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  • GNU/Linux

    • 9to5Linux9to5Linux Weekly Roundup: April 24th, 2022

      This has been a great week for Ubuntu users as Canonical released the highly anticipated Ubuntu 22.04 LTS operating system series, which will be supported for the next five years, as well as new kernel security updates for the rest of the supported Ubuntu releases. On top of that, TUXEDO Computers launched a new laptop powered by Ubuntu 22.04 LTS.

      This week also saw the release of the KDE Gear 22.04 software suite for fans of the KDE Plasma desktop environment, QEMU 7.0 and VirtualBox 6.1.34 as major versions for virtualization, and Proton 7.0-2 for Linux gaming. You can enjoy this and much more in 9to5Linux’s Linux weekly roundup for April 24th, 2022, below!

    • Desktop/Laptop

      • TechRadarWindows 11 is filling your hard drive with unwanted apps – so why not switch to Linux? | TechRadar

        If you buy – or build – a PC, you’d expect to own it, and have full control over what’s installed and what apps you’re going to use. However, if you install Windows 10 or Windows 11, you seem to be giving up some of that control, with Microsoft dictating what you can and can’t install or remove on your PC.

        One obvious alternative to this is to use an open-source operating system, such as Linux, which gives you much greater control over your PC. While there’s a learning curve to switching to Linux, there are user-friendly distros that can help, and as we’ve seen with the Steam Deck and Steam OS, you don't have to stick with Windows if you want to play your PC games.

    • Audiocasts/Shows

      • PurismAnimating Pepper & Carrot with a respectful laptop – Purism

        I made a 2D traditional animation as part of a project I am working on for Purism, with a goal to demonstrate the power of the Librem 14 as a creative platform.

        Therefore, as a follow up to my previous post about making hand drawn animations with Librem computers, and as an addition to the amazing video editing tutorials from Gardiner Bryant, I wanted to share the process of making such a work with a Librem 14.

        As the main project is quite ambitious, I am using a maxed-out Librem 14 with 64 GB of RAM along with a fast 2TB NVMe drive.

        For this particular project, I have used the Librem with a brand new Wacom One tablet, all driven by PureOS and using creative software like Krita and Blender.

      • VideoEndeavourOS Apollo | Why THIS is The Best Linux Distro For INTERMEDIATE Linux Users In 2022? (NEW) - Invidious

        Yeah, the new Ubuntu is cool. But EndeavourOS Apollo is the NEXT STEP for people who are already familiar with Linux. Newest tech and packages before anybody else, Arch User Repositories, ONE Package Management and so many other features make Endeavour a great operating system.

    • Kernel Space

      • Javier Martinez Canillas: Fedora 36: A brave new (DRM/KMS only) world

        The upcoming Fedora release includes a change proposed by Peter Robinson and yours truly, that disables all the Frame Buffer Device (fbdev) drivers in the Linux kernel package.

        This means that starting from Fedora 36, only Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) / Kernel Mode Settings (KMS) drivers will be used. No more legacy stuff.

        Many Linux developers have been arguing for over a decade now that fbdev is deprecated and it has been almost 7 years since the previous fbdev maintainer said that no new fbdev drivers would be added to the kernel. So this feels like a change long overdue.

      • The state of fq_codel and sch_cake worldwide -

        A while back I’d got a small grant from NLNET (thx NLNET!) for a “CeroWrt II” project, to first review the state of the deployed network-latency-fighting art, while gathering new requirements and blue sky ideas for future edge routers, and also verify correct operation of the algorithms the Bufferbloat Project had been trying to make the defaults for the world’s bottleneck links since 2012.

        I was having trouble sleeping at night knowing that every packet for several billion users was now flowing through fq_codel and cake, while we were pushing to finally get those algorithms on more and more headends and cpe, that are hard to upgrade once deployed.

        Were we still killing network latency by 10-100x? Does our stuff scale? Was it deploying? What new problems had come up? After my encounter with Starlink, last year, I was really worried that we were going backwards.

      • LWNTäht: The state of fq_codel and sch_cake worldwide []

        Dave Täht has put together a summary of the state of fair queuing and the fight against bufferbloat in general.

    • Applications

      • Linux LinksRembg - background segmentation tool using machine learning

         The tool relies on the U2Net model, a machine learning model that performs object cropping in a single shot. Taking an image of a person, cat, etc. as input, it can compute an alpha value to separate the background from the panoramic view.

        U2Net is a neural network based on a two-level nested architecture. This offers two main advantages: the ability to capture information at different levels of scale and the ability to go deeper without increasing the computational cost too much. U2-Net’s authors aim to design a new neural network for salient object-detection that can be trained from scratch.

      • Make Use OfThe 7 Best DIY Security Camera Apps and Software for Linux

        Security is a major concern in the tech world, but we're not just talking about phishing attacks and malware. Old dangers, like break-ins and theft, threaten our homes and businesses, which is why there's a market for top-quality surveillance systems.

        Thankfully, you don't need to pay hundreds of dollars for a surveillance system if you've got a spare PC running Linux and a few spare cameras. The DIY route will be cheaper and give you more control—as long as you pick the right software. Here are the best Linux security camera software options for you to try.

      • Medevel17 Open source ePub and eBook creators

        The EPUB or (ePub) is a popular free eBook file format developed by the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF). It is contained by the OEBPS Container Format (OCF; Zip).

        It works on several eBook readers, and viewers, which make it popular among digital bookworms and readers.

        Many independent publishers, companies, and agencies use this format to publish their eBook.

    • Instructionals/Technical

      • Linux CapableHow to Install Ubuntu Studio Environment on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS - LinuxCapable

        Ubuntu Studio is a desktop environment that is free and open-source and designed for creative people. With its free and open nature, Ubuntu Studio provides the means to be protected from dominant platforms while still being able to explore new opportunities with ease. The operating system offers a suite of tools perfect when working in audio production or video production and graphics design that can help you produce desktop publishing without any limitations whatsoever!

        In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install Ubuntu Studio Desktop Environment on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish using the standard method of installing it directly from the Ubuntu 22.04 repository the command line terminal, plus some tips and screenshots to accompany the tutorial.

      • TechRepublicHow to do a full install of Mattermost on Ubuntu Server 22.04 | TechRepublic

        Recently I’ve covered two different routes to deploying Mattermost to your network. The first method was via a TurnKey Linux virtual appliance and the second installed a newer version of the platform (which included kanban boards and Playlists) using Docker.

      • TechRepublicHow to create a MySQL 8 database user with remote access to all databases | TechRepublic

        At some point, you're going to need to be able to connect to a MySQL 8 database remotely to manage your databases (either from the command line or a GUI). Jack Wallen shows you how to make this possible.

      • Max Mehl | Docker2Caddy - An automatic Reverse Proxy for Docker containers

        So you have a number of Docker containers running web services which you would like to expose to the outside? Well, you probably will at least have considered a reverse proxy already. Doing this manually for one, two or even five containers may be feasible, but everything above that will be a PITA for sure. At the FSFE we ran into the same issue with our own distributed container infrastructure at and crafted a neat solution that I would like to present to you in the next few minutes.

        The result is Docker2Caddy that provides a workflow in which you can spin up new containers anytime (e.g. via a CI) and the reverse proxy will just do the rest for you magically.

      • gopass in Fedora

        I started to use ZX2C4’s pass back in 2016 to manage my passwords. I liked the idea behind pass, but I found it too hackish. For this reason, I moved to gopass at the end of 2017 because it was a far more complete implementation of pass from my point of view.

        gopass is now part of my system, and I’m so used to it that it is hard for me to think about my workflows without gopass into them.

      • Barry KaulerTesting GUVCView in Acer Aspire 1 laptop

        I built Easy 3.4.7 RC, and ran it on my baby laptop. This has a "VGA Webcam", which is only 640x480.

        I have a piece of masking tape stuck over it, being somewhat paranoid that someone could hack in and look at me. Took the tape off, and ran GUVCView. Actually, ran it in a terminal, 'guvcview', so as to see any error messages.

      • How to install Apache web server on Ubuntu 22.04 - NextGenTips

        Apache HTTP Server is a free and open-source cross-platform web server software. The goal of the Apache project is to provide a secure, efficient, and extensible server that provides HTTP services in sync with the current standards.

        The new Apache 2.4.x or newer is needed in order to operate a TLS 1.3 web server with OpenSSL 1.1.1

        In this tutorial, we will explain how to install the Apache web server on Ubuntu 22.04.

      • OpenSource.comPrevent Kubernetes misconfigurations during development with this open source tool

        I'm a developer by nature, but I've been doing a lot of DevOps work lately, especially with Kubernetes. As part of my work, I've helped develop a tool called datree with the aim of preventing Kubernetes misconfiguration from reaching production. Ideally, it helps empower collaboration and fosters a DevOps culture in your organization for the benefit of people like me, who don't always think in DevOps.

      • TechRepublicHow to deploy Mattermost to your data center in minutes | TechRepublic

        Looking to add an internal communication/collaboration platform for your teams? Jack Wallen shows you how easily you can deploy Mattermost as a virtual appliance.

      • How to Upgrade Ubuntu 20.04 to 22.04 LTS (via GUI)

        Looking to add an internal communication/collaboration platform for your teams? Jack Wallen shows you how easily you can deploy Mattermost as a virtual appliance.

      • H2S MediaHow to install UFW Firewall on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy - Linux Shout

        Learn the simple steps to install the UFW firewall on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy JellyFish Linux using the command terminal to block or open ports in the active firewall.

        UFW stands for uncomplicated firewall. The goal of UFW is to provide an uncomplicated command line-based frontend for the very powerful, but not exactly easy to configure Iptables. UFW supports both IPv4 and IPv6.

        Users can install this open-source firewall on Linux systems easily because it is included in the package sources – at least if you are using an Ubuntu or Debian distribution. Other Linux users, such as Fedora need to download the source code package to get it.

      • GNU Linux Debian 11 – text to speech (text2speech) – read out text loud – listen to computer spoken text

        instead of reading massively long passages of text (which can become tiresome fast)

        it might be nice, to have the computer read out that text?

      • PHP MySQL Select Data - OSTechNix

        This tutorial walks you through the steps to select data in a table from a MySQL database using PHP in XAMPP stack.

      • ID RootHow To Install Snap on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS - idroot

        In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Snap on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Snap is a tool developed by Canonical for the purpose of package management and software deployment on Linux. Snap basically takes care of all the dependencies itself. A single build of snap can be run on different Linux distributions. Snap makes apps bundled in a way, which is self-contained, cross-platform, and free of any dependency.

        This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Snap package manager on Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 22.04 and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.

      • Linux CapableHow to Install Vivaldi Browser on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS - LinuxCapable

        Vivaldi is a freeware, cross-platform web browser developed by Vivaldi Technologies. It had grown from the downfall of Opera with many disgruntled when it changed from the Presto layout engine to a Chromium-based browser. This platform angered traditional Opera users. Since then, Vivaldi has become one of the most popular alternative Internet Browsers amongst the big three Chrome, Firefox, and Edge.

        Vivaldi promotes itself as a leading browser with faster navigation, clever bookmarking, more intelligent browsing, extensive tab management, and a more visual approach.

        In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install Vivaldi Browser on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish using the command line terminal and also the option of Vivaldi stable or Vivaldi snapshot browser versions.

      • Linux CapableHow to Install Opera Browser on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS - LinuxCapable

        Opera is a freeware, cross-platform web browser developed by Opera Software and operates as a Chromium-based browser. Opera offers a clean, modern web browser that is an alternative to the other major players in the Browser race.

        Its famous Opera Turbo mode and its renowned battery saving mode are the best amongst all known web browsers by quite a margin, with a built-in VPN and much more.

        In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install Opera Browser stable, beta, or development (nightly) on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish, including installing, updating, and removing the browser.

      • Linux CapableHow to Install Tor Browser on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS - LinuxCapable

        Tor, also known as The Onion Router, is open-source, free software that enables anonymous communication when using online services such as web surfing. The Tor network directs the Internet traffic through an accessible worldwide volunteer overlay network with over six thousand relays and continues to grow. Many users want to find more ways to keep their information and activities anonymous or at least as private as possible, which has led to Tor Browser growing quite popular in recent years as it conceals a user’s location and usage from anyone conducting network surveillance or traffic analysis.

        The Tor network is intended to protect the personal privacy of users and their freedom and ability to conduct communication without having their activities monitored, and data were taken without their consent and used to sum it up.

        In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install the latest Tor Browser on Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish using various methods using the command line terminal with some information on basic setup.

      • Linux CapableHow to Install Budgie Desktop Environment on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS - LinuxCapable

        Ubuntu Budgie is a desktop environment that is free and open-source that uses GNOME technologies such as GTK (> 3.x) and is developed by the Solus project, which also contributes to its design through contributors from numerous communities, including Arch Linux; Manjaro; openSUSE Tumbleweed – among others.

        For users seeking an alternative to GNOME that is lightweight and sleek with a simple UI instead of focusing on eye candy, then Budgie is worth checking out.

        In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install Budgie Desktop Environment on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish using the standard method of installing it directly from the Ubuntu 22.04 repository the command line terminal, plus some tips and screenshots to accompany the tutorial.

      • Find the Current Desktop Environment and its Version on Linux Mint 20

        There are questions asked by Linux newbies that we, the more experienced ones, have the duty to answer. One of them concerns how to find the current desktop environment. In addition to this, knowing once and for all, which is the version of it. Today, in this post, you will learn how to do it.

        Before we start, it is useful to know or remember what a desktop environment is.

        A desktop environment on Linux is a set of software to offer the user of a computer a friendly and comfortable interaction. In short, we are talking about a graphical interface that allows the system to be used graphically.

      • Automatically Install Updates on RHEL8 or Fedora - Putorius

        Long time Server admins usually aren't fans of automatically installing updates on production systems. However, it may be a good idea on workstations or on closely monitored servers. It can save you some time, keep the system vulnerabilities down, and kill bugs fast. In this Linux quick tip we will discuss configuring your system to automatically install updates using DNF package manager.

        The DNF package manager provides a timer unit that will do this for you. All you need to do is install, configure, and enable it. If you are unsure of what a timer unit is, read "Using systemd timer units to schedule jobs". Let's install, configure, and enable the dnf-automatic.timer unit to install updates automatically.

    • Games

      • Boiling SteamDanganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, Reviewed on Linux - Boiling Steam

        Sequels! It’s all about sequels these days, and Danganronpa 2 is no exception. Make one successful game and your publisher will demand a follow-up. Or your fans. Or yourself, because it’s easier than producing something really new, right?

      • GamingOnLinuxTurn customers into food in Godlike Burger - out now | GamingOnLinux

        Turn customers into food in Godlike Burger, to serve more customers. This is like the opposite of the Overcooked series. Okay, perhaps not the opposite, but Overcooked's evil twin maybe. Developed by Liquid Pug with publishing from Daedalic Entertainment, this new Native Linux release looks hilarious.

      • GamingOnLinuxValheim is absolutely smashing it with 10 million copies sold | GamingOnLinux

        I'm not even remotely surprised by this, considering how absolutely enamoured by it I was when it first came out, spending every free moment running through the lands to explore. I think it certainly helped that they had quite an expansive free Alpha version available for quite a while before release, which pulled in quite a lot of eyes on it.

        Valheim is quite a magical game really, which does things so differently to other survival game it's simply brilliant. The team at Iron Gate fully deserve all the sales they can possibly get, it's easily one of the best games I've played over the last few years.

      • GamingOnLinuxdbrand made a slick 'Teardown' skin for the Steam Deck | GamingOnLinux

        Remember the days where you could buy tech with clear casing? I loved my Game Boy Pocket that had it, and now you can sort-of get there thanks to dbrand with their Teardown skin for the Steam Deck. This doesn't show up in their normal skin selector for the Steam Deck, as it's a special edition.

      • VideoWe've fixed the Steam Deck's worst hardware flaw! Plus other Steam Deck news! - Invidious

        Yes. Lower FPS makes for a BETTER gaming experience on the Deck.

      • GamingOnLinuxTurbo Overkill should see full Linux and Steam Deck support for the 1.0 release | GamingOnLinux

        Turbo Overkill, a brand new Blade Runner-meets-DOOM hellscape FPS from Trigger Happy Interactive and Apogee Entertainment is out in Early Access. It looks quite awesome, and the press email came to me directly so I decided to ask the all important questions.

        In reply to my questioning on any plans to support it on Linux and the Steam Deck, the official reply that came back was: "We are targeting 1.0 release for both optimized Steam Deck support and native Linux support." — so there you have it.

      • GamingOnLinuxDiscord Overlay for Linux v0.5.1 out with notifications, other improvements | GamingOnLinux

        Want to get an easy to use on-screen Discord Overlay for Linux and Steam Deck? Discover Overlay v0.5.1 is out now. It's incredibly useful when you're in a group gaming session, chatting away and you want an easy to see list of who is in the chat (both voice and text channels supported). Good for video recordings too, for viewers to know who is who.

      • GamingOnLinuxGE-Proton 7.15 is out, enables Fall Guys on Linux and Steam Deck easily | GamingOnLinux

        Do you want to play Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout on Linux or Steam Deck the easy way? Well, the community-built version of Proton named GE-Proton (formerly Proton-GE) has a new version out to do just that.

      • GamingOnLinuxHeroic Games Launcher for Epic and GOG on Linux and Steam Deck new Beta available | GamingOnLinux

        The Heroic Games Launcher is a very simple to use free and open source app to manage and download your Epic Games Store and GOG collections on Linux and Steam Deck. It's great, one of my regular apps on both my desktop and Deck and now it's in the process of getting a clean-up operation with version 2.3.0 Beta 1 now available.

    • Desktop Environments/WMs

      • K Desktop Environment/KDE SC/Qt

        • Its FOSSExciting New Features Revealed for KDE Plasma 5.25! Take a Look Here
          KDE Plasma 5.24 was an interesting upgrade with an updated breeze theme and the new overview effect.

          Now, the developers have geared up to introduce exciting new features for KDE Plasma 5.25.

          In a blog post by Nate Graham, some of the most intriguing changes were highlighted. Let us take a look at them here.

        • Maui Report 18 – MauiKit — #UIFramework

          Today, we bring you a new report on the Maui Project’s progress.

          Maui 2.1.1 was released almost two months ago, and since then new features, bug fixes, and improvements have been made to the Maui set of apps and frameworks; the following blog post will cover some of the changes and highlights from the last month of development.

    • Distributions

      • Clear Linux Distro - Optimized for Performance and Security

        Clear Linux OS is the ideal operating system for people – ahem system admins – who want to have a minimal, secure, and reliable Linux distribution. It is optimized for the Intel architecture, which means that running Clear Linux OS on AMD systems will not be an issue.

        Clear Linux OS has been developed with an emphasis on security, privacy, consistent updates, and speed which are typically the four must-haves for a functional and reliable server.

      • New Releases

        • Linux Lite 6.0 RC1 Released

          Linux Lite 6.0 RC1 is now available for testing.

          The theme of this Series is inclusion and freshness. The newest Browser, the newest Office suite, the newest custom software. It always been my goal to provide a lean, fully functioning operating system. In Series 6x this will be our ongoing focus. New to this release are Assistive Technologies. In the form of a screen reader, a desktop magnifier and a virtual keyboard. All tools that ensures our hearing and sight impaired community is no longer forgotten. A new Theme, a new System Monitor and Manager round out the main new features.

          See below for details.

      • Gentoo Family

        • MakeTech Easier5 Tricks to Speed Up Compile Times in Gentoo Linux

          Gentoo is a powerful and flexible Linux distribution. With its innovative package manager – Portage – it allows you to sculpt your computer system down to its most basic parts.

          This is because Gentoo, by default, requires you to compile all the packages that you want to install. That approach allows you to change compile-time settings. This includes settings for various technologies which would not have been possible in a binary-based distribution.

      • IBM/Red Hat/Fedora

        • 5 underused Podman features to try now

          Simplify how you interact with containers by incorporating pods, init containers, additional image stores, system reset, and play kube into your work.

        • Red HatNew C++ features in GCC 12

          Version 12.1 of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) is expected to be released in April 2022. Like every major GCC release, this version will bring many additions, improvements, bug fixes, and new features. GCC 12 is already the system compiler in Fedora 36. GCC 12 will also be available on Red Hat Enterprise Linux in the Red Hat Developer Toolset (version 7) or the Red Hat GCC Toolset (version 8 and 9).

          Like the article I wrote about GCC 10, this article describes only new features affecting C++.

          We implemented several C++23 proposals in GCC 12. The default dialect in GCC 12 is -std=gnu++17; to enable C++23 features, use the -std=c++23 or -std=gnu++23 command-line options. (The latter option allows GNU extensions.)

          Note that C++20 and C++23 features are still experimental in GCC 12.

        • Enterprisers ProjectArtificial intelligence: What is an AI product?

          Artificial intelligence has a vocabulary all its own. Just within the field of machine learning, you’ve got a bevy of terms and concepts to sort out: supervised versus unsupervised ML, deep learning and neural networks, and black box versus explainable AI.

        • Enterprisers ProjectHow to be a smart contrarian in IT

          Some people enjoy being contrary to get attention or resist authority – and every once in a while, they’re right. Being a smart contrarian, however, requires effort and thought. And for IT leaders, thinking like a contrarian can lead to greater innovation.

        • Red Hat OfficialCustomer success stories: Red Hat helps drive business process modernization

          In this month’s customer success highlights, you’ll learn how Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, Red Hat OpenShift and Red Hat Consulting are helping different organizations modernize their business processes through digital transformation, container adoption and process automation. Not only are these projects helping achieve current priorities and goals, they’re also laying the groundwork for future scalability and innovation.

      • Canonical/Ubuntu Family

        • LinuxiacUbuntu 22.04 Switched Back to X.Org When Using the NVIDIA Driver

          NVIDIA requests Canonical to bring back X.Org as default in Ubuntu 22.04 LTS when using their proprietary driver.

          As you already know, Ubuntu 22.04 LTS “Jammy Jellyfish” came out very recently, causing a stir among the Linux community. And here, just a few days after its release, came some surprising news. It has to do with NVIDIA and, more precisely, with their proprietary driver when used in the last LTS release of the distro.

          We’ll briefly clarify that Ubuntu defaulted to using a GNOME Wayland session in recent years rather than X.Org when using Intel and Radeon drivers. At the same time, with NVDIA’s drivers, the default session stuck to X.Org.

          However, in the last month, Canonical decided that the GNOME session should default to Wayland in Ubuntu 22.04 when using the NVIDIA proprietary driver. The primary and admittedly sensible argument for this decision is that the latest versions of the NVIDIA proprietary driver support GBM, which puts it in a great position to work seamlessly with Wayland.

          To clarify, Generic Buffer Management (GBM) is an API that provides a mechanism for allocating buffers for graphics rendering tied to Mesa.

        • Ubuntu 22.04 “Jammy Jellyfish” LTS Released

          We have another Ubuntu long-term support release, Ubuntu 22.04 “Jammy Jellyfish”. The release contains a significant number of modifications since its previous release with at least 5 years of support. In this article, we will provide an overview of what is new in Ubuntu 22.04 “Jammy Jellyfish”.

        • 9to5LinuxLinux Lite 6.0 Is Now Available for Public Testing, Based on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

           Linux Lite 6.0 (dubbed Fluorite) looks to be a major release compared to the previous 5.x series, especially because it has a new base from the recently released Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (Jammy Jellyfish) operating system series, but also because of the many changes it brings. Being based on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, Linux Lite 6.0 will be powered by the long-term supported Linux 5.15 kernel series

        • 9to5LinuxUbuntu 22.10 “Kinetic Kudu” Is Slated for Release on October 20th, 2022

           Following the release of Ubuntu 22.04 LTS “Jammy Jellyfish”, the Ubuntu team is now focusing their efforts on the next major release of their Debian-based GNU/Linux distribution, Ubuntu 22.10 “Kinetic Kudu”.

          Set to arrive later this year on October 20th, Ubuntu 22.10 has been dubbed by Canonical as the “Kinetic Kudu”. The six-month development cycle will kick off officially later this week on April 28th with the toolchain upload, and the team also published the release schedule.

        • OMG UbuntuUbuntu 22.10 Codename is Revealed

           Ubuntu 22.10 is the “Kinetic Kudu” — a kingly combination with which to crown the next short-term release of this colossally popular desktop Linux distro (yes, I’m running out of K words already).

          But what does it mean?

          Kinetic is a kooky if fitting choice. The word itself means “relating to or resulting from motion”. Given that 221.10 is the first post-LTS release it feels like a knowing adjective.

        • UbuntuEmbedded Linux project: Yocto or Ubuntu Core? [Part I] | Ubuntu

          Welcome to this mini blog series on Yocto vs Ubuntu Core for your embedded Linux project.

          Throughout this series, we will diligently assess the key considerations when choosing the OS of an embedded Linux system. We will also analyse the pros and cons of the most widely-adopted Linux-based distributions for embedded devices. Finally, we will offer a critical stance on how developers can focus on their value-add software and get to market fast.

          Here you are in Part I, right at the journey beginning. We will start with the basics and offer a quick intro to Yocto. We will mention some foundational considerations for adopting Yocto for your embedded Linux project and quickly skim through its inner constituents: recipes, layers, and BSPs.

          If you are already familiar with Yocto and do not wish to refresh your memory, jump to Part II. In the second blog post of this four-part series, we will review Ubuntu Core for your embedded Linux project. We will discuss what’s behind Ubuntu for embedded devices, the role played by snaps, and introduce the App Store.

        • UbuntuEmbedded Linux project: Yocto or Ubuntu Core? [Part II]

          Welcome to Part II of this mini blog series on Yocto vs Ubuntu Core for your embedded Linux project. In Part I, we set the stage for the remainder of the series and gave an overview of the pros and cons of using Yocto, alongside the advantages of its recipes, layers, and BSPs.

          Users, developers, and manufacturers alike embrace Ubuntu as the easy-to-use, feature-rich de-facto Linux standard. Recognizing the advent of the IoT, devices and large container deployments, Canonical has now created an open-source, purpose-built distribution for this new world: Ubuntu Core. In this chapter of the series, we will focus on why Ubuntu Core is the new standard for embedded Linux.

        • UbuntuEmbedded Linux project: Yocto or Ubuntu Core? [Part III]

          Welcome to the third chapter of this four-part series on Yocto vs Ubuntu Core.

          We have already gone a long way on the journey to choosing the right OS for your embedded Linux project. Part I covered the main characteristics of Yocto, and Part II assessed the advantages brought about by Ubuntu Core. If you missed the first two chapters, don’t worry: we will recap the major learnings below, before delving into the commercial vs roll-your-own embedded Linux distro debate. Alternatively, head over to Part I and Part II now for a more extensive treatment of the pros and cons of using Yocto or Ubuntu Core for your embedded Linux project. If you are ready for it, jump ahead to Part IV for the ultimate, direct comparison between the two solutions.

          Let us jump straight in with a short review of Yocto and Ubuntu Core, followed by some major considerations behind buying vs building your own embedded Linux distro.

        • UbuntuDigital transformation and use cases in logistics

          Customer-first culture is a driving force for any organisation’s success in logistics. Having a customer-first mindset means constantly thinking about your customer and your customers’ customers — and all of their employees. To have a good relationship with the customers, listening and understanding them is the key.

        • 9to5LinuxPop!_OS 22.04 Launches Based on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, Powered by Linux 5.16 and PipeWire

          Highlights of the Pop!_OS 22.04 LTS release include a GNOME 42-based COSMIC UI, unchanged from the previous Pop!_OS 21.10 release, support for scheduling automatic updates for Debian, Flatpak, and Nix packages in the “OS Upgrade & Recovery” panel in Settings, a new System76 Scheduler that optimizes the performance of the OS by directing resources to the window in focus for a much smoother experience, as well as PipeWire as the default audio processing system.

        • Its FOSSPop!_OS 22.04 LTS Arrives with Automatic Updates, GNOME 42, and PipeWire - It's FOSS News

          The next LTS upgrade for Pop!_OS is finally here.

          Pop!_OS 22.04 is based on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS with Linux Kernel 5.16.19 at the time of launch.

          Let us take a brief look at what it has to offer.

        • GamingOnLinuxLinux distro Pop!_OS 22.04 LTS from System76 is out now
          System76 has today released the latest version of their own Linux distribution, with Pop!_OS 22.04 LTS.

          The basics are that they've rebased on top of Ubuntu 22.04 for their packaging, with it being an LTS it's supported for 5 years with updates. Also included is the more up to date Linux Kernel 5.16.19 at release (and they do regular updates), Mesa 22 drivers and GNOME 42 with their COSMIC interface. Plenty more tweaks are included with this release too, so here's a quick run-down.

        • OMG UbuntuPop!_OS 22.04 Released, This is What's New - OMG! Ubuntu!

          System76 has made Pop!_OS 22.04 LTS available to download.

          The latest version of the flagship Linux distro from this US-based computer vendor is based on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. It inherits much of that release’s foundations, including the lift to GNOME 42, but adds its own ‘Cosmic’ desktop experience and other embellishments.

          In this post we detail what’s new in Pop OS 22.04, show you some screenshots of its (starry) new look, and provide a link to download Pop OS 22.04 so you can try it out for yourself (and no: you don’t need to own a System76 laptop or desktop to use it).

        • Systemd 76Pop!_OS 22.04 LTS has landed!

          Update and upgrade Pop!_OS automatically from the OS Upgrade & Recovery panel in Settings! Minimize interruption by scheduling what day & time that you want your computer to perform the updates. Scheduled automatic updates include support for Debian, Flatpak, and Nix packages.

          To reduce distractions, notifications for available updates are set to show weekly by default. The frequency can also be set to daily or monthly notifications. Notifications won’t show if you have automatic updates enabled. Automatic updates are turned off by default.

    • Devices/Embedded

    • Free, Libre, and Open Source Software

      • OpenSource.comNew open source tool catalogs African language resources |

        The last few months have been full of activity at Lanfrica, and we are happy to announce that Lanfrica has been officially launched.


        Lanfrica aims to mitigate the difficulty encountered when seeking African language resources by creating a centralized, language-first catalog.

        For instance, if you're looking for resources such as linguistic datasets or research papers in a particular African language, Lanfrica will point you to sources on the web with resources in the desired language. If those resources do not exist, we adopt a participatory approach by allowing you to contribute papers or datasets.

      • UbuntuThe MicroK8s addons framework – now open to everyone! | Ubuntu

        MicroK8s addons, extra services which can be added to your bare-bones cluster, are a great favourite with users as they allow you to bring diverse DevOps operations under the same homogeneous UX. Do you want to apply the CoreDNS manifest, reconfigure kubelet and restart the nodes on a cluster? microk8s enable dns is what you run. Do you want to install a hostpath storage provisioner and fire up Portainer? microk8s enable portainer does exactly that. There are no particular restrictions to what an addon can do – if you can do it in Kubernetes, you can write an addon to do it too.

        With the upcoming v1.24 release, we have opened up the addons framework to the public. We have made sure software vendors and enthusiasts can create and use their own addon repositories and edit in place any available addons within a running cluster.

      • Apache BlogThe Apache News Round-up: week ending 22 April 2022 : The Apache Software Foundation Blog

        Hello, everyone --let's review the Apache community's activities from over the past week

      • Web Browsers

        • Mozilla

          • Jussi PakkanenNibble Stew: Of snaps and stratagem

            My desktop machine is running Kubuntu for a while now. As the new LTS came out I decided to update it. One major change in this release is that Firefox is no longer provided natively, instead it is a Snap package. If you have any experience with computers you might guess that this will cause issues. It surely did.

            First the upgrade failed on Firefox and left me with broken packages. After fixing that by hand I did have Firefox but it could not be launched. The launcher app only shows a "Find Firefox" entry but not the browser itself. It can only be run from the command line. For comparison, all apps installed via Flatpak show up properly.

            I could go on about this and Snap's other idiosyncrasies (like its insistence to pollute the output of mount with unnecessary garbage) but there is a wider, reoccurring issue here. Over the past years the following dance has taken place several times.

      • Programming/Development

        • Rakulang2022.16/7 ComplainRelease – Rakudo Weekly News

          Justin DeVuyst has done all the work to release the 2022.04 version of the Rakudo compiler of the Raku Programming Language, which contains a new will complain trait for more targeted error messages when type-checks fail (courtesy of Vadim Belman). Pre-compiled archives will be available shortly. Claudio Ramirez‘s Linux packages now also supporting the new Ubuntu 22.04 release!

      • Hare

        • Announcing the Hare programming language

          Hare is a systems programming language designed to be simple, stable, and robust. Hare uses a static type system, manual memory management, and a minimal runtime. It is well-suited to writing operating systems, system tools, compilers, networking software, and other low-level, high performance tasks.

        • Drew DeVaultAnnouncing the Hare programming language

  • Leftovers

    • Integrity/Availability

      • Proprietary

        • Pseudo-Open Source

          • Privatisation/Privateering

            • Linux Foundation

              • Linux Foundation's Site/BlogNFTs should be green, too [Ed: More misinformation. Jason Perlow (Microsoft) for 'Linux' Foundation (LF) legitimising and greenwashing scams now. LF is a threat to humanity, not just to Linux.]

                Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) are an invention unique in human history whose role is fast extending beyond the speculative trends around collectibles to use cases that have a positive social impact.

                Through NFTs, a broad range of physical and virtual assets can be authenticated, providing transparency on ownership and underlying attributes of tokenized assets while preserving the privacy of individual owners. The cryptographic guarantees of NFTs make them well suited for use cases such as anti-counterfeiting, provenance tracking, and title transfer.

        • Security

          • LWNSecurity updates for Monday []

            Security updates have been issued by Fedora (kernel, kernel-headers, kernel-tools, libinput, podman-tui, and vim), Mageia (git, gzip/xz, libdxfrw, libinput, librecad, and openscad), and SUSE (dnsmasq, git, libinput, libslirp, libxml2, netty, podofo, SDL, SDL2, and tomcat).

          • LinuxInsiderLinux Security Study Reveals When, How You Patch Matters | LinuxInsider [Ed: It is not a study, it is marketing, just like this 'article']

            A recent survey sponsored by TuxCare, a vendor-neutral enterprise support system for commercial Linux, shows companies fail to protect themselves against cyberattacks even when patches exist.

          • GizmodoSmishing Scams are Getting More Popular

            Attempts to steal your data from text messages are reportedly on the rise.

          • Bruce SchneierSMS Phishing Attacks are on the Rise - Schneier on Security

            I know that I have been receiving a lot of phishing SMS messages over the past few months. I am not getting the “Fedex package delivered” messages the article talks about. Mine are usually of the form: “thank you for paying your bill, here’s a free gift for you.”

    • Freedom of Information/Freedom of the Press

    • Monopolies

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