New story! Linux Lite 5.2 Officially Released, Based on Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS

Jerry Bezencon announced today the general availability of the final Linux Lite 5.2 release, based on the latest stable Ubuntu Linux operating system series and featuring various new features and improvements.

New story! How to set up a Kubernetes cluster in Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial, we are going to set up a Kubernetes cluster with two Ubuntu 20.04 servers. The prerequisites for this tutorial require 2 Ubuntu Linux systems with IP addresses assigned.

New story! My journey to becoming an open source mentor

I was just 16 when I made my first meaningful open source contribution. It was the first code contribution I ever made, and I learned a lot from it. I'm 20 now, and I've been strongly attached to free and open source software (FOSS) ever since. I strive to be a friend to my community colleagues and to help others continue growing, learning, and succeeding. read more

New story! asciiworld - world map depicted in ASCII

  •; By LinuxLinks (Posted by sde on Oct 31, 2020 1:40 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
This article looks at asciiworld, a simple program that renders a world map in ASCII. The program is written in C.

New story! FLOSS Weekly 601: Open Source Creative

Looking at open source software from a creative lens and discussing the importance and ease of using open-source software to make art, graphics, video, and more.

New story! How to rebase to Fedora 33 on Silverblue

  • Fedora Magazine; By Michal Kone?ný (Posted by bob on Oct 31, 2020 9:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Fedora
Silverblue is an operating system for your desktop built on Fedora. It’s excellent for daily use, development, and container-based workflows. It offers numerous advantages such as being able to roll back in case of any problems. If you want to update to Fedora 33 on your Silverblue system, this article tells you how. It not […]

New story! How to Install YOURLS self-hosted URL shortener on CentOS 8

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Oct 31, 2020 7:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, PHP
YOURLS is a free, open-source and self-hosted URL shortener written in PHP. It is very similar to TinyURL or Bitly and allows you to run your own URL shortening service.

New story! How to install and use Atom editor on CentOS 8

  •; By Karim Buzdar (Posted by vitux on Oct 31, 2020 4:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Atom is a free (open-source) source code editor that can be used on Linux, macOS, and Windows. It provides support for plug-ins written in Node.js, has an embedded Git control that is developed by GitHub.

New story! Valve put their 'Pressure Vessel' container source for Linux games up on GitLab

  •; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Oct 31, 2020 2:42 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Want to see the dirty innards of more Valve code? Well you're in luck as they now have a lot of work involved in the Steam Runtime on GitLab including the Pressure Vessel container.

New story! X.Org is now pretty much an ex-org: Maintainer declares the open-source windowing system largely abandoned

'X works extremely well for what it is, but what it is is deeply flawed'. Red Hat's Adam Jackson, project owner for the X.Org graphical and windowing system still widely used on Linux, said the project has been abandoned "to the extent that that means using it to actually control the display, and not just keep X apps running."…

New story! Display Network Information In Linux Using What IP Tool

What IP is a simple graphical app used to display network information in Linux. What IP displays IP address, ports and list devices on your LAN.

New story! How to Install Jira Agile Project Management Tool on Ubuntu 20.04

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Oct 30, 2020 8:08 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
JIRA is a project management tool developed by Atlassian which is used as an issue and bug-tracking system. In this tutorial, we will show you how to install JIRA project management tool on Ubuntu 20.04 server.

New story! Tricks and treats for sysadmins and ops

Are you ready for the scary technology tricks that can haunt you as a sysadmin? Here are five treats to counter those tricks.

New story! HiFive Unmatched SBC showcases new FU740 RISC-V SoC

  •; By Eric Brown (Posted by bob on Oct 30, 2020 4:42 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
SiFive has opened $665 pre-orders on a “HiFive Unmatched” Mini-ITX dev board that can power a PC. The SBC runs Linux on a penta-core, 64-bit SiFive FU740 SoC and offers 2x M.2 and PCIe x16 for graphics. In September when SiFive announced its FU740 (Freedom U740) SoC, the RISC-V chip designer said it would soon […]

New story! PolarFire SoC board has GbE port and 40-pin GPIO

  •; By Eric Brown (Posted by bob on Oct 30, 2020 9:19 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Sundance will soon launch an SBC-like, $995 “PolarBerry” module that runs Linux on Microchip’s FPGA-enabled, RISC-V based PolarFire SoC with 4GB DDR4 and eMMC, dual CAN, a GbE port, and RPi style 40-pin GPIO. Microchip’s PolarFire SoC, the world’s first SoC to combine a Linux-ready RISC-V architecture CPU with an FPGA, has so far appeared […]

New story! Creating a Linux-Windows hybrid system with Cygwin

When you need a consistent scripting platform in a heterogeneous data center, Cygwin delivers.

New story! Nvidia 455.38 Adds GeForce RTX 3070 Support, AMD Secure Memory Encryption Compatibility

  • 9to5Linux; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Oct 30, 2020 7:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Nvidia released today the short-lived Nvidia 455.38 proprietary graphics driver for Linux, BSD, and Solaris systems to add support for a new GPU, as well as a couple of new features and bug fixes.

New story! How to Install Pandora FMS Monitoring Tool in Ubuntu 20.04

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Oct 30, 2020 6:14 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
Pandora FMS also know as "Pandora Flexible Monitoring System" is a monitoring tool used for servers, networks, applications, and virtual infrastructure. In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configure Pandora FMS on Ubuntu 20.04.

New story! Whiskey Lake embedded PC has dual hot-swap SATA

Axiomtek’s fanless, rugged “eBOX630-528-FL” runs Linux or Win 10 on Intel’s 8th Gen UE-series with up to 32GB DDR4, 2x hot-swap SATA bays, 3x GbE, 6x USB, 4x COM, 2x HDMI, and 2x mini-PCIe. The eBOX630-528-FL may be the quintessential, mid-range Intel-based embedded PC of 2020. With a 15W TDP 8th Gen Whiskey Lake-UE processor […]

New story! Eight ways to protect SSH access on your system

The Secure Shell is a critical tool in the administrator's arsenal. Here are eight ways you can better secure SSH, and some suggestions for basic SSH centralization.

New story! LibreOffice 7.0.3 Released with More Than 90 Bug Fixes, Update Now

The Document Foundation announced today the unexpected availability of the LibreOffice 7.0.3 update to the latest LibreOffice 7.0 office suite series, addressing some important bugs.

New story! Open Source Security Foundation launches a new certification program on edX

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Oct 30, 2020 2:08 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
The Linux Foundation's OpenSSF is introducing a suite of security classes and a certification for open-source programmers.

New story! Stereoscopic cam board taps Raspberry Pi CM4

StereoPi is going to Crowd Supply to pitch an open-spec “StereoPi v2” stereoscopic camera board that works with the Raspberry Pi CM4. The v2 adds a Type-C port and advances to GbE and 802.11ac. In Dec. 2019, Russia-based Virt2real found Crowd Supply success with a StereoPi stereoscopic camera board that works with the Raspberry Pi […]

New story! How to Format a USB drive in Debian 10

  •; By Karim Buzdar (Posted by vitux on Oct 30, 2020 12:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Debian
In this article, I will show you different methods to format a USB drive on the command-line and on Debian Desktop. You can use either of them based on your preferences.

New story! 5 new sudo features you need to know in 2020

  •; By Peter Czanik (Posted by bob on Oct 29, 2020 11:03 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Community
When you want to perform an action on a POSIX system, one of the safest ways to do so is to use the sudo command. Unlike logging in as the root user and performing what could be a dangerous action, sudo grants any user designated as a "sudoer"  by the sysadmin temporary permission to perform a normally restricted activity.

New story! Program in Arm6 assembly language on a Raspberry Pi

The Arm website touts the processor's underlying architecture as "the keystone of the world's largest compute ecosystem," which is plausible given the number of handheld and embedded devices with Arm processors. Arm processors are prevalent in the Internet of Things (IoT), but they are also used in desktop machines, servers, and even high-performance computers, such as the Fugaku HPC. But why look at Arm machines through the lens of assembly language?

New story! How JavaScript became a serious programming language

  •; By Nimisha Mukherjee (Posted by bob on Oct 29, 2020 9:00 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Conectiva
JavaScript's humble start began in 1995, when it was created in just 10 days by Brendan Eich, then an employee with Netscape Communications Corporation. JavaScript has come a long way since then, from a tool to make websites pretty to a serious programming language.

New story! Now and Then: What happened to 5 promising file managers?

Back in 2012, we carried a feature looking at 5 file managers that received little media coverage but which carried bountiful promise. The five programs are SpaceFM, gentoo, Marlin, Eagle Mode, and Beesoft Commander.

New story! Do You Need a Boot Partition in Linux?

  • Make Tech Easier; By Odysseas Kourafalos (Posted by damien on Oct 29, 2020 6:57 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
You might have come across a boot partition in your Linux installation and wondered if you need it. Here are the answers.

New story! Privacy-focused smartphone runs LineageOS or Ubuntu Touch

F(x)tec has launched a second-gen “Pro1 X” smartphone that runs the privacy-oriented LineageOS or Ubuntu Touch on a Snapdragon 835. The 6-inch screen slides up to reveal a keyboard. UK-based F(x)tec has joined with the XDA community to launch a reboot of its Pro1 phone on Indiegogo, this time replacing the mostly stock Android stack […]

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