I'm announcing the release of the 4.9.8 kernel.
All users of the 4.9 kernel series must upgrade.
The updated 4.9.y git tree can be found at:
and can be browsed at the normal kernel.org git web browser:
Also: Linux 4.4.47
Well like the title says. I'm getting started with programming not entirely new but not advanced. I'm looking for any help in starting system penetration. But I need a place to start. I mainly use Ubuntu. I have a moderate knowledge of Linux so that's and up for me. I know Kali isn't recommended so if there are tools or websites you guys can recommend I'll appreciate it.submitted by /u/1boxingking
I got a MSI RX 480 Gaming X 8GB. Because the card has "Zero frozr", its fans should be off in idle, but they are constantly spinning. I've tried the same card in a Windows machine and the fans are stopping correctly, even without MSI's proprietary software installed.
Is this feature not available on Linux or is it a bug? Does anyone else with this card have the same problem?submitted by /u/Suero
what are Environment Variables and where it is and the benefit of knowing it?
Well the bash shell we use to run our commands uses a feature called Environment Variables to store some values which is required by the running programs or scripts from that shell, actually this is a very handy way to store persistent data and make it available for any script or a program when you run it from the shell
There are two types of environment variables in the bash shell:
Global variables Local variables
I've Discussed every piece of them on a detailed article so if you are interested you can read it https://likegeeks.com/linux-environment-variables/
if you have any additions please put on a commentsubmitted by /u/likegeeks
Librem 13 coreboot report – February 3rd, 2017: It’s Alive!
It’s been 3 weeks since I wrote my last blog post but this is going to be a short update, in big part because I’ve spent the first two weeks sick in bed and thus wasn’t able to do much at all. However, in the last week I did manage to make some big progress, and the result represents such a great milestone that it warrants a blog post of its own. And, well, I doubt many will complain about not having to read through a wall of text for today’s blog post
So the good news is: coreboot is working on the Librem 13. The laptop boots into Linux and most things are working! The only issue I have found so far is that the M.2 SATA port doesn’t seem to work properly yet (see below for more info).
Obsidian-1 Icon Theme Based On Faenza And It Revives Desktop
Obsidian-1 icons are based on Faenza icon theme which is around from some years but the development of Faenza is almost stopped, hope creator again give some time to his popular icons. Obisidian-1 icon theme offers icons for panels, toolbars and buttons and colourful squared icons for devices, applications, folder, files and menu items, there are two version included to fit with light or dark themes. It is in active development which means if you find any missing icon or problem with this icon set then you can report it via linked page and hopefully it will be fixed in the next update. Arc theme suite used in the following screenshots and you can use Unity Tweak Tool, Gnome-tweak-tool to change themes/icons.
Enlightenment Wires In Wayland's Pointer Constraints & Relative Pointer Support
It's been a while since we last had anything to report on Enlightenment's Wayland compositor work, but that changed as we begin February.
Landing on Friday in Enlightenment Git is support for pointer constraints within their Wayland compositor. This protocol support is about adding constraints to the motion of pointer, such as limiting it to a given region or to its current position.
Take Your Writing To The Next Level With Writefull (Cross-Platform)
Writefull is a tool that helps improve your writing by comparing your text against databases of correct language like Google Books, Web, Scholar and News.
The application is free to use but not open source software, and is available for Linux, Windows, Mac, as well as a Chrome extension.
Plotinus and the quest for searchable menus
For something that dramatically alters the UX, Plotinus is technically very clean. There is no fork of Gtk+ (the gui toolkit on GNU/Linux) or similarly hacky techniques. It uses the built-in GTK3_MODULES system to extend Gtk+.
But this brings a downside - compatibility. Plotinus only supports Gtk+ 3 applications. While some in the GNU/Linux community would like to see all applications use Gtk+ 3, this is not the case. Some of the apps with the worst menus, like Inkscape or the GIMP, are written in the older Gtk 2 library.
[Video] Spring-loading functionality in Plasma 5.10's Folder View
Folder View in Plasma 5.10 allows you to navigate folders by hovering above them during drag and drop.
- [Video] Plasma 5.9
- [Older] [Video] MX Linux 16 - Linux Distribution, First Impressions Review
Calculate Linux 17 Cinnamon released
Calculate Linux Calculate Linux 17 was launched back at the very end of last year in KDE and MATE editions, You can check Calculate Linux 17 Released.Now it is time to taste the new flavour, Cinnamon.
Calculate Linux Team has announced the release of Calculate Linux 17 Cinnamon.
Well, Calculate Linux Desktop Cinnamon(CLDC) must be having key and basic features and packages just like other DE flavoured Calculate Linux variants.Apart from that CLDC is released with Cinnamon 3.2.7.Other than that Firefox, RythomBox, Gimp, Pidgin, Totem and many more packages are updated and pre-installed in CLDC.
[Slackware] Chromium 56, LibreOffice 5.2.5
I had rebuilt the libreoffice-5.2.4 packages for Slackware -current last week, because library updates in Slackware had broken the spreadsheet application ‘localc‘. And voila… not long afterwards the Document Foundation blog announced 5.2.5: “all users are invited to update to LibreOffice 5.2.5 from LibreOffice 5.1.6 or previous versions“. Today on the first of february, we can even witness the 5.3 release.
Fedora 25 Using GLVND For Mesa Has Been Causing Headaches
The decision to switch Mesa to enabling GLVND support in Fedora 25 as a post-release change has been causing headaches for some users.
Tails 3.0 will require a 64-bit processor
Tails 3.0 will require a 64-bit x86-64 compatible processor. As opposed to older versions of Tails, it will not work on 32-bit processors.
We have waited for years until we felt it was the right time to do this switch. Still, this was a hard decision for us to make. Today, we want to explain why we eventually made this decision, how it will affect users, and when.
- [Video] Ubuntu Testing Day - Ubuntu Core and QEMU
- [Video] Ubuntu Unity 8 - Phone, Tablet, Desktop
Conky Alternative Weather Widget "Cumulus" Available For Ubuntu/Linux Mint
We have many conky versions with super easy installation, you can check conky collection. Cumulus is a free, open source and elegant weather widget for Ubuntu, based on Stormcloud, It was formerly known as 'Typhoon', it stays on the desktop just like conky. Unlike conky it offers customization which includes weather metrics 'Celsius' 'Fahrenheit' 'Kelvin' and 'mph' 'kph' 'm/s', and widget color can be changed directly from settings, depending on user needs. It can be setup to show in all Workspaces, we will show you below how to setup.
Looking for Swami Control Panel Testers
Last time I really talked about our control panel rewrite for Moksha, Swami, was over a year ago. Because last year was a new major release, most of my Bodhi team went into preparing that and making sure it was functional (we are just volunteers after all). This year however, not only do we not have a major release to work on, but I am traveling less for work. This gives me a bit more time to work on Bodhi related things. Today I am happy to share there is a new version of Swami in the repositories ready for some testing. It contains four modules:
Billy Bass, Alexa and a Raspberry Pi
I really wanted to use a Raspberry Pi and an instance of Alexa installed on the Raspberry Pi rather than commandeer my Echo Dot. My project ended up using: 1) A Raspberry Pi with an Adafruit Motor HAT to drive the mouth and head, 2) Alexa installed on the Raspberry Pi, 3) the speaker inside Billy Bass for Alexa and 4) the battery pack inside Billy Bass to power both the Billy Bass Speaker and Motors. A sound sensor taped down on the speaker inside Billy Bass provided the triggers to move the mouth and head when Alexa spoke. Everything but the Pi fit neatly into Billy Bass and I drilled a hole in the back to thread the wires out to the Raspberry Pi. I also remixed/made a 3D printed case to house the Raspberry Pi and Motor HAT.
LMP Asks #22: An interview with Gianfranco Ceccolini
This time we talk to Gianfranco Ceccolini, the brains behind multi effects pedal, MOD, which runs on Linux and other FLOSS software.
You can build a laptop out of open source components if you want a bad laptop
I'm typing this on a unibody MacBook Pro, probably the most infamous laptop on the planet when it comes to lack of repairability and modularity. But in the drawer next to my desk is a Raspberry Pi and a loose LCD I bought from Adafruit. My heart is in that drawer. Figuratively. In every way, a MacBook is a superior computer, but a Raspberry Pi is more than a computer: it's an invitation to do something new and different with computers.
Linux-based IoT microcomputer is only 76x37x18mm
Launching what it describes as a ‘virtually anything’ microcomputer, Australian design house SRKH Designs is confident its Virtualette V1 dual stack microcomputer will find plenty of use cases from the maker community.
Measuring only 76x37x18mm, the dual board stack supports Linux/Android operating systems and is deployable "as is", either as an individual controller for a drone or a robot, as M2M nodes in a distributed intelligent security system or as a peer-to-peer, machine-to-machine network in applications such as display information systems in airports or train stations.
Replicant 6.0 development updates
Replicant 6.0 is moving forward and quite some work has been done over the last months.
ZeroPhone — An Open Source, Linux-powered Smartphone Is Here
An exciting project listed on Hackaday which goes by the name ZeroPhone. It is an open source smartphone that’s powered by Raspberry Pi Zero.
`MyPaint` An Advanced Alternative To MS Paint for Ubuntu/Linux Mint
MyPaint is a free, open source, simple drawing and painting program for digital painters. It is way better and advanced than MS Windows paint, well the truth is you can't compare this great program with MS Paint. It lets you focus on the art instead of the program. You work on your canvas with minimum distractions, bringing up the interface only when you need it. MyPaint started in 2004 by Martin Renold, he wanted a smooth paint program which could help him digital painting with brush in different way to pressure and speed. MyPaint supports many graphics tablets such as Wacom, and many similar devices. The brush engine of MyPaint is versatile and configurable, and it offers useful, productive tools which a digital painter can expect from a program.
Calibre eBook Library and Editor and Library Now Support Latest Kobo Device
Calibre is an eBook management software that is almost without equal, on any platform that runs it. A few years ago nobody could anticipate that eBooks will take our lives completely, but the rise of eBook readers and the fact that most books are cheaper in digital form, proves that it was inevitable for someone to take matters in his own hands and develop something that can actually manage an entire library.
Package managers all the way down
Package managers are at the core of Linux distributions, but they are currently engulfed in a wave of changes and it's not clear how things will end up. Kristoffer Grönlund started his 2017 linux.conf.au talk on the subject by putting up a slide saying that "everything is terrible awesome". There are a number of frustrations that result from the current state of package management, but that frustration may well lead to better things in the future.
Grönlund started by asking a simple question: what is a package manager? There are, in fact, two types of package managers out there, and the intersection between them is leading to some interesting problems.
When most people think of package managers, they are thinking of a distribution package manager like zypper, DNF, or APT. These tools date back to the early days of Linux, when there were few boundaries between users, developers, and administrators; whoever we were, we had to do everything ourselves. Distribution package managers were construction kits that helped us to put our distributions together. They managed dependencies — both build and runtime dependencies, which are different things. They helped users install their software, administrators to keep systems up to date, and distributors to manage licenses.
Open Source Photography Software "Darktable" 2.2.2 has been Released
Darktable is an open source photography workflow application and RAW developer. A virtual lighttable and darkroom for photographers. It manages your digital negatives in a database, lets you view them through a zoomable lighttable and enables you to develop raw images and enhance them.
6 Cool Internet Radio Players For Linux
There are quite a few Linux applications that can play Internet radio, but I thought I'd make a list of some of the most interesting apps that focus on this.
The list includes lightweight Internet radio players, a fully fledged desktop application, a command line radio browser and player, as well as a GNOME Shell extension.
RcloneBrowser (Rclone GUI) Lets You Manage Multiple Cloud Storage Services From A Single Desktop App
In case you're not familiar with Rclone, this is a command line tool for synchronizing files from or to cloud storage services, which supports Google Drive, Google Cloud Storage, Dropbox, Microsoft One Drive, Amazon S3, Amazon Drive, Openstack Swift / Rackspace cloud files / Memset Memstore, Hubic, Yandex Disk, and Backblaze B2.
Rclone can synchronize files either directly between these cloud services, or to / from your local filesystem.
10 Best Linux Task Managers
One of the most important things for Linux users is the task management, because all operating systems have mistakes, and Linux isn’t the exception yet. Sometimes, I have troubles with specific applications that collapse and the processes do not stop, it’s very weird, but sometimes it happens. So I use Linux task manager, find the process and finally, I kill it.
A major new update of the RPushbullet package is now on CRAN. RPushbullet interfacing the neat Pushbullet service for inter-device messaging, communication, and more. It lets you easily send alerts like the one to the to your browser, phone, tablet, ... -- or all at once.
Release Notes for fish 2.5.0 (released February 3, 2017)
Starting with version 2.5, fish requires a more up-to-date version of C++, specifically C++11 (from 2011). This affects some older platforms:
GIMP 2.8.20 Release
We are releasing GIMP 2.8.20 with various bug fixes—the most noticeable one being changes to the weird initial user interface language selection on macOS to make it use the user’s preferred language.
GNOME's Epiphany Web Browser Lands A Lot More 3.24 Feature Work
Developers working on GNOME's Web Browser, Epiphany, have prepared the v3.23.5 release as their latest development version in the road towards GNOME 3.24.
Disgaea 2 is Now Available on Linux
After the recent release of Owlboy, we are now getting Disgaea 2 ! This one was expected in January, and January it is. It’s almost strange when some port comes on time these days, and this one is a first citizen kind of port – same day release for all platforms (PC and Mac) as well Linux. Disgaea 2 is a very old game by now (PS2 era – released in 2006) and you could play it on an emulator if you really wanted to, but now it’s a lot more convenient this way.
You can get Total War WARHAMMER for $12 in the current Humble Monthly Bundle
Don't pass up a fantastic deal guys. Total War WARHAMMER can be bagged for only $12 in the currently Humble Monthly Bundle.
Publishing the Data of our Last Linux Gamers Survey
It’s been a while since we conducted our last survey (March 2016 actually!) and we have still not published the full analysis – unfortunately this kind of things takes time, and while we have not given up on releasing a complete overview of the result. However, in that last survey we have specifically asked folks if they wanted to publicly share their answers at the very end of the survey (the first time we did ask that).
Stellaris: Utopia, a major expansion announced
Paradox has announced 'Stellaris: Utopia' [Steam, Official Site], a major new expansion for Stellaris bringing in lots of new toys.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and XCOM 2 are both super cheap this weekend
If you're a bit stuck this weekend I have great news! Both Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and XCOM 2 are really cheap this weekend!
I'm amazed at how cheap they both are, considering they are both quite new.
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- Sonnenhut: a Script to Run before a Photo Walk
- How To Install Darktable 2.2.2 On Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivative Systems
- bmon – A Powerful Network Bandwidth Monitoring and Debugging Tool for Linux
- bmon – Real Time Bandwidth Monitor and Rate Estimator in Linux
- A comprehensive guide to taking screenshots in Linux using gnome-screenshot
- How To Change Formula Fonts in LibreOffice Math
- Ubuntu Bluetooth Headphones Fix
- How to enable Proxy Settings for Yum Command on RHEL / CentOS Servers
- How to make file-specific setting changes in Vim using Modeline
- How to Install and Configure Docker Swarm Mode on CentOS 7.x / RHEL 7.x
- Getting Started with MySQL Clusters as a Service
- How to install OTRS (OpenSource Trouble Ticket System) on CentOS 7
- Install Elastic Stack on Ubuntu 16.04, CentOS 7 Single Cloud Server
- How to Install, Configure Elasticsearch with Apache Hadoop
- Getting GNU/Linux on Android phones
- [Video] The Complete Linux Course: Beginner to Power User!
- What are microservices
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- Stop Disabling SELinux: A Real-World guide
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