New story! Delete Files That Have Not Been Accessed For A Given Time On Linux

This brief guide explains how to delete files that have not been accessed for a given time using Tmpwatch or Tmpreaper on Linux.

New story! Why Debian Is the Gold Standard of Upstream Desktop Linux

The last decade or so has seen Debian largely repositioned as an upstream distribution, making it an essential component of the desktop Linux infrastructure. Does your distro have “Debian Inside”?

New story! Wi-Fi 6 Launches Officially for the Next Generation of Wi-Fi

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Sep 16, 2019 9:36 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Wi-Fi Alliance announced today the availability of the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6 certification program for vendors to provide customers with the latest and greatest Wi-Fi experience.

New story! How to Install Ranger Terminal File Manager on Linux

  • vitux.com; By Karim Buzdar (Posted by vitux on Sep 16, 2019 8:22 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Ranger is a lightweight and powerful file manager that works in a terminal window. It comes with the Vi key bindings. It offers a smooth way to move into directories, view files and content, or open an editor to make changes to files.

New story! Copying large files with Rsync, and some misconceptions

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Sep 16, 2019 7:08 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
There is a notion that a lot of people working in the IT industry often copy & paste from internet howtos. We all do it, and the copy & paste itself is not a problem. The problem is when we run things without understanding them. Some years ago, a friend who used to work on […]

New story! SAR – Linux System Performance Monitoring Tool (Check Linux System Activity Report Using the SAR Command)

The sar command allows you to check various historical performance data of the Linux system.

New story! Constraint programming by example

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Sep 16, 2019 4:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
There are many different ways to solve problems in computing. You might "brute force" your way to a solution by calculating as many possibilities as you can, or you might take a procedural approach and carefully establish the known factors that influence the correct answer. In constraint programming, a problem is viewed as a series of limitations on what could possibly be a valid solution. read more

New story! How to Convert Video Formats on Linux

There are a few ways to convert video files on Linux. If you're a fan of command line tools, check out our FFMPEG video conversion guide. This guide is going to focus on HandBrake, a powerful graphical video conversion tool to covert video from and to many formats such as MP4, AVI, WebM and many more.

New story! Linux Kernel 5.3 Officially Released, Here's What's New

Linus Torvalds announced today the release of the Linux 5.3 kernel series, a major that brings several new features, dozens of improvements, and updated drivers.

New story! Linux commands to display your hardware information

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Sep 16, 2019 12:56 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
There are many reasons you might need to find out details about your computer hardware. For example, if you need help fixing something and post a plea in an online forum, people will immediately ask you for specifics about your computer. Or, if you want to upgrade your computer, you'll need to know what you have and what you can have. You need to interrogate your computer to discover its specifications. The easiest way is to do that is with one of the standard Linux GUI programs: read more

New story! Linux Screen Command - Beginners Guide to Terminal Multiplexing

  • Putorius.net; By Augustine Ojeh (Posted by savona on Sep 16, 2019 11:42 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Learn how to use Linux Screen to detach and reattach terminal sessions, create split screen terminal sessions, monitor sessions for activity or inactivity and the basics of terminal multiplexing.

New story! How to Check if File or Directory Exists in Bash Shell

  • Linux Handbook; By Abhishek Prakash Chaturvedi (Posted by abhishekpc on Sep 16, 2019 10:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
If you are working on a Bash script that interacts with files and directories, you might encounter a situation where you need to make sure that the file or directory exists. This tutorial teaches you how to do that.

New story! Join Open Jam 2019 to build open source indie games

On September 27th, dozens of indie developers will come together virtually to develop video games using open source software. This date marks the third annual Open Jam, a three-day, 80-hour online game jam dedicated to indie developers building playful games and advancing the world of open source game development. In preparation for Open Jam 2019, we wanted to share the story of Open Jams past and preview the exciting new things coming this year!

New story! Cron Jobs and Crontab on Linux Explained

As a system administrator, it is very likely that you spend a lot of time doing recurring tasks on your system. Luckily for you, there is a way to automate tasks on Linux systems : cron jobs. Initially built in 1975 by the AT&T Bell Laboratories, cron has evolved to become a reference on Linux when it comes to scheduling and executing tasks at fixed dates or periods.

New story! Richard Stallman's Controversial Views Are Nothing New and They Distract From Bill Gates' Vastly Worse Role

It's easier to attack Richard Stallman (RMS) using politics (than using his views on software) and media focus on Stallman's personal views on sexuality bears some resemblance to the push against Linus Torvalds, which leans largely on the false perception that he is sexist, rude and intolerant

New story! Microsoft Targets GNU/Linux Advocates With Phony Charm Offensives and Fake ‘Love’

The ways Microsoft depresses GNU/Linux advocacy and discourages enthusiasm for Software Freedom is not hard to see; it’s worth considering and understanding some of these tactics (mostly assimilation-centric and love-themed), which can otherwise go unnoticed

New story! How To Install Webmin on Debian 10

  • Linuxize.com; By Linuxize (Posted by linuxize on Sep 16, 2019 3:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Debian
Webmin is an open-source web control panel for administering Linux servers. It allows you to manage the system users, groups, disk quotas as well as install and configure web, ssh, ftp, email and database servers. With Webmin, you can configure almost every aspect of the system. In this tutorial, we'll show you how to install Webmin on Debian 10, Buster.

New story! Hello Games continue fixing up Linux issues for No Man's Sky in Steam Play

While not available for Linux, No Man's Sky can be run through Steam Play and it appears Hello Games continue to keep an eye on it.

New story! Sandboxies open source initiative, open source in Hollywood, and more

  • Opensource.com; By Lauren Maffeo (Posted by bob on Sep 15, 2019 10:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Community, Linux
In this edition of our open source news roundup, Sandboxie's path to open source, update on the Pentagon's adoption of open source, open source in Hollywood, and more!

New story! GNOME 3.34 released - coming soon in Fedora 31

  • Fedora Magazine; By Paul W. Frields (Posted by bob on Sep 15, 2019 8:47 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Fedora, GNOME
Today the GNOME project announced the release of GNOME 3.34. This latest release of GNOME will be the default desktop environment in Fedora 31 Workstation. The Beta release of Fedora 31 is currently expected in the next week or two, with the Final release scheduled for late October. GNOME 3.34 includes a number of new […]

New story! Meet PineTime: A $25 Linux Smartwatch in Making

After budget friendly Pine Tab, Pine Phone and Pine Notebook, PINE64 just revealed that it is working on a Linux based smartwatch called PineTime. It should cost around $25 when it is available.

New story! Software Defined Storage And Object Storage In The Era Of Cloud And IoT

Brief History of Storage and evolvement of Software defined Storage and Object Storage

New story! Proprietary Software Giants Tell Open Source 'Communities' That Proprietary Software Giants Are 'Friends'

The openwashing services of the so-called 'Linux' Foundation are working; companies that are inherently against Open Source are being called "Open" and some people are willing to swallow this bait (so-called 'compromise' which is actually surrender to proprietary software regimes)

New story! Just some of the games coming to Linux in 2019, the September edition

It's been quite a while since we had a listicle of interesting games gearing up for release on Linux in 2019, let's take a fresh look today.

New story! How To List Users and Groups on Linux

  • devconnected (Posted by SCHKN on Sep 15, 2019 9:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
On Linux, as a system administrator, you often want to have a complete list of all the users and all the groups on your host. It is quite crucial for security purposes to make sure that you have the correct amount of users and that you didn’t forget to delete some. There are several ways to list users and groups on Linux.

New story! An introduction to Virtual Machine Manager

In my series about GNOME Boxes, I explained how Linux users can quickly spin up virtual machines on their desktop without much fuss. Boxes is ideal for creating virtual machines in a pinch when a simple configuration is all you need.

New story! Are Application Servers Dying a Slow Death?

There has been concern for nearly five years application servers are dead. Truth be told, they are not dead, but is their usage in decline? The simple answer is yes. Over the years, it appears corporate environments have decided the return on investment is not there when looking at Java application servers. On the surface, one might assume that the likes of WebSphere or WebLogic might be the ones in decline due to cost.

New story! Akademy 2019 Wednesday and Thursday BoF Wrapup

  • KDE.news; By Kenny Duffus (Posted by bob on Sep 15, 2019 3:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Video; Groups: Community, KDE
Wednesday continued the Akademy BoFs, group sessions and hacking in the morning followed by the daytrip in the afternoon to Lake Como, to have some fun, get away from laptops and get to know each other better. Thursday was back to BoFs, meetings and hacking culminating in a wrapup session at the end covering the last two days so that what happened in the different rooms can be shared with everyone including those not present.

New story! FOSS painting program Krita now has the Linux version on Steam

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/foss-painting-program-krita-now-has-the-linux-version-on-stea (Posted by liamdawe on Sep 15, 2019 1:04 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games, Multimedia, Steam
Okay, not exactly gaming news but good to see anyway. Krita, the high quality FOSS painting program now has a Linux version available on Steam.

New story! Always Launch Terminal as root User (sudo) in Ubuntu

  • vitux.com; By Karim Buzdar (Posted by vitux on Sep 14, 2019 10:52 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
This tutorial shows you how to configure the Ubuntu terminal to start with root permissions.

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