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    LibreOffice 6.3.5 Is Now Available for Download with 84 Bug Fixes

    The Document Foundation released today LibreOffice 6.3.5 as the fifth minor maintenance update to the stable LibreOffice 6.3 office suite series.

    Install Metabase on Ubuntu 18.04 with Nginx and SSL

    Metabase is a free, opensource platform built to visualize the data with graphs and charts without writing a single line of SQL query or hiring a developer to analyze the data. In this guide you are going to install Metabase and use remote MySQL database server and also install Nginx and finally secure the installation with Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate for free.

    Larry Tesler cut and pasted from this mortal coil: That thing you just did? He probably invented it

    • The Register; By Richard Speed (Posted by bob on Feb 19, 2020 11:14 PM EDT)
    • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community
    PARC, Apple and Amazon – computing pioneer dies at 74. Obit Larry Tesler – self-described "primary inventor of modeless editing and cut, copy, paste" – has died at the age of 74.…

    Antitrust Laws and Open Collaboration

    The classic way for companies to violate the antitrust laws is to get together and agree to all do something the same way. Happily, the regulators understand that creating open standards and open source is a good thing. But you still have to keep the rules in mind if you want to stay on the right side of the line.

    MyPaint 2.0 Open-Source Drawing and Paining App Adds Major New Features

    If you’re looking for a no-frills drawing and painting application that works great with Wacom-like graphics tablets, MyPaint 2.0 is now available for download and it’s a massive update.

    Kids Using Kali Linux Are the Next-Generation Hackers, UK Police Warn

    A poster created by the West Midlands Regional Organised Crime Unit (WMROCU) and also featuring the logo of UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) warns that the kids using software like Tor Browser, Kali Linux, Discover, and Metasploit could be the next-generation hackers.

    How to Install Elasticsearch on CentOS 8

    Elasticsearch is an open-source distributed full-text search and analytics engine. It supports RESTful operations and allows you to store, search, and analyze big volumes of data in real-time. Elasticsearch is one of the most popular search engines powering applications that have complex search requirements such as big e-commerce stores and analytic applications. This tutorial covers the installation of Elasticsearch on CentOS 8.

    How to Install Flarum Forum with Nginx and LE SSL on CentOS 8

    Flarum is a free, open-source and next-generation forum software that makes it easier for you to start and grow a successful online community. It is simple, lightweight, fast and mobile-friendly software based on PHP.

    2019 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Award Winners

    The polls are closed and the results for the 2019 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards are in. Debian, Firefox, MariaDB, KDE, and System76 are among the winners. The Members Choice Awards allow members of the Linux community to choose their favorite products/projects in a variety of categories including Programming Language of the Year, Desktop Distribution of the Year, Browser of the Year, and Linux Desktop Vendor of the Year.

    Raspberry Pi 4: Chronicling the Desktop Experience – Screen Capture – Week 16

    For this week’s blog, I turn to a desktop activity that I use fairly frequently. It’s screen capturing – offering the ability to share images on my computer screen with a colleague or friend. Recording a video or screencast might be snazzier, but a still-image screen capture, known as a screenshot, is often all I need to get the message across.

    Building a Linux desktop, CERN powered by Ceph, and more industry trends

    As part of my role as a senior product marketing manager at an enterprise software company with an open source development model, I publish a regular update about open source community, market, and industry trends for product marketers, managers, and other influencers. Here are five of my and their favorite articles from that update.

    dutree – reclaim precious hard disk space

    • LinuxLinks.com; By LinuxLinks (Posted by sde on Feb 10, 2020 5:32 PM EDT)
    • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Community, Linux
    dutree is a command line tool to analyze disk usage. It’s written in the Rust programming language. It’s free and open source software. How does it compare to other disk usage analyzers?

    Open source vs. proprietary: Whats the difference?

    There's a lot to be learned from open source projects. After all, managing hundreds of disparate, asynchronous commits and bugs doesn't happen by accident. Someone or something has to coordinate releases, and keep all the code and project roadmaps organized. It's a lot like life. You have lots of tasks demanding your attention, and you have to tend to each in turn. To ensure everything gets done before its deadline, you try to stay organized and focused.

    Using Powershell to automate Linux, macOS, and Windows processes

    • Opensource.com; By Willy-Peter Schaub (Posted by bob on Feb 9, 2020 10:28 PM EDT)
    • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community, Linux
    Automation takes control of manual, laborious, and error-prone processes and replaces engineers performing manual tasks with computers running automation scripts. Everyone agrees that manual processes are a foe of a healthy DevOps mindset. Some argue that automation is not a good thing because it replaces hard-working engineers, while others realize that it boosts consistency, reliability, and efficiency, saves time, and (most importantly) enables engineers to work smart.

    Kubernetes Operators: 4 facts to know

    Without real automation, you won’t realize the full potential of containers. That’s where Kubernetes Operators play a growing role. Here’s what IT leaders should know

    Open source takes on managing and securing the electrical grid

    • ZDNet | open-source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Feb 8, 2020 11:24 AM EDT)
    • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community
    LF Energy and Alliander Announce a program -- GXF -- to securely manage the modern electrical grid's Industrial Internet of Things.

    How to get started with Robotic Process Automation (RPA): 4 steps

    • enterprisersproject.com; By Kevin Casey (Posted by crudder on Feb 8, 2020 4:49 AM EDT)
    • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
    Robotic Process Automation tools may make the how to get started easy, but you must still figure out the what, where, when, and why. Consider these steps - from identifying RPA opportunities to measuring success.

    Free and Open-Source Software 2020. Top 5 Interesting Facts

    What makes the new IT trend do important and influential on a global scale? In this post, we will discuss the concept of free and open-source software and show you the top five interesting facts about this phenomenon. Let's take a look!

    How key Python projects are maintained

    Jannis Leidel is part of the Jazzband community. Jazzband is a collaborative community that shares the responsibility of maintaining Python-based projects. Jazzband was born out of the stress of maintaining an open source project alone for a longer time. Jannis is a roadie, which means he does administrative tasks and makes sure the people in the band can play when they want. read more

    The February 2020 Issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine

    The PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the February 2020 issue.

    The Y2038 problem in the Linux kernel, 25 years of Java, and other industry news

    As part of my role as a senior product marketing manager at an enterprise software company with an open source development model, I publish a regular update about open source community, market, and industry trends for product marketers, managers, and other influencers. Here are five of my and their favorite articles from that update. read more

    Data quality in iNaturalist downloads

    In contrast to biodiversity records from some museums and herbaria, data from the citizen-science project iNaturalist is relatively free of character, structure, format and content errors.

    Gather information from Instagram with python.

    Being a Python coder, I like to experiment with all kinds of open source tools shared on the major platform Github through which coders from the whole world develop projects by collaborating with each other. As an Instagram user, I decided to try some Python applications which can help to interact with it from the command line.

    Pine 64 previews RK3399 based HardRock64 SBC and SoEdge AI module

    • LinuxGizmos.com; By Eric Brown (Posted by bob on Feb 4, 2020 1:10 PM EDT)
    • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community
    Pine64 unveiled a smaller, cheaper ($35 and up) “HardRock64” variant of its RK3399-based RockPro64 SBC that omits the PCIe and USB Type-C. There’s also a SoEdge module in the works with a dual -A35 RK1808 equipped with a 3-TOPS NPU. At last year’s FOSDEM 2020 event, Pine64 announced an ambitious roadmap of open-spec hardware products […]

    Choosing the right tools for your open source projects

    Every open source community wants to make it easier for community members to participate and contribute. Typically, there are discussions on cultural aspects of the community to lower barriers to entry, such as fostering a friendly and welcoming environment, onboarding processes, mentorship, code of conduct, etc. However, in my discussions with several open source communities (e.g., Freedesktop, GNOME, KDE, etc.), I found that one of the key criteria when selecting new tools for code, CI, bug tracking, etc.

    Nvidia 440.59 Graphics Driver Adds PRIME Synchronization Support, More

    Nvidia released today the Nvidia 440.59 long-lived graphics driver for UNIX systems to add a few enhancements and fix various bugs.

    At last, the fix no one asked for: Portable home directories merged into systemd

    • The Register; By Tim Anderson (Posted by bob on Feb 4, 2020 5:44 AM EDT)
    • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community
    Option to securely carry your user profile with you in next release. The systemd-homed service, which enables portable home directories, has been merged into the code for systemd and will be included in the forthcoming 245 release.…

    6 open governance questions every project needs to answer

    When we think about what needs to be in place for an open source project to function, one of the first things to come to mind is probably a license. For one thing, absent an approved Open Source Initiative (OSI) license, a project isn’t truly open source in the minds of many. Furthermore, the choice to use a copyleft license like the GNU General Public License (GPL) or a permissive license like Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) can affect the sort of community that grows up around and uses the project.

    The Ultimate Guide to Tor Browser (with Important Tips) 2020

    If you’re curious about Tor browser, then you already know how important your privacy and anonymity online can be. And yes, Tor browser is a great tool that can help keep you safe. But there’s a lot of confusion about its pros and cons, and especially, about how it relates to VPNs

    Lightmeter will soon help you tune up your email server

    • ZDNet | open-source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Feb 1, 2020 6:09 PM EDT)
    • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community
    Lightmeter promises to significantly improve private email server performance.

    Router problem wrap-up

    Once a router incident is resolved, it is time to collate and summarize the work that was done so that you and the team can gain valuable lessons ahead of the next incident. If you are in a regulated industry, this step is especially crucial because there are legal requirements to always have proof of what was done, when, and by whom.

    How to Set Up Nginx Server Blocks on CentOS 8

    A server block is an Nginx directive that defines settings for a specific domain, allowing you to run more than one website on a single server. This article describes how to set up Nginx server blocks on CentOS 8.

    NSA cloud advice, Facebook open source year in review, and more industry trends

    As part of my role as a senior product marketing manager at an enterprise software company with an open source development model, I publish a regular update about open source community, market, and industry trends for product marketers, managers, and other influencers. Here are five of my and their favorite articles from that update. read more

    What 2020 brings for the developer, and more industry trends

    As part of my role as a senior product marketing manager at an enterprise software company with an open source development model, I publish a regular update about open source community, market, and industry trends for product marketers, managers, and other influencers. Here are five of my and their favorite articles from that update.

    Resolving stubborn router problems

    When you have exhausted most of your troubleshooting measures, there are a few additional actions to consider. Here is a guide to support you through the last few steps of resolving your router issues.

    Common Linux email problems and how to fix them

    When working with email, you never know what to expect. The issues that system administrators come across vary from place to place, from person to person, and from server to server. Email servers and clients occasionally like to rebel and every sysadmin needs to know how to quell the uprising.

    LibreOffice 6.4 Officially Released, Here’s What’s New

    The Document Foundation announced today the general availability of the LibreOffice 6.4 open-source and cross-platform office suite for all supported platforms.

    Guest Post: Free Software is About Software Ownership

    Free software” is a confusing name/term. The “free” here means freedom. So it is freedom software. But to exercise freedom you need something more. What is that? You have to own the software. Therefore, free software is about ownership of software.

    JSON Lines: record-style JSON

    The JSON Lines data format bridges the gap between standard JSON and table-style data. Each JSON object is on a separate line, allowing line-by-line processing with shell tools.

    An introduction to Linux user account monitoring

    Where there’s activity, there’s opportunity for mistakes and confusion, so it’s time to dust off those old monitoring tools and put them to good use. Here are some of the monitoring commands you may have forgotten about (or never knew about) to help you track what’s been happening on your server. Who is logged in to your system, and what are they up to? Find out with these simple Linux commands.

    Best Web Hosting services for 2020

    • net2.com; By Ziad Nahdy (Posted by zn52 on Jan 28, 2020 5:18 AM EDT)
    • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Community
    The web hosting industry has blown up in recent years, and therefore making for an increasingly competitive market. Web hosting companies have now had to adapt, evolve and keep their prices lateral or less than their competitors. Hosting providers are clamoring to offer the extra features, stronger security, better support, faster performance, or easiest design tools needed to attract your business.

    Sysadmin tools: How to use iptables

    The iptables command is a powerful interface for your local Linux firewall. It provides thousands of network traffic management options through a simple syntax.

    A guide to staying organized with open source tools

    With so many tools on the web offered as services, there's more to getting organized than just choosing the most convenient online vendor. You have to think of your system of organization as part of your product, whether that's personal productivity or a software project you ship to hundreds or thousands of users. Using open source isn't a matter of brand loyalty. Open source is about you owning the tools that enable you to do what you do.

    Use Vim to send email and check your calendar

    Last year, I brought you 19 days of new (to you) productivity tools for 2019. This year, I'm taking a different approach: building an environment that will allow you to be more productive in the new year, using tools you may or may not already be using.

    Whats your favorite Linux distribution?

    What's your favorite Linux distribution? Take our 7th annual poll.?Some have come and gone, but there are hundreds of Linux distributions alive and well today. The combination of distribution, package manager, and desktop creates an endless amount of customized environments for Linux users.

    How to Configure ElasticSearch and Speed Up WordPress

    In this guide you going to learn how to install ElasticSearch and configure it with your WordPress and optimize the search queries using ElasticPress WordPress plugin.

    An open source alternative to Internet Download Manager written in Python, pyIDM

    Most of the computer geeks are familiar with the Internet Download Manager tool. Although it is one of the best among download managers; being a soldier of open source software, I decided to share pyIDM as an alternative for anyone who is passionate about computer programming.

    ICANN Directors: Take a Close Look at the Dot Org Sale

    As outlined in two previous posts, we believe that the sale of the nonprofit Public Interest Registry (PIR) to Ethos Capital demands close and careful scrutiny. ICANN — the body that granted the dot org license to PIR and which must approve the sale — needs to engage in this kind of scrutiny.

    How to prepare for an Red Hat Certified Professional (RHCP) exam

    Thinking of taking a certification exam? Here are some tips to help you prepare.

    Top 7 Predictions for Linux and Open Source In 2020

    When it comes to prediction for Linux and open source in 2020, there are already a lot to take in to consider that 2020 will be a very eventful year in the open source community. 2020 already looks like a year with so much to offer already, so, I will quickly run through what the predictions are for the year. Here are my top 7 predictions.

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