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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2 Enters Beta with Enhanced User Experience, More

Red Hat announced today the availability of the beta version of the upcoming Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2 operating system, the second maintenance update to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8 series.

Git Update Improves DevOps with Partial Cloning Feature

  • IT Pro Today; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jan 21, 2020 9:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Developer
On Jan. 13, Git 2.25 was released, bringing to one of the most commonly used developer tools new capabilities that will help improve performance and overall developer productivity.

LXMusic – music player designed for the minimalist

This week, I’ve been exploring LXMusic. It’s a minimalist music player for LXDE, a lightweight desktop environment. LXMusic is written in the C programming language, and uses GTK+, a highly usable, feature rich toolkit for creating graphical user interfaces. LXMusic is based on xmms2, using xmms2d, a daemon through which XMMS2 clients playback and manage music.

A more expressive Bash prompt

Bash provides some interesting built-in specifiers for the prompt strings PS1. Some of them are static, like ‘a’ for ‘alert’ (Ctrl-G, the bell, beep, or visible flash), or ‘n’ or r’ for newline or carriage return. Some specifiers are set during Bash’s startup, like ‘h’ for the hostname, or ‘u’ for the username; these don’t change during any particular shell session. Some are more dynamic,

How to Install Pip on CentOS 8

Pip is a package management system that allows you to install, remove, and otherwise manage software packages written in Python. It can be used to install packages from the Python Package Index (PyPI) and other indexes. In this tutorial, we will explain how to install pip for Python 2 and 3 on CentOS 8 and cover the basics of how to manage Python packages with pip.

IBM Ceases Work on Server-Side Swift Development

  • IT Pro Today; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jan 21, 2020 12:57 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Developer
Apple's open-source programming language has found a home with many organizations, but IBM has decided that it's not quite a fit for its strategy.

Automating Helm deployments with Bash

Some of our applications are hosted in a Kubernetes cluster, and we use GitLab Continuous Integration (CI) to automate deployments and Helm 2 to deploy our applications. Helm charts enable the storage of templates of Kubernetes object YAML files with variables that can be programmatically set from command-line arguments passed when the chart is used during deployments. This allows us to store critical secrets in GitLab-protected environment variables or in Hashicorp Vault and use them within the CI deployment job.

3 open source tools to manage your contacts

  • Opensource.com; By Kevin Sonney (Posted by bob on Jan 21, 2020 8:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Community
Last year, I brought you 19 days of new (to you) productivity tools for 2019. This year, I'm taking a different approach: building an environment that will allow you to be more productive in the new year, using tools you may or may not already be using.

IPFire Linux Firewall Distribution Improves Its Intrusion Prevention System

A new version of IPFire, the only Linux-based and open-source firewall distribution, has seen the light of day to bring more improvements and updated components.

Zorin OS to release Zorin Grid for centralized management of Linux desktops

Zorin OS is focusing on replacing Windows systems with Zorin OS in Schools, businesses, and other organizations by releasing a centralized management tool called Zorin Grid.

Learning about Partitions and How to Create Them for Fedora

Operating system distributions try to craft a one size fits all partition layout for their file systems. Distributions cannot know the details about how your hardware is configured or how you use your system though. Read on for a brief description of the historical reasons for separating some parts of the file system out into separate partitions so that you can make a more informed decision the next time you install your Linux operating system.

wc Command - Count Output by Lines, Words or Characters

  • Putorius.net; By Steven Vona (Posted by savona on Jan 20, 2020 11:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
The Linux wc command it one of the many text utilities that come packaged with the GNU Core Utilities. It allows you to print a count of words, lines, characters, or even bytes in a file or standard input (STDIN). In this article we will show you the basics of using the wc command, and include some real world examples.

Firefox 72.0.2 Improves Playback Performance for Full-Screen 1080p Videos

Mozilla released today the second maintenance update to the latest Firefox 72 open-source and cross-platform web browser for all supported platforms, including Linux, Mac, and Windows, to address various issues.

How to search for YouTube videos on Debian GNOME Desktop

  • vitux.com; By Karim Buzdar (Posted by vitux on Jan 20, 2020 7:25 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Debian
Every time you want to play a YouTube video, you need to open a web browser, then go to the YouTube website, and finally search for a video. But what if you get the ability to search and play YouTube videos directly from your system without having to open a web browser? In this article, we will explain how to search for YouTube videos on a Debian-based operating system with a Gnome shell extension.

Fanless Coffee Lake system supports triple HDMI displays

Nexcom’s fanless, “Neu-X300” embedded system runs Linux or Win 10 on an up to hexa-core 8th Gen Coffee Lake CPU and offers 4x USB 3.0, 2x GbE, 2x M.2, PCIe x16, and up to 3x HDMI 2.0 ports. The Neu-X300 is the second in a line of Nexcom Neu-X Core computers that started in November […]

How to transfer a file from a remote computer to a local machine on Linux/Ubuntu

  • net2.com; By ZIAD NAHDY (Posted by zn52 on Jan 20, 2020 5:53 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
To copy a file from another machine, you can use the scp utility. In this short tutorial you will see how to achieve this using simple commands.

What's your favorite Linux terminal trick?

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jan 20, 2020 3:42 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
The beginning of a new year is always a great time to evaluate new ways to become more efficient. Many people try out new productivity tools or figure out how to optimize their most mundane processes. One area to assess is the terminal. Especially in the world of open source, there are tons of ways to make life at the terminal more efficient (and fun!) with shortcuts and commands.    read more

How To Create a Git Branch

Git branches are created in order to isolate specific Git commits from the rest of your main Git history. If you main Git history is based on the master branch, you can create a separate Git branch in order to develop new features and merge them later on.

In this tutorial, we are going to see how you can easily create a Git branch.

How to Protect Your Server with Fail2ban on CentOS 8

Fail2ban is a free, open-source and most widely used IPS (Intrusion Prevention System) application that can be used to protect your server against brute force password login attacks. In this post I have explained how to configure and install Fail2ban utility on Centos 8. Also Check out how you can protect your SSH and HTTP against different kinds of attacks using Fail2Ban.

One open source chat tool to rule them all

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jan 19, 2020 9:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Last year, I brought you 19 days of new (to you) productivity tools for 2019. This year, I'm taking a different approach: building an environment that will allow you to be more productive in the new year, using tools you may or may not already be using. read more

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