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IPFire Hardened Linux Firewall Distribution Gets Major Update, Here's What's New

Monday 30th of July 2018 05:46:30 PM
Michael Tremer announced today the release and general availability of a new major update of the professional and hardened Linux firewall distribution known as IPFire.

Extracting and displaying data with awk

Monday 30th of July 2018 04:32:10 PM
If you need to extract data from files, or simply display data in a new way, you need a script. AWK is a scripting language that does exactly that in a straightforward way. AWK (usually written as just "awk") originates from the 1970s and has become a standard feature on any Unix system. Named after its inventors—Aho, Weinberger, and Kernighan—awk can tackle most jobs that you throw at it.read more

Linux Mint 19

Monday 30th of July 2018 03:17:50 PM
Linux Mint is popular with many users as a Windows alternative because the distribution is so down to earth. The creators calmly present meaningful novelties of Linux Mint 19 "Tara", which help in everyday life, such as a timeshift function and auto-updates.

How to Install MariaDB on Ubuntu 18.04

Monday 30th of July 2018 02:03:30 PM
MariaDB is an open source, multi-threaded relational database management system, backward compatible replacement for MySQL. In this tutorial we will show you two different methods on how to install MariaDB on your Ubuntu 18.04 machine.

How to use VS Code for your Python projects

Monday 30th of July 2018 12:49:10 PM
Visual Studio Code, or VS Code, is an open source code editor that also includes tools for building and debugging an application. With the Python extension enabled, vscode becomes a great working environment for any Python developer. This article shows you which extensions are useful, and how to configure VS Code to get the most out of […]

DataStax Getting Ready For IPO Targeting $46B Database Market

Monday 30th of July 2018 10:23:37 AM
Can you build a business around open source software? You don't have to look much further than RedHat or Cloudera to know that the answer is yes. If the company is run right, it can take customers from established players and grow to the point where it's poised to go public.

Dell XPS 13 now ships with Ubuntu 18.04 Linux

Monday 30th of July 2018 07:32:04 AM
Want a top-flight laptop with a high-end Linux pre-installed? Then you'll want to check out Dell's latest XPS 13.

How to Delete the Rubbish Bin Icon from the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and 18.10 Desktop

Monday 30th of July 2018 04:40:31 AM
For those wanting to have a super clean Ubuntu desktop at all times, we are going to teach you guys how to delete the Rubbish Bin or Trash icon from the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS or the upcoming Ubuntu 18.10 operating systems.

7 Best Arduino Projects To Do In Summer

Monday 30th of July 2018 01:48:58 AM
The free time of summer vacations or continuous hours is for many an ideal time to start more complex or long projects associated with some of their passions. If Arduino is among your interests and you want to reinforce your maker spirit, we propose 7 Arduino projects to do in summer.

Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Released, Available to Download Now

Sunday 29th of July 2018 10:57:25 PM
Canonical announced today the first point release of the long-term supported Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) operating system series, which will be supported for five years with security and software updates.

What's the cost of feature flags?

Sunday 29th of July 2018 08:05:52 PM
In a previous article, Deploying new releases: Feature flags or rings?, I introduced feature flags and ring-based deployments, both enablers for the DevOps practice of progressive exposure.read more

7 Essential and Practical Usage of Paste Command in Linux

Sunday 29th of July 2018 05:14:19 PM
Learn how to use the paste utility on practical examples to merge text files, and discover a couple of tricks and pitfalls of that command at the same time.

UniverCity, an isometric university management game arrives in Early Access next month, developed on Linux

Sunday 29th of July 2018 03:07:57 PM
When I reached out to the developer of UniverCity, just to confirm Linux support was in I didn't get a reply I expected.

Weekend Reading: Raspberry Pi Projects

Sunday 29th of July 2018 01:13:35 PM
The Raspberry Pi has been very popular among hobbyists and educators ever since its launch in 2011. It’s a credit-card-sized single-board computer with a Broadcom BCM 2835 SoC, 256MB to 512MB of RAM, USB ports, GPIO pins, Ethernet, HDMI out, camera header and an SD card slot. The most attractive aspects of the Raspberry Pi are its low cost of $35 and large user community following.

Better on the cloud: IoT, Big Data, and AI

Sunday 29th of July 2018 11:19:13 AM
Just a few years ago, companies used innovation and digital transformation mostly to differentiate themselves and to stay competitive. The dramatic growth in digital technologies and cloud computing over the last couple of years has since changed this mindset.

openSUSE Tumbleweed Users Get Latest KDE Goodies, LibreOffice 6.1 Office Suite

Sunday 29th of July 2018 09:24:51 AM
The openSUSE Project announced today that users of the openSUSE Tumbleweed rolling operating system series received all the latest Open Source software releases and GNU/Linux technologies.

OSCON at 19, Open Source at 20, Linux at 27

Sunday 29th of July 2018 07:30:29 AM
Now that Linux has achieved World Domination, seems it has nothing but friends. Big ones.

Three Graphical Clients for Git on Linux

Sunday 29th of July 2018 05:36:07 AM
Those that develop on Linux are likely familiar with Git. With good reason. Git is one of the most widely used and recognized version control systems on the planet. And for most, Git use tends to lean heavily on the terminal. After all, much of your development probably occurs at the command line, so why not interact with Git in the same manner?

Lubuntu To No Longer Target Older Computers

Sunday 29th of July 2018 03:41:45 AM
Lubuntu is no longer a low system requirements Linux distribution for older computers.

How to Mount an ISO File in Linux

Sunday 29th of July 2018 01:47:23 AM
ISO files are a common way of shipping software installers and storing data. Mounting an ISO file on Linux is simple, whether you use your desktop or the CLI.

More in Tux Machines

4 Neat New GTK Themes for Your Linux Desktop

The new Yaru/Communitheme theme might be the talk of the Ubuntu town right now, but it’s not the only decent desktop theme out there. If you want to give your Linux desktop a striking new look ahead of the autumn then the following quad-pack of quality GTK themes might help you out. Don’t be put off by the fact you will need to manually install these skins; it’s pretty to install GTK themes on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS above, providing you set hidden folders to show (Ctrl + H) in Nautilus first. Read more Also: Getting Things GNOME

Python wriggles onward without its head

At the third annual PyBay Conference in San Francisco over the weekend, Python aficionados gathered to learn new tricks and touch base with old friends. Only a month earlier, Python creator Guido van Rossum said he would step down as BDFL – benevolent dictator for life – following a draining debate over the addition of a new way to assign variables within an expression (PEP 572). But if any bitterness about the proposal politics lingered, it wasn't evident among attendees. Raymond Hettinger, a Python core developer, consultant and speaker, told The Register that the retirement of Python creator Guido van Rossum hasn't really changed things. "It has not changed the tenor of development yet," he said. "Essentially, [Guido] presented us with a challenge for self-government. And at this point we don't have any active challenges or something controversial to resolve." Read more

Today in Techrights

today's leftovers

  • How to Install R on Ubuntu 18.04
  • How to Install HTTP Git Server with Nginx on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
  • Everything You Need to Know about Linux Containers, Part I: Linux Control Groups and Process Isolation
  • Robert Roth: Five or More GSoC
  • Adventures with NVMe, part 2
    A few days ago I asked people to upload their NVMe “cns” data to the LVFS. So far, 643 people did that, and I appreciate each and every submission. I promised I’d share my results, and this is what I’ve found:
  • The Next Challenge For Fwupd / LVFS Is Supporting NVMe SSD Firmware Updates
    With UEFI BIOS updating now working well with the Fwupd firmware updating utility and Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS) for distributing these UEFI update capsules, Richard Hughes at Red Hat is next focusing on NVMe solid-state drives for being able to ship firmware updates under Linux. Hughes is in the early stages at looking to support NVMe firmware updates via LVFS/fwupd. Currently he is hoping for Linux users with NVMe drives to send in the id-ctrl identification data on your drives to him. This data will be useful so he knows what drives/models are most popular but also for how the firmware revision string is advertised across drives and vendors.
  • [Older] Language, Networking Packages Get Updates in Tumbleweed
    There were two openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots this past week that mostly focused on language and network packages. The Linux Kernel also received an update a couple days ago to version 4.17.13. The packages in the 20180812 Tumbleweed snapshot brought fixes in NetworkManager-applet 1.8.16, which also modernized the package for GTK 3 use in preparations for GTK 4. The free remote desktop protocol client had its third release candidate for freerdp 2.0.0 where it improved automatic reconnects, added Wave2 support and fixed automount issues. More network device card IDs for the Intel 9000 series were added in kernel 4.17.13. A jump from libstorage-ng 4.1.0 to version 4.1.10 brought several translations and added unit test for probing xen xvd devices. Two Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures fixes were made with the update in postgresql 10.5. Several rubygem packages were updated to versions 5.2.1 including rubygem-rails 5.2.1, which makes the master.key file read-only for the owner upon generation on POSIX-compliant systems. Processing XML and HTML with python-lxml 4.2.4 should have fewer crashes thanks to a fix of sporadic crashes during garbage collection when parse-time schema validation is used and the parser participates in a reference cycle. Several YaST packages receive updates including a new ServiceWidget to manage the service status with yast2-ftp-server 4.1.3 as well with yast2-http-server, yast2-slp-server and yast2-squid 4.1.0 versions.
  • Red Hat Inc Risk Points versus Technology
  • 10 Efficient Raspberry Add-ons To Enhance Performance - Part 8
    Sometimes you may find yourself in great need to improve the functionality of your Raspberry Pi. There is a good chance your Raspberry does not support the functionality you want. There is also a chance that it supports your dream functionality but with the help of an external tool. An add-on in other words. It is pretty obvious that your dream add-on exists in the market or someone somewhere is cracking an algorithm to build. Never mind, here we compile a list of the best add-ons to get for your Raspberry in 2018.
  • Secure Email Service Tutanota sees F-Droid Release
    Back in February, I reviewed an email provider called Tutanota. If you read the article, you will remember that I thought very highly of the service. In my eyes, there were very few downsides to using the encrypted mail service, one of them being that you couldn’t use third-party email clients like Thunderbird for desktop computers or K-9 Mail for mobile devices.
  • Motorola Announces Android Pie Updates for 8 smartphones excluding Moto E5 & G5
  • How To Unsend Emails On Gmail For Android?
  • Nerd Knobs and Open Source in Network Software
    Tech is commoditizing. I've talked about this before; I think networking is commoditizing at the device level, and the days of appliance-based networking are behind us. But are networks themselves a commodity? Not any more than any other system. We are running out of useful features, so vendors are losing feature differentiation. This one is going to take a little longer… When I first started in network engineering, the world was multiprotocol, and we had a lot of different transports. For instance, we took cases on IPX, VIP, Appletalk, NetBios, and many other protocols. These all ran on top of Ethernet, T1, Frame, ATM, FDDI, RPR, Token Ring, ARCnet, various sorts of serial links ... The list always felt a little too long, to me. Today we have IPv4, IPv6, and MPLS on top of Ethernet, pretty much. All transports are framed as Ethernet, and all upper layer protocol use some form of IP. MPLS sits in the middle as the most common "transport enhancer." The first thing to note is that space across which useful features can be created is considerably smaller than it used to be.
  • Meetings that make people happy: Myth or magic?
    People tend to focus on the technical elements of meeting prep: setting the objective(s), making the agenda, choosing a place and duration, selecting stakeholders, articulating a timeline, and so on. But if you want people to come to a meeting ready to fully engage, building trust is mission-critical, too. If you need people to engage in your meetings, then you're likely expecting people to come ready to share their creativity, problem-solving, and innovation ideas.
  • Building microprocessor architectures on open-source hardware and software
     

    "The real freedom you get from open source projects is much more, and more important than the fact that you don't have to pay for it," Frank Gürkaynak, Director of ETHZ's Microelectronics Design Center, writes in an article posted on All About Circuits. "Researchers can take what we provide and freely change it for their experiments. Startup companies can build on what we provide as a starting point and concentrate their time and energy on the actual innovations they want to provide. And people who are disturbed by various attacks on their systems [1, 2] have the chance to look inside and know what exactly is in their system."

  • Create DIY music box cards with Punchbox
    That first time almost brought tears to my eyes. Mozart, sweetly, gently playing on the most perfect little music box. Perfectly! No errors in timing or pitch. Thank you, open source—without Mido, Svgwrite, PyYAML, and Click, this project wouldn't have been possible.
  • Fund Meant to Protect Elections May Be Too Little, Too Late
    The Election Assistance Commission, the government agency charged with distributing federal funds to support elections, released a report Tuesday detailing how each state plans to spend a total of $380 million in grants allocated to improve and secure their election systems. But even as intelligence officials warn of foreign interference in the midterm election, much of the money is not expected to be spent before Election Day. The EAC expects states to spend their allotted money within two to three years and gives them until 2023 to finish spending it. Election experts have expressed skepticism that the money will be enough to modernize election equipment and secure it against state-sponsored cyber threats.