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New Tor Stable Release Adds v3 Onion Balance Support, Many Improvements

Tuesday 15th of September 2020 11:57:36 PM
The Tor Project announced today the general availability of Tor as newest stable release of their free and open-source software for enabling anonymous communications.

KeePassXC is An Amazing Community Driven Open Source Password Manager Not Cloud Based

Tuesday 15th of September 2020 09:46:05 PM
KeePassXC is a useful open-source cross-platform password manager that doesn’t compromise on features even if it’s not a cloud-based tool.

Git tutorial for Beginners

Tuesday 15th of September 2020 07:34:34 PM
If you have been using GNU/Linux for any amount of time chances are pretty good that you have heard of git. You may be wondering, what exactly is git and how do I use it? Git is the brainchild of Linus Torvalds, who developed it as source code management system during his work on the Linux kernel. Since then it has been adopted by many software projects and developers due to its track record of speed and efficiency along with its ease of use. Git has also gained popularity with writers of all kinds, since it can be used to track changes in any set of files, not just code.

Incremental backups with Btrfs snapshots

Tuesday 15th of September 2020 05:23:02 PM
This is a howto guide to use btrfs snapshots combined with the send/receive commands to setup an incremental backup routine on Fedora.

How to Install and Use Wireshark on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Tuesday 15th of September 2020 03:11:31 PM
Wireshark is an open-source network protocol analyzer. In this article, we will explain how to install Wireshark on the Ubuntu system. The installation procedures have been tested on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.

Install Plex Media Server on Ubuntu 20.04

Tuesday 15th of September 2020 01:00:00 PM
Plex is a powerful and feature-rich media streaming server that can be used to organize your video, music, and photo, and stream them to remote the remote devices from anywhere. In this tutorial, we will explain how to install Plex media server with Nginx as a reverse proxy on Ubuntu 20.04 server.

The future of virtual conferences, service mesh, and more industry trends

Tuesday 15th of September 2020 10:48:28 AM
As part of my role as a principal communication strategist at an enterprise software company with an open source development model, I publish a regular update about open source community, market, and industry trends. Here are some of my and their favorite articles from that update.

Comet Lake-S systems provide PoE+ and optional PCIe or PCI

Tuesday 15th of September 2020 08:36:57 AM
Vecow’s rugged “ECX-2200/2100 Series” embedded computers run Linux or Win 10 on 10th Gen Comet-Lake-S CPUs with up to 64GB DDR4, 2x SATA, 2x or 6x GbE with optional PoE+, 3x M.2, and PCI or PCIe x16 slots. Vecow announced six embedded computers that follow its similarly 10th Gen Comet-Lake-S based ECX-2000 Series. The ECX-2200/2100 […]

ArchEX Linux Now Ships with Deepin and LXQt Desktops, Linux Kernel 5.8.8

Tuesday 15th of September 2020 06:25:26 AM
ArchEX developer Arne Exton informs 9to5Linux about the availability of a new version of his Arch Linux-based ArchEX Linux distribution, which now ships with a dual-desktop setup and latest kernel release.

Install CentOS 8.2 KVM Guest on SparkyLinux2020.09 via Web Cockpit Console

Tuesday 15th of September 2020 04:13:55 AM
First notice that we are installing on Ryzen box with board MSI X570 A-PRO in UEFI mode with "kvm" enabled.First of all we intend to verify that kvm has been enabled $ dmesg | grep kvm =[he]gt[/he] [ 4.376968] kvm: Nested Virtualization enabled =[he]gt[/he] [ 4.376978] SVM: kvm: Nested Paging enabled =[he]gt[/he]and proceed with installing Virtualization Host the same way wewould do it on Debian “bullseye”

Fifth gen Banana Pi goes Amlogic

Tuesday 15th of September 2020 02:02:23 AM
SinoVoip’s Raspberry Pi-style “Banana Pi BPI-M5” SBC runs Android or Linux on a quad-core -A55 Amlogic S905X3 and offers 4GB LPDDR4, 16GB eMMC, 4x USB 3.0, GbE and HDMI, and 40-pin GPIO. SinoVoip has posted specs for an upcoming, yet to be priced Banana Pi BPI-M5 SBC with the same Amlogic S905X3 SoC and many […]

Mark Text – simple and elegant open source Markdown editor

Monday 14th of September 2020 11:50:52 PM
Mark Text is a realtime preview editor for Markdown with various markdown extensions. You can simply write and edit text and Mark Text hides all unnecessary syntax elements.

Use Python to solve a charity's business problem

Monday 14th of September 2020 09:39:21 PM
In my first article in this series, I described a problem of dividing bulk supplies into hampers of similar value to distribute to struggling neighbors in your community. I also wrote about how I enjoy solving small problems like this with small programs in various languages and comparing how they do more

Create Temporary Emails From Command Line With Tmpmail

Monday 14th of September 2020 07:27:50 PM
Tmpmail is a command line utility that allows you to create temporary emails and receive the mails to these temporary email address in GNU/Linux and other Unix-like operating systems.

Linux terminal trick: Hack the cd command to remember where you've been

Monday 14th of September 2020 05:16:19 PM
Be more efficient with this Linux directory navigation trick.

Xfce 4.16 - New Features and Release Date

Monday 14th of September 2020 03:04:48 PM
The lightweight desktop environment Xfce project announced the details about the next version Xfce 4.16. Here we take a look at the new features and release dates.

5 Linux VPN Providers To Secure your Connections With

Monday 14th of September 2020 09:50:27 AM
We’ll take you today in a tour on some Linux VPN providers, so that you can use them and increase your security and privacy online.

Xfce 4.16: First Look at the New Features and Improvements

Monday 14th of September 2020 07:38:55 AM
Development of the upcoming Xfce 4.16 desktop environment is progressing nicely, and now that the first preview release hit the streets, it’s time to look at the major new features and improvements.

Overcoming resistance to open management

Monday 14th of September 2020 05:27:24 AM
In this installment of our "Managing with Open Values" series, I chat again with Braxton, Director of Pricing for a nationwide U.S. insurance company and people manager.

Linux Weekly Roundup - Vivaldi, Manjaro 20.1, Wine 5.17

Monday 14th of September 2020 03:15:53 AM
Here's the Linux Weekly roundup series, baked for you from the Linux and opensource world on app updates, new releases, distribution updates, major news, and upcoming highlights.

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Best Torrent Clients for Linux

This article will cover various free and open source Torrent clients available for Linux. The torrents clients featured below have nearly identical feature sets. These features include support for magnet links, bandwidth control tools, tracker editing, encryption support, scheduled downloading, directory watching, webseed downloads, peer management, port forwarding and proxy management. Unique features of individual torrents clients are stated in their respective headings below. Read more

Audiocasts/Shows: Adding And Removing Swap Files Is Easy In Linux, Linux Action News, Open Source Security Poscast

  • Adding And Removing Swap Files Is Easy In Linux
  • Linux Action News 155

    We try out the new GNOME "Orbis" release and chat about Microsoft's new Linux kernel patches that make it clear Windows 10 is on the path to a hybrid Windows/Linux system. Plus, the major re-architecture work underway for Chrome OS with significant ramifications for Desktop Linux.

  • Open Source Security Poscast Episode 216 – Security didn’t find life on Venus

    Josh and Kurt talk about how we talk about what we do in the context of life on Venus. We didn’t really discover life on Venus, we discovered a gas that could be created by life on Venus. The world didn’t hear that though. We have a similar communication problem in security. How often are your words misunderstood?

Matthias Clasen: GtkColumnView

One thing that I left unfinished in my recent series on list views and models in GTK 4 is a detailed look at GtkColumnView. This will easily be the most complicated part of the series. We are entering into the heartland of GtkTreeView—anything aiming to replace most its features will be a complicated beast. Read more Also: Oculus Rift CV1 progress

AMD and Intel (x86) in Linux

  • Linux 5.10 Adding Support For AMD Zen 3 CPU Temperature Monitoring

    The next version of the Linux kernel will allow monitoring temperatures of the upcoming AMD Zen 3 processors. While CPU temperature monitoring support may seem mundane and not newsworthy, what makes this Zen 3 support genuinely interesting is that it's coming pre-launch... This is the first time in the AMD Zen era we are seeing CPU temperature reporting added to the Linux driver pre-launch. Not only is it coming ahead of the CPUs hitting retail channels but the support was added by AMD engineers.

  • FFmpeg Now Supports GPU Inference With Intel's OpenVINO

    Earlier this summer Intel engineers added an OpenVINO back-end to the FFmpeg multimedia framework. OpenVINO as a toolkit for optimized neural network performance on Intel hardware was added to FFmpeg for the same reasons there is TensorFlow and others also supported -- support for DNN-based video filters and other deep learning processing.

  • Intel SGX Enclave Support Sent Out For Linux A 38th Time

    For years now Intel Linux developers have been working on getting their Software Guard Extensions (SGX) support and new SGX Enclave driver upstreamed into the kernel. SGX has been around since Skylake but security concerns and other technical reasons have held up this "SGX Foundations" support from being mainlined. There has also been an apparent lack of enthusiasm by non-Intel upstream kernel developers in SGX. This past week saw the 38th revision to the patches in their quest to upstreaming this support for handling the Memory Encryption Engine (MEE) and relates SGX infrastructure. [...] The Intel SGX foundations v38 code can be found via the kernel mailing list. The Linux 5.10 merge window is opening up next month but remains to be seen if it will be queued for this next cycle or further dragged out into 2021.

  • Intel SGX foundations
    Intel(R) SGX is a set of CPU instructions that can be used by applications
    to set aside private regions of code and data. The code outside the enclave
    is disallowed to access the memory inside the enclave by the CPU access
    There is a new hardware unit in the processor called Memory Encryption
    Engine (MEE) starting from the Skylake microacrhitecture. BIOS can define
    one or many MEE regions that can hold enclave data by configuring them with
    PRMRR registers.
    The MEE automatically encrypts the data leaving the processor package to
    the MEE regions. The data is encrypted using a random key whose life-time
    is exactly one power cycle.
    The current implementation requires that the firmware sets
    IA32_SGXLEPUBKEYHASH* MSRs as writable so that ultimately the kernel can
    decide what enclaves it wants run. The implementation does not create
    any bottlenecks to support read-only MSRs later on.
    You can tell if your CPU supports SGX by looking into /proc/cpuinfo:
    	cat /proc/cpuinfo  | grep sgx