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Software Defined Storage And Object Storage In The Era Of Cloud And IoT

1 hour 35 min ago
Brief History of Storage and evolvement of Software defined Storage and Object Storage

Proprietary Software Giants Tell Open Source 'Communities' That Proprietary Software Giants Are 'Friends'

3 hours 46 min ago
The openwashing services of the so-called 'Linux' Foundation are working; companies that are inherently against Open Source are being called "Open" and some people are willing to swallow this bait (so-called 'compromise' which is actually surrender to proprietary software regimes)

Just some of the games coming to Linux in 2019, the September edition

5 hours 58 min ago
It's been quite a while since we had a listicle of interesting games gearing up for release on Linux in 2019, let's take a fresh look today.

How To List Users and Groups on Linux

8 hours 9 min ago
On Linux, as a system administrator, you often want to have a complete list of all the users and all the groups on your host. It is quite crucial for security purposes to make sure that you have the correct amount of users and that you didn’t forget to delete some. There are several ways to list users and groups on Linux.

An introduction to Virtual Machine Manager

10 hours 21 min ago
In my series about GNOME Boxes, I explained how Linux users can quickly spin up virtual machines on their desktop without much fuss. Boxes is ideal for creating virtual machines in a pinch when a simple configuration is all you need.

Are Application Servers Dying a Slow Death?

12 hours 32 min ago
There has been concern for nearly five years application servers are dead. Truth be told, they are not dead, but is their usage in decline? The simple answer is yes. Over the years, it appears corporate environments have decided the return on investment is not there when looking at Java application servers. On the surface, one might assume that the likes of WebSphere or WebLogic might be the ones in decline due to cost.

Akademy 2019 Wednesday and Thursday BoF Wrapup

14 hours 44 min ago
Wednesday continued the Akademy BoFs, group sessions and hacking in the morning followed by the daytrip in the afternoon to Lake Como, to have some fun, get away from laptops and get to know each other better. Thursday was back to BoFs, meetings and hacking culminating in a wrapup session at the end covering the last two days so that what happened in the different rooms can be shared with everyone including those not present.

FOSS painting program Krita now has the Linux version on Steam

Sunday 15th of September 2019 05:04:07 AM
Okay, not exactly gaming news but good to see anyway. Krita, the high quality FOSS painting program now has a Linux version available on Steam.

Always Launch Terminal as root User (sudo) in Ubuntu

Sunday 15th of September 2019 02:52:35 AM
This tutorial shows you how to configure the Ubuntu terminal to start with root permissions.

How to Install Etherpad on Debian 9

Sunday 15th of September 2019 12:41:04 AM
Etherpad is a real-time editor that is web-based and comes as an open-source package. This application allows users to simultaneously edit documents in real time and to see the differences through the use of colored text. In this article, we will show you how to install Etherpad on a managed Debian 9 server.

Unknown Worlds are dumping the Linux version of Natural Selection 2

Saturday 14th of September 2019 10:29:33 PM
Some sad news to share this Friday evening, as Unknown Worlds Entertainment have announced they're calling it a day for the Linux version of Natural Selection 2.

3rd gen kit for embedded linux self-training is Raspberry Pi B-based

Saturday 14th of September 2019 08:18:02 PM
The 3rd generation Embedded Linux Learning Kit from Intellimetrix includes a Raspberry Pi 3B board, a Pi HAT with peripherals, power supply, cables and Linux software. It also features a manual tailored specifically for self-teaching yourself embedded Linux. Intellimetrix has announced the immediate availability of the third generation of its Embedded Linux Learning Kit (E.L.L.K.). […]

Gunzip Command in Linux

Saturday 14th of September 2019 06:06:31 PM
Gunzip is a command-line tool for decompressing Gzip files. Gzip is one of the most popular compression algorithms that reduce the size of a file and keep the original file mode, ownership, and timestamp. By convention, files compressed with Gzip are given either the .gz or .z extension. In this tutorial, we will explain how to use the gunzip command.

Starship Is A Minimal And Fast Shell Prompt Written In Rust

Saturday 14th of September 2019 03:54:59 PM
Starship is not only minimal, always out of your way and only showing information when needed, but it's also fast and highly customizable, so you can have it look very fancy if you wish. Written in Rust, the prompt is supposed to work with most common shells on most common operating systems.

Automate your Linux system tasks with cron

Saturday 14th of September 2019 01:43:28 PM
It's all about timing with cron, the scheduling daemon. Cron allows system administrators to schedule and automate scripted tasks with ease and precision.

How to Install Lighttpd with PHP, MariaDB and Let's Encrypt SSL on Debian 10

Saturday 14th of September 2019 11:31:57 AM
Lighttpd is a free, open-source and high-speed webserver specially designed for speed-critical environments. In this tutorial, we will learn how to install Lighttpd on Debian 10 with PHP-FPM and MariaDB support and we will secure the webserver with a Let's Encrypt SSL certificate.

Microsoft Pays the Linux Foundation for Academy Software Foundation, Which the Linux Foundation is Outsourcing to Microsoft

Saturday 14th of September 2019 09:20:26 AM
Microsoft has just bought some more seats and more control over Free/Open Source software; all it had to do was shell out some 'slush funds'

Why the founder of Apache is all-in on blockchain

Saturday 14th of September 2019 07:51:43 AM
Brian Behlendorf is perhaps best known for being a co-founder of the Apache Project, which became the Apache Software Foundation. Today, he's the executive director of the Hyperledger Foundation, an organization focused on enterprise-grade, open source, distributed ledgers (better known as blockchains). He also says he "put the first ad banner online and have been apologizing ever since."read more

Destination Linux 138 - GNOME 3.34, Firefox 69, Librem 5, Chromebooks, Signal Messenger & more

Saturday 14th of September 2019 05:40:12 AM
On DL 138 Gnome 3.34 Drops This Week, Super Grub2 Disk 2.04s1 Released, Firefox 69 Released, Purism Librem 5 Shipping, Chromebooks Targeting The Enterprise, Phantom 3D Coming To Linux

Sayonara Player – small, clear and fast audio player

Saturday 14th of September 2019 03:28:40 AM
One of the traits I love about Linux is the breadth of open source available. And music players are no exception. There’s many excellent open source music players available ranging from sublime GUI software like Tauon Music Player to terminal based software such as musikcube. They are two of my favorite audio apps. But there’s always room for more.