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Manage CentOS Stream with Foreman

In December 2021, CentOS 8 will reach end of life and be replaced by CentOS Stream. One of the major changes between previous iterations of CentOS and CentOS Stream is the lack of minor versions. Centos Stream has adopted a continuous release cycle. From the beginning of this year, developers in the Foreman community started to see the benefits of earlier bug detection and patching that CentOS Stream offers as a result of the continuous releases. We no longer have to wait for the next release to take advantage of the latest changes and bugfixes.

Install Java manually on Linux

It is easy to use your Linux distribution's package management tool to install the Java software packages. However, sometimes you need to do a manual installation of Java. This is of particular importance to administrators of Java-based application servers such as Tomcat or JBoss. Many open source and proprietary software products rely on these services.

GitHub Codespaces feels a bit too closed? Gitpod opens up OpenVSCode Server to escape Microsoft control

'Minimal' tweaks shared for all to see. Development platform outfit Gitpod has taken the covers off an open-source project aimed at running the latest Visual Studio Code remotely via a browser in the form of OpenVSCode Server.…

What's New in Debian 11 "Bullseye"?

Debian is a preferred choice of millions of Linux users for some of the most popular and powerful operating systems, like Ubuntu and its derivatives are based on Debian. Debian 11 has finally been released, finally, after a long development work of two years.

Fedora Linux 35 Beta makes its first appearance

The Red Hat community Linux distribution leaders promise a more published version of Fedora is on its way.

How to Install Python 3.9 on Debian 11

Python is a popular open-source programming language. In this article, we'll show how to install Python 3.9, which is the latest version at the time of writing this, on a Debian 11 system as a Linux user.

How I keep my file folders tidy with Ansible

  • (Posted by bob on Sep 29, 2021 2:42 PM EST)
  • Story Type: News Story
I try to use Ansible often, even for tasks that I know how to do with a shell script because I know that Ansible is easy to scale. Even though I might develop an Ansible playbook just for my personal workstation, sometimes it ends up being a lot more useful than intended, and it's easy to apply that same playbook to all the computers on my network. And besides, sometimes the greatest enemy of getting really good at something is the impression that it's only meant for serious professionals, or big projects, or whatever you feel that you're not. read more

How to Install Config Server Firewall (CSF) on Debian 11

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Sep 29, 2021 1:27 PM EST)
  • Groups: Debian, Linux; Story Type: News Story
CSF is also known as "Config Server Firewall" is a free and advanced firewall for Linux systems. It comes with some advanced security features such as intrusion, flood, and login detections.

Why nonprofit organizations choose open source software

  •; By Michael Korotaev (Posted by bob on Sep 27, 2021 9:21 PM EST)
  • Story Type: News Story
With tech and data safety awareness rising, open source software is becoming a go-to option for organizations of all classes more than ever. Nonprofit organizations are particularly vulnerable on the financial side while at the same time dealing with vital social and environmental issues. This article observes the adoption of open source collaboration technologies in nonprofit organizations by using Nextcloud and ONLYOFFICE as examples.

How to Install Jenkins on Debian 11

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Sep 27, 2021 5:38 PM EST)
  • Groups: Debian, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Jenkins is an open-source automation and continuous integration tool that helps to automate the repetitive tasks involved in the software development process. This tutorial will explain how to install Jenkins on Debian 11 system.

Install Java from your Linux distribution's repositories

  • (Posted by bob on Sep 27, 2021 4:24 PM EST)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
There are a number of different ways to install Java on your Linux desktop. An obvious route is to use the packages provided in your Linux distribution. Note that this doesn’t work for everyone; for example, some users may need a very specific version of Java. Before you can start, you must determine “which Java” you need. Do you just need to run some .class files or a .jar file? Or are you writing some code that you need to compile? read more

How to Install Apache Solr on Debian 11

Apache Solr is an open-source enterprise-search platform from the Apache Lucene project. In this post, we will show you how to install Apache Solr on Debian 11.

5 open source alternatives to Zoom

  • (Posted by bob on Sep 27, 2021 6:26 AM EST)
  • Story Type: News Story
I recently attended the Practical Open Source Information POSI conference, which was held on a free and open source video conferencing platform. As I attended a series of excellent talks about practical uses of open source software, I realized how commonplace video conferencing had become over the past few years. If open source does anything, it provides choice, and now that more and more workers have the freedom of working remotely, having an option in the way you connect makes a lot of sense. read more

6 open source tools for orchestral composers

  •; By Pete Savage (Posted by bob on Sep 26, 2021 4:52 AM EST)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
As an avid amateur musician, I've worked with many different software programs to create both simple and complex pieces. As my projects have grown in scope, I've used composition software ranging from basic engraving to MIDI-compatible notation to playback of multi-instrument works. Composers have their choice of proprietary software, but I wanted to prove that, regardless of the need, there is an open source tool that will more than satisfy them.

Getting Kubernetes up and running is one thing. Managing it successfully is quite another

Don’t be a Kubernetes dummy, download this ebook. Promo Kubernetes has made developing and managing cloud native applications at scale a far less complex undertaking. The result has been increased agility and flexibility for devs, a productivity boost and lowered risk for ops, and happy C-level execs as time to market for new apps and services is slashed.…

Fedora Linux earns recognition from the Digital Public Goods Alliance as a DPG!

In the Fedora Project community, we look at open source as not only code that can change how we interact with computers, but also as a way for us to positively influence and shape the future. The more hands that help shape a project, the more ideas, viewpoints and experiences the project represents — that’s […]

An open source alternative to Microsoft Exchange

Microsoft Exchange has for many years been nearly unavoidable as a platform for groupware environments. Late in 2020, however, an Austrian open source software developer introduced grommunio, a groupware server and client with a look and feel familiar to Exchange and Outlook users. read more

PowerShell on Linux? A primer on Object-Shells

In the previous post, Install PowerShell on Fedora Linux, we went through different ways to install PowerShell on Fedora Linux and explained the basics of PowerShell. This post gives you an overview of PowerShell and a comparison to POSIX-compliant shells. Table of contents Differences at first glance — Usability Speed and efficiency Aliases Custom aliases […]

How to Install MariaDB 10.6 on Rocky Linux 8

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Sep 24, 2021 6:33 PM EST)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
MariaDB, the Maria database software is an open-source relational database management system. This guide will show you how to install the latest MariaDB version on Rocky Linux.

CutefishOS: Unix-y development model? Check. macOS aesthetic? Check (if you like that sort of thing)

Also a range of homegrown apps. Still in beta, so plenty of rough edges, though Review One of the reasons Linux has never caught on as a desktop operating system, as Linux fans know, is that Linux isn't a desktop operating system, it's a kernel. And assembling it into a coherent package users can install is the job of a distribution.…

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