Linux https://opensource.com/tags/linux en What's new in GNOME 44? https://opensource.com/article/23/4/linux-gnome-44-features <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">What&#039;s new in GNOME 44?</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/users/jim-hall" class="username">Jim Hall</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden"><time datetime="2023-04-25T03:00:00-04:00" title="Tuesday, April 25, 2023 - 03:00" class="datetime">Tue, 04/25/2023 - 03:00</time> </span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-article-subhead field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"> <p>The GNOME Linux desktop&#039;s latest release is now available. Find out about the new and improved Bluetooth, user interface, apps, and other features in GNOME 44.</p> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"> <p>I use GNOME as my primary desktop environment on my Linux PC at home. GNOME gives me an easy-to-use graphical desktop that provides the flexibility I need yet doesn't get in…</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lead-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"> <a href="/article/23/4/linux-gnome-44-features" hreflang="en"><img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/article_teaser/public/lead-images/custom_gnomes.png?itok=np3Gk-pG" width="360" height="202" alt="GNOME" title="GNOME" class="image-style-article-teaser" /> </a> </div> Tue, 25 Apr 2023 07:00:00 +0000 Jim Hall 70571 at https://opensource.com 5 reasons virtual machines still matter https://opensource.com/article/23/4/5-reasons-virtual-machines-still-matter <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">5 reasons virtual machines still matter</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/users/alansmithee" class="username">alansmithee</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden"><time datetime="2023-04-13T03:00:00-04:00" title="Thursday, April 13, 2023 - 03:00" class="datetime">Thu, 04/13/2023 - 03:00</time> </span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-article-subhead field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"> <p>Containers are a vital technology for modern infrastructure, but virtual machines still have their place.</p> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"> <p>Virtualization used to be a big deal. For a while, it was the primary way to run services in a "sandbox" environment. IT departments used virtual machines by the hundreds. And…</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lead-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"> <a href="/article/23/4/5-reasons-virtual-machines-still-matter" hreflang="en"><img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/article_teaser/public/lead-images/computer_space_graphic_cosmic.png?itok=SgcVeXuk" width="360" height="202" alt="Computer laptop in space" title="Computer laptop in space" class="image-style-article-teaser" /> </a> </div> Thu, 13 Apr 2023 07:00:00 +0000 alansmithee 70566 at https://opensource.com Remove the background from an image with this Linux command https://opensource.com/article/23/4/image-editing-linux-python <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Remove the background from an image with this Linux command</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/users/don-watkins" class="username">Don Watkins</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden"><time datetime="2023-04-10T03:00:00-04:00" title="Monday, April 10, 2023 - 03:00" class="datetime">Mon, 04/10/2023 - 03:00</time> </span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-article-subhead field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"> <p>The power of Python makes image editing easy on Linux.</p> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"> <p>You have a great picture of yourself and want to use it for your social media profile, but the background is distracting. Another picture has a perfect background for your…</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lead-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"> <a href="/article/23/4/image-editing-linux-python" hreflang="en"><img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/article_teaser/public/lead-images/painting_computer_screen_art_design_creative.png?itok=r5QLbucL" width="360" height="202" alt="Painting art on a computer screen" title="Painting art on a computer screen" class="image-style-article-teaser" /> </a> </div> Mon, 10 Apr 2023 07:00:00 +0000 Don Watkins 70547 at https://opensource.com Make a web-safe color guide with Bash https://opensource.com/article/23/4/web-safe-color-guide-bash <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Make a web-safe color guide with Bash</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/users/jim-hall" class="username">Jim Hall</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden"><time datetime="2023-04-06T03:00:00-04:00" title="Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 03:00" class="datetime">Thu, 04/06/2023 - 03:00</time> </span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-article-subhead field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"> <p>Use the for loop in Bash to create a handy color palette for the web.</p> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"> <p>When computer displays had a limited color palette, web designers often used a set of web-safe colors to create websites. While modern websites displaying on newer devices can…</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lead-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"> <a href="/article/23/4/web-safe-color-guide-bash" hreflang="en"><img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/article_teaser/public/lead-images/paint_brushes_design_creative.jpg?itok=XdLOQNxO" width="360" height="202" alt="What sets Krita apart from other open source digital painting tools" title="What sets Krita apart from other open source digital painting tools" class="image-style-article-teaser" /> </a> </div> Thu, 06 Apr 2023 07:00:00 +0000 Jim Hall 70532 at https://opensource.com Our favorite fonts for the Linux terminal https://opensource.com/article/23/4/linux-terminal-fonts <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Our favorite fonts for the Linux terminal</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/users/jim-hall" class="username">Jim Hall</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden"><time datetime="2023-04-05T03:00:00-04:00" title="Wednesday, April 5, 2023 - 03:00" class="datetime">Wed, 04/05/2023 - 03:00</time> </span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-article-subhead field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"> <p>Here is an entirely subjective list of some fun fonts for your Linux console.</p> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"> <p>Terminal emulators came up as a topic for me recently, and it got me thinking: What's everyone's favorite terminal font? So I asked Opensource.com contributors to share what…</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lead-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"> <a href="/article/23/4/linux-terminal-fonts" hreflang="en"><img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/article_teaser/public/lead-images/osdc_terminals.png?itok=yIPgPBhz" width="360" height="202" alt="Terminal view" title="Terminal view" class="image-style-article-teaser" /> </a> </div> Wed, 05 Apr 2023 07:00:00 +0000 Jim Hall 70445 at https://opensource.com 3 reasons my Linux team uses Penpot https://opensource.com/article/23/3/linux-penpot <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">3 reasons my Linux team uses Penpot</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/users/ekidney" class="username">ekidney</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden"><time datetime="2023-03-30T03:00:00-04:00" title="Thursday, March 30, 2023 - 03:00" class="datetime">Thu, 03/30/2023 - 03:00</time> </span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-article-subhead field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"> <p>Penpot is an open source design workspace for designers and developers.</p> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"> <p>Working with Fedora exposes you to a lot of different open source software. A major Fedora website revamp started over a year ago, with the goal of improving design aesthetics…</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lead-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"> <a href="/article/23/3/linux-penpot" hreflang="en"><img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/article_teaser/public/lead-images/painting_computer_screen_art_design_creative.png?itok=r5QLbucL" width="360" height="202" alt="Painting art on a computer screen" title="Painting art on a computer screen" class="image-style-article-teaser" /> </a> </div> Thu, 30 Mar 2023 07:00:00 +0000 ekidney 70530 at https://opensource.com 3 surprising things Linux sysadmins can do with systemd https://opensource.com/article/23/3/3-things-you-didnt-know-systemd-could-do <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">3 surprising things Linux sysadmins can do with systemd</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/users/alansmithee" class="username">alansmithee</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden"><time datetime="2023-03-23T03:00:00-04:00" title="Thursday, March 23, 2023 - 03:00" class="datetime">Thu, 03/23/2023 - 03:00</time> </span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-article-subhead field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"> <p>It&#039;s not just for making your computer boot faster. Download our new systemd eBook for Linux sysadmins for more tips.</p> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"> <p>When it first started out, there was a lot of press about systemd and its ability to speed up boot time. That feature had a mostly-universal appeal (it's less important to…</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lead-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"> <a href="/article/23/3/3-things-you-didnt-know-systemd-could-do" hreflang="en"><img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/article_teaser/public/lead-images/yearbook-haff-rx-linux-file-lead_0.png?itok=tq3vlcT4" width="360" height="202" alt="Why the operating system matters even more in 2017" title="Why the operating system matters even more in 2017" class="image-style-article-teaser" /> </a> </div> Thu, 23 Mar 2023 07:00:00 +0000 alansmithee 70537 at https://opensource.com 8 steps to refurbish an old computer with Linux https://opensource.com/article/23/3/refurbish-old-computer-linux <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">8 steps to refurbish an old computer with Linux</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/users/howtech" class="username">howtech</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden"><time datetime="2023-03-22T03:00:00-04:00" title="Wednesday, March 22, 2023 - 03:00" class="datetime">Wed, 03/22/2023 - 03:00</time> </span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-article-subhead field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"> <p>A step-by-step guide to refurbishing an old computer to keep it in service.</p> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"> <p>We live in a remarkable era. It wasn't so long ago we were all chained to the "upgrade treadmill," forced to buy expensive new personal computers every few years. Today, with…</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lead-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"> <a href="/article/23/3/refurbish-old-computer-linux" hreflang="en"><img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/article_teaser/public/lead-images/puzzle_computer_solve_fix_tool.png?itok=aUKBfTf0" width="360" height="202" alt="Puzzle pieces coming together to form a computer screen" title="Puzzle pieces coming together to form a computer screen" class="image-style-article-teaser" /> </a> </div> Wed, 22 Mar 2023 07:00:00 +0000 howtech 70498 at https://opensource.com 5 open source tools to take control of your own data https://opensource.com/article/23/2/open-source-tools-data <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">5 open source tools to take control of your own data</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/users/wsamh" class="username">wsamh</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden"><time datetime="2023-02-24T03:00:00-05:00" title="Friday, February 24, 2023 - 03:00" class="datetime">Fri, 02/24/2023 - 03:00</time> </span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-article-subhead field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"> <p>Take your data out of the hands of proprietary corporations and into your own hands with open source solutions.</p> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"> <p>Back in the old days, there was no cloud. Everything was on your phone. Maybe you had a microSD card that you backed up everything on. Eventually, the SD card would stop…</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lead-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"> <a href="/article/23/2/open-source-tools-data" hreflang="en"><img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/article_teaser/public/lead-images/data_analytics_cloud.png?itok=abhnW6xP" width="360" height="202" alt="Net catching 1s and 0s or data in the clouds" title="Net catching 1s and 0s or data in the clouds" class="image-style-article-teaser" /> </a> </div> Fri, 24 Feb 2023 08:00:00 +0000 wsamh 70469 at https://opensource.com 5 escape sequences for your Linux shell https://opensource.com/article/23/2/escape-sequences-linux-shell <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">5 escape sequences for your Linux shell</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/users/seth" class="username">sethkenlon</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden"><time datetime="2023-02-16T03:00:00-05:00" title="Thursday, February 16, 2023 - 03:00" class="datetime">Thu, 02/16/2023 - 03:00</time> </span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-article-subhead field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"> <p>Use these secret codes for your Bash terminal. Download our new Linux metacharacters cheat sheet.</p> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"> <p>I recently read an article about shell metacharacters by Opensource.com correspondent Don Watkins. His article made me think about all the weird things you could do with shell…</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lead-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"> <a href="/article/23/2/escape-sequences-linux-shell" hreflang="en"><img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/article_teaser/public/lead-images/bash_command_line.png?itok=J2u91bAx" width="360" height="202" alt="bash logo on green background" title="bash logo on green background" class="image-style-article-teaser" /> </a> </div> Thu, 16 Feb 2023 08:00:00 +0000 sethkenlon 70456 at https://opensource.com