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Pinta Image Editor Gets First Update in 5 Years

Wednesday 5th of August 2020 04:18:00 PM

Pinta image editor has made its first release in over 5 years. The revived Mono-based graphics app adds new features and fixes long-standing bugs.

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LibreOffice 7.0 Released, This is What’s New

Wednesday 5th of August 2020 01:12:43 PM

LibreOffice 7.0 is here, serving as the latest stable release of this hugely popular open source productivity suite. As you’d expect, LibreOffice 7.0 boasts a raft of improvements and notable new features aimed at firming […]

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Flash ISOs to Multiple USB Sticks on Linux with Popsicle

Wednesday 5th of August 2020 05:24:00 AM

If you’re looking for an easy way to flash install images to multiple USB sticks in parallel check out Popsicle. This handy tool, which is written in Rust, lets you write an .iso (or other […]

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Linux Marketshare Dipped in July, But Not By Much!

Wednesday 5th of August 2020 12:43:35 AM

If you were hoping July would yield another bumper month for Linux marketshare I'm here to gently shake you awake and waft an aromatic espresso under your nose.

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Native 1Password Linux App is Now Available for Testing

Tuesday 4th of August 2020 02:54:48 PM

The official 1Password Linux app is now available to test. The new Rust-based Linux 1Password client lets you sync passwords with other OSes and devices.

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Linux 5.8 Released, This is What’s New

Monday 3rd of August 2020 12:34:50 AM

The Linux Kernel 5.8 release has been announced – but what's new and improved? In this post we recap all the neat new features and core changes on offer.

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You Can Now Run Mac OS 8 on Linux as an Electron App

Thursday 30th of July 2020 05:36:03 PM

Fancy running Mac OS 8 on your modern Mac, Linux, or Windows 10 desktop as a standalone app? Of course you don’t 😉 but that hasn’t stopped Slack developer Felix Rieseberg from giving you (and […]

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How to Make Telegram’s Linux App Use System Window Frame

Wednesday 29th of July 2020 12:07:00 AM

A recent update to the Telegram desktop client for Linux introduces a “new” non-native window frame by default. The new window decorations look flat, narrow, and a bit Windows 10-y. Which is to say: it’s […]

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Mozilla Firefox 79 Released, This is What’s New

Tuesday 28th of July 2020 01:40:50 PM

Mozilla Firefox 79 is available to download for Windows, macOS and Linux. The new build makes adds tab page tweaks, better tracking protection, and more.

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Improve Firefox Performance on Linux by Turning WebRender On

Monday 27th of July 2020 12:54:46 AM

Learn how to enable WebRender in Firefox on Linux. This new tech can deliver a major performance boost by using your system's GPU to render web content.

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Enlightenment 0.24.2 Released with Bug Fixes, Updated Terminal App

Monday 27th of July 2020 12:24:42 AM

I'm not entirely sure why I write about new releases of the Enlightenment desktop as and when they materialise, but I do — and a new one is here!

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DigiKam’s Improved Face Detection for Photos Even Works on Animals

Friday 24th of July 2020 02:26:14 PM

AI powered face recognition is just one of the new features in DigiKam 7.0, the latest version of this open source photo management software.

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The 3rd-Gen KDE Slimbook is Here, And Boy is it Powerful

Wednesday 22nd of July 2020 10:38:00 AM

The all-new third-generation KDE Slimbook is now available to buy from— and on paper it looks a beast. Hiding inside its thin and light magnesium alloy case is a powerful AMD Ryzen 4000 processor, ample […]

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TUXEDO Pulse 15 is a New AMD-Powered Linux Ultrabook

Wednesday 22nd of July 2020 02:23:23 AM

Looking for a powerful Linux workstation taking advantage of AMD chips? Look no further than the Pulse 15 from TUXEDO Computers which uses Ryzen 4000 chips.

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SuperTuxKart’s Next Release is Available for Testing

Tuesday 21st of July 2020 05:01:59 PM

SuperTuxKart 1.2 is the latest update to the popular open source kart racer. We look at the new features, key changes, and show you where to download it.

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Glimpse 0.2.0 Beta Available for Testing

Tuesday 21st of July 2020 01:20:46 PM

A new beta release of Glimpse, the rebranded GIMP fork, is available for testing. Glimpse 0.2.0 is based on GIMP 2.10.18 and includes most of its features.

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Thunderbird 78 Released with OpenPGP Support, Integrated Lightning Calendar

Friday 17th of July 2020 01:57:05 PM

Thunderbird 78 is the latest stable release of the email client. It features OpenPGP encryption support, integrated calendar, and dark mode support.

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Get GNOME 3.38’s New Default Wallpapers Right Now

Friday 17th of July 2020 08:25:00 AM

Here's your first look at GNOME 3.38's new default wallpaper, plus a link to download it to use on your own desktop ahead of September's GNOME 3.38 release.

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GNOME Opens an Official Merch Shop Selling T-Shirts, More

Wednesday 15th of July 2020 10:03:15 PM

GNOME fans can now buy t-shirts, hoodies, and even socks bearing the famous logo through a new, dedicated online store. We take a look at what's on offer…

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Mozilla VPN Goes Live …But Not For Linux Users

Wednesday 15th of July 2020 07:19:17 PM

Mozilla's VPN service has officially launched in six countries, including the UK but users can't yet use the tech, which costs $4.99 a month, on Linux.

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The Best Linux Distributions for Old Machines

Do you have an old laptop that has gathered layers of dust over time and you don’t exactly what to do with it? A good place to start would be to install a Linux distribution that will perfectly support its low-end hardware specifications without much of a hassle. You could still enjoy performing basic tasks such as web browsing, word processing, and watching videos, listening to your favourite music to mention a few. In this guide, we feature some of the best Linux distributions that you can install on your old PC and breathe some life into it. Read more

5 tips for making documentation a priority in open source projects

Open source software is now mainstream; long gone are the days when open source projects attracted developers alone. Nowadays, users across numerous industries are active consumers of open source software, and you can't expect everyone to know how to use the software just by reading the code. Even for developers (including those with plenty of experience in other open source projects), good documentation serves as a valuable onboarding tool when people join a community. People who are interested in contributing to a project often start by working on documentation to get familiar with the project, the community, and the community workflow. Read more

5 reasons to run Kubernetes on your Raspberry Pi homelab

There's a saying about the cloud, and it goes something like this: The cloud is just somebody else's computer. While the cloud is actually more complex than that (it's a lot of computers), there's a lot of truth to the sentiment. When you move to the cloud, you're moving data and services and computing power to an entity you don't own or fully control. On the one hand, this frees you from having to perform administrative tasks you don't want to do, but, on the other hand, it could mean you no longer control your own computer. This is why the open source world likes to talk about an open hybrid cloud, a model that allows you to choose your own infrastructure, select your own OS, and orchestrate your workloads as you see fit. However, if you don't happen to have an open hybrid cloud available to you, you can create your own—either to help you learn how the cloud works or to serve your local network. Read more

today's howtos and leftovers

  • Linux commands for user management
  • CONSOOM All Your PODCASTS From Your Terminal With Castero
  • Install Blender 3D on Debian 10 (Buster)
  • Things To Do After Installing openSUSE Leap 15.2
  • GSoC Reports: Fuzzing Rumpkernel Syscalls, Part 2

    I have been working on Fuzzing Rumpkernel Syscalls. This blogpost details the work I have done during my second coding period.

  • Holger Levsen: DebConf7

    DebConf7 was also special because it had a very special night venue, which was in an ex-church in a rather normal building, operated as sort of community center or some such, while the old church interior was still very much visible as in everything new was build around the old stuff. And while the night venue was cool, it also ment we (video team) had no access to our machines over night (or for much of the evening), because we had to leave the university over night and the networking situation didn't allow remote access with the bandwidth needed to do anything video. The night venue had some very simple house rules, like don't rearrange stuff, don't break stuff, don't fix stuff and just a few little more and of course we broke them in the best possible way: Toresbe with the help of people I don't remember fixed the organ, which was broken for decades. And so the house sounded in some very nice new old tune and I think everybody was happy we broke that rule.