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How to encrypt a USB Drive on Linux Operating System?

Sunday 8th of April 2018 01:33:13 AM
Learn to encrypt an external USB Drive and how you can mount it on your filesystem.

What’s New in Enso OS 0.2.1

Saturday 7th of April 2018 11:38:51 PM
Enso OS 0.2.1 is the latest release of Enso Linux Distribution 0.2 series. This release features Xfce 4.12 series as default desktop environment, include the Panther application launcher, which it can resizing itself on change of the screen resolution and Plank dock installed by default.

RISC-V Silicon Startup Raises $50.6 Million and Inks Western Digital Deal

Saturday 7th of April 2018 09:44:29 PM
SiFive works to monetize open source CPU architecture by helping customers design and bring to market their own custom chips.

How to Install Couch CMS on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Saturday 7th of April 2018 07:50:07 PM
Couch CMS is a free, open source and simple Content Management System that can be used to design beautiful websites without any knowledge of PHP. In this tutorial, we will learn how to install Couch CMS on Ubuntu 16.04.

This is What Ubuntu 18.04 Would Have Looked Like with the New Community Theme

Saturday 7th of April 2018 05:55:45 PM
Take a look at what the Ubuntu Community Theme, Communitheme, looks like and how to install it.

Embedded kiosk systems offer a choice of Kaby Lake, Skylake, and Braswell

Saturday 7th of April 2018 04:01:23 PM
Nexcom has launched a line of Linux-ready “Intelligent Kiosk IKS Series” embedded PCs based on Intel 6th Gen, 7th Gen, and Braswell chips with a modular design that offers mini-PCIe and M.2 expansion.

This Week in Open Source News: Dominating Themes at ONS, OpenContrail Evolves into Tungsten Fabric & More

Saturday 7th of April 2018 02:07:01 PM
This week in Linux and open source news, Juniper Network's OpenContrail is rebranded as a Linux Foundation project, the FierceTelecom Senior Editor reviews dominant themes at ONS North America 2018 & more!

12 Git tips for Git's 12th birthday

Saturday 7th of April 2018 12:12:39 PM
Git, the distributed revision-control system that's become the default tool for source code control in the open source world, turns 12 on April 7. One of the more frustrating things about using Git is how much you need to know to use it effectively. This can also be one of the more awesome things about using Git, because there's nothing quite like discovering a new tip or trick that can streamline or improve your more

Lawmakers press Linux on security of open-source software

Saturday 7th of April 2018 10:18:17 AM
Republican leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee are pressing the nonprofit Linux Foundation on how the tech community can better mitigate vulnerabilities in open-source software.

2-Minute Linux Tip: Learn how to use the contrab command

Saturday 7th of April 2018 08:23:55 AM
Unfamiliar with the contrab command? This short video shows you how to use the tool to schedule tasks that will run automatically on the day and time that you specify.

Creating Virtual Disks Using Linux Command Line

Saturday 7th of April 2018 06:29:33 AM
Linux is indeed a great system with excellent tools at our disposal. There are lots of things that can be achieved using the terminal. One such activity is creating virtual hard drives. Your Linux system should already have the tools required to do this without the need for virtual machine software.

How to set up a MegaRAID SAS 9361-8i controller card on an OpenPOWER system

Saturday 7th of April 2018 04:35:11 AM
The purpose of this article is to provide information about the Broadcom MegaRAID SAS 9361-8i controller card. The article outlines how to set up the controller card on an OpenPOWER system and describes the features and advantages of using this controller card.

Linux sdiff Command Tutorial for Beginners (6 Examples)

Saturday 7th of April 2018 02:40:49 AM
Here at HowtoForge, we have already discussed multiple command line utilities that are focused on finding file differences. But there are several more such tools, and in this tutorial, we will discuss on such command dubbed sdiff using some easy to understand examples.

Use restic on Fedora for encrypted backups

Saturday 7th of April 2018 01:26:28 AM
Restic is a fast, efficient, free and open source backup application that secures your data with AES-256 encryption. Restic also utilizes deduplication to help conserve backup space. Additionally, Restic is compatible with most major cloud providers. This tutorial walks through installing Restic on Fedora and setting up backups to a cloud storage provider.

Easy guide to install NGINX server & configuring Virtual hosts (Server Blocks)

Saturday 7th of April 2018 12:12:08 AM
Nginx is a great alternative to apache & has been gaining popularity in recent times. Though Nginx has been known to being a web server with less modules/add-ons & more complex settings than apache but if you are hosting a single website that you want to work at fast speed, than Nginx is right fit for you.

Valve Says It's Committed to Make Linux and SteamOS a Great Place for Gaming

Friday 6th of April 2018 10:57:48 PM
Valve has addressed the exaggerated disappearance of the Steam Machines section from the Steam Store that some users noticed last week, confirming Steam Machines, nor SteamOS and Linux support.

Revolutionizing old businesses with new clouds

Friday 6th of April 2018 09:43:28 PM
Old business models are being turned upside-down by new cloud-based technologies. Hotels will never be the same after Airbnb arrived and the taxi industry as we've known it may not survive Lyft and Uber. Other industries are more resistant to the cloud. One example is insurance.

Mozilla Brings Firefox to Augmented and Virtual Reality

Friday 6th of April 2018 08:29:08 PM
Today, we primarily access the Internet through our phones, tablets and computers. But how will the world access the web in five years, or in ten years, and how will the web itself grow and change?

3 pitfalls everyone should avoid with hybrid multicloud

Friday 6th of April 2018 07:14:47 PM
We[he]#039[/he]re all told the cloud is the way to ensure a digital future for our businesses. But which cloud? From cloud to hybrid cloud to hybrid multi-cloud, you need to make choices, and these choices don[he]#039[/he]t preclude the daily work of enhancing your customers[he]#039[/he] experience or agile delivery of the applications they need.

Why I love ARM and PowerPC

Friday 6th of April 2018 06:00:27 PM
Recently I[he]#039[/he]ve been asked why I mention ARM and PowerPC so often on my blogs and in my tweets. I have two answers: one is personal, the other technical.

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While Dell is mostly known as a Windows PC manufacturer, the company is also a big proponent of Linux. Its "Developer Edition" models can be configured with Ubuntu, for instance. Of course, despite this branding, non-developers can buy them too. The XPS 13 "Developer Edition" in particular is a svelte machine that should make many home Linux users very happy. In addition to home users, Dell manufactures solid business-class mobile workstations, and the company recently announced four such Linux-powered models. These Precision "Developer Edition" laptops run Ubuntu and are RHEL certified. One of these notebooks, the Precision 3530, is available today, while the other three will be available soon. Read more

Librem 13: A few problems

I bought my old Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon (1st gen.) when I entered grad school for my Master's program, in 2012. And after six years, the Thinkpad still ran well, but it was getting old, so I figured it was time for a change. I went back and forth about what kind of system should replace my laptop. I don't travel that much, so I figured a desktop would be better. And I could get a bigger screen. After going back and forth on the decision, I decided to get a laptop. I don't often travel with a laptop, but when I do, I prefer to use my primary system so I don't have to keep things synced. Of course, I wanted my system to run Linux. Purism is aimed at the Linux laptop market, and I wanted to support that. So I bought a Librem 13. I've had it now for about a week, and I love it now. But I'll be honest, I didn't love it right out of the box. I'd like to note two issues for folks who are thinking about getting a Librem laptop, so you aren't surprised like I was. Read more

Linux 4.17-rc7

So this week wasn't as calm as the previous weeks have been, but despite that I suspect this is the last rc. This week we had the whole "spectre v4" thing, and yes, the fallout from that shows up as part of the patch and commit log. But it's not actually dominant: the patch is pretty evenly one third arch updates, one third networking updates, and one third "rest". The arch updates are largely - although not exclusively - spectre v4. The networking stuff is mostly network drivers, but there's some core networking too. And "the rest" is just that - misc drivers (rdma, gpu, other), documentation, some vfs, vm, bpf, tooling.. The bulk of it is really pretty trivial one-liners, and nothing looks particularly scary. Let's see how next week looks, but if nothing really happens I suspect we can make do without an rc8. Shortlog appended as usual. Go out and test. Read more