New story! Use HackMD to collaborate on open source projects

HackMD.io is an open source, collaborative Markdown editor. It allows people to share, comment, and collaborate on documents. As open source software, users can choose between using the online platform or installing it as a local service using the upstream project CodiMD.

New story! Installing Microsoft's fonts on Solus

Times New Roman, Arial, are one of the most popular fonts that are created by Microsoft. Solus, by default, does not include the major Microsoft fonts So in this tutorial i will show you how to install MS Fonts pack on Solus.

New story! Maestral Is A New Open Source Dropbox Client For Linux And macOS

Maestral is a new open source Dropbox client for macOS and Linux, that's currently in beta. Its porpose is to have a Dropbox client that supports syncing to drives which use Btrfs, Ext3, ZFS, XFS or encrypted filesystems. It's also a lot lighter than the official Dropbox client.

New story! Shrinking Linux Attack Surfaces

Often, a kernel developer will try to reduce the size of an attack surface against Linux, even if it can't be closed entirely. It's generally a toss-up whether such a patch makes it into the kernel. Linus Torvalds always prefers security patches thatreally close a hole, rather than just give attackers a slightly harder time of it.

New story! No love lost between security specialists and developers

GitLab finds 68% of security professionals feel that less than half of developers can spot security vulnerabilities, but most people feel it's a programmer's job to write secure code.

New story! Enable bootsplash on Manjaro

If you use Manjaro and you like to have a harmonic and beautiful Linux system from boot to desktop, follow me as i will show you in this tutorial how to enable and configure the bootsplash screen on Manjaro. Let's go

New story! Episode 23: Advertisers: Don't Be Creepy

Katherine Druckman and Doc Searls talk to Linux Journal's Danna Vedder about the current state of advertising.

New story! IBM / Red Hat, Ubuntu & Nvidia, Firefox, Kdenlive, Syncthing, Huawei, Valve | This Week in Linux 74

On this episode of This Week in Linux, AMD releases BIOS fix for the Linux booting issue, IBM closes on the landmark acquisition of Red Hat, and Ubuntu announces that Ubuntu LTS users will be getting the latest nvidia drivers much more easily.......................

New story! Setup Zsh + Powerline on Solus

Have you asked yourself ? What is Zsh ? And why should I use it ? If yes, I will answer you briefly. The Z shell (Zsh) is a Unix shell that can be used as an interactive login shell and as a command interpreter for shell scripting. Zsh is an extended Bourne shell with a large number of improvements, including some features of Bash, ksh, and tcsh. If you are using Solus and you decided to switch your shell from bash to Zsh, I will show you how to Setup Zsh + Powerline on Solus.

New story! Public Statement on Neutrality of Free Software

  • F-Droid; By F-Droid (actual author unnamed) (Posted by jdixon on Jul 19, 2019 1:45 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: Android
F-Droid abandons neutrality to censor Gab oriented apps.

New story! Google's Go team decides not to give it a try

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Jul 19, 2019 12:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A key proposal for Go 1.14 – adding a built-in try keyword – has been declined The Go language will not be adding a "try" keyword in the next major version, despite this being a major part of what was proposed for version 1.14.…

New story! Easy way to create a Debian package and local package repository

This article describes a simple way to create a home made debian package and include it into a local package repository. Although we could use an existing Debian/Ubuntu package, we will start from scratch by creating and packaging our own trivial application. Once our package is ready, we will include it into our local package repository. This article illustrates a very simplistic approach, however it may serve as a template in many different scenarios.

New story! How to Install Tomcat 9 on Ubuntu 18.04

  • Cloubbooklet; By Pappin Vijak (Posted by cloudbooklet on Jul 18, 2019 10:02 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
How to Install Tomcat 9 on Ubuntu 18.04. Tomcat is a web server that is used to serve Java applications. This tutorial guide you to install latest Apache Tomcat on Ubuntu 18.04

New story! How To Automatically Disable Touchpad When Typing In Ubuntu

Three ways to automatically disable Touchpad when typing in Ubuntu operating system and its variants like Linux Mint.

New story! The 'Linux' Foundation is Acting Like a Microsoft ISV Now, Commitment to Linux and FOSS Deteriorates Even Further

The Linux Foundation has just announced a new Microsoft-funded initiative that's pushing GitHub and CLAs (passing copyrights on code to corporations)

New story! Finding malformed markup

  • BASHing data; By Bob Mesibov (Posted by Bob_Mesibov on Jul 18, 2019 6:19 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
HTML tags in non-HTML documents sometimes get messed up. This post describes a two-step procedure for locating most of the usual errors.

New story! Optimize JPEG/JPG Images in Ubuntu with Jpegoptim

  • vitux.com; By Karim Buzdar (Posted by vitux on Jul 18, 2019 4:15 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
In this article, we will describe how you can install the command line utility Jpegoptim on Ubuntu. We will also explain various ways in which you can use this application to optimize and compress your jpeg image files.

New story! How to Install Lighttpd on CentOS 7

Lighttpd is a secure, open-source, fast, flexible and more optimized web server. Lighttpd has a high-speed infrastructure that allows for better performance with the same hardware when compared to other alternative web-servers. Lighttpd supports the FastCGI, SCGI and CGI interfaces and allows web applications that are written in any programming language to be used with the server. In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Lighttpd on a Centos 7 VPS as well as set up MariaDB and PHP.

New story! Destination Linux EP130 - Linux 5.2, Debian 10, AMD, System76’s Thelio, Valve’s Steam Labs & more

Debian 10, Linux Kernel 5.2, Pi 4 more Flaws, AMD News, System 76 Thelio and AMD, Nvidia Responds, Ubuntu Snaps, Red Hat & IBM Merge, Valve Rolls Out Steam Labs, Valve Early Access Dota Underlords

New story! What you need to know to be a sysadmin

The system administrator of yesteryear jockeyed users and wrangled servers all day, in between mornings and evenings spent running hundreds of meters of hundreds of cables. This is still true today, with the added complexity of cloud computing, containers, and virtual machines.

New story! Understanding Linux File Permissions

In Linux & Unix operating system, everything is a file. It’s well organized in the form of files and directories. This tutorial helps Linux beginners to understand the Linux file permissions in detail.

New story! Redirect a GitHub Pages site with this HTTP hack

I run a few static websites for my private projects on GitHub Pages. I'm absolutely happy with the service, as it supports custom domains, automatically redirects to HTTPS, and transparently installs SSL certificates (with automatic issuing via Let's Encrypt). It is very fast (thanks to Fastly's content delivery network) and is extremely reliable (I haven't had any issues for years).

New story! Microsoft, Google and Apple clouds banned in Germanys schools

Did you know that Germany just banned its schools from using cloud-based productivity suites from Microsoft, Google, and Apple? The tech giants arent satisfying its privacy requirements with their cloud offerings, it warned. What are your thoughts?

New story! Windows vs Ubuntu

  • ThisHosting.Rocks; By Borche Jankovski (Posted by Feenta on Jul 18, 2019 7:35 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu
Two of the most popular operating systems compared: Windows vs Ubuntu. Learn more about their differences, similarities, and which one's better for you.

New story! Using a Checksum for File Integrity Checks on Linux

Using a checksum utilities to for file integrity checking is an important part of keeping a secure system. Learn how to generate a checksum, it's use cases and some basic cryptographic hashing functions.

New story! How To Add Swap Space on Debian 10 Linux

  • Linuxize.com; By Linuxize (Posted by linuxize on Jul 18, 2019 5:06 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Debian
Swap is a space on a disk that is used when the amount of physical memory is full. When a Linux system runs out of RAM, inactive pages are moved from the RAM to the swap space.

New story! How to Setup Apache ZooKeeper Cluster on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Zookeeper is a centralized service for managing configuration information, naming, distributed synchronization, and provisioning of group services that is published as open source software. In this tutorial, we will learn how to set up a single node Apache ZooKeeper Cluster on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

New story! IBM's New Open Source Kabanero Promises to Simplify Kubernetes for DevOps

At OSCON, IBM unveiled a new open source platform that promises to make Kubernetes easier to manage for DevOps teams.

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