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PeaZip 7.9.0

PeaZip is an open source file and archive manager. It's freeware and free of charge for any use. PeaZip can extract most of archive formats both from Windows and Unix worlds, ranging from mainstream 7Z, RAR, TAR and ZIP to experimental ones like PAQ/LPAQ family, currently the most powerful compressor available. Open and extract 180+ archive formats: 001, 7Z, ACE(*), ARC, ARJ, BZ2, CAB, DMG, GZ, ISO, LHA, PAQ, PEA, RAR, TAR, UDF, WIM, XZ, ZIP ZIPX - view full list of supported archive file formats for archiving and for extraction. PeaZip provides fast, high compression ratio multi-format archiving - view file compression and decompression benchmarks for more information. Read more

Ubuntu: Imminent Release and Corporate Stuff

  • Ubuntu 21.04 is Releasing This Week! Take a Look at the New Features

    Ubuntu 21.04 is releasing this week on April 22. Some of you might already have upgraded to Ubuntu 21.04 beta to enjoy the latest and greatest (?) version of Ubuntu. For the rest, who are curious about what’s new in Ubuntu 21.04, I have curated a list here. [...] After the failed experiment with Ubuntu 17.10, Canonical is once again going with Wayland as the default display server in Ubuntu 21.04. Wayland has been available as an alternate option for past several releases. It is just becoming the default in this release. What does it mean to you? Wayland has a tad bit better performance specially when it comes to multiple monitors and HiDPI screen handling.

  • Multi-cloud infrastructure in Italy

    Time is flying and there is less than one month left before the first event that Canonical & Ubuntu organise in Italy. The main topic of the live talk will be multi-cloud infrastructure, having as speakers both Canonical experts & partners. On the 12th of May 2021, the 2-hours event will be held on BrightTalk. From live talks from our speakers to Q&A sessions and the opportunity to have a technical conversation with Canonical experts, there will be plenty of occasions to learn about multi-cloud infrastructure.

  • The multicultural and global landscape: a broad target audience

    Considering all of this, what are the practical challenges? From these statistics appears clear that the concept of a global standard that can be applied anywhere is a shallow approach towards multiculturalism. This is the fast-changing and diverse worldwide audience that contemporary designers need to consider during the design process of global products and services. For the effectiveness of the design, but also to avoid ethnicity and gender stereotypes, designers need to integrate and develop cross-cultural methods. Researchers and designers should also consider and acknowledge that their own culture and background can affect, also unintentionally, the objectivity of their findings and the following overall design process. When ignoring the spectrum of cultural sensitivities, the design output excludes users and customers, resulting in a failure of the product in those markets. Effective localised cross-cultural products and services go beyond the translation of the language and will appear to the target group as products created within the local culture; “It is expected that when web sites are appropriate and culturally sensitive, then users will have increase access to content and enhanced user experiences” (Cyr and Trevor-Smith 2004). It is therefore important for a successful localisation to include various elements of the user interface and interaction design for an engaging user experience: language, layout, structure, content, navigation, symbols, multimedia, colour scheme. As shown in the research “Cultural Representation for Multi-culture Interaction Design” (Sheikh et al 2009), the challenges for an effective design solution for cultural inclusion do not arise only from language, currency, number, date, but also from those cultural differences that affect categorization of items, taxonomy, and concepts. The research focuses on the classification and content organisation, clearly demonstrating that “not only the content, but also the way this content is organised and classified reflects the values and interpretive practices of the culture in which it was produced” (Sheikh et al 2009). The organisation of the web content is often made by a person of a different culture, it is then important to employ cross-cultural research and user testing methods. [...] User-centred design (UCD) method relies generally on an initial research, where designers or researchers gather information on the target group, and create personas (realistic profiles representing the end users), use cases and scenarios from that data. UCD also relies on the user testing to iterate back to previous phases in order to change and tweak the design, integrating it with the new findings; “In the user-centred design process, we are focused on the thing being designed, looking for ways to ensure that is meets the needs of the user” (B.-N.Sanders 2002). The actual end users are involved during the research phase and in the practice with user testing phases with prototypes or design mockups.

  • Building and running FIPS containers on Ubuntu

    Whether running on the public cloud or a private cloud, the use of containers is ingrained in today’s devops oriented workflows. Having workloads set up to run under the mandated compliance requirements is thus necessary to fully exploit the potential of containers. This article focuses on how to build and run containers that comply with the US and Canada government FIPS140-2 data protection standard. To build Ubuntu FIPS140-2 compliant containers you will need the FIPS140-2 certified packages, that can be accessed with an Ubuntu Advantage subscription or with Ubuntu Pro on AWS or Azure In our example we will demonstrate building a FIPS container on an Ubuntu Pro FIPS image. Ubuntu Pro FIPS images are available in AWS Marketplace and Azure Marketplace. They are preconfigured and optimized for the US and Canada government’s FIPS140-2 data protection standard. They are premium images designed by Canonical and provide the Ubuntu Advantage benefits, without the need for a subscription. Key features include live kernel patching, enabling longer uptimes, and FIPS140-2 certified components to be used for FedRAMP, HIPAA, and PCI use cases. Ubuntu Pro is backed by a 10-year maintenance commitment by Canonical.

today's howtos

  • introduction to IPFS

    If you add a whole directory in IPFS, the top directory hash will depend on the hash of its content, this mean if you want to share a directory like a blog, you will need to publish the CID every time you change the content, as it's not practical at all, there is an alternative for making the process more dynamic.

    A peer can publish data in a long name called an IPNS. The IPNS string will never change (it's tied to a private key) but you can associate a CID to it and update the value when you want and then tell other peers the value changed (it's called publishing). The IPNS notation used is looking like /ipns/k51qzi5uqu5dmebzq75vx3z23lsixir3cxi26ckl409ylblbjigjb1oluj3f2z.ipns, you can access an IPNS content with public gateways with a different notation.

  • How To Install MongoDB on Manjaro 21

    In this tutorial, we will show you how to install MongoDB on Manjaro 21. For those of you who didn’t know, MongoDB is a popular NoSQL database system. It’s a document-oriented database program with a JSON-like scheme, in which all your data stored as a document with BSON format on the database collection. 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 MongoDB on a Manjaro 21 (Ornara).

  • How To Install Docker on AlmaLinux 8 - idroot

    In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Docker on AlmaLinux 8. For those of you who didn’t know, Docker is an open-source tool that makes creating and managing Linux containers (LXC) easy. With Docker, the applications reside inside the container on top of the Linux operating system. Docker uses Kernel features such as groups and namespace to allow the independent container to run on a single os instance. 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 Docker on an AlmaLinux 8.

  • How To Install Prometheus on Debian 10 - idroot

    In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Prometheus on Debian 10. For those of you who didn’t know, Prometheus is an excellent open-source system and service monitoring system. It collects metrics from configured targets via HTTP calls at given intervals, evaluates rule expressions, displays the results, and can trigger alerts if some conditions are met. 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 Prometheus monitoring system on a Debian 10 (Buster).

  • How to Create Multiboot USB from Linux Using Ventoy

    A bootable USB is commonly used as an operating system installer. To create bootable USB download appropriate .iso,.dmg or .img file and then copy/unpack to a USB. Commonly, at a time one ISO image is used in a USB and have to reformat drive each time to boot another Operating system. This will end up with many bootable USB drives to keep. In this tutorial, I will explain how to create a multiboot USB in Linux using the Ventoy tool. This helps to use a single USB for multiple Operating system installations.

  • How to Install CentOS 7 Minimal in Virtualbox

    In the previous article, we have seen how to install Virtualbox in different flavors of Linux. Now it’s time to choose and install a Guest OS. You can check the official page to check the list of supported Guest OS. I choose CentOS 7 with a Minimal install you can choose whatever OS you prefer. Note: The support for CentOS 7 remains unchanged, which means updates and security patches will be available until June 30, 2024. Whereas CentOS 8 support will end at the end of 2021.

Games: Valheim, Pro Wrestling Sim, Voxelgram and More

  • Valheim gets a needed patch, new terrain-modification system and no more draugr in stones

    It's been a little while since Valheim got a patch and it seems the developers have been busy, with the latest patch out now with one massive improvement. Valheim has proven popular, obviously since it was selling millions each week recently but it seems they may have underestimated what people would be building in the game. They've now developed a whole new terrain-modification system - however, you shouldn't notice any difference. They say it was made to "reduce the number of network instances and make loading faster and smoother" along with minor changes to the hoe and pickaxe along with smoother loading "of areas with a lot of terrain modifications".

  • The text-based Pro Wrestling Sim will be coming to Linux

    Pro Wrestling Sim is an Early Access text-based pro-wrestling booking simulator and the developer has confirmed they will officially bring it to Linux later. You've played text adventures, games where you swipe left and right on cards and all sorts in between but what about a booking simulator? In the the game Pro Wrestling Sim you control a wrestling promotion, decide your roster, and create storylines, feuds and matches where the winners and losers are in your hands.

  • Stealth puzzle-platformer Moonshot - The Great Espionage looks like it could be amusing

    Moonshot - The Great Espionage from developer NimbleBeasts is looking good, and it's coming to Steam in June along with full Linux support built with Godot Engine. Moonshot is a stealth puzzle platformer that puts you in the role of a spy of a fictional country in the 'moon race' era. In competition with the USA and the Soviet Union, you will have to use espionage and sabotage to make sure that your nation will be the first on the moon.

  • Check out the first teaser for the weird adventure The Season of the Warlock

    The Season of the Warlock, a brand new point and click adventure from developer enComplot has been announced with a teaser and it looks really good. Probably one of the best teasers I've seen for a point and click adventure, one the developers say is a " weird adventure game inspired by the gothic tale tradition" with plenty of comedy to go along with it. The plot revolved are the soul of a warlock trapped in a portrait that presents one Lord Alistair Ainsworth with an irresistible offer. [...] Already confirmed for Linux with system requirements up on Steam, plus their official website makes it very clearly with the big logos at the bottom that can't be missed.

  • Voxelgram is a sweet 3D version of Picross and it's now on Linux

    Putting Picross / Nonogram into 3D, Voxelgram is a pretty great puzzle game that sees you use your logical brain to work out what shapes are hidden inside blocks. The basic idea is the same as the classic puzzlers. Each line has a number, and you need to work out what blocks should stay and what blocks should go. The 3D space adds a fun twist on it and it's actually a little complicated to work some of them out - really great way to relax with a coffee. No guessing is involved at all, since everything is based on simple logic. There's even a demo available to give it a go right now which works great.

  • Check out the latest trailer for Stardeus, a space base building colony management sim

    Sprinkle in a little RimWorld, Space Haven, Starmancer and more together and you get what looks like Stardeus. Currently in development by Kodo Linija (Bloody Rally Show), it was originally announced late in 2020 and development has continued apace on it.