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How the Linux desktop has grown

34 min 18 sec 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

1 hour 35 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

2 hours 37 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

3 hours 38 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

4 hours 40 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

5 hours 41 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

6 hours 43 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

7 hours 57 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 …