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Kubuntu is a free, complete, and open-source alternative to Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X which contains everything you need to work, play, or share.

Plasma 5.23 available for Kubuntu 21.10 (Impish Indri) in backports PPA

20 October 2021 @ 7:18 pm

We are pleased to announce that Plasma 5.23.1 is now available in our backports PPA for Kubuntu 21.10 (Impish Indri). The release announcement detailing the new features and improvements in Plasma 5.23 can be found here. To upgrade: Add the following repository to your software sources list: ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports or if...

Kubuntu 21.10 Impish Indri Released

15 October 2021 @ 1:01 pm

The Kubuntu Team is happy to announce that Kubuntu 21.10 has been released, featuring the ‘beautiful’ KDE Plasma 5.22: simple by default, powerful when needed. Codenamed “Impish Indri”, Kubuntu 21.10 continues our tradition of giving you Friendly Computing by integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality,...

Kubuntu Impish Indri (21.10) Beta Released

24 September 2021 @ 10:37 am

The Beta of Impish Indri (to become 21.10 in October) has now been released, and is available for download. This milestone features images for Kubuntu and other Ubuntu flavours. Pre-releases of the Impish Indri release are not recommended for: Anyone needing a stable system. Regular users who are not aware...

Plasma 5.23 Anniversary Edition Beta available for testing

18 September 2021 @ 12:41 pm

Are you using Kubuntu 21.04 Hirsute Hippo, our current Stable release? Or are you already running our development builds of the upcoming 21.10 Impish Indri? We currently have Plasma 5.22.90 (Plasma 5.23 Anniversary Edition Beta)  available in our Beta PPA for Kubuntu 21.04, and 21.10 development series. However this is...

Kubuntu 20.10 Groovy Gorilla reaches end of life

25 July 2021 @ 1:47 pm

Kubuntu Groovy Gorilla was released on October 22nd, 2020 with 9 months support. As of July 22nd, 2021, 20.10 reached ‘end of life’. No more package updates will be accepted to 20.10, and it will be archived to old-releases.ubuntu.com in the coming weeks. The official end of life announcement for...

Plasma 5.22 available for Hirsute Hippo 21.04 in backports PPA

11 June 2021 @ 6:56 pm

We are pleased to announce that Plasma 5.22.0, is now available in our backports PPA for Kubuntu 21.04 Hirsute Hippo. The release announcement detailing the new features and improvements in Plasma 5.22 can be found here. To upgrade: Add the following repository to your software sources list: ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports or if...

Plasma 5.22 Beta (5.21.90) available for testing

15 May 2021 @ 9:00 am

Are you using Kubuntu 21.04 Hirsute Hippo, our current Stable release? Or are you already running our development builds of the upcoming 21.10 Impish Indri? We currently have Plasma 5.21.90 (Plasma 5.22 Beta)  available in our Beta PPA for Kubuntu 21.04, and 21.10 development series. However this is a beta...

Kubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver reaches end of Kubuntu support

2 May 2021 @ 4:39 pm

As the recently released Kubuntu 21.04 with beautiful Plasma 5.21 makes its way into the world, inevitably other things come to their end. Kubuntu 18.04 LTS was released in April 2018, and reached ‘End of Life’ for its 3 years of flavour support on 1st May 2021. All Kubuntu users...

Backports PPA: KDE Frameworks 5.81.0 for Hirsute

26 April 2021 @ 5:02 pm

KDE Frameworks 5.81.0 for 21.04 Hirsute Hippo is now available in our backports PPA. Frameworks releases are a mixture of bugfixes, new features, and general improvements to the KDE base libraries. As such, keen adopters who might like to install this backport can check the changelog to what has been...

Kubuntu 21.04 Hirsute Hippo Released

22 April 2021 @ 5:27 pm

The Kubuntu Team is happy to announce that Kubuntu 21.04 has been released, featuring the ‘beautiful’ KDE Plasma 5.21: simple by default, powerful when needed. Codenamed “Hirsute Hippo”, Kubuntu 21.04 continues our tradition of giving you Friendly Computing by integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality,...

softpanorama.info

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A slightly (skeptical) Open Source Software Educational Society.

30 years of Softpanorama which was started in September of 1989 as a monthly floppy based bulletin for PC programmers.

obsproject.com

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Stream yourself to the masses, youtube, twitch, etc to name just a few.

userbenchmark.com

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Benchmark and compare PC hardware.

redhat.com

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The home of RHEL Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Typecatcher

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Google fonts on Linux.

code.visualstudio.com

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Visual studio code – light weight IDE for coders.

guru99.com

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Free tutorials for most things tech.

techrights.org

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The rights of tech. Patents and legal news. Defending digital freedom and exposing corruption.

IRC Proceedings: Wednesday, January 19, 2022

20 January 2022 @ 7:20 am

IRC logs for Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Links 19/1/2022: XWayland 22.1 RC1 and OnlyOffice 7.0 Release

19 January 2022 @ 8:43 pm

Links for the day

When Twitter Protects Abusers and Abuse (and Twitter’s Sponsors)

19 January 2022 @ 9:19 am

Twitter is an out-of-control censorship machine and it should be treated accordingly even by those who merely "read" or "follow" Twitter accounts; Twitter is a filter, not a news/media platform or even means of communication

IRC Proceedings: Tuesday, January 18, 2022

19 January 2022 @ 7:27 am

IRC logs for Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Links 19/1/2022: Wine 7.x Era Begins and Istio 1.12.2 is Out

19 January 2022 @ 7:06 am

Links for the day

Another Video IBM Does Not Want You to Watch

19 January 2022 @ 6:20 am

It seems very much possible that IBM (or someone close to IBM) is trying to purge me from Twitter, so let’s examine what they may be trying to distract from. As we put it 2 years ago, "Watson" is a lot more offensive than those supposedly offensive words IBM is working to purge; think about those hundreds of Red Hat workers who are black and were never told about ethnic purges of blacks facilitated by IBM (their new boss).

What IBM Does Not Want You to Watch

18 January 2022 @ 9:04 pm

Let's 'Streisand it'...

Good News, Bad News (and Back to Normal)

18 January 2022 @ 8:50 pm

When many services are reliant on the integrity of a single, very tiny MicroSD card you're only moments away from 2 days of intensive labour (recovery, investigation, migration, and further coding); we've learned our lessons and took advantage of this incident to upgrade the operating system, double the storage space, even improve the code slightly (for compatibility with newer systems)

opensource.com

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Opensource software and project news.

Solve network fragmentation with MTU

20 January 2022 @ 8:01 am

Coding on a computerDuring the implementation of OpenStack workloads, a common issue is fragmentation throughout the network, causing unforeseen performance issues. Fragmentation is normally difficult to address because networks can get complex, so the path of packets can be hard to trace or predict. read more

How to back your open source project's stack

20 January 2022 @ 8:00 am

Two diverse hands holding a globeOn GivingTuesday, the Mautic project—an open source marketing automation platform—shared its intention to allocate part of its budget each year to financially support the other open source projects on which it depends, as part of the Back Your Stack initiative. read more

Manage your passwords in the Linux terminal

19 January 2022 @ 8:01 am

Linux keys on the keyboard for a desktop computerThese days, we all have a few dozen passwords. Fortunately, the bulk of those passwords are probably for websites, and you probably access most websites through your internet browser, and most browsers have a built-in password manager. The most common internet browsers also have a synchronization feature to help you distribute your passwords between the browsers you run across all your devices, so you're never without your login information when you need it. read more

Protect your PHP website from bots with this open source tool

19 January 2022 @ 8:00 am

Security monsterPHP is a widely-used programming language on the web, and it's estimated that nearly 80% of all websites use it. My team at CrowdSec decided that we needed to provide server admins with a PHP bouncer to help ward away bots and bad actors who may attempt to interact with PHP files. read more

Perform unit tests using GoogleTest and CTest

18 January 2022 @ 8:01 am

Team checklist and to dosThis article is a follow-up to my last article Set up a build system with CMake and VSCodium. read more

How curiosity helped me solve a hardware problem

18 January 2022 @ 8:00 am

Puzzle pieces coming together to form a computer screenI typically have a dozen computers up and running on my home network—yes, 12. And I am responsible for several more in other locations. With so many computers, there are always failures of various types, and I ultimately diagnose many of them as hardware problems. But it can be difficult to diagnose which hardware component is causing the issue. read more

Record your terminal session with Asciinema

17 January 2022 @ 8:00 am

4 different color terminal windows with codeSupport calls are important and often satisfying in the end, but the act of clear communication can be arduous for everyone involved. If you've ever been on a support call, you've probably spent several minutes spelling out even the shortest commands and explaining in detail where the spaces and returns fall. While it's often easier to just seize control of a user's computer, that's not really the best way to educate. What you might try instead is sending a user a screen recording, but one that they can copy commands from and paste into their own terminal. read more

Solve Wordle using the Linux command line

16 January 2022 @ 8:00 am

Linux keys on the keyboard for a desktop computerI've recently become a little obsessed with an online word puzzle game in which you have six attempts to guess a random five-letter word. The word changes every day, and you can only play once per day. After each guess, each of the letters in your guess is highlighted: gray means that letter does not appear in the mystery word, yellow means that letter appears in the word but not at that position, and green means the letter appears in the word at that correct position. read more

Why use a Raspberry Pi to power your business

15 January 2022 @ 8:00 am

A chair in a field. With the pandemic changing the way we're working, job decentralization is becoming an important challenge for all companies. read more

What makes Linux the sustainable OS

14 January 2022 @ 8:00 am

5 pengiuns floating on iceburgBattling the pandemic has created a shortage of microchips needed to produce new computers. In addition, some newer proprietary operating systems come with higher minimum standards for those systems. This conundrum has created an opportunity for those of us who use Linux in our daily lives. Extend the hardware lifecycle Linux has long been noted for adding life to aging hardware. That ability has been a boon to those folks who use computers every day. read more