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Fedora 26 Linux Operating System Is Now Available for Download

Now that it's been approved for landing on July 11, 2017, the long-anticipated Fedora 26 Linux operating system was already made available for download ahead of the official announcement later tonight.

What is a linux swap partition, and what does it do?

  • Wesharethis; By Ahmad (Posted by Horla on Jul 11, 2017 5:41 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
Most Linux installations recommend that you include an exchange partition. This may seem strange to Windows users, who are accustomed to having their entire operating system on a single partition. What does an exchange, you may even need one, and how big should it be? All of these are important questions that, with the right answers, can greatly improve the performance of your system.

Functional testing Gtk+ applications in C

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 11, 2017 4:32 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Automated tests are required to ensure your program's quality and that it works as expected. Unit tests examine only certain parts of your algorithm, but don't look at how each component fits together. That's where functional testing, sometimes referred as integration testing, comes in. read more

How to Transfer ROMs to RetroPie Via USB

You can easily set up the Raspberry Pi to become a retro gaming machine with RetroPie. Here’s how you can transfer ROMs to Retropie and start playing games.

Desperately Seeking Security: 6 Skills Most In Demand

The last several years have seen a slew of reports coming out lamenting the typical enterprise's ability to recruit and retain quality cybersecurity talent.

How to Switch Between Chrome OS Stable, Beta, and Dev Channels on a Chromebook

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jul 11, 2017 1:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Community
Google, like many other software developers, offers multiple development channels for their Chrome and Chrome OS products, and we'd like to show you today how easy is to switch between the Stable, Beta, and Dev channels.

Rugged in-vehicle computer keeps on truckin with Bay Trail Atom

Lanner’s Linux-friendly “LVC-2001” in-vehicle PC runs on a Bay Trail Atom, and offers GPS, 2x GbE, SATA, GPS, 3x mini-PCIe, and MIL-STD-810G ruggedization. Lanner has launched a fanless, rugged “vehicle gateway controller” for in-vehicle fleet management applications.

i.MX6 UL based Pico-ITX SBC is a wireless wonder

  • LinuxGizmos.com (Posted by bob on Jul 10, 2017 10:49 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Digi’s rugged “ConnectCore 6UL SBC Pro” runs Linux on an i.MX6 UL with dual Ethernet, WiFi-ac, BT 4.2, NFC, mini-PCIe, and a Digi Xbee socket. Digi International’s Pico-ITX form factor ConnectCore 6UL SBC Pro expands upon its an integrated ConnectCore 6UL computer-on-module, which is based on NXP’s low-power i.MX6 UltraLite (UL) system-on-chip, and adds a […]

Ubuntu Linux Is Now Available for Download from the Microsoft Windows Store

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jul 10, 2017 9:40 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
After openSUSE and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES), it now looks like Canonical's Ubuntu Linux operating system is available for download from the Microsoft Windows Store.

5 Misconceptions About Being A Linux User

?Ever wondered what Linux is and how it really works? Many of us have asked this question, especially when you are densely populated around with Redmond fans and none of your pals have tried Linux ever! Some people in areas surrounded by FOSS, go ahead with full potential without any issues and for those trying out or curious about GNU Linux then here are the 5 main misconceptions about it.

Android Candy: Exploding Kittens!

I don't very often play games. I know that seems odd, because I do often write about gaming. Honestly though, I very rarely actually take the time to play video games. Recently, however, there has been an exception to that rule.

Taking smart backups with Duplicity

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Jul 10, 2017 6:15 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Backing up data is one of the most important tasks everyone should be doing regularly. This series will demonstrate using three software tools to backup your important data. When planning a backup strategy, consider the “Three Rs of backup”: Redundant:... Continue Reading →

Linux dd command explained for beginners (8 examples)

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jul 10, 2017 5:06 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Sometimes, while working on the command line in Linux, you may need to perform a copy operation in way that the data/text gets formatted before it's written at the destination. A simple example could be to copy text from a file and write the case-changed version (lower to upper, or upper to lower) to the destination file.

6 Methods To Check The Running Linux Kernel Version On System

A kernel is the central part of an operating system (in other word, core component or heart of an operating system). It’s act as a bridge between applications and hardware.

Review: Debian 9 "Stretch" MATE

I reviewed it as an everyday desktop distribution (as opposed to a server or other workstation distribution) to see if I could use it regularly; I find that its slowness and a handful of usability issues make it not the right distribution for me.

Grasp LaTeX Programming with Free Books

LaTeX is a professional document preparation system and document markup language written by Leslie Lamport. It’s a very mature system with development starting more than 30 years ago.

7 features of QXmlEdit for unusual situations

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 10, 2017 12:32 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
QXmlEdit is an open source XML editor written using Qt libraries that has some unusual features that can help you in complex situations. read more

So you say you'd like a keyboard that will last more than 6 months?

  • Popular Mechanics; By Eric Limer (Posted by jdixon on Jul 10, 2017 11:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
An attempt to bring back the IBM Model F keyboard.

How to Rename a File in Linux

  • ThisHosting.Rocks; By ThisHosting.Rocks (Posted by Feenta on Jul 10, 2017 10:14 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
In this short tutorial, we’ll show you how to rename a file in Linux. Most commonly these commands are used on cloud servers and work on most Unix-based systems, including CentOS and Ubuntu.

How Linux containers have evolved

In the past few years, containers have become a hot topic among not just developers, but also enterprises. This growing interest has caused an increased need for security improvements and hardening, and preparing for scaleability and interoperability. This has necessitated a lot of engineering, and here's the story of how much of that engineering has happened at an enterprise level at Red Hat. read more

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