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  • GNU/Linux

    • Desktop/Laptop

      • Trend OceansPre-order HP Dev One laptop specially crafted for developers with a POP!_OS

         System76 announced its collaboration with HP, which attracted much public interest. Why not developers’ folk get excited when the two best of their industries collaborate with each other and develop the best product for the consumers?

        Three months back, one of the users on Reddit posted a question on the subreddit of pop_os: “Some kind of partnership between HP and System76 on the horizon?” To be honest, we were all sure something interesting was happening between HP and System76, and today’s curtain gets lifted with a new line of products called “HP Dev One”.

      • LiliputingHP Dev One laptop with Pop!_OS Linux now available for $1099

        The HP Dev One is a notebook designed for professional developers. The 3.24 pound notebook has a 14 inch full HD display, a backlit spill-resistant keyboard with a pointing stick in the center as well as a glass-covered clickpad below it, and an AMD Ryzen 7 Pro 5850U processor.

        But the main thing that marks this as a developer-centric laptop (other than the name)? It ships with a Linux distribution called Pop!_OS rather than Windows. First announced in may, the HP Dev One is now available for $1099.

    • Audiocasts/Shows

    • Applications

      • Linux LinksEssential System Tools: btop++ - resource monitor

         The top utility needs little introduction to seasoned Linux users. top is a small utility that offers a dynamic real-time view of a running system. It allows users to monitor the processes that are running on a system.

        top remains a useful utility. It helps with system administration by identifying users and processes that are hogging the system. It is also useful for non-system administrators, helping to track and kill errant processes. However, top is showing its age and there are a bunch of utilities that offer a more feature-laden and visually attractive alternative.

        btop++ is an alternative to top. It’s a resource monitor that shows usage and stats for processor, memory, disks, network and processes. It’s a continuation of bashtop and BpyTOP. It’s free and open source software written in C++.

    • Instructionals/Technical

      • TechtownHow to Install Pycharm on Debian 11 - The best IDE for Python! - Atechtown

        It is no lie to say that Python is one of the most important and widely used programming languages in the world. And to take full advantage of it, we need to have an IDE up to the highest demands. Today, you will learn how to install PyCharm in Debian 11 and thus have one.

      • Linux HintHow to Change Your Display Name and Username in Roblox

        Roblox is a widely used gaming platform where you can find tons of games of different genres. If you are new to this platform and want to change your display name with username then follow this guide as I have explained the process of changing the username as well as the display name of your Roblox account.

      • Linux Shell TipsHow to Get Current System Time Zone in Linux

        For social, commercial, and legal purposes, areas on the world map that share a uniform standard time complete the definition of a time zone. Therefore, the implementation of a time zone depends on the divisions and boundaries that separate different countries and regions.

        This approach of identifying time zones is more convenient than strictly relying on longitudes. Enough with the geography lesson, let us get back to solving computing problems the Linux way.

        Linux is smart enough to identify the time zone you are under; whether you are a Linux developer on the move or a Linux enthusiast that embraces a change in their environment from time to time.

        Under the Linux operating system environment, you will never fail to come across time management utilities like date and timedatectl. It is through such time management utilities that we can be able to run various Linux command tweaks to reveal the exact current system time zone associated with our environment.

      • Linux Shell TipsHow to Convert Videos to GIFs Using FFmpeg

        Since the onset of GIF or Graphical Interchange Format back in 1987, the internet fell in love with this technological approach of making an image exist in a state of continuous motion.

        With this brief fact, Gif’s popularity on business and social platforms is becoming impossible to ignore, and for good reasons. This article guide will explore their importance and how to effortlessly create them via the FFmpeg tool.

      • Linux HintHow to dual boot on Raspberry Pi – Step by Step Guide

        Raspberry Pi device is a portable mini-computer where you can easily install an operating system. It includes a robust processor with a large memory storage that can go up to 8GB thus keeps your system performance well up to the mark. However, most people are unaware about running multiple operating systems on Raspberry Pi devices. This article is written to help you in running multiple operating systems on your Raspberry Pi using the dual boot process.

      • GNU Linux bash – get root partition
      • GNU Linux bash – get distribution OS version
      • ID RootHow To Install Wiki.js on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

        In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Wiki.js on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Wiki.js is open-source wiki software that is robust and adaptable, written in javascript, and powered by a Node.js engine. Wiki.js offers support for various databases such as MySQL, MariaDB, and MSSQL with the primary support for PostgreSQL.

        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 Wiki.js 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, Elementary OS, Pop!_OS, and more as well.

      • Linux HintHow to run Windows applications on Raspberry Pi using Wine

        Want to run Windows application on your Raspberry Pi desktop? Try out Wine. It’s a multi-format reader designed specially to run Windows applications on different platforms such as Linux, Debian, Fedora and so on. It’s a lightweight compatibility layer that efficiently runs on your Raspberry Pi desktop without reducing the device performance.

        This guide will show you how you can install Wine on your Raspberry Pi device and install Windows applications with ease.

      • Linux HintInstall Jellyfin on Raspberry Pi | Watch media from a web browser

        Jellyfin is a free and open-source online media solution designed to manage, organize and share media files to other networked devices. It lets you run your media files directly onto your browser via its web dashboard. You can install it on any platform, such as Windows, Linux and macOS.

        If you want to install Jellyfin on Raspberry Pi, you should follow the guidelines provided in the article so that you will be able to access the Jellyfin web interface.

      • Linux HintHow to install Box64 on Raspberry Pi? – 4 Easy Steps

        Raspberry Pi OS is an ARM based operating system that won’t allow you to directly run Windows applications on its environment. However, with the inclusion of Box64, the users will be able to run x64 applications with ease. Box64 is an emulation platform that converts the x64 program instructions to ARM instructions, allowing users to easily run x64 applications on Raspberry Pi desktop.

        This tutorial guides you in installing Box64 on Raspberry Pi.

      • Linux HintHow to Install Grafana – Visualization Tool on Raspberry Pi

        Grafana is a multi-platform open-source visualization tool with an online web-based interface allowing users to monitor their system metrics on their Raspberry Pi device. It has a built-in alert manager that keeps you updated whenever the server receives data. It also includes visualization options like charts and graphs which are generated from data source and you can view them directly onto your browser tab. With the inclusion of different built-in plugins, you can also use Grafana service on a cloud environment.

      • Linux HintHow to Install Ly Window Manager on Debian 11

        Ly is a free, open-source, minimalistic, and lightweight terminal-based display manager for Linux.

        Ly is a great alternative to those who are used to staring at the terminal window all day.

        Let us now discuss how to install it on Debian 11.

  • Distributions and Operating Systems

    • DebugPointTitan Linux: A Blend of Debian Stable and KDE Plasma

      A review of Titan Linux which is a mix of Debian stable branch with lightweight KDE Plasma desktop and brings additional tools.

    • Ubuntu PitMX Linux: Try This Linux Distro for A Snappy Desktop Experience

      Are you looking for a clean and snappy Linux-based desktop experience? Then take a look at MX Linux, which is known for its light yet powerful package for all types of hardware specifications. This distribution is great for old PC, and low-end laptops yet offers the latest software support. Additionally, the advertisement-free user interface makes it even more appealing to many PC enthusiasts.

      If you are new to Linux, then skip this all over and settle down with Ubuntu or distros like Linux Mint. This is for pre-exposed users from intermediate level to experts. There are some tips and tricks to cope with it, even if you are new and coming from a Windows environment. I hope this article on MX Linux will help you know a bit more about the overall ecosystem.

    • SUSE/OpenSUSE

      • SUSE's Corporate BlogopenSUSE Conf 2022 - Day Two: ALP Roast - An open discussion with the ALP Steering Committee | SUSE Communities

        On Day two, June 3, of the openSUSE Conf 2022 the main event was the discussion of the ALP Steering Committee with the openSUSE community. ALP, the Adoptable Linux Platform, stands for the next generation of the SUSE Linux family. As intro to the event Michal Svec, SUSE Product Manager for SLES, explained what it is all about. ALP stands for a new approach, for a new thinking out of the Box when it comes to Linux, especially to the openSUSE/SUSE Linux distro.

        Michal is member of the Steering Committee together with Anja Stock, Director Program Management Linux Systems, and her team: Jiri Srain, Alex Herzig, Lubos Kocman, Pavel Niahodkin, Stefan Weiberg, all SLE Release and Project Managers. They all were available on Stage to answer the community questions.

      • openSUSE Tumbleweed – Review of the weeks 2022/21 & 22 – Dominique a.k.a. DimStar (Dim*)

        Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

        Last week, I skipped the review as over here, Thursday was a holiday and I decided to take Friday off as well and make for a long weekend (for a $random value of ‘off’ as it turned out). In total, Tumbleweed has seen 13 snapshots since the last review, which means it was ‘almost daily’ with one gap {0519..0601, except for 0529 – and 0526 was published, but never made it to the mirrors due to a config error)

    • Fedora Family / IBM

      • Red Hat OfficialGetting started with RHEL 9, interpreting system log files, and more sysadmin tips | Enable Sysadmin

        Today, we are looking back at our top 10 articles of May to give you a chance to catch up on any of the great content you might have missed. In this list, you will see various topics covered, and we are confident that some, if not all, will be of interest to you.

      • Red Hat Official6 deprecated Linux commands and the tools you should be using instead | Enable Sysadmin

        Swap your old Linux commands for new and improved alternatives that provide the same functionality, if not more.

      • Enterprisers Project4 ways digital transformation enables a diverse, future-ready workforce

        To remain competitive, today’s businesses must use digital systems to improve efficiencies and meet customer needs. As people increasingly expect digital options in their daily lives, companies are reevaluating their workforces and ensuring that their employees and internal processes are prepared for digital transformation.

        While it can be daunting to embrace changes brought on by technology amidst the pandemic, doing so will position your business to grow and flourish in the 21st century. One of the greatest benefits it brings is the ability to create a diverse workforce that is prepared for the future. Here are four examples of how digital transformation helps organizations do that.

      • Enterprisers ProjectWhat it takes to lead today's digital ecosystem: CIOs share advice

        After years of accelerated digital transformation, CIOs are now playing a central and critical role in defining the digital future - but the best IT leaders would quickly tell you that they could not have gotten here on their own. Success in this new normal takes collaboration, smart partnerships, and an unwavering focus on the people who make up a strong digital ecosystem.

        For the past 15 years, in conjunction with its annual event, the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium has recognized excellence in IT leadership through its CIO award program. This year, we had a chance to ask each of the award finalists what they believe is required to lead in today’s digital ecosystem.

        From celebrating setbacks, to building a culture of curiosity, to leading with empathy, learn how leading CIOs are driving innovation and positioning their organizations for success.

      • IBM Old TimerIBM Emeritus: The Digital Divide in How We Use the Internet

        A few weeks ago I attended an MIT seminar by Esteban Moro, professor at Universidad Carlos III in Madrid and visiting professor at MIT. Moro’s talk discussed the socio-economic digital divide based on how we use the internet, focused on two key questions: how profound is the digital usage gap in our society?; and can we use mobile phone traffic to infer socioeconomic status? His seminar was based on a recently published article in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface co-authored with four collaborators, - News or social media? Socio-economic divide of mobile service consumption.

        “Inequality is a central societal problem, especially within rapidly expanding urban areas,” wrote the authors. “While it is a crucial driver for economic growth, the progressive clusterization of workers, industries, companies and services in cities has a tremendous cost in terms of segregation and discrimination. This cost is not only economic: in the same city, different areas can have a 10- to 15-year imbalance in life expectancy and highly divergent education levels, with little chances of social mobility.”

    • Debian Family

      • Trend OceansArmbian 22.05 added support to Orange PI, Banana, and other arm devices

        Armbian community has rolled up a new version of Armbian 22.05 after three months of v(22.02). In this release, they have added support to several arm devices like DevTerm A06, Orange Pi R1+ LTS, Orangepi 3 LTS, Radxa Rock 3A, and Zero. Apart from that, they have even made improvements to the Allwinner A20, Allwinner H5, Odroid N2, and Orange Pi Zero.

      • CNX SoftwareArmbian 22.05 release adds support for Orange Pi R1 Plus LTS, Radxa Zero & Rock 3A, DevTerm A06
        The latest release of Armbian, version 22.05, is now out with hundreds of Linux kernel and user space-related bug fixes, a focus on stabilizing existing platforms, while still adding four new boards with Orange Pi R1 Plus LTS (RK3328), Radxa Zero (Amlogic S905Y2), Radxa Rock 3A (RK3568), and DevTerm A06 (RK3399).

        The community also added two new maintainers for ESPRESSObin and Radxa Rock Pi 4 (Model A) SBCs which should mean the images for those boards will be tested more regularly and potential issues fixed more quickly. You may want to read the more detailed changelog to see if any changes may impact the board(s) you are using. The new Armbian 22.05 release succeeds Armbian 22.02 outed on February 28, 2022.

    • Canonical/Ubuntu Family

      • DebugPointUbuntu 22.10 Plans to Replace WPA with IWD for Wireless Connectivity

        Ubuntu 22.10 Kinetic Kudu plans to introduce IWD by replacing the WPA for wireless connectivity and management.

      • Beta NewsSay goodbye to Microsoft Windows 11 and wave hello to Ubuntu-based Linux Lite 6.0

        Is Windows 11 a good desktop operating system. Absolutely. Is it the best desktop operating system? Well, that is harder to answer. Ultimately, if you are 100 percent dependent on Windows software, then yes, Windows 11 is the best operating system... for you. If you can get by without using software designed for Microsoft's OS, however, a Linux-based operating system might be the better option -- especially if you have an older computer.

        You see, Windows 11 is very polarizing. The operating system features radical changes to the user interface (such as a centered task bar) which some users do like, but many others do not. Not to mention, the system requirements will leave many still-capable computers unable to upgrade without using unofficial hacks. Even worse, computers deemed incompatible could eventually stop getting updates! Linux doesn't have these problems.

        But if you want to switch to Linux after only using Windows your entire life, what distribution should you choose? While there are many good options, I often recommend Linux Lite. Why? Because that distro (which uses the Xfce desktop environment), is one of the best Linux distributions for Windows-switchers; it is lightweight, modern, and very familiar. Seriously, folks, Linux Lite is a dream.

    • Mobile Systems/Mobile Applications

  • Free, Libre, and Open Source Software

    • Its FOSSSpotify Introduces an Open-Source Tool to Fix a Big Problem for Modern Musicians

      Spotify is a leading music streaming platform with several open-source projects.

      While most of the projects/tools are built for niche users, they have finally introduced something that seems enticing to all the modern musicians involved with digital music production.

      ‘Basic Pitch’ is a new free and open-source tool by Spotify that lets you convert any audio file to its MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) version.

    • GNU Projects

      • Second second

        In GNU’s parse-datetime.y, or as it used to be called, getdate.y, the second ordinal is commented out. I guess for English ambiguity reasons.

    • Programming/Development

      • sss: simple spartan server

        I wanted to play around with the Spartan protocol. To that end, I bodged together a simple server written in Go.

    • Standards/Consortia

      • Re: A reader friendly browser

        I think that’s one reason why Gemini is succeeding. (It’s already as much of a success as it needs to be. Smol. Anything else that happens is gravy.) With fewer line types and a narrower grammar for semantics, it’s less easy to mess it up and there’s less data to scrape and exploit.

        I’ve ranted before on how many Markdown sites will have you render <em> for italic things that aren’t emphasis at all, like titles and foreign names.

  • Leftovers

    • 28 day months

      I'm starting to notice that more and more subscription services are opting to use a 28-day monthly renewal period. At first, I thought it was just a lazy way to make sure the business gets the best end of the deal each month, but the result means they can charge an extra monthly fee per year.

    • Defence/Aggression

      • MakeTech EasierAxon Wants to Use Armed Drones to Stop School Shootings

        The news of yet another school shooting shook much of the U.S. and confused the rest of the world. Ideas to remedy the situation range from arming teachers to limiting access to guns. The CEO of Axon, the company behind Taser stun guns, has another idea. He wants to stop the shootings with armed drones.

    • Finance

    • Censorship/Free Speech

      • Pages on Fire

        Sweden’s chief prosecutor Per-Erik Rinsell calls the racist inciter’s deportation rants and book burning a “constitutionally protected right”, and calls protests against it unacceptable violence.

        If only the book-burning inciter would’ve put his complaints in a Washington Post op-ed instead. Then he would’ve become the Internet’s most hated woman, and sentenced to pay his ex-husband $10000000. That’s one dollar per second in four months.

    • Internet Policy/Net Neutrality

      • MeitY publishes and then withdraws a proposal to amend IT Rules, 2021

        On June 2nd, 2022, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (‘MeitY’) proposed amendments to IT Rules, 2021 to ‘address the gaps identified’ and invited comments on the proposal. Instead of addressing the gaps, the proposals perpetuated the already existing illegalities in the IT Rules, and sought to impose impractical obligations on social media platforms and subjected them to direct government oversight. As soon as the proposed amendments were published, we summarised our concerns on Twitter. Later in the day, it was reported that MeitY had decided to withdraw the proposal and that the proposal may be released again next week.

    • Monopolies

      • Copyrights

        • AI art is bad

          If AI art ever becomes good, that’s fine too because even though all human endeavor and expression will become meaningless, at least we’ll have some pretty darn neat art to look at while we’re screaming through the cosmos.

          Yeah, that’s the bar I’ve set for AI art to beconsidered good or worthwhile. I’m not worried it’ll get there any time soon. AI-assisted art, sure, but humans have used tools for art since Lasceaux.

          The camera did strike a pretty huge blow against art; for example, Millais’ Ophelia is unmatched by the works in its shadow.

          But the camera has also created art, like Star Wars, or The Bride Wore Black.

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