Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

LXer

Syndicate content
Linux and Open Source news headlines
Updated: 42 min 12 sec ago

Windows 10 Linux Distribution Overload? We have just the thing

Saturday 18th of August 2018 07:49:14 AM
Processes, Services, Installations: One UI to rule them all. Almost.An attempt to cure the headache of a Windows 10 desktop festooned with Linux distributions has arrived in the form of WSLTools from Opsview.…

AryaLinux: A Distribution and a Platform

Saturday 18th of August 2018 05:54:52 AM
AryaLinux doesn’t only offer an installable, open source operating system, they offer a platform with which users can build a complete GNU/Linux operating system. The provided scripts were created based on the instructions from Linux From Scratch and Beyond Linux From Scratch.

Mixing software development roles produces great results

Saturday 18th of August 2018 04:00:30 AM
Most open source communities don’t have a lot of formal roles. There are certainly people who help with sysadmin tasks, testing, writing documentation, and translating or developing code. But people in open source communities typically move among different roles, often fulfilling several at once.In contrast, team members at most traditional companies have defined roles, working on documentation, support, QA, and in other areas.read more

How to Install Odoo 10 on Ubuntu 16.04 with Nginx as a Reverse Proxy

Saturday 18th of August 2018 02:06:08 AM
In this tutorial we will show you how to install Odoo 10 on Ubuntu 16.04. We will also show you how install and configure the Nginx web server as a reverse proxy for your Odoo application.

A record pager built with YAD

Saturday 18th of August 2018 12:11:46 AM
How to turn a YAD dialog into a GUI viewer/pager for records in a data table.

The Chromebook Grows Up

Friday 17th of August 2018 10:17:24 PM
I think Chrome OS is, in my opinion, the Linux desktop for themasses that's been predicted for as long as I've used Linux. Granted,it has a huge corporate behemoth in the form of Google behind it, butthat's also why it has advanced in public acceptance as far as ithas. This article's main purpose is to report on how far it has comealong and what to expect in the future—it's a bright one!

Share Files Securely With Onionshare

Friday 17th of August 2018 08:23:02 PM
Install Onionshare in Linux and use it to send files over Tor. The developer of Onionshare officially supports Ubuntu with a PPA. Enable it on your system, and install Onionshare.Debian is in an unusual situation. Only the testing and unstable releases have updated versions of Onionshare in their repositories. Stable doesn't have it at all. So, if you're running testing or unstable, just install it. Otherwise, you're going to need to use Apt pinning.

Cloudgizer: An introduction to a new open source web development tool

Friday 17th of August 2018 07:08:42 PM
Cloudgizer is a free open source tool for building web applications. It combines the ease of scripting languages with the performance of C, helping manage the development effort and run-time resources for cloud applications.read more

How to Install Minimal Ubuntu on Your Old PC

Friday 17th of August 2018 05:54:22 PM
Ubuntu is good, but it can be bloated and not suitable for an old PC. Here is how to install a minimal and non-bloated Ubuntu on your older PC.

castero – command-line podcast player

Friday 17th of August 2018 04:40:02 PM
castero is designed to be easy to use and targeted at users who want lightweight command line applications instead of bloated GUI-based alternatives.

Copying and Pasting Text onto the Linux Terminal

Friday 17th of August 2018 03:25:42 PM
While working with the Terminal, we sometimes require copying a long command, file name or text from the web. In this tutorial we will show you how to do so through a few examples we ran on Ubuntu 18.04.

An introduction to the Django Python web app framework

Friday 17th of August 2018 02:11:22 PM
In the first three articles of this four-part series comparing different Python web frameworks, we covered the Pyramid, Flask, and Tornado web frameworks. We've built the same app three times and have finally made our way to Django.read more

How to Install OpenMeetings on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Friday 17th of August 2018 12:57:02 PM
OpenMeetings is an open source web-based application for presenting, online training, web conferencing, collaborative whiteboard drawing and document editing, and user desktop sharing. In this tutorial, we will be going to explain how to install OpenMeetings on Ubuntu 18.04 server.

How to Install and Configure VNC on Ubuntu 18.04

Friday 17th of August 2018 11:42:42 AM
This guide covers the steps necessary for installing and configuring VNC server on a Ubuntu 18.04 system. We will also show you how to securely connect to the VNC server through an SSH tunnel.

Designing your garden with Edraw Max

Friday 17th of August 2018 10:28:22 AM
I watch a lot of BBC Gardeners World, which gives me a lot of inspiration for making changes to my own garden. I tried looking for a free and open source program for designing gardens in the openSUSE package search. The only application that I found was Rosegarden, a MIDI and Audio Sequencer and Notation Editor. Using google, I found Edraw Max, an all-in-one diagram software. This included a Floor planner, including templates for garden design. And there are download options for various Linux distributions, including openSUSE.

How To Setup Latest Oracle OpenJDK On Linux

Friday 17th of August 2018 09:14:01 AM
OpenJDK is an open source version of Java Development Kit and is available on most Linux package repositories. Sadly, the version is quite outdated since Java programs today are compiled for the latest Java Environment (which is now version 10), the package found on most Linux repositories is still in previous stable release ie., v1.8. This article will guide you on how to install the latest OpenJDK on your Linux computer, and how to set its environment variables so you can start right away with your Java project.

Rugged, Linux-friendly embedded PC plugs you into the CANBus

Friday 17th of August 2018 07:59:41 AM
IEI announced an IP40-protected “DRPC-130-AL” DIN-rail computer with an Atom x5-E3930, CANBus, SATA, eMMC, 4x USB 3.0, dual HDMI and GbE, extended temperature support, and shock and vibration resistance. IEI’s fanless DRPC-130-AL may be the quintessential compact industrial embedded PC.

Happy 25th Birthday, Debian!

Friday 17th of August 2018 06:45:21 AM
Today, August 16, 2018, the Debian Project celebrates its 25th anniversary since the late Ian Murdock announced the Debian Linux Release, which is now known as the Debian Project.

What is your favorite Linux window manager?

Friday 17th of August 2018 05:31:01 AM
While many Linux users have a strong preference for a window manager of choice, for those just making their way over from Windows or Mac, it may be hard to understand what a window manager is, or that it's even something you have a choice in. A window manager is the part of your system that dictates how individual application windows look, and how you can interact with, control, and arrange them.read more

MongoDB installation & configuration on RHEL/CentOS

Friday 17th of August 2018 04:16:40 AM
MongoDB is one of the famous , free & open source document oriented No-SQL database server. MongoDB uses JSON like document format to store data in database, rather than using rows & columns, as...

More in Tux Machines

A Look At The Windows vs. Linux Scaling Performance Up To 64 Threads With The AMD 2990WX

This past week we looked at the Windows 10 vs. Linux performance for AMD's just-launched Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX and given the interest from that then ran some Windows Server benchmarks to see if the performance of this 64-thread CPU would be more competitive to Linux. From those Windows vs. Linux tests there has been much speculation that the performance disparity is due to Windows scheduler being less optimized for high core/thread count processors and its NUMA awareness being less vetted than the Linux kernel. For getting a better idea, here are benchmarks of Windows Server 2019 preview versus Ubuntu Linux when testing varying thread/core counts for the AMD Threadripper 2990WX. Toggled via the BIOS was SMT as well as various CCX configurations and each step of the way comparing the Windows Server 2019 Build 17733 performance to that of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS with the Linux 4.18 kernel in various multi-threaded benchmarks supported under both operating systems. Read more

Kernel: RISC-V and Virtual Machine

  • RISC-V's Linux Kernel Support Is Getting Into Good Shape, Userspace Starting To Work
    The RISC-V open-source processor ISA support within the mainline kernel is getting into good shape, just a few releases after this new architecture port was originally added to the Linux Git tree. The RISC-V code for Linux 4.19 includes the ISA-mandated timers and first-level interrupt controllers, which are needed to actually get user-space up and running. Besides the RISC-V first-level interrupt controller, Linux 4.19 also adds support for SiFive's platform-level interrupt controller that interfaces with the actual devices.
  • A Hearty Batch Of KVM Updates Land In Linux 4.19
    There is a lot of new feature work for the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) within the Linux 4.19 kernel.

Kate/KTextEditor Picks Up Many Improvements To Enhance KDE Text Editing

Even with KDE's annual Akademy conference happening this past week in Vienna, KDE development has been going strong especially on the usability front. The Kate text editor and the KTextEditor component within KDE Frameworks 5 have been the largest benefactors of recent improvements. This KDE text editing code now has support for disabling syntax highlighting entirely if preferred. When using syntax highlighting, there have been many KTextEditor enhancements to improve the experience as well as improvements to the highlighting for a variety of languages from JavaScript to YAML to AppArmor files. Read more

KStars v2.9.8 released

KStars 2.9.8 is released for Windows, MacOS, and Linux. It is a hotfix release that contains bug fixes and stability improvements over the last release. Read more Also: KDE Itinerary - How did we get here?