New story! System administrator responsibilities: 9 critical tasks

System administrators are critical to the reliable and successful operation of an organization and its network operations center and data center. A sysadmin must have expertise with the system's underlying platform (i.e., Windows, Linux) as well as be familiar with multiple areas including networking, backup, data restoration, IT security, database operations, middleware basics, load balancing, and more. Sysadmin tasks are not limited to server management, maintenance, and repair, but also any functions that support a smoothly running production environment with minimal (or no) complaints from customers and end users.

New story! Dropbox Brings Back Support For ZFS, XFS, BTFS And eCryptFS On Linux

  • Linux Uprising; By Logix (Posted by logix on Jul 23, 2019 1:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Dropbox has partially reverted the change of only supporting Ext4 filesystems on Linux. A Dropbox client update brings back support for ZFS and XFS on 64-bit Linux systems, and eCryptFS and Btrfs on all Linux systems.

New story! enioka Haute Couture Becomes a KDE Patron

enioka Haute Couture is joining KDE as a Patron and will support the work of KDE e.V. through the corporate membership program. enioka Haute Couture is a software development house that creates complete and tailor-made solutions. enioka strives to return ownership of the software development and innovation to its customers. To that effect, it co-creates the software with its customers' teams to allow them to retain control of their projects in complex systems or organizations.

New story! How to Create a User Account Without useradd Command in Linux?

2DayGeek: Did you ever tried this? if no, you can give a try now.

New story! What Desktop Innovation Needs to Succeed

Although changes made to Linux desktop environments over the last decade have given innovation a bad name, some, like KDE’s Activities, show promise.

New story! Kernel 5.3-rc1 Released; VLC Security Flaw Discovered; Melissa Di Donato Appointed CEO of SUSE; Dropbox Brings Back Support for ZFS, XFS, Btrfs and eCryptFS; and YugaByte Is Now 100% Open Source

Linux kernel 5.3-rc1 has been released. Linus Torvalds writes, "This is a pretty big release, judging by the commit count. Not the biggest ever (that honor still goes to 4.9-rc1, which was exceptionally big), and we've had a couple of comparable ones (4.12, 4.15 and 4.19 were also big merge windows), but it's definitely up there." He also notes that "...there's a lot to like in 5.3."

New story! Linux-driven Zynq UltraScale+ module ships with open-spec carrier board

MYIR’s “MYC-CZU3EG CPU Module” runs Linux on a quad -A53, FPGA-equipped Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC with 4GB of DDR4 and eMMC. There’s also a MYD-CZU3EG Development Board with GbE, CAN, PCIe, SATA, and Arduino I/O.

New story! Listen to Music through the Ubuntu Terminal

  •; By Karim Buzdar (Posted by vitux on Jul 22, 2019 6:08 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
In this article, we will describe three tools through which you can listen to your favorite music right from your Linux Terminal. We will explain how you can install each of these tools, use them, and remove them from your system if need be.

New story! Excellent Utilities: Ulauncher – Sublime application launcher for Linux

  •; By Steve Emms (Posted by sde on Jul 22, 2019 4:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: GNOME, Linux
Ulauncher is a fast application launcher for Linux. It has a minimal design, dependent on only a few resources, very fast, and works on virtually all Linux desktops. The software is written in Python, using GTK+.

New story! 10 resources every sysadmin should know about

  •; By Seth Kenlon (Posted by bob on Jul 22, 2019 3:40 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Community
Everybody knows that sysadmins are impossibly busy people. Consequently, it sometimes seems they are superhuman. The sysadmin's dirty secret, the same one shared by many open source users, is that they don't actually do all of the work it looks like they've done. One of the greatest tools in the sysadmin's kit is their ability to reuse work someone else has already done for them.

New story! Oracle Linux on Btrfs for the Raspberry Pi

Oracle Linux 7 has been released for the Raspberry Pi 3. The release packages Btrfs as the root filesystem on the UEK-branded Linux 4.14 Long Term Support (LTS) kernel. A bootable disk image with a minimal install is provided along with a standard ISO installer.

New story! How to run virtual machines with virt-manager

In the beginning there was dual boot, it was the only way to have more than one operating system on the same laptop. At the time, it was difficult for these operating systems to be run simultaneously or interact with each other. Many years passed before it was possible, on common PCs, to run an […]

New story! How to Configure a Firewall with UFW on Ubuntu 18.04

In this article, we will show you how to install and configure UFW on an Ubuntu 18.04 VPS. First, we will take a moment to introduce and explain what firewalls are, and then we’ll show you how to use UFW and how to make the appropriate UFW configuration.

New story! How to Install and Use WP CLI on Linux

  • Linux Handbook; By Abhishek Prakash Chaturvedi (Posted by abhishekpc on Jul 22, 2019 7:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Learn to install WP-CLI on Linux. Also learn to enable bash completion and use the basic WordPress commands in this tutorial.

New story! Some Interesting Features In VLC!

VLC is one of the best video and audio player applications that are open source. We can install this application on various existing operating systems such as Linux, MAC, Windows, and also Android.

New story! How to Split a String in Python

  •; By Linuxize (Posted by linuxize on Jul 22, 2019 3:14 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Python
One of the common operation when working with strings is to split a string to an array of substrings using a given delimiter.

New story! Basic Firefox privacy configuration

Mozilla Firefox is known for its privacy interests, but by default, it does not provide the protection and privacy that web browser users are looking for. If you are interested about web privacy and protection, I will suggest you in this humble tutorial a basic Firefox privacy configuration.

New story! The Status of Fractional Scaling (HiDPI) Between Windows & Linux

  • FOSS Post; By M.Hanny Sabbagh (Posted by fosspost on Jul 21, 2019 10:51 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
Windows operating system has been supporting such kind of displays natively for a very long time, but Linux distributions do lack a lot of things in this field. There are many draw backs, issues and other things to consider. This article will take you in a tour about that.

New story! Install Cockpit on Debian 9

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps of installing Cockpit on a Debian 9 VPS as well as configure the Apache web server as a reverse proxy, that way you can access Cockpit with your domain name.

New story! How to properly restore the Manjaro GRUB bootloader on UEFI systems ?

In order to boot Linux, a Linux boot loader such as GRUB needs to be installed. Sometimes, a fresh windows install eats ???? your grub or the MBR or GPT gets corrupted, erased or misconfigured for various reasons, resulting to missing the capability to boot into your linux installation. If you install Manjaro on UEFI system and you need to restore the Grub bootloader, just boot the Manjaro Installation Media and follow me, as I will demonstrate to you in this tutorial how to properly restore it.

New story! How To Install VirtualBox Guest Additions on Ubuntu 18.04

VirtualBox provides a set of drivers and applications (VirtualBox Guest Additions) which can be installed in the guest operating system. The Guest Additions offer several useful functionalities for guest machines such as shared folders, shared clipboard, mouse pointer integration, better video support and more. In this tutorial, we will show you how to install VirtualBox Guest Additions on Ubuntu 18.04 guests. The same instructions apply for Ubuntu 16.04 and any Ubuntu-based distribution, including Linux Mint and Elementary OS.

New story! Databases adopt open licenses, JavaScript gets faster on Android, governments use more OSS, and more news

  •; By Scott Nesbitt (Posted by bob on Jul 21, 2019 2:05 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Android, Linux
In this edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at database vendors going all in with open source, Facebook and Uber's latest open source releases, City of London's homebuilding app, and more!

New story! How to Install Snap Applications in Arch Linux

  • Make Tech Easier; By Kris Wouk (Posted by damien on Jul 21, 2019 11:53 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Arch, Linux
Snap applications are not available for Arch Linux by default, but you can easily install the snap daemon via AUR. Here's how you can do it.

New story! Burn Windows on USB from Linux via WoeUSB

  • FOSS Post; By Simon James (Posted by fosspost on Jul 21, 2019 9:42 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
WoeUSB is an open source program that’s capable of burning Windows images (Windows 7, 8.1 and Windows 10) on Linux to USB sticks. It's very good in doing its job.

New story! Check if a String Contains a Substring in Bash

  •; By Linuxize (Posted by linuxize on Jul 21, 2019 7:30 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU, Linux
One of the most common operations when working with strings in Bash is to determine whether or not a string contains another string.

New story! Th Most Handy du (Disk Usage) Commands in Linux

  • Make Tech Easier; By Alexander Fox (Posted by damien on Jul 21, 2019 5:19 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
du is a command line tool in Linux that reports the amount of disk space used by directories and files. Here is some of the most handy usage of du in Linux

New story! GameMode - A Tool To Improve Gaming Performance On Linux

GameMode is an open source tool that allows the users to improve gaming performance on Linux.

New story! Ubuntu 18.10 Reaches End of Life! Existing Users Must Upgrade Now

  • It's FOSS; By Abhishek Prakash Chaturvedi (Posted by abhishekpc on Jul 21, 2019 12:55 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish has completed its lifespan of 9 months. If you are using Ubuntu 18.10, you must upgrade to Ubuntu 19.04.

New story! How to Build a DIY Wireless Printer with a Raspberry Pi

If you have an old-school printer or a printer without wireless connectivity, you can create a DIY wireless printer if you have a spare Raspberry Pi.

New story! Rust in peace: Memory bugs in C and C++ code cause security issues so Microsoft is considering alternatives once again

Redmond engineer hints at taking super-lang for a spin. Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) is waxing lyrical about the risks inherent in C and C++ coding, arguing it may be time to dump "unsafe legacy languages" and shift to more modern, safer ones.…

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