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Automate Sysadmin Tasks with Python's os.walk Function

1 hour 20 min ago
Using Python's os.walk function to walk through a tree of files anddirectories.

OpenStack Now Powers 75 Public Clouds Worldwide

2 hours 35 min ago
While a lot of attention is paid to the big three public cloud providers, OpenStack is continuing to find a broad global audience.

The Best Linux Distros For Beginners

3 hours 49 min ago
Everyone needs to start somewhere, and Linux is no different. Even though it became a meme, telling newcomers to install Gentoo isn’t very productive, and it harms the community as a whole. There are distributions that work to make themselves accessible to people of every skill level and technical aptitude. They’re often called "Beginner distributions", but they aren’t just for beginners. Actually, any one of these choices would be great for everyone, but they’re also the best places for newbies to start.

Have you seen these personalities in open source?

5 hours 3 min ago
When I worked with the Mozilla Foundation, long before the organization boasted more than a hundred and fifty staff members, we conducted a foundation-wide Myers-Briggs indicator. The Myers-Briggs is a popular personality assessment, one used widely in career planning and the business world.read more

Install NFS Server and Client on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

6 hours 18 min ago
In this article, we will explain step by step how to set up an NFS server and client which will enable you to share files from one Ubuntu system to the other.

Michael Howard: Embrace of open source is destroying 'artificial definitions' of legacy vendors

7 hours 32 min ago
MariaDB boss says IPO is part of his 3-year planInterview Michael Howard, Berkley grad and alumnus of Oracle and EMC, took the helm at open-source biz MariaDB almost three years ago. Reflecting on how things have changed, he reckons the biggest shift is in how both investors and enterprise have embrace open-source. Now, he has an IPO on his mind.…

How to Install phpMyAdmin with Nginx on Ubuntu 18.04

8 hours 46 min ago
phpMyAdmin is an open source PHP based tool for managing MySQL and MariaDB servers over a web-based interface. phpMyAdmin allows you to interact with MySQL databases, manage user accounts and privileges, execute SQL-statements, import and export data in a variety of data formats and much more.

An introduction to Udev: The Linux subsystem for managing device events

10 hours 1 min ago
Udev is the Linux subsystem that supplies your computer with device events. In plain English, that means it's the code that detects when you have things plugged into your computer, like a network card, external hard drives (including USB thumb drives), mouses, keyboards, joysticks and gamepads, DVD-ROM drives, and so on. That makes it a potentially useful utility, and it's well-enough exposed that a standard user can manually script it to do things like performing certain tasks when a certain hard drive is plugged in.read more

How to build your private cloud office using virtual app appliances

11 hours 15 min ago
Recently, a new method of installing integrated solutions has been introduced: virtual app appliances, which are basically VirtualBox or VMware images that consist of the apps, UCS management system and the UCS runtime environment. It gets ready-to-use pre-configured applications installed on private server with minimum expertise.

The open source racer 'SuperTuxKart' is looking for testers to try their new online play

12 hours 29 min ago
SuperTuxKart, one of the stalwarts of Linux open source gaming is finally getting online multiplayer. They're also now asking for testers.

iSH - An iOS Linux Shell for Your iPhone or iPad

13 hours 44 min ago
Have you ever wanted to run a Linux shell on your iOS device to transfer files, write shell scripts, or simply to use Vi to develop code or edit files? Now you can, with a project called iSH that is currently available as a TestFlight beta for iOS devices.iSH is a project that aims to bring a Linux shell to iOS devices using a usermode x86 emulator. iSH is built on the Alpine Linux distro, which is designed to have a small footprint, be secure, and easy to use with little or no distracting bells and whistles.

4 tips for learning Golang

14 hours 58 min ago
In the summer of 2014...read more

What does your Linux setup look like?

16 hours 15 min ago
For reasons related to human psychology, we love to compare. In the tech world, people want to know what other people[he]#039[/he]s laptop stickers look like, what text editors and distros they love (and hate), and, of course, details about their Linux setups. Our friend, Steve Ovadia has a whole blog dedicated to the question "What[he]#039[/he]s your Linux rig?"

Palliative care for Windows 10 Mobile like a Crimean field hospital, but with even less effort

17 hours 29 min ago
Dying OS abandoned by carers. Although Microsoft officially supports Windows 10 Mobile, each update breaks new things – and it has reached comical proportions. Or tragic, if you're still using it.…

Firefox Ups the Ante with Latest Test Pilot Experiment: Price Wise and Email Tabs

18 hours 43 min ago
Over the last few years, the Test Pilot team has developed innovative features for Firefox desktop and mobile, collaborating directly with Firefox users to improve the browser – from reminders [he]#8230[/he] Read moreThe post Firefox Ups the Ante with Latest Test Pilot Experiment: Price Wise and Email Tabs appeared first on The Mozilla Blog.

Wrap GObjects in Python

19 hours 58 min ago
Python is a wonderful language for coding graphical interfaces. Thanks to the speed at which working code can be written and the lack of a time-consuming compile cycle, interfaces can be up and running in minutes and usable not long after that. Couple this with Python's ability to easily link to native libraries, and an excellent environment emerges. Learning how to wrap GTK+ C modules for use in Python will enable you to use a C-coded GObject in Python whenever you like, whether or not you[he]apos[/he]re especially proficient in C.

Here's What You Need to Play Total War: WARHAMMER II on Linux and macOS

Tuesday 13th of November 2018 07:09:58 AM
UK based video games publisher Feral Interactive revealed today the official system requirements of the Total War: WARHAMMER II video game for Linux and Mac systems.

A Free Guide for Setting Your Open Source Strategy

Tuesday 13th of November 2018 05:55:38 AM
Running an open source program office involves creating a strategy to help you define and implement your approach as well as measure your progress. The Open Source Guides to the Enterprise, developed by The Linux Foundation in partnership with the TODO Group, offer open source expertise based on years of experience and practice.

How to Install Zimbra Collaboration Suite 8.8 on Ubuntu

Tuesday 13th of November 2018 04:41:17 AM
The Zimbra Collaboration Server is a mail server, collaborative web application and a web-based mail server admin console in a single application. It provides LDAP, antivirus, antispam, collaboration features and an ajax webmail client. Zimbra is easy to use for administrators as well as end users due to its fast Ajax-based web interface.

Managing VMs with the Virtual Machine Manager

Tuesday 13th of November 2018 03:26:57 AM
Explore the use of virt-manager, its capabilities on modest hardware, and how to use it to manage and monitor live VM performance.

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Samsung Linux on DeX beta hands-on: do almost everything on your phone

Among the various Linux on Android implementations, Samsung’s Linux on DeX definitely looks the most polished ready to use solution, even if it’s still in beta form. Although it uses a two-year-old version of Ubuntu, there is already a lot that can be done from that. Plus, just like Android users, Linux users can be pretty creative and only time will tell if they’ll be able to use Linux on DeX to make almost any Linux distro work. Read more

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A Look At The GCC 9 Performance On Intel Skylake Against GCC 8, LLVM Clang 7/8

With GCC 9 embarking upon its third stage of development where the focus ships to working on bug/regression fixes in preparation for releasing the GCC 9.1 stable compiler likely around the end of Q1'2019, here is a fresh look at the GCC 9 performance with its latest development code as of this week compared to GCC 8.2.0 stable while using an Intel Core i9 7980XE test system running Ubuntu Linux. For good measure are also fresh results from LLVM Clang 7.0 stable as well as LLVM Clang 8.0 SVN for the latest development state of that competing C/C++ open-source compiler. Read more

This under-$6 SBC runs Linux on RISC-V based C-SKY chip

Hangzhou C-SKY has launched a “C-SKY Linux Development Board” for $5.60 and up, featuring a RISC-V derived, 574MHz C-SKY GX6605S CK610M SoC, 64MB DDR2, an HDMI port, and 2x USB 2.0 ports. Last month, Hangzhou C-SKY Microsystems Co. announced Linux 4.20~5.0 kernel support for its new RISC-V based C-SKY CK810 SoC design. Now, Hangzhou C-SKY has launched a development board that runs Linux on a similar CK610M SoC. The C-SKY Linux Development Board sells for 39-40 Yuan ($5.60 to $7.05) on Taobao and $19.50 to $21.50 on AliExpress. Read more