PR Newswire: The Open Mainframe Project Announces A New Mainframe Resource to Advance Mainframe Talent and Innovative Technologies (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: The Open Mainframe Project Announces A New Mainframe Resource to Advance Mainframe Talent and Innovative Technologies (PRESS RELEASE). “The Open Mainframe Project today announces the availability of a z15 Mainframe system dedicated for training next generation talent and the development of new open software technologies in ways that will further strengthen the integration of mainframe and cloud.”

Make Tech Easier: 12 of the Best Linux Distros in 2022

Make Tech Easier: 12 of the Best Linux Distros in 2022. “If you’re new to Linux or are looking for a change, these distributions are easily among the best options in 2022. This list was designed to cover different experience levels and use cases. Whether you’re a system admin, developer, or desktop user, you’ll find something to interest you.”

ZDNet: Canonical releases Ubuntu 22.04.1

ZDNet: Canonical releases Ubuntu 22.04.1. “Linux is always evolving and improving. So Canonical, Ubuntu Linux’s parent company, releases point upgrades about twice a year to deliver the latest software, improvements, and security fixes. Now you can easily update your Ubuntu release or download and install Ubuntu 22.04.1.”

MakeUseOf: 10 Lightweight Linux Distributions to Give Your Old PC New Life

MakeUseOf: 10 Lightweight Linux Distributions to Give Your Old PC New Life. “Many Linux distros are designed to be lightweight, with versions of Linux under 500MB and even under 100MB available. If you’re looking for a resource-light operating system for your PC, try these compact, lightweight Linux distros.” I continue to recommend Zorin. I used Puppy Linux about fifteen years ago when I had plenty to do and junk hardware to do it with. It was great.

The Register: Afraid of the big bad Linux desktop? Zorin 16.1 is here

The Register: Afraid of the big bad Linux desktop? Zorin 16.1 is here. “Zorin 16.1 has arrived, marking the first major update of the Linux distribution since August’s release. Unashamedly user-friendly, with an interface unlikely to scare off Windows or Mac users, the most eye-catching element of the update is LibreOffice 7.3, replete with better Microsoft Office compatibility, improved performance, and tweaks for dark mode fans.”

Best Linux distros for beginners 2022: You can do this! (ZDNet)

ZDNet: Best Linux distros for beginners 2022: You can do this!. “For those of you who haven’t met me before, I’ve been using Linux as a desktop operating system since 1993, two years after Linux was created. And, long before that, I was using Unix as a desktop. Since then, I’ve used dozens of different Linux distributions, and I ran the Desktop Linux site for many years. Today, although I also run Windows and macOS, the Linux desktop is my main desktop. In short, I know the Linux desktop. So, with all that, here are my suggestions for the best desktops for beginners.”

Ars Technica: Backdoor for Windows, macOS, and Linux went undetected until now

Ars Technica: Backdoor for Windows, macOS, and Linux went undetected until now. “The discovery is significant for several reasons. First, fully cross-platform malware is something of a rarity, with most malicious software being written for a specific operating system. The backdoor was also written from scratch and made use of four separate command-and-control servers, an indication that the people who developed and used it were part of an advanced threat actor that invested significant resources. It’s also unusual for previously unseen Linux malware to be found in a real-world attack.”

It’s FOSS: Here are the New Features Coming to Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

It’s FOSS: Here are the New Features Coming to Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. “Ubuntu fans! It’s time to get excited about the next big release which is Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. Yes. It is a long term support release and it will be supported for five years till April 2027. The upcoming LTS release brings several new features. If you are using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, you will notice numerous visual changes. If you are using Ubuntu 21.10, you already have seen plenty of changes but there will still be a few new ones in the upcoming release.”

MakeUseOf: The 6 Best Spotify Alternatives for Linux You Should Try

MakeUseOf: The 6 Best Spotify Alternatives for Linux You Should Try. “Using an open-source operating system such as Linux calls for using open-source entertainment apps. Even though Spotify has plenty of native versions available for desktop and mobile platforms, many users prefer using alternatives packed with exciting features. If that sounds like you, you’re in for a surprise, as Linux has a ton of fine-tuned Spotify alternatives, which allow you to listen to music right from your desktop.”

Pete Warden: Launching spchcat, an open-source speech recognition tool for Linux and Raspberry Pi

Pete Warden: Launching spchcat, an open-source speech recognition tool for Linux and Raspberry Pi. “I’ve been following the Coqui.ai team’s work since they launched, and was very impressed by the quality of the open source speech models and code they have produced. I didn’t have an easy way to run them myself though, especially on live microphone input. With that in mind, I decided my holiday project would be writing a command line tool using Coqui’s speech to text library. To keep it as straightforward as possible I modeled it on the classic Unix cat command, where the default would be to read audio from a microphone and output text (though it ended up expanding to system audio and files too) so I called it spchcat.”

MakeUseOf: ExplainShell: A Web-Based Alternative to the Traditional Linux Man Pages

MakeUseOf: ExplainShell: A Web-Based Alternative to the Traditional Linux Man Pages. “No matter how experienced you’re with the Linux command line, there will always be times when you’ll encounter unfamiliar commands. In such situations, while the natural instinct is to either refer to man pages or google the command to figure out what it does, what if we tell you there’s a better (read immersive) way to do it. Well, as it turns out, there’s a tool called ExplainShell that does exactly that: tells you what each part of a shell command does in an easy-to-comprehend manner.”