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Easy way to install AWS CLI on Linux

Monday 2nd of April 2018 12:53:01 PM
AWS or Amazon Web services is the industry leader when it comes to Cloud & it’s being used by many industry gaints for their IT infrastructure needs. Ease on infra provision & administration are...

Learn advanced SSH commands with the new cheat sheet

Monday 2nd of April 2018 11:38:41 AM
Secure Shell (SSH) is a powerful tool for connecting to remote servers. But with all that power comes a dizzying array of options and flags. The ssh client command has many options—some for daily use and some arcane. I put together a cheat sheet for some common SSH uses.read more

Intel's Microcode Update for Spectre Makes a Comeback in Ubuntu's Repositories

Monday 2nd of April 2018 10:24:21 AM
After it's been pulled from Ubuntu's repositories in late January at Intel's request due to serious hardware issues reported by numerous users, Inte's microcode update to mitigate the Spectre security vulnerability makes a comeback.

Mozilla Turns Twenty

Monday 2nd of April 2018 08:29:59 AM
It’s the morning of March 31, 1998, and the Netscape campus is chock-full of engineers, hours earlier than on a normal day.

Mesa 18 Linux Graphics Stack Supports Cannon Lake CPUs on Vulkan, OpenGL Drivers

Monday 2nd of April 2018 06:35:37 AM
The major Mesa 18 open-source graphics stack for Linux-based operating system has been released earlier this week to further advance the Linux graphics drivers and it already started appearing in the main repos of various distros.

How to install Tomcat 8.5 on CentOS 7

Monday 2nd of April 2018 04:41:15 AM
This tutorial shows you how to install Tomcat 8.5 on CentOS 7. Tomcat is an open source implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Expression Language and Java WebSocket technologies.

Mozilla Thunderbird 60 to Bring Calendar Improvements, MBOX/Maildir Conversions

Monday 2nd of April 2018 02:46:53 AM
Who said Thunderbird is dying? Mozilla plans to release the 60th version of its open-source and cross-platform email, calendar, and news client, which will introduce a plethora of new features and improvements.

OpenGL bindings for Bash

Monday 2nd of April 2018 12:52:31 AM
In my previous article describing the design of Perl 5 and its suitability as a "glue language," I mentioned I had previously written OpenGL bindings for Bash.read more

Become an Arch Power User with Pacli and PacUI

Sunday 1st of April 2018 10:58:09 PM
Pacli is good because it allows users to be more selective with actions they want to do while PacUI can combine tools for both repos and AUR.

Happy as Larry: Why Oracle won the Google Java Android case

Sunday 1st of April 2018 09:03:47 PM
Get a licence or build something new. It's really that simple. Comment One piece of paper. Just one lousy piece of paper. That's the difference between success and a potential $8.8bn payout.

Install SquidGuard with Squid proxy server : Complete guide

Sunday 1st of April 2018 07:09:25 PM
SquidGuard is a free and open-source application, which is basically used as a URL redirectore software, which we can use to managing access to websites. Squidguard uses blacklists to control access to websites & define the website to which URL has to be redirected. We have option to create a custom blacklist or can use one of many available on the internet.

How to build a plotter with Arduino

Sunday 1st of April 2018 05:15:03 PM
Back in school, there was an HP plotter well hidden in a closet in the science department. I got to play with it for a while and always wanted to have one of my own. Fast forward many, many years. Stepper motors are easily available, I am back into doing stuff with electronics and micro-controllers, and I recently saw someone creating displays with engraved acrylic. This triggered me to finally build my own plotter.read more

FreeBSD-Based TrueOS Finally Gets Patched Against Meltdown and Spectre Flaws

Sunday 1st of April 2018 03:20:41 PM
TrueOS, the free and open-source FreeBSD derivative, has been updated on Friday to version 18.03, a release that finally includes patches for the Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities publicly disclosed in January 2018.

How to create a Linux Desktop Application with Ruby

Sunday 1st of April 2018 01:26:19 PM
This is a detailed tutorial for creating a Linux desktop application with Ruby using the GTK+ bindings for the language. The article covers many aspects including usage guides for the Glade tool for building the user interface.

Net appliance features dual 10GbE ports and up to 16-core Atom C3000

Sunday 1st of April 2018 11:31:57 AM
Aaeon’s 1U “FWS-7360” network appliance runs on an 8- to 16-core Atom C3000, and offers 2x 10GbE SFP+ fiber ports, 2x 10GbE copper ports, 2x GbE copper ports, up to 64GB DDR4, plus SATA, mSATA, and optional mini-PCIe. Designed for wireless gateway, SD-WAN, IPS, WAN optimization, NFV, and vCPE applications, Aaeon’s FWS-7360 is a more advanced cousin of the similarly Intel Atom C3000 (“Denverton”) based FWS-2360 announced about two months ago.

Linux Foundation Spawns Child Foundation for AI

Sunday 1st of April 2018 09:37:35 AM
The Linux Foundation is throwing its hat into the artificial intelligence ring. On Tuesday, the open source organization announced the launch of the Deep Learning Foundation. The official goal is to promote open source innovation in AI, machine learning, and deep learning. Like most Linux Foundation projects, this mainly translates into the development of software -- in this case AI, machine learning, and deep learning applications.

Automatically Disable Touchpad When Mouse is Used in Ubuntu Linux Quick Tip

Sunday 1st of April 2018 07:43:13 AM
Use this tiny utility to automatically disable touchpad when mouse is plugged in. A must-have for Ubuntu laptop users who prefer mouse over the touchpad.

FPS game 'STRAFE: Millennium Edition' has just added Linux support

Sunday 1st of April 2018 05:48:51 AM
We had a bit of a wait, but the retro-inspired rogue-lite FPS game STRAFE: Millennium Edition is now available on Linux.

The April 2018 Issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine

Sunday 1st of April 2018 02:00:07 AM
The PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the April 2018 issue.

More in Tux Machines

Doxyqml 0.4.0

After almost two years, here comes a new version of Doxyqml, the QML filter for Doxygen. This new version adds a new command-line option: --namespace to wrap the generated C++ in a namespace, and makes the parser more robust. Nothing ground-breaking, but some nice changes nevertheless. What's interesting with this project is that I don't use it these days, but it still receives contributions from time to time. This puts me in the unusual position (for me) where most of my contributions to the project are reviewing code, cleaning things, a bit of infrastructure (I just added code coverage checks: 88%, not too bad) and release management. Surprisingly, I like doing this, I am happy to see this little tool remains useful enough that others keep it alive. Read more

Plasma 5.12.5, Applications 18.04.1 and Frameworks 5.46.0 by KDE now available in Chakra

On your next system upgrade you will receive all the latest versions of KDE’s Plasma, Applications and Frameworks, in addition to several other package updates. For more details and the full changelogs on KDE’s software releases, you can read the official announcements: Plasma 5.12.5 Applications 18.04.1 Frameworks 5.46.0 Other noteworthy package updates include wine 3.8, skypeforlinux 8.20.0.9 and pypy 6.0.0. Read more

SMTube review - Your train to Youtube

It's a no brainer. On the desktop, you go online, and you open a tab and you load Youtube, and then you play clips. But then, on mobile devices, you have dedicated applications, which usually offer a somewhat more efficient media experience. So, on the desktop, it's the browser way or the ... SMTube way? SMTube is a cross-platform Youtube player, which allows you to search and play videos from the popular media platform, with some additional search tweaks and filters, and extra download options, all this from the desktop, without having to keep a browser tab open. It's a convenient tool to use, and with the recent rewrite, it actually works, and it works fairly well. I decided to test to see what gives. [...] SMTube looks like a nice tool. It is not strictly necessary or needed, but it does allow you to have Youtube open and playing, even if you're not currently using your browser, i.e. you can use it like any other media player. This is nice, plus you get a clean and intuitive interface, decent search and filter options, and it's easy to change settings and configure additional players. You also have the option to download clips. I don't know where SMTube stands when it comes to Google, Youtube, but ordinary users will surely appreciate the extra flexibility they get with a media player rather than just a browser tab. Of course, you're not signed in, you don't get recommendations, comments or playlists, and such, so I guess there are benefits to going directly to Youtube. But if you're only after what Youtube can play without any socializing, SMTube is an excellent choice. It's had a rough ride, it never quite fully worked for me in my various distro reviews, but this new version is stable, robust and works well. At the very least, it's worth testing. Choo choo. Read more

GNOME Development/Developers

  • Nautilus Ability To Launch Binaries Or Scripts To Be Reverted, Might Be Implemented Differently
    It looks like the decision to remove the ability to run binaries and scripts from Nautilus file manager will be reverted. The change comes after some use cases appeared that the developers agreed they need to support, "especially for enterprise and content creators". One such use case that was mentioned as a reason for reverting this is a small "if then that" script for building HTML and PDF files, which uses Zenity to display a dialog, as well as notifications to display the progress. I find the use case being used as an example a bit weird because that's certainly not something common, like a self-extracting game script for instance.
  • Stickers in Riot
    The matrix.org protocol is flexible so this is a good example of how to add new features to the clients that uses matrix without the need to change the protocol. This is not a core feature because you can send images, but I think this is great and add a simple way to show reactions for the users, so as I was reading I thought that we can add this to Fractal, so I started to read how we can add support for this.
  • Talking at GPN 2018 in Karlsruhe, Germany
    Similar to last year I managed to attend the Gulasch Programmier-Nacht (GPN) in Karlsruhe, Germany. Not only did I attend, I also managed to squeeze in a talk about PrivacyScore. We got the prime time slot on the opening day along with all the other relevant talks, including the Eurovision Song Contest, so we were not overly surprised that the audience had a hard time deciding where to go and eventually decided to attend talks which were not recorded. Our talk was recorded and is available here.