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KDE Plasma 5.23.4 Update Brings Back the Touchpad Applet, Fixes More Bugs

3 hours 6 min ago
The KDE Project announced today the release and general availability of KDE Plasma 5.23.4 as the fourth maintenance update to the latest KDE Plasma 5.23 desktop environment series.

Laptop Dual Boot Project Part 2

4 hours 55 min ago
[url=][img][/img][/url] [b]LXer Feature: 30-Nov-2021[/b] Here continues my journey to boot different versions of Linux onto my laptop and see how things go.

New Side-Channel Vulnerability in the Linux Kernel Enabling DNS Cache Poisoning

6 hours 34 min ago
A recent research paper by a team at University of California, Riverside, shows the existence of previously overlooked side channels in the Linux kernels that can be exploited to attack DNS servers. According to the researchers, the issue with DNS roots in its design, that never really took security as a key concern and that made it extremely hard to retrofit strong security features into it.

Linux Mint 20.3 Arriving Soon with a Surprise New App

8 hours 26 min ago
More updates available about what's in store for Linux Mint 20.3 "Una" with a gift from the team - a new app.

RedHat: RHSA-2021-4848:07 Moderate: Migration Toolkit for Containers (MTC)

10 hours 37 min ago
The Migration Toolkit for Containers (MTC) enables you to migrate Kubernetes resources, persistent volume data, and internal container images between OpenShift Container Platform clusters, using the MTC web console or the Kubernetes API.

Virtual Machine Secure Boot Database Updates Made Easy with Oracle Linux

12 hours 49 min ago
New utilities from Oracle provide a straightforward way to update the UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) Secure Boot database for VMs running Oracle Linux. This blog provides a brief overview of Secure Boot and discusses how the new utilities can be used to keep a VM up-to-date with the latest known vulnerabilities and to update the signing certificates stored in a Secure Boot database in a VM.

PHP Foundation Breathes New Resources into Open Source Language

15 hours 34 sec ago
The newly created PHP Foundation will help fund and support the continued development of the open source PHP programming language.

JetBrains embraces remote development with new IDE for multiple programming languages

Tuesday 30th of November 2021 07:37:40 AM
Security, collaboration, flexible working: Fleet does it all, says project lead. JetBrains has introduced remote development for its range of IDEs as well as previewing a new IDE called Fleet, which will form the basis for fresh tools covering all major programming languages.…

Anyone can compile open source code in these three simple steps

Tuesday 30th of November 2021 05:26:09 AM
There are many ways to install software, but you get an option not available elsewhere with open source: You can compile the code yourself. The classic three-step process to compile source code:..

Find The Execution Time Of A Command Or Process In Linux

Tuesday 30th of November 2021 03:14:38 AM
GNU time is a command line utility that is designed to easily find the execution time of a command or process in Linux and Unix systems.

Give Your Cinnamon Desktop Fresh And Elegant Look With Orchis GTK Theme

Tuesday 30th of November 2021 01:03:07 AM
In this video I’am going to show you how to customize cinnamon desktop fresh and elegant look with orchis theme. this customize using Linux Mint with Cinnamon Desktop 5.0 series. You can apply this customize on most popular linux distributions with cinnamon as default desktop, such as : Fedora spin cinnamon edition, Arch Linux with Cinnamon Desktop, Gentoo with Cinnamon Desktop, Feren OS Cinnamon, Manjaro Cinnamon Edition, Artix Linux Cinnamon

How to Securely Transfer Files between Ubuntu Systems Using Croc

Monday 29th of November 2021 10:51:36 PM
Croc is an open-source CLI-based tool that allows to securely transfer files between systems. In this tutorial, I will show you how to install Croc on Ubuntu 20.04 and how to transfer files and folders securely using Croc.

How to Setup SSH Login Without Password

Monday 29th of November 2021 08:40:05 PM
SSH is used to remotely log into servers for running the commands and programs. However, sometimes you might want or even need to automatically log in to an SSH server without entering your username and password. Here's how to do it!

Best Free and Open Source Alternatives to Apple Photos

Monday 29th of November 2021 06:28:34 PM
Apple Photos is a photo management and editing application. It lets you organize your collection into albums, or keep your photos organized automatically with smart albums. It's proprietary software and not available for Linux. What are the best free and open source alternatives?

Use Diffoscope in packager workflows

Monday 29th of November 2021 04:17:03 PM
Diffoscope is a "smart binary diff" tool that "knows" text and binary formats, and will recursively unpack and compare blobs, making it useful in package maintenance.

Endless OS Review - Desktop Linux Done Right for the Masses

Monday 29th of November 2021 02:05:32 PM
We review the popular Endless OS as Linux Desktop with the new features and updates of the latest version 4.0.

Why We Can't Teach Cybersecurity

Monday 29th of November 2021 11:54:01 AM
I teach cybersecurity. It's something I really believe in, but it's hard work for all the wrong reasons.

How to hash passwords on Linux

Monday 29th of November 2021 07:23:46 AM
Passwords should never be stored as plain text. Whether we are talking about a web application or an operating system, they should always be in hash form (on Linux, for example, hashed passwords are stored in the /etc/shadow file). Hashing is the process through which, by the use of some complex algorithms, a password is turned into a different string.

How to create and extract cpio archives on Linux Examples

Monday 29th of November 2021 05:12:15 AM
Although the cpio archiving utility is nowadays used less than other archiving tools like tar, it is still good to know how it works, since it is still used, for example, to create initramfs images on Linux and for rpm packages, which are used mainly in the Red Hat family of distributions. In this tutorial we see how to create and extract cpio archives using the GNU cpio utility, and how to obtain a list of the files they contain.

9to5Linux Weekly Roundup: November 28th, 2021

Monday 29th of November 2021 01:48:52 AM
The sixty-first installment of the 9to5Linux Weekly Roundup is here for the week ending on November 28th, keeping you guys up to date with the most important things happening in the Linux world.