New story! What Is Tor? Is Tor Safe?

In this time where everybody is attempting to ensure their information and protection, we hear a considerable measure about the TOR network. Some sing acclaim while others think of it as an apparatus for crooks. In this article, we give you the working standards of TOR by portraying likewise its preferences and drawbacks.

New story! Linux-powered Jetson Xavier module gains third-party carriers

CTI announced two carrier boards for the Nvidia’s AI/robotics focused Jetson AGX Xavier module: a compact Rogue carrier and a Mimic Adapter that plugs the Xavier into any CTI Jetson TX2/TX2i/TX1 carrier. Connect Tech, Inc. (CTI) has released two new developer options for Nvidia’s octa-core Jetson AGX Xavier computer-on-module, which is already supported by Nvidia’s […]

New story! We already have nice things, and other reasons not to write in-house ops tools

When I was an ops consultant, I had the "great fortune" of seeing the dark underbelly of many companies in a relatively short period of time. Such fortune was exceptionally pronounced on one client engagement where I became the maintainer of an in-house deployment tool that had bloated to touch nearly every piece of infrastructure—despite lacking documentation and testing. Dismayed at the impossible task of maintaining this beast while tackling the real work of improving the product, I began reviewing my old client projects and probing my ops community for their strategies. read more

New story! How To Install and Use Composer on Debian 9

  •; By linuxize (Posted by linuxize on Oct 17, 2018 10:07 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Debian, PHP
Composer is a dependency manager for PHP (similar to npm for Node.js or pip for Python). Composer will pull in all the required PHP packages your project depends on and manage them for you.

New story! Linux tcpdump Command Tutorial for Beginners (8 Examples)

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Oct 17, 2018 8:53 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Everytime you open a webpage on your computer, data packets are sent and received on your network interface. Sometimes, analysing these packets becomes important for many reasons. Thankfully, Linux offers a command line utility that dumps information related to these data packets in output.

New story! Design faster web pages, part 2: Image replacement

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Oct 17, 2018 7:39 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Welcome back to this series on building faster web pages. The last article talked about what you can achieve just through image compression. The example started with 1.2MB of browser fat, and reduced down to a weight of 488.9KB. That’s still not fast enough! This article continues the browser diet to lose more fat. You might […]

New story! Keeping Control in the Hands of the User

Various efforts always are underway to implement Secure Boot and to add features that will allow vendors to lock users out of controlling their own systems. In that scenario, users would look helplessly on while their systems refused to boot any kernels but those controlled by the vendors.

New story! Snappy's Snapd Installation Doesn't Work? Try This! (MX Linux, AntiX Linux, Manjaro Linux, Arch Linux)

There's a current issue right now where Snappy's snapd calls systemctl without running it as PID 1, which causes it to fail. The following is a workaround fix for this which utilizes a script that creates a fake systemctl function.

New story! Automating upstream releases with release-bot

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 17, 2018 3:56 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
If you own or maintain a GitHub repo and have ever pushed a package from it into PyPI and/or Fedora, you know it requires some additional work using the Fedora infrastructure. read more

New story! How to Set Different Wallpaper on Each Monitor on Linux GNOME

  • Make Tech Easier; By Matthew Muller (Posted by damien on Oct 17, 2018 2:41 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: GNOME, Linux
In Linux, if you have multiple monitors, it is not that easy to set different wallpaper on each monitor. This tutorial will show you how to do so in Linux Gnome.

New story! Shutter Removed From Ubuntu 18.10 And Debian Unstable, New PPA Available

Shutter screenshot tool was removed from Debian Unstable and Ubuntu 18.10 (to be released tomorrow) recently.

Since I use Shutter daily, I created a PPA for it and its dependencies, so others who prefer it to other screenshot tools can continue to use it.

New story! Essential System Tools: Alacritty – hardware-accelerated terminal emulator

  •; By Steve Emms (Posted by sde on Oct 17, 2018 12:13 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Community, Linux
Linux has lots of terminal emulators. What distinguishes Alacritty from the vast majority of terminal emulators? It differentiates itself by offering GPU-acceleration combined with a minimal feature set.

New story! Browsing the web with Min, a minimalist open source web browser

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 17, 2018 10:58 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Apache; Story Type: News Story
Does the world need another web browser? Even though the days of having a multiplicity of browsers to choose from are long gone, there still are folks out there developing new applications that help us use the web. One of those new-fangled browsers is Min. As its name suggests (well, suggests to me, anyway), Min is a minimalist browser. That doesn't mean it's deficient in any significant way, and its open source, Apache 2.0 license piques my interest. But is Min worth a look? Let's find out. read more

New story! LibSSH Flaw Allows Hackers to Take Over Servers Without Password

  • Hacker News; By Mohit Kumar (Posted by bob on Oct 17, 2018 9:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
A four-year-old severe vulnerability has been discovered in the Secure Shell (SSH) implementation library known as Libssh that could allow anyone to completely bypass authentication... But before you get frightened, you should know that neither the widely used OpenSSH nor Github's implementation of libssh was affected by the vulnerability.

New story! Ask OIN How It Intends to Deal With Microsoft Proxies Such as Patent Trolls

OIN continues to miss the key point (or intentionally avoid speaking about it); Microsoft is still selling 'protection' from the very same patent trolls that it is funding, arming, and sometimes even instructing (who to pass patents to and sue)

New story! Raspberry Pi based garden monitoring system supplies five sensors

On Kickstarter: SwitchDoc Labs’ “Smart Garden System” is a Raspberry Pi and Grove-based environmental monitoring and plant watering system with sensors for soil moisture, sunlight, air quality, temperature, and humidity. Spokane Valley, Wash. based SwitchDoc Labs (SDL) has launched a more advanced, up to nine plant Smart Garden System (SGS) kit version of its earlier […]

New story! Configure System Locale on Debian 9

We will show you how to configure system locale on Debian 9. The system locale defines the language and country-specific setting for the programs running on your system and the shell sessions. You can use locales to see the time and date, numbers, currency and other values formatted as per your language or country. Configuring system locale on Debian 9 is a fairly easy task and it should be configured in less than 10 minutes.

New story! Spinnaker: The Kubernetes of Continuous Delivery

  • - Original Content; By Swapnil Bhartiya (Posted by bob on Oct 17, 2018 3:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
Just like Kubernetes, Spinnaker is a technology that is battle tested, with Netflix using Spinnaker internally for continuous delivery.

New story! KDE Plasma 5.14 Desktop Environment Gets First Point Release, Update Now

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Oct 17, 2018 2:36 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
The KDE Project announced today the general availability of the first point release of the latest KDE Plasma 5.14 desktop environment series.

New story! Have a Plan for Netplan

The old way of configuring Debian-based network interfaces was based on the ifupdown package. The new default is called Netplan, and although it's not terribly difficult to use, it's drastically different. Netplan is sort of the interface used to configure the back-end dæmons that actually configure the interfaces. Right now, the back ends supported are NetworkManager and networkd.

New story! How to Setup FTP Server with VSFTPD on Ubuntu 18.04

In this tutorial we’ll be installing vsftpd. It is a stable, secure and fast FTP server. We will also show you how configure vsftpd to restrict users to their home directory and encrypt the entire transmission with SSL/TLS. Although this tutorial is written for Ubuntu 18.04 the same instructions apply for Ubuntu 16.04 and any Debian based distribution, including Debian, Linux Mint and Elementary OS.

New story! How To Improve Typing Speed For Free

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Oct 16, 2018 10:53 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
Ever met a friend who could type 50+ Words Per Minute easily? Surely you must have already met one or many :) And if we ask them how they were able to do it, their response would vary because some would mention a very cool proprietary program while others would mention some random cool web apps on the internet.

New story! Manage your OpenStack cloud with Ansible: Day two operations

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 16, 2018 9:39 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud; Story Type: News Story
Managing an application on OpenStack presents a host of challenges for the system administrator, and finding ways to reduce complexity and produce consistency are key ingredients to achieving success. By using Ansible, an agentless IT automation technology, a system administrator can create Ansible playbooks that provide consistency and reduce complexity. read more

New story! How to install ownCloud with ONLYOFFICE using Univention App Appliance

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Oct 16, 2018 8:24 PM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU, Linux; Story Type: News Story
ONLYOFFICE is an open source office suite distributed under GNU AGPL v3.0. It incorporates online editors for text documents, spreadsheets and presentations. This tutorial shows how to install ownCloud with ONLYOFFICE using Univention App Appliance.

New story! Feral show off Total War: WARHAMMER II on Linux, along with confirming more Linux ports and a Vulkan teaser

Feral Interactive just put up a YouTube video to show off Total War: WARHAMMER II running on Linux, it's looking good and they confirmed again their future Linux plans.

New story! piwheels: Speedy Python package installation for the Raspberry Pi

One of the great things about the Python programming language is PyPI, the Python Package Index, where third-party libraries are hosted, available for anyone to install and gain access to pre-existing functionality without starting from scratch. These libraries are handy utilities, written by members of the community, that aren't found within the Python standard library. But they work in much the same way—you import them into your code and have access to functions and classes you didn't write yourself. read more

New story! Working with Calendars in the Linux Terminal

  •; By Karim Buzdar (Posted by vitux on Oct 16, 2018 4:41 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
This article explains the cal and ncal commands in detail along with the options you can use with them.

New story! Complete guide to Dual Boot Ubuntu 18.XX with Windows 10

Learn how to Dual boot Ubuntu 18.xx along with Windows 10. Ubuntu 18.04 aka Bionic Beaver was released on April 26th, 2018 with a lot of changes on front end as well as on backend. Major change that anybody who has ever used Ubuntu, will notice is the Desktop Environment.

New story! Hands on 3 day Linux Kernel Internals Training course

LinuxCertified, Inc. announced its next three day, hands-on course that provides attendees with experience in creating Linux kernel source code within various subsystems of the Linux kernel. This course teaches attendees to acquaints developers with the fundamental subsystems, data structures, and API of the Linux kernel This class is scheduled for October 28th - 30th, 2018.

New story! How to run Python Scripts with Apache and mod_wsgi on Ubuntu 18.04

mod_wsgi is an Apache module that can be used for serving Python scripts over HTTP via Apache web server like Django,, Werkzug,, TurboGears, and Flask. In this tutorial, we will learn how to install and set up of mod_wsgi with the Apache server on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) server.

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