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Enlightenment 0.22 Linux Desktop Environment Greatly Improves Wayland Support

After more than a year in development, the development cycle of the Enlightenment 0.22.0 desktop environment and window manager is now over, and the final release is available to download.

Finding Files with mlocate

  •; By Chris Binnie (Posted by bob on Nov 6, 2017 8:44 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
It’s not uncommon for a sysadmin to have to find needles buried deep inside haystacks. On a busy machine, there can be files in their hundreds of thousands present on your filesystems. What do you do when you need to make sure one particular configuration file is up to date, but you can’t remember where it is located?

How to Create Bootable USB Disk / DVD on Ubuntu / Linux Mint

Create bootable USB disk and DVD using startup disk creator, UNetbootin and dd command on Ubuntu and Linux Mint Desktop

Meet Gladys, a Raspberry Pi-Powered Intelligent, Open-Source Home Assistant

Meet Gladys, an open-source program designed to become the only intelligent home assistant you'll ever need, backed by the tiny and powerful Raspberry Pi single-board computer.

How to use cron in Linux

  • (Posted by bob on Nov 6, 2017 5:18 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
One of the challenges (among the many advantages) of being a sysadmin is running tasks when you'd rather be sleeping. For example, some tasks (including regularly recurring tasks) need to run overnight or on weekends, when no one is expected to be using computer resources. I have no time to spare in the evenings to run commands and scripts that have to operate during off-hours. And I don't want to have to get up at oh-dark-hundred to start a backup or major update. read more

OpenStack Aims to Improve Integration with Cloud Native Technologies

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Nov 6, 2017 4:09 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud
At the OpenStack Summit in Australia, open-source cloud effort announces a series of new efforts to help improve integration across a variety of complementary cloud native technologies.

How to Install Varnish Cache with Apache on CentOS 7

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Nov 6, 2017 3:01 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Apache; Story Type: News Story
Varnish is a proxy server focused on HTTP caching. It's designed as an HTTP accelerator and can act as reverse proxy for your web server Apache or Nginx. In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configure varnish HTTP accelerator as a reverse proxy for Apache web server.

Shedding light on foggy GPL licenses

  • (Posted by bob on Nov 6, 2017 1:52 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The GPL family of licenses is unique among open source licenses in how past, current, and future versions of the license may apply to the software program. By not fully understanding this unique license feature, open source software developers may inadvertently create ambiguity. read more

5 Reasons Why Linux Mint is Better Than Ubuntu

  • ITSFOSS.COM; By Abhishek Prakash (Posted by elobga on Nov 6, 2017 11:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Ubuntu
Which one is better, Linux Mint or Ubuntu?

PoE, PoE+ and Passive POE

I've been installing a lot of POE devices recently, and the different methods for providing power over Ethernet cables can be very confusing. There are a few standards in place, and then there's a method that isn't a standard, but is widely used.

Using Visual Studio Code on Fedora

A text editor is one of the most important tools for any programmer. Visual Studio Code is an open source text editor specifically designed for editing source code. Visual Studio Code was released by Microsoft in April 2015 and later became a... Continue Reading →

Two productive habits of experienced Sysadmins

  •; By Elliot Cooper (Posted by ElliotCooper on Nov 6, 2017 7:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
This guide explores two habits that experienced Sysadmins use to make their time on the command line more efficient.

GPL bodies in bizarre trademark fight

  • iTWire; By Sam Varghese (Posted by bob on Nov 6, 2017 5:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community
Senior Linux kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman has claimed he asked the Linux Foundation to withdraw funding from the Software Freedom Conservancy back in 2016, because he was unhappy with the way in which the SFC went about enforcing compliance with the GPL, the licence under which the Linux kernel is published.

Audacity 2.2 Open-Source Audio Editor Brings MIDI Playback, macOS Sierra Support

Audacity, the open-source and cross-platform audio editor for GNU/Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows operating systems, has been updated this week to a new stable series, versioned 2.2.

Gaming On Linux: All You Need To Know

This is one of the most frequently asked questions by people who are thinking about switching to Linux. After all, gaming on Linux often termed as a distant possibility.

$275K for Creative Gigabit Projects Across the U.S.

  • The Mozilla Blog (Posted by bob on Nov 5, 2017 10:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
From augmented reality training for first responders, to robotics classes for high school students, Mozilla is supporting bright ideas that leverage gigabit internet to create more open and innovative cities...

Critical Tor flaw leaks users’ real IP address -- update now

  • ars technica; By Dan Goodin (Posted by bob on Nov 5, 2017 8:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
Mac and Linux versions of the Tor anonymity browser just received a temporary fix for a critical vulnerability that leaks users' IP addresses when they visit certain types of addresses. TorMoil, as the flaw has been dubbed by its discoverer, is triggered when users click on links that begin with file:// rather than the more common https:// and http:// address prefixes.

Kubuntu 16.04 LTS Users Can Now Update to KDE Plasma 5.8.8 LTS and Krita 3.3.2

After a couple of weeks of testing, the Kubuntu developers have announced this weekend the availability of the KDE Plasma 5.8.8 LTS and Krita 3.3.2 packages for Kubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus).

Taisei – A Classy, Frenetic Shoot’em Up Game in the Style of The Touhou Project

Taisei is a top down perspective shoot’em up game in the style of the Touhou Project. It’s fast, furious, and good fun to play.

10 Fascinating Things We Learned When We Asked The World

In August, Mozilla sent out a survey asking “How connected are you?“ We inquired about people’s relationships with their connected devices........The Fascinating Things We Learned When We Asked The World ‘How Connected Are You?’ appeared first on The Mozilla Blog.

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