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How to Install Mantis Bug Tracking System with Nginx on Ubuntu 20.04

Tue, 12/14/2021 - 17:00

This guide shows how to install the Mantis bug tracking system with Nginx on Ubuntu 20.04. I will use the Nginx web server instead of Apache for this installation.

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Useful sed Commands in Linux: 12 Examples

Tue, 12/14/2021 - 16:00

In this article, we will learn how to use the sed command in Linux with 12 practical examples. The sed command is a powerful and useful tool in Unix / Linux for editing content (files) line by line, including inserts, appends, changes, and deletes. Furthermore, it supports regular expressions, so it can match complex patterns. Commonly it is used to find and replace the strings in files like configuration files, bash scripts, SQL files, etc. Learn more here.

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Bottles Wine Prefix Manager Released with Stable Versioning Feature

Tue, 12/14/2021 - 15:00

Bottles is a graphical tool that makes it easy to run Windows software and games on Linux, via Wine. Learn about the Bottles Wine Prefix Manager release here.

For handling Wine prefixes, the tool uses environments, which are combinations of ready-to-use settings, libraries, and dependencies. Wine / Proton, DXVK, and the required dependencies are downloaded using a built-in download manager.

Bottles also features the ability to add environment variables, override DLLs, as well as an experimental installers database, among many other features.

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How to Search for Text Within Files and Folders in Linux

Tue, 12/14/2021 - 14:00

If you are a developer, a web programmer, or someone who works with many files and you need to find a single piece of text, you should know and memorize a single command you can use on any Linux-based system.

For example, let’s say you have a directory containing 30 folders and 20,000 files. It doesn’t matter the extension of the files contained in these folders as they can be whatever crosses your mind, e.g. .txt, .php, .css, .js, etc.

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Best Free and Open Source Alternatives to Apple Motion

Tue, 12/14/2021 - 13:00

Motion is used to create and edit motion graphics, titling for video production and film production, and 2D and 3D compositing for visual effects. The software lets users create and play back visual effects and motion graphics.

Motion is commercial proprietary software and not available for Linux. What are the best free and open source alternatives?

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Five Linux Distributions to Resurrect an Old Laptop

Tue, 12/14/2021 - 12:00
It seems that Microsoft is making it difficult to run Windows 11 on a large number and variety of PCs, especially if they’re not recent and do not meet certain requirements. Seeing this situation—that Windows 7 is officially “defunct” and that Windows 10 may not shine on those computers—we are going to publish a list of five Linux distros that could bring an old laptop to life.

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How to Install XanMod Kernel on Pop!_OS 20.04

Tue, 12/14/2021 - 11:30

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to import the XanMod repository and install the latest Linux Kernel on your Pop!_OS 20.04 LTS operating system.

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Creating Your Own Webserver and Hosting A Website from Your Linux Box

Tue, 12/14/2021 - 11:00

Many of you would be web programmers. Some of you might own a website and would certainly be editing and updating it frequently. Meanwhile, a few have no adequate knowledge of web technologies but are still be planning to have one.  Through this article, I will help you learn to develop a working website with very little knowledge. You can even host it using your Linux box.

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Using GPG to Encrypt and Decrypt Files on Linux [Hands-on for Beginners]

Tue, 12/14/2021 - 10:00

A basic hands-on tutorial that shows you how to get started with encrypting and decrypting files with GPG in Linux.

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25 Hardening Security Tips for Linux Servers

Tue, 12/14/2021 - 09:30

Everybody says that Linux is secure by default and agreed to some extent, though that’s a debateable topic. Linux does have in-built security model in place by default. But you may need to tune it up and customize it as per your need to make the system more secure. Linux is harder to manage but offers more flexibility and configuration options.

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Linux Mint 20.3 Beta Is Now Available for Download

Tue, 12/14/2021 - 09:00

Linux Mint 20.3 was unveiled in early October 2021 and it’s scheduled for release near the Christmas holidays. The Linux Mint team already shared some of the new features coming to this update in the Linux Mint 20 series, which is based on the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) operating system series and supported for 5 years.

Based on the Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS release, Linux Mint 20.3 beta sticks to the Linux 5.4 LTS kernel to minimize any failures that may occur during upgrades from Linux Mint 20.2 “Uma” or a previous version.

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digiKam 7.4 Professional Photo Management App Release

Mon, 12/13/2021 - 23:00

Coming five months after digiKam 7.3, the digiKam 7.4 release is here with a new tool that lets users share items on the network with a Motion JPEG stream server, as well as an improved Showfoto component that received a new left sidebar. This can host a folder-view to help users quickly explore images from their local file system, or a stack-view to host your favorite contents.

An interesting change in digiKam 7.4 is the improved Image Quality Sorter tool, which helps users label images by accepted, pending, or rejected. Also improved is the database component, which now features the ability to use a local SQLite thumbnail database with an external MySQL configuration.

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How to Use the echo Command in Linux with Examples

Mon, 12/13/2021 - 22:30

The echo command is one of the most basic and important commands in scripting/programming! This command displays or prints arguments at the terminal. The command is included in all distributions (operating systems) as either the shell or bash. Usually, developers or programmers use echo commands in both debugging and building of products such as websites, applications, Operating Systems, etc.

As part of system administration, we can use the echo command to create shell scripts or batch files. This guide explains how to use the various options for echo commands. All examples of echo commands below were tested on RHEL/CENTOS 7.6.

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Microsoft Launches Open Tools to Measure Performance

Mon, 12/13/2021 - 22:00

Microsoft’s launching products for Linux is no longer a novelty. The Redmond giant took a real turn of the wheel with the release of .NET and has even dared to develop its own distributions. More recently, the company has published as Open Source a set of tools to measure performance on Linux, Android, and Chromium.

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Kali Linux 2021.4 Released with Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W Support, GNOME 41, and New Hacking Tools

Mon, 12/13/2021 - 21:30

Coming three months after Kali Linux 2021.3, the Kali Linux 2021.4 release is here with Linux kernel 5.14, support for the recently launched Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W single-board computer (unfortunately without Nexmon support), improved support for Apple Silicon (M1) Macs, extended compatibility for the Samba client to support almost all Samba servers out there, and easier configuration of package manager’s mirrors.

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CasaOS: Open-source Home Cloud Based on the Docker Ecosystem

Mon, 12/13/2021 - 21:00

CasaOS is compatible with mainstream hardware platforms, x86 PCs, NUCs, and Raspberry Pi. The Docker-based solution offers enough openness for developers to participate in it. Learn more about the open-source home cloud here.

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Fwupd 1.7.3 Released with Several New Features

Mon, 12/13/2021 - 20:00

Fwupd 1.7.3 introduces support for Nordic Semiconductor nRF secure devices, adds a sync-bkc sub-command to ensure a known set of firmware versions, adds FuArchiveFirmware support for plugins that use archives as firmware files, adds sector size properties and a quirkable page to FuCfiDevice, and makes Upower and powerd support optional.

On top of these enhancements, the fwupd 1.7.3 release fixes various bugs to improve support for existing hardware. For example, it fixes firmware flashing of the Lenovo TBT3 dock, and improves support for System76’s Launch configurable keyboard by adding a new mechanism to wait for it to come back from DFU mode.

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8 Linux nslookup Commands to Troubleshoot Your DNS

Mon, 12/13/2021 - 19:30

nslookup is a command-line administrative tool for testing and troubleshooting DNS servers (Domain Name Server). It is used to query specific DNS resource records (RR) as well. Most operating systems come with a built-in nslookup feature.

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FontOnLake: a New Malware that Also Affects Linux Systems

Mon, 12/13/2021 - 19:00

FontOnLake is a new malware that can attack Linux systems. A somewhat unprecedented issue for this malware is the fact that developers are constantly tweaking modules so that they evolve to infect as many systems as possible. Learn more about FontOnLake and how you can protect your Linux systems here.

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Bash For Loop Array: Iterate Through Array Values

Mon, 12/13/2021 - 18:30

How do I use bash for loop to iterate thought array values under UNIX / Linux operating systems? How can I loop through an array of strings in Bash? This page explains how to declare a bash array and then use Bash for Loop to iterate through array values.

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