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How to Do Spelling Checks in the Linux Terminal

2 hours 43 min ago
Do you know that Linux has ia command-line spellcheck utility to check your writing in the Terminal? Here's how to use aspell to spellcheck in Linux.

How To Google Search From Commandline Using Googler

3 hours 44 min ago
This guide explains how to do Google search from commandline on Linux using Googler command line tool.

How to Install vsftpd FTP Server with SSL/TLS on CentOS 8

4 hours 46 min ago
FTP is a widely used protocol used for transferring files between server and client. In this tutorial, we will show you how to install VSFTPD on CentOS 8 server and secure it with SSL/TLS.

Why Source Code Scanning Tools are Essential to Open Source Compliance

5 hours 47 min ago
Merging code in open source software is easy. Just grab and add, right? Well, no. If you don't pay attention to what license each inclusion is offered under, the users of your software may end up with a disaster on their hands. Happily, there are free tools available to help you avoid just that.

How to enable Picture in Picture mode in Google Chrome on Debian 10

6 hours 49 min ago
In this article, we will explain how to enable picture-in-picture mode in Google Chrome. It should be noted that you cannot play every video in PiP mode. However, YouTube and daily motion will work in pip mode.

How to recover a root password in Red Hat-based Linux systems

7 hours 50 min ago
Forgetting or never having the root password for a Linux system is a bad thing. This short how-to will prevent a time-consuming reinstall.

How to clear swap memory in Linux

8 hours 52 min ago
Got swappiness? Learn how to set appropriate swap settings in Linux, and clear your swap's contents.

FSF's Interim Co-President Alexandre Oliva on FSF Communication Policies

9 hours 53 min ago
Surely I, being acting president and then half-acting president, must suck as a manager. I probably do indeed, but it's not so simple.

Ubuntu-Based MakuluLinux 2020 Wants to Convince Windows 7 Users to Switch to Linux

10 hours 55 min ago
The MakuluLinux 2020 distribution has been released based on Ubuntu Linux and promising a familiar place for both Windows and Linux users.

Whiskey Lake SBC has triple GbE and dual HDMI ports

16 hours 13 min ago
IEI’s 165 x 115mm “Wafer-ULT5” SBC delivers an 8th Gen Whiskey Lake-UE CPU with triple independent displays, triple GbE, 4x USB 3.1 Gen 2, mini-PCIe and M.2, and -20 to 60°C support. IEI has introduced an SBC with Intel’s 8th Gen Whiskey Lake processors up to a Core i7-8665UE with 4x octa-threaded cores @ 1.7GHz […]

Claws Mail 3.17.5 Open-Source Email Client Released with New Features

17 hours 15 min ago
The Claws Mail 3.17.5 open-source and free email client has been released over the weekend and looks to be a great release that adds various new features and lots of improvements.

How to display Images in the command line in Linux/Ubuntu

18 hours 16 min ago
For users who work with the command line in Linux most of the time, it could be convenient to view images within their terminal session. In this article we will cover some command line applications that enable users to display images in the terminal. Make sure to protect your eyes from your screen’s damaging blue rays while reading the article

Tiny, Linux-powered Sitara module has dev kit with dual GbE

19 hours 18 min ago
MYIR’s 50 x 40mm, -40 to 85°C tolerant “MYC-C335X-GW” module runs Linux on TI’s AM335x with up to 1GB RAM and 4GB eMMC. It can be extended with a “MYD-C335X-GW” carrier with GbE plus optional SFP. We don’t see many Texas Instruments Sitara AM335x boards anymore, but if you’re still interested in this low-power, industrial-focused […]

Open source licenses: What, which, and why

20 hours 19 min ago
Most people have at least heard of open source software by now—and even have a fairly good idea of what it is. Learn what open source licenses are, which one to choose, and why it matters.

Network Configuration in Debian 10

21 hours 21 min ago
In this article, we will explain how you can set up a basic network in a Debian based Linux OS. The basic setup includes setting a static IP, gateway, DNS, and hostname. We have used Debian 10 OS for describing the procedure mentioned in this article.

How to View Running Processes on Linux

Tuesday 25th of February 2020 07:55:26 AM
There are several Linux tools we can use to identify all of the processes on our system, and that's what we'll be covering in this guide.

IPFire Open-Source Linux Firewall Gets a Revamped DNS System

Tuesday 25th of February 2020 06:53:54 AM
IPFire, the hardened open-source and free firewall GNU/Linux distribution, just got it’s most exciting update in the new decade, IPFire 2.25 Core Update 141, which brings a revamped DNS system and lots of other goodies.

Who cares about Emacs?

Tuesday 25th of February 2020 05:52:22 AM
GNU Emacs isn't the oldest interactive text editor for Unix—it's predated (at least) by the Vi editor—nor is it the only Emacs in existence. However, it's surely the most popular Emacs and one of the best editors available on POSIX.read more

5 Non-Technical Tips for the Linux Beginner

Tuesday 25th of February 2020 04:50:50 AM
Let's take a look at 5 philosophies that I believe will help a Linux beginner more than remembering every switch for every command.

Top 7 Linux File Compression and Archive Tools

Tuesday 25th of February 2020 03:49:18 AM
Best Linux File Compression and Archive Tools.

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100 Keyboard Shortcuts to Use Linux Like a Pro

Linux veterans understand that the keyboard is mightier than the mouse because there are many actions that take multiple mouse clicks but can be accomplished with a single keyboard shortcut. Learning at least a handful of keyboard shortcuts can make you significantly more productive as a Linux user and earn you serious bragging rights in the Linux community. Read more

Android Leftovers

Intel’s 5G-oriented Atom P5900 features up to 24 10nm Tremont cores

Like the C3000, the P5900 supports up to 128GB DDR4, now at up to 2933 MT/s. It similarly supports 16x PCIe 3.0, 16x SATA 3.0, 4x USB 3.0, and 4x USB 2.0 interfaces. However, the SATA links can now be reconfigured as up to 16x PCIe 2.0 or 16x USB 3.0, so you can now have up to 32x PCIe lanes. Other features include GPIO, 3x UARTs, and -40 to 85°C support. We saw no mention of OS support, but we imagine that like the Atom C3000, the Atom P5900 is primarily designed to run Linux. The C3000 has appeared on a variety of Linux-powered networking appliances such as Advantech’s FWA-1012VC, as well as numerous COM Express Type 7 modules like Avnet/MSC’s MSC C7B-DV. Earlier this month, it showed up on a Versalogic Grizzly SBC. Read more

Games: Ultimate Chicken Horse, Dota Underlords, Overclocking With GreenWithEnvy

  • Hilarious party-platformer 'Ultimate Chicken Horse' free update due next month

    Ultimate Chicken Horse, a party-platform where you build the platforms as you go is getting a sweet free update with some new toys to play with next month. A game you absolutely need to play too! After only just getting into it myself thanks to the Humble Sweet Farm Bundle last month, it was pretty hilarious to try. Clever Endeavour Games have now announced the "A·cobra·tic Update" which is due out on March 12, for all platforms and it's free. It's going to include a new Snake character (who rides a Skateboard), two new levels and four new blocks. Along with "a handful of improvements, minor additions to the game, and plenty of bug fixes". The new blocks flamethrower, one-way gate, cannon and beehive sound like they will be fun to screw with others.

  • Dota Underlords from Valve is out with the City Crawl campaign mode

    Valve's latest game, Dota Underlords, has today left Early Access and with it comes a huge patch full of new content and features. The biggest addition to the Underlords strategy game is the City Crawl campaign. A single-player mode, that explains a bit about what's going on. It seems "Mama Eeb" passed away, leaving a power vacuum in White Spire, with the four Underlords attempting to take control. City Crawl is where you do that, as you go through various different types of challenges and while doing so earn new outfits for the Underlords.

  • Linux Gaming: Overclock your Nvidia GPU on Linux with GreenWithEnvy

    Overclocking your Nvidia card on Linux used to be a nightmare. There was lots of different commands you had to type into the terminal, and there was no easy way to monitor your temperature and fan speeds. Thanks to Roberto Leinardi’s program GreenWithEnvy, you can now overclock with a simple, clean GUI.