DebConf20 Conference Takes Place August 23-29 for Debian GNU/Linux 11 “Bullseye”

With the DebConf19 event closed, the Debian Project announced the dates for next year’s DebConf20 Debian GNU/Linux developer conference, which will be hosted in Haifa, Israel.

Next year, in 2020, the Debian Project will celebrate 12 years from the launch of the first DebConf Debian developer conference, and they selected Israel’s Haifa instead of Portugal’s Lisbon for DebConf20 despite Israel’s political system. Now, they announced the official dates for DebConf20, which will take place between August 23rd and 29th.

“DebConf20 will be held in Haifa, Israel, from 23 August to 29 August 2020. As tradition follows before the next DebConf the local organizers in Israel will start the conference activites with DebCamp (16 August to 22 August), with particular focus on individual and team work toward improving the distribution,” said Laura Arjona Reina.

DebConf20 is for Debian GNU/Linux 11 “Bullseye”

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KDE Plasma 5.17 Linux Desktop to Modernize the Settings, Add Many UI Changes

Work on the KDE Plasma 5.17 desktop environment is ongoing and it looks like there will be a lot of interface changes, as long time KDE developer Nate Graham revealed today.

One of the nicest changes to be implemented in the upcoming KDE Plasma 5.17 desktop environment is a totally revamped System Settings window, which now features a modern look and feel to make setting up various aspects of the KDE Plasma desktop a breeze for newcomers and advanced users alike.

“This design is months in the making, and it took quite a bit of work to pull it off,” said developer Nate Graham in his latest weekly report. “This is the first of several user interface changes we’re hoping to land in the Plasma 5.17 timeframe, and I hope you’ll like them.”

Apart from the modernized System Settings, KDE Plasma 5.17 will let users sort the order of image slideshow wallpapers, add a “Manual” mode to th… (read more)

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Canonical Outs Linux Kernel Security Patch for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS to Fix Six Flaws

Canonical releases a new Linux kernel security update for its long-term supported Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system series to address several vulnerabilities.

This new Linux kernel security patch comes hot on the heels of the security update released earlier this week for the Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) operating system series, but it’s only available for users of the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system series running the stock Linux 4.4 kernel.

It addresses a total of six flaws, including an integer overflow (CVE-2019-10142) discovered in Linux kernel’s Freescale (PowerPC) hypervisor manager and a race condition (read more)

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Q4OS Operating System Brings the Trinity Desktop to Debian GNU/Linux 10 “Buster”

The Q4OS team announced the released of the Q4OS 3.8 “Centaurus” Linux and Debian-based computer operating system, a major version that adds many new features and improvements.

Based on the recently released Debian GNU/Linux 10 “Buster” operating system series, Q4OS 3.8 “Centaurus” comes more than seven months after the Q4OS 2.7 “Scorpion” release and it is the first stable version in the 3.x series, which was in heavy development during the last few years.

For a long time, Q4OS was shipping with the Trinity Desktop Environment (TDE) by default, which offers users, especially those who want to switch from Windows to Linux, a very familiar interface. However, it looks like the Q4OS 3.8 “Centaurus” series uses the latest stable KDE Plasma desktop by default.

“One of the Q4OS specific goals is the ability to have Plasma and Trinity desktop alongside each other installed,” explain the developers. “Plasma is being… (read more)

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How to check disk space on Unix servers

I recently switched from a Windows server 2016 to a FreeBSD Unix server. I need to check disk space on Unix command line. How do I find out disk space utilization information using the Unix command-line option?
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Is Your Small Business Prepared For A Disaster?

Be honest. Is your small business prepared for any kind of disaster? If it’s not, then it’s going to be very hard to sustain your business in the long run. As it is, it’s hard enough to sustain business in normal circumstances. What more in an emergency?

Have you really thought about how your business can still run in an emergency situation? Or is closure your only option in such a desperate situation?

When it comes to running a business, the only desperate situation that requires closure is the end of the world or a major natural disaster. Now, if you have backups, your business could still survive a natural disaster. It might take some time but there’s no doubt that your business can still run. After all, you have backups. What if, you don’t?

The thought of backing up your business may not enter your mind at a time when everything is running smoothly. Well, that could get you in trouble. Just because everything is running smoothly doesn’t mean you don’t need to back up your business.

The failure of any piece of hardware or software is inevitable. Your files, emails and databases are continuously under threat by system crashes, data corruption issues, natural disasters, hackers and ransomware. Small businesses frequently overlook the importance of data backups. After all, if everything is working correctly, why do we need backups?

( Via: https://securityboulevard.com/2019/04/the-4-deadly-technology-sins-of-a-small-business/)

Your business is not prepared for any kind of disaster if it’s not backed up. You cannot totally rely on the IT structure of your business to protect your data. That’s not enough.

What your business needs is a sound IT strategy.

A well-thought-out IT strategy can identify the best combination of software and hardware providing the highest value to your business.

( Via: https://securityboulevard.com/2019/04/the-4-deadly-technology-sins-of-a-small-business/)

There’s no doubt that a sound IT strategy factors in data protection. After all, your business can’t run without data.

So, you really need to come up with a sound IT strategy for your business. If not, the consequences could be pretty costly.

Small businesses tend not to devise an IT strategy. As a result, they end up with high

How to Install Angular CLI on Linux

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Canonical’s Ubuntu OpenStack Architecture to Empower BT’s Next-Gen 5G Cloud Core

Canonical announced that the BT Group communications company has chosen to use the Charmed OpenStack on Ubuntu and related open-source tools to automate the deployment and operations of their next-generation 5G cloud core network.

BT’s next-generation 5G Core network will be built on Canonical’s Charmed OpenStack architecture on Ubuntu Linux. The company will also use all the open-source tools provided by Canonical, such as Charms, Juju, and MAAS, to automate the deployment and operations of their infrastructure, as well as for virtual network functions (VNFs) apps.

“BT has recognised the efficiency, flexibility and innovation afforded by an open architecture, and realises the value of such an approach in enabling its delivery of new 5G services. We’re delighted to be working with them to deliver the foundation to this approach, which will underpin BT’s 5G strategy,” said Mark Shuttleworth, CEO of Canonical.

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1 Operating System Enters Beta with Enhanced Security

Only two months after the launch of the major Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 operating system series, Red Hat announced that it is working on the first point release, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1, which is now available for beta testing.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1 is the first major update to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 operating system series delivering new security enhancements, improved manageability, updated drivers for better hardware support, greater developer productivity, as well as another layer of performance improvements for better reliability and stability.

Security is very important these days, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1 Beta introduces container-centric SELinux profiles, which lets administrators create security policies that are more tailored to their needs for better control over container access of a host system’s resources, such as compute, network, … (read more)

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Collabora Adds Big Performance Improvements for Linux Gamers in Linux Kernel 5.2

With the Linux 5.2 kernel series out the door and ready for mass deployments, it’s time to take a closer look at the contributions made by Collabora’s engineers to this cycle.

Collabora continues to be very active in the development of the Linux kernel and during the development cycle of the Linux 5.2 kernel series, a total of 11 kernel engineers authored no less than 61 patches, signed-off on a total of 131 changes, tested 47 fixes, acknowledged another 9 patches, and suggested 4 changes implemented by other kernel developers.

However, the most important contribution made by Collabora to Linux kernel 5.2 is the implementation of case-insensitive functionality for the EXT4 file system, which is used by default… (read more)

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