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  • GNU/Linux

    • Audiocasts/Shows

    • Kernel Space

      • The Register UKLinux gains ability to repair exFAT drives • The Register [Ed: Describing Linux in Microsoft terms]

        In case you thought the FAT filesystem died out with Windows ME – and good riddance – we have bad news for you. Several versions of it are alive, well, and essential to modern PCs, cameras, phones, fondleslabs, and more. The good news is, you’ll soon be able to fix the FS with Linux.

    • Applications

      • 9to5LinuxOBS Studio 28.1 Released with Updated NVENC Presets, Virtual Camera Improvements

        OBS Studio 28.1 is here two months after OBS Studio 28.0 and introduces updated NVENC presets by splitting them into three different settings, namely Preset, Tuning, and Multipass mode. The Multipass mode comes with three settings itself, namely Disabled, Quarter Resolution, and Full Resolution, and it’s used to determine if a second pass is used in encoding.

        On the other hand, the Tuning mode is used to determine if latency or quality will be prioritized during encoding, and it also comes with three settings, namely High Quality, Low Latency, and Ultra Low Latency. In addition, NVENC presets are now marked as P1 to P7 from the lowest to highest quality.

      • Orc 0.4.33 release

        The GStreamer team is pleased to announce another release of liborc, the Optimized Inner Loop Runtime Compiler.

      • OpenSource.comGet started with Parseable, an open source log storage and observability platform | Opensource.com

        Log data is one of the fastest-growing segments across data storage. It’s also one of the most complicated spaces. There are several products and solutions with overlapping use cases and confusing marketing.

        This article looks at Parseable, a log storage and observability platform. Parseable is geared towards a better user experience, with an easy-to-deploy and use interface and a simple, cloud-native architecture. I’ll also show how to set up Parseable with FluentBit to store logs.

      • MedevelNext Share: Social Sharing Buttons For React Apps

        Next Share is a free library for React apps that allows developers to add social media sharing buttons for all popular networks with no effort.

      • MedevelRnote: Create Beautiful Handwritten notes and Sketches

        Rnote is an open-source vector-based drawing app for sketching, handwritten notes and to annotate documents and pictures. It is an ideal solution for students, teachers and those who own a drawing tablet, it provides features like PDF and picture import and export, an infinite canvas and an adaptive UI for big and small screens.


        Rnote is a Free Libre Open-source Software (FLOSS), it is released under the GPL-3.0 License.

    • Instructionals/Technical

      • OpenSource.comTransfer files and folders from Windows to Linux with WinSCP [Ed: Covering Windows instead of Linux again]
      • NextGenTipsHow to Dockerize a Django Application – NextGenTips

        In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to dockerize a Django application so that it will be in a position to run on any platform.

        Docker is a set of platform-as-a-service products that uses OS-level virtualization to deliver software in packages called containers.

        Docker containers allow an application to carry all its dependencies and to take the container anywhere you want it to run reliably be it a laptop, local data center, or on the cloud. What makes Docker very useful in today’s production ecosystem is very efficient and takes away repetitiveness and mundane configuration tasks. So build, share and run it anywhere.

      • Linux NightlyHow to Remove a Package on Manjaro – Linux Nightly

        There are times when we’re not happy with the programs we download and install and want to completely remove them from the system. In this tutorial, we will learn how to remove a package from Manjaro using pacman and GUI method.

      • Linux NightlyGet Public and Private IP in Kali Linux – Linux Nightly

        In this tutorial, we will learn how to get the information of our private and public IP addresses on Kali Linux via command line terminal and GUI.

        If you’re wondering what the difference is between a private and a public IP address, the answer is very simple. A private IP address is one that is connected to a local network and interacts with other devices on the same network. Whereas a public IP is an address that can be only identified on the Internet.

      • TecMintHow to Install and Use VirtualBox 7.0 in AlmaLinux

        In this guide, we will explore how to install VirtualBox 7.0 in AlmaLinux 9 and AlmaLinux 8 distributions to create guest virtual machines using an ISO image file.

        Currently owned and maintained by Oracle, Oracle VM VirtualBox is one of the world’s most popular open-source virtualization platforms that enables users to create virtual machines from the underlying computer hardware.

      • TecMintHow to Install PostgreSQL and pgAdmin in RHEL 9

        In this article, you will learn how to install the PostgreSQL 15 database server and pgAdmin 4 in RHEL 9 Linux distribution.

        PostgreSQL is a powerful, widely-used, open-source, multi-platform, and advanced object-relational database system known for its proven architecture, reliability, data integrity, robust feature set, and extensibility.

        pgAdmin is an advanced, open-source, full-featured, and web-based administration and management tool for the PostgreSQL database server.

      • FOSSLinuxHow to navigate through panes in Tmux | FOSS Linux

        The quick and adaptable command terminal is one of the most defining aspects that distinguishes Linux distributions from other operating systems. The command terminal enables users to carry out complicated commands with only a few lines. That being said, there may be occasions when a single terminal screen is insufficient for your work. However, there are programs available for free to assist you in overcoming this obstacle.

        The ability to move between terminal windows is one of Tmux’s most noticeable features. Switching between Tmux windows and panes will help you handle your commands and shell scripts more effectively. This article will teach you how to browse via various panes in Tmux. Besides, we shall briefly cover this application’s installation and initialization. Therefore, continue reading this article guide to learn more about this subject matter.

      • UNIX CopHow To Install TradingView on Ubuntu 20.04 | 22.04 LTS

        TradingView is a social media network , analysis platform and mobile app for traders and investors . The company was founded in 2011 and today has offices in New York, London and Russia. In 2018, TradingView completed a $37 million Series B round led by Insight Partners, and in 2019 they acquired TradeIT . To date, the company ranks in the top 130 websites globally according to Alexa , and has over 10 million active monthly users.

      • UNIX CopHow To Install Photivo on Ubuntu 20.04 | 22.04 LTS

        In this guide, we will show you how to install Photivo on Ubuntu systems.

        Photivo is a free and open source (GPL3) photo processor. It handles your RAW files as well as your bitmap files (TIFF, JPEG, BMP, PNG and many more) in a non-destructive 16 bit processing pipe with gimp workflow integration and batch mode.

        So, Photivo tries to provide the best algorithms available; even if this implies some redundancy. So, to my knowledge, it offers the most flexible and powerful denoise, sharpen and local contrast (fake HDR) algorithms in the open source world. (If not, let’s port them Although, to get the desired results, there may be a quite steep learning curve .

      • FOSSLinuxHow to change colors in Tmux | FOSS Linux

        The open-source terminal multiplexer Tmux is designed for Unix-like operating systems. It enables the use of several terminal sessions in a single window simultaneously. It is handy for executing many command-line programs concurrently. The GNU screen can be replaced with the terminal multiplexer Tmux. A Tmux session may be created, and many windows can be opened inside of it. Each window occupies the entire screen and has two rectangular panes. Users can start a process, change to another, disconnect, and return to an ongoing process.

        Tmux makes it simple to move between several apps on one terminal and to detach and reattach them to another terminal. Because Tmux sessions are persistent, they will still run even if you are disconnected.

      • UNIX CopHow To Install Jupyter on Ubuntu 20.04 | 22.04 LTS

        Project Jupyter is a project with goals to develop open-source software, open standards, and services for interactive computing across multiple programming languages. It was spun off from IPython in 2014 by Fernando Pérez and Brian Granger. Project Jupyter’s name is a reference to the three core programming languages supported by Jupyter, which are Julia, Python and R. Its name and logo are an homage to Galileo’s discovery of the moons of Jupiter, as documented in notebooks attributed to Galileo. Project Jupyter has developed and supported the interactive computing products Jupyter Notebook, JupyterHub, and JupyterLab. Jupyter is financially sponsored by NumFOCUS.

      • RoseHostingUsing Top, Du, and Netstat as Tools to Monitor Server Resources – RoseHosting

        The du is a shortcut of disk usage, the top is used for showing the running processes, and netstat is for printing network connections, routing tables, interface statistics, masquerade connections, etc. We will explain these commands with real examples, and we will use Ubuntu 20.04 as OS in this tutorial, but you can choose any Linux distro per your choice. Let’s get started!

      • UNIX CopHow To Install Audacious on Ubuntu 20.04 | 22.04 LTS

        In this article, we will show you how to install Audacious on Ubuntu systems.

        Audacious is a free and open-source audio player software with a focus on low resource use, high audio quality, and support for a wide range of audio formats. It is designed primarily for use on POSIX-compatible Unix-like operating systems, with limited support for Microsoft Windows. Audacious is the default audio player in Ubuntu Studio, and was the default music player in Lubuntu until October 2018, when it was replaced with VLC.

      • UNIX CopHow To Install Ristretto on Ubuntu 20.04 | 22.04 LTS

        In this guide, we will show you how to install Ristretto on Ubuntu systems.

        The Ristretto Image Viewer is an application that can be used to view, and scroll through images. It can be used to run a slideshow of images, open images with other applications like an image-editor or configure an image as the desktop wallpaper.

        The image types supported by Ristretto are those supported by the gdk-pixbuf library. This library itself supports a number of basic image types (JPEG, PNG, TIFF, etc.), but then relies on optional libraries to extend the range of supported image types. This means that you will have to install these libraries yourself to extend the range of image types supported by Ristretto. Examples: libwmf, libopenraw, libavif, libheif, libjxl, librsvg, webp-pixbuf-loader.

    • Games

    • Desktop Environments/WMs

  • Distributions and Operating Systems

    • New Releases

      • OSMC’s October update is here – OSMC

        Last month, we released our September update with Debian Bullseye as well as a number of improvements in the process.

        It was a significant update, and despite the extensive testing, issues were reported and we’ve worked hard to get them solved and roll them up promptly. We planned to release this update on Sunday, but we experienced some infrastructure issues that prevented this.

      • It’s FOSSLinux Lite 6.2 Released

        Linux Lite is a popular lightweight Windows-like distro that gives users a familiar operating system.

        The latest release, Linux Lite 6.2, is based on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS and has brought forward a variety of changes to the UI along with various bug fixes.

      • It’s UbuntuLinux Lite 6.2 Officially Released | Itsubuntu.com

        Linux Lite 6.2 is now available for download. Based on Ubuntu 22.04.01 LTS, Linux Lite 6.2 is powered by a lightweight Xfce 4.16 desktop environment.

    • Fedora, CentOS, and Red Hat

      • Enterprisers ProjectEdge computing: 5 must-have career skills | The Enterprisers Project

        One unscientific way to track an IT trend’s growth: Keep tabs on hiring and recruiting. When a term seems to become a job market unto itself – DevOps is a fantastic recent example – it’s probably got staying power.

        Plug the term “edge computing” into sites like LinkedIn, Glassdoor, or Indeed and you’ll get a mix of different IT roles and titles, most of which don’t actually include the term “edge” in the title.

        That makes sense since edge computing is more of a distributed computing architecture than it is a job title. But like with some other big terms before it – DevOps (again) and cloud come to mind – it seems destined to eventually make its way into more job titles, a la “edge architect” or “edge IoT developer.”

      • Fedora ProjectCPE Quarterly Update Q3 2022 – Fedora Community Blog

        This is a summary of the work done on initiatives by the CPE Team. Each quarter CPE Team together with CentOS and Fedora community representatives chooses initiatives that will be worked on in this quarter. The CPE Team is then split into multiple smaller sub-teams that will work on chosen initiatives + day to day work that needs to be done.

        This update is made from infographics and detailed updates. If you want to just see what’s new, check the infographics. If you want more details, continue reading.

      • Red HatHow Kamelets simplify Camel integrations on Kubernetes | Red Hat Developer

        Learn about the advantages and types of Kamelets configuration files which simplify connections to external systems.

      • TecAdminUpgrade Fedora: A Step-by-Step Guide For Beginners – TecAdmin

        If you’re a new user of Fedora, you might not be aware that it comes in different versions. The latest version of Fedora is referred to as the ‘primary’ version and is called the ‘Current’ version. This means that there are previous versions released by the developers that users can upgrade to from a lower version. In this article, we look at how to upgrade your Fedora version. Read on for more information…


        Nowadays, there is nothing better than using Linux because it has many benefits that are not available to users using other operating systems. One of the best things about using Linux is that you can easily upgrade the version of this operating system between different releases. Many users often wonder how they can upgrade the version of their Linux operating system because this process can be done easily. This article explains how you can upgrade the version of your Fedora Linux operating system.

    • Debian Family

    • Canonical/Ubuntu Family

    • Open Hardware/Modding

      • ArduinoInteractive Halloween costume lets passersby play Wordle | Arduino Blog

        You’re probably already familiar with the game Wordle — it was a hit in 2021 and then took the world by storm when The New York Times purchased it in 2022. The gameplay is simple to understand, but still challenging. Players have to identify a word through trial and error by making guesses to identify matching letters and letter positions. Ches’ Halloween costume called “Hallo Wordl” lets passersby play a physical version of the game.

        Hallo Wordl’s gameplay is similar to standard Wordle, except that the words are all spooky. Those can include words like “ghost” or “foggy.” There doesn’t seem to be any dictionary checking, so players can enter a string of characters that isn’t a real world. But that isn’t a big deal when this mostly acts as an icebreaker for Halloween parties. Players can enter their guesses using a small 12-button keypad through T9-style typing (though there is no predictive text). That might stop gen-z from playing Hallo Wordl, but it provides a much more compact and affordable interface than a full keyboard.

  • Free, Libre, and Open Source Software

    • UbuntuWhat is OpenSearch? | Ubuntu

      OpenSearch is an open-source search and analytics suite. Developers build solutions for search, data observability, data ingestion and more using OpenSearch.

      Another popular use case is log analytics. You take the logs from applications, servers and network elements, feed them into OpenSearch, and use the rich search and visualisation functionality to identify issues. For example, a malfunctioning web server might throw a 500 error 0.5% of the time, which can be hard to spot unless you have a real-time graph of all the HTTP status codes the server has thrown in the past twenty-four hours. You can use OpenSearch Dashboards to build these kinds of visualisations from data in OpenSearch.

      OpenSearch is offered under the Apache Software Licence, version 2.0, which means it’s free, open source software and maintained by the community. OpenSearch and Dashboards were originally derived from Elasticsearch 7.10.2 and Kibana 7.10.2.

      Open source projects frequently come with very active communities. OpenSearch has had over 1.4 million downloads and thousands of stars across the 70+ GitHub repositories. There are 19 open-source associated community projects and OpenSearch has nearly 6 thousand stars on GitHub. The OpenSearch project is also listed in the top 5 search engines in DB engine rankings.

    • The Register UKOpen source’s totally non-secret weapon: Staying relevant • The Register

      Last week, one fundamental problem for IT cropped up in three very different stories. One story was Google’s parent Alphabet doing an internal audit of all its products on the back of falling profits. One was a highly critical look at Meta’s efforts to put business into VR. And one was Linus Torvalds getting cranky that the i486 architecture was still in Linux’s first-class lounge when it should be packed off to the Old Codes’ Home.


      It’s amazing how making money the motivator can break that down. One cost of being rich is that you can ignore the outside world, or see it as something to be bought. That shields against relevance to users. Meta wants everyone to work in the metaverse, and is denying the awkward fact that strapping shoeboxes to our heads is completely irrelevant to our day jobs. But guess how long a career at Meta will be for anyone who says so. Relevance is poison to big wrong projects, and the corporate immune system recognizes it as such.

      Another cost of plump revenues is that they become the only relevant things in your world. Google’s incoherent product strategy is the opportunity cost of management mindset soaking away into the sands of advertising revenue and the resulting wars with regulators and governments. Meta has the same besetting sin, it just minimizes proper strategic planning by declaring it a “vision” instead.

    • Content Management Systems (CMS)

      • MedevelYellow CMS: A Tiny PHP CMS for Fast Websites

        Yellow CMS or Datenstrom Yellow is a PHP based CMS solution for anyone who want to create a simple small website.

        It is easy to be installed either on a local machine or a web server. You can add features, languages, and themes. Datenstrom Yellow works as content management system and static site generator.

        Installing is unzipping one file, and you are ready to go. The most important things for small websites are included.


        GPL-2.0 Only.

    • Programming/Development

      • Dirk EddelbuettelDirk Eddelbuettel: RcppRedis 0.2.2 on CRAN: Maintenance and Enhancement

        A new minor release 0.2.2 of our RcppRedis package arrived on CRAN this evening. RcppRedis is one of several packages connecting R to the fabulous Redis in-memory datastructure store (and much more). RcppRedis does not pretend to be feature complete, but it may do some things faster than the other interfaces, and also offers an optional coupling with MessagePack binary (de)serialization via RcppMsgPack. The package has carried production loads for several years now.

      • Shell/Bash/Zsh/Ksh

        • Linux HandbookUsing If Else Statements in Awk

          AWK is a powerful scripting language that comes baked into the bash shell.

          It is extremely versatile and can be used to write all kinds of data extraction scripts.

          Conditional statements are an integral part of any programming or scripting language and AWK is no different.

          In this tutorial, I’ll show examples of using if-else statements in AWK. Here’s the sample data on which I base my examples.

  • Leftovers

    • Security

      • CyberRisk Alliance LLCAttackers searching for more bugs, using documents less and exfiltrating more data | SC Media

        Deep Instinct on Monday released its report on cybercrime during the first half of 2022 and found at least three important trends: Threat actors are using documents less and using LNK, HTML and archived email attachments; the industry experiences continued vulnerabilities in Windows and Linux despite earnest attempts to fix them; and attackers are doing more data exfiltration attacks that target third parties.

      • IT WireiTWire – Optus says will not pay users’ licence costs, only admin expenses

        Telco Singtel Optus has indicated that it will pay only the administrative costs incurred by VicRoads in issuing new licences — and not the costs of the licences themselves — to the hundreds of thousands affected by the disastrous data leak suffered by the company.

        A spokesperson from the telco said in response to a query asking whether it would pick up the tab for the licences: “Optus will cover the incremental costs to VicRoads associated with replacing Victorian driver’s licences where customers had a valid license compromised as a result of the cyber attack.”

        When the company was asked for a more direct statement, the response was: “Sorry, but unfortunately this line is all we can provide at this time. We will be in contact should our situation change.”

        VicRoads issued a statement on Saturday, saying it would issue new driving licences to 342,000 people in the state who were affected by the massive data breach.

    • AstroTurf/Lobbying/Politics

      • Michael West MediaSNACC or NACC? What will be made public by the new anti-corruption commission? – Michael West

        Christian Porter’s blind trust, Barnaby Joyce’s $32,000 a day expenses as Drought Envoy, Angus Taylor’s Cayman Islands intrigue, Bridget McKenzie’s Sports Rorts, Scott Morrison’s suite of secret ministries, the Leppington Triangle Affair, tens of billions blown to smithereens in Defence spending. What will we get to see from a Federal ICAC, the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC)? Quite possibly none of that. Michael West talks with leading rortologist and former bureaucrat Jommy Tee.

        The government *is* the government. If it chose to investigate say Barnaby’s expenses or who got the $80m for the water rights from the company Angus Taylor kicked off in the Cayman Islands, it could demand information from the bureaucracy right now.

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