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5 reasons to use Linux package managers

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 17, 2021 5:30 PM EST)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
In 2021, there are more reasons why people love Linux than ever before. In this series, I'll share 21 different reasons to use Linux. Today, I'll talk about software repositories read more

Use WPScan to scan WordPress for vulnerabilities on Kali

Vulnerabilities in WordPress can be uncovered by the WPScan utility, which comes installed by default in Kali Linux. It's also a great tool for gathering general reconnaissance information about a website that's running WordPress. Owners of WordPress sites would be wise to try running WPScan against their site, as it may reveal security issues that need patched. It can also reveal more general web server issues, such as directory listings that haven't been turned off inside Apache or NGINX.

'It's where the industry is heading': LibreOffice team working on WebAssembly port

  • The Register; By Tim Anderson (Posted by bob on Feb 17, 2021 3:01 PM EST)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community
Second attempt to run entirely in the browser – but nothing works yet. The LibreOffice team has been working on a port to browser-hosted WebAssembly, and hopes for a working demo by summer 2021. "It's the way the industry is heading," said Document Foundation board member Thorsten Behrens.…

Elkhart Lake spins into COM Express, SMARC, and Qseven modules

Avnet’s “MSC C6C-EL” Type 6, “MSC SM2S-EL” SMARC, and “MSC Q7-EL” Qseven modules run Linux or Win 10 on Intel’s Elkhart Lake Atom x6000 SoCs and support triple independent displays and up to 256GB flash. In the transition from MSC Embedded to Avnet Integrated, we fell off the company’s PR list –- our last MSC […]

Parallel shells with xargs: Utilize all your cpu cores on UNIX and Windows

One particular frustration with the UNIX shell is the inability to easily schedule multiple, concurrent tasks that fully utilize CPU cores presented on modern systems. The example of focus in this article is file compression, but the problem rises with many computationally intensive tasks, such as image/audio/media processing, password cracking and hash analysis, database Extract, Transform, and Load, and backup activities. It is understandably frustrating to wait for gzip * running on a single CPU core, while most of a machine's processing power lies idle.

Use this bootable USB drive on Linux to rescue Windows users

People regularly ask me to help them rescue Windows computers that have become locked or damaged. Sometimes, I can use a Linux USB boot drive to mount Windows partitions and then transfer and back up files from the damaged systems.

Fwupd 1.5.6 Released with Support for System76’s Keyboard, Star LabTop Mk IV Laptop

  • 9to5Linux; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Feb 17, 2021 10:04 AM EST)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Mario Limonciello announced today the release of fwupd 1.5.6, a new feature and maintenance update for Linux’s number one tool for updating firmware for your hardware.

The Linux Foundation Announces the Election of Renesas Hisao Munakata and GitLab's Eric Johnson to the Board of Directors

Today, the Linux Foundation announced that Renesas’ Hisao Munakata has been re-elected to its board, representing the Gold Member community. GitLab’s Eric Johnson has been elected to represent the Silver Member community. Linux Foundation elected board directors serve 2-year terms. Directors elected to the Linux Foundation’s board are committed to building sustainable ecosystems around open […]

4 tech jobs for people who dont code

  • Opensource.com; By Dawn Parzych (Posted by bob on Feb 17, 2021 7:35 AM EST)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
In the first article in this series, I explained how the tech industry divides people and roles into "technical" or "non-technical" categories and the problems associated with this. The tech industry makes it difficult for people interested in tech—but not coding—to figure out where they fit in and what they can do.

Migrate To AlmaLinux From CentOS 8 Using Almalinux-deploy Script

The official script named Almalinux-deploy that helps you to migrate to AlmaLinux from CentOS 8 is out. It is time to convert your CentOS machines (hopefully other Enterprise Linux systems) to AlmaLinux.

Introduction to named pipes on Bash shell

  • linuxconfig.org; By Egidio Docile (Posted by LinuxCareer on Feb 17, 2021 5:07 AM EST)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
On Linux and Unix-based operating systems, pipes are very useful since they are a simple way to achieve IPC (inter-process communication). When we connect two processes in a pipeline, the output of the first one is used as the input of the second one.

How to Kill user sessions in Linux

  • 2daygeek.com; By Magesh (Posted by 2daygeek on Feb 17, 2021 3:52 AM EST)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
2DayGeek: This quick article shows multiple ways to kill user sessions in Linux.

How to install Linux in 3 steps

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 17, 2021 2:38 AM EST)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
In 2021, there are more reasons why people love Linux than ever before. In this series, I'll share 21 different reasons to use Linux. Here's how to install Linux.  read more

KDE Plasma 5.21 Desktop Environment Officially Released with New App Launcher, More

The KDE Project announced today the general availability of the KDE Plasma 5.21 desktop environment as a massive update featuring a brand-new application launcher and numerous other enhancements.

Add, Convert, and Format Timestamps on the Linux Command Line

  • Putorius.net; By Steven Vona (Posted by savona on Feb 16, 2021 9:57 PM EST)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: GNU, Linux
Have you ever wished you can easily add timestamps to command output? How about convert those UNIX timestamps to something more friendly? Enter the ts command...

SonoBus Is An Open Source Low Latency Peer-To-Peer Audio Streaming Application

  • Linux Uprising; By Logix (Posted by logix on Feb 16, 2021 8:43 PM EST)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
Use this real-time audio streaming collaboration tool to create podcasts, remotely jam with band members, and much more.

A sunset surprise

  • BASHing data; By Bob Mesibov (Posted by Bob_Mesibov on Feb 16, 2021 7:28 PM EST)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
If the days are getting shorter after the summer solstice, why are the sunsets getting later? Data graphics help with the explanation.

Pine64 unveils RK3566-powered SBC and reveals an upcoming RISC-V board

  • LinuxGizmos.com (Posted by bob on Feb 16, 2021 6:14 PM EST)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Pine64 has posted specs for a Quartz64 SBC that runs Linux on Rockchip’s new NPU-equipped, quad -A55 RK3566 with up to 8GB RAM. There are also plans for an under $15 SBC showcasing the RISC-V based Allwinner XuanTie C906. As we noted in our recent report on Geniatech’s RK3568 and RK3566 Development Boards, Pine64 has […]

7 of the Best Linux System Cleaning Tools

  • Make Tech Easier; By Rubaiat Hossain (Posted by damien on Feb 16, 2021 2:49 PM EST)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Linux
You can choose from a number of feature-rich Linux system cleaning tools for deleting unnecessary application data and reclaiming disk space.

Dictionaries In Python

Learn about basic characteristics of Python dictionaries and how to access and manage dictionary data.

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