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How to Install Vanilla Forums on Ubuntu 18.04

Tuesday 25th of February 2020 02:47:46 AM
In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Vanilla Forums on a Ubuntu 18.04 VPS. It provides all of the features you need to run a successful forum.

What developers need to know about domain-specific languages

Tuesday 25th of February 2020 01:46:14 AM
A domain-specific language (DSL) is a language meant for use in the context of a particular domain. A domain could be a business context (e.g., banking, insurance, etc.) or an application context (e.g., a web application, database, etc.) In contrast, a general-purpose language (GPL) can be used for a wide range of business problems and applications.read more

How to Set Up Nginx Server Blocks on Debian 10

Tuesday 25th of February 2020 12:44:42 AM
A server block is an Nginx directive that defines settings for a specific domain, allowing you to run more than one website on a single server.

Using C and C++ for data science

Monday 24th of February 2020 11:43:10 PM
While languages like Python and R are increasingly popular for data science, C and C++ can be a strong choice for efficient and effective data science.read more

How to fix Broken Pipe Error in Linux

Monday 24th of February 2020 10:41:38 PM
Have you ever encountered a situation in which you were unable to download any package on your Linux machine ? Or you might have probably seen an error like package not installed? This kind of error can easily be fixed with a command like “sudo apt install –f”. On rare occasions, you may have experienced a broken pipe error.

How to schedule tasks with systemd timers in Linux

Monday 24th of February 2020 09:40:06 PM
The traditional way to schedule tasks on Linux, is to use the cron daemon, specifying time intervals and commands to be executed in crontabs. Systemd, the relatively new init system now adopted by all the major Linux distributions, among the other things, provides the ability to schedule tasks using dedicated units, called timers. In this article we will learn how they are structured and some examples of their usage.

Make free encrypted backups to the cloud on Fedora

Monday 24th of February 2020 08:38:34 PM
Most free cloud storage is limited to 5GB or less. Even Google Drive is limited to 15GB. While not heavily advertised, IBM offers free accounts with a whopping 25GB of cloud storage for free. This is not a limited time offer, and you don’t have to provide a credit card. It’s absolutely free! Better yet, […]

Excellent System Tools: nnn – portable terminal file manager

Monday 24th of February 2020 07:37:02 PM
In a single sentence, nnn can be probably best summarized as software seeking to bridge the gap between the terminal and the desktop environment.

Critical Sudo Vulnerability Now Patched in CentOS 7 and RHEL 7

Monday 24th of February 2020 06:35:30 PM
Patches for the latest critical sudo security vulnerability have landed in the stable software repositories of CentOS Linux 7 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 operating system series.

Popular free rhythm game 'osu!' now provides a Linux build with releases

Monday 24th of February 2020 05:33:58 PM
osu!, going under the current development name of osu!lazer is a very popular free rhythm game and they're now doing official builds for Linux gamers.

Dev kit showcases 15-TOPS NPU equipped Snapdragon 865

Monday 24th of February 2020 04:32:26 PM
Intrinsyc’s “Snapdragon 865 Mobile HDK” runs Android 10 on the 7nm, octa-core, 2.84GHz Snapdragon 865 with 15-TOPS AI. The kit offers 6GB LPDDR5, WiFi-ax, and an optional 6-inch touchscreen and triple camera board. In its first product announcement since being acquired by Lantronix, long-time Qualcomm hardware partner Intrinsyc has launched a Mobile Hardware Development Kit […]

Is open source software licensing broken?

Monday 24th of February 2020 03:30:54 PM
Practices and expectations that one may have developed in working with conventional software licensing may lead to frustration when confronting open source software. The modest request, "Please, just show me the license" may be met with an unsatisfying response. While sometimes the response is very simple, often, the license information for open source software is more complicated and does not match the expectations set by conventional software licensing.

MySQL Create User Accounts and Grant Privileges

Monday 24th of February 2020 02:29:22 PM
In this tutorial, we will look at how you can create MySQL user accounts and grant privileges to allow them to access and manage the created databases.

You Can Now Install KDE Plasma 5.18 LTS in Kubuntu 19.10, Here’s How

Monday 24th of February 2020 01:15:02 PM
The latest KDE Plasma 5.18 LTS desktop environment is now available for installation in the Kubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine) operating system.

Alexandre Oliva's New Article About a Coup

Monday 24th of February 2020 12:00:42 PM
Some people try to tell me that the criticism I’ve got, inside the FSF and outside, since the Free Software Sept 11, are not about my being supportive of RMS, but about my making public statements referencing him at all.

How to install and setup Docker on Linux/Ubuntu 18.04

Monday 24th of February 2020 11:30:44 AM
Docker is an open source application similar to a virtual machine. It is used to simplify the process of automation of applications deployment with its runtime dependencies within Linux containers. Containers, which work independently from the host operating system, enable users to perform quick application deployment, troubleshooting and maintenance with improved security.

Canonical need a little testing hand for a newer Steam package on Ubuntu 20.04

Monday 24th of February 2020 09:41:52 AM
With Ubuntu 20.04 "Focal Fossa" being released in the next few months, the team over at Canonical are looking for a little help testing their updated Steam package.

NVIDIA talk up bringing DirectX Ray Tracing to Vulkan

Monday 24th of February 2020 07:53:00 AM
With Ray Tracing becoming ever more popular, NVIDIA have written up a technical post on bringing DirectX Ray Tracing to Vulkan to encourage more developers to do it.

How to Install TensorFlow on CentOS 8

Monday 24th of February 2020 06:04:08 AM
TensorFlow is an open-source platform for machine learning built by Google. This tutorial explains how to install TensorFlow on CentOS 8.

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 16 Delivers Long-Term Support

Monday 24th of February 2020 04:15:16 AM
The major update of Red Hat's OpenStack Platform will be supported for five years and integrates new features from the last three open-source OpenStack project releases.

More in Tux Machines

Security and FUD: Updates, Keeper, WireGuard and Concerns About 2038

  • Security updates for Friday

    Security updates have been issued by CentOS (java-1.7.0-openjdk and ppp), Debian (libimobiledevice, libusbmuxd, and pure-ftpd), Fedora (caddy, firejail, golang-github-gorilla-websocket, golang-vitess, hugo, mingw-libpng, php, and proftpd), openSUSE (chromium, enigmail, ipmitool, libsolv, libzypp, zypper, weechat, and yast2-rmt), Oracle (java-1.7.0-openjdk and ppp), Red Hat (java-1.7.0-openjdk and ppp), Scientific Linux (java-1.7.0-openjdk and ppp), and SUSE (java-1_8_0-ibm, kernel, mariadb, mariadb-100, openssl, php5, python, rsyslog, and texlive-filesystem). 

  • Keeper – A Robust, Security-Centric Password Manager [Ed: This 'article' from FOSSmint (not FOSS) is referral SPAM. Proprietary software promoted for a fee. This -- yes, this -- is what kills journalism.]

    We’ve covered several password managers over the years with popular names like RememBear, Buttercup, Pass, and Enpass, and I am happy about the positive feedback from readers over the years. Today, I would like to introduce you to a strong password generator and security-centric manager application and it goes by the convenient name of Keeper. Keeper is a top-rated freemium password manager designed to provide personal users, families, students, and businesses with a reliable application for generating strong passwords as well as storing them while ensuring protection from cyberthreats and password-related data breaches.

  • WireGuard – A Fast, Modern and Secure VPN Tunnel for Linux

    WireGuard is a modern, secure, cross-platform and general-purpose VPN implementation that uses state-of-the-art cryptography. It aims to be speedy, simpler, leaner and more functional than IPsec and it intends to be more performant than OpenVPN. It is designed for use in various circumstances and can be deployed on embedded interfaces, fully loaded backbone routers, and supercomputers alike; and runs on Linux, Windows, macOS, BSD, iOS, and Android operating systems. It presents an extremely basic yet powerful interface that aims to be simple, as easy to configure and deploy as SSH. Its key features include a simple network interface, crypto key routing, built-in roaming and container support. Note that at the time of writing, it is under heavy development: some of its parts are working toward a stable 1.0 release, while others are already there (working fine).

  • Modern Computers Might Stop Working on January 19, 2038

    Nearly every computer in the history of computers keep time using a 32-bit integer, counting forward from 00:00:00 UTC on the 1st of January 1970, referred to as the epoch. This instant of time was set as the standard for modern computing systems, but there's a major problem. Seven seconds after 3:14 am UTC on the 19th of January 2038, the 32-bit integer storing this time data will run out of positions. The problem is similar to the Y2K issue where a 2-digit value could no longer be used to encode the years 2000 or later, but different in that this 32-bit bug is related to Unix-like systems and the Unix time format. These similarities to the Y2K bug have widely lead to the 2038 problem being known as the Unix Millennium Bug. [...] Embedded systems like those in cars and appliances are designed to last the lifecycle of the device without a software update. Connected electronics can be quickly fixed with a software update when the time comes, but these embedded systems will likely wreak the most havoc in 2038 since most won't be updated. One option is to change the data storage system of the 32-bit integer to an unsigned 32-bit integer. This would theoretically allow for date storage all the way to 2106, but any system that used a date prior to 1970 would run into issues accessing this data. If we increased the data storage to 64-bit, we would run into compatibility storage issues between older systems that only use 32-bit data storage. There's no current universal solution to the problem and even the most widely accepted fixes still have bugs in certain usage areas. There is positive news at the end of this.

The Chrome Cast 50: Linux on Chromebooks and the future of Chrome OS tablets

This week on The Chrome Cast, we’re exploring a couple seemingly-unconnected ideas that actually tie into one another quite well. First up is the heightened interest in Linux apps on Chrome OS. While we’ve been tracking along with the development of Crostini since before it was actually a thing, it’s been a while since we’ve really dug into what Chromebooks are capable of with Linux. As part of that renewed effort, we’ve launched Command Line, where we are focusing more on what users can do and get done with Linux apps on their Chromebook. Read more Another new show:

  • 2020-02-28 | Linux Headlines

    The Open Source Initiative kicks a co-founder from its mailing lists, OBS faces backlash for receiving support from Facebook Gaming, and Collabora launches its version of LibreOffice for mobile.

Linux-powered module charges up the RISC-V PolarFire SoC

Aries’ “M100PFS” module runs Linux on Microchip’s RISC-V based PolarFire SoC with FPGAs up to 265K LE. Features include up to 8GB LPDDR4, up to 64GB eMMC, and support for up to 16x SERDES lanes. Aries Embedded announced one of the first compute modules equipped with the PolarFire SoC, a Linux-powered, FPGA-enabled RISC-V SoC from Microchip’s Microsemi unit (see farther below). The M100PFS has the same 74 x 42mm footprint as Aries’ similar M100PF module, which is equipped with the PolarFire FPGA without the Linux-ready RISC-V cores. Read more

Android as a Desktop

  • Android-x86 project lets you run Android 9 Pie on a desktop, laptop, or table

    The team at the Android-x86 project Abba released their latest version of an Android based desktop operating system, offering an open source platform that can run Android 9 Pie on a desktop, laptop, or tablet with an Intel or AMD processor. Today the team announced the public release of Android-x86 9.0, the first stable release for Android-x86 9.0 (pie-x86). The prebuilt images are now available to download from Foss Hub and OSDN, check out the links below. The latest release includes support for 32-bit and 64-bit x86 processors, hardware-accelerated graphics with support for OpenGL ES 3.x on Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA GPUs, as well as experimental Vulkan graphics support, together with an optional Taskbar launcher, although you can also use the default Android-style launcher if you prefer. Other supported areas within the Android desktop operating system include WiFi, Bluetooth, Ethernet, camera, audio, and multitouch input.

  • Android-x86 9.0 Offering Android Pie Experience on Computer Released
  • Android is NOT Linux

    Android is NOT Linux Let's go over why Android is nothing like Linux. While it may use a Linux Kernel it is a completely different beast altogether.