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How to Install Pip on Debian 10

2 hours 50 min ago
Pip is a package management system that allows you to install Python packages. With pip, you can install packages from the Python Package Index (PyPI) and other repositories.

Xfce 4.14 Desktop Environment Arrives After More Than 4 Years, Here's What's New

4 hours 44 min ago
After almost 4 and a half years in development, the Xfce 4.14 desktop environment has been released and it's packed with lots of new features and improvements.

How To Add a User to Sudoers On Debian 10 Buster

6 hours 38 min ago
In today’s tutorial, we are going to see how you can add a user to sudoers on Debian distributions. The sudo command allows authorized users to perform commands as another user, which is by default the root user.

Writing Kubernetes controllers the wrong way is still useful

Sunday 18th of August 2019 06:22:16 AM
When you try to shoehorn an idea, approach, or code into a situation that[he]#039[/he]s not expecting it, you get surprising and fun results. In his Lightning Talk at the 17th annual Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE 17x), "Writing Kubernetes controllers [he]#039[/he]the wrong way[he]#039[/he] is still useful," sysadmin Chris McEniry shares his experience with an out-of-cluster etcd-controller.

LibreOffice 6.2 Open-Source Office Suite Is Now Ready for Enterprise Deployments

Sunday 18th of August 2019 04:27:54 AM
The Document Foundation announced the release of the sixth maintenance update to the LibreOffice 6.2 open-source and cross-platform office suite series, marking it as ready for mainstream users and enterprise deployments.

Understanding Kubernetes Storage

Sunday 18th of August 2019 02:33:32 AM
Kubernetes storage is useful to storage administrators because it enables different forms of persistent, stateful data retention within Kubernetes cluster deployments, which are increasingly popular.

How to Setup Grafana and Prometheus on Linux

Sunday 18th of August 2019 12:39:10 AM
In today’s tutorial, we are going to take a look at one of the most popular monitoring stacks : Grafana and Prometheus. Prometheus is a time series database, created in 2012 and part of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, that exposes dozens of exporters for you to monitor anything. On the other hand, Grafana is probably one of the most popular monitoring tools.

Moreutils – A Collection Of More Useful Unix Utilities

Saturday 17th of August 2019 10:44:48 PM
We all know about GNU core utilities that comes pre-installed with all Unix-like operating systems. These are the basic file, shell and text manipulation utilities of the GNU operating system. Meet moreutilis, a growing collection of more useful Unix utilities. The moreutils can be installed on GNU/Linux, and various Unix flavours such as FreeBSD, openBSD and Mac OS.

Concerns About IBM's Commitment to OpenSource.com After the Fall of Linux.com and Linux Journal

Saturday 17th of August 2019 08:50:26 PM
The Web site OpenSource.com is over two decades old; in its current form it's about a decade old and it contains plenty of good articles, but will IBM think so too and, if so, will investment in the site carry on?

GNOME and KDE team up on the Linux desktop, docs for Nvidia GPUs open up, a powerful new way to scan for firmware vulnerabilities, and more news

Saturday 17th of August 2019 06:56:04 PM
In this edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look two new powerful data visualization tools, Nvidia open sourcing GPU documentation, exciting new tooling to secure firmware for self-driving cars, and more!

What Docker Storage is All About

Saturday 17th of August 2019 05:01:42 PM
Learn what Docker containers are all about, including how to enable different types of storage to support stateful application deployment.

How to encrypt files with gocryptfs on Linux

Saturday 17th of August 2019 03:07:20 PM
Gocryptfs is a Filesystem in Userspace (FUSE)-mounted file-level encryption program. FUSE-mounted means that the encrypted files are stored in a single directory tree that is mounted, like a USB key, using the FUSE interface. This allows any user to do the mount—you don[he]#039[/he]t need to be root. Because gocryptfs encrypts at the file level, synchronization operations that copy your files can work efficiently on each file.

How to use apt Command in Linux

Saturday 17th of August 2019 01:12:58 PM
apt is a command-line utility for installing, updating, removing and otherwise managing deb packages on Ubuntu, Debian, and related Linux distributions. It combines the most frequently used commands from the apt-get and apt-cache tools with different default values of some options.

VMware's proposed Pivotal acquisition shows Cloud Foundry's strength

Saturday 17th of August 2019 11:58:38 AM
Not so long ago there were fears that Cloud Foundry and other Platform-as-a-Service programs were on their way out. VMware[he]#039[/he]s proposed purchase of Pivotal shows there[he]#039[/he]s a dance in the old PaaS yet.

Jetson Nano based robotics kit connects to SparkFun sensors

Saturday 17th of August 2019 10:44:17 AM
SparkFun has launched a version of Nvidia’s Jetson Nano based JetBot AI Kit robotics kit equipped with its Qwiic pHat, a wide-angle camera, and more. Also new: a SparkFun DLI Kit for Jetson Nano to use in conjunction with an Nvidia AI course. When Nvidia launched its Linux-powered Jetson Nano module and $99 Jetson Nano […]

Cockpit and the evolution of the Web User Interface

Saturday 17th of August 2019 09:29:57 AM
Over 3 years ago the Fedora Magazine published an article entitled Cockpit: an overview. Since then, the interface has see some eye-catching changes. Today’s Cockpit is cleaner and the larger fonts makes better use of screen real-estate. This article will go over some of the changes made to the UI. It will also explore some of the general tools available in the web interface to simplify those monotonous sysadmin tasks

Add-on for Octeon TX based SBCs enables up to 21 WiFi access points

Saturday 17th of August 2019 08:15:37 AM
Gateworks’ GW16081 mini-PCIe expansion modules can be connected to its Linux-driven Newport GW6400 and GW6300 networking SBCs, enabling up to 21 WiFi APs for multi-radio applications.

How to Install Redmine on Ubuntu 18.04

Saturday 17th of August 2019 07:01:17 AM
In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Redmine on an Ubuntu 18.04 VPS. Redmine is an open-source, cross-platform, and cross-database issue tracking and web-based project management application built on top on the Ruby on Rails framework.

Designing open audio hardware as DIY kits

Saturday 17th of August 2019 05:46:57 AM
Previously in this series about people who are developing audio technology in the open, I interviewed Juan Rios, developer and maintainer of Guayadeque and Sander Jansen, developer and maintainer of Goggles Music Manager. These conversations have broadened my thinking and helped me enjoy their software even more than before.

Canonical Outs Major Linux Kernel Updates for All Supported Ubuntu Releases

Saturday 17th of August 2019 04:32:37 AM
Canonical released major Linux kernel updates for all supported Ubuntu Linux operating system series to address dozens of security vulnerabilities affecting all supported architectures on desktop, server, and cloud.

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