New story! A quick look at some fun games & expansions released with Linux support in 2019 so far

  •; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on May 20, 2019 1:52 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
We’re closing in on the midway point of 2019 so let’s slow down for a moment, take a step back and look at some of the top games released with Linux support so far this year.

New story! How to Install Memcached on CentOS 7

Memcached is a free and open-source high-performance in-memory key-value data store. It is mainly used as a caching system to speed up applications by caching various objects from the results of database calls. In this tutorial, we will explain how to install and configure Memcached on CentOS 7.

New story! The Many Changes & Additions To Find With The Linux 5.2 Kernel

  • Phoronix; By Michael Larabel (Posted by bob on May 19, 2019 8:09 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Kernel, Linux
here is a look at the new features to find with the Linux 5.2 kernel and the many other changes.

New story! South Korea Chooses Linux Over Windows 10

  • Tom's Hardware; By Nathaniel Mott (Posted by bob on May 19, 2019 5:17 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Migrations
Support for Windows 7 will end in January 2020. Microsoft probably hopes the moribund operating system's users will switch to Windows 10, but the South Korean government plans to switch its machines over to a Linux distribution instead, according to a May 17 report from The Korea Herald.

New story! Microsoft's hatred of all things GNU/Linux is always put to the test when someone 'dares' use it outside Microsoft's control and cash cows (e.g. Azure and Vista 10/WSL); will Microsoft combat its long

Microsoft's hatred of all things GNU/Linux is always put to the test when someone 'dares' use it outside Microsoft's control and cash cows (e.g. Azure and Vista 10/WSL); will Microsoft combat its longstanding urge to corrupt or oust officials with the courage to say "no" to Microsoft?

New story! Should IT Professionals Learn to Code?

  •; By Lyas Spiehler (Posted by lspiehler on May 19, 2019 5:07 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Developer
Do you have a non-development career in technology? Do you ever ask yourself if it would be worth the time to learn to code? If so, rest assured; the answer is absolutely YES! But what do you have to gain by learning a programming language or two?

New story! The Envelope Please

Giving a kid their very own first computer is one of the greatest feelings I can imagine. However, insuring that said recipient will use that computer productively is another whole line of code. Every machine we place is Linux-powered so that kid has an advantage from the beginning. How do we compete with the likes of Facebook and Instagram? Snapchat and Twitter? We've learned how to make STEM topics fun. Here's how we did it.

New story! How to Setup Discourse Forum on Digital Ocean

  • Linux Handbook; By Abhishek Prakash Chaturvedi (Posted by abhishekpc on May 18, 2019 11:24 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
This step-by-step tutorial teaches you to install a Discourse forum on Digital Ocean cloud server properly. You’ll have a functioning SMTP server with a free SSL installed on your forum.

New story! Building a Raspberry PI Cluster - Part III: Simultaneous Node Management

Here is out third article in the Building a Raspberry Pi Cluster series. We will talk about what software we can use to make all the cluster nodes respond to your commands all at once, so that you can install whatever you wish and do it only once for ll of the cluster nodes instead of configuring them one by one as separate entities. Such software greatly eases your work and reduces the time needed to perform operations. It does not matter if you have four, eight or fifty nodes to work with you can make them all do the same thing at the same time.

New story! The magic of BASH string expansion

  • BASHing data; By Bob Mesibov (Posted by Bob_Mesibov on May 18, 2019 5:41 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
If you've struggled with workarounds for certain character formats on the command line, this BASH trick will make you very happy. It allows AWK and sed to use BASH as an interpreter.

New story! Linux Wc Command

  •; By linuxize (Posted by linuxize on May 18, 2019 2:49 PM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU, Linux
On Linux and Unix-like operating systems, the wc command allows you to count the number of lines, words, and bytes of each specified file or standard input and print the result.

New story! How to Use KDE Connect with MATE on Ubuntu and Debian

KDE Connect is an excellent way to connect your Android phone and your Linux PC. Set it up with proper integration on the MATE Linux desktop.

New story! 10 valuable cloud computing certifications

Which IT certifications will boost your cloud computing credentials – and salary?

New story! Red Hat's Jim Whitehurst on the IBM Merger, SUSE and Ubuntu

At Red Hat Summit, ITPro Today sat down with Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst and talked about life after the IBM merger, hybrid cloud and the competition.

New story! Jetson Nano gains 3.4-megapixel HD camera

  • (Posted by bob on May 18, 2019 6:03 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
E-con has released a $79, 3.4-megapixel “e-CAM30_CUNANO” camera with a V4L2 Linux driver that supports Nvidia’s Jetson Nano dev kit. The MIPI-CSI2 driven S-mount camera streams 1080p@60 video. Nvidia’s new Linux-driven Jetson Nano, a scaled-down, lower power version of the Jetson TX2, now has a camera accessory thanks to E-con Systems’ $79 e-CAM30_CUNANO camera kit. […]

New story! 10 Places to Buy Linux Laptops

  • It's FOSS; By Abhishek Prakash (Posted by abhishekpc on May 18, 2019 3:51 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
Looking for a Linux laptop? Here are 10 places you can buy a Linux computer. Some of the shops even sell computers preinstalled with LibreBoot instead of BIOS. Check out the list.

New story! FOSS Project Spotlight: Bareos, a Cross-Network, Open-Source Backup Solution

Bareos (Backup Archiving Recovery Open Sourced) is a cross-network, open-source backup solution that preserves, archives and recovers data from all major operating systems. The Bareos project started 2010 as a Bacula fork and is now being developed under the AGPLv3 license.

New story! New Guake Drop-Down Terminal PPA (Ubuntu And Linux Mint Installation)

Guake is a drop-down terminal for the GNOME desktop which includes split terminal functionality, session save/restore, support for transparency, and many other features.

New story! How to Encrypt Linux Partitions with VeraCrypt on Ubuntu

  •; By Karim Buzdar (Posted by vitux on May 17, 2019 9:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
If you have sensitive data on your computer, it should be protected by encryption. In this article, I will show you how to encrypt a partition in Linux using a VeraCrypt.

New story! How to Install Shopware with NGINX and Let's encrypt on Debian 9

Shopware is a widely used professional open source e-commerce software. This tutorial will show you how to install Shopware Community Edition (CE) on a Debian 9 system by using NGINX as a web server and how to secure the website with a free Let's encrypt SSL certificate.

New story! Announcing Enarx for running sensitive workloads

  • (Posted by bob on May 17, 2019 2:42 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud; Story Type: News Story
Running software is something that most of us do without thinking about it.  We run in "on premises"—our own machines—or we run it in the cloud - on somebody else's machines.  We don't always think about what those differences mean, or about what assumptions we're making about the securtiy of the data that's being processed, or even of the software that's doing that processing.  Specifically, when you run software (a "workload") on a system (a "host") on the cloud or on your own premises, there are lots and lots of layers. You often don't see those layers, but they're there. read more

New story! Using Testinfra with Ansible to verify server state

  • (Posted by bob on May 17, 2019 1:28 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
By design, Ansible expresses the desired state of a machine to ensure that the content of an Ansible playbook or role is deployed to the targeted machines. But what if you need to make sure all the infrastructure changes are in Ansible? Or verify the state of a server at any time? read more

New story! How to Install RPCS3 Emulator and Play PS3 Games on Linux

  •; By Nick Congleton (Posted by linuxer on May 17, 2019 12:14 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Games, Linux
The PS3 was a great console, and it was home to plenty of awesome games. Keeping an old one around now might seem a little cumbersome. Thankfully, you can play your PS3 games on Linux with the RPCS3 emulator. This guide will walk you through the process of getting set up. Before you continue, please note that RPCS3 is still in Alpha. Expect bugs. That said, you'll still find plenty of games are playable.

New story! How to Read a File Line By Line in Bash

  •; By linuxize (Posted by linuxize on May 17, 2019 10:59 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU, Linux
When writing Bash scripts, you will sometimes find yourself in situations where you need to read a file line by line. For example, you may have a text file containing data that should be processed by the script.

New story! Best Free Books to Learn about Scratch

Scratch is a visual programming language developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. I recommend 7 free books that really help young people to master Scratch. These recommended texts are also open source goodness.

New story! KDE Plasma 5.16 Desktop Environment Enters Beta with Many Enhancements

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on May 17, 2019 8:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
The KDE Project released today the beta version of their upcoming KDE Plasma 5.16 desktop environment to give the community an early taste of what's coming.

New story! Create flexible web content with a headless management system

  • (Posted by bob on May 17, 2019 7:16 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Tablets; Story Type: News Story
In recent years, we’ve witnessed an explosion in the number of technological devices that deliver web-based content to users. Smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, and more—all with progressively advancing technical capabilities and support for an ever-widening list of operating systems and web browsers—swarm anew onto the market each year. What does this trend have to do with web development and headless versus traditional Content Management Systems (CMS)? Quite a lot. read more

New story! Where IBM and Red Hat go from here

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on May 17, 2019 6:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM, Red Hat
Video: Sometime in the next few months, IBM's acquisition of Red Hat will go through. Here's what will happen to Red Hat afterwards.

New story! KDE Plasma 5.16 Beta: Your Three Week Notification for a More Tidy and Composed Desktop

  •; By Jonathan Riddell (Posted by bob on May 17, 2019 5:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
Today KDE launches the beta release of Plasma 5.16. In this release, many aspects of Plasma have been polished and rewritten to provide high consistency and bring new features. There is a completely rewritten notification system supporting Do Not Disturb mode, more intelligent history with grouping, critical notifications in fullscreen apps, improved notifications for file transfer jobs, a much more usable System Settings page to configure everything, and many other things.

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