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Linux Journal and Linux.com Should Have Been Kept Going

3 hours 33 min ago
There's apparently no good explanation for the effective shutdown of Linux Journal and Linux.com; London Trust Media Holdings (LTMH), owner of Linux Journal, saw numbers improving and the Linux Foundation, steward of Linux.com, is loaded with money
Categories: General News

How to Remove Untracked Files in Git

Sun, 08/18/2019 - 22:48
The files in the Git working directory can be either tracked or untracked. Tracked files are the ones that have been added and committed and git knows about. Tracked files can be unmodified, modified, or staged. All other files in the working directory are untracked and git is not aware of those files. This article explains how to remove untracked files in Git.
Categories: General News

How to Install OpenVPN on Ubuntu 18.04

Sun, 08/18/2019 - 20:25
In this article, we will go over step-by-step instructions on how to install OpenVPN on an Ubuntu 18.04 VPS.
Categories: General News

Solve cable-based puzzles in the fully narrated game Filament, coming to Linux next year

Sun, 08/18/2019 - 18:02
Currently in development by Beard Envy with publishing from Kasedo Games, the puzzle game Filament has you exploring a seemingly abandoned spaceship while sorting out all the cables.
Categories: General News

FOSS local multiplayer game Superstarfighter sees a great new release

Sun, 08/18/2019 - 15:40
Superstarfighter is a FOSS local multiplayer game made with Godot Engine that continues to impress me and the latest update is out now with more great features.
Categories: General News

Openwashing Report: It’s Getting Worse, Fast. Everything is Apparently ‘Open’ Now Even Though It’s Actually Proprietary.

Sun, 08/18/2019 - 13:17
The latest examples (this past week’s) of openwashing in the media, ranging from 5G to surveillance
Categories: General News

What is an Operating System?

Sun, 08/18/2019 - 10:54
An Operating System (OS) is system software that manages computer hardware and software resources and provides common services for computer programs.
Categories: General News

RaspArch Project Now Lets You Run Arch Linux on Your Raspberry Pi 4 Computer

Sun, 08/18/2019 - 08:59
GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton informs Softpedia News about the availability of a new version of his RaspArch project, which lets users run the Arch Linux operating system on the tiny Raspberry Pi computers.
Categories: General News

How to Install Pip on Debian 10

Sun, 08/18/2019 - 07:05
Pip is a package management system that allows you to install Python packages. With pip, you can install packages from the Python Package Index (PyPI) and other repositories.
Categories: General News

Xfce 4.14 Desktop Environment Arrives After More Than 4 Years, Here's What's New

Sun, 08/18/2019 - 05:11
After almost 4 and a half years in development, the Xfce 4.14 desktop environment has been released and it's packed with lots of new features and improvements.
Categories: General News

How To Add a User to Sudoers On Debian 10 Buster

Sun, 08/18/2019 - 03:16
In today’s tutorial, we are going to see how you can add a user to sudoers on Debian distributions. The sudo command allows authorized users to perform commands as another user, which is by default the root user.
Categories: General News

Writing Kubernetes controllers the wrong way is still useful

Sun, 08/18/2019 - 01:22
When you try to shoehorn an idea, approach, or code into a situation that[he]#039[/he]s not expecting it, you get surprising and fun results. In his Lightning Talk at the 17th annual Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE 17x), "Writing Kubernetes controllers [he]#039[/he]the wrong way[he]#039[/he] is still useful," sysadmin Chris McEniry shares his experience with an out-of-cluster etcd-controller.
Categories: General News

LibreOffice 6.2 Open-Source Office Suite Is Now Ready for Enterprise Deployments

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 23:27
The Document Foundation announced the release of the sixth maintenance update to the LibreOffice 6.2 open-source and cross-platform office suite series, marking it as ready for mainstream users and enterprise deployments.
Categories: General News

Understanding Kubernetes Storage

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 21:33
Kubernetes storage is useful to storage administrators because it enables different forms of persistent, stateful data retention within Kubernetes cluster deployments, which are increasingly popular.
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How to Setup Grafana and Prometheus on Linux

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 19:39
In today’s tutorial, we are going to take a look at one of the most popular monitoring stacks : Grafana and Prometheus. Prometheus is a time series database, created in 2012 and part of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, that exposes dozens of exporters for you to monitor anything. On the other hand, Grafana is probably one of the most popular monitoring tools.
Categories: General News

Moreutils – A Collection Of More Useful Unix Utilities

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 17:44
We all know about GNU core utilities that comes pre-installed with all Unix-like operating systems. These are the basic file, shell and text manipulation utilities of the GNU operating system. Meet moreutilis, a growing collection of more useful Unix utilities. The moreutils can be installed on GNU/Linux, and various Unix flavours such as FreeBSD, openBSD and Mac OS.
Categories: General News

Concerns About IBM's Commitment to OpenSource.com After the Fall of Linux.com and Linux Journal

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 15:50
The Web site OpenSource.com is over two decades old; in its current form it's about a decade old and it contains plenty of good articles, but will IBM think so too and, if so, will investment in the site carry on?
Categories: General News

GNOME and KDE team up on the Linux desktop, docs for Nvidia GPUs open up, a powerful new way to scan for firmware vulnerabilities, and more news

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 13:56
In this edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look two new powerful data visualization tools, Nvidia open sourcing GPU documentation, exciting new tooling to secure firmware for self-driving cars, and more!
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What Docker Storage is All About

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 12:01
Learn what Docker containers are all about, including how to enable different types of storage to support stateful application deployment.
Categories: General News

How to encrypt files with gocryptfs on Linux

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 10:07
Gocryptfs is a Filesystem in Userspace (FUSE)-mounted file-level encryption program. FUSE-mounted means that the encrypted files are stored in a single directory tree that is mounted, like a USB key, using the FUSE interface. This allows any user to do the mount—you don[he]#039[/he]t need to be root. Because gocryptfs encrypts at the file level, synchronization operations that copy your files can work efficiently on each file.
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