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How I migrated a WordPress website to a new host

  •; By David Both (Posted by bob on Sep 13, 2021 4:46 AM EST)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Community
Have you ever needed to migrate a WordPress website to a new host? I have done it several times and found the process to be quite easy. Of course, I don't use the recommended methods for doing most things, and this is no exception–I use the easy way, and that is what I recommend. This migration is non-destructive, so it is simple to revert to the original server if that should be necessary for any reason.

Play with model trains in OpenTTD

My father has always been fond of model trains, and I remember watching him building a track around the Christmas tree when I was young. When Lego train sets were released, he and I transitioned to them for their convenience and inherent extensibility. We built and operated Lego trains and monorail tracks over the course of many years. I've often imagined a possible future in which I have a garage or a basement dedicated to miniature landscapes and electric whistling trains.

How to Install MERN Stack for JS based applications on Debian 11

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Sep 11, 2021 11:23 AM EST)
  • Groups: Debian, Linux; Story Type: News Story
MERN stack consists of four key technologies MongoDB, Express, React, and Node. It is specially designed for easier and faster deployment of full-stack web applications. In this tutorial, we will show you how to install the MERN stack on Debian 11.

CentOS clone Rocky Linux gets technical support

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Sep 11, 2021 7:45 AM EST)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux, Red Hat
Red Hat may no longer support old-style CentOS Linux, but other groups have forked CentOS and now they're offering technical support. This now includes CIQ offering support services for Rocky Linux.

MAKE MORE with Inkscape - Ink/Stitch

Use Inkscape's Ink/Stitch extension to create breathtaking designs that can be stitched on your home embroidery machine!

Find files and directories on Linux with the find command

  •; By Seth Kenlon (Posted by bob on Sep 10, 2021 4:28 AM EST)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Regardless of how organized I resolve to be, it seems there are always times when I just can't locate a file. Sometimes it's because I can't remember the name of the file in the first place. Other times, I know the name, but I can't recall where I decided to save it. There are even times when I need a file that I didn't create in the first place. No matter what the quandary, though, I know that on a POSIX system, I always have the find command.

VMware announces tech preview of Arm hypervisor – Fusion on Apple's M1 silicon

  • The Register; By Simon Sharwood (Posted by bob on Sep 10, 2021 2:40 AM EST)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: ARM
And names a new CTO. VMware has kind-of announced a hypervisor for Arm CPUs, or at least one of them: Apple's M1 system-on-a-chip.…

A guide to simplifying invoicing with this open source tool

  •; By Frank Bergmann (Posted by bob on Sep 9, 2021 11:02 PM EST)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
Many IT projects are late, over budget, and subject to dramatic changes during development. This makes invoicing for them one of the most taxing activities in IT. It's stressful—it involves dealing with ambiguities, conflicting interests, and human error. Worse, every single decision made during the project affects how much you can bill for.

In Search of Linux Laptops? Check these 6 Places to Get Your Laptop in 2021

Are you in search of Linux laptops? This article takes you through 6 different places that offer the best Linux laptops. So get prepared to choose your Linux laptop in 2021.

The Open Source Initiative names Stefano Maffulli as its first Executive Director

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Sep 9, 2021 1:58 PM EST)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
As open-source licensing becomes an ever more important issue, the group which oversees these licenses has finally named its first Executive Director, Stefano Maffulli.

Q&A trip to Linux's Black Hole - /dev/null

As per NASA, “A black hole is a place in space where gravity pulls so much that even light can not get out”. Something similar exists in the Linux universe as well - it discards anything written to it and when read, just returns an EOF (end-of-file). It’s a special file which is also referred to as null device - /dev/null

Snyk founder: 'Developers need to care about security. Make it part of your core KPIs. It starts with people'

Guy Podjarny on the challenges of crafting and shipping secure code. Interview In an interview with Snyk founder and president Guy Podjarny on the challenges of secure application development, he told us: "Any solution that predicates on developers becoming security experts is doomed to fail."…

Why we abandoned open source: LiveCode CEO on retreat despite successful kickstarter

  • The Register; By Tim Anderson (Posted by bob on Sep 7, 2021 9:30 AM EST)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Developer
Open source business model problems for modern-day HyperCard. Interview An easy to use programming language that was made open source in 2014 after a successful crowdfunding campaign is going back to closed source after too many customers switched to using it for free.…

Learn everything about computers with this Raspberry Pi kit

I like history, and I like computers, so I enjoy hearing stories about computing before computers were an everyday household appliance, much less a personal accessory. One tale I hear often is about how the computers of long ago (in computer years, anyway) were pleasantly basic. They were so basic, in fact, that it was relatively trivial for a curious user to figure out how to program one.

Resize an image from the Linux terminal

  •; By Jim Hall (Posted by bob on Sep 6, 2021 7:12 AM EST)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
ImageMagick is a handy multipurpose command-line tool for all your image needs. ImageMagick supports a variety of image types, including JPG photos and PNG graphics.

Give us a CLU: Object Oriented Programming pioneer arrives on GitHub

No, not the 1980s TV show where Lionel Blair attempted to mime data abstraction to Una Stubbs. Retro fans, rejoice! A bit of digital archaeology has turned up a working early version of the CLU programming language and the files needed to create it uploaded to GitHub.…

Monitor your Linux server with Checkmk

  • (Posted by bob on Sep 3, 2021 6:26 PM EST)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Monitoring IT assets is an essential task for any IT department. Still, due to the growing number of devices in corporate networks, it is getting more and more challenging to find an approach that is flexible enough to monitor the wide range of available systems properly. It's essential to have a monitoring tool that is flexible, scalable, and easy to use.

Print files from your Linux terminal

  •; By Seth Kenlon (Posted by bob on Sep 3, 2021 5:12 PM EST)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Printing on Linux is easy, but sometimes it feels like a lot of work to launch an application, open a file, find the Print selection in the menu, click a confirmation button, and so on. When you're a Linux terminal user, you often want to perform complex actions with simple triggers. Printing is complex, and there's little as simple as the lpr command.

Install ONLYOFFICE Docs on Fedora Linux with Podman and connect it with Nextcloud

If you need a reliable office suite for online editing and collaboration within your sync & share platform, you can try ONLYOFFICE Docs. In this tutorial, we learn how to install it on your Fedora Linux with Podman and discover the ONLYOFFICE-Nextcloud integration.

4 Linux technologies fundamental to containers

In previous articles, I have written about container images and runtimes. In this article, I look at how containers are made possible by a foundation of some special Linux technologies, including namespaces and control groups.

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