New story! 5 of the Best Linux Dark Themes that Are Easy on the Eyes

  • Make Tech Easier; By Bruno Edoh (Posted by damien on Jan 20, 2018 5:18 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Linux
There are several reasons people opt for dark themes on their computers. Some find them easy on the eye while others prefer them because of their medical condition. Here are five of the best dark themes for Linux.

New story! How To List and Delete iptables Firewall Rules

  • RoseHosting Blog; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on Jan 20, 2018 3:24 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
We’ll show you, how to list and delete iptables firewall rules. Iptables is a command line utility that allows system administrators to configure the packet filtering rule set on Linux.

New story! Red Hat: We Didn't Pull CPU Microcode Update to Pass the Buck

Red Hat got into a bit of a PR snafu this week after it pulled from distribution a CPU microcode update meant to address the Spectre Variant 2 CPU design flaw. The Register, the tech news site that broke the story about the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities in processors earlier this month, characterized the move as Red Hat washing its hands of the responsibility to provide customers with firmware patches to address the vulnerability by instructing them to get firmware updates from their hardware vendors instead.

New story! Top 6 open source desktop email clients

This article was originally published on October 8, 2015, and has been updated to reflect new information and project changes. Mobile and web technologies still haven't made the desktop obsolete, and despite some regular claims to the contrary, desktop clients don't seem to be going away anytime soon.

New story! Rogue Chrome, Firefox Extensions Hijack Browsers; Prevent Easy Removal

Any malware that hijacks your browser to serve up ads or to redirect you to random websites can be annoying. Even more so are extensions that take control of your browser and prevent you from landing on pages that can help you get rid of them.

New story! Mozilla mandates that new Firefox features rely on encrypted connections

Mozilla this week decreed that future web-facing features of Firefox must meet an under-development standard that requires all browser-to-server-and-back traffic be encrypted.

New story! PlayOnLinux For Easier Use Of Wine

PlayOnLinux is a free program that helps to install, run, and manage Windows software on Linux. It can also manage virtual C: drives (known as Wine prefixes), and download and install certain Windows libraries for getting some software to run on Wine properly. Creating different drives using different Wine versions is also possible. It is very handy because what runs well in one version may not run as well (if at all) on a newer version.

New story! NHS: Thanks for the free work, Linux nerds, now face our trademark cops

Devs quit, suggest Britain's health service bosses used them to bag Microsoft deal. The small team behind an ambitious NHoS Linux project are calling it a day, citing receipt of a trademark infringement warning from the UK Department of Health's (DoH) "brand police" as the "final straw."

New story! Using Python for Science

Introducing Anaconda, a Python distribution for scientific research. I've looked at several ways you could use Python to do scientific calculations in the past, but I've never actually covered how to set up and use Python itself in a way that makes scientific work easier. Anaconda does just that.

New story! Compact Quark-based embedded computer sells for $120

Advantech’s “UBC-222” is an embedded computer that runs Yocto Linux on an Intel Quark X1000 with up to 1GB DDR3, dual 10/100 LAN ports, and a mini-PCIe socket with LTE-ready SIM slot. Just when we were thinking Intel’s low power Quark chip had disappeared for good, Advantech unveiled a new Quark X1000-based UBC-222 computer.

New story! The 5 Best Linux Distributions for Development

When considering Linux, there are so many variables to take into account. What package manager do you wish to use? Do you prefer a modern or old-standard desktop interface? Is ease of use your priority? How flexible do you want your distribution? What task will the distribution serve?

New story! Rediscovering make: the power behind rules

An overview of GNU make rules: targets, prerequisites, special targets and more

New story! This Week in Open Source News: Barcelona Chooses Linux, Open Source 3D Printing Majorly Cuts Costs & More

This week in Linux and open source headlines, the city of Barcelona ditches Microsoft in favor of Linux, 3D Printing with open source results in a staggering decrease in price, & more.

New story! Linux mv Command Explained for Beginners (8 Examples)

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jan 19, 2018 5:00 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Just like cp for copying and rm for deleting, Linux also offers an in-built command for moving and renaming files. It's called mv. In this article, we will discuss the basics of this command line tool using easy to understand examples

New story! Wine, Mozilla, GNOME and DragonFly BSD

Wine 3.0, an annual release, became available yesterday. According to the release notes, highlights include Direct3D 10 and 11 support, the Direct3D command stream, the Android graphics driver and improved DirectWrite and Direct2D support.

New story! How to change the Plymouth bootup theme

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Jan 19, 2018 2:08 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
When starting Fedora, users are greeted with a neat graphical bootup sequence. The underlying software that displays the bootup graphics is called Plymouth, and the great thing is that it can be customized with different themes. In Fedora, the default... Continue Reading →

New story! Realistic racing game 'DRAG' coming to Linux next month, built on Linux and it looks astonishing

  • GamingOnLinux; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Jan 19, 2018 12:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
I've been in contact with one of the people behind DRAG, a fantastic looking racing game which will come to Linux next month. The fun fact is that the game engine is custom built under Linux too.

New story! Two great uses for the cp command: Bash shortcuts

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jan 19, 2018 11:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Last July, I wrote about two great uses for the cp command: making a backup of a file, and synchronizing a secondary copy of a folder. Having discovered these great utilities, I find that they are more verbose than necessary, so I created shortcuts to them in my Bash shell startup script. I thought I’d share these shortcuts in case they are useful to others or could offer inspiration to Bash users who haven’t quite taken on aliases or shell functions. read more

New story! Getting Started with ncurses

While graphical user interfaces are very cool, not every program needs to run with a point-and-click interface. For example, the venerable vi editor ran in plain-text terminals long before the first GUI.

New story! How Live Patching has Improved Xen Virtualization

  • ServerWatch.com; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jan 19, 2018 8:48 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud
In a video interview with ServerWatch Lars Kurth, Chairman of the Xen Project Advisory Board and Director, Open Source Solutions at Citrix details some of the recent additions to Xen and how they are helping to move the project forward.

New story! How to Play Sound Through Two or More Output Devices in Linux

  • Make Tech Easier; By Nick Congleton (Posted by damien on Jan 19, 2018 7:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
There are occasions where you may want to output audio to multiple devices at the same time. Learn how to configure Ubuntu to play audio through multiple devices.

New story! How technology changes the rules for doing agile

  • enterprisersproject.com; By Matt Hicks (Posted by crudder on Jan 19, 2018 6:19 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
Containers and Kubernetes were not here when we started doing agile. But they change what used to be the hardest part: Applying agile beyond a small group, to the whole organization. Scaling DevOps from small group to large organization is hard. But containers + Kubernetes are changing the rules. Time to jump back in.

New story! Wine 3.0 Officially Released with Android Driver, Direct3D 11 and 10 Support

The Wine (Wine Is Not an Emulator) project has been updated today to version 3.0, a major release that ends 2017 in style for the open-source compatibility layer capable of running Windows apps and games on Linux-based and UNIX-like operating systems.

New story! Re-imagining beta testing in the ever-changing world of automation

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jan 19, 2018 3:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Fundamentally, beta testing is a test of a product performed by real users in the real environment. There are a number of names for this type of testing—user acceptance testing (UAT), customer acceptance testing (CAT), customer validation and field testing (common in Europe)—but the basic components are more or less the same. All involve user testing of the front-end user interface (UI) and the user experience (UX) to find and resolve potential issues. read more

New story! Purism Progress Report, Spectre Mitigation for Ubuntu, Malicious Chrome Extensions and More

Purism, the group behind the security and privacy-focused Librem 5 phone just recently published a progress report highlighting the latest developments and design decisions to its crowdfunded project. Changes include an even faster processor.

New story! Google moves to Debian for in-house Linux desktop

Google is officially moving from Ubuntu to Debian for its in-house Linux desktop. Google has officially confirmed the company is shifting its in-house Linux desktop from the Ubuntu-based Goobuntu to a new Linux distro, the DebianTesting-based gLinux.

New story! $25k Linux Journalism Fund

Linux Journal's new parent, Private Internet Access, has established a $25k fund to jump-start the next generation of Linux journalism—and to spend it here, where Linux journalism started in 1994.

New story! How to Install Cassandra Distributed Database on CentOS 7

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jan 18, 2018 10:53 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Community, Linux
In this tutorial, we will learn how to install and configure Cassandra on CentOS 7. Cassandra is a free and open source distributed database management system that can be used to handle large amounts of data across many servers.

New story! SBC kit runs Linux on a quad -A53 i.MX8M SoC

CompuLab released details and pricing for its “SBC-iMX8 Evaluation Kit.” The sandwich-style SBC includes an i.MX8M-based CL-SOM-iMX8 module, and provides WiFi, BT, GbE, USB 3.0, PCIe, HDMI 2.0, and more. Earlier this week when we reported on CompuLab’s CL-SOM-iMX8 compute module, there were only a few details on the board’s SBC-iMX8 Evaluation Kit.

New story! Educational-Oriented Escuelas Linux 5.6 Distro Released with LibreOffice 6.0

Bodhi-based, educational-oriented Escuelas Linux GNU/Linux distribution has been updated today to version 5.6, as developer Alejandro Diaz informed us a few moments ago.

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