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Microsoft Teams: The good, the bad, and the ugly

Monday 14th of October 2019 08:02:11 PM
Why Teams is a key product despite its frustrations - and yes, a Linux client is on the way. Analysis Microsoft continues to plug Teams as the "fastest growing application" in the company's history, though it is not sold separately, only as a feature of Office 365 (there is also a free version). At the same time, there are major feature gaps that are only now being plugged, and it is not easy to manage. What is the attraction?…

starship – elegant cross-shell prompt at your fingertips

Monday 14th of October 2019 06:47:51 PM
By default, the configuration for Bash on popular distributions identifies the user name, hostname, and the current working directory. I recently reviewed Liquid Prompt, an intelligent and non-intrusive prompt for Bash and zsh. starship is an alternative to Liquid Prompt. The software aims to show information you need while you’re working, yet being unobtrusive as possible.

Valve will bring out 'Remote Play Together' to give online support to local multiplayer games

Monday 14th of October 2019 05:33:30 PM
The Steam pipes are leaking over at Valve again, as an upcoming feature called Remote Play Together is coming during the week of October 21.

How to make a Halloween lantern with Inkscape

Monday 14th of October 2019 04:19:10 PM
The spooky season is almost here! This year, decorate your haunt with a unique Halloween lantern made with open source! Typically, a portion of a lantern[he]#039[/he]s structure is opaque to block the light from within. What makes a lantern a lantern are the parts that are missing: windows cut from the structure so that light can escape. While it[he]#039[/he]s impractical for lighting, a lantern with windows in spooky shapes and lurking silhouettes can be atmospheric and a lot of fun to create.

My Linux story: I grew up on PC Magazine not candy

Monday 14th of October 2019 03:04:50 PM
This Linux story begins with a kid reading about Linux in issues of PC Magazine from his childhood home in Costa Rica. Today, he's a passionate member of the global Linux community.

Pros and cons of event-driven security

Monday 14th of October 2019 01:50:30 PM
Great news, everyone! Forrester Research says that 95% of all recorded breaches in 2016 came from only three industries: government, technology, and retail. Everyone else is safe... ish, right?

Use sshuttle to build a poor man's VPN

Monday 14th of October 2019 12:02:50 PM
Nowadays, business networks often use a VPN (virtual private network) for secure communications with workers. However, the protocols used can sometimes make performance slow. If you can reach reach a host on the remote network with SSH, you could set up port forwarding. But this can be painful, especially if you need to work with […] Enter sshuttle — which lets you set up a quick and dirty VPN with just SSH access.

Odds and ends, the Linux and gaming Sunday Section

Monday 14th of October 2019 09:51:19 AM
Almost time to begin another week full of news, before we do let's run over a few interesting happenings recently.

System76 have put Coreboot into two of their main Intel-powered laptops

Monday 14th of October 2019 07:39:48 AM
Want your next laptop to be a bit more open? System76 have announced their Galago Pro and Darter Pro now come with Coreboot, the open source boot firmware.

How to Install and Configure an NFS Server on CentOS 8

Monday 14th of October 2019 05:28:17 AM
Network File System (NFS) is a distributed file system protocol that allows you to share remote directories over a network. With NFS, you can mount remote directories on your system and work with the files on the remote machine as if they were local files.

Pegasus Frontend, the customizable open source graphical game launcher has a new release up

Monday 14th of October 2019 03:16:46 AM
Pegasus Frontend is certainly promising, an open source graphical game launcher you can use across Linux, MacOS, Windows, Raspberry Pi, Android and more.

How to fix high memory usage in Linux ?

Monday 14th of October 2019 01:05:15 AM
In some circumstances, you may have noticed that your computer is running slow. This might be due to some applications that are consuming a big chunk of memory without you noticing it ...............In this article, we will try to see how to identify memory intensive applications and how to free up and manage memory for better performance .

How to Install LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) on Debian 9

Sunday 13th of October 2019 10:53:44 PM
A LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) stack is a combination of open-source software, typically installed on a server used for hosting dynamic websites and web applications. It includes the Linux operating system, the Apache web server, MySQL or MariaDB for data storage and management, and PHP for handling any dynamic content. In this tutorial, we will show you how to install LAMP Stack on a Debian 9 VPS.

GGPO, a rollback networking SDK for peer-to-peer games has gone open source

Sunday 13th of October 2019 08:42:13 PM
Oh how I do love to see more projects go open source! GGPO, a rollback networking SDK for peer-to-peer games that's designed to help hide network latency in fast-paced games that requires precise inputs is now on GitHub.

System76 will ship Coreboot-powered firmware, a new OS for the apocalypse, and more open source news

Sunday 13th of October 2019 04:42:18 PM
In this edition of our open source news roundup, we cover System76 shipping Coreboot-powered firmware, a new OS for the apocalypse, and more open source news!

How to Install Apache on CentOS 8

Sunday 13th of October 2019 02:30:47 PM
Apache HTTP server is the most widely used web server in the world. It is a free, open-source, and cross-platform HTTP server, including powerful features, and can be extended by a wide variety of modules.

How to Find your DHCP Server IP Address

Sunday 13th of October 2019 12:19:15 PM
A Linux quick tip showing different methods to find the IP address of your DHCP server from the Linux command line.

How to use scp command to transfer files securely using ssh on Linux ?

Sunday 13th of October 2019 10:07:44 AM
On Unix or Linux operating systems, the scp utility, stands for secure copy, is similar to the more famous command, cp, but is used to transfer files and directories between hosts on a secure encrypted network.

Augmented reality (AR) vs. virtual reality (VR): What’s the difference?

Sunday 13th of October 2019 07:56:13 AM
Augmented reality and virtual reality are often confused – but they’re more like technology cousins than twins. Let’s explain both in plain terms and examine some AR and VR use cases

Accessible automation: How AutoHotkey can enhance your daily routine

Sunday 13th of October 2019 05:44:42 AM
AutoHotkey is a free open source tool that's used to script a variety of tasks. Anything, from keyboard shortcuts to launch your favorite browser or keystroke and mouse emulation, can be accomplished with this approachable application. Learn how AutoHotkey can make your sysadmin work much more time-efficient.

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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.