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Why should you use Rust in WebAssembly?

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 15, 2019 5:32 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
WebAssembly (Wasm) is a technology that has the chance to reshape how we build apps for the browser. Not only will it allow us to build whole new classes of web applications, but it will also allow us to make existing apps written in JavaScript even more performant.  In this article about the state of the Rust and Wasm ecosystem, I'll try to explain why Rust is the language that can unlock the true potential of WebAssembly. read more

How to watch for releases of upstream projects

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Feb 15, 2019 4:31 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Do you want to know when a new version of your favorite project is released? Do you want to make your job as packager easier? If so, this article is for you. It introduces you to the world of release-monitoring.org. You’ll see how it can help you catch up with upstream releases. What is release-monitoring.org? […]

Little Backup Box: A Handful of Improvements and a Dash of PHP

  • Tokyo Made; By Dmitri Popov (Posted by dmpop on Feb 15, 2019 3:16 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
My every Little Backup Box improvement project starts with the same thought, It does the job but... This time around I wanted to fix and improve several things.

4 Methods To Change The HostName In Linux

  • 2daygeek.com; By Magesh M (Posted by 2daygeek on Feb 15, 2019 2:02 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
2DayGeek: We can easily change the hostname on systemd system using the below four methods.

Linspire CE 8.0 Office 365 Released

today the Linspire team is pleased to announce the release of Cloud Edition 8.0 Office 365. This is an update to our CE Office - by far one of our most popular business releases for 2018. We have worked diligently to thoroughly integrate Microsoft’s web services into this product. Who was this designed for? For our business and education users who rely on Microsoft’s web services in their offices and classrooms. CE Office 365 offers the standard Microsoft Office online platform married to the stability and security of the Linux desktop.

Modeling the Entire Universe

For this article, I want to look at the largest thing possible, the whole universe. At least, that's the claim made by Celestia, the software package I'm introducing here. In all seriousness though, Celestia is a very well done astronomical simulator, similar to other software packages like Stellarium. Celestia is completely open source and is licensed under the GPL.

Latte – Excellent KDE Dock based on Plasma Frameworks

Latte is a dock based on plasma frameworks that aims to offer an elegant and intuitive experience for your tasks and KDE Plasma widgets. It animates its contents by using parabolic zoom effect and tries to be as unobtrusive is possible.

Six years ago today, Steam was released for Linux - Happy Birthday

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Feb 15, 2019 9:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Happy official birthday to the Steam client for Linux, today marks six years since it released for everyone.

Governments Are Spending Billions on Software They Can Get with Freedom

  • FOSS Post; By M.Hanny Sabbagh (Posted by fosspost on Feb 15, 2019 7:50 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Community
It’s an issue, because it’s not going to end. Governments are claiming problems and issues in transferring to free software, and in doing that, they keep paying millions and millions of dollars each year, and continue to do so indefinitely; They have no plans to switch to free (as in freedom) locally-developed alternatives.

How to Install Pagekit CMS on Debian 9

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Feb 15, 2019 6:36 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Debian, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Pagekit is modern, intuitive, modular, and flexible open source (MIT license) CMS built with Symfony components and Vue.js. In this tutorial, we will walk you through the Pagekit CMS installation process on a Debian 9 (stretch) operating system by using NGINX as a web server, MariaDB as a database server, and optionally you can secure transport layer by using acme.sh client and Let's Encrypt certificate.

How To Downgrade Packages To A Specific Version With Apt In Debian, Ubuntu Or Linux Mint

This article explains how to downgrade a package to a specific version using apt, in Debian, Ubuntu or Linux Mint (from the command line).

New Tabbed Layout Coming On LibreOffice v6.2

LibreOffice, the most popular open source office suite program is set to feature a new look and feel in the coming v6.2 release, called the tabbed layout. As of now, the current stable version is in v6.1.4 and its default look currently mimics the traditional menu-based GUI and some toolbars.

A Line in the Sand

Linux Journal was born in one fight and grew through a series of others. Our first fight was for freedom. That began in 1993, when Phil Hughes started work toward a free software magazine. The fight for free software was still there when that magazine was born as Linux Journal in April 1994. Then a second fight began. That one was against all forms of closed and proprietary software, including the commercial UNIX variants that Linux would eventually defeat. .........................

New Ports Bring Linux to Arm Laptops, Android to the Pi

The latest Linux-related ports include an AArch64-Laptops project that enables owners of Windows-equipped Arm laptops and tablets to load Ubuntu. There’s also a Kickstarter project to develop a Raspberry Pi friendly version of Google’s low-end Android 9 Pi Go stack. Even Windows is spreading its wings. A third-party project has released a WoA installer that enables a full Windows 10 image to run on the Pi.

How to Create a Swap File in Linux

In this article, we will talk about Swap files, and how to create swap space in Linux using a swap file. But before we begin, we need to clarify what swap actually is. Swap is reserved disk space that is used as a place where the OS can temporarily store data when the physical RAM memory is full or close to full. In other words, swap is reserved virtual memory on the disk. Usually, swap is used to improve and maintain system performance when we are dealing with some resource-heavy tasks.

How to List Installed Packages on CentOS

In this tutorial, we will show you how to list and filter installed packages on CentOS. Knowing how to list installed packages on your CentOS system can be helpful in situations where you need to install the same packages on another machine or if you want to re-install your system.

Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS Released with Linux Kernel 4.18 from Ubuntu 18.10, More

After a one-week delay, Canonical released today the second point release of its latest LTS (Long Term Support) operating system series, Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS (Bionic Beaver).

Python 3.8 alpha in Fedora

The Python developers have released the first alpha of Python 3.8.0 and you can already try it out in Fedora! Test your Python code with 3.8 early to avoid surprises once the final 3.8.0 is out in October. Install Python 3.8 on Fedora If you have Fedora 29 or newer, you can install Python 3.8 […]

Why I love free software

  • Opensource.com; By Jen Wike Huger (Posted by bob on Feb 14, 2019 7:40 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
The Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) is a charity that supports and promote the use of free software. Their latest income and expense report for 2017, shows that much of their efforts focus on, beyond basic infrastructure costs, public awareness, legal work, and policy work.

How To Change HostName In Linux?

  • 2daygeek.com; By Magesh M (Posted by 2daygeek on Feb 14, 2019 6:38 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
We set the hostname while installing the operating system. Beginners don’t know the hostname is important and they give any name as a hostname. Say for example, they might give CentOS as a hostname while installing the CentOS in the system. If so, don’t worry, we can change the hostname at any point of time in Linux.

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