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How to Downgrade Software/Package in Linux

  • Make Tech Easier; By Nick Congleton (Posted by damien on Oct 12, 2018 2:28 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Sometimes you need to revert or change a software package install in Linux. Learn how you can downgrade software for several major distributions in Linux.

Exploring the Linux kernel: The secrets of Kconfig/kbuild

The Linux kernel config/build system, also known as Kconfig/kbuild, has been around for a long time, ever since the Linux kernel code migrated to Git. As supporting infrastructure, however, it is seldom in the spotlight; even kernel developers who use it in their daily work never really think about it. To explore how the Linux kernel is compiled, this article will dive into the Kconfig/kbuild internal process, explain how the .config file and the vmlinux/bzImage files are produced, and introduce a smart trick for dependency tracking. read more

5 Commands to Check Swap space in Linux

  • vitux.com; By Karim Buzdar (Posted by vitux on Oct 11, 2018 11:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
When the physical memory or RAM on our system is full, we end to make use of the swap space on our systems. In this article, we will describe a few ways to check for available swap space on your Ubuntu system.

Did your first pull request get accepted?

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Oct 11, 2018 10:45 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Sometimes, the waiting is the hardest part. So you've picked out an open source project to contribute to. Maybe it's a program you use frequently in your day-to-day life, or maybe you selected it because you knew it was a project with some low-hanging fruit that would be an easy place to start. You went through all of the steps: You cloned the project, read the README, agreed to the contributor guidelines, understood the project structure, made your edit or addition, checked it twice, and then issued the pull request. And then, you waited. read more

How to Install Zen Cart on Debian 9

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Oct 11, 2018 9:31 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Debian, Linux; Story Type: News Story
In this guide, I’ll show you how to install and configure the latest version Zen Cart on Debian 9, in order to create a free online shopping store. Zen Cart is a free open source e-commerce content management and shopping cart platform.

How To Install And Use Tor As A Proxy In Ubuntu Or Linux Mint

  • Linux Uprising; By Logix (Posted by logix on Oct 11, 2018 8:16 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
This article explains how to install the latest Tor in Ubuntu 18.04, and using it as a proxy with various applications.

The instructions include steps for setting up Privoxy, in case you want to use Tor with an application that doesn't support SOCKS5 proxies, manually setting up the proxy in case torsocks fails to launch an application, as well as configuring Tor to use country-specific exit nodes.

Debian-Based Raspbian OS Gets Raspberry Pi PoE HAT Support, Latest Updates

The Raspberry Pi Foundation released a new version of their Debian-based Raspbian operating system for the tiny Raspberry Pi single-board computers with various improvements and latest updates.

Microsoft Pledges to Protect Linux and Open-Source With Its Patents

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Oct 11, 2018 6:34 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Microsoft
NEWS ANALYSIS: A decade after claiming that Linux and open-source software infringes on over 200 of its' patents, Microsoft is now pledging its patents to the Open Invention Network in support of Linux.

Microsoft and OIN: Legal Commitments vs. the Power of the Taboo

By joining OIN, Microsoft is legally pledging to make 60,000 patents available to Linux System developers. But it was already subject to a far more powerful obligation.

Git GUI Front-Ends And IDE Support - Git Series Part 4

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Oct 11, 2018 4:15 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
Developers have created third-party software (free or otherwise) that gives users a GUI to use for interacting with a repository. Here is an overview of a few programs that you can use. This is so you can have an idea of what you can expect from a GUI git client.

How to install WildFly (JBoss) on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

WildFly also known as JBoss is a free and open source application server written in Java which implements the Java Enterprise Edition (Java EE) specification. In this tutorial, I will explain how to install WildFly application server on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

Microsoft has signed up to the Open Invention Network. We repeat. Microsoft has signed up to the OIN

That 60,000 patents in your pocket or are you just pleased to see us? Who would have thought it? Not content with signing with LOT Network, Microsoft has taken the next step in patent cuddling and joined the Open Invention Network.…

You Can Now Run Ubuntu 18.04 on Raspberry Pi 3 with BunsenLabs' Helium Desktop

If you plan on trying something new on your brand new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ tiny computer, developer Arne Exton announced today the availability of a new version of his Ubuntu-based RaspEX OS featuring the Helium Desktop from BunsenLabs Linux.

Talk over text: Conversational interface design and usability

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Oct 11, 2018 7:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Conversational interfaces are unique among the screen-based and physically manipulated user interfaces that characterize the range of digital experiences we encounter on a daily basis. As Conversational Design author Erika Hall eloquently writes, "Conversation is not a new interface. It's the oldest interface." And the conversation, the most human interaction of all, lies at the nexus of the aural and verbal rather than the visual and physical. read more

Episode 2: Privacy and the Consumer

Katherine Druckman talks to Doc Searls about consumer privacy, Main Street, and heart attacks at Walmart.

How to deploy Odoo 12 on Ubuntu 18.04

  • linuxize.com; By linuxize (Posted by linuxize on Oct 11, 2018 5:03 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
This tutorial covers the steps required for installing and configuring Odoo 12 for production using Git source and Python virtual environment on an Ubuntu 18.04 system.

How to install Java on your Ubuntu System

  • vitux.com; By Karim Buzdar (Posted by vitux on Oct 11, 2018 3:48 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
This tutorial shows how to Install OpenJDK, Oracle Java and Java SE Development Kit on Ubuntu and how to set the default Java version used by applications.

How to Install NTP Server and Client on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Oct 11, 2018 2:34 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
NTP (Network Time Protocol) is a networking protocol designed to synchronize the clocks of computers over a network. In this tutorial, we will learn to install NTP server and Setup time synchronization on Ubuntu 18.04 server.

Embrace, extend, and protect? Microsoft joins the Open Invention Network to 'protect Linux and open source'

In a move that's going to raise a lot of eyebrows, Microsoft has joined the Open Invention Network to 'protect Linux and other important open source workloads from patent assertions'.

Linux vmstat Command Tutorial for Beginners (5 Examples)

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Oct 11, 2018 12:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
If you are looking for a command line utility that you can use to access information about processes, CPU activity, memory, and more, you'll be glad to know that vmstat does this for you.

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