and want Unity desktop back on Ubuntu, it's easy to install Unity and make it your default graphical shell again.

Google unplugs AMP, hooks it into OpenJS Foundation after critics turn up the volume

Wednesday 16th of October 2019 06:43:36 AM
You want this web tech to be independent? Sure, we'll just put it in an org we bankroll. Google's AMP project will join the incubation program of the OpenJS Foundation, which is part of the Linux Foundation.…

Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine) Enters Final Freeze Ahead of October 17th Release

Wednesday 16th of October 2019 05:29:16 AM
Canonical's upcoming Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine) computer operating system has recently entered Final Freeze development stage, a few days ahead of the final release on October 17th.

How to Know whether you have a 32 or 64-Bit Ubuntu OS?

Wednesday 16th of October 2019 04:14:55 AM
In order to know which architecture your Ubuntu or sld (linux similar distro) is built on, there are two simple ways

Gaming system run on Ryzen V1000 or R1000

Wednesday 16th of October 2019 03:00:35 AM
Quixant’s Linux-ready “QXI-7000 LITE” casino gaming PC runs on AMD’s Ryzen Embedded R1000 or V1000 with up to 32GB DDR4, dual SATA, up to 4x displays, and the Quixant Gaming Ecosystem with up to 16MB PCIe Gen2 NVRAM and new QxATS tracing system. Quixant has launched the QXI-7000 LITE casino gaming system it promised in […]

How to install TeamViewer in Linux ?

Wednesday 16th of October 2019 01:46:15 AM
TeamViewer is one of the most popular application for controlling other PCs remotely. As a free tech support software, TeamViewer is widely used by IT professionals and individuals. Additionally, it supports video conferencing and audio or video group calls. TeamViewer is available for Linux distributions and this article is a step-by-step guide on how to install TeamViewer in your Linux system

Debian and Ubuntu Patch Critical Sudo Security Vulnerability, Update Now

Wednesday 16th of October 2019 12:31:54 AM
The Debian Project and Canonical were quick to patch a critical security vulnerability that affected the sudo program, which lets users run programs with the security privileges of another user, urging users to update their systems immediately.

Dodging derailment by SUSE, OpenStack Train is scheduled to arrive this week

Tuesday 15th of October 2019 11:17:34 PM
Choo choo mothertruckers. With its OpenInfrastructure summit mere weeks away, the OpenStack gang is emitting its next release in the form of "Train" with a focus on data protection and machine learning.…

Analyzing Linux server performance with atop

Tuesday 15th of October 2019 10:03:14 PM
The atop command displays you a more anatomized view of your server's performance.

Ping - Basic Network Troubleshooting in Linux

Tuesday 15th of October 2019 08:48:54 PM
Most people know how to ping. But do they really know how it works? In this article we try to describe how ping works, why you should us it and how to use the basic command and it's options.

Why I use rxvt as my terminal

Tuesday 15th of October 2019 07:34:34 PM
I[he]#039[/he]m a fan of Konsole and GNOME Terminal, and I use them both regularly. They[he]#039[/he]re great projects, and they represent modern terminals that meet the needs of users who spend their day in a shell, as well as users who only dip into a Unix shell every now and again. They integrate nicely into a desktop environment, bridging the gap between common GUI tasks and common shell tasks. I use GNOME Terminal at work and Konsole at home, and I enjoy them both.

Plasma 5.17 is out!

Tuesday 15th of October 2019 06:20:14 PM
KDE launches the new version of its acclaimed desktop environment, Plasma 5.17. Plasma 5.17 is the version where the desktop anticipates your needs. Among many new features and improvements..........

Getting started with regular expressions: An example

Tuesday 15th of October 2019 05:05:53 PM
Dive right into a regular expression example in this second of four regular expression articles.

Linux Kernel 5.2 Reached End of Life, Users Urged to Upgrade to Linux Kernel 5.3

Tuesday 15th of October 2019 03:51:33 PM
Greg Kroah-Hartman, a renowned Linux kernel developer, recently announced that the Linux 5.2 kernel series has reached end of life and that users must now upgrade to Linux kernel 5.3.

How to Install Lynis on Ubuntu 18.04

Tuesday 15th of October 2019 02:37:13 PM
Lynis is an open-source tool for security auditing, compliance testing, and vulnerability detection. Lynis also scan for general system information and possible configuration issues and provide tips for further system hardening. In this guide, we will explain how to install the Lynis community edition on an Ubuntu 18.04 VPS. Lynis runs on all Linux distributions and it is used by thousands of developers, system administrators, IT auditors, and penetration testers all around the world.

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Games: AI War 2, Dominus Galaxia, Sipho, Lonely Mountains: Downhill and More

  • AI War 2, the massive RTS game confirmed for launch on October 22

    Arcen Games have now fully confirmed that October 22 is the final launch date for AI War 2 to leave Early Access. This is the sequel to the critically acclaimed AI War: Fleet Command released back in 2009, which eventually came to Linux too later in 2014. The release of AI War 2 is going to mark 10 years since the original! Funded on Kickstarter back in 2016 with the help of around 2,545 backers. AI War 2 is a grand strategy RTS hybrid against an overwhelming, inhuman enemy who has conquered the galaxy. The enemy has made only a single error: underestimating you. You must steal as much technology as you can, take enough territory to fortify your bases and launch your last stand.

  • Dominus Galaxia, a 4x strategy game heavily inspired by Master of Orion 1 has a Linux demo up

    Their aim with Dominus Galaxia is to be an upgraded spiritual successor to the original Master of Orion, they said to think of it like if Master of Orion 2 was a proper sequel and not a "a radical re-imagining". It's currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter which has 10 days to go with nearly 50% of the funding needed, with a bit of a stretch it may be able to make it. Just recently, they put up a full demo of the game with Linux support on itch.io.

  • Creature building action and survival game 'Sipho' adds some fun new zooids for your monstrosity

    Swim, kill, adapt and hopefully survive. That's the aim of the game in Sipho and the recent update adds in some new pieces for you to unlock to build your horrific sea creature with. It's such a strange game, blending together furious action with a creature builder where you unlock different parts and species. Based on real science, inspired by the Siphonophorae with your creature being built with zooids, an animal that forms part of a colony that all move together.

  • No Linux version of Lonely Mountains: Downhill yet due to IL2CPP in Unity

    Megagon Industries have now confirmed the status of Lonely Mountains: Downhill for Linux and currently it's not good news. This is a game that was funded on Kickstarter, that had Linux as a platform for release. If this sounds familiar, it's because we wrote about this game recently where the developer seemed a bit confused on the Linux version and they weren't clear on what they were doing.

  • Project RIP, a new FPS released recently with Linux support and it looks action-packed

    Fight off waves of demons in Project RIP from developer Storming Tech, a new Unreal Engine first-person shooter that has Linux support. This is the same developer who also made Escape Legacy: Ancient Scrolls, an escape room puzzle game which also seemed quite good.

  • The Northgard free Conquest expansion is launching October 22

    The huge free Conquest expansion for the strategy game Northgard is now confirmed to be releasing on October 22. As announced before this free update is going to include a new standalone game mode, which can be played solo or in co-op. Offering up a series of missions, offering a what they claim is "100+" hours of extra possible play time. The missions don't seem to be linked, offering up something new each time with specific victory conditions and rule sets.

  • The impressively smooth roguelike Jupiter Hell has a big AI upgrade and a first sale

    ChaosForge continue advancing their turn-based shooter roguelike shooter Jupiter Hell, with another big update now available. A big focus has been on the AI to actually make it a bit smarter. Humanoid enemies will now attempt to take cover and not always run in a straight line at you, which can make it a little more difficult for sure. Most enemies will also react to noise you and other NPCs make. The demon-like enemies will now track you by smell, so you can't hide from them. You might find the need to retreat more often, to find a better position.

Red Hat and Fedora: syslog-ng, Ansible, Libinput and Fedora Community

  • syslog-ng in two words at One Identity UNITE: reduce and simplify

    UNITE is the partner and user conference of One Identity, the company behind syslog-ng. This time the conference took place in Phoenix, Arizona where I talked to a number of American business customers and partners about syslog-ng. They were really enthusiastic about syslog-ng and emphasized two major reasons why they use syslog-ng or plan to introduce it to their infrastructure: syslog-ng allows them to reduce the log data volume and greatly simplify their infrastructure by introducing a separate log management layer. [...] When you collect log messages to a central location using syslog-ng, you can archive all of the messages there. If you add a new log analysis application to your infrastructure, you can just point syslog-ng at it and forward the necessary subset of log data there. Life at both security and operations in your environment becomes easier, as there is only a single software to check for security problems and distribute on your systems instead of many.

  • Ansible vs Terraform vs Juju: Fight or cooperation?

    Ansible vs Terraform vs Juju vs Chef vs SaltStack vs Puppet vs CloudFormation – there are so many tools available out there. What are these tools? Do I need all of them? Are they fighting with each other or cooperating? The answer is not really straightforward. It usually depends on your needs and the particular use case. While some of these tools (Ansible, Chef, StaltStack, Puppet) are pure configuration management solutions, the others (Juju, Terraform, CloudFormation) focus more on services orchestration. For the purpose of this blog, we’re going to focus on Ansible vs Terraform vs Juju comparison – the three major players which have dominated the market. [...] Contrary to both Ansible and Terraform, Juju is an application modelling tool, developed and maintained by Canonical. You can use it to model and automate deployments of even very complex environments consisting of various interconnected applications. Examples of such environments include OpenStack, Kubernetes or Ceph clusters. Apart from the initial deployment, you can also use Juju to orchestrate deployed services too. Thanks to Juju you can backup, upgrade or scale-out your applications as easily as executing a single command. Like Terraform, Juju uses a declarative approach, but it brings it beyond the providers up to the applications layer. You can not only declare a number of machines to be deployed or number of application units, but also configuration options for deployed applications, relations between them, etc. Juju takes care of the rest of the job. This allows you to focus on shaping your application instead of struggling with the exact routines and recipes for deploying them. Forget the “How?” and focus on the “What?”.

  • libinput's bus factor is 1

    Let's arbitrarily pick the 1.9.0 release (roughly 2 years ago) and look at the numbers: of the ~1200 commits since 1.9.0, just under 990 were done by me. In those 2 years we had 76 contributors in total, but only 24 of which have more than one commit and only 6 contributors have more than 5 commits. The numbers don't really change much even if we go all the way back to 1.0.0 in 2015. These numbers do not include the non-development work: release maintenance for new releases and point releases, reviewing CI failures [1], writing documentation (including the stuff on this blog), testing and bug triage. Right now, this is effectively all done by one person. This is... less than ideal. At this point libinput is more-or-less the only input stack we have [2] and all major distributions rely on it. It drives mice, touchpads, tablets, keyboards, touchscreens, trackballs, etc. so basically everything except joysticks.

  • Contribute to Fedora Magazine

    Do you love Linux and open source? Do you have ideas to share, enjoy writing, or want to help run a blog with over 60k visits every week? Then you’re at the right place! Fedora Magazine is looking for contributors. This article walks you through various options of contributing and guides you through the process of becoming a contributor.

  • Fabiano Fidêncio: Libosinfo (Part I)

    Libosinfo is the operating system information database. As a project, it consists of three different parts, with the goal to provide a single place containing all the required information about an operating system in order to provision and manage it in a virtualized environment.

  • Τι κάνεις FOSSCOMM 2019

    When the students visited our Fedora booth, they were excited to take some Fedora gifts, especially the tattoo sticker. I was asking how many of them used Fedora, and most of them were using Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Kali Linux and Elementary OS. It was an opportunity to share the Fedora 30 edition and give the beginner’s guide that the Fedora community wrote in a little book. Most of them enjoyed taking photos with the Linux frame I did in Edinburgh... [...] I was planning to teach the use of the GTK library with C, Python, and Vala. However, because of the time and the preference of the attendees, we only worked with C. The workshop was supported by Alex Angelo who also traduced some of my expressions in Greek. I was flexible in using different Operating Systems such as Linux Mint, Ubuntu, Kubuntu among other distros. There were only two users that used Fedora. Almost half of the audience did not bring a laptop, and then I grouped in groups to work together. I enjoyed to see young students eager to learn, they took their own notes, and asked questions. You might see the video of the workshop that was recorded by the organizers.

  • Extending the Minimization objective

    Earlier this summer, the Fedora Council approved the first phase of the Minimization objective. Minimization looks at package dependencies and tries to minimize the footprint for a variety of use cases. The first phase resulted in the development of a feedback pipeline, a better understanding of the problem space, and some initial ideas for policy improvements.

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