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How to Use Linux Screen Command With Examples

3 hours 53 min ago
The screen command in Linux is used creating terminal multiplexing. By using screen you can run any number of the terminal based applications. Screen command can enable you to resume your work where last time you exited the application.

New Features Coming to Debian 10 Buster Release

7 hours 13 min ago
Debian 10 Buster is nearing its final stable release. Excited about the new major release? Here’s a list of the new features in Debian 10.

Spreadsheet annoyance no. 2

10 hours 33 min ago
Spreadsheets (LibreOffice Calc, Gnumeric, Excel) make dates out of entries that aren't dates. They do it to be helpful, but right around the world, at any hour and in many languages, users are shouting "IT'S NOT A DATE, YOU STUPID SPREADSHEET!" Non-date to date isn't the only unwanted conversion that spreadsheets are guilty of, as I recently learned.

How to Install and Use Docker on Ubuntu 18.04

12 hours 56 min ago
Docker is an application used to manage application processes in containers. Containers run applications in resource-isolated process. By using docker you can build, test and deploy applications that can run anywhere as portable and self-sufficient containers.

How to Install BoltWire CMS on Ubuntu 18.04

15 hours 19 min ago
BoltWire CMS is an open-source content management system that is easy-to-install and offers many features. Written in PHP, BoltWire CMS offers features that may not be available with other PHP-based CMSes, like WordPress, Joomla, or Drupal – instead, it helps you create personal or business websites in minutes by just uploading the content of these sites to your server.

Open-spec touch panel computer runs on octa-core SoC

17 hours 42 min ago
FriendlyElec’s $90 “Octa-Core 64-bit AiO Android System” touch-panel features a sandwich-style mainboard with a Smart6818 compute module running a Samsung S5P6818 plus a 9-inch, 1280 x 800 touchscreen, optional 4G, and -20 to 70? support. FriendlyElec (FriendlyArm) has launched an open source touch-panel computer called the Octa-Core 64-bit All-in-One Android System.

A Simple Shell Script For MySQL/MariaDB Database Backup

19 hours 36 min ago
A simple shell script can automate Linux admin job, which will reduce the human effort and save lots of time. As a server administrator you should take a regular backups of your databases. It can help you to restore the database if something goes wrong like database corrupted, etc,. We have written a small shell script to achieve this. This tutorial will show you how to backup MySQL/MariaDB database right from the Linux terminal using shell script.

KDE Applications 19.04 Open-Source Software Suite Has Been Officially Released

Sunday 21st of April 2019 06:32:48 AM
The KDE Project released today the final version of the KDE Applications 19.04 open-source office suite for the KDE Plasma desktop environment and GNU/Linux operating systems.

Install Nextcloud on Ubuntu 18.04 with Nginx, PHP7.3 and Let's Encrypt SSL

Sunday 21st of April 2019 04:38:26 AM
Install Nextcloud on Ubuntu 18.04 with Nginx. Nextcloud is a platform to protect your data with on-premises file sync and online collaboration technology.

How to Install Tor Browser on Ubuntu 18.04

Sunday 21st of April 2019 02:44:04 AM
Tor Browser routes your web traffic through the Tor network, making it private and anonymous. When you use Tor Browser the connection to the website you are viewing is encrypted and protected from network surveillance and traffic analysis.

World's first AMD-based NUC mini-PC showcases Ryzen R1000

Sunday 21st of April 2019 12:49:42 AM
ASRock Linux-ready “iBox-R1000” industrial PC and [he]#8220[/he]NUC-R1000[he]#8221[/he] mainboard provide the new AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 SoC in a 4?4 NUC form-factor with up to 32GB DDR4, 2x GbE, 3x USB 3.1, triple 4K displays, and 2x M.2 slots. In a renewed rivalry with Intel reignited by the success of its Ryzen line of processors, AMD [[he]#8230[/he]]

Install The Latest OpenJDK 12, 11 or 8 in Ubuntu, Debian or RHEL Using Zulu OpenJDK Builds

Saturday 20th of April 2019 10:55:20 PM
Azul Systems provides tested, certified builds of OpenJDK, under the name of Zulu. Zulu is free and open source software (and freely redistributable), and offers up to date OpenJDK builds of Java 12, 11, 8, and 7.

Building scalable social media sentiment analysis services in Python

Saturday 20th of April 2019 09:00:58 PM
The first part of this series provided some background on how sentiment analysis works. Now let's investigate how to add these capabilities to your more

Destination Linux EP117 – Chris Were Digital

Saturday 20th of April 2019 07:06:36 PM
In DL117 MX 18.2, AV Linux, GIMP 2.10.10, OBS23.1, 2nd Gen AMD Proc, ARM laptops heat up with Red Hat, Ubuntu ZFS installs, DLC for Borderlands, SuperTuxKart plus our Tips, Tricks and Software picks!

Mozilla Looks Beyond the Browser With WebThings

Saturday 20th of April 2019 05:12:14 PM
After two-years of effort, Mozilla advances its Internet of Things (IoT) effort with WebThings, providing a Linux gateway and a framework to help users connect devices in a secure way.

Tiny laser pico projector available in Raspberry Pi HAT model

Saturday 20th of April 2019 03:17:52 PM
On Kickstarter: a tiny, laser-based “Nebra AnyBeam” pico projector with 720p resolution and up to 381cm screen sizes available in four versions: standalone, dev kit, Raspberry Pi HAT, and an RPi-Zero W based “Monster Ball.” A Pi Supply spinoff called Nebra has successfully launched the “world’s smallest pocket laser pico projector” on Kickstarter. The fanless, […]

Getting started with social media sentiment analysis in Python

Saturday 20th of April 2019 01:23:30 PM
Natural language processing (NLP) is a type of machine learning that addresses the correlation between spoken/written languages and computer-aided analysis of those languages. We experience numerous innovations from NLP in our daily lives, from writing assistance and suggestions to real-time speech translation and more

Wireless Sniffer Kismet 2019-04-R1 Adds New Web UI, Support For Non-WiFi Captures

Saturday 20th of April 2019 11:29:08 AM
A new major Kismet version has been released, almost 3 years after the previous stable release. The new 2019-04-R1 version features a massively rewritten code base, a new web UI, support for non-WiFi capture types, and much more.

How to Upgrade Ubuntu 18.10 to Ubuntu 19.04

Saturday 20th of April 2019 09:34:46 AM
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) is here and we bet many of you would want to upgrade their Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish) installations, so we've prepared a quick and easy to follow tutorial on how to do just that.

How To Delete/Remove A User Account In Linux?

Saturday 20th of April 2019 07:40:24 AM
2DayGeek: Learn how to remove a user account completely from Linux system.

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Review: Alpine Linux 3.9.2

Alpine Linux is different in some important ways compared to most other distributions. It uses different libraries, it uses a different service manager (than most), it has different command line tools and a custom installer. All of this can, at first, make Alpine feel a bit unfamiliar, a bit alien. But what I found was that, after a little work had been done to get the system up and running (and after a few missteps on my part) I began to greatly appreciate the distribution. Alpine is unusually small and requires few resources. Even the larger Extended edition I was running required less than 100MB of RAM and less than a gigabyte of disk space after all my services were enabled. I also appreciated that Alpine ships with some security features, like PIE, and does not enable any services it does not need to run. I believe it is fair to say this distribution requires more work to set up. Installing Alpine is not a point-n-click experience, it's more manual and requires a bit of typing. Not as much as setting up Arch Linux, but still more work than average. Setting up services requires a little more work and, in some cases, reading too since Alpine works a little differently than mainstream Linux projects. I repeatedly found it was a good idea to refer to the project's wiki to learn which steps were different on Alpine. What I came away thinking at the end of my trial, and I probably sound old (or at least old fashioned), is Alpine Linux reminds me of what got me into running Linux in the first place, about 20 years ago. Alpine is fast, light, and transparent. It offered very few surprises and does almost nothing automatically. This results in a little more effort on our parts, but it means that Alpine does not do things unless we ask it to perform an action. It is lean, efficient and does not go around changing things or trying to guess what we want to do. These are characteristics I sometimes miss these days in the Linux ecosystem. Read more

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Linux v5.1-rc6

It's Easter Sunday here, but I don't let little things like random major religious holidays interrupt my kernel development workflow. The occasional scuba trip? Sure. But everybody sitting around eating traditional foods? No. You have to have priorities. There's only so much memma you can eat even if your wife had to make it from scratch because nobody eats that stuff in the US. Anyway, rc6 is actually larger than I would have liked, which made me go back and look at history, and for some reason that's not all that unusual. We recently had similar rc6 bumps in both 4.18 and 5.0. So I'm not going to worry about it. I think it's just random timing of pull requests, and almost certainly at least partly due to the networking pull request in here (with just over a third of the changes being networking-related, either in drivers or core networking). Read more Also: Linux 5.1-rc6 Kernel Released In Linus Torvalds' Easter Day Message

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