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How to master user groups on Linux - Network World

Google News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 22:24
How to master user groups on Linux  Network World

Managing user groups on Linux systems is easy, but the commands can be more flexible than you might be aware.

Mesa 19.2 Is Just Six Patches Away From Seeing OpenGL 4.6 Support

Phoronix - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 21:07
Later this month marks two years since the release of OpenGL 4.6 and just ahead of that date it looks like Mesa could finally land its complete GL 4.6 implementation, at least as far as the Intel open-source graphics driver support is concerned...

Malicious Python libraries targeting Linux servers removed from PyPI - ZDNet

Google News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 21:04
Malicious Python libraries targeting Linux servers removed from PyPI  ZDNet

Security firm scanned over one million PyPI packages and found three backdoored libraries.

Vince Calandra - Linux Journal

Google News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 20:42
Vince Calandra  Linux Journal

Vince Calandra is Sr. Manager of Industrial and Medical accounts at Wind River. In his role, he is responsible for supporting customer adoption of Wind River ...

When Choosing Your Commercial Linux, Choose Wisely! - Linux Journal

Google News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 20:39
When Choosing Your Commercial Linux, Choose Wisely!  Linux Journal

“Linux is Linux is Linux,” is a direct quote I heard in a meeting I had recently with a major multi-national, critical-infrastructure company. Surprisingly and correctly ...

Systemd 243 Is Getting Buttoned Up For Release With New Features & Fixes

Phoronix - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 20:36
While it would have been nice seeing this next systemd release sooner due to the Zen 2 + RdRand issue with systemd yielding an unbootable system (that is now also being worked around with a BIOS upgrade), the systemd 243 release looks like it will take place in the near future...

OpenSUSE Enables LTO By Default For Tumbleweed - Smaller & Faster Binaries

Phoronix - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 19:30
The past few months openSUSE developers have been working on enabling LTO by default for its packages while now finally with the newest release of the rolling-release openSUSE Tumbleweed this goal has been accomplished...

OPNsense 19.7 Released With Remote Logging, Firewall Rule Improvements, Route-Based IPsec

Phoronix - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 18:40
OPNsense, the FreeBSD-based pfSense-forked firewall offering that has continued experiencing increased adoption following the closure of m0n0wall, is out with version 19.7 as its newest feature update...

How to Enable Apache Userdir Module on RHEL/CentOS

Tecmint - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 17:59
User Directory or Userdir is an Apache module, which allows user-specific directories to be retrieved through an Apache web server using the http://example.com/~user/ syntax. For example, when the mod_userdir module is enabled, users accounts...

Checking Out Machine Check Exception (MCE) Errors in Linux - CNX Software

Google News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 17:48
Checking Out Machine Check Exception (MCE) Errors in Linux  CNX Software

Machine Check Exception (MCE) are hardware errors reported by the CPU. Let's see how we can check out these errors in Linux with mcelog or rasdaemon.

Linux Mint 19.2 beta is now out with a streamlined Cinnamon spin - TechRadar

Google News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 17:32
Linux Mint 19.2 beta is now out with a streamlined Cinnamon spin  TechRadar

Linux Mint 19.2 has been released as a beta, and it comes in three different flavors, each with a different desktop environment as a default. Advertisement.

Many Vintage X.Org Modules Could Use Some Help If Wanting New Releases

Phoronix - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 16:00
Longtime X.Org developer Alan Coopersmith who also maintains the X.Org stack for Oracle's Solaris has been trying to get out some updated X.Org modules with different code-bases having collected enough changes over the years to warrant new versions...

Start tinkering with the Circuit Playground Express

opensource.com - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 15:02

I've been a gadget person as long as I can remember, so I was delighted when I discovered an Adafruit Circuit Playground Express (CPX) in the swag bag I got at PyConUS in May. I became fascinated with these little devices last year, when Nina Zakharenko highlighted them in her All Things Open presentation, Five Things You Didn't Know Python Could Do, with Python-powered earrings.


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Get going with EtherCalc, a web-based alternative to Google Sheets

opensource.com - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 15:01

Spreadsheets can be very useful—and not just for managing your finances. That said, desktop spreadsheets have their limitations. The biggest is that you need to be at your computer to use one. On top of that, collaborating on a spreadsheet can quickly become a messy affair.

Enter EtherCalc, an open source, web-based spreadsheet. While not as fully featured as a desktop spreadsheet, EtherCalc packs enough features for most people.


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Mastering user groups on Linux - Network World

Google News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 15:00
Mastering user groups on Linux  Network World

Managing user groups on Linux systems is easy, but the commands can be more flexible than you might be aware.

How to install Kibana on MacOS

opensource.com - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 15:00

In my previous post, I walked Mac users through the steps they’ll take to install Elasticsearch, the world’s most popular enterprise search engine. (Here's a separate article for Linux users.) Its natural language processing power makes Elasticsearch excel at finding details within datasets.


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Linux Kernel Looks To Remove 32-bit Xen PV Guest Support

Phoronix - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 14:48
Coming soon to a kernel near you could be the removal of 32-bit Xen PV guest support as better jiving with Xen's architectural improvements and more of the Linux/open-source community continuing to shift focus to 64-bit x86 with trying to finally sunset 32-bit x86...

PureVPN 12th Anniversary – Buy 1 Get 12 Free Monthly Accounts

Tecmint - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 14:05
VPN which is shorten from Virtual Private Network is a method used to add security and improve the privacy of private or public networks. VPNs are used by both individuals and corporate companies to...

Clear Linux Could Soon Be Faster Within Containers On AVX2 Systems

Phoronix - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 12:05
While Clear Linux as part of its standard bare metal installations has long defaulted to having an AVX2-optimized GNU C Library installed by default, it turns out that it wasn't part of the default os-core bundle as used by containers. That though is changing and should yield even better out-of-the-box performance when running Clear Linux within containers...

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