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  • GNU/Linux

    • Desktop/Laptop

      • Make Use OfGoogle Reinvigorates 295 Old PCs and Macs With Chrome OS Flex Certification

        Google has announced that it has certified a number of PCs and Macs to run Chrome OS Flex, a version of Chrome OS that runs on standard computers. The company touts the OS as a way for businesses to increase security and avoid e-waste by installing it on older computers.


        While the company was already planning on migrating their older devices because they liked being able to reduce e-waste, the attack accelerated their adoption of the platform.

        The company was able to eliminate the problem by installing Chrome OS Flex on the affected machines.

        Standard lightweight Linux distributions can also reduce e-waste by making use of machines that no longer receive proprietary OS updates, but Chrome OS Flex offers a user-friendly solution that's similar to the standard Chrome OS.

        If Chrome OS Flex becomes more popular, companies might opt for Chromebooks instead of Windows computers when they do upgrade their machines. This may be why Google acquired Neverware in 2020 and rebranded its CloudReady OS as Chrome OS Flex.

    • Audiocasts/Shows

    • Kernel Space

    • Instructionals/Technical

      • VideoHow to install Debian 11.4.0 - Invidious

        In this video, I am going to show how to install Debian 11.4.0.

      • Install Apache Guacamole as Docker Container on Ubuntu -

        In this guide, we are going to learn how to install Apache Guacamole as Docker Container on Ubuntu. We are using Ubuntu 22.04. Apache Guacamole is a clientless HTML5 web based remote desktop gateway which provides remote access to servers and desktops through a web browser. It supports standard protocols like VNC, RDP, and SSH.

      • Install Guacamole as Docker Container on Rocky Linux -

        In this guide, we are going to learn how to install Guacamole as Docker Container on Rocky Linux. Guacamole is a clientless HTML5 web based remote desktop gateway which provides remote access to servers and desktops through a web browser. It supports standard protocols like VNC, RDP, and SSH.

      • ID RootHow To Install Odoo on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS - idroot

        In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Odoo on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Odoo is a popular open-source suite of business management software tools including, for example, CRM, e-commerce, billing, accounting, manufacturing, warehouse, project management, and inventory management. The applications within Odoo are perfectly integrated with each other, allowing you to fully automate your business processes easily. Odoo Community edition is available for Ubuntu for free, but you can switch to the Enterprise edition as needed.

        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 Odoo on Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 22.04 and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pop!_OS, and more as well.

      • ID RootHow To Install Terraform on AlmaLinux 9 - idroot

        In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Terraform on AlmaLinux 9. For those of you who didn’t know, Terraform is an open-source infrastructure as a code software tool that enables you to safely and predictably create, change, and improve infrastructure. Terraform is built by Hashicorp and released under Mozilla Public License. It supports public, private as well as hybrid clouds, as of now Terraform supports 145 providers, which includes popular providers like AWS, Azure cloud, GCP, Oracle cloud, and many others.

        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 Terraform on AlmaLinux 9. You can follow the same instructions for CentOS and Rocky Linux.

      • Ubuntu HandbookHow to Install Sweet Home 3D 7.0 from Official Tarball in Ubuntu | UbuntuHandbook

        The free interior design application Sweet Home 3D released version 7.0 with many improvements. Here’s how to install it via the official tarball.

      • MakeTech EasierHow to Make Your Android Phone Look Like a Google Pixel Without Rooting - Make Tech Easier

        Google Pixel phones run stock Android with minimal customizations as to give users the purest Android experience possible. In contrast, a lot of Android phones come with customized skin (such as MIUI, One UI, and ColorOS etc) which tend to irritate a lot of users. While you can’t change these skins without rooting, you can still make your Android phone look like a Google Pixel, with the help of a few third-party apps, widgets, and launchers. It’s pretty easy to do, so follow along in this guide to learn how.

      • Make Use OfHow to Run Android Apps and Games on Linux

        Want to run Android apps on Linux? How about play Android games? Several options are available, but the one that works the best is Anbox. This is a tool that runs your favorite Android apps on Ubuntu and other Linux distros without emulation.

        Here's how to use Anbox to run Android apps on your Linux PC today.

      • Red Hat OfficialHow to configure disk compression in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 | Enable Sysadmin

        Compression allows you to reduce the size of a file. By decreasing use of the inodes table, it means more files and folders can be stored, maximizing the space available on physical storage. In Linux, system administrators have used tools such as zip, tar, gzip, bzip2, and other open source utilities for this task.

      • ZDNetHow to connect Android to the Linux desktop with KDE Connect | ZDNet

        One major benefit of using iOS is that it makes it incredibly easy to sync between your iPhone and your Mac desktops and laptops. On the other hand, Android isn't quite so embedded into other systems (besides, of course, Google). That doesn't mean there aren't ways to sync Android and your desktop or laptop…especially if your desktop/laptop OS is Linux.

    • Games

      • Boiling SteamNINJA GAIDEN Σ and BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend Land as Steam Deck Verified Titles - Boiling Steam

        Another milestone with more Japanese games making it to the Steam Deck, with the famous NINJA GAIDEN Σ from Team Ninja and BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend (bless you) from Arc Systems making it as Steam Deck Verified. There’s a lot more this time around, as Valve has released more than 75 new titles in one go. We are at more than 3900 games validated (3949 games to be precise at the time of publication) on the Steam Deck – in two categories...

      • Godot EngineGodot Engine - Dev snapshot: Godot 4.0 alpha 12

        Another couple of weeks, another alpha snapshot from the development branch, this time with 4.0 alpha 12! Same deal as usual, lots of bugs fixed and more refactoring and feature work. We're etching closer and closer to the beta stage, things are starting to fall into place!

    • Desktop Environments/WMs

      • ArcanArcan 0.6.2 – It’s all connected | Arcan

        This release should put us at about half way through the planned work for the networking focus set of releases (0.6.x), a scope roughly defined by the article on (A12: Advancing network transparency on the desktop) and the one on (Arcan as OS design). Alas, it is also the single most difficult and time consuming part left on the entire roadmap.

        Before dipping into the major additions and changes, I will break form a little and dwell on what is going on and why.

        From the (set of design principles) that we follow; number four “Make State mobile“, five “No State left behind” and six “Privacy fights back” are at the center of attention here.

        The idea is to get a protocol which replaces mDNS (local service discovery), SSH (interactive textual shell), X11/VNC/RDP (interactive graphical shell), RTSP (streaming multimedia), HTTP (networked application retrieval and state synchronisation) and a few other lesser knowns, and we are nearly there feature wise.

        This is “less” effort than one might think as so much code is needlessly repeated again and again by not leveraging the many bits the designs of these protocols have in common, justified only by legacy and history and not technical and architectural merit.

      • GNOME Desktop/GTK

        • 9to5LinuxGNOME 42.3 Released with Screenshot UI Fixes, Better Flatpak Support, and More

           GNOME 42.3 update is here with a bunch of changes for the GNOME Shell fixing the new screenshot UI introduced in GNOME 42, the OSD colors with the light stylesheet, taking of screenshots when XDG directories are disabled, and on-screen keyboard

          GNOME Shell, which was updated up to version 42.3.1, also received improvements for High Contrast stylesheet and the Belgian on-screen keyboard layout. In addition, the Activities Overview was improved to automatically hide after using the “Show Details” option from the app context menu.

  • Distributions and Operating Systems

    • Barry KaulerEasyOS: First test of Limine installer

      As have posted about recently, I'm creating an installer for the Limine bootloader. Today, tested it on a PC with UEFI firmware.


      One good thing, the installation of Limine can be removed simply by removing /EFI/limine. Though, it would be good to also use 'efibootmgr' to remove the entry.

      I will test installing to a legacy-BIOS computer soon. However, Limine has a serious limitation; it cannot boot Windows if Windows is on the same drive that Limine is installed. Older computers may only have one drive, and requiring installing a second drive on which to install Limine might be asking too much. An old laptop might not even support a second drive.

    • Reviews

      • DedoimedoOpenSUSE Leap 15.4 - The return of the old Gecko?

        With my distro-testing mana running low, I am being quite sparing and careful in choosing which new releases to sample and write about. So far this spring-summer season, I've only really touched Kubuntu and Fedora, and both were sort of average, at the end of the day. Well, it is time for a fresh round of testing, and I've decided to go for openSUSE. Leap 15.4, to be more precise, yes.

        OpenSUSE has always held a special spot in my heart, as SUSE 9.2 (or so) was my first distro. And it was a brilliant Linux player until about version 12 or so. Since, things haven't been that brilliant. But ever anew, my hope kind of flares up, and I wonder if openSUSE can recapture the majesty of its golden era, and perhaps take the whole of the stagnating Linux desktop up with it. Begin, we shall.

    • New Releases

      • T2 22.6 "Résistance"

        Today T2 SDE Linux 22.6 was released. A major milestone update to ship full support for 24 CPU architectures, variants, and C libraries. Of course all the architectures, including: alpha, arc, arm, arm64, avr32, hppa, ia64, m68k, mipsel, mips64, nios2, ppc, ppc64-32, ppc64le, riscv, riscv64, s390x, sparc64, superh x86, x86-64 and x32 can be rolling release updated thru the scripted build system from source – optimized to the native system.

        The 22.6 release received updates across the board, with latest stable Linux kernel 5.17.15, GCC12, LLVM/Clang 14 and the latest of KDE, GNOME and much more.

    • Screenshots/Screencasts

    • Fedora Family / IBM

      • LinuxiacRocky Linux 9.0 (Blue Onyx) Is Here with 10 Years of Support

        Rocky Linux 9.0 is generally available for download now, with important security improvements and an updated package base.

        After Red Hat released a stable version of its enterprise Linux distribution RHEL 9.0 two months ago, the business Linux market expected it to be followed by releases from the other “big three” players – AlmaLinux, Rocky Linux, and Oracle Linux.

        All three distributions are based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and provide 1:1 binary compatibility with it. Recently, AlmaLinux 9.0 and Oracle Linux 9.0 have already released their RHEL 9-based versions, and today Rocky Linux 9.0 completes the cycle. So let’s see what it brings us.

      • Rocky Linux 9.0 Available Now | Rocky Linux

        We are pleased to announce the general availability of Rocky Linux 9.0. Release notes are available in the Rocky Linux Documentation - these notes contain important information including known bugs and comprehensive details about changes in this version.

      • LWNRocky Linux 9.0 released

        Version 9.0 of Rocky Linux, a Red Hat Enterprise Linux clone, has been released. There are a lot of changes, of course; see the release notes for an overview.

      • Venture BeatRocky Linux 9 brings security enhancements and better performance for enterprise users | VentureBeat

        Rocky Linux 9 became generally available today, providing users of the open-source operating system with a series of security and performance updates.

        Rocky Linux is based on the CentOS Linux operating system that is developed by Red Hat and is widely used in the cloud and on-premises to run enterprise applications. Since 2020, Red Hat has no longer produced a full, freely available version of CentOS that is intended as an enterprise Linux distribution. Red Hat’s decision spawned a number of organizations, including the Rocky Enterprise Software Foundation (RESF) and Alma Linux, to create their own versions of CentOS.

        Among the primary supporters of the RESF is CIQ, which announced on May 11 that it had raised $26 million to help it grow its Rocky Linux efforts.

      • Linux MagazineRocky Linux 9 Has Arrived €» Linux Magazine

        The latest iteration of Rocky Linux is now available and includes a host of new features and support for new architecture.

        Rocky Linux 9 is now available and is a landmark release for several reasons. First off, there has been a surge in Rocky Linux deployments, putting it ahead of CentOS Stream and AlmaLinux. But more than that, Rocky Linux includes several security enhancements and networking features to help make it a best-in-class open-source operating system for businesses of all sizes.

        In the new release, you’ll find SHA-1 message digest for cryptographic purposes has been deprecated (as the cryptographic hash functions are no longer considered secure). Along with that is the addition of OpenSSL 3.0.1 (which includes provider concept, a new versioning scheme, an improved HTTP(S) client, support for new protocols/formats/algorithms, and more), OpenSSH version 8.7p1 (which includes the replacement of the SCP/RCP protocol with the more predictable SFTP protocol), SELinux performance improvements, and the automatic configuration of security compliance settings for PCI-DSS, HIPAA, DISA, and more.

    • Canonical/Ubuntu Family

      • Linux MintLinux Mint 21 “Vanessa” Xfce – BETA Release – The Linux Mint Blog

        Linux Mint 21 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2027. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use.

      • Linux MintLinux Mint 21 “Vanessa” MATE – BETA Release – The Linux Mint Blog

        Linux Mint 21 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2027. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use.

      • Linux MintLinux Mint 21 “Vanessa” Cinnamon – BETA Release – The Linux Mint Blog

        Linux Mint 21 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2027. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use.

      • The Register UKLinux Mint 21 hits beta ● The Register

        The next version of Linux Mint has reached the beta-test stage. The Reg took a look at what's new.

        At the start of the week, the Mint team posted beta ISO images for the forthcoming Linux Mint version 21, codenamed "Vanessa". As with every version since Mint 17 in 2014, it's based on the latest Ubuntu LTS version. For Mint 21, that means 22.04, so while this is a beta version, it's built from pretty solid components. The latest Mint blog describes some of the changes, and we also touched on some of them recently when we discussed the Timeshift backup tool.

        Also as usual, there will be editions with three different Windows-like desktops: one with Mint's own Cinnamon version 5.4, one with the MATE desktop forked from GNOME 2, and one with the lightweight Xfce desktop.

      • NeowinLinux Mint 21 “Vanessa” beta arrives in three flavours - Neowin

        Neowin speculated yesterday that the Linux Mint 21 beta releases were imminent, now, the team’s lead has confirmed their release. The team recommends using the beta releases for testing purposes only, as they may contain critical bugs. If you are desperate to give them a go, you can boot them from a LiveUSB without having to install them to your hard drive.

        Unlike previous versions of Linux Mint, users of Linux Mint 20.3 will be able to upgrade to Linux Mint 21 thanks to the work put into the new graphical Upgrade Tool. Before the introduction of this tool, upgrades were only easy between point releases, and it was preferred that big upgrades were done via a clean installation.

    • Mobile Systems/Mobile Applications

  • Free, Libre, and Open Source Software

  • Leftovers

    • Linux Foundation

      • Linux Foundation's Site/BlogTop 5 Reasons to be Excited about Zowe [Ed: More mindless IBM openwashing with the shallow appearance of neutrality, misusing the name "Linux"]

        The Open Mainframe Project’s Zowe initiative was born from an ambitious goal: make the mainframe a seamless, integrated part of the modern IT landscape — employing the same practices, tools and skillsets — without compromising its core attributes of stability, security and resiliency. Achieving this vision would address the growing talent crunch while helping enterprises modernize their mission-critical applications for today’s hybrid cloud world. It was exciting from the outset.

      • Linux Foundation's Site/BlogThe Lifecycles of Open Source Projects [Ed: Linux Foundation in 2022 is pseudoscience. But a few scientists are on the payroll and actually use]

        There are hundreds of thousands of open source projects out there – many are innovative ideas, poised to make a positive impact on the world. There is a much smaller number that move from an idea with one or two maintainers to broad adoption with an active community and investments from other organizations. How does this happen? What moves the needle? Helping projects grow and mature is exactly the mission of the Linux Foundation. We are a place where open source innovators thrive.

    • Security

      • USCERTJuniper Networks Releases Security Updates for Multiple Products

        Juniper Networks has released security updates to address vulnerabilities affecting multiple products. An attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.

      • Alpine Linux edge signing keys rotated | Alpine Linux

        Since Alpine Linux 3.15, new 4096-bits RSA signing keys were introduced. But for the edge branch, these keys were not used yet to give everyone time to obtain the new public keys.

        Now, the edge keys have been rotated as well, meaning new packages will start getting signed with the new keys.

      • Privacy/Surveillance

        • WiredA New Attack Can Unmask Anonymous Users on Any Major Browser | WIRED

          The findings, which NJIT researchers will present at the Usenix Security Symposium in Boston next month, show how an attacker who tricks someone into loading a malicious website can determine whether that visitor controls a particular public identifier, like an email address or social media account, thus linking the visitor to a piece of potentially personal data.

          When you visit a website, the page can capture your IP address, but this doesn’t necessarily give the site owner enough information to individually identify you. Instead, the hack analyzes subtle features of a potential target’s browser activity to determine whether they are logged into an account for an array of services, from YouTube and Dropbox to Twitter, Facebook, TikTok, and more. Plus the attacks work against every major browser, including the anonymity-focused Tor Browser.


          “Let’s say you have a forum for underground extremists or activists, and a law enforcement agency has covertly taken control of it,” Curtmola says. “They want to identify the users of this forum but can’t do this directly because the users use pseudonyms. But let’s say that the agency was able to also gather a list of Facebook accounts who are suspected to be users of this forum. They would now be able to correlate whoever visits the forum with a specific Facebook identity.”

        • DaemonFC (Ryan Farmer)Participation in Facebook and Twitter can and will be used against you. You have no right to remain silent after you’ve already spoken. If you need an attorney, good luck with that. – BaronHK's Rants

          Participation in Facebook and Twitter can and will be used against you. You have no right to remain silent after you’ve already spoken. If you need an attorney, good luck with that.

          (The US Supreme Court is dismantling the Bill of Rights, starting with a major opening salvo against your Miranda Rights recently.)

          In one recent post, I linked to an archived Nitter mirror showing that a company called FAMA doxxed a man’s Twitter account for “bad language”, “risky likes”, etc, and sent his employer a 350+ page printout.

          Pointy Hair Bosses are too dangerous to be allowed access to information like this.

          They get snookered by con artists at companies like this in order to fire or refuse to hire people based on what that person’s legitimate beliefs and speech are.

          If you can’t find a job, or get laid off, can you say definitively that FAMA wasn’t the reason why? That was rhetorical. You aren’t even supposed to know that they exist.

          What starts happening to you when Landlords start using it to see if you are “trouble” without getting to know you?

          The answer, of course, is that Twitter, which is already worth nothing, is definitely causing people to become unemployed, and potentially homeless.

          I certainly hope you’re hearing about FAMA from me and not after it’s already too late and you’re living in a box under the CTA train.

    • Defence/Aggression

      • BONUS - The Google AI Sentience Psyop with Ryan Cristian

        In this bonus podcast of a video interview, Ryan and Whitney discuss the likely motives behind the claim that an AI at Google is “sentient” and has a “soul”, including how it benefits the narratives within the new book co-written by Henry Kissinger and former Google CEO Eric Schmidt – “The Age of AI”.

    • Censorship/Free Speech

      • AccessNowECOWAS Court victory: Twitter ban in Nigeria declared unlawful

        Today, 14 July, 2022, in a huge win for human rights, the Community Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS Court) declared that Nigeria’s seven-month Twitter ban was unlawful. While the blocking, initiated by President Muhammadu Buhari in June, 2021, was lifted in January, the Court held that it violated the freedom of expression of people in Nigeria. The Court now requires the government to take steps to ensure it does not repeat similar acts of censorship in the future.

        “The #KeepItOn coalition commends the ECOWAS Court for making a public stand on the impact of internet shutdowns on freedom of expression and the right to information in this win not just for Nigeria, but for people around the world impacted by censorship online,” said Natalia Krapiva, Tech Legal Counsel at Access Now. “We encourage more courts to follow ECOWAS’ lead on defending human rights of people at risk, and more lawyers to fight internet shutdowns in court.”

        The Buhari administration banned Twitter in June, 2021, in evident retaliation for removing a tweet by the President which threatened violence against Igbo ethnic nationalities, severely impacting people across the country who used Twitter as a tool for communication and engagement, activism, and business.

    • Internet Policy/Net Neutrality

      • Public KnowledgePublic Knowledge Welcomes FCC Spectrum Action To Narrow Digital Divide

        Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted to approve a Report and Order and Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that will establish an “Enhanced Competition Incentive Program (ECIP)” to help narrow the digital divide. The ECIP would encourage licensees to partition, disaggregate, or lease spectrum to small carriers, Tribal Nations, and other entities that service rural areas.

  • Gemini* and Gopher

    • Personal

    • Technical

      • I Built a Video Game Console

        It runs vanilla Raspberry Pi OS (formerly known as Raspbian). I want to install some games on it! Sure, emulators are cool but I don't have any roms. I'm looking for other games. The kind I can "apt-get install" and play with a modern gamepad.

      • Programming

        • Bob's Not-So-Secret Online Journal: - FizzBuzz! (in Oberon)

          My son did a FizzBuzz in Python, so I did one in Oberon, just for fun.

          I've been programming for a long time, and don't use Oberon in my daily, but I really enjoy Oberon's simplicity, although it can easily cause one to write code that is normally already written, in other languages, these days.

* Gemini (Primer) links can be opened using Gemini software. It's like the World Wide Web but a lot lighter.

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