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  • Red Hat and Node.js: An Introduction

    At Red Hat, we are involved with many different open source communities and upstream projects. Our involvement in these projects helps to inform our products and direction. One such project that we’ve been increasingly involved in is Node.js.

    Last September, myself and a few other team members moved over from IBM to Red Hat. The goal for this move was primarily so we could collaborate more closely with the existing Node.js team at Red Hat. We are settled in and now is as good a time as any to share some of what the team’s been working on.

  • Red Hat Apex Partners: what’s new, and where are we going in 2021?

    It’s been more than two years since Red Hat launched the Apex Partner Program and since that time we have seen bookings growth and increased accreditations among participating partners. As the name suggests, our Apex partners bring a higher level of expertise in application development and integration, hybrid cloud infrastructure and management platforms across the ecosystem.

    The Apex Partner Program was established to enable a select group of partners in North America to build sales, marketing and delivery practices around Red Hat’s open hybrid cloud portfolio, ultimately providing customers with tailored open source solutions to meet their unique business needs. This past year certainly brought unexpected challenges, but we were able to strengthen our collaborative relationships with Apex partners to identify new opportunities and areas of improvement within the program.

  • Destination Linux 218: GNOME 40 – Interview with Neil McGovern, Executive Director of GNOME

    This week on Destination Linux, we have a special guest joining us to discuss GNOME 40, we’re going to be interviewing the Executive Director of GNOME, Neil McGovern, about the upcoming GNOME 40 release. We’re also going to discussing a new Linux based tablet that is entering the market. Then we’ll let you know what you can expect to see in the upcoming Fedora 34. Plus we’ve also got our famous tips, tricks and software picks. All of this and so much more this week on Destination Linux. So whether you’re brand new to Linux and open source or a guru of sudo. This is the podcast for you.

  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 675

    Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 675 for the week of March 14 – 20, 2021. The full version of this issue is available here.

  • Expanding our free Isaac Computer Science platform with new GCSE content
  • QOwnNotes 21.3.4

    QOwnNotes is a open source (GPL) plain-text file notepad with markdown support and todo list manager for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X and Windows, that (optionally) works together with the notes application of ownCloud (or Nextcloud). So you are able to write down your thoughts with QOwnNotes and edit or search for them later from your mobile device (like with CloudNotes) or the ownCloud web-service. The notes are stored as plain text files and you can sync them with your ownCloud sync client. Of course other software, like Dropbox, Syncthing, Seafile or BitTorrent Sync can be used too.

  • Linaro Virtual Connect - Spring 2021

    Join us this week at the Spring edition of Linaro Virtual Connect, as we discuss bringing stateless video decoding support to Linux, and take a look at where we are, and what's to come, for open drivers for Arm GPUs.

  • Hacks.Mozilla.Org: How MDN’s site-search works

    tl;dr; Periodically, the whole of MDN is built, by our Node code, in a GitHub Action. A Python script bulk-publishes this to Elasticsearch. Our Django server queries the same Elasticsearch via /api/v1/search. The site-search page is a static single-page app that sends XHR requests to the /api/v1/search endpoint. Search results’ sort-order is determined by match and “popularity”.

  • A Note on Ongoing Site Updates and Upkeep

    Since about 4 years back, I’ve not really paid much attention to this blog - other than switching the backend from WordPress to Jekyll static pages served via Gitlab Pages. That means not only did I not write much content in those years, I ignored the site maintenance as well, including not checking up on which pages or links didn’t translate from the older hosting to the newer one.

    There were many dead links, visitors weren’t able to find past content easily anymore (coming in via search engines, or via links from sites - other sites, as well as cross-links from this site itself!). What’s worse, is that the 404 page was served Gitlab, taking visitors to a Gitlab domain and not giving them any chance to look around on this site.

    Since the beginning of 2021, I’m slowly chipping away at these shortcomings. I started with writing a couple of blog posts. It’s convenient to serve the blog via a regular ‘write text; git commit; git push’ workflow. And while doing that, I identified many of the shortcomings on the blogging infrastructure (Jekyll setup as well as WP->Jekyll conversion oddities). I now have a TODO checklist for stuff I want to improve on.

  • GNU Parallel 20210322 ('2002-01-06') released [stable]

    GNU Parallel 20210322 ('2002-01-06') [stable] has been released. It is available for download at: http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/parallel/

    No new functionality was introduced so this is a good candidate for a stable release.

    Please help spreading GNU Parallel by making a testimonial video like Juan Sierra Pons: http://www.elsotanillo.net/wp-content/uploads/GnuParallel_JuanSierraPons.mp4

    It does not have to be as detailed as Juan's. It is perfectly fine if you just say your name, and what field you are using GNU Parallel for.

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digiKam 7.7.0 is released

After three months of active maintenance and another bug triage, the digiKam team is proud to present version 7.7.0 of its open source digital photo manager. See below the list of most important features coming with this release. Read more

Dilution and Misuse of the "Linux" Brand

Samsung, Red Hat to Work on Linux Drivers for Future Tech

The metaverse is expected to uproot system design as we know it, and Samsung is one of many hardware vendors re-imagining data center infrastructure in preparation for a parallel 3D world. Samsung is working on new memory technologies that provide faster bandwidth inside hardware for data to travel between CPUs, storage and other computing resources. The company also announced it was partnering with Red Hat to ensure these technologies have Linux compatibility. Read more

today's howtos

  • How to install go1.19beta on Ubuntu 22.04 – NextGenTips

    In this tutorial, we are going to explore how to install go on Ubuntu 22.04 Golang is an open-source programming language that is easy to learn and use. It is built-in concurrency and has a robust standard library. It is reliable, builds fast, and efficient software that scales fast. Its concurrency mechanisms make it easy to write programs that get the most out of multicore and networked machines, while its novel-type systems enable flexible and modular program constructions. Go compiles quickly to machine code and has the convenience of garbage collection and the power of run-time reflection. In this guide, we are going to learn how to install golang 1.19beta on Ubuntu 22.04. Go 1.19beta1 is not yet released. There is so much work in progress with all the documentation.

  • molecule test: failed to connect to bus in systemd container - openQA bites

    Ansible Molecule is a project to help you test your ansible roles. I’m using molecule for automatically testing the ansible roles of geekoops.

  • How To Install MongoDB on AlmaLinux 9 - idroot

    In this tutorial, we will show you how to install MongoDB on AlmaLinux 9. For those of you who didn’t know, MongoDB is a high-performance, highly scalable document-oriented NoSQL database. Unlike in SQL databases where data is stored in rows and columns inside tables, in MongoDB, data is structured in JSON-like format inside records which are referred to as documents. The open-source attribute of MongoDB as a database software makes it an ideal candidate for almost any database-related project. 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 MongoDB NoSQL database on AlmaLinux 9. You can follow the same instructions for CentOS and Rocky Linux.

  • An introduction (and how-to) to Plugin Loader for the Steam Deck. - Invidious
  • Self-host a Ghost Blog With Traefik

    Ghost is a very popular open-source content management system. Started as an alternative to WordPress and it went on to become an alternative to Substack by focusing on membership and newsletter. The creators of Ghost offer managed Pro hosting but it may not fit everyone's budget. Alternatively, you can self-host it on your own cloud servers. On Linux handbook, we already have a guide on deploying Ghost with Docker in a reverse proxy setup. Instead of Ngnix reverse proxy, you can also use another software called Traefik with Docker. It is a popular open-source cloud-native application proxy, API Gateway, Edge-router, and more. I use Traefik to secure my websites using an SSL certificate obtained from Let's Encrypt. Once deployed, Traefik can automatically manage your certificates and their renewals. In this tutorial, I'll share the necessary steps for deploying a Ghost blog with Docker and Traefik.