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My Linux story: I grew up on PC Magazine not candy

1 hour 31 min ago
This Linux story begins with a kid reading about Linux in issues of PC Magazine from his childhood home in Costa Rica. Today, he's a passionate member of the global Linux community.

Pros and cons of event-driven security

2 hours 45 min ago
Great news, everyone! Forrester Research says that 95% of all recorded breaches in 2016 came from only three industries: government, technology, and retail. Everyone else is safe... ish, right?

Use sshuttle to build a poor man's VPN

4 hours 33 min ago
Nowadays, business networks often use a VPN (virtual private network) for secure communications with workers. However, the protocols used can sometimes make performance slow. If you can reach reach a host on the remote network with SSH, you could set up port forwarding. But this can be painful, especially if you need to work with […] Enter sshuttle — which lets you set up a quick and dirty VPN with just SSH access.

Odds and ends, the Linux and gaming Sunday Section

6 hours 45 min ago
Almost time to begin another week full of news, before we do let's run over a few interesting happenings recently.

System76 have put Coreboot into two of their main Intel-powered laptops

8 hours 56 min ago
Want your next laptop to be a bit more open? System76 have announced their Galago Pro and Darter Pro now come with Coreboot, the open source boot firmware.

How to Install and Configure an NFS Server on CentOS 8

Monday 14th of October 2019 05:28:17 AM
Network File System (NFS) is a distributed file system protocol that allows you to share remote directories over a network. With NFS, you can mount remote directories on your system and work with the files on the remote machine as if they were local files.

Pegasus Frontend, the customizable open source graphical game launcher has a new release up

Monday 14th of October 2019 03:16:46 AM
Pegasus Frontend is certainly promising, an open source graphical game launcher you can use across Linux, MacOS, Windows, Raspberry Pi, Android and more.

How to fix high memory usage in Linux ?

Monday 14th of October 2019 01:05:15 AM
In some circumstances, you may have noticed that your computer is running slow. This might be due to some applications that are consuming a big chunk of memory without you noticing it ...............In this article, we will try to see how to identify memory intensive applications and how to free up and manage memory for better performance .

How to Install LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) on Debian 9

Sunday 13th of October 2019 10:53:44 PM
A LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) stack is a combination of open-source software, typically installed on a server used for hosting dynamic websites and web applications. It includes the Linux operating system, the Apache web server, MySQL or MariaDB for data storage and management, and PHP for handling any dynamic content. In this tutorial, we will show you how to install LAMP Stack on a Debian 9 VPS.

GGPO, a rollback networking SDK for peer-to-peer games has gone open source

Sunday 13th of October 2019 08:42:13 PM
Oh how I do love to see more projects go open source! GGPO, a rollback networking SDK for peer-to-peer games that's designed to help hide network latency in fast-paced games that requires precise inputs is now on GitHub.

System76 will ship Coreboot-powered firmware, a new OS for the apocalypse, and more open source news

Sunday 13th of October 2019 04:42:18 PM
In this edition of our open source news roundup, we cover System76 shipping Coreboot-powered firmware, a new OS for the apocalypse, and more open source news!

How to Install Apache on CentOS 8

Sunday 13th of October 2019 02:30:47 PM
Apache HTTP server is the most widely used web server in the world. It is a free, open-source, and cross-platform HTTP server, including powerful features, and can be extended by a wide variety of modules.

How to Find your DHCP Server IP Address

Sunday 13th of October 2019 12:19:15 PM
A Linux quick tip showing different methods to find the IP address of your DHCP server from the Linux command line.

How to use scp command to transfer files securely using ssh on Linux ?

Sunday 13th of October 2019 10:07:44 AM
On Unix or Linux operating systems, the scp utility, stands for secure copy, is similar to the more famous command, cp, but is used to transfer files and directories between hosts on a secure encrypted network.

Augmented reality (AR) vs. virtual reality (VR): What’s the difference?

Sunday 13th of October 2019 07:56:13 AM
Augmented reality and virtual reality are often confused – but they’re more like technology cousins than twins. Let’s explain both in plain terms and examine some AR and VR use cases

Accessible automation: How AutoHotkey can enhance your daily routine

Sunday 13th of October 2019 05:44:42 AM
AutoHotkey is a free open source tool that's used to script a variety of tasks. Anything, from keyboard shortcuts to launch your favorite browser or keystroke and mouse emulation, can be accomplished with this approachable application. Learn how AutoHotkey can make your sysadmin work much more time-efficient.

5 ways to contribute to open source during Hacktoberfest

Sunday 13th of October 2019 03:33:11 AM
There's always a lot to get excited about in October: sweater weather, pumpkin spice, Halloween costumes, and for the last three years, Hacktoberfest.read more

System Cleaner BleachBit 2.3 Switches To GTK+ 3, Includes Much Faster File Scanning

Sunday 13th of October 2019 01:21:39 AM
BleachBit, a system cleaner (and more) for Linux and Windows, was updated to version 2.3 beta recently, receiving some major changes. The new version was upgraded from GTK+ 2 to GTK+ 3, file scanning should be much faster, and there's also a new dark mode, among other changes.

Configure Touchpad Settings Using gsettings Commandline Utility On Linux

Saturday 12th of October 2019 11:10:08 PM
Configure Touchpad Settings Using gsettings Commandline Utility On Linux

We, Wall, we, Wall, Raku: Perl creator blesses new name for version 6 of text-wrangling lingo

Saturday 12th of October 2019 08:58:37 PM
Perl 6 set to be reincarnated as Raku, as favored by Larry WallPerl 6 should soon be known as Raku, now that Perl creator Larry Wall has given his blessing to the name change.…

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Programming: Elana Hashman, Red Hat Pushing Microsoft (.NET) and More

  • PyDev of the Week: Elana Hashman

    This week we welcome Elana Hashman (@ehashdn) as our PyDev of the Week! Elana is a director of the Open Source Initiative and a fellow of the Python Software Foundation. She is also the Clojure Packaging Team lead and a Java Packaging Team member. You can see some of her work over on Github. You can also learn more about Elana on her website. Let’s take a few moments to get to know her better!

  • Eclipse Che 7 and the .NET developer

    Eclipse Che 7, an open source in-the-browser development environment, allows you to define custom workspaces for your software development. Think of a workspace as you would think of a development PC: You have an operating system, programming language support, and all the tools necessary to write code. In this article, I’ll introduce the .NET developer to this new world and highlight ways you can use Eclipse Che to your advantage.

  • How to Convert String to Lowercase in Python

    Some times you may require to convert any string to lower case (all letters). This tutorial will help to convert a string (any case) to lower case as showing in the below image.

  • How to fuck up software releases

    I manage releases for a bunch of free & open-source software. Just about every time I ship a release, I find a novel way to fuck it up. Enough of these fuck-ups have accumulated now that I wanted to share some of my mistakes and how I (try to) prevent them from happening twice.

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Games: Tangle Tower, Lawgivers, Fertile Crescent and More

  • Odds and ends, the Linux and gaming Sunday Section

    Almost time to begin another week full of news, before we do let's run over a few interesting happenings recently. Let's start with two bits of recent news about Godot Engine, the free and open source game engine. The 3.2 release cycle is going strong, with a second alpha release now available. A massive list of new features and improvements coming to Godot 3.2 can be found here. What's even more exciting though is the Vulkan work coming with Godot Engine 4.0, with another short progress report post up for it. The new visual frame profiler coming certainly looks useful to help developers squeeze out some more performance. More AMD news for you, as it has been reported by Wccftech that AMD now command around 30%+ market share of the CPU market. That's some very impressive growth, pushed forward by the Zen microarchitecture from 2017. As seen in the graph below from cpubenchmark.net, this is the highest they've seen it since 2007.

  • SFB Games to bring Tangle Tower to Linux post-launch if there's enough demand

    British indie studio SFB Games, developer of the highly rated Detective Grimoire are working on a new game called Tangle Tower and with a little push they could bring it to Linux. Tangle Tower is a fully voiced point and click murder mystery adventure, set in a strange and twisted mansion. You will need to interrogate suspects and solve unique puzzles as you progress. Looks and sounds like a great game. Sadly though it's currently scheduled to release later this month only for Windows and macOS on October 22nd, so no Linux support at launch.

  • Turn-based political simulation game 'Lawgivers' adds Linux support with the latest update

    Today I came across Lawgivers, a turn-based political simulation game which recently added Linux support and it looks like it could be a lot of fun. Since it's a political sim, you will be tasked with leading your party into elections. If you manage to get voted in, you will be responsible for approving laws and shaping your country’s destiny.

  • The completely silly fighting game Foreskin Fury is out in Early Access

    After a short delay, you can now jump into Foreskin Fury and have a cock fight. Yes this is a very real game. Made in Unreal Engine, the aptly named Stupid Industries said it started off as a joke and they ended up actually learning Blender and Unreal Engine to turn the joke into something a little more real. Here we are, Foreskin Fury was accepted onto Steam and it supports Linux.

  • The currently free indie RTS 'The Fertile Crescent' should now work better at different resolutions

    The Fertile Crescent is an upcoming in-development indie RTS that feels like a retro Age of Empires and it's really quite good. A new update is out (and it's still free) fixing up the UI for different resolutions. I think more of you need to try this one, it's a wonderful little RTS game that I honestly can't wait to see expand. Hopefully now more of you actually will be able to try it, as they've made it so the interface properly scales with your resolution. Previously, there were problems if you had anything other than 1080p. Not only that, most of the interface was actually redesigned and it gives you more information.

  • Chiaki, the open source and cross-platform PS4 Remote Play client now supports the PS4 7.0 update

    Sony recently upgraded the system software on the PlayStation 4 which broke compatibility with the open source Remote Play client Chiaki. The developer acted quickly and a new release is up. This is the software we tested out recently and came away pretty impressed with it. Allowing you to stream games from a PlayStation 4 to a Linux desktop, seriously handy stuff since Sony don't support it on Linux officially.

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