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The rise of the cloud data warehouse

Monday 15th of November 2021 11:22:10 AM
The cloud has a habit of transforming on-premises technologies that have existed for decades. It absorbed business applications that used to run exclusively on local servers. It embraced the databases they relied on, presenting an alternative to costly proprietary implementations. And it has also driven new efficiencies into one of the most venerable on-premises data analytics technologies of all: the data warehouse.

Best Free and Open Source Alternatives to Adobe Animate

Monday 15th of November 2021 10:07:50 AM
Animate is used to design vector graphics and animation for television series, online animation, websites, web applications, rich web applications, game development, commercials, and other interactive projects Adobe Animate is a multimedia authoring and computer animation program. What are the best free and open source alternatives?

Linux tips for using cron to schedule tasks

Monday 15th of November 2021 08:53:30 AM
Making things happen on a regular and predictable schedule is important on computers. It[he]#039[/he]s important because, as humans, we can sometimes be bad at remembering to do things reliably because we get distracted, have too much on our minds, or we[he]#039[/he]re on holiday. Computers are really good at doing things on a schedule, but a human has to program the computer before the computer takes action.

A Firefox mobile product manager on her favorite corners of the internet

Monday 15th of November 2021 06:33:55 AM
Here at Mozilla, we are the first to admit the internet isn’t perfect, but we are also quick to point out that the internet is pretty darn magical. The internet opens up doors and opportunities, allows for people to connect with others, and lets everyone find where they belong — their corners of the internet. We all have an internet story worth sharing. In My Corner Of The Internet, we talk with people about the online spaces they can’t get enough of, what we should save in Pocket to read later, and what sites and forums shaped them.

How to Build an E-Paper To-Do List with Raspberry Pi

Monday 15th of November 2021 04:36:53 AM
I’ve often struggled with procrastination, and to-do applications have been lifesaving. I sometimes find myself needing a reminder to just focus on getting the most important task done before working on anything else.

Torvalds releases Linux 5.16 rc1, with performance-enhancing memory tech

Monday 15th of November 2021 03:22:33 AM
Linus Torvalds has loosed the first release candidate for version 5.16 of the Linux kernel. In his Sunday afternoon State of the Kernel announcement, Torvalds indicated the merge window for the new release did not include any "uhhuh, things aren't working and now I need to bisect where they broke" moments. Work therefore proceeded swiftly, so much so that not even travelling for a few days and using a laptop (which Torvalds wrote is "usually fairly painful") delayed progress.

9to5Linux Weekly Roundup: November 14th, 2021

Monday 15th of November 2021 02:08:13 AM
The fifty-nine installment of the 9to5Linux Weekly Roundup is here for the week ending on November 14th, keeping you guys up to date with the most important things happening in the Linux world.

Linus Torvalds Announces First Linux 5.16 Kernel Release Candidate

Monday 15th of November 2021 12:53:53 AM
The two-week merge window for Linux kernel 5.16, the next major Linux kernel release, closes today, and, as expected, it ends with the availability for public testing of the first Release Candidate.

Mozilla Plays Matchmaker: Microsoft Store Now Offers Firefox for Windows 10 and 11

Sunday 14th of November 2021 05:46:33 PM
A dozen years ago, the notion of Microsoft doing anything to make it easier for Windows users to find and install open source software would’ve been unthinkable.

PeaZip 8.3 Open-Source Archive Manager Brings Better Xfce Integration, New Linux Features

Sunday 14th of November 2021 02:05:10 PM
PeaZip 8.3 open-source and cross-platform archive manager is now available to download for GNU/Linux, macOS, and Windows platforms with various new features and improvements for Linux users.

Best Free and Open Source Alternatives to Apple GarageBand

Sunday 14th of November 2021 12:50:50 PM
GarageBand is a fully equipped music creation studio inside your Mac — with a complete sound library that includes instruments, presets for guitar and voice, and an incredible selection of session drummers and percussionists. Unfortunately the program is proprietary and not available for Linux. What are the best free and open source alternatives?

How to Install and Configure Nginx Web Server

Sunday 14th of November 2021 04:41:49 AM
Nginx is the most popular web server due to its performance and ease of use. This guide will help you install Nginx on various Linux distros and you’ll learn about important Nginx configuration files and directories.

First Enablement Patches For Intel’s 13th Gen Raptor Lake Hybrid CPUs Headed To Linux

Sunday 14th of November 2021 03:27:29 AM
The source reports that the first enablement patches for Intel's next-gen Raptor Lake CPU family will begin to roll out in the coming weeks. The first patch that rolled out yesterday only adds the Raptor Lake ID (ID 183) to the Linux OS and while it is not that exciting, more patches are going to roll out in the coming weeks.

Millions of Routers, IoT Devices at Risk from New Open-Source Malware

Sunday 14th of November 2021 02:13:09 AM
Newly surfaced malware that is difficult to detect and written in Google’s open-source programming language has the potential to exploit millions of routers and IoT devices, researchers have found.

Valve adds documentation for Steam Deck development, suggests Manjaro Linux for now

Sunday 14th of November 2021 12:58:48 AM
With the Steam Deck delayed until February 2022, Valve has produced new developer documentation giving a helping hand to devs interested in testing ready for it using Linux. They're not quite ready to put out SteamOS 3 Linux just yet (which is what the Steam Deck uses), or even an official developer image to install but "soon" something should be available in that way. Until then, they've come up with a way for developers to test everything on Linux a little easier.

Abcbot — A New Evolving Wormable Botnet Malware Targeting Linux

Saturday 13th of November 2021 11:44:28 PM
Researchers from Qihoo 360's Netlab security team have released details of a new evolving botnet called "Abcbot" that has been observed in the wild with worm-like propagation features to infect Linux systems and launch distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against targets.

KDE Frameworks 5.88 Arrives to Make the Plasma Desktop Faster and More Enjoyable

Saturday 13th of November 2021 10:30:08 PM
The KDE Project announced today the release and general availability of KDE Frameworks 5.88 as the monthly update to this open-source software suite for October 2021.

Give Your GNOME Desktop The Wow Factor | Nord Color Pallete

Saturday 13th of November 2021 09:15:48 PM
Hi everyone. In this video I am going to show you how to customize GNOME desktop with nord Color Pallete. This setup using Arch Linux with GNOME Desktop Environment 40. You can apply this setup on most popular Linux Distributions with GNOME Shell 40/41 as default desktop such as Manjaro GNOME Edition,Fedora Workstations, Ubuntu, Debian GNOME Edition, Solus GNOME Edition, Pop!_OS, OpenSUSE GNOME Edition.

Why now is a great time to consider a career in open source hardware

Saturday 13th of November 2021 08:01:28 PM
It has become commonplace in the software industry for programmers of all flavors to build careers writing code that releases to the commons with open source licenses. Industry headhunters often demand access to the code to vet future employees. Those that focus their career on open source development get rewarded. According to, Linux sysadmins earn more than their Windows counterparts, indicating better pay and job security for jobs in open source software. There[he]#039[/he]s also a good feeling (maybe even karma) that comes with sharing your work.

How to Install Chromium Browser on Fedora 35

Saturday 13th of November 2021 06:47:08 PM
In the following guide, you will know how to install Chromium Web Browser on your Fedora 35 Workstation desktop.

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Okular PDF digital signature improvements coming "soon" thanks to NLnet

Starting on January I will be working on a project named "Improve Okular digital signature support" that has received a grant from the NLnet foundation as part of the NGI Assure fund. This will allow me to work part time on Okular (in case it's not clear I work on Okular on a "when I have time-hobby" basis right now), the planned improvements are: 1. Support for signing unsigned signatures. I know it sounds confusing, think about it like something like the old "sign here" boxes on printed paper forms. Read more

FPGA SoC modules gain networking carrier and new PolarFire SoC model

Enclustra’s “Mercury+ PE3” carrier for its FPGA/SoC Mercury/Mercury+ modules can act as an SBC or plug into a PC via PCIe x8. It offers QSFP+, 4x SFP+, FireFly, and 2x GbE. We also examine a new “Mercury+ MP1” module based on the RISC-V based PolarFire SoC. In May, Switzerland based Enclustra announced a Mercury+ ST1 baseboard for its FPGA/SoC powered Mercury and Mercury+ compute modules. These include a Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC based Mercury+ XU6 module that was announced at the same time. Now the company has unveiled a more feature-rich Mercury+ PE3 board for the Mercury/Mercury+ product line. Farther below, we report on a similarly “in development” Mercury+ MP1 module based on Microchip’s based PolarFire SoC, which includes RISC-V based CPU cores and Microchip’s PolarFire FPGA. Read more

IBM/Red Hat/Fedora Leftovers

  • IBM applauds Knative’s application to join the Cloud Native Computing Foundation

    Today, Knative applied to become an incubating project at the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. Today’s news is a major step in the right direction for the future of Knative. Knative adds the necessary components that enable Kubernetes users to more quickly deploy and manage their workloads on Kubernetes — but without the need to become Kubernetes experts. Additionally, Knative adds “serverless” runtime semantics, allowing users to reap the benefit of features such as quick load-based scaling and scaling to zero when idle.

  • 3 ways to optimize Ansible Automation Platform for scale and performance | Enable Sysadmin

    Try these settings to optimize performance with Ansible Automation Platform on a massive scale.

  • Introduction to Ansible prompts and runtime variables

    This tutorial is part of a series we dedicated to Ansible. Previously we talked about the Ansible basics, then we focused on some Ansible modules we can use to perform some very common administration tasks, and we also talked about Ansible loops. In this article, instead, we learn how to create interactive prompts we can use to ask for user input and how to pass variables at runtime.

  • MIXAL on Fedora | Adam Young’s Web Log

    The examples in The Art of Computer Programming (TAOCP) are in the MIXAL programming language. In order to see these examples run, I want to install the tools on my Fedora box. They are packaged as RPMS, so this is trivial. Here are the steps to run and debug a sample program in MIXAL.

  • Fedora Contributor Annual Survey Data Set Available – Fedora Community Blog

    Over the summer of 2021, the Fedora Council held the first annual Contributor Survey. The survey received 800 complete responses, which exceeded the goal of 500. We have processed the data, which are available for download. Coordination of the survey was a wonderful community effort. Fedora Council member Aleksandra Fedorova proposed and led the survey effort with support from Marie Nordin (FCAIC). Many teams across the Fedora Project contributed, including: the Mindshare Committee, the Outreach Revamp Team, the Design Team, the Websites & Apps Team, and the Community Platform Engineering Team. Aleksandra and Marie presented a session at Nest with Fedora which goes further into the process and outcomes. Over the last couple months, the work of cleaning up the dataset has been underway. This has been a slow process as there are just a couple of people working on that regularly. An example of “cleaning” would be folks who chose “Other”, filled in “idk”, when the option “I don’t know” existed. Those answers need to be integrated in order to have a more accurate dataset. We removed fill-in answers due to the fact that some people identified themselves, intentionally or not. As we process the data, we are noting feedback to improve the survey for 2022.

WordPress 5.9 Beta 1

WordPress 5.9 Beta 1 is now available for testing! This version of the WordPress software is under development. You don’t want to run this version on a production site. Instead, it is recommended that you run this on a test site. This will allow you to test out the new version. Read more Also: People of WordPress: Devin Maeztri