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How to Install League of Legends on Linux

39 min 16 sec ago
League of Legends is an extremely popular MoBA game, but it isn't available for Linux. Learn how to install and run it on Linux with Lutris.

Linux Head Command

1 hour 53 min ago
The head command prints the first lines (10 lines by default) of one or more files or piped data to standard output.

How to change passwords in Linux via the CLI (Terminal)

3 hours 7 min ago
This tutorial will show you how to change your password, change another user's password, and more options with passwords in Linux.

ASRock spins Whiskey Lake-U in thin Mini-ITX, 3.5-inch, and NUC formats

4 hours 22 min ago
ASRock announced four products based on Intel’s 8th Gen Whiskey Lake-U: a thin Mini-ITX “IMB-1216” board, a 3.5-inch “SBC-350,” and a NUC 4?4 form-factor “iBox-8365U” mini-PC and NUC-8365U mainboard. ASRock Industrial has been busy lately tapping the latest embedded-oriented x86 chips in products such as the Intel 8th Gen Whiskey Lake-U based iBox-8265U mini-PC, as [[he]#8230[/he]]

Kubuntu 19.04 Ships with KDE Plasma 5.15 Desktop, Experimental Wayland Session

Tuesday 23rd of April 2019 06:56:34 AM
The Kubuntu 19.04 official Ubuntu flavor has been released as part of the Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) operating system series with various updated components and improvements.

3 Ways to Create an Encrypted Archive

Tuesday 23rd of April 2019 05:42:14 AM
Discussion on different methods to create an encrypted archive and the pros and cons of each.

Xubuntu 19.04 Drops Support for 32-Bit Systems, Ships with Xfce 4.13.3 Desktop

Tuesday 23rd of April 2019 04:27:54 AM
Xubuntu 19.04 arrived as part of the Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) operating system series bringing some important changes to this lightweight official Ubuntu Linux flavor.

The Great GNU/Linux Division

Tuesday 23rd of April 2019 03:13:34 AM
With or without the nod to GNU, desktop Linux is still the same under the hood.

Bash Functions with Examples

Tuesday 23rd of April 2019 01:47:47 AM
Basically bash function is a set of commands. Bash function mainly used for executing a single or group of commands again and again. Functions make it easier to read the code and execute meaningful group code statements.

Linux Distributions Should Enhance how Sudo Asks for Passwords

Tuesday 23rd of April 2019 12:22:01 AM
sudo is probably the most famous command in the Linux world. It allows ordinary users to run other commands or programs using the superuser privileges, but it doesn't show you the password while you are typing it. This behavior should change by default.

8 environment-friendly open software projects you should know

Monday 22nd of April 2019 10:56:14 PM
For the last few years, I've been helping Greenpeace build its first fully open source software project, Planet 4. Planet 4 is a global engagement platform where Greenpeace supporters and activists can interact and engage with the organization. The goal is to drive people to action on behalf of our planet. We want to invite participation and use people power to battle global issues like climate change and plastic pollution.read more

2 new apps for music tweakers on Fedora Workstation

Monday 22nd of April 2019 09:30:28 PM
Linux operating systems are great for making unique customizations and tweaks to make your computer work better for you. For example, the i3 window manager encourages users to think about the different components and pieces that make up the modern Linux desktop. Fedora has two new packages of interest for music tweakers: mpris-scrobbler and playerctl. […]

Building a Raspberry PI Cluster - Part II: Operating system installation

Monday 22nd of April 2019 08:04:42 PM
As per our first part, you now have your cluster all assembled and ready and want to install it. Do something with it already. For this we will have to download Raspbian Stretch Lite - a Linux distribution based on Debian and made especially for the Raspberry Pi. The ”Lite” version has an image file of 1,8GB and contains only the base system.

4 open source apps for plant-based diets

Monday 22nd of April 2019 06:38:56 PM
Reducing your consumption of meat, dairy, and processed foods is better for the planet and better for your health. Changing your diet can be difficult, but several open source Android applications can help you switch to a more plant-based diet.read more

Whats New in Ubuntu 19.04?

Monday 22nd of April 2019 05:13:09 PM
You may know that Canonical just launched a new version of Ubuntu, but is it worth the upgrade? Does Ubuntu 19.04 solve any problems you currently have?

Ubuntu MATE 19.04 Brings Improved Out of Box Nvidia GPU Experience for Gamers

Monday 22nd of April 2019 03:47:23 PM
The Ubuntu MATE 19.04 operating system has been released as part of the Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) operating system series, a release that adds latest software updates and some interesting new features.

How To Monitor Disk I/O Activity Using iotop And iostat Commands In Linux?

Monday 22nd of April 2019 02:21:37 PM
2DayGeek: Learn how to monitor disk I/O usage or statistics in Linux.

9 ways to save the planet

Monday 22nd of April 2019 12:55:51 PM
What can be done to help save the planet? The question can seem depressing at a time when it feels like an individual's contribution isn't enough. But, who are we Earth dwellers if not for a collection of individuals? So, I asked our writer community to share ways that open source software or hardware can be used to make a difference. Here's what I heard back.9 ways to save the planet with an open source twist1. Disable the blinking cursor in your terminal.read more

How to Mitigate ICMP Timestamp Vulnerabilities in Linux

Monday 22nd of April 2019 11:30:05 AM
Learn how to mitigate the ICMP timestamp vulnerability in Linux by blocking certain types of Internet Control Message Protocol at the firewall.

Excellent Utilities: lnav – the log file navigator

Monday 22nd of April 2019 10:04:18 AM
This is the second in a new series highlighting best-of-breed utilities. We’ll be covering a wide range of utilities including tools that boost your productivity, help you manage your workflow, and lots more besides. For this article, we’ll put lnav under the spotlight.

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Ubuntu: 5 Reasons to Upgrade, Sophia Sanles-Luksetich Interview, Ubuntu on Neural Compute Stick and Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter

  • 5 Reasons to Upgrade to Ubuntu 19.04 "Disco Dingo"
    On the surface, new versions of Ubuntu aren’t as big as they used to be. Like in the days before Canonical created its own Unity interface, the Ubuntu experience is now functionally similar to what you get in alternatives such as Fedora and openSUSE. But there are a few big reasons to be eager for what Ubuntu 19.04 “Disco Dingo” has to offer, with some additions demonstrating just how nice it is to have Ubuntu desktop developers spending more time working directly on GNOME.
  • Women and Nonbinary People in Information Security: Sophia Sanles-Luksetich
    Sophia Sanles-Luksetich: I am a rookie information security consultant. I currently perform bug bounty triage for companies which I am not allowed to name, but let’s just say most folks have heard of these companies. Before I got into information security, I was an IT generalist who dabbled in a bit of programming, Linux and privacy. Ubuntu was actually my first OS. It’s funny to think now that my decision as a 12-year-old could have impacted my career so much ten years later. KC: I must admit that it’s unusual that Ubuntu was your first OS. But that’s great! I use Kubuntu on my work desktop. Did that make you delve into Debian a bit? SSL: Oh cool! I have dabbled with Debian a bit, but not as much as most folks would expect. I think I learned a lot more soft skills using Ubuntu at a young age. Like when I couldn’t download my favorite game as a kid, I spent hours reading error logs, documentation and forums to figure out how to get the game working on my computer. Open Source Software (OSS) is also very modular compared to a lot of closed source software, so learning how software is built on other software was a big help. Now everything is miles down a supply chain that most people can barely scratch the surface of, at least in my opinion. [...] KC: Excellent. How did you get into Ubuntu computing initially? SSL: We had a family computer that stopped working. Rather than buy a new Windows disk to fix it, I asked around to my friends. Funny enough, one of my friend’s dad worked in information security, and I played board games with him and his son. I asked his son to give me a copy, and he messed it up by downloading it onto the CD rather than doing an image transfer. Lucky for me, I had a bit more a competent IT friend, Rikki, who ripped me a fresh CD. It’s funny, too; she was a lot more like me then, I thought. We both started in theater and ended up getting into computers just because they are resourceful and we were both people who loved the convenience for record keeping. I think what got me into OSS, to begin with, was the idea that I never had to pay for it. I am a cheapskate. I can think of a good chunk of my IT experience that I learned by trying to get something for free. I learned how to torrent, how to not screw up your computer on harmful sites. Always a fun time! [...] SSL: I think if I could give one piece of advice to new cybersecurity folks, I would tell them all to volunteer at conferences and talk to the attendees. You will learn a lot just by talking to people in the field. Oh, and of course, don’t discount soft skills and the fundamentals.
  • How developers are using Intel’s AI tools to make planet Earth a better place
    Biswas first gathered plant data from Google images, then used TensorFlow (widely-used machine learning framework in the deep learning space) and Open Vino (Intel’s neural network optimisation toolkit) to build an AI model. Once the images and videos of plants were captured the model is used to identify the cause of the disease, possible cures and preventive measures. To run these solutions, Biswas used Intel 7th Gen i5 NUC mini PC. [...] Ma took a digital microscope and connected it to a modestly powerful Ubuntu based laptop with Intel’s Neural Compute Stick connected to it. The entire system cost less than $500. The neural network at the heart of the system was able to successfully determine the shape, colour, density, and edges of the Escherichia coli (E. coli) and the bacteria that causes cholera.
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 575
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 575

Android Leftovers

Kodi 'Leia' 18.2 now available to download with bug fixes and performance improvements

The Kodi Foundation made the release candidate for Kodi 18.2 available last week, and today you can grab the final version. As you’d expect, this is a bug fix release with no major new functionality, but there are a number of notable changes including improvements to the music database performance and a new Codec Factory for Android. Read more

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