New story! Kernel 5.8 brings significant updates to RockChip & MediaTek SoCs

Earlier this week, the massive Linux 5.8 kernel was released, bringing with it numerous updates for RockChip SoCs, including the addition of AFBC support, the upstreaming of the video decoder driver, and continued improvements to the camera drivers. Kernel 5.8 also brings a significant fix to MediaTek SoCs, enabling displays on MT8173 based devices (for example, the Lenovo IdeaPad Duet Chromebook) to be functional when using the mainline kernel.

New story! Minesweeper but it's a rogue-lite with tons of features - DemonCrawl is out for Linux

Oh no, I think DemonCrawl might just end up being my next 100 hour game and it's now available for Linux.

New story! How to Install MongoDB on Ubuntu 20.04

MongoDB is a free and open-source document database. It belongs to a family of databases called NoSQL, which is different from the traditional table-based SQL databases like MySQL and PostgreSQL. This tutorial describes how to install and configure MongoDB Community Edition on Ubuntu 20.04.

New story! What I learned while teaching C programming on YouTube

  • (Posted by bob on Aug 5, 2020 4:52 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The act of breaking something down in order to teach it to others can be a great way to reacquaint yourself with some old concepts and, in many cases, gain new insights. read more

New story! Pinta Open-Source Image Editing and Drawing App Sees New Major Release After 5 Years

  • 9to5Linux; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Aug 5, 2020 3:37 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Pinta, the open-source, free and multi-platform image editing and drawing software, received a new major release after more than five years of absence.

New story! How to install Memcached on Ubuntu 20.04

  • Cloudbooklet; By Pappin Vijak (Posted by cloudbooklet on Aug 5, 2020 2:23 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
Memcached is a distributed in-memory object caching system for small chunks of data from the results of database queries or API calls, etc.

New story! How to create compressed encrypted archives with tar and gpg

There are many reasons why you may want to create compressed encrypted file archives. You may want to create an encrypted backup of your personal files. Another possible scenario is that you may want to privately share content with a friend or colleague over the web or through cloud storage. Tar.gz files, or compressed tarballs, are created using the tar command. These tarballs are pretty much the standard go-to format for archives on GNU/Linux, however they are not encrypted. In the above scenarios that we mentioned it is often desirable to have encryption in order to secure your data. This is where gpg comes in.

New story! Matthew Arnold: Why I switched to Fedora

To a veteran user of other distributions, Fedora can be a challenge. If you are making the transition from another distribution, here are a few observations and tips to get you started.

New story! Network Policy in Kubernetes

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Aug 5, 2020 10:40 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
By default, pods accept traffic from any source. A network policy helps to specify how a group of pods can communicate with each other and other network endpoints.

New story! Latest Firefox rolls out Enhanced Tracking Protection 2.0; blocking redirect trackers by default

Today, Firefox is introducing Enhanced Tracking Protection (ETP) 2.0, our next step in continuing to provide a safe and private experience for our users. ETP 2.0 protects you from an …

New story! You Can Now Install Linux Kernel 5.8 on Linux Lite, Here’s How

Once again, Linux Lite users are among the first to be able to install the most recent Linux kernel series, in this case Linux kernel 5.8, on their personal computers.

New story! GOverlay makes Linux gaming overlay MangoHud even easier to use

MangoHud has become the go-to way to get a decent readout of game performance with an overlay on Linux, and now with the latest improvements the GOverlay interface has made it much easier to use.

New story! Storage in Kubernetes

Data cannot be stored in the pod, when the pod is deleted or is terminated the data within it does not stay on the system. To provide long-term and temporary storage to Pods in the cluster, Kubernetes provides different types of storage mechanisms.

New story! Wrap it before you tap it? No, say Linux developers: 'GPL condom' for Nvidia driver is laughed out of the kernel

  • The Register; By Tim Anderson (Posted by bob on Aug 5, 2020 4:28 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Kernel, Linux
Facebook's man told: 'OK, now you are just trolling us'. Linux devs have dismissed a proposed patch to the kernel that would only work with a Nvidia driver, motivating a second patch that will prevent disguised use of proprietary code in GPL modules.…

New story! Ubuntu 20.10 “Groovy Gorilla” Artwork by Sylvia Ritter Looks Astonishing, Made with Krita

  • 9to5Linux; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Aug 5, 2020 3:14 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Talented concept artist Sylvia Ritter continues the Ubuntu codename inspired artwork series and published today an astonishing artwork inspired by the upcoming Ubuntu 20.10 “Groovy Gorilla” operating system.

New story! Install Blender 3D on Debian 10 (Buster)

  •; By Karim Buzdar (Posted by vitux on Aug 5, 2020 2:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Debian
Blender is an integrated 3d suite for modeling, animation, rendering, post-production, interactive creation and playback (games). This article describes adding/removing and launching the Blender application on Debian.

New story! LunarG releases new Vulkan SDK with DirectX Shader Compiler for Linux and more

LunarG have today, August 4 2020, released a new and enhanced version of their Vulkan SDK (software development kit).

New story! Red Hat changes certification rules in response to the coronavirus pandemic

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Aug 4, 2020 11:31 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux, Red Hat
Unfortunately, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, it's harder than ever to take the tests you need to get or keep a certification. Red Hat, the Linux and cloud power, has an answer. Red Hat is extending your soon to expire certifications and has launched a new online certification testing program for its top four certifications.

New story! Creating and debugging Linux dump files

Crash dump, memory dump, core dump, system dump … all produce the same outcome: a file containing the state of an application's memory at a specific time—usually when the application crashes. Knowing how to deal with these files can help you find the root cause(s) of a failure. Even if you are not a developer, dump files created on your system can be very helpful (as well as approachable) in understanding software. This is a hands-on article, and can you follow along with the example by cloning the sample application repository with: read more

New story! Collabora Office 6.4 Brings Outstanding MS Office Interoperability, LTS Support

  • 9to5Linux; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Aug 4, 2020 9:02 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Collabora Productivity launched today the Collabora Office 6.4 office suite, a major release of their enterprise-ready, LibreOffice-based office and productivity suite for desktop, mobile and the cloud.

New story! Add a repo and install a package the Ansible way

How to add package repositories and install packages on many hosts by using Ansible.

New story! Linux Kernel 5.8 is Here. This is What's New

A brand new Linux Kernel 5.8 is announced by Linus Torvalds. This kernel release is mostly a big release in terms of hardware, graphics, and other updates.

New story! How to Install Apache Solr on Ubuntu 20.04

Apache Solr is a scalable, reliable, and fault-tolerant NoSQL search tool written in Java and released under an OpenSource license. In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Apache Solr 8.6 on Ubuntu 20.04.

New story! How to Display Specific Lines of a File in Linux Command Line

  • Linux Handbook; By Abhishek Prakash Chaturvedi (Posted by abhishekpc on Aug 4, 2020 3:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Here are several ways to display specific lines of a file in Linux command line.

New story! How To Access Linux Partitions From Windows 10

  •; By Senthil Kumar (Posted by ostechnix on Aug 4, 2020 2:44 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
This guide explains how to access Linux partitions from Windows 10 and transfer the data from Linux partitions to Windows using Linux reader.

New story! Use your favorite programming language to provision Infrastructure as Code

  • (Posted by bob on Aug 4, 2020 1:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
As you navigate the world of IT and technology, there are some terms you come across repeatedly. Some of them are hard to quantify and may take on different meanings as time goes on. "DevOps" is an example of a word that seems (to me) to change depending on the person using it; the original DevOps pioneers might not even recognize what we call DevOps today. read more

New story! Meet Super Container OS, a Debian-Based Live Distro with a Built-In Container Engine

I told you I love new projects, right? Well, today I have a brand-new distro that I’d like to introduce you to, called Super Container OS, and targeted at developers who want to run containerized apps.

New story! BunsenLabs Linux Lithium Release Hits Stable, Based on Debian Buster

After more than two years in development, BunsenLabs Linux Lithium release has finally hit the stable channel today for this OpenBox-based and lightweight Debian GNU/Linux derivative, a continuation of the acclaimed CrunchBang Linux.

New story! Do math in the Linux shell with GNU bc

Most POSIX systems come with GNU bc, an arbitrary precision numeric processing language. Its syntax is similar to C, but it also supports interactive execution of statements and processing data from standard in (stdin). For that reason, it's often the answer to the question, "How do I do math in the Linux shell?" This style of response is common online: read more

New story! How to Install CouchDB on Ubuntu 20.04

Apache CouchDB is a free and open-source NoSQL database developed by the Apache Software Foundation. It can be used as a single-node or clustered database. CouchDB server stores its data in named databases, which contains documents with JSON structure. Each document consists of a number of fields and attachments. Fields can include text, numbers, lists, booleans, more. This article covers the steps of installing the latest version of CouchDB on Ubuntu 20.04.

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