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Give back to open source on Giving Tuesday

3 hours 6 min ago
Giving Tuesday is always a reminder to me to consider how to give back to open source projects, communities, and organizations. In 2012, GivingTuesday was created to encourage people to simply do good. "Since then, it has grown into a year-round global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity."

OpenRGB 0.8 Is Here with Many More Devices Supported

4 hours 55 min ago
OpenRGB 0.8 highlights a few general improvements under the hood and in the user interface and added support for more devices and platforms.

NVIDIA 525.60.11 Linux Graphics Driver Adds Dynamic Boost Support on AMD Laptops

9 hours 25 min ago
NVIDIA released today a new production-ready version of its proprietary/open-source graphics driver for GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris systems adding numerous improvements, new features, and bug fixes.

How to Change the GNOME Activities Icon with a Custom One

11 hours 13 min ago
Want to add a custom icon to replace the GNOME Activities button in the top left corner? Here’s how to do it with ease.

How to backup and restore an xfs filesystem using xfsdump and xfsrestore

Tuesday 29th of November 2022 07:46:58 AM
XFS is a journaled filesystem originally developed by Silicon Graphics in 1993; it was released under the GPL license in the year 2000 and ported to the Linux kernel in 2001. Due to its high scalability and performances, XFS became the default filesystem in recent versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and its clones.

3 open source audio tools for creators

Tuesday 29th of November 2022 05:58:19 AM
Finding good quality, open source audio samples can be a challenge. I've been getting increasingly into composition and creating music in my spare time, using the open source tool Ardour and the creator-focused distribution Ubuntu Studio. I've been looking for samples of specific sounds or loops to include.

How open source is revitalizing the payphone

Tuesday 29th of November 2022 04:09:40 AM
Phones used to act as the host for computer communication. Modems sent signals from computer to computer by utilizing the phone network. In today's world, though, computers have become the host for telephony apps. Phones aren't really phones any more, they're literal computers.

9to5Linux Weekly Roundup: November 27th, 2022

Tuesday 29th of November 2022 02:21:01 AM
The 113th installment of the 9to5Linux Weekly Roundup is here for the week ending on November 27th, 2022, keeping you guys up to date with the most important things happening in the Linux world.

Linus Torvalds to be 'more hard-nosed' as Linux 6.2 merge window meets Christmas

Tuesday 29th of November 2022 12:32:22 AM
Predicts version 6.1 will need an eighth release candidate. Linux kernel boss Linus Torvalds has warned contributors that the rhythm of the project's development cycle will clash with Christmas, so developers need to make sure they ready their work before the holiday season.…

RIP Fred 'Mythical Man-Month' Brooks: IBM guru of software project management

Monday 28th of November 2022 10:43:43 PM
Turing Award winner who helped spread the eight-bit byte. Obit Dr Frederick Phillips Brooks Jr, leader of IBM's OS/360 project and the man chiefly responsible for the prevalence of the eight-bit byte, has died at the age of 91.…

Lenovo ThinkPad T470 Ultrabook running Linux – Part 2 – Specifications

Monday 28th of November 2022 08:55:05 PM
In the first part of this series, we assessed the condition of the refurbished machine. Overall the laptop is in better shape than we expected for a grade B unit although the display was a mite disappointing given its diffusion issues.

My comprehensive guide to the best Black Friday & Cyber Monday Linux deals

Monday 28th of November 2022 02:15:34 AM
Deals season is here, and it's an opportunity for Linux users (I'm certainly one of them) to power up their Linux experience by purchasing new Linux hardware or services at discounted prices. What I am trying to do in this article is to build a comprehensive guide to the best Linux deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

IoT Gateway equipped with i.MX8M Plus processor and dual GbE ports

Monday 28th of November 2022 12:26:55 AM
Earlier this month, AAEON released an IoT Gateway targeting industrial edge gateway applications, Industry 4.0 and machine learning applications. The SRG-IMX8P is equipped with two GbE ports, 2x CAN-FD, 2x RS232/422/485 and support for wireless connectivity. The product page lists the i.MX8M Plus from NXP as the RISC processor of the SRG-IMX8P IoT Gateway. NXP […]

qBittorrent 4.5 Released with Faster Startup When Using Many Torrents, New Themes

Sunday 27th of November 2022 10:38:16 PM
qBittorrent 4.5 open-source, cross-platform, and free BitTorrent client is now available for download as a major release with lots of new features and improvements.

Rocky Linux 9.1 Released, Introduces Keylime Tool

Sunday 27th of November 2022 08:49:38 PM
Rocky Linux 9.1 features updated developer tools and Keylime, an open-source, scalable trust system based on TPM Technology.

How to compile and use the Lua powered Mako Server

Sunday 27th of November 2022 02:33:10 PM
Lua is a small, lean, and fast scripting language ideal for working with web servers, especially on small Linux devices and low end Virtual Private Servers.

T-Mobile launches IoT Kit supporting 4G LTE, Wi-Fi and BLE

Sunday 27th of November 2022 01:53:00 PM
T-Mobile recently launched their first developer kit designed to speed up the development of IoT applications that require “transmitting small amounts of data over long periods of time.” The DevEdge is powered by a Cortex-M4 processor, wireless connectivity, diverse sensors and it runs on a Zephyr-based SDK. According to the datasheet, the DevEdge Dev Kit […]

Restic Backup and Restore Data on Linux with Examples

Saturday 26th of November 2022 08:39:27 PM
This guide explains what Restic is, how to install it on Linux, and how to use Restic to easily, fast, and reliably back up and restore data.

Create a holiday light display with your Raspberry Pi and ping pong balls

Saturday 26th of November 2022 03:54:48 PM
I love Christmas decorations and lights, and I'd been wanting to do an programmable LED project for a long time. Recently, I built a light array made of LED lights, ping pong balls, and a Raspberry Pi Zero. I thought it was worth sharing, because it ended up being relatively easy but also educational.It's mostly my own design, with some inspiration from YouTube videos. You can find the source code and build instructions in my Git repository.

Ubuntu Touch OTA-24 Released for Ubuntu Phone Users, Here’s What’s New

Saturday 26th of November 2022 09:21:30 AM
The UBports Foundation announced today the release of the OTA-24 software update for its Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system for supported Ubuntu Phone devices.

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