New story! Why Aliasing rm Command is a Bad Practice in Linux

  •; By Senthil Kumar (Posted by ostechnix on Feb 29, 2024 1:48 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
In this brief tutorial, we will learn why aliasing 'rm' command to 'rm -i' is a bad practice with a practical example. We are also going to learn about the best practices and safer alternatives to alias the rm command in Linux.

New story! Distrobox 1.7 Improves NVIDIA Support, Wolfi Containers, and Adds New Flags

  •; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Feb 29, 2024 12:19 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
For those of you who like to run multiple Linux distributions containerized in a single distro, Luca Di Maio released today Distrobox 1.7 as a major update to this popular tool for running any Linux distro inside your terminal.

New story! Guide to Installing Cinnamon Desktop on Ubuntu

  •; By Lubos Rendek (Posted by linuxer on Feb 28, 2024 10:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
Switching to a different desktop environment can breathe new life into your Ubuntu system, offering a fresh look and feel along with potentially better performance and usability. Cinnamon, known for its classic yet modern design and functionality, is a popular choice among those looking to move away from the default GNOME desktop. This tutorial is designed for users who have Ubuntu installed with the GNOME desktop and are interested in installing Cinnamon as an alternative.

New story! KDE Plasma 6 Desktop Released, Here’s What’s New

  •; By Bobby Borisov (Posted by bobolin on Feb 28, 2024 9:19 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
Packet with new features and novelties, the just-announced KDE Plasma 6 desktop environment ushers a new chapter in desktop computing.

New story! How to create optimized virtual machines with Quickemu on Linux

Quickemu is a free and open source project which allows us to quickly launch Linux, macOS, and Windows optimized virtual machines. The project is hosted on GitHub, and is basically a wrapper around QEMU and some other tools. In this tutorial we learn how to install Quickemu, and how to use it to create optimized virtual machines on the most used Linux distributions.

New story! How to turn a Raspberry Pi into a surveillance system with ZoneMinder

ZoneMinder is a free and open source closed-circuit television software we can install on our Raspberry Pi (or any other Linux system) to monitor and protect our home, or whatever we deem valuable. ZoneMinder is easy to install, supports a vast selection of cameras, and has also APIs for third party software integration. In this tutorial we install ZoneMinder on the latest version of Raspberry Pi OS, and learn how to turn our RPI into a surveillance system using a simple USB webcam.

New story! KDE Plasma 6 Desktop Environment Officially Released, This Is What’s New

  •; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Feb 28, 2024 4:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE, Linux
The KDE Project announced today the general availability of the highly anticipated KDE Plasma 6 desktop environment, along with the KDE Gear 24.02 and KDE Frameworks 6 software suites.

New story! eSpeak NG - text-to-speech software

  •; By LinuxLinks (Posted by sde on Feb 28, 2024 3:00 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
eSpeak NG (Next Generation) is a continuation of the eSpeak project with more feedback from native speakers. It supports more than 100 languages and accents. It is based on the eSpeak engine

New story! Laptop/Desktop Operating System Market Share in Sweden Approaching 20%, Windows at All-Time Lows Internationally

  • Tux Machines; By Roy Schestowitz (Posted by schestowitz on Feb 28, 2024 1:12 PM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU, Linux
As of the end of this month (one day left), Windows is down even further, almost below 27%

New story! Crafting Cutting-Edge AI Assistants with Ubuntu

In an era dominated by digital innovation, Artificial Intelligence (AI) assistants have emerged as pivotal elements in revolutionizing the way we interact with technology. From simplifying daily tasks to providing complex business solutions, AI assistants have become indispensable.

New story! New Thunderbird, Firefox Vulns Threaten Sensitive Data, System Availability

  • - Hybrid RSS; By Brittany Day (Posted by bob on Feb 28, 2024 9:53 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story, Security
Several significant vulnerabilities have been found in the widely used Thunderbird email client and Firefox web browser. An attacker could exploit these issues to cause a denial of service, obtain sensitive data, bypass security restrictions, perform cross-site tracing, execute arbitrary code, or escalate privileges on impacted systems.

New story! Debian Takes Proactive Steps to Address Year 2038 Problem

Debian's unstable repo now hosts the 64-bit time_t transition, a key move against the 'Year 2038 Problem'. Here's more on that!

New story! Tails 6.0 Officially Released, Based on Debian 12 “Bookworm” and GNOME 43

Tails, the Debian-based security-focused Linux distribution aimed at preserving Internet privacy and anonymity, has been updated today to version 6.0, a major release that introduces new features and updated components.

New story! How To Prevent Crontab Entries From Accidental Deletion In Linux

  •; By Senthil Kumar (Posted by ostechnix on Feb 28, 2024 5:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
In this post, we'll walk through how to recover your lost crontab entries, how to back up crontab entries regularly, and strategies to prevent Crontab entries from accidental deletion in the future.

New story! Raspberry Pi as Music Streamer

Thanks to its small size and simple requirements, the Raspberry Pi can be transformed into a variety of different specialized devices. One such role that it can fill is that of a dedicated music streamer, or jukebox. Whether you have your own music files (MP3, FLAC, etc) already downloaded and want to stream them to speakers around the house, or you rely on streaming services like Spotify or Pandora, utilizing the Raspberry Pi as a music streamer is a great way to enjoy some tunes. In this tutorial, we will go over the step by step instructions to help you turn your Raspberry Pi into the ideal music streaming device.

New story! Frog: A Linux OCR Tool for Extracting Text From Anywhere

Frog is a simple, free, and open-source OCR tool for extracting text from images or QR codes on Linux, featuring a beautiful interface.

New story! How to Install and Use uv Python Package Manager on Linux

Discover a step-by-step guide to install the uv python package manager on Linux, Windows, and macOS with command-line examples.

New story! lnav 0.12 Released with Gantt Chart View of Log files

lnav 0.12 released with exciting features and enhancements.

New story! Mozilla Announces Call for Entries for the 2nd Annual Rise25 Awards in Dublin, Ireland

On the heels of Mozilla’s Rise25 Awards in Berlin last year, we’re excited to announce that we’ll be returning once again with a special celebration that will take place in Dublin, Ireland later this year. The 2nd Annual Rise25 Awards will feature familiar categories, but with an emphasis on trustworthy AI. We will be […]

New story! Tails 6.0 Is Out with a Host of Improvements

Based on Debian 12, Tails 6.0 is here with auto-detect for persistent storage errors, automatic mount of external devices, and more.

New story! CachyOS’s February Update Prepares the Stage for Plasma 6

The latest CachyOS update offers a cleaner Live ISO, updated packages, and a major glibc upgrade for a robust system foundation.

New story! Feishin - modern self-hosted music player

Feishin is billed as a modern self-hosted music player. It’s written in TypeScript and published under an open source license.

New story! Starting over: Rebooting the OS stack for fun and profit

Making full effective use of new persistent memory means tearing up the rulebook. FOSDEM Non-volatile RAM is making a comeback, but the deep assumptions of 1970s OS design will stop us making effective use of it. There are other ways to do things.…

New story! Tiny Core Linux 15: Faster, Smaller and Packed with Improvements

  •; By arindam (Posted by arindam1989 on Feb 27, 2024 12:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups
Learn about the key highlights of Tiny Core Linux 15, improving Kernel and components.

New story! Index - Qt-based file manager

  •; By LinuxLinks (Posted by sde on Feb 27, 2024 11:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
Index is a Qt-based file manager that works on desktops, Android and Plasma Mobile. It’s one of the applications in the Maui ecosystem.

New story! Pika Backup: The Ultimate Desktop Client For BorgBackup Users

Are you concerned about losing valuable photos, documents, or music from your Linux desktop? Pika Backup offers a stress-free solution! In this comprehensive tutorial, we'll delve into what Pika Backup is, its features, and provide step-by-step instructions on how to install and use Pika Backup on Linux for backing up and restoring files.

New story! How Nginx Went From Being the Little Engine That Could to Become the Fork of the Day

On Valentine’s day a developer for the popular open-source web server platform Nginx announced a fork of the project to create FreeNginx. Here’s what you need to know about the fork, and what it means to the future of Nginx.

New story! KiCad 8: The New Standard in PCB Design Software

KiCad 8.0 electronics design automation suite launches with new features, improvements, and bug fixes, plus 1500+ new symbols and 760 footprints. Learn more!

New story! GNU/Linux at Over 5% in Ethiopia

Looking at clients that aren't as "beefy" as laptops, Linux is actually vastly bigger, owing to Android

New story! Try Out the Latest Linux Gnome DE With DistroBox

Discover a step-by-step guide to installing and experiencing the latest Linux Gnome desktop environment with DistroBox.

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