New story! List Files and Directories in Style Using lsd and exa

A tutorial on how you can list files and directories in style in Linux systems using two programs exa and lsd.

New story! How to Secure Your Linux Servers With SELinux

SELinux can help you secure your server from malfunctioning processes or applications. Find out how you can use it for your own server.

New story! How to Install and Secure PhpMyAdmin on AlmaLinux

PhpMyAdmin is a free and open-source tool written in PHP used for managing MySQL databases via browser. In this tutorial we are going to explain in step-by-step detail how to install and secure PhpMyAdmin on AlmaLinux.

New story! Old-school technical writing with groff

  • Opensource.com; By Jim Hall (Posted by bob on Aug 7, 2022 4:36 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: GNU, HP, Linux
One of my favorite stories about Unix is how it turned into a text processing system. Brian Kernighan tells the story in his book Unix: A History and a Memoir (chapter 3) but to summarize: The Unix team at Bell Labs ran the original Unix on a PDP-7 computer, but it was a tiny system and didn't have sufficient resources to support new work.

New story! Firefly Station M3 supports dual 8K displays and up to 16GB RAM

  • LinuxGizmos.com; By Giorgio Mendoza (Posted by bob on Aug 7, 2022 2:25 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
The Firefly Station M3 is a Mini PC built around the eight-core Rockchip RK3588S System on Chip (SoC) released this year. This fanless Mini PC comes in an aluminum case and it can support up to 16GB of RAM and 128GB of eMMC flash. The Rockchip RK3588S SoC combines four Cortex-A76 cores, four Cortex-A55 cores, […]

New story! Linux Mint 21 “Vanessa” Released

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com (Posted by MohdSohail on Aug 7, 2022 12:13 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Mint
This post will go over what’s new in Linux Mint 21 “Vanessa.” Thousands of people have been waiting for this stable release of Linux Mint, and once it is available, it will be fascinating to see if it is worthwhile to upgrade to the latest version.

New story! 5 Ways to Fix Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock Error in Ubuntu

We explain various ways to fix the Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock Error in Ubuntu Linux and related distributions.

New story! Just Perfection 21 GNOME Extension Brings 7 New Features

  • Linuxiac.com; By Bobby Borisov (Posted by bobolin on Aug 7, 2022 7:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Just Perfection is one of the most popular GNOME extensions in recent years. With it, you can change the visibility of almost all components of GNOME Shell, make behavior tweaks and customize panels. The new version 21 of the Just Perfection extension allows even deeper than before customization of your GNOME desktop.

New story! 10 Useful firewall-cmd Commands in Linux

The firewall-cmd is the command-line client used to manage the runtime configurations. In this blog post, we are going to explain 10 useful firewall-cmd commands in Linux with real examples.

New story! Public-private partnerships in health: The journey ahead for open source

The past three years have redefined the practice and management of public health on a global scale. What will we need in order to support innovation over the next three years?

New story! A sysadmin's guide to network interface configuration files

In the first article of this series, Get started with NetworkManager on Linux, I looked at what NetworkManager does and some of the tools it provides for viewing network connections and devices. I discussed using the nmcli command to view the status of network devices and connections on a host.

New story! OBS Studio 28.0 Promises 10-Bit Color Support and HDR Video Encoding, Qt 6 Port, and More

OBS Studio 28.0 is coming and promises to be a huge update to this powerful and popular screencasting and streaming software with lots of new features and a revamped interface.

New story! Best Free and Open Source Alternatives to Apple Calendar

  • LinuxLinks.com; By Steve Emms (Posted by sde on Aug 6, 2022 8:53 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Linux
Apple Calendar (previously known as iCal) is a personal calendar app supporting multiple accounts, colour code work, family and personal events, event support, as well as calendar invitations.

New story! GitLab U-turns on deleting dormant projects after backlash

  • The Register; By Simon Sharwood (Posted by bob on Aug 6, 2022 6:41 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Developer
Now makes vague pledge to shove inactive repos into slow object storage. GitLab has reversed its decision to automatically delete projects that are inactive for more than a year and belong to its free-tier users.…

New story! The Linux Foundation Announces Keynote Speakers for Open Source Summit Europe 2022

  • Linux.com; By Maresa Fowler (Posted by bob on Aug 6, 2022 4:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: Linux
Global visionaries headline the premier open source event in Europe to share on OSS adoption in Europe, driving the circular economy, finding inspiration through the pandemic, supply chain security and more. SAN FRANCISCO, August 4, 2022 —  The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the keynote speakers for […]

New story! Citrix adds Hypervisor Cloud to bring more and faster updates

Years after the company quit server virtualization, but may be handy for hybrid work. Citrix has added a development stream to its hypervisor that promises fast and frequent enhancements, plus a cloud service to deliver them to users.…

New story! How to Upgrade from Rocky Linux 8 to Rocky Linux 9

  • Linuxiac.com; By Bobby Borisov (Posted by bobolin on Aug 6, 2022 12:52 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
This step-by-step guide shows you how to easily upgrade your existing Rocky Linux 8 system to Rocky Linux 9. The procedure described in this guide has been tried and is workable; nevertheless, the official recommendation is that upgrading from Rocky Linux 8 to Rocky Linux 9 is not encouraged and that a clean install of Rocky Linux 9 is preferable.

New story! How to Enable Wake-on-LAN in Ubuntu

  • Make Tech Easier; By Nathan Meyer (Posted by damien on Aug 6, 2022 11:03 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
Enabling Wake-On-LAN in Ubuntu is easy. This is our comprehensive guide to doing that and more. Let's get into it!

New story! Scalable storage for the masses to debut in ownCloud Infinite Scale

So far, ownCloud users have only had the opportunity to choose between simple local file storage based on a POSIX-compatible file system or EOS Open Storage (EOS). The latter causes massive complexity during setup. More recent versions of ownCloud feature a functionality called Decomposed FS. This file system is supposed to bring oCIS to arbitrary storage backends and even scalable ones.

New story! Delete the local reference to a remote branch in Git

  • Opensource.com; By Agil Antony (Posted by bob on Aug 6, 2022 7:25 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Developer
After you merge a GitLab or GitHub pull request, you usually delete the topic branch in the remote repository to maintain repository hygiene. However, this action deletes the topic branch only in the remote repository. Your local Git repository also benefits from routine cleanup. To synchronize the information in your local repository with the remote repository, you can execute the git prune command to delete the local reference to a remote branch in your local repository.

New story! Be careful where you install software, and who installs it

I have bigger problems than where you put our code. On Call Be careful where you install stuff, and who is doing the installing. Welcome to an On Call in which normal service is interrupted by a military intervention.…

New story! How to Enable PipeWire and Disable PulseAudio in Ubuntu 22.04

There are lists of applications that I can’t afford to miss after setting up newly installed distributions, and one of them is EasyEffects, which enhances the audio quality to the next level. Without it, I don’t get the real vibe from the music.

New story! Fancy a freshened up SLAX or ChromeOS replacement Peppermint OS?

Two lightweight distros get updated after extended pauses. Slax, one of the lightest-weight Linux distros around, and Peppermint OS, a web-centric Debian remix, both put out new versions this week.…

New story! Mini PC packs Intel’s 10th Gen processors and dual GbE ports

  • LinuxGizmos.com; By Giorgio Mendoza (Posted by bob on Aug 6, 2022 12:10 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Intel
The N10 is the latest Mini PC Nano from Weibu. The N10 accommodates the Coffee Lake-U or the Comet Lake-U processor from Intel. The company also plans to release a model with Intel’s 12th Gen processors by late September. The motherboard comes in a Nano ITX (123 x 134mm) form factor and integrates the following […]

New story! Linux Mint 20.3 Users Can Now Upgrade to Linux Mint 21, Here’s How

The upgrade path from Linux Mint 20.3 “Una” to Linux Mint 21 “Vanessa” is now open to finally allow users to upgrade their installations to the latest and greatest release of the popular Ubuntu-based distribution.

New story! 9 Years Later, Slax Linux Has Found Its Way Back Home

Slax is a portable and fast Linux operating system with a modular architecture and beautiful design that can be operated from a USB stick. Now, nine years later, Slax is back to its origins based on Slackware 15, which was released half a year ago.

New story! How to Use Chroot in Linux and Fix Your Broken System

With chroot, you can create an isolated filesystem inside your primary filesystem. Learn how to use Chroot in Linux to fix a broken system.

New story! How to Install Neos CMS on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial, we are going to install Neos CMS on Ubuntu 22.04 OS. Neos CMS is an open-source Content Management System that allows developers and users to build their websites in a couple of steps quickly.

New story! 3 ways to take screenshots on Linux

When writing about open source software, I prefer to show a few screenshots to help demonstrate what I'm talking about. As the old saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. If you can show a thing, that's often better than merely trying to describe it. There are a few ways you can take screenshots in Linux. Here are three methods I use to capture screenshots on Linux.

New story! Lengthen the life of your hardware with Linux

Sustainability is an increasingly important problem when it comes to computing. Reduce, reuse, recycle is a popular motto for environmentally responsible consumption, but applying that to your computer hardware can be challenging.

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