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Learning NFS through server and client configuration

Thursday 6th of August 2020 01:49:29 AM
I have used NFS in a limited capacity for years. I was familiar with the concept and had been accessing NFS shares, however, I had never actually configured one. Chances are, I am not alone in this. I thought I would learn how to set it all up and even bring you all along with me.

Kernel 5.8 brings significant updates to RockChip & MediaTek SoCs

Thursday 6th of August 2020 12:35:08 AM
Earlier this week, the massive Linux 5.8 kernel was released, bringing with it numerous updates for RockChip SoCs, including the addition of AFBC support, the upstreaming of the video decoder driver, and continued improvements to the camera drivers. Kernel 5.8 also brings a significant fix to MediaTek SoCs, enabling displays on MT8173 based devices (for example, the Lenovo IdeaPad Duet Chromebook) to be functional when using the mainline kernel.

Minesweeper but it's a rogue-lite with tons of features - DemonCrawl is out for Linux

Wednesday 5th of August 2020 11:20:48 PM
Oh no, I think DemonCrawl might just end up being my next 100 hour game and it's now available for Linux.

How to Install MongoDB on Ubuntu 20.04

Wednesday 5th of August 2020 10:06:28 PM
MongoDB is a free and open-source document database. It belongs to a family of databases called NoSQL, which is different from the traditional table-based SQL databases like MySQL and PostgreSQL. This tutorial describes how to install and configure MongoDB Community Edition on Ubuntu 20.04.

What I learned while teaching C programming on YouTube

Wednesday 5th of August 2020 08:52:08 PM
The act of breaking something down in order to teach it to others can be a great way to reacquaint yourself with some old concepts and, in many cases, gain new more

Pinta Open-Source Image Editing and Drawing App Sees New Major Release After 5 Years

Wednesday 5th of August 2020 07:37:48 PM
Pinta, the open-source, free and multi-platform image editing and drawing software, received a new major release after more than five years of absence.

How to install Memcached on Ubuntu 20.04

Wednesday 5th of August 2020 06:23:27 PM
Memcached is a distributed in-memory object caching system for small chunks of data from the results of database queries or API calls, etc.

How to create compressed encrypted archives with tar and gpg

Wednesday 5th of August 2020 05:09:07 PM
There are many reasons why you may want to create compressed encrypted file archives. You may want to create an encrypted backup of your personal files. Another possible scenario is that you may want to privately share content with a friend or colleague over the web or through cloud storage. Tar.gz files, or compressed tarballs, are created using the tar command. These tarballs are pretty much the standard go-to format for archives on GNU/Linux, however they are not encrypted. In the above scenarios that we mentioned it is often desirable to have encryption in order to secure your data. This is where gpg comes in.

Matthew Arnold: Why I switched to Fedora

Wednesday 5th of August 2020 03:54:47 PM
To a veteran user of other distributions, Fedora can be a challenge. If you are making the transition from another distribution, here are a few observations and tips to get you started.

Network Policy in Kubernetes

Wednesday 5th of August 2020 02:40:26 PM
By default, pods accept traffic from any source. A network policy helps to specify how a group of pods can communicate with each other and other network endpoints.

Latest Firefox rolls out Enhanced Tracking Protection 2.0; blocking redirect trackers by default

Wednesday 5th of August 2020 01:26:06 PM
Today, Firefox is introducing Enhanced Tracking Protection (ETP) 2.0, our next step in continuing to provide a safe and private experience for our users. ETP 2.0 protects you from an …

You Can Now Install Linux Kernel 5.8 on Linux Lite, Here’s How

Wednesday 5th of August 2020 12:11:46 PM
Once again, Linux Lite users are among the first to be able to install the most recent Linux kernel series, in this case Linux kernel 5.8, on their personal computers.

GOverlay makes Linux gaming overlay MangoHud even easier to use

Wednesday 5th of August 2020 10:57:26 AM
MangoHud has become the go-to way to get a decent readout of game performance with an overlay on Linux, and now with the latest improvements the GOverlay interface has made it much easier to use.

Storage in Kubernetes

Wednesday 5th of August 2020 09:43:05 AM
Data cannot be stored in the pod, when the pod is deleted or is terminated the data within it does not stay on the system. To provide long-term and temporary storage to Pods in the cluster, Kubernetes provides different types of storage mechanisms.

Wrap it before you tap it? No, say Linux developers: 'GPL condom' for Nvidia driver is laughed out of the kernel

Wednesday 5th of August 2020 08:28:45 AM
Facebook's man told: 'OK, now you are just trolling us'. Linux devs have dismissed a proposed patch to the kernel that would only work with a Nvidia driver, motivating a second patch that will prevent disguised use of proprietary code in GPL modules.…

Ubuntu 20.10 “Groovy Gorilla” Artwork by Sylvia Ritter Looks Astonishing, Made with Krita

Wednesday 5th of August 2020 07:14:25 AM
Talented concept artist Sylvia Ritter continues the Ubuntu codename inspired artwork series and published today an astonishing artwork inspired by the upcoming Ubuntu 20.10 “Groovy Gorilla” operating system.

Install Blender 3D on Debian 10 (Buster)

Wednesday 5th of August 2020 06:00:05 AM
Blender is an integrated 3d suite for modeling, animation, rendering, post-production, interactive creation and playback (games). This article describes adding/removing and launching the Blender application on Debian.

LunarG releases new Vulkan SDK with DirectX Shader Compiler for Linux and more

Wednesday 5th of August 2020 04:45:44 AM
LunarG have today, August 4 2020, released a new and enhanced version of their Vulkan SDK (software development kit).

Red Hat changes certification rules in response to the coronavirus pandemic

Wednesday 5th of August 2020 03:31:24 AM
Unfortunately, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, it's harder than ever to take the tests you need to get or keep a certification. Red Hat, the Linux and cloud power, has an answer. Red Hat is extending your soon to expire certifications and has launched a new online certification testing program for its top four certifications.

Creating and debugging Linux dump files

Wednesday 5th of August 2020 02:17:04 AM
Crash dump, memory dump, core dump, system dump … all produce the same outcome: a file containing the state of an application's memory at a specific time—usually when the application crashes.Knowing how to deal with these files can help you find the root cause(s) of a failure. Even if you are not a developer, dump files created on your system can be very helpful (as well as approachable) in understanding software.This is a hands-on article, and can you follow along with the example by cloning the sample application repository with:read more