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As Richard Stallman Resigns Let's Consider Why GNU/Linux Without Stallman and Torvalds Would be a Victory to Microsoft

3 hours 9 min ago
Stallman has been ejected after a lot of intentionally misleading press coverage; this is a dark day for Software Freedom

Amid Epstein Controversy, Richard Stallman is Forced to Resign as FSF President

4 hours 23 min ago
Richard Stallman, founder and president of the Free Software Foundation, has resigned as the president and from its board of directors. The announcement has come after a relentless campaign by a few activists and media person to remove Stallman for his views on the Epstein victims. Read more to get the details.

How to Install Anaconda Python Distribution on Debian 10

4 hours 32 min ago
Anaconda is an open-source distribution of the Python and R programming languages that can be used to simplify package management and deployment. In this tutorial, we will learn how to install Anaconda Python Distribution on Debian 10.

I got 99 problems but a switch() ain't one: Java SE 13 lands with various tweaks as per Oracle's less-is-more strategy

5 hours 46 min ago
All part of Big Red's regular small-ish release plan as opposed to large infrequent updatesCode One Oracle on Monday announced the release of Java SE 13 (JDK 13), saying it shows the tech titan's continued commitment to make innovation happen faster by sticking to a predictable six-month release cycle.…

Chmod Command in Linux

7 hours 59 sec ago
In Linux, access to the files is managed through the file permissions, attributes, and ownership. This ensures that only authorized users and processes can access files and directories. This tutorial covers how to use the `chmod` command to change the access permissions of files and directories.

Compact Kaby Lake embedded PC supports Linux

Tuesday 17th of September 2019 06:34:03 AM
Axiomtek’s fanless, rugged “eBOX100-51R-FL” embedded PC runs Linux or Win 10 on a 7th Gen U-series CPU and offers a pair each of GbE, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, and serial ports plus a DP++ port and M.2 slots for WiFi and SATA. Axiomtek announced a compact (142 x 87 x 58mm) embedded computer equipped with […]

cmus – free terminal-based audio player

Tuesday 17th of September 2019 05:19:43 AM
When it comes to console-based music software, I really admire musikcube, a wonderful audio engine, library, player and server written in C++. This review looks at an alternative to musikcube. It’s called cmus.

Delete Files That Have Not Been Accessed For A Given Time On Linux

Tuesday 17th of September 2019 04:05:22 AM
This brief guide explains how to delete files that have not been accessed for a given time using Tmpwatch or Tmpreaper on Linux.

Why Debian Is the Gold Standard of Upstream Desktop Linux

Tuesday 17th of September 2019 02:51:02 AM
The last decade or so has seen Debian largely repositioned as an upstream distribution, making it an essential component of the desktop Linux infrastructure. Does your distro have “Debian Inside”?

Wi-Fi 6 Launches Officially for the Next Generation of Wi-Fi

Tuesday 17th of September 2019 01:36:42 AM
The Wi-Fi Alliance announced today the availability of the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6 certification program for vendors to provide customers with the latest and greatest Wi-Fi experience.

How to Install Ranger Terminal File Manager on Linux

Tuesday 17th of September 2019 12:22:22 AM
Ranger is a lightweight and powerful file manager that works in a terminal window. It comes with the Vi key bindings. It offers a smooth way to move into directories, view files and content, or open an editor to make changes to files.

Copying large files with Rsync, and some misconceptions

Monday 16th of September 2019 11:08:02 PM
There is a notion that a lot of people working in the IT industry often copy & paste from internet howtos. We all do it, and the copy & paste itself is not a problem. The problem is when we run things without understanding them. Some years ago, a friend who used to work on […]

SAR – Linux System Performance Monitoring Tool (Check Linux System Activity Report Using the SAR Command)

Monday 16th of September 2019 09:53:42 PM
The sar command allows you to check various historical performance data of the Linux system.

Constraint programming by example

Monday 16th of September 2019 08:39:22 PM
There are many different ways to solve problems in computing. You might "brute force" your way to a solution by calculating as many possibilities as you can, or you might take a procedural approach and carefully establish the known factors that influence the correct answer. In constraint programming, a problem is viewed as a series of limitations on what could possibly be a valid more

How to Convert Video Formats on Linux

Monday 16th of September 2019 07:25:02 PM
There are a few ways to convert video files on Linux. If you're a fan of command line tools, check out our FFMPEG video conversion guide. This guide is going to focus on HandBrake, a powerful graphical video conversion tool to covert video from and to many formats such as MP4, AVI, WebM and many more.

Linux Kernel 5.3 Officially Released, Here's What's New

Monday 16th of September 2019 06:10:41 PM
Linus Torvalds announced today the release of the Linux 5.3 kernel series, a major that brings several new features, dozens of improvements, and updated drivers.

Linux commands to display your hardware information

Monday 16th of September 2019 04:56:21 PM
There are many reasons you might need to find out details about your computer hardware. For example, if you need help fixing something and post a plea in an online forum, people will immediately ask you for specifics about your computer. Or, if you want to upgrade your computer, you'll need to know what you have and what you can have. You need to interrogate your computer to discover its specifications.The easiest way is to do that is with one of the standard Linux GUI programs:read more

Linux Screen Command - Beginners Guide to Terminal Multiplexing

Monday 16th of September 2019 03:42:01 PM
Learn how to use Linux Screen to detach and reattach terminal sessions, create split screen terminal sessions, monitor sessions for activity or inactivity and the basics of terminal multiplexing.

How to Check if File or Directory Exists in Bash Shell

Monday 16th of September 2019 02:27:40 PM
If you are working on a Bash script that interacts with files and directories, you might encounter a situation where you need to make sure that the file or directory exists. This tutorial teaches you how to do that.

Join Open Jam 2019 to build open source indie games

Monday 16th of September 2019 01:13:20 PM
On September 27th, dozens of indie developers will come together virtually to develop video games using open source software. This date marks the third annual Open Jam, a three-day, 80-hour online game jam dedicated to indie developers building playful games and advancing the world of open source game development. In preparation for Open Jam 2019, we wanted to share the story of Open Jams past and preview the exciting new things coming this year!

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