Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

LXer

Syndicate content
Linux and Open Source news headlines
Updated: 1 hour 11 min ago

How the Linux desktop has grown

1 hour 22 min ago
I first installed Linux in 1993. At that time, you really didn't have many options for installing the operating system. In those early days, many people simply copied a running image from someone else. Then someone had the neat idea to create a "distribution" of Linux that let you customize what software you wanted to install. That was the Softlanding Linux System (SLS) and my first introduction to Linux.read more

How to navigate Ansible documentation

2 hours 24 min ago
Ansible's documentation can be daunting for beginner's. Here's a tour that might help.

Dell releases latest Linux developer laptop with Comet Lake CPU

3 hours 25 min ago
Dell[he]#039[/he]s dedicated laptop for open-source programmers sees a new release featuring Intel[he]#039[/he]s hot new laptop CPU: Comet Lake.

The infrastructure is code: A story of COBOL and Go

4 hours 27 min ago
COBOL remains the dominant language of mainframes. What can Go learn from its history to dominate the cloud? Old challenges are new again. In this week[he]#039[/he]s Command Line Heroes podcast (Season 3, Episode 5), that thought comes with a twist of programming languages and platforms.

Google's Chrome OS 76 Improves Support for Multiple Accounts on Chromebooks

5 hours 28 min ago
Google promoted the Chrome OS 76 operating system for supported Chromebook devices to the stable channel, and it is now rolling out to users from around the world with new features and improvements.

Echo Command in Linux with Examples

6 hours 30 min ago
Echo is a Unix/Linux command tool used for displaying lines of text or string which are passed as arguments on the command line. This command is mostly commonly used in shell scripts. In this tutorial, we will look at different options of echo command.

Build a distributed NoSQL database with Apache Cassandra

7 hours 31 min ago
Recently, I got a rush request to get a three-node Apache Cassandra cluster with a replication factor of two working for a development job. I had little idea what that meant but needed to figure it out quickly—a typical day in a sysadmin[he]#039[/he]s job. Here's how to set up a basic three-node Cassandra cluster from scratch with some extra bits for replication and future node expansion.

A look over Steam's top releases from July, plus some usual quick thoughts on Linux support

8 hours 46 min ago
A look over July's top releases on Steam, plus some highlights about the Linux support status for those titles and some thoughts.

How To Find USB Device Bandwidth Usage On Linux

Thursday 22nd of August 2019 06:08:29 AM
Usbtop is a top-like CLI utility that helps us to find USB device bandwidth usage on Linux. It shows an estimated instantaneous bandwidth on USB buses and devices.

Western Digital's Long Trip from Open Standards to Open Source Chips

Thursday 22nd of August 2019 04:54:09 AM
It started as a microprocessor pioneer in the 1970s. Now, the company is charting a new course in open source silicon.

US Hangs Tough on Restricting Huawei’s Participation in Standards Development

Thursday 22nd of August 2019 03:39:49 AM
On Monday, the US further restricted Huawei's ability to participate in standards development, and made it a lot harder for standards developing organizations to run their operations without fear of liability. The rules may also affect the ability of US developers to participate in open source projects using "copyleft" licenses like the GPL

Rename Command in Linux

Thursday 22nd of August 2019 02:25:28 AM
Renaming multiple files and directories with the mv command can be a tedious process as it involves writing complex commands with pipes, loops, and so on. This is where the rename command comes handy. It renames the given files by replacing the search expression in their name with the specified replacement. In this tutorial, we will explain how to use the rename command to batch rename files.

5 notable open source 3D printers

Thursday 22nd of August 2019 01:11:08 AM
Open source hardware and 3D printers go together like, well, open source hardware and 3D printers. Not only are 3D printers used to create all sorts of open source hardware—there are also a huge number of 3D printers that have been certified as open source by the Open Source Hardware Association. That fact means that they are freely available to improve and build upon.

How to Check How Long a Process Has Been Running in Linux?

Wednesday 21st of August 2019 11:56:48 PM
If you want to figure out how long a process has been running in Linux for some reason; yes, it is possible and can be done with help of ps command.

Vivaldi 2.7 Hopes to Boost Your Productivity, Improves Stability and Reliability

Wednesday 21st of August 2019 10:42:28 PM
Vivaldi Technologies released today Vivaldi 2.7, a new version of the cross-platform, Chromium-based web browser that brings more productivity to your day and stability improvements.

Getting Started with Go on Fedora

Wednesday 21st of August 2019 09:28:08 PM
The Go programming language was first publicly announced in 2009, since then the language has become widely adopted. In particular Go has become a reference in the world of cloud infrastructure with big projects like Kubernetes, OpenShift or Terraform for example. Some of the main reasons for Go’s increasing popularity are the performances, the ease […]

Rugged, Kaby Lake-U based IoT gateway offers Linux BSP

Wednesday 21st of August 2019 08:13:48 PM
Advantech’s Linux-ready, DIN-rail mounted “ICO500-518” IoT gateway runs on 7th Gen Core U-series CPUs and provides swappable SATA, 4x USB 3.0, 2x GbE, 2x mini-PCIe, and 2x “PIM” slots for options including 8x GbE or isolated serial and CANBus. Advantech announced a compact modular edge gateway with ruggedization features for industrial IoT. Applications for the […]

Guarding and Rescuing the FSF Titanic: There is More Than One Iceberg Ahead

Wednesday 21st of August 2019 06:59:28 PM
This strategy is not far from when Microsoft talked about “de-commoditizing protocols” in the late 90s, as part of their plans to control, dominate, and end Open Source and Free software.

‘chmod command’ -How to change file/folder permissions in Linux ?

Wednesday 21st of August 2019 05:45:08 PM
How to change file /folder permissions in Linux?You can use chmod to set permissions for files or folders. In Nix(Linux, Unix, and Mac) based systems, you can assign permissions for a file/folder to the owner of the file(User), a group of users or everyone else(Other)

Mozilla takes action to protect users in Kazakhstan

Wednesday 21st of August 2019 04:30:48 PM
Today, Mozilla and Google took action to protect the online security and privacy of individuals in Kazakhstan. Together the companies deployed technical solutions within Firefox and Chrome to block the …

More in Tux Machines

Android Leftovers

Intel SoC, Mesa Driver, and Quad Core Cortex-A35

  • Linux Begins Preparing For Intel's New "Lightning Mountain" SoC

    Linux kernel development activity has shown light on a new Intel SoC we haven't anything about to date... Lightning Mountain.  We haven't seen Intel Lightning Mountain referenced elsewhere yet but in our original monitoring of the various Linux kernel patch flow, this is a new Atom SoC on the way. 

  • ARB_gl_spirv and ARB_spirv_extension support for i965 landed Mesa master

    And something more visible thanks to that: now the Intel Mesa driver exposes OpenGL 4.6 support, the most recent version of OpenGL. As perhaps you could recall, the i965 Intel driver became 4.6 conformant last year. You have more details about that, and what being conformant means in this Iago blog post. On that blog post Iago mentioned that it was passing with an early version of the ARB_gl_spirv support, that we were improving and interating during this time so it could be included on Mesa master. At the same time, the CTS tests were only testing the specifics of the extensions, and we wanted a more detailed testing, so we also were adding more tests on the piglit test suite, written manually for ARB_gl_spirv or translated from existing GLSL tests.

  • Compulab CL-SOM-iMX8X SoM & SBC Feature NXP i.MX 8QuadXPlus Quad Core Cortex-A35 Processor

    NXP i.MX 8X Cortex-A35 processor designed for automotive infotainment and a variety of industrial applications was officially announced in early 2017...

Red Hat/Fedora: Flock’19 Budapest, Cockpit 201 and Systemd 243 RC2

  • Flock’19 Budapest

    This was the first occurrence of the conference for me to attend. Its an annual Fedora Community gathering, which happens in a new city of Europe every year. This time it was in Budapest, the capital of Hungary, last year it was hosted in Dresden. Dates for the same were: 8th Aug through 11th Aug 2019. Also I got an opportunity to present there on my proposal: “Getting Started with Fedora QA”. Day 1 Started with a Keynote by Mathew Miller (mattdm). In here he spoke about where we as a community are and where we need to go further. It was a knowledgeable discussion for a first timer like me who was always looking out for the Vision and Mission of Fedora community. There are people who are with Fedora since its first release and you get to meet them here at the annual gathering. [...] Groups were formed and people decided for themselves where they wanted to go for the evening hangout on the Day 1. We were 7 people who decided to hangout at the Atmosphere Klub near the V.Kerulet and left at around 9:00 pm by walk. Day 2 started with a keynote by Denise Dumas, Vice President, Operating System Platform, Red Hat. She spoke on “Fedora, Red Hat and IBM”. I woke up late, 20 minutes before the first session as I went to bed late last night and had walked for around 11 kms the day before.

  • Fedora 30 : Set up the Linux Malware Detect.
  • Cockpit 201

    It’s now again possible to stop a service, without disabling it. Reloading is now available only when the service allows it. Furthermore, disabling or masking a service removes any lingering “failed” state, reducing noise.

  • Systemd 243 RC2 Released

    Released nearly one month ago was the systemd 243 release candidate while the official update has yet to materialize. It looks though like it may be on the horizon with a second release candidate being posted today. Red Hat's Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek has just tagged systemd 243-RC2 as the newest test release for this new version of this de facto Linux init system. Over the past month have been new hardware database (HWDB) additions, various fixes, new network settings, resolvectl zsh shell completion support, bumping timedated to always run at the highest priority, and other changes.

Announcing Qt for MCUs

  • Announcing Qt for MCUs

    Today we announce the launch of Qt for MCUs – a comprehensive toolkit to deliver smartphone-like user experience on displays powered by microcontrollers. What started as a research project is now in the final leg of its journey to being released as a product. Connected devices found in vehicles, wearables, smart home, industrial and healthcare often have requirements that include real-time processing capabilities, low power consumption, instant boot time and low bill of materials. These requirements can be fulfilled by a microcontroller architecture. However, as devices get smarter and offer more features and capabilities, users expect an enhanced and intuitive experience on par with today’s smartphones. Qt for MCUs delivers an immersive and enriching user interface by utilizing a new runtime specifically developed for ARM Cortex-M microcontrollers and leveraging on-chip 2D graphics accelerators such as PxP on NXP’s i.MX RT series, Chrom-Art Accelerator on STM32 series and RGL on Renesas RH850.

  • Qt for MCUs – Qt Announces support for Microcontrollers

    About Qt for MCUs Qt- The well known opensource toolkit for creating graphical interface announced their new release: Qt for MCUs, targeting MCU’s.

  • The Qt Company Is Now Working On Qt For Microcontrollers

    There have been a lot of announcements pertaining to Qt as of late, most of which have been about forthcoming efforts around Qt 6 development. A new announcement out of The Qt Company catching us off-guard is their plans for the tool-kit on micro-controllers. Qt for MCUs is the company's newest commercial endeavour. In particular, they are working on the Qt tool-kit for displays powered by micro-controllers for smartphone-like user experiences. Qt for MCUs has been a research project at the company but is now being worked out as a new commercial offering. Considering how well though Qt works on mobile devices, it's only another step down catering it to low-power micro-controllers.