Automatic updates? ‘We have ideas on how to improve this,’ says founder. Linux Mint founder Clem Lefebvre has complained that too many users are slow to apply updates or run unsupported versions of the operating system.…
Source: LXer – Linux Mint users in hot water for being slow with security updates, running old versions
Mozilla announced the latest release of Firefox 86 and it brings important features that make you more secure on the web.
Source: LXer – Firefox 86 Brings Total Cookie Protection and Multi-PIP Feature
Nexcom’s semi-rugged “Neu-X302” embedded PC offers an 8th or 9th Gen Core CPU plus 4x USB 3.0, 2x GbE, 6x COM, and 2x M.2, plus SATA, VGA, and HDMI. Nexcom announced a variation on its 8th Gen Coffee Lake based Neu-X300 embedded computer that adds support for 9th Gen Coffee Lake Refresh and more serial […]
Source: LXer – Fanless Coffee Lake computer targets testing and analysis
Next step in Redmond’s ‘complete virtualization stack with Linux’. Patches submitted by Microsoft for the next version of the Linux kernel, 5.12, add the ability to boot the OS as the root partition on its Hyper-V hypervisor.…
Source: LXer – Linux as root partition on Hyper-V: Microsoft submits patches for kernel 5.12
Red Hat[he]#039[/he]s OpenShift 4.7 can help you manage your entire cloud application stack.
Source: LXer – Red Hat opens the door for both VMs and containers in its latest OpenShift release
Approved open-source projects to get no-cost subscriptions (if they haven’t already got one). Red Hat today further extended its olive branch to open-source groups with another freebie of sorts: this time, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) for Open Source Infrastructure.…
Source: LXer – Red Hat returns with another peace offering in the wake of the CentOS Stream affair: More free stuff
One of the areas of the Linux Desktop that has left me with just a bit of disappointment is apps for webcams. Then I found Webcamoid.
Source: Linux Today – Webcamoid: The Best Webcam App for the Linux Desktop
OnionShare, the open-source and cross-platform tool for securely and anonymously sharing files, hosting websites over the Tor network, has been updated to version 2.3, a major release with new features and improvements.
Source: LXer – Tor-Based OnionShare 2.3 File Sharing Tool Gets Tabs, Anonymous Chat, and Dedicated CLI Version
Void Linux, a rolling-release distribution we have covered before that is known for its XBPS package manager and interesting design decisions like using the Runit init system and supporting the Musl C library, has recently been working on enhancing its POWER CPU architecture support…
Source: Phoronix – Void Linux Has Been Working To Deliver Great POWER Support
Aaeon’s compact “SRG-3352C” IoT gateway is equipped with a TI AM3352, 3x USB, 2x RS-485, 2x GbE, WiFi/BT, mini-PCIe with micro-SIM, and an NB-IoT connector. It’s always a bit troubling when vendors omit the name of an embedded system’s processor. However, Aaeon’s fanless SRG-3352C Compact Edge IoT Gateway System, which is said to be based […]
Source: LXer – Arm-based IoT gateway reaches out with WiFi, Bluetooth, LTE, and NB-IoT
After having tried a few of the options out there, I have settled with Restic and here’s why.
Source: Linux Today – Restic Backups Tutorial: A Flexible, Powerful Backup Solution
COBOL is still powering business critical operations and Fedora 33 is an excellent platfrom for COBOL development. Learn how to install and configure COBOL as well as compile and run a program.
Source: LXer – Getting started with COBOL development on Fedora Linux 33
Here are the basics of KVM as virtualization platform on the desktop.
Source: Linux Today – Getting Started with KVM Hypervisor and Virtual Machines
In 2021, there are more reasons why people love Linux than ever before. In this series, I[he]#039[/he]ll share 21 different reasons to use Linux. Linux empowers its users to build their own tools.
Source: LXer – Build your own technology on Linux
John Goerzen: “[O]ur present moment is one of enormous consolidation of power, and yet also one of a proliferation of technologies that let us wrest back some of that power.”
Source: Linux Today – “Recovering Our Lost Free Will Online: Tools and Techniques That Are Available Now” is This Weekend’s Long Read
Telegram Desktop 2.6 has been released today two months after the 2.5 series with various new features and improvements, including the ability to auto-delete messages for everyone.
Source: LXer – Telegram Desktop 2.6 Released with Disappearing Messages in Chats, Groups, and Channels
The distribution offers improved support for AMD and NVIDIA GPUs.
Source: Linux Today – Mageia 8 Released with Linux 5.10 LTS, Better Support for NVIDIA Optimus Laptops
The Debian-based distribution “Netrunner” comes up with a new release that includes an updated base along with package upgrades.
Source: LXer – Netrunner 21.0 Released Based on Debian Stable 10.7 With Modern Hardware Support and Updated Packages
0 A.D. Alpha 24 Alpha 24 Xšay?rš? has been released over the weekend, after almost 3 years since the previous release.
Source: LXer – Free And Open Source RTS Game 0 A.D. Alpha 24 Xšay?rš? Released
Greg Kroah-Hartman this week sent in “the large set of char/misc/whatever driver subsystem updates”, which as usual — given it’s a catch-all area of kernel drivers not fitting well into other subsystems — there is an interesting mix of additions…
Source: Phoronix – Broadcom VK Accelerator Driver, More Intel ACRN Code Arrives For Linux 5.12