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How To Install WordPress with LAMP Stack on Ubuntu 16.04

2 hours 21 min ago
WordPress is one of the world’s most popular content management systems (CMS). It is a free and open-source platform, which is used by millions of people for running blogs, business websites, e-commerce stores and much more.

Top Voting Machine Vendor Admits It Installed Remote-Access Software on Systems Sold to States

3 hours 36 min ago
The nation's top voting machine maker has admitted in a letter to a federal lawmaker that the company installed remote-access software on election-management systems it sold over a period of six years, raising questions about the security of those systems and the integrity of elections that were conducted with them.

Digital Audio Workstation REAPER Adds Experimental Native Linux Builds

4 hours 50 min ago
REAPER, a popular music production tool, added experimental native Linux builds to its download page with the latest 5.93 release.

Contributing to Fedora: Testing Packages

6 hours 4 min ago
Contribution to Fedora comes in many forms. Here’s a common misconception about contributing: “I’m not a developer, so what do they need me for?” However, there are many ways for non-developers to contribute to Fedora. One way is package testing. Before a new version of a package lands in the updates repository, it passes through […]

Set Up A Headless Deluge Server on Linux

7 hours 19 min ago
There are tons of ways to manage torrents on Linux. Many of the available clients are excellent, but some have distinct advantages. If you're looking to manage large numbers of torrents and manage them over your network, Deluge is easily the best option.

Nvidia 390.77 Linux Graphics Driver Improves Compatibility with Latest Kernels

8 hours 33 min ago
Nvidia released a new version of its long-lived proprietary display driver for GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris systems to add compatibility with recent Linux kernels and fix various bugs.

Ballerina reinvents cloud-native programming

9 hours 47 min ago
Cloud-native programming inherently involves working with remote endpoints: microservices, serverless, APIs, WebSockets, software-as-a-service (SaaS) apps, and more. Ballerina is a cloud-native, general purpose, concurrent, transactional, and statically- and strongly-typed programming language with both textual and graphical syntaxes.

A Look at Google's Project Fi

11 hours 2 min ago
Google's Project Fi is a great cell-phone service, but the data-only SIMs make it incredible for network projects! Project Fi is a play on the term "WiFi" and is pronounced "Project Fye", as opposed to "Project Fee", which is what I called it at first. Several features set Project Fi apart from other cell-phone plans.

Tips for Success with Open Source Certification

12 hours 16 min ago
In the first article, we focused on why certification matters now more than ever. Here, we’ll focus on the kinds of certifications that are making a difference, and what is involved in completing necessary training and passing the performance-based exams that lead to certification, with tips from Clyde Seepersad, General Manager of Training and Certification at The Linux Foundation.

Open-spec NAS SBC with 4x SATA 3.0 ports relaunches

Wednesday 18th of July 2018 05:39:26 AM
Kobol has relaunched its open-spec “Helios4” NAS SBC and fanned system. The Helios4 runs Debian on a Marvell Armada 388 SoC with 2GB ECC RAM and offers 1x GbE, 2x USB 3.0, and 4x SATA 3.0 ports for up to 48TB.

Xen Project Hypervisor Power Management: Suspend-to-RAM on Arm Architectures

Wednesday 18th of July 2018 04:25:06 AM
About a year ago, we started a project to lay the foundation for full-scale power management for applications involving the Xen Project Hypervisor on Arm architectures. We intend to make Xen on Arm's power management the open source reference design for other Arm hypervisors in need of power management capabilities.

You Can Now Install Android 8.1 Oreo on Your Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ Computer

Wednesday 18th of July 2018 03:10:46 AM
Just two weeks after releasing the first build of his RaspAnd operating system based on Google's Android 8.1 Oreo mobile OS, Arne Exton today announced a new version with support for the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ computer.

Open Source at 20

Wednesday 18th of July 2018 01:56:26 AM
Open source software has been around for a long time. But calling it open source only began in 1998. Here's some history:

How to Install and Use GIMP 2.10 on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Wednesday 18th of July 2018 12:42:05 AM
After 6 years of development, a new version of GIMP, version 2.10 was released recently. GIMP 2.10 comes with a lot of new features and improvements. Today, learn how to install GIMP 2.10 on Ubuntu and how to do basic image editing with GIMP 2.10.

Curl Command Examples

Tuesday 17th of July 2018 11:27:45 PM
Curl is command line utility for transferring data from or to a server designed to work without user interaction. In this tutorial, we will show you how to use the curl tool through practical examples and detailed explanations of the most common curl options.

Curse of the CSV monster

Tuesday 17th of July 2018 10:13:25 PM
How to convert a CSV to a TSV and complain about CSVs at the same time

How to Create Your Own Video Conference Server using Jitsi Meet on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Tuesday 17th of July 2018 08:59:05 PM
Jitsi is a set of open source projects that allow you to build a secure video conference system for your team which can be used from a web browser and mobile devices. In this tutorial, I will show you how to install your own video conference server using Jitsi meet on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

What is Hostname in Linux and How Can You Change It?

Tuesday 17th of July 2018 07:44:45 PM
Hostnames are an important piece of the Linux networking puzzle. They let you easily access Linux systems across a network with a name instead of an IP.

Getting started with Etcher.io

Tuesday 17th of July 2018 06:30:24 PM
Bootable USB drives are a great way to try out a new Linux distribution to see if you like it before you install. While some Linux distributions, like Fedora, make it easy to create bootable media, most others provide the ISOs or image files and leave the media creation decisions up to the user. There's always the option to use dd to create media on the command line—but let's face it, even for the most experienced user, that's still a pain.read more

More in Tux Machines

Software: Latte Dock, Emacs, Ick, REAPER

  • Latte Dock 0.8 Released with Widget Separators, Setup Sharing, More
    A new version of Latte Dock, an icon-based task bar for the KDE desktop, is available to download. Latte Dock 0.8 is the first stable release of the app switching software in almost a year and is the third stable release overall.
  • 3 Emacs modes for taking notes
    No matter what line of work you're in, it's inevitable you have to take a few notes. Often, more than a few. If you're like many people in this day and age, you take your notes digitally. Open source enthusiasts have a variety of options for jotting down their ideas, thoughts, and research in electronic format. You might use a web-based tool. You might go for a desktop application. Or, you might turn to the command line. If you use Emacs, that wonderful operating system disguised as a text editor, there are modes that can help you take notes more efficiently. Let's look at three of them.
  • Ick version 0.53 released: CI engine
    I have just made a new release of ick, my CI system. The new version number is 0.53, and a summary of the changes is below. The source code is pushed to my git server (git.liw.fi), and Debian packages to my APT repository (code.liw.fi/debian). See https://ick.liw.fi/download/ for instructions.
  • REAPER 5.93 Brings New Linux-Native Builds
    Since 2016 we have been looking forward to the REAPER digital audio workstation software for Linux while with this week's v5.93 release, the experimental Linux-native builds are now officially available.
  • Digital Audio Workstation REAPER Adds Experimental Native Linux Builds
    REAPER, a popular music production tool, added experimental native Linux builds to its download page with the latest 5.93 release. Initially released in 2005, REAPER (Rapid Environment for Audio Production, Engineering, and Recording) is a powerful digital audio workstation (DAW) and MIDI sequencer, available for Windows, macOS and Linux. Cockos, the company that develops REAPER, was founded by Justin Frankel of Winamp and Gnutella peer-to-peer network fame. The application uses a proprietary license and you can evaluate it for free for 60 days without having to provide any personal details or register. After the free trial ends, you can continue to use it but a nag screen will show up for a few seconds when the application starts. A license costs $225 for commercial use, or $60 for a discounted license (details here).

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Red Hat News

At Rest Encryption

There are many steps you can take to harden a computer, and a common recommendation you'll see in hardening guides is to enable disk encryption. Disk encryption also often is referred to as "at rest encryption", especially in security compliance guides, and many compliance regimes, such as PCI, mandate the use of at rest encryption. This term refers to the fact that data is encrypted "at rest" or when the disk is unmounted and not in use. At rest encryption can be an important part of system-hardening, yet many administrators who enable it, whether on workstations or servers, may end up with a false sense of security if they don't understand not only what disk encryption protects you from, but also, and more important, what it doesn't. Read more