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Design faster web pages, part 2: Image replacement

Thu, 2018-10-18 01:39
Welcome back to this series on building faster web pages. The last article talked about what you can achieve just through image compression. The example started with 1.2MB of browser fat, and reduced down to a weight of 488.9KB. That’s still not fast enough! This article continues the browser diet to lose more fat. You might […]

Keeping Control in the Hands of the User

Thu, 2018-10-18 00:24
Various efforts always are underway to implement SecureBoot and toadd features that will allow vendors to lock users out of controlling theirown systems. In that scenario, users would look helplessly on while theirsystems refused to boot any kernels but those controlled by the vendors.

Snappy's Snapd Installation Doesn't Work? Try This! (MX Linux, AntiX Linux, Manjaro Linux, Arch Linux)

Wed, 2018-10-17 23:10
There's a current issue right now where Snappy's snapd calls systemctl without running it as PID 1, which causes it to fail. The following is a workaround fix for this which utilizes a script that creates a fake systemctl function.

Automating upstream releases with release-bot

Wed, 2018-10-17 21:56
If you own or maintain a GitHub repo and have ever pushed a package from it into PyPI and/or Fedora, you know it requires some additional work using the Fedora infrastructure.read more

How to Set Different Wallpaper on Each Monitor on Linux GNOME

Wed, 2018-10-17 20:41
In Linux, if you have multiple monitors, it is not that easy to set different wallpaper on each monitor. This tutorial will show you how to do so in Linux Gnome.

Shutter Removed From Ubuntu 18.10 And Debian Unstable, New PPA Available

Wed, 2018-10-17 19:27
Shutter screenshot tool was removed from Debian Unstable and Ubuntu 18.10 (to be released tomorrow) recently.Since I use Shutter daily, I created a PPA for it and its dependencies, so others who prefer it to other screenshot tools can continue to use it.

Essential System Tools: Alacritty – hardware-accelerated terminal emulator

Wed, 2018-10-17 18:13
Linux has lots of terminal emulators. What distinguishes Alacritty from the vast majority of terminal emulators? It differentiates itself by offering GPU-acceleration combined with a minimal feature set.

Browsing the web with Min, a minimalist open source web browser

Wed, 2018-10-17 16:58
Does the world need another web browser? Even though the days of having a multiplicity of browsers to choose from are long gone, there still are folks out there developing new applications that help us use the web.One of those new-fangled browsers is Min. As its name suggests (well, suggests to me, anyway), Min is a minimalist browser. That doesn't mean it's deficient in any significant way, and its open source, Apache 2.0 license piques my interest.But is Min worth a look? Let's find out.read more

LibSSH Flaw Allows Hackers to Take Over Servers Without Password

Wed, 2018-10-17 15:44
A four-year-old severe vulnerability has been discovered in the Secure Shell (SSH) implementation library known as Libssh that could allow anyone to completely bypass authentication... But before you get frightened, you should know that neither the widely used OpenSSH nor Github's implementation of libssh was affected by the vulnerability.

Ask OIN How It Intends to Deal With Microsoft Proxies Such as Patent Trolls

Wed, 2018-10-17 13:41
OIN continues to miss the key point (or intentionally avoid speaking about it); Microsoft is still selling 'protection' from the very same patent trolls that it is funding, arming, and sometimes even instructing (who to pass patents to and sue)

Raspberry Pi based garden monitoring system supplies five sensors

Wed, 2018-10-17 12:19
On Kickstarter: SwitchDoc Labs’ “Smart Garden System” is a Raspberry Pi and Grove-based environmental monitoring and plant watering system with sensors for soil moisture, sunlight, air quality, temperature, and humidity. Spokane Valley, Wash. based SwitchDoc Labs (SDL) has launched a more advanced, up to nine plant Smart Garden System (SGS) kit version of its earlier […]

Configure System Locale on Debian 9

Wed, 2018-10-17 11:05
We will show you how to configure system locale on Debian 9. The system locale defines the language and country-specific setting for the programs running on your system and the shell sessions. You can use locales to see the time and date, numbers, currency and other values formatted as per your language or country. Configuring system locale on Debian 9 is a fairly easy task and it should be configured in less than 10 minutes.

Spinnaker: The Kubernetes of Continuous Delivery

Wed, 2018-10-17 09:50
Just like Kubernetes, Spinnaker is a technology that is battle tested, with Netflix using Spinnaker internally for continuous delivery.

KDE Plasma 5.14 Desktop Environment Gets First Point Release, Update Now

Wed, 2018-10-17 08:36
The KDE Project announced today the general availability of the first point release of the latest KDE Plasma 5.14 desktop environment series.

Have a Plan for Netplan

Wed, 2018-10-17 07:22
The old way of configuring Debian-based network interfaces was based on theifupdown package. The new default is called Netplan, andalthough it's notterribly difficult to use, it's drastically different. Netplan is sort ofthe interface used to configure the back-end dæmons that actuallyconfigure the interfaces. Right now, the back ends supported areNetworkManager and networkd.

How to Setup FTP Server with VSFTPD on Ubuntu 18.04

Wed, 2018-10-17 06:07
In this tutorial we’ll be installing vsftpd. It is a stable, secure and fast FTP server. We will also show you how configure vsftpd to restrict users to their home directory and encrypt the entire transmission with SSL/TLS. Although this tutorial is written for Ubuntu 18.04 the same instructions apply for Ubuntu 16.04 and any Debian based distribution, including Debian, Linux Mint and Elementary OS.

How To Improve Typing Speed For Free

Wed, 2018-10-17 04:53
Ever met a friend who could type 50+ Words Per Minute easily? Surely you must have already met one or many :) And if we ask them how they were able to do it, their response would vary because some would mention a very cool proprietary program while others would mention some random cool web apps on the internet.

Manage your OpenStack cloud with Ansible: Day two operations

Wed, 2018-10-17 03:39
Managing an application on OpenStack presents a host of challenges for the system administrator, and finding ways to reduce complexity and produce consistency are key ingredients to achieving success. By using Ansible, an agentless IT automation technology, a system administrator can create Ansible playbooks that provide consistency and reduce complexity.read more

How to install ownCloud with ONLYOFFICE using Univention App Appliance

Wed, 2018-10-17 02:24
ONLYOFFICE is an open source office suite distributed under GNU AGPL v3.0. It incorporates online editors for text documents, spreadsheets and presentations. This tutorial shows how to install ownCloud with ONLYOFFICE using Univention App Appliance.

Feral show off Total War: WARHAMMER II on Linux, along with confirming more Linux ports and a Vulkan teaser

Wed, 2018-10-17 01:10
Feral Interactive just put up a YouTube video to show off Total War: WARHAMMER II running on Linux, it's looking good and they confirmed again their future Linux plans.