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Asahi Linux is taking shape for Apple M1

Tue, 10/12/2021 - 09:00

The Asahi Linux project is working on porting the free operating system to the current M1 architecture from Apple. Progress is explained in a monthly status report. The primary focus of the latest development is the inclusion of important components in the Linux kernel. The declared goal of Asahi Linux is to publish all improvements directly in the respective upstream projects.

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Google Plans to Use Regular Linux Kernel for Android

Mon, 10/11/2021 - 23:00

Google plans to change the process of preparing the Linux kernel for Android. Currently, before the kernel is ready for use on the target Android device, a number of actions are performed on it.

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Geany 1.38 Lightweight Code Editor is Out, Removes GTK+2 Support

Mon, 10/11/2021 - 21:00

Geany is a powerful, stable, and lightweight code editor with certain basic features of an Integrated Development Environment (IDE). The new version, Geany 1.38, comes with increased speed when opening documents.

Every developer who spends hours in front of a computer screen writing codes absolutely needs an editor to program.

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Debian Project Releases Debian 11.1 and Debian 10.11

Mon, 10/11/2021 - 19:00

Debian doesn’t follow a fixed release schedule, and that makes it somewhat hard to know exactly when a new release will be available. Now the Debian project has announced the availability of two new versions, Debian 11.1 and Debian 10.11, of its operating system simultaneously. Learn more about the new releases here.

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Python Has Become the Most Popular Language, According to TIOBE

Mon, 10/11/2021 - 18:00

According to the latest ratings from the software company TIOBE, Python is now the most popular programming language in the world. The so-called TIOBE Index is based on the number of language searches performed online, which may also be a measure of a language’s popularity.

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Does an Ethernet splitter slow down speed?

Mon, 10/11/2021 - 18:00

This post summarises detailed information about ethernet splitter, its speed, and different FAQ to help you choose the best hardware.

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KDE Frameworks 5.87 New Release is Here

Mon, 10/11/2021 - 17:00

KDE Frameworks 5.87 is here to make the Plasma Discover graphical package manager faster when checking for updates and when loading the initial content from any of the Add-Ons categories. It will also fix a crash in the Dolphin file manager, Plasma desktop, and other KDE apps when undoing a file copy, and add icons in the Breeze icon theme for different types of Godot Engine files.

Furthermore, KDE Frameworks 5.87 greatly improves support for Kirigami-based apps by making the header text in their toolbars smaller, in order to better match the scale of everything around it, add correct spacing between items in narrow and mobile-style form layouts within groups, add support for navigating between sidebar list items using the arrow and Enter keys, and hide some textual headers. Learn more here.

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Dockerize Node.js apps with Buildpacks

Mon, 10/11/2021 - 16:00

Docker has long been the go-to tool to create easily distributable and deployable artifacts.

However, creating a Docker image from your custom application code requires a little expertise, especially if you regularly rebuild images as you make changes to your code.

It is very easy to unnecessarily download thousands of packages each time an image is built, wasting time, consuming bandwidth, and costing money.

Cloud Native Buildpacks emerged as a convenient way to build Docker images by leveraging the decade of experience large hosting providers have from generating and hosting Docker images. By capturing these best practices, Buildpacks ensure your Docker image builds are quick and efficient.

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Linux for Starters: Your Guide to Linux, Part 20 – Running VirtualBox

Mon, 10/11/2021 - 15:30

We will walk you through setting up a virtual machine running openSUSE. The words host and guest distinguish the software running on the machine from the software that runs on the virtual machine. For the purpose of this article, the host machine is running Ubuntu, the guest machine is openSUSE.

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Linux Mint 20.3 Will Come at the End of the Year

Mon, 10/11/2021 - 15:00

The latest report on the development of the Linux Mint distribution revealed the planned release date of its next update with Linux Mint 20.3 expected by the end of the year. Development continues in the case of the LMDE 5 edition, and the graphical modifications of the user environment are gradually nearing completion. Learn more here.

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Mozilla Thunderbird 91.2 Finally Allows OTA Upgrades from Thunderbird 78 or Earlier

Mon, 10/11/2021 - 14:45

Thunderbird 91 was launched two months ago, but it wasn’t offered as an OTA (Over-the-Air) upgrade from Thunderbird 78 and earlier releases. After three minor point releases, Thunderbird 91.2 is here and enables support for OTA upgrades from earlier Thunderbird versions.

Thunderbird 91.2 is also a minor update, bringing only the ability to use a unique filename when saving a single message in the .eml file format, as well as a bunch of bug fixes. But the major change in this release is the ability to upgrade from Thunderbird 78 and earlier versions without from within the app.

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Kodi 19.2 Improves Xbox Support and Support for Devices Running Old Android Versions

Mon, 10/11/2021 - 14:30

Kodi 19.2 is here five months after Kodi 19.1, which introduced initial support of the Kodi 19 “Matrix” series for the Xbox gaming console, added better support for SMB shares, improved reliability for HTTP and NFS network filesystems, enabled file caching by default for network filesystems, and fixed playback of optical DVDs in Linux.

The big news in Kodi 19.2 is that Xbox support has been greatly improved. For example, it improves the performance of the HEVC DXVA2 decoder using 128 byte aligned decoder surfaces, improves support for 10-bit swap chain surfaces used for HDR-capable TVs, and improves swap chain performance when using the DXGI_SWAP_EFFECT_FLIP_DISCARD variable.

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UPDATE NOW: CVE-2021-42013 Vulnerability in Apache httpd Allows Access Outside the Site Root Directory

Mon, 10/11/2021 - 14:08

A new attack vector was found against the Apache http server, which remained unpatched in the 2.4.50 update and allows access to files from areas outside the root directory of the site. In addition, researchers have found a way that, in the presence of certain non-standard settings, not only read system files but also remotely execute their code on the server. The problem only manifests itself in releases 2.4.49 and 2.4.50, earlier versions of the vulnerability are not affected. To fix the new variant of the vulnerability, the release of Apache httpd 2.4.51 was promptly formed.

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How to Install MongoDB on AlmaLinux 8

Mon, 10/11/2021 - 14:00

MongoDB is an open-source document-oriented NoSQL database. This tutorial shows you how to install the most recent version of MongoDB on AlmaLinux 8.

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9to5Linux Weekly Roundup: October 10th, 2021

Mon, 10/11/2021 - 10:52

This has been a really great week for Linux releases, starting with the Mozilla Firefox 93 web browser and continuing with the Debian GNU/Linux 11.1 “Bullseye” distribution. Also out this week were new maintenance updates for the KDE Gear and KDE Frameworks software suites for users of the Plasma desktop.

On top of that, the upcoming GNOME 42 desktop environment got a release date, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.5 entered beta testing, MX Linux 21 is getting ready for a final release, and users of old Mozilla Thunderbird versions can now finally upgrade to the 91 series via OTA updates.

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openSUSE Tumbleweed Now Offering GNOME 41

Mon, 10/11/2021 - 09:00

GNOME 41 is the latest iteration of the popular desktop but has yet to reach the majority of Linux distributions. Fortunately, those anxious to give the desktop a try need to look no further than openSUSE Tumbleweed, which includes the latest and greatest software updates.

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How to Configure Static IP Address on Ubuntu 20.04

Sun, 10/10/2021 - 15:30

A static or fixed IP address is an IP address that does not change. Whether you reboot your device or home router, your device with a static IP address will get the same IP address. Here’s how to set a static IP address on your Ubuntu 20.04 install.

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Improving Test Coverage for Cameras in KernelCI

Sun, 10/10/2021 - 14:00

Put simply, libcamera is a library that handles acquiring, configuring and capturing frames from a camera. Camera pipelines have become increasingly complex, and traditionally this complexity has been exposed by the kernel through the V4L2 APIs, for applications to deal with directly. libcamera is the layer in-between V4L2 and the application so that camera handling can become simple. Here’s a look at recent work to improve testing in libcamera and automating it through KernelCI.

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How to Install Google Chrome Stable, Beta, or Unstable on Fedora 34 / 35

Sun, 10/10/2021 - 12:00

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install Google Chrome on Fedora for stable, beta or unstable.

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Nethogs – Monitor Linux Network Traffic Usage Per Process

Sat, 10/09/2021 - 15:30

There are tons of open-source network monitoring tools available for the Linux operating systems on the web. For example, you can use the iftop command to monitor bandwidth usage, the netstat command, or ss command to see reports on interface statistics. Or use the top command to watch running process on your system.

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