Debian GNU/Linux 10 “Buster” Operating System to Be Released on July 6th, 2019

The Debian Project announced the proposed release date of their long-anticipated Debian GNU/Linux 10 “Buster” operating system, a major release that brings many new features and enhancements.

Work on the Debian GNU/Linux 10 “Buster” operating system series started two years ago, since early July 2017, a couple of weeks after the release of the Debian GNU/Linux 9 “Stretch” series, which is currently the latest stable version and with nine point releases already out the door.

Now, two years later, we finally have an official release date for Debian GNU/Linux 10 “Buster,” which appears to hit the streets as soon as next month. Debian Project’s Niels Thykier wrote in a recent mailing list announcement that they plan to release Debian GNU/Linux 10 “Buster” on July 6th, 2019.

“We plan to release on 2019-07-06,” said Niels Thykier on behalf of the Debian release team. “In the last week pri… (read more)

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Install Samba4 on RHEL 8 for File Sharing on Windows

Samba is an open source, fast, secure, stable and widely-used network file system that provides file sharing and print services for all clients using the SMB/CIFS protocol, such as Linux, all versions of DOS...

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What’s Your Backup System In Case Your Hard Drive Crashes?

What if your hard drive crashes? What would you do? Would you worry? If not, you probably have a backup system in place.

All you really need is a good backup system to survive a hard drive crash. Unfortunately, not everybody has a backup system. For folks who already have one, they’ve probably had to experience a hard drive crash to realize the need for a backup system.

Such is the case with Harrison Jacobs, an international correspondent who learned the hard way. He had never had a backup system. So, when his hard drive crashed, he lost a lot.

I’ve made a lot of mistakes since I left New York to travel around the world as Business Insider’s international correspondent. By far the worst was when the external hard drive with all of my photos, videos, and interviews failed.

(Via: https://www.businessinsider.com/back-up-photos-google-photos-external-hard-drive-2019-1)

Thinking that hard drives don’t fail is a mistake most people are guilty of. They rely so much on their hard drives that they take it for granted. That’s exactly what happened to Harrison.

There was one mistake I made during my first six months on the road that was not funny at all. Even now, when I think about it, I get a little sick to my stomach.

It happened innocuously enough. I was editing photos while sitting on a couch in an Airbnb when I shifted a little too much and knocked my external hard drive, a Seagate Expansion Portable Hard Drive. The drive dismounted and, rather than keep editing photos, I went off to sleep.

When I plugged it in two days later, I heard a clicking sound. After trying every online-forum solution possible, I brought it to a data specialist and got the worst news: a head crash, the worst kind of hard drive failure possible. Even if the hard drive had been semi-recoverable, it would have cost me hundreds, if not thousands of dollars to recover the data.

Thanks to one bad jolt, I lost three months’ worth of photos, interviews, and videos. When I found out, I had a full-blown panic attack.

(Via: https://www.businessinsider.com/back-up-photos-google-photos-external-hard-drive-2019-1)

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KDE Plasma 5.16 Desktop Is Now Available for Kubuntu and Ubuntu 19.04 Users

The Kubuntu development team announced today that the recently released KDE Plasma 5.16 desktop environment is now available for installation on Kubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) systems.

KDE Plasma 5.16 launched earlier today as the latest and most advanced version of the acclaimed graphical desktop environment for Linux-based operating systems, adding several new features and enhancements like a totally revamped notifications system, improved System Settings pages, and revamped login, logout, and lock screens.

The KDE Plasma 5.16 release also brings better support for Wayland when using the Nvidia proprietary graphics drivers, improved networking, a much easier to use Plasma Discover graphical software manager, and a much-improved overall desktop experience with lots of polishing for themes, color schemes, widgets, and th… (read more)

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KDE Plasma 5.16 Desktop Environment Officially Released, Here’s What’s New

The KDE Project released today the KDE Plasma 5.16 desktop environment, a major release that adds a plethora of new features and enhancements, along with many improvements to make your Plasma experience more enjoyable and reliable.

The KDE Plasma 5.16 has been in development for the past few months and it’s now the latest version of the acclaimed graphical desktop environment for Linux-based operating systems. It’s a major release that introduces several new features, more polishing, and dozens of improvements.

“For this release, KDE developers have worked hard to polish Plasma to a high gloss. The results of their efforts provide a more consistent experience and bring new features to all Plasma users,” reads today’s announcement. “We hope you enjoy using Plasma 5.16 as much as we did making it.”

Here’s what’s new in KDE Plasma 5.16

Highlights of the KDE Plasma 5.16 desktop environment… (read more)

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First Arch Linux ISO Snapshot Powered by Linux Kernel 5.1 Is Now Available

June 2019’s Arch Linux snapshot has been released, and it’s the first to ditch the Linux 5.0 kernel series and adopt the latest Linux kernel 5.1 branch.

Now that Linux kernel 5.0 reached end of life, which means that it will no long receive maintenance updates, the Arch Linux 2019.06.01 is here as the first ISO snapshot of the acclaimed Linux-based operating system to ship with a kernel from the latest Linux 5.1 series, namely Linux kernel 5.1.5.

Linux kernel 5.1 was released last month and comes with great additions, including more preparations for the year 2038, more scalable and faster asynchronous I/O, support for configuring Zstd compression levels in the Btrfs file system, better file system monitorization, and a new cpuidle governor called TEO.

It also adds support for booting to a device-mapper device w… (read more)

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How to Install GUI on RHEL 8

As a Linux administrator for more than 4 years, I spend most of my time working on Linux console, but there are some situations where I need a Desktop environment instead of command-line. By...

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IPFire Open-Source Linux Firewall Now Patched Against Intel MDS Vulnerabilities

The IPFire open-source, hardened, and versatile Linux firewall has been updated to version IPFire 2.23 Core Update 132, a maintenance release that patches the latest Intel vulnerabilities and updates core components.

IPFire 2.23 Core Update 132 is more like an emergency release that ships with an updated Linux kernel, version 4.14.120, which is patched against the recently disclosed Intel MDS (Microarchitectural Data Sampling) security vulnerabilities known as RIDL, Fallout, and ZombieLoad, as well as an updated intel-microcode firmware, version 20190514.

“Additionally, to mitigate this bug which cannot be fixed at all, SMT is disabled by default on all affected processors which has significant performance impacts,” said Michael Tremer in the read more)

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Install OpenNMS Network Monitoring in Debian and Ubuntu

OpenNMS (Open Network Management System) is a free and open source, scalable, extensible, enterprise-grade and cross-platform Java-based network management platform was designed to monitor critical services on remote machines and gathers the information of...

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