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UPS HAT For Raspberry Pi offers real-time monitoring

Monday 10th of January 2022 05:54:31 AM
SB Components has won KS funding for a $31 and up “UPS HAT For Raspberry Pi” with slots for dual 18650 Li-Ion batteries plus dual 5V micro-USB inputs, 8.4V 2A charging, a 0.91 OLED display, and real-time monitoring.

How to manage Bash history

Monday 10th of January 2022 04:40:11 AM
BASH (Bourne Again SHell) is the default shell in practically all Linux-based operating systems. All the commands we write in the terminal are interpreted by the shell, and become part of its history. In this tutorial we see where the shell history is saved, and how to manage it using the “history” built-in command and some environment variables.

Linux Kernel 5.16 Officially Released, This Is What’s New

Monday 10th of January 2022 12:19:12 AM
Linus Torvalds announced today the release and general availability of the Linux 5.16 kernel series as the next major kernel branch bringing new features and improved hardware support.

The 6 Best Spotify Alternatives for Linux You Should Try

Sunday 9th of January 2022 10:06:35 PM
Spotify is not the only music streaming app for Linux users. Here are some free-to-use Spotify alternatives you can install on your system.

How to Install LEMP Stack on Debian 11 Bullseye

Sunday 9th of January 2022 08:52:15 PM
In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install LEMP (Nginx, MariaDB, PHP) on Debian 11 Bullseye.

Productivity And Using Modern Linux Desktop Environments

Sunday 9th of January 2022 07:37:55 PM
Fast forward to the present and the graphical user interface of a modern desktop distribution has changed drastically. There are many reasons for these changes, one of which is adapting to modern technology. Mobile computing, touch input, etc. I look at GNOME today which is at version 40 and I am really struggling to get comfortable.

MGLRU Is A Very Enticing Enhancement For Linux In 2022

Sunday 9th of January 2022 06:23:35 PM
Going back a number of months Google engineers have been working to address the issue of the Linux kernel's page reclaim code being too expensive for which they devised the multi-generational LRU framework "MGLRU" and it continues being worked on with mainline ambitions.

There it is - Steam breaks 28 million users online

Sunday 9th of January 2022 05:10:17 PM
Well, that didn't take long now did it? After hitting a new high on January 2 that was very close to the big milestone, just today Steam officially passed 28 million users online.

The Top 8 Linux Distros That Have Adopted Flatpak

Sunday 9th of January 2022 03:55:57 PM
Flatpak lets users install applications that remain isolated from the rest of the system. Here are some distros that support Flatpak by default.

9 ways to learn Ansible this year

Sunday 9th of January 2022 02:41:37 PM
Automation just keeps improving the lives of everyone on the IT team. Ansible helps anyone who uses IT automation, whether for keeping files organized or configuring printers, or for anything else someone can imagine and build. These are some of the most notable use cases and experiences shared on Opensource.com in 2021.

How to Upgrade to Linux Mint 20.3 Una

Sunday 9th of January 2022 11:54:27 AM
In the following tutorial, you will learn how to upgrade to Linux Mint 20.3 codenamed Una using the terminal method.

Canonical is reworking Snap application packages on Linux

Sunday 9th of January 2022 10:40:07 AM
Snap is a software packaging and distribution platform for Linux developed by Canonical, creators of Ubuntu Linux. Snap applications are more portable than traditional Linux software, and most of them are containerized to prevent some common security issues. However, Snap also has plenty of problems, which might be the reason Canonical is experimenting with a new architecture.

How To Dual Boot Your Raspberry Pi

Sunday 9th of January 2022 09:25:46 AM
Linux users will be familiar with dual booting their systems. We often have Linux running alongside Windows, or another Linux distro. The Raspberry Pi, itself a small $35 Linux computer, isn't particularly well known for dual booting, but it can be done; all we need is a little help.

Tiny Life is an upcoming pixel-art take on experiences like The Sims

Sunday 9th of January 2022 08:11:26 AM
Tiny Life is an upcoming game trying to capture the essence of games like The Sims, but in an isometric pixelart style. If you've played The Sims before, you mostly know sort-of what to expect from it. Build a house, have a family and take care of all their needs - or totally mess with them. You're basically god watching over a few select people.

How to Install WSL 2 on Windows 10

Sunday 9th of January 2022 06:57:06 AM
WSL introduced a myriad of new features in its latest version. Here's how you can install WSL 2 on Windows 10.

How to Cinnamon Desktop Environment on Debian 11 Bullseye

Sunday 9th of January 2022 05:42:46 AM
In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install this alternative desktop environment on your Debian 11 Bullseye Desktop as an optional choice to switch from GNOME.

Fast Kernel Headers v2 Posted - Speeds Up Clang-Built Linux Kernel Build By ~88%

Sunday 9th of January 2022 04:28:54 AM
What may end up being one of the greatest Linux kernel features of 2022 is the recently published "Fast Kernel Headers" effort for cleaning up the kernel headers and dramatically speeding up Linux kernel builds both for absolute/clean and incremental builds. Fast Kernel Headers can cut the Linux kernel build time in half or greater and out this weekend are the v2 patches.

Clonezilla Live Disk Cloning and Partitioning Tool Is Now Powered by Linux 5.15 LTS

Sunday 9th of January 2022 02:12:01 AM
Clonezilla Live maintainer Steven Shiau announced today the availability of Clonezilla Live 2.8.1 as the latest stable release of this open-source live Linux system built around the powerful Clonezilla disk imaging/cloning and partitioning software, the first to be powered by Linux 5.15 LTS.

How to Install Nextcloud on Ubuntu: A Step-by-Step Setup Guide

Sunday 9th of January 2022 12:57:41 AM
If you’re looking for a true self-hosted file share and sync platform, then Nextcloud is a good place to start. Here I will show you how to install Nextcloud on Ubuntu in a few easy to follow steps.

The 9 Smallest Linux Distros That Are Minimal and Super Lightweight

Saturday 8th of January 2022 11:43:20 PM
Strapped for hard disk space? Install one of these small and lightweight Linux distros to make your PC usable again.

More in Tux Machines

Windows box won't boot? SystemRescue 9 may help

The latest version of an old friend of the jobbing support bod has delivered a new kernel to help with fixing Microsoft's finest. It used to be called the System Rescue CD, but who uses CDs any more? Enter SystemRescue, an ISO image that you can burn, or just drop onto your Ventoy USB key, and which may help you to fix a borked Windows box. Or a borked Linux box, come to that. SystemRescue 9 includes Linux kernel 5.15 and a minimal Xfce 4.16 desktop (which isn't loaded by default). There is a modest selection of GUI tools: Firefox, VNC and RDP clients and servers, and various connectivity tools – SSH, FTP, IRC. There's also some security-related stuff such as Yubikey setup, KeePass, token management, and so on. The main course is a bunch of the usual Linux tools for partitioning, formatting, copying, and imaging disks. You can check SMART status, mount LVM volumes, rsync files, and other handy stuff. Usefully, there's also a full local copy of the website and all documentation, including a console-mode web browser to read it with. Read more

GNOME Shell ’Extensions Manager’ App Gets a Big Ol’ Update

Remember that new app for installing GNOME extensions I wrote about earlier this month? Well, it just got its first major update. And it adds a ton of much-requested features. For those unfamiliar with it, Extension Manager is a desktop app that lets you search, browse, manage, and install GNOME extensions without having to use a web browser. The app is built in GTK4 and libadwaita and is available to install from Flathub. Read more

today's howtos

  • Hosting my static sites with nginx

    Originally I thought that running my own servers would require a lot of maintenance and be a huge pain, but I was chatting with Wesley about what kind of maintainance their servers require, and they convinced me that it might not be that bad. So I decided to try out moving all my static sites to a $5/month server to see what it was like. Everything in here is pretty standard but I wanted to write down what I did anyway because there are a surprising number of decisions and I like to see what choices other people make.

  • How To Install Wireshark on Debian 11 - idroot

    In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Wireshark on Debian 11. For those of you who didn’t know, Wireshark is a free and open source software (FOSS) allows users to easily capture and analyze packets. In real scenarios Wireshark was useful to detect anomalies in network traffic. Wireshark can be also used to sniff traffic. Wireshark is a cross-platform software that is available for various Linux/UNIX distributions, Mac-OS, Solaris, BSD & Windows, etc. This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step-by-step installation of the Wireshark network protocol analyzer on a Debian 11 (Bullseye).

  • How to Install Python 3.10 (or 3.11) on CentOS - Linux Stans

    In this tutorial, we’re going to show you how to install Python (the latest version) on CentOS with step-by-step instructions. This tutorial includes instructions for Python 3.10 and Python 3.11 on CentOS 7 and CentOS 8.

  • How to Route Traffic to Docker Containers With Traefik Reverse Proxy – CloudSavvy IT

    Traefik is a leading reverse proxy and load balancer for cloud-native operations and containerized workloads. It functions as an edge router that publishes your services to the internet. Traefik routes requests to your containers by matching request attributes such as the domain, URL, and port. The proxy incorporates automatic service discovery so you can add new containers in real-time, without restarting the Traefik service. In this guide, we’ll put together a simple Traefik v2 deployment that will publish multiple Docker containers. This lets you use one Docker installation to provide several services over the same port, such as a web application, API, and administration panel.

  • How to convert Centos 8 Linux to Alma Linux 8

    CentOS Linux 8 was discontinued at the end of 2021. Check out more information about that in this in this article CentOS Linux 8 will end in 2021 and shifts focus to CentOS Stream. The team at CentOS decided to shift focus to CentOS stream, an upstream version of RHEL. CentOS stream places itself between Fedora Linux and RHEL. It is not 100% RHEL clone but ahead of RHEL development. Other distros that are 100% compatible with RHEL 8 have come up including Rocky Linux and Alma Linux. In this guide, we will learn how to convert an existing CentOS 8 distribution into Alma Linux without reinstalling a new operating system. The Alma Linux team provides an automated script for this purpose. An in-place upgrade does not require formatting of hard disk and due to that fact all settings, programs, and files on your current CentOS 8 system will be preserved.

  • LFCS – Creating LDAP on Ubuntu | Linux.org

    I hope you have looked over the previous article to set up OpenLDAP on CentOS 7 system found here. This will build on that article somewhat. We are going to install and configure OpenLDAP on Ubuntu and create an initial database. I did not do some things done here in the previous article, so you may learn something useful here for CentOS or Ubuntu.

Proprietary Software and DRM

  • Best Free and Open Source Alternatives to Atlassian Bitbucket

    Atlassian Corporation Plc is a software company founded in 2002 that develops products for software developers, project managers and other software development teams. It employs over 7,000 people and is headquartered in Sydney, Australia. Atlassian produces a range of proprietary software including software for collaboration, development, and issue tracking software for teams. Atlassian dominates several markets where it still has intense competition. Broadly speaking, they offer software in three large buckets: These are software development tools; help desk software, or IT service management; and workflow management software. When you think of Atlassian, think project management and collaboration tools. Many of their programs use a number of open source components. And their GitHub repositories hold lots of open source code. But their main range of software is proprietary. This series looks at free and open source alternatives to Atlassian’s products.

  • Obsidian is a Notion Alternative for Hardcore Markdown Users for Creating Knowledge Graph of Notes [Ed: Why does a site that calls itself "It's FOSS" so enthusiastically promote non-FOSS? And not the first time, either]

    Initially, I thought that Obsidian was an open source software. It was only when I was looking for their source code repository (after I finished writing this article) that I realized it is free-to-use application but not FOSS (free and open source software). Which is a shame because it’s a damn good application and hence I continued to feature it here.

  • Digital Right to Repair Coalition Letter of Support: SMART

    On behalf of the Digital Right to Repair Coalition (“The Repair Association”), an organization representing over 400 member companies across a variety of industries, I’m writing to ask for your support of consumer choice and right to repair by advancing H.R.3664 – Save Money on Auto Repair Transportation (SMART) Act. The Repair Association is centered around a simple principle: consumers should have the right to repair the products they own. We believe that competition is an essential component of any market, including automotive repairs, and is better for consumers. We are dedicated to fighting against anti-competitive practices that stifle innovation, restrict small businesses, and disadvantage consumers, regardless of industry. Right to repair is a growing, consumers-first movement that is expanding as more people recognize that the law should put consumers first. The growing momentum around repair restrictions for electronics and consumer appliances has spurred companies like Microsoft and Apple to commit to taking action to expand their repair offerings. There’s much more work to be done. According to a new national survey from the CAR Coalition, an overwhelming majority (78%) of vehicle-owning voters support the federal right to repair legislation that protects against design patent abuse in the automotive industry, such as the SMART Act, and makes vehicle data more readily available. The Repair Association believes the SMART Act is an essential step forward in answering consumers’ call for stronger right to repair protections in the automotive repair industry and would serve as an example to other industries.