In general computing, an operating system is software that provides a computer's basic functions. It ensures that a computer detects and responds to peripherals (like keyboards, screens, mobile devices, printers, and so on), and it manages memory and drive space.
Firefly’s “Station P1 Geek Mini PC” runs Ubuntu, Android, or an Android-based Station OS on an RK3399 and supports dual 4K displays. The price is $129 with 4GB LPDDR4 and 32GB eMMC or $179 with 4GB and 128GB. Since we covered Firefly’s Rockchip RK1808 based Core-1808-JD4 AI Core Board module and AIO-1808-JD4 dev kit in […]
Lenovo announced that they will certify their entire portfolio of ThinkStation and ThinkPad P Series workstations for Ubuntu and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Open source tools are constantly changing the landscape of testing, and the community around these tools is bigger and more vocal than ever. The first-ever State of Open Source Testing Survey examines the latest trends and developments across the software development industry. This survey received over 2,000 responses from practitioners across the behavior-driven development, functional testing, and load testing domains.
Consumer boycott clicktivism at a time of border tensions? There was, briefly, a million-download app for that. Google has removed an app called "Remove China Apps" from its Android Play Store.…
In the preface to his excellent textbook Algol 68: A First and Second Course, Andrew McGettrick writes: "This book originated from lectures first given at the University of Strathclyde in 1973-4 to first-year undergraduates, many of whom had no previous knowledge of programming. Many of the students were not taking computer science as their main subject but merely as a subsidiary subject. They, therefore, served as a suitable audience on whom to inflict lectures attempting to teach Algol 68 as a first programming language."
For this week’s blog, I’ve been putting diary software through its paces on the Raspberry Pi 4. Keeping a diary of your daily life is an activity that is important to many. It represents an effective way of storing personal or business information on a day-to-day-basis.
Devuan GNU/Linux 3.0 has been released and it’s a major release for fans of software freedom, those who want to use the latest Debian GNU/Linux release without the systemd init system.
Hardware vendor Lenovo announced something quite huge for the Linux community with the addition of more Linux devices becoming easily available.
How to use AWK, or the paste command + sed, to merge lines in a text file based on a condition, such as starting or not starting with a number. It's a handy fix for tables exported to text with embedded newlines.
Version 20 will ship without any snap packages, snapd daemon. The developers of Linux Mint have expressed concern with Canonical's Snap Store and the way it is forced on Ubuntu users who try to install popular packages like the Chromium web browser.…
Joomla is an open-source content management system used for publishing online applications and websites. It is written in PHP and uses MySQL/MariaDB as a database back-end. It is a simple, user-friendly and built on a mobile-ready model–view–controller web application framework. In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Joomla CMS with Apache and secure with Let's Encrypt SSL on Ubuntu 20.04.
Vagrant is typically used by developers to set up a development environment that works across multiple operating systems and is a command-line tool for building and managing virtual machines. This article describes how to install Vagrant on an Ubuntu 20.04 machine. We’ll use VirtualBox, which is the default provider for Vagrant.
Looking at multiple places, it appears like the Linux desktop has been on something of a roll lately with the market share starting to trend upwards.
Tartube is a GUI front-end for youtube-dl, partly based on youtube-dl-gui and written in Python 3 / Gtk 3. Tartube is free and open source software.
Enabling SSH will allow you to connect to your system remotely and perform administrative tasks.
This guide explains how to install phpMyAdmin with LEMP stack on Ubuntu 20.04 and how to secure phpmyadmin to prevent it from common threats.
How to use the native Gnome Screencast took to record a screencast and how to overcome the default 30 second limit on recording time.
Linux Lite has just received a highly-anticipated update in the stable channel, so anyone who wants to give this distro a try can now download version 5.0.
If you are trying to set up your Python box and wondering how to begin etc, then you are at the right place. Here, I tried to give you some steps for you to get you started.
How to use select constructs and case statements to make multiple choice menus for your Bash scripts.
Most people are concerned with time. We get up in time to perform our morning rituals and commute to work (a short trip for many of us these days), take a break for lunch, meet a project deadline, celebrate birthdays and holidays, catch a plane, and so much more.
Sintrones’ fanless, Linux-ready “ABOX-5210G” transport PC features an up to 10-core Comet Lake-S CPU, Nvidia graphics, 3x M.2, 2x mini-PCIe, 3x DP, 2x HDMI, 2x SATA, and 10x GbE ports with optional PoE. Sintrones has announced the second embedded PC we’ve seen with an Intel 10th Gen Comet Lake-S processor after Vecow’s recent ECX-2000 Series. […]
The Debian-based, systemd-free and lightweight MX Linux 19.2 distribution is now available for download based on the latest stable Debian Buster release.
Turn your Raspberry Pi into a music server, where you can wirelessly stream any track from any device on your network or Spotify's catalogue.
Snaps are software packages developed by Canonical initially for Ubuntu. Now they are available for all major Linux distributions and exhibit significant benefits over typical packaging systems like APT, RPM, and Pacman. The package manager used to manage snaps is known as snappy and the service behind it is known as snapd. This tutorial tells you how to install and manage snap packages from the GUI or command line in any Linux Distribution.
In this series of articles on Python-based plotting libraries, we're going to look at an example of making plots using pandas, the hugely popular Python data manipulation library. Pandas is a standard tool in Python for scalably transforming data, and it has also become a popular way to import and export from CSV and Excel formats.
While we’re still waiting for the final Firefox 77 release to be announced later today, Mozilla already updated the beta channel to the upcoming Firefox 78 release.
Open communities live and breathe. They grow, shift, and change when people join or leave them, learn something new, contribute something different. New contributors step up; long-time contributors take breaks. And the community's dynamics reform every time they do.
Just look at the Open Organization community. For the past five years, we've been helping the world better understand the ways open principles are changing the ways we work, manage, and lead. And we've never stopped evolving.
After years as an educator, I became a professional software developer. That brought me to Java, but recently, I began enjoying a totally different but compatible programming language called Kotlin.
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