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  • GNU/Linux

    • Desktop/Laptop

    • Audiocasts/Shows

    • Kernel Space

    • Applications

      • Medevel15 Open Source Free Apps for Outdoor and Indoor Cycling

        Cycling is a popular sport, practiced by millions around the world. There are different types of bikes, and subdivisions as road, mountain, tour, gravel, and city.

        While there are no shortage of commercial non-free apps for cyclists, there are a limited number of usable free open-source apps for cyclists.

        Here, in this post, we offer you a list of the best open source free apps for hobby and professional cyclists, that you can download, setup, and use totally free of charge.

      • Make Use OfGhostwriter Could Be the Tool You Need to Write a Novel

        Writing is hard—especially if you're working from home. There are constant distractions: the washing machine's on its final spin cycle, the dogs need to be walked, and the kids are due back from school in an hour.

        Sitting in front of your PC, you have a blank Google doc open in front of you, but there are also open tabs for Facebook, Wikipedia, your favorite news outlet, and a dozen or so other notification-enabled tabs.

    • Instructionals/Technical

      • HowTo ForgeHow to monitor VMware vSphere with Checkmk

        Monitoring your virtualized server environments is the ideal way to ensure optimal utilization of hardware resources and the best possible performance...

      • ID RootHow To Install DeaDBeeF on Manjaro 21 - idroot

        In this tutorial, we will show you how to install DeaDBeeF on Manjaro 21. For those of you who didn’t know, DeaDBeeF (as in 0xDEADBEEF) is a modular cross-platform audio player which runs on Linux distributions, macOS, and Windows systems. It’s free software released under “GNU General Public License” (GPL).

        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 DeaDBeeF audio player on a Manjaro 21 (Ornara).

      • TechRepublicHow to deploy Nextcloud 25 on Ubuntu Server 22.04 | TechRepublic

        Jack Wallen shows you how easy it is to deploy the latest iteration of Nextcloud, which includes the exciting new Nextcloud Hub 3.

        Nextcloud is always pushing the envelope of what on-premises cloud servers can be and do. With their latest release, Nextcloud shifts some of the focus to digital well-being with the help of a complete redesign of the UI. There’s more personalization, more universal access, much-improved applications, a built-in photo uploader and editor, AI-powered facial and object recognition for uploaded photos, improved Talk, a more performant email client, better contact organization and more.

      • UbuntubuzzHow To Install Ubuntu 22.10 with Dualboot UEFI and External Disk Methods

        This tutorial will help you install Ubuntu 22.10 operating system into your computer explained with pictures step by step. Codenamed Kinetic Kudu, it is the latest version of Ubuntu, the world most popular OS from the FOSS community. By reading this tutorial, you will be able to install Ubuntu into you PC and laptop in easy and safe ways without worry of accidentally deleting data. Now let's exercise and happy installing!

      • OMG UbuntuHow I Fixed My Blurry Firefox on HiDPI + Wayland - OMG! Ubuntu!

        The 2K screen on my “main” Ubuntu laptop is pin sharp but, alas, Mozilla Firefox is not!

        I’m not saying the browser looks awful. It’s perfectly usable. Heck, I reckon a fair number of people would struggle to see any issue at all.

        But I do.

        To my eyes, all fonts within the UI and within web content are slightly blurry. Not incomprehensibly so but they are noticeably softer. The same is true of window controls, buttons, and other icons rendered in the browser. They do not appear as crisp or as pixel-perfect as the rest of the GNOME desktop or native GTK apps.

        Now, I’ve no idea how “widespread” this issue is as blurry fonts in a browser on Linux could be caused by a number of things. Plus, I do use Wayland, I do have fractional scaling enabled (125% btw), and I do run development builds of Firefox.

        Either way, I found the blurry fonts jarring and wanted to fix it.

      • TechRepublicHow to create files from your clipboard in Linux | TechRepublic

        Jack Wallen offers up a Linux desktop tip that can help make just about any Linux workflow considerably easier.

        Have you ever needed to save the contents of your clipboard for later usage? When that happens, you probably open a new text document or note, paste the contents to the file and save the file for later usage. What if there was another way?

      • Make Tech EasierHow to Use the dig Command in Linux - Make Tech Easier

        As an administrator, you may find yourself managing a network of Linux servers. The dig command is one of the most basic and important commands that you should know when working with DNS servers. In this tutorial, we show you how to use the dig command through a series of easy-to-follow examples.

      • Linux NightlyHow to Install VLC on Ubuntu 22.04 - Linux Nightly

        Learn how to install VLC Media Player on Ubuntu 22.04 using terminal commands apt and snap, or via GUI in Ubuntu Software Center.

      • Make Use OfHow to Install Ubuntu on a USB Drive

        If you want a portable Linux installation that you can use on the go, consider installing Ubuntu on a USB drive.

        Ubuntu's name pops up whenever you think of Linux distributions. Over the years, Ubuntu has become the next best OS for many users, who want a reliable alternative to Windows. Ubuntu is lightweight compared to Windows and doesn't need a jacked-up laptop or desktop to run smoothly.

        But can you install and run Ubuntu from a USB drive? Yes, it is possible to install Ubuntu on a flash drive so you can have a portable version of Ubuntu that you can plug into any system and use when needed.

      • Linux NightlyHow to Install Spotify on Ubuntu 22.04 - Linux Nightly

        Learn how to install Spotify on Ubuntu 22.04 via terminal with apt and snap, or via GUI in Ubuntu Software Center.

      • LinuxiacHow to Install AUR Packages in Arch Linux

        This comprehensive article shows how to use the yay command to easily install packages from AUR (Arch User Repository) in Arch Linux.

        Arch Linux is an independently developed Linux distribution that strives to provide the latest stable versions of most software by following a rolling release model.

        Due to its unlimited customization options and the complete control it gives users, Arch enjoys a vast user base and is one of the major desktop-oriented Linux distributions today.

        Arch uses the Pacman package manager to install, update, and remove the software from its official repositories. Moreover, in addition to these repos, Arch Linux offers AUR, which is one of the most significant advantages of Arch Linux and makes the difference between Arch and the other Linux distros.

        However, it can be confusing for new Arch users to understand why Arch has different software repositories, what they are, and what the differences are. So, before we go any further, let’s explain what an AUR repository is and what it gives us.

      • ID RootHow To Install Yarn on Rocky Linux 9 - idroot

        In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Yarn on Rocky Linux 9. For those of you who didn’t know, Yarn (Yet Another Resource Navigator) is a package manager for JavaScript environments. It is an alternative to the NPM package manager and was developed by Facebook in collaboration with Google, Tilde, and Expo Dev. Yarn improves on many aspects of the standard NPM client. That is, although the functionality is similar, Yarn adds certain enhancements that make the process easier.

        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 Laravel Package Manager on Rocky Linux. 9.

      • Linux Made SimpleHow to install Reaper on a Chromebook

        Today we are looking at how to install Reaper on a Chromebook.

        If you have any questions, please contact us via a YouTube comment and we would be happy to assist you!

      • TechRepublicGain Persistent SSH Connections with the Help of Mosh | TechRepublic

        Jack Wallen shows you how to keep an SSH connection alive, so you can work uninterrupted.

        How many times have you been taking care of some critical admin work, only to have your Secure Shell connection broken? It happens for all sorts of reasons and when it does, bad things can happen. I’ve had it happen in the middle of a kernel compilation and had no idea where the process was when I finally reconnected. Although that situation worked itself out, there are plenty of instances where it might not.

      • Linux.orgVirtualBox Networking |

        Most of you may wonder, “Has Jarret lost his mind? What is he talking about, VirtualBox Networking? Everyone knows how to set up networking under VirtualBox!”. I’d say most days, yes, I have lost my mind. But anyway, about VirtualBox Networking…

      • Linux HintHow to Install KVM on Linux Mint 21?

        “Today, we will learn how to install KVM on Linux Mint 21 using the command line. KVM is a complete virtualization solution for Linux on x86 hardware. Using this, we can easily create Virtual Machines just like we do in VMware or VirtualBox. The best part about KVM is that it is open source and more efficient than its rival virtualization solutions.”

        We have used basic Linux commands implemented on Linux Mint’s Terminal to install KVM. Let’s see how it is done!

      • Linux HintHow to Use the scp (Secure Copy) Command to Transfer Files

        This tutorial explains how to use the scp (Secure Copy) command to transfer files between computers.

        The scp command is available on all Linux, Unix, and Windows systems. Its implementation will in all probability improve and ease the networking experience.

        Security is provided by the ssh protocol.

        This command allows us to transfer files reliably and securely from a computer to another. Together with the sftp command, also protected by the ssh protocol, scp is one of the most safe file transference techniques.

        After reading this article, the reader will be able to easily share and fetch files with single commands.

        All practical examples in this tutorial contain screenshots, making it easy for every Linux user to understand how commands are applied.

      • Linux HintHow to Use the sftp Command in Linux

        This tutorial explains how to connect and transfer files through the sftp protocol in Linux, as well as securing by implementing security measures.

        The sftp command is one of the most useful tools for every network user, including domestic users. This command can be also implemented in Windows systems, making it attractive for every network type.

        This is one of the main command line tools to securely share files between computers. Additionally, to downloading and uploading files and directories, the user can remotely change permissions, remove, and rename files and more.

        SFTP is a command which definitely will improve the networking experience from the command line.

        After reading this article and applying examples (They also can be reproduced in a virtual machine), the reader will know how to configure Linux systems to transfer files with the sftp command, both in interactive mode and command line.

        The content is valid for all Linux distributions and includes real scenario screenshots, making it easy for all readers to understand how commands are applied independently of the previous knowledge level.

      • Red Hat OfficialHow to replace Telnet and FTP with SSH and SFTP to help protect your network | Enable Sysadmin

        In my previous article, I showed how to replace clear-text and other insecure network protocols with more secure options. I used the example of replacing HTTP with€ HTTPS, and in this article, I explain how to switch FTP for SFTP and Telnet for SSH.

      • Linux CapableHow to Install DeaDBeeF Player on Manjaro 21 Linux

        DeaDBeeF is an audio player for Linux, Android, and other UNIX-like operating systems. It’s free software released under “GNU General Public License” (GPL). This tutorial will show you how to install it on your system!

      • Trend OceansHow to Speed Up a VPN Connection on Linux - TREND OCEANS

        No one can disagree with the fact that VPNs have been a necessity these days. And this necessity arises from different countries’ banning different sites and apps from their countries. But by using a VPN, you can overcome this problem.

      • CitizixHow to install and set up Gitlab CE Server on Alma/Rocky Linux 9

        GitLab allows you to host an on-premise Git repository that can be accessed from either your local LAN or (if you have an available public IP address) from outside your company. GitLab is an open-source repository manager based on Rails developed by GitLab Inc.

      • Linux CapableHow to Install Audacious on Manjaro Linux

        Audacious is an open-source audio player that lets you listen to your favorite music whenever without stealing resources from other tasks on the computer. With drag ‘n’ drop functionality, it’s easy enough for anyone in any situation! You can also use different skins like Winamp Classic. The following tutorial will demonstrate how to install Audacious using two methods using the command line terminal – pamac and yay package managers.

      • OpenSource.comTransfer files and folders from Windows to Linux with PSCP |

        Are you looking for a way to quickly transfer files from your Windows computer to your Linux computer and back again? The open source PSCP utility makes it easy to transfer files and folders, and of course it's open source.

    • Games

      • Boiling SteamSteam Next Fest: The Big Recap (29 Games Tested) - Boiling Steam

        During my childhood, PC magazines would come with CDs full of game demos and other shareware contents. Demos became my favorite way to learn about novelties and help me decide if I should purchase the full version. It was a small glimpse into the offer without major compromise. The developers had to make a really compelling argument in the form of a short gameplay experience. That is why, during my reviews, I always suggest you to play the demo if it is available.

        Hence, comes Steam Next Fest: multi-day celebration where we can try demos of projects to be released. And we, the Boiling Steam crew, decided to go through plenty of them to get a better understanding of what is coming next. So, down below you will see the game name, if it runs on Linux, and a short few sentence review.

        One thing worth mentioning is that the same way that game distribution has changed, so have the demos. Not all of them are there to convince you of the quality of the game, some of them are akin to a technical alpha or a proof of concept from the author. While there is not necessarily a rank from better to worse in this list, I will try to list first games with more polished, that run well on Linux, and offer some interesting gameplay.

      • Make Use OfNobara Linux: A Bleeding-Edge Gaming Distro for Linux Beginners

        Nobara is a Fedora-based distribution that takes Linux gaming to the next level by offering relevant gaming-related configurations out of the box.

        One of the most often cited roadblocks for new users when it comes to switching over to Linux is the fact that it can be difficult to get many popular games up and running.

        If you’re one of those users, we’ve got some great news for you. Nobara Linux is looking to change all of that. Based on the popular leading-edge Linux distro Fedora, Nobara includes many tweaks, add-ons, and customizations designed to take all the headaches and hardships out of gaming on Linux.

        What really makes Nobara unique, however, is that the system is designed for the absolute Linux novice.

    • Desktop Environments/WMs

      • The Register UKLash#Cat9: A radical new Linux UI for keyboard warriors ● The Register

        Lash#Cat9 is a new type of typing-driven UI, which moves beyond terminal emulators. Cat9's power comes from its close interaction with its display server, Arcan. This picks up some of the ideas from X11 and Wayland then goes much further.

        If you know your way around Unix, the word "shell" has strong associations, but to get a handle on Cat9, you will have to let them all go. Conventional "shells" are programs that run inside a terminal emulator and let you enter commands. Cat9 is not that type of shell, and that means that most of the coverage of it misses the most important things about it. Saying that, Cat9 is definitely inspired by that sort of UI.

        Outside of the Unix world, "shell" is a much more general term. For example, the "Windows shell" is the whole GUI of the OS, as Wikipedia explains quite well. Cat9 isn't that kind of shell either – but combined with the Arcan display server, they have some common ground.

      • Make Use Of6 Desktop Environments You Can Install on Raspberry Pi OS

        Bored of the PIXEL desktop on Raspberry Pi OS? Stylish and lightweight alternative Linux desktop environments can be installed instead.

        Raspberry Pi OS is the default operating system for Raspberry Pi computers. While others can be installed, there is the risk of losing some Pi-specific functionality. You might also be running various projects on your Pi and don’t want to simply switch to a new OS.

        But what if you wanted a new look? Like other Linux distros, you can change the desktop environment on your Raspberry Pi.

      • K Desktop Environment/KDE SC/Qt

        • KDE Gear Snaps round 2 - Scarlett Gately Moore

          This week has also been a busy week gardening snap bugs in They are all over the place. I am trying to sort out getting them there own section. I have assigned all snap bugs I have found to myself and requested that this is default. If you have bugs, please report them at , for now under neon / Snaps.

  • Distributions and Operating Systems

    • SUSE/OpenSUSE

    • Red Hat / IBM

      • Enterprisers ProjectAI ethics: 4 things CIOs need to know

        Problems with artificial intelligence (AI) and ethics have been well publicized over the past few years. As AI becomes more pervasive, CIOs must be cognizant of ethical issues and look for ways to eliminate or reduce bias.

        The source of the problem is the data sets algorithms consume to inform decision-making. Too often, these data sets lead to outcomes biased around gender and race – from mortgage applications to healthcare and criminal sentencing. Therefore, more focus must be put on ensuring that the data sets utilized are fair, accurate, and free of bias.

      • Red Hat OfficialService Preview of Red Hat Advanced Cluster Security Cloud Service

        Container and Kubernetes adoption brings the promise of faster application development and delivery at larger scales -- however, it also brings with it new security challenges. Protecting cloud-native applications can require significant changes in how organizations approach IT security. They need to apply controls earlier in the application development lifecycle, use existing infrastructure to apply and enforce these controls, keep up with increasingly rapid release schedules, and more. Not just that, but it often needs to be done quickly, placing increased pressure on IT teams that are often already resource-strapped.

      • Red Hat OfficialOperationalizing distributed event-driven architectures

        Organizations are modernizing their application development, focusing on microservices and applications that are transforming their industries. As they differentiate their offerings and services, they constantly strive to build new innovative processes faster, automating workflows, and scaling solutions. By taking advantage of open source tools, developers are building new business use cases and incorporating distributed, event-driven architectures that help automate workflows.

      • Red Hat OfficialManaging Red Hat Enterprise Linux devices at the edge

        Red Hat creates tools to help you manage the lifecycle of your Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) edge devices easily. Edge management in the Red Hat Hybrid Cloud Console makes it easy to standardize, deploy and enhance the security posture throughout the lifecycle of all your edge devices.

      • Red Hat OfficialKube By Example launches new learning paths to help developers level up their CI/CD workflows with Argo CD and Tekton

        Like other KBE learning paths, these resources have been created and contributed by members of the broader Kubernetes community. In addition to the new courses, the site now features a community contributors page where users can learn more about — and interact with — their favorite Kube By Example instructors and KBE Insider guests. These instructors represent some of the best and brightest minds in the industry, and have volunteered their time and talent to teach others about Kubernetes and its vast ecosystem of technologies.

      • Red Hat OfficialAdvancing the next phase of container development with Podman Desktop

        Red Hat has been collaborating closely with the Podman community on the development and delivery of Podman Desktop, a new tool designed to help developers more easily interact with containers and pods running in Podman. Using a graphical user interface (GUI) in Podman Desktop, developers can install, configure and update their container engine.

        This builds on work we’ve done over the past few years to bring an enhanced set of container tools to Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat OpenShift, and making them the default choice to find, run, build, share and manage containers. For developers who also want to deploy on Kubernetes, Podman Desktop helps simplify the transition from containers to pods, and from pods to Kubernetes, providing a complete experience to more easily work with containers and Kubernetes using Linux, MacOS or Windows.

      • Red HatPodman expands to the Desktop | Red Hat Developer

        At KubeCon North America 2022, the Podman community unveiled introduced Podman Desktop, a new tool for developers. Podman Desktop allows developers to install, configure, and keep their container engine (Podman) up to date with a GUI. This convenient GUI enables users to interact with containers and pods running in Podman (Figure 1).

        Podman Desktop also provides an easy deployment to Kubernetes for developers working with containers on their laptops, allowing a seamless transition from containers to pods and pods to Kubernetes. Podman expands to the desktop to provide a complete experience enabling developers to easily work with containers.

      • Venture BeatIBM Watson opens up AI opportunities for software vendors with embeddable libraries

        IBM Watson announced 3 new AI software libraries that can be directly embedded into apps, including NLP, text to speech and speech to text.

      • Yahoo NewsRed Hat Introduces Lightweight Kubernetes Solution to Power the Next Evolution of Open Edge Computing
      • Justin W. Flory: CHAOSS D.E.I. Review: Midyear reflection [Ed: Ford Foundation trying to paint itself diversity, equity, and inclusion after its dark history of genocide]
      • Red Hat OfficialLearn how to use the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) web console

        The Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) web console is a web-based interface designed for managing and monitoring RHEL systems. This powerful and extensible web console ensures that system admins—even those new to Linux—can accomplish many complex tasks such as administering storage, managing users accounts, configuring network interfaces, performing system updates and inspecting logs.

      • OpenSource.comHow innovative Open Organization charts work in practice

        In the first part of this series, I illustrated what an Open Organization chart looks like based on the book Team of Teams, by Stanley McChrystal. In this second and final part, I explore concerns about the information flow using this chart and give some examples of how it might work and (possibly unknowingly) has worked in the past.

    • Canonical/Ubuntu Family

      • 9to5LinuxUbuntu 22.10 Now Runs on Sipeed’s LicheeRV D1 RISC-V Linux Single-Board Computer

        Canonical continues to expand its RISC-V offering for Ubuntu with LicheeRV D1 (Dock), Sipeed’s first RISC-V Linux single-board computer (SBC) that features a modular design and exported interfaces. The LicheeRV D1 board appears to offer a small footprint and an affordable price (~$6.7 USD) compared to other RISC-V SBCs.

        Sipeed is another Chinese company that focuses on the mass production of open-source RISC-V hardware, as well as AIoT/TinyML applications. Its LicheeRV D1 board was released on November 2021 and it’s targeted at TinyML developers, featuring HDMI and USB ports, a 40-pin HAT-style GPIO header, a built-in mic, an FPC connector for a mic array, a speaker port, a reset button, and one extra button.

      • LiliputingNow you can run Ubuntu on a RISC-V computer that costs less than $20

        Canonical has been busy porting Ubuntu to run on devices with RISC-V processors. This summer the company released builds of the popular GNU/Linux distribution for the StarFive VisionFive, Allwinner Nezha, and SiFive Unmatched.

        Now Canonical has announced the launch of Ubuntu builds for the SiPeed LicheeRV, a tiny single-board computer with a RISC-V chip and a $17 starting price.

      • The Register UKLast version of kernel 5.19.17 released ● The Register

        Linux kernel 5.19.17 is here, the last of the version 5 series, as used in the current release of Ubuntu.

        Guardian of the stable Linux kernel Greg Kroah-Hartman put out the update yesterday. It's a standard point-release but fixes a lot of minor bugs in kernel 5.19, released at the end of July.

        Two things make this worth the effort. One is that this is the last release of Linux 5.x. Version 5.19 is succeeded by kernel 6.0, which was released earlier this month, so even if version 6.0 isn't a particularly big change, it still means upgrade time is here.

        All of this matters because Ubuntu 22.10 uses kernel 5.19. Kernel 6.0 came out on October 2, while Ubuntu "Kinetic Kudu" was released on October 20, just 18 days later. In short, it isn't long enough to test and integrate a new version, so it shipped with kernel 5.19, even though it was just five days from end-of-life.

      • OMG UbuntuCanonical’s Steam Snap Will Let You Switch Mesa Stacks (Easily) - OMG! Ubuntu!

        Ubuntu gamers will soon be able to pick which Mesa graphics stack Canonical’s Steam snap app uses.

        Canonical plan to package different Mesa snapshots as ‘content snaps‘, which are decoupled and packaged separately from a parent app, in this case the Steam snap, which is still, for now, in ‘early access’.

        “We know that gamers are eager to get their hands on the latest Mesa and we’ve made that even easier with the latest update to the Steam snap,” writes Canonical’s Oliver Smith in a blog post.

      • FOSS PostUbuntu 22.10 Review: Very Modern But Nothing’s Perfect

        Few days ago, Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, celebrated its distribution’s 18th birthday by releasing Ubuntu 22.10. The same day in which Ubuntu 4.10 was released back in 2004.

        It means that Ubuntu is officially no longer underage! (jk).

        Anyway, the new release contains a lot of changes and important updates to discuss. And in this article you will be reading a detailed review of Ubuntu 22.10.

      • UbuntuAccelerate IT/OT convergence in Industry 4.0 [Part I] | Ubuntu

        Welcome to this three-part mini-series on bridging the gap between operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) in Industry 4.0.

        Throughout this series, we will discuss the key challenges industrial manufacturers face when trying to accelerate their digital transformation. We will understand why legacy update approaches and lack of security in OT do not suit the Industry 4.0 world and assess how adopting open source software can help bridge the gap.

        This is Part I, right at the beginning of the journey. We will start with the basics and offer a quick intro to the different domains playing a role in the industrial factory. In the second blog post of this three-part series, we will review the automation pyramid concept.

        Part III is the concluding chapter of the series. We will make a case for why the convergence between OT and IT calls for a transition from legacy stacks with closed standards and interfaces to modern IT solutions and the embrace of open-source software.

        With so much to cover, let’s dive straight into Part I.

      • UbuntuHow we hire at Canonical | Ubuntu

        Hiring in a global remote first organisation is complex and takes considerable effort to create a truly fair and consistent process. Assessing talent from a large, globally remote talent pool means that we need to do things a little differently.

        Hear our CEO, Mark Shuttleworth and Global Head of Talent Acquisition, Hanna Neuborn discuss how we hire talent here at Canonical and what we are trying to achieve.

      • UbuntuTwo approaches to IoT prototyping | Ubuntu

        Taking a new device from an idea to production readiness can be a challenge. Hacks or workarounds can help you deliver a proof of concept, but they can negatively impact production devices. A development kit can be great for quickly proving out an idea, but oftentimes the hardware constraints will be more stringent in production to save costs. Some advance planning can save unnecessary effort in the beginning of the project, or heartache down the road as the project transitions to production.

      • ZDNetUbuntu Studio is the Linux distribution for audio and video creators | ZDNET

        There's very little Linux can't do -- powering everything from enterprise solutions and social networks to IoT devices and even automobiles.

        But Linux isn't just for the business of business. Thanks to several brilliant desktop distributions, there are plenty of options to help you get productive and creative on the desktop.

        One such distribution is called Ubuntu Studio, made specifically for creators of audio and video content.

      • InfoWorldUbuntu 22.10 shines on MicroPython, microcontrollers | InfoWorld

        Canonical has released Ubuntu 22.10, an update to the company’s Linux distribution that introduces MicroPython support on a variety of microcontrollers.

        Codenamed “Kinetic Kudu” and announced October 20, Ubuntu 22.10 is described as an interim release that improves the experience for developers and IT administrators.

        The upgrade now supports MicroPython on microcontrollers including the Raspberry Pi Pico W board. Also, rshell, thonny, and mpremote are all available in the Ubuntu repositories. Ubuntu’s graphics stack transition to kms, meanwhile, means developers can run Pi-based graphical applications using frameworks such as Qt outside of a desktop session and without Pi-specific drivers. This complements expanded support for embedded displays for Raspberry Pi including the Inky eInk HAT series, Hyperpixel range, and the Raspberry Pi official touchscreen.

    • Devices/Embedded

      • Ubuntu PitPicoBerry Carrier Board for the Raspberry Pi CM 4. Build one for Yourself!

        Today We will introduce PicoBerry! This fully 40-pin GPIO-compatible carrier board is the ideal size for use with the Raspberry Pi CM4 module. With its slim form factor and low power consumption, the PicoBerry is perfect for a wide range of applications.

        Carrier boards are necessary for the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 because it has no I/O options, which would severely limit its capabilities. You’ll need a carrier board if you want to use USB, PCIe, or additional storage beyond onboard flash.

      • Linux GizmosBox PC based on Tiger Lake-U processors features docking connector

        Distec recently launched a fanless BOX PC compatible with Tiger Lake-U processors from Intel. The Box PC Pro NPA-2009 is equipped with a docking connector via V-by-one or DP to control external TFT displays. Other key features include dual GbE ports, one M.2 2280 slot, one M.2 2230 slot, one M.2 2242 and up to 64GB DDR4.

    • Open Hardware/Modding

      • CNX SoftwareAdapters convert Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W into Raspberry Pi 3 or 4 - CNX Software

        Spotpear’s Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W to Raspberry Pi 3/4 adapters would not exist in a “normal” world of abundance that still existed a little less than 3 years ago. But I suppose extraordinary times require extraordinary adapters…

      • ArduinoStreamline your morning routine with home automation | Arduino Blog

        Let’s face it — mornings can be tough. Even the earliest risers and the most enthusiastic morning larks sometimes struggle to drag themselves out of bed and attack the day. The good news is that automation can always save things.

        By using home automation wisely, you can save time in the morning, cut out tedious tasks, and start the day on the best possible note. In this article, we’ll look at why automation works so well in the morning and share some morning projects from the Arduino community.

    • Mobile Systems/Mobile Applications

  • Free, Libre, and Open Source Software

  • Leftovers

    • Proprietary

    • Linux Foundation

    • Security

      • Hacker NewsResearchers Detail Windows Event Log Vulnerabilities: LogCrusher and OverLog [Ed: Microsoft Windows TCO]

        Cybersecurity researchers have disclosed details about a pair of vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, one of which could be exploited to result in a denial-of-service (DoS).

        The exploits, dubbed LogCrusher and OverLog by Varonis, take aim at the EventLog Remoting Protocol (MS-EVEN), which enables remote access to event logs.

      • CyberRisk Alliance LLCCISA: Urgent patching needed for actively exploited Linux kernel flaw [Ed: That's just privilege escalation and it was patched ages ago; seems like alarmism to help distract from vastly more severe issues in Windows (actively exploited and not patched by the vendor, Microsoft)]]

        Linux-based IoT devices and endpoints have been targeted by the Shikitega malware, which abuses CVE-2021-3493 and CVE-2021-4034, also known as PwnKit, to facilitate privilege escalation. However, only Ubuntu has so far been observed to be impacted by the Linux kernel vulnerability.

      • LWNSecurity updates for Tuesday []

        Security updates have been issued by Debian (libbluray and wkhtmltopdf), Fedora (firefox, libksba, libmodsecurity, libxml2, qemu, and xmlsec1), Red Hat (389-ds-base, 389-ds:1.4, git-lfs, gnutls, java-1.8.0-ibm, kernel, kernel-rt, kpatch-patch, libksba, mysql:8.0, pki-core, postgresql:12, samba, sqlite, and zlib), Scientific Linux (389-ds-base, libksba, and pki-core), SUSE (bluez, firefox, jdom, kernel, libosip2, libxml2, multipath-tools, and python-Mako), and Ubuntu (barbican, mysql-5.7, mysql-8.0, openvswitch, and pillow).

      • CISADelta Electronics InfraSuite Device Master | CISA [Ed: Severity 9.8 out of 10]

        Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities could allow an unauthenticated attacker to remotely execute code, cause a denial-of-service condition by remotely deleting files or changing group privileges, or remotely read and write files, all with local administrator privileges.

      • USCERTCISA Has Added One Known Exploited Vulnerability to Catalog [Ed: iOS and iPadOS under active attacks with exploit available]

        CISA has added one new vulnerability to its Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog, based on evidence of active exploitation. This type of vulnerability is a frequent attack vector for malicious cyber actors and pose significant risk to the federal enterprise. Note: To view the newly added vulnerabilities in the catalog, click on the arrow in the "Date Added to Catalog" column, which will sort by descending dates.   

      • CISACISA Releases Eight Industrial Control Systems Advisories | CISA

        CISA has released eight (8) Industrial Control Systems (ICS) advisories on October 25, 2022. These advisories provide timely information about current security issues, vulnerabilities, and exploits surrounding ICS.

      • CISACISA Upgrades to Version 2.0 of Traffic Light Protocol in One Week – Join Us! | CISA

        On Nov. 1, 2022, CISA will upgrade from Traffic Light Protocol (TLP) 1.0 to TLP 2.0 in accordance with the recommendation by the Forum of Incident Response Security Teams (FIRST) that organizations move to 2.0 by the end of 2022.

      • Hacker News22-Year-Old Vulnerability Reported in Widely Used SQLite Database Library

        A high-severity vulnerability has been disclosed in the SQLite database library, which was introduced as part of a code change dating all the way back to October 2000 and could enable attackers to crash or control programs.

      • Hacker NewsHive Ransomware Hackers Begin Leaking Data Stolen from Tata Power Energy Company [Ed: Microsoft TCO]

        The Hive ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) group has claimed responsibility for a cyber attack against Tata Power that was disclosed by the company less than two weeks ago.

        The incident is said to have occurred on October 3, 2022. The threat actor has also been observed leaking stolen data exfiltrated prior to encrypting the network as part of its double extortion scheme.

      • IT WireTata Power data leaked on dark web after Hive ransomware attack [Ed: Microsoft TCO]

        India's biggest integrated power company, Tata Power, which has been in business since 1915, has been hit by a ransomware attack staged by the Hive group.

        The ransomware runs only on Windows systems and the group has now released data it claims is from the attack on the dark web.

        The company acknowledged the attack in a note to the National Stock Exchange of India on 14 October.

        "The Tata Power Company Limited had a cyber attack on its IT infrastructure impacting some of its IT systems," the letter said.

      • Confidentiality

        • IT WireiTWire - Medibank says all 3.9m customers could be affected by data breach

          Medical insurer Medibank Group says all of the 3.9 million customers of its main business could now be assumed to be affected by the theft of data, even as it prepared for a resumption of trading.

          In a statement on Wednesday, the company said it expects to spend up to $35 million on non-recurring costs due to the network attack it has suffered, not including potential customer and other remediation or legal costs.

          "This cyber crime event continues to evolve and at this stage, we are unable to predict with any certainty the impact of any future events on Medibank, including the quantum of any potential customer and other remediation, regulatory or litigation related costs," the company said.

          When it first announced its systems had been breached, it said there was no indication of any sensitive data having leaked. Later, Medibank said the data stolen was limited to ahm and international students.

    • Internet Policy/Net Neutrality

      • Public KnowledgePublic Knowledge Launches Movement for a Better Internet To Create an Internet That Benefits Everyone - Public Knowledge

        Today, Public Knowledge joined six other organizations spanning the globe to launch the Movement for a Better Internet, a diverse community of advocates and activists working together to promote policies that create a better internet for people everywhere. The movement is a collaborative effort seeking to drive policy change based on a public interest vision for an internet that benefits us all.

        Public Knowledge has worked steadfastly over two decades to support an internet guided by public interest values – including privacy, openness, diversity, and equity. As a part of this movement, we are dedicated to collaborating with other members to advance these and other values we will determine together.

    • Monopolies

      • Copyrights

        • Walled CultureNo good deed goes unpunished in a world where the rules have been set by academic publishers - Walled Culture

          One of the heroes of my new book Walled Culture is Paul Ginsparg. In 1991, Ginsparg set up an automated email server while he was a staff member of the Los Alamos National Laboratory. As preprints – early versions of academic papers – were uploaded, the server would send out alerts to subscribers, who could then request the full texts.


          I’m not going to claim that Ginsparg’s unfair treatment was because of copyright, but I do think he was a victim of the academic publishing culture, albeit indirectly. As Chapter 3 of my Walled Culture book explores in detail, publishers in this sector have done an incredible job of colonising the entire academic and research system – and the minds of those in it. For too long, academic publishers have been regarded as an indispensable part of research work; the idea that knowledge could be shared more easily and beneficially without them was inconceivable for many.

        • Public Domain ReviewSynaesthesia’s Colour Debut (1883) – The Public Domain Review

          Victorian polymath Francis Galton is known as the inventor of many things: the world’s first weather and isochronal climate maps; the statistical concepts of correlation and regression toward the mean; the ultrasonic whistle; and — with a more harmful afterlife — many aspects of the field he named “eugenics”, as well as its supposed application to criminology. An indefatigable student of physical appearance, who is remembered (and often reviled) for a fanatical dedication to hegemonic British imperial norms of behavior and appearance, Galton also turned his curiosity to the inner world and its perceptions. Pioneering research into the visual-spatial complex known as “number form” — in which individuals experience numbers as possessing distinct spatial properties — Galton published the very first color plate of synaesthetic visualizations in his 1883 Inquiries into Human Faculty and its Development.

  • Gemini* and Gopher

    • Personal

      • feeling more in dreams

        I never dream. Usually.

        On average, I have a dream a month, and it's been like that since I was a little kid. When I was very, very young, I had reoccurring dream almost every night, but this isn't about that.

        The things that increase likelihood of a dream include sleeping in new places, drinking coffee late at night, and emotional distress, and, well, there's been a bit of all of that lately.

      • 🔤SpellBinding: ADEHOSU Wordo: FOALS
    • Technical

      • Detach rcirc channel to soju

        Soju/rcirc already lets you reattached detached channels with /join, and this lets you type /detach in a channel to detach it. This makes it easy to attach and detach channels. This method works by talking to BouncerServ, if there’s instead some fancy Modern IRC way to do it that’s better, let me know!

      • Science

        • Scaling doesn't scale

          By which I mean there are deeply problematic assumptions in the very notion of scaling: Scaling changes the rules, and scaling problems exist in both directions. If what you are doing effortlessly scales up, it almost always means it's egregiously sub-optimal given your present needs.

          These assertions are all very abstract. I'll illustrate with several examples, to try and build an intuition for scaling. You most likely already know what I'm saying is true, but you may need reminding that this is how it works.

      • Internet/Gemini

        • WEBGATE www->gemini proxy upgraded. Please read if you operate a crawler.

          Webgate (gemini:// has been updated to rewrite all in-document href links to webgate gemini:// links [1].

          This means you can now browse the entire web over gemini, given that the requested webpages behave decently, which most smolweb pages should[2].

        • Interactive Rubik's Cube Over Gemini

          I first learned how to solve Rubik's Cube back in 2005, and in the intervening years I've collected and learned to solve dozens of different twisty puzzles. Since I launched my capsule last year, I've wanted to collect information about twisty puzzles there, especially pertaining to my own collection, but I always seem to get distracted with some other pet project.

          A few days ago I decided to kill two birds with one stone: add some interesting interactive content to my capsule, and put together a puzzle-related page. The result, I am proud to announce, is an interactive Rubik's Cube page.

* Gemini (Primer) links can be opened using Gemini software. It's like the World Wide Web but a lot lighter.

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