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Installation of Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) Desktop on UEFI Firmware Systems

Friday 19th of April 2019 08:31:22 AM
Ubuntu 19.04, codename Disco Dingo, non-LTS, has finally been released for Desktops, Servers, Cloud and other instances and flavours. This version comes with nine months support and some interesting changes, the most notable ones...

3 Ways to Install Atom Text Editor in openSUSE

Thursday 18th of April 2019 07:04:19 AM
Atom is a free, open-source, hackable, easy to customize and cross-platform text editor, that works on Linux, OS X, and Windows. It is a desktop application built with HTML, JavaScript, CSS, and Node.js integration...

How to Delete all Text in a File Using Vi/Vim Editor

Wednesday 17th of April 2019 07:18:42 AM
Vim is a great tool for editing text or configuration files in Linux. One of the lesser-known Vim tricks is clearing or deleting all text or lines in a file. Although, this is not...

How to Find openSUSE Linux Version

Tuesday 16th of April 2019 07:33:48 AM
In this article, we will explain how to find out which version of openSUSE Linux distribution installed and running on a computer. The /etc/os-release and /usr/lib/os-release files include all openSUSE version information and you...

How to Compare Local and Remote Files in Linux

Monday 15th of April 2019 07:43:23 AM
In this article, we will show how to compare or find the difference between local and remote files in Linux. In a recent post, we reviewed 9 best file comparison and difference (Diff) tools...

HTTP Prompt – An Interactive Command Line HTTP Client

Friday 12th of April 2019 06:20:21 AM
HTTP Prompt (or HTTP-prompt) is an interactive command-line HTTP client built on HTTPie and prompt_toolkit, featuring autocomplete and syntax highlighting. It also supports auto cookies, OpenAPI/Swagger integration as well as Unix-like pipelines and output...

How to Calculate IP Subnet Address with ipcalc Tool

Thursday 11th of April 2019 07:30:03 AM
When managing a network, you will undoubtedly need to deal with subnetting. Some network administrators are able to do the binary math quite quickly in their head, to determine the subnet mask. However, others...

Best IP Address Management Tools for Linux

Wednesday 10th of April 2019 06:27:33 AM
If you are a network administrator, you surely know, how important it is to keep track of the leased IP addresses within your network and easily manage those addresses. For short the IP address...

10 Best Tiling Window Managers for Linux

Tuesday 9th of April 2019 07:00:19 AM
As the name Linux Window manager suggests, the work of window managers is to coordinate how app windows function and they automatically run in the background of your OS to manage the appearance and...

How to Install Linux Distribution Devuan on Raspberry Pi 3

Monday 8th of April 2019 06:56:32 AM
For the readers unfamiliar with the Raspberry Pi, this article is sadly not talking about the eatable kind! Raspberry Pi’s are single board, credit card sized computer made by the Raspberry Pi Foundation in...

How to Find and Install Software Applications in Fedora Linux

Friday 5th of April 2019 07:01:14 AM
There are countless software packages are available to install on Fedora Linux distribution from the repository provided by Fedora project. You can also enable other third-party repositories such as COPR or RPM Fusion to...

11 Best Notepad++ Alternatives For Linux

Thursday 4th of April 2019 06:19:22 AM
Notepadd++ is a completely free source code editor created as a replacement for Notepad on Windows – is written based on Scintilla in C++ and implements Win32 API and STL to ensure program sizes...

10 Best File and Disk Encryption Tools for Linux

Wednesday 3rd of April 2019 05:30:56 AM
It wasn’t too long ago that we published a list of 10 cool command line tools for your Linux terminal. Today, we turn our focus to encryption methods as we bring you a list...

Top 26 Tools for VMware Administrators

Tuesday 2nd of April 2019 07:15:54 AM
VMware software provides cloud computing and platform virtualization services to various users and it supports working with several tools that extend its abilities. Read Also: How to Install VMware Workstation Pro 14 on Linux...

5 Cool New Projects to Try in Fedora Linux

Monday 1st of April 2019 08:16:59 AM
In this article, we will share five cool new projects to try in Fedora Linux distribution. Note that some of these projects may also be work on other mainstream Linux distributions such as Ubuntu...

How to Find Out Who is Using a File in Linux

Friday 29th of March 2019 06:25:32 AM
In this article, we will explain how to find out who is using a particular file in Linux. This will help you know the system user or process that is using an open file....

How to Install Memcached (Caching Server) on CentOS 7

Thursday 28th of March 2019 07:25:35 AM
Memcached is an open source distributed memory object caching program that allows us to improve and speed up the performance of dynamic web applications by caching data and objects in Memory. Memcached is also...

Todo.txt – Manages Your Todo Tasks from Linux Terminal

Wednesday 27th of March 2019 06:34:41 AM
Todo.txt (todo.txt-cli) is an easy and extensible shell script for managing your todo.txt file. It allows you to add todos, list added todos, mark an entry as done, appends text to existing lines, and...

How to Install Adobe Flash Player 32 on Fedora Linux

Tuesday 26th of March 2019 08:44:26 AM
Adobe Flash is a web browser plug-in used to display interactive web pages, online games, and to playback video and audio content. Flash displays text, vector graphics and raster graphics to provide animations, video...

How to Install and Switch Desktop Environments in Fedora

Monday 25th of March 2019 07:38:35 AM
Do you want to use or try a different desktop environment in Fedora Workstation spin, other than the default, GNOME 3. In this article, we will show how to install and switch desktop environments...

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Graphics: AMDGPU and X.Org Elections

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  • AMDGPU Has Another Round Of Updates Ahead Of Linux 5.2
    Feature work on DRM-Next for the Linux 5.2 kernel cycle is winding down while today AMD has sent in what could be their last round of AMDGPU feature updates for this next kernel release. Building off their earlier Linux 5.2 feature work are more updates. That earlier round brought new SMU11 enablement code for Vega 20, various other Vega 20 features, HMM preparations, and other code changes.
  • 2019 Election Round 2 voting OPEN
    To all X.Org Foundation Members: The round 2 of X.Org Foundation's annual election is now open and will remain open until 23:59 UTC on 2 May 2019. Four of the eight director seats are open during this election, with the four nominees receiving the highest vote totals serving as directors for two year terms. There were six candidates nominated. For a complete list of the candidates and their personal statements, please visit the 2019 X.Org Elections page at https://www.x.org/wiki/BoardOfDirectors/Elections/2019/ The new bylaw changes were approved in the first round of voting. Here are some instructions on how to cast your vote: Login to the membership system at: https://members.x.org/ If you do not remember your password, you can click on the "lost password" button and enter your user name. An e-mail will be sent to you with your password. If you have problems with the membership system, please e-mail membership at x.org. When you login you will see an "Active Ballots" section with the "X.Org 2019 Elections Round 2" ballot. When you click on that you will be presented with a page describing the ballot. At the bottom you will find a number of dropdowns that let you rank your candidates by order of preference. For the election: There is a pull-down selection box for 1st choice, 2nd, choice, and so on. Pick your candidates top to bottom in order of preference, avoiding duplicates. After you have completed your ballot, click the "Cast vote" button. Note that once you click this button, your votes will be cast and you will not be able to make further changes, so please make sure you are satisfied with your votes before clicking the "Cast vote" button. After you click the "Vote" button, the system will verify that you have completed a valid ballot. If your ballot is invalid (e.g., you duplicated a selection or did not answer the By-laws approval question), it will return you to the previous voting page. If your ballot is valid, your votes will be recorded and the system will show you a notice that your votes were cast. Note that the election will close at 23:59 UTC on 2 May 2019. At that time, the election committee will count the votes and present the results to the current board for validation. After the current board validates the results, the election committee will present the results to the Members. Harry, on behalf of the X.Org elections committee
  • It's Time To Re-Vote Following The Botched 2019 X.Org Elections
    While there were the recent X.Org Foundation board elections, a do-over was needed as their new custom-written voting software wasn't properly recording votes... So here's now your reminder to re-vote in these X.Org elections. At least with the initial round of voting they reached a super majority and the ballot question of whether the X.Org Foundation should formally fold FreeDesktop.org into its umbrella worked and that X.Org + FreeDesktop.org hook-up passed so all is well on that front. But for the Board of Directors elections, that's where re-voting is needed with the voting software that now correctly records the votes.

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Games: Lutris and More

  • Epic Games Store Now On Linux Thanks To Lutris
    While the Epic Games Store itself is not officially supported by the open source Linux operating system, a third-party gaming client has now made sure that you can access the store and launcher on your own distro. The Epic Games Store is now accessible on Linux via the Lutris Gaming client. The client is available to all Linux users, who in the past has provided the same users a way to play PC games without the need to have Windows installed in their machines. Although Linux is not necessarily the go-to platform when it comes to PC gaming, there is a very niche audience dedicated to making the platform work in favor of open-source and to counteract what could be perceived as a heavily Windows-biased PC gaming community. Linux gaming is somewhat tedious to the relatively casual or normal user, although there are some within the Linux community that advertise and try to foster its growth in terms of gaming, as there are some games that can run better on the operating system. That is to say, if you have a lot of patience to try and make it work.
  • You Died but a Necromancer revived you is good fun in a small package
    Sometimes, simplicity is what makes a game and in the case of You Died BaNRY that's very true. The game has little depth to it but makes up for that in just how frantic and fun it can be. The entire gameplay is just you (or you and friends) attempting to cross a small level filled with platforms, spikes and all sorts of crazy traps. It's ridiculously easy to get into as well, since the controls are so basic all you need to worry about is your movement.
  • Forager is a weirdly addictive casual grinding game that has mined into my heart
    I'm not usually one for games that have you endlessly wander around, collect resources, build a little and repeat but Forager is so ridiculously charming it's lovely.
  • DragonRuby Game Toolkit, a cross-platform way to make games with Ruby
    Now for something a little different! Ryan "Icculus" Gordon, a name known for many Linux ports and SDL2 teamed up with indie developer Amir Rajan to create a new cross-platform toolkit. Why was it created? Well, in a nutshell they both "hate the complexity of today's engines" and this toolkit was actually made to help ship A Dark Room for the Nintendo Switch, which shows how versatile it is.

10+ Open Source Software Writing Tools That Every Writer Should Know

Being a professional writer requires two key things to help ensure success: commitment and support. The former comes from the writer, and the latter comes from the tools he (or she) uses to get the job done. Below is a list of 11 great and lesser-known writing tools or apps, many of which are free and open-source, that can help improve the quality of your writing and make you a more productive and successful writer. Read more