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Top Open Source Video Players for Linux

Friday 20th of September 2019 10:51:03 AM
Wondering which video player should you use on Linux? Here's a list of top open source video players available for Linux distributions.

Oracle Autonomous Linux: A Self Updating, Self Patching Linux Distribution for Cloud Computing

Thursday 19th of September 2019 05:47:03 AM
Oracle has launched Oracle Autonomous Linux, world's first autonomous operating system to take on cloud giants like Amazon and IBM. Can this be a game changer?

Become A Linux Foundation Certified Sysadmin [65% Off]

Wednesday 18th of September 2019 05:25:43 AM
The Linux Foundation is offering beginner sysadmin and advanced sysadmin training and certification bundle at more than 65% off. You have better career prospect as a certified Linux professional.

Amid Epstein Controversy, Richard Stallman is Forced to Resign as FSF President

Tuesday 17th of September 2019 05:53:10 AM
Richard Stallman, founder and president of the Free Software Foundation, has resigned as the president and from its board of directors. The announcement has come after a relentless campaign by a few activists and media person to remove Stallman for his views on the Epstein victims.

How to Check Linux Mint Version Number & Codename

Monday 16th of September 2019 06:53:05 AM
Learn to check Linux Mint version number and release information in command line or graphically. You can also get the base Ubuntu release details.

Meet PineTime: A $25 Linux Smartwatch in Making

Saturday 14th of September 2019 09:25:12 AM
After budget friendly Pine Tab, Pine Phone and Pine Notebook, PINE64 just revealed that it is working on a Linux based smartwatch called PineTime. It should cost around $25 when it is available.

GNOME 3.34 Released With New Features & Performance Improvements

Friday 13th of September 2019 10:13:39 AM
GNOME 3.34 "Thessaloniki" is here. Check out the new features this latest release brings to desktop Linux.

Huawei is Now Selling Linux Laptops

Friday 13th of September 2019 07:10:14 AM
Chinese manufacturer Huawei has been spotted selling its flagship laptop series MateBook preinstalled with Deepin Linux in China. Will it be coming to other countries?

Looks Like Microsoft Teams is Finally Coming to Linux

Tuesday 10th of September 2019 09:59:12 AM
Microsoft's Slack alternative Microsoft Teams might be coming to Linux. Here are more details on this development.

Manjaro Linux Graduates From A Hobby Project To A Professional Project

Monday 9th of September 2019 12:28:14 PM
Manjaro is taking things professionally. While the Manjaro community will be responsible for the development of the project and other related activities, a company has been formed to work as its legal entity and handle the commercial agreements and professional services.

How to Install Shutter Screenshot Tool in Ubuntu 19.04

Sunday 8th of September 2019 06:44:15 AM
Shutter is not available in Ubuntu 19.04 repositories. You can still install Shutter using a PPA in Ubuntu 19.04 and later releases. Here's how to do it.

Great News! Firefox 69 Blocks Third-Party Cookies, Autoplay Videos & Cryptominers by Default

Thursday 5th of September 2019 11:19:42 AM
If you're using Mozilla Firefox and haven't updated yet to the latest version, you are missing a lot of new and important features.

6 Open Source Paint Applications for Linux Users

Thursday 5th of September 2019 07:31:40 AM
Looking for Microsoft Paint alternative on Linux? Here are some open source paint applications for Linux users.

How to Change Themes in Linux Mint

Wednesday 4th of September 2019 06:35:43 AM
Bored with the same default look of Linux Mint? Learn how to change the looks of Linux Mint Cinnamon by installing and changing themes.

Get a Preconfigured Tiling Window Manager on Ubuntu With Regolith

Monday 2nd of September 2019 02:46:58 PM
Using tiling window manager in Linux can be tricky with all those configuration. Regolith gives you an out of box i3wm experience within Ubuntu.

Best Linux Distributions For Everyone in 2019

Saturday 31st of August 2019 06:44:15 AM
Which is the best Linux distribution? There is no definite answer to that question. This is why we have compiled this list of best Linux in various categories.

Endless Grants $500,000 Fund To GNOME Foundation’s Coding Education Challenge

Friday 30th of August 2019 05:54:13 AM
The GNOME foundation recently announced the "Coding Education Challenge", which is a three-stage competition to offer educators and students the opportunity to share their innovative ideas (projects) to teach coding with free and open-source software.

How to Create and Use Swap File on Linux

Thursday 29th of August 2019 08:47:03 AM
Learn the concept of swap file in Linux, why it is used and its advantages over the traditional swap partition. Also learn to create swap file and resize it.

How to Install Linux on Intel NUC

Wednesday 28th of August 2019 08:09:25 AM
This tutorial teaches you the steps to install Ubuntu Linux on an Intel NUC mini PC. This way, you can install multiple Linux distribution on a single system.

Someone Forked GIMP into Glimpse Because Gimp is an Offensive Word

Tuesday 27th of August 2019 11:35:36 AM
GIMP editor has been forked into Glimpse project because some people found the name offensive. But they do have plans to make GIMP better. Read more about it.

More in Tux Machines

Ubuntu: Video Encoder Performance, Ubuntu Touch, LZ4 Compression

  • Clear Linux vs. Ubuntu 19.10 Video Encoder Performance On The Core i9 9900K

    Often when doing cross-distribution benchmarks, readers often comment on the performance of Clear Linux particularly for video encoding use-cases as surprisingly different from other distributions. Some argue that it's just over the default CPU frequency scaling governor or compiler flag defaults, so here is a look at that with Ubuntu 19.10 daily benchmarked against Clear Linux. On the same Core i9 9900K system I recently ran some benchmarks looking at Clear Linux vs. Ubuntu 19.10 and then Ubuntu 19.10 with various common tunables to make it more akin to Clear Linux. Ubuntu 19.10 was used due to its recent software components being at similar versions to Intel's rolling-release distribution.

  • Serge Hallyn: First experience with Ubuntu Touch

    For the past few weeks I’ve been using a nexus 4 running ubuntu touch as, mostly, my daily driver. I’ve enjoyed it quite a bit. In part that’s just the awesome size of the nexus 4. In part, it’s the ubuntu touch interface itself. If you haven’t tried it, you really should. (Sailfish ambiances are so much prettier, but ubuntu touch is much nicer to use – the quick switch to switch between two apps, for instance. Would that I could have both.). And in part it’s just the fact that it really feels like – is – a regular ubuntu system.

  • Ubuntu 19.10 to use LZ4 compression to boot even faster

    anonical’s Ubuntu 19.10 “Eoan Ermine” will boot even faster than its predecessor, Ubuntu 19.04 “Disco Dingo” according to Ubuntu’s kernel team. After extensive testing on a variety of compression options on the Ubuntu installation image, Canonical engineers determined that the LZ4 decompression method provided a most appreciable gain in speed.

The Vivaldi 2.8 Release (Proprietary)

  • Vivaldi 2.8 Released with Unified Sync Support for Desktop and Android

    Vivaldi Technologies released today the Vivaldi 2.8 web browser for desktop platforms, including GNU/Linux, macOS, and Windows, an incremental update that adds significant improvements. With Vivaldi 2.8, Vivaldi Technologies continues to give desktop users full control over their browsing experience by adding various improvements across the board, starting with Vivaldi Sync, which now lets you sync bookmarks, passwords, history, notes, and autofill information across desktop and mobile. That's right, starting with Vivaldi 2.8, all your browsing data will be automatically synchronized between your installations of Vivaldi on desktop platforms, such as Linux, Mac, or Windows, and your mobile device where Vivaldi for Android is installed if you use Vivaldi Sync.

  • New Version Vivaldi Web Browser Has Been Released, Install in Ubuntu/Linux

    Vivaldi is the new web browser compare to other famous browsers, the initial release of Vivaldi was in January, 2015. It has improved a lot and evolved since the first release. Basically it is based on the open-source frameworks of Chromium, Blink and Google's V8 JavaScript engine and has a lot of great feature which I will table later. It is known to be the most customizable browser for power users, debuts features that make browsing more personal than ever before. Do we really need another browser? Since we already have a lot of them such as mostly used Firefox, Chrome, Opera and so on. The former CEO of Opera Software Jon Von Tetzchner didn't liked the direction of Opera Web Browser and said "Sadly, it is no longer serving its community of users and contributors - who helped build the browser in the first place." Then created a web browser which has to be fast, rich feature, highly flexible and puts the user first, so Vivaldi was born.

  • Vivaldi 2.8: Inspires new desktop and mobile experiences

    Today we are launching a new upgrade to our desktop version – Vivaldi 2.8. We’re always focused on giving you complete control over your desktop experience, while also making sure to protect your privacy and security online. Vivaldi on the desktop has been our foundation. And now – our inspiration. It continuously pushes us forward to deliver a browser that is made for you.

  • Privacy and the rise of the alternative search engine

    Over the summer we opened our blog to guest bloggers eager to share their perspectives on privacy. In this story, Finn Brownbill explains how we can put an end to tracking in search for the purpose of data collection.

Security Leftovers

  • Security updates for Friday

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (bird, opendmarc, php7.3, and qemu), Fedora (bird, dino, nbdkit, and openconnect), Oracle (nginx:1.14, patch, and thunderbird), Red Hat (dovecot, kernel, kernel-alt, and kernel-rt), Scientific Linux (thunderbird), and SUSE (kernel, openssl, openssl-1_1, python-SQLAlchemy, and python-Werkzeug).

  • Skidmap malware drops LKMs on Linux machines to enable cryptojacking, backdoor access [Ed: This is not a "Linux" issue any more than Adobe Photoshop malicious files are a "Windows" issue ]

    Researchers have discovered a sophisticated cryptomining program that uses loadable kernel modules (LKMs) to help infiltrate Linux machines, and hides its malicious activity by displaying fake network traffic stats. Dubbed Skidmap, the malware can also grant attackers backdoor access to affected systems by setting up a secret master password that offers access to any user account in the system, according to Trend Micro threat analysts Augusto Remillano II and Jakub Urbanec in a company blog post.

  • Linux for ethical hackers 101

    In order to familiarize yourself with the full range of ethical hacking tools, it is important to be conversant with the Linux OS. As the systems engineer Yasser Ibrahim said in a post on Quora: “In Linux you need to understand from the basics to the advanced, learn the console commands and how to navigate and do everything from your console, also shell programming (not a must, but always preferable), know what a kernel is and how it works, understand the Linux file systems, how to network on Linux.”

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