Oxidizing Fedora: Try Rust and its applications today

In recent years, it has become increasingly important to develop software that minimizes security vulnerabilities. Memory management bugs are a common cause of these vulnerabilities. To that end, the Mozilla community has spent the last several years building the Rust… Continue Reading →

Learn to code with Thonny — a Python IDE for beginners

Learning to program is hard. Even when you finally get your colons and parentheses right, there is still a big chance that the program doesn’t do what you intended. Commonly, this means you overlooked something or misunderstood a language construct,… Continue Reading →

Listen to the new Fedora podcast

The Fedora Marketing Team is proud to announce the Fedora Podcast. This ongoing series will feature interviews and talks with people who make the Fedora community awesome. These folks work on new technologies found in Fedora. Or they produce the… Continue Reading →

Contribute at the Fedora Test Day for kernel 4.15

The kernel team is working on final integration for kernel 4.15. This version was just recently released, and will arrive soon in Fedora. This version has many security fixes included. As a result, the Fedora kernel and QA teams have… Continue Reading →

3 Fedora videos from DevConf.cz 2018

The recent DevConf.cz conference in Brno, Czechia is a great example of an event by and for developers and open source community members. Hundreds of speakers showed off countless technologies and features advancing the state of open source in Linux and… Continue Reading →

Inspect and manage processes with ps

Understanding Linux process management can be useful for both developers and system administrators. The ps command is an excellent way to get information about processes running on the system. What is a process? A process is a series of tasks… Continue Reading →

Getting Started with the openbox windows manager in Fedora

Openbox is a lightweight, next generation window manager for users who want a minimal enviroment for their Fedora desktop. It’s well known for its minimalistic appearance, low resource usage and the ability to run applications the way they were designed to… Continue Reading →

Enhancing photos with GNOME Photos

GNOME Photos is an application that lets you easily organize photos and screenshots. GNOME Photos doesn’t enforce a folder hierarchy. Instead, it relies on tracker to find and index photos inside well-known folders, such as Pictures in your home folder… Continue Reading →

How to access a Raspberry Pi Zero’s GPIO pins from Fedora

When hacking with a Raspberry Pi Zero (or similar device), many makers use the General Purpose Input / Output (GPIO) pins. These pins are used to attach and control a wide range of devices such as LEDs or sensors to… Continue Reading →

Container testing in OpenShift with Meta-Test-Family

The previous Magazine article on container testing showed how to use Meta-Test-Family (MTF) to validate  standalone containers. The goal is to avoid shipping containers without proper testing, and to guarantee that a given service in a container works properly. Another… Continue Reading →

4 cool new projects to try in COPR for January

COPR is a collection of personal repositories for software that isn’t carried in Fedora. Some software doesn’t conform to standards that allow easy packaging. Or it may not meet other Fedora standards, despite being free and open source. COPR can… Continue Reading →

Never miss a Magazine article — build your own RSS notification system

Python is a great programming language to quickly build applications that make our life easier. In this article we will learn how to use Python to build a RSS notification system, the goal being to have fun learning Python using… Continue Reading →

How to change the Plymouth bootup theme

When starting Fedora, users are greeted with a neat graphical bootup sequence. The underlying software that displays the bootup graphics is called Plymouth, and the great thing is that it can be customized with different themes. In Fedora, the default… Continue Reading →

Configure software repositories in Fedora

Your Fedora system gets its software from repositories, or repos. Each of these repos can have any number of software apps available for you to install and use. The official Fedora repos contain thousands of free and open source apps. Some repos… Continue Reading →

An update on ongoing Meltdown and Spectre work

Last week, a series of critical vulnerabilities called Spectre and Meltdown were announced. Because of the nature of these issues, the solutions are complex and requires fixing delicate code. The fixes for Meltdown are mostly underway. The Meltdown fix for… Continue Reading →

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