Month: January 2018

It Just Got Easier to Try the Latest WebKit on Linux

If you’ve been itching to toy with the latest development builds of WebKit on Linux you’ll be pleased to know it’s just gotten a bit easier. It’s all thanks to the newly announced ‘Epiphany Technology Preview‘, a development version of the Epiphany web browser (also known …

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS is Switching back to Xorg

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS will ship with Xorg as the default display server — not Wayland. Canonical cite Xorg’s stability and reliability as the primary reasons behind their about-turn. ‘If you use Wayland, and want to keep using it in 18.04 LTS, you absolutely can!’ Surprised? Shocked? …

Set a Different Wallpaper for Each Monitor on Ubuntu

Want to display a different wallpaper on dual monitors you use with Ubuntu 17.10 (or any GNOME-based Linux distro)? The GNOME desktop doesn’t (currently) support multi-monitor wallpapers natively Linux users who want to set a different wallpaper for each monitor currently to use a third-party app …

GNOME Photos App Improves Its Editing Tools

The next stable release of GNOME Photos includes a number of core improvements, including new photo editing features. As a Shotwell alternative Photos is …Well, it’s getting there. It handles the basics well enough, letting you import and browse photos, sort them into albums, and share …

Purism Librem 5 Phone Will Use Faster i.MX8 Chipset

Purism has delivered its first progress report on development of the Librem 5 Phone, which it successfully crowdfunded last year. It remains early days for the fledgling Linux phone, but decisions are starting to be made on the kind of hardware that will power the device. …

VirtualBox Guest Additions to be Included in Linux Kernel

VirtualBox is popular virtualization software VirtualBox makes it easy to try Linux distros without replacing your current operating system or engaging in a game of reboot leap frog. But things are about to get even easier. Soon you won’t need to install the VirtualBox Guest Additions …

Listen to Tidal Music from the Command Line

Tidal subscribers have a new way to listen to the high-fidelity music streaming service while using the Linux desktop. The Spotify rival touts better sound quality and bigger royalty cheques for artists, but it doesn’t provide a desktop Tidal music app for Linux. There is an …

GPD Win 2 – A Pocket-Sized Linux Games Machine?

Dream of owning a pocket-sized Linux games console? Well, your dream just inched a little nearer. Early reviews of the 6-inch GPD Win 2 pocket computer claim that Linux runs “perfectly” — opening up the possibility to use the device as a portable Steam machine, with …

Fedora 28 Wallpaper Contest is Now Open for Entries

If you’re in any way creative, and want to give something back to the Linux community, here’s your chance! Fedora is on the hunt for a new set of desktop wallpapers sourced from the open source community. The distro invites open source enthusiasts to submit their …

How to Install and Configure LibreNMS on Ubuntu 16.04

In this tutorial we will show you how to install and configure LibreNMS on Ubuntu 16.04. LibreNMS is free and open source auto-discovering network monitoring tool based on PHP/MYSQL/SNMP. It’s a featured network monitoring system that provides support for wide range of network hardware and operating …

How To List and Delete iptables Firewall Rules

We’ll show you, how to list and delete iptables firewall rules. Iptables is a command line utility that allows system administrators to configure the packet filtering rule set on Linux. iptables requires elevated privileges to operate and must be executed by user root, otherwise it fails …

What Is cURL?

We’ll show you, What is cURL? and why would you use cURL? cURL is a computer software project providing a library and command-line tool for transferring data using various protocols. cURL is a tool to transfer data from or to a server, using one of the …

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