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BSD Release: GhostBSD 21.11.24

Friday 26th of November 2021 06:27:16 PM
GhostBSD is a desktop-oriented, rolling release operating system based on FreeBSD. The project's latest snapshot adds a new tool for tracking the version of the rolling release operating system. "This new ISO contains kernel, OS, and software updates. In addition, I added a new command-line software called ghostbsd-version....

Distribution Release: EuroLinux 8.5

Friday 26th of November 2021 02:26:08 PM
EuroLinux is a clone of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The project's latest release is EuroLinux 8.5. The distribution's release announcement offers highlights on the latest version: "We have released universal migration scripts. They are available at What's important is that these scripts update all packages of the....

Distribution Release: Clonezilla Live 2.8.0-27

Friday 26th of November 2021 07:46:12 AM
Steven Shiau has announced the release of Clonezilla Live 2.8.0-27, the latest stable version of the project's Debian-based specialist live CD designed for partitioning, backups and disk-cloning jobs: "Stable Clonezilla Live 2.8.0-27 released. This release includes major enhancements and bug fixes. Enhancements and changes since 2.7.3-19: the underlying....

Distribution Release: deepin 20.3

Thursday 25th of November 2021 03:52:30 PM
deepin is a Debian-based distribution which features its own, custom desktop environment - the Deepin Desktop Environment (DDE). The project's latest release is deepin 20.3 which includes an updated kernel and better support for NTFS partitions. "In deepin 20.3, the Stable kernel is upgraded to version 5.15 with....

Distribution Release: Endless OS 4.0.0

Wednesday 24th of November 2021 09:23:02 PM
Endless OS is a Linux-based operating system which provides a simplified and streamlined user experience using a customized desktop environment forked from GNOME Shell. The project's latest release is version 4.0.0 which introduces long-term support. With Endless OS 4, we are introducing a long-term support version of the....

Distribution Release: Alpine Linux 3.15.0

Wednesday 24th of November 2021 02:51:13 PM
Alpine Linux is a community developed operating system designed for routers, firewalls, VPNs, VoIP boxes and servers. The project's latest release is Alpine Linux 3.15.0 which provides version 5.15 of the Linux kernel along with updated desktops, development tools, and disk encryption from the system installer. The Alpine....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 944

Monday 22nd of November 2021 12:32:42 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Fedora 35News: GhostBSD to host community meeting, FreeBSD publishes status update, AlmaLinux OS team answers questions from the publicQuestions and answers: Running scripts at login as another userReleased last week: Rocky Linux 8.5, CentOS 8.5.2111, Proxmox 7.1 "Virtual Environment"Torrent corner: CentOS, Proxmox,....

Distribution Release: Q4OS 4.7

Sunday 21st of November 2021 10:17:40 PM
The Q4OS project produces a Debian-based distribution which is available in KDE Plasma and Trinity desktop flavours. The project's latest release is Q4OS 4.7 which is based on Debian 11 "Bullseye" and which features an update to the Trinity Desktop Environment. The release announcement reads: "A significant update....

Distribution Release: UBports 16.04 OTA-20

Friday 19th of November 2021 05:41:35 PM
UBports is a community-developed fork of Canonical's Ubuntu Touch operating system for mobile devices. The project's latest release is UBports 16.04 OTA-20. The new release includes several changes to notifications. "We implemented notification LED support for devices with Halium 9 base. If your device is still not blinking,....

Development Release: Slackware Linux 15.0 RC2

Thursday 18th of November 2021 12:42:07 AM
Patrick Volkerding has announced that the development branch of Slackware Linux has reached "release candidate 2" status. As a result, the highly anticipated release of version 15.0 of the world's oldest surviving Linux distribution is just around the corner: "Clearly we're going to have to trend more carefully....

Distribution Release: Proxmox 7.1 "Virtual Environment"

Wednesday 17th of November 2021 01:29:37 PM
Proxmox is a commercial company offering specialised products based on Debian GNU/Linux. The distribution's latest release is Proxmox 7.1 Virtual Environment (VE) which is based on Debian 11. "We're excited to announce the release of Proxmox Virtual Environment 7.1. It's based on Debian 11.1 "Bullseye" but using a....

Distribution Release: CentOS 8.5.2111

Tuesday 16th of November 2021 11:47:49 PM
Johnny Hughes has announced the release of CentOS 8.5.2111, the latest version of the project's Linux distribution compiled from the source code of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). All CentOS users are welcome to update to this version, but are also reminded that CentOS 8 will reach the....

Distribution Release: Rocky Linux 8.5

Tuesday 16th of November 2021 12:07:27 AM
Rocky Linux is a clone of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, built from the upstream project's source code. The Rocky Linux team have launched version 8.5 of their operating system. One of the major changes in this release is the debut support for Secure Boot. "In less then 48....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 943

Monday 15th of November 2021 01:08:27 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: WaydroidNews: Pop!_OS plans own desktop environment, UBports collaborates with other mobile operating systems, porting games to OpenBSDQuestions and answers: An overview of LXDE, LXQt, and XfceReleased last week: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.5, Raspberry Pi OS 2021-10-30, 3CX Phone System 10Torrent corner:....

Distribution Release: Lakka 3.6

Sunday 14th of November 2021 12:14:30 AM
Tomáš Kelemen has announced the release of Lakka 3.6, the latest stable version of the project's lightweight Linux distribution that intends to transform various popular computing devices into full-blown game consoles. From the release announcement: "We are happy to announce the new and updated version of Lakka. Changes....

Distribution Release: AlmaLinux OS 8.5

Friday 12th of November 2021 05:46:10 PM
The AlmaLinux OS team have announced the release of a new point release in the distribution's 8.x series. The new version is built using upstream's 8.5 sources. "Hi, Community! The AlmaLinux OS Foundation is thrilled to announce that AlmaLinux OS 8.5 Stable is now available. This stable release....

Distribution Release: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.5

Thursday 11th of November 2021 01:47:52 AM
Red Hat has announced the availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8.5, the lates update of the company's commercial, enterprise-class Linux distribution with bundled customer support: "Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8.5 is now generally available. It brings new features and improvements to help streamline deployments, optimize....

Distribution Release: 3CX Phone System 10

Wednesday 10th of November 2021 02:40:59 AM
Agathoklis Prodromou has announced the release of 3CX Phone System 10, a major update of the company's specialist Linux distribution designed for VoIP telephony. The new version is based on Debian 10 "Buster" and it comes with the latest version of 3CX telephony software, build, released last....

Distribution Release: Raspberry Pi OS 2021-10-30

Monday 8th of November 2021 09:00:51 PM
Raspberry Pi OS is a Debian-based distribution custom built for Raspberry Pi computers. The development team have published a new version of Raspberry Pi OS which carries the code name "Bullseye". The new version is based on Debian 11 and upgrades a number of desktop components. "All of....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 942

Monday 8th of November 2021 12:29:34 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: MX Linux 21News: Mint polishes desktop tools, Rocky Linux team answers questions, Haiku makes kernel build adjustmentQuestions and answers: Comparing kernel efficiencyReleased last week: Fedora 35, Voyager Live 21.10Torrent corner: Arch, Archman, Fedora, FuguIta, KDE neon, LibreELEC, PrimTux, Voyager LiveUpcoming releases: FreeBSD....

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October/November in KDE Itinerary

Since the last summary KDE Itinerary has been moving with big steps towards the upcoming 21.12 release, with work on individual transport modes, more convenient ticket access, trip editing, a new health certificate UI, better transfer handling and many more improvements.

New Features
Current ticket access A small but very convenient new addition is the “Current ticket” action, which immediately navigates you to the details page of the most current element on the itinerary. That comes in handy when having to show or scan your ticket and avoids having to find the right entry in the list in a rush. This action is now also accessible from jump list actions in the taskbar on Linux, or app shortcuts on Android. Combined with the easily accessible barcode scanmode mentioned last time it’s now just two clicks or taps to get ready for a ticket check. Read more

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  • How To Install AMD Radeon Driver on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS - idroot

    In this tutorial, we will show you how to install AMD Radeon Driver on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Installing AMD Radeon drivers on the Ubuntu system is an easy task that can be done in less than a minute. Radeon driver is needed by your AMD Radeon Graphics GPU to function with better performance. Some Linux distributions offer the proprietary driver pre-packaged as part of its standard package repository making the entire AMD Radeon Linux Driver procedure extremely easy to follow. This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the FreeOffice on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.

  • What you need to know about disks and disk partitions in Linux –

    This is an update to A beginner’s guide to disks and disk partitions in Linux, which itself was an update to Guide to disks and disk partitions in Linux. It is intended to be an absolute beginner’s guide to understanding how disks and disk partitions are handled in Linux. This update adds info on NVMe SSDs. If you are migrating from Windows to Linux and are attempting to install any Linux distribution alongside Windows 10/11 on your computer, this article should come in handy. You’ll read about hard drive naming convention in Linux, how they are partitioned, partition tables, file systems and mount points. By the time you are through reading this, you should have a pretty good idea of what you are doing when installing your next Linux distribution on your laptop or desktop computer. An understanding of all the aspects concerning how a disk is referenced and partitioned will put you in a better position to troubleshoot installation and disk-related problems. Most of the highly technical terms associated with this subject have been omitted, so this should be an easy read.

  • How To Install PrestaShop on Debian 11 - idroot

    In this tutorial, we will show you how to install PrestaShop on Debian 11. For those of you who didn’t know, PrestaShop is a freemium, open-source e-commerce software. It lets you start your own online store with secure payments, multiple shipping methods, custom themes, and more. PrestaShop written in PHP is highly customizable, supports all the major payment services, is translated in many languages and localized for many countries, has a fully responsive design (both front and back-office), etc. This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step-by-step installation of PrestaShop e-commerce software on a Debian 11 (Bullseye).

  • How to Install Asterisk VoIP Server on Debian 11 | 10 - Linux Shout

    In this tutorial, we will discuss some of the steps and commands to install the Asterisk VoIP server on Debian 11 Bullseye or 10 Buster using the terminal to call over Android or iPhone using a local network.

  • How to install Docker-ce on Ubuntu 21.10 – NextGenTips

    In this tutorial am going to show you how you can install Docker-ce on Ubuntu 21.10. Docker is a set of platform as a service product that uses OS-level virtualization to deliver software in packages called containers. Containers are usually isolated from one another and bundled their own software libraries and configuration files, they can communicate with each other through well-defined channels. Docker makes it possible to get more apps running on the same old servers and also makes it easy to package and ship programs.

  • How to Uninstall Software On Ubuntu

    Regardless of the operating system you are using; there are multiple reasons why you might want to uninstall software. Maybe the software has become corrupted, and it doesn’t function the same as before, or your application is now virus-ridden, so uninstalling it is safe. There are times when you don’t use the software anymore, so you uninstall it to make space. We all know that Ubuntu and other Linux distros are different from the commonly used Windows. Users migrating from Windows to Ubuntu can find it hard navigating even the basic stuff. Uninstalling software can be tricky, so this article will help you understand the different ways you can bin software in Ubuntu.

  • How to Mount USB Drive on Linux

    We live in the modern age of technology where there are multiple important variables to keep track of. But arguably, the biggest variable today is “data”. With some maturing and emerging technologies, everything is being centered around the quantity and quality of data. Thus, gathering and protecting data has become paramount. These days, it’s quite common to see people carrying their data around at all times. Different devices and technologies are used for this purpose, including a certain device called USB (Universal Serial Bus). A USB is an electronic communication protocol (ECP) most commonly used for computer accessories and other small-end electronic devices, either for data transfer or power transfer. Although USBs are being phased out slowly due to technologies such as “Cloud Computing”, there is a sense of privacy and security with using USBs that you don’t get with other methods. Accessing USBs is straightforward. It is a plug-and-use device, so the stick only needs to be connected to your computer via a USB port. Usually, USBs mount themselves automatically to your system regardless of the operating system, but there are instances where there is a problem, and the USB refuses to connect. For such times, if you are using a Linux distro, it is best to use the Terminal and execute your way to mount the USB in your computer. This article will be guiding you on how exactly you can achieve this task. Although it is time-consuming, once you know how to mount a USB in Linux, you will feel lightened, and it will be easier for you to perform it the next time when needed. So follow these instructions to get a proper hang of it.

  • How do I change my homepage in WordPress?

    This brief tutorial explains how to change the homepage in WordPress. After reading this tutorial, you’ll learn the two common ways to define your website homepage by editing WordPress settings. This article also includes instructions to create a new page to set as a homepage or a posts page if you have not created a home page. All steps described in this tutorial include real screenshots and can be followed by any WordPress level user.

  • How do I Rename a Column in MySQL?

    MySQL is a popular database management system that provides the backbone for a huge portion of today’s internet. Developed and maintained by Oracle, MySQL is an open-source RDBMS (relational database management system) with a client-server model. It offers secure database storage, fast performance, and powerful features. This guide will showcase how to rename a column in MySQL.

  • What Are Environment Variables in Linux? Everything You Need to Know

    If you've been using Linux for a while, you may be wondering how to set certain parameters from the command line that can keep your settings across programs. Environment variables are how you do this. By the end, you'll have a deep understanding of what environment variables are, and how you can create such variables from the command line.

  • SysMonTask – SparkyLinux

    There is a new application available for Sparkers: SysMonTask

Godot Engine - Multiplayer in Godot 4.0: Scene Replication (part 1)

It's finally time for the long-awaited post about the new multiplayer replication system that is being developed for Godot 4.0. Below, we will introduce the concepts around which it was designed, the currently implemented prototype, and planned changes to make it more powerful and user-friendly.

Design goals
Making multiplayer games has historically been a complex task, requiring ad-hoc optimizations and game-specific solutions. Still, two main concepts are almost ubiquitous in multiplayer games: some form of messaging, and some form of state replication (synchronization and reconciliation). While Godot does provide a system for messaging (i.e. RPC), it does not provide a common system for replication. In this sense, we had quite a few #networking meetings in August 2021 to design a replication API that could be used for the common cases, while being extensible via plugins or custom code. Read more