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Searching for packages with rpm-ostree search

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Nov 30, 2023 1:36 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Fedora
This article descibes how to find an application to add to your ostree based system (such as Silverblue and Kinoite) using rpm-ostree. One of the main benefits of the Fedora ostree-based systems is the immutability of the system. Not only is the image read-only, it’s also pre-built on the Fedora servers. Thus, updating a running […]

Wayland takes the wheel as Red Hat bids farewell to

  • The Register; By Liam Proven (Posted by bob on Nov 30, 2023 2:09 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Red Hat
Firefox 121, freshly in beta test, will default to the protocol too. Red Hat reckons Wayland is now mature enough to take over as the only display server in the forthcoming RHEL 10.…

Microsoft .NET MAUI devs vent over bugs backlog, response times

  • The Register; By Richard Speed (Posted by bob on Nov 29, 2023 9:35 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Microsoft
New features are great and all, but maybe fix some of the issues too? The developers are revolting – at least, it seems that way if an increasingly fractious thread regarding Microsoft's .NET MAUI is anything to go by.…

Data-destroying defect found in OpenZFS 2.2.0

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Nov 29, 2023 12:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Check if file block cloning is on and disable it – or upgrade to 2.2.1 ASAP A data-destroying bug has been discovered in a new feature of OpenZFS 2.2.0, as found in FreeBSD 14 among other OSes.…

Microsoft opens sources ThreadX under MIT license

The 'Azure RTOS' used in millions of Raspberry Pis is now FOSS Microsoft is open sourcing the realtime operating system that it acquired with Express Logic, donating it to the Eclipse Foundation.…

FriendlyELEC NAS Kit with 2.5GbE port and up to 16GB RAM

FriendlyELEC has just launched a NAS kit built around a System-on-Module based on the high-performance Rockchip RK3588 SoC. Some key features of this device include its 2.5GbE port, dual HDMI ports, dual MIPI DSI ports and four M.2 Key M slots This embedded device features the Rockchip processor seen this month in the Banana Pi […]

PipeWire 1.0 -- An interview with PipeWire creator Wim Taymans

Wim Taymans is a Fedora contributor and the creator of PipeWire, the system service that takes audio and video handling under Linux to the next level. Combining the power of PulseAudio and JACK, and adding a video equivalent of those audio services, allows Linux to become a premier content creation platform for audio engineers and […]

Linux Performance Monitoring: Using Tools Like top, vmstat, and iostat

Linux systems are renowned for their robustness and efficiency, making them a preferred choice for servers, desktops, and embedded systems. However, with great power comes the need for effective monitoring and maintenance. Performance monitoring is a critical aspect of system administration, ensuring that all processes and resources are functioning optimally. In this article, we'll delve into three essential tools for monitoring Linux performance: top, vmstat, and iostat.

Data-destroying defect found after OpenZFS 2.2.0 release

  • The Register; By Liam Proven (Posted by bob on Nov 27, 2023 7:16 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community
Earlier and later versions may be affected – worth your while reading the advisories. Updated A data-destroying bug has been discovered following the release of OpenZFS 2.2.0 as found in FreeBSD 14 among other OSes.…

Elecrow launches LoRaWAN Gateway module for Raspberry Pi

  •; By Giorgio Mendoza (Posted by bob on Nov 27, 2023 5:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Raspberry Pi
Elecrow has launched a new LoRaWAN device this month, utilizing Semtech technology and featuring a mini PCIe form-factor. It is designed for a variety of IoT applications, including smart city infrastructure and industrial automation, among others. At the core of the module is the Semtech Network’s SX1302 LoRaWAN baseband chip, a significant upgrade over previous […]

Runlevels and the Boot Process in Linux

Linux, an immensely powerful and versatile operating system, sits at the heart of countless applications, from tiny embedded devices to massive servers. A pivotal aspect for any user, whether a seasoned system administrator or a curious enthusiast, is understanding its boot process and runlevels. This article aims to demystify these concepts, illuminating the path Linux takes from power-on to a fully operational state, and explaining the intricacies of its runlevel system.

How to Install Gitea DevOps Platform using Docker on Debian 12

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Nov 26, 2023 6:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Debian, Linux
Gitea is an open-source code-hosting solution based on the Git platform. This article will cover installing and configuring Gitea on a Debian 12 server and setting up your first Git repository.

DietPi November 2023 news (version 8.24)

DietPi v8.24 was released a few days ago and it introduced support for a couple of Single Board Computers including the Orange Pi Zero 3, ROCK 5A and the ASUS Tinker Board 2. Additionally, there were other enhancements and bug fixes for other embedded devices. DietPi: DietPi is a lightweight and optimized OS based on […]

Affordable $100 Banana Pi BPI-R4 Router Board Featuring 2x10G SFP Ports

  • (Posted by bob on Nov 25, 2023 7:14 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Banana Pi BPI-R4 is a high-performance, open-source router board, equipped with MediaTek Filogic 880 SoC and designed to cater to a wide range of networking applications requiring multiple Gigabit Ethernet ports and wireless connectivity. A key feature of the BPI-R4 is its MediaTek Filogic 880 chipset, a premier network processor that enhances both wired […]

FFmpeg 6.1 drops a Heaviside dose of codec magic

  • The Register; By Liam Proven (Posted by bob on Nov 25, 2023 10:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Multimedia
You may never have heard of it, but you almost certainly use it, possibly many times a day New versions of this amazingly versatile tool, used in most streaming video services and devices, don't come along very often.…

Do we really need another non-open source available license?

No, but here comes the Functional Source License to further muddy the open-source licensing waters. Opinion Way back when we loaded software with punch cards and magnetic tape, all programs were "free software" and "open source." Then along came proprietary software, and everything changed. But programmers rebelled and developed the first formal definitions of free and open source software.…

Building RHEL and RHEL UBI images with mkosi

  • Fedora Magazine; By Zbigniew J?drzejewski-Szmek (Posted by bob on Nov 25, 2023 3:14 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Fedora, Linux, Red Hat
Mkosi is a lightweight tool to build images from distribution packages. This article describes how to use mkosi to build images with packages from RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) and RHEL UBI. RHEL Universal Base Image is a subset of RHEL that is freely available without a subscription. Mkosi features Mkosi supports a few output […]

User read the manual, followed instructions, still couldn't make 'Excel' work

  • The Register; By Simon Sharwood (Posted by bob on Nov 25, 2023 12:57 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
When is a spreadsheet not a spreadsheet? On Call Fridays can often feel like purgatory to prepare for the heavenly weekend, which is why The Register marks the day with a new installment of On Call, our weekly reader-contributed tale of tech support torture.…

How to Install Grafana and Prometheus on Rocky Linux 9

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Nov 24, 2023 3:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Grafana is an open-source and multi-platform data visualization platform developed by Grafana Labs. Grafana provides an interactive data visualization web application, which includes charts, graphs, and alerts. In this tutorial, I will install Grafana open-source analytics and visualization web application with Nginx as a reverse proxy. Then, I will install and configure the Prometheus open-source system monitoring with Node Exporter to gather system metrics.

The revival of Medley/Interlisp: An elegant weapon is getting sharpened up again

  • The Register; By Liam Proven (Posted by bob on Nov 24, 2023 2:04 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud, Steam
Restoration project headed up by Steve Kaisler is gathering steam ANTIQUE CODE SHOW Xerox's pioneering graphical Lisp workstation operating system is not only alive, well, and MIT-licensed, but running in the cloud as well as on modern OSes.…

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