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Big changes coming in Debian 12: Some parts won't be FOSS

46 min 5 sec ago
Vote result good news for new users, but might be bad for remixesThe next major release of Debian will ship installation images that are not 100 percent free open source software.…

PostgreSQL 15 promises to ease Oracle and SQL Server migrations

2 hours 57 min ago
MERGE means more code can be copied from earlier installation, because let's be real – that's how it's happening. PostgreSQL, the popular open source relational database, is getting support for MERGE statements, a move which is intended to make migration from SQL Server and Oracle-based systems easier.…

9to5Linux Weekly Roundup: October 2nd, 2022

5 hours 9 min ago
The 105th installment of the 9to5Linux Weekly Roundup is here for the week ending on October 2nd, 2022, keeping you guys up to date with the most important things happening in the Linux world.

Is your old computer 'obsolete', or is it a Linux opportunity?

7 hours 20 min ago
Too often older computers are labeled 'obsolete'. Linux changes that. Refurbish an old computer and make it useful again for someone who needs it.

Linux kernel 6.0 debuts, Linus Torvalds teases 'core new things' coming in version 6.1

Tuesday 4th of October 2022 04:56:26 AM
Linux boss' launch message is more ‘6.0 is overrated’ than ‘The joy of 6.0’. Linus Torvalds has released a stable cut of version 6.0 of the Linux kernel.…

Linux 6.0 kernel enhances security with Runtime Verification, improves CPU energy efficiency

Tuesday 4th of October 2022 02:44:54 AM
“It’s a fundamental feature for enabling the usage of Linux in safety-critical systems, a trend that is mainly led by automotive and industrial applications,” de Oliveira told VentureBeat. “But it will also help to improve Linux’s reliability in general across industries and use scenarios.”

Debian Votes for One Installer ISO with Non-Free Firmware

Tuesday 4th of October 2022 12:33:23 AM
Debian team votes for one single installer ISO with non-free firmware packages for better discovery and user experience for installation.

How to Install Linux Kernel 6.0 on Ubuntu 22.10

Monday 3rd of October 2022 10:21:52 PM
Good news for Ubuntu users as they can now install the latest and greatest Linux 6.0 kernel series on their PCs, or on an Ubuntu-based distribution if it’s based on a supported release. Here’s how!

Streaming with Linux: TIDAL

Monday 3rd of October 2022 08:10:21 PM
TIDAL is a global music streaming platform. It was the first streaming service to offer hi-res audio thanks to its adoption of MQA technology.

Linux Kernel 6.0 is Officially Out with Run-Time Kernel Verification

Monday 3rd of October 2022 05:58:50 PM
Release highlights of Linux Kernel 6.0 (mainline) which bring improvements across GPU, CPU, storage and misc updates.

Debian Decided to Include Non-Free Firmware in the Installer

Monday 3rd of October 2022 03:47:19 PM
Debian has always aimed to adhere to the spirit of FOSS as closely as possible. As a result, its developers are known for their careful approach to the software included in the distribution. However, times are changing. In a vote held over the past two weeks, Debian’s developers decided to include non-free firmware by default in the Debian installer.

Good News! Mesa Package with Hardware Acceleration is Arriving in RPM Fusion

Sunday 2nd of October 2022 11:21:22 PM
Today, the famous RPM Fusion is the go-to repo for anything that Fedora Linux can’t provide by default installer. It provides the non-free packages (such as ffmpeg, etc.) with an easy method for installation in Fedora and other RPM-based systems.

TUXEDO Computers Released TUXEDO OS 1 to the Mass Public

Sunday 2nd of October 2022 09:09:51 PM
TUXEDO Computers, a Linux-focused computer manufacturer, has made its in-house operating system, TUXEDO OS, available to all Linux users.

Mist: An AUR-Helper-Like Application for Debian and Ubuntu

Sunday 2nd of October 2022 12:47:55 PM
Mist is a helper for MPR (makedeb Package Repository), which provides extra software for Debian and Ubuntu-based Linux distributions. In addition, it uses the same PKGBUILD format as Arch Linux; however, it builds DEB packages instead of Arch ones.

Xfce’s Apps Update for September 2022: Plugin Updates and More Work Towards Xfce 4.18

Sunday 2nd of October 2022 10:36:24 AM
The September 2022 issue of my exclusive “Xfce’s Apps Update” monthly roundup is here and it’s packed with news about the latest release of your favorite Xfce applications, plugins, and tools.

DebugPoint Weekly Roundup #22.07: KDE Plasma on Apple M1, Ubuntu 22.10 Beta and More

Sunday 2nd of October 2022 08:24:53 AM
DebugPoint Weekly Roundup #22.07: This week brings interesting updates such as KDE on Apple M1, Ubuntu 22.10 Beta and More.

PICO-ITX board ships with i.MX8M SoC and offers 4K@60Hz resolution

Sunday 2nd of October 2022 06:13:22 AM
ICP just released the ND118 board which comes in a PICO-ITX form-factor featuring the i.MX8M SoC from NXP. The ND118 provides up to 8GB of RAM, up to 32GB of eMMC storage, one GbE LAN port, dual display support and many other features. The i.MX8M SoC integrates a dual core Cortex-A53 processor or a quad-core […]

How Firefox's Total Cookie Protection and container extensions work together

Sunday 2nd of October 2022 04:01:51 AM
When we recently announced the full public roll-out of Firefox Total Cookie Protection — a new default browser feature that automatically confines cookies to the websites that created them, thus eliminating the most common method that sites use to track you around the web — it raised a question: Do container extensions like Mozilla’s Facebook...

Linux Lite 6.2 Is Slated for Release on November 1st, Based on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Sunday 2nd of October 2022 01:50:19 AM
Linux Lite lead developer and maintainer Jerry Bezencon announced today the Release Candidate (RC) development milestone of the upcoming Linux Lite 6.2 release to give users an early taste of what’s coming to this lightweight Ubuntu-based distribution featuring the Xfce desktop environment.

How To Use Ansible Vault To Protect Sensitive Playbook Data

Saturday 1st of October 2022 11:38:48 PM
In this article, we are going to learn what is Ansible Vault and how to use Ansible Vault to protect sensitive playbook data by encrypting the data in Linux.