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Yaourt is Dead! Use These Alternatives for AUR in Arch Linux

  • ITSFOSS.COM; By Ambarish Kumar (Posted by elobga on Jun 23, 2018 6:37 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
Yaourt had been the most popular AUR helper, but it is not being developed anymore. In this article, we list out some of the best alternatives to Yaourt for Arch based Linux distributions.

Fedora Atomic Host to Become Fedora CoreOS After Red Hat's Acquisition of CoreOS

The Fedora Project's leader Matthew Miller and Red Hat's Atomic OpenShift Engineer Dusty Mabe announced Fedora CoreOS, an upcoming operating system designed to replace Fedora Atomic Host.

How To Create a Sudo User on Debian

The sudo command (short for Super-user do) is program designed to allow users to execute commands with the security privileges of another user, by default the root user.

7 tips for promoting your project and community on Twitter

Communicating in open source is about sharing information, engaging, and building community. Here I'll share techniques and best practices for using Twitter to reach your target audience. Whether you are just starting to use Twitter or have been playing around with it and need some new ideas, this article's got you covered. read more

How to Enable GZIP Compression in WordPress

  • RoseHosting Blog; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on Jun 23, 2018 9:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
One of the first solutions to achieve faster load times of your WordPress CMS is to decrease the size of your page. The simplest method to reduce the size of your website, and improve the time to first render of your web pages, is to enable GZIP compression. Enabling GZIP compression on your server can significantly reduce the amount of time to download the requested resource. Today we will show you how to enable GZIP compression on WordPress.

Ubuntu Is Used All over the World, Reveal Initial Ubuntu 18.04 Desktop Metrics

Canonical revealed today the initial desktop metrics that it gathered from Ubuntu 18.04 LTS users since the release of the operating system in April 2018.

Linux Mint 19 Review of New Features Video

  • YouTube; By Abhishek (Posted by abhishekpc on Jun 23, 2018 5:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Video
VIDEO: Linux Mint 19 is going to be released with several new features. Here's a video review of what's new in this release.

Linux Networking Efforts Advances with New DPDK and OpenSwitch Releases

  • Enterprise Networking Planet; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jun 23, 2018 3:22 AM EDT)
The OpenSwitch (OPX) project released version 2.3 of its open source network operating system providing users with new management and automation features. The DPDK project released its 18.05 "Venky" update providing improved compression and packet processing capabilities.

Peppermint 9 Officially Released Based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Here's What's New

Mark Greaves of Team Peppermint announced today the release and general availability of the Peppermint 9 Linux operating system, a release that adds numerous new features and improvements.

Take your computer on the go with Portable Apps

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jun 22, 2018 11:33 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud; Story Type: News Story
Portable Apps lets you access all your go-to apps anywhere, anytime—regardless of whether you are using your own computer or not. With more than 400 apps, 980 million downloads, and available in 55 languages, Portable Apps allows you to access your favorites via a USB flash drive, a cloud folder, or just about any portable storage device. Portable Apps is like having your computer without having your computer. read more

Drawing Feynman Diagrams for Fun and Profit with JaxoDraw

In physics, there's a powerful technique for visualizing particle interactions at the quantum level. This technique uses something called Feynman diagrams, invented by physicist Richard Feynman. These diagrams help visualize...

How to Check Disk Space on Linux from the Command Line

  • Linux.com; By Jack Wallen (Posted by bob on Jun 22, 2018 7:44 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Quick question: How much space do you have left on your drives? A little or a lot? Follow up question: Do you know how to find out? If you happen to use a GUI desktop (e.g., GNOME, KDE, Mate, Pantheon, etc.), the task is probably pretty simple. But what if you’re looking at a headless server, with no GUI? Do you need to install tools for the task? The answer is a resounding no. All the necessary bits are already in place to help you find out exactly how much space remains on your drives

Linux Mint 19 Tara Improves Updates with Timeshift

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jun 22, 2018 5:50 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Mint
Popular Linux desktop distribution set to provide users with integrated snapshotting capabilities.

Play Hearthstone On Linux With Lutris

Hearthstone is a simple card game, but it's a huge deal in the PC gaming world. Aside from being plain old fun, Hearthstone is a highly competitive esports title with mega prizes and entire competitive leagues built around it. Even though it's just a card game, Hearthstone is also one of the most watched games on Twitch.

Getting Started with Awk Command

  • Make Tech Easier; By Alexander Fox (Posted by damien on Jun 22, 2018 11:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
If you need to process text based on certain conditions, awk will almost always get the job done quickly. Here’s how to get started.

Cheaper textbooks and better access for higher ed students

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jun 22, 2018 10:35 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Recently at the Texas Linux Fest, Ross Reedstrom introduced me to OpenStax. I've heard of a lot of open educational resources (OER) but not this particular one. It's certainly a project I'm going to follow now. read more

How to Install Nginx with Let's encrypt and get A+ from SSLLabs Test

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jun 22, 2018 9:21 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
In this tutorial, I will show you step-by-step how to install and configure the Nginx web server with Let's encrypt certificate and how to obtain an A+ rating from SSL Labs for the SSL setup.

Use LVM to Upgrade Fedora

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Jun 22, 2018 8:07 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Most users find it simple to upgrade from one Fedora release to the next with the standard process. However, there are inevitably many special cases that Fedora can also handle. This article shows one way to upgrade using DNF along with Logical Volume Management (LVM) to keep a bootable backup in case of problems. This example […]

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Is Now Certified on Intel's NUC Mini PCs and IoT Boards

Canonical, the company behind the popular Ubuntu Linux operating system used by millions of computer users worldwide, announced today that Ubuntu 16.04 LTS is now certified on Intel's NUCs for IoT device development.

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