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Create an IAM User on AWS using Terraform

3 hours 30 min ago
In this article, we will see how to create an IAM User. Before proceeding, I assume that you are familiar with the basics of Terraform and AWS IAM Users.

Banana Pi announces alternative to Raspberry Pi CM4

5 hours 42 min ago
Banana Pi announced they are developing a computer module similar to the design of the Raspberry Pi CM4. However, instead of the Broadcom BCM2711 processor, the Banana Pi BPI-CM4 will pack the Amlogic A311D CPU. We have seen the Amlogic A311D in other embedded devices such as the Khadas Vim4 and the Persee+ 3D camera. […]

Linux Candy: projectM - music visualizer originally based on Milkdrop

11 hours 50 min ago
projectM is an advanced music visualizer which uses 3D accelerated iterative image based rendering. Experience psychedelic and mesmerizing visuals by transforming music into equations that render into a limitless array of user-contributed visualizations.

Open Mainframe Project Announces Major Technical Milestone with Zowe’s Longer Term Support V2 Release

Friday 27th of May 2022 05:35:52 AM
The Open Mainframe Project announced today that Zowe, an open source software framework for the mainframe that strengthens integration with modern enterprise applications, marks a major technical milestone with the Long Term Support (LTS) V2 release. The second version, which comes 2 years after the first LTS release, will offer vendors and customers product stability, security, interoperability as well as easy installation and upgraded features.

CentOS Linux lives on in the new AlmaLinux 9

Friday 27th of May 2022 03:24:21 AM
If you already know how to run Red Hat Enterprise Linux like a pro, AlmaLinux may be the no-cost Linux for you.

7 Useful Cron Alternatives For Linux

Friday 27th of May 2022 02:10:01 AM
Cron is simple yet effective task scheduling program that dates back to UNIX. Learn about some of the modern alternatives to it today.

KDE Devs Adding Flatpak & Snap Permissions to Discover

Friday 27th of May 2022 12:49:02 AM
KDE Discover is a great way to find and install apps from different sources. Now a dev wants to make it more useful by surfacing sandboxed permission controls.

Tails 5.0 Linux users warned against using it "for sensitive information"

Thursday 26th of May 2022 11:34:42 PM
Tails developers have warned users to stop using the portable Debian-based Linux distro until the next release if they're entering or accessing sensitive information using the bundled Tor Browser application. Tails (short for The Amnesic Incognito Live System) is a Linux distro focused on protecting the users' anonymity (e.g., activists and journalists) and helping them circumvent censorship by forcing all connections to and from the Internet through the Tor network.

AlmaLinux 9 Officially Released, Based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9

Thursday 26th of May 2022 10:20:22 PM
The AlmaLinux OS Foundation announced today that AlmaLinux 9 is now available for download as the newest version of this popular CentOS alternative derived from Red Hat Enterprise Linux’s source code.

Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 splashes down on Win Server 2022

Thursday 26th of May 2022 09:06:02 PM
Windows Server 2022 now supports Windows Subsystem for Linux 2, as long as you don't mind installing a preview patch. Less than a week after users posted glum comments such as: "I don't think it's going to happen," it did, with the news coming from Microsoft Program Manager Craig Loewen last night.

AlmaLinux 9 Is Now Available for Download, This Is What’s New

Thursday 26th of May 2022 07:51:41 PM
AlmaLinux has emerged as a popular replacement for Red Hat Enterprise Linux’s free version since CentOS’s entry into the “stream.” One week after RHEL 9, based on Kernel 5.14, AlmaLinux 9 “Emerald Puma” is the first release of AlmaLinux that stems from CentOS Stream through RHEL.

Minimal, systemd-free Alpine Linux releases version 3.16

Thursday 26th of May 2022 06:37:21 PM
Version 3.16.0 of Alpine Linux is out – one of the most significant of the many lightweight distros. Version 3.16.0 is worth a look, especially if you want to broaden your skills.

How to Install qBittorrent on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Thursday 26th of May 2022 05:23:01 PM
qBittorrent is a cross-platform free and open-source BitTorrent client. The following tutorial will show you how to install the desktop GUI or the headless server versions using the latest PPA version on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS.

The Benefits of Bug Bounty Programs

Thursday 26th of May 2022 04:08:41 PM
Ethical hacking might sound contradictory, but leveraging the skills of the ''white hat' hacker community has done a great deal for safety and security on the internet. Nowhere does this show more than through so-called bug bounty programs created to tackle different issues within the code. Many bug bounty programs focus on identifying issues within software or applications. However, others like ExpressVPN's Bug Bounty focus on server or website vulnerabilities.

Document your source code with Doxygen on Linux

Thursday 26th of May 2022 02:54:21 PM
When trying to familiarize yourself with someone else's project, you usually appreciate the comments left behind that help you understand the meaning of their code. In the same way, whenever you are programming, whether for yourself or for others, it is good practice to comment your own code. All programming languages offer a special syntax to mark a word, a line, or a whole section as a comment. Those areas are then ignored by the compiler or interpreter when the source code is processed.

Garuda Linux: All-Rounder Distro Based on Arch Linux

Thursday 26th of May 2022 01:40:00 PM
A review of the Arch Linux based Garuda Linux, which brings a collection of desktop environments, window managers, and tools for general users and gamers.

Write C applications using Vely on Linux

Thursday 26th of May 2022 12:25:40 PM
Vely is a tool for writing web and command-line applications in C. Vely combines high performance and the low footprint associated with C programming with ease of use and improved safety reminiscent of languages like PHP. It's free and open source software, and licensed under GPLv3 and LGPL 3 for libraries, so you can even build commercial software with it.

DepthVista combines RGB and 3D Time of Flight depth cameras

Thursday 26th of May 2022 11:11:20 AM
Last week, e-con Systems launched the DepthVista camera which contains both an RGB and a Time of Flight (ToF) depth camera with a range of up to six meters. According to the company, the DepthVista can measure the distance from itself to a target object with an accuracy of [he]lt[/he] 1% depending on environmental conditions.

How to Install osTicket on AlmaLinux

Thursday 26th of May 2022 09:57:00 AM
OsTicket is an open-source support ticketing system written in PHP which supports MySQL or PostgreSQL as database types.osTicket has many features such as Advanced Search, Ticket Filters, Service Level Agreements, Custom Columns and Queues and etc. In this tutorial, we are going to use MariaDB as a database and Apache as a web server.

How to Install FFmpeg on Ubuntu 22.04

Thursday 26th of May 2022 08:42:40 AM
FFmpeg is an open-source collection of great tools for audio and video processing to record, convert and stream.This tutorial covers the steps required to install FFmpeg on Ubuntu 22.04. You will also learn how to use the ffmpeg command line tool to convert audio, add text to video and many more.