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How to run Python on Ubuntu 20.04

Monday 19th of October 2020 09:14:56 PM
Most Linux distros have Python already installed by default. To check this, open up your terminal and type in python3.6. You will notice that the cursor will change.

Different Types of Kernel for Arch Linux and How to Use Them

Monday 19th of October 2020 07:03:25 PM
You can install a hardened kernel or go with the LTS kernel. Here are various kinds of kernels available for Arch Linux and the steps to use them.

Linux sysadmins: What is your cloud migration strategy?

Monday 19th of October 2020 04:51:53 PM
If you're migrating to the cloud, how far in are you willing to go?

Parted Magic Distro Switches to Xfce Desktop, It’s Now a Full 64-Bit System

Monday 19th of October 2020 02:40:22 PM
Patrick Verner’s commercial Parted Magic live distro for disk partitioning, cloning, rescue and benchmarking received a new important version with some major changes.

C vs. C++ vs. C# Difference

Monday 19th of October 2020 12:28:51 PM
First, there is a low-level programming language and then a high-level programming language. Low-Level Programming language works very close to the hardware and High-Level Programming language works close to human beings.

Open Invention Network adds Microsoft's exFAT to Linux System Definition, Satan spotted throwing snowballs

Monday 19th of October 2020 10:17:20 AM
AOSP 10 also popped into patent non-aggression pact. The Open Invention Network (OIN) has expanded the scope of its Linux System Definition to include the likes of exFAT and Android AOSP 10.…

Gentoo-Based Porteus Kiosk 5.1 Distro Adds Support for EFI-Based HP PCs, Firefox 78.3 ESR

Monday 19th of October 2020 08:05:48 AM
The Gentoo-based Porteus Kiosk 5.1 distribution has been released today for those who want a powerful and secure kiosk operating system to deploy on public access computers or other appliances.

Apollo Lake panel PCs offer 7H hard, IP65 touchscreens

Monday 19th of October 2020 05:54:17 AM
Vecow has released an “MTC-8000 Series” of IP65-protected industrial panel PCs that run Linux or Win 10 on Apollo Lake with 10.1- to 21.5-inch, 16:9 capacitive touchscreens plus SATA and 2x mini-PCIe. In June, Vecow announced an MTC-7000 Series of 10.1- to 21.5-inch panel PCs with 8th Gen Whiskey Lake processors. Now it has followed […]

Linux Lite Users Are the First to Try Linux Kernel 5.9, Here’s How

Monday 19th of October 2020 03:42:46 AM
Once again, users of the Ubuntu-based Linux Lite distribution are the first to be able to install and try the latest and greatest Linux kernel, in this case Linux 5.9.

Manjaro Linux kernel headers installation

Monday 19th of October 2020 01:31:14 AM
A Linux kernel is the core of a Linux distribution and consists of three things: the kernel itself, the kernel's headers, and the kernel's extra modules. The kernel headers are used to define device interfaces. For example, they can be used to compile the module that controls your computer's video card and driver

Build a Kubernetes Minecraft server with Ansibles Helm modules

Sunday 18th of October 2020 11:19:43 PM
One of the best outcomes of Ansible[he]#039[/he]s move towards content collections is it spreads the thousands of modules in Ansible[he]#039[/he]s "core" repository into many more independent repositories. This means movement on issues and modules that had long been delayed (often due to the sheer volume of issues and pull requests in the repo) can progress more rapidly.

Linux Kernel 5.9 Gets First Point Release, It’s Now Marked as “Stable”

Sunday 18th of October 2020 09:08:12 PM
The latest Linux 5.9 kernel series received its first point release, which also marks the branch as “stable” on the kernel.org website and therefore ready for mass adoption.

systemd Free Distro antiX 19.3 Brings Latest Update

Sunday 18th of October 2020 06:56:41 PM
antiX project releases its latest bug-fix, updated version antiX 19.3 based on stable Debian 10 "Buster".

Google’s Dev Board Mini SBC launches for $100

Sunday 18th of October 2020 05:07:49 PM
Seeed has opened $100 pre-orders on Google’s “Coral Dev Board Mini,” which runs Linux on a quad -A35 MediaTek 8167s along with a 4-TOPS Edge TPU. The Mini supplies 2GB LPDDR3, 8GB eMMC, WiFi/BT, micro-HDMI, MIPI-DSI/CSI, 2x Type-C, and 40-pin GPIO. In January, Google announced a stripped down Coral Dev Board Mini version of its […]

Linux Kernel 5.9 Is Now Available for Download, Here’s What’s New

Sunday 18th of October 2020 03:18:57 PM
Linus Torvalds announced today the release and general availability of the Linux kernel 5.9, a major version that introduces various new features and improvements, along with new and updated drivers.

Open Invention Network open-source, non-aggression patents now covers Android and exFAT.

Sunday 18th of October 2020 01:30:05 PM
Open source[he]#039[/he]s main patent protection organization is expanding its reach far beyond just Linux.

Mark Text vs. Typora: Best Markdown Editor For Linux?

Sunday 18th of October 2020 11:41:13 AM
Markdown is a widely used markup language, which is now not only used for creating documentation or notes but also for creating static websites (using Hugo or Jekyll). It is supported by major sites like GitHub, Bitbucket, GitLab, Stack Exchange, and Reddit.

Rescuezilla 2.0, the Swiss Army Knife of System Recovery, Released with Major Changes

Sunday 18th of October 2020 09:52:21 AM
Rescuezilla 2.0 backup and recovery live system has been released today as a major update to this open-source and free fork of the Redo Rescue distro, dubbed as the “Swiss Army Knife of System Recovery.”

Tough little Apollo Lake DIN-railer has optional PoE

Sunday 18th of October 2020 08:03:29 AM
Arbor’s rugged “ARES-5310” DIN-rail computer runs Ubuntu or Win 10 on Apollo Lake and is equipped with 3x GbE ports, including 2x with PoE, plus 4x USB 3.0, 4x serial, up to 32-bit isolated DIO, 2x mini-PCIe, and more. Arbor Technology, which early this year released a trio of Rockchip based embedded systems, is launching […]

Learn Python by creating a video game

Sunday 18th of October 2020 06:14:37 AM
Python is one of the most popular programming languages out there. Whether you want to learn it for work or for fun, it[he]#039[/he]s a powerful and useful language for any purpose. You can create applications to help you with daily tasks, fun games you and your friends can play, scripts to process data, applications to generate or parse information, and much more.

More in Tux Machines

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Tor Browser is fully installed (10.0.2) System upgrade from Debian Buster repos as of October 21, 2020 Update Linux Kernel to 5.9.0-1 Update Thunderbird to 78.3.1-2 Update Tor to 0.4.4.5 Update Youtube-dl to 2020.09.20 Read more

Incremental backup with Butterfly Backup

This article explains how to make incremental or differential backups, with a catalog available to restore (or export) at the point you want, with Butterfly Backup. Read more

Regressions in GNU/Linux Evolution

  • When "progress" is backwards

    Lately I see many developments in the linux FOSS world that sell themselves as progress, but are actually hugely annoying and counter-productive. Counter-productive to a point where they actually cause major regressions, costs, and as in the case of GTK+3 ruin user experience and the possibility that we'll ever enjoy "The year of the Linux desktop". [...] We live in an era where in the FOSS world one constantly has to relearn things, switch to new, supposedly "better", but more bloated solutions, and is generally left with the impression that someone is pulling the rug from below one's feet. Many of the key changes in this area have been rammed through by a small set of decision makers, often closely related to Red Hat/Gnome/freedesktop.org. We're buying this "progress" at a high cost, and one can't avoid asking oneself whether there's more to the story than meets the eye. Never forget, Red Hat and Microsoft (TM) are partners and might even have the same shareholders.

  • When "progress" is backwards

Graphics: Vulkan, Intel and AMD

  • NVIDIA Ships Vulkan Driver Beta With Fragment Shading Rate Control - Phoronix

    This week's Vulkan 1.2.158 spec release brought the fragment shading rate extension to control the rate at which fragments are shaded on a per-draw, per-primitive, or per-region basis. This can be useful similar to OpenGL and Direct3D support for helping to allow different, less important areas of the screen be shaded less than areas requiring greater detail/focus. NVIDIA on Tuesday released the 455.26.02 Linux driver (and 457.00 version for Windows) that adds this fragment shading rate extension.

  • Intel Begins Adding Alder Lake Graphics Support To Their Linux Driver - Phoronix

    Intel has begun adding support for Alderlake-S to their open-source Linux kernel graphics driver. An initial set of 18 patches amounting to just around 300 lines of new kernel code was sent out today for beginning the hardware enablement work on Alderlake-S from the graphics side. Yes, it's only a few hundred lines of new driver code due to Alder Lake leveraging the existing Gen12/Tigerlake support. The Alder Lake driver patches similarly re-use some of the same workarounds and changes as set for the 14nm Rocket Lake processors with Gen12 graphics coming out in Q1.

  • AMD Linux Driver Preparing For A Navi "Blockchain" Graphics Card - Phoronix

    While all eyes are on the AMD Radeon RX 6000 "Big Navi" graphics cards set to be announced next week, it also looks like AMD is preparing for a Navi 1x "Blockchain" graphics card offering given the latest work in their open-source Linux driver. Patches posted today provide support for a new Navi graphics card referred to as the "navi10 blockchain SKU." The Navi 10 part has a device ID of 0x731E. From the AMDGPU Linux kernel driver perspective, the only difference from the existing Navi 10 GPU support is these patches disable the Display Core Next (DCN) and Video Core Next (VCN) support with this new SKU not having any display support.