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DocBook - markup language for technical documentation

Tuesday 7th of August 2018 10:00:00 PM

DocBook is a semantic markup language for writing structured documents using XML (or SGML).

Why and How to Edit Your Sudoers File in Linux

Tuesday 7th of August 2018 09:00:00 PM

MakeTechEasier: Within your Linux system, there's a file called 'sudoers'  which permits or denies users from gaining super-user access and holds some special preferences for sudo.

Mozilla Thunderbird 60 Released with New Dark & Light Themes, Many Improvements

Tuesday 7th of August 2018 08:00:00 PM

In development for the past several months, the Mozilla Thunderbird 60 release is a major one adding numerous new features and improvements

Bash Globbing Like a Pro

Tuesday 7th of August 2018 07:00:00 PM

The Bash shell feature that is used for matching or expanding specific types of patterns is called globbing.

Google Fixes 43 Vulnerabilities in the Android Security Patch for August 2018

Tuesday 7th of August 2018 06:00:00 PM

Consisting of the 2018-08-01 and 2018-08-05 security patch levels, the Android Security Patch for August 2018 addresses a total of 43 security vulnerability across several components

Android 9.0 Pie Officially Released, Rolling Out Now to Google Pixel Devices

Tuesday 7th of August 2018 05:00:00 PM

Highlights of the Android 9 Pie release include adaptive battery and brightness features that help you improve the battery life of your devices

Fizzing up the new TLS security protocol

Tuesday 7th of August 2018 04:00:00 PM

ZDnet: Facebook open-sources its Fizz library for the next-generation Transport Layer Security protocol.

How to Install Nvidia CUDA Toolkit on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Tuesday 7th of August 2018 03:00:00 PM

HowToForge: Cuda is a parallel computing platform created by Nvidia that can be used to increase performance by harnessing the power of the graphics processing unit (GPU) on your system.

Top 10 Talks to See at Black Hat USA 2018

Tuesday 7th of August 2018 01:00:00 PM

eSecurityPlanet: Security researchers, vendors and IT pros are headed for Las Vegas for Black Hat USA 2018. Here are 10 talks that shouldn't be missed.

Lenovo Joins the Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS)

Tuesday 7th of August 2018 12:00:00 PM

Tens of thousands of people are likely to be offered a firmware update in the next few weeks, and hundreds of thousands over the next few months.

How ProPublica Illinois uses GNU Make to load 1.4GB of data every day

Tuesday 7th of August 2018 11:00:00 AM

 opensource.com: ProPublica Illinois open-sourced their code for loading Illinois campaign finance data.

Learn Python programming the easy way with EduBlocks

Tuesday 7th of August 2018 06:00:00 AM

EduBlocks brings a Scratch-like GUI to writing Python 3 code.

GPaste Is A Great Clipboard Manager For Gnome Shell

Tuesday 7th of August 2018 02:00:00 AM

LinuxUprising: GPaste, with its native Gnome Shell extension, makes the perfect addition for those looking for a Gnome clipboard manager.

Linux Basics: How To Create and Install SSH Keys on the Shell

Monday 6th of August 2018 10:00:00 PM

Learn how to generate an SSH key pair by using the ssh-keygen command and how to configure the SSH Daemon to only allow logins by key.

8 Best Online Linux Terminals and Distributions

Monday 6th of August 2018 09:00:00 PM

This article focuses on those interested in learning how to use the Linux terminal without necessarily having a Linux machine they can use at their convenience

Installing and using Git and GitHub on Ubuntu Linux: A beginner's guide

Monday 6th of August 2018 08:00:00 PM

HowToForge: This tutorial is a quick setup guide for installing and using GitHub and how to perform its various functions.

Discus - Show Colourised Disk Space Usage in Linux

Monday 6th of August 2018 07:00:00 PM

Discus is a df-like, highly configurable utility for checking disk space utilization in Linux

Understanding of Microsoft's Patent Strategy Requires Scrutiny of the Patent Trolls It's Connected to

Monday 6th of August 2018 06:00:00 PM

 TechRights: We must still keep abreast of the actions of Microsoft-connected trolls

Firefox is (Finally) Bringing Out-of-Process Extensions to Linux

Monday 6th of August 2018 05:00:00 PM

OMGubuntu: Separating extensions from core process will improve stability

5 Essential Tools for Linux Development

Monday 6th of August 2018 04:00:00 PM

Linux.com: There are so many dev tools available for Linux that it can be a bit intimidating to figure out precisely what you need.

Linux.com: There are so many dev tools available for Linux that it can be a bit intimidating to figure out precisely what you need.

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5 of the Best Linux Educational Software and Games for Kids

Linux is a very powerful operating system, and that explains why it powers most of the servers on the Internet. Though it may not be the best OS in terms of user friendliness, its diversity is commendable. Everyone has their own need for Linux. Be it for coding, educational purposes or the internet of things (IoT), you’ll always find a suitable Linux distro for every use. To that end, many have dubbed Linux as the OS for future computing. Because the future belongs to the kids of today, introducing them to Linux is the best way to prepare them for what the future holds. This OS may not have a reputation for popular games such as FIFA or PES; however, it offers the best educational software and games for kids. These are five of the best Linux educational software to keep your kids ahead of the game. Read more

Kernel: NSA Code/Algorithm in Linux, Performance Superiority Over Windows, and Linux Foundation News

  • Linux 4.18 brings support for Vega M, Volta GV100 and, er, SPECK
    AFTER A WEEK'S DELAY, Linux kernel 4.18 stable has arrived. Announcing the release on Sunday, head of Linuxing Linus Torvalds said: "One week late(r) and here we are - 4.18 is out there. It was a very calm week, and arguably I could just have released on schedule last week, but we did have some minor updates." One notable change is that there's been a lot of code ditched - around 100,000 lines of obsolete code has been slashed.
  • The AMD Threadripper 2990WX shows even higher numbers when benchmarked on Linux
    Phoronix has done a performance comparison of the AMD Threadripper 2990WX in Windows 10 Pro and Linux and the results show Threadripper numbers significantly lower under Windows 10 Pro than in Linux. In some tests such as 7-Zip Compression, the Threadripper 2990WX posted almost 58% higher scores in Linux compared to Windows 10 Pro implying that Linux is a better OS of choice when testing high core count CPUs.
  • Diversity Empowerment Summit Highlights Importance of Allies
    Diversity and inclusion are hot topics as projects compete to attract more talent to power development efforts now as well as build their ranks to carry the projects into the future. The Diversity Empowerment Summit co-located with Open Source Summit coming up in Vancouver August 29-31, will offer key insights to help your project succeed in these endeavors. Although adoption of diversity and inclusion policies is generally seen as simply the right thing to do, finding good paths to building and implementing such policies within existing community cultures continues to be challenging. The Diversity Empowerment Summit, however, provides hard insights, new ideas, and proven examples to help open source professionals navigate this journey.
  • Hollywood rolls out red carpet for open source developers
    The launch of the ASWF is almost like creating a GitHub for the developers behind motion pictures, but open source is nothing new to the film industry. It dates back about 20 years, Andy Maltz, managing director of the Science and Technology Council at the Academy, told CIO Dive. Film "is the only art form that has a fundamental reliance on technology," he said. The film industry's use of tech dates back to photochemical technologies and proceeds to today's digital image capture.

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Debian GNU/Linux project to mark 25th birthday on Thursday

The Debian GNU/Linux project will turn 25 on Thursday, with the Linux distribution having made its debut on 16 August in 1993 under the leadership of the late Ian Murdock. In its original manifesto, Murdock stated: "Many distributions have started out as fairly good systems, but as time passes attention to maintaining the distribution becomes a secondary concern." Maintaining a Debian system was made simple after some developers created a package management system known as apt. Apt — and its derivatives like aptitude and synaptic — have served to make the task of updating a Debian system simple. With apt, the secondary concern that Murdock referred to was effectively taken care of. Incidentally, there are now about 29,000 packages available in Debian. Read more Also new (Debian-related news):

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