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How to Install Ionic Mobile App Framwork on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Monday 18th of June 2018 10:00:00 PM

HowToForge: Ionic is an open-source Framework that can be used for developing hybrid mobile apps using Web technologies like CSS, HTML5, and Sass.

How-to monitor system bandwidth usage statistics with Darkstat

Monday 18th of June 2018 09:00:00 PM

Darkstat is a handy little program that will monitor and track your system's bandwidth utilization and help you keep an eye on what is eating up your bandwidth quota.

Debian GNU/Linux 8 "Jessie" Has Reached End of Security Support, Upgrade Now

Monday 18th of June 2018 08:00:00 PM

Debian GNU/Linux 8 "Jessie" has now reached end of life and will no longer receive regular security support beginning June 17, 2018

How to Back Up and Restore MySQL Databases with Mysqldump

Monday 18th of June 2018 07:00:00 PM

Linuxize: This tutorial explains how to backup and restore MySQL or MariaDB databases from the command line using the mysqldump utility.

Endless OS Launches New Major Version For Users Who Have Less Internet Access

Monday 18th of June 2018 06:00:00 PM

The developers of Endless OS have just announced the release of version 3.4 of the distribution

Microsoft is Still 'Cybermobbing' Its Competition Using Patent Trolls Such as Finjan

Monday 18th of June 2018 05:00:00 PM

techrights: In the "cybersecurity" space, a sub-domain where many software patents have been granted by the US patent office

Deepin 15.6 Linux OS Launches with Improved HiDPI Support, Light and Dark Themes

Monday 18th of June 2018 04:00:00 PM

Coming more than six months after the previous release, Deepin 15.6 is here with a series of new desktop improvements

Linux 4.18 rc1

Monday 18th of June 2018 03:00:00 PM

Linus Torvalds: So here we are - no more merge window, so please don't even try tosend me updates any more. Just fixes, please.

How to Setup Passwordless SSH Login

Monday 18th of June 2018 02:00:00 PM

Linuxize: In this tutorial we will show you how to setup a SSH key-based authentication and connect to your Linux servers without entering a password.

How to Install Linux OS on USB Drive and Run it On Any PC

Monday 18th of June 2018 01:00:00 PM

This tutorial is all about installing Latest Linux OS on your pen-drive ( fully reconfigurable personalized OS, NOT just a Live USB ), customize it, and use it on any PC you have an access to.

This tutorial is all about installing Latest Linux OS on your pen-drive ( fully reconfigurable personalized OS, NOT just a Live USB ), customize it, and use it on any PC you have an access to.

How to Mount and Use an exFAT Drive on Ubuntu Linux [Quick Tip]

Monday 18th of June 2018 12:00:00 PM

itsFOSS: This quick tutorial shows you how to enable exFAT file system support on Ubuntu and other Ubuntu-based Linux distributions.

Docker swarm cheat sheet

Sunday 17th of June 2018 09:00:00 PM

List of all commands to create, run, manage container cluster environment, Docker Swarm!

How To Rename Multiple Files At Once In Linux

Sunday 17th of June 2018 05:00:00 PM

The mmv command is used to move, copy, append and rename files in bulk using standard wildcards in Unix-like operating systems.

BLUI: An easy way to create game UI

Sunday 17th of June 2018 01:00:00 PM

Open source game development plugin allows Unreal Engine users to create unique user interface elements with web-based programming.

How to Deploy Rocket.Chat on Ubuntu 18.04

Saturday 16th of June 2018 09:00:00 PM

Linuxize: Rocket.Chat is an open source team communication platform, a self-hosted Slack alternative.

Docker: Installation and Basic Usage on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Saturday 16th of June 2018 01:00:00 PM

HowToForge: Docker is an open-source project that provides an open platform for developers and sysadmins to build, package, and run applications anywhere as a lightweight container.

Informative guide to useful Linux shortcuts

Saturday 16th of June 2018 02:00:00 AM

Using Linux means using command line interface aka CLI aka terminal on regular basis.

Fedora vs Ubuntu

Friday 15th of June 2018 10:00:00 PM

Ubuntu and Fedora are both among the top desktop Linux distributions, but they are very different.

How to Install LAMP Stack with PhpMyAdmin in Ubuntu 18.04

Friday 15th of June 2018 08:00:00 PM

 tecmint: A LAMP stack is composed of packages such as Apache, MySQL/MariaDB and PHP installed on a Linux system environment for hosting websites and apps.

CentOS vs Ubuntu

Friday 15th of June 2018 07:00:00 PM

LinuxConfig: Ubuntu and CentOS are both major players in enterprise environments and in the datacenter.

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Games: Riot Games, Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation, Dead Cells

  • Riot Games' anti-cheat software for League also targets Linux users
    This week Riot Games implemented a new anti-cheat software for the game that is meant to limit the number of players who use third-party programs while playing. Most of these programs help users cheat in-game, such as by inputting movement commands for a player to allow them to dodge enemy skillshots. Unfortunately for players who run Linux as their operating system, the new anti-cheat also targets it as a third-party program, preventing them from playing League. Many players took to Reddit and other forums to protest the change, even creating a petition for Riot to add Linux compatibility.
  • Riot Games New Anti-Cheat Could Wipe Out League of Legends Linux Player Base
    ​Riot Games has been working on a new anti-cheat system for League of Legends. There are reports that this update would make the game unplayable for Linux users, because it would make the game incompatible with virtual environments, something Linux users have to employ to play the game.
  • A small but nice update on Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation and Linux support
    We've been waiting quite a while for any real news on the Linux port of Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation [Official Site]. While we still don't know when, we do know it's still happening.
  • Dead Cells, a 'RogueVania' now has a Beta available for Linux
    Dead Cells mixes in elements of a Rogue-lite with a MetroidVania to create an interesting mix and it's now available on Linux with a Beta. I did notice in the comments of the previous article, that people were debating the choice of article title. I said it was a "rogue-lite metroidvania action-platformer", which was obviously a bit wrong. They've actually coined their own term for it, calling it a "RogueVania".

"Microsoft may find the developers it just paid so much to reach slipping from its grasp."

  • Mixed Reaction
  • After Github purchase, Microsoft remains a relatively untrusted open source player to some
  • What is GitHub?
    GitHub is now the de facto home of open-source software. But Microsoft’s acquisition reignited a debate over the platform’s centrality. Microsoft assures users the service is safe under its stewardship, but many are wary. When Mr Ballmer spoke of developers, he had a specific sort in mind: those using Microsoft’s tools to build projects for Microsoft products. He once called open-source Linux a “cancer”, which would spread uncontrollably. In a sense, his words proved prophetic: today, open-source software is everywhere, from websites to financial markets to self-driving cars. Under Mr Nadella’s leadership, Microsoft has embraced open-source development. In buying GitHub it hopes to gain the trust of developers it once spurned. But some wonder if the change is complete, or if Microsoft will use its newly bought dominance of open-source hosting to push its own products. Alternatives to GitHub—some themselves open-source—wait in the wings. If it is not careful, Microsoft may find the developers it just paid so much to reach slipping from its grasp.

Making Free Software Suffer Using New Laws

  • Free software is at risk in the EU -- take action now
    Members of the European Parliament want to turn upload platforms like GitLab into "censorship machines" that require user-uploaded materials to be monitored and automatically filtered, a process which would prevent modified and reused code from being uploaded. This provision is covered under Article 13 of the Copyright Directive. If Article 13, embedded within the proposal, becomes official policy, it will be impossible for developers to build off of one another's code -- which is not only a blow to the collaborative development of free software, but a push against the basic freedoms of free software. Software isn't free unless it can be modified and shared. Article 13 will affect all users of free software -- as development of free software suffers, the quality and availability of updates, new features, and new programs will also suffer.
  • Open Source Industry Australia Says Zombie TPP Could Destroy Free Software Licensing
    Without the ability to enforce compliance through the use of injunctions, open source licenses would once again be pointless. Although the OSIA is concerned about free software in Australia, the same logic would apply to any TPP-11 country. It would also impact other nations that joined the Pacific pact later, as the UK is considering (the UK government seems not to have heard of the gravity theory for trade). It would presumably apply to the US if it did indeed rejoin the pact, as has been mooted. In other words, the impact of this section on open source globally could be significant. It's worth remembering why this particular article is present in TPP. It grew out of concerns that nations like China and Russia were demanding access to source code as a pre-requisite of allowing Western software companies to operate in their countries. Article 14.17 was designed as a bulwark against such demands. It's unlikely that it was intended to destroy open source licensing too, although some spotted early on that this was a risk. And doubtless a few big software companies will be only too happy to see free software undermined in this way. Unfortunately, it's probably too much to hope that the Australian Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence & Trade will care about or even understand this subtle software licensing issue. The fate of free software in Australia will therefore depend on whether TPP-11 comes into force, and if so, what judges think Article 14.17 means.

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