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Debian 11 Is Broken

Fri, 12/24/2021 - 11:30

Debian 11 is switching around device names like /dev/sda and /dev/sdb on each boot, as you can see for yourself. Or if you so wish, have a look at my video.

This means that your Debian 11 system will regularly fail to boot.

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Debian-Based siduction 2021.3 Distro Released with Linux Kernel 5.15 LTS, PipeWire

Fri, 12/24/2021 - 11:15

Dubbed “Wintersky,” siduction 2021.3 comes about five months after the 2021.2 update and brings some interesting changes, such as the use of PipeWire as default sound system, replacing PulseAudio and JACK, as well as the iNet Wireless Daemon (iwd) for handling Wi-Fi networks on the KDE Plasma, LXQt, and Xfce editions, replacing wpa_supplicant.

As a matter of fact, siduction 2021.3 only comes with KDE Plasma, LXQt, and Xfce editions as live media, alongside the standard Xorg (uses the Fluxbox window manager) and noX (text-mode only) editions, as the development team decided to drop support for the Cinnamon, LXDE, and MATE editions due to lack of time.

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Neptune 7.0 “Faye” Released with Zswap, Based on Debian GNU/Linux 11 “Bullseye”

Fri, 12/24/2021 - 09:00

Coming more than two years after Neptune 6.0 and more than a year after Neptune 6.5, the Neptune 7.0 release is based on the latest and greatest Debian GNU/Linux 11 “Bullseye” operating system series and it’s powered by the long-term supported Linux 5.10 LTS kernel series.

Dubbed “Faye,” after the member of the Bebop crew from the Cowboy Bebop anime series, Neptune 7.0 ships with the KDE Plasma 5.20.5 desktop environment that has been beautified with a new Neptune specific theme that’s fully compatible with KDE Plasma’s Breeze widget style.

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Free Let’s Encrypt SSL Certificate Alternatives

Thu, 12/23/2021 - 22:30

In this tutorial, we will talk about Free Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate alternatives.

We are going to show you how to install a Free Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate and its alternatives such as BuyPass and ZeroSSL certificates. The SSL certificate is a digital certificate, that enables the encrypted collection to identify the identity of the website and improves its security.

The SSL certificate is required also to verify ownership of the website, prevent attackers from creating fake versions of the website, and keep user data secure. Let’s get started!

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How to Install Centreon Monitoring Tool on Rocky Linux 8

Thu, 12/23/2021 - 22:15

Centreon is an open-source tool that can monitor your entire infrastructure including network, system, and application. Using Centreon you can set notifications depending on thresholds, set email alerts, easily add any system for monitoring.

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Manjaro 21.2 Qonos Released with Updated Desktop Environments

Thu, 12/23/2021 - 22:00

Manjaro Linux is out with version 21.2 “Qonos” ahead of the holidays, powered by the latest Linux 5.15 LTS kernel. Here’s what’s new!

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10 Best Apps to Improve Your GNOME Experience [Part 1]

Thu, 12/23/2021 - 21:30

We give you details about the 10 best GNOME Apps that can help you work seamlessly in this amazing desktop.

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How to Set GRUB2 Password in RHEL, CentOS, and Fedora Linux

Thu, 12/23/2021 - 21:00

GRand Unified Bootloader (GRUB) is a default bootloader in all Unix-like operating systems. As promised in our earlier article “How to reset a forgotten root password“, here we are going to review how to protect GRUB with passwords.

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Krita 5.0 Open-Source Digital Painting Software Officially Released, This Is What’s New

Thu, 12/23/2021 - 20:30

Krita 5.0 is a massive update that brings numerous new features and improvements, starting with a completely revamped and resource-friendly way to handle brushes, gradients, palettes, and tagging, a built-in storyboard editor, as well as a built-in recorder so you can easily record your painting sessions.

This new major Krita release also introduces a new brush engine based on MyPaint, completely revamps the smudge brush engine, improves gradients to make them smoother and handle wider gamuts, and overhauls the Animation system with new features like animated transform masks and clone frames.

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How to Install XanMod Kernel on Fedora 35

Thu, 12/23/2021 - 20:00

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install the latest XanMod Kernel on your Fedora operating system.

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Audacity 3.1.3 Open-Source Audio Editor Makes Project Loading Up to 50x Faster

Thu, 12/23/2021 - 19:32

Audacity 3.1.3 is here with several new features and many bug fixes, but most importantly it brings a huge performance boost when loading projects. Due to this under-the-hood change, the devs claim that Audacity will load projects with up to 50x faster compared to the Audacity 3.1.0 release.

For the new features, this release adds snap guides when resizing clips, re-adds the Quick Play indicator, adds a new selection region indicator in the timeline with updated visuals), and adds new keyboard shortcuts for looping, namely Shift+L for the “Set Loop to Selection” function and Shift+Alt+L for the “Clear Looping Region” function.

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Weeeee’ll Be Hoooooooome for Chriiistmaaaaaas…

Thu, 12/23/2021 - 13:49
Source: Tux created by Shaddim, accessed on wikimedia’s Commons; toboggan hat added by Gaby G for Linux Today.

Greetings readers! We’ll be on a reduced publishing schedule for the next few days as the Linux Today staff heads home to spend time with family, friends, pets, wear slightly itchy holiday attire, and binge-watching Arcane.

If you’re traveling over the next few days, we wish you a safe, speedy, Omicron-free journey. We’ll be ATK again Monday morning.

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DuckDuckGo Search Engine Evolves Desktop Web Browser

Thu, 12/23/2021 - 12:00

The DuckDuckGo project, which is developing a search engine that works without tracking user preferences and movements, announced work on its own desktop browser, which will complement the mobile applications and browser add-on previously offered by the service. The key feature of the new browser will be the lack of binding to separate browser engines – the program is positioned as binding over the browser engines provided by the operating system.

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Host Multiple Websites on One Server using Docker Containers

Wed, 12/22/2021 - 20:30

Docker is an extremely useful platform that enables developers to easily develop and deploy applications. In this article, we’ll look at how to use Docker containers to host multiple websites on a single server. One of the most significant benefits of using Docker containers is that they are lightweight, faster, and easier to manage.

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Log4Shell Enumeration, Mitigation and Attack Detection Tool

Wed, 12/22/2021 - 20:00

Datto is encouraging all MSPs to download a free script that it has developed and made available on GitHub for any Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) solution.

This Endpoint Assessment Tool can enumerate potentially vulnerable systems, detect intrusion attempts, and inoculate Windows systems against Log4j attacks.

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Linux Runs 80% of the 100 Most Popular Games on Steam

Wed, 12/22/2021 - 19:30

According to the protondb.com service , which collects information on the performance of gaming applications in the Steam catalog on Linux, 80% of the 100 most popular games are currently running on Linux. When looking at the top 1000 games, the support rate is 75% and the Top 10 is 40%. In general, out of 21,244 tested games, performance was confirmed for 17,649 games (83%)

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Wine on Wayland Year-End Update: Improved Functionality, Stability

Wed, 12/22/2021 - 18:30

Just over a year ago, Collabora announced our effort to implement a Wayland driver for Wine. Since then a lot of work has been done to improve the functionality and stability of the driver, and to provide a cleaner and more upstreamable patchset. This work continues as we expand our testing and receive valuable feedback from the community. Here’s the latest, along with a new demo showcasing accelerated WebGL rendering in Chrome, GOG GALAXY 2.0 & more.

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GIMP 2.10.30 Improves Support for PSD and AVIF Files, Supports Modern Linux Distros

Wed, 12/22/2021 - 18:15

GIMP 2.10.30 comes three months after GIMP 2.10.28 to further improve support for various file formats, including AVIF, DDS, HEIF, PBM, PSD, and RGBE.

For the AVIF file format, this release improves the export functionality to favor the AOM (Alliance for Open Media) encoder, which uses the AV1 (AOMedia Video 1) open and royalty-free video coding format.

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GoTestWAF: Open-source Project for Evaluating Web Application Security Solutions

Wed, 12/22/2021 - 17:30

GoTestWAF is a tool for API and OWASP attack simulation that supports a wide range of API protocols including REST, GraphQL, gRPC, WebSockets, SOAP, XMLRPC, etc. It was designed to evaluate web application security solutions, such as API security proxies, web application firewalls, IPS, API gateways, and others.

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Apache Kafka Gains Adoption as Streaming Data Grows

Wed, 12/22/2021 - 17:19

High-profile tech companies like LinkedIn, Netflix, Uber, and others proved the business case for combining Kafka, streaming data, data pipelines, and business analytics. In 2015, using Kafka event-streaming was still a new approach to computing that made it easier to “ingest” large volumes of data from data lakes. That allowed customers to blend enterprise applications with the cloud’s scale-out, distributed computing and microservices.

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