New story! Weekend Reading: FOSS Projects

FOSS Project Spotlights provide an opportunity for free and open-source project team members to show Linux Journal readers what makes their project compelling.

New story! Yaourt is Dead! Use These Alternatives for AUR in Arch Linux

  • ITSFOSS.COM; By Ambarish Kumar (Posted by elobga on Jun 23, 2018 6:37 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
Yaourt had been the most popular AUR helper, but it is not being developed anymore. In this article, we list out some of the best alternatives to Yaourt for Arch based Linux distributions.

New story! Fedora Atomic Host to Become Fedora CoreOS After Red Hat's Acquisition of CoreOS

The Fedora Project's leader Matthew Miller and Red Hat's Atomic OpenShift Engineer Dusty Mabe announced Fedora CoreOS, an upcoming operating system designed to replace Fedora Atomic Host.

New story! How To Create a Sudo User on Debian

The sudo command (short for Super-user do) is program designed to allow users to execute commands with the security privileges of another user, by default the root user.

New story! 7 tips for promoting your project and community on Twitter

Communicating in open source is about sharing information, engaging, and building community. Here I'll share techniques and best practices for using Twitter to reach your target audience. Whether you are just starting to use Twitter or have been playing around with it and need some new ideas, this article's got you covered. read more

New story! How to Enable GZIP Compression in WordPress

  • RoseHosting Blog; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on Jun 23, 2018 9:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
One of the first solutions to achieve faster load times of your WordPress CMS is to decrease the size of your page. The simplest method to reduce the size of your website, and improve the time to first render of your web pages, is to enable GZIP compression. Enabling GZIP compression on your server can significantly reduce the amount of time to download the requested resource. Today we will show you how to enable GZIP compression on WordPress.

New story! Ubuntu Is Used All over the World, Reveal Initial Ubuntu 18.04 Desktop Metrics

Canonical revealed today the initial desktop metrics that it gathered from Ubuntu 18.04 LTS users since the release of the operating system in April 2018.

New story! Linux Mint 19 Review of New Features Video

  • YouTube; By Abhishek (Posted by abhishekpc on Jun 23, 2018 5:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Video
VIDEO: Linux Mint 19 is going to be released with several new features. Here's a video review of what's new in this release.

New story! Linux Networking Efforts Advances with New DPDK and OpenSwitch Releases

  • Enterprise Networking Planet; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jun 23, 2018 3:22 AM EDT)
The OpenSwitch (OPX) project released version 2.3 of its open source network operating system providing users with new management and automation features. The DPDK project released its 18.05 "Venky" update providing improved compression and packet processing capabilities.

New story! Peppermint 9 Officially Released Based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Here's What's New

Mark Greaves of Team Peppermint announced today the release and general availability of the Peppermint 9 Linux operating system, a release that adds numerous new features and improvements.

New story! Take your computer on the go with Portable Apps

  • (Posted by bob on Jun 22, 2018 11:33 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud; Story Type: News Story
Portable Apps lets you access all your go-to apps anywhere, anytime—regardless of whether you are using your own computer or not. With more than 400 apps, 980 million downloads, and available in 55 languages, Portable Apps allows you to access your favorites via a USB flash drive, a cloud folder, or just about any portable storage device. Portable Apps is like having your computer without having your computer. read more

New story! Drawing Feynman Diagrams for Fun and Profit with JaxoDraw

In physics, there's a powerful technique for visualizing particle interactions at the quantum level. This technique uses something called Feynman diagrams, invented by physicist Richard Feynman. These diagrams help visualize...

New story! How to Check Disk Space on Linux from the Command Line

  •; By Jack Wallen (Posted by bob on Jun 22, 2018 7:44 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Quick question: How much space do you have left on your drives? A little or a lot? Follow up question: Do you know how to find out? If you happen to use a GUI desktop (e.g., GNOME, KDE, Mate, Pantheon, etc.), the task is probably pretty simple. But what if you’re looking at a headless server, with no GUI? Do you need to install tools for the task? The answer is a resounding no. All the necessary bits are already in place to help you find out exactly how much space remains on your drives

New story! Linux Mint 19 Tara Improves Updates with Timeshift

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jun 22, 2018 5:50 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Mint
Popular Linux desktop distribution set to provide users with integrated snapshotting capabilities.

New story! Play Hearthstone On Linux With Lutris

Hearthstone is a simple card game, but it's a huge deal in the PC gaming world. Aside from being plain old fun, Hearthstone is a highly competitive esports title with mega prizes and entire competitive leagues built around it. Even though it's just a card game, Hearthstone is also one of the most watched games on Twitch.

New story! Getting Started with Awk Command

  • Make Tech Easier; By Alexander Fox (Posted by damien on Jun 22, 2018 11:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
If you need to process text based on certain conditions, awk will almost always get the job done quickly. Here’s how to get started.

New story! Cheaper textbooks and better access for higher ed students

  • (Posted by bob on Jun 22, 2018 10:35 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Recently at the Texas Linux Fest, Ross Reedstrom introduced me to OpenStax. I've heard of a lot of open educational resources (OER) but not this particular one. It's certainly a project I'm going to follow now. read more

New story! How to Install Nginx with Let's encrypt and get A+ from SSLLabs Test

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jun 22, 2018 9:21 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
In this tutorial, I will show you step-by-step how to install and configure the Nginx web server with Let's encrypt certificate and how to obtain an A+ rating from SSL Labs for the SSL setup.

New story! Use LVM to Upgrade Fedora

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Jun 22, 2018 8:07 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Most users find it simple to upgrade from one Fedora release to the next with the standard process. However, there are inevitably many special cases that Fedora can also handle. This article shows one way to upgrade using DNF along with Logical Volume Management (LVM) to keep a bootable backup in case of problems. This example […]

New story! Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Is Now Certified on Intel's NUC Mini PCs and IoT Boards

Canonical, the company behind the popular Ubuntu Linux operating system used by millions of computer users worldwide, announced today that Ubuntu 16.04 LTS is now certified on Intel's NUCs for IoT device development.

New story! Fanless Skylake embedded PC loads up on PCIe

Teguar’s fanless, Linux-friendly “TB-5045” embedded PC features a 6th Gen Core CPU, up to 32GB DDR4, triple display support, 4x GbE, 6x USB, 4x serial, 2x external SATA bays, 3x mini-PCIe, and optional dual PCIe slots. Charlotte, North Carolina based Teguar Computers, which is new to the pages of LinuxGizmos, makes a variety of medical PCs, touch-panel computers, and other embedded gear, including a line of Waterproof PCs.

New story! How to install Pip on Debian 9

Pip is a package management system that simplifies installation and management of software packages written in Python such as those found in the Python Package Index (PyPI). This tutorial will walk you through installing Python Pip on Debian 9 and teach you how to install and manage Python packages with pip.

New story! PulseAudio 12 Open-Source Sound System Released with AirPlay, A2DP Improvements

PulseAudio 12.0, a major version of its open-source sound server program designed to work on a wide-range of POSIX operating systems like Linux, BSD, macOS, and others, was released with numerous improvements and new features.

New story! 6 Open Source AI Tools to Know

  •; By Sam Dean (Posted by bob on Jun 22, 2018 12:41 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
In open source, no matter how original your own idea seems, it is always wise to see if someone else has already executed the concept. For organizations and individuals interested in leveraging the growing power of artificial intelligence (AI), many of the best tools are not only free and open source, but, in many cases, have already been hardened and tested.

New story! The LJ Password Generator Tool

In the password generating tool from my last article, at its most simple, you specify the number of characters you want in the password, and each is then chosen randomly from a pool of acceptable values. With the built-in RANDOM in the Linux shell, that's super easy to do:

New story! Automotive Grade Linux joins the Van Life with Mercedes-Benz Vans deal

  • (Posted by bob on Jun 21, 2018 10:12 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Mercedes-Benz Vans has tapped the Linux-based AGL infotainment stack for next-gen vehicles equipped with cutting-edge connectivity and robotics technology. The Linux Foundation’s Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) project announced that Mercedes-Benz Vans is using the open source AGL platform as a foundation for a new onboard OS for its commercial vehicles. The Daimler business unit will […]

New story! How to Easily Install Windows Games on Linux with Winepak

  • Make Tech Easier; By Nick Congleton (Posted by damien on Jun 21, 2018 8:58 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Games, Linux
Installing Windows games on Linux has always been a tricky endeavor. Winepak changes all that.

New story! Troubleshooting a Buildah script

  • (Posted by bob on Jun 21, 2018 7:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
As both a father of teenagers and a software engineer, I spend most of my time dealing with problems. Whether the problem is large or small, many times you can't find the cause of an issue by looking directly at it. Instead, you need to step back and investigate the environment where the situation exists. read more

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