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[#] Thu Sep 10 2020 02:40:06 EDT from rss

Subject: GNOME 3.36.6 Desktop Update Arrives with HiDPI and Lock Screen Fixes

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Matthias Clasen on behalf of the GNOME Release Team announced today via an email announcement the general availability of the GNOME 3.36.6 point release in the latest GNOME 3.36 desktop environment series.

[#] Thu Sep 10 2020 03:41:06 EDT from rss

Subject: Should I run my desktop 24/7?

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Does running my computer 24/7 wear it out? There's an argument that it actually extends the life of the machine and saves energy in the long run.

[#] Thu Sep 10 2020 04:57:21 EDT from rss

Subject: Open source data control for cloud services with Apache Ranger

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As the movement to migrate enterprise data to the cloud gathers steam, there is an active debate on the best approach to securing and protecting it. But before we talk about the details of the various access control frameworks, let us first understand the breadth of challenges a company faces when it begins migrating its data to the cloud. First and foremost is the wide array of storage and analysis or compute services offered by cloud and third-party providers.

[#] Thu Sep 10 2020 06:13:36 EDT from rss

Subject: Vivaldi offers users a 'break' from browsing. No, don't switch to Chrome... don't sw..

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Go take the dog for a walk... or crack a book, maybe. Browser maker Vivaldi has made the bold claim that its latest release will allow users to "pause the internet."…

[#] Thu Sep 10 2020 07:29:51 EDT from rss

Subject: Auto Logout Inactive Users After A Period Of Time In Linux

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This brief tutorial describes how to auto logout inactive users after a particular period of time in Linux and Unix-like operating systems.

[#] Thu Sep 10 2020 08:46:06 EDT from rss

Subject: Tux the Linux Penguin in its first video game, better DNS and firewall on Android, Gitops IDE goes open source, and more open source news

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In this week’s edition of our open source news roundup, Gitpod open sources its IDE platform, BraveDNS launches an all-in-one platform, and more open source news.

[#] Thu Sep 10 2020 10:02:21 EDT from rss

Subject: Zorin OS 15.3 Officially Released, Based on Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS

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The Zorin OS project announced today the release and general availability of Zorin OS 15.3, the third maintenance update in the Zorin OS 15 series, which has been downloaded more than 1.7 million times since its launch in June 2019.

[#] Thu Sep 10 2020 11:18:36 EDT from rss

Subject: Google Chrome calculates your autoplay settings so you don't have to - others disagree

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We'll just let muted videos autoplay on Chrome for Android because publishers can't be stopped. Google's rules for when its Chrome browser allows and blocks the automatic playback of web audio and video have come under fire following a company developer's decision not to address objections to the removal of autoplay blocking controls from Chrome for Android.…

[#] Thu Sep 10 2020 11:28:40 EDT from LoanShark

Subject: Re: Should I run my desktop 24/7?

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2020-09-10 03:41 from rss
Subject: Should I run my desktop 24/7?
Does running my computer 24/7 wear it out? There's an argument that
it actually extends the life of the machine and saves energy in the
long run.

Garbage article. I've never had a computer damaged by thermal shock; lightning shock, yes. In the last 30 years every computer I've owned has been replaced for one reason: obsolescence. A tiny number might have had a motherboard failure. More, when you count laptops, but nobody's talking about running those 24/7.

[ If that's the typical experience for desktop/workstation home/business users (and I think it usually is), then the energy cost argument simply does not add up.

[#] Thu Sep 10 2020 12:34:52 EDT from rss

Subject: How Does File Manager Mount External Drive Without Sudo?

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Have you ever wondered why sudo or root permission is required to mount an external drive or partition as a normal user from Terminal, but not from the file manager in Linux? Here is the answer!

[#] Thu Sep 10 2020 13:36:53 EDT from rss

Subject: Adobe Illustrator's open source rival Inkscape 1.0.1 arrives - with experimental Scribus PDF export

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Fixes aplenty for vector graphic editor fans. Users accustomed to lengthy waits between releases will be surprised to find open-source vector graphic outfit, Inkscape, has squeezed out version 1.0.1 of its editor mere months after the version 1.0 milestone was achieved.…

[#] Thu Sep 10 2020 14:53:08 EDT from rss

Subject: Best Terminal Games on Linux

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GNU/Linux gaming has come a long way over the past decade. We are lucky to live in an age where there are a number of native linux games including AAA titles to choose from on the platform. Steam has also vastly increased the number of games available on Linux. Despite the vast availability of GUI based games, sometimes it can be more relaxing and entertaining to play terminal based ones. This is not so surprising considering the fact that most Linux users spend a lot of time on the command line and feel at home there. Luckily, there are a number of great terminal based games available on the platform as well.

[#] Thu Sep 10 2020 16:09:22 EDT from rss

Subject: GNOME 3.38 Desktop Promises Better Multi-Monitor Support, Customizable App Grid

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With just a week ahead of the final release of the highly anticipated GNOME 3.38 desktop environment, we finally have a look at some of the hottest new features and enhancements of the upcoming release.

[#] Thu Sep 10 2020 17:25:38 EDT from rss

Subject: How to restrict access to a resource using Apache on Linux

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Restricting access to a resource is often required when using the web. On complex web applications, this is often implemented using a login system which can be more or less sophisticated. If our requirements our pretty basic, however, we can use the authentication system provided by the Apache web server. In this tutorial we will see how can we do it.

[#] Thu Sep 10 2020 18:41:53 EDT from rss

Subject: How to Install and Configure Fail2ban on CentOS 8

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All servers that are exposed to the Internet are at risk of malware attacks. For example, if you have a software connected to a public network, attackers can use brute-force attempts to gain access to the application. Fail2ban is an open-source tool that helps protect your Linux machine from brute-force and other automated attacks by monitoring the services logs for malicious activity. It uses regular expressions to scan log files. This article explains how to install and configure Fail2ban on CentOS 8.

[#] Thu Sep 10 2020 19:58:08 EDT from rss

Subject: The Perfect Server - Ubuntu 20.04 with Apache, PHP, MariaDB, PureFTPD, BIND, Postfix, Dovecot and ISPConfig 3.2 (Beta)

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This tutorial shows how to install an Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) server with Apache, BIND, Dovecot and ISPConfig 3.2. ISPConfig is a web hosting control panel that allows you to configure Email, Webserver, and DNS services easily through a web browser.

[#] Thu Sep 10 2020 21:14:23 EDT from rss

Subject: Linux is still the standard

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Linux not only paved the way for open source success, but it has shaped how open source communities operate.

[#] Thu Sep 10 2020 22:15:23 EDT from rss

Subject: Now Arch Linux ARM Runs on PINE64

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Early adopters of PINE64’s PineTab will be happy to learn that there’s now a build of the Arch Linux ARM distribution that works on the Linux-powered tablet.

[#] Thu Sep 10 2020 23:31:38 EDT from rss

Subject: Linux system monitoring for managers

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If you're an IT manager and need a high-level overview of system monitoring, this is it.

[#] Fri Sep 11 2020 00:49:04 EDT from rss

Subject: DPL: Debian project has plenty of money but not enough developers

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Project leader Jonathan Carter explains problems facing this key Linux distro. Debian Project Leader (DPL) Jonathan Carter has described the key problems in the Debian community as not a lack of funds, but rather a shortage of developers.…

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