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Markdown - style text on the web

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 10:27
Markdown is a popular markup language. We explore the best ways to learn this language, what's good and bad about it, and also provide a roundup of some great Markdown software.

7 open source VPN tools for businesses

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 08:33
In recent months, many popular online security and VPN vendors have come under fire after unaddressed vulnerabilities in their products left users open to serious threats.read more

The 10 Best Ubuntu Themes (18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux)

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 06:38
Ubuntu 18.04 recently came out, and it's a great time to give the new version a chance. Most Linux users like to make their computer their own, and there are a ton of excellent options to customize Ubuntu, and every Linux distribution, including beautifully designed GTK themes.

A Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia Video Game Is Now Available for Linux

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 04:44
UK-based video games publisher Feral Interactive announced on Thursday the availability of the Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia strategy game for Linux-based operating systems.

Microsoft will ‘lose developers for a generation’ if it stuffs up GitHub, says future CEO

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 02:49
Plans integration, not alteration, and promises no ‘swamp’ of adsGitHub’s future CEO Nat Friedman has conducted a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) session and outlined a little of what Microsoft plans to do with the collaborative code locker once the acquisition is formalised and admitted that “if Microsoft screws this up, we will lose the trust of developers for a generation.”…

4 tips for getting an older relative online with Linux

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 00:55
According to a study by the Pew Research Center, some members of older generations have a hard time learning computers because they were born at the wrong time to learn about computers in school or the workplace. It[he]#039[/he]s a purely demographic phenomenon that tends to mostly affect older people. However, I firmly believe that these people can stay connected and can learn about the benefits of modern technology.

Combo characters

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 23:01
How to deal with Unicode's combining characters on the command line.

Purism's Librem 5 Privacy, Security-Focused Linux Phone Arrives in January 2019

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 21:06
Purism, the computer technology company known for their high-quality, privacy and security-focused Linux laptops, announced on Wednesday that its Librem 5 Linux phone is on schedule for a January 2019 launch.

A Post-TC Heartland (and Post-Alice) Patent System is Bad if Not Fatal News to Patent Trolls Like Microsoft's Intellectual Ventures

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 19:12
The gold rush for patents on algorithms (disguised as "AI" or "blockchain" among other hype waves which are being popularised nowadays) and why it's going to be a lot harder to enforce these in the courtrooms now that the Eastern District of Texas is ever more isolated (recent rulings which deny 'forum shopping' or litigation venue hopping).

How to install ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors 5.1 on Ubuntu

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 17:18
ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors is the free open-source office suite distributed under GNU AGPL v.3.0. It comprises editors for text documents, spreadsheets, and presentations working offline. This tutorial will show you three different ways to install ONLYOFFICE on Ubuntu.

How to Install the ELK Stack on CentOS 7

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 15:23
In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configure the ELK Stack on CentOS 7. Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana are the three open-source products which are part of the collection called ELK stack. It is a robust solution for search, analyzes, and visualization of data. The task of installing ELK Stack on CentOS 7 should be easy, you just need to follow the steps which are given below and the job will be done in less than ten minutes.

IBM Unveils Summit, the World's Fastest Supercomputer (Linux-powered!)

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 13:49
The U.S is once again home to the most powerful computer in the world. The U.S. Department of Energy on June 8 showed off the new IBM-built Summit supercomputer, boasting 200 petaflops of computational power.

Linux kernel 4.17 released: help test in Fedora

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 12:14
Version 4.17 of the Linux kernel was officially released earlier this week. Meanwhile, the Fedora kernel team is completing the final integration for this new kernel into Fedora. To check and test this integration work, the Fedora Kernel and QA teams have organized a test day for Tuesday, June 12.

Linux passwd Command Tutorial for Beginners (8 Examples)

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 10:39
As a Linux command line user, you should be aware of utilities that help you with user-account management. Once such tool is passwd, which lets you change your account password. In this tutorial, we will discuss the basics of this command using some easy to understand examples.

LinuxForums.org Hack Exposes 276,000 User Accounts

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 09:05
If you have a LinuxForums.org account, it's recommended you change the password and use a new, unique, random-generated password instead.

How To Install and Configure GitLab on Ubuntu 18.04

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 07:30
GitLab is a web-based open source Git repository manager written in Ruby including wiki, issue management, code review, monitoring and continuous integration and deployment. It enables developers to create, review, and deploy their projects. This guide covers the steps necessary for installing and configuring GitLab (CE) on a Ubuntu 18.04 system using the Omnibus packages.

How to List All Databases in MySQL

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 05:55
We will show you how to list all databases in MySQL. MySQL is an open-source relational database management system commonly used with web based applications like WordPress, Magento etc. In this tutorial we will show you how to list all databases in MySQL on a Linux VPS.

Good News! GitLab’s Paid Plans Are Now Free For Open-Source Projects

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 04:07
A lot has happened in the open-source community recently. First, Microsoft acquired GitHub and then people started to look for GitHub alternatives without even taking a second to think about it...... But, today, GitLab made a smart move by making some of its high-tier plans free for educational institutes and open-source projects. There couldn’t be a better time to offer something like this when a lot of developers are interested in migrating their open-source projects to GitLab.

Read Ebooks Quicker With This Spritz-Like Fast Reading Command Line Software

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 02:33
Uniread aims at improving your reading speed by using a Spritz-like technique for fast reading. The application uses Node.js, runs on the command line, and it currently supports the EPUB ebook file format.

Samsung Announces the Galaxy J3 and J7 Android Phones with High-Quality Features

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 00:58
Samsung has updated the Galaxy J series of Android-powered smartphones with new Galaxy J3 and Galaxy J7 models that introduce key changes to the displays, cameras, and battery life.