New story! The July 2020 Issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine

The PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the July 2020 issue.

New story! How to create a Replicaset in Kubernetes

A replica set makes sure the specified replicas of pods are always running. It can be considered as a replacement for the replication controller. In this article, we will see how to create a replica set and how it identifies pods with labels.

New story! Ikey Doherty Is Making a New Distro, Serpent Linux, and We Should All Support Him

Believe it or not, ex-Solus leader Ikey Doherty is making a new operating system called Serpent Linux, which aims to be a truly modern Linux distro.

New story! Tips and tricks for curl and wget

The *nix commands curl and wget are useful for accessing URLs without resorting to a browser. Both commands allow you to transfer data from a network server, with curl being the more robust of the two. You could use either of them to automate downloads from various servers.

New story! How to install custom Fonts in Debian

  • vitux.com; By Karim Buzdar (Posted by vitux on Jul 2, 2020 5:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Debian
All operating systems come with a large set of fonts already installed in them. However, sometimes, you may need a new font that is not available in the preinstalled fonts. In that case, you will need to manually download and install that font in your system.

New story! Zynq UltraScale+ SBC sells for $259, offers Baidu AI tools

  • LinuxGizmos.com; By Eric Brown (Posted by bob on Jul 2, 2020 4:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
MYIR’s $259 “FZ3 Card” SBC runs Linux with Baidu AI tools on a Zynq UltraScale+ via its MYC-CZU3EG module with 4GB DDR4 and 8GB eMMC. Specs include mini-DP, GbE, 2x USB, PCIe, 2x 40-pin GPIO, and CSI and BT1120 cam links. MYIR has launched a 100 x 70mm, -40 to 85°C tolerant development board built […]

New story! Firefox 78: Protections dashboard, new developer features... and the end of the line for older macOS versions

New Regular Expression evaluator borrowed from Chromium V8 - a sign of more collaboration to come? Mozilla has released Firefox 78 with a new Protections Dashboard and a bunch of updates for web developers. This is also the last supported version of Firefox for macOS El Capitan (10.11) and earlier.…

New story! Linux configuration: Understanding *.d directories in /etc

Configuration files, which include other files, are not new. Placing those included files in sub-directories has also been an option since the beginning. Let's review use cases and see how to get the most out of this organization method. Learn how your system organizes configuration files and how this organization scheme can help you administer your system.

New story! India bans 59 apps it says have privacy, national security problems. In a massive coincidence, they're all Chinese

They may have a point with some of them, though. India has banned the use of 59 smartphone apps it says violate its citizens’ privacy and threaten national security. In a massive coincidence they come from China, and just weeks after border skirmishes between the two nations.…

New story! MontaVista adds continuous integration support

MontaVista announced v3.1 of its Carrier Grade eXpress 3.1 embedded Linux distro based on Linux 5.4 LTS and Yocto 3.1 LTS. CGX 3.1 improves support for CI/CD and is more closely aligned with the Yocto Project. MontaVista Software has upgraded its Yocto Project based Carrier Grade eXpress to version 3.1 with a focus on Continuous […]

New story! Customizing Bash

  • Fedora Magazine; By Stephen Snow (Posted by bob on Jul 1, 2020 10:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Fedora, Linux
Bash's environment is designed to be highly customizable in order to suit the needs of many different users with many different tastes. Read on to learn a few quick tips to improve your productivity when using the Bash CLI.

New story! Linux Mint 20 isn't exactly bursting with freshness but, hey, there's kernel 5.4 and it's a long-term support release

Oh Snap: Based on Ubuntu but without package manager. Warpinator anyone? The Linux Mint team has released Mint 20 Cinnamon, a long-term support (LTS) release. It is based on Ubuntu 20.04, will be supported until 2025, and new Mint versions will use the same package base until 2022.…

New story! Back up your phones storage with this Linux utility

  • Opensource.com; By Seth Kenlon (Posted by bob on Jul 1, 2020 7:42 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, Mobile
One of the great failings of mobile devices is how difficult it can be to transfer data from your device to your computer. Mobile devices have a long history of this. Good news—if you're running Linux, you can probably interface with your mobile device using the gphoto2 command.

New story! Raspberry Pi 4: Chronicling the Desktop Experience – Manage your Personal Collections – Week 36

For this week’s Raspberry Pi 4 blog, Luke looks at a few best-of-breed collection management programs. Free and open source goodness as usual.

New story! How to Comment in Python

When writing Python code, it is always a good practice to make your code clean and easily understandable. Organizing the code, giving variables and functions descriptive names are several ways to do this.Adding comments to your Python code will save you a lot of time and effort when you look at your code in the future. Comments should be short and to the point. Do not explain something that is obvious to the reader. This article covers the basics of writing comments in Python. Python ignores everything written on the line after the hash mark (#).

New story! How to create a multiboot USB with Ventoy

  • linuxconfig.org; By Egidio Docile (Posted by LinuxCareer on Jul 1, 2020 4:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
An USB stick able to store, and let us boot from several Linux distributions images is a very handy tool to have at our disposal. In a previous article we saw how to manually setup and create it from scratch; however, since such operation can quickly become tedious, in this tutorial we will see how to use Ventoy, a tool able to make all the dirty work for us.

New story! Read and write data from anywhere with redirection in the Linux terminal

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 1, 2020 3:11 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Redirection of input and output is a natural function of any programming or scripting language. Technically, it happens inherently whenever you interact with a computer. Input gets read from stdin (standard input, usually your keyboard or mouse), output goes to stdout (standard output, a text or data stream), and errors get sent to stderr. read more

New story! The open organization everyone deserves

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 1, 2020 2:09 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Let me share an email I recently received. It meant the world to me: read more

New story! Convert Ubuntu Into Rolling Release Using Rolling Rhino Script

Rolling Rhino is simple shell script used to convert Ubuntu into a rolling release distribution that tracks the devel series.

New story! How to create a Service in Kubernetes

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jul 1, 2020 12:06 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
A service in Kubernetes is an abstraction layer over Pods. It defines a logical set of Pods. It provides a single IP address and DNS name by which pods can be accessed.

New story! How to Fix High CPU Usage in Linux

  • Make Tech Easier; By Odysseas Kourafalos (Posted by damien on Jul 1, 2020 11:04 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
There are many reasons for high CPU utilization in Linux, but the most common one is a misbehaving app. Here's how to fix high CPU usage in Linux.

New story! How to Install IDLE Python IDE on Debian 10

  • vitux.com; By Karim Buzdar (Posted by vitux on Jul 1, 2020 10:03 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Debian
In this article, we will show you how to install IDLE Python IDE in your Linux system using the command line. We have used Debian 10 OS for running the commands and procedure mentioned in this article.

New story! 'It's really hard to find maintainers': Linus Torvalds ponders the future of Linux

Will code move on to a language such as Rust? 'I'm convinced it's going to happen' says kernel colonel Linux creator Linus Torvalds spoke about the challenge of finding future maintainers for the open-source operating system, at the (virtual) Open Source Summit and Embedded Linux conference under way this week.…

New story! Ex-Solus Dev is Now Creating a Truly Modern Linux Distribution Called Serpent Linux

  • It's FOSS; By Abhishek Prakash Chaturvedi (Posted by abhishekpc on Jul 1, 2020 8:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
The ex-developer of Solus Linux has announced Serpent Linux, a truly modern Linux distribution which is not dependent on GNU toolchain.

New story! 7 Best Linux Distros for Security and Privacy in 2020hegt/he

  • LinuxSecurity.com - Hybrid RSS; By Brittany Day (Posted by bob on Jul 1, 2020 6:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial, Security; Groups: Linux
Privacy and security are pressing concerns for all of us these days '' not a day goes by that we aren't bombarded with security news headlines about hacks, breaches and the increased storing and monitoring of sensitive personal information by governments and corporations.

New story! Painless file extraction on Linux

Extracting files from archives isn't difficult, but it can be tedious. An easier way is to assemble a series of extraction commands into a script that calls the proper command to extract the content of file archives depending on the archive file names.

New story! Firefox 79 Enters Beta, Lets You Export Saved Passwords and Logins to a CSV File

  • 9to5Linux; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jul 1, 2020 4:55 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
Now that Firefox 78 was successfully launched, Mozilla is concentrating their efforts on the next major release, Firefox 79, which now has a first beta version ready for public testing.

New story! How To Print Files Without Comments And Empty Lines In Linux

Ever wanted to exclude or ignore comments and empty lines from a file output? This guide explains how to print files without comments and empty lines in Linux.

New story! Should API-restricting licenses qualify as open source?

In its 2014 Oracle v. Google decision, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held that the method declarations and "structure, sequence, and organization" (SSO) of the Java SE API were protected by copyright.

New story! Stupid Bash tricks: History, reusing arguments, files and directories, functions, and more

In this two-part blog post, I share some of the Bash one-liners I use to speed up my work and leave more time to drink coffee. In this initial post, I'll cover history, last arguments, working with files and directories, reading file contents, and Bash functions. Here are five great tips and tricks for the Bash shell that you can use at your Linux terminal today.

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