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The best Linux apps for Chromebooks

  • Computerworld; By JR Raphael (Posted by MDavidson6785 on Jan 19, 2019 7:30 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
Make your Chromebook even more capable with this carefully selected set of Linux apps for expanding Chrome OS's potential as a business tool.

Steam Play versus Linux Version, a little performance comparison and more thoughts

Now that Steam has the ability officially to override a Linux game and run it through Steam Play instead, let's take a quick look at some differences in performance.

Purism Announces PureOS App Store for Its Upcoming Librem 5 Linux Phone

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jan 19, 2019 4:16 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Purism surprised everyone today by announcing that it works on an app store for its Linux-based operating system, PureOS, in order to be able to deliver apps to its laptops and the upcoming Librem 5 Linux phone.

Top 5 Linux Server Distributions

I want to consider a list of possible distributions that are not only outstanding candidates but also easy to use, and that can serve many functions within your business. In some cases, my choices are drop-in replacements for other operating systems, whereas others require a bit of work to get them up to speed.

Governance without rules: How the potential for forking helps projects

  • (Posted by bob on Jan 19, 2019 1:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The speed and agility of open source projects benefit from lightweight and flexible governance. Their ability to run with such efficient governance is supported by the potential for project forking. That potential provides a discipline that encourages participants to find ways forward in the face of unanticipated problems, changed agendas, or other sources of disagreement among participants. The potential for forking is a benefit that is available in open source projects because all open source licenses provide needed permissions. read more

Inkscape 1.0 Open-Source Vector Graphics Editor Is Finally Coming After 15 Years

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jan 19, 2019 11:24 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
After being in development for the last 15 years, the Inkscape open-source and free vector graphics editor is finally reaching the 1.0 milestone, proving its maturity with new and exciting features and improvements.

Some Thoughts on Open Core

I'd like to talk a bit about one of the more problematic models out there, the open core model, because it's much more prevalent, and it creates some perverse incentives that run counter to Free Software principles.

How to Compile Brotli Compression Tool from Source on Debian 9

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jan 19, 2019 7:53 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Debian, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Brotli is a generic-purpose lossless compression algorithm that compresses data using a combination of a modern variant of the LZ77 algorithm, Huffman coding and 2nd order context modeling, with a compression ratio comparable to the best currently available general-purpose compression methods. This tutorial shows how to compile Brotli compression library from source on Debian 9 (stretch).

How Do You Fedora: Journey into 2019

Fedora had an amazing 2018. The distribution saw many improvements with the introduction of Fedora 28 and Fedora 29. Fedora 28 included third party repositories, making it easy to get software like the Steam client, Google Chrome and Nvidia’s proprietary drivers. Fedora 29 brought support for automatic updates for Flatpack. One of the four foundations […]

Nginx vs Apache: Which Serves You Best in 2019?

  • Make Tech Easier; By Sayak Boral (Posted by damien on Jan 19, 2019 4:04 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Apache
Both Apache and Nginx power almost 85% of the websites today. We pitted them against each other to see which web server software will serve you best in 2019.

How to Install Microsoft PowerShell 6.1.1 on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

  •; By Karim Buzdar (Posted by vitux on Jan 19, 2019 2:09 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
Microsoft has recently introduced a snap package for PowerShell. This major advancement allows Linux users/admins to install and run the latest version of PowerShell in fewer steps explained in this article.

How to Install Visual Studio Code on Debian 9

  •; By linuxize (Posted by linuxize on Jan 19, 2019 12:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Debian
Visual Studio Code is a free and open source cross-platform code editor developed by Microsoft. It has a built-in debugging support, embedded Git control, syntax highlighting, code completion, integrated terminal, code refactoring and snippets. Visual Studio Code functionality can be extended using extensions.

The definitive guide to MongoDB security

  • (Posted by bob on Jan 18, 2019 10:40 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Picture this: you are all ready to pack up and head home after a tiring day at work, but just as you are about to shut down, this pops up: read more

LF – A Nifty Terminal File Manager For Linux Systems

  •; By Vinoth (Posted by 2daygeek on Jan 18, 2019 9:06 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
2DayGeek: LF stands for List File is a nifty terminal file manager for Linux systems which was written in Go Language.

How to Install the Official Slack Client on Linux

  • Make Tech Easier; By Nick Congleton (Posted by damien on Jan 18, 2019 7:31 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Slack is an extremely popular way for teams to collaborate and communicate online. Learn how to install the offical Slack client on Linux.

Get started with WTF, a dashboard for the terminal

  • (Posted by bob on Jan 18, 2019 5:56 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
There seems to be a mad rush at the beginning of every year to find ways to be more productive. New Year's resolutions, the itch to start the year off right, and of course, an "out with the old, in with the new" attitude all contribute to this. And the usual round of recommendations is heavily biased towards closed source and proprietary software. It doesn't have to be that way. Here's the sixth of my picks for 19 new (or new-to-you) open source tools to help you be more productive in 2019. read more

How to replace Windows 7 with Linux Mint

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Jan 18, 2019 4:22 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux, Mint
VIDEO: Windows 7 has less than a year of supported life left. If you really, really don't like Windows 10, it's time to consider running Linux Mint instead.

CNC milling with open source software

  • (Posted by bob on Jan 18, 2019 2:00 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I'm always looking for new projects to create with my 3D printer. When I recently saw a new design for a computer numeric code (CNC) milling machine that mostly uses 3D printed parts, I was intrigued. When I saw that the machine works with open source software and the controller is an Arduino running open source software, I knew I had to make one. read more

MellowPlayer – multi-platform cloud music integration

MellowPlayer offers a web view of various music streaming services with integration with your desktop. It was developed to provide a Qt alternative to Nuvola Player.

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