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The 12 Best Markdown Editors for macOS

9 hours 47 min ago
Markdown, a plain text formatting syntax has made writing way too easy. It is easy to use and one can get a hang of it in no time. Markdown is used all across the internet but often goes unnoticed due to being converted to HTML. Markdown can be written using any text editor, markdown editors […]

The 9 Best Cross-Platform Password Managers

Monday 3rd of August 2020 06:10:37 AM
Almost all the websites you visit ask to create login credentials using username, password, and other personal information. Alright, it’s understood that you need logins for your emails, social media accounts, and bank accounts, etc. but, the need of keeping a password for some random website is no less than a hassle as humans cannot […]

The 11 Best Android Music Players With Lyrics Support

Monday 3rd of August 2020 05:15:23 AM
We know that there are a ton of music players for Android. In fact, a simple music player search will display a seemingly infinite list of music player options. What seeks me about such a search, though, is the recommendations are far from reliable. Some developers manage to deliver audio players with a clean UI […]

The 10 Best RSS News Readers

Thursday 30th of July 2020 07:21:20 AM
The RSS newsreaders may not be much in fashion these days but they have surely not been discontinued. They are still being used, plenty of people still rely upon them to pull together various news stories from different websites. RSS news readers provide a great way to stay current and updated. Though many websites do […]

The 12 Best Tik Tok Alternative to Create and Share Videos

Wednesday 29th of July 2020 09:15:52 AM
Recently many Tik Tok followers faced a severe disappointment due to the app being declared restricted to use or completely banned in some countries because of user security and privacy concerns. Tik Tok has gained immense popularity all over the world because of the platform it provides to its users to showcase their entertaining side […]

The 10 Best Power User Tools for MacOS

Wednesday 29th of July 2020 06:36:26 AM
If you are a Mac user and have been using macOS for a long time, it would surely be very difficult for you to switch to another operating system, if asked. Once you get used to using macOS, there is no looking back, such are the features and services offered by Mac. Mac devices fall […]

The 6 Best Music Streaming Services

Thursday 23rd of July 2020 04:26:04 AM
Listening to music has always been a mood lifter, hobby, or passion for all of us. Music, not something that has come up recently, it’s been in trend for centuries. Surely, not everyone was so lucky during those days to get to listen to music. But, in recent decades, music is within reach of every […]

6 Best Partition Managers for Mac

Wednesday 22nd of July 2020 05:57:10 AM
It always feels good to see extra or free space in your Mac device. It allows us to save all downloads and other such files without any hassle and worry related to space constraints. But with time and so many downloads including other storage activities, this free space starts to shrink and that’s when the […]

The Best Open Source Games for Linux

Tuesday 21st of July 2020 06:31:11 AM
If you are a gaming enthusiast and like to play all ranges of video games then we are pretty sure you must also have explored the wide array of open-source games. Open source games are free of cost and require downloading source code to run the game. There are plenty of open-source software available on […]

PeerTube – A Libre, Decentralized YouTube Alternative

Monday 20th of July 2020 05:42:34 AM
PeertTube is a P2P (BitTorrent) federated (ActivityPub) video streaming platform that allows users to watch videos directly in their browser using WebTorrent and Angular.  Fancifully referred to as a “Homemade YouTube“, PeerTube is built with the aim of allowing people to create a network of several small interconnected video hosting providers that value transparency, ethics, and […]

The 10 Best Launchers for Android Device in 2020

Thursday 16th of July 2020 07:58:10 AM
A launcher is a GUI method for arranging, organizing, and interacting with applications on a device especially from the home screen. iPhone users are stuck with the default iOS launcher but Android devices allow users to personalize their home screen by complete changing the fonts, icon style, transitions and animations, etc. I remember as far […]

The 5 Best Cross-Platform Team Chat Software for PC

Wednesday 15th of July 2020 04:40:34 AM
The most important aspect of every successful business or an organization is communication flow. It should be continuous, flawless, and timely. Certainly, there are some old classic channels like emails and messages which can help in establishing communication however what they lack is rapidity. Whereas, swift and instant messengers like chat software can help in […]

The 8 Best Messaging Apps for Android

Tuesday 14th of July 2020 07:26:48 AM
With more message applications coming in, people have switched from making phone calls to sending messages. However, there are still many people who prefer making calls and we totally respect that as verbal communication always works well to explain and make things understand in a better way. But, messaging, on the other hand, is more […]

The 5 Best Google Play Store Alternatives

Monday 13th of July 2020 06:31:35 AM
Whenever an Android user wishes to download any new application or game, the first place of reach for him is the Google Store, which is equipped with loads of latest applications and games. But, many users at the same time find Google Play Store to be restrictive. Keeping that in mind, there is nothing wrong […]

The 11 Best Cross-Platform Note-Taking Apps

Friday 10th of July 2020 08:19:00 AM
In earlier times, note-taking used to be a simple process that required only a pencil and paper/notebook. However, with changing times and so many options in place, the note-taking process too has changed by becoming digital. We all need to pen down notes at some point in life, be it related to your profession, personal […]

Notorious – A New Keyboard-Driven Note Taking App for Linux

Thursday 9th of July 2020 05:48:46 AM
Notorious is an open-source note-taking app built for GNU/Linux systems using GTK and Python. As a baby application (given that it is new to the apps scene), the developer has made sure that it features the most sort after functionalities in note-taking applications and a few extras. Thanks to shortcuts, you can use Notorious from […]

Windows Terminal – Microsoft’s Open Source New Windows Terminal

Tuesday 7th of July 2020 08:20:51 AM
Ever since Microsoft announced the option for users to install Linux on their machine without dual-booting, the developers have been working to make sure that Windows users have a pleasant experience on their Windows Subsystem for Linux. Windows Terminal is a single app that combines the new Windows Terminal and the original Windows console host […]

The Best Free Office Suites for Linux in 2020

Tuesday 7th of July 2020 07:29:44 AM
FossMint is particular about FOSS and related projects or partnerships. Sadly, though, not all the applications that are vital to certain needs fall under that category. Maybe someday they will but until then, potential users deserve the right to know about all their alternatives. All the listed software are free to use with similar features to […]

FreeOffice – The Closest Free Alternative to Microsoft Office

Tuesday 7th of July 2020 06:24:12 AM
FreeOffice 2018 is the latest version of free office software from SoftMaker. In fact, you wouldn’t be wrong if you called it the free version of SoftMaker Office 2021. However, we are still waiting for FreeOffice to get an official upgrade to 2021. Unlike SoftMaker Office, though, it ships with only 3 apps, FreeOffice TextMaker, FreeOffice […]

SoftMaker Office 2021 – The Premium Microsoft Office Alternative for Linux

Tuesday 7th of July 2020 06:02:41 AM
I imagine this will be great news for Windows users who recently switched to working from a Linux distro. You no longer have to miss your Microsoft Office workflow thanks to SoftMaker. SoftMaker Office 2021 is a Multi-Platform Office suite application created to be the perfect alternative to Microsoft Office Suite. It is designed to […]

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ExTiX 20.8 Is the First Distro to Let You Try Linux Kernel 5.8, Based on Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS

ExTiX is where you can try the latest GNU/Linux technologies before they’re available in your favorite OS. The new release, ExTiX 20.8, is based on the upcoming Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS point release to the Focal Fossa series and uses the recently released Linux 5.8 kernel series. So if you want to test your hardware against Linux kernel 5.8 before installing it on your production machine, you can just download the ExTiX 20.8 live ISO and take it for a spin to see what works and what doesn’t. Read more

Ubuntu 20.10 “Groovy Gorilla” Artwork by Sylvia Ritter Looks Astonishing, Made with Krita

Slated for release on October 22nd, 2020, the upcoming Ubuntu 20.10 release is codenamed “Groovy Gorilla,” continuing Canonical’s tradition to codename new Ubuntu releases in alphabetical order using animal names. Sylvia Ritter is well known for her amazing artwork, and she did create artwork for all Ubuntu releases in the past. The latest was published today for Ubuntu 20.10, which you can right now her DeviantArt page. Read more

Red Hat changes certification rules in response to the coronavirus pandemic

One of the best ways to get a job in tech is to have a certification. Yes, I know, you can do your work better than anyone with a certification, but try telling the human resources department that at a new company. Unfortunately, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, it's harder than ever to take the tests you need to get or keep a certification. Red Hat, the Linux and cloud power, has an answer. First, if you already have a Red Hat certification, which would expire between March 17, 2020, and December 31, 2020, it's been extended to January 1, 2021. Next, Red Hat is launching remote certification exams for its four most popular certifications. These are... Read more

Red Hat and Fedora Leftovers

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  • Fedora Community Blog monthly summary: July 2020

    This is the second in what I hope to make a monthly series summarizing the past month on the Community Blog. Please leave a comment below to let me know what you think. Stats In July, we published 20 posts. The site had 6,463 visits from 4,128 unique viewers. 

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  • Red Hat Virtualization: The now and the next

    We’re excited to announce that Red Hat Virtualization 4.4, the latest update to our mature and trusted virtualization solution for traditional virtual machine (VM)-based workloads, will be generally available this week. As the established virtualization landscape shifts towards cloud-native technologies, Red Hat Virtualization has continued to provide the ability for businesses to deploy, configure and manage traditional workloads. With this latest release, Red Hat Virtualization is now rebased to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2 and offers a more seamless integration with Red Hat OpenShift, providing a solution that can launch the next-generation of cloud-native applications while providing a foundation for VMs today. From traditional to cloud-native, virtualization here and now Red Hat is uniquely positioned to provide virtualization solutions for both traditional and containerized applications. With Red Hat Virtualization, we remain committed to providing customers robust and stable datacenter virtualization based upon KVM.  Based on RHEL 8.2, Red Hat Virtualization 4.4 inherits all of the stability, performance and security improvements that you trust for your most business critical workloads while adding new capabilities that make it even easier to manage a large virtual environment. We’ve also  improved observability with new dashboards for the Data Warehouse (DWH) showing performance and capacity of all your critical inventory. This leads to actionable results with unique analysis and trends of which workloads need attention, and when you need to add more hardware. Other improvements for virtualization admin include easier network configuration with NetworkManager. 

  • Creating an enterprise service request bridge between ServiceNow ITOM and Red Hat Ansible Tower

    At Keyva, we see clients in all phases of their automation journey. Some organizations are just starting out and automating domain lifecycle tasks, such as provisioning firewall rules or automating server builds, while others may be well down the path of creating self-service IT capabilities. In most cases, regardless of where a team is on its journey, they eventually want to arrive at the point where they can provide self-service IT capabilities to the teams and users that want to consume them.  At a basic level, self-service IT requests require two primary pieces of functionality: a request portal and automated request fulfillment. Let’s briefly look at both components.

  • Powering digital transformation at Royal Bank of Canada with Red Hat platforms

    Enterprises across the globe are looking to transform their operations and services to better align with current conditions. To succeed, they also need to adopt the latest technologies. Even the most traditional businesses - such as banks and financial institutions - need to use innovative approaches to deliver leading-edge solutions to their clients and partners.   As our customers begin to evaluate their digital transformation options, they are looking for a trusted partner to work with and a proven infrastructure platform to innovate upon. These are  often the key factors for success. Take Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), for instance. RBC is in the top 10 of global banks with over 86,000 employees and a complex IT environment.  As a leader in technology and innovation, RBC has been at the forefront of digital transformation. The bank has been recognized with multiple industry awards and honors, and continues to innovate to better serve their customers.