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Minecraft 'Update Aquatic' is a huge update which brings the new launcher officially to Linux

2 hours 24 min ago
Minecraft's Update Aquatic is a huge update to the sandbox builder that's now out, it also brings the new launcher officially to Linux.

Incomplete Path Expansion (Completion) For Bash

3 hours 39 min ago
bash-complete-partial-path enhances the path completion in Bash (on Linux, macOS with gnu-sed, and Windows with MSYS) by adding incomplete path expansion, similar to Zsh. This is useful if you want this time-saving feature in Bash, without having to switch to Zsh.

Building tiny container images

4 hours 53 min ago
When Docker exploded onto the scene a few years ago, it brought containers and container images to the masses. Although Linux containers existed before then, Docker made it easy to get started with a user-friendly command-line interface and an easy-to-understand way to build images using the Dockerfile format. But while it may be easy to jump in, there are still some nuances and tricks to building container images that are usable, even powerful, but still small in size.First pass: Clean up after yourselfread more

How to Upgrade to Linux Mint 19 Step by Step Tutorial

6 hours 7 min ago
A step-by-step screenshot guide demonstrating how to upgrade to Linux Mint 19 from Linux Mint 18.3.

How to install UFW and use it to set up a basic firewall

7 hours 22 min ago
Setting up a firewall can be a huge pain. Iptables isn't exactly known for its friendly syntax, and management isn't much better. Fortunately, UFW makes the process a lot more bearable with simplified syntax and easy management tools.

How To Install Asterisk on Ubuntu 18.04

8 hours 36 min ago
Asterisk is the most popular and widely adopted open source PBX platform that powers IP PBX systems, conference servers and VoIP gateways. It is used by individuals, small businesses, large enterprises and governments worldwide.

Aria2 WebUI: Clean Web Frontend for aria2

9 hours 50 min ago
Aria2 WebUI is an open source web frontend for aria2. The software bills itself as the finest interface to interact with aria2. That’s a lofty goal considering the competition from the likes of uGet Download Manager (which offers an aria2 plugin).

3 Emacs modes for taking notes

Thursday 19th of July 2018 06:26:10 AM
No matter what line of work you[he]#039[/he]re in, it[he]#039[/he]s inevitable you have to take a few notes. Often, more than a few. If you[he]#039[/he]re like many people in this day and age, you take your notes digitally.

At Rest Encryption

Thursday 19th of July 2018 05:11:49 AM
There are many steps you can take to harden a computer, and a commonrecommendation you'll see in hardening guides is to enable disk encryption.Disk encryption also often is referred to as "at rest encryption", especiallyin security compliance guides, and many compliance regimes, such as PCI, mandatethe use of at rest encryption.

EncryptPad: Encrypted Text Editor For Your Secrets

Thursday 19th of July 2018 03:57:29 AM
EncryptPad is a simple, free and open source text editor that encrypts saved text files and allows protecting them with passwords, key files, or both. It's available on Windows, macOS, and Linux. The application comes with a GUI as well as a command line interface, and it also offers a tool for encrypting and decrypting binary files.

Mozilla Responds to European Commissions Google Android Decision

Thursday 19th of July 2018 01:28:48 AM
The decision by the European Commission today to sanction Google for practices regarding the Android mobile operating system drives home the importance of true openness in the mobile ecosystem. These are complex issues, and we expect that we will be evaluating the remedies and their repercussions for some time.

SDR meets AI in a mash-up of Jetson TX2, Artix-7, and 2×2 MIMO

Thursday 19th of July 2018 12:14:28 AM
Deepwave Digital has launched an Ubuntu-driven, $5K “AIR-T” Mini-ITX board for AI-infused SDR, equipped with an Nvidia Jetson TX2, a Xilinx Artix-7 FPGA, and an AD9371 2?2 MIMO transceiver. A Philadelphia based startup called Deepwave Digital has gone to Crowd Supply to launch its “Artificial Intelligence Radio [he]#8211[/he] Transceiver” (AIR-T) SBC.

Canonical Needs Your Help to Test the Improved Ubuntu 18.04.1 Server Installer

Wednesday 18th of July 2018 11:00:08 PM
Canonical's Dimitri John Ledkov put out a call for testing for the Ubuntu community to help them test drive the improved Ubuntu Server installer in the upcoming Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS point release.

Linux chattr Command Tutorial for Beginners (5 Examples)

Wednesday 18th of July 2018 09:45:48 PM
Many a time, a Linux machine is used by different users. So there are chances that these users access a common set of files. This opens up door to problems like accidental deletion or editing of important files, something which you - as an administrator - would definitely not want to happen. Thankfully, there exists a command - dubbed chattr - that's developed to help you in specifically these kinds of scenarios.

How to (Safely) Add Code to functions.php in WordPress

Wednesday 18th of July 2018 08:31:28 PM
Scouring the Internet for solutions to WordPress problems will inevitably bring you to sites that ask you to insert some piece of code or the other into functions.php.

How to check free disk space in Linux

Wednesday 18th of July 2018 07:17:07 PM
Keeping track of disk utilization information is on system administrators' (and others') daily to-do list. Linux has a few built-in utilities that help provide that information.dfThe df command stands for "disk-free," and shows available and used disk space on the Linux system.df -h shows disk space in human-readable formatdf -a shows the file system's complete disk usage even if the Available field is 0read more

How To Install WordPress with LAMP Stack on Ubuntu 16.04

Wednesday 18th of July 2018 06:02:47 PM
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

Wednesday 18th of July 2018 04:48:27 PM
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

Wednesday 18th of July 2018 03:34:07 PM
REAPER, a popular music production tool, added experimental native Linux builds to its download page with the latest 5.93 release.

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Graphics: ROCm, AMD, Mesa, Sway

  • ROCm 1.8.2 Released For The Open-Source Radeon Linux Compute Stack
    While waiting for the big ROCm 1.9 update, another point release to the ROCm 1.8 series is available for this Radeon Open Compute stack. Earlier this month the AMD developers working on this Linux open-source OpenCL/compute stack pushed out the ROCm 1.8.2 beta while today it was elevated to the stable channel. Details on the ROCm 1.8.2 update are unfortunately light, but based upon user reports, it seems to be able to create a working environment on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS if paired with a newer kernel. But the official Ubuntu 18.04 LTS isn't coming until ROCm 1.9.
  • Raven Ridge APUs Get Minor Performance Boost With Latest RADV Vulkan Driver
    The Raven Ridge Linux support continues to maturing. The latest on these Zen+Vega APUs using the open-source AMD Radeon Linux graphics driver stack should be slightly better performance when using the RADV Vulkan driver. RADV co-founder Bas Nieuwenhuizen landed a number of commits on Wednesday to further enhance this Mesa-based Radeon Vulkan driver. With this latest work, he's now enabled binning and DFSM by default for Raven Ridge hardware. With this being enabled now for Raven, he's found a minor performance in the range of 2~3% for some demos and games tested.
  • Freedreno Gallium3D Now Exposes Adreno A5xx Performance Counters
    It's been a while since last having any news to report on Freedrenon, the open-source, community-driven Gallium3D driver for providing accelerated 3D support for Qualcomm Adreno graphics hardware. But ahead of the upcoming Mesa 18.2 feature freeze, Freedreno founder Rob Clark has been landing a number of improvements.
  • Sway 1.0 Alpha 4 Released With Real-Time Video Capture, Atomic Layout Updates
    Learn more about the Sway 1.0 Alpha 4 release via the GitHub release announcement.

Kdenlive 18.08 Beta – Film Noir

Kdenlive is my video editor de jour since the dawn of civilization, or rather, as far back as my video editing attempts go. Pretty much all of the clips I uploaded to my Youtube channel were made using Kdenlive, with only some extra work in other programs. Kdenlive is powerful, flexible, useful, and now there’s a new beta that promises many good things and delights. The 18.08 version can be found under the label Refactoring Branch – sounds like an avantguard field of mathematics – and it is distributed as a self-contained AppImage, meaning you just need to make the file executable and then run it (single- or double-click). Which is exactly what I did. Follow me. Read more

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