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What language?

1 hour 32 min ago
We recently asked our writers this question: what[he]#039[/he]s your favorite "dead" language? Some of the responses were not at all what we were expecting. For starters, perhaps we should have specified that we were asking about programming languages.

Cylon – The Arch Linux Maintenance Program For Newbies

2 hours 46 min ago
Cylon script provides a lot of tools and features to maintain your Arch Linux system.

Use ImageGlass to quickly view JPG images as a slideshow

4 hours 1 min ago
Welcome to today’s episode of "How Can I Make This Work?" In my case, I was trying to view a folder of JPG images as a slideshow on Windows 10. As often happens, I turned to open source to solve the issue.

Bash Script to Monitor Memory Usage on Linux

5 hours 15 min ago
There are many open source monitoring tools are currently available in market to monitor Linux systems performance. In this tutorial we have added two shell script to monitor Memory utilization on Linux system. When the system reaches the given threshold then it will trigger a mail to given email id.

7 Open Source Software Related To Music

6 hours 29 min ago
In Ubuntu or various Linux distributions, we can find lots of cool and open source software that can be used as an alternative to paid software.This time I want to discuss some software that you can use for the purposes of making music. The software that I use is open source and can be used for free, but that does not mean it has poor quality. 7 software Below is software related to music and can be used for free!

Bash Lists of Commands - Using Control Operators

7 hours 59 min ago
Learn how to run commands asynchronously or sequentially and how to use the logical AND and OR operators on the Linux command line. Understanding how to use control operators is an important part of being efficient on the command line.

How to Install TeamViewer on Debian 9

Monday 17th of June 2019 06:38:34 AM
TeamViewer is a cross-platform solution that can be used for remote control, desktop sharing, online meetings and file transfer between computers.

Did You Know You Can Turn Gedit Into an Advanced Editor?

Monday 17th of June 2019 04:38:29 AM
Is Gedit nothing more than a text viewer with support for various themes/fonts? Well, not quite right actually. You can turn Gedit into a very advanced programming text editor with very simple steps.

Webinar: Operationalizing DevSecOps

Monday 17th of June 2019 02:38:24 AM
In this webinar, Twistlock's James Jones and Linux Journal's Katherine Druckman discuss hardening your DevOps environments and processes.

How to Send Emails From Linux Terminal

Monday 17th of June 2019 12:38:19 AM
A brief introduction to SSMTP, steps to install it and use the same to send emails from Linux terminal.

Linspire 8.0 Maintenance Release 1 RELEASED

Sunday 16th of June 2019 10:38:14 PM
Today our development team is pleased to announce the release of Linspire 8.0 Maintenance Release 1. MR1 is part of our bi-annual strategy to make sure Linspire is kept as secure as possible for our customers and users.

Sudo Command in Linux

Sunday 16th of June 2019 08:38:09 PM
The sudo command allows you to run programs as another user, by default the root user. If you spend a lot of time on the command line, sudo is one of the commands that you will use quite frequently.

Install NetData Performance Monitoring Tool On Linux

Sunday 16th of June 2019 06:38:03 PM
This guide explains how to install NetData performance monitoring tool on Linux.

Office Suites for Ubuntu 18.04

Sunday 16th of June 2019 04:37:58 PM
In this article, we look at different office suites for Ubuntu and the pros and cons of each. LibreOffice is the default Office Suite for Ubuntu, but there are many other good options available, like WPS, Softmaker, OpenOffice and even MS Office, just to mention a few.

Create New Users And Grant Permissions In MySQL

Sunday 16th of June 2019 02:37:53 PM
MySQL databases handle important data for websites and apps. Security is of extreme importance when it comes to handling data.

How to Enable Dynamic Transparency Ubuntu

Sunday 16th of June 2019 12:37:48 PM
Even though it was removed, you can re-enable dynamic transparency on your Ubuntu PC with the GNOME desktop environment with a simple extension.

How to Install Open Classifieds on Ubuntu 18.04

Sunday 16th of June 2019 10:37:43 AM
In this tutorial we will guide you through the steps of installing Open Classifieds on an Ubuntu 18.04 VPS with all its requirements and necessary components, such as Apache web server, PHP and MySQL database server. Open Classifieds is a free, powerful, open-source web platform that allows users to easily create and build classifieds, advertisement and listings sites. Let’s begin with the installation.

Mini Type 10 and Compact Type 6 modules tap Apollo Lake

Sunday 16th of June 2019 08:37:38 AM
Ibase has launched two Apollo Lake based COM Express modules: a Mini Type 10 “ET875” and a Compact Type 6 “ET870” with up to 8GB and 16GB, respectively, plus up to 32GB eMMC, extended temp support, and 15-year availability. Like Ibase’s Qseven form-factor IBQ800 module, its new COM Express modules are equipped with Intel’s Apollo […]

How to Install Chromium Web Browser on Ubuntu 18.04

Sunday 16th of June 2019 06:37:33 AM
Chromium is a fast, stable and secure browser built for the modern web. It is the base of many browsers including the most widely used web browser in the world Google Chrome.

How to Set Up the XFCE Desktop Environment on Arch Linux

Sunday 16th of June 2019 04:37:28 AM
By default, Arch Linux doesn't come with a desktop environment. Learn how to install the popular XFCE desktop environment on Arch.

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Filesystem Hierarchy Standard

If you are new to the Linux command line, you may find yourself wondering why there are so many unusual directories, what they are there for, and why things are organized the way they are. In fact, if you aren't accustomed to how Linux organizes files, the directories can seem downright arbitrary with odd truncated names and, in many cases, redundant names. It turns out there's a method to this madness based on decades of UNIX convention, and in this article, I provide an introduction to the Linux directory structure. Although each Linux distribution has its own quirks, the majority conform (for the most part) with the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (FHS). The FHS project began in 1993, and the goal was to come to a consensus on how directories should be organized and which files should be stored where, so that distributions could have a single reference point from which to work. A lot of decisions about directory structure were based on traditional UNIX directory structures with a focus on servers and with an assumption that disk space was at a premium, so machines likely would have multiple hard drives. Read more

Games: Terminal, Donensbourgh, Voxel Tycoon, SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech, Truck the System, RPCS3 and Thrive

  • 5 command-line games for sysadmins
    Just because you prefer working in a text-mode interface doesn't mean you're not entitled to a little fun here and there. Last December, I took some time out before the holidays to explore some of my favorite command-line diversions into a series for It ended up being a bit of an advent calendar for terminal toys, and I got some great suggestions from readers. Now summer has arrived, at least for us in the northern hemisphere, and for many of this means a time of summer breaks, vacations, and generally trying to fit in a little relaxation between committing code and closing tickets. So to that end, I thought I'd revisit five of my favorite command-line games from that series, and share them here with you on Enable Sysadmin.
  • Donensbourgh, a medieval farming RPG that could be one to watch has Linux support
    Currently in the early stages but it seems promising, Donensbourgh is a medieval RPG with no violence or combat of any kind for those after perhaps a more relaxing experience. I'm glad developers take risks and make games like this, as I do enjoy games with plenty of combat but I often find there's not enough outside of that. Sadly, it seems they don't do their development videos showcasing gameplay in English so I've not a clue what they're saying.
  • An early build of the tycoon strategy game 'Voxel Tycoon' will release on later this month
    Voxel Tycoon, another in-development indie game that will have Linux support is arriving soon with an early build. What exactly is it? The developer says it's a "tycoon strategy game about transportation, building factories, and mining in a beautiful voxel landscapes" which sounds interesting. Even more interesting perhaps, is their claim that it will include "all-new features never before seen in the genre". I'm keen to see if it will live up to that in any way, so I will be taking a look when it's ready.
  • SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech can now be picked up DRM-free on GOG
    SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech, the fun card-based tactical RPG from Image and Form (developer) and Thunderful (publisher) can now be picked up DRM-free on GOG.
  • Truck the System, an upcoming game about building trucks and then racing them sounds amusing
    Currently in development by UK developer jorgen games (hooray, a fellow Brit!), Truck the System is a slightly unusual racing game that's coming to Linux. It's not a standard racing game like Dirt or Grid as you will be actually building your vehicle, possibly adding a bunch of weapons and then race or fight your way to the finish. Sounds like it could be a lot of fun! There's no full trailer yet since it's still in development but here's a few quick clips to give you an idea:
  • PlayStation 3 emulator RPCS3 has a new report out, over 40% of listed games now "Playable"
    RPCS3, the very impressive PlayStation 3 emulator continues advancing quickly with the team putting up a new report. This latest report covers April, with the delay being due to not having enough contributors. They're actually looking for help writing them, which you can apply for here.
  • Thrive, a free and open source game about the evolution of life
    Thrive [Official Site] is a game I came across years ago, a game about the evolution of life with you starting as a tiny Microbe and eventually working up to something more complex. That idea might sound familiar and for good reason, as it was originally inspired by the game Spore. However, they're attempting to go a little further by being scientifically accurate and have the evolution play-out across both you and everything around you.

Hack Computer review

I bought a hack computer for $299 - it's designed for teaching 8+ year olds programming. That's not my intended use case, but I wanted to support a Linux pre-installed vendor with my purchase (I bought an OLPC back in the day in the buy-one give-one program). I only use a laptop for company events, which are usually 2-4 weeks a year. Otherwise, I use my desktop. I would have bought a machine with Ubuntu pre-installed if I was looking for more of a daily driver. Read more