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How to Install Rocket.Chat on Ubuntu 18.04

Sunday 7th of July 2019 01:44:18 AM
Rocket.Chat is an open-source web chat server, which is an excellent self-hosted alternative to Slack. It offers many functionalities such as chat, video, and voice conferencing, file sharing, and a help-desk system. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of installing Rocket.Chat on an Ubuntu 18.04 VPS.

Lessons in Vendor Lock-in: Google and Huawei

Sunday 7th of July 2019 01:44:18 AM
What happens when you're locked in to a vendor that's too big to fail, but is on the opposite end of a trade war? The story of Google no longer giving Huawei access to Android updates is still developing, so by the time you read this, the situation may have changed.

Debian GNU/Linux 10 “Buster” Operating System Officially Released, Download Now

Sunday 7th of July 2019 01:17:00 AM
The Debian Project has officially announce today the release and general availability of the Debian GNU/Linux 10 "Buster" operating system series as the new stable version of Debian.

More than two years in development, Debian Buster or Debian 10 has now been declared stable, available for download for all supported architectures, and ready for deployment in production environments. It's a major release that brings numerous updated components and lots of new features and improvements.

"After 25 months of development the Debian project is proud to present its new stable version 10 (code name buster), which will be supported for the next 5 years thanks to the combined work of the Debian Security team and of the Debian Long Term Support team," reads the release announcement.

Here's what's new in Debian GNU/Linux 10 "Buster"

Major new features of the Debian GNU/Linux 10 "Buster" release include W... (read more)

Learn object-oriented programming with Python

Sunday 7th of July 2019 01:14:23 AM
In my previous article, I explained how to make Python modular by using functions, creating modules, or both. Functions are invaluable to avoid repeating code you intend to use several times, and modules ensure that you can use your code across different projects.

Debian 10 (“Buster”) has been released

Sunday 7th of July 2019 01:06:18 AM
Debian version 10, code named "Buster", has been released. It has lots of new features, including: "In this release, GNOME defaults to using the Wayland display server instead of Xorg. Wayland has a simpler and more modern design, which has advantages for security. However, the Xorg display server is still installed by default and the default display manager allows users to choose Xorg as the display server for their next session. Thanks to the Reproducible Builds project, over 91% of the source packages included in Debian 10 will build bit-for-bit identical binary packages. This is an important verification feature which protects users against malicious attempts to tamper with compilers and build networks. Future Debian releases will include tools and metadata so that end-users can validate the provenance of packages within the archive. For those in security-sensitive environments AppArmor, a mandatory access control framework for restricting programs' capabilities, is installed and enabled by default. Furthermore, all methods provided by APT (except cdrom, gpgv, and rsh) can optionally make use of seccomp-BPF sandboxing. The https method for APT is included in the apt package and does not need to be installed separately." More information can be found in the release notes.

Raspberry Pi: Combine a Raspberry Pi with up to 4 Raspberry Pi Zeros for less than US$50 with the Cluster HAT

Saturday 6th of July 2019 11:14:21 PM
The Cluster HAT v2.3 does what it says on the tin. It allows you to combine a Raspberry Pi A+/B+/2/3 with up to 4 Raspberry Pi Zeros. The latter connect via a Controller Pi GPIO and are configured to use USB Gadget mode, making it easy to simulate or test small-scale cluster computing.

How to Install Oracle VirtualBox On Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS Headless Server

Saturday 6th of July 2019 10:44:39 PM
This tutorial explains how to install Oracle VirtualBox on Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS headless server and how to manage the VirtualBox headless instances using phpVirtualBox.

LibreOffice 6.2.5 Open-Source Office Suite Released with More Than 115 Bug Fixes Search

Saturday 6th of July 2019 10:14:19 PM
The Document Foundation has announced today the release and general availability of the fifth maintenance update to the latest LibreOffice 6.2 open-source office suite series for all supported platforms.

Destination Linux EP128 – Ubuntu 32-bit Fiasco, Raspberry Pi 4, Fedora, Firefox, Steam Summer Sale

Saturday 6th of July 2019 09:44:20 PM, Ubuntu 32bit libs, Linus Torvalds, SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP1, Ubuntu Snap Store, Fedora 31, Raspberry Pi 4, Raspberry Pi 4 Heat Issue, Mozilla Brings The Heat, Steam Summer Sale

MX Linux Review: A Popular, Simple and Stable Linux Distro

Saturday 6th of July 2019 09:14:21 PM
MX Linux is a Debian-based distro that topped Distrowatch's popularity list for the last six months. Why is MX Linux so popular? Let's find out.

Manage your shell environment

Saturday 6th of July 2019 08:44:28 PM
Some time ago, the Fedora Magazine has published an article introducing ZSH — an alternative shell to Fedora’s default, bash. This time, we’re going to look into customizing it to use it in a more effective way.

How to Manually Install Security Updates on Debian/Ubuntu?

Saturday 6th of July 2019 08:44:28 PM
2DayGeek: Learn, how to install only security updates on Debian based systems.

Hands on with Windows 1.11, the Stranger Things tie-in you didn’t know you needed (minor spoilers)

Saturday 6th of July 2019 08:07:39 PM
This week Microsoft has been teasing users across the web with a series of Windows 1.0 announcements. That operating system originally came out in 1985, and the latest season of Netflix’s Stranger Things is set in the same year, so there was never any doubt that the teasers and the show were linked in some way. But how? On Friday Microsoft revealed we’d know the answer on Monday, but we now know exactly what’s coming -- Windows 1.11. Yes, it’s Windows 1.0, but turned up to Eleven -- of course it is. Eagle-eyed Windows 10 users have spotted a new… [Continue Reading]

This Week In Techdirt History: June 30th – July 6th

Saturday 6th of July 2019 07:00:00 PM

Five Years Ago

This week in 2014, it was slightly refreshing to see the new NSA boss refrain from Keith Alexander's sky-is-falling hyperbole when talking about the fallout of the Snowden revelations. We continued to learn more about already-published documents — such as the fact that the FBI and CIA were joining the NSA in the use of "backdoor searches" — as well as getting new revelations, such as details on how the FISA Court (which incidentally also this week issued a memorandum letting bulk metadata collection continue, had given the NSA incredibly broad powers to spy on almost any country. The EFF was launching a new lawsuit against the agency too, this time over its procedures for dealing with zero-day vulnerabilities, and over in the other major arena of federal government secrecy, a court ordered the DOJ to release the other secret drone strike memo it had referenced in documents the previous week.

Meanwhile, in the wake of Aereo's shutdown, the CEO of CBS was twisting reality to call the ruling "pro-consumer", and we noted how the uncertainty it created may have killed the all-important Cablevision ruling about remote DVRs, but it was impossible to be sure.

Ten Years Ago

Speaking of the Cablevision ruling, it was this week in 2009 that the Supreme Court refused to hear the case and left the appeals court ruling in place. We were just beginning to get our heads around the scope of automated copyright settlement letter shakedowns, as well as the ridiculous copyright situation faced by academics who want to share their work. Microsoft, Yahoo and Real were all sued for making a misstep in the music copyright maze, the RIAA scored an easy and expected legal win against while Jammie Thomas officially appealed the constitutionality of the award in her case, and L'Oreal was continuing its crusade to hold eBay responsible for its users' actions. This was also the week that a district court infamously blocked publication of an unofficial sequel to Catcher In The Rye, reminding us that copyright is one area where the government doesn't blink about banning books.

Fifteen Years Ago

Even all the way back in 2004, it was barely news to discover that lots of big companies routinely share customer data without permission or even disclosure. It was perhaps even less surprising to learn that people were opposed to the RIAA suing downloaders, or that CAN SPAM was still a failure at stopping spam (especially with 20% of Americans admitting they'd bought stuff from spam). Also not especially surprising was the latest failure of broadband-over-power-lines or, sadly, the Senate passing yet another slavishly pro-Hollywood bill easily via voice vote. But, though still not exactly "surprising", it was encouraging and inspiring to see the EFF kick into high-gear with its bad-patent-busting efforts that continue to this day.

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Saturday 6th of July 2019 06:24:17 PM

Cold case files: fossilized skull shows evidence of 33,000-year-old murder

Saturday 6th of July 2019 06:00:18 PM

Enlarge / Right lateral view of the Cioclovina calvaria exhibiting a large depressed fracture. A new paper concludes this is evidence of fatal blunt force trauma. (credit: Kranoti et al, 2019)

Some 33,000 years ago, a man was violently clubbed to death by a left-handed attacker wielding a club or similar object. That's the conclusion of an international team of scientists, who published the results of their forensic analysis in a recent paper in PLOS ONE.

The so-called Cioclovina calvaria is a fossilized skull around 33,000 years old, discovered in a cave in South Transylvania in 1941 during a mining operation. That makes it one of the earliest fossilized human remains yet known, so naturally it's been studied extensively by scientists interested in learning more about the Upper Paleolithic period, which started around 40,000 to 45,000 years, and marks the major dispersal of modern humans in Europe.

"The Cioclovina individual is particularly important, as it is one of the earliest and relatively complete skulls of modern Europeans from the Upper Paleolithic period," co-author Katerina Harvati of Eberhard Karls University of Tubingen in Germany told Live Science. "Human remains from this period are very rare and often very fragmentary."

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How the Internet kept my favorite musician alive, 20 years later

Saturday 6th of July 2019 05:00:06 PM

Enlarge / Bass guitarist Mark Sandman and saxophonist Dana Colley in concert with their band Morphine in the '90s. (credit: Getty Images / Tim Mosenfelder)

I'm a firm believer in the power of a live performance. A television broadcast or DVD doesn't capture the same thing as a theatrical production or a concert. You gotta be there.

But what about when you can't? What recourse is there when you're in love with an artist or performer who you can't physically interact with for any number of reasons?

I've thought about this for decades from a few perspectives: as a former full-time music critic; as a frequent chronicler of how information is presented and exchanged online; and perhaps most of all, as a music fan who had one freaking band slip through his hands.

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How to prevent and recover from accidental file deletion in Linux

Saturday 6th of July 2019 05:00:00 PM

There are practices that can help you reduce desperate pleas to recover lost files, but eventually, something will go wrong.

Microsoft and VMware Buying ‘Leadership’ in Linux

Saturday 6th of July 2019 04:24:57 PM

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Top 20 Best Astronomy Software For Linux To Explore Space With

Saturday 6th of July 2019 03:53:38 PM

There are far-ranges of astronomy software on the Linux platform that pave the way to observe the sky for the astronomy enthusiasts. In naked eyes, this fascinating universe stays immensely apart although there are many things to watch, for instance, nebulae, asteroids, star cluster, galaxies, meteor showers, comets, planets, stars, moons and so on. Astronomy software truly offers the professional astronomers and even the amateur sky explorer to go through the deep insight of the universe. This software facilitates controlling telescope, mapping night sky, making stars charts, having a close observation, creating details observation logs, and much more.

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The OpenStack Train keeps chugging on

SUSE, formerly a Platinum member of the OpenStack Foundation, may have left the open-source, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) OpenStack cloud, but the project is going to move forward with the forthcoming 20th release of OpenStack: Train. That's because while SUSE may no longer find OpenStack profitable, others are finding it works well for them and for their customers. "OpenStack is the market's leading choice of open-source infrastructure for containers, VMs and bare metal in private cloud," said Mark Collier, COO of the OpenStack Foundation in a statement. Read more

Events: Akademy, Gnome-shell Hackfest, LibreOffice Conference, .NEXT Copenhagen and GStreamer Conference

  • Akademy 2019 Talks Videos

    We now have the Akademy 2019 videos ready for you to enjoy, see the previous summary of talks on the dot for some inspiration on what to watch. The talk schedule has the full list We had keynotes on Developers Italia and the New Guidelines: Let the Open Source Revolution Start! by Leonardo Favario and Towards Qt 6 by Lars Knoll We also got updates on KDE Community's goals

  • Gnome-shell Hackfest 2019 – Day 1

    There’s a decent number of attendants from multiple parties (Red Hat, Canonical, Endless, Purism, …). We all brought various items and future plans for discussion, and have a number of merge requests in various states to go through. Some exciting keywords are Graphene, YUV, mixed DPI, Xwayland-on-demand, … But that is not all! Our finest designers also got together here, and I overheard they are discussing usability of the lock screen between other topics. [...] This event wouldn’t have been possible without the Revspace hackerspace people and specially our host Hans de Goede. They kindly provided the venue and necessary material, I am deeply thankful for that.

  • LibreOffice Conference 2019: Meet the Engineering Steering Committee

    Who makes the big technical decisions in the LibreOffice project? In this video from our recent LibreOffice Conference in Spain, the Engineering Steering Committee (ESC) introduces itself and provides an update on the latest updates...

  • Hello from Nutanix .NEXT Copenhagen

    Nutanix is, of course, a fast growing software company that works with many of the same Independent Hardware Vendors (IHVs) as SUSE to deliver solutions in the Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) space. Nutanix pioneered the HCI market and they position themselves as a key element to making it easier than ever before to design, build, and manage datacenter IT. They were originally a single source for turnkey HCI infrastructure, leveraging a close partnership with SuperMicro. They’ve since branched out become more hardware agnostic, supporting a variety of specialized HCI hardware from other vendors, including IBM, Lenovo, Dell, HPE, and Fujitsu.

  • GStreamer Conference 2019: Full Schedule, Talks Abstracts and Speakers Biographies now available

    The GStreamer Conference team is pleased to announce that the full conference schedule including talk abstracts and speaker biographies is now available for this year's lineup of talks and speakers, covering again an exciting range of topics! The GStreamer Conference 2019 will take place on 31 October - 1 November 2019 in Lyon, France just after the Embedded Linux Conference Europe (ELCE).