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New Features Coming to Debian 10 Buster Release

Saturday 20th of April 2019 01:58:46 PM
Debian 10 Buster is nearing its release. Excited about the new major release? Here's a list of the new features in Debian 10.

Ubuntu 19.04 ‘Disco Dingo’ Has Arrived: Downloads Available Now!

Thursday 18th of April 2019 01:47:39 PM
It's the time to disco! Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo is released. Here are a few important things you should know about the latest and greatest release of Ubuntu.

Linux Foundation Training Courses Sale & Discount Coupon

Tuesday 16th of April 2019 03:09:55 PM
Looking for a discount on Linux Foundation certifications and training? Use this Linux Foundation coupon to get a massive discount offer on all courses.

How to Install MySQL in Ubuntu Linux

Tuesday 16th of April 2019 04:58:31 AM
This tutorial teaches you to install MySQL in Ubuntu based Linux distributions. You'll also learn how to verify your install and how to connect to MySQL for the first time.

12 Single Board Computers: Alternative to Raspberry Pi

Monday 15th of April 2019 08:20:52 AM
Looking for a Raspberry Pi alternative? Here are some other single board computers to satisfy your DIY cravings.

Working with Microsoft Exchange from your Linux Desktop

Sunday 14th of April 2019 06:35:49 AM
Here's how Helder Martins managed to use Microsoft Exchange server from an email client of his choice on desktop Linux.

How to Zip Files and Folders in Linux [Beginner Tip]

Saturday 13th of April 2019 02:16:10 PM
This quick tip for beginners shows how to create a zip folder in Ubuntu and other Linux distributions. Both terminal and GUI methods have been discussed.

Installing Ubuntu MATE on a Raspberry Pi

Thursday 11th of April 2019 10:54:39 AM
This quick tutorial shows you how to install Ubuntu MATE on Raspberry Pi devices.

VSCodium: 100% Open Source Version of Microsoft VS Code

Tuesday 9th of April 2019 05:27:16 AM
VSCodium is a fork of Microsoft's popular Visual Studio Code editor. It's identical to VS Code with the single biggest difference that unlike VS Code, VSCodium doesn't track your usage data.

Linux Release Roundup: Applications and Distros Released This Week

Monday 8th of April 2019 01:52:09 PM
This is a continually updated article that lists various Linux distribution and Linux-related application releases of the week.

How to Install Manjaro Linux [Beginner’s Guide]

Monday 8th of April 2019 07:02:25 AM
Manjaro is a popular arch-based beginner friendly Linux distribution. This step-by-step tutorial shows how to install Manjaro Linux.

Fixing Ubuntu Freezing at Boot Time

Sunday 7th of April 2019 02:29:21 PM
This step-by-step tutorial shows you how to deal with Ubuntu freezing at the boot by installing proprietary NVIDIA drivers. The tutorial was performed on a newly installed Ubuntu system but it should be applicable otherwise as well.

Configuration Management Tool Chef Announces to go 100% Open Source

Friday 5th of April 2019 08:58:58 AM
Popular software configuration management tool Chef has announced that it is going to be 100% open source. Isn't it a good news?

Split, Merge, Rotate and Reorder PDF Files in Linux with PDFArranger

Wednesday 3rd of April 2019 05:47:00 AM
PDFArranger is a nifty little tool that allows you to split, merge, rotate and reorder one or multiple PDF files in Linux. See how to install and use it.

Breaking News! Microsoft is Creating Linux-based Smartphone OS

Sunday 31st of March 2019 10:04:31 PM
Microsoft is working on a privacy-focused mobile OS based on Linux kernel in yet another attempt to get a foothold in the ever growing mobile market.

The Complete Guide for Using ffmpeg in Linux

Saturday 30th of March 2019 06:27:05 AM
Curious about using ffmpeg in Linux? Regular user wanting to learn more? Check out our comprehensive guide covering the most versatile media editing utility.

Sway – Tiling Window Manager Specially Crafted for Wayland

Wednesday 27th of March 2019 03:46:28 AM
Sway 1.0 is released. Sway Window Manager is an i3 alternative for Wayland and works with all i3 key bindings. Check out the complete review.

Albanian Open Source Conference OSCAL 2019 is Looking for Speakers

Tuesday 26th of March 2019 04:17:17 PM
The sixth installment of Albanian Open Source Community's annual conference OSCAL (Open Source Conference Albania) is scheduled for 18th & 19th May, 2019.

How to Install and Configure Plex on Ubuntu Linux

Tuesday 26th of March 2019 07:02:33 AM
Learn how to install Plex on Ubuntu Linux. Also learn how to configure it as a media server on your desktop or headless Linux system.

What are Ubuntu Repositories? How to enable or disable them?

Monday 25th of March 2019 09:43:30 AM
This detailed article tells you about various repositories like universe, multiverse in Ubuntu and how to enable or disable them.

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NomadBSD 1.2 released!

We are pleased to announce the release of NomadBSD 1.2! We would like to thank all the testers who sent us feedback and bug reports. Read more

Review: Alpine Linux 3.9.2

Alpine Linux is different in some important ways compared to most other distributions. It uses different libraries, it uses a different service manager (than most), it has different command line tools and a custom installer. All of this can, at first, make Alpine feel a bit unfamiliar, a bit alien. But what I found was that, after a little work had been done to get the system up and running (and after a few missteps on my part) I began to greatly appreciate the distribution. Alpine is unusually small and requires few resources. Even the larger Extended edition I was running required less than 100MB of RAM and less than a gigabyte of disk space after all my services were enabled. I also appreciated that Alpine ships with some security features, like PIE, and does not enable any services it does not need to run. I believe it is fair to say this distribution requires more work to set up. Installing Alpine is not a point-n-click experience, it's more manual and requires a bit of typing. Not as much as setting up Arch Linux, but still more work than average. Setting up services requires a little more work and, in some cases, reading too since Alpine works a little differently than mainstream Linux projects. I repeatedly found it was a good idea to refer to the project's wiki to learn which steps were different on Alpine. What I came away thinking at the end of my trial, and I probably sound old (or at least old fashioned), is Alpine Linux reminds me of what got me into running Linux in the first place, about 20 years ago. Alpine is fast, light, and transparent. It offered very few surprises and does almost nothing automatically. This results in a little more effort on our parts, but it means that Alpine does not do things unless we ask it to perform an action. It is lean, efficient and does not go around changing things or trying to guess what we want to do. These are characteristics I sometimes miss these days in the Linux ecosystem. Read more

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Linux v5.1-rc6

It's Easter Sunday here, but I don't let little things like random major religious holidays interrupt my kernel development workflow. The occasional scuba trip? Sure. But everybody sitting around eating traditional foods? No. You have to have priorities. There's only so much memma you can eat even if your wife had to make it from scratch because nobody eats that stuff in the US. Anyway, rc6 is actually larger than I would have liked, which made me go back and look at history, and for some reason that's not all that unusual. We recently had similar rc6 bumps in both 4.18 and 5.0. So I'm not going to worry about it. I think it's just random timing of pull requests, and almost certainly at least partly due to the networking pull request in here (with just over a third of the changes being networking-related, either in drivers or core networking). Read more Also: Linux 5.1-rc6 Kernel Released In Linus Torvalds' Easter Day Message