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Development Release: Elive 3.8.4 (Beta)

Monday 17th of February 2020 06:04:51 PM
Elive, or Enlightenment live CD, is a Debian-based desktop Linux distribution and live CD featuring the Enlightenment window manager. The project has released a new development snapshot, Elive 3.8.4. The new snapshot is based on Debian 10 "Buster" and includes a number of updates to the kernel and....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 853

Monday 17th of February 2020 12:08:32 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Calculate Linux 20News: IPFire improves DNS lookups, Slackware introducing PAM support, SparkyLinux introduces MystiQTechnology review: An /e/ phone in 2020Released last week: Ubuntu 18.04.4, SparkyLinux 2020.02, Tails 4.3Torrent corner: ArcoLinux, AUSTRUMI, Container, Debian, EasyOS, Endless OS, Hyperbola, KDE neon, NetBSD, Obarun, Raspberry....

Distribution Release: MX Linux 19.1

Sunday 16th of February 2020 05:36:41 AM
MX Linux, an increasingly popular desktop Linux distribution based on Debian and antiX, has been updated to version 19.1. Besides standard bug fixes and package updates, this version features a special build designed for current hardware: "MX Linux 19.1 now available. MX Linux 19.1 is a refresh of....

Development Release: Q4OS 4.0 Testing

Saturday 15th of February 2020 09:41:06 PM
The Q4OS team have published a new development snapshot of their lightweight distribution. The new testing release is called 4.0 "Gemini" and is based on Debian Testing (aka Bullseye). "We are happy to kick off development cycle of the Q4OS 4, the brand new major version codenamed 'Gemini'.....

BSD Release: NetBSD 9.0

Saturday 15th of February 2020 03:16:01 PM
The developers of NetBSD, a highly portable operating system that runs across over two dozen CPU architectures, have published a new release. The new version, NetBSD 9.0, improves support for 64-bit ARM processors, introduces kernel ASLR, and improves ZFS support. "Sixth months after the start of the release....

Distribution Release: Project Trident 20.02

Friday 14th of February 2020 09:54:15 PM
Project Trident has completed its initial move from being based on TrueOS to adopting the Void Linux distribution as its foundation. The Project Trident team have published their first stable version, 20.02: "Project Trident is pleased to announce the first official release image based on Void Linux, available....

Distribution Release: Ubuntu 18.04.4

Wednesday 12th of February 2020 10:05:42 PM
The Ubuntu team has published updated media for the distribution's 18.04 LTS series. Version 18.04.4 of the distribution, along with its Community Editions, provide optional updated hardware support and security updates for supported packages. "The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS (Long-Term....

Distribution Release: Tails 4.3

Tuesday 11th of February 2020 05:17:37 PM
A new version of Tails (The Amnesic Incognito Live System) has been released. This Debian-based distribution strives to help users communicate securely and browse the web anonymously. The project's latest release, Tails 4.3, includes several key package upgrades along with fixes to the upgrade process interface. "Tails 4.3....

Distribution Release: SparkyLinux 2020.02

Monday 10th of February 2020 07:05:59 PM
The SparkyLinux team has published a new snapshot of the distribution's rolling release platform. The new media is based on Debian's Testing branch and features several key package updates. "Sparky 2020.02 'Po Tolo' of the (semi-)rolling line is out. It is based on the testing branch of Debian....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 852

Monday 10th of February 2020 12:37:58 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: EasyOS 2.2News: Overview of new elementary OS features, Container Linux nears end of life, Unity8 gets packaged for DebianQuestions and answers: Cloning one disk to anotherReleased last week: elementary OS 5.1.2, Raspbian 2020-02-05, Simplicity Linux 20.1Torrent corner: 4MLinux, Archman, DeZeru, elementary OS,....

Distribution Release: Tiny Core Linux 11.0

Sunday 9th of February 2020 02:10:16 PM
Version 11.0 of Tiny Core Linux, an independently-developed, minimalist and modular distribution with community-built extensions, has been released. The new version features Linux kernel 5.4.3 and an updated toolchain: "Team Tiny Core is proud to announce the release of Tiny Core Linux 11.0. Changelog: Linux kernel updated to....

Distribution Release: Raspbian 2020-02-05

Friday 7th of February 2020 02:02:22 PM
Simon Long has announced the release of Raspbian 2020-02-05, an updated build of the specialist, Debian-based distribution designed for the Raspberry Pi single-board computers. The latest release delivers a number of interesting changes, including some modifications to the PCmanFM file manager: "We previously made some significant changes to....

Distribution Release: elementary OS 5.1.2

Friday 7th of February 2020 01:56:55 PM
The elementary OS team has published a new minor release to the project's 5.1 "Hera" series. The project's new release, elementary OS 5.1.2, introduces newer hardware support via an updated kernel and includes a fix for a significant sudo bug. "A few months ago, we shared how our....

Distribution Release: Simplicity Linux 20.1

Tuesday 4th of February 2020 11:20:28 PM
Simplicity Linux is a Devuan-based distribution which follows a similar design to Puppy Linux. The project's latest release, Simplicity Linux 20.1, is available in three editions: Desktop, Mini, and Gaming. It features PulseAudio and uses Cinnamon as the default graphical environment. "We are pleased to announce the release....

Development Release: NetBSD 9.0 RC2

Monday 3rd of February 2020 07:35:43 AM
Martin Husemann has announced the availability of the second (and possibly final) release candidate for NetBSD 9.0: "Sixth months after the start of the release engineering process for 9.0, the second (and most likely final) release candidate is now available. Shortly after the first release candidate had been....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 851

Monday 3rd of February 2020 12:07:40 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: KaOS 2020.01News: Development updates from the FreeBSD team, Linux Mint plans new features and LMDE4, Linux kernel to include WireGuardTips and tricks: Dealing with low-memory performanceReleased last week: Kali Linux 2020.1, FreeNAS 11.3, OLPC OS 13.2.11Torrent corner: Arch, DuZeru, ExTiX, FreeNAS, Kali....

Distribution Release: OpenMandriva Lx 4.1

Sunday 2nd of February 2020 06:08:49 AM
The final build of OpenMandriva Lx 4.1, a cutting-edge, desktop-oriented Linux distribution featuring KDE Plasma, is now available. The new release brings Linux kernel 5.5, Plasma 5.17.5 and LibreOffice 6.4.0, among many other updates and improvements: "OpenMandriva Lx 4.0 turned out to be a great one but... we....

BSD Release: OPNsense 20.1

Thursday 30th of January 2020 05:36:12 PM
Jos Schellevis has announced the release of OPNsense 20.1, which carries the code name "Keen Kingfisher". OPNsense is a HardenedBSD-based specialist operating system (and a fork of pfSense) designed for firewalls and routers. The project's latest introduces a number of security improvements and updates the default Python version....

Distribution Release: OLPC OS 13.2.11

Thursday 30th of January 2020 01:10:50 AM
James Cameron has announced the release of OLPC OS 13.2.11, the latest stable version of the project's specialist distribution developed for the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project which aims to provide children in developing countries with low-cost Linux laptops. The new version continues to be based on....

BSD Release: FreeNAS 11.3

Wednesday 29th of January 2020 06:27:59 AM
Joon Lee has announced the release of FreeNAS 11.3, an updated build of the project's FreeBSD-based operating system for computers used as Network-Attached Storage (NAS) devices: "We are pleased to announce the general availability of FreeNAS 11.3-RELEASE. The 11.3 series represents a year-long development effort and brings with....

More in Tux Machines

Fedora and Red Hat: Test Day This Thursday, Report on State of Enterprise Open Source 2020 and More

  • Fedora 32 Gnome 3.36 Test Day 2020-02-20

    Thursday, 2020-02-20 is the Fedora 32 Gnome Test Day! As part of changes Gnome 3.36 in Fedora 32, we need your help to test if everything runs smoothly!

  • The State of Enterprise Open Source 2020: Enterprise open source use rises, proprietary software declines

    Last year we set out to determine how IT leaders think about open source, why they choose it and what they intend to do with it in the future. The result was The 2019 State of Enterprise Open Source: A Red Hat Report, and the findings were clear and confirmed what we see happening in the industry. Enterprise open source has become a default choice of IT departments around the world and organizations are using open source in categories that have historically been more associated with proprietary technology. Headed into the second year of the survey, we had a new directive in mind. We wanted to dive deeper into how IT leaders’ intentions and usage have changed. We surveyed 950 IT leaders in four regions. Respondents had to have some familiarity with enterprise open source and have at least 1% Linux installed at their organization. Respondents were not necessarily Red Hat customers and were unaware that Red Hat was the sponsor of this survey. This allowed us to get a more honest and broad view of the true state of enterprise open source.

  • Manage application programming interfaces to drive new revenue for service providers

    Telecommunications service providers have valuable assets that can be exposed, secured, and monetized via API-centric agile integration. They can derive additional value from new assets, developed internally or through partners and third parties and integrated in a similar way with OSS and BSS systems. Service providers can open new revenue paths if they enhance the value they deliver to customers and to their partner- and developer-ecosystems. APIs can help them accomplish this goal. Services that providers can potentially offer with APIs include direct carrier billing, mobile health services, augmented reality, geofencing, IoT applications, and more. Mobile connectivity, for example, is key to powering IoT applications and devices, giving service providers an inside track to provide APIs to access network information for IoT services. In mobile health, APIs can serve as the link between the customer and healthcare partners through the user’s smartphone. Embracing this API-centric approach, service providers can realize increased agility by treating OSS/BSS building blocks as components that can be reused again and again. They may also innovate faster by giving partners controlled access to data and services, expand their ecosystem by improving partner and third-party collaboration, and generate more revenue through new direct and indirect channels.

today's howtos

  • Autostart Tmux Session On Remote System When Logging In Via SSH

    It is always a good practice to run a long running process inside a Tmux session when working with remote systems via SSH. Because, it prevents you from losing the control of the running process when the network connection suddenly drops. Just in case the network connection gets dropped for any reason, the processes inside the Tmux session will keep running on the remote systems, so you can re-attach to the Tmux session using “tmux attach” command once the network connection is back online. What if you forgot to start the Tmux session in the first place? No matter how careful you’re, sometimes you may forget to start Tmux session. Here is a simple way to avoid this problem. You can autostart Tmux session on the remote systems when logging via SSH. This is especially helpful if you lost the network connection when upgrading a remote Linux server via SSH from your local system.

  • Setup Static IP on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Desktop and Server Operating System

    In this article, I am going to show you how to configure a static IP on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS server and desktop operating systems. So, let’s get started.

  • Amiga floppy recovery project scope

    The main goal of my Amiga project is to read the data from my old floppy disks. After a bit of hiatus (and after some gentle encouragement from friends at FOSDEM) I'm nearly done, 150/200 disks attempted so far. Ultimately I intend to get rid of the disks to free up space in my house, and probably the Amiga, too. In the meantime, what could I do with it?

  • Part 1: How to Enable Hardware Accelerators on OpenShift

    Managing hardware accelerator cards like GPUs or high-performance NICs in Kubernetes is hard. The special payload (driver, device-plugin, monitoring stack deployment and advanced feature discovery), updates and upgrades, are tedious and error-prone tasks, and often third-party vendor knowledge is needed to accomplish these steps. The Special Resource Operator (SRO) is a template for exposing and managing accelerator cards in a Kubernetes cluster. It handles the hardware seamlessly from bootstrapping to update and upgrades fully managed. The first part will describe the SRO in general where the second part will describe the building blocks in SRO and how to enable a different hardware accelerator step by step.

  • Everthing you need to know about tmux – Windows

    What are tmux Windows? tmux window is the entity that holds panes and resides within the tmux session. Think of a window in tmux as a tab in your notebook. Tabs (windows) help organize your work and group your individual pages (panes) based on some topic of your choice. By default, when tmux starts, a session is initialized. Within this session, tmux initializes a single window (by default) which occupies the entire area of the terminal. This window will contain one single pane (by default).

Screencasts/Audiocasts/Shows: MX Linux 19.1 Run Through, Late Night Linux, Linux Headlines and More

  • MX Linux 19.1 Run Through

    In this video, we are looking at MX Linux 19.1.

  • Late Night Linux – Episode 83

    Joe has been playing with a PinePhone for a week and gives an honest appraisal. Plus Will’s simple solution to his Mac woes, switching to Linux and a community crowdfunder in the news, and a packed KDE Korner.

  • 2020-02-17 | Linux Headlines

    Two separate VPN companies have recently open-sourced client software, and updates to some beloved projects.

  • Change Desktop Environments on Linux

    Let's go over what it takes to switch your desktop on Linux change it from KDE, GNOME, XFCE, MATE, Cinnamon, LXQt, etc.

Second Shortwave Beta

Today I can finally announce the second Shortwave Beta release! I planned to release it earlier, but unfortunately the last few weeks were a bit busy for me. Read more