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  • GNU/Linux

    • Desktop/Laptop

      • ZDNetWhy I use multiple operating systems to get my work done

        Over 20 years ago, I was a managing editor for a company and was charged with building Linux content for the site. At some point during that gig, I was told that I had to use Microsoft Windows and a bevy of MS software.

        I refused.

        Why? Call it pride, stubbornness, or just the knowledge that my operating system of choice (Linux) was not only far superior to anything Microsoft produced, but it made my life a lot easier and I never had to worry about viruses or the dreaded Blue Screen of Death.

    • Server

    • Audiocasts/Shows

      • The BSD Now PodcastBSD Now 523: Literally Unix

        The Elements Of Style: UNIX As Literature, The shell and its crappy handling of whitespace, Theo de Raadt on Zenbleed, OPNsense 23.7 released, illumos gets a new C compiler, fixing Thinkpad X1 WIFI on FreeBSD, and more

    • Kernel Space

      • LWNLinux 6.5.2
        I'm announcing the release of the 6.5.2 kernel.

        All users of the 6.5 kernel series must upgrade.

        The updated 6.5.y git tree can be found at: git:// linux-6.5.y and can be browsed at the normal git web browser:


        greg k-h
      • LWNLinux 6.4.15
      • LWNLinux 6.1.52
      • LWNLinux 5.15.131
    • Applications

      • Linux Links4 Best Free and Open Source Linux Network Authentication Servers

        Remote Authentication Dial In User Service (RADIUS) is a networking protocol that offers centralized connection authentication, authorization, and accounting management for various types of network access. RADIUS is mature technology having been developed almost twenty years ago.

        Traditionally, this type of server was typically deployed by organizations that operate large banks of modems. However, the technology underpins secure network access for network appliances, wireless and virtual private network (VPN) connections. Internet service providers use RADIUS attributes in Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) and cable connections to ensure that users are connected to the correct services, reject connections for expired accounts, IP allocation, and to carry out accounting functionality. Nevertheless, these network authentication servers can be used on any network that needs a centralized authentication and/or accounting service.

        Whilst there is not a huge number of open source network authentication servers available for Linux, the competition is still strong, with a number of mature, highly proficient, and feature-laden servers.

      • Linux LinksGomu – Go Music Player

        I’ve reviewed a smorgasbord array of music players for Linux. So many, in fact, that I’ve honestly lost count of the number. Yet visitors to LinuxLinks are keen to share their finds with me. Gomu was shared to me by a hardcore Go aficionado.

        Gomu is billed as an intuitive, powerful CLI music player. It has embedded scripting language and event hook to enable a user to customize their config.

        This is free and open source software.

      • LinuxiacMission Center: A New GUI System Monitoring Tool for Linux

        In the realm of Linux system administration, monitoring is the key to maintaining system health and optimizing performance.

        CPU, memory, disk, network, and GPU resources are the lifeblood of any computer system, and understanding how they are utilized is vital for ensuring smooth operation, preventing bottlenecks, and identifying potential issues before they escalate.

      • Cockpit Project: Cockpit 300

        Cockpit is the modern Linux admin interface. We release regularly.

        Today we celebrate the 300th release of Cockpit... This is brought to you live from a developer team gathering in the beautiful city of Nürnberg, Germany – home of world-famous visual artists like Albrecht Dürer...

      • XnView MP: Free and Open-Source Image Viewer, Editor, and Converter

        The quality of image and video capture has improved tremendously over the years and the capabilities of our digital devices continue to push the limits of image quality. However, there is a bummer! The high-res images we take do come at the hefty price of an increase in the size of images taken.

        For this reason, uploading images on the internet can be painfully slow especially if you’re on a network with minimal bandwidth.

        While there are varying online services and softwares for other platforms that will effectively convert your image files while still maintaining the original quality, it is rather hard to come by native clients for Linux systems.

      • 16 Best To Do List Apps for Linux Desktop [2023]

        ToDo lists are arguably the most developed applications after calculator-type apps because their feature lists are pretty much set in stone and that makes them

        The post 16 Best To Do List Apps for Linux Desktop [2023] first appeared on GeeksMint: Computers, How-to's, Internet, Tips and Tricks.
      • Medevel17 Open-source Free System Auditing Tools for macOS, Windows, Linux, and the Cloud

        System auditing is the process of collecting and analyzing information about a computer's use, events, and security. This information can be used to detect and prevent security breaches, troubleshoot problems, and ensure compliance with regulations and policies.

      • Medevel24 Open-source and Free Disk, Data, and Docker Backup Solutions

        Data backup is the process of creating a copy of important data and storing it in a safe location, separate from the original data. This is done to protect against data loss in case the original data becomes corrupted, damaged, or lost.

      • Medevel54 Free Open-source Web Spiders, Crawler and Scrapping Solutions for Data Collection

        Web crawling, scraping, and spiders are all related to the process of extracting data from websites.

        Web crawling is the process of automatically gathering data from the internet, usually with the goal of building a database of information.

    • Instructionals/Technical

      • Peter Czanik: Sending logs to OpenObserve using syslog-ng

        A question was asked if syslog-ng can send logs to OpenObserve. It has an Elasticsearch compatible API for log ingestion, but syslog-ng is not mentioned in the documentation. My plan was to document how to modify the syslog-ng elasticsearch-http() destination, based on API documentation. However, as it turned out, OpenObserve has a ready to use syslog-ng configuration example in the web UI.

      • Peter 'CzP' CzanikPeter Czanik: Sending logs to OpenObserve using syslog-ng
      • How to Configure VLAN Tagging Over Bonding on RHEL

        In Linux, you can create advanced network setups such as Network Bonding or NIC teaming, VLAN tagging, and bridging based on your needs.

      • Tmux Tutorial: Master the Basics

        What is tmux? Tmux is a terminal multiplexer that allows you to manage multiple terminal sessions witha single terminal window, and you can easily switch between those multiple terminal sessions.

      • LWNA guide to network performance tuning

        Leandro Moreira is maintaining a detailed description of Linux network tuning parameters and how they all tie together. There is a lot of good information for administrators seeking a better understanding of how all those knobs work and interoperate

      • How to Quickly Refresh and Reload Group Membership on Linux

        To immediately detect the changes after adding the user (let’s say “linuxtldr“) to the group (let’s say “docker“) in Linux, use the following command: However, I advise you to read the entire article in order to understand the main reason for this [...]

      • Install Cockpit Flatpak Client on Manjaro KDE 23

        Cockpit Client provides a graphical interface to your servers, containers, and virtual machines. Connections are made over SSH, using the SSH configuration of the local user (including aliases, known hosts, key files, hardware tokens, etc).

      • OSTechNixHow To Configure SSH Key-based Authentication In Linux

        This guide provides an overview of different SSH authentication methods...

      • Pi My Life UpHow to Edit a File on Ubuntu using the Terminal

        There are various times that you will want to edit a file on Ubuntu while using the terminal. This is especially true if you connect to your device remotely using SSH.

        Luckily for us, editing a file in the terminal is relatively straightforward, thanks to the pre-installed text editors on Ubuntu.

        Best of all, the provided editors are straightforward to utilize, especially once you are familiar with the terminal.

        In the following section, we will show you how to edit files using the nano text editor on Ubuntu. nano is one of the most straightforward text editors to utilize within the command line.

      • Linux HandbookProxmox Series #7: Upgrading Proxmox version

        Proxmox 8.0 was released on June 22, 2023, and it's full of exciting new features. Among the highlights are the following straight from the official Proxmox forum:

      • How to Create and Launch Your First AWS EC2 Instance

        At some point, everyone, particularly those in IT, will have to start their cloud journey with one of the many popular providers available, such as AWS, GCP, Azure, and more.

      • LinuxStansLinux Checklist: 20 Things to Do After Installing a Distro

        We tend to do the same old tasks every time we install a new distro. Oftentimes, regardless of what distro you’re installing, the post-installation tasks are pretty much the same.

      • idroot

        • ID RootHow To Install Certbot on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

          In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Certbot on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. In today’s digital age, ensuring the security of your website is paramount.

        • ID RootHow To Install OpenLDAP on Debian 12

          In this tutorial, we will show you how to install OpenLDAP on Debian 12. In the intricate landscape of modern IT infrastructure, efficient management of user data and authentication is crucial. OpenLDAP, an open-source implementation of the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol, offers a robust solution for centralizing user information.

        • ID RootHow To Install CyberPanel on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

          In this tutorial, we will show you how to install CyberPanel on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. In the ever-evolving landscape of SEO, website performance plays a pivotal role in determining search engine rankings. CyberPanel, a cutting-edge control panel, offers a comprehensive suite of tools to optimize your website’s performance on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS.

      • Own HowToHow to change icon theme on Debian 12 XFCE

        If you have installed XFCE desktop environment on your Debian 12 system, and you are wondering whether you can change the default icons themes on your Desktop, yes you can, you can easily change the default icons from your system settings, without having to download any additional tool.

      • Red HatDrop git pull for fetch and rebase

        I would like to explain why the git pull command is not to be used lightly and to question whether it is ever needed. The git pull command may look harmless, but it is used in ways that often leave a fair amount of mess. I will discuss safer alternatives. This article is for beginner to intermediate Git users looking to extend their skills in using pull requests and merge requests when collaborating on a project.

      • DebugPointHow to Install Themes in Linux Mint Cinnamon

        Linux Mint is a fantastic open-source operating system known for its user-friendly interface and robust performance. One of the most pleasant facts of using Linux Mint is the ability to customize its look and feel to suit your preferences. One way to do this is by installing themes, which can completely transform your desktop experience.

        This article'll walk you through the simple steps to install themes in Linux Mint (Cinnamon edition).

      • How to Find LibreOffice and OpenOffice Version

        If you're looking for a free and open-source office suite, LibreOffice is a great option. It's a powerful alternative to commercial software such as Microsoft Office. It's important to know the version of any software you're using, including LibreOffice. Knowing your LibreOffice version is vital for troubleshooting, ensuring compatibility, and making the most of the latest features.

        This guide will guide you through finding your OpenOffice and LibreOffice version on various operating systems.

    • Games

      • HackadayQuake 2 Ported To Apple Watch

        DOOM always seems to spontaneously appear on any new device the day it’s released. From printers to industrial robots to pregnancy tests, it always makes its way on anything with an integrated circuit and a screen. But that’s not the only 90s video game with a cult following and and ability to run on hardware never intended for gaming. The early Quake games are still remarkably popular, and the second installment of this series was recently brought to the Apple Watch thanks to [ByteOverlord].

      • GamingOnLinuxDOOM Eternal removed Denuvo and it plays great on Steam Deck

        With all the new amazing games coming out basically every month, lets not forget some slightly older games worth playing. Like DOOM Eternal, that just removed Denuvo Anti-Tamper.

      • GamingOnLinuxLinux continues rising above 3% desktop user share on Statcounter

        Another month, another set of stats showing that Linux desktop seems to be doing better than ever. According to Statcounter, the Linux share has risen once again. A great sign for the health of the platform with more people using it.

      • GamingOnLinuxMerciless survival roguelite turn-based city builder 'Dotage' releases in October

        With a vision of a doomed future, you set off to build a new village in Dotage. Blending together a city-builder, with turn-based progress merged in with a survival roguelite? Sign me up. Sounds wild.

      • GamingOnLinuxDREAMM emulator for classic LucasArts games v2.1 out with Linux support

        DREAMM is another project focused on keeping classic games alive, designed originally for preserving classic DOS, Windows, and FM-Towns LucasArts games. After a previous Beta release added initial Linux support, the developer has released€ DREAMM 2.1 now with the Linux support added in along with plenty of other enhancements.

      • GamingOnLinuxGirl Genius: Adventures In Castle Heterodyne is out now

        Rain Games developer of Teslagrad has just released Girl Genius: Adventures In Castle Heterodyne, an action adventure game based on the graphic novel series, Girl Genius, by authors Phil & Kaja Foglio. This follows the successful Kickstarter campaign for the game in 2020 where they gained€ $256K in funding.

      • GamingOnLinuxSteam will soon show better controller support details like for PlayStation controllers

        Valve has announced to developers that they're going to be rolling out better ways to show off controller support for games on Steam.

    • Desktop Environments/WMs

      • K Desktop Environment/KDE SC/Qt

        • Make Tech Easier5 System Administration Tools for KDE

          Keeping any computer system running can be some work. It would be nice if we never had to do any type of maintenance or troubleshooting, but no operating system has reached that point. Although Linux is known for being home to many extraordinarily powerful terminal administration applications, the KDE desktop environment provides several graphical tools that do the same job.

          Here are a number of applications that are included in the KDE suite that will help you with system administration.

        • Nate GrahamSeptember Plasma 6 update

          A month has passed since the last Plasma 6 status update, so it’s time for another one!

          First, what you’ve all been waiting for: a release date! We’ve decided that Plasma 6 will be released in early February of 2024. We don’t have a specific day targeted yet, but it’ll be in that timeframe. I’m feeling quite confident that the release will be in excellent shape by then! It’s already in good shape right now. 5 months should provide enough of a runway for a solid final release.

        • DrKonqi Developer Notifications

          For a while now DrKonqi has a special developer notification system when used in combination with coredumpd. I just realized I never told anyone about it though.

          It’s terribly simple: When used with coredumpd, parts of DrKonqi implicitly look at all crashes that pertain to your current user. Because of that it can also notify on all crashes, not just the KDE-related ones. Obviously it can’t report bugs or anything but sometimes, as a developer, it’s nice to know when things explode.

      • GNOME Desktop/GTK

        • Unicorn Media Why Your Favorite Extension Might Not Work With Gnome 45
          Dyed-in-the-wool Gnome users who have their desktop all tricked-out with carefully selected Gnome extensions might want to do some research before upgrading to Gnome 45, which will be released two weeks from today. Why? Because the gnomes at Gnome have been busy making some changes as to how things work in their world, which means your favorite extension won’t work in the next release unless it’s been upgraded by its developers.

          Here’s the deal: in the next release, the folks at Gnome will be adopting standard JavaScript modules, known as ECMAScript Modules or ESMs, as the desktop environment’s main way to manage and organize code. While this will be good for Gnome in the long run, since it’ll make it easier for Gnome devs to work with all the major JavaScript engines, in the short term it means that the extensions you’re running now won’t work in Gnome 45 without some serious tweaking from the extension’s developers.

        • Sam Thursfield: Quickball media server v2

          As a Linux hacker-type I am often searching for some way to apply my rather specialized skillset to a real world problem. And I am always after some sovereignty over my music collection. So I came up with the idea to make some kind of music player using a Raspberry Pi in an old radio case.

        • Sriyansh Shivam: GSoC 2023: Final Report

          Hello to everyone.

          So this is the final report on the work I completed throughout the Google Summer of Code contribution period (May-September). There's a lot to share and discuss, but I'll try to keep this brief.


          Sonny Piers and Andy Holmes


          Make GNOME Platform demos for Workbench

        • Jean-François Fortin TamJean-François Fortin Tam: Help us make GNOME Calendar rock-solid by expanding the test suite!

          GNOME Calendar 45 will be a groundbreaking release in terms of UX (more on that later?), performance, and to some extent, reliability (we’ve at least solved two complex crashers recently, including a submarine Cthulhu crasher heisenbug and its offspring)… and yet, I think this might be “just the beginning” of a new era. And a beginning… is a very delicate time.

          If you’ve tried to use GNOME Calendar in the past decade or so, you’ve certainly encountered one of the many bugs related to timezones, daylight saving time, and all of that crazy stuff that would make Tom Scott curl up in a corner and cry. But it doesn’t have to be that way, and in fact, there is a way for anyone who knows a bit of C programming to help us build the tools to solve this mission-critical problem.

          Today, I’d like to urge you to help in writing some automated tests.
          The sooner our test suite can grow, the faster we can make GNOME Calendar rock-solid.

  • Distributions and Operating Systems

  • Free, Libre, and Open Source Software

    • Web Browsers/Web Servers

      • Daniel StenbergBogus CVE follow-ups

        On August 26 I posted details here on my blog about the bogus curl issue CVE-2020-19909. Luckily, it got a lot of attention and triggered discussions widely. Maybe I helped shed light on the brittleness of this system. This was not a unique instance and it was not the first time it happened. This has been going on for years.

      • Mozilla

        • OMG UbuntuFirefox for Linux Adds Rounded Bottom Corners

          Getting official support means you’ll no longer need to use a third-party GNOME extension to force rounded corners in the browser.

          The change will help Firefox look more ‘at home’ when run windowed on Ubuntu and on other Linux distros that use GNOME and/or ship large sets of modern GTK apps.

          Here’s how Firefox (stable) looks in Ubuntu 23.10...

        • MozillaIt’s Official: Cars Are the Worst Product Category We Have Ever Reviewed for Privacy

          Ah, the wind in your hair, the open road ahead, and not a care in the world… except all the trackers, cameras, microphones, and sensors capturing your every move. Ugh. Modern cars are a privacy nightmare.

          Car makers have been bragging about their cars being “computers on wheels" for years to promote their advanced features. However, the conversation about what driving a computer means for its occupants' privacy hasn’t really caught up. While we worried that our doorbells and watches that connect to the internet might be spying on us, car brands quietly entered the data business by turning their vehicles into powerful data-gobbling machines. Machines that, because of their all those brag-worthy bells and whistles, have an unmatched power to watch, listen, and collect information about what you do and where you go in your car.

        • LWNMozilla: It’s Official: Cars Are the Worst Product Category We Have Ever Reviewed for Privacy

          Proof, once again, that running Linux does not automatically make a device privacy-friendly.

        • Karl Dubost: Molly

          Molly passed away at 60.

          A blog post of this nature is never easy. She was so larger than life that she puts a print on each of us, who have discovered the Web early on.

          My first discovery of Molly Holzschlag was through the WebTechniques magazine published from 1996 to 2002. This was a real magazine about the Web. You would recognize early writers like Laura Lemay, Lynda Weinman, etc. She had a column there called Integrated Design. She started writing it on Web Techniques. September 1999.

        • Security Week25 Major Car Brands Get Failing Marks From Mozilla for Security and Privacy

          Mozilla has analyzed the privacy and security of 25 major car brands and found that they collect a lot of data and can share it or sell it to third parties.€ 

        • Vice Media GroupEvery New Car Is a 'Privacy Nightmare,' Mozilla Researchers Conclude

          Modern cars are a “privacy nightmare” that collect vast troves of personal data and demand owners allow manufacturers to share or sell highly sensitive information such as disability status, genetic information, facial templates, and even sexual activity, according to a Mozilla Foundation analysis of car company privacy policies.

    • Productivity Software/LibreOffice/Calligra

      • How to Change UI Language in LibreOffice and OpenOffice

        LibreOffice is an open-source office suite that offers robust tools for word processing, spreadsheet management, presentations, and more.

        One of its standout features is the ability to customize the user interface (UI) language to your desired language preference. This feature is particularly useful for users worldwide who prefer working in their native language or another language they're comfortable with. In this article, we'll guide you through the simple steps of changing the UI language in LibreOffice, so you can enjoy a more personalized software experience.

      • 9to5LinuxLibreOffice 7.5.6 Office Suite Released with More Than 50 Bug Fixes

        LibreOffice 7.5.6 is here almost two months after the LibreOffice 7.5.5 point release and addresses a total of 53 bugs that have been reported by users or discovered by the LibreOffice developers in the LibreOffice 7.5 series.

        LibreOffice 7.5 arrived in February 2023 with new features and enhancements like dark mode support, new application and MIME-type icons, an enhanced Single Toolbar UI, improved PDF Export, and more.

      • New “LibreOffice Expert” magazines available for schools and communities

        Recently, Linux New Media released an updated version of its “LibreOffice Expert” magazine, which contains tutorials, tips and tricks about LibreOffice. And some articles were contributed by members of the LibreOffice community! The magazines come with DVDs that include LibreOffice for Linux, Windows and macOS, alongside extra templates, extensions, videos and guidebooks.

    • Education

      • FSFCall for sessions for LibrePlanet 2024: Cultivating Community now open

        The call for sessions for LibrePlanet 2024: Cultivating Community, the sixteenth edition of the Free Software Foundation's (FSF) conference on ethical technology and user freedom, is open.

      • SparkFun ElectronicsChris's 12 Years at SparkFun

        SparkFun is 20 years old this year! We're lucky enough to have a bunch of employees that have been around for over 10 of those years, and we wanted to share their reflections on their time here with you. Today you'll be hearing from Chris McCarty (you may know him as One Chris Two Chris Red Chris Blue Chris).

    • Programming/Development

      • SICPI was wrong, 80 characters is fine

        If there should be 66 non-white space characters per line, then a line should be 66 * (average word length + 1) / (average word length) characters long to hold 66 non-white space characters, on average, if it’s displaying a run of words. In English, the average word length is about five. That gives us 79.2 characters per line.

      • Evan HahnHow does Swift decode "weird" JSON numbers?

        Swift has several number types like UInt64 and Double. Like most languages, these types can’t represent every possible number. For example, Int16 can only represent numbers between -32768 and 32767.

        The JSON specification has no such restriction. Numbers like 9999999999999999999999999999999999999999 or 0.00000000000000000000000000000000000001 are completely valid.

      • Jim Nielsen“Out of the Software Crisis”: Making Software

        Hence the idea of pivoting — and acquisitions. It’s about getting a team of people working in a system that can generate something of value, regardless of what the thing actually is. What is acquired (or acui-hired) is primarily the system of people working together and their capabilities, and only secondarily the (by)product of their work.

      • RlangCRAN Download counts

        I really like developing software and making my own life and work easier with it. But what I enjoy even more is to see others actually use it! So every now and then I look at CRAN download counts of my R packages. I’m not in any top-10 rankings or anything. But that was also never the point. I just like sharing my knowledge and see others use it!

      • Python

        • Seth Michael LarsonVisualizing the CPython Release Process

          Last week I met with the CPython Developer-in-Residence and Release Manager Łukasz Langa to discuss the release process for CPython (detailed in PEP 101). Everything I learned I've documented below and will be proposing enhancements like introducing additional hardening for the release process and capturing Software Bill of Materials for the build process and the final built artifacts.

      • Java

        • Red HatQuarkus extensions give Java dependencies superpowers

          Quarkus extensions are one of Quarkus' best hidden-in-plain-sight features.€ Read on to learn how Quarkus extensions give Java superpowers and how you can get started with them.€ € 

          What are Quarkus extensions?

          Quarkus extensions are essentially adapter layers for Java-based libraries or technologies that enhance your application.

          However, the scope of Quarkus extensions goes well beyond "just" importing dependent libraries. They can significantly increase the application's performance, help developers be more productive while developing their applications, integrate complex dependencies much easier, and simplify the application's source code.

          Examples of Quarkus extensions include the Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) libraries, OpenAPI generators, Kubernetes manifest generators, and Apache Camel components. But there are many, many more. € 

          Quarkus extensions enhance app performance
      • Rust

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[Meme] Fake European Patents Helped Fund the War on Ukraine
The European Patent Office (EPO) does not serve the interests of Europe
European Patent Office (EPO) Has Serious Safety Issues, This New Report Highlights Some of Them
9-page document that was released to staff a couple of days ago
IRC Proceedings: Saturday, April 20, 2024
IRC logs for Saturday, April 20, 2024
Over at Tux Machines...
GNU/Linux news for the past day
Microsoft-Run FUD Machine Wants Nobody to Pay Attention to Microsoft Getting Cracked All the Time
Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt (FUD) is the business model of "modern" media
Torvalds Fed Up With "AI" Passing Fad, Calls It "Autocorrect on Steroids."
and Microsoft pretends that it is speaking for Linux
Gemini Links 21/04/2024: Minecraft Ruined
Links for the day