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RetroArch 1.9 Released with Many Goodies for Retro Linux Gamers

3 hours 14 min ago
Daniel De Matteis released today RetroArch 1.9, a new major version of the popular and open-source frontend for emulators, video games, game engines, and media players.

New Foundation Aims to Tighten Security Across the Open Source Ecosystem

4 hours 28 min ago
While generally as safe as proprietary software -- if not safer -- open source software has some open source-specific problems.

When backups fail: A cautionary sysadmin tale

Wednesday 12th of August 2020 06:04:31 AM
When anything fails, fingers start to point. Here's one story of failed backups and inherited responsibility.

Limit Ranges in Kubernetes

Wednesday 12th of August 2020 04:50:10 AM
In this article, we will create a limit range and see how to set minimum and maximum values for the CPU resources used by Containers and Pods. We will see different scenarios with Limit and Request on the CPU.

How RBC Built Its Own GPU Farm for an Artificial Intelligence-Powered Banking Platform

Wednesday 12th of August 2020 03:35:50 AM
Its vendors, Nvidia and Red Hat, expect lessons from the collaborative project will benefit the broader fintech space, as well as other industries.

Changing World, Changing Mozilla

Wednesday 12th of August 2020 02:21:30 AM
This is a time of change for the internet and for Mozilla. From combatting a lethal virus and battling systemic racism to protecting individual privacy — one thing is clear: …

Setting up multi-factor authentication on Linux systems

Wednesday 12th of August 2020 01:07:09 AM
Pluggable Authentication Modules allow Linux to work with Google Authenticator and other OTP tools to add two-factor security to your system.

TCP window scaling, timestamps and SACK

Tuesday 11th of August 2020 11:52:49 PM
TCP Window scaling, timestamps and SACK. How to use system acknowledgements and window scaling with tcp to enhance networking performance and remain secure.

A bad day for open source: Mozilla slashes a quarter of its workforce, claims coronavirus threw a wrench in the works

Tuesday 11th of August 2020 10:38:29 PM
250 'true Mozillians' laid off, Taiwan office completely shuttered. Firefox maker Mozilla has axed 250 employees, or a quarter of its workforce, claiming the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic is to blame after hitting it in the wallet.…

Linux Kernel 5.8 Gets First Point Release, It’s Now Ready for Mass Adoption

Tuesday 11th of August 2020 09:24:09 PM
The latest Linux 5.8 kernel series received its first point release today and it now has green light for distribution on production environments. Released by Linus Torvalds last week, Linux kernel 5.8 is dubbed as one of the biggest kernel releases of all time and brings with it numerous new features, updated hardware support, and several security enhancements.

RaspAnd Project Now Lets You Run Android 10 on Your Raspberry Pi

Tuesday 11th of August 2020 03:09:32 PM
Arne Exton released today a new version of his RaspAnd project that lets you run the latest Android 10 mobile operating system on your tiny Raspberry Pi computer.

Programming pioneer Fran Allen passes after a career of immense contributions to compilers

Tuesday 11th of August 2020 02:08:00 PM
First woman to win the Turing Award and be made an IBM FellowFrances Allen, one of the leading computer scientists of her generation and a pioneer of women in tech, died last Tuesday, her 88th birthday.…

Improve your focus and productivity with this Python tool

Tuesday 11th of August 2020 01:06:28 PM
Limiting distractions helps you focus on your work so you can increase productivity. Prioritizing your tasks, especially when you have too much on your plate, is one way to help you focus on the most important or high-attention things on your list. read more

KDE neon Is Now Based on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa)

Tuesday 11th of August 2020 12:04:56 PM
The development team behind the KDE neon rolling release distribution announced that they’ve rebased the entire system on the latest Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) operating system series.

How to Install and Configure MongoDB on CentOS 8

Tuesday 11th of August 2020 11:03:24 AM
MongoDB is a NoSQL database that provides high performance, high availability, and automatic scaling. In this tutorial, I will guide you to install and configure MongoDB 4.4 (stable) on a CentOS 7 server. We will add and configure the administrator user for MongoDB and configure the authentication for MongoDB services.

Photoflare: An Open Source Image Editor for Simple Editing Needs

Tuesday 11th of August 2020 10:01:52 AM
Photoflare is an open source image editor that provides basic image editing features with a simple-to-use interface. Learn how to install it on Linux.

Monitor System Resources With Bashtop And Bpytop In Linux

Tuesday 11th of August 2020 09:00:20 AM
Monitoring tools are vital and every system admin knows it. With the help of resource monitoring applications, we can continually observe the health of a system's resources when a task is running. Bashtop and Bpytop resource monitors are used to monitor system resources in Linux and Unix-like operating systems.

Darktable 3.2 Open-Source RAW Image Editor Released with Major New Features

Tuesday 11th of August 2020 07:58:48 AM
The open-source, free and multi-platform Darktable RAW image editor received today a new update that brings major new features and improvements, along with better camera support.

Ubuntu Linux 20.04s first point release arrives

Tuesday 11th of August 2020 06:57:16 AM
If you[he]#039[/he]re the sort of person who waits until you[he]#039[/he]re sure all the bugs are out before upgrading, you[he]#039[/he]ll be glad to know that Canonical has just released the first point update of April 2020[he]#039[/he]s Ubuntu Linux 20.04 Long-Term Support: Ubuntu 20.04.1.

How to merge and sort text files on Linux

Tuesday 11th of August 2020 05:55:44 AM
There are several ways to merge and sort text files on Linux. The command you choose depends on your data and preferences. Here’s a look at some of the options.

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GNOME 3.36.5 Desktop Update Released with Various Improvements and Bug Fixes

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