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5 open source strategy and simulation games for Linux

Tue, 2018-08-14 15:25
Gaming has traditionally been one of Linux's weak points. That has changed somewhat in recent years thanks to Steam, GOG, and other efforts to bring commercial games to multiple operating systems, but those games are often not open source. Sure, the games can be played on an open source operating system, but that is not good enough for an open source purist.read more

How To Enable Hardware Accelerated Video Decoding In Chromium On Ubuntu Or Linux Mint

Tue, 2018-08-14 14:11
This article explains how to install a Chromium development build which includes a patch that enables VA-API on Linux, bringing support for GPU accelerated video decoding, which should significantly decrease the CPU usage when watching HD videos online.

Build Your Own Linux Single Board Computer

Tue, 2018-08-14 12:06
Blueberry Pi. On the face of it this is just Yet Another SBC With A Fruity Pi Name, but what caught our attention is that unlike all the others, this is one you can build yourself if you want. It’s entirely open-source, but it differs from other boards that release their files to the world in that it manages to keep construction within the realm of what is possible on the bench rather than the pick-and-place.

How to display data in a human-friendly way on Linux

Tue, 2018-08-14 10:21
Many Linux commands now have options to make their output a little easier to digest. Here's a look at some that bring out the friendliness of our favorite OS.

Linux 4.18 Benefits from Energy-Aware Scheduling on ARM

Tue, 2018-08-14 08:35
Longest release cycle this year for the Linux kernel brings new features

Linux Kernel 4.18 Keeps Things Solid and Secure

Tue, 2018-08-14 05:03
Linus Torvalds published the 4.18 kernel on Sunday, one week later than expected. This has a been a rocky release... and it’s all Android[he]#039[/he]s fault (more or less).

Windows is coming to Chromebooks… with Google’s blessing

Tue, 2018-08-14 03:09
The host with the most. Google plans to allow Windows 10 to run on its budget Chromebooks, with the Chocolate Factory’s blessing.…

Beautiful maps in minutes: Meet Kepler.gl

Tue, 2018-08-14 01:55
Shan He may hold Silicon Valley's most meta job."When I started out, I was building maps. Then I moved on to build tools to build maps, and now I'm doing tools to do tools that build maps."read more

TensorFlow Pi port is latest salvo in battle for edge analytics

Tue, 2018-08-14 00:40
The recent port of TensorFlow to the Raspberry Pi is the latest in a series of chess moves from Google and its chief AI rival Nvidia to win the hearts and keyboards of embedded Linux developers. Google’s recent announcement that it had ported its open source TensorFlow machine intelligence (ML) library for neural networking to […]

Linux bzip2 Command Tutorial for Beginners (6 Examples)

Mon, 2018-08-13 23:26
File compressions are carried out according to specific algorithms. There are many compression techniques, and one of them is achieved through bzip2. In this tutorial, we will learn the basics of bzip2 using some easy to understand examples.

#DEFCON Vote Hacking Village Refute NASS 'Unfair' Claims

Mon, 2018-08-13 21:52
DEFCON has hit back at criticisms levied at it by the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) over the introduction of an area designed to test voting machines.

A sysadmin's handy cheat sheet for SELinux

Mon, 2018-08-13 20:38
SELinux may seem complex at first, but with the right cheat sheet it can become a powerful ally for sysadmins. This guide is designed to help you to improve your skills managing and using Security-Enhanced Linux.Also check out my more in-depth article, A sysadmin's guide to SELinux: 42 answers to the big questions.Download the free SELinux cheat sheet.read more

Encrypting NFSv4 with Stunnel TLS

Mon, 2018-08-13 19:23
NFS clients and servers push file traffic over clear-text connections in the default configuration, which is incompatible withsensitive data. TLS can wrap this traffic, finally bringing protocol security. Before you use your cloud provider's NFS tools, reviewall of your NFS usage and secure it where necessary.

How to Install GetSimple CMS on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Mon, 2018-08-13 18:09
GetSimple CMS is a free, open source, simple and easy to use web Content Management System that can be used to create blogs and websites. In this tutorial, we will explain how to install GetSimple CMS on Ubuntu 18.04 server.

Convert file systems with Fstransform

Mon, 2018-08-13 16:55
Few people know that they can convert their filesystems from one type to another without losing data, i.e. non-destructively. It may sound like magic, but Fstransform can convert an ext2, ext3, ext4, jfs, reiserfs or xfs partition to another type from the list in almost any combination. More importantly, it does so in-place, without formatting […]

Akademy 2018 Day 2

Mon, 2018-08-13 14:26
Day 2 of Akademy started with a wonderfully insightful keynote by Claudia Garad, the Executive Director of Wikimedia Austria.

Tips for using the top command in Linux

Mon, 2018-08-13 12:13
Trying to find out what's running on your machine—and which process is using up all your memory and making things slllooowwww—is a task served well by the utility top.top is an extremely useful program that acts similar to Windows Task Manager or MacOS's Activity Monitor. Running top on your *nix machine will show you a live, running view of the process running on your system.read more

How to Install MongoDB on Ubuntu 18.04

Mon, 2018-08-13 08:55
In this tutorial, we will cover the process of installing and configuring the latest version of MongoDB Community Edition on a Ubuntu 18.04 machine from the official MongoDB repositories.

Vocal – a modern Vala podcast player

Mon, 2018-08-13 06:04
Vocal bills itself as a powerful, fast, and intuitive application that helps users find new podcasts, manage their libraries, and enjoy the best that independent audio and video publishing has to offer.