12 Best Web Browsers for Ubuntu

Selecting the best web browsers for Ubuntu largely depends on your personal needs, but usually, browsers are used for accessing/browsing websites. In this article, we will look under the hood and highlight some of the best web browsers for Ubuntu. 1) […]

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Microsoft Edge for Linux: A Browser the Software Giant “Would Like to Do”

Microsoft announced in late 2018 that it’d switch Edge browser to the Chromium engine, the same one that’s being used by Google Chrome.

This decision technically allows Microsoft to convert Microsoft Edge from a Windows 10-exclusive browser to a cross-platform application.

The company has already confirmed Microsoft Edge would be released beyond Windows 10, and existing preview builds also allow the browser to be installed on macOS.

The migration to Chromium would technically allow the company to bring Edge to Linux as well, and given its efforts to get more involved in the open-source world, such a release wouldn’t be surprising at all.

Linux version possible in the long term

And after Microsoft suggested that it’s indeed considering a Linux version of Edge back in May at the Build developer conference, the Edge tea… (read more)

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Atari VCS Linux-Powered Gaming Console Is Now Available For Pre-order for $249

After last year’s successful Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, Atari announced that its long-anticipated Atari VCS retro gaming console is now finally available for online pre-orders at various online retail and Atari’s official web store.

Atari issued a press release on Tuesday to announce that after many trials and tribulations it finally has a release date for the official launch of its Atari VCS retro gaming console, along with a release date for those who backed the project during its early days, as well as information about the first key retail partnerships that will have the console ready for pre-order starting today.

“Atari made a commitment to its fans to make the new VCS the best and most versatile game and home entertainm… (read more)

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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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