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  • GNU/Linux

    • Audiocasts/Shows

    • Instructionals/Technical

      • ID RootHow To Install MySQL Workbench on Rocky Linux 8 - idroot

        In this tutorial, we will show you how to install MySQL Workbench on Rocky Linux 8. For those of you who didn’t know, MySQL Workbench is a visual database design tool for MySQL database management and administration. It provides extensive functions for daily work with the databases and can be used to design, create, edit, administrate and display databases. MySQL Workbench is available in three editions; Community, Standard, and Enterprise.

        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 the step-by-step installation of the MySQL Workbench on Rocky Linux. 8.

      • Linux Made SimpleHow to install Godot 3.4.4 on a Chromebook

        Today we are looking at how to install Godot 3.4.4 on a Chromebook. Please follow the video/audio guide as a tutorial where we explain the process step by step and use the commands below.

        If you have any questions, please contact us via a YouTube comment and we would be happy to assist you!

      • VituxImproving Notebook Battery Life in Ubuntu with TLP – VITUX

        TLP is a free, open-source, and feature-rich utility for optimizing battery consumption on laptops running Ubuntu and other Linux distributions. You can find it in both CLI and GUI versions for your convenience. TLP comes with a default configuration that is pretty much perfect for your operating system and the underlying machine. All you need to do is install and activate the utility, and you’re ready to go. The utility optimizes the power consumption of hardware devices when your laptop is running on battery and not on AC power.

      • VituxPlay MP3 Files on the Ubuntu Command Line – VITUX

        If, like me, you like to do all your Ubuntu tasks from the command line, you’ll also be looking for ways to play audio files, especially mp3s, from the command line. In this article, we’ll tell you how to install and use the famous command-line program Sox to listen to mp3s in your terminal. We have run the commands and procedures mentioned in this article on an Ubuntu 20.04 LTS system.

      • TechRepublicHow to run a single command on multiple Linux machines at once | TechRepublic

        Of course, there are apps for that. But since this is Linux, wouldn’t it make more sense to piece together your own solution? Of course, it would. After all, Linux is about choice, power and flexibility.

        Say, for example, you had several Ubuntu Servers and you wanted to run sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get upgrade on them all at once. You don’t have to log in to each of those machines to run those commands, not when there are scripts to handle that task for you.

        I’ve found such a script and have modified it in a way that you can use it to create multiple scripts for specific hosts (such as Ubuntu- or RHEL-based servers). Let’s take a look at this script and see how to make it work.

      • ZDNetThe basics of SSH usage | ZDNet

        If you ever have to do any remote administration, at some point you're going to have to log into a Linux server and get to work. To do that, you're going to need to use SSH (aka Secure Shell). For those that have never been exposed to such a tool, you're in for a treat.

      • VituxHow to Install Z-Shell (ZSH) and Oh-My-Zsh on Ubuntu – VITUX

        The Z shell is one of the most powerful shells ever developed, and it’s also one of the fastest. It offers features you won’t find anywhere else, such as built-in spell checking, syntax highlighting for code, and much more. You can even configure the command prompt to display useful information about your system status without having to type anything.

      • ID RootHow To Install TeXstudio on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS - idroot

        In this tutorial, we will show you how to install TeXstudio on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, TeXstudio is an open-source editor used for creating LaTeX documents. Some of the outstanding features of TeXstudio are an integrated pdf viewer with (almost) word-level synchronization, advanced syntax-highlighting, live checking of references, latex commands, spelling, and grammar.

        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 the step-by-step installation of the TeXstudio editor on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.

      • How to Install Oracle VM VirtualBox on Manjaro Linux

        Virtualizing operating systems may read as something too complicated and only reserved for hackers or people with too much knowledge about systems, but the reality is that VirtualBox makes it effortless. So today, let’s learn how to install Oracle VirtualBox on Manjaro Linux. The procedure is pretty simple, let’s go for it.

    • Wine or Emulation

    • Games

      • GamingOnLinuxWobbly Life looks like pure silly joy and it added Steam Deck support | GamingOnLinux

        Wobbly Life, an open world physics based sandbox that looks like a lot of fun recently had a huge update and with it comes Steam Deck support.

        There's not exactly much of a point to this one, it's very much a game where you decide what you're going to do with friends. A good one to have a laugh with and it seems quite popular too, with an Overwhelmingly Positive rating on Steam from over five thousand users. It already worked quite well on Linux with Proton but now it should be a nicer experience directly on a Steam Deck too.

      • GamingOnLinuxIntroversion classic Darwinia gets remastered with better Steam Deck support | GamingOnLinux

        Darwinia was originally released back in 2005, and now Introversion Software has done a massive remaster.

        What is it? Darwinia combines together fast-paced action with strategic battle planning. It features a novel and intuitive control mechanism, a graphical style ripped from 80's retro classics like Tron and Defender, and a story concerning a tribe of nomadic sprites trapped in a modern 3D world.

      • GamingOnLinuxParadox announce Crusader Kings III: Fate of Iberia and Surviving Mars Content Packs | GamingOnLinux

        Paradox Interactive continue building up their strategy games with both Crusader Kings III and Surviving Mars having new upcoming content releases.

        For Crusader Kings III, a new free update for all owners will be releasing on May 31 bringing a new faction type to challenge your ruler, Heads of Faith that can be shared by different religions, vassal contracts for clans and a new starting bookmark that highlights interesting Iberian characters for the 867 start date.

    • Desktop Environments/WMs

      • K Desktop Environment/KDE SC/Qt

        • Linux MagazineComing of Age: Desktop Organization with Plasma Activities » Linux Magazine

          If you haven't looked at Plasma Activities in awhile, you should take a second look. Recent updates make the tool the ultimate for organizing your desktop.

          KDE Plasma identifies multiple desktops as Activities. Plasma Activities are one of the most versatile features on the Linux desktop -- and also among the least known or used. Over a decade after they were first introduced, Plasma Activities are finally coming into their own. Today, they can provide some of the ultimate in desktop customization with almost no effort.

          Activities have been overlooked for several reasons. To start with, they were part of the botched and premature release of KDE 4.0, which for months had users in open revolt. What was supposed to be a bold innovation, a sign that the Linux desktop was no longer trying to catch up to proprietary ones, became a symbol of developers ignoring the needs of users. Neither does it help that Gnome uses the term “Activities” for its overview rather than a name for multiple desktops. Just as importantly, from the beginning, Activities have been under-documented, leaving users to puzzle out how to implement them. In particular, until recently, the difference between Activities and virtual workspaces was poorly defined and settled only when each Activity was given its own workspaces, making clear that workspaces are subordinate to Activities. However, probably the major cause of neglect is that the details of Activities have changed constantly, often becoming needlessly complex. For instance, in early releases, only one Desktop file was available, meaning that all resources for all Activities had to be placed in one file, and the resources not meant for a given Activity laboriously filtered out. Similarly, early on there were several types of Activities, many whose purpose was obscure. Only in recent releases have Activities become simple enough that they could be efficiently customized.

    • Distributions

      • IBM/Red Hat/Fedora

        • TechRepublicWith Fedora 36, there might be a new gold standard for Linux distributions

           To experience how far Fedora has come as a desktop operating system, you really have to experience it first-hand. The ease of use, stability, performance and design elements all come together in a perfect storm of simplicity and usability that I’ve never before seen in a release from the Fedora developers.

          Am I ready to call Fedora Linux the best Linux distribution for new users? I think so. It really has improved to that level. And although it might not have the cachet of popularity that Ubuntu or Linux Mint has, Fedora is now ready to challenge any desktop operating system.

          Download a copy of the beta (or wait until the official release) and find out how simple and elegant an operating system should be.

        • AlmaLinux 9 Beta--Now Available - AlmaLinux OS Blog

          Hello, Community! AlmaLinux OS is proud to announce AlmaLinux OS 9.0 Beta for all 4 architectures: x86_64, aarch64, ppc64le and s390x, achieving architecture parity with upstream.

          As this is a BETA release it should not be used for production installations. The provided upgrade instructions should not be used on production machines unless you don't mind if something breaks. Now if you wanna test this somehow, somewhere to see how things will work in 9.0 stable, you're on the right track.

      • Canonical/Ubuntu Family

        • LiliputingVolla Phone 22 runs Ubuntu Touch or a privacy-focused Android fork... or both (crowdfunding)

           The Volla Phone 22 is a smartphone with a 6.3 inch FHD+ display, a MediaTek Helio G85 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. Unlike many modern phones, it also a user-replaceable battery, a 3.5mm audio jack, and a microSD card reader.

          But what really makes it stand out is the software. The phone, which is up for pre-order through a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, ships with a choice of the Android-based Volla OS or the Ubuntu Touch mobile Linux distribution. It also supports multi-boot functionality, allowing you to install more than one operating system and choose which to run at startup.

    • Devices/Embedded

    • Free, Libre, and Open Source Software

      • My 3 weeks with the SlimeVR open source full-body tracker

        SilmeVR is an IMU-only open source full body tracker (open firmware + software) for VR. For the non-initiated, normal VR only tracks your head and hands. While full body tracking in addition tracks waist, chest, ankles, and etc.. With FBT you can sit in VR and see your avatar also sitting down, with the same pose. It adds a lot to the emersion factor. And a must have if you ever want to actually lay down and sleep in VR.

        I got mine second hand from my friend. Whom built an entire set from scratch, but didn't use it much. His set uses 5 top of the line BNO085 IMUs for 5 trackers. I decided to buy from him instead of enjoy DIY due to the chip shortage. Which hikes the price of the IMU to some absurd price. Obviously mine aren't the official SlimeVR set. Your milage might vary. Also I only play VRChat. Thus the following is in the context of VRChat.

      • Content Management Systems (CMS)

        • WordPress 6.0 Beta 2 – WordPress News

          WordPress 6.0 Beta 2 is now available for testing!

          This version of the WordPress software is under development. Please do not install, run, and test this version of WordPress on a production or mission-critical website. Instead, it is recommended that you test Beta 2 on a test server and site.

      • FSF

        • FSFLibrePlanet workshop - May 16 - Software localization (translation) of web-based projects

          Software localization (translation) of web-based projects could be a nightmare for many developers. However, this time-consuming process can be solved easily thanks to the open-source tool Tolgee. Jan Cizmar will guide you through with his workshop named Web Application Localization Without Tears. He will show you how to manage localization texts in simple UI or how to take the advantage of the in-context localization feature, so you can just click & translate the text easily.

      • Programming/Development

        • Red Hat OfficialArgoCD and GitOps: What’s next?

          ArgoCD and GitOps are the topics for Technically Speaking, Episode 12, in which Red Hat CTO Chris Wright has a conversation with Ed Lee, Chief Architect of Development Platform for Intuit, about DevOps and GitOps, the birth of the ArgoCD open source project, and more.

        • Red Hat OfficialWelcome Node.js 18

          It’s that time of year again where the Node.js community releases a new major release - Node.js 18. Following the well defined release process, this version will be promoted to long-term support (LTS) in October 2022. Before then, we need the greater ecosystem to try it out and give the community feedback. This will allow us to address any issues in advance and make sure both the release, the ecosystem, and our customers are ready when it’s promoted.

        • Imposter Syndrome | Inside Rust Blog

          Imposter syndrome is an insidious problem within software communities. Many of us, especially members of marginalized communities, struggle to shake the feeling that we aren't as qualified as our peers. This makes us feel unqualified and undeserving compared to those around us.

    • Standards/Consortia

  • Leftovers

    • Hardware

    • Integrity/Availability

      • Proprietary

        • Pseudo-Open Source

        • Security

          • CISAMultiple RTOS (Update E) | CISA

            CISA is aware of a public report, known as “BadAlloc” that details vulnerabilities found in multiple real-time operating systems (RTOS) and supporting libraries. CISA is issuing this advisory to provide early notice of the reported vulnerabilities and identify baseline mitigations for reducing risks to these and other cybersecurity attacks.

          • Help Net SecurityAdvance your penetration testing skills by mastering Kali Linux - Help Net Security

            In this video for Help Net Security, Vijay Kumar Velu, Technical Director for Offensive Security and DFIR at BDO UK, talks about his latest book: Mastering Kali Linux for Advanced Penetration Testing (4th Edition).


            This book is suitable for those who are passionate about securing things in an offensive way and can be useful for aspiring red teamers. It takes readers trough a full lifecycle of penetration testing and helps them apply the skills on the job.

          • GoogleThe More You Know, The More You Know You Don’t Know

            This is our third annual year in review of 0-days exploited in-the-wild [2020, 2019]. Each year we’ve looked back at all of the detected and disclosed in-the-wild 0-days as a group and synthesized what we think the trends and takeaways are. The goal of this report is not to detail each individual exploit, but instead to analyze the exploits from the year as a group, looking for trends, gaps, lessons learned, successes, etc. If you’re interested in the analysis of individual exploits, please check out our root cause analysis repository.

            We perform and share this analysis in order to make 0-day hard. We want it to be more costly, more resource intensive, and overall more difficult for attackers to use 0-day capabilities. 2021 highlighted just how important it is to stay relentless in our pursuit to make it harder for attackers to exploit users with 0-days. We heard over and over and over about how governments were targeting journalists, minoritized populations, politicians, human rights defenders, and even security researchers around the world. The decisions we make in the security and tech communities can have real impacts on society and our fellow humans’ lives.

          • CISAOracle Releases April 2022 Critical Patch Update | CISA

            Oracle has released its Critical Patch Update for April 2022 to address 520 vulnerabilities across multiple products. A remote attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.

    • Finance

      • Sanctions & the End of a Financial Era with John Titus

        In this episode, Whitney and John Titus of Best Evidence discuss the major financial shifts that have occurred since the Ukraine-Russia conflict exploded in late February, including Western sanctions, the coming end of the dollar, the CBDC agenda in both Russia and the West and the “endgame” of the financial elites.

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