New story! The December 2021 Issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine

The PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the December 2021 issue.

New story! Support OLF and Possibly Win a Prize

OLF, previously known as Ohio Linuxfest, has been one of the most popular community-run open source events for nearly two decades. The event brings together individuals from around the country and world to gather and share information about Linux and open source software. This year’s event takes place December 3-4 in Columbus, Ohio, and The Linux Foundation is proud to be one of the event sponsors.

New story! How to create a multiboot USB on Linux

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a multiboot usb device on Linux.

New story! How to Install PHP 8.1 on AlmaLinux 8

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to import and install PHP 8.1 on AlmaLinux 8.

New story! First Arch Linux ISO Powered by Linux Kernel 5.15 LTS Is Now Available for Download

The Arch Linux community released today a new Arch Linux ISO image, for December 2021, the first to be powered by the latest and greatest Linux 5.15 LTS kernel series.

New story! New DevOps Bootcamp: Linux Foundation offers low introductory price

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Dec 2, 2021 1:08 PM EST)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
Want a DevOps job? Check out the Linux Foundation and Continuous Delivery Foundation's new DevOps Bootcamp.

New story! AlmaLinux Now Has Mailing Lists for Both Users and Devs

AlmaLinux has opened some doors to make it easier for its community to stay in touch with the Linux distribution.

New story! How to Install MySQL Database on Ubuntu 20.04

MySQL is an open-source relational database management system (RDBMS), it’s widely used and part of the popular LAMP/LEMP stacks.

New story! These researchers wanted to test cloud security. They were shocked by what they found

Insecure cloud-computing services can be a huge risk for organizations because they're a regular target for cyber criminals. Researchers have demonstrated how vulnerable or misconfigured cloud services can be, after deploying hundreds of honeypots designed to look like insecure infrastructure, some of which lasted just minutes before being compromised by hackers.

New story! WordPress co-founder, Matt Mullenweg, to Talk Open Source, at ‘State of the World’

The “State of the Word” address from the WordPress CMS project will be both live and in person, as well as streamed for viewing from home.

New story! NixOS 21.11 “Porcupine” Released with GNOME 41, KDE Plasma on Wayland

Timothy DeHerrera and Tom Bereknyei proudly announced today the release and general availability of NixOS 21.11 as the latest stable version of this independently developed GNU/Linux distribution.

New story! Dead Cells: The Queen and the Sea announced for 2022

Developers at Motion Twin / Evil Empire have announced Dead Cells: The Queen and the Sea DLC that will be releasing in early 2022 (Q1) and it has a teaser.

New story! How to Install OpenEMR on Ubuntu 20.04 with a LAMP Stack

  •; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on Dec 2, 2021 6:44 AM EST)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
OpenEMR is a popular open-source software for the healthcare industry. It offers electronic health records and medical practice management solutions.

New story! Beijing wants to level up China's software industry, with an emphasis on FOSS

China's software industry is underperforming internationally and needs to lean into open source technology to improve, the nation's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) on Tuesday. "Software is the soul of a new generation of information technology, the foundation of digital economic development, and the key support for the construction of manufacturing power, network power and digital China," according to a (machine-translated) announcement from the Ministry.

New story! Writing and unit testing a Python application to query the RPM database

When installing software on a Linux system, your package manager keeps track of what's installed, what it's dependent upon, what it provides, and much more. The usual way to look at that metadata is through your package manager. In the case of Fedora or Red Hat Enterprise Linux, it is the RPM database.

New story! How To Backup And Restore Files Using Borg In Linux

  •; By Senthilkumar (Posted by ostechnix on Dec 2, 2021 3:39 AM EST)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
This tutorial explains what is BorgBackup and how to backup and restore files using Borg in Linux and Unix-like systems.

New story! New Ubuntu Linux Kernel Security Patches Address 6 Vulnerabilities, Update Now

Canonical published today new Linux kernel security updates for all supported Ubuntu releases to address several security vulnerabilities discovered lately by various security researchers.

New story! Use BespokeSynth on Fedora Linux

Sun Aug 14 10:36:37 2016, this is the birth date of BespokeSynth. Since that date, BespokeSynth has grown a lot; both in terms of its user base and the size of its codebase. BespokeSynth is an application for performing modular synthesis. Because it has been written by a newcomer to modular synthesis, it is quite different from the usual modular synthesizer. Note: I am the manager of the LinuxMAO / Audinux Copr repository.

New story! Celebrating Pocket’s Best of 2021

We aren’t the only ones putting out Top 10 content lists or Year in Reviews, but we’d argue these lists are different from the rest — a cut above. Pocket readers are a discerning bunch: they gravitate to fascinating long reads that deeply immerse readers in a story or subject; explainers that demystify complex or poorly understood topics; big ideas that challenge us to think and maybe even act differently; and great advice for all facets of life.

New story! How To Install Kuma on Ubuntu 20.04

  •; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on Dec 1, 2021 11:33 PM EST)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
Kuma is an open source monitoring tool like “Uptime Robot” written in Nodejs.

New story! Edit audio on Linux with Audacity

The Audacity sound editor is one of those open source applications that filled a niche that seemingly nobody else realized existed. Initially developed at Carnegie Mellon University at a time when many people still thought computers were just for office and schoolwork, and you required special DSP peripherals for serious multimedia work. Audacity recognized that, occasionally, the average computer user needed to edit audio. The Audacity team has consistently provided an open source application for recording and cleaning up sound in the two decades since.

New story! Krita 5.0 Arrives Just in Time for Christmas, New Beta Is Out Now for Public Testing

  • 9to5Linux; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Dec 1, 2021 9:32 PM EST)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
The upcoming Krita 5.0 free and open-source digital painting app has been slated for release before the Christmas holidays and a new beta release is now available for public testing.

New story! 15 Utilities, Scripts and Ways to Interrogate Your PC

  •; By LinuxLinks (Posted by sde on Dec 1, 2021 8:31 PM EST)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Linux
There are plenty of tools that delve deep to find everything you need to know. And if you need assistance from others, they will find the information invaluable. Here’s our guide to the commands that you should familiarise yourself with.

New story! How To Use Guake Terminal Under Wayland (GNOME)

  • Linux Uprising; By Logix (Posted by logix on Dec 1, 2021 7:49 PM EST)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: GNOME
This article explains how to get Guake drop-down terminal to work properly under Wayland (GNOME). Guake is a Python-based drop-down terminal for the GNOME desktop which includes split terminal functionality, session save/restore (restores panes and tabs), support for transparency, and many other features.

New story! NixOS 21.11 “Porcupine” Released with Many Improvements

  •; By Bobby Borisov (Posted by bobolin on Dec 1, 2021 7:04 PM EST)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
NixOS is a Linux distribution that is entirely different than what one can expect from a regular Linux distro. Now NixOS 21.11 “Porcupine” is here, but default Nix version remains at 2.3 point release rather than Nix 2.4.

New story! Xfce’s Apps Update for November 2021: New Releases of Mousepad, Ristretto, and Whisker Menu

  • 9to5Linux; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Dec 1, 2021 6:02 PM EST)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Linux, Xfce
The November 2021 issue of my exclusive “Xfce’s Apps Update” monthly roundup is out now and it’s packed with news about some of your favorite Xfce applications, plugins, and tools.

New story! Caves & Cliffs: Part II has arrived for Minecraft

Caves & Cliffs: Part II is out now for Minecraft, bringing with it some huge changes to the world generation to make the exploration much more interesting.

New story! Help the FSF tech team maintain email services in freedom

  • Free Software Foundation; By Ian Kelling (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Dec 1, 2021 5:17 PM EST)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Free Software Foundation's (FSF) tech team is a small but dedicated team of three staff. With your support, and with the help of volunteers and interns, we run hundreds of services on a few dozen physical machines in four data centers.

New story! OpenPrinting Releases CUPS 2.4 With AirPrint, OAuth 2.0 Support

Earlier this year OpenPrinting took over development of the CUPS print server with Apple no longer interested in handling the future development of this open-source Linux/macOS/Unix/Solaris print server. Out this week is CUPS 2.4 as the first major release under the guidance of OpenPrinting.

New story! New Linux Foundation Project Accelerates Collaboration on Container Systems Between Enterprise and High-Performance Computing Environments

The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced it will host the Apptainer project. Formerly the Singularity project, Apptainer is the most widely used container system for High-Performance (HPC) computing and is one of the container systems uniquely suited for both enterprise and HPC use cases. It is designed to execute applications at bare-metal performance while being secure, portable and completely reproducible.

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