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Linspire 9.0 Officially Released, Based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Linux 5.4 LTS

1 hour 20 min ago
Linspire 9.0 has been released today as a major update to this commercial distribution derived from Ubuntu Linux and using the lightweight Xfce desktop environment.

AWOW AK41 Mini Desktop PC – Web Browsing – Week 6

2 hours 21 min ago
This is a weekly blog chronicling my experiences of using the AWOW AK41 Mini Desktop PC on Linux.

Screen Recording on Debian 10

3 hours 23 min ago
There are several free desktop recording tools for Linux, but in this article, we’ll talk about the SSR (Simple Screen Recorder) tool, which is great for recording high-quality screencasts with advanced customization options.

Sysadmin tools: Using rsync to manage backup, restore, and file synchronization

4 hours 24 min ago
Rsync is a command-line tool for copying files and directories between local and remote systems that should be in every Linux sysadmin's toolbox.

Vim: Basic and intermediate commands

5 hours 26 min ago
Here are some of my most frequently used commands in the Vim text editor.

Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS Released with Linux Kernel 5.4 LTS from Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

6 hours 27 min ago
Canonical released today Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS as the fifth and last planned point release in the long-term supported Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) operating system series.

New RISC-V CTO On Open Source Chip Architecture’s Global Data Center Momentum

Friday 14th of August 2020 06:50:02 AM
With more big international players on board, the foundation's new head of technology sees signs of "state of the art moving forward."

How to Install Matomo Web Analytics on Ubuntu 20.04

Friday 14th of August 2020 05:48:30 AM
Matomo formerly known as Piwik is a free and open-source web analytics application that helps you to tracks online-visitors on your website. In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Matomo web analytics on Ubuntu 20.04 with Nginx and Let's Encrypt SSL.

Open source takes on earthquake early warning project

Friday 14th of August 2020 04:46:58 AM
It[he]#039[/he]s not just Google that[he]#039[/he]s trying to get a handle on earthquakes. The Linux Foundation and partners are working on an open-source earthquake early warning system as well.

Pros & Cons of WordPress Plugins Auto-updates

Friday 14th of August 2020 03:45:26 AM
Earlier plugins updates could be automatically applied with the help of additional plugins. One popular plugin is Jetpack that can apply available updates automatically. Now WordPress 5.5 core supports auto-updates out of the box.

LibreOffice 6.4.6 Office Suite Update Arrives with 70 Bug Fixes, Download Now

Friday 14th of August 2020 02:43:54 AM
The Document Foundation released today LibreOffice 6.4.6 as the sixth of seven maintenance update to the LibreOffice 6.4 office suite series, adding more bug fixes and improvements.

Ubuntu needs feedback on some possible major WiFi changes

Friday 14th of August 2020 01:42:22 AM
Are you an Ubuntu Linux user on either Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy - unreleased, in testing) or 20.04 LTS (Focal - the current release)? The Ubuntu Foundations Team needs feedback on some possible major WiFi changes.

Indoor air quality HAT for Raspberry Pi boasts high-res TVOC sensor

Friday 14th of August 2020 12:40:50 AM
Avnet’s $49.95 “Renesas ZMOD4410 Indoor Air Quality HAT for Raspberry Pi” can be used to measure volatile organic compounds, humidity, and temperature, as well as estimate carbon dioxide levels. Avnet has launched a Renesas ZMOD4410 Indoor Air Quality HAT for Raspberry Pi (AES-RHSEN-ZM44-G) that joins other indoor air quality measurement add-ons for the Pi including […]

Red Hat Offers Certification Exams Online in Response to COVID-19

Thursday 13th of August 2020 11:39:18 PM
With travel and in-person gatherings made difficult by COVID-19, Red Hat is now offering certification testing online – and using a unique solution to deter cheating.

Facebook joins The Linux Foundation as a platinum member

Thursday 13th of August 2020 10:37:46 PM
For years, Facebook has relied on Linux and open-source software. Now it[he]#039[/he]s taking a leading role in The Linux Foundation. Most web-based companies are built on Linux and open-source software. Two-billion member social network Facebook is no different.

Love Ubuntu but want the latest KDE Plasma? KDE neon now sits atop Ubuntu 20.04

Thursday 13th of August 2020 09:36:14 PM
Merging together a solid Ubuntu 20.04 LTS foundation and the latest KDE Plasma packages, KDE neon has a fresh rebase out for you to try out. So what exactly is it? Is it another Linux distribution? Well, sort of. Not quite. It's just the long-term supported versions of Ubuntu with the freshest releases of the KDE Plasma desktop environment (plus Qt and other KDE software) stuck on top of it.

Add Trash Can to Activities Panel in GNOME Desktop

Wednesday 12th of August 2020 11:01:52 AM
In this article we will learn how to add the Trashcan to the Activities panel in the Debian system. We will create a script to add the trash can to the list of applications and then add it to your favorites.

Dont ignore .gitignore

Wednesday 12th of August 2020 09:47:31 AM
I have noticed that many developers do not use a .gitignore file, even though it[he]#039[/he]s a best practice to use one to designate files you don[he]#039[/he]t want Git to track in version control. Because .gitignore can boost your code quality, you should not ignore .gitignore in your repositories. What is .gitignore?

RetroArch 1.9 Released with Many Goodies for Retro Linux Gamers

Wednesday 12th of August 2020 08:33:11 AM
Daniel De Matteis released today RetroArch 1.9, a new major version of the popular and open-source frontend for emulators, video games, game engines, and media players.

New Foundation Aims to Tighten Security Across the Open Source Ecosystem

Wednesday 12th of August 2020 07:18:51 AM
While generally as safe as proprietary software -- if not safer -- open source software has some open source-specific problems.

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