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How to Create a Shared Directory for All Users in Linux

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 10:00:00 PM

 tecmint: As a system administrator, you may have a certain directory that you want to give read/write access to every user on a Linux server.

Fedora 26 Linux to Ship with GNOME 3.24 Desktop, Support Creation of LVM RAID

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 09:00:00 PM

softpedia: So we can't help but notice that multiple such system-wide change proposals for the upcoming Fedora 26 operating system appeared on the Fedora Project mailing list.

Facebook Delegated Recovery Protocol Offers New Password Reset Option

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 08:00:00 PM

eWEEK: New open-source effort debuts to help improve the state of secure account recovery across internet services, starting with GitHub.

CoreOS Drives Container Management Forward with Tectonic 1.5

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 07:15:00 PM

ServerWatch: New release of commercially supported Kubernetes distribution updates with improved storage and network configuration options.

How to install OTRS (OpenSource Trouble Ticket System) on CentOS 7

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 06:00:00 PM

HowToForge: OTRS (OpenSource Trouble Ticket System) is a sophisticated open source software used by companies to improve their operations

KDE Plasma 5.9 Desktop Launches with Global Menus, Better Wayland Support

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 05:00:00 PM

The development cycle of KDE Plasma 5.9 took only a few months

How to install FreeBSD 11 Unix Operating System on Google Cloud Compute Platform

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 04:00:00 PM

 Nixcraft: FreeBSD is an open source operating system.

How To Configure SSH Key-based Authentication In Linux

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 03:00:00 PM

 ostechnix: As we all know, SSH, also known as Secure Shell, is the cryptographic network protocol that allows you to securely communicate/access a remote system over unsecured network, for example Internet.

Developing open leaders

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 02:00:00 PM

"Off-the-shelf" leadership training can't sufficiently groom tomorrow's organizational leaders.

Is Linux More Efficient Than Windows When it Comes to RAM Consumption?

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 01:00:00 PM

 tecmint: With lower system requirements for Linux distributors than Windows, switching to Linux is a great way to rejuvenate an old computer.

System76 Launches Ubuntu-Based Ibex Pro GPU Server with Up to 40K CUDA Cores

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 12:00:00 PM

 softpedia: The company, which many of you know for their powerful Ubuntu-based computers, is kicking off the new year with a brand-new GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) server dubbed Ibex Pro.

GeckoLinux Plasma: for Die Hard OpenSuSE fans

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 07:00:00 AM

 DarkDuck: GeckoLinux is a difficult thingie to understand.

Protecting Your Privacy With Firefox on Linux

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 03:00:00 AM

Linuxconfig: Privacy and security are becoming increasingly important topics.

Linux leadership stands against Trump immigration ban

Tuesday 31st of January 2017 11:00:00 PM

 ZDnet: Linux and open-source leaders oppose the President's immigration policy.

Top Ubuntu Mistakes: How to Avoid Ubuntu Problems

Tuesday 31st of January 2017 10:00:00 PM

Datamation: Advice about getting the most from your Ubuntu software – and avoiding those pesky problems.

How to build a local Steam cache server to ease the bandwidth blues

Tuesday 31st of January 2017 09:00:00 PM

ars technica: A bit of Linux, a bit of Nginx, and boom—fast and free Steam downloads.

Hands-On: KaOS Linux and openSUSE Leap 42 on my new notebook

Tuesday 31st of January 2017 08:00:00 PM

ZDnet: Installing KaOS Linux and openSUSE Leap 42, and looking back at my experience so far with this notebook.

Firefox 52 to Allow Us to Send and Open Tabs From One Device to Another with Sync

Tuesday 31st of January 2017 07:00:00 PM

The next version of Firefox will improve the downloads experience by presenting users with toolbar notification when a download fails.

IoTivity-Constrained: A Flexible Framework for Tiny Devices

Tuesday 31st of January 2017 06:00:00 PM

The future of IoT will be driven in part by vast numbers of tiny, connected sensors or embedded computing devices situated on the edge of the network, enabling novel experiences

A Switch for Your RPi

Tuesday 31st of January 2017 05:00:00 PM

LinuxJournal: Basically, when switched on, the PowerBlock starts the Raspberry Pi.

More in Tux Machines

Digital audio and video editing in GNU/Linux

  • Linux Digital Audio Workstation Roundup
    In the world of home studio recording, the digital audio workstation is one of the most important tools of the trade. Digital audio workstations are used to record audio and MIDI data into patterns or tracks. This information is then typically mixed down into songs or albums. In the Linux ecosystem, there is no shortage of Digital audio workstations to chose from. Whether you wish to create minimalist techno or full orchestral pieces, chances are there is an application that has you covered. In this article, we will take a brief look into several of these applications and discuss their strengths and weaknesses. I will try to provide a fair evaluation of the DAWs presented here but at the end of the day, I urge you to try a few of these applications and to form an opinion of your own.
  • Shotcut Video Editor Available As A Snap Package [Quick Update]
    Shotcut is a free, open source Qt5 video editor developed on the MLT Multimedia Framework (it's developed by the same author as MLT), available for Linux, Windows and Mac. Under the hood, Shotcut uses FFmpeg, so it supports many audio, video and image formats, along with screen, webcam and audio capture. The application doesn't require importing files, thanks to its native timeline editing. Other features worth mentioning are multitrack timeline with thumbnails and waveforms, 4k resolution support, video effects, as well as a flexible UI with dockable panels.
  • Simple Screen Recorder Is Now Available as a Snap App
    Simple Screen Recorder, a popular screen recording app for Linux desktops, is now available to install as a Snap app from the Ubuntu Store.

Kernel News: Linux 4.10 in SparkyLinux, Wayland 1.13.0, and Weston 2.0 RC2

  • Linux Kernel 4.10 Lands in SparkyLinux's Unstable Repo, Here's How to Install It
    The trend of offering users the most recent Linux kernel release continues today with SparkyLinux, an open-source, Debian-based distribution that always ships with the latest GNU/Linux technologies and software versions. SparkyLinux appears to be the third distro to offer its users the ability to install the recently released Linux 4.10 kernel, after Linux Lite and Ubuntu, as the developers announced earlier that the Linux kernel 4.10 packages are now available from the unstable repository.
  • Wayland 1.13.0 Display Server Officially Released, Wayland 1.14 Lands in June
    Bryce Harrington, a Senior Open Source Developer at Samsung, announced today the release and general availability of the Wayland 1.13.0 for GNU/Linux distributions that already adopted the next-generation display server.next-generation display server. Wayland 1.13.0 has entered development in the first days of the year, but the first Alpha build arrived at the end of January, along with the Alpha version of the Weston 2.0 compositor, including most of the new features that are present in this final release that you'll be able to install on your Linux-based operating systems in the coming days.
  • Weston 2.0 RC2 Wayland Compositor Arrives With Last Minute Fixes
    While Wayland 1.13 was released today, Bryce Harrington today opted against releasing the Weston 2.0 reference compositor and instead issue a second release candidate. Weston 2.0 is the next version of this "playground" for Wayland compositor technologies since the new output configuration API had broke the ABI, necessitating a break from the same versioning as Wayland.
  • [ANNOUNCE] weston 1.99.94

KDE Leftovers

  • Fedora 25 KDE: disappointing experience
    Fedora is not a frequent guest on the review deck of Linux notes from DarkDuck blog. The most recent review was of Fedora 22 back in July 2015. That was a review of the GNOME version, the most native for Fedora. You are probably aware of the tight link between the GNOME project and RedHat, the Fedora Project main sponsor.
  • [Video] Ubuntu 17.04 Unity 8 - KDE apps native on Mir
  • Plasma in a Snap?
    Shortly before FOSDEM, Aleix Pol asked if I had ever put Plasma in a Snap. While I was a bit perplexed by the notion itself, I also found this a rather interesting idea. So, the past couple of weeks I spent a bit of time here and there on trying to see if it is possible.
  • QStringView Diaries: Advances in QStringLiteral
    This is the first in a series of blog posts on QStringView, the std::u16string_view equivalent for Qt. You can read about QStringView in my original post to the Qt development mailing-list, follow its status by tracking the “qstringview” topic on Gerrit and learn about string views in general in Marshall Clow’s CppCon 2015 talk, aptly named “string_view”.
  • Making Movies with QML
    One of the interesting things about working with Qt is seeing all the unexpected ways our users use the APIs we create. Last year I got a bug report requesting an API to set a custom frame rate for QML animations when using QQuickRenderControl. The reason was that the user was using QQuickRenderControl as an engine to render video output from Qt Quick, and if your target was say 24 frames per second, the animations were not smooth because of how the default animation driver behaves. So inspired by this use case I decided to take a stab at creating such an example myself.
  • How to Create a Look and Feel Theme
  • United Desktop Theme for KDE Plasma 5.9
  • KDE Talks at FOSDEM
    The continuation of the original talk from Dirk Hohndel and Linus Torvalds about the port of Subsurface from Gtk to Qt, now with mobile in mind.

SteamVR for Linux, Benchmarks of HITMAN on NVIDIA

  • SteamVR for Linux is now officially in Beta
    Valve have put up SteamVR for Linux officially in Beta form and they are keen to stress that this is a development release. You will need to run the latest Steam Beta Client for it to work at all, so be sure to opt-in if you want to play around with it.
  • Valve Publishes A SteamVR Developer Build For Linux
    Valve has begun rolling out their SteamVR Linux support by announcing today a beta/developer build of their VR support for Linux. Valve's SteamVR for Linux page was updated today to reflect the build becoming public via the Steam beta channel, "This is a development release. It is intended to allow developers to start creating SteamVR content for Linux platforms. Limited hardware support is provided, and pre-release drivers are required. Linux support is currently only available in the "beta" branch, make sure you are using SteamVR[beta] before reporting issues."
  • HITMAN Linux Benchmarks On 12 NVIDIA GPUs
    Last week Feral Interactive released the much anticipated port of HITMAN for Linux. While at first it didn't look like this Linux game port would work out for our benchmarking requirements, thanks to Feral it does indeed work for another interesting Linux gaming test perspective. For our initial HITMAN Linux benchmarks are tests from 12 NVIDIA GeForce GPUs while our Radeon tests will come tomorrow.