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Canta Is An Amazing Material Design GTK Theme

Friday 6th of April 2018 04:46:07 PM
Canta is a complete Material Design theme. It uses pastel colors in a beautiful blend, with round buttons, tabs, and corners. The theme comes with 12 variants, including Dark and Light, for GTK+ 3 and GTK+ 2, and it supports multiple GTK-based desktop environments, including GNOME, Unity, Budgie, Pantheon, Xfce, and MATE.

Symantec may violate Linux GPL in Norton Core Router

Friday 6th of April 2018 03:31:46 PM
A top Linux security programmer, Matthew Garrett, has discovered Linux in Symantec[he]#039[/he]s Norton Core Router. It appears Symantec has violated the GPL by not releasing its router[he]#039[/he]s source code.

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Final Beta Released, Available for Download Now

Friday 6th of April 2018 02:17:26 PM
Canonical released today the beta development version (a.k.a. Final Beta) of its upcoming Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) operating system, along with the second beta for opt-in flavors.

Mainstream academia embraces open source hardware

Friday 6th of April 2018 01:03:06 PM
Twenty years ago, even staunch proponents of free and open source software like Richard Stallman questioned the social imperative for free hardware designs. Academics had barely started to consider the concept; the number of papers coming out annually on the topic were less than could be counted on someone[he]#039[/he]s fingers.

Submitting my first patch to the Linux kernel

Friday 6th of April 2018 11:48:46 AM
I started using Linux three years ago while attending university, and I was fascinated to discover a different desktop environment. My professor introduced me to the Ubuntu operating system, and I decided to dual-boot it along with Windows on my laptop the same day.

YouTube Console Music Player With Playlists Support: mps-youtube

Friday 6th of April 2018 10:47:14 AM
If you're looking for a lightweight YouTube player, look no more! mps-youtube can play music from YouTube entirely in a console, though optionally, it can play the video as well, using mplayer or mpv.

How to Install and Dual-Boot Ubuntu on Mac

Friday 6th of April 2018 09:45:42 AM
It is easy to dual boot Ubuntu on Mac. There might be some problems with the bootloader, but it can be overcome easily. Here are the steps to install and dual boot Ubuntu on Mac.

SSH Port Forwarding on Linux

Friday 6th of April 2018 08:44:10 AM
SSH Port forwarding is used to forward ports between a local and a remote Linux machine using SSH protocol. It is mainly used to encrypt connections to different applications. Even if that application doesn’t support SSL encryption, SSH port forwarding can create a secure connection. You can even use port forwarding to expose a machine to the internet without an internet routable IP address, so that you can access it remotely and securely. There are many more uses of SSH port forwarding. There are mainly two types of SSH port forwarding. Local port forwarding and remote port forwarding. In this article I will show you how to do port forwarding on Linux.

How to Install Ansible AWX on CentOS 7

Friday 6th of April 2018 07:35:59 AM
In this tutorial, I will show you how to install Ansible AWX from RPM files on CentOS 7. Ansible AWX is the OpenSource version of the Ansible Tower software.

Subutai Blockchain Router v2.0, NixOS New Release, Slimbook Curve and More

Friday 6th of April 2018 06:21:38 AM
News briefs for April 5, 2018.

Tackling L33t-Speak

Friday 6th of April 2018 05:07:18 AM
My daughter and I were bantering with each other via text message this morning as we oftendo, and I dropped into a sort of mock "leet speak". She wasn'timpressed, but it got me thinking about formulaic substitutions in languageand how they represent interesting programming challenges.

Weekly Command: processing JSON with jq

Friday 6th of April 2018 03:52:58 AM
The command of this week is jq, a flexible tool to process and manipulate JSON input. Before we start, let me say that a blog post can’t do justice to jq without turning into a full manual. If you are eager to learn more, head to the resources section.

Best Free Web Application Firewalls – Add an External Security Layer

Friday 6th of April 2018 02:38:38 AM
A web application firewall (WAF) is a type of application firewall that lets you see and analyze HTTP traffic to and from a web application. Let’s explore our recommended WAFs. They all run on regular PCs – no proprietary hardware is needed.

Want to profit from your underused servers? Overlook has an idea

Friday 6th of April 2018 01:24:18 AM
Containers and private clouds make it easier than ever to make the most from your datacenter's resources. But there are still times your servers are just sitting there, blinking their lights. Overclock, a start-up cloud vendor using Kubernetes, has a notion on how you can profit from your idle servers while helping other companies in need of inexpensive compute.

Rugged 3.5-inch SBC gives you choice of Kaby or Skylake U-series

Friday 6th of April 2018 12:09:58 AM
IEI’s 3.5-inch “Wafer-ULT3/ULT4” SBC runs on Intel 6th or 7th Gen Core U-series CPUs, and offers triple display support, SATA III, 2x GbE, 4x USB 3.0, 2x mini-PCIe, and -20 to 60°C support. IEI has launched a 3.5-inch SBC called the Wafer-ULT3/ULT4 that features Intel’s dual-core U-series processors including Skylake Core or Celeron (ULT3) or Kaby Lake Core (ULT4) chips.

Linux Package Managers

Thursday 5th of April 2018 10:55:38 PM
We’ll compare different Linux Package Managers. Between all Linux distributions, one of the things they share is the need to be able to install new software packages onto the system.

Getting started with Vagrant

Thursday 5th of April 2018 09:41:18 PM
If you're like me, you probably have a "sandbox" somewhere, a place where you hack on whatever projects you're working on. Over time, the sandbox will get crufty and cluttered with bits and pieces of ideas, toolchain elements, code modules you aren't using, and other stuff you don't need. When you finish something, this can complicate your deployment, because you may be unsure of the actual dependencies of your project—you've had some tool in your sandbox for so long that you forget it must be installed.read more

SSH server: Restrict SSH access on Linux

Thursday 5th of April 2018 08:26:58 PM
SSH is easily the most used service when it comes to Linux server. With SSH, we can easily connect to a Linux system remotely with ease. And since it’s used so often & installed...

Open Source Accounting Program GnuCash 3.0 Released With a New CSV Importer Tool Rewritten in C++

Thursday 5th of April 2018 07:12:37 PM
The Open source Accounting Software, GnuCash has just released its version 3.0 with many new features. Checkout the new features and improvements in GnuCash 3.0

Who really owns an open project?

Thursday 5th of April 2018 05:58:17 PM
Differences in organizational design don't necessarily make some organizations better than others—just better suited to different purposes. Any style of organization must account for its models of ownership (the way tasks get delegated, assumed, executed) and responsibility (the way accountability for those tasks gets distributed and enforced). Conventional organizations and open organizations treat these issues differently, however, and those difference can be jarring for anyone hopping transitioning from one organizational model to another.read more

More in Tux Machines

Doxyqml 0.4.0

After almost two years, here comes a new version of Doxyqml, the QML filter for Doxygen. This new version adds a new command-line option: --namespace to wrap the generated C++ in a namespace, and makes the parser more robust. Nothing ground-breaking, but some nice changes nevertheless. What's interesting with this project is that I don't use it these days, but it still receives contributions from time to time. This puts me in the unusual position (for me) where most of my contributions to the project are reviewing code, cleaning things, a bit of infrastructure (I just added code coverage checks: 88%, not too bad) and release management. Surprisingly, I like doing this, I am happy to see this little tool remains useful enough that others keep it alive. Read more

Plasma 5.12.5, Applications 18.04.1 and Frameworks 5.46.0 by KDE now available in Chakra

On your next system upgrade you will receive all the latest versions of KDE’s Plasma, Applications and Frameworks, in addition to several other package updates. For more details and the full changelogs on KDE’s software releases, you can read the official announcements: Plasma 5.12.5 Applications 18.04.1 Frameworks 5.46.0 Other noteworthy package updates include wine 3.8, skypeforlinux 8.20.0.9 and pypy 6.0.0. Read more

SMTube review - Your train to Youtube

It's a no brainer. On the desktop, you go online, and you open a tab and you load Youtube, and then you play clips. But then, on mobile devices, you have dedicated applications, which usually offer a somewhat more efficient media experience. So, on the desktop, it's the browser way or the ... SMTube way? SMTube is a cross-platform Youtube player, which allows you to search and play videos from the popular media platform, with some additional search tweaks and filters, and extra download options, all this from the desktop, without having to keep a browser tab open. It's a convenient tool to use, and with the recent rewrite, it actually works, and it works fairly well. I decided to test to see what gives. [...] SMTube looks like a nice tool. It is not strictly necessary or needed, but it does allow you to have Youtube open and playing, even if you're not currently using your browser, i.e. you can use it like any other media player. This is nice, plus you get a clean and intuitive interface, decent search and filter options, and it's easy to change settings and configure additional players. You also have the option to download clips. I don't know where SMTube stands when it comes to Google, Youtube, but ordinary users will surely appreciate the extra flexibility they get with a media player rather than just a browser tab. Of course, you're not signed in, you don't get recommendations, comments or playlists, and such, so I guess there are benefits to going directly to Youtube. But if you're only after what Youtube can play without any socializing, SMTube is an excellent choice. It's had a rough ride, it never quite fully worked for me in my various distro reviews, but this new version is stable, robust and works well. At the very least, it's worth testing. Choo choo. Read more

GNOME Development/Developers

  • Nautilus Ability To Launch Binaries Or Scripts To Be Reverted, Might Be Implemented Differently
    It looks like the decision to remove the ability to run binaries and scripts from Nautilus file manager will be reverted. The change comes after some use cases appeared that the developers agreed they need to support, "especially for enterprise and content creators". One such use case that was mentioned as a reason for reverting this is a small "if then that" script for building HTML and PDF files, which uses Zenity to display a dialog, as well as notifications to display the progress. I find the use case being used as an example a bit weird because that's certainly not something common, like a self-extracting game script for instance.
  • Stickers in Riot
    The matrix.org protocol is flexible so this is a good example of how to add new features to the clients that uses matrix without the need to change the protocol. This is not a core feature because you can send images, but I think this is great and add a simple way to show reactions for the users, so as I was reading I thought that we can add this to Fractal, so I started to read how we can add support for this.
  • Talking at GPN 2018 in Karlsruhe, Germany
    Similar to last year I managed to attend the Gulasch Programmier-Nacht (GPN) in Karlsruhe, Germany. Not only did I attend, I also managed to squeeze in a talk about PrivacyScore. We got the prime time slot on the opening day along with all the other relevant talks, including the Eurovision Song Contest, so we were not overly surprised that the audience had a hard time deciding where to go and eventually decided to attend talks which were not recorded. Our talk was recorded and is available here.