Linux Kernel 5.2 to Come with Improved Support for Logitech Wireless Devices

The upcoming Linux 5.2 kernel series will come with lots of cool new features and performance improvements that users of Linux-based operating system will enjoy, including improved support for Logitech’s wireless devices.

Linux developer Hans de Goede talks in his latest blog post about one cool feature coming to the Linux 5.2 kernel series, which will benefit those who own Logitech wireless devices like keyboards and mice. According to him, support for these devices has been greatly improved in Linux kernel 5.2 to offer users battery monitoring support and per device key-mapping.

Previous Linux kernel versions supported Logitech wireless keyboard and mouse device through a generic HID emulation for their 2.4 GHz and 27 MHz wireless receivers, but starting w… (read more)

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Best Command Line HTTP Clients for Linux

HTTP clients are utility software that enables you to download files over the Internet. Apart from being able to download files remotely, these command line tools can be used for other tasks such as...

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A Quick Look at Elvish Shell

Bash is not the only shell available for Linux. There have been attempts to improve it in the past and Elvish Shell in of those latest efforts. Check it out.

from It’s FOSS https://itsfoss.com/elvish-shell/…

Antergos Linux Has Been Discontinued, All Users Will Be Migrated to Arch Linux

The development behind the Antergos Linux operating system announced the discontinuation of the project, as they decided to step down from developing this Arch Linux-based GNU/Linux distribution.

Created more than seven years ago by Alexandre Filgueira, Gustau Castells, and Dustin Falgout, Antergos Linux was first called Cinnarch as it aimed to be an unofficial Cinnamon flavor of the popular and powerful Arch Linux operating system. A year later, it was renamed from Cinnarch to Antergos, which is a Galician word meaning “to link the past with the present.”

Antergos wanted to provide the Linux community with a modern, beautiful, and powerful computer operating system that is easy to install, configure, and use. Antergos Linux used its own graphical installer, as oppossed to Arch Linux, which still doesn’t have a GUI installed, those making the installation harder for newcomers, those bringing Arch Linux to the masses.

One million downloads later

S… (read more)

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How to Setup a Developer Workstation in RHEL 8

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 is a developer friendly Linux distribution, which supports the development of custom applications. It ships with new developer-centric features that accelerate your application development such as the most recent...

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What It Really Means To Go Paperless

It’s good to go paperless. In this age and age, it’s actually the way to go. Since it’s so easy to digitize files these days, it makes a lot of sense to go paperless. Just think of all the physical space you could save. You wouldn’t have to keep copies of old files in old filing cabinets that take up so much physical space.

Going paperless means getting rid of the clutter. No, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re going to throw everything away. You’d have to digitize all your files first to store in a virtual space. Once you’ve done that, then maybe you could throw away the clutter. It’s really up to you but you would have to be very careful.

An important follow-up to scanning is getting rid of any paper to reduce the chance of identity theft, which saw increased fraud reports in 2018, according to Federal Trade Commission findings. Of the 10 shredders we tested, Wirecutter’s favorite can take up to 10 pages at a time. For most people, the cross-cut model works just fine, but if you have particularly sensitive documents, a micro-cut shredder makes it pretty much impossible to put paper back together.

(Via: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/09/smarter-living/wirecutter/go-paperless-home-office-taxes.html)

You really have to be careful when throwing out old documents. Make sure they’re shredded pretty well. If not, the information of the documents might be misused.

A good example of documents that you could digitize are your tax records. Your tax records over the years probably make up most of the clutter that you can’t seem to get rid of. If you really want to go paperless, you could start digitizing your tax records.

If your tax seasons have involved too much paper wrangling, consider throwing out your file cabinets and going paperless. Everything you have to track for the IRS you can also keep digitally.

(Via: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/09/smarter-living/wirecutter/go-paperless-home-office-taxes.html)

It takes a lot of work to digitize files. Imagine scanning every single file you’ve kept over the years. Nonetheless, you always have to keep in mind that you have to scan all your tax documents properly.

Gil Charney, director at the Tax Institute at H&R Block,

Best Command-Line FTP Clients for Linux

File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a network protocol used for transferring files between a client and a server on a computer network. The very first FTP applications were made for the command line before...

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For ESXi: Realtek NICs Are Awful And Don’t Use Them

OK, this isn’t a really a controversial opinion. This is more as a guide for those who run into these problems when trying to setup their first whitebox/homelab systems for ESXi.

So it goes something like this: You’ve got an old desktop, gaming rig, or workstation. You decide you’ll retire it to your home data center (or basement, or laundry room) as a hypervisor. ESXi by itself (no vSphere controller) is free, and here’s how to download and get the license key.

For most desktop/workstation type of hardware, you can install ESXi from the general ESXi installer except for one aspect: Many of these types of systems use Realtek, Marvell, or other desktop/consumer grade NICs, and there’s not an ESXi driver for these. And for good reasons: They suck.

So you have the choice: Try to use a special custom ISO installer with the Realtek?Marvell/etc. driver loaded, or buy a different NIC. In most of IT, there’s usually more than one right answer, and a heaping dose of “it depends”. However, for this particular question (Realtek or buy another NIC) there’s only right right answer: Buy another NIC.

Realtek NICs suck. They don’t perform well, they’re a pain to work with for ESXi, so just buy a NIC. The other desktop NICs don’t fare much better. If it’s not recognized by ESXi, it’s a pretty good bet it’s shit.

You can get a one or two port Intel Pro 1000 NIC on eBay for $20-30 USD. These NICs work great. I’ve even replaced the Realtek NIC on my Windows 10 Pro workstation and went from 700 Mbps to fully saturating a gigabit NIC for file transfers. (Make sure they’re Intel Server NICs, the Pro NICs, and not the desktop NICs.)

For $20-30 additional, you can install ESXi on just about any desktop or workstation hardware with the standard ESXi installer. I’m sure there are edge cases, but for me desktop/workstation plus Intel Pro NIC has worked fine.

from The Data Center Overlords https://datacenteroverlords.com/2019/05/24/for-esxi-realtek-nics-are-awful-and-dont-use-them/…

BlackArch Linux Ethical Hacking OS Gets New Release with More Than 150 New Tools

The BlackArch Linux ethical hacking and penetration testing operating system has received a new installation media today that brings lots of updated and new tools, as well as many other improvements.

Powered by the latest stable and most advanced Linux 5.1.4 kernel, BlackArch Linux 2019.06.01 is here to introduce more than 150 new hacking tools, an updated installer to version 1.1.1, a new “jedi-vim” plugin providing the jedi autocompletion library to the VIM editor, along with several other updated VIM plugins.

Moreover, BlackArch Linux 2019.06.01 comes with support for rxvt-unicode, updated Xresources and Xdefaults, updated tools and packages, including their configuration files, updated core packages, and updated window manager menus for the Awesome, Fluxbox, and Openbox window managers.

ISO clean-ups and tweaks

The BlackArch Linux ISO has received some necessary clean-ups and tweaks as well for version 2019.06.01, and the developers noted the… (read more)

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