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Will You Upgrade/Install Ubuntu 20.10? [Poll]

Sunday 18th of October 2020 01:47:17 PM

I want to know if you plan to upgrade to Ubuntu 20.10 when it is released on October 22, 2020. And what better way to find out that by running a poll!

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You Can Now Install the Windows Calculator App on Linux

Thursday 15th of October 2020 02:00:29 PM

Want to use the Windows calculator app on your Linux desktop? Well, now you can. This unexpected app port is arrives courtesy of the Uno Platform. They took the source code for Windows’s default Calculator […]

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Vivaldi Browser Has a Cool Built-in Arcade Game Because… Why Not?

Thursday 15th of October 2020 07:00:00 AM

The latest update to the Vivaldi web browser comes with an arcade game baked inside. Why? Well, why not! Learn more about this release in this post.

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See What’s New in Ubuntu 20.10 ‘Groovy Gorilla’ [Video]

Thursday 15th of October 2020 01:22:00 AM

Can you believe it’s been six months since the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS release? It feels like only yesterday that we were getting excited about OEM boot splashes, Ubuntu dark mode, and the Snap-based Software switch. […]

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Pitivi Video Editor Gets a Blockbuster Update

Wednesday 14th of October 2020 04:39:36 PM

Pitivi is an open source video editor for Linux desktops and the latest update to it adds a bunch of new features and welcome usability improvements.

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Linux Kernel 5.9 Released, Here’s a Quick Look at What’s New

Monday 12th of October 2020 05:11:14 PM

New Linux kernel releases seem to pop out quicker than they used to, but since they’re always chock full of welcome improvements I’m not complaining! Linux 5.9 is the latest mainline kernel release to be […]

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LibreOffice Has a New Look in Ubuntu 20.10

Sunday 11th of October 2020 01:43:09 PM

LibreOffice in Ubuntu 20.10 looks a different to that shipped in earlier versions. In this post we look at the tweak made and show you a comparison.

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Purism’s ‘Fund Your App’ Campaign Lets You Vote for Apps You Want on the Librem 5

Thursday 8th of October 2020 03:00:06 PM

Is there a mobile app or service you really want to use on the upcoming Librem 5? If so, you now have the chance to make it a reality! Purism today launches its new “Fund […]

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GNOME 3.38 Point Release Arrives with Fixes Galore

Thursday 8th of October 2020 01:44:30 PM

The first GNOME 3.38 point release is available to download. This update includes bug fixes for core desktop components like Mutter, and apps like Nautilus.

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GIMP 2.10.22 Released with Major File Format Improvements

Wednesday 7th of October 2020 06:38:10 PM

A new version of GIMP is available for download. GIMP 2.10.22 is described as a “bug fix release” but includes a number of notable new features too, not least of which is support for opening […]

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Ubuntu 18.04 Users Can Upgrade to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Yes, Finally)

Wednesday 7th of October 2020 03:10:20 PM

If you’re on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and you’ve been waiting for the prompt that lets you upgrade to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS you can relax: it’s rolling out Confused? I imagine a lot of people reading […]

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Automatic Theme Installation for Snap Apps is Shaping Up Nicely [Video]

Monday 5th of October 2020 07:05:36 PM

One of the biggest downsides to using Snap apps on an Ubuntu desktop that’s heavily customised is the old ‘sore thumb’ issue. Not sure what I mean? You download, install, and enable a flashy new […]

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Ubuntu 20.10 Wallpaper Revealed – But is it Groovy Enough?

Monday 5th of October 2020 05:00:42 PM

Here's your first look at the new Ubuntu 20.10 wallpaper. This release is called 'Groovy Gorilla' so the new background includes one, but is it groovy?

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How to Install Spotify on Ubuntu & Linux Mint

Sunday 4th of October 2020 01:43:34 PM

You can install Spotify on Ubuntu or Linux Mint as a Snap app or by adding the Spotify repository to your system. We cover both methods in this guide.

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Fix Spotify Video Podcasts Not Working on Ubuntu Linux

Friday 2nd of October 2020 05:00:49 PM

Learn how to get Spotify video podcasts working on Linux. The fix is quick and easy and once done lets you watch video podcasts on Spotify in the Linux app.

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Ubuntu 20.10 Beta is Now Available to Download

Friday 2nd of October 2020 12:09:00 AM

The Ubuntu 20.10 beta build is now available to download. This release gives users the chance to go hands on with planned changes, including GNOME 3.38.

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Linux Mint is Working on a New Sticky Notes App

Thursday 1st of October 2020 08:30:02 PM

Linux Mint is working on a new sticky notes app. It lets users put Post It style notes on their desktop to show reminders, to-dos, and other tasks or notes.

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Linux Marketshare for September 2020 Is …Shall We Talk About Something Else?

Thursday 1st of October 2020 07:52:01 PM

Linux marketshare for September 2020 fell dramatically on that of August, according to NetMarketShare who've just published their latest tracking stats.

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Compare Multiple Videos/Images on Linux with This New GTK App

Thursday 1st of October 2020 04:12:28 PM

Identity is a GTK Linux app that lets you compare multiple versions of a video and image file in the same window, and easily switch between them.

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Purism Launch a $99/m Mobile Plan for Privacy Conscious Users

Thursday 1st of October 2020 03:00:00 PM

The Librem AweSIM is a $99/m unlimited mobile plan from Purism, makers of the Librem 5 Linux phone. The AweSIM plans is available to American customers.

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More in Tux Machines

IBM/Red Hat Leftovers

  • Red Hat Insights feature highlights: Exploring historical system profiles in Drift for easier RHEL configuration troubleshooting

    Managing and troubleshooting issues on a number of systems is made easier with the use of Drift, a Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) configuration analysis tool within Red Hat Insights, freely available as part of your RHEL subscription. In this post, we would like to explore a new feature recently added to the Drift service, the historical system profile. In case you missed it, check out our previous post for an introduction to creating system baselines and using them to analyze systems’ configuration drift.

  • Introducing Red Hat's Open Source Participation Guidelines

    When your whole business revolves around open source, community participation, and upstream-first development, it's a reasonable assumption that you’re going to get asked about how all of that works. Oh, do we ever. And it’s not like we’re secretive about it. My colleagues in the Open Source Program Office have posted guides, FAQs, and white papers. We’ve had then Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst do TED talks. He even wrote a book! Yet still, there are a lot of individuals and organizations who will come up to us and ask us how Red Hat makes this all work.

  • How open source leads to open doors [Ed: Well, it’s a good thing they don’t know what racist IBM did at the beginning]

    In today’s climate, racial equality and equity is top of mind. The tech industry has a renewed focus on giving girls in underrepresented communities access and exposure to STEM, particularly in the pre-teen and teen years that are critical to keeping girls interested in STEM subjects. Giving adolescent girls access to skills like coding and introducing them to open source prepares them for college and career and opens new doors and opportunities [...] As part of our continuing social justice efforts and commitment to racially equality, IBM is awarding our next open source community grant to Black Girls CODE. Launched in 2011, Black Girls CODE (BGC), with 15 chapter cities in the U.S. and abroad, is a transformative global movement that hosts technology-focused weekend workshops, hackathons, summer camps, and many other enrichment opportunities for more than 20,000 low-income, Black girls — or as they call themselves, Tech Divas. Additionally, IBM has partnered with Black Girls CODE as a National Alumnae Ambassador Program Sponsor to help cultivate the next generation of STEM developers. This partnership allows Black Girls CODE and their Tech Divas to participate in two initial opportunities with IBM — one with IBM’s Call for Code for Racial Justice program and another with IBM offerings for workshops on STEM topics like quantum, artificial intelligence, and hybrid cloud.

today's howtos

  • How To Hide Your Location On Chrome, Firefox, and Edge

    Sought after web browsers like Firefox, Chrome, and Microsoft Edge are enabled with geolocation services that can be used to trace you based on your network location, IP address, and WiFi. Although this feature is useful enough, at the same time it may cause grave privacy concerns. Therefore, it becomes imperative to fake or hides your location from these popular browsers. Geolocation indicates your location and then links it with your web browser or the applications you are using. Many services use your IP address and connected networks to get the information and sync it with the known locations. There are many reasons for which these browsers use your location. At times when you visit some website, you might get notified to confirm your current location and acquire data relevant to your location. Nevertheless, if you wish to hide your location due to some reasons such as when you wish to stay safe from malicious activities i.e. want to access data that is location restricted, this article will be of great help to you!

  • How To Install OwnCloud on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS - idroot

    In this tutorial we will show you how to install OwnCloud on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, as well as some extra required package by OwnCloud

  • How to Maximize Security for the Linux Operating System

    The Linux operating system is the most successful in the free, open-source category. Here are tips on maximizing its security features.

  • Transfer Files Between Computers And Mobile Devices By Scanning QR Codes - OSTechNix

    File transfer between a Computer and a mobile can be done in various methods and using various protocols. Today, we will see a whole new, different approach. This guide explains how to transfer files between computers and mobile devices by scanning QR codes. Yes, you read that right! Say hello to Qrcp, formerly known as Qr-filetransfer, a simple command line file transfer application used to send and receive files over WiFi between a Linux system and a mobile phone by scanning a QR code, without leaving the Terminal. When sending files, Qrcp will bind a web server to the address of your WiFi network interface card on a random port and create a handler for it. The default handler will serve the content and exit the program once the transfer is complete. Similarly, when receiving files, qrcp serves an upload page and handles the transfer.

  • How to Automatically Logout Inactive Linux Users

    Keeping idle shell sessions to a Linux server is possible a security risk. Not to forget that it would consume system resources. Okay, maybe not a single idle session but imagine if you have multiple users accessing the same Linux system remotely and leaving their sessions idle. As a Linux sysadmin, you can see which users are logged in on the system and how long have they been idle. You may manually kick the idle user out but that's tiresome and certainly not very productive.

  • How to Monitor Network Usage with nload in Linux

    If you are a network administrator then you will need to monitor your network bandwidth usage in day-to-day tasks. In this case, nload will help you to makes your job easier. nload is a command-line utility that can be used to monitor network traffic and bandwidth usage in real time. It visualizes the in-comming and out-going traffic using two graphs and also provides additional information like min/max network usage and total transferred data.

qBittorrent 4.3.0 Released with Better HiDPI, Enhanced Theming Support

qBittorrent BitTorrent client 4.3.0 was released as a new major version with new features and various bug-fixes. The new release uses Qt 5.15.1 which offers far better HiDPI support. Theming support has been enhanced, however previous theme bundles will not work properly before the provider updated them. Read more

Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4

  • Gumstix Introduces CM4 to CM3 Adapter, Carrier Boards for Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4

    Raspberry Pi Trading has just launched 32 different models of Raspberry Pi CM4 and CM4Lite systems-on-module, as well as the “IO board” carrier board. But the company has also worked with third-parties, and Gumstix, an Altium company, has unveiled four different carrier boards for the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4, as well as a convenient CM4 to CM3 adapter board that enables the use of Raspberry Pi CM4 on all/most carrier boards for the Compute Module 3/3+.

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  • Raspberry Pi CM4 and CM4Lite Modules Launched for $25 and Up

    We were expecting Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 sometimes next year, but Raspberry Pi Trading Limited managed to launch the new module much earlier, as Raspberry Pi CM4 and CM4Lite modules have just been launched with a new, much more compact form factor incompatible with the earlier Compute Modules, an I/O board making use of the new features, and a choice of 32 models with variations in terms of memory and storage capacity, as well as the presence or lack thereof of a WiFi and Bluetooth wireless module.