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Realistic racing game 'DRAG' coming to Linux next month, built on Linux and it looks astonishing

22 min 10 sec ago
I've been in contact with one of the people behind DRAG, a fantastic looking racing game which will come to Linux next month. The fun fact is that the game engine is custom built under Linux too.

Two great uses for the cp command: Bash shortcuts

1 hour 47 min ago
Last July, I wrote about two great uses for the cp command: making a backup of a file, and synchronizing a secondary copy of a folder.Having discovered these great utilities, I find that they are more verbose than necessary, so I created shortcuts to them in my Bash shell startup script. I thought I’d share these shortcuts in case they are useful to others or could offer inspiration to Bash users who haven’t quite taken on aliases or shell functions.read more

Getting Started with ncurses

3 hours 2 min ago
While graphical user interfaces are very cool, not every program needs to run witha point-and-click interface. For example, the venerable vi editor ran inplain-text terminals long before the first GUI.

How Live Patching has Improved Xen Virtualization

4 hours 16 min ago
In a video interview with ServerWatch Lars Kurth, Chairman of the Xen Project Advisory Board and Director, Open Source Solutions at Citrix details some of the recent additions to Xen and how they are helping to move the project forward.

How to Play Sound Through Two or More Output Devices in Linux

5 hours 30 min ago
There are occasions where you may want to output audio to multiple devices at the same time. Learn how to configure Ubuntu to play audio through multiple devices.

How technology changes the rules for doing agile

6 hours 45 min ago
Containers and Kubernetes were not here when we started doing agile. But they change what used to be the hardest part: Applying agile beyond a small group, to the whole organization. Scaling DevOps from small group to large organization is hard. But containers + Kubernetes are changing the rules. Time to jump back in.

Wine 3.0 Officially Released with Android Driver, Direct3D 11 and 10 Support

7 hours 59 min ago
The Wine (Wine Is Not an Emulator) project has been updated today to version 3.0, a major release that ends 2017 in style for the open-source compatibility layer capable of running Windows apps and games on Linux-based and UNIX-like operating systems.

Re-imagining beta testing in the ever-changing world of automation

9 hours 13 min ago
Fundamentally, beta testing is a test of a product performed by real users in the real environment. There are a number of names for this type of testing—user acceptance testing (UAT), customer acceptance testing (CAT), customer validation and field testing (common in Europe)—but the basic components are more or less the same. All involve user testing of the front-end user interface (UI) and the user experience (UX) to find and resolve potential issues.read more

Purism Progress Report, Spectre Mitigation for Ubuntu, Malicious Chrome Extensions and More

10 hours 28 min ago
Purism, the group behind the security and privacy-focused Librem 5 phone just recently published a progress report highlighting the latest developments and design decisions to its crowdfunded project. Changes include an even faster processor.

Google moves to Debian for in-house Linux desktop

11 hours 42 min ago
Google is officially moving from Ubuntu to Debian for its in-house Linux desktop. Google has officially confirmed the company is shifting its in-house Linux desktop from the Ubuntu-based Goobuntu to a new Linux distro, the DebianTesting-based gLinux.

$25k Linux Journalism Fund

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 23:08
Linux Journal's new parent, Private Internet Access, has established a $25k fundto jump-start the next generation of Linux journalism[he]mdash[/he]and to spend it here,where Linux journalism started in 1994.

How to Install Cassandra Distributed Database on CentOS 7

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 21:53
In this tutorial, we will learn how to install and configure Cassandra on CentOS 7. Cassandra is a free and open source distributed database management system that can be used to handle large amounts of data across many servers.

SBC kit runs Linux on a quad -A53 i.MX8M SoC

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 20:39
CompuLab released details and pricing for its “SBC-iMX8 Evaluation Kit.” The sandwich-style SBC includes an i.MX8M-based CL-SOM-iMX8 module, and provides WiFi, BT, GbE, USB 3.0, PCIe, HDMI 2.0, and more. Earlier this week when we reported on CompuLab’s CL-SOM-iMX8 compute module, there were only a few details on the board’s SBC-iMX8 Evaluation Kit.

Educational-Oriented Escuelas Linux 5.6 Distro Released with LibreOffice 6.0

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 19:25
Bodhi-based, educational-oriented Escuelas Linux GNU/Linux distribution has been updated today to version 5.6, as developer Alejandro Diaz informed us a few moments ago.

Monitoring Your Picluster with Elasticsearch and Kibana

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 18:10
PiCluster is a simple way to manage Docker containers on multiple hosts. It will work on x86 or ARM CPU architectures that can run Docker and Node.js. PiCluster 2.3 will be out soon and I wanted to share the exciting new Elasticsearch integration currently in the dev branch. Traditionally, PiCluster had the ability to store its log output in Elasticsearch. Starting in PiCluster 2.3, node metrics such as disk, cpu, and memory utilization is stored also. With this ability, users can easily view their host metrics over time.

Amazing Facts about Linux Operating System You Probably Don't Know

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 16:56
It was almost 20 years ago when the first version of Linux came into the market and since then, this operating system has made its important stature beside Microsoft Windows. Linux has turned out to be one of the most acknowledged and extensively used operating system.

Cooking With Linux : Installing and Running ReactOS

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 15:42
VIDEO: Back in the before time (1996), there was a project called FreeWin95 which was originally meant to create a clone of Windows 95. Two years later, that project became ReactOS.

Securing the Linux filesystem with Tripwire

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 14:27
While Linux is considered to be the most secure operating system (ahead of Windows and MacOS), it is still vulnerable to rootkits and other variants of malware. Thus, Linux users need to know how to protect their servers or personal computers from destruction, and the first step they need to take is to protect the filesystem.read more

No More Ubuntu! Debian is the New Choice For Google’s In-house Linux Distribution

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 13:13
Goobuntu is now being replaced by gLinux, which is based on Debian Testing.

4 Tools for Network Snooping on Linux

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 11:59
Carla Schroder looks at how to use whois, dig, nmcli, and nmap to investigate networks.