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Christine Hall has been a journalist since 1971. In 2001, she began writing a weekly consumer computer column, and she started covering Linux and FOSS in 2002 after making the switch to GNU/Linux. When not writing about tech, she can be found watching Netflix or anything else she can find that's ...
In previous articles, I've discussed how to search for files through other means, like using the command line, but I thought I'd give a quick review of the GUI search tool, Catfish. Catfish is an extremely powerful, and yet extremely simplistic Gtk+ based graphical tool that utilizes multiple technologies ...

Spanish computer maker Slimbook has unveiled the Slimbook Curve, an all-in-one with a 24-inch curved screen made for GNU/Linux. The all-in-one is available with either Intel Core i5 or Core i7 CPUs and can be configured with 8GB or 16GB DDR4 memory with a 32GB option coming soon. The ...
Flowblade is a GNU/Linux exclusive, which is pretty cool really, given that nowadays many of the tools and applications people use on GNU/Linux are available for other systems as well. Thankfully, Flowblade is pretty sophisticated, so many may find it to be more of a suitable replacement for other ...
For years, embedded device manufacturers have been illegally using Linux. Typically, they use Linux without publishing their device's source code, which Linux's GNU General Public License version 2 (GPLv2) requires them to do. Well, guess what? Another vendor, this time Symantec, appears to be ...
I'm a gigantic fan of RPG games. I love a good gripping storyline, that draws you in with great character depth and a deep and intriguing plot. Neverwinter Nights was an absolutely stellar game in my opinion, and it boasted quite the awesome online community as well. Thankfully, it's just been released ... Linux

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3 (SLES) has been released for the diminutive Raspberry Pi computer. SLES is aimed at enterprise users of the open-source operating system, restricting itself to a major version update every three or four years, with more minor service packs hitting every 18 months ...
So, last time we learned to use the grep command to search through documents, searches, processes, etc, but what about working with archives? What good is working from the commmand line, if you get stuck the moment you have to unpackage something? Thankfully, I actually find it incredibly simple ...
The ever popular Netstat tool, has been depricated for quite a few years now, and newer tools have been developed for the command line to replace it; namely, ss. Using ss is extremely simple, given the power behind the command, and the amount of information you can obtain while using it, such ... Linux
I'm sure by this point, it's no question what 'cloud storage' is, essentially a file locker on a remote machine. We are at least mostly familiar with famous brands such as Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, or Dropbox; but slowly more and more people are starting to host their own cloud storage servers, or ...
Every popular hardware in today's times that tries to bind users to a particular software or operating system, becomes a target of hackers. They make continuous attempts to find ways to exploit the security measures. Along the similar lines, hacker group Fail0verflow has claimed to have found a Nintendo ...
Zero-K is a game where teams of robots fight for metal, energy and dominance. They use any strategy, tactic or gimmick known to machine. Zero-K is a game for players by players, and it runs natively on GNU/Linux and Microsoft Windows. Zero-K runs on the Spring Real Time Strategy Game engine, which ...
A year after partnering with Spanish PC maker Slimbook to release a Linux-powered laptop that would ship with the KDE desktop environment out of the ... It's an Ubuntu-based GNU/Linux operating system that comes with LibreOffice, Firefox, VLC, and KDE apps including the Kontact calenra, email and ...
For those of us who cut our technical teeth on the Unix/Linux command line, the relatively new ranger makes examining files a very different experience. A file manager that works inside a terminal window, ranger provides useful information and makes it very easy to move into directories, view file content or ...
Linux and BSD open-source servers run our websites and corporate networks, as well as in-flight entertainment units and computer kiosks. Open-source software sits at the core of Android phones. Even popular browsers are open-source, including Mozilla's Firefox, Opera, and the Chromium project, which ...
Although you can use a variety of providers, you may want to stick to the stock GNU toolchain or the Linaro versions of the same. Another important selection in Crosstool-NG is the version of the Linux kernel. This selection gets headers for use with various toolchain components, but it is does not have to be ...
“I'm doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won't be big and professional like GNU) for 386(486) AT clones,” wrote Torvalds. No brief history of Linux is needed here, there are plenty of write ups detailing the origins of UNIX, MINIX, the birth of GNU and Richard Stallman's creation of the GNU General ...

... /var/lib/docker/overlay2/5ebec636d8377904572c0e43748cf76e8850e580610ace819597cbbf3b93c9a9/diff/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libcrypto.so.1.0.0 /var/lib/docker/overlay2/ece45123ffdf11e60d99adc2af003e7a1ac29c5eef5718c6b798f52599d92646/diff/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libcrypto.so.1.0.0 root@siptest:~# ...
Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi has a track record of violating the GNU General Public License by not posting source kernels of their devices. Will Google have to step ... As well as the Linux kernel, there are lots of other components to Android, most of which are also licensed under an “open source” license.
They argue that the proliferation of spyware in Android stems from the project's "original sin": a directive to create an alternative Linux ecosystem that eliminated the "GNU" part of "GNU/Linux": that is, the part of the licensing regime that required programmers who modified open projects to make their ...
Android was ostensibly based on GNU/Linux, the culmination of decades of hacker ingenuity meant to replace proprietary, locked-down software. Hackers worldwide hoped that Android would be a FOSS champion in the mobile arena. FOSS is the gold-standard for security, building that reputation over the ...
"USN-3522-1 fixed a vulnerability in the Linux kernel to address Meltdown (CVE-2017-5754). Unfortunately, that update introduced a regression where a few systems failed to boot successfully. This update fixes the problem. We apologize for the inconvenience," Ubuntu said in the new notice USN-3522-3.
The recent release of Debian GNU/Linux 9 (stretch) has gotten me thinking about the Debian development/release cycle again. It is actually pretty interesting, and quite different from any other Linux distribution that I am familiar with. There are three main Debian branches - "stable", "testing" and "unstable", ...
For example, if you try to unzip a file, it knows the expected file name probably has a .zip extension. Turns out completion depends on a particular GNU library known as readline. It reads text for lots of different programs, including Bash and you can configure it using the .inputrc file in your home directory.
Take, for example, the City of Barcelona's decision to target "full technological sovereignty" by dumping Microsoft on its 7,800 PCs and replacing Microsoft software with Linux, LibreOffice, and more. While the move is fraught with peril—just ask the City of Munich which is now reversing its decade-long ...
There are more terminal applications than one can shake a stick at, so I'll say it's a little hard to really think, "Why should I use X instead of Y?" ...
"While we routinely run various Linux distribution / operating system ... platform compares on different GNU/Linux distributions when using the ...
Thankfully, it's pretty rare (at least in my experience) that GNU/Linux suffers from applications freezing or hanging. However, it does happen!
The Raspbian GNU/Linux operating system for all models of Raspberry Pi systems has recently been updated, bringing the base to the recently ...
In place of macOS or Windows, the Librem leverages a Debian GNU/Linux distribution to create PureOS, a simple and unique Linux-based ...
The truth is the /etc/motd file on quite a number of Linux systems has ... password: Welcome to Ubuntu 17.04 (GNU/Linux 4.10.0-32-generic ...
GParted is one of the if not the most popular partitioning tool for GNU/Linux, when it comes to GUI tools. Powerful, easy to navigate, and straight ...
Short Bytes: Privacy-focused hardware maker Purism is here with its Librem 5 smartphone. It runs PureOS (an open source Debian GNU/Linux derivative) and ...
Icon Purism, maker of Linux laptops with Coreboot, have started started a crowdfunding campaign for their smartphone. Now, I rarely - if ever ...
In a blog post, Debian Project's W. Martin Borgert wrote that a number of mobile devices running Debian GNU/Linux were shown at DebConf17 ...
One of the things that I found pretty confusing about GNU/Linux during my transition from using Windows as my primary OS to using GNU/Linux, ...
There are many different tools and applications to help enhance speed and productivity in GNU/Linux. One of the greatest things about the ...
It's also available for Windows and MacOS X, but truth be told I've only really encountered people using it on GNU/Linux. Not to say there aren't ...
Sudo; at some point or another while browsing the web in relation to GNU/Linux, I'm sure those of you who are new to this world would have ...
Seit jeher gilt Debian GNU/Linux als ausgereifte und stabile Distribution, die den Spagat zwischen Neu und Alt schafft: nicht so veraltet wie ein ...
With a Linux desktop, developers -- or anyone interested in programming -- have the added benefit of Linux's great development tools.
Since many decades ago, hackers have displayed great skills on very functional areas like programming languages, hardware, and software manipulation.
The Asus X540SA - the laptop I'm testing with. Image: Asus. In my previous post about installing Linux on my new, very low-priced laptop (the Asus X540S), I went through the initial setup of Windows 10 Home.
The "standard" or "native" Linux distribution provided by the Pi Foundation for all models of the Raspberry Pi is Raspbian GNU/Linux, now with the PIXEL desktop. It can be downloaded from the Raspbian Downloads page, where you will find two versions to ...
The Asus X540SA laptop on which I attempt to run Linux. Image: Asus .... Although most Linux installers are now able to do that, I prefer to do it using the Windows disk management utility so that there are no issues about whether it was done 'properly ...
While there are some things that most GNU/Linux distributions have in common, if you're used to the way SUSE works, for instance, you don't have to familiarize yourself with Ubuntu commands.
One should also note that Debian GNU/Linux 8.7 isn't a new version of Debian. Instead, it includes security updates and updated packages.
The Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) is renewing its financial support for a project that ensures binaries produced from open source software projects are free of tampering.
The GnuPG team provides the GNU Privacy Assistant (GPA) GUI to create and manage keys. If you prefer a KDE-compatible interface, you can install Kleopatra, while GNOME 3 users might prefer GNOME's Seahorse.
The award was presented in person on Saturday, November 12 at the Seattle GNU/Linux conference (SeaGL). Wright was chosen because his tireless work as a founding organizer for Linuxfest Northwest has been instrumental to growing the free software ...


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