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How To Run Linux And Other Operating Systems In Your Browser Using JSLinux

2 hours 51 min ago
JSLinux is a PC/x86 emulator written in JavaScript. JSLinux allows you to run Linux, FreeDOS, and Windows VMs in the web browser for free!

Vanilla Vim is fun

4 hours 6 min ago
When you start Vim with the --clean option, it shows up in "vanilla" mode. No plugins, no configuration, just back to the roots. I have collected a ton of configuration statements over the years, some of them dating from MS-DOS or Windows 3.1. Here is the deal: I will start from scratch to find a good starting-point configuration with just the plugins available in Fedora 35. Will I survive a week of coding? I'll find out!

But why that VPN? How WireGuard made it into Linux

5 hours 20 min ago
Maybe someday – maybe – Zero Trust will solve many of our network security problems. But for now, if you want to make sure you don't have an eavesdropper on your network, you need a Virtual Private Network (VPN). There's only one little problem with commercial VPNs: many of them are untrustworthy. So, what can you do? Well, run your own of course is the open-source answer. And, today, your VPN of choice is Linux's built-in VPN: WireGuard.

Best Free and Open Source Alternatives to Apple Final Cut Pro

6 hours 34 min ago
Final Cut Pro is a commercial proprietary video editing application which lets users log and transfer video, edit, process the video, and output to a wide variety of formats. What are the best free and open source alternatives?

Zorin OS 16 Celebrates More Than 1 Million Downloads with Lite Edition

7 hours 49 min ago
The Zorin OS devs announced today the release and general availability of Zorin OS 16 Lite edition of their latest Zorin OS 16 distribution for users of low-end computers.

Test Linux and Unix operating systems online for free with DistroTest

8 hours 39 min ago
DistroTest is a web service that allows you to test Linux and Unix operating systems online for free, without having to install them locally.

How to Install NetBeans IDE on Debian 11

9 hours 53 min ago
NetBeans IDE is an open-source and free extensible Java Integrated Development Environment that enables users and programmers to quickly develop Java EE, Java desktop, and web applications. It also supports developing HTML5 applications with CSS, HTML, and JavaScript.

The Cyber-Investigation Analysis Standard Expression Transitions to Linux Foundation

11 hours 8 min ago
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., December 7, 2021— The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the Cyber-investigation Analysis Standard Expression (CASE) is becoming a community project as part of the ??Cyber Domain Ontology (CDO) project under the Linux Foundation. CASE is an ontology-based specification that supports automated combination and intelligent analysis of cyber-investigation information. CASE concentrates on advancing interoperability and analytics across a broad range of cyber-investigation domains, including digital forensics and incident response (DFIR).

Want to get aboard the Kubernetes Express? Start learning now

12 hours 22 min ago
Containerization and Kubernetes are revolutionizing how companies and tech organizations build applications and run their operations on premises and in the cloud.

A 2021 Linux Foundation Update from the Executive Director

13 hours 36 min ago
In 2021 the Linux Foundation (“LF”) emerged from the worst pandemic in a century and embraced new horizons. The collaborative activities in our project communities weathered the COVID-19 crisis exceptionally well, and many communities are now pushing forward with a renewed sense of purpose.

Plasma Mobile Gear 21.12 Released for Linux Phones with ModemManager, Improved Apps

14 hours 27 min ago
The KDE Project released today Plasma Mobile Gear 21.12 as the latest version of their open-source and free software suite for the Plasma Mobile desktop variant for mobile devices.

Gremlin detection bigly improved and a NUL problem avoided

15 hours 42 min ago
"Gremlin" is my name for an invisible character other than a plain whitespace, a linefeed or a horizontal tab. Gremlins can cause errors in data processing and can also make it harder to detect duplicate records in a data table. The newest version of a gremlin detector script (for UTF-8-encoded plain text files) is demonstrated in this blog post, with notes on the sometimes difficult NUL byte.

Rusty Linux kernel draws closer with new patch adding support for Rust as second language

16 hours 56 min ago
A new patch was this week submitted to the Linux Kernel mailing list, progressing the Rust for Linux Kernel project. The new patch will "add support for Rust as a second language to the Linux kernel," alongside the current C language. The previous patch was in July this year. Notable in this latest patch is use of the stable release of the Rust compiler, though the project still requires some compiler features that are unstable.

The 32 Best IDEs/Text Editors for C++

18 hours 11 min ago
Not everyone has the same tastes and when it comes to development C++ the form and environment can vary from person to person.

Firefox 96 Enters Public Beta Testing with More Performance and Security Improvements

19 hours 25 min ago
With the release of Firefox 95, Mozilla today promoted the upcoming Firefox 96 update to the beta channel for public testing, and we can now have a closer look at the new features and improvements.

Linux as a Screensaver for Windows: The Gift of Open Source Games and SBOMs for the Holidays

Wednesday 8th of December 2021 07:37:20 AM
Abstract: Construct and package a Linux® Live DVD to install using the standard Microsoft® Windows® install process and operate as a classic Windows screensaver.

SSH Key Rotation with the POSIX Shell - Sunset Nears for Elderly Keys

Wednesday 8th of December 2021 06:22:59 AM
OpenBSD has recently stressed to us the value of key rotation by their use of “Signify” distribution release signatures. We have realized that SSH keys should also rotate, to reduce the risk of powerful keys that fall into the wrong hands which become “the gift that keeps on giving.” There have always been open questions on the retirement of SSH keys. These questions have grown in volume and many are joining the advocacy for SSH certificate authorities.

VR Platform ‘Decentraland’ Now a Patron Level ‘Blender’ Member

Wednesday 8th of December 2021 05:08:39 AM
The blockchain-based virtual world platform’s membership will bring at least $135,000 in additional funding to the open source Blender project.

Anyone can draw on Linux with Inkscape

Wednesday 8th of December 2021 03:54:19 AM
Inkscape is an illustration application, and it works in vectors to ensure limitless resolution for your drawings. Vector illustration is different from freehand illustration. If you're used to drawing freehand, vectors may at first feel restrictive, but once you get used to how vectors get created and how you can use them to construct an image, it's a powerful way to build visuals of all sorts. And if you're not much of an illustrator at all, you might just find that the hands-off approach of vectors means you can draw in Inkscape even though you can't draw with pen and paper.

How to Upgrade Go on Ubuntu

Wednesday 8th of December 2021 02:39:59 AM
Learn how to upgrade Golang on Ubuntu. This article shows you how to check the current installed version, how to remove the existing version and how to install the new one.