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How to Upgrade to KDE Plasma 5.23 from 5.22

Thursday 14th of October 2021 09:34:12 PM
The KDE team announced the stable release of KDE Plasma 5.23 with new features, improvements, and bug fixes. Here, in this quick guide, we give you the steps to upgrade to KDE Plasma 5.23 from 5.22.

TriggerMesh cloud-native automation goes open source

Thursday 14th of October 2021 08:44:26 PM
Serverless computing is getting a kick in the pants as TriggerMesh goes open source under the Apache license.

Ubuntu 21.10 ‘Impish Indri’ is Available for Download, Here’s What’s New

Thursday 14th of October 2021 07:42:54 PM
The wait is over. The brand new release of Ubuntu 21.10 ‘Impish Indri’ has hit the download mirrors. Let’s check out what’s new!

KaOS 2021.10 Is Here as One of the First Linux Distros to Ship with KDE Plasma 5.23 Desktop

Thursday 14th of October 2021 06:53:55 PM
The developers behind the rolling-release KaOS Linux distribution released today KaOS 2021.10 as an updated installation and live media for the month of October 2021 featuring the latest KDE Plasma desktop environment.

How to Install Cockpit on Debian 11

Thursday 14th of October 2021 06:15:26 PM
The Cockpit is a free and open-source server management application sponsored by Red Hat. In this post, we will show you how to install and use Cockpit on Debian 11.

5 common bugs in C programming and how to fix them

Thursday 14th of October 2021 05:33:03 PM
Even the best programmers can create programming bugs. Depending on what your program does, these bugs could introduce security vulnerabilities, cause the program to crash, or create unexpected behavior. The C programming language sometimes gets a bad reputation because it is not memory safe like more recent programming languages, including Rust. But with a little extra code, you can avoid the most common and most serious C programming bugs.

HTTPS and your online security

Thursday 14th of October 2021 04:50:40 PM
We have long advised Web users to look for HTTPS and the lock icon in the address bar of their favorite browser (Firefox!) before typing passwords or other private information into a website.

AlmaLinux Foundation chair says he stepped down to highlight value of community status

Thursday 14th of October 2021 04:08:17 PM
Igor Seletskiy, the founder of the AlmaLinux distro created in December 2020 as an alternative to CentOS, has explained that he stepped down as chair of the AlmaLinux Foundation in an effort to strengthen its community status - though his company still dominates the board.

Open Source Security Foundation Raises $10 Million in New Commitments to Secure Software Supply Chains

Thursday 14th of October 2021 03:25:55 PM
LOS ANGELES, Calif – KubeCon – October 13, 2021 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced it has raised $10 million in new investments to expand and support the Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF), a cross-industry collaboration that brings together multiple open source software initiatives under one umbrella to identify and fix cybersecurity vulnerabilities in open source software and develop improved tooling, training, research, best practices, and vulnerability disclosure practices. Open source luminary Brian Behlendorf will serve the OpenSSF community as General Manager.

7 Important Linux Commands for Every Linux User

Thursday 14th of October 2021 02:45:07 PM
Since its inception in 1991, Linux has garnered popularity for being open-source. People can modify and redistribute Linux under their own brand. When using a Linux OS, you need a shell to access the services provided. Also, it’s recommended to run your Linux OS through a CLI or command-line interface. CLI makes time-consuming processes quicker.

Sparky Linux 2021.10 Semi-Rolling Comes with Updated Packages

Thursday 14th of October 2021 01:30:47 PM
Sparky Linux have just released an update to their rolling release version. Sparky 2021.10 features a new kernel of 5.10 as well as some other changes.

5 markdown editors I recommend trying

Thursday 14th of October 2021 12:16:27 PM
You can use markdown for anything—formatting websites, authoring books, and writing technical documentation are just some of its uses. I love how easy it is to create rich documents. Everyone has their favorite markdown editor. I have used several on my markdown journey. Here are five markdown editors I have considered. 

Python Wrapper to find all primes from a given interval via sieve of Eratosthenes released in C++

Thursday 14th of October 2021 11:02:07 AM
We intend to rely on . We also would convert lists to sets and vice-versa and utilize method set1.difference(set2) . Sometimes Python tricks make you really excited

Learn Usage of chmod (Change Mode) Command in Linux

Thursday 14th of October 2021 09:47:47 AM
Since Linux is a member of the Unix-like operating system family, it has inherited some Unix rules like the way it deals with system/user files & directories.

WSL is now Available as an App via Windows Store. But why?

Thursday 14th of October 2021 08:33:26 AM
Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is reconfigured by Microsoft to be deployed by Windows store as an app. We investigate the reason behind this move in this article.

Going to market with an open source product

Thursday 14th of October 2021 07:19:06 AM
This article is the sixth in a series on product management in an open source supply chain. In the previous articles, I covered the following topics: read more

Automatically reassign your default printer

Thursday 14th of October 2021 06:04:46 AM
I run Linux,…or does it run me? Some computing paradigms are so ubiquitous, so ingrained, we rarely stop to think that things could work another way. When such a realization comes, we can exercise our freedom – one of Fedora’s four foundations – to improve the user experience. For that sentiment to be more than cliché, I needed to re-imagine the idea of the default printer and how it gets set. This article presents that implementation.

How to Install Ubuntu MATE Desktop on Ubuntu 20.04

Thursday 14th of October 2021 04:50:25 AM
Ubuntu MATE is famous for being lightweight, fast, and stable, and a great alternative to the stock Gnome of Ubuntu. At the end of the tutorial, you will have learned how to install Ubuntu MATE on your Ubuntu 20.04 system.

Best Free and Open Source Alternatives to Microsoft Office

Thursday 14th of October 2021 03:36:05 AM
Microsoft Office, or simply Office, is a family of client software, server software, and services. Microsoft has promoted Office 365 as the primary means of obtaining Office. What are the best open source alternatives to Office 365?

Learn Usage of chgrp (Change Group) Command in Linux

Thursday 14th of October 2021 02:21:45 AM
If you are reading this article on the chgrp command, there is a high chance you have explored all the depths of Linux’s chown command and chmod command.

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CuteFish – An Elegant, Beautiful and Easy-to-Use Linux Desktop

CutefishOS is a new free and open-source desktop environment for Linux operating systems with a focus on simplicity, beauty, and practicality. Its goal is to create a better computing experience for Linux users. Cutefish OS is among the newest kids on the block of desktop environments. And since it has been born at such a time when the KDE aesthetic leads in the UI/UX stand for Linux users, it features a design that is strikingly similar. Given its goal of making a better desktop experience, the team uses KDE Frameworks, KDE Plasma 5, and Qt. My guess is that Qt is the source of its “cute” name. They seem to have collaborated heavily with JingOS, a beautiful Linux OS targeted at Tablets. Read more

Former Microsoft Security Analyst Claims Office 365 Knowingly Hosted Malware For Years

Malware on Windows devices has become a real problem in the last few years, specifically with a recent uptick in ransomware. It appears that Microsoft has been trying to combat this issue, though, with updates to Microsoft Defender, so it has more teeth than ever before. However, what if Microsoft is part of the problem too? On Friday, cybersecurity researcher TheAnalyst explained on Twitter how BazarLoader malware leads to ransomware that can severely affect healthcare, among other industries. He then called out Microsoft, asking if the company has “any responsibility in this when they KNOWINGLY are hosting hundreds of files leading to this,” alongside an image of what appears to be malicious files being hosted in OneDrive. Read more

today's leftovers

  • pam-krb5 4.11

    The primary change in this release of my Kerberos PAM module is support for calling pam_end with PAM_DATA_SILENT. I had not known that the intent of this flag was to signal that only process resources were being cleaned up and external resources should not be (in part because an older version of the man page doesn't make this clear).

  • QB64 Hits Version 2.0, Gets Enhanced Debugging | Hackaday

    Despite the name, BASIC isn’t exactly a language recommended for beginners these days. Technology has moved on, and now most people would steer you towards Python if you wanted to get your feet wet with software development. But for those who got their first taste of programming by copying lines of BASIC out of a computer magazine, the language still holds a certain nostalgic appeal.

  • All Things Open: Diversity Event Today - Big Top Goes Up Monday! - FOSS Force

    By now things are going full tilt boogie in downtown Raleigh, as the All Things Open conference is well into its “pre” day. Keeping with the trend set by other conferences, All Things Open opens a day ahead of time, partially to stage free event’s that aren’t officially a part of the main show, but which offer attendees from out-of-town a reason to fly in a day early to settle in. This is good for the travelling attendees, because they don’t spend the first day suffering for jet lag or other forms of travel fatigue, and good for the event, because it means that more people are in place to fill seats and attend presentations, beginning with the opening keynote. [...] At ATO, the registration desks are open on Sunday from noon until 5:30 Eastern Time, and the pre-conference is a free Inclusion and Diversity Event that started at noon and will run until 5pm, emceed by Rikki Endsley, formally with Red Hat and now a community marketing manager at Amazon Web Services.

  • [Older] Arduino Nano Pros and Cons: Is the Cheapest Arduino Worth It?

    While there is quite an array of Arduino boards to choose from, the Nano is a versatile board suitable for almost all DIY electronic projects. These tiny micro controllers make compact DIY hardware development available to more people than ever before. In the past we have covered reasons you may not want to choose a genuine Arduino for your projects, but today lets take a look at the positives and negatives of the Arduino Nano.

  • Pnevmo-Capsula: Domiki rolls onto Windows, Mac and Linux

    Usually the term "on rails" refers to a highly linear experience over which the player has little control. But sometimes it's meant far more literally than that, as is the case in Pomeshkin Valentin Igorevich's recently released steampunk adventure, Pnevmo-Capsula: Domiki.

  • How to install Thinkorswim Desktop on a Chromebook in 2021

    Today we are looking at how to install Thinkorswim Desktop on a Chromebook. Please follow the video/audio guide as a tutorial where we explain the process step by step and use the commands below.

Digital Restrictions (DRM) on Printers