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How to Install eSpeak Text to Speech Software on Ubuntu 20.04

Thursday 22nd of July 2021 07:14:17 PM
eSpeak is a software speech synthesizer for English and other languages, eSpeak is a free and open-source software (FOSS) that can be run on most platforms including Linux, Windows, and macOS. This article covers the installation of eSpeak on Ubuntu 20.04 which is the most used and popular Linux distribution.

LibreOffice 7.1.5 Released with 55 Bug Fixes, Still Focuses on Improving MS Office Compatibility

Thursday 22nd of July 2021 05:59:57 PM
The Document Foundation announced today the general availability of the LibreOffice 7.1.5 update for the latest LibreOffice 7.1 office suite series, bringing more bug fixes and improved interoperability with the MS Office document formats.

Audacity Developers Apologize, Revise Controversial Privacy Policy

Thursday 22nd of July 2021 04:45:37 PM
Audacity developers, just today, revised their privacy policy and removed the troublesome parts from it.

How to Install WordPress with Google Cloud Run in Docker Containers

Thursday 22nd of July 2021 12:22:01 PM
Google Cloud Run is a server less container architecture which is highly scalable for running WordPress. In this guide you are going to learn how to install or deploy WordPress to Cloud Run and configure custom domain with SSL.

Canonical Pushes New Ubuntu Kernel Updates to All Supported Releases

Thursday 22nd of July 2021 11:20:29 AM
Canonical published today new Linux kernel updates for all of its supported Ubuntu releases to address several security vulnerabilities discovered by various researchers in the upstream Linux kernels.

Elkhart Lake arrives on Nano-ITX board

Thursday 22nd of July 2021 10:18:57 AM
Portwell’s “Nano-6063” SBC is equipped with Intel’s Atom x6000E with up to 32GB DDR4, triple displays, GbE, 2.5GbE with TSN/TCC, 4x USB 3.1 Gen2, SATA, serial, M.2, mini-PCIe, and -40 to 85°C support. American Portwell has launched an Intel Elkhart Lake based Nano-ITX board, which follows its Apollo Lake powered Nano-6062. This is the first […]

How to Backup and Restore Files using Deja Dup in Linux

Thursday 22nd of July 2021 09:17:25 AM
Deja Dup is a simple and powerful backup tool for Linux operating systems. In this tutorial, I will show you how to install the Deja Dup backup tool on Debian, Ubuntu, and CentOS Linux.

How to Install Portainer Docker Manager in Ubuntu 20.04

Thursday 22nd of July 2021 08:15:53 AM
Portainer is a lightweight UI manager for docker which can be used to manage different docker environments such as docker hosts or docker swarm clusters. In this article, we will learn how to install and configure Portainer in Ubuntu 20.04 and use it to manage docker environments.

Add-ons supply CAN FD to Raspberry Pi Zero and Pico

Thursday 22nd of July 2021 07:14:21 AM
Copperhill has launched a $71.95 “PiCAN FD Zero” HAT for the Raspberry Pi Zero with CAN FD and a 1A SMPS. There is also a new “CANPico” carrier board that integrates an RPi Pico. Copperhill Technologies has introduced two new CAN FD add-on boards for the Raspberry Pi. The $71.95 PiCAN FD Zero supports the […]

In a complete non-surprise, Mozilla hammers final nail in FTP's coffin by removing it from Firefox

Thursday 22nd of July 2021 06:12:49 AM
Gather 'round, kids, and I'll tell you stories of rotary dial phones, modems, and FTP. Mozilla has finally expunged File Transfer Protocol (FTP) from the Firefox browser – an action already taken by other major browsers like Chrome and Edge, making Firefox 89.0 the last bastion of the protocol.…

Adobe Joins the Blender Development Fund as a Corporate Gold Member

Thursday 22nd of July 2021 05:11:17 AM
Adobe joins a list of other high-profile companies to contribute significant funds to the development of Blender. Contributions from corporate members directly support core Blender development, for generally approved projects on

Encrypting and decrypting archives with 7-Zip

Thursday 22nd of July 2021 04:09:45 AM
You can compress and encrypt archives with 7-Zip with AES-256 encryption. Find out how.

Radxa teases larger RK3568 SBC with dual GbE and native SATA

Thursday 22nd of July 2021 03:08:13 AM
Radxa unveiled a “Rock 3 Model B” SBC with the same RK3568 as the Rock 3A but with the addition of WiFi/BT, a second GbE port, native SATA, and M.2 B-key and SIM slots for 4G/5G instead of E-key. A few days after announcing a developer-only launch of its Raspberry Pi style, Rockchip RK3568 based […]

Run GitHub Actions on Fedora CoreOS

Thursday 22nd of July 2021 02:06:41 AM
Learn how to configure a Fedora CoreOS host to run your GitHub Actions. This tutorial introduces you to Fedora CoreOS and Github Actions.

GUADEC 2021 Online Conference Kicks Off for the GNOME 41 Desktop Environment

Thursday 22nd of July 2021 01:05:09 AM
GNOME’s annual GNOME Users And Developers European Conference (GUADEC) kicked off as an online event that will last until Sunday, July 25th, 2021.

How to detect whether a physical cable is connected to network card slot on Linux

Thursday 22nd of July 2021 12:03:37 AM
If you've ever needed to know whether a physical cable is connected to a network port on your Linux system, you don't necessarily need to be right in front of the computer or server to look and see. There are several methods we can use from the Linux command line in order to see if a cable is plugged into a network slot.

WordPress 5.8 “Tatum” Released with Some Amazing New Features

Wednesday 21st of July 2021 11:02:05 PM
WordPress 5.8 is finally here and there are a lot of great changes for its users. The new version include many small under the hood improvements and significant changes that will change the way we all work with it.

10 Top Open Source Artificial Intelligence Tools for Linux

Wednesday 21st of July 2021 10:00:33 PM
In this post, we shall cover a few of the top, open-source artificial intelligence (AI) tools for the Linux ecosystem. Currently, AI is one of the ever advancing fields in science and technology, with a major focus geared towards building software and hardware to solve every day life challenges in areas such as health care, education, security, manufacturing, banking and so much more.

Linux for Starters: Your Guide to Linux – Files and Permissions – Part 10

Wednesday 21st of July 2021 08:59:01 PM
In this article we’ll take you through the basics of files and permissions. We’ll use the ls command. It’s an external command provided the GNU core utilities. The package provides the basic file, shell, and text manipulation utilities.

How to Install Syncthing on Ubuntu 20.04 and Ubuntu 21.04

Wednesday 21st of July 2021 07:44:41 PM
In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install Syncthing on Ubuntu 20.04 and or 21.04 Hirsute with complete steps and screenshots. Also included is an example of making a NGINX reverse proxy for those wanting to use domains to access to your syncthing servers.Syncthing is a free, open-source, peer-to-peer file synchronization application. Syncthing can sync files between devices on a local network or between remote devices over the Internet, with all data transmitted between multiple devices are encrypted with TLS. Whenever you create, modify or delete data on one peering node, the application will automatically replicate the changes to other servers. Another popular feature is Syncthing being cross-platform available on Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, Solaris, Darwin, and BSD making it possible to sync across multiple devices.

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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.

First Arch Linux ISO Powered by Linux Kernel 5.13 Is Now Available for Download

Arch Linux 2021.08.01 has been released today and it’s the first monthly ISO snapshot of the popular GNU/Linux distribution to ship with the latest and greatest Linux 5.13 kernel series, which is now used by default. Linux 5.13.6 is included in this snapshot, but the Linux 5.13.7 point release already hit the testing repos at the moment of writing and will soon land in the stable channel for you to update your new installations to the latest kernel. As you can imagine, Linux kernel 5.13 introduces better hardware support, which means that Arch Linux is now compatible with more systems and components. Highlights include FreeSync HDMI support for AMD GPUs, ACPI 6.4 support, support for Lenovo’s Thinkpad X1 Tablet Thin keyboard, Apple’s Magic Mouse 2, or Amazon’s Luna game controller, as well as new virtio drivers for some audio devices and Bluetooth controllers. Read more