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Share Your Keyboard and Mouse Between Linux and Raspberry Pi

Friday 16th of August 2019 06:36:39 AM
This DIY tutorial teaches you to share mouse and keyboard between multiple computers using open source software Barrier.

LiVES Video Editor 3.0 is Here With Significant Improvements

Thursday 15th of August 2019 09:57:58 AM
The latest major release of free and open source video editor LiVES makes it even better. Learn how to install the latest LiVES release.

Clementine Music Player for All Your Audio Needs

Wednesday 14th of August 2019 06:42:45 AM
Clementine is a versatile music player that gives you a variety of tools to play and organize local music along with the options for podcasts & streaming music.

Get Trained and Certified on Cloud Native Technologies with Linux Foundation [70% Off]

Tuesday 13th of August 2019 01:13:59 PM
Get trained and certified on trending IT technologies with Linux Foundation, the official organization behind Linux. Get 70% off on Cloud Native training.

How to Reinstall Ubuntu in Dual Boot or Single Boot Mode

Tuesday 13th of August 2019 08:07:04 AM
If you are tired of fixing your system, reinstalling would be the quick and dirty way to get out of it. Learn how to reinstall Ubuntu in this tutorial.

How to Install & Use VirtualBox Guest Additions on Ubuntu

Monday 12th of August 2019 12:29:58 PM
Install VirtualBox Guest Additions in Ubuntu and with this you'll be able to copy-paste and drag and drop between the host and guest system.

How to Get Linux Kernel 5.0 in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Sunday 11th of August 2019 06:52:17 AM
The recently released Ubuntu 18.04.3 includes Linux Kernel 5.0 among several new features and improvements but you won't get it by default. This tutorial demonstrates how to get Linux Kernel 5 in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

Endeavour OS Aims to Fill the Void Left by Antergos in Arch Linux World

Friday 9th of August 2019 11:06:37 AM
EndeavourOS is trying to develop a beginner-friendly Arch-based distribution around a friendly community. Read this review of EndeavourOS Linux distribution.

LibreOffice or FreeOffice? Manjaro Gives You the Right to Choose

Wednesday 7th of August 2019 09:51:41 AM
In the upcoming release of Manjaro Linux, users will be able to select between open source LibreOffice and proprietary FreeOffice at the time of installation.

Find Out How Long Does it Take To Boot Your Linux System

Tuesday 6th of August 2019 06:21:50 AM
How long does your Linux system takes to boot? Here's how to find it out with systemd-analyze command.

Linux Mint 19.2 “Tina” Released: Here’s What’s New and How to Get it

Monday 5th of August 2019 07:06:44 AM
Linux Mint 19.2 "Tina" has been released. See what's new in it and learn how to upgrade to Linux Mint 19.2.

How to Install and Configure PostgreSQL on Ubuntu

Sunday 4th of August 2019 05:38:40 AM
PostgreSQL is a free and open source database system. Learn how to install and use the latest PostgreSQL version in Ubuntu Linux.

Linux Smartphone Librem 5 is Available for Preorder

Thursday 1st of August 2019 04:15:52 AM
The specification for the much awaited Linux-based smartphone Librem 5 is out now. You can even preorder it to get it before most other people.

5 Free Partition Managers for Linux

Tuesday 30th of July 2019 02:43:45 PM
Here's our recommended list of partitioning tools for Linux distributions. These tools let you delete, add, tweak or resize the disk partitioning on your Linux system.

Is This the End of Floppy Disk in Linux? Linus Torvalds Marks Floppy Disks ‘Orphaned’

Monday 29th of July 2019 04:04:18 PM
In a recent commit to the Linux Kernel, Linus Torvalds marked the floppy disk drivers as orphaned. Could this be the beginning of the end of floppy disks in Linux?

OpenHMD: Open Source Project for VR Development

Monday 29th of July 2019 06:14:48 AM
OpenHMD aims to provide a Free and Open Source API and drivers for immersive technology, such as head mounted displays with built in head tracking. Have a look at this open source project.

$200 Linux Laptop Pinebook Pro is Available for Pre-order

Thursday 25th of July 2019 03:49:14 PM
Pinebook Pro is an inexpensive Linux laptop with modest configuration and a price tag of just $200. Pre-order for this device is open now.

Dropbox is Bringing Back Support For ZFS, XFS, Btrfs And eCryptFS On Linux

Wednesday 24th of July 2019 08:16:53 AM
As spotted in the latest beta build of Dropbox, the support for ZFS, XFS, Btrfs and eCryptFS is coming back to Linux. It was dropped from Dropbox on Linux in late 2018.

WPS Office on Linux is a Free Alternative to Microsoft Office

Tuesday 23rd of July 2019 10:53:55 AM
If you are looking for a free alternative of Microsoft Office on Linux, WPS Office is one of the best choice. It's free to use and offers compatibility with MS Office document formats.

11 Best Open Source CRM Software

Monday 22nd of July 2019 05:31:58 AM
Here are some of the best open source CRM software available for small & medium sized businesses. You can host them on your own or opt for their hosted versions.

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Fedora and Red Hat: New F30 Builds, Flock Report, Servers and Package Management Domain Model

  • Ben Williams: F30-20190818 updated isos released.

    The Fedora Respins SIG is pleased to announce the latest release of Updated F30-20190816 Live ISOs, carrying the 5.2.8-200 kernel. This set of updated isos will save considerable amounts of updates after install. ((for new installs.)(New installs of Workstation have 1.2GB of updates)). A huge thank you goes out to irc nicks dowdle, satellite,Southern-Gentlem for testing these iso.

  • Flock to Fedora 2019 Conference report

    Last week I attended “Flock to Fedora” conference in Budapest, Hungary. It was a Fedora contributors conference where I met some developers, project leaders, GSoC interns. Below is a brief report of my attendance.

  • What salary can a sysadmin expect to earn?

    The path to reliable salary data sometimes is sometimes paved with frustration. That’s because the honest answer to a reasonable question—what should I be paid for this job?—is usually: "It depends." Location, experience, skill set, industry, and other factors all impact someone’s actual compensation. For example, there’s rarely a single, agreed-upon salary for a particular job title or role. All of the above applies to system administrators. It’s a common, long-established IT job that spans many industries, company sizes, and other variables. While sysadmins may share some common fundamentals, it’s certainly not a one-size-fits-all position, and it’s all the truer as some sysadmin roles evolve to take on cloud, DevOps, and other responsibilities. What salary can you expect to earn as a sysadmin? Yeah, it depends. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t get a clear picture of what sysadmin compensation looks like, including specific numbers. This is information worth having handy if you’re a sysadmin on the job market or seeking a promotion. Let’s start with some good news from a compensation standpoint. Sysadmins—like other IT pros these days—are in demand. "In today’s business environment, companies are innovating and moving faster than ever before, and they need systems that can keep up with the pace of their projects and communications, as well as help everything run smoothly," says Robert Sutton, district president for the recruiting firm Robert Half Technology. "That’s why systems administrators are among the IT professionals who can expect to see a growing salary over the next year or so."

  • Run Mixed IT Efficiently, The Adient – SUSE Way.

    When you have multiple distributions, such as Red Hat and SUSE, you can reduce administration complexity and save administration time and resources with a common management tool. Adient had applications running on both SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Adient deployed SUSE Manager to manage their Mixed IT environment involving both distributions.

  • Package Management Domain Model

    When I wrote this model, we were trying to unify a few different sorts of packages. Coming from SpaceWalk, part of the team was used to wokring on RPMS with the RPM Database for storage, and Yum as the mechanism for fetching them. The other part of the team was coming from the JBoss side, working with JAR, WAR, EAR and associated files, and the Ivy or Maven building and fetching the files. We were working within the context of the Red Hat Network (as it was then called) for delivering content to subscribers. Thus, we had the concept of Errata, Channels, and Entitlements which are somewhat different from what other organizations call these things, but the concepts should be general enough to cover a range of systems. There are many gaps in this diagram. It does not discuss the building of packages, nor the relationship between source and binary packages. It also does not provide a way to distinguish between the package storage system and the package fetch mechanism. But the bones are solid. I’ve used this diagram for a few years, and it is useful.

Review: AcademiX GNU/Linux 2.2

What sets AcademiX apart from other distributions is the EDU software manager. This package manager provides curated lists of educational software, which are grouped by subject and by age range. This package manager makes finding educational software really easy. There is software for astronomy, biology, geography, foreign languages, and many other subjects. While there are gaps in the availability of applications covering various subjects, that is a gap in the broader open source application ecosystem, not something specific to AcademiX. While some of the rough edges I noted with the installation process and the desktop customization make me a hesitant to recommend AcademiX to new Linux users, Educational Technology professionals should perhaps try out AcademiX just to use the EDU package manager to explore various open source applications. While installing and updating software was easy and basically the same experience as any other modern, Debian-based distribution, the fact that some of the packages come from servers in Romania means that some package downloads can be much slower than downloading from the world-wide network of Debian mirrors. For individual packages and small collections of packages this is not too noticeable, but it is still an issue. The frustrating part is the fact that the speeds are not consistent. Sometimes I was downloading at only 40kbps, but other times it was much faster. I experienced the same issue when trying to download the ISO. One download took about 20 minutes for the 1.7GB image but some other attempts took 4 hours. Final thoughts AcademiX GNU/Linux is an interesting distribution, but it has some rough edges that need to be cleaned up. Honestly, I really, really wanted to like this distribution (good distributions aimed at the educational market are always needed), but found it to be merely okay. AcademiX has a lot of potential, but it is just not there yet. DebianEdu/Skolelinux is far more polished while serving almost the exact same niche. However, if the AcademiX team cleans up some of the issues I noted above, especially the installer issues, I think future versions of AcademiX might turn out to be worthwhile. The EDU software installer is well organized and aids in discovering educational software, so that is one solid advantage AcademiX offers, but overall the distribution needs more work and polish before I could move it from "this distribution is okay" to "you should give this distribution a try". Read more

Security: ECB, Bluetooth and AppArmor Crash Course

  • ECB server hacked – Data disclosure of the European Central Bank – Bank hacks from Mexico to Bangladesh

    The Europeans probably do not even know about „what is going on“ and according to ex finance minister of Greece – finance ministers do not have a lot to say in the ECB – the IMF has – there are no recordings of the meetings of „The Eurogroup“ – so transparency over decision making processes is rather bad. After all just like the (more or less ideal) „big brother“ the FED it is not under direct democratic influence – does what it wants – every word the FED CEO says is analyzed and influences financial market decisions. „One of the sites of the European Central Bank (ECB) has been hacked. The attackers gained access to sensitive users ‚ information, however, the internal system of the Bank has not been compromised.

  • Specification vulnerability in devices that speak Bluetooth is addressed

    The discovery of a flaw in Bluetooth specification that could enable an attack to spy on your information made news this week; the attacker could be able to weaken the encryption of Bluetooth devices and snoop on communications or send falsified ones to take over a device, said The Verge.

  • FrOSCon 2019 - openSUSE booth & AppArmor Crash Course

    Last weekend, I was at FrOSCon - a great Open Source conference in Sankt Augustin, Germany. We (Sarah, Marcel and I) ran the openSUSE booth, answered lots of questions about openSUSE and gave the visitors some goodies - serious and funny (hi OBS team!) stickers, openSUSE hats, backpacks and magazines featuring openSUSE Leap. We also had a big plush geeko, but instead of doing a boring raffle, we played openSUSE Jeopardy where the candidates had to ask the right questions about Linux and openSUSE for the answers I provided.

Manjaro 18.0.4 Illyria Xfce review - Nice but somewhat crude

Overall, Manjaro 18.0.4 Illyria Xfce is a decent distro. It has lots of good and unique points. Network, media and phone support is good. You get a colorful repertoire of high-quality programs, the performance and battery life are excellent, and the desktop is fairly pretty. The system was also quite robust and stable. But then, there were issues - including inconsistent behavior compared to the Plasma crop. The installation can be a bit friendlier (as Plasma one does). The package management remains the Achilles' Heel of this distro. Having too many frontends is confusing, and none of them do a great job. The messages on dependencies, the need for AUR (if you want fancy stuff), and such all create unnecessary confusing. There were also tons of visual papercuts, and I struggled getting things in order. All in all, Manjaro is getting better all the time, but it is still too geeky for the common person, as it breaks the fourth wall of nerdiness too often. 7/10, and I hope it can sort itself out and continue to deliver the unique, fun stuff that gets sidelined by the rough edges. Read more