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Install NVIDIA 510.47.xx Drivers on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Tue, 02/08/2022 - 10:00

The following tutorial will teach you to install the latest bleeding-edge 510.47 Nvidia Graphic Card Drivers on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS using three different installation methods.

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KDE Plasma 5.24 Desktop Environment Now Supports Fingerprint Readers

Tue, 02/08/2022 - 09:00

The biggest new features in KDE Plasma 5.24 include support for fingerprint readers, which you’ll use to unlock the screen, authenticate in apps that require administration password, or authenticate with sudo on the command-line, as well as a brand-new Overview effect that lets you control your virtual workspaces and also find search results from KRunner.

Talking about effects, the “Cover Switch” and “Flip Switch” effects are back, QtQuick-based effects saw a major performance boost for NVIDIA GPU users, and the “Scale” effect replaces the “Fade” effect as default when opening and closing windows.

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Introduction to Powerline the Statusline Plugin for VIM

Tue, 02/08/2022 - 09:00

Vim is one of the most used and well-known text editors on Linux and other Unix-based operating systems. It is free and open-source software, based on the original Vi editor (Vim stands for Vi IMproved) and mainly developed by Bram Moolenaar. The editor can be set up by editing the ~/.vimrc configuration file, and by using a vast range of plugins. In this article we see how to improve and customize the Vim status bar by installing Powerline, a nice plugin written in Python which can be also used to customize the Bash and Zsh shell prompts.

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Install NVIDIA Driver 510.47.03 on Ubuntu / Linux Mint Via PPA

Tue, 02/08/2022 - 08:30

This tutorial will be helpful for beginners to install NVIDIA Driver 510.47.03 on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, Ubuntu 18.04, and Linux Mint.

Nvidia released a new Production branch version 510.47.03 for the Unix systems which includes FreeBSD, Solaris, and Linux (Linux x86_64/AMD64/EM64T)

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Meet Una, a Full-Featured MPR (AUR Fork) Helper for Debian and Ubuntu-Based Distros

Tue, 02/08/2022 - 08:00

If you’re not familiar with MPR, let me tell you that it’s a fork of Arch Linux‘s AUR (Arch User Repository) designed to work on Debian GNU/Linux and derivatives like Ubuntu, Linux Mint or Pop!_OS Linux. Just like AUR, the MPR packages use the classic PKGBUILD shell script to provide build information required to build the packages.

In other words, MPR, which was launched a few months ago, will help you install third-party packages (or newer versions of packages) that aren’t available in the software repositories of your Debian or Ubuntu-based distribution.

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Open Source Alternatives to IBM Maximo Application Suite

Mon, 02/07/2022 - 23:00

Maximo Application Suite is a single, integrated cloud-based platform that uses AI, IoT, and analytics to optimize performance, extend asset lifecycles, and reduce operational downtime and costs.

Maximo is available for Linux but it’s proprietary software and expensive. What are the best free and open source alternatives to the IBM Maximo application suite?

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Escuelas Linux 7.3 Is Here with Linux 5.15 LTS, LibreOffice 7.3, and More

Mon, 02/07/2022 - 21:00

The Escuelas Linux 7.3 release is here to bump the kernel version to the latest long-term supported series, Linux 5.15 LTS, which brings support for newer hardware, as well as better support for existing devices. Learn more here.

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Inkscape 1.1.2 Delivers More Bug Fixes, UX Changes

Mon, 02/07/2022 - 20:00

Coming more than four months after Inkscape 1.1.1, Inkscape 1.1.2 delivers more bug fixes for users of the Inkscape 1.1 series. Learn more here.

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How to Install Slack on Linux: An Easy-to-Follow Guide

Mon, 02/07/2022 - 19:00

This guide will show you how to easily install the Slack application on Linux. It will cover both Ubuntu and Debian, as well as Red Hat-based distributions such as AlmaLinux, Rocky Linux, and Fedora. Learn more here.

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Best Whiteboard Applications for Linux Systems

Mon, 02/07/2022 - 18:00

Learn about the best whiteboard applications for Linux systems from this tutorial with examples and feature lists.

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How to Set Up an SFTP Server on Rocky Linux 8

Mon, 02/07/2022 - 17:30

This article explains and shows how to set up SFTP on Rocky Linux. You can follow the same instructions on RHEL, CentOS, Fedora, Ubuntu, Debian, etc. The installation command varies depending upon the Linux distribution. Therefore, users of Ubuntu and Debian must make a few changes to the installation command, but the rest of the instructions are the same.

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The Recommended Way to Clean the Package Cache in Arch Linux

Mon, 02/07/2022 - 17:00

This guide explains Paccache script and how to clean the package cache in Arch Linux and its variants. Learn more here.

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Metasploit Tutorial for Beginners – Basics to Advanced

Mon, 02/07/2022 - 16:30

Metasploit, one of the most widely used penetration testing tools, is a very powerful all-in-one tool for performing different steps of a penetration test.

If you ever tried to exploit some vulnerable systems, chances are you have used Metasploit, or at least, are familiar with the name. It allows you to find information about system vulnerabilities, use existing exploits to penetrate the system, helps create your own exploits, and much more.

In this tutorial, we’ll be covering the basics of Metasploit Framework in detail and show you real examples of how to use this powerful tool to the fullest.

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9to5Linux Weekly Roundup: February 6th, 2022

Mon, 02/07/2022 - 16:00

This week has been generous in Linux week as we got lots of cool new releases and Linux updates. Learn more in this 9to5Linux weekly roundup.

It started with the launch of the LibreOffice 7.3 office suite, the end of life of the Linux 4.4 LTS kernel series, Education editions of Zorin OS 16, 64-bit edition of the official Raspberry Pi OS, major Slackware and Peppermint OS releases, and a new Linux laptop from System76.

We also got new releases of the Linux Lite, Trisquel GNU/Linux, and Escuelas Linux distributions, as well as new updates to the KDE Falkon, NVIDIA graphics driver, KDE Gear, Raspberry Pi Imager, Inkscape, and GStreamer software.

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Flatpak App of the Week: Fragments – Modern BitTorrent Client for the GNOME Desktop

Mon, 02/07/2022 - 15:30

Fragments is an easy-to-use BitTorrent client based on the well-known Transmission BitTorrent client (uses transmission-daemon), which is used as a backend for transferring data. The app is written in GTK and it’s designed specifically for use with the GNOME desktop environment.

You’re probably already using Fragments since it is being developed for a few years now. But the latest release, Fragments 2.0, caught my attention as it brings lots of new features and improvements, and it’s completely rebuilt using Rust, GTK4, and the libadwaita library.

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OpenMandriva Lx 4.3 Released as a Classic KDE-Based Linux Distro

Mon, 02/07/2022 - 15:00

OpenMandriva Lx 4.3 has been released with Linux kernel 5.16, and it uses KDE Plasma 5.23.5 for its desktop environment. Here’s what’s new!

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Running Unit Tests in Jenkins

Mon, 02/07/2022 - 14:00

Verifying code changes with unit tests is a critical process in typical development workflows. Jenkins provides a number of plugins to collect and process the results of tests allowing developers to browse the results, debug failed tests, ignore some test failures, and generate reports on the history of tests over time.

In this post, you learn how to add unit tests to a Jenkins project and configure plugins to process the results.

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Beyond Mankind: The Awakening Old School Action RPG Is Out Now on Linux

Mon, 02/07/2022 - 13:45

Beyond Mankind: The Awakening is an old-school role playing game (RPG) that takes place in a post-apocalyptic world. Developed by an independent team, the video game sports immersive RPG mechanics, a rich and dynamic world, tense combat, complex social interactions, as well as an intriguing and dark narrative.

The video game also features unique character generation, real dilemmas, challenging survival mechanics, and 3D inventory management. Under the hood, it is written using the powerful and cross-platform Unity game engine developed by Unity Technologies.

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Sparse Files: What Are They and How Can You Tell?

Mon, 02/07/2022 - 13:30

Sparse files are files stored in a file system where consecutive data blocks consisting of all zero-bytes (null-bytes) are compressed to nothing. There is often no reason to store lots of empty data, so the file system just records how long the sequence of empty data is instead of writing it out on the storage media. This optimization can save significant amounts of storage space for other purposes. The article includes a new tool for testing if a file is sparse, and benchmarking sparseness versus compressing file systems.

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The February 2022 Issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine

Mon, 02/07/2022 - 11:30

The PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the February 2022 issue. With the exception of a brief period in 2009, The PCLinuxOS Magazine has been published on a monthly basis since September, 2006. The PCLinuxOS Magazine is a product of the PCLinuxOS community, published by volunteers from the community. The magazine is led by Paul Arnote, Chief Editor, and Assistant Editor Meemaw. The PCLinuxOS Magazine is released under the Creative Commons Attribution- NonCommercial-Share-Alike 3.0 Unported license, and some rights are reserved. All articles may be freely reproduced via any and all means following first publication by The PCLinuxOS Magazine, provided that attribution to both The PCLinuxOS Magazine and the original author are maintained, and a link is provided to the originally published article.

In the February 2022 issue:

  • PCLinuxOS Recipe Corner: Easy Slow-Cooker Lasagna
  • Good Words, Good Deeds, Good News
  • Skrooge, Revisited: Tips For Beginners
  • Repo Review: Xtreme Download Manager
  • Inkscape Tutorial: Create A Text Portrait Effect
  • Short Topix: Mapping How Facebook Tracks You
  • Brave Browser: False Privacy?

This month’s cover was designed by parnote.

 

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