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Linux tail Command Tutorial for Beginners (5 Examples)

LinuxToday - Sat, 2018-05-19 23:00

 HowToForge: Sometimes you want to monitor what new information is being written to a file (think of log files), or for whatever reasons, want to access the last few lines of a file.

How to Fix the No Sound Issue in Ubuntu

LXer - Sat, 2018-05-19 22:31
An issue often faced by Ubuntu users after upgrading to a new version is the “no-sound” problem. Luckily, it’s a pretty easy problem to resolve.

Ideas for using up memory?

Reddit - Sat, 2018-05-19 22:20

I use Linux on my laptop for web development. I usually have 2 instances of VS Code, a browser and a few dockers for misc services. I have 8GB and swap never even gets used.

I'm probably going to be getting a used Thinkpad which has 16GB. How best can the RAM be used? Ramdisk for things like compilation? Running VM's obviously but am looking for other ideas I may not know of.

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what is 3.x.x&x.3.x.x in software engineering?

Reddit - Sat, 2018-05-19 21:58

In the software projects there are major versions and versions, what is the meaning of these changes in the vresions. what are the changes in these versions? Regardless of any project.

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Why does Gnome 3 get so much hate?

Reddit - Sat, 2018-05-19 20:54

Why does gnome 3 get so much hate? This is the only desktop environment besides i3 that doesn't get on my nerve and stays out of the way.

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Games Leftovers

TuxMachines - Sat, 2018-05-19 20:44
  • Stellaris: Distant Stars story DLC pack releases May 22nd, new trailer is out

    The latest and probably one of the most exciting story DLC packs for Stellaris, Distant Stars, is now set to release May 22nd.

    In short, there's going to be a lot more to find when you go exploring. One of the problems I repeatedly talked about with Stellaris (even though I do love it) was that it just didn't have enough content. This pack seems like it will fix that problem and then some. They say there's around 50% more anomalies to discover, they've also improved some of the originals. There's three new leviathans, new types of stars and something about discovering a constellation outside our own galaxy.

  • Myst 25th Anniversary Collection will not being seeing a Linux release for now

    It seems the plans to team up with Codeweavers to bring Myst 25th Anniversary Collection [Kickstarter] to Linux didn't work out.

  • A Linux beta build of Solstice Chronicles: MIA may come soon

    The developer behind the great looking top-down shooter Solstice Chronicles: MIA [Official Site] has said that they may soon have a Linux beta build.

  • What are you playing on Linux this weekend and what do you think about it?

    It's a weekend, the sun is shining in a rare event for where I live, so naturally I will be spending my time playing Linux games. What will you be playing this weekend?

    Personally, I'm going to be jumping back into Rocket League. Between the intense gameplay and sweet music, it's certainly in my top 10 most played Linux games. As much as I love the game, I'm simply terrible at it. Anyone who's watched some of our livestreams will attest to that fact, but even so I soldier on and keep playing. It truly says something about a game, to keep pulling you back in even when you know you're probably go to have loss after loss.

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Plasma 5.13 Beta

LXer - Sat, 2018-05-19 20:37
Today KDE unveils a beta release of Plasma 5.13.0. Members of the Plasma team have been working hard to continue making Plasma a lightweight and responsive desktop which loads and runs quickly, but remains full-featured with a polished look and feel.

Convert files at the command line with this Pandoc Cheat Sheet

LinuxToday - Sat, 2018-05-19 19:00

Download new cheat sheet of common Pandoc options and handy syntax for frequently used conversions.

Linux needs a really good Music Player.

Reddit - Sat, 2018-05-19 18:43

We have OK music players (clementine, amarok, rhythmbox). But after using iTunes yesterday on someones macbook, I really missed it. Even using iTunes on windows (ew) was a breeze. The closest modern-ish music player in my opinion is Clementine, but what I don't like is it's basic function of need playlists and lack of album art display. I want to just be able to click a song and have it play through them without having to create/delete playlists all day. Or what if I just want to put it on shuffle?

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Creating A Bootable Usb On Linux

LXer - Sat, 2018-05-19 18:42
In 2018 media such as CD’s and DVD’s have almost died out, with USB drives holding more capacity and being produced relatively cheaply. This means it makes more sense and is better value to use USB drives in place of CD’s or DVD’s.This article looks at how to create a bootable USB drives for various uses.

Hands-On with First Lubuntu 18.10 Build Featuring the LXQt Desktop by Default

LXer - Sat, 2018-05-19 16:48
The Lubuntu development team promised to finally switch from LXDE (Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment) to the more modern and actively maintained LXQt (Lightweight Qt Desktop Environment), and the switch is now official.

Connect to 1 server that forwards from a list to a random server on same port?

Reddit - Sat, 2018-05-19 15:56


I am looking for away to have a client connect to 1 main server.

The main server forwards the ports they’re connecting on to another server, from a text file with a few IPs in it.

Why? I have a program running that acts a vpn tunnel for IOS users. I have 10 severs running the program. Each server can only handle 1 user at a time. However I only want 1 connect button.

So the connect button connects to the main server which then passes the port to a different server. If you get me.

Kind of like a load balance.

Anyway of doing this? I’ll draw a diagram.

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RADV Gets Support For 32-bit GPU Pointers For User SGPRs, Benefiting Performance

Phoronix - Sat, 2018-05-19 15:52
Samuel Pitoiset of Valve's Linux graphics driver team has been working on support for 32-bit GPU pointers for user SGPRs as his latest performance enhancement for this open-source Radeon Vulkan driver...

Security/OpenPGP: Purism and Pure FUD From EFF

TuxMachines - Sat, 2018-05-19 14:58
  • Purism's New Purekey OpenPGP Security Token, Windows 10 Now Includes OpenSSH, Vim 8.1 Released and More

    Purism, maker of the security-focused Librem laptops, announced yesterday it has partnered with Nitrokey to create Purekey, "Purism's own OpenPGP security token designed to integrate with its hardware and software. Purekey embodies Purism's mission to make security and cryptography accessible where its customers hold the keys to their own security." You can purchase a Purekey by itself or as an add-on with a laptop order. According to Purism's CSO Kyle Rankin, "By keeping your encryption keys on a Purekey instead of on a hard drive, your keys never leave the tamper-proof hardware. This not only makes your keys more secure from attackers, it makes using your keys on multiple devices more convenient."

  • Encrypted Email and Security Nihilism

    Earlier this week, a group of German researchers published an alarm about newly discovered problems with encrypted email that is creating major controversy in the internet security community. This research — published in a snappy-titled report called EFail — is a valuable and important work highlighting the challenges with email security.

    Unfortunately, many of the responses to this report have been close to the line of "security nihilism:" Throwing your hands in the air and saying that because certain important security measures aren’t perfect, we should abandon them altogether. This is harsh and potentially damaging to the best efforts we currently have to protect email and risks leading people astray when it comes to securing their communications. In fact, there are important things that people can do to protect their email. This post examines the controversy, what people should do to secure their email, and how we might do better in the future.

    Email is a widespread communications tool and people generally expect it to be private. But from a security standpoint, the baseline assumption is that email is "like a postcard:" Anything you write in an email can be read by your email provider (e.g., Google, if you use Gmail) and also by the email provider of the person you send mail to. If those providers (or any of their system administrators or lawyers) want to read your mail, or are hacked, or bribed, or coerced by law enforcement into sharing access, the content of your email is easily accessible to them.

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Cinnamon Desktop Spices Up RoboLinux Raptor

TuxMachines - Sat, 2018-05-19 14:56

RoboLinux is a unique distro that focuses on incorporating Windows versions XP through 10 within a fully functional Linux operating system. You might never need the Stealth VM features that let you easily install and run Microsoft Windows within most any Linux distro. Still, RoboLinux is a topnotch general purpose Linux computing platform that comes with a choice of leading desktop environments. RoboLinux creates a cloned Drive C from a Windows partition and installs your favorite Windows version with all of your costly Windows software running in a virtual machine.

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