When I first started on my journey with Linux, back in the late 1990s, there was one inevitability: the terminal. You couldn't escape it. The command line was a part of your daily interaction with the open source platform and that was that. Today's Linux is a much different beast. New and seasoned users alike can work with the platform and never touch the command line or terminal.
1976 was a good year for text editors. At MIT, Richard Stallman and Guy Steele wrote the virst version of Emacs. And over at Berkeley, Bill Joy wrote vi (though it wouldn't be called that for a few years yet).
I was stationed at a small base outside of the Hanscom U.S. Air Force Base in Massachusetts from 2008 to 2012, where I was responsible for the majority of the Air Force's software programs. My job was to take the existing command center, a behemoth known as the Air and Space Operations Center (AOC), and modernize it.
Almost all developers have some sort of experience working with Secure Shell or SSH. It allows you to connect to a remote location and communicate securely. In this article, I'll share a couple of tips that will make working with SSH easier.
Do you think music software is only the domain of expensive proprietary software? Think again. There are literally hundreds of applications out there designed by, and for, those with a musical bent. Music projects, including many projects specifically for the Linux operating system, flourish in the open source community as musicians take to coding to produce tools to make their lives easier.
The openSUSE project has been talking for a while now about their new edition, called openSUSE Leap. The new edition of openSUSE is intended to provide a more stable core while still offering users cutting edge desktop software. The project's release announcement for openSUSE 42.1 explains:
Version 42.1 is the first version of openSUSE Leap that uses source from SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE) providing a level of stability that will prove to be unmatched by other Linux distributions. Bonding community development and enterprise reliability provides more cohesion for the project and its contributor's maintenance updates. openSUSE Leap will benefit from the enterprise maintenance effort and will have some of the same packages and updates as SLE, which is different from previous openSUSE versions that created separate maintenance streams. Community developers provide an equal level of contribution to Leap and upstream projects to the release, which bridges a gap between matured packages and newer packages found in openSUSE's other distribution, Tumbleweed.