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Use LVM to Upgrade Fedora
Most users find it simple to upgrade from one Fedora release to the next with the standard process. However, there are inevitably many special cases that Fedora can also handle. This article shows one way to upgrade using DNF along with Logical Volume Management (LVM) to keep a bootable backup in case of problems. This example […]

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Is Now Certified on Intel's NUC Mini PCs and IoT Boards
Canonical, the company behind the popular Ubuntu Linux operating system used by millions of computer users worldwide, announced today that Ubuntu 16.04 LTS is now certified on Intel's NUCs for IoT device development.

The EU Parliament Legal Affairs Committee Vote on Directive on Copyright, David Clark Cause and IBM's Call for Code, Equus' New WHITEBOX OPEN Server Platform and More
News briefs for June 21, 2018.

Fanless Skylake embedded PC loads up on PCIe
Teguar’s fanless, Linux-friendly “TB-5045” embedded PC features a 6th Gen Core CPU, up to 32GB DDR4, triple display support, 4x GbE, 6x USB, 4x serial, 2x external SATA bays, 3x mini-PCIe, and optional dual PCIe slots. Charlotte, North Carolina based Teguar Computers, which is new to the pages of LinuxGizmos, makes a variety of medical PCs, touch-panel computers, and other embedded gear, including a line of Waterproof PCs.

How to install Pip on Debian 9
Pip is a package management system that simplifies installation and management of software packages written in Python such as those found in the Python Package Index (PyPI). This tutorial will walk you through installing Python Pip on Debian 9 and teach you how to install and manage Python packages with pip.

PulseAudio 12 Open-Source Sound System Released with AirPlay, A2DP Improvements
PulseAudio 12.0, a major version of its open-source sound server program designed to work on a wide-range of POSIX operating systems like Linux, BSD, macOS, and others, was released with numerous improvements and new features.

6 Open Source AI Tools to Know
In open source, no matter how original your own idea seems, it is always wise to see if someone else has already executed the concept. For organizations and individuals interested in leveraging the growing power of artificial intelligence (AI), many of the best tools are not only free and open source, but, in many cases, have already been hardened and tested.

The LJ Password Generator Tool
In the password generating tool from my last article,at its most simple, you specify the number of characters you want in thepassword, and each is then chosen randomly from a pool of acceptable values.With the built-in RANDOM in the Linux shell, that's super easy to do:

Automotive Grade Linux joins the Van Life with Mercedes-Benz Vans deal
Mercedes-Benz Vans has tapped the Linux-based AGL infotainment stack for next-gen vehicles equipped with cutting-edge connectivity and robotics technology. The Linux Foundation’s Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) project announced that Mercedes-Benz Vans is using the open source AGL platform as a foundation for a new onboard OS for its commercial vehicles. The Daimler business unit will […]

How to Easily Install Windows Games on Linux with Winepak
Installing Windows games on Linux has always been a tricky endeavor. Winepak changes all that.

Troubleshooting a Buildah script
As both a father of teenagers and a software engineer, I spend most of my time dealing with problems. Whether the problem is large or small, many times you can't find the cause of an issue by looking directly at it. Instead, you need to step back and investigate the environment where the situation exists.read more

GNOME 3.30 Desktop Environment Gets New Milestone, Beta Expected on August 1
The GNOME Project announced the release and availability of the third development milestone of the upcoming GNOME 3.30 "Almería" desktop environment for Linux-based operating systems.

Skylake module aces OSADL’s real-time Linux tests
Congatec has joined the Open Source Automation Development Lab, which has certified that the real-time Linux stack for the Skylake Xeon-E3 based Conga-TS170 COM Express module offers “excellent response times.” The Open Source Automation Development Lab (OSADL) has certified Congatec’s implementation of real-time Linux (RTL), and has accepted Congatec as a member. Congatec will continued […]

How to Install Pimcore CMS on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
Pimcore is a free and open-source enterprise content management system written in PHP language and uses MySQL/MariaDB for databases. It is fast, flexible, and designer and developer-friendly that allow us to manage and share all of our digital assets across any channel.

Easy guide on how to install Java on Ubuntu systems
Java is a high level programming language that is being used for a large number of applications & is installed on large number of servers/systems. We have already covered how we can install java...

Five Common Chromebook Myths Debunked
Some prior facts about Chromebook and Chrome OS are no longer true today.

How To Download & Install XAMPP On Linux
XAMPP is a development tool for web developers specially targetted towards back-end web development i.e., server-side scripting, managing databases, etc. XAMPP is easy to install (and get to work), unlike other methods where one has to download all the individual programs manually and set them up on their choice of platform which is tedious and time consuming for newbies.

Let’s discuss some examples of SED command
Sed command or Stream Editor is one of the most utilised utility for Linux systems. It is mainly used for text substitution, find/replace operations & also other text manipulations like search, insertions deletion. We...

How to connect to a remote desktop from Linux
A remote desktop, according to Wikipedia, is "a software or operating system feature that allows a personal computer's desktop environment to be run remotely on one system (usually a PC, but the concept applies equally to a server), while being displayed on a separate client device."read more

Best Free Unified Modeling Language Tools
Unified Modeling Language (UML) is a general-purpose, modeling language designed to provide a standard way for visualizing, specifying, constructing, and documenting the artifacts of distributed object systems. It’s the industry standard modeling language for software engineering.