New story! Record your terminal session with Asciinema

Support calls are important and often satisfying in the end, but the act of clear communication can be arduous for everyone involved. If you've ever been on a support call, you've probably spent several minutes spelling out even the shortest commands and explaining in detail where the spaces and returns fall. While it's often easier to just seize control of a user's computer, that's not really the best way to educate. What you might try instead is sending a user a screen recording, but one that they can copy commands from and paste into their own terminal.

New story! How to Install and Setup MERN Stack with Nginx on Ubuntu 20.04

  • Cloudbooklet; By Pappin Vijak (Posted by cloudbooklet on Jan 17, 2022 3:37 PM EST)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
In this guide you are going to learn how to setup MERN stack on your Ubuntu 20.04 server.

New story! Mumble 1.4 Voice Chat App Released, Brings Many New Features

  •; By Bobby Borisov (Posted by bobolin on Jan 17, 2022 2:23 PM EST)
  • Story Type: News Story
For fans of the Mumble open-source VoIP communication program that is popular with gamers, Mumble 1.4 was released as their first major release in the last 2 years.

New story! Open source, closed wallets, big profits – nobody wins the OSS rock, paper, scissors game

  • The Register; By Rupert Goodwins (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Jan 17, 2022 1:08 PM EST)
  • Story Type: Editorial
There's much talk of the Open Source Sustainability Problem. From individual developers to Google's White House lobbying, the issue seems simple but intractable. Is the willingness of volunteer coders a solid enough basis for the long-term health of essential infrastructure?

New story! Linux to Adopt New Multi-Generation LRU Page Reclaim Policy

Based on observed behaviour on Android and Chrome OS, Google began working on a new page reclamation strategy for its Linux-based OSes aimed to improve how the virtual memory subsystem reclaims unused memory pages. More recent work shows the new MGLRU policy can benefit server environments, too.

New story! Linux maker board market survives chip shortage, adds 29 new SBCs in 2021

In this intro to our catalog of 136 Linux hacker boards, we examine how the 2021 chip shortage led to higher prices, limited availability, and more than twice the usual number of discontinuations. Yet, 29 models launched in 2021, including SBCs with M.2 slots, RISC-V CPUs, and AI chips.

New story! How to Upgrade Debian 10 Buster to Debian 11 Bullseye

  •; By linuxize (Posted by linuxize on Jan 17, 2022 9:25 AM EST)
  • Groups: Debian
This article shows how to upgrade your Debian 10 Buster system to Debian 11, Bullseye via command line.

New story! Best Free and Open Source Alternatives to Atlassian Jira

  •; By LinuxLinks (Posted by sde on Jan 17, 2022 8:22 AM EST)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Linux
Atlassian Jira is an issue tracking product that offers bug tracking and agile project management. The software provides a wide range of extensions and integrations from other Atlassian products or third-party add-ons that provide various teams with the flexibility of solutions.

New story! Developer Steps Up Wanting To Maintain Linux's FBDEV Subsystem

The Linux kernel's frame-buffer device "FBDEV" subsystem has thankfully been on the decline over the past number of years thanks to the success of the more useful DRM/KMS drivers and having FBDEV compatibility emulation support. While not actively maintained, the FBDEV subsystem and some drivers remain within the Linux kernel and are used with some interest primarily in some legacy/embedded environments. The subsystem was orphaned while now a Linux kernel developer has stepped up to serve as its maintainer.

New story! 9to5Linux Weekly Roundup: January 16th, 2022

  • 9to5Linux; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jan 16, 2022 9:20 PM EST)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Linux
The sixty-eight installment of the 9to5Linux Weekly Roundup is here for the week ending on January 16th, 2022, keeping you guys up to date with the most important things happening in the Linux world.

New story! GNOME 40.7 Improves Window Tracking, Multi-Monitor Support, and Wacom Tablet Mapping

The GNOME Project announced today the release of GNOME 40.7 as the seventh maintenance update to the GNOME 40 desktop environment series with more improvements and bug fixes.

New story! How to Build a Morse Code Transmitter Light with Raspberry Pi

I recently moved into a new place, and discovered that my friend and I live in buildings that face each other. We’re about a kilometer apart, but both our balconies have line of sight to each other. I’ve always wanted to build a communications network with my friends since I was a kid, so I dusted off an old book about Morse, one of my Raspberry P’s and got to work. I’m a big fan of mixing old and new technologies, so instead of using something modern, I decided to use Morse code.

New story! SystemRescue 9.00 Released with Linux 5.15 LTS, Better NTFS Support, and Much More

SystemRescue (formerly known as SystemRescueCd) Linux-powered live system rescue toolkit has been updated today to verison 9.00, a major release that brings new features and technologies.

New story! How to Install Java on AlmaLinux

  •; By (Posted by Feenta on Jan 16, 2022 1:31 PM EST)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
In this tutorial, we'll show you how to install and configure Java on AlmaLinux. The latest, LTS version of Java.

New story! Solve Wordle using the Linux command line

I've recently become a little obsessed with an online word puzzle game in which you have six attempts to guess a random five-letter word. The word changes every day, and you can only play once per day. After each guess, each of the letters in your guess is highlighted: gray means that letter does not appear in the mystery word, yellow means that letter appears in the word but not at that position, and green means the letter appears in the word at that correct position.

New story! How to Install Linux Kernel 5.17 on Fedora 35

In the following small tutorial, you will learn how to install the Latest Linux Kernel from the Fedora Rawhide repository on your Fedora 35 Workstation or Server.

New story! Vulnerability in cryptsetup Allows Decrypting Part of LUKS2-Encrypted Device

An attacker with physical access to the medium could use this flaw to force a user into permanently disabling the encryption layer of that medium.

New story! Cemu Emulator Plans For 2022 With Going Open-Source, Aiming For Linux Support

Cemu as one of the leading Nintendo Wii U video game emulators is planning to go open-source this year and is also working on Linux support and related cross-platform advancements.

New story! Mac and Linux games leave Humble Bundle’s Trove after January 31st

If you're on Humble Bundle and use a Mac or a Linux computer, you may want to download all the games you can from the service's Trove before the month ends. Starting on February 1st, the Mac and Linux versions of the games in the Humble Trove will no longer available.

New story! First Look at the Maui Shell - The Future of Linux Desktop Test Drive+Video

We compiled the brand new Maui Shell and test drive it. Here's the first look on this amazing vision of Linux desktop.

New story! macOS, Windows, Linux all targeted by new cross-platform exploit

The new "SysJoker" backdoor can reportedly attack multiple operating systems, including macOS, Windows, and Linux. On January 11, researchers from Intezer revealed they had found SysJoker, a backdoor that was originally discovered to be attacking Linux. Shortly after, variants of the same backdoor were uncovered that went after Windows and macOS.

New story! How to add a GUI package manager to Ubuntu on the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)

If you're using Ubuntu on WSL, did you know you can have a GUI package manager to use as well as the command line?

New story! Ubuntu 22.04 LTS to leverage zswap to run on Raspberry Pi 4 with 2GB RAM

Canonical used to recommend Raspberry Pi 4 with at least 4GB RAM to run Ubuntu Desktop, but Ubuntu 22.04 LTS should run more smoothly on the Raspberry Pi 4 2GB as the company has enabled zswap by default to allow the Linux operating system to run better on systems with less memory.

New story! Serious Security: Linux full-disk encryption bug fixed – patch now!

Lots of people “run Linux” without really knowing or caring – many home routers, navigational aids, webcams and other IoT devices are based on it; the majority of the world’s mobile phones run a Linux-derived variant called Android; and many, if not most, of the ready-to-go cloud services out there rely on Linux to host your content.

New story! How To Add, Remove and Update Software in Linux Using Apt

Linux has many ways to install software. We can build our own executables or use AppImage to run containerized applications. But at the heart of many Linux distros is a package management system, which for Debian based systems, such as the Raspberry Pi and Ubuntu, is Apt.

New story! Flameshot 11.0 Screenshot Tool Is Here with Completely Refactored CLI

  •; By Bobby Borisov (Posted by bobolin on Jan 15, 2022 9:27 PM EST)
  • Story Type: News Story
Flameshot is a cross-platform, free and open-source tool to take screenshots with many built-in features to save you time. Now the first release of Flameshot for this year is out so let’s see what are the new features.

New story! What If You Could Fully Customize Your Ubuntu Desktop Experience

9to5Linux was recently made aware of a new project that lets you customize your Ubuntu Desktop appearance to make it look and act just the way you wanted.

New story! Why use a Raspberry Pi to power your business

Why small, single-board computers can be the future for smart working and small offices. With the pandemic changing the way we're working, job decentralization is becoming an important challenge for all companies.

New story! How to Troubleshoot the Apt Command

  •; By Sarah (Posted by bvirt on Jan 15, 2022 5:44 PM EST)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
How to troubleshoot and reinstall the apt command if it isn't available on your Linux system.

New story! How To Connect Snowflake With SnowSQL CLI Client

In this tutorial, we will learn what is SnowSQL CLI client, how to install SnowSQL in Linux and Windows, and finally how to connect to Snowflake with SnowSQL.

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