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How to use BusyBox on Linux

Tuesday 7th of September 2021 11:16:27 PM
It's easy to take Linux commands for granted. They come bundled with the system when you install Linux, and we often don't question why they're there. Some of the basic commands, such as cd, kill, and echo aren't always independent applications but are actually built into your shell. Others, such as ls, mv, and cat are part of a core utility package (often GNU coreutils specifically). But there are always alternatives in the world of open source, and one of the most interesting is BusyBox.

ClamAV 0.104 Antivirus Engine Now Comes with Official Docker Images

Tuesday 7th of September 2021 09:04:56 PM
ClamAV is an open source cross-platform antivirus software which is used in a variety of situations including email scanning, web scanning, and endpoint security. ClamAV 0.104 has been released a few days ago with major changes and new LTS (Long Term Support) program.

Updated Python support in VS Code brings browser editing and ditches open-source language server for Pylance

Tuesday 7th of September 2021 06:53:24 PM
Microsoft has updated Python support in Visual Studio Code, introducing editing in a web browser. The company has also archived its open-source Python language server in favour of the closed-source Pylance. The Python Extension has over 41 million installs, according to the stats, versus just over 3 million for a third-party Python extension, which uses pyLint or flake8 for the linter (both open source).

HP Linux Imaging and Printing (HPLIP) Drivers Now Support Linux Mint 20.2 and RHEL 8.4

Tuesday 7th of September 2021 04:41:53 PM
The HP Linux Imaging and Printing (HPLIP) drivers have been updated to version 3.21.8, a release that adds support for some recent GNU/Linux distributions and new HP printers.

Why we abandoned open source: LiveCode CEO on retreat despite successful kickstarter

Tuesday 7th of September 2021 02:30:22 PM
Open source business model problems for modern-day HyperCard. Interview An easy to use programming language that was made open source in 2014 after a successful crowdfunding campaign is going back to closed source after too many customers switched to using it for free.…

How To Take Integer Input From Command Line In Python

Tuesday 7th of September 2021 12:18:51 PM
Check out this tutorial to learn about how to take Integer input from command line in Python 3 and Python 2.

Finnix 123 Linux Distro for System Administrators Is Out Based on Debian Bullseye

Tuesday 7th of September 2021 10:07:19 AM
Ryan Finnie released today Finnix 123 as the newest version of his Debian-based live Linux distro for system administrators.

GitHub merges 'useless garbage' says Linus Torvalds as new NTFS support added to Linux kernel 5.15

Tuesday 7th of September 2021 07:55:48 AM
Linus Torvalds will pull Paragon Software's NTFS driver into the 5.15 kernel source – but he complained about the use of a GitHub merge in the submission, saying that GitHub "creates absolutely useless garbage merges."

How to Install Radicale Calendar (CalDAV and CardDAV) on Ubuntu 20.04

Tuesday 7th of September 2021 05:44:17 AM
Radicale is a free and open-source CalDAV (Calendars, to-do lists) and CardDav (contacts) server. In this tutorial, you will learn how to install and configure Radicale on Ubuntu 20.04.

Mozilla Firefox 92 Is Now Available for Download, Here’s What’s New

Tuesday 7th of September 2021 03:32:45 AM
Mozilla’s Firefox 92 open-source and cross-platform web browser is now available for download a day ahead of the official release on September 7th, 2021.

Antivirus on Linux: Should I Really Use it and if So, When Do I Need it?

Tuesday 7th of September 2021 01:21:14 AM
For Windows users, installing an antivirus software on their system has become one of the first steps over the years. But for a Linux system, the choice is not as clear. There are some situations when running an antivirus on Linux makes sense, but the average Linux desktop isn’t one of them.

How To Solve Initramfs Error In Fedora Linux

Monday 6th of September 2021 11:09:43 PM
This brief guide explains how to solve initramfs error in Fedora Linux by manually repairing the file systems using fsck command.

How to replace MS Office with open-source ONLYOFFICE Docs integrated in SharePoint

Monday 6th of September 2021 08:58:12 PM
In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to connect ONLYOFFICE to Sharepoint using WOPI, a Web Application Open Platform Interface protocol intended to standardize the integration process.

Linux for Starters: Your Guide to Linux – Try Different Desktops – Part 16

Monday 6th of September 2021 06:46:41 PM
We explore different desktop environments you can try without installing a different flavour of Ubuntu. There’s KDE, XFCE, MATE, and Budgie.

Top Basic Linux Commands for Beginners

Monday 6th of September 2021 04:35:10 PM
This guide lists out all the top most used basic Linux commands every day on your Linux system. You can use the following commands on any Linux distributions like Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS, Fedora, RedHat, ArcLinux.

Learn everything about computers with this Raspberry Pi kit

Monday 6th of September 2021 02:23:39 PM
I like history, and I like computers, so I enjoy hearing stories about computing before computers were an everyday household appliance, much less a personal accessory. One tale I hear often is about how the computers of long ago (in computer years, anyway) were pleasantly basic. They were so basic, in fact, that it was relatively trivial for a curious user to figure out how to program one.

Resize an image from the Linux terminal

Monday 6th of September 2021 12:12:08 PM
ImageMagick is a handy multipurpose command-line tool for all your image needs. ImageMagick supports a variety of image types, including JPG photos and PNG graphics.

How to Create New WordPress Admin User via phpMyAdmin

Monday 6th of September 2021 10:00:37 AM
There are several reasons why you would want to have a new WordPress Admin user to manage and customize your site in relation to privileged actions related to the site’s layout, appearance, and content.

The 6 Best Open Source Lightroom Alternatives

Monday 6th of September 2021 06:48:47 AM
Adobe Lightroom is a non-destructive photo editing software. It's part of the Adobe ecosystem and comes with great photo editing features. However, it doesn't come cheap. Its price tag is a bit off-putting if you're looking for affordable editing software, but don't worry. There are several free, open source alternatives that you can use to edit your images.

How to Create Own Online Learning Management System Using Moodle in Linux

Monday 6th of September 2021 04:37:16 AM
Moodle is a free, feature rich, open source learning management system (LMS). The platform is used by many online school and universities as well as private educators.

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  • How to Install Linux Malware Detect (Maldet) on Fedora 34 - LinuxCapable

    Linux Malware Detect (LMD), also known as Maldet, is a malware scanner for Linux released under the GNU GPLv2 license. Maldet is quite popular amongst sysadmins and website devs due to its focus on the detection of PHP backdoors, dark mailers, and many other malicious files that can be uploaded on a compromised website using threat data from network edge intrusion detection systems to extract malware that is actively being used in attacks and generates signatures for detection.

  • How to Install Podman on Debian 11

    Developed by RedHat, Podman is a free and open-source daemonless container engine designed to be a drop-in replacement for the popular Docker runtime engine. Just like Docker, it makes it easy to build, run, deploy and share applications using container images and OCI containers ( Open Container Initiative ). Podman uses user and network namespaces and In comparison to Docker, Podman is considered more isolated and secure. Most commands in Docker will work in Podman. and so if you are familiar with running Docker commands, using podman will be such a breeze.

  • How to Install ArangoDB on Ubuntu Linux

    Every good application requires a database management system to match. As we know there are many of them and in many different categories. Today we will talk about how to install ArangoDB on Linux. In a nutshell, ArangoDB is an open-source NoSQL database system, and it is easily administered via the integrated web interface or the command-line interface.

  • How to Install Java 17 LTS (JDK 17) on Ubuntu 20.04 - LinuxCapable

    Java is a general-purpose, class-based, object-oriented multipurpose programming language that is popular due to the design of having lesser implementation dependencies, meaning that the compiled Java code can be run on all platforms that support Java without the need for recompilation. Java is also fast, secure, and reliable, therefore. It is widely used for developing Java applications in laptops, data centers, game consoles, scientific supercomputers, cell phones, etc. JDK 17 (JDK 17) has brought forward new language enhancements, updates to the libraries, support for new Apple computers, removals and deprecations of legacy features, and work to ensure Java code written today will continue working without change in future JDK versions. In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install the latest Java 17 (JDK 17) on Ubuntu 20.04.

Astro Pi 2: New Raspberry Pi hardware with updated camera, sensors to head to the ISS this year

Good news for earthbound Pi-tinkerers hoping to get their code into orbit: a follow-up to 2015's Astro Pi is due to head to the International Space Station (ISS) this year. Time has moved on a bit since the Principia mission of Tim Peake where the first units were installed aboard the orbiting outpost. While over 54,000 participants from 26 countries have since had code run on the hardware, the kit has fallen somewhat behind what is available on Earth. To that end, some new units are due to be launched, replete with updated hardware. In this case, heading to orbit will be Raspberry Pi 4 Model B units with 8GB RAM, the Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera (a 12.3MP device) and the usual complement of gyroscope, accelerometer, magnetometer, humidity, temperature and pressure sensors for users to code against. Read more Also: Tracking Maximum Power Point For Solar Efficiency | Hackaday