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Setup Local WordPress Development Environment In Linux

Tuesday 27th of July 2021 11:49:16 AM
This tutorial explains what is LocalWP, benefits of using LocalWP, how to install LocalWP to deploy and setup local WordPress development environment in Linux.

RK3566 powered mini-PC offers optional Wi-Fi 6 and 5G

Tuesday 27th of July 2021 10:34:56 AM
Zidoo’s “M6” mini-PC runs Linux or Android on an RK3566 with up to 8GB RAM, 128GB eMMC, 3x USB, HDMI, GbE, 802.11ax, and mini-PCIe and SIM slots. Chinese media player and set-top manufacturer Zidoo has unveiled a mini-PC built around Rockchip’s 1.8GHz, quad-core, Cortex-A55 RK3566. The Zidoo M6 runs Android 11, Ubuntu 18.04, buildroot and […]

DXVK 1.9.1 Improves Support for Far Cry 5, GTA IV, Risen 3, Roblox, and Other Games

Tuesday 27th of July 2021 09:20:35 AM
DXVK, the open-source Vulkan-based implementation of D3D9, D3D10, and D3D11 on Linux, has been updated to version 1.9.1 with more improvements for your favorite games.

How to Install MERN Stack for JS based applications on Ubuntu 20.04

Tuesday 27th of July 2021 08:06:15 AM
The MERN Stack is made from four components: MongoDB, ExpressJS, ReactJS, and NodeJS. It provides a bundle of JavaScript technologies used for building dynamic JS websites. In this guide, we will show you how to install the MERN stack on Ubuntu 20.04.

How to Install elementary Tweaks Tool

Tuesday 27th of July 2021 06:51:55 AM
This quick tutorial demonstrates the steps to install elementary Tweaks tool/Pantheon Tweaks Tool.

RK3399 mini-PC offers wide range of TV tuner and wireless options

Tuesday 27th of July 2021 05:37:35 AM
Geniatech’s $179-and-up “APC820” media player mini-PC runs Android or Linux on Rockchip’s RK3399 with up to 4GB RAM and 128GB eMMC plus GbE, HDMI in and out, 4x USB, and optional TV tuners, WiFi/BT, LTE, and other wireless links. Geniatech has launched a media-focused, wireless ready mini-PC based on the Rockchip RK3399 aimed at “commercial […]

Linux Mint 20.2 arrives: Top desktop Linux keeps improving

Tuesday 27th of July 2021 04:23:14 AM
New desktop Linux distros arrive a couple of times a week, but Linux Mint retains its hold on my desktop because it works well, and with every release, it only gets better.

How to Untar tar.gz File in Linux by Using the Command Line

Tuesday 27th of July 2021 03:08:54 AM
A lot of the downloadable Linux/Unix files found on the internet are compressed using a tar.gz format. In this article you will learn how to extract tar.gz files in Linux systems through the command line using the tar command.

How to Install Elasticsearch on Debian 11 Bullseye

Tuesday 27th of July 2021 01:54:34 AM
Elasticsearch is a highly scalable open-source full-text search and analytics engine. The software supports RESTful operations that allow you to store, search, and analyze big volumes of data quickly and in near real-time. In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install Elastic Search on Debian 11 Bullseye.

How to Install NodeJS 14 / 16 & NPM on Rocky Linux 8

Tuesday 27th of July 2021 12:40:13 AM
Built on Chrome’s V8 engine, Node.JS is open-source, and event-driven Javascript runtime that is designed to build scalable applications and backend APIs. NodeJS is lightweight and efficient, thanks to its non-blocking I/O model and event-driven architecture. This makes it a perfect choice for handling data-intensive real-time applications. It is cross-platform and totally free to download and use.

Linux for Starters: Your Guide to Linux – Getting Help – Part 11

Monday 26th of July 2021 11:25:53 PM
This article explains the main ways you can get help direct from your new Ubuntu system. This is best used in conjunction with help from other sources such as friends, colleagues, forums, and other sources of information.

Fit for purpose: The case for the purpose-built database

Monday 26th of July 2021 10:11:33 PM
One size does not fit allSponsored Remember when the only database in town was relational? Things have changed in 20 years. Today, the venerable old relational database management system (RDBMS) still presides, but the market is also filled with new database types designed for different kinds of jobs.…

How to use cron on Linux

Monday 26th of July 2021 08:57:13 PM
The cron system is a method to automatically run commands on a schedule. A scheduled job is called a cronjob, and it’s created in a file called a crontab. It’s the easiest and oldest way for a computer user to automate their computer.

Get started with WildFly for Java web development

Monday 26th of July 2021 07:42:52 PM
WildFly is a production-ready, cross-platform, flexible, lightweight, managed application runtime that provides all the necessary features to run a Java web application. It is also a Java EE 8 certified application server almost exclusively in Java, and it implements the Jakarta EE, which was the Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) specifications. Therefore you can run it on any operating system.

9to5Linux Weekly Roundup: July 25th, 2021

Monday 26th of July 2021 06:28:32 PM
The forty-third installment of the 9to5Linux Weekly Roundup is here for the week ending on July 25th, keeping you guys up to date with the most important things happening in the Linux world.

Command line quick tips: wc, sort, sed and tr

Monday 26th of July 2021 05:14:12 PM
Linux distributions are great to use and they have some tricks under their sleeves which users may not be aware of. Let’s have a look at some command line utilities which really come in handy when you’re the guy that likes to stick with the terminal rather than using a GUI.  We all know that […]

Basic Linux Kernel module administration commands

Monday 26th of July 2021 03:59:51 PM
The kernel of a Linux system is the core that everything else in the operating system relies on. The functionality of the kernel can be extended by adding modules to it. As such, a user can fine tune their kernel settings by enabling or disabling modules. This level of granular control is one of the many reasons why users love Linux in the first place.

Linux GECOS information demystified

Monday 26th of July 2021 02:45:31 PM
If you ever wanted to know what GECOS is and why it's important to you, here are the answers

How to Connect to SFTP Using FileZilla for Secure File Transfer

Monday 26th of July 2021 01:31:11 PM
FileZilla is a free open source FTP software tool, allowing a user to transfer files from a local computer to a remote computer. In this article we will show you how to setup a connection to your SFTP server using SFTP in FileZilla by using password or SSH key-based authentication.

How to Upgrade Debian 10 Buster to Debian 11 Bullseye

Monday 26th of July 2021 12:16:51 PM
In the following tutorial, you will learn how to upgrade Debian 10 Buster to Debian 11 successfully.The new upcoming release of Debian 11 codenamed Bullseye is scheduled to be released on August 14, 2021. The upgrade that has been in testing for the past few years brings updates to many well-known packages such as LibreOffice being upgraded to version 7.0, GNUcash is upgraded to 4.4 and the introduction of new driverless scanning and printing amongst a range of many new features.

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today's leftovers

Audiocasts/Shows: Missing OBS Features On Arch Linux, Going Linux, and GNU World Order

Proprietary Software and Security Issues

  • SolarWinds [Attack] Reached 27 U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, Justice Says

    The attack compromised Microsoft 365 accounts of at least 80% of the department’s employees working in offices located in the Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of New York. Also affected to a lesser degree were employees in U.S. Attorneys’ offices in 14 other states, including California, Florida, Maryland, Texas and Virginia, as well as the District of Columbia.

  • Safari isn't protecting the web, it's killing it

    There's been a lot of discussion recently about how "Safari is the new IE" (1, 2, 3, 4, 5).

    I don't want to rehash the basics of that, but I have seen some interesting rebuttals, most commonly: Safari is actually protecting the web, by resisting adding unnecessary and experimental features that create security/privacy/bloat problems.

    That is worth further discussion, because it's widespread, and wrong.

    More specifically, Safari's approach isn't protecting the web from bloat & evil Google influence, because: [...]

  • Hasta la Vista Gmail

    I’ve been a Gmail user pretty much since day 1, when it was still an invite-only service in 2004.1 Not anymore. Over the past month I’ve migrated most of my email to Fastmail and I’m extremely happy with the result.

    Why bother? Well, I guess it won’t come to you as a shock that I’ve felt progressively more uncomfortable with how Google (and the like) are handling my personal data. I’ve also been getting quite frustrated with attempts to make email/my inbox “smarter”. I never needed a “priority inbox”, auto-categorization of email, etc. Simple is good. Just put the newest emails on the top and I’ll sort it out from there.

  • Google dodges regulation, hits advertisers with “regulatory” charges: What’s the Scam?

    We are not familiar with what draconian regulatory schemes exist for Google in Austria and Turkey, but here in Australia we know what it is – which is not much at all. And they paid no tax on their 2020 revenue of $5.2 billion.

  • Storing Encrypted Photos in Google’s Cloud

    Cloud photo services are widely used for persistent, convenient, and often free photo storage, which is especially useful for mobile devices. As users store more and more photos in the cloud, significant privacy concerns arise because even a single compromise of a user’s credentials give attackers unfettered access to all of the user’s photos. We have created Easy Secure Photos (ESP) to enable users to protect their photos on cloud photo services such as Google Photos. [...]

  • Spyware revelations are a crucial moment for Indian democracy
  • Joint Open Letter: States Must Implement Moratorium on Surveillance Technology - PEN America

    We the undersigned civil society organizations and independent experts are alarmed at the media revelations that NSO Group’s spyware has been used to facilitate human rights violations around the world on a massive scale. These revelations are a result of the Pegasus Project and are based on the leak of 50,000 phone numbers of potential surveillance targets. The project is a collaboration of more than 80 journalists from 16 media organizations in 10 countries coordinated by Forbidden Stories, a Paris-based media non-profit, with the technical support of Amnesty International, who conducted forensic tests on mobile phones to identify traces of the Pegasus spyware.

  • Canonicalization Attacks Against MACs and Signatures

    Canonicalization Attacks occur when a protocol that feeds data into a hash function used in a Message Authentication Code (MAC) or Digital Signature calculation fails to ensure some property that’s expected of the overall protocol.

    The textbook example of a canonicalization attack is the length-extension attack against hash functions such as MD5–which famously broke the security of Flickr’s API signatures.

    But there’s a more interesting attack to think about, which affects the design of security token/envelope formats (PASETO, DSSE, etc.) and comes up often when folks try to extend basic notions of authenticated encryption (AE) to include additional authenticated (but unencrypted) data (thus yielding an AEAD mode).

today's howtos

  • What’s In A Font? Website Typography Best Practices

    I love web design and website typography is a huge part of that. It turns out that I’m somewhat of a typography nerd, so I wanted to share some of what I’ve learned in this regard here.

  • How to Install MariaDB 10.6 on Rocky Linux 8 - LinuxCapable

    MariaDB is one of the most popular open-source databases next to its originator MySQL. The original creators of MySQL developed MariaDB in response to fears that MySQL will suddenly become a paid service due to Oracle acquiring it in 2010. With its history of doing similar tactics, the developers behind MariaDB have promised to keep it open source and free from such fears as what has happened to MySQL. MariaDB has become just as popular as MySQL with developers, with features such as advanced clustering with Galera Cluster 4, faster cache/indexes, storage engines, and features/extensions that you won’t find in MySQL.

  • How to Install Sysdig on Ubuntu 20.04 - LinuxCapable

    Sysdig is open source, system-level exploration: capture system state and activity from a running Linux-based system such as Ubuntu 20.04, then save, filter, and analyze that is particularly useful for system analysis, inspection, and debugging, amongst other uses. Sysdig is scriptable in Lua and includes a command-line interface and a powerful interactive UI using the command csysdig that runs in your terminal. In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install Sysdig on Ubuntu 20.04 and 21.04.

  • How to Install Oracle VirtualBox on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

    As we know Oracle VirtualBox is a famous desktop virtualization tool which allows us to run multiple virtual machines or guest operating systems. It is used for test and development environment where Linux geeks create and delete virtual machines based on the requirements. VirtualBox is a cross-platform tool available for both Windows and Linux operating systems. VirtualBox gives us the option to create host-based networking for virtual machines. In this post, we will discuss how to install latest version of Oracle VirtualBox on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (focal fossa) system. At the time of writing this post, VirtualBox 6.1.26 was available.

  • How To Install Wing Python IDE on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS - idroot

    In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Wing Python IDE on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Wing Python IDE was designed from the ground up for Python, to bring you a more productive development experience. Full-featured Python IDE with the intelligent editor, a powerful debugger, remote development error checking, refactoring, and much more. The wing was designed from the ground up for interactive Python development. This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Wing Python IDE on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.