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Use the internet from the command line with curl

LXer Linux News - Fri, 05/22/2020 - 08:22
Curl is commonly considered a non-interactive web browser. That means it's able to pull information from the internet and display it in your terminal or save it to a file. This is literally what web browsers, such as Firefox or Chromium, do except they render the information by default, while curl downloads and displays raw information. In reality, the curl command does much more and has the ability to transfer data to or from a server using one of many supported protocols, including HTTP, FTP, SFTP, IMAP, POP3, LDAP, SMB, SMTP, and many more.read more
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GNOME gets big open-source patent win

Ziff-Davis Open Source/Linux - Fri, 05/22/2020 - 07:25
GNOME, the popular Linux desktop, didn't just avoid paying a patent troll, it won the right for any product under an Open Source Initiative license to use code covered by the company's patents.
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LibreOffice 6.4.4 Is Now Available for Download with 98 Bug Fixes

LXer Linux News - Fri, 05/22/2020 - 07:08
The Document Foundation announced today the general availability LibreOffice 6.4.4 as the fourth maintenance update to the latest office suite series with various bug fixes and improvements to document compatibility.
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Linux distro review: Fedora Workstation 32

Linux Today News - Fri, 05/22/2020 - 07:00

Ars Technica: We took Red Hat's bleeding-edge desktop distribution for an extended spin.

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Keeping open-source groups alive: FOSS Responders

Ziff-Davis Open Source/Linux - Fri, 05/22/2020 - 06:54
Open source is doing great, but some open-source groups are getting knocked around by the pandemic. That's where the newly formed FOSS Responders come in.
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Open source Raspberry Pi cluster software helps you evaluate cloud edge deployments

LXer Linux News - Fri, 05/22/2020 - 05:53
RackN has launched an open source “Edge Lab” reference architecture for building automated, multi-node Raspberry Pi clusters using its Digital Rebar platform for evaluating edge computing systems or emulating cloud platforms. RackN has posted open source code, instructions, and hardware recommendations on GitHub for setting up a Raspberry Pi cluster that works with its RackN […]
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Why wait for Linux Mint Ulyana rather then install Cinnamon Desktop on native Ubuntu 20.04 ?

LXer Linux News - Fri, 05/22/2020 - 04:39
That is a tutorial how to install Cinnamon Desktop as an alternative desktop on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Desktop or Server Linux. Provided as a simple slide show. You would have to run just one command$ sudo apt install cinnamon-desktop-environment
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How to Install Unity Desktop in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

LXer Linux News - Fri, 05/22/2020 - 03:25
Unity desktop was an experience that came with a different take on usability on a Linux desktop environment. It has been loved by many and sufficiently criticized as well. This quick guide explains the steps to install Unity desktop in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.
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Linux security: 8 more system lockdown controls

LXer Linux News - Fri, 05/22/2020 - 02:10
Locking down a system isn't rocket science but it's not intuitive either. Learn additional security controls that won't cost you anything but time to implement.
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Open source project to build RPi powered smart delivery boxes to avoid Covid-19 contact

LXer Linux News - Fri, 05/22/2020 - 00:56
Techbase has launched a #CoronaIoT project that plans to build a wireless-enabled, open source Smart Delivery Box for contactless package delivery based on the Raspberry Pi and ESP32. Embedded Linux has already begun to play a role in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic in products such as open source ventilators and fever-ID equipment. Even […]
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How to Install Docker on Ubuntu 20.04

LXer Linux News - Thu, 05/21/2020 - 23:42
Docker is an integral part of modern software development and DevOps continuous integration and deployment pipelines. Docker is available for installation from the standard Ubuntu 20.04 repositories, but it may not always be the latest version. We’ll install the latest Docker package from the official Docker’s repositories
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April the month of Linux releases and open source updates

LXer Linux News - Thu, 05/21/2020 - 22:27
Linux releases and software updates, as every year, April almost never passes without a new event in Linux and open source world. This year, The month "overlooked us" with interesting events about Linux and open-source.
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Check Point released an open-source fix for common Linux memory corruption security hole

LXer Linux News - Thu, 05/21/2020 - 21:13
For years, there[he]#039[/he]s been a security problem with how the GNU C Library dealt with single-linked-lists. Now, Check Point has released a patch, which will fix the problem once and for all.
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Skopeo 1.0 released

Linux Today News - Thu, 05/21/2020 - 21:00

Skopeo is a tool for moving container images between different types of container storages. 

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Linux desktop org GNOME Foundation settles lawsuit with patent troll

LXer Linux News - Thu, 05/21/2020 - 19:59
Shotwell case ends with Rothschild Patent Imaging backing off for good. The GNOME Foundation has settled a US lawsuit brought against it by Rothschild Patent Imaging, complete with an undertaking by the patent assertion entity that it will not sue GNOME for IP infringment again.…
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Raspberry Pi HAT offers up to 40W class D amp

LXer Linux News - Thu, 05/21/2020 - 18:44
Infineon’s $37 MERUS audio amplifier HAT for the Raspberry Pi incorporates a MERUS MA12070P multilevel class D amp with up to 40W peak power and 48KHz/24bit music playback. There are plenty of audio HATs for the Raspberry Pi with built-in amplifiers that are perfectly suited for various IoT applications, but not many you would want […]
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How to Enable and Use Flatpak on Fedora

LXer Linux News - Thu, 05/21/2020 - 17:30
Universal package formats like Snap and Flatpak are beginning to gain in popularity, and in my opinion, for good reason. It’s an easy and simple way to get access to a huge variety of software, both free and proprietary, and it’s easier to package for developers. As Flatpak is gaining in popularity, here we will show you how to use Flatpak on Fedora. The instructions will also work for any Linux system.
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Curl file download on Linux

Linux Today News - Thu, 05/21/2020 - 17:00

The cURL linux command can use various network protocols to download and upload data on Linux.

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Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Gets New Kernel Update, Three Security Vulnerabilities Patched

LXer Linux News - Thu, 05/21/2020 - 16:16
After releasing new Linux kernel security updates for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS systems, Canonical also published a new kernel update for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS systems.
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