New story! Open source photo processing with Darktable

It's hard to say how good photographs happen. You have to be in the right place at just the right moment. You have to have a camera at the ready and an eye for composition. And that's just the part that happens in the camera. There's a whole other stage to great photography that many people don't think about. It used to happen with lights and chemicals in a darkroom, but with today's digital tools, post-production happens in darkroom software.

New story! Use LVM to system-upgrade a Fedora Linux server with minimal downtime

Has your Fedora Linux server been End of Life for months because you can’t seem to schedule the hours of downtime required to upgrade it? There are ways to shorten that downtime to just the few minutes required for a reboot. You can do this utilizing LVM and VM technologies, all provided by Fedora.

New story! How To Run Linux And Other Operating Systems In Your Browser Using JSLinux

JSLinux is a PC/x86 emulator written in JavaScript. JSLinux allows you to run Linux, FreeDOS, and Windows VMs in the web browser for free!

New story! Vanilla Vim is fun

When you start Vim with the --clean option, it shows up in "vanilla" mode. No plugins, no configuration, just back to the roots. I have collected a ton of configuration statements over the years, some of them dating from MS-DOS or Windows 3.1. Here is the deal: I will start from scratch to find a good starting-point configuration with just the plugins available in Fedora 35. Will I survive a week of coding? I'll find out!

New story! But why that VPN? How WireGuard made it into Linux

Maybe someday – maybe – Zero Trust will solve many of our network security problems. But for now, if you want to make sure you don't have an eavesdropper on your network, you need a Virtual Private Network (VPN). There's only one little problem with commercial VPNs: many of them are untrustworthy. So, what can you do? Well, run your own of course is the open-source answer. And, today, your VPN of choice is Linux's built-in VPN: WireGuard.

New story! Best Free and Open Source Alternatives to Apple Final Cut Pro

Final Cut Pro is a commercial proprietary video editing application which lets users log and transfer video, edit, process the video, and output to a wide variety of formats. What are the best free and open source alternatives?

New story! Zorin OS 16 Celebrates More Than 1 Million Downloads with Lite Edition

The Zorin OS devs announced today the release and general availability of Zorin OS 16 Lite edition of their latest Zorin OS 16 distribution for users of low-end computers.

New story! Test Linux and Unix operating systems online for free with DistroTest

  •; By Senthilkumar (Posted by ostechnix on Dec 8, 2021 2:37 PM EST)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
DistroTest is a web service that allows you to test Linux and Unix operating systems online for free, without having to install them locally.

New story! How to Install NetBeans IDE on Debian 11

  •; By Karim Buzdar (Posted by vitux on Dec 8, 2021 1:23 PM EST)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Debian
NetBeans IDE is an open-source and free extensible Java Integrated Development Environment that enables users and programmers to quickly develop Java EE, Java desktop, and web applications. It also supports developing HTML5 applications with CSS, HTML, and JavaScript.

New story! The Cyber-Investigation Analysis Standard Expression Transitions to Linux Foundation

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., December 7, 2021— The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the Cyber-investigation Analysis Standard Expression (CASE) is becoming a community project as part of the ??Cyber Domain Ontology (CDO) project under the Linux Foundation. CASE is an ontology-based specification that supports automated combination and intelligent analysis of cyber-investigation information. CASE concentrates on advancing interoperability and analytics across a broad range of cyber-investigation domains, including digital forensics and incident response (DFIR).

New story! Want to get aboard the Kubernetes Express? Start learning now

Containerization and Kubernetes are revolutionizing how companies and tech organizations build applications and run their operations on premises and in the cloud.

New story! A 2021 Linux Foundation Update from the Executive Director

In 2021 the Linux Foundation (“LF”) emerged from the worst pandemic in a century and embraced new horizons. The collaborative activities in our project communities weathered the COVID-19 crisis exceptionally well, and many communities are now pushing forward with a renewed sense of purpose.

New story! Plasma Mobile Gear 21.12 Released for Linux Phones with ModemManager, Improved Apps

The KDE Project released today Plasma Mobile Gear 21.12 as the latest version of their open-source and free software suite for the Plasma Mobile desktop variant for mobile devices.

New story! Gremlin detection bigly improved and a NUL problem avoided

"Gremlin" is my name for an invisible character other than a plain whitespace, a linefeed or a horizontal tab. Gremlins can cause errors in data processing and can also make it harder to detect duplicate records in a data table. The newest version of a gremlin detector script (for UTF-8-encoded plain text files) is demonstrated in this blog post, with notes on the sometimes difficult NUL byte.

New story! Rusty Linux kernel draws closer with new patch adding support for Rust as second language

A new patch was this week submitted to the Linux Kernel mailing list, progressing the Rust for Linux Kernel project. The new patch will "add support for Rust as a second language to the Linux kernel," alongside the current C language. The previous patch was in July this year. Notable in this latest patch is use of the stable release of the Rust compiler, though the project still requires some compiler features that are unstable.

New story! The 32 Best IDEs/Text Editors for C++

  •; By Marcos Oliveira (Posted by terroo on Dec 8, 2021 5:06 AM EST)
  • Groups: Developer
Not everyone has the same tastes and when it comes to development C++ the form and environment can vary from person to person.

New story! Firefox 96 Enters Public Beta Testing with More Performance and Security Improvements

With the release of Firefox 95, Mozilla today promoted the upcoming Firefox 96 update to the beta channel for public testing, and we can now have a closer look at the new features and improvements.

New story! Linux as a Screensaver for Windows: The Gift of Open Source Games and SBOMs for the Holidays

Abstract: Construct and package a Linux® Live DVD to install using the standard Microsoft® Windows® install process and operate as a classic Windows screensaver.

New story! SSH Key Rotation with the POSIX Shell - Sunset Nears for Elderly Keys

OpenBSD has recently stressed to us the value of key rotation by their use of “Signify” distribution release signatures. We have realized that SSH keys should also rotate, to reduce the risk of powerful keys that fall into the wrong hands which become “the gift that keeps on giving.” There have always been open questions on the retirement of SSH keys. These questions have grown in volume and many are joining the advocacy for SSH certificate authorities.

New story! VR Platform ‘Decentraland’ Now a Patron Level ‘Blender’ Member

The blockchain-based virtual world platform’s membership will bring at least $135,000 in additional funding to the open source Blender project.

New story! Anyone can draw on Linux with Inkscape

Inkscape is an illustration application, and it works in vectors to ensure limitless resolution for your drawings. Vector illustration is different from freehand illustration. If you're used to drawing freehand, vectors may at first feel restrictive, but once you get used to how vectors get created and how you can use them to construct an image, it's a powerful way to build visuals of all sorts. And if you're not much of an illustrator at all, you might just find that the hands-off approach of vectors means you can draw in Inkscape even though you can't draw with pen and paper.

New story! How to Upgrade Go on Ubuntu

  •; By Sarah (Posted by bvirt on Dec 7, 2021 9:39 PM EST)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Learn how to upgrade Golang on Ubuntu. This article shows you how to check the current installed version, how to remove the existing version and how to install the new one.

New story! Learn more about distributed databases with ShardingSphere

Apache ShardingSphere is an open source distributed database, plus an ecosystem users and developers need for their database to provide a customized and cloud-native experience. In the three years since it joined the Apache Foundation, the ShardingSphere core team has worked hard with the community to create an open source, robust, and distributed database and a supporting ecosystem.

New story! Top 10 Linux Distributions for KDE Plasma Compared

Planning to adapt a stable KDE Plasma based desktop in Linux and thinking about as a daily driver? Well, here we present top 10 Linux distributions that are better integrated with KDE Plasma.

New story! How to Run Multiple Commands at once in Linux

  •; By Magesh (Posted by 2daygeek on Dec 7, 2021 6:22 PM EST)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
2DayGeeK: In this tutorial, you will learn the different ways to combine and execute multiple Linux commands efficiently.

New story! Quickly Create And Run Optimized Linux, macOS And Windows Virtual Machines With Quickemu (With Auto ISO Download)

Quickemu is a command line wrapper for QEMU that can be used to quickly create and run highly optimized Linux, macOS, *BSD and Windows desktop virtual machines.

New story! How to solve error rpmdb damaged header in Fedora, RHEL

This guide explains how to solve error rpmdb damaged header by rebuilding the RPM database in Fedora, RHEL, CentOS, AlmaLinux and Rocky Linux.

New story! 5 Honest Reasons To Avoid Switching to Linux

There are some specific cases where staying as an avid Windows user could be better for you than switching to Linux, and we’ll be seeing some of these in today’s article.

New story! Rust takes a major step forward as Linuxs second official language

Linux is getting more Rust in it by the day. It wasn't that long ago that the very idea that another language besides C would be used in the Linux kernel would have been laughed at. Things have changed. Today, not only is Rust, the high-level system language moving closer to Linux, it's closer than ever with the next "patch series to add support for Rust as a second language to the Linux kernel."

New story! Tails 4.25 Anonymous Linux OS Released with New Backup Tool for Persistent Storage

Tails 4.25 amnesic incognito live system (a.k.a. Anonymous OS) is now available for download with a new backup utility for Persistent Storage and updated components.

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