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Larry Tesler cut and pasted from this mortal coil: That thing you just did? He probably invented it

Thursday 20th of February 2020 03:14:57 AM
PARC, Apple and Amazon – computing pioneer dies at 74. Obit Larry Tesler – self-described "primary inventor of modeless editing and cut, copy, paste" – has died at the age of 74.…

Total War: THREE KINGDOMS – Mandate of Heaven DLC Is Out Now on Linux

Thursday 20th of February 2020 02:00:37 AM
Feral Interactive announced today that the Total War: THREE KINGDOMS – Mandate of Heaven Chapter Pack DLC is now available for Linux and macOS systems.

Antitrust Laws and Open Collaboration

Thursday 20th of February 2020 12:46:16 AM
The classic way for companies to violate the antitrust laws is to get together and agree to all do something the same way. Happily, the regulators understand that creating open standards and open source is a good thing. But you still have to keep the rules in mind if you want to stay on the right side of the line.

Stop Installing Python Packages Globally — Use Virtual Environments

Wednesday 19th of February 2020 11:31:56 PM
With virtual environments, you can isolate your software and avoid version conflicts.. Python virtual environments allow you to install Python packages in an isolated location for a particular application, instead of installing them globally. This articles explores what the advantages are and how you can quickly get started.

How to use, read and manage Linux log files

Wednesday 19th of February 2020 10:17:36 PM
Ubuntu logs system events into the log files in order to help administrators maintain, analyze and diagnose system related issues and applications problems. Log files contain messages related to kernel, services and applications events that are kept on a centralized repository of log files under /var/log directory. In this article, we will provide an overview of Ubuntu log files, and show how to configure and use syslogd. You will also learn how log rotation works and how to view and read the log files. A brief introduction to systemd will be provided at the end .

How to Load Balance a PHP Application in Ubuntu using GCP

Wednesday 19th of February 2020 09:03:16 PM
How to Load Balance a PHP Application on GCP. This guide provides you with detailed and advanced steps to setup a HTTP(S) Layer 7 Load Balancer for your PHP web application.

Try this Bash script for large filesystems

Wednesday 19th of February 2020 07:48:56 PM
Have you ever wanted to list all the files in a directory, but just the files, nothing else? How about just the directories? If you have, then the following script, which is open source under GPLv3, could be what you have been looking for.Of course, you could use the find command:read more

The only option brought me to success installing telegram-desktop on CentOS 8.1 appears to be snap

Wednesday 19th of February 2020 06:34:35 PM
In meantime the only option brought me to success installing telegram-desktop on CentOS 8.1 appears to be snap.

Raspberry Pi 4: Chronicling the Desktop Experience – Retro Gaming – Week 17

Wednesday 19th of February 2020 05:20:15 PM
For this week, I’m going to look at a few retro games, all nestling in Raspbian’s repositories. While its quad-core BCM2711 system-on-chip has more powerful processing cores, and the first upgrade to the graphics processor in the project’s history, it’s important to be realistic with expectations about the RPI4’s gaming potential.

How to find what you’re looking for on Linux with find

Wednesday 19th of February 2020 04:05:55 PM
There are several commands for finding files on Linux systems, but there are also a huge number of options that you can deploy when looking for them. Here’s a look at some of those options.

Don't like IDEs? Try grepgitvi

Wednesday 19th of February 2020 02:51:35 PM
Like most developers, I search and read source code all day long. Personally, I've never gotten used to integrated development environments (IDEs), and for years, I mainly used grep and copy/pasted file names to open Vi(m).Eventually, I came up with this script, slowly refining it as needed.read more

How to compress JPEG or PNG images in Linux using the terminal

Wednesday 19th of February 2020 01:37:15 PM
There are many GUI applications on Linux that help optimize and compress images while retaining the original quality. In this article we will use two command-line based utilities , jpegoptim and OptiPNG. Let’s get started.

How to Install TeamPass Password Manager on Debian 10

Wednesday 19th of February 2020 12:22:55 PM
TeamPass is a collaborative password manager used for managing passwords and sharing them among team members with a specific role. In this tutorial, we will show you how to install TeamPass on Debian 10 and secure it with Let's Encrypt SSL.

Pgrep Command in Linux

Wednesday 19th of February 2020 11:08:35 AM
The pgrep command is used to find out the PIDs of a running program based on different criteria.

Linux-driven i.MX8M Nano module is smallest yet

Wednesday 19th of February 2020 09:54:14 AM
F&S announced a 40 x 35mm “PicoCore MX8MN” module that runs Linux on a single- or quad-core, 1.5GHz i.MX8M Nano with up to 8GB RAM, 32GB eMMC, and optional WiFi/Bluetooth and -40 to 85°C support. At Embedded World later this month, F&S Elektronik Systeme will show a working demo of a tiny compute module due […]

Thank You, Ronaldo Lemos

Wednesday 19th of February 2020 08:39:54 AM
Ronaldo Lemos joined the Mozilla Foundation board almost six years ago. Today he is stepping down in order to turn his attention to the growing Agora! social movement in Brazil. …

The Linux Foundation identifies most important open-source software components and their problems

Wednesday 19th of February 2020 07:25:34 AM
In its latest study, the Linux Foundation[he]#039[/he]s Core Infrastructure Initiative discovered just how prevalent open-source components are in all software and their shared problems and vulnerabilities.

4 Ways to Kill Unresponsive Applications in Debian 10

Wednesday 19th of February 2020 06:11:13 AM
This tutorial shows 4 different ways to kill an unresponsive application by using the Debian GNOME GUI and the command line.

Red Hat tips its Fedora at CoreOS Container Linux stans: Hop onto something else, folks, cos this one's on a boat to Valhalla

Wednesday 19th of February 2020 04:56:53 AM
Support ends May 26. Users fretting over Fedora CoreOS's limitations might want to jump into Flatcar. Red Hat is set to fling a flaming arrow at Red Hat CoreOS Container Linux*, the software firm said as it laid out the details of the end of life timeline for the distro it acquired in January 2018.…

Is Linux Foundation a Microsoft Branch Now?

Wednesday 19th of February 2020 03:42:33 AM
The so-called ‘Linux’ Foundation (LF) nowadays helps Microsoft cement its monopoly — the very opposite of what ages ago it said the LF would do

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Devices: PicoCore, u‑blox and ESP32

  • PicoCore MX8MN is a Tiny NXP i.MX 8M Nano Computer-on-Module

    The PicoCore MX8MN Nano carries the NXP i.MX 8M Nano F&S Elektronik Systeme has announced the development of the smallest i.MX 8M based CoM yet: the PicoCore MX8MN Nano.

  • u-Blox Launches JODY-W3 WiFi 6 & Bluetooth 5.1 Module for Automotive Applications

    u‑blox has just launched JODY-W3 wireless module which the company claims to be the first automotive-grade WiFi 6 module. Apart from supporting 802.11ax WiFi with 2×2 MIMO, the module also comes with dual-mode Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity. WiFi 6 will be used for applications demanding higher bitrates such as ultra‑HD video infotainment streaming and screen mirroring, wireless back‑up cameras and cloud connectivity as well as vehicle systems maintenance and diagnostics. Bluetooth 5.1 will be used for keyless entry systems and other applications leveraging direction-finding and the longer range offered by the latest version of Bluetooth.

  • Barracuda App Server for ESP32 Let You Easily Develop Lua Apps via Your Web Browser

    We covered Real Time Logic’s open-source lightweight Minnow Server for microcontrollers last year, and now the company has released another project: Barracuda App Server for ESP32. This project is more complex and requires an ESP32 board with PSRAM to run such as boards based on ESP32-WROVER module with 4 to 8MB PSRAM. The Barracuda App server (BAS) comes with a Lua VM, and in complement with the LSP App Manager that facilitates active development on the ESP32 by providing a web interface. The Barracuda App Server runs on top of FreeRTOS real-time operating system part of Espressif free ESP-IDF development environment.

3-D Printing and Open Hardware: MakerBot, AAScan and RISC-V

  • MakerBot Targets Schools With Rebranded Printers

    MakerBot was poised to be one of the greatest success stories of the open source hardware movement. Founded on the shared knowledge of the RepRap community, they created the first practical desktop 3D printer aimed at consumers over a decade ago. But today, after being bought out by Stratasys and abandoning their open source roots, the company is all but completely absent in the market they helped to create. Cheaper and better printers, some of which built on that same RepRap lineage, have completely taken over in the consumer space; forcing MakerBot to refocus their efforts on professional and educational customers.

  • 3D-Printed 3D Scanner made to work with your phone

    An Arduino-based 3D scanner was created by an industrious 3D printing enthusiast and released open source this week for all to enjoy. This open source project was made to take out the most time-consuming component of the 3D scan process, giving said process instead to an Android phone combined with 3D-printed parts, a cheap motor, and an Arduino. This is not the first time such a system has been attempted, but it does appear to be the most complete and ready-to-roll system to date.

  • AAScan open source Arduino 3D scanner utilizes the power of your smartphone

    Using the power of Arduino and utilising the camera and powerful performance of a smartphone QLRO has created a fantastic 3D scanner aptly named the AAScan. Check out the video below to learn more about the Android 3D scanner which is open source and fully automated.

  • Video: RISC-V momentum around the world, from edge to HPC

    In this keynote talk from the 2020 HiPEAC conference, RISC-V Foundation Chief Executive Calista Redmond explains how the RISC-V open-source instruction set architecture is gathering momentum around the world, finding applications across the compute continuum from edge to high-performance computing.

  • Weekend Discussion: How Concerned Are You If Your CPU Is Completely Open?

    For some interesting Sunday debates in the forums, how important to you is having a completely open CPU design? Additionally, is POWER dead? This comes following interesting remarks by an industry leader this weekend. Stemming from discussions on Twitter about Raptor's new OpenBMC firmware with a web GUI in tow, one of the discussions ended up shifting to that of open CPU designs and the belief that secretive CPU startup NUVIA could be having an open-source firmware stack.

Security and FUD: SpaceX, NMap, Polyverse, MongoDB, NGINX and Kubernetes

  • All Those Low-Cost Satellites in Orbit Could Be Weaponized by Hackers, Warns Expert

    Last month, SpaceX became the operator of the world's largest active satellite constellation. As of the end of January, the company had 242 satellites orbiting the planet with plans to launch 42,000 over the next decade. This is part of its ambitious project to provide internet access across the globe. The race to put satellites in space is on, with Amazon, UK-based OneWeb and other companies chomping at the bit to place thousands of satellites in orbit in the coming months.

  • NMap - A Basic Security Audit of Exposed Ports and Services

    For a plethora of reasons, auditing the security of our servers and networks is of paramount importance. Whether we are talking about a development server, a workstation, or a major enterprise application, security should be baked into every step of the deployment. While we can easily check our firewall settings from “the inside” of our systems. It is also a good idea to run a security audit from "the outside”. Using a network enumeration tool such as the famous and highly vetted Network Mapper (NMap).

  • Cybersecurity startup Polyverse raises $8M to protect Linux open-source code from hackers [Ed: Right around the corner from Bill Gates, another company like Black Duck and it'll "protect" Linux... just buy its proprietary software]

    Polyverse has been validated by the U.S. Department of Defense for mitigating zero-day attacks, intrusions that occur just as a vulnerability becomes public, such as the infamous WannaCry ransomware and hacks of companies like Equifax. The company says its technology is “running on millions of servers.”

  • MongoDB: developer distraction dents DevSecOps dreams

    MongoDB’s director of developer relations has just opened a piece of internal research that suggests as few as 29% of Europe’s developers take full responsibility for security. Now, 29% is a somewhat arbitrary figure, cleary i.e. it could be 22.45% or it could be 39.93%… the fact that the firm has pointed to an exact sum in this way is merely intended to show that it has undertaken a degree of calculation and statistical analysis

  • NGINX Unit Adds Support for Reverse Proxying and Address-Based Routing

    NGINX announced the release of versions 1.13 and 1.14 of NGINX Unit, its open-source web and application server. These releases include support for reverse proxying and address-based routing based on the connected client's IP address and the target address of the request. NGINX Unit is able to run web applications in multiple language versions simultaneously. Languages supported include Go, Perl, PHP, Python, Node.JS, Java, and Ruby. The server does not rely on a static configuration file, instead allowing for configuration via a REST API using JSON. Configuration is stored in memory allowing for changes to happen without a restart.

  • Kubernetes Security Plagued by Human Error, Misconfigs

    Following a year of numerous security bugs within the Kubernetes ecosystem and the first security audit of Kubernetes conducted by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), which hosts the open source platform, continued wide-spread adoption has seen security become somewhat of an afterthought. However, if security concerns continue inhibiting business innovation, does that fall on businesses for neglecting security practices or the market for not providing them with the tools to confidently secure their deployments? “People just get security wrong sometimes,” McLean said. “Companies need a combination of increased learning, cross-pollination, new tooling, and updated processes to identify and remediate these security ‘mistakes’ during build and deploy vs. waiting for exposure during runtime.”

Contributing to KDE is easier than you think — Localization plain and simple

Today’s post will essentially describe how quick and easy it is to work with localization for KDE software. My latest post might have sounded intimidating or people might have gotten tired from reading it in the middle, which is a shame; hence the reason for this post. Oh, existing translators should also have a reason to read this post, as I’ll be showing brand new functionality in Lokalize too. As a brief note, I’m currently using openSUSE Krypton with Plasma from master, meaning it’s as updated as possible. I’m also using the XWayland session, because it’s dope af. It doesn’t affect my workflow at all, either. But well, let’s keep it short and begin. Read more