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4 Ways to Disable Root Account in Linux

8 hours 34 min ago

The root account is the ultimate account on a Linux and other Unix-like operating systems.

How To Remove Docker Containers, Images, Volumes, and Networks

Sunday 21st of October 2018 01:00:00 AM

Linuxize: Docker doesn't remove unused objects such as containers, images, volumes, and networks unless you explicitly tell it to do so.

On the low adoption of automated testing in FOSS

Saturday 20th of October 2018 09:00:00 PM

For projects of any value and significance, having a comprehensive automated test suite is nowadays considered a standard software engineering practice.

Android Integration Extension For Gnome GSConnect v13 Stable Released

Saturday 20th of October 2018 05:00:00 PM

 LinuxUprising: The latest GSConnect v13, released today, is a rewrite with with changes to the architecture, settings and default behavior, and it requires Gnome Shell 3.28 or 3.30.

How to start a vnc server for the actual display (scraping) with TigerVNC

Saturday 20th of October 2018 01:00:00 PM

HowToForge: VNC is a desktop sharing application

How the CISO of Xerox is Improving Security

Saturday 20th of October 2018 06:00:00 AM

eWEEK: Alissa Johnson knows full well that when it comes to securing a diverse, distributed enterprise like Xerox, there is no one single technology that is sufficient.

How To Browse And Read Entire Arch Wiki As Linux Man Pages

Saturday 20th of October 2018 02:00:00 AM

ostechnix: Arch-wiki-man program helps you to browse and read entire Arch Wiki as Linux man pages.

Linux: Find Out Which Port Number a Process is Listening on

Friday 19th of October 2018 10:00:00 PM

As Linux users, we sometimes need to know which port number a particular process is listening upon.

How to Search and Remove Directories Recursively on Linux

Friday 19th of October 2018 09:00:00 PM

Tecmint: This short tutorial describes how to find and delete directories recursively in the Linux file system.

Pagely NorthStack Makes WordPress Serverless

Friday 19th of October 2018 08:00:00 PM

eWEEK: Managed WordPress hosting provider Pagely has built its new NorthStack model to make running WordPress cheaper, using a serverless approach.

Mark Shuttleworth Details Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish Linux Release

Friday 19th of October 2018 07:00:00 PM

ServerWatch VIDEO: The latest Ubuntu Linux distribution release provides new capabilities for both desktop and server users.

DisruptOps Aims to Improve Cloud Security With Guardrails

Friday 19th of October 2018 06:00:00 PM

eWEEK: While Amazon Web Services (AWS) has some intelligent secure defaults, those configurations can shift over time, which is where security startup DisruptOps is looking to make a difference.

How To Lock Virtual Console Sessions On Linux

Friday 19th of October 2018 05:00:00 PM

ostechnix: Vlock, stands for Virtual Console lock, is a command line program to lock one or more sessions on the Linux console.

Automating upstream releases with release-bot

Friday 19th of October 2018 04:00:00 PM

All you need to do is file an issue into your upstream repository and release-bot takes care of the rest.

Browsing the web with Min, a minimalist open source web browser

Friday 19th of October 2018 03:00:00 PM

Not every web browser needs to carry every single feature.

How to Use Git Version Control System in Linux [Comprehensive Guide]

Friday 19th of October 2018 02:00:00 PM

Tecmint: Git is a free and open source, fast, powerful, distributed, easy to use, and popular version control system that is very efficient with large projects

Shutter Removed From Ubuntu 18.10 And Debian Unstable, New PPA Available

Friday 19th of October 2018 01:00:00 PM

LinuxUprising: Shutter screenshot tool was removed from Debian Unstable and Ubuntu 18.10 recently.

How to Password Protect a File in Vim Editor

Friday 19th of October 2018 12:00:00 PM

The Vim editor can be called a programmer's text editor.

Linux tcpdump Command Tutorial for Beginners (8 Examples)

Friday 19th of October 2018 11:00:00 AM

HowToForge: Everytime you open a webpage on your computer, data packets are sent and received on your network interface.

Essential System Tools: Alacritty - hardware-accelerated terminal emulator

Friday 19th of October 2018 02:00:00 AM

LinuxLinks: Linux has lots of terminal emulators.

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Licensing in Kate and Other KDE News/Changes

  • MIT licensed KSyntaxHighlighting usage
    With the KDE Frameworks 5.50 release, the KSyntaxHighlighting framework was re-licensed to the MIT license. This re-licensing only covers the actual code in the library and the bundled themes but not all of the syntax highlighting definition data files. One of the main motivation points was to get QtCreator to use this, if possible, instead of their own implementation of the Kate highlighting they needed to create in the past due to the incompatible licensing of KatePart at that time (and the impossibility to do a quick split/re-licensing of the parts in question).
  • This week in Usability & Productivity, part 41
  • KDE Will Now Set Scale Factor For GTK Apps, Plasma Gets Other Scaling & UI Polishing Too
    KDE developer Nate Graham is out with his weekly recap of interesting development activities impacting Plasma, Frameworks, and the Applications stack. When the display scaling factor for KDE is set to an integer, KDE will now export that as well to the GNOME/GTK environment variables of GDK_SCALE/GDK_DPI_SCALE, for helping out GTK applications running on the KDE desktop so they should still scale appropriately. The Wayland behavior was already correct while this should help out GTK X11 applications. The GNOME/GTK scaling though only supports scaling by integer numbers.

Graphics: NVIDIA, Kazan, Sway and Panfrost

  • NVIDIA Developers Express Interest In Helping Out libc++/libstdc++ Parallel Algorithms
    NVIDIA developers have expressed interest in helping the open-source GCC libstdc++ and LLVM Clang libc++ standard libraries in bringing up support for the standardized parallel algorithms. C++17 brings parallelized versions for some of the algorithms exposed by the C++ standard library, but sadly GCC's libstdc++ and LLVM's libc++ do not yet support these parallel algorithms while the rest of their C++17 support is in great shape. Going back over a year Intel has been interested in contributing parallel support code to these C++ standard libraries that could be shared by both projects. The Intel path builds in abstractions for supporting different underlying thread/parallelism APIs.
  • The Rust-Written Kazan Vulkan Driver Lights Up Its Shader Compiler
    This week the Kazan project (formerly known as "Vulkan-CPU") celebrated a small but important milestone in its trek to having a CPU-based Vulkan software implementation. As a refresher, Kazan is the project born as Vulkan-CPU during the 2017 Google Summer of Code. The work was started by student developer Jacob Lifshay and he made good progress last summer on the foundation of the project and continued contributing past the conclusion of that Google-funded program. By the end of the summer he was able to run some simple Vulkan compute tests. He also renamed Vulkan-CPU to Kazan (Japanese for "volcano").
  • Sway 1.0 Beta Released - Offers 100% Compatibility With i3 Window Manager
    The Sway Wayland compositor inspired by X11's i3 window manager is now up to its beta ahead of the big 1.0 release. Sway 1.0 Beta offers "100%" compatibility with the i3 window manager. The Sway 1.0 release has also been working on many other changes including improved window handling, multi-GPU support, virtual keyboard protocol, real-time video capture, tablet support, and many other changes.
  • Panfrost Open-Source GPU Driver Continues Advancing For Mali GPUs
    The Panfrost open-source, community-driven, reverse-engineered graphics driver for ARM Mali graphics processors continues panning out pretty well. Alyssa Rosenzweig has provided an update this weekend on the state of Panfrost for open-source Mali 3D support. The developers involved have been working out some texture issues, various OpenGL / GLES issues around GLMark2, and support now for running Wayland's Weston reference compositor.

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