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Linux is still the standard

Friday 11th of September 2020 12:49:47 AM
Linux not only paved the way for open source success, but it has shaped how open source communities operate.

The Perfect Server - Ubuntu 20.04 with Apache, PHP, MariaDB, PureFTPD, BIND, Postfix, Dovecot and ISPConfig 3.2 (Beta)

Thursday 10th of September 2020 11:35:27 PM
This tutorial shows how to install an Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) server with Apache, BIND, Dovecot and ISPConfig 3.2. ISPConfig is a web hosting control panel that allows you to configure Email, Webserver, and DNS services easily through a web browser.

How to Install and Configure Fail2ban on CentOS 8

Thursday 10th of September 2020 10:21:07 PM
All servers that are exposed to the Internet are at risk of malware attacks. For example, if you have a software connected to a public network, attackers can use brute-force attempts to gain access to the application. Fail2ban is an open-source tool that helps protect your Linux machine from brute-force and other automated attacks by monitoring the services logs for malicious activity. It uses regular expressions to scan log files. This article explains how to install and configure Fail2ban on CentOS 8.

How to restrict access to a resource using Apache on Linux

Thursday 10th of September 2020 09:06:47 PM
Restricting access to a resource is often required when using the web. On complex web applications, this is often implemented using a login system which can be more or less sophisticated. If our requirements our pretty basic, however, we can use the authentication system provided by the Apache web server. In this tutorial we will see how can we do it.

GNOME 3.38 Desktop Promises Better Multi-Monitor Support, Customizable App Grid

Thursday 10th of September 2020 07:52:26 PM
With just a week ahead of the final release of the highly anticipated GNOME 3.38 desktop environment, we finally have a look at some of the hottest new features and enhancements of the upcoming release.

Best Terminal Games on Linux

Thursday 10th of September 2020 06:38:06 PM
GNU/Linux gaming has come a long way over the past decade. We are lucky to live in an age where there are a number of native linux games including AAA titles to choose from on the platform. Steam has also vastly increased the number of games available on Linux. Despite the vast availability of GUI based games, sometimes it can be more relaxing and entertaining to play terminal based ones. This is not so surprising considering the fact that most Linux users spend a lot of time on the command line and feel at home there. Luckily, there are a number of great terminal based games available on the platform as well.

Adobe Illustrator's open source rival Inkscape 1.0.1 arrives - with experimental Scribus PDF export

Thursday 10th of September 2020 05:23:46 PM
Fixes aplenty for vector graphic editor fans. Users accustomed to lengthy waits between releases will be surprised to find open-source vector graphic outfit, Inkscape, has squeezed out version 1.0.1 of its editor mere months after the version 1.0 milestone was achieved.…

How Does File Manager Mount External Drive Without Sudo?

Thursday 10th of September 2020 04:09:25 PM
Have you ever wondered why sudo or root permission is required to mount an external drive or partition as a normal user from Terminal, but not from the file manager in Linux? Here is the answer!

Google Chrome calculates your autoplay settings so you don't have to - others disagree

Thursday 10th of September 2020 02:55:05 PM
We'll just let muted videos autoplay on Chrome for Android because publishers can't be stopped. Google's rules for when its Chrome browser allows and blocks the automatic playback of web audio and video have come under fire following a company developer's decision not to address objections to the removal of autoplay blocking controls from Chrome for Android.…

Zorin OS 15.3 Officially Released, Based on Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS

Thursday 10th of September 2020 01:40:45 PM
The Zorin OS project announced today the release and general availability of Zorin OS 15.3, the third maintenance update in the Zorin OS 15 series, which has been downloaded more than 1.7 million times since its launch in June 2019.

Tux the Linux Penguin in its first video game, better DNS and firewall on Android, Gitops IDE goes open source, and more open source news

Thursday 10th of September 2020 12:26:25 PM
In this week’s edition of our open source news roundup, Gitpod open sources its IDE platform, BraveDNS launches an all-in-one platform, and more open source news.

Auto Logout Inactive Users After A Period Of Time In Linux

Thursday 10th of September 2020 11:12:04 AM
This brief tutorial describes how to auto logout inactive users after a particular period of time in Linux and Unix-like operating systems.

Vivaldi offers users a 'break' from browsing. No, don't switch to Chrome... don't sw..

Thursday 10th of September 2020 09:57:44 AM
Go take the dog for a walk... or crack a book, maybe. Browser maker Vivaldi has made the bold claim that its latest release will allow users to "pause the internet."…

Open source data control for cloud services with Apache Ranger

Thursday 10th of September 2020 08:43:24 AM
As the movement to migrate enterprise data to the cloud gathers steam, there is an active debate on the best approach to securing and protecting it. But before we talk about the details of the various access control frameworks, let us first understand the breadth of challenges a company faces when it begins migrating its data to the cloud. First and foremost is the wide array of storage and analysis or compute services offered by cloud and third-party providers.

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.

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Ubuntu Touch OTA-13 Released With More Phones Supported, UI Improvements

The UBports community has announced the release of Ubuntu Touch OTA-13 as their newest over-the-air update to this Ubuntu mobile operating system. With Ubuntu Touch OTA-13 now supported are the Sony Xperia X/XZ/Performance and OnePlus 3/3T devices. This is on top of around one dozen other devices from the LG Nexus 4/5 to earlier OnePlus devices, FairPhone 2, Nexus 7, and different Meizu and BQ devices from the early days of the Ubuntu Touch effort at Canonical. Read more Direct: Ubuntu Touch OTA-13 release Also: Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 649