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How to upgrade from Fedora 25 Atomic Host to 26

In July the Atomic Working Group put out the first and second releases of Fedora 26 Atomic Host. This article shows you how to prepare an existing Fedora 25 Atomic Host system for Fedora 26 and do the upgrade. If… Continue Reading →

Add speech to your Fedora system

By default, Fedora Workstation ships a small package called espeak. It adds a speech synthesizer — that is, text-to-speech software. In today’s world, talking devices are nothing impressive as they’re very common. You can find speech synthesizers even in your… 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 →

Fedora Classroom Sessions are here!

The Fedora Join SIG is proud to announce Classroom sessions. The Fedora Classroom is a project to teach interested users how to better use, understand and manage their Fedora system, and to show how the community works. The idea is… Continue Reading →

Easy backups with Déjà Dup

Welcome to part 3 in the series on taking smart backups with duplicity. This article will show how to use Déjà Dup, a GTK+ program to quickly back up your personal files. Déjà Dup is a graphical frontend to Duplicity…. Continue Reading →

Use a DoD smartcard to access CAC enabled websites

By now you’ve likely heard the benefits of two factor authentication. Enabling multi-factor authentication can increase the security of accounts you use to access various social media websites like Twitter, Facebook, or even your Google Account. This post is going to… Continue Reading →

Enhancing smart backups with Duply

Welcome to Part 2 in a series on taking smart backups with duplicity. This article builds on the basics of duplicity with a tool called duply. Duply is a frontend for duplicity that integrates smoothly with recurring tools like cron… Continue Reading →

Taking smart backups with Duplicity

Backing up data is one of the most important tasks everyone should be doing regularly. This series will demonstrate using three software tools to backup your important data. When planning a backup strategy, consider the “Three Rs of backup”: Redundant:… Continue Reading →

Clustered computing on Fedora with Minikube

This is a short series to introduce Kubernetes, what it does, and how to experiment with it on Fedora. This is a beginner-oriented series to help introduce some higher level concepts and give examples of using it on Fedora. In… Continue Reading →

Add power to your terminal with powerline

A while ago, Fedora Magazine posted this interview with Rackspace architect Major Hayden where he mentioned the powerline utility. If you often use a terminal, you too might find powerline useful. It gives you helpful status information, and helps you stay… Continue Reading →

Introduction to Kubernetes with Fedora

This article is part of a short series that introduces Kubernetes. This beginner-oriented series covers some higher level concepts and gives examples of using Kubernetes on Fedora. The information technology world changes daily, and the demands of building scalable infrastructure become more important. Containers… Continue Reading →

Controlling Windows via Ansible

For many Linux systems engineers, Ansible has become a way of life. They use Ansible to orchestrate complex deployment processes, to define multiple systems with a quick and simple configuration management tool, or somewhere in between. However, Microsoft Windows users have generally required a… Continue Reading →

PSA: Errors after updating libdb

This is an important public service announcement for Fedora 24, 25 and 26 (pre-release) users, courtesy of the Fedora QA team. The short version If you recently updated and got some kind of error or crash, and now you’re getting… Continue Reading →

Alternate Tab GNOME shell extension

GNOME, the Fedora Workstation default environment, has a well known Alt+Tab feature to switch apps. This control groups windows for a single app together. For example, multiple terminal windows appear as a single terminal app. The Alt+` (backtick or backquote) shortcut switches between those… Continue Reading →

EasyTAG: Organize your music on Fedora

Audio files in formats such as MP3, AAC, and Ogg Vorbis have made music ubiquitous and portable. With the explosive growth of storage capacity, you can store huge libraries of music. But how do you keep all that music organized? Just tag… Continue Reading →

Secure your webserver with improved Certbot

A year and a half ago the Let’s Encrypt project entered public beta. Just over a year ago, as the project left beta, the letsencrypt client was spun out of ISRG, which continues to maintain the Let’s Encrypt servers, into… Continue Reading →

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