There are many reasons why you may want to create compressed encrypted file archives. You may want to create an encrypted backup of your personal files. Another possible scenario is that you may want to privately share content with a friend or colleague over the web or through cloud storage. Tar.gz files, or compressed tarballs, are created using the tar command. These tarballs are pretty much the standard go-to format for archives on GNU/Linux, however they are not encrypted. In the above scenarios that we mentioned it is often desirable to have encryption in order to secure your data. This is where gpg comes in.
Source: LXer – How to create compressed encrypted archives with tar and gpg
The much awaited LibreOffice 7.0 is finally released. Check out the key changes in this new release and learn how to get the latest release on your Linux distribution.
Source: Linux Today – LibreOffice 7.0 is Finally Available Now! Here are the Key Changes in this Major Release
We last looked at the idea of a Python
“match” or “switch” statement back in 2016, but it is something that has
been circulating in the Python community both before and since that coverage.
In June it was raised again, with a Python Enhancement Proposal (PEP)
supporting it: PEP 622
(“Structural Pattern Matching“). As that title would imply, the
match statement proposed in the PEP is actually a pattern-matching
construct with many uses.
While it may superficially resemble the C switch statement, a
Python match would do far more than simply choose a chunk of code
to execute based on the value of an expression.
Source: LWN.net – [$] “Structural pattern matching” for Python, part 1
To a veteran user of other distributions, Fedora can be a challenge. If you are making the transition from another distribution, here are a few observations and tips to get you started.
Source: LXer – Matthew Arnold: Why I switched to Fedora
If you want to install Linux kernel 5.8 on your Linux Lite computer, now you can, especially if you want see if your hardware works better or if you had some devices that weren’t supported by your current kernel.
Source: Linux Today – You Can Now Install Linux Kernel 5.8 on Linux Lite, Here’s How
stable kernel updates have been released; each contains another set of
Source: LWN.net – Another set of stable kernels
By default, pods accept traffic from any source. A network policy helps to specify how a group of pods can communicate with each other and other network endpoints.
Source: LXer – Network Policy in Kubernetes
ExTiX is where you can try the latest GNU/Linux technologies before they’re available in your favorite OS.
Source: Linux Today – ExTiX 20.8 Is the First Distro to Let You Try Linux Kernel 5.8, Based on Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS
Version 7.0 of the LibreOffice office suite is out. It brings a long list
of new features, including: “support for OpenDocument Format (ODF) 1.3; Skia graphics engine and Vulkan
GPU-based acceleration for better performance; and carefully improved
compatibility with DOCX, XLSX and PPTX files“. The plan to create a
differentiated “enterprise edition” that was discussed in July has been deferred and is not
part of this release.
Source: LWN.net – LibreOffice 7.0 released
Today, Firefox is introducing Enhanced Tracking Protection (ETP) 2.0, our next step in continuing to provide a safe and private experience for our users. ETP 2.0 protects you from an …
Source: LXer – Latest Firefox rolls out Enhanced Tracking Protection 2.0; blocking redirect trackers by default
Once again, Linux Lite users are among the first to be able to install the most recent Linux kernel series, in this case Linux kernel 5.8, on their personal computers.
Source: LXer – You Can Now Install Linux Kernel 5.8 on Linux Lite, Here’s How
MangoHud has become the go-to way to get a decent readout of game performance with an overlay on Linux, and now with the latest improvements the GOverlay interface has made it much easier to use.
Source: LXer – GOverlay makes Linux gaming overlay MangoHud even easier to use
Data cannot be stored in the pod, when the pod is deleted or is terminated the data within it does not stay on the system. To provide long-term and temporary storage to Pods in the cluster, Kubernetes provides different types of storage mechanisms.
Source: LXer – Storage in Kubernetes
Facebook’s man told: ‘OK, now you are just trolling us’. Linux devs have dismissed a proposed patch to the kernel that would only work with a Nvidia driver, motivating a second patch that will prevent disguised use of proprietary code in GPL modules.…
Source: LXer – Wrap it before you tap it? No, say Linux developers: ‘GPL condom’ for Nvidia driver is laughed out of the kernel
Talented concept artist Sylvia Ritter continues the Ubuntu codename inspired artwork series and published today an astonishing artwork inspired by the upcoming Ubuntu 20.10 “Groovy Gorilla” operating system.
Source: LXer – Ubuntu 20.10 “Groovy Gorilla” Artwork by Sylvia Ritter Looks Astonishing, Made with Krita
Blender is an integrated 3d suite for modeling, animation, rendering, post-production, interactive creation and playback (games). This article describes adding/removing and launching the Blender application on Debian.
Source: LXer – Install Blender 3D on Debian 10 (Buster)
LunarG have today, August 4 2020, released a new and enhanced version of their Vulkan SDK (software development kit).
Source: LXer – LunarG releases new Vulkan SDK with DirectX Shader Compiler for Linux and more
Unfortunately, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, it’s harder than ever to take the tests you need to get or keep a certification. Red Hat, the Linux and cloud power, has an answer. Red Hat is extending your soon to expire certifications and has launched a new online certification testing program for its top four certifications.
Source: LXer – Red Hat changes certification rules in response to the coronavirus pandemic
Crash dump, memory dump, core dump, system dump … all produce the same outcome: a file containing the state of an application’s memory at a specific time—usually when the application crashes.Knowing how to deal with these files can help you find the root cause(s) of a failure. Even if you are not a developer, dump files created on your system can be very helpful (as well as approachable) in understanding software.This is a hands-on article, and can you follow along with the example by cloning the sample application repository with:read more
Source: LXer – Creating and debugging Linux dump files
Collabora Productivity launched today the Collabora Office 6.4 office suite, a major release of their enterprise-ready, LibreOffice-based office and productivity suite for desktop, mobile and the cloud.
Source: LXer – Collabora Office 6.4 Brings Outstanding MS Office Interoperability, LTS Support