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How to manage a big hotel with a little Raspberry Pi

Saturday 25th of April 2020 07:35:10 PM
Raspberry Pi with Raspbian Lite can be very versatile to install a number of useful services (see also my Raspberry Pi projects article). Some addictive features can be achieved by searching for open source software and testing it with this fantastic device. An interesting example is installing a complete open source hotel reservation and booking system with Raspberry Pi and more

Fedora Linux Will Soon Be Available on Select Lenovo Laptops

Saturday 25th of April 2020 05:23:39 PM
The Fedora Project and Lenovo are partnering to offer customers the option to buy a ThinkPad laptop with the Fedora Linux distribution pre-installed.

Linux at Home: Plan your Ideal Garden with Linux

Saturday 25th of April 2020 01:46:47 PM
In this series, we look at a range of home activities where Linux can play its part, making the most of our time at home, keeping active and engaged, safeguarding our physical, mental and emotional health. We need activities that give a zest for living and the sense of contentment. The change of lifestyle enforced by Covid-19 is also an opportunity to expand our horizons, and spend more time on activities we have neglected in the past.

What is Managed Hosting and How is it Beneficial for Your Business?

Saturday 25th of April 2020 12:45:15 PM
What is Managed Hosting and How is it Beneficial for Your Business?

How to Install and Use Perf Performance Analysis Tool on CentOS 8

Saturday 25th of April 2020 11:43:43 AM
Perf is a performance analyzing tool in Linux operating systems that supports tracepoints, software performance counters, hardware performance counters and dynamic probes.

How to Hide Confidential Files in Images on Debian using Steganography

Saturday 25th of April 2020 10:42:11 AM
Sometimes we have to hide our data to protect it from third-party access to the system. However, one way to achieve this is through encryption. But today we are going to talk about another method, namely steganography, which makes it possible to hide the existence of secret data in order to keep communications private.

How To Upgrade To Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Desktop

Saturday 25th of April 2020 09:40:39 AM
This step by step guide will show you how to upgrade to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS desktop from Ubuntu 18.04 LTS or Ubuntu 19.10 with screenshots.

The Adobe Flash Farewell Tour 2020: LibreOffice to axe export support for .SWF in version 7

Saturday 25th of April 2020 08:39:07 AM
Another one bites the dust. LibreOffice has joined the rest of the industry to hammer another nail in the coffin of Adobe's Flash technology with the removal of an export filter from the suite.…

Rough, tough Coffee Lake system is totally upfront with its I/O

Saturday 25th of April 2020 07:37:35 AM
Axiomtek’s fanless, rugged “eBOX640-521-FL” computer runs Linux or Win 10 on 8th Gen Coffee Lake CPUs with all front facing I/O including dual displays, 6x USB, 2x SATA, 2x GbE, 2x serial, mini-PCIe and M.2, and “flexible I/O.” Over the last year, Axiomtek has launched rugged, fanless, Intel Coffee Lake based embedded computers including the […]

Coming soon: Fedora on Lenovo laptops!

Saturday 25th of April 2020 06:36:03 AM
Today, I’m excited to share some big news with you—Fedora Workstation will be available on Lenovo ThinkPad laptops! Yes, I know,  many of us already run a Fedora operating system on a Lenovo system, but this is different. You’ll soon be able to get Fedora pre-installed by selecting it as you customize your purchase. This […]

Recovering a breached Linux system

Saturday 25th of April 2020 05:34:31 AM
Discovering a system breach is scary and recovering one might be even scarier still. Here are the steps to recovery.

Edge AI mini-PC spins up Nvidia's Xavier NX

Saturday 25th of April 2020 04:32:59 AM
CTI’s compact “Rudi-NX” embedded computer runs Linux on a Jetson Xavier NX module for up to 21 TOPS AI at 15W. Features include 2x GbE, 4x USB 3.0, 3x M.2 with NVMe, 4x GMSL cam inputs, and -20 to 80°C support. Guelph, Ontario based Connect Tech Inc. (CTI) recently announced the Rudi-NX Embedded System along […]

Ubuntu 20.10 “Groovy Gorilla” Is Slated for Release on October 22

Saturday 25th of April 2020 03:31:27 AM
Less than 24 hours after the global launch of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa), the Ubuntu team at Canonical have already started planning on the next major release, Ubuntu 20.10.

Android 11 Developer Preview 3 allows your mobe to become a router via USB Ethernet – if you can get a decent signal

Saturday 25th of April 2020 02:29:55 AM
Plus: Multitasking and other functions rejigged, but no promises they'll stick. Google's third developer preview (DP3) of the Android 11 operating system is an enticing look at the future of the platform, where new features and UI tweaks abound.…

Lenovo are to start shipping Fedora Linux as an option on their ThinkPad laptops

Saturday 25th of April 2020 01:28:23 AM
As a nice win for open source, hardware vendor Lenovo are going to begin offering Fedora Linux on their ThinkPad line.

2020 Open Source Conferences That Have Moved Online

Saturday 25th of April 2020 12:26:51 AM
If you’re going to stare at a screen, you can binge-watch Netflix – or you could attend one of these online open source conferences, most of which are now free or at a significantly reduced price.

GraphQL Foundation Hits One Year Milestone

Friday 24th of April 2020 11:25:19 PM
The open source GraphQL Foundation has grown over the course of its first year as database and application developers adopt the API layer approach to connecting different data sources.

New Banana Pi SBCs slim down for low-power IoT

Friday 24th of April 2020 10:23:47 PM
Banana Pi’s “BPI-F2P” SBC runs Linux on a quad -A7 SunPlus SP7021 and offers dual LAN with PoE plus 40-pin GPIO. Also new is a “BPI-EAI80 AIoT” SBC with a dual Cortex-M4 Edgeless EAI80 MCU with 300-GOPS NPU. SinoVoip’s Banana Pi project has posted specs for its second development board based on SunPlus Technology’s SP7021 […]

Ubuntu 20.04 “Focal Fossa” LTS Available To Download

Friday 24th of April 2020 09:22:15 PM
The most awaited Linux distribution of the year, Ubuntu 20.04 “Focal Fossa” stable has been made available to download. Ubuntu 20.04 is an LTS release which means it’ll receive maintenance updates for 4 years until April 2025. Ubuntu flavors will be supported for 3 years.

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LibreOffice 6.4.5 finally for Slackware 14.2

The Document Foundation recently released version 7.0.0 of their Libre Office suite of applications. The packages for Slackware-current can be found in my repository. But the situation for Slackware 14.2 used to be different – I got stuck after LibreOffice 6.2 because the newer source releases (6.3 and onwards) require versions of system software that our stable Slackware 14.2 platform does not offer. From time to time during the last year, when there was time and the build box was not compiling packages, I messed around with the libreoffice.SlackBuild script in futile attempts to compile recent versions of LibreOffice on Slackware 14.2. I failed all the time. Until last week. After I had uploaded the new KDE Plasma5 packages to ‘ktown‘, I had an epiphany and decided to use a new approach. What I did was: question all the historic stuff in the SlackBuild script that got added whenever I needed to work around compilation failures; and accept that the compilation needs newer versions of software than Slackware 14.2 offers. The first statement meant that I disabled patches and variable declarations that messed with compiler and linker; and for the second statement I stuck to a single guideline: the end product, if I were able to compile a package successfully, has to run out of the box on Slackware 14.2 without the need to update any of the core Slackware packages. Read more

Web Browsers: New Tor RC, Firefox/Mozilla Trouble, and Web Browsers Need to Stop

  • New release candidate:

    There's a new alpha release available for download. If you build Tor from source, you can download the source code for from the download page. Packages should be available over the coming weeks, with a new alpha Tor Browser release likely in the coming weeks.

    Remember, this is a release candidate, not a a stable release: you should only run this if you'd like to find and report more bugs than usual.

  • Mozilla is dead

    If Mozilla wants to survive, the management will be fired with unearned compensation, the most important departments will be strengthened, products that nobody ordered will be discontinued and the organization will be limited to its core competence. Browser, email, security, adaptability and the fight for a free Internet. And they work with all their might to ensure that the products will become an integral part of everyday life and all operating systems.

    Three months. That’s all the time they have for a clear signal. After that, users have to make a decision. Unfortunately, it will probably only be something with chromium.

    Poor Internet.

  • Web browsers need to stop

    I call for an immediate and indefinite suspension of the addition of new developer-facing APIs to web browsers. Browser vendors need to start thinking about reducing scope and cutting features. WebUSB, WebBluetooth, WebXR, WebDRM WebMPAA WebBootlicking replacing User-Agent with Vendor-Agent cause let’s be honest with ourselves at this point “Encrypted Media Extensions” — this crap all needs to go. At some point you need to stop adding scope and start focusing on performance, efficiency, reliability, and security5 at the scope you already have.