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My first tech job: 8 stories from the community

6 hours 11 min ago
Riffing on the topic of what unusual jobs people had before tech, a few of our responses from the community were more focused on jobs that led to a job in tech.These eight authors shared their experiences. Share yours in the more

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Officially Transitions to Extended Security Maintenance

13 hours 55 min ago
Canonical informs 9to5Linux that the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system series has officially transitioned to Extended Security Maintenance (ESM) at the end of April 2021.

KDE Frameworks 5.82 Released with More Than 200 Changes

Sunday 9th of May 2021 06:49:38 AM
The KDE Project released today KDE Frameworks 5.82 as the monthly update for May 2021 of their open-source collection of over 80 add-on libraries to Qt that provides various common functionality for KDE apps and the KDE Plasma desktop environment.

How To Reset Gnome Desktop Settings To Default In Linux

Sunday 9th of May 2021 04:38:07 AM
This guide explains how to reset Gnome desktop settings to default in Linux using dconf and Gnome Tweaks tools.

The Top 5 Open-Source Microsoft 365 Alternatives for Linux

Sunday 9th of May 2021 02:26:35 AM
In this article, we have put together some best open-source Microsoft 365 alternatives that offer a vast array of productivity features and can be deployed on a Linux machine.

Embedded Linux conferences announce plans

Sunday 9th of May 2021 12:15:04 AM
The virtual Embedded Online Conference is scheduled for May 17-20 with a keynote on the Mars Perseverance rover. Meanwhile, the Linux Foundation has a call for proposals for the Open Source Summit + Embedded Linux Conference to be held in Seattle, Sept 27 to Oct. 1. Beningo Embedded Group and announced a schedule and […]

eBPF for Advanced Linux Infrastructure Monitoring

Saturday 8th of May 2021 10:03:33 PM
One emerging technology in particular - eBPF - has made its appearance in multiple projects, including commercial and open-source offerings. Before discussing more about the community surrounding eBPF and its growth during the pandemic, it’s important to understand what it is and how it’s being utilized.

Ibase and Aaeon reveal 3.5-inch Tiger Lake SBCs

Saturday 8th of May 2021 07:52:02 PM
Ibase announced a Linux-ready, 3.5-inch “IB953” SBC with 11th Gen Core CPUs, quad displays, and 3x M.2. Aaeon recently posted specs for a 3.5-inch “GENE-TGU6” Tiger Lake SBC with 2.5GbE. Last August, prior to Intel’s September announcement of its 10nm, 11th Gen Tiger Lake processors, Aaeon and Kontron announced 3.5-inch Tiger Lake ULP3 SBCs, but […]

GitLab's 10-day certification freebie offer lasted only two because, surprise surprise, people really like freebies

Saturday 8th of May 2021 05:40:31 PM
Biz expected 4,000 signups, got 60,000, system couldn't cope. GitLab says a surge in demand and a technical shortcoming resulted in the DevOps outfit yanking a free certification offer barely two days after turning on the tap.…

Xpand your horizons: MariaDB launches distributed query engine into proprietary DBaaS

Saturday 8th of May 2021 03:29:00 PM
But beware lock-in-as-a-service, analyst warnsMariaDB has added proprietary bells and whistles, in the form of distributed SQL, for its DBaaS and supposedly developer-friendly front end.…

Open-source audio fans up in arms after Audacity opts to add telemetry capture

Saturday 8th of May 2021 01:17:29 PM
Move comes days after firm acquired by Muse GroupOpen source audio software outfit Audacity, now under new management, is adding some "basic telemetry", much to the alarm of many of its community.…

Exploring PKI weaknesses and how to combat them

Saturday 8th of May 2021 11:05:58 AM
Public key infrastructure has some known weaknesses. See how Certificate Authority Authorization and Certificate Transparency help strengthen certificate infrastructures.

Sensory's custom voice assistant debuts on a Linux-based microwave

Saturday 8th of May 2021 08:54:27 AM
Sensory announced that its 100 percent locally processed TrulyHandsfree technology can be used to create custom voice assistants without sacrificing privacy, as demonstrated in a new Linux-based Farberware FM11VABK microwave. Sensory’s Linux-ready TrulyHandsfree voice stack has apepared on embedded Linux products such as Estone Technology’s i.MX8M Mini based EMB-2237-AI and i.MX8M powered EMB-2238 Pico-ITX SBCs, […]

Fedora 34 Review - Impressive Performance and Stability with Cutting-Edge Linux

Saturday 8th of May 2021 06:42:56 AM
It has been some time I am using Fedora 34 and I believe it's time for a Fedora 34 review. Here I put down my experience with Fedora 34 overall in its workstation edition.

How to Install MariaDB on CentOS 8

Saturday 8th of May 2021 04:31:25 AM
In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to install, configure and optimize MariaDB on CentOS 8. It’s a beginner-friendly step-by-step tutorial. It should work on other CentOS versions too.

Ubuntu 18.04 Flavors Reach End of Life, Users Urged to Upgrade to 20.04 LTS

Saturday 8th of May 2021 02:19:53 AM
At the end of April 2021, all Ubuntu 18.04 LTS flavors reached end of life, including Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Budgie, Ubuntu Studio, and Ubuntu Kylin.

Linux for Starters: Your Guide to Linux – Choose a Distro – Part 2

Saturday 8th of May 2021 12:08:22 AM
You’ve decided that you want to try Linux but are unsure how to proceed. You are confused by the many hundreds of Linux distributions (distros) available. Which distro should you try?

How to Develop Own Custom Linux Distribution From Scratch

Friday 7th of May 2021 09:56:51 PM
Have you ever thought of making your own Linux Distribution? Every Linux user in their journey to Linux thought of making their own Linux distribution, at-least once. Even I was not an exception as a newbie to Linux land and have given my considerable time developing my own Linux Distribution. Developing a Linux Distribution from scratch is called Linux From Scratch (LFS)

How to Rewrite URLs with mod_rewrite for Apache on Ubuntu 20.04

Friday 7th of May 2021 07:45:20 PM
The mod_rewrite is an Apache module that uses a rule-based rewriting engine. It is used for translating and redirecting the requested URL to a new URL. In this post, we will show how to use mod_rewrite to rewrite the URL for Apache on Ubuntu 20.04.

6 examples of open source best practices in knowledge-sharing projects

Friday 7th of May 2021 06:31:00 PM
As someone who has watched my fair share of projects and initiatives come and go, I value the follow-on effects of good knowledge sharing. Even knowledge from bygone projects is available to learn from the past; such is the benefit and the curse of an internet that never forgets—all the practices good, no-longer-good, and never-were-good are out there to be found.