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Doing your civic duty one line of code at a time

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 20, 2018 1:10 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
When it comes to doing our civic duty in today's technologically driven world, there is a perception that we don't care like older generations did. History teaches us that in the early 20th century's New Deal, Americans stepped up to the nation's challenges on a wide range of government-financed public works projects. Airport construction. Infrastructure improvements. Building dams, bridges, hospitals. This was more than just individuals "pulling themselves up by their bootstraps" but, by design, performing incredible civic duties. Quite an amazing feat when you think about it. read more

How To Encrypt An USB Drive With VeraCrypt (Compatible With Windows, macOS and Linux)

VeraCrypt is a free and open source disk encryption utility that can create a virtual encrypted disk within a file or encrypt a partition.

This article explains how to encrypt an USB drive with VeraCrypt with step-by-step screenshots.

Linux tr Command Tutorial for Beginners (with Examples)

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Oct 19, 2018 9:22 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Depending on the kind of work you do on the command line in Linux, you may want a utility that can act as a Swiss army knife for quick text editing. Gladly, there exists a tool dubbed tr, which qualifies for this role.

Edit your videos with Pitivi on Fedora

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Oct 19, 2018 7:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Fedora
Looking to produce a video of your adventures this weekend? There are many different options for editing videos out there. However, if you are looking for a video editor that is simple to pick up, and also available in the official Fedora Repositories, give Pitivi a go. Pitivi is an open source, non-linear video editor...

How To Remove Docker Containers, Images, Volumes, and Networks

This guide serves as a “cheat sheet” to help Docker users keep their system organized and to free disk space by removing unused Docker containers, images, volumes, and networks.

When the Problem Is the Story

Linus as a character got interesting for a few minutes last month ... the issues around it still matter.

Mark Shuttleworth Details Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish Linux Release

  •; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Oct 19, 2018 1:44 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu
The latest Ubuntu Linux distribution release provides new capabilities for both desktop and server users.

How to use Pandoc to produce a research paper

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 19, 2018 12:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
This article takes a deep dive into how to produce a research paper using (mostly) Markdown syntax. We'll cover how to create and reference sections, figures (in Markdown and LaTeX) and bibliographies. We'll also discuss troublesome cases and why writing them in LaTeX is the right approach. read more

Use digiKam with a NAS and MariaDB

  • Scribbles and Snaps; By Dmitri Popov (Posted by dmpop on Oct 19, 2018 11:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
Got a NAS? Still store your photo library and digiKam databases on a local machine? It’s time to take your digiKam setup to the next level by moving your photo library to the NAS and switching to the MariaDB (or MySQL) database back end.

Essential System Tools: inxi – CLI system information tool

  •; By Steve Emms (Posted by sde on Oct 19, 2018 10:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Community
inxi is a command line system information script built for the console as well as Internet Relay Chat (IRC). The software also crops up in forum technical support for debugging purposes. It helps people to determine users’ system configurations and hardware without having to ask a lot of questions.

Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish) Released, Includes Gnome 3.30 And New Default Yaru Theme

Ubuntu 18.10, codenamed Cosmic Cuttlefish, is available for download. This release will be supported for 9 months (after which you'll have to upgrade), and brings improvements ranging from updated Gnome to version 3.30 to a new default Gtk and icon theme called Yaru.

Understanding Linux Links: Part 1

  • - Original Content; By Paul Brown (Posted by bob on Oct 19, 2018 7:32 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Along with cp and mv, both of which we talked about at length in the previous installment of this series, links are another way of putting files and directories where you want them to be. The advantage is that links let you have one file or directory show up in several places at the same time.

Code Review--an Excerpt from VM Brasseur's New Book Forge Your Future with Open Source

If you're not a Rockstar Ninja 10x Unicorn Diva programmer, not only is your code review feedback still valuable, but you can also learn a great deal in the process: Code layout, programming style, domain knowledge, best practices, neat little programming tricks you'd not have seen otherwise, and sometimes antipatterns (or "how not to do things").

Arm cozies up to Intel for second time in a week - this time to borrow tools from Yocto Project for Mbed Linux

Aww, ain't that sweet Earlier this week, Arm drew Intel into its warm embrace when Chipzilla joined its Pelion IoT platform. The Softbank-owned design house has said it's now preparing to release a Linux-based OS, taking advantage of the Intel-backed Yocto Project tools.

Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish) Is Now Available to Download

Canonical just released a few moments ago the final ISO images of the Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish) operating system ahead of the official launch later today.

Android Integration Extension For Gnome GSConnect v13 Stable Released

The latest GSConnect v13, released today, is a rewrite with with changes to the architecture, settings and default behavior, and it requires Gnome Shell 3.28 or 3.30. The new version includes redesigned settings, Do Not Disturb mode, quick reply from notifications, and other features and improvements.

Introduction To BASH Scripting - Learn BASH #1

Welcome to the introductory series on BASH scripting. This series will cover a complete guide on BASH starting from the foundation of computer programming then progressing on to the basic constructs of this scripting language and finally, you will also create a simple mini-project using this scripting language.

Official TV HAT brings DVB-T2 streaming to the Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has launched a Raspberry Pi TV HAT with a Sony CXD2880 TV tuner for receiving DVB-T2 transmissions in Europe. The $21.50 board debuts a half-size HAT format. The computer that was born to empower technology education in the UK can now be rejiggered into an old-fashioned idiot box. The Raspberry Pi […]

Love Microsoft Teams? Love Linux? Then you won't love this

Yesterday Linux users hoping to become first class citizens were dealt a cruel blow. A Microsoft representative has admitted that no, there is no dedicated engineering resource working on a Linux client.

Destination Linux EP92 - Elementary My Dear Distro

with guest host Gabriele of TechPills and Daniel Foré of elementary OS as a special guest to talk about elementary OS Juno

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