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Always Launch Terminal as root User (sudo) in Ubuntu

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 21:52
This tutorial shows you how to configure the Ubuntu terminal to start with root permissions.
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How to Install Etherpad on Debian 9

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 19:41
Etherpad is a real-time editor that is web-based and comes as an open-source package. This application allows users to simultaneously edit documents in real time and to see the differences through the use of colored text. In this article, we will show you how to install Etherpad on a managed Debian 9 server.
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Unknown Worlds are dumping the Linux version of Natural Selection 2

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 17:29
Some sad news to share this Friday evening, as Unknown Worlds Entertainment have announced they're calling it a day for the Linux version of Natural Selection 2.
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3rd gen kit for embedded linux self-training is Raspberry Pi B-based

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 15:18
The 3rd generation Embedded Linux Learning Kit from Intellimetrix includes a Raspberry Pi 3B board, a Pi HAT with peripherals, power supply, cables and Linux software. It also features a manual tailored specifically for self-teaching yourself embedded Linux. Intellimetrix has announced the immediate availability of the third generation of its Embedded Linux Learning Kit (E.L.L.K.). […]
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Gunzip Command in Linux

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 13:06
Gunzip is a command-line tool for decompressing Gzip files. Gzip is one of the most popular compression algorithms that reduce the size of a file and keep the original file mode, ownership, and timestamp. By convention, files compressed with Gzip are given either the .gz or .z extension. In this tutorial, we will explain how to use the gunzip command.
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Starship Is A Minimal And Fast Shell Prompt Written In Rust

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 10:54
Starship is not only minimal, always out of your way and only showing information when needed, but it's also fast and highly customizable, so you can have it look very fancy if you wish. Written in Rust, the prompt is supposed to work with most common shells on most common operating systems.
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Automate your Linux system tasks with cron

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 08:43
It's all about timing with cron, the scheduling daemon. Cron allows system administrators to schedule and automate scripted tasks with ease and precision.
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How to Install Lighttpd with PHP, MariaDB and Let's Encrypt SSL on Debian 10

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 06:31
Lighttpd is a free, open-source and high-speed webserver specially designed for speed-critical environments. In this tutorial, we will learn how to install Lighttpd on Debian 10 with PHP-FPM and MariaDB support and we will secure the webserver with a Let's Encrypt SSL certificate.
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Microsoft Pays the Linux Foundation for Academy Software Foundation, Which the Linux Foundation is Outsourcing to Microsoft

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 04:20
Microsoft has just bought some more seats and more control over Free/Open Source software; all it had to do was shell out some 'slush funds'
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Why the founder of Apache is all-in on blockchain

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 02:51
Brian Behlendorf is perhaps best known for being a co-founder of the Apache Project, which became the Apache Software Foundation. Today, he's the executive director of the Hyperledger Foundation, an organization focused on enterprise-grade, open source, distributed ledgers (better known as blockchains). He also says he "put the first ad banner online and have been apologizing ever since."read more
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Destination Linux 138 - GNOME 3.34, Firefox 69, Librem 5, Chromebooks, Signal Messenger & more

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 00:40
On DL 138 Gnome 3.34 Drops This Week, Super Grub2 Disk 2.04s1 Released, Firefox 69 Released, Purism Librem 5 Shipping, Chromebooks Targeting The Enterprise, Phantom 3D Coming To Linux
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Sayonara Player – small, clear and fast audio player

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 22:28
One of the traits I love about Linux is the breadth of open source available. And music players are no exception. There’s many excellent open source music players available ranging from sublime GUI software like Tauon Music Player to terminal based software such as musikcube. They are two of my favorite audio apps. But there’s always room for more.
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How To Find & Locate Files on a Linux System

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 20:17
As a system administrator, it is a very common task to look for a specific file on your file system. However, it might be sometimes hard to find files on a Linux filesystem especially if you have dozens of different users.There are two commands that can help you achieve your goal : find and locate. In this tutorial, we are going to see how to use those commands effectively and how they can be tuned to achieve what we are looking for.
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The Pentagon Needs to Make More Software Open Source, Watchdog Says

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 18:05
The White House in 2016 required every agency to make at least 20 percent of its custom software available for reuse across the government, but the Pentagon isn’t even halfway there, according to the Government Accountability Office.
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Highly rated action rpg rogue-lite 'Unexplored' now has a Linux test build available

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 15:54
Something we've been waiting on quite some time, Unexplored from Ludomotion released in 2017 and now game porter Ethan Lee has given it a go with a Linux test build up.
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How to Truncate (Empty) Files in Linux

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 13:42
This tutorial explains how to truncate files to zero size in Linux systems using shell redirection and the truncate command.
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Add leading zeroes that aren't really leading

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 12:28
A leading zero can be a useful addition to a number, and there are several ways to add one or more leading zeroes on the command line. The addition is a little less straightforward if the leading zero sits inside a non-numeric string.
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What politics can teach us about open source

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 11:13
Many sobering lessons from history emphasize democracy is not a finished product. The Roman Empire ended in a dictatorship, while the feudal Middle Ages delivered the Magna Carta and the Renaissance; despite the American Revolution, slavery continued for many years, while the French Revolution resulted in the restoration of the monarchy. That said, more people are living in democracies around the world today than at any time before, and living standards in democracies continue to improve.read more
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Huawei selling MateBook laptops with Linux preinstalled

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 09:59
Huawei is now selling the Matebook 13, Matebook 14, and Matebook X Pro at VMALL, Huawei's ecommerce marketplace in China, with Deepin Linux preinstalled.
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While not on Linux officially, Far Cry New Dawn seems to work amazingly well on Linux

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 08:45
A recent benchmark video is currently doing the rounds showing off Far Cry New Dawn from Ubisoft, despite it not supporting Linux thanks to Wine, DXVK and Steam Play it seems to run beautifully.
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