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  • GNU/Linux

    • Kernel Space

    • Applications

    • Instructionals/Technical

      • Share folder between Windows 11 guest and Fedora 38 host (KVM Hypervisor) using virtiofs

        Web Cockpit Console on Fedora 38 was used to manage Win11 KVM Guest

      • ID RootHow To Install Elasticsearch on Fedora 38

        In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Elasticsearch on Fedora 38. For those of you who didn’t know, Elasticsearch is a distributed, RESTful search and analytics engine built on top of the Apache Lucene library.

      • Michael Ablassmeier: updating to bookworm

        Just updated to bookworm. Only thing that gave me headaches was OpenVPN refusing to accept the password/username combination specified via “auth-user-pass” option..

        Mystery was solved by adding “providers legacy default” to the configuration file used.

      • TecAdminSQL Queries to Change Domain Name for WordPress Site

        There are times when you might need to change the WordPress URL in your website's database. This could be due to moving your site to a new domain, changing your domain's structure, or fixing a broken site after an update.

      • KifarunixGetting Started with Linux: Tips for Complete Beginners

        Linux is an open-source operating system that has gained significant popularity in recent years.

      • Make Use OfHow to Secure Linux Systems Effectively Using YubiKey

        You're not alone if you worry about the ever-increasing threat of hacking. While authentication prompts and 2FA are sufficient to ward off most would-be hackers, thousands of breaches still succeed every day.

        One of the most commonly touted solutions to the authentication issue is YubiKey. But what is YubiKey, and how does hardware authentication work? Can you secure your Linux PC with YubiKey?

      • Network WorldWaiting for things to happen on Linux

        There are always things to wait for on a Linux system—upgrades to complete, processes to finish, coworkers to log in and help resolve problems, status reports to be ready.

        Fortunately, you don’t have to sit twiddling your thumbs. Instead, you can get Linux to do the waiting and let you know when the work is done. You can do this with a script or you can use the wait command, a bash built-in that watches for processes running in the background to complete.

      • Linux CapableHow to Install Dokku on Ubuntu 22.04 | 20.04

        Dokku is a pioneering platform as a service (PaaS) solution, designed to streamline the software deployment process. Enabling developers to push their code directly to the server, it automates the process of building the application environment, removing the painstaking configuration typically associated with deployment. .

      • IT Pro TodayHow To Check Linux Disk Space Usage: Classic SysAdmin Tips and Commands

        This guide explains Linux commands and utilities for checking disk space and usage.

      • It's FOSSUsing tail Command in Linux

        The tail command is one of the several ways to display file contents or part of it. You can also live monitor changes made to files with it. Here are some common examples.

      • TecMintHow to Backup and Restore a PostgreSQL Database in Linux

        In a production environment, no matter how large or small your PostgreSQL database may be, regular backup is an essential aspect of database management.

      • Linux LinksAlternatives to popular CLI tools: lsof

        We explore free and open source alternatives to lsof, a utility that lists file information about files opened by processes.

      • Make Tech EasierWhat Is Parabola Linux and How to Install It

        Parabola is a Linux distribution that focuses on producing a secure and Libre version of Arch Linux. Unlike a regular distribution, Parabola distinguishes itself by only including software and libraries that you can inspect yourself.

      • CloudbookletDeleting Files and Directories in Linux: Step-by-Step Instructions

        Learn about the best practices and methods for deleting files on Linux. Explore various techniques, including the rm command, graphical file managers, and secure deletion methods. Regular file cleanup helps maintain system efficiency and data organization.

      • Linux CapableHow to Install Grub Customizer on Ubuntu 22.04 | 20.04

        Grub Customizer is an indispensible tool for Linux users, particularly those on Ubuntu-based systems. Acting as a comprehensive interface for managing the GRUB bootloader, this utility streamlines various processes, enabling users to tweak and adjust system startup options with precision and efficiency.

      • FOSSLinuxSolving the ‘Cannot Find LVM Volume Group’ error in Linux

        Logical Volume Management (LVM) offers a flexible and efficient way of managing disk space in Linux, but it can sometimes throw perplexing errors. One such error is 'Cannot find LVM volume group,' which typically arises when the system can't detect or access the LVM volume group during the boot process. Causes can range from an incorrectly defined boot configuration to problems with the physical volume.

      • Linux CapableHow to Install WebStorm on Ubuntu 22.04 | 20.04

        In the realm of web development, WebStorm stands out as a powerhouse Integrated Development Environment (IDE). Developed by JetBrains, a company recognized globally for crafting quality software tools, WebStorm offers a highly specialized platform tailored to the needs of web developers.

      • How to Install a Debian File in Linux?

        If you are new to Linux Operating System and having issues installing new applications using their Debian package on your PC, this guide has got you all covered. Installing Applications and Packages in Linux can be done using the Software Center, which can be called the store for Linux. However, not every application is present in the software center. That is why, oftentimes, you need to download the “deb” package file of the application from their download center. But once the Debian file is downloaded, installing the application may seem daunting to new Linux Users.

      • KifarunixInstall NixOS with Gnome Desktop on VirtualBox

        In this tutorial, you will learn how to install NixOS with Gnome Desktop on VirtualBox.

      • Trend OceansHow to Extract initrd/initramfs to View Content in Linux

        It takes a few simple steps to extract the initramfs files on your Linux system to view their contents. There may be a couple of reasons why you need to extract initramfs or initrd images, such as to find the reason for boot issues or to explore what content is in them.

      • Seamless Sharing: Exchanging Data between Hosts and Docker Containers

        Docker containers are a form of virtualization that allows users to run applications on any environment, regardless of the underlying operating system. Containers are lightweight, portable, and can be easily moved across different hosts without requiring much configuration or setup.

      • Exploring Docker: A Comprehensive Introduction to Use Cases

        Brief overview of Docker and its popularity in the tech industry Docker is a platform that allows developers to easily create, deploy, and run applications in containers. Containers are lightweight virtualization units that package software and all its dependencies into a single unit, ensuring consistency across various environments.

      • Docker in Action: Streamlining Testing for Your Projects

        With the growth of software development, testing and delivering high-quality software has become increasingly important. Docker is one of the most popular tools in the field of software development that has made a significant impact on how developers build and deploy applications.

      • CI/CD Excellence: Leveraging Shippable and Heroku with Docker

        The software development process is a complex and ever-changing endeavor that requires continuous innovation and optimization to keep up with the demands of modern businesses. In recent years, CI/CD has emerged as a key strategy for achieving faster, more reliable, and cost-effective software deployments.

      • TravisCI Meets Docker: Enhancing CI/CD Workflows

        TravisCI is a popular continuous integration (CI) tool used by developers to automate the testing and building of software projects.

      • Linux CapableHow to Install CLion on Ubuntu 22.04 | 20.04

        Specifically engineered for C and C++ developers, CLion has cemented its status as an industry favorite due to a potent combination of ingenious features and an intelligent design approach.

    • Games

    • Desktop Environments/WMs

      • K Desktop Environment/KDE SC/Qt

        • Using Kirigami built with Qt6 without kdesrc-build

          I have a few blog posts planned, but the one I wanted to post involving KDE color schemes isn’t finished yet (it’s enormous and tedious). So instead, today I’m showing you how simple it is to compile Kirigami with Qt6 so you can start playing with it ahead of time.

          Kirigami, KDE’s library that extends QtQuick, is a Tier 1 KDE Framework. The cool thing about it is that it has effectively no dependency on any KDE libraries.

        • KDABObject Lifetime

          Last time we discussed Value Semantics. However, I missed one topic that is super important for a better understanding of basic building blocks of C++. Today, we are going to talk about an object. Without further ado, let’s dive deeper!


          What is an object? According to the C++ standard, part 3.9.8 under the name of [basic.types]

           An object type is a (possibly cv-qualified) type that is not a function type, not a reference type, and not a void type.

          Now is int i an object? Yes.

      • GNOME Desktop/GTK

  • Distributions and Operating Systems

    • Reviews

      • Russell CokerRussell Coker: PinePhonePro First Impression

        I received my PinePhone Pro [1] on Thursday, it seems in many ways better than the Purism Librem 5 [2] that I have previously written about. The PinePhone is thinner, lighter, and yet has a much longer battery life. A friend described the Librem5 as “the CyberTruck phone” and not in a good way.

        In a test I had my PinePhone and my Librem5 fully charged, left them for 4.5 hours without doing anything much with them, and then the PinePhone was at 85% and the Librem5 was at 57%. So the Librem5 will run out of battery after about 10 hours of not being used while a PinePhonePro can be expected to last about 30 hours. The PinePhonePro isn’t as good as some of the recent Android phones in this regard but it shows the potential to be quite usable. For this test both phones were connected to a 2.4GHz Wifi network (which uses less power than 5GHz) and doing nothing much with an out of the box configuration. A phone that is checking email, social networking, and a couple of IM services will use the battery faster. But even if the PinePhone has it’s battery used twice as fast in a more realistic test that will still be usable.

        Here are the passmark results from the PinePhone Pro [3] which got a CPU score of 888 compared to 507 for the Librem 5 and 678 for one of the slower laptops I’ve used. The results are excluded from the Passmark averages because they identified the CPU as only having 4 cores (expecting just 4*A72) while the PinePhonePro has 6 cores (2*A72+4*A53). This phone definitely has the CPU power for convergence [4]!

    • SUSE/OpenSUSE

      • OpenSUSELeap 15.5 Release Matures, Sets Up Technological Transition

        The release of openSUSE’s latest 15-series version marks years of maintenance and security that began more than five years ago..

        The maturity of Leap 15.5 comes into play as new technological changes of the last five years have been introduced, such as container technologies, immutable systems, virtualization, embedded development, and other high-tech advances.

        Entrepreneurs, hobbyists, professionals and developers use Leap as a go-to Linux distribution as seen by the increase in usage from each minor release. Traversing from legacy software to more modern systems is imminent.

      • LWNopenSUSE Leap 15.5 released

        Version 15.5 of the openSUSE Leap distribution has been released. This is not intended as a feature release, but brings updated versions of many packages. The project has also announced that there will be one more 15.x release before that series ends and users have to migrate to whatever its successor will be.

      • OpenAPI 3.0.0 Specification for the Open Build Service HTTP API

        Starting today, the OpenAPI Specification presented through Swagger UI becomes the official API documentation for Open Build Service 🎉 Find it at With OpenAPI we now provide an industry standard way to maintain the specification and with Swagger UI a tool that makes consuming the documentation easier for people who want to make use of the OBS API in their code. Now our journey to remake the API documentation has come to an end,...

      • SUSE's Corporate BlogDigital Provenance Product Chronicle Arrives in SUSE Rancher Marketplace

        SUSE guest blog authored by: Csilla Zsigri, Chief Strategy Officer at BTP & Digital provenance is a force for good as it can bring trust and transparency to a wide range of markets.

    • Fedora Family / IBM

      • The Register UKSpend to save? [Ed: So The Register is not funded by a company it's supposed to be covering. Out goes unbiased coverage.]

        Sponsored by Red Hat.

      • Weekly status of Packit Team: June 2023

        Week 22 (May 30th – June 5th) # Packit will now filter the pull requests based on the target branch if the branch is specified in the particular job configuration. (packit-service#2074) Packit now supports manual_trigger in the configuration that allows you to make jobs run only when explicitly triggered by a comment. (packit-service#2069)

      • Filipe Rosset: Fedora rawhide – fixed bugs 2023/05
      • Remi ColletRemi Collet: PHP 8.3 as Software Collection

        Version alpha1 is planned to be released this week. It's still in development and will enter soon in the stabilization phase for the developers, and the test phase for the users.

        RPM of this upcoming version of PHP 8.3, are available in remi repository for Fedora 37, 38 and Enterprise Linux 7, 8, 9 (RHEL, CentOS, Alma, Rocky...) in a fresh new Software Collection (php83) allowing its installation beside the system version.

        As I (still) strongly believe in SCL potential to provide a simple way to allow installation of various versions simultaneously, and as I think it is useful to offer this feature to allow developers to test their applications, to allow sysadmin to prepare a migration or simply to use this version for some specific application, I decide to create this new SCL.

        I also plan to propose this new version as a Fedora 40 change (as F39 should be released a few weeks before PHP 8.3.0).

      • Fedora ProjectFedora Community Blog: Flock 2023 CfP open now until 20 June

        Flock to Fedora returns in-person again after four years. This year is in Cork, Ireland from 2-4 August 2023. The CfP is open now. Will we see you there? This article introduces the new Flock CfP system and how to submit your proposal as a presenter this year.

        Apply now for the Flock 2023 Call for Proposals (CfP) at This year, Flock is using a new CfP system. If you have ever submitted a proposal for a DevConf event, it will feel familiar. The deadline to submit is by Tuesday, June 20th, 2023.

      • Fedora ProjectFedora Community Blog: Community Blog monthly summary: May 2023

        This is the latest in our monthly series summarizing the past month on the Community Blog. Please leave a comment below to let us know what you think.

    • Debian Family

    • Canonical/Ubuntu Family

      • Linux MagazineLinux Mint Finally Receiving Support for Gestures

        If you use the Linux Mint Cinnamon desktop, you'll be thrilled to know that 21.2 is getting support for gestures on touchscreen devices and touchpads.

      • The Register UKOh Snap... Desktop Ubuntu Core to arrive in 2024

        Initially leaked in a forum comment, it has been confirmed in a blog post: Canonical will soon snappily jump aboard the immutable distro bandwagon.

        Lead Snap developer Oliver Grawert casually dropped the announcement in a comment in a story on the popular OMG Ubuntu site, but the news was confirmed the very next day in a lengthy and very detailed blog post by Ubuntu desktop product manager Oliver Smith. As of the next LTS release, which will appear next April, numbered as version 24.04, the standard Ubuntu desktop distro will be joined by a new immutable desktop version, based on the existing Ubuntu Core immutable distribution.

    • Devices/Embedded

      • Linux GizmosGEEKOM launches AS 6 and AS 5 AMD-based mini-PCs

        The company GEEKOM launched today two mini-PCs built around the Ryzen 9 and Ryzen 7 AMD processors. The AS 6 supports DDR5 memory, 8K video output, up to 2TB of storage and multiple I/O ports. The product page states that these new products were co-developed with ASUS.

    • Mobile Systems/Mobile Applications

  • Free, Libre, and Open Source Software

    • SaaS/Back End/Databases

      • Silicon AngleImply Data gives Apache Druid schema auto-discover capability
      • Silicon AngleOn theCUBE Pod: The MongoDB stock explosion and the continued AI debate
      • PostgreSQLpgAdmin 4 v7.3 Released

        The pgAdmin Development Team is pleased to announce pgAdmin 4 version 7.3. This release of pgAdmin 4 includes 5 bug fixes and new features. For more details please see the release notes.

        • Ensure that SSH Tunnel should work properly after upgrading to 7.2 from 7.1.
        • Ensure that the master password dialog should not be visible if the parameter MASTER_PASSWORD_REQUIRED is set to False.
        • Fixed an issue where Foreign Key with 3 or more columns are shown in the wrong order in SQL and Properties.
        • Fix an issue where editing a database object de-selects it on the browser tree.
        • Fixed an issue where pgadmin is unable to take the defined role.
    • Content Management Systems (CMS)

    • Programming/Development

      • RlangHow to improve your storytelling with R

        Your success as a Data Scientist isn’t because of your coding skills. Your success is determined by how well you can persuade decision-makers to take action. And that’s a powerful skill that I’m going to help you with today: It’s called Storytelling.

      • RlangSimplifying Data Transformation with pivot_longer() in R’s tidyr Library

        In the world of data analysis and manipulation, tidying and reshaping data is often an essential step. R’s tidyr library provides powerful tools to efficiently transform and reshape data. One such function is pivot_longer().

      • RlangMeeting the Stars of the R-Universe: PEcAn, an Open Source Project to Take Care of the Planet

        A new post of our interview series “Meeting the stars of the R-universe”. We aim to introduce the teams and people behind the development of software and packages many of us use and which are available through the R-Universe.

      • RlangThree useful (to me) R patterns

        I’m happy to report that I thought “oh but I know a better way to write that code!” a few times lately when reading old scripts of mine, or scripts by others.

      • Peter Hutterer: snegg - Python bindings for libei

        After what was basically a flurry of typing, the snegg Python bindings for libei are now available. This is a Python package that provides bindings to the libei/libeis/liboeffis C libraries with a little bit of API improvement to make it not completely terrible. The main goal of these bindings (at least for now) is to provide some quick and easy way to experiment with what could possibly be done using libei - both server-side and client-side. [1] The examples directory has a minimal EI client (with portal support via liboeffis) and a minimal EIS implementation. The bindings are still quite rough and the API is nowhere near stable.

      • Medevel18 Open-source and Free Next.js Full-stack Starters For Enterprise and Startups

        What is Next.js?

        Next.js is an open-source React-based framework used for building server-side rendering (SSR) web applications. It provides an efficient and easy-to-use environment for developing web applications with minimal setup and configuration.

      • LWNJulia 1.9 brings more speed and convenience

        Version 1.9 of Julia, which is an open-source programming language popular in scientific computing, was released in early May. There are a number of interesting new features this time around, including more work addressing the startup-time complaints and a number of improvements to the package system. Beyond that, there are a few interesting features from the Julia 1.8 release to catch up on.

        Julia is a general-purpose programming language which is just-in-time (JIT) compiled by the LLVM compiler. Since its public release in 2012, it has rapidly been adopted for scientific research, due to execution speed similar to Fortran combined with the convenience of REPL-based development. Julia has an expressive syntax as well as a high degree of composability of library code.

    • Standards/Consortia

      • Digital Music NewsAmerican Car Companies Push Back on Proposed AM Radio Requirements

        Lobbyists in the U.S. auto industry are pushing back on lawmakers over proposed AM radio requirements in new vehicles. After bipartisan lawmakers introduced a bill requiring automakers to retain AM radio functionality in their 2024 model year vehicles, the lobbyist group Alliance for Automotive Innovation (AIA) is pushing back, arguing that the functionality is unnecessary.

  • Leftovers

Recent Techrights' Posts

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Press outlets mostly failed to report that Bing is collapsing
GNU/Linux Distributions as "Appliances" and DRM Platforms (the Case of ChromeOS and SteamOS)
Is this what we envisioned in the 1980s and 90s?
Fulfilling the Site's Full Potential
We remain devoted to the aforementioned goal of posting more original material
Over at Tux Machines...
2 days' worth
Microsoft's Demise in the Global News Cycle is Rather Telling
It should be noted that Microsoft is, in general, no longer prominent or dominant in news headlines
If WordPress Knows Well Enough to Self-Host Its Podcast, Why Can't GNU/Linux Shows Do the Same?
For those who want videos and podcasts, here are today's latest additions from other sites
Richard Stallman Can Outlive Many of His Prominent Haters
M.J.G. tried hard to take our Web site offline, based on lies and repeated threats
Forget VSCode (Microsoft's Proprietary Spyware), Use KATE Instead
KATE is great
Sometimes It's Time to Reboot
No, not Android. KDE.
Upcoming Talk by Dr. Richard Stallman: Large Language Models Are Not Artificial Intelligence
LLMs aren't truly intelligent and cannot quite grasp what they spew out
GulagTube is a Burning Platform (Exit YouTube, Invidious Won't Save Us From Google/Alphabet in the Long Run)
Alphabet Agency (Google) sees the future of video as a "skinnerbox" (running Android) that indoctrinates you like TikTok does
Gemini Migration and Backup Capsule (Archive)
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Links 01/10/2023: Science, Education, and pro-Russia Slovakia Leadership
Links for the day
IRC Proceedings: Sunday, October 01, 2023
IRC logs for Sunday, October 01, 2023
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Links for the day
Apple and Microsoft Problems
half a dozen links
Malware in the Ubuntu Snap Store, Thanks to Canonical Bloatware Mindset
Reprinted with permission from Ryan Farmer
Gemini Rising
There are 3523 capsules
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Beware the Microsoft Sharks
We won't forgive and forget
IRC Proceedings: Saturday, September 30, 2023
IRC logs for Saturday, September 30, 2023
Don't be Afraid of the Command Line, It Might Even be a Friend
There's a tendency to think that only graphical interfaces were made to simplify usage, and any declarative interface is by design raw, inherently unfit for usage
One Positive Note About GNU/Linux Coverage in 2023 (Less Microsoft)
GNU/Linux users do not want this, with very rare exceptions
Snaps Were Never Good at Security, But the Media Coverage is Just Appalling
The media should focus on culling Windows, not making a huge fuss over minor things wrongly attributed to "Linux"
Better Footage of Richard Stallman's Talk Last Week: “Freedom in computing, forty years after starting to really protect it”
Richard Stallman speaks about the cancer situation early in his speech
Links 30/09/2023: A Government Shutdown and More Blizzard Layoffs
Links for the day
Links 30/09/2023: Bing Almost Offloaded Due to Failure/Losses, Nvidia Raided
Links for the day
A Lot of Technological 'Progress' Has Been Nothing But Buzzwords
Free software does not try to excite people people over nothing
Community is the Lifeblood of Freedom in the GNU/Linux World
Removing or undoing the "cancerd" (systemd) is feasible but increasingly difficult
Proprietary Software: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
Proprietary software has an entirely different mindset, revolving around business models rather than science
Web Hostnames Down to Lowest Number in More Than 7 Years!
the number of hostnames is falling rapidly (they hide this by choosing logarithmic scale)
Over at Tux Machines...
2 days' worth
Richard Stallman Says He Will Probably Live Many More Years
"Richard Stallman has cancer. Fortunately it is slow-growing and manageable follicular lymphona, so he will probably live many more years nonetheless. But he now has to be even more careful not to catch Covid-19."
Quitting 'Clown Computing' and GAFAM is Only the Start
The Web and the Net at large became far too centralised
Stop Begging Companies That Don't Value Your Freedom to Stop Pushing You Around
That's not freedom
They Say Free Software is Like Communism When They, the Proprietary Software Giants, Constantly Pursue Government Bailouts (Subsidies From Taxpayers)
At the moment Ukraine is at most risk due to its dependence on Microsoft (inside its infrastructure)
Social Control Media Has No Future, It Was Always Doomed to Fail (Also Promoted Based on Lies)
Recent events, including developments at Twitter, meant that they lost a lot of their audience and then, in turn, sponsors/advertisers
The forbidden topics
There are forbidden topics in the hacker community
They're Been Trying to 'Kill' Richard Stallman for Years (by Mentally Tormenting Him)
Malicious tongue wanted to do him what had been done to Julian Assange
We Temporarily Have Two Gemini Capsules
They're both authentic and secure, but they're not the same
Consumerism is Lying and Revisionism
We need to reject these liars and charlatans
Links 30/09/2023: Open VFS Framework, CrossOver 23.5, Dianne Feinstein Dies
Links for the day
Security Leftovers
GNU/Linux, Microsoft, and more
Microsoft Down on the World Wide Web, Shows Survey
down by a lot in this category
IRC Proceedings: Friday, September 29, 2023
IRC logs for Friday, September 29, 2023
A Society That Fails Journalists Does Not Deserve Journalism
It's probably too later to save Julian Assange as a working publisher (he might never recover from the mental torture), but as a person and a father we can wish and work towards his release
Almost Nothing To Go With Your Morning's Cup Of Coffee
Newspaper? What newspaper?