Happy birthday, KDE: 11 applications you never knew existed

The Linux desktop environment KDE celebrates its 22nd anniversary on October 14 this year. There are a gazillion* applications created by the KDE community of users, many of which provide fun and quirky services. We perused the list and picked out 11 applications you might like to know exist. *Not really, but there are a lot. Learn More

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Microsoft Pledges to Protect Linux and Open-Source With Its Patents

In a move that would have seemed unfathomable a decade ago, Microsoft announced on Oct. 10 that it is joining the Open Invention Network and contributing 60,000 patents.

With the patent pledge, Microsoft is making its patents available to OIN members in a bid to help protect Linux against patent claims. Microsoft is positioning its move as part of its multiyear plan to support Linux and embrace the open-source ecosystem. Learn More

Microsoft has signed up to the Open Invention Network. We repeat. Microsoft has signed up to the OIN

That 60,000 patents in your pocket or are you just pleased to see us? Who would have thought it? Not content with signing with LOT Network, Microsoft has taken the next step in patent cuddling and joined the Open Invention Network. Learn More

How to deploy Odoo 12 on Ubuntu 18.04

Odoo is the most popular all-in-one business software in the world. It offers a range of business applications including CRM, website, e-Commerce, billing, accounting, manufacturing, warehouse, project management, inventory and much more, all seamlessly integrated.

Odoo can be installed in several different ways. The easiest and quickest way to install Odoo is by using their official APT repositories. Learn More

How to Install NTP Server and Client on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

NTP (Network Time Protocol) is a networking protocol designed to synchronize the clocks of computers over a network. NTP allows you to synchronize the clocks of all the systems within the network. NTP server synchronizes its time by contacting a number of servers around the world.

In this tutorial, we will learn to install NTP server and Setup time synchronization on Ubuntu 18.04 server. Learn More

12 Useful Linux Commands for New User

Using the command line on a Linux computer can afford you the ability to navigate faster than using a graphical interface, as well as programmatically control what’s on your system. The following are basic commands to navigate and find what you need on most systems. When using a *nix based system, these commands will allow you to navigate the system efficiently and effectively. Learn More

How to manage partitions with GNU Parted on Linux

Partitions management is one of the most essentials and dangerous task to perform when working with operating systems. In this tutorial we will focus on the use of GNU parted and see how we can use it to create, resize and delete partitions from the command line interface. Learn More

What happens if you try to take your code out of Linux?

Linux-savvy legal experts from the past and present weigh in on this knotty, open-source licensing matter.
A side-effect of Linus Torvalds taking leave from Linux to work on how he deals with people and the new Linux contributors' Code of Conduct (CoC) was one person suggesting that programmers forced out of Linux could take their contributed code out of the operating system. Well, can they? Learn More

Linux firewalls: What you need to know about iptables and firewalld

A firewall is a set of rules. When a data packet moves into or out of a protected network space, its contents (in particular, information about its origin, target, and the protocol it plans to use) are tested against the firewall rules to see if it should be allowed through. Here’s a simple example: Learn More

How to Undo or Redo a Yum Install on CentOS and RHEL

One of the most important and useful feature added to YUM Package Manager (from version 3.2.25) is the 'yum history' command. It allows you to review a full history of yum transactions that have been run on a system. It shows the dates and times when a transactions were performed, whether the transactions succeeded or were aborted, the number of packages affected, and so much more. Learn More

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