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4 Ways to Run Linux Commands in Windows

Saturday 25th of May 2019 11:00:05 AM
Want to use Linux commands but don't want to leave Windows? Here are several ways to run Linux bash commands in Windows.

GitHub Launches Sponsorship Program for Open Source Contributors

Thursday 23rd of May 2019 03:30:59 PM
Microsoft's GitHub now allows the open source project contributors to accept donation via GitHub Sponsor program. Read more about this new offering from GitHub.

Damn! Antergos Linux has been Discontinued

Wednesday 22nd of May 2019 06:07:43 AM
Beginner-friendly Arch Linux based distribution Antergos has announced that the project is being discontinued.

How to Disable IPv6 on Ubuntu Linux

Tuesday 21st of May 2019 03:09:27 AM
Looking to disable IPv6 on Linux? Learn why you would want to disable IPv6 and how to disable IPv6 in Ubuntu Linux in this tutorial.

Zettlr – Markdown Editor for Writers and Researchers

Monday 20th of May 2019 05:50:11 AM
Zettlr is an open source markdown editor with features that help writers and researchers. Read and see if Zettlr can be your next favorite application.

Change Power Modes in Ubuntu with Slimbook Battery Optimizer

Saturday 18th of May 2019 07:15:31 AM
Slimbook Battery is a nifty applet indicator that allows you to quickly change the power mode on your Linux laptop and thus saves battery life in Ubuntu.

10 Places Where You Can Buy Linux Computers

Friday 17th of May 2019 06:12:11 AM
Looking for a Linux laptop? Here are 10 places you can buy a Linux computer. Some of the shops even sell computers preinstalled with LibreBoot instead of BIOS. Check out the list.

Good News! Indian State Saves Over $400 Million by Choosing Linux

Tuesday 14th of May 2019 06:28:46 AM
Schools in Indian state of Kerala are expected to save ₹3000 crore (roughly $428 million) by choosing Linux as their choice of operating system for school computers under a state-wide project.

How to SSH into a Raspberry Pi [Beginner’s Tip]

Monday 13th of May 2019 05:14:17 AM
In this Raspberry Pi article series, you'll learn how to enable SSH in Raspberry Pi and then how to SSH into a Raspberry Pi device.

How to Use 7Zip in Ubuntu and Other Linux [Quick Tip]

Friday 10th of May 2019 02:00:22 PM
Cannot extract .7z file in Linux? Learn how to install and use 7zip in Ubuntu and other Linux distributions.

Stremio Open Source Add-on Competition offers $5,000 in Rewards

Friday 10th of May 2019 05:10:38 AM
Like to code? Win up to $5000 by developing add-ons for open source video streaming application Stremio.

21 Best Kali Linux Tools for Hacking and Penetration Testing

Thursday 9th of May 2019 06:26:24 AM
Here's our list of best Kali Linux tools that will allow you to assess the security of web-servers and help in performing hacking and pen-testing.

Ubuntu 19.10 Release Schedule and Expected Features

Tuesday 7th of May 2019 04:57:15 PM
The development for Ubuntu 19.10 Eoan Ermine has begun. Learn the release date of Ubuntu 19.10 and the new features it is expected to bring.

Bad News! Windows 10 Will Soon Have a Real Linux Kernel

Tuesday 7th of May 2019 05:23:44 AM
The upcoming version of Windows 10 will feature a real Linux kernel in it as part of Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). You would be able to update this Linux kernel through Windows updates. And you thought Marvel's Infinity War was the most ambitious crossover in history!

How to Add Application Shortcuts on Ubuntu Desktop

Monday 6th of May 2019 06:16:46 AM
In this quick tutorial, you'll learn how to add application shortcuts on desktop in Ubuntu and other distributions that use GNOME desktop.

[Review] Void Linux, a Linux BSD Hybrid

Sunday 5th of May 2019 11:13:53 AM
There are distros that follow the crowd and there are others that try to make their own path through the tall weed. Created from scratch, Void Linux is an interesting distribution.

Tutanota Launches New Encrypted Tool to Support Press Freedom

Friday 3rd of May 2019 11:09:51 AM
A secure email provider has announced the release of a new product designed to help whistleblowers get their information to the media. The tool is free for journalists.

SuiteCRM: An Open Source CRM Takes Aim At Salesforce

Friday 3rd of May 2019 05:22:01 AM
SuiteCRM is one of the most popular open source CRM (Customer Relationship Management) software available. With its unique-priced managed CRM hosting service, SuiteCRM is aiming to challenge enterprise CRMs like Salesforce.

Using MySQL with Basic SQL Commands

Thursday 2nd of May 2019 04:13:39 AM
Learn to use basic SQL commands in the open source database management system MySQL. All the mentioned commands have been explained with examples.

Purism’s New Offering is a Dream Come True for Privacy Concerned People

Wednesday 1st of May 2019 06:57:01 AM
Purism, the privacy focused company behind Librem laptops and smartphone, has unveiled a new suite of services to further serve the privacy aware people.

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Linux 5.2-rc2

Hey, what's to say? Fairly normal rc2, no real highlights - I think most of the diff is the SPDX updates. Who am I kidding? The highlight of the week was clearly Finland winning the ice hockey world championships. So once you sober up from the celebration, go test, Linus Read more Also: Linux 5.2-rc2 Kernel Released As The "Golden Lions"

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Review: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.0

My experiment with RHEL 8 got off to a rough start. Going through the on-line registration process produced some errors and ended up with me getting the wrong ISO which, in turn, resulted in some confusion and delays in getting the distribution installed. Things then began to look up as RHEL 8 did a good job of detecting my system's hardware, registered itself without incident and offered good performance on physical hardware. I was particularly pleased that the distribution appears to detect whether our video card will work well with Wayland and either displays or hides Wayland sessions in response. I did have some trouble with the GNOME Classic Wayland session and GNOME Shell on X.Org was a bit sluggish. However, the Classic session on X.Org and GNOME Shell on Wayland both worked very well. In short, it's worthwhile to explore each of the four desktop options to see what works best for the individual. The big issues I ran into with RHEL were with regards to software management. Both GNOME Software and the Cockpit screen for managing applications failed to work at all, whether run as root or a regular user. When using the command line dnf package manager, the utility failed to perform searches unless run with sudo and occasionally crashed. In a similar vein, the Bash feature that checks for matching packages when the user types a command name it doesn't recognize does not work and produces a lengthy error. There were some security features or design choices that I think will mostly appeal to enterprise users, but are less favourable in home or small office environments. Allowing remote root logins by default on the Workstation role rubs me the wrong way, though I realize it is often useful when setting up servers. The enforced complex passwords are similarly better suited to offices than home users. One feature which I think most people will enjoy is SELinux which offers an extra layer of security, thought I wish the Cockpit feature to toggle SELinux had worked to make trouble-shooting easier. I was not surprised that RHEL avoids shipping some media codecs. The company has always been cautious in this regard. I had hoped that trying to find and install the codecs would have provided links to purchase the add-ons or connect us with a Red Hat-supplied repository. Instead we are redirected through a chain of Fedora documentation until we come to a third-party website which currently does not offer the desired packages. Ultimately, while RHEL does some things well, such as hardware support, desktop performance, and providing stable (if conservative) versions of applications, I found my trial highly frustrating. Many features simply do not work, or crash, or use a lot of resources, or need to be worked around to make RHEL function as a workstation distribution. Some people may correctly point out RHEL is mostly targeting servers rather than workstations, but there too there are a number of problems. Performance and stability are provided, but the issues I ran into with Cockpit, permission concerns, and command line package management are all hurdles for me when trying to run RHEL in a server role. I find myself looking forward to the launch of CentOS 8 (which will probably arrive later this year), as CentOS 8 uses the same source code as RHEL, but is not tied to the same subscription model and package repositories. I am curious to see how much of a practical effect this has on the free, community version of the same software. Read more

GNOME 3.34 Revamps the Wallpaper Picker (And Fixes a Longstanding Issue Too)

The upcoming release of GNOME 3.34 will finally solve a long standing deficiency in the desktop’s background wallpaper management. Now, I’ve written about various quirks in GNOME wallpaper handling before, but it’s the lack of option to pick a random wallpaper from a random directory via the Settings > Background panel that is, by far, my biggest bug bear. Ubuntu 19.04 ships with GNOME 3.32. Here, the only wallpapers available to select via the Settings > Background section are those the system ships with and any top-level images placed in ~/Pictures — nothing else is selectable. So, to set a random image as a wallpaper in GNOME 3.32 I tend to ignore the background settings panel altogether and instead use the image viewer’s File > Set as background… option (or the similar Nautilus right-click setting). Thankfully, not for much longer! Read more