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5 Best Linux Distros for Beginners

Wed, 10/20/2021 - 09:00

Are you tired of Windows problems? Have you heard about this magic place called Linux and you want to try it out?

Here are the 5 best distros for beginners. They are all Debian-based distros, so they all use the apt package manager by default. This kind of distro is easy to learn and to install.

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Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Codename Has Been Revealed and It’s Dangerous Hot

Tue, 10/19/2021 - 23:00

Canonical has revealed the codename for the next LTS version of Ubuntu i.e, 22.04. The Ubuntu 22.04 LTS release date has also been revealed and is set for April 22, 2022. Learn more here.

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Gentoo-Based Porteus Kiosk 5.3 Released

Tue, 10/19/2021 - 21:00

Porteus Kiosk 5.3 is here about six months after Porteus Kiosk 5.2, adding several new features, including experimental hardware video decoding support and a virtual keyboard for both Mozilla Firefox ESR and Google Chrome web browsers.

While the hardware decoding feature can be enabled in the remote config with the hardware_video_decode parameter, the virtual keyboard feature comes as an extension and will pop up automatically when clicking an input field on a web page. Users can control the virtual keyboard in the remote config with the virtual_keyboard parameter. Learn more about the new release and its features here.

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The 5 Best Remote Desktop Clients for Linux

Tue, 10/19/2021 - 19:00

Want immediate access to a distant computer over the internet? Check out these five remote desktop clients for your Linux system.

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DeepMind Announces MuJoCo Physical Process Simulator

Tue, 10/19/2021 - 18:00

Google-owned DeepMind , a company known for its developments in the field of artificial intelligence and the construction of neural networks capable of playing computer games at the human level, announced the discovery of the engine for simulating physical processes MuJoCo (Multi-Joint Dynamics with Contact).

The engine is aimed at modeling articulated structures interacting with the environment and is used for simulation in the development of robots and artificial intelligence systems, at a stage before the implementation of the developed technology in the form of a finished device.

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How to Perform a Remote Linux Backup Using SSH

Tue, 10/19/2021 - 17:00

Secure Shell or SSH is responsible for successful network communication between two remote computers. For a Linux system administrator, this networking tool is the perfect solution for remote server/machine access over unsecured networks. Learn how to perform a remote Linux backup using SSH here.

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5 Best GNOME Shell Extensions for Your Linux Desktop

Tue, 10/19/2021 - 15:30

By default, GNOME Shell has a set of features that are determined by the developers. However, with the addition of GNOME Shell extensions, it’s possible to go beyond the default feature set. Here are 5 of the best GNOME Shell extensions to make your Linux desktop shine.

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Apple Will Support the Future Success of Blender 3D Software

Tue, 10/19/2021 - 15:00

Blender Foundation on Thursday announced that Apple is joining the Blender Development Fund, stating that the company will support the “continued core development for Blender.” Read on to learn more about how Apple’s support with benefit the Blender team.

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Mattermost 6.0 Messaging System Released

Tue, 10/19/2021 - 14:30

The newest release of the messaging system Mattermost 6.0 is available, focused on ensuring communication between developers and enterprise employees. The server-side code of the project is written in the Go language and is distributed under the MIT license. The web interface and mobile applications are written in JavaScript using React, while the desktop clients for Linux, Windows and macOS are built on the Electron platform. MySQL and PostgreSQL can be used as a DBMS.

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Install and Configure VNC Server on CentOS 8, Rocky Linux 8, or AlmaLinux 8

Tue, 10/19/2021 - 14:00

In this article, we’ll cover step-by-step how to install and configure a VNC server on a remote machine running CentOS 8, Rocky Linux 8, or AlmaLinux 8, along with how to install and use multiple popular desktop environments.

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How to Install VLC Media Player on Linux Mint 20

Tue, 10/19/2021 - 13:15

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install VLC Media Player on your Linux Mint system.

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KDE Plasma 5.23 Gets First Point Release, Plasma Wayland Sees More Improvements

Tue, 10/19/2021 - 13:04

Last week on October 14th, the KDE Project celebrated its 25th anniversary with the launch of the KDE Plasma 5.23 desktop environment series, a major update that introduced numerous new features and improvements.

Now, the first point release is already here, addressing several issues with the Plasma Wayland session like a crash that occurred immediately after login when using the Right Alt never chooses 3rd level advanced keyboard setting.

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How to Check/Repair Your Linux File System on Boot

Tue, 10/19/2021 - 12:53

An operating system user that is still a learner in the OS world can never escape the challenges the current elite users have overcome. The user impact of such challenges depends on the operating system flavor or distribution you are under.

For Linux users, you might think you are facing an impossible challenge only to realize that there are multiple valid solutions for every single OS problem faced.

The Linux file system is a maze that most users hesitate to enter. It is because this file system is responsible for the performance consistency of your Linux operating system and any slight modification to its hierarchy or file system structure can be a nightmare for any user.

This needn’t be the case, however. Let’s take a look at how proper use of how fsck can be used to identify and repair corrupted files.

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Take a Look at 20 Best Open-Source Security Tools

Tue, 10/19/2021 - 09:00

Over the past quarter of a century, the open-source movement has gone from strength to strength. But that success and the openness inherent in the community have led to a major challenge – security. The more software that is developed, the greater the likelihood there is for vulnerabilities.

To make matters worse, the open-source world prides itself on openness and transparency. Therefore, any security vulnerabilities are disclosed publicly. In this age of organized gangs of cybercriminals, that is like placing an ad asking for an attack.

This has given rise to a large number of open source security tools. They take care of all aspects of the management of security in open source components, examine dependencies, fix bugs in code, and lower risk.

However, the tools themselves vary considerably in scope, sophistication, and function. The editors of eSecurity Planet find the following 20 open source security tools to be particularly useful. Some are open-source, some are commercial, but all are good security options for open source environments.

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CuteFish – An Elegant, Beautiful and Easy-to-Use Linux Desktop

Tue, 10/19/2021 - 09:00

CutefishOS is a new free and open-source desktop environment for Linux operating systems with a focus on simplicity, beauty, and practicality. Its goal is to create a better computing experience for Linux users.

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31 Best Linux Performance Monitoring Tools

Mon, 10/18/2021 - 23:00

In this tutorial, we will learn the best tools for Linux performance monitoring and troubleshooting.

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The Open Source Security Foundation Receives $10 Million in Funding

Mon, 10/18/2021 - 21:00

The Linux Foundation has announced a $10 million commitment to the OpenSSF (Open Source Security Foundation), an effort to improve the security of open source software. Funds will be raised through royalties from parent companies of OpenSSF, including Amazon, Cisco, Dell Technologies, Ericsson, Facebook, Fidelity, GitHub, Google, IBM, Intel, JPMorgan Chase, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Oracle, Red Hat, Snyk, and VMware. Learn more about what this means for open-source security.

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Best Free and Open Source Alternatives to Adobe Photoshop

Mon, 10/18/2021 - 19:00

Adobe Photoshop is a raster graphics editor. Photoshop can edit and compose raster images in multiple layers and support masks, alpha compositing, and several color models including RGB, CMYK, CIELAB, spot color, and duotone. What are the best free and open source alternatives to Photoshop? Learn more about open-source graphics editors here.

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Microsoft Ported Sysmon to Linux and Made it Open Source

Mon, 10/18/2021 - 17:00

Microsoft has ported the Sysmon activity monitoring service to the Linux platform. To monitor the work of Linux, the eBPF subsystem is used, which allows you to run handlers that work at the kernel level of the operating system. The SysinternalsEBPF library is being developed separately, which includes functions useful for creating BPF handlers for monitoring system events. The toolkit code is open under the MIT license, and the BPF programs are under the GPLv2 license. The packages.microsoft.com repository contains ready-made RPM and DEB packages suitable for popular Linux distributions. Learn more about this open-source move for Sysmon here.

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Ubuntu Web Remix 20.04.3 Released

Mon, 10/18/2021 - 15:00

Remember Ubuntu Web? It was first announced last year in November as an alternative to Chrome OS or Chromium OS. It’s an unofficial Ubuntu flavor created by Rudra Saraswat, the maintainer of Ubuntu Unity, offering Web Apps, Android apps, and support for apps from the de-Googled /e/ Foundation.

While it has an emphasis on Web Apps, Ubuntu Web Remix looks and feels like a real GNU/Linux distribution that you can easily put on your desktop or laptop computer. It features the GNOME desktop environment by default, but with a minimal set of native Linux apps pre-installed. Learn more about this new Ubuntu release here.

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