TCS logo TimburyDotOrg is owned and operated by Timbury Computer Services. For over ten years, Timbury Computer Services has shown home, small business and corporate clients how to use Linux and Open Source software to maximize efficiency and lower costs.

Updates: The TimburyDotNet web hosting site redesign is complete. Linux-only hosting!More...
Aug
17th

Sharing Linux Terminal Sessions With Tmux and Screen

Author: Linuxtoday.com | Files under syndicated

Tmux and GNU Screen are well-known utilities which allow multiplexing of virtual consoles.


Aug
17th

An introduction to the Django Python web app framework

Author: bob@lxer.com | Files under syndicated

In the first three articles of this four-part series comparing different Python web frameworks, we covered the Pyramid, Flask, and Tornado web frameworks. We’ve built the same app three times and have finally made our way to Django.read more


Aug
17th

MariaDB administration commands for beginners

Author: Linuxtoday.com | Files under syndicated

MariaDB is an open-source Relational Database & is a community developed forked-out version of MySQL database.


Aug
17th

How to Install OpenMeetings on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Author: bob@lxer.com | Files under syndicated

OpenMeetings is an open source web-based application for presenting, online training, web conferencing, collaborative whiteboard drawing and document editing, and user desktop sharing. In this tutorial, we will be going to explain how to install OpenMe…


Aug
17th

How to Install and Configure VNC on Ubuntu 18.04

Author: bob@lxer.com | Files under syndicated

This guide covers the steps necessary for installing and configuring VNC server on a Ubuntu 18.04 system. We will also show you how to securely connect to the VNC server through an SSH tunnel.


Aug
17th

The Chromebook Grows Up

Author: Philip Raymond | Files under syndicated
pixelbook

Android apps meet the desktop in the Chromebook.

What started out as a project to provide a cheap, functional, secure
and fast laptop experience has become so much more. Chromebooks in general
have suffered from a lack of street-cred acceptance. Yes, they did a
great job of doing the everyday basics—web browsing and…well, that
was about it. Today, with the integration of Android apps, all new and
recently built Chrome OS devices do much more offline—nearly as much
as a conventional laptop or desktop, be it video editing, photo editing
or a way to switch to a Linux desktop for developers or those who just
like to do that sort of thing.

Figure 1. Pixelbook in the Dark

Before I go further, let me briefly describe the Linux road I’ve
traveled, driven by my curiosity to learn and see for myself how much
could be done in an Open Source world. I’ve used Linux and have been
a Linux enthusiast ever since I first loaded SUSE in 2003. About three
years later, I switched to Ubuntu, then Xubuntu, then Lubuntu, then
back to Ubuntu (I actually liked Unity, even though I was fine with
GNOME too). I have dual-booted Linux on several Gateway desktops and
Dell laptops, with Windows on the other partition. I also have owned a
Zareason laptop and most recently, a System 76 laptop—both exclusively
Ubuntu, and both very sound, well-built laptops.

Then, since I was due
for a new laptop, I decided to try a Chromebook, now that Android apps
would greatly increase the chances of having a good experience, and I was
right. Chrome OS is wicked fast, and it’s never crashed in my first six
months of using it. I mention this only to provide some background as
to why I think Chrome OS is, in my opinion, the Linux desktop for the
masses that’s been predicted for as long as I’ve used Linux. Granted,
it has a huge corporate behemoth in the form of Google behind it, but
that’s also why it has advanced in public acceptance as far as it
has. This article’s main purpose is to report on how far it has come
along and what to expect in the future—it’s a bright one!

Chromebooks now have access to Microsoft Office tools, which is a must for those
whose employers run only MS Office products. Although Google Docs does a
good job with basic document creation and conversion, and although you can
create a slide presentation with it, it won’t do things like watch
or create a PowerPoint presentation. That’s where the Microsoft
PowerPoint Android app comes in handy. If you need to watch one, simply
download the PowerPoint file and open it with PowerPoint (you can do this
without paying for Microsoft office). However, if you want to create
or edit one, you’ll have to pay for a yearly subscription or use
your company’s subscription.


Aug
17th

AMD Begins Staging AMDGPU Patches For Linux 4.20/5.0, Including FreeSync Refactoring

Author: Phoronix | Files under syndicated

With the DRM feature work for Linux 4.19 now in the kernel, AMD’s stellar open-source driver team has begun staging their work-in-progress changes for the AMDGPU Direct Rendering Manager driver for the next kernel cycle…


Aug
17th

DXVK 0.70 Released With Initial Direct3D 10 Over Vulkan Support

Author: Phoronix | Files under syndicated

Just in time for any weekend Linux gamers, a new release of DXVK is available that maps the Direct3D API to Vulkan for allowing faster Windows gaming performance under Wine…


Aug
17th

Designing your garden with Edraw Max

Author: Martin de Boer | Files under syndicated

I watch a lot of BBC Gardeners World, which gives me a lot of inspiration for making changes to my own garden. I tried looking for a free and open source program for designing gardens in the openSUSE package search. The only application that I found wa…


Aug
17th

Lubuntu Planning Switch To Wayland, Porting Openbox To Mir

Author: Phoronix | Files under syndicated

Ubuntu derivative Lubuntu that is now using the LXQt desktop environment has laid out more of their plans to switch over to Wayland rather than the existing X.Org based session…