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How to Use ALSA Utilities to Manage Linux Audio from the Terminal

The Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) provides Linux computers with audio support. Popular distros such as Ubuntu and Arch Linux run it by default, so there’s a good chance you’re using it right now to play music through your speakers or headphones. In this article we’ll show you two ways to adjust the volume of that playback by using the ... Read More »

Nautilus Will No Longer Launch Binaries Or Desktop Files

Nautilus (or Files), the Gnome file manager, received a Git update which removes its ability to launch binaries or programs in general. That means you won’t be able to double click binaries, scripts, or desktop files to run them – this includes the ask dialog which lets you choose if the file should be launched or displayed. Read More »

AMD launches GPU-equipped Ryzen Pros

The first Ryzen Pros had a major omission, however: they didn’t include integrated GPUs. Corporate desktops and laptops, typically used for Office, Web browsing, and other low-intensity tasks, overwhelmingly use integrated GPUs rather than discrete ones; they simply don’t need anything more powerful. The need for separate GPUs meant that the first-generation Ryzen Pros had only very limited appeal in ... Read More »

GDPR will pop the adtech bubble

“Sunrise day” for the GDPR is 25 May. That’s when the EU can start smacking fines on violators. Simply put, your site or service is a violator if it extracts or processes personal data without personal permission. Real permission, that is. You know, where you specifically say “Hell yeah, I wanna be tracked everywhere.” Of course what I just said ... Read More »