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  • Late Night Linux – Episode 126

    Drama in the IRC world, the Framework modular laptop pre-orders are live, good and bad Android news, rare praise for Mozilla, the usual distaste for the UK government, and KDE korner.

  • Destination Linux 227: Interview with Shells.com: Alex Lee & Zlatan Todoric

    This week’s episode of Destination Linux, we have an interview with the CEO of Shells along with their VP of technology regarding their virtual desktop product we discussed wiith your just at a few episodes back. Then we take a look at the new TUXEDO InfinityBook Pro Linux based laptop that’s entered the market with an impressive 2K and 3K option. 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.

  • Why I Quit Linux as a Creative After 4 Years

    Once I could afford a MacBook, I bought one, and I never looked back. I found there were too many niggles with Linux — both from a technical point of view and a psychological perspective — that damaged my productivity.
    A key problem with Linux is in the little gremlins that seem like small issues, but that eventually became deal breakers. I’ll go into those more in a moment.
    The biggest issue for me is that Linux became a distraction. Instead of being a tool to allow me to work, it took me away from my writing. I spent hundreds of hours experimenting with different distros and software set-ups instead of actually writing. It was a lot of fun, but ultimately it was procrastination.
    Searching for software became an excuse. I told myself — and this went on over many years — “If only I had the right Linux set-up, I’d be able to pursue my creative dreams.” I completed work my clients assigned me, but I failed to produce any writing for myself. I was deluding myself — the idea of finding the perfect software was an excuse, and one that allowed me to waste hours searching through different software.
    I now know that the key to writing is to sit down and write. Good software can help smooth out the writing process, but it’s not the solution if you’re not already writing regularly.
    Related to this is the fact that not all the best writing tools are available for Linux. I spent years trying to replicate Scrivener on Linux because I’d seen it on my friend’s MacBook, and I loved the index card layout. I never found a way to do that and the search distracted me from actually writing.
    Ultimately, when I’m writing, I want a tool that just works. I want software that’s clean, and smooth, and does nothing to distract from the experience. Linux never became that for me.

  • The Fridge: Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 684
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 684

    Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 684 for the week of May 16 – 22, 2021.

  • Using NetBSD’s pkgsrc everywhere I can

    NetBSD’s pkgsrc package manager is the best thing since sliced bread. Like everything the NetBSD maintainers touch, it’s high quality, well documented, predictable, and portable to a fault. I use it everywhere I can, from my macOS and FreeBSD laptops to remote Linux machines. This has lead people on social networks to ask me why, and to give examples.

    The biggest reason comes down to what I call digital hygeine, best described by Merlin Mann as “not storing compost in your vegetable crisper”. There’s value in disambiguating personal tools and applications from what is required to run the system, because updating one set shouldn’t impact the other.

  • Huawei founder urges shift to software to counter US sanctions

    Mr Ren's note also said the software push would depend on finding the right business model and that the company should adopt an open source approach, calling on staff to "absorb nutrients" through open source communities.

    He said the company's Welink business communication platform had relied on traditional software licensing, which was unsuited to cloud computing and inferior to a rival product from tech giant Alibaba.

    Given the difficulty of working in the US, Mr Ren's note said the company should strengthen its position at home and build up its territory with a view to possibly excluding the US.

  • Let us Play: Smartphone brand Honor lets slip it has gained access to Google Mobile Services licences

    Honor, the phone brand formerly owned by Huawei, appears to have secured Google Mobile Services (GMS) licences, paving the way for a meaningful return to the European market.

    The news came from Honor’s German arm. A since-deleted tweet confirmed the firm’s upcoming Honor 50 smartphone series would carry the proprietary Google Android apps. It seems likely the public announcement went out before HQ made it official.

  • We’re Turning 20! What’s Happened Since 2001?

    When Creative Commons was founded in 2001, the internet was a budding universe with high potential, and platforms widely used today like Wikipedia and Google were only just getting started. CC’s founders were keen to hit the ground running, building on their work to ensure that, as the internet continued to grow, safeguards to knowledge, culture, and creativity were firmly in place.

    While those familiar with Creative Commons may know about our CC licenses that form the backbone of open and accessible sharing, they may be less tuned into our larger portfolio of work, spanning Open Education, Open GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums), advocacy and global network building.

    In celebration of 20 years of CC, we are excited to shed light on these endeavors, sharing our major accomplishments, and highlighting, too, some noteworthy appearances of CC in popular culture.

  • Announcing Our 20th Anniversary “Better Sharing” Campaign

    Now we’re looking forward to putting the tools to accessing, using, and resharing content in the hands of everyone, everywhere. We know that greater access to information means a stronger global community, more innovation, and increased capacity to solve the challenges the world faces today and in the years to come.

    To make this happen, CC has set an ambitious goal to raise $15 million.

    These funds will ensure we can continue to build accessible, equitable Open Infrastructure that truly responds to community needs and start new projects in Open GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) and Open Science.

More in Tux Machines

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.