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OnlyOffice 6.3 Released, This is What’s New

Tuesday 29th of June 2021 12:30:09 PM

Open source office suite ONLYOFFICE (that's how it's styled, not me shouting) has been updated. In this post we detail what's new and where to download it.

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Need a Linux Gaming Laptop? Check Out the TUXEDO Stellaris

Monday 28th of June 2021 09:58:33 PM

Check out the new TUEXDO Stellaris, a high-end gaming laptop that runs Linux. In this post we share the TUXEDO Stellaris price, specs, and other details.

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Ubuntu Makes a Major Theme Change For its Next Release

Monday 28th of June 2021 04:00:27 PM

Ubuntu 21.10 makes a change to the distro's appearance, with Yaru community devs saying the current mixed theme is 'too much work' to maintain.

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Linux Kernel 5.13 Released, This is What’s New

Monday 28th of June 2021 11:40:12 AM

Linux 5.13 kernel has been released. In this post we look at what's new, from an Amazon Luna controller driver to initial support for the Apple M1 chip.

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The Ubuntu Wallpaper Contest is Back After 2 Year Break

Thursday 24th of June 2021 06:48:54 PM

The Ubuntu 21.10 wallpaper contest is open for entries. Creatives can submit entries until August 20. Winning images will ship in Ubuntu 21.10 this fall.

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Why Windows 11 Could Be Good News for Ubuntu

Thursday 24th of June 2021 05:08:04 PM

Windows 11 has a new set of features and a new set of requirements. Devices older than 6 years old can't run Windows 11. We think it's a chance for Linux.

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How to Install Visual Studio Code on Ubuntu 20.04

Thursday 24th of June 2021 04:44:00 PM

Visual Studio Code is a powerful and popular open source code editor from Microsoft. In this post I show you how to install VSCode on Ubuntu 20.04 and up.

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Meet Slimbook’s New Linux Ultrabook

Monday 21st of June 2021 11:01:00 AM

Check in for details on the new Slimbook Executive, a lightweight ultrabook preloaded with Ubuntu, and powered by an 11th Gen Intel Core i7 CPU.

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Regolith Linux 1.6 Released with Versions Based on Ubuntu 21.04 and 20.04

Thursday 17th of June 2021 08:54:12 PM

Fans of the i3 desktop who want to sample the latest Ubuntu release now can as Regolith Linux 1.6 is available to download. Read this post to learn more.

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JingPad Linux Tablet Crowdfunding Campaign is Now Live

Wednesday 16th of June 2021 05:09:43 PM

Fancy throwing $599 at the promise of a Linux tablet that can rival the Apple iPad? Now’s your chance. After months of teasing one, Chinese company Jingling has launched its crowdfunding campaign for the JingPad A1 Linux tablet on IndieGoGo. And within mere hours of the effort going live the JingPad reached its (peculiarly modest) goal of $20,000. At the time of writing this post 157 backers have pledged a combined total of almost $93,000 — and with 60 days left to go this figure is sure to rise! So what’s got people excited? JingPad is the ‘First Consumer-Level Linux […]

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Dash to Panel Extension Now Supports GNOME 40

Wednesday 16th of June 2021 02:08:14 PM

Dash to Panel now works with GNOME 40 — hurrah! The latest update to the perennially popular GNOME Shell extension introduces full support for the rejigged GNOME 40 desktop, including its horizontal workspace switcher and immersive app launcher. I tried the release out on my Fedora install and I am pleased to say that most of Dash to Panel’s settings are present and working in GNOME 40 too. This includes intellihide, configurable panel colour and transparency, and on-hover window previews. Although the stock configuration works flawlessly (for me, anyhow) I did notice that customising certain settings does introduce a few […]

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Don’t Like Firefox’s New Look? Try These Tweaks

Tuesday 15th of June 2021 09:29:42 PM

if Firefox's fancy new look has left you feeling frustrated and out of sorts check out this trifecta of tweaks, all of which help tame the browser's new UI.

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CuteFish is a New Linux Desktop Environment (with a Familiar Look)

Friday 11th of June 2021 12:21:15 PM

There’s a new open source desktop environment angling for your attention called CuteFish. Now, let me be clear: this project is very much a work in progress. I’m not going to focus on what it can or can’t do at this point. And that’s not because I’m being lazy but because by the time a lot of people read this blog post there’s a good chance bugs will have been fixed, new features finessed, and further improvements made. Present functionality aside, CuteFish looks like the start of something very good indeed. So what is it exactly? CuteFish: What is it? […]

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Vivaldi 4.0 Comes with Built-in Privacy-Friendly Translation Feature

Wednesday 9th of June 2021 12:29:05 PM

Vivaldi 4.0 has a new language translation feature similar to Google Translate, but with privacy protections baked in. Plus, Vivaldi Mail client hits beta.

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KDE Plasma 5.22 Released, This is What’s New

Tuesday 8th of June 2021 12:01:01 PM

KDE Plasma 5.22 has been released, following a successful bout of beta testing last month. This uplift of the free, open source desktop environment improves ‘stability and usability across the board’, according to KDE devs. And that’s not an understatement. Refactored code and copious bug fixes converge to offer better performance, better responsiveness, and an overall better experience. Add in generous helpings of user interface tweaks (like the flashy adaptive panel transparency) and a reel of excellent end-user refinements (like the new System Settings speed dial page showing the most commonly-accessed settings) and Plasma 5.22 really shines bright. As we […]

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Linux Release Roundup: OBS, Microsoft Edge, and Pop!_OS Beta

Wednesday 2nd of June 2021 07:47:21 PM

In this week's roundup we cover the latest release of free DAW Ardour, streaming tool OBS, and the Pop!_OS 21.04 beta and its new COSMIC desktop.

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Linux Mint 20.2 Adds Bulk Rename Tool, Improved File Search in Nemo

Wednesday 2nd of June 2021 06:28:25 AM

Linux Mint 20.2 is making it easier to bulk rename files, and to find files using the Nemo file manager. These improvements will ship in the next release.

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AMD Ryzen Ubuntu User? Check Out This App from Slimbook

Tuesday 1st of June 2021 04:46:45 PM

Using an AMD Ryzen mobile CPU? If so, check out the AMD Controller app from Spanish tech company Slimbook. Their tool lets you change power profile quickly.

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Firefox 89 Arrives with a Controversial New Look

Tuesday 1st of June 2021 03:24:14 PM

Firefox 89 is out and it's a big one. This update to the famed FOSS web browser has a new look and improves private browsing. More details inside.

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Linux iPad Clone JingOS Releases New Dev Snapshot

Tuesday 1st of June 2021 02:05:58 AM

JingOS 0.9 is available to download. Those going hands-on with this dev update to the iPad-inspired Linux distro have lots of enjoy — full details inside!

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More in Tux Machines

Shows/Videos: Late Night Linux, Learning GNU/Linux, and Free Softare for Animation

  • Late Night Linux – Episode 135

    Chris Fisher from Jupiter Broadcasting joins us to discuss Syncthing, feedback about whether Silverblue is the future, and how the FOSS community might be susceptible to being exploited.

  • Stop Asking How To Learn A Linux Distro

    When you're new to Linux it can be hard to work out the kind of questions you need to ask to get yourself good answers and one of those places is once you've picked a distro how do you actually learn it.

  • Stunning Animated Video Effects Using Free Software

    In this tutorial, I will show you how I created simple graphics in GIMP, how I animate graphics and text in Kdenlive. GIMP is a free and open source alternative to Adobe Photoshop; and Kdenlive is a free and open source video editor that is quite powerful.

Today in Techrights

today's leftovers

  • Closed Hands is a deep interactive fiction about a terror attack out now for Linux

    Developer Passenger has announced that their interactive fiction game Closed Hands is now available with a native Linux version from itch.io. While the story itself and the city are fictional, it pulls from Passenger founder and artist Dan Hett's own personal experience of losing his brother Martyn Hett in the Manchester terror attack in 2017. It's a pretty powerful piece of fiction that isn't often explored, especially not in this way.

  • Nanotale Now Available on Mac and Linux From Fishing Cactus

    Fishing Cactus has revealed that their latest fantasy adventure in the Typing Chronicles series, Nanotale, is now available on Linux and Mac. If that wasn’t enough, they are also bringing the hotly requested Arena mode to all versions of the game, as well as a 25% off discount on Steam if you buy the game within the first 48 hours of the update, starting from today at 7pm CEST/10am PT, bringing endless replayability to keyboard wielding adventurers and travellers alike.

  • LibreOffice Conference Sponsorship Package

    By sponsoring the LibreOffice Conference you will have the opportunity to connect with one of the largest and most dynamic FOSS communities, with supporters, volunteers and users in every country in the world. The virtual event lasts for three days, from 23 to 25 September 2021.

  • Support for Istio 1.9 ends on August 18th, 2021

    According to Istio’s support policy, minor releases like 1.9 are supported for three months after the next minor release. Since 1.10 was released on May 18th, support for 1.9 will end on August 18th, 2021.

  • Corporate Participation in the Open Source Community [Ed: Corporate Participation or Corporate Takeover? This mentions GitHub, which is a hostile abduction of projects to undermine the freedom of software and to interfere with communities (giving Microsoft control over them)]

    Open-source software is prolific in technology today. Just about everything from supercomputers to consumer electronics is powered by at least one piece of open source code. But many businesses find themselves launching open-source products at a rapidly accelerating pace without truly understanding either the benefits that come with it or the potential pitfalls that must be avoided. Let’s talk about what open source means to your business, and how you can leverage it to serve both your customers and your business needs.

  • Week 6-7 KDE GSoc

    setting up mingw on windows is PITA, at first since i am not used to backslash for filepaths, it load the gdb printers, i then realised that it does not come with python enabled. Downloaded a new one it does not come with python3 instead it is python 2.7. [...] it inherits from a QFiledeviceprivate, but the size of the qfiledeviceprivate is not consistent across operating system, architectures and qt5 versions.I got the list of offset from the qtcreator types this problem exists for also qprocess (not fully implemented as of now) and for others as i may not be able to get it size for all operating systems, architectures and qt5 versions.

  • Eclipse OpenJ9 0.27 Released For OpenJDK 8/11/16 Alternative

    The Eclipse Foundation has released OpenJ9 as the latest version of their high performance virtual machine that continues advancing four years after IBM donated the original J9 code.

Kernel: WiFiWart, antiX, Floppy Disk Driver

  • WiFiWart Boots Linux, Moves To Next Design Phase | Hackaday

    Over the last few months we’ve been keeping an eye on WiFiWart, an ambitious project to develop a Linux single-board computer (SBC) small enough to fit inside a USB wall charger. Developer [Walker] says the goal is to create an easily concealable “drop box” for penetration testing, giving security researchers a valuable foothold inside a target network from which to preform reconnaissance or launch attacks. Of course, we don’t need to tell Hackaday readers that there’s plenty of other things you can do with such a tiny open hardware Linux SBC. Today we’re happy to report that [Walker] has gotten the first version of the board booted into Linux, though as you might expect given a project of this complexity, there were a few bumps along the way. From the single missing resistor that caused U-Boot to throw up an error to the finer points of compiling the kernel for an embedded board, the latest blog post he’s written up about his progress provides fascinating insight into the little gotchas of bringing up a SBC from scratch.

  • antiX Security updated kernels

    Latest security fix kernels should now be in the repos. All users are strongly advised to upgrade (via synaptic, cli-aptiX or package-installer).

  • Linux X86 Assembly – How To Make Payload Extraction Easier - Security Boulevard [Ed: Very Linux-hostile site with connections to Microsoft]

    In the last blog post of the X86 Linux assembly series, we focused on how to make our Hello World payload friendly for use as a payload in exploits. However, we didn’t cover how to extract the payload itself for use in exploits. Sure you could view the Objdump output and copy each hex byte out by hand, but that would be tedious and time consuming. Today I want to cover a method for extracting our custom payload from an object file created with GAS using Objcopy.

  • Linux Regressed Its Floppy Disk Driver - Someone Actually Noticed Just A Few Months Later - Phoronix

    It turns out there is actually people running modern versions of the Linux kernel in 2021 that also are using floppy disks. There remains a lot of vintage hardware code within the Linux kernel like enthusiasts maintaining the Motorola 68000 series support, among a lot of other older hardware and many drivers for peripherals that haven't been sold new in many years -- including the floppy disk code. But as is often the case, besides it becoming increasingly rare for users of old hardware in general, it's increasingly rare to find vintage computer owners running modern versions of the Linux kernel. But some still do, with the latest example being a regression report over the Linux floppy driver.