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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 Enters Beta with Security and Performance Improvements

Thursday 25th of January 2018 11:21:19 PM
Red Hat Inc. has announced the general availability of the beta release of their upcoming Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 operating system, due for release early this spring.

diff -u: in-Kernel DRM Support

Thursday 25th of January 2018 10:06:59 PM
A look at what's new in kernel development.Welcome to the new diff -u! We're experimenting with a shorter, more frequent, single-subject format for this feature, which also may evolve over time. Let us know what you think in the comments below.

Keep Accurate Time on Linux with NTP

Thursday 25th of January 2018 08:52:39 PM
How to keep the correct time and keep your computers synchronized without abusing time servers, using NTP and systemd.

How to resolve permission denied Linux error

Thursday 25th of January 2018 07:38:19 PM
This article will teach you quickly what is permission denied Linux error. And also what ways you can avoid permission denied error in Linux.

Linux whereis Command Explained for Beginners (5 Examples)

Thursday 25th of January 2018 06:23:59 PM
Sometimes, while working on the command line, we just need to quickly find out the location of the binary file for a command. Yes, the find command is an option in this case, but it's a bit time consuming and will likely produce some non-desired results as well. There's a specific command that's designed for this purpose: whereis.

A step-by-step guide to Git

Thursday 25th of January 2018 05:05:18 PM
If you've never used Git, you may be nervous about it. There's nothing to worry about—just follow along with this step-by-step getting-started guide, and you will soon have a new Git repository hosted on GitHub.read more

How to Install and Configure LibreNMS on Ubuntu 16.04

Thursday 25th of January 2018 03:50:58 PM
In this tutorial we will show you how to install and configure LibreNMS on Ubuntu 16.04. LibreNMS is free and open source auto-discovering network monitoring tool based on PHP/MYSQL/SNMP. It’s a featured network monitoring...

7 awesome new Inkscape features and how to use them

Thursday 25th of January 2018 02:36:38 PM
Open source creatives were rewarded in 2017 with the first major new release of Inkscape since 2015. Inkscape 0.92 was released in January last year with a couple of subsequent updates. The current stable version is 0.92.2, released on August 7, 2017."Version 0.92.2?" you might ask. "That's an odd version number. Why is it less than 1?"read more

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 Enters Beta Improving Compliance Capabilties

Thursday 25th of January 2018 01:22:17 PM
Red Hat released the beta version of its flagship Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 (RHEL) server operating system on Jan. 24 providing an early look at multiple new features that will become generally available later this year.

Plex VR, Firefox 58.0, SteamOS and More

Thursday 25th of January 2018 12:07:57 PM
News briefs for January 24, 2018. Plex is now VR-ready for Google Daydream-supported devices, available for free starting today from the GooglePlay Store.

Top 4 open source alternatives to Google Analytics

Thursday 25th of January 2018 10:53:37 AM
If you have a website or run an online business, collecting data on where your visitors or customers come from, where they land on your site, and where they leave is vital. Why? That information can help you better target your products and services, and beef up the pages that are turning people away.To gather that kind of information, you need a web analytics tool.read more

Get ready to use Linux containers

Thursday 25th of January 2018 09:39:17 AM
One of the most exciting things to happen in the Linux world in the past few years is the emergence of containers — self-contained Linux environments that live inside another OS and provide a way to package and isolate applications. Joe Brockmeier, a senior evangelist at Red Hat, explains the benefits of containers on Linux, how they work and how to prepare to use them.

How to Install Nginx with PHP + MySQL (LEMP) on Debian 9

Thursday 25th of January 2018 08:24:57 AM
This tutorial shows the installation of a Nginx web server on Debian 9 together with MySQL or MariaDB as database, PHP 7 and free Let's encrypt SSL certificate. Nginx web server is known for its stability, rich feature set, simple configuration, and low resource consumption.

What is Linux sticky bit and how to set Linux sticky bit.

Thursday 25th of January 2018 07:10:37 AM
Sticky bit is an special permission on files as well as on the directories. Whenever you set Linux sticky bit on directory there will be a special restriction on the directory and files. This article will quickly guide you about Linux Sticky bit. Also it will guide you about how to set Linux sticky bit.

Threading in Python

Thursday 25th of January 2018 05:56:17 AM
Threads can provide concurrency, even if they're not truly parallel. In this article, I focus on one of those forms that has a reputation for being particularly frustrating for many developers: threading. I explore the ways you can use threads in Python and the limitations the language puts upon you when doing so.

LimeSDR Mini/RPi Zero mashup may be worlds smallest DVB transmitter

Thursday 25th of January 2018 04:41:56 AM
Lime Microsystems anounced an open source prototype hack that combines a LimeSDR Mini board, a Raspberry Pi Zero, and a PiCam, and is billed as one of the world’s smallest DVB (digital video broadcasting) transmitters.

Google Chrome 64 Rolls Out to Desktops with Meltdown and Spectre Patches

Thursday 25th of January 2018 03:27:36 AM
Google has promoted its Chrome 64 web browser to the stable channel today for Linux, Mac, and Windows platforms, finally bringing the patches for the Meltdown and Spectre timing attacks.

Migrating to Linux: The Command Line

Thursday 25th of January 2018 02:13:16 AM
New to Linux? Learn how to easily list, move, and edit files at the command line in this tutorial...

How to install PHP (7 or 7.2) on Ubuntu

Thursday 25th of January 2018 12:58:55 AM
Detailed instructions on how to install and configure PHP 7 and PHP 7.2 on Ubuntu. PHP 7.2 is the latest stable release.

Moving to Linux from dated Windows machines

Wednesday 24th of January 2018 11:44:35 PM
Every day, while working in the marketing department at ONLYOFFICE, I see Linux users discussing our office productivity software on the internet. Our products are popular among Linux users, which made me curious about using Linux as an everyday work tool. My old Windows XP-powered computer was an obstacle to performance, so I started reading about Linux systems (particularly Ubuntu) and decided to try it out as an experiment. Two of my colleagues joined me.read more

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How Linux became my job

I've been using open source since what seems like prehistoric times. Back then, there was nothing called social media. There was no Firefox, no Google Chrome (not even a Google), no Amazon, barely an internet. In fact, the hot topic of the day was the new Linux 2.0 kernel. The big technical challenges in those days? Well, the ELF format was replacing the old a.out format in binary Linux distributions, and the upgrade could be tricky on some installs of Linux. Read more

Linux 4.16-rc2

It's been a quiet week, and rc2 is out. I take the fairly quiet rc be a good sign for 4.16, but honestly, rc2 is often fairly calm. That's probably because people are taking a breather after the merge window, but also simply because it might take a while to find any issues. But let's be optimistic, and just assume - at least for now - that it's because all is well. The diffstat is fairly odd, but that often happens with small rc's just because then just a couple of pulls will skew things easily in one or two directions. This time the patch is about one third architecture updates (arm64, x86, powerpc), one third tooling (mostly 'perf') and one third "rest". And yes, the bulk of that rest is drivers (gpu, nvme, sound, misc), but those drivers are still distinctly *not* the bulk of the whole patch. Go out and test, it all looks fine. Read more Also: Linux 4.16-rc2 Kernel Released

OpenStreetMap in IkiWiki and Why OpenStreetMap is in Serious Trouble

  • OSM in IkiWiki
    Since about 15 years ago, I have been thinking of creating a geo-referenced wiki of pubs, with loads of structured data to help searching. I don't know if that would be useful for anybody else, but I know I would use it! Sadly, the many times I started coding something towards that goal, I ended blocked by something, and I keep postponing my dream project.
  • Why OpenStreetMap is in Serious Trouble
    That said, while I still believe in the goals of OpenStreetMap, I feel the OpenStreetMap project is currently unable to fulfill that mission due to poor technical decisions, poor political decisions, and a general malaise in the project. I'm going to outline in this article what I think OpenStreetMap has gotten wrong. It's entirely possible that OSM will reform and address the impediments to its success- and I hope it does. We need a Free as in Freedom geographic dataset.

Linux KPI-Based DRM Modules Now Working On FreeBSD 11

Thanks to work done by Hans Petter Selasky and others, this drm-next-kmod port is working on FreeBSD 11 stable. What's different with this package from the ports collection versus the ported-from-Linux Direct Rendering Modules found within the FreeBSD 11 kernel is that these DRM modules are using the linuxkpi interface. Read more