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Plasma 5.14 Comes with New Features and a Much Polished Environment

Today KDE launches the first release of Plasma 5.14. Plasma is KDE's lightweight and full featured Linux desktop. For the last three months we have been adding features and fixing bugs and now invite you to install Plasma 5.14.

Redis Labs and the "Common Clause"

So, the short version is that with the recent licensing changes to several Redis Labs modules making them no longer free and open source, GNU/Linux distributions, such as Debian and Fedora, are no longer able to ship Redis Labs' versions of the affected modules to their users.

Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" Gets New Kernel Patch to Fix Two Security Flaws

The Debian Project published a new linux security advisory to inform users of the Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" operating system series about a new kernel security patch that fixes two vulnerabilities.

GCC: Optimizing Linux, the Internet, and Everything

  • - Original Content; By Margaret Lewis (Posted by bob on Oct 10, 2018 3:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Developer, Linux
The GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) provides a robust, mature and high performance partner to help you get the most out of your software. With decades of development by thousands of people GCC is one of the most respected compilers in the world. If you are building applications and not using GCC, you are missing out on the best possible solution.

NanoPi Neo4 SBC breaks RK3399 records for size and price

  •; By Eric Brown (Posted by bob on Oct 10, 2018 2:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Developer
FriendlyElec has launched a $45, Rockchip RK3399 based “NanoPi Neo4” SBC with a 60 x 45mm footprint, WiFi/BT, GbE, USB 3.0, HDMI 2.0, MIPI-CSI, a 40-pin header, and -20 to 70? support — but only 1GB of RAM. In August, FriendlyElec introduced the NanoPi M4, which was then the smallest, most affordable Rockchip RK3399 based […]

GCC: Optimizing Linux, the Internet, and Everything

  • - Original Content; By Margaret Lewis (Posted by bob on Oct 10, 2018 12:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
The purpose of this paper is to provide developers a comprehensive overview of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC), a suite of compilers that has been in use for over 30 years and is the core component of the GNU toolchain. This includes highlighting GCC’s main benefits to programmers, showcasing when and why GCC is a good choice for code development, and providing basic information about GCC 8.2, the most recent release of this popular tool.

Iptables tricks, Linux command-line tips, Python, agile, DevOps, and more top reads

Tricks for sysadmins, Linux command-line tips, and a Python programming article were our top 3 posts last week. Do you have tricks, tips, or programming wisdom to share with readers? Send us your story ideas! Stay up on what's going on with by subscribing to our highlights newsletter. Top 10 (October 1-7) Here are our most popular articles from the past week: read more

How to Install DRBD on CentOS Linux

  • Linux Handbook; By Rishi Raj (Posted by abhishekpc on Oct 9, 2018 10:22 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
This step-by-step tutorial demonstrates how to install Distributed Replicated Block Device (DRBD) on CentOS Linux.

4 best practices for giving open source code feedback

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 9, 2018 9:08 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In the previous article I gave you tips for how to receive feedback, especially in the context of your first free and open source project contribution. Now it's time to talk about the other side of that same coin: providing feedback. read more

How to Install and Configure OpenLiteSpeed Server on Ubuntu 18.04 along with MariaDB

OpenLiteSpeed is a lightweight and open source version of the popular LiteSpeed Server. In this tutorial, we will learn about how to Install OpenLiteSpeed Server on Ubuntu 18.04 along with PHP 7.2 and MariaDB server.

How To Install Oracle Java 11 In Ubuntu, Linux Mint Or Debian (From PPA Repository)

Oracle Java 11, the first long term support release, can now be installed in Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Debian from the Linux Uprising Java PPA.

6 tips for receiving feedback on your open source contributions

In the free and open source software world, there are few moments as exciting or scary as submitting your first contribution to a project. You've put your work out there and now it's subject to review and feedback by the rest of the community. Not to put it too lightly, but feedback is great. Without feedback we keep making the same mistakes. Without feedback we can't learn and grow and evolve. It's one of the keys that makes free and open source collaboration work. read more

Canonical Releases Important Ubuntu Kernel Live Patch to Fix L1TF, SpectreRSB

Canonical released a new kernel live patch for all its supported Ubuntu Linux operating systems to address several critical security vulnerabilities discovered by various researchers lately.

Linus' Behavior and the Kernel Development Community

On September 16, 2018, Linus Torvalds released the 4.19-rc4 version of the kernel, and he also announced he was taking a break from Linux development in order to consider his own behavior and to come up with a better approach to kernel development. This was partly inspired by his realization that he wasn't looking forward to the Kernel Summit event, and he said that "it wasn't actually funny or a good sign that I was hoping to just skip the yearly kernel summit entirely."

What was your first open source pull request or contribution?

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 9, 2018 1:42 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Contributing to an open source project can be... Nervewracking! Magical. Boring? Regardless of how you felt that first time you contributed, the realization that the project is open and you really can contribute is quite awesome. read more

How to Flush the DNS Cache on Ubuntu

  •; By Karim Buzdar (Posted by vitux on Oct 9, 2018 12:28 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
Our systems also maintain a list of DNS records so that we can access our frequently visited websites faster through quick resolution of IP addresses. This cache on our system needs to be flushed from time to time. So let us see how we can flush the DNS cache on our Ubuntu Systems.

Adding Graphics To LibreOffice when making labels

  •; By Bruce Byfield (Posted by rossendryv on Oct 9, 2018 11:13 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: ; Groups:
When people think of labels, the first thing that comes to mind is lines of text like addresses or tab markers. But these are just the simplest uses for labels. Photos, greeting cards, business cards, inserts for CD jewel cases

Who was the first computer programmer?

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 9, 2018 9:59 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Ada Lovelace, daughter of the English poet Lord Bryon and Anne Isabella Noel Byron (née Milbanke), was arguably the world's first computer programmer. read more

12 Useful Linux Commands for New User

  • Make Tech Easier; By Tia Jackson (Posted by damien on Oct 9, 2018 8:45 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Using the command line on a Linux PC allows you to have more control of your system. Here are 12 useful Linux commands you should know as a Linux user.

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