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How To Set Up a Firewall with GUFW on Linux

4 hours 38 min ago
UFW (Uncomplicated Firewall) is a simple to use firewall utility. Learn how to setup firewall on your Linux desktop and how to use different predefined modes.

Solus 4 ‘Fortitude’ Released with Significant Improvements

Monday 18th of March 2019 08:21:58 AM
The latest and greatest Solus Linux release is here. It's a significant release because it's the first major release without the project founder Ikey.

A Look Back at the History of Firefox

Thursday 14th of March 2019 08:24:03 AM
Mozilla Firefox is one of the leading open source projects in the world. Read abut the history of Firefox, how it came into existence and ruled the world wide web.

Firefox Send: Free and Encrypted File Sharing Service from Mozilla

Wednesday 13th of March 2019 11:36:53 AM
Mozilla Firefox has announced the stable release of its free and encrypted file sharing service Firefox Send. Learn more about it.

Game Review: Steel Rats is an Enjoyable Bike-Combat Game

Wednesday 13th of March 2019 06:30:47 AM
Steel Rats is a quite impressive 2.5D motorbike combat game with exciting stunts involved. It was already available for Windows on Steam - however, recently it has been made available for Linux and Mac as well.

Star LabTop Mk III Open Source Edition: An Interesting Laptop

Tuesday 12th of March 2019 06:28:44 AM
Star Labs Systems have been producing Laptops tailored for Linux for some time. Recently, they have recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for their upcoming 'Open Source Edition' laptop that incorporates more features as per the requests by the users or reviewers.

Calm Down! Skype for Web HAS NOT Dropped Support for Linux

Monday 11th of March 2019 03:43:37 PM
The rumors are not true. Skype for Web is working fine on Linux via Google Chrome and other Chromium based web browsers. Skype fans can relax now.

Purism’s PureOS Linux will Run on Both Mobile and PC

Saturday 9th of March 2019 03:40:07 AM
Purism is working to create a unified operating system for their laptops and upcoming mobile device. Will Purism be able to succeed where others have failed?

How to Restart a Network in Ubuntu [Beginner’s Tip]

Thursday 7th of March 2019 06:45:13 AM
Here are 6 ways you can restart network in Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04 and other versions. Also learn how to refresh wireless network connection in Ubuntu Linux.

Running the ‘Real Debian’ on Raspberry Pi 3+ [For DIY Enthusiasts]

Tuesday 5th of March 2019 01:39:35 PM
If you are a DIY enthusiast and an experienced Linux user, you can enjoy installing the real Debian image on a Raspberry Pi instead of the Raspbian OS.

Linux Kernel 5.0 Released! Check Out The New Features

Monday 4th of March 2019 11:55:23 AM
Linus Torvalds has announced the release of Linux Kernel 5.0. Check out what's new in the Kernel 5.0.

How to Install MongoDB on Ubuntu

Monday 4th of March 2019 10:33:16 AM
Here are two ways to install MongoDB on Ubuntu 18.04, the open-source NoSQL Database used in many modern applications.

Manage Your Mirrors with ArchLinux Mirrorlist Manager

Sunday 3rd of March 2019 06:43:37 AM
ArchLinux Mirrorlist Manager is a simple GUI program that allows you to easily manage mirrors in your Arch Linux system.

Guide to Install VMware Tools on Linux

Friday 1st of March 2019 01:07:20 PM
VMware Tools enhances your VM experience by allowing you to share clipboard and folder among other things. Learn how to install VMware tools on Ubuntu and other Linux distributions.

A Brief History of FOSS Practices

Thursday 28th of February 2019 11:38:10 AM
We focus a great deal about Linux and Free & Open Source Software at It’s FOSS. Ever wondered how old such FOSS Practices are? How did this Practice come by? What is the History behind this revolutionary concept?

How to Display Weather Information in Ubuntu 18.04

Wednesday 27th of February 2019 06:00:43 AM
This is our list of weather apps for Ubuntu 18.04 and higher versions. No matter your needs and experience, we've got you covered.

How to Install VirtualBox on Ubuntu [Beginner’s Tutorial]

Monday 25th of February 2019 08:01:49 AM
This beginner's tutorial explains various ways to install VirtualBox on Ubuntu and other Debian-based Linux distributions.

No! Ubuntu is NOT Replacing Apt with Snap

Saturday 23rd of February 2019 12:52:08 PM
Rumors are doing the round that Ubuntu is going to replace Apt with Snap. That's not true. Ubuntu has no such plans. You can dismiss these rumors.

Q4OS Linux Revives Your Old Laptop with Windows’ Looks

Friday 22nd of February 2019 06:56:39 AM
Q4OS is a lightweight Linux distribution based on Debian. It imitates the look and feel of Windows. Read the complete review to know more about Q4OS Linux.

DevOps for Network Engineers: Linux Foundation’s New Training Course

Thursday 21st of February 2019 11:48:47 AM
Linux Foundation has launched a DevOps course for sysadmins and network engineers. They are also offering a limited time 40% discount on the launch.

More in Tux Machines

Stable kernels 5.0.3, 4.20.17, 4.19.30, 4.14.107 and 4.9.164

  • Linux 5.0.3
    I'm announcing the release of the 5.0.3 kernel. All users of the 5.0 kernel series must upgrade. The updated 5.0.y git tree can be found at: git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-5.0.y and can be browsed at the normal kernel.org git web browser: http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-st...
  • Linux 4.20.17
  • Linux 4.19.30
  • Linux 4.14.107
  • Linux 4.9.164

Firefox 66 Released

Firefox now prevents websites from automatically playing sound. You can add individual sites to an exceptions list or turn blocking off. Read more Also: Firefox 66 Arrives - Blocks Auto-Playing Sounds, Hides Title Bar By Default For Linux

Mozilla/Firefox: Reducing Your Online Annoyances, This Week in Servo Development and Vista 10 Integration

  • Today’s Firefox Aims to Reduce Your Online Annoyances
    Almost a hundred years ago, John Maynard Keyes suggested that the industrial revolution would effectively end work for humans within a couple of generations, and our biggest challenge would be figuring what to do with that time. That definitely hasn’t happened, and we always seem to have lots to do, much of it online. When you’re on the web, you’re trying to get stuff done, and therefore online annoyances are just annoyances. Whether it’s autoplaying videos, page jumps or finding a topic within all your multiple tabs, Firefox can help. Today’s Firefox release minimizes those online inconveniences, and puts you back in control.
  • This Week In Servo 127
    In the past week, we merged 50 PRs in the Servo organization’s repositories.
  • Passwordless Web Authentication Support via Windows Hello
    Firefox 66, being released this week, supports using the Windows Hello feature for Web Authentication on Windows 10, enabling a passwordless experience on the web that is hassle-free and more secure. Firefox has supported Web Authentication for all desktop platforms since version 60, but Windows 10 marks our first platform to support the new FIDO2 “passwordless” capabilities for Web Authentication.

Lessons in Vendor Lock-in: 3D Printers

One interesting thing about the hobbyist 3D printing market is that it was founded on free software and open hardware ideals starting with the RepRap project. The idea behind that project was to design a 3D printer from off-the-shelf parts that could print as many of its own parts as possible (especially more complex, custom parts like gears). Because of this, the first generation of 3D printers were all homemade using Arduinos, stepper motors, 3D-printed gears and hardware you could find in the local hardware store. As the movement grew, a few individuals started small businesses selling 3D printer kits that collected all the hardware plus the 3D printed parts and electronics for you to assemble at home. Later, these kits turned into fully assembled and supported printers, and after the successful Printrbot kickstarter campaign, the race was on to create cheaper and more user-friendly printers with each iteration. Sites like Thingiverse and YouMagine allowed people to create and share their designs, so even if you didn't have any design skills yourself, you could download and print everyone else's. These sites even provided the hardware diagrams for some of the more popular 3D printers. The Free Software ethos was everywhere you looked. Read more