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Debian possibly heading for another GR on systemd...

Mon, 09/23/2019 - 05:54
Quote: But I think we may be approaching a point where
we need to poll the project--to have a GR and ask ourselves how
committed we are to the different parts of this init diversity
discussion. Phoronix, other tech press and other similarly unreliable sources are reporting on this and people are jumping to conclusions, so I've quoted the original source only.
Categories: General News

Article on How to Use the Man Pages Efficiently.

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 07:49
As an intermediate Linux user, I found this article on entitled, "Learn to Use Man Pages Efficiently," useful to my knowledge, and usage of, the Man pages within the terminal.

Here is the link to the article.

Categories: General News

The Librem 5 FINALLY has a release date... so why are some people upset?

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 10:59
TLG // The Linux Gamer - The Librem 5 FINALLY has a release date... so why are some people upset?

Quote: Published on Sep 6, 2019

Article from Purism:

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., September 5, 2019 — Purism begins its iterative shipping schedule for the much anticipated Librem 5 phone running PureOS.

The Librem 5 phone is built from the ground up to respect the privacy, security, and freedoms of society. It is a revolutionary approach to solving the issues that people face today around data exploitation — putting people in control of their own digital lives.
Categories: General News

Microsoft wants to bring exFAT to the Linux kernel

Thu, 08/29/2019 - 16:07
Microsoft wants to bring exFAT to the Linux kernel

Can't argue against better interoperability, but I'm skeptical. Why should the Linux community adopt Microsoft technology while Microsoft is apparently reluctant to incorporate Linux technology.

For example, Microsoft could adopt the "EXT4" file system instead of pushing exFAT. Obviously Microsoft won't do that to preserve its proprietary nature, even though they are opening up exFAT.
Categories: General News

Desktop timeout screensaver needs the PW twice to open

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 13:58
Has anyone else got this issue?

Mint 19.2 on various machines.

After the screensaver kicks in, I enter the PW, the screen blanks then returns to the PW entry screen. Enter the PW again and it goes to the desktop.

More an irritation than a problem but if there is a fix I would like to hear it.

Thanks in advance,
Categories: General News

Japanese anime studio Khara moving to Blender

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 19:10
Studio Khara did the Rebuild of Evangelion series.

Japanese anime studio Khara moving to Blender
Categories: General News

KDE Linux Desktops Could Get Hacked Without Even Opening Malicious Files

Sun, 08/11/2019 - 16:53
Quote: If you are running a KDE desktop environment on your Linux operating system, you need to be extra careful and avoid downloading any ".desktop" or ".directory" file for a while.

A cybersecurity researcher has disclosed an unpatched zero-day vulnerability in the KDE software framework that could allow maliciously crafted .desktop and .directory files to silently run arbitrary code on a user's computer—without even requiring the victim to actually open it...
Categories: General News

Linux Journal died.

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 21:05
Oh my god...

Quote: On August 7, 2019, Linux Journal shut its doors for good. All staff were laid off and the company is left with no operating funds to continue in any capacity. The website will continue to stay up for the next few weeks, hopefully longer for archival purposes if we can make it happen. Linux Journal Ceases Publication: An Awkward Goodbye
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KDE Vulnerability Released on Twitter

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 12:11
Chris Titus Tech - KDE Vulnerability Released on Twitter

Quote: Published on Aug 8, 2019

Recently a security researcher released a KDE vulnerability on Twitter. He did NOT contact the KDE team at and just released this because he wanted some notoriety before DEFCON (a security conference) coming up. It should be noted this is NOT an exploit, virus, or malware.
Article: Unpatched KDE vulnerability disclosed on Twitter

Quote: A security researcher has published proof-of-concept (PoC) code for a vulnerability in the KDE software framework. A fix is not available at the time of writing.
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