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Linux commands to display your hardware information

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 11:56
There are many reasons you might need to find out details about your computer hardware. For example, if you need help fixing something and post a plea in an online forum, people will immediately ask you for specifics about your computer. Or, if you want to upgrade your computer, you'll need to know what you have and what you can have. You need to interrogate your computer to discover its specifications.The easiest way is to do that is with one of the standard Linux GUI programs:read more
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Linux Screen Command - Beginners Guide to Terminal Multiplexing

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 10:42
Learn how to use Linux Screen to detach and reattach terminal sessions, create split screen terminal sessions, monitor sessions for activity or inactivity and the basics of terminal multiplexing.
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How to Check if File or Directory Exists in Bash Shell

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 09:27
If you are working on a Bash script that interacts with files and directories, you might encounter a situation where you need to make sure that the file or directory exists. This tutorial teaches you how to do that.
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Join Open Jam 2019 to build open source indie games

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 08:13
On September 27th, dozens of indie developers will come together virtually to develop video games using open source software. This date marks the third annual Open Jam, a three-day, 80-hour online game jam dedicated to indie developers building playful games and advancing the world of open source game development. In preparation for Open Jam 2019, we wanted to share the story of Open Jams past and preview the exciting new things coming this year!
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Cron Jobs and Crontab on Linux Explained

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 06:59
As a system administrator, it is very likely that you spend a lot of time doing recurring tasks on your system. Luckily for you, there is a way to automate tasks on Linux systems : cron jobs. Initially built in 1975 by the AT&T Bell Laboratories, cron has evolved to become a reference on Linux when it comes to scheduling and executing tasks at fixed dates or periods.
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Richard Stallman's Controversial Views Are Nothing New and They Distract From Bill Gates' Vastly Worse Role

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 05:44
It's easier to attack Richard Stallman (RMS) using politics (than using his views on software) and media focus on Stallman's personal views on sexuality bears some resemblance to the push against Linus Torvalds, which leans largely on the false perception that he is sexist, rude and intolerant
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Microsoft Targets GNU/Linux Advocates With Phony Charm Offensives and Fake ‘Love’

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 04:33
The ways Microsoft depresses GNU/Linux advocacy and discourages enthusiasm for Software Freedom is not hard to see; it’s worth considering and understanding some of these tactics (mostly assimilation-centric and love-themed), which can otherwise go unnoticed
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How To Install Webmin on Debian 10

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 02:22
Webmin is an open-source web control panel for administering Linux servers. It allows you to manage the system users, groups, disk quotas as well as install and configure web, ssh, ftp, email and database servers. With Webmin, you can configure almost every aspect of the system. In this tutorial, we'll show you how to install Webmin on Debian 10, Buster.
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Hello Games continue fixing up Linux issues for No Man's Sky in Steam Play

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 00:10
While not available for Linux, No Man's Sky can be run through Steam Play and it appears Hello Games continue to keep an eye on it.
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Sandboxies open source initiative, open source in Hollywood, and more

Sun, 09/15/2019 - 21:59
In this edition of our open source news roundup, Sandboxie[he]#039[/he]s path to open source, update on the Pentagon[he]#039[/he]s adoption of open source, open source in Hollywood, and more!
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GNOME 3.34 released - coming soon in Fedora 31

Sun, 09/15/2019 - 19:47
Today the GNOME project announced the release of GNOME 3.34. This latest release of GNOME will be the default desktop environment in Fedora 31 Workstation. The Beta release of Fedora 31 is currently expected in the next week or two, with the Final release scheduled for late October. GNOME 3.34 includes a number of new […]
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Meet PineTime: A $25 Linux Smartwatch in Making

Sun, 09/15/2019 - 17:36
After budget friendly Pine Tab, Pine Phone and Pine Notebook, PINE64 just revealed that it is working on a Linux based smartwatch called PineTime. It should cost around $25 when it is available.
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Software Defined Storage And Object Storage In The Era Of Cloud And IoT

Sun, 09/15/2019 - 15:24
Brief History of Storage and evolvement of Software defined Storage and Object Storage
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Proprietary Software Giants Tell Open Source 'Communities' That Proprietary Software Giants Are 'Friends'

Sun, 09/15/2019 - 13:13
The openwashing services of the so-called 'Linux' Foundation are working; companies that are inherently against Open Source are being called "Open" and some people are willing to swallow this bait (so-called 'compromise' which is actually surrender to proprietary software regimes)
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Just some of the games coming to Linux in 2019, the September edition

Sun, 09/15/2019 - 11:01
It's been quite a while since we had a listicle of interesting games gearing up for release on Linux in 2019, let's take a fresh look today.
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How To List Users and Groups on Linux

Sun, 09/15/2019 - 08:50
On Linux, as a system administrator, you often want to have a complete list of all the users and all the groups on your host. It is quite crucial for security purposes to make sure that you have the correct amount of users and that you didn’t forget to delete some. There are several ways to list users and groups on Linux.
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An introduction to Virtual Machine Manager

Sun, 09/15/2019 - 06:38
In my series about GNOME Boxes, I explained how Linux users can quickly spin up virtual machines on their desktop without much fuss. Boxes is ideal for creating virtual machines in a pinch when a simple configuration is all you need.
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Are Application Servers Dying a Slow Death?

Sun, 09/15/2019 - 04:27
There has been concern for nearly five years application servers are dead. Truth be told, they are not dead, but is their usage in decline? The simple answer is yes. Over the years, it appears corporate environments have decided the return on investment is not there when looking at Java application servers. On the surface, one might assume that the likes of WebSphere or WebLogic might be the ones in decline due to cost.
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Akademy 2019 Wednesday and Thursday BoF Wrapup

Sun, 09/15/2019 - 02:15
Wednesday continued the Akademy BoFs, group sessions and hacking in the morning followed by the daytrip in the afternoon to Lake Como, to have some fun, get away from laptops and get to know each other better. Thursday was back to BoFs, meetings and hacking culminating in a wrapup session at the end covering the last two days so that what happened in the different rooms can be shared with everyone including those not present.
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FOSS painting program Krita now has the Linux version on Steam

Sun, 09/15/2019 - 00:04
Okay, not exactly gaming news but good to see anyway. Krita, the high quality FOSS painting program now has a Linux version available on Steam.
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