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Ping - Basic Network Troubleshooting in Linux

Tuesday 15th of October 2019 08:48:54 PM
Most people know how to ping. But do they really know how it works? In this article we try to describe how ping works, why you should us it and how to use the basic command and it's options.

Why I use rxvt as my terminal

Tuesday 15th of October 2019 07:34:34 PM
I[he]#039[/he]m a fan of Konsole and GNOME Terminal, and I use them both regularly. They[he]#039[/he]re great projects, and they represent modern terminals that meet the needs of users who spend their day in a shell, as well as users who only dip into a Unix shell every now and again. They integrate nicely into a desktop environment, bridging the gap between common GUI tasks and common shell tasks. I use GNOME Terminal at work and Konsole at home, and I enjoy them both.

Plasma 5.17 is out!

Tuesday 15th of October 2019 06:20:14 PM
KDE launches the new version of its acclaimed desktop environment, Plasma 5.17. Plasma 5.17 is the version where the desktop anticipates your needs. Among many new features and improvements..........

Getting started with regular expressions: An example

Tuesday 15th of October 2019 05:05:53 PM
Dive right into a regular expression example in this second of four regular expression articles.

Linux Kernel 5.2 Reached End of Life, Users Urged to Upgrade to Linux Kernel 5.3

Tuesday 15th of October 2019 03:51:33 PM
Greg Kroah-Hartman, a renowned Linux kernel developer, recently announced that the Linux 5.2 kernel series has reached end of life and that users must now upgrade to Linux kernel 5.3.

How to Install Lynis on Ubuntu 18.04

Tuesday 15th of October 2019 02:37:13 PM
Lynis is an open-source tool for security auditing, compliance testing, and vulnerability detection. Lynis also scan for general system information and possible configuration issues and provide tips for further system hardening. In this guide, we will explain how to install the Lynis community edition on an Ubuntu 18.04 VPS. Lynis runs on all Linux distributions and it is used by thousands of developers, system administrators, IT auditors, and penetration testers all around the world.

How GNOME uses Git

Tuesday 15th of October 2019 01:22:53 PM
“What’s your GitLab?” is one of the first questions I was asked on my first day working for the GNOME Foundation—the nonprofit that supports GNOME projects, including the desktop environment, GTK, and GStreamer. The person was referring to my username on GNOME’s GitLab instance.

PostgreSQL 12 boosts open source database performance

Tuesday 15th of October 2019 12:08:33 PM
Widely used open source PostgreSQL database platform gets a major update providing users with new SQL query capabilities for JSON and improved performance.

Dmesg Command in Linux

Tuesday 15th of October 2019 10:54:13 AM
The dmesg command allows you to view and control the kernel ring buffer. It can be very useful when troubleshooting kernel or hardware issues.

Linux wget command Help and Examples

Tuesday 15th of October 2019 09:39:53 AM
Wget has lots of features and capabilities to make it easy to retrieve large files from the internet, recursive downloads, or mirroring entire website or FTP sites.

The OpenStack Train keeps chugging on

Tuesday 15th of October 2019 08:25:33 AM
SUSE may be leaving OpenStack, but the project has lots of customers and it[he]#039[/he]s getting ready to release its 20th version: Train.

Akademy 2019 Talks Videos

Tuesday 15th of October 2019 07:11:13 AM
We now have the Akademy 2019 videos ready for you to enjoy, see the previous summary of talks on the dot for some inspiration on what to watch. The talk schedule has the full list.

How To Create Custom Ubuntu Live CD Image Using Cubic

Tuesday 15th of October 2019 05:56:52 AM
Cubic, stands for Custom Ubuntu ISO Creator, is a GUI application to create a customized bootable Ubuntu Live CD (ISO) image.

Three ways to Send Email from Ubuntu Command Line

Tuesday 15th of October 2019 04:42:32 AM
In this article, we will describe three ways through which you can send email on the Ubuntu command line. We have run the commands and procedures mentioned in this article on a Ubuntu 18.04 LTS system.

How to use the APT command on Ubuntu/Debian Linux systems ?

Tuesday 15th of October 2019 03:28:12 AM
APT is one of the most frequently used commands in Ubuntu ( and Debian family hereafter ) . APT stands for Advanced Package Tool and is used as a package management (i.e. updating, adding or removing) utility. APT allows you to upgrade an entire set of softwares, applications and packages with a single command ( oftentimes, this will require root level permissions to execute it ).

How to install Ntopng Network Monitor on Debian 10

Tuesday 15th of October 2019 02:13:51 AM
Ntopng is a free, open-source and very useful network monitoring tool that can be used to monitor network traffic in real-time. It is a high-performance, low-resource and next generation version of the original ntop based on libpcap.

3 Ways Of Installing Tor Browser On Linux

Tuesday 15th of October 2019 12:59:31 AM
Tor Browser, previously known as Tor Browser Bundle, is a web browser that protects your privacy while you are surfing the Internet. It's a modified version of Mozilla Firefox ESR (Extended Support Release) that includes TorButton, TorLauncher, NoScript and HTTPS Everywhere Firefox extensions, and the Tor proxy.

13 Methods to Find the File System Type on Linux (Ext3, Ext4 or XFS)

Monday 14th of October 2019 11:45:11 PM
2DayGeek: This tutorial allows you to determine file system type on Linux.

Introducing Regular Expressions

Monday 14th of October 2019 10:30:51 PM
Regular expressions don't have to invoke anxiety and fear, although they do for many of us. This part one of four articles takes you from basic globbing to using basic regular expressions. #EnableSysadmin by @LinuxGeek46

A Guide to running a Reverse proxy for HTTP(S), SSH and MySQL/MariaDB using NGINX

Monday 14th of October 2019 09:16:31 PM
This guide will walk you through the installation and configuration of NGINX to allow for the running of multiple physical servers, virtual machines or a combination of both behind a single public-facing IP Address.

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PCLinuxOS 2019.10 updated installation media release

The PCLinuxOS project has announced the release of updated installation media for PCLinuxOS. The new media carries the version number 2019.10 and contains a fully updated system as of October 15 2019. Please note it is not required to do a clean installation each month since PCLinuxOS is a rolling release. These ISOs are being provided so new users don’t have a large update to perform after installation from a dated ISO. Read more

Firefox Reality Top Picks - Bringing You New Virtual Reality Experiences Weekly

So you bought yourself a fancy VR headset, you’ve played all the zombie-dragon-laser-kitten-battle games (we have too!) and now you’re wondering… what else is there? Where can I find other cool stuff to explore while I have this headset strapped to my face? We felt the same way, so we built Firefox Reality to help you in your quest for the most interesting, groundbreaking and entertaining virtual reality content on the Web. The real promise of VR is the ability to immerse yourself into countless other places and perspectives - both real and imaginary - and to experience things you’ve never done before. Our Top Picks page is a great place to start exploring, with fresh recommendations coming weekly so you always have new content to check out. Of course, if you want to explore on your own, you can use Firefox Reality for that too. Firefox Reality Top Picks is the start of what we hope will evolve into a thriving and sustainable ecosystem connecting creators, VR content, and audience. Read more Also: Faster Layouts with CSS Grid (and Subgrid!)

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Wine 4.18 Released

  • Wine 4.18 Released

    The Wine development release 4.18 is now available.

  • Please look at this Wine graph showing a 4.18 increase

    I decant believe that title! The latest and greatest code from the Wine hackers has been sweetened to perfection with the Wine 4.18 development release now available.

  • Wine 4.18 Released With Many Bug Fixes, Some Feature Work

    While three weeks have passed since the previous Wine development release compared to the usual two week cadence, Wine 4.18 is out today and isn't too busy on the feature front but there are more than three dozen bug fixes. The delay and Wine 4.18 not being particularly big appear to be due to WineConf taking place last week in Toronto keeping many of the developers busy. New Wine 4.18 feature work includes implementing more VBScript functions, cleanups/improvements to the Apple macOS Quartz code, and fixes for test case failures.