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Should I run my desktop 24/7?

Thursday 10th of September 2020 07:29:03 AM
Does running my computer 24/7 wear it out? There's an argument that it actually extends the life of the machine and saves energy in the long run.

GNOME 3.36.6 Desktop Update Arrives with HiDPI and Lock Screen Fixes

Thursday 10th of September 2020 06:14:43 AM
Matthias Clasen on behalf of the GNOME Release Team announced today via an email announcement the general availability of the GNOME 3.36.6 point release in the latest GNOME 3.36 desktop environment series.

Android 11 lands with plenty more privacy preferences for Pixels and special Google friends first

Thursday 10th of September 2020 05:00:23 AM
Enterprise edition offers admins more ways to blend work and play. Google has loosed Android 11 on a waiting world.…

Sysadmin toolbox: How to use the sort command to process text in Linux

Thursday 10th of September 2020 03:46:03 AM
As a handy sysadmin tool, sort makes it easy to rearrange text data in various ways without changing the original files.

digiKam 7.1.0 is released with Canon CR3 Update and Improvements

Thursday 10th of September 2020 02:44:31 AM
The digiKam team released today the digiKam 7.1.0 update to its free and open-source professional photo management and workflow software.

Red Hat and IBM announce a hybrid-cloud software marketplace

Thursday 10th of September 2020 01:42:59 AM
Want ready-to-run programs using OpenShift Kubernetes? Red Hat and IBM have a selection of programs ready for you in the new Red Hat Marketplace.

Ardour 6.3 Open-Source DAW Released with New Loudness Analysis Feature

Thursday 10th of September 2020 12:41:27 AM
Ardour 6.3 open-source digital audio workstation (DAW) has been released as the second maintenance update since the release of the major Ardour 6.0 series with various improvements and some new features.

Manage your SSH connections with this open source tool

Wednesday 9th of September 2020 11:39:55 PM
OpenSSH is widely used, but there isn't a well-known connection manager, so I developed the ncurses SSH connection manager (nccm) to fill that significant gap in the process. nccm is a simple SSH connection manager with an ultra-portable terminal interface (written in ncurses, as the project name suggests). And best of all, it's straightforward to use. With nccm, you can connect to an SSH session of your choice with minimum distraction and minimal more

How to install Google Cloud SDK in Linux

Wednesday 9th of September 2020 10:38:23 PM
Google Cloud SDK is used to manage the google cloud platform using the CLI, command-line interface of your system’s terminal. Google Cloud SDK is basically a collection of tools/commands like bq, gcloud, gsutil, etc for the management of our cloud resources. It supports Linux, Mac & Windows as well.

Spotting spaces, and AWK's view of emptiness

Wednesday 9th of September 2020 09:36:51 PM
Presenting a sed command that highlights plain whitespaces and marks each one with a dot for easy counting, plus a re-examination of an AWK shorthand showing that "non-empty" is different from "non-empty and non-zero".

How to Install Arch Linux on Raspberry Pi

Wednesday 9th of September 2020 08:22:30 PM
Raspberry Pi can work with different operating systems. Let's take a look at how you can install Arch Linux on Raspberry Pi.

Create a slide deck using Jupyter Notebooks

Wednesday 9th of September 2020 07:08:10 PM
There are many options when it comes to creating slides for a presentation. There are straightforward ways, and generating slides directly from Jupyter is not one of them. But I was never one to do things the easy way. I also have high expectations that no other slide-generation software quite meets.Why transition from slides to Jupyter?I want four features in my presentation software:read more

AWOW AK41 Mini Desktop PC - TeamViewer with Linux - Week 10

Wednesday 9th of September 2020 05:53:50 PM
The AWOW AK41 Mini PC offers triple monitor support. It should have sufficient CPU and GPU resources to act as a functional remote desktop, particularly when connecting to servers that have better system resources. How does it fare with TeamViewer?

LXDE vs XFCE: Which Is the Better Lightweight Desktop Environment?

Wednesday 9th of September 2020 04:39:29 PM
In the hunt for the lightest Desktop Environments, we pitted LXDE vs XFCE to see which of them is the better lightweight desktop environment.

How to install Nginx on CentOS/RHEL

Wednesday 9th of September 2020 03:25:09 PM
Nginx is one a very famous, open-source web server application that we can also use as a reverse proxy, cache server as well as a load balancer among other things. It is a powerful, lightweight application & also…

China blocks access to website hosting code-for-kids tool Scratch and its forums

Wednesday 9th of September 2020 02:10:49 PM
Someone appears to have ignited the Great Firewall with Hong-Kong-related post. China appears to have blocked access to the website of coding-for-kids tool Scratch.…

Zorin OS 15.3 Released with Latest LibreOffice, New Software

Wednesday 9th of September 2020 12:56:29 PM
The next version of Zorin OS 15.3 is here as the latest point release in the Zorin 15.x series.

Bash Script Examples

Wednesday 9th of September 2020 11:48:59 AM
Bash scripts are a versatile and handy tool that most system administrators love using to simplify their workflow and automate repetitive tasks. With scripts, you can do almost anything that you can do using a normal shell environment. In this tutorial, we will explain the most common bash operations while also showing you a few bash script examples.

Paragon 'optimistic' that its NTFS driver will be accepted into the Linux Kernel

Wednesday 9th of September 2020 09:37:27 AM
Biz goes public on plans, promises open source tools with kernel code. Paragon has submitted code for a read-write NTFS driver in the Linux kernel, and told The Register that it also plans to provide its NTFS tools and utilities as open source.…

How to implement a simple personal/private Linux container image registry for internal use

Wednesday 9th of September 2020 07:25:56 AM
Here's a quick and easy way to create a basic internal registry to manage your container images.

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Myriad X-equipped machine vision camera runs Ubuntu on Apollo Lake

Adlink’s “NEON-1000-MDX Smart Camera” runs Ubuntu 18.04 on an Intel Apollo Lake SoC with a Myriad X VPU supported by Intel OpenVINO and Adlink’s Edge vision software. Four camera options are available from 1.2 to 5MP. In July, Adlink announced a NEON-2000-JT2 machine vision camera based on an Nvidia Jetson TX2 or Jetson Xavier NX module. Now the company has returned with a similarly Ubuntu-driven NEON-1000-MDX Smart Camera with the same form factor, but powered by an Intel Apollo Lake SoC accompanied by an Intel Movidius Myriad X VPU for AI processing. Read more

Linux Mint Cinnamon Vs. MATE: which one to choose?

Linux Mint is by far one of the most popular Linux distros on the market, especially among Windows users who are jumping into the Linux bandwagon. This is mostly because Linux Mint comes with a familiar desktop environment that resembles the classic Windows desktop. It offers tons of quality of life features, making it very user-friendly for users who have never tried Linux before. Since Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu, you get access to the largest Linux community to help you out with all your problems and issues. With that being said, when you got to download the Linux Mint ISO, you will be presented with three desktop environments to choose from. Read more

Games Leftovers

  • Can You Build a Gaming PC for $500?

    Of course, you don't have to use Windows -- Linux-based operating systems are free and many support a large library of games. Ubuntu is very popular, it's easy to set up, and well supported. Another alternative to consider is Valve's SteamOS. However, unlike Ubuntu, it's not as simple to install and its sole focus is playing games through Steam. It is free, of course, and that alone makes it worth considering.

  • Comedy point and click adventure Plot of the Druid to get a demo in October

    Plot of the Druid is an upcoming fantasy comedy point and click adventure, it's coming with Linux support and they're going to be putting out a demo on October 15. "Harness the power of nature to solve problems. Avoid awkward social situations by turning into a small furry creature. Befriend wood spirits that are very reclusive, especially when they have hangovers. Crash a radical party by the Druids Against Nature. Rescue a beautiful princess from a nasty bladder infection. And all while you’re trying to finish school. Which better happen soon, because an insanely dangerous tournament is about to start. No one’s ever won the tournament, but who cares when you’re a powerful druid, right?" Looks like it could be another good one, currently in development by Adventure4Life Studios who worked on the fan-made remaster of Indiana Jones and the fate of Atlantis, which ended up being shut down by Lucasfilm. Plot of the Druid uses high-definition hand-painted drawings that capture the feel of old-school pixel art, mixed with plenty of sarcastic humour found in the classics.

  • Faraway: Director's Cut getting a launch delay to be 'bigger and better'

    Faraway: Director's Cut, the upcoming PC release of the very popular mobile game was originally due next week but they're no longer setting a date. A promising looking game, with some fun puzzles but it wasn't enough time for Pine Studio. In a fresh announcement on Steam, they mentioned how it's going to be their first self-published game and so they have full control of the release so they 'want to do it right'. As for why such a sudden delay so close to release, this was due to an 'exceptional' closed-beta test with lots of feedback they want to consider.

  • Northgard hits 2 million copies sold, Clan of the Lynx DLC is out now

    After recently announcing an impressive 2 million copies sold milestone, Shiro Games have released the Clan of the Lynx DLC for their strategy game Northgard. "Led by Mielikki, the Beastmaster, and her lynx companions, Brundr and Kaelinn, Northgard's newest force excels at hunting more so than open warfare. Prowl through dense forests, stalking animals and mythological creatures, and return victorious with Hunting Trophies to unlock powerful abilities for the fearsome felines."

  • Want to play Soldat 2? We have some copies to give away

    The classic side-scrolling multiplayer action platformer shall return in Soldat 2 on September 22, so we've teamed up with Transhuman Design to offer a few copies to GOL readers. Soldat 2 is a 2.5D shooter directly based on the original, with an aim to create a more modern version with lots of enhanced content. This includes customization, modding with Steam Workshop support, randomly generated levels, custom game rules and modes, new weapons, vehicles and so much more. Developed by Michal "MM" Marcinkowski - creator of the original.

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