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LibreOffice 5 - Free Office Suite Keeps Getting Better

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LibreOffice is the best office software available, or at least on Linux. LibreOffice is a powerful office suite that comes with a clean interface and feature-rich tools that seeks to make your productive and creative. LibreOffice includes several applications including Writer for word processing, Calc for spreadsheets, Impress for presentations, Draw for vector graphics and flowcharts, Base for databases, and Math for formula editing.

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  • Record your terminal with script and scriptreplay

    A fascinating thing about humans is that we each have a particular learning style. Some people prefer to read about how something's done. Some people prefer to follow instructions from the start, while others prefer to get an overview before engaging. Other people like to listen to instructions from an instructor or a podcast. And yet another group wants instructions in the form of a video. The trouble with video is that it can be difficult to produce and compress, and it is a lot of work to change once it's done. And besides that, viewers can't copy and paste Linux commands out of a video into their terminal. [...] The script and scriptreplay commands allow you to record a terminal session and then play it back later. There's no video involved. Instead, plain text files called typescripts are used, so the files are small and users can copy commands during playback.

  • How To Install Neos CMS on AlmaLinux 8 - idroot

    In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Neos CMS on AlmaLinux 8. For those of you who didn’t know, Neos CMS is a free and open-source Content Management System (CMS). Neos offers a rich set of features such as inline editing, supports multiple websites on a single installation, built-in SEO tools, human-readable URLs, plugin manager, device preview, and supports multiple templates. 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 through the step-by-step installation of the Neos Open Source Content Application Framework on an AlmaLinux 8. You can follow the same instructions for Fedora, RHEL, CentOS, and Rocky Linux distributions.

  • How to Install and use PHP Composer on AlmaLinux 8

    Composer is a dependency manager for PHP that allows you to download and install all the required PHP packages needed for your project. It is a command-line tool that installs all libraries and dependencies for your project from the packagist.org repository. It is used in modern PHP frameworks such as Laravel, Symfony, Drupal, and Magento 2. In this post, we will show you how to install and use Composer on Alma Linux 8.

  • LINUX Basics: How to Move Files in Linux Using mv Command

    One of the most basic operations you'll need to conduct on a Linux system is moving files and folders. You can move or transfer files using the given GUI in any system, but you might be curious if the terminal has a command that allows you to swiftly move files to different directories. The mv command is what you're looking for, and it's simple to use because of its short and straightforward syntax. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to move files with the mv command.

  • Getting Started with GNU PSPP with Practical Examples

    This tutorial is a basic guide for GNU PSPP. Divided into three exercises, we hope this will be sufficient for beginners to understand the basics. Now let's start PSPP!

  • How to install FirewallD GUI on Rocky Linux 8 | Almalinux 8 - Linux Shout

    Here in this article, we learned the simple steps and commands to install a graphical user interface (GUI) to manage FirewallD on either Alamlinux or Rocky Linux 8. However, the steps are the same for CentOS, Redhat, Oracle Linux, and other RPM-based distros. FirewallD is a command-line tool to provide a system firewall feature to protect Linux unwanted access by disabling and enabling ports and services access to outside or local networks. However, if you are using a Graphical interface user then the command line may seem a little bit difficult to use. Therefore, to make things easy we can use GUI tools available to manage FirewallD such as one from firewall-config or Plasma firewall

Raspberry Pi and Arduino

  • Raspberry Pi RP2040 is now available in quantities for 70 cents and up

    Raspberry Pi RP2040 microcontroller has been available for one dollar in single quantities for about half a year, with at the time, 500- and 3400-pieces reel pricing to be determined. But Raspberry Pi Trading has now started to sell the chip in bulk with reels of 3,400 and 500 pieces directly to businesses for a unit price of respectively 70 and 80 cents via the new Raspberry Pi Direct website. Distributors have been selling reels for a while, but closer to 85 cents to 95 cents per unit.

  • AutoStrap is a self-tightening strap that's like something out of Back to the Future | Arduino Blog

    For wearable devices, attaching them to an arm or leg can be an annoying process since the straps used often have complicated tightening/locking mechanisms. This is what inspired one Instructables user who goes by The Puma to create the AutoStrap, a self-tightening strap system for wearable electronics similar to Marty McFly’s power-lacing shoes in Back to the Future.

  • Arduino Week 2022: Call for speakers | Arduino Blog

    This year, Arduino Day is becoming Arduino Week. Taking place on 21-26 March, 2022, we’ll have more talks, events and presentations than ever before. Naturally you can expect the usual excitement from the annual Arduino festival. From makers to education and industry, we’ll be bringing you the biggest and the best Arduino has to offer. But there’s also a strong focus on community for the first week-long event. And that means we want to hear from you.

  • Plot designs onto cups with CylinDraw | Arduino Blog

    Most plotters are planar, meaning they move in a single plane — though they often have the ability to move the tool up and down in the third axis. But if you convert one axis of the drawing plane into rotation, you get cylindrical plotting. That is how the rotary axis on a CNC machine works. If the tool moves in a third axis, you can even do conical plots. That’s exactly how CylinDraw makes it possible to plot directly onto cups and glasses. CylinDraw is an open source “cup-specific” plotter and engraver. It is a 2.5 axis machine with a rotary axis, similar to the famous EggBot egg plotter. Except instead of drawing onto the elliptical (in cross section) surface of an egg, CylinDraw plots onto the straight or sloped surface of cups, bottles, and similar objects. By equipping a Dremel or other rotary tool, you can also engrave onto a surface instead of drawing. If you do draw, the software also lets you swap pens to get a full color palette.

  • I2C To The Max With ATtiny | Hackaday

    The Arudino is a powerful platform for interfacing with the real world, but it isn’t without limits. One of those hard limits, even for the Arduino MEGA, is a finite number of pins that the microcontroller can use to interface with the real world. If you’re looking to extend the platform’s reach in one of your own projects, though, there are a couple of options available. This project from [Bill] shows us one of those options by using the ATtiny85 to offload some of an Arduino’s tasks using I2C.

Games: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Penguin Heist, and More

  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive updated, more tweaking for Steam Deck + Vulkan | GamingOnLinux

    Valve continues to tweak more of their games ahead of the Steam Deck release in February and their focus now appears to be on CS:GO with a fresh update out. A few more Steam Input improvements came for controllers, with their newer "FlickStick" mode enabled in the game options instead of the Steam Input Configurator and there's also refinements to the behaviour. For those not aware, FlickStick created by Jibb Smart is in essence a quick way to turn to face any direction in a game, allowing you to be more accurate and speedy with gamepad sticks. Valve added support for it to Steam Input directly in 2021, now it has better native support in CS:GO.

  • Penguin Heist game hits 25,000 sales with 5% on Linux | GamingOnLinux

    The Greatest Penguin Heist of All Time developers That Fish / That Other Fish have announced their Early Access game seems to be doing reasonably well. Released back in July 2021, it's recently hit over 25,000 sales. "The Greatest Penguin Heist of All Time is the one and only 4 player CO-OP physics-based heist game featuring a bunch of kleptomanic penguins. You'll experience a blend of physics-based platforming with stealth, strategy, and action. You have full freedom to achieve the missions in your own way."

  • Mad Experiments 2: Escape Room releases on March 8 | GamingOnLinux

    March 8 will bring more puzzle / escape room antics with Mad Experiments 2: Escape Room from PlayTogether Studio. "Trapped in Professor Cheshire's mysterious mansion, players will have to explore and cooperate to get out of the rooms in the allotted time. Each room has its own secrets, puzzles... and story bits on Hildegarde and Professor Cheshire Learn more about Hildegarde's journey at the Cheshire Institute. From the library to the secret room to the dormitory, meet new characters, secrets, challenges, and strange events. Will Hildegarde find a way to escape? And will you?"

  • We'll always have Paris is a narrative adventure about loving someone with dementia | GamingOnLinux

    Cowleyfornia Studios, developer of Sarawak have recently announced their next story-based adventure game with We'll always have Paris. This will be an emotional one about loving someone with dementia. Much like the previous game, it will support Linux as the engine was developed on Linux. "This is the story of Simon Smith, a retired chef who lives with Claire, his wife of fifty years. Claire is slowly losing her memory, and Simon must balance his love for her with his desire to maintain normality and autonomy over the confusion that is infiltrating both their lives."

Security Leftovers

  • Security updates for Tuesday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (slurm-llnl), openSUSE (apache2, ghostscript, and watchman), Red Hat (kernel and telnet), SUSE (apache2, ghostscript, and kernel), and Ubuntu (clamav).

  • Ubuntu introduces the Ubuntu Security Guide to ease DISA-STIG compliance

    Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, the world’s most popular operating system across private and public clouds, now offers the Ubuntu Security Guide tooling for compliance with the DISA Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. The new automated tooling builds on Canonical’s track record of designing Ubuntu for high security and regulated workloads, powering U.S. government agencies, prime contractors, and service providers. The Ubuntu Security Guide enables agencies and organisations to comply with the most stringent security requirements by automation and at scale. “With the Ubuntu Security Guide, we extend the Ubuntu experience to ease compliance with DISA security requirements. It is now very easy for DevOps teams and administrators to follow these requirements,” says Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos, Product Manager for security.

  • CIS benchmark compliance: Introducing the Ubuntu Security Guide

    The CIS benchmark has hundreds of configuration recommendations, so hardening and auditing a Linux system manually can be very tedious. Every administrator of systems that need to comply with that benchmark would wish that this process is easily usable and automatable. Why is that? Manual configuration of such a large number of rules leads to mistakes – mistakes that cause not only functional problems, but may also cause security breaches. In fact, one of the top reasons for security breaches the last few years is due to misconfigurations, according to Verizon data breach investigations. Let us introduce the Ubuntu Security Guide (USG). The Ubuntu Security Guide is a new tool available on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS that makes automation easy and greatly improves the usability of hardening and auditing with CIS, while allowing for environment-specific customizations. In the rest of this blog, we go through the major use cases such as CIS compliance, audit, and customization.

  • Ubuntu Security Guide to simplify DISA-STIG compliance [Ed: Compliance with standards set by people who mandate and impose back doors universally]

    The new tool will help enterprises comply with the Defense Information System Agency’s (DISA’s) Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG). A US Department of Defense security configuration standard, DISA-STIG contains guidelines for hardening systems’ security posture. The standard also doubles as a checklist for securing protocols, services, and servers to reduce attack surfaces. Currently available for Ubuntu 20.04 or later versions, the new Ubuntu Security Guide is an easy-to-use compliance and auditing tool.

  • Buttercup: a simple user-friendly Password manager for all platforms

    Buttercup is a lightweight password manager for desktop and mobile. It comes with a strong 256bit AES encrypted vault that keeps your passwords and credentials secure and safe. Buttercup is a completely free, open-source solution which means you can download and use it without worrying about lock-in or fees. The project is consistent with several open-source child projects that include desktop, mobile, and Buttercup Core repositories. Buttercup organizes all of your passwords, and key entries in collections or groups, which are organized under different accounts. The mobile app uses React Native, while the desktop app uses React and Electron.

  • UK Government to Launch PR Campaign Undermining End-to-End Encryption

    Rolling Stone is reporting that the UK government has hired the M&C Saatchi advertising agency to launch an anti-encryption advertising campaign. Presumably they’ll lean heavily on the “think of the children!” rhetoric we’re seeing in this current wave of the crypto wars. The technical eavesdropping mechanisms have shifted to client-side scanning, which won’t actually help — but since that’s not really the point, it’s not argued on its merits.

  • Revealed: UK Gov't Plans Publicity Blitz to Undermine Chat Privacy - Rolling Stone

    The UK government is set to launch a multi-pronged publicity attack on end-to-end encryption, Rolling Stone has learned. One key objective: mobilizing public opinion against Facebook’s decision to encrypt its Messenger app. The Home Office has hired the M&C Saatchi advertising agency — a spin-off of Saatchi and Saatchi, which made the “Labour Isn’t Working” election posters, among the most famous in UK political history — to plan the campaign, using public funds.