If you're looking for an application-level firewall for Linux that comes with a GUI, give OpenSnitch a try. This firewall software can monitor applications running on your system, blocking their Internet access until you allow or deny it.
The world of Linux desktop themes is an ever-evolving one, with new ones replacing old favorites all the time. Here are some really excellent available GTK themes. Check them out!
I do a lot of reading on my tablet every day. While I have bought a few eBooks, I enjoy finding things for free on Project Gutenberg; it rekindles fond memories of browsing through the stacks of a library for something to catch my interest. There are various ways to search the PG website by title or author, but this presumes you have some idea of what you’re looking for.
2DayGeek: Oracle OSWatcher Black Box (OSWbb) collects and archives operating system and network metrics that you can use to diagnose performance issues.
Riot is a free and open source decentralized instant messaging application that can be considered an alternative to Slack. We take a look at features of Riot, installation procedure and usage.
Open source technologies are solving many of our most pressing problems, in part because the open source model of cooperation, collaboration, and almost endless iteration creates an environment where problems are more readily solved. As the adage goes, "given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow."
On Thursday Netflix announced it's made its home grown container management system, Titus, open source. This should be good news for developers seeking a solution that not only scales in a big way, but which is also tightly integrated with Amazon Web Services.
Gedit is the default text editor that comes pre-installed on Linux with GNOME as its desktop environment. It is extensible with plugins while at the same time simple and easy to use for newbies; pretty much like notepad you find on your Windows PC.
News briefs for April 19, 2018.
Java is one of the most popular programming languages in the world. It is widely-used to develop IOT appliances, Android apps, web, and enterprise applications. This article will provide a quick guide to install and configure your workstation using OpenJDK. Installing the compiler and tools Installing the compiler, or Java Development Kit (JDK), is easy […]
This guide shows you how to easily use KDEConnect to use Google's powerful voice recognition for voice typing into any linux desktop application.
Why did Microsoft choose to launch an Arm/Linux SoC design with device-to-cloud security? A VDC analyst suggests that Azure Sphere is all about competing with Amazon FreeRTOS. The punchline: Microsoft just unveiled a mostly open source, embedded Arm SoC design with a custom Linux kernel.
Dave continues with his shell-script L33t translator.In my last
article, I talked about the inside jargon of hackers and computer geeks
known as "Leet Speak" or just "Leet". Of course, that's a shortened version
of the word Elite, and it's best written as L33T or perhaps L337 to be
ultimately kewl. But hey, I don't judge.
A video showcasing the Ubuntu 18.04 MATE flavor.
It's occasionally useful to have a block of Perl code that you use only for debugging or development tweaking. That's fine, but having blocks like this can be expensive to performance, particularly if the decision whether to execute it is made at runtime.
Feral Interactive have teamed up with Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix once again to bring a top title to Linux, this time we have Rise of the Tomb Raider.
Michael Meeks of the Collabora Productivity has the pleasure of informing Softpedia today on the availability of Collabora Online 3.2, the second point release of the Collabora Online 3 series that promises yet another layer of new features and improvements to the enterprise-ready, cloud-based office suite.
Hardkernel has launched a stackable single-unit Solo version of its 4-board Odroid-MC1 cluster computer. The system runs Linux on a octa-core Samsung Exynos5422 based Odroid-XU4S SBC. Hardkernel has spun a single-unit version of its four-unit, 32-core Odroid-MC1 cluster computer for running Docker Swarm, Build Farm, and other parallel computing applications.
The word "tiny" pretty much explains why Microsoft has decided to turn to Linux instead of Windows for this project. The OS is designed to run on a new class of microcontroller chip (MCU) with limited resources, and Windows can't shrink down enough to fit. Not a surprise to anyone who's tried to shoehorn Windows onto a Raspberry Pi.
Want to join the 27 million open-source programmers who develop on GitHub? Here's how to get your start.
It appears that Google might be working on implementing dual boot support for its Linux-powered Chrome OS operating system for Chromebook computers to let users boot other OSes.
The gksu package, which provides GTK+ front-ends for su (gksu) and sudo (gksudo), was removed from the Ubuntu 18.04 repositories, so it won't be available starting with this Ubuntu release.
But how can you edit system files using a GUI without gksu?
Apache Hadoop is a big data solution for storing and analyzing large amounts of data. In this article we will detail the complex setup steps for Apache Hadoop to get you started with it on Ubuntu as rapidly as possible. In this post, we will install Apache Hadoop on a Ubuntu 17.10 machine.
One of the key areas where Bitcoin developers are working with all efforts is solving the scalability issue of the Bitcoin network. Lightning Network is the widely proposed solution in solving Bitcoin’s capability issue that allows for transactions to be taken off the Bitcoin blockchain thereby freeing up huge space in the Bitcoin network.
The FRAND (or SEP) lobby seems to have caused a lot of monopolistic patent lawsuits; this mostly affects Linux-powered platforms such as Android, Tizen and webOS and there are new legal actions from Microsoft-connected patent trolls
Elastic Jamroom is free, open source, scalable, and social networking software written in PHP that can be used by website developers for creating community websites. In this tutorial, we will learn how to install Jamroom CMS on Ubuntu 16.04.
An overview of tig, a text-based interface for Git
My reaction when I first came across the terms counter and gauge and the graphs with colors and numbers labeled "mean" and "upper 90" was one of avoidance. It's like I saw them, but I didn't care because I didn't understand them or how they might be useful. Since my job didn't require me to pay attention to them, they remained ignored.
That was about two years ago. As I progressed in my career, I wanted to understand more about our network applications, and that is when I started learning about metrics.
Being able to save open applications and window positions and restore them later can be useful in multiple situations and environments, like work, easily switching between tasks with predefined running apps and windows, and so on. Window Session Manager is an extension for Gnome Shell that lets you save and restore open applications and window positions / arrangements over multiple real and virtual displays, for X (including XWayland).
Managing an open source project is challenging work, and the challenges grow as a project grows. Eventually, a project may need to meet different requirements and span multiple repositories. These problems aren't technical, but they are important to solve to scale a technical project. Business process management methodologies such as agile and kanban bring a method to the madness.
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