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Chrome for Linux, Mac, and Windows Now Features Picture-in-Picture by Default

1 hour 26 min ago
Chromium evanghelist at Google François Beaufort announced today that Picture-in-Picture (PiP) support is now enabled by defualt in the Google Chrome web browser for Linux, Mac, and Windows platforms.

To BeOS or not to BeOS, that is the Haiku

3 hours 20 min ago
Back in 2001, a new operating system arrived that promised to change the way users worked with their computers. That platform was BeOS and I remember it well. What I remember most about it was the desktop, and how much it looked and felt like my favorite window manager (at the time) AfterStep.

LibreOffice 6.2 Launches February 2019, May Drop Support for 32-bit Linux Builds

5 hours 14 min ago
The Document Foundation's Mike Saunders announced the upcoming availability of the first bug hunting session for the forthcoming LibreOffice 6.2 open-source and cross-platform office suite.

Apache Access Vulnerability Could Affect Thousands of Applications

7 hours 9 min ago
Vulnerabilities in Apache functions have been at the root of significant breaches, including the one suffered by Equifax. Now new research indicates that another such vulnerability may be putting thousands of applications at risk.

Weekend Reading: Tor and Tails

9 hours 3 min ago
Tails is a live media Linux distro designed to boot into a highly secure desktop environment. Tor is a browser that prevents somebody watching your internet connection from learning what sites you visit, and it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location. Learn why anonymity matters and how you can protect yourself with this Linux Journal Weekend Reading.

Odroid-H2 is world's first Gemini Lake hacker board

10 hours 57 min ago
Hardkernel unveiled the Odroid-H2, the first hacker board with an Intel Gemini Lake SoC. The Ubuntu 18.10 driven SBC ships with 2x SATA 3.0, 2x GbE, HDMI and DP, 4x USB, and an M.2 slot for NVMe. When the Odroid-H2 goes on sale in November at a price that will be “higher than $100,” Hardkernel...

KaOS Linux Gets the KDE Plasma 5.14 Treatment, October Release Is Out Now

12 hours 52 min ago
The development team behind the KaOS Linux distribution announced the availability of the October 2018 snapshot with the latest version of the KDE Plasma desktop environment and numerous other updated components.

How to Set Up a Printer in Linux

Sunday 21st of October 2018 05:51:37 AM
Setting up a printer in Linux is not as difficult as you think. Most printer models are already supported by default. Learn how to set up a printer on your Linux desktop.

How To Set Up a Firewall with UFW on Debian 9

Sunday 21st of October 2018 03:57:15 AM
UFW (Uncomplicated Firewall) is a user-friendly front-end for managing iptables firewall rules and its main goal is to make managing iptables easier or as the name says uncomplicated. In this tutorial we will show you how to setup a firewall with UFW on Debian 9.

How to Install Odoo 12 on Ubuntu 16.04

Sunday 21st of October 2018 02:02:53 AM
In this article, we will show you how to install Odoo 12 on Ubuntu 16.04. Odoo (formerly OpenERP) is a suite of open source business apps that cover all your company needs: CRM, eCommerce, accounting, inventory, ERP, a point of sale, project management, and many more. Odoo comes in two editions, an open-source Community Edition, and Enterprise edition, the licensed one. In our case, we will install and use the Community edition of Odoo.

How to Install VsFTPD Server with TLS on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Sunday 21st of October 2018 12:08:31 AM
This tutorial is about installing and configuring the well known and secure VsFTPD (Very Secure File Transfer Protocol Daemon) server on your Ubuntu system.

Lubuntu 18.10 Is Out, First Release to Ship with the LXQt Desktop by Default

Saturday 20th of October 2018 10:14:09 PM
Lubuntu developer Simon Quigley inform Softpedia today about the general availability of the Lubuntu 18.10 operating system, the first to ship with the LXQt desktop environment by default, as part of Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish).

ethtool Commands and Examples

Saturday 20th of October 2018 08:19:47 PM
ethtool is a networking utility on Linux. It is used to configure Ethernet devices on Linux. ethtool can also be used to find a lot of information about connected Ethernet devices on your Linux computer. In this article, I will show you how to use ethtool command on Linux. I will be using Debian 9 Stretch for the demonstration.

Canonical Eyes FinTech With Ubuntu Server 18.10

Saturday 20th of October 2018 06:25:25 PM
Canonical says that the latest version of its Ubuntu Server Linux operating system incorporates input from the financial services industry.

Canonical: Snaps Are Used Worldwide, over 3M Installs Monthly and 100K Daily

Saturday 20th of October 2018 02:36:41 PM
To celebrate the release of the Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish) operating system, Canonical published a new infographic to show us how well its Snap universal package format is doing lately.

Hacker friendly LapPi laptop kit runs on Raspberry Pi 3B+

Saturday 20th of October 2018 12:42:19 PM
SB Components is Kickstartering a Raspberry Pi based “LapPi” laptop kit with 7- or 5-inch screens, keyboard, camera, speakers, and 3800mAh battery, starting at $220 with an RPi 3B+ or $178 without. SB Components has successfully funded its DIY LapPi kit on Kickstarter, and packages are available through Nov. 10 with December delivery.

What is your favorite Linux screen capture tool?

Saturday 20th of October 2018 10:53:55 AM
The ability to take screenshots in Linux is something that I find really useful when composing how-tos and training materials for students or readers. But there are many different ways to do this.read more

Doing Date Math on the Command Line - Part II

Saturday 20th of October 2018 08:59:33 AM
by Mitch Frazier In part II of this series of articles on doing date math fromthe command line we want to try to solve a problemwe noted in part I: passing the date commanda date specification something like "the first Monday after some date". Go to Full Article

Is New Ubuntu 18.10 Worth Installing?

Saturday 20th of October 2018 07:05:11 AM
The new Ubuntu release "Cosmic Cuttlefish" has hit the OS market after 6 months of development. I've been using it since it came out and now here is what I have to say about it. In this article, I'll talk about the new things it brings in and also if it's the release worth upgrading to. So let's go.

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Licensing in Kate and Other KDE News/Changes

  • MIT licensed KSyntaxHighlighting usage
    With the KDE Frameworks 5.50 release, the KSyntaxHighlighting framework was re-licensed to the MIT license. This re-licensing only covers the actual code in the library and the bundled themes but not all of the syntax highlighting definition data files. One of the main motivation points was to get QtCreator to use this, if possible, instead of their own implementation of the Kate highlighting they needed to create in the past due to the incompatible licensing of KatePart at that time (and the impossibility to do a quick split/re-licensing of the parts in question).
  • This week in Usability & Productivity, part 41
  • KDE Will Now Set Scale Factor For GTK Apps, Plasma Gets Other Scaling & UI Polishing Too
    KDE developer Nate Graham is out with his weekly recap of interesting development activities impacting Plasma, Frameworks, and the Applications stack. When the display scaling factor for KDE is set to an integer, KDE will now export that as well to the GNOME/GTK environment variables of GDK_SCALE/GDK_DPI_SCALE, for helping out GTK applications running on the KDE desktop so they should still scale appropriately. The Wayland behavior was already correct while this should help out GTK X11 applications. The GNOME/GTK scaling though only supports scaling by integer numbers.

Graphics: NVIDIA, Kazan, Sway and Panfrost

  • NVIDIA Developers Express Interest In Helping Out libc++/libstdc++ Parallel Algorithms
    NVIDIA developers have expressed interest in helping the open-source GCC libstdc++ and LLVM Clang libc++ standard libraries in bringing up support for the standardized parallel algorithms. C++17 brings parallelized versions for some of the algorithms exposed by the C++ standard library, but sadly GCC's libstdc++ and LLVM's libc++ do not yet support these parallel algorithms while the rest of their C++17 support is in great shape. Going back over a year Intel has been interested in contributing parallel support code to these C++ standard libraries that could be shared by both projects. The Intel path builds in abstractions for supporting different underlying thread/parallelism APIs.
  • The Rust-Written Kazan Vulkan Driver Lights Up Its Shader Compiler
    This week the Kazan project (formerly known as "Vulkan-CPU") celebrated a small but important milestone in its trek to having a CPU-based Vulkan software implementation. As a refresher, Kazan is the project born as Vulkan-CPU during the 2017 Google Summer of Code. The work was started by student developer Jacob Lifshay and he made good progress last summer on the foundation of the project and continued contributing past the conclusion of that Google-funded program. By the end of the summer he was able to run some simple Vulkan compute tests. He also renamed Vulkan-CPU to Kazan (Japanese for "volcano").
  • Sway 1.0 Beta Released - Offers 100% Compatibility With i3 Window Manager
    The Sway Wayland compositor inspired by X11's i3 window manager is now up to its beta ahead of the big 1.0 release. Sway 1.0 Beta offers "100%" compatibility with the i3 window manager. The Sway 1.0 release has also been working on many other changes including improved window handling, multi-GPU support, virtual keyboard protocol, real-time video capture, tablet support, and many other changes.
  • Panfrost Open-Source GPU Driver Continues Advancing For Mali GPUs
    The Panfrost open-source, community-driven, reverse-engineered graphics driver for ARM Mali graphics processors continues panning out pretty well. Alyssa Rosenzweig has provided an update this weekend on the state of Panfrost for open-source Mali 3D support. The developers involved have been working out some texture issues, various OpenGL / GLES issues around GLMark2, and support now for running Wayland's Weston reference compositor.

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