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CommonMark – highly compatible specification of Markdown

CommonMark is a strongly defined, highly compatible specification of Markdown, along with a suite of comprehensive tests to validate implementations against the specification.

10 ways to give thanks to open source and free software maintainers

  • (Posted by bob on Nov 21, 2018 3:38 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Every day, I use high-quality software that is developed and maintained by people who do not ask for payment, who respect my freedoms, and who are generous with their time and energy. In this season of giving thanks, I encourage those of you who also use and appreciate the work of open source and free software maintainers to express your gratitude. Here are ten ways to do that: read more

How to Automatically Delete Old Files from Trash on Linux

  • Make Tech Easier; By Alexandru Andrei (Posted by damien on Nov 21, 2018 2:24 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Permanently deleting a file can cause problems/ putting it in the Trash bin isn't good either. Learn to get the system to automatically delete old files from the trash in Linux.

Gemini Lake based Odroid-H2 hacker board on sale starting at $111

Hardkernel launched its Odroid-H2 SBC starting at $111 without RAM or flash. The open spec SBC runs Ubuntu 18.10 on Intel Gemini Lake, and offers 2x SATA 3.0, 2x GbE, HDMI and DP, 4x USB, and an M.2 slot for NVMe. Last month when Hardkernel announced its Intel Gemini Lake based Odroid-H2 SBC with an […]

How to install extensions via the Software application

GNOME is the default desktop environment shipped with Fedora Workstation. GNOME Shell provides an awesome, minimal, default experience that is easy to pick up and use. However, GNOME Shell Extensions make it easy to add to and change the behavior of GNOME. The website is the canonical source for quality GNOME extensions, and previously, […]

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Is Coming to Linux and Mac in 2019

UK-based video games publisher Feral Interactive announced today that they plan to port the Shadow of the Tomb Raider video game to Linux and macOS platforms for a 2019 release.

Nvidiux: Nvidia GPU Overclocking And Underclocking Software For Linux (GUI)

Nvidiux is a graphical Nvidia GPU overclocking tool for Linux. The application makes it easy to overclock or underclock Nvidia GPUs, while also providing some extra features like fan control or GPU monitoring.

Coupled commands with control operators in Bash

  • (Posted by bob on Nov 21, 2018 8:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Simple compound commands—such as stringing several commands together in a sequence on the command line—are used often. Such commands are separated by semicolons, which define the end of a command. To create a simple series of shell commands on a single line, simply separate each command using a semicolon, like this: read more

What's New in Bash Parameter Expansion

The bash man page is close to 40K words. It's not quite War and Peace, but it could hold its own in a rack of cheap novels. Given the size of bash's documentation, missing a useful feature is easy to do when looking through the man page. For that reason, as well as to look for new features, revisiting the man page occasionally can be a useful thing to do.

Getting started with Kubernetes: 5 misunderstandings, explained

IT leaders and container experts discuss key misconceptions about Kubernetes – and the realities behind each of them

How to Make GIMP Look and Work Like Photoshop

  • Make Tech Easier; By Nick Congleton (Posted by damien on Nov 21, 2018 4:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
If you are a Photoshop user, switching to GIMP can be difficult. Here are some tips that you can use to make Gimp look and work like Photoshop.

Serverless computing, learning Go, Linux system recovery, TiDB, Udev, and more

  •; By Rikki Endsley (Posted by bob on Nov 21, 2018 3:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Linux
The 2018 Open Source Yearbook launches soon. Do you have an idea for an article? Send me your idea. Also the past week's main stories are listed here.

How To Install and Secure phpMyAdmin on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

phpMyAdmin is a free and open source administration tool for MySQL and MariaDB. phpMyAdmin is a web-based tool that allows you to easily manage MySQL or MariaDB databases. In this tutorial, we will be going to explain how to install and secure phpMyAdmin on Ubuntu 18.04 server.

Home Assistant: The Python Approach to Home Automation

  •; By Eric Brown (Posted by bob on Nov 21, 2018 12:46 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux, Python
A number of home automation platforms support Python as an extension, but if you’re a real Python fiend, you’ll probably want Home Assistant, which places the programming language front and center.

Total War: WARHAMMER II Is Out Now on Linux and Mac, Ported by Feral Interactive

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Nov 20, 2018 11:32 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
The UK-based video games publisher Feral Interactive announced today the availability of the Total War: WARHAMMER II turn-based strategy and real-time tactics on Linux and Mac platforms.


Shuttleworth is probably playing a bit with smoke and mirrors here, however, and there's likely not as much "new" here as it might seem. According to Canonical's website, traditional support with free security and bug fixes for Ubuntu 18.04 still runs out in five years, or in April 2023. After that, you'll need to write a check to Canonical to keep your machines safe and secure.

Sorry, Linux. Kubernetes is now the OS that matters

The operating system no longer really matters. And for developers and the cloud, that means Linux no longer really matters.

How to Install LAMP Stack on Debian 9

This series of tutorials will take you through how to install a LAMP stack on Debian 9. We will show you how to install Apache, create Apache virtual hosts, generate a free Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate, install and secure MySQL and install PHP 7.2.

Linux file Command Tutorial for Beginners (5 Examples)

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Nov 20, 2018 6:35 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
While working on the Linux command line, there may be times when you'd encounter a file which is an archive (say a .zip file), but its extension (or lack of it) would suggest otherwise. It's in times like these, the file command proves helpful as it lets you determine the actual file type.

France declares war on Google as military replaces search engine with ‘untrackable’ Qwant

FRANCE has declared war on Google to avoid becoming a "digital colony" of the US, according to reports. The French Army ministry and parliament are switching computers and handheld gadgets to use the rival Qwant search engine which they claim is more secure.

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