New story! Linux and Open Source FAQs: Common Myths and Misconceptions Addressed LinuxSecurity debunks some common myths and misconceptions regarding open source and Linux by answering a few Linux-related frequently asked questions.

New story! Variety Wallpaper Changer And Downloader 0.7.0 Ported To Python 3, Adds Support For Settings GDM Background

  • Linux Uprising; By Logix (Posted by logix on Sep 18, 2018 7:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
A new major version of Variety Wallpaper Changer is out. With the latest 0.7.0 release, Variety was ported to Python 3, while also receiving some improvements like support for setting the Gnome Screensaver / GDM background to match the desktop wallpaper.

New story! How to Change Cursor Size on Ubuntu Desktop

  •; By Karim Buzdar (Posted by vitux on Sep 18, 2018 6:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
This article shows you how to change the cursor size on Ubuntu Desktop by using the GUI and through command line.

New story! Chrome OS 69 Finally Brings Linux Apps to Some Chromebooks, Night Light Feature

Google released today the Chrome OS 69 operating system for Chromebook devices, a major release that follows in the footsteps of the Chrome 69 release, which arrived earlier this week with a new look on all supported platforms and major feature updates.

New story! Writing More Compact Bash Code

In any programming language, idioms may be used that may not seem obvious from reading the manual. Often these usages of the language represent ways to make your code more compact (as in requiring fewer lines of code).

New story! Did you open source career begin with video games?

Certainly you don't need to be a gamer as a child to grow up and become a developer, nor does being a gamer automatically set you up for a career in technology. But there's definitely a good bit of overlap between the two. read more

New story! Cozy Is A Nice Linux Audiobook Player For DRM-Free Audio Files

  • Linux Uprising; By Logix (Posted by logix on Sep 18, 2018 1:32 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: GNOME, Linux
Cozy is a free and open source audiobook player for the Linux desktop. The application lets you listen to DRM-free audiobooks (mp3, m4a, flac, ogg and wav) using a modern Gtk3 interface.

New story! How to Run Commands Simultaneously in Linux

Let’s say you’re editing a configuration file in the Linux “vi” editor, and suddenly need to look up some data in another file? On a regular GUI system, this wouldn’t be a problem. You just open the second file, check when you need, and then switch back to the first program. On a command line, it isn’t that simple.

New story! 3 top Python libraries for data science

  • (Posted by bob on Sep 18, 2018 11:03 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Python; Story Type: News Story
Python's many attractions—such as efficiency, code readability, and speed—have made it the go-to programming language for data science enthusiasts. Python is usually the preferred choice for data scientists and machine learning experts who want to escalate the functionalities of their applications. (For example, Andrey Bulezyuk used the Python programming language to create an amazing machine learning application.) read more

New story! Linux tricks that can save you time and trouble

  • Network World; By Sandra Henry-Stocker (Posted by MLD67 on Sep 18, 2018 9:49 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
Some command line tricks that can make you even more productive on the Linux command line.

New story! The History of Various Linux Distros

  • Make Tech Easier; By Ada Ivanova (Posted by damien on Sep 18, 2018 8:34 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
Linux has been around for almost 30 years. Here is a brief history of various popular Linux distros, the reasons for their creation and their philosophy.

New story! Linux firewalls: What you need to know about iptables and firewalld

  • (Posted by bob on Sep 18, 2018 7:20 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
This article is excerpted from my book, Linux in Action, and a second Manning project that’s yet to be released. The firewall A firewall is a set of rules. When a data packet moves into or out of a protected network space, its contents (in particular, information about its origin, target, and the protocol it plans to use) are tested against the firewall rules to see if it should be allowed through. Here’s a simple example: read more

New story! How To Install Asterisk on Debian 9

  •; By linuxize (Posted by linuxize on Sep 18, 2018 5:08 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Debian
Asterisk is the most popular and widely adopted open source framework for building communications applications. It is used by individuals, small businesses, large enterprises and governments worldwide.

New story! Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish New Features

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Sep 18, 2018 3:54 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
Ubuntu 18.10 which is codenamed as Cosmic Cuttlefish is around the corner, is planned to be released next month on 18th October 2018. You will be able to download this release from the official website as well upgrade manually from previous releases. This time there is no alpha or beta milestones rather testing weeks for releases.

New story! Linux adds a code of conduct for programmers

In the aftermath of Linus Torvalds apologizing for how he's been running the Linux kernel community, Linux has adopted a new code of conduct. But some now claim this means Linux is being taken over by social justice warriors.

New story! Canonical Releases Ubuntu 18.04.1 Desktop Image Optimized for Microsoft Hyper-V

Canonical has announced today the availability of an optimized Ubuntu Desktop images in the Microsoft Hyper-V gallery for Windows 10 Pro users who want to try out the latest Ubuntu Linux operating system.

New story! How to install ClamAV (Antivirus) & ClamTK on Linux

Linux is known for its high standards of security & there are very low amount of viruses that has been known to infect a Linux system. But in the recent times as technology is...

New story! Linux pinky Command Tutorial for Beginners (8 Examples)

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Sep 17, 2018 9:42 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
The finger command in Linux is a popular tool to fetch information related to system users. Pinky is a lightweight alternative that comes pre-installed (at least on Ubuntu).

New story! 4 scanning tools for the Linux desktop

  • (Posted by bob on Sep 17, 2018 8:28 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
While the paperless world isn't here quite yet, more and more people are getting rid of paper by scanning documents and photos. Having a scanner isn't enough to do the deed, though. You need software to drive that scanner. But the catch is many scanner makers don't have Linux versions of the software they bundle with their devices. For the most part, that doesn't matter. Why? Because there are good scanning applications available for the Linux desktop. They work with a variety of scanners and do a good job. read more

New story! Working with Linux File Links

  •; By shusain (Posted by linuxtechlab on Sep 17, 2018 7:13 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Connecting a filename to the actual data is managed by the filesystem using a table or data structure, which is called a title allocation table. In the Linux filesystem, an Inode is the actual entry point to a specific file’s data on the hard disk. To simplify, you can just consider that the Inode represents the actual data of a file.

New story! How to Monitor your Desktop PC with Conky on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Sep 17, 2018 5:59 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Conky is a free, open source, lightweight system monitoring tool available for Linux and BSD. It is used to monitor and display information of CPU consumption, disk usage, GPU temperature, fan speed, GPU clock, RAM utilization and network speed on the Linux or FreeBSD desktop

New story! Time to Rebuild Alpine Linux Docker Containers After Package Manager Patch

A package manager man-in-the-middle vulnerability put Alpine Linux Docker images at risk, but a patch is available now.

New story! Globbing and Regex: So Similar, So Different

Grepping is awesome, as long as you don't glob it up! This article covers some grep and regex basics.

New story! How gaming turned me into a coder

  • (Posted by bob on Sep 17, 2018 2:18 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I think the first word I learned to type fast—and I mean really fast—was "fireball." Like most of us, I started my typing career with a "hunt-and-peck" technique, using my index fingers and keeping my eyes focused on the keyboard to find letters as I needed them. It's not a technique that allows you to read and write at the same time; you might call it half-duplex. It was okay for typing cd and dir, but it wasn't nearly fast enough to get ahead in the game. Especially if that game was a MUD. read more

New story! How to Take Screenshots in Ubuntu with a Time Delay

  •; By Karim Buzdar (Posted by vitux on Sep 17, 2018 1:03 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
In this article, we will explain how to take screenshots with a time delay both through the UI and the command line on Ubuntu 18.04.

New story! Linux kernel's Torvalds: 'I am truly sorry' for 'unprofessional' rants, I need a break to get help

Project chief vows to learn to 'understand people’s emotions' after F-bomb explosions Linux kernel firebrand Linus Torvalds has apologized for his explosive rants, and vowed to take a break from the open-source project and seek help.…

New story! Getting started with openmediavault: A home NAS solution

  • (Posted by bob on Sep 17, 2018 10:35 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud; Story Type: News Story
With so many cloud storage options readily available, some folks might question the value of having a home NAS (network-attached storage) server. After all, with your files on the cloud, you don't have to worry about managing the maintenance, updates, and security of your own server. read more

New story! Star Trek Excelsior Episode 5-4: “E.U.L.A.” a Star Trek Fan Audio Drama.

A Star Trek Audio Fan Audio Drama is not exactly the going topic for LXer, but the title "E.U.L.A." should tell you everything you need to know why this particular episode is on topic here. This episode does not depend on any prior episodes, so you can jump right in and experience an adventure full of fire, intrigue, and how licensing affects peoples lives.

New story! peek – animated GIF screen recorder

I’m always on the look out for small indispensable utilities that make the Linux experience even better. This week, I’m seeking to garnish support for peek. It’s an unpretentious utility written in Vala. The utility has no delusion of grandeur. But it has qualities that carves out its own niche in the open source world.

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