I am an application developer and I'm looking for something new to develop. I was wondering if:
- there are any command-line applications you would like to see a GUI for?
- there are any existing applications you would like to see a new GUI for? (or old applications that need a new GUI)
- there are any Windows GUI applications that don't have a decent alternative on Linux?
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I just uninstalled gummiboot with the assumption that systemd shipped with systemd-boot (ugh, really dumb mistake). This being my only laptop, it poses the difficult problem of getting a new boot medium. How should I go about getting a boot medium with a recovery image that I can be reasonably confident isn't tampered with? My main concern is something like BadUSB that can't be caught with a simple checksum of the image on a second device.submitted by /u/QZ552
The State of Steam Machines in June 2016
While this article may sound like an answer to the recent pieces seen on Ars, or PCWorld, regarding how poorly the Steam Machines have done in the past 6 months, this could not be further from the truth, since I had this article as draft since May and only decided to finalize it recently using the most recent data available following the disclosure of Valve and the 500 000 Steam Controllers sold. So, this one will try to answer the question “How are the Steam Machines doing, 7 months later?“.
Death Story Video Game
For this installment of the Linux Crowd, I’m checking out a video game. I’ve long been an avid gamer and I couldn’t be happier with the deluge of Linux games that have hit our hungry desktops. To see more and more games get funded on Kickstarter and Indiegogo that support GNU/Linux is truly heartening. Aside from the usual gadget fare over in crowdfunding land, I thought I’d take some time and cover one that crossed my desk (er…screen).
First batch of Chromebooks reach End Of Life and get no more support or updates
The original Chromebooks launched back in 2011 are reaching the end of their support cycle. With Google offering a fairly generous five years (*) of support and updates, users have had a good run, but the Samsung Series 5 Chromebook is the first device to drop off the support list.
Having been launched in August 2011, Acer AC700 Chromebook will be in a similar position in a couple of months. But it's not entirely clear what will happen. Google says that after five years, automatic updates are "no longer guaranteed", but the company has continued to provide updates for its own devices that originate from 2010.
DevOps pipelines call for APIs, open source and integration skills
Full-stack DevOps automation can be done more easily today than ever before, but not every organization should do it.
- SUSE and HPE Deliver Storage Solution to Help Customers Cost Effectively Manage Massive Data Growth
- Stock Performance Focus on Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT)
Debian: Reproducible builds Week 2
This was a holiday week for me, so my time was rather crammed into a short space.
- Tails 2.4 is out
- Open source and virtualization provide a powerful combination for wireless routers
disfunctional floppy driver in kernels 4.5, 4.6 and 4.7
After a virgin start (cold or warm boot) with an empty diskette drive and then loaded with a standard 720K diskette you may run 'mdir' (from mtools) and it shows the directory fine.
Apparently Someone Still Uses Floppy Drives
I’m not surprised that modifications to the Linux kernel sometimes introduce bugs but I am surprised to find someone who still uses floppies. I
- Linus Torvalds & haastattelu kotikaupungissaan Helsingissä
Say Hello To Vector!
This week, we’re officially launching Vector, a forward-looking open source collaboration app, and the very first production-ready application built on top of the Matrix open standard. In fact Vector Web has been around for a bit, growing and being polished with the help of a passionate community of pioneers and they’ve done a great job of supporting us with useful feedback! And now the mobile apps are out!
Linux Utilities - Linux File Sharing Over Network Computers Using scp And rsync
In this article we shall discuss about two powerful Linux utilities that are used for sharing file/folder to network computers that are scp and rsync. scp allows you to simply copy directories or files from/to any remote destination whereas the rsync, besides simply copying files also acts as a synchronising tool that would synchronise the changes between source and destination. The discussion below is about their usage and various parameters that can be used along with to increase speed and security.
- Open Source Painting Application Krita 3.0 Released
Free Software Artists and their Tools — Part III: Tom Carlos & Inkscape
In the final installment of this series we shift our focus away from FLOSS applications for creating bitmap graphics (in Chapter 1 we talked about Krita and in Chapter 2 about GIMP) to Inkscape, a seriously cool application for creating vector graphics, and we do so by talking to Tom Carlos, an artist who uses Inkscape to create eye-catching portraits and landscapes.
Smem – Reports Memory Consumption Per-Process and Per-User Basis in Linux
Memory management in terms of monitoring memory usage is one important thing to do on your Linux system, there are many tools available for monitoring your memory usage that you can find on different Linux distributions. But they work in different ways, in this how to guide, we shall take a look at how to install and use one such tool called smem.
7 Best IRC Clients for Linux
An IRC (Internet Relay Chat) client is a program that a user can install on their computer and it sends and receives messages to and from an IRC server. It simply connects you to a global network of IRC servers and enables one-on-one and group communication.
There are still many users of IRC out there for one reason or the other, though considered an old fashion way of online communication. But leaving the talk of it being relevant or not to users around the world.
10 Best Free Linux Terminal Recorders
Most users fear the command line. However, it holds real power and versatility. Commands issued from a shell enable system administrators a quick and easy way to update, configure and repair a system. The benefits of the command line are not only confined to system administration. The ability to transverse the file system quickly, give more information about files and directories, automate tasks, bring together the power of multiple console tools in a single command line, and run shell scripts are just a few examples of how the command line can offer a potent, multifarious toolbox.
- Software Release: fwknop-2.6.9
Substance Painter 2.1 Is Here
You’ve been waiting for it: the first major update to Substance Painter 2 since its release this past March is here. We’ve been hard at work developing the features that open Substance Painter to new uses (think animation and VFX) including Linux availability, 8K map exports, support for high-dpi (4K) monitors, and UDIM workflow management.
Linux Users Left Stunned As Nautilus ADDS a New Feature
We’re all used to hearing about features GNOME has retired, moved, or outright dropped from Nautilus (aka ‘Files’), the GNOME file manager.
Pop a cushion on the floor to break your jaw crashing from the following news: for the release of GNOME 3.22 later this year GNOME has actually added a new feature!
I’m being a little facetious, of course. But news of this feature will please the power users among you who’ve been a little put off by the application’s recent …streamlining.
Chrome 53 Should Be Blazing Fast
Chrome 52 Beta may have just been released, but I'm already looking forward to Chrome 53 for very significant performance improvements!
Google engineers have been using the Motion Mark web benchmark for making some improvements to the Chrome GPU pipeline. They've made around a 47% improvement in the speed of Chrome for these common benchmarks while for some particular tests they are multiple times faster.
- Firefox 48 finally enables Electrolysis for multi-process goodness
Why Firefox will continue to lose market share
Mozilla Firefox is a great browser. Not everyone may agree with me on this but that is fine and expected. Firefox is the browser that gives users the most control over their browsing experience. It has the strongest add-on ecosystem of the three, and is backed by an organization that for the most part seems to be on the user's side of things when it comes to rights and such.
- VirtualBox 5.0 and Crouton Fedora 24
- How To Configure Apache Mod_Expires To Cache Content Based on File Extensions
- autopkgtest 4.0: Simplified CLI, deprecating “adt”
- Cleaning up obsolete config files on Debian and Ubuntu
- How to install WeBid auction software on CentOS
- How to disable IPv6 on Linux
- How To Install GNOME Shell Extension
- How to Install MongoDB on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- IoT Security Issues: How to Secure the Network
- How to Install, Secure and Performance Tuning of MariaDB Database Server
- Install Horde 5 Webmail for ISPConfig on Debian Jessie through PEAR
- An introduction to basic motion detection on Linux
- How to record your terminal session on Linux
- How to Install Deepin OS 15 and Overview | Mac OS replica
- Visual diffs and file merges with vimdiff
- Fix Dropbox Indicator Icon And Menu Not Working In Xubuntu, Lubuntu Or Ubuntu MATE
- Reset USB 2.0 (ehci) & USB 3.0 (xhci) Without Reboot in Linux Kernel
- Install MATE 1.14 In Ubuntu MATE 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) Via PPA
- Make A Bootable Windows 10 USB Install Stick On Linux With WinUSB Fork
- Implementing Mandatory Access Control with SELinux or AppArmor in Linux
- Enable Motion Interpolation in GNU/Linux (Ubuntu 16.04 LTS) Using SVP
- Hist Triggers in Linux 4.7
- MongoDB queries don’t always return all matching documents!
- Ansible automation tool
- 40 Linux Interview Questions for Freshers Part-2
Linux Educational Resource
Linux Journey was created to document the single journey I took to learn Linux, which is far from over. But, everyone’s journey is a little different. We can further improve the knowledge of the greater Linux community through contribution and collaboration. Thusly, the text content of Linux Journey has been made free to modify and distribute.
- [Older] Bashcpio - pure bash (almost) cpio archive extraction
I got a hold of a YubiKey NEO, so I was wondering how useful it is and what can I do with it. Here’s my “tutorial” on setting it up using Ubuntu 16.04 and actually using it.
- The 2016 Python Language Summit
Python's (in)famous global interpreter lock (GIL), which effectively serializes multi-threaded access to the interpreter (thus hampering concurrency using threads), has long been seen as something that Python could do without. But there are both technical and political hurdles to clear before the GIL can be removed. Larry Hastings presented his thoughts and progress on doing a "gilectomy" to the CPython interpreter at the 2016 Python Language Summit.
- Twisted and Python 3
The future of the Python ssl module
The opening session at the 2016 Python Language Summit concerned the ssl module in the standard library. Cory Benfield and Christian Heimes described some of the problems that the module suffers from and discussed some plans for making things better.