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Blender 2.91 Released with Major Improvements, Including New Setting Search Feature

Thursday 26th of November 2020 11:00:07 PM

A major update to Blender, the open source 3D modelling software, is out — and it brings a veritable bucketload of improvements to the design table.

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Vivaldi Web Browser Now Has a Built-in Email Client

Tuesday 24th of November 2020 07:45:55 PM

Vivaldi Mail is now available for testing. This IMAP and POP compatible email client is built-in to the Vivaldi web browser in new snapshot builds.

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Kdenlive Devs Fix Multitude of Bugs in Latest Release

Monday 23rd of November 2020 03:48:59 PM

Kdenlive 20.08.3 is now available to download. This version of the open source video editor is packed with bug fixes. Kdenlive 20.12 is released next month.

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Regolith Desktop Update Adds Support for Ubuntu 20.10

Wednesday 18th of November 2020 06:39:41 PM

A new version of the Regolith desktop is now available to download boasting full support for Ubuntu 20.10. Regolith combines user-friendly Ubuntu with a powerful i3-gaps workflow This is a new feature release of the […]

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Firefox 83 Arrives with HTTPS-Only Mode, PDF Form Filling + More

Tuesday 17th of November 2020 03:01:03 PM

A new version of the Firefox web browser is available to download on Windows, macOS, and Linux systems and, after a string of more modest release, I’m pleased to say this one chock full of […]

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New GIMP Unstable Build Lets You Test Features Coming in GIMP 3.0

Sunday 8th of November 2020 02:35:17 PM

GIMP 3.0 is due for release next year. It will include many major changes and switch to GTK3. Developers can help test the changes in a new unstable build.

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How to Install Discord on Ubuntu Linux (GUI & CLI Methods)

Saturday 7th of November 2020 02:58:27 PM

Gaming group chats on Linux just levelled up — an official, stable desktop Discord Linux app is now available to download.

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How to Reset the Apps Grid in GNOME 3.38

Saturday 7th of November 2020 02:48:00 AM

Learn how to reset the applications grid in GNOME 3.38 and Ubuntu 20.10. One command is all you need to run to reset app shortcuts back to their defaults.

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Ubuntu 21.04 Daily Builds Are Available to Download

Wednesday 4th of November 2020 06:58:25 PM

Ubuntu 21.04 daily builds are available to download. New daily builds for Ubuntu 21.04 'Hirsute Hippo' will be made daily until the final, stable release.

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Plasma System Monitor is a Modern System Stats App for KDE

Tuesday 3rd of November 2020 07:04:58 PM

Plasma System Monitor is a new system monitoring app in development for the KDE Plasma desktop. See what it looks like and learn how it works.

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Librem Mini Desktop PC Gets a 10th Gen Intel Refresh, But No Price Increase

Monday 2nd of November 2020 11:45:44 PM

Purism has announced a new version of its Librem Mini desktop PC. The small Linux-based computer is now powered by 10th Gen Intel i7-10510U processor.

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Meet the Raspberry Pi 400, a $70 Linux PC Hiding Inside a Keyboard

Monday 2nd of November 2020 12:27:14 PM

The Raspberry Pi 400 is a newer, faster version of the Raspberry Pi 4, but built inside of a compact keyboard! This full-fledged Linux PC costs $70.

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GNOME Sushi Doesn’t Work in Ubuntu 20.10, But There is a Fix

Monday 2nd of November 2020 04:47:48 AM

GNOME Sushi doesn't work on Ubuntu 20.10, failing to preview anything. A workaround is available for those willing to put in the effort to get it working.

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Linux Lite 5.2 Released, Available to Download

Sunday 1st of November 2020 07:59:42 PM

Linux Lite 5.2 is the latest stable release of this lightweight Linux distro and based on Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS and Linux kernel 5.4. We check out what's new.

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You Can Now Upgrade the Original PinePhone with More RAM, Storage

Sunday 1st of November 2020 01:35:06 PM

Original PinePhone owners can now upgrade their device using a replacement mainboard. This offers 3GB RAM and 32GB storage, and is available to buy now.

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Control Philips Hue Lights on Ubuntu with this GNOME Extension

Saturday 31st of October 2020 05:00:00 PM

Control Philips Hue lights from your Ubuntu PC check with this neat GNOME extension. It lets you turn bulbs on or off, adjust brightness, and more.

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Enable a Magic Lamp Effect on Ubuntu with this GNOME Extension

Thursday 29th of October 2020 03:48:23 PM

I’m in the process of updating my guide on making Ubuntu look like a Mac to better reflect the way macOS looks today, and the GNOME extension below is going to fit in beautifully. Called […]

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And We’re Off: Ubuntu 21.04 Development Begins

Wednesday 28th of October 2020 04:25:15 PM

Development of Ubuntu 21.04 ‘Hirsute Hippo’ is now officially underway! Ubuntu developer Matthias Klose posted the traditional ribbon-cutting post over on the Ubuntu mailing list. There he explains that development starts with one major change […]

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The Ubuntu 21.04 Codename Revealed — It’s Hairy ‘n Huge!

Wednesday 28th of October 2020 01:00:55 PM

The codename of Ubuntu 21.04 has been revealed but brace yourself: it’s a humungous hodgepodge of a name! Heroic Hare? Haughty Hamster? Hypnotic Hyrax?! No, Ubuntu 21.04 is the Hirsute Hippo! This is the development […]

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Fxtec’s Pro1-X is an Ubuntu Phone with Physical QWERTY Keyboard

Tuesday 27th of October 2020 02:00:00 PM

Fxtec's Pro1-X is the first smartphone available with Lineage OS preinstalled. The Pro1-X also boasts a physical QWERTY keyboard and supports Ubuntu Touch.

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  • What option to use for ping constantly until you stop it? - Linux Shout

    The Ping program is a widely used tool to check the accessibility of a computer network. All operating systems available till now have the ability to run the Ping command with various options to even continuously check the network resource or connection availability. However, if a firewall suppresses ping packets on the way from your computer to the host, it can falsely appear to be unreachable. To do this, it sends echo request packets to the host via ICMP. Using the time difference between this and the response (echo reply), it calculates the runtime. Ping was defined in RFC 1574.

  • How to Cast Media from Ubuntu to Chromecast | FOSS Linux

    In this Ubuntu tutorial, we shall see ways to cast media from a Linux PC to a Chromecast device. We shall see command-line and GUI ways of casting the content.

  • How do I view Nginx logs? – Linux Hint

    Logs are very important in a system to monitor the activities of an application as they provide you with useful debugging information and enable you to analyze all aspects of a web server. Like the other software applications, Nginx also maintains events like your web site visitors, encountered problems, and more to log files. The useful recorded information is used to take preemptive measures in order to deal with major serious discrepancies in the log events. In this article, we will elaborate on how to configure and view Nginx Logs in Ubuntu 20.04 system to monitor the application activities. There are two types of logs where recorded events in Nginx one is the access log, and the other is the error log. If you have already enabled these logs in the Nginx core configuration file then, you can find both types of logs in /var/log/nginx in all Linux distributions.

  • How To Install PowerShell on CentOS 8 [Ed: Microsoft is just trying to turn GNU/Linux into its own thing, intended to serve Microsoft's bottom line and lock-in]
  • OSINT Tools and Techniques – Linux Hint

    OSINT, or Open Source Intelligence, is the act of gathering data from distributed and freely accessible sources. OSINT tools are used to gather and correspond data from the Web. Data is accessible in different structures, including text design, documents, images, etc. The analysis and collection of information from the Internet or other publicly available sources is known as OSINT or Open Source Intelligence. This is a technique used by intelligence and security companies to gather information. This article provides a look at some of the most useful OSINT tools and techniques.

  • How to Record Your Gnome Desktop in Ubuntu with built-in screen recorder – Linux Hint

    In the present era, the lives of the people have undergone a huge change from what it used to be a couple of years back. In the educational sector, books have fallen down the pecking order, and people now prefer watching videos explaining the concepts of their syllabus. A great example of this is YouTube, where videos on things like programming languages, economics, political science, and even geography are getting many viewers. The business sector has also gone through some innovation as now people can easily keep a record of important voice calls and conferences that might be needed for looking at the main highlights of the meeting. Even recording presentations and then sharing them with your clients or bosses have become the norm as this allows information to be passed from one to another in a much more efficient manner. All of these are just a few examples of why screen recorders are one of the most useful tools out there. Screen recorders can even be used for recording content that many people may find enjoyable, such as recording a game that might be on the rise in popularity or put up videos to explain any issues or problems that you might come across in your life, like checking to see how one can remove and adjust tires from a car. Hence, our discussion topic in this article is to look at how one can record their screens in Ubuntu using its default built-in screen recorder.

  • Blender Animation Nodes – Linux Hint

    Blender animation nodes is a visual scripting system made for motion graphics in Blender. Animation nodes are an addon that is available for macOS, Linux, and Windows. There are a lot of things which you just can imagine to animate by hand because it is a very difficult task. Animation Nodes allows us to make complex animation in a less complex and tedious way. Animation Nodes add-ons can save you a lot of time and has several advantages over traditional keyframing technique. For instance, you can avoid managing many keyframes, and each node tree can be used for any objects; you don’t have to keyframe them every time.

  • Blender Animation Loops – Linux Hint

    Blender is a powerful 3D creation tool. Blender holds all the attributes that a 3D artist needs. Sometimes a short movie tells a lot than an image. Making 3D scenes in Blender is great, but animating it is another level of mastering this program. So, it is essential to know about adding motion to 3D objects. Animation is an excellent way to connect and communicate with people; that’s why it is vital in the business world. Conveying a message through animation is considerably more appealing than images. Whether it is education or businesses, the film industry, or gaming, animation is being used everywhere.

Best Photo Editors for Linux

This article will cover a list of free and open-source image editors available for Linux. These applications feature basic tools for simple editing needs as well as advanced utilities for professional artists. GIMP If you are a regular Linux user, chances are that you must have heard about GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) or used it to edit images. It is considered to be one of the most comprehensive, free, and open source image editing software available not only on Linux, but also on other operating systems like Windows and macOS. While some users may prefer proprietary tools like Photoshop over it, GIMP itself is packed with tons of features and can do almost everything that Photoshop is capable of. You can see all major features of GIMP available at here and here. GIMP can be extended using plugins, some of them come with the official installation while others can be downloaded from third party websites. [...] RawTherapee RawTherapee is an open source image editing software specially designed for processing and handling “raw” images. You can also import and edit image files having other formats. RawTherapee features various utilities for processing raw images including color enhancement tools, compositing and masking utilities, pixel correction tools and HDR utilities. Read more

5 Best Free and Open source NAS Software for Linux

In the 21st century, huge innovations have been made in various sectors, particularly the technological region, which has completely changed the world’s dimensions. The strides at which new technology has been developed and improved upon from its predecessors would surely be something that our ancestors would marvel at. Humans have gone in a very short time from making stone arrows and straw huts to developing smartphones and automated robots, and these advancements are continuously growing without slowing down. However, this huge transition has also brought forward some adverse effects as our machines are now subjected to more cyber-attacks and security issues. Data is one of the most important factors in the world today, and it is exactly that which is the most vulnerable. Therefore, it is necessary to implement procedures that would help in keeping your data secure. One excellent way is to use NAS software, which helps in keeping backups of your data. This shall also be the topic of our discussion in this article, where we will be looking at the top 5 free and open-source NAS software available on Linux. Read more

Pioneer DDJ-RR DJ Controller To Be Supported By The Linux 5.11 Kernel

For aspiring DJs wanting to mix beats under Linux, the Pioneer DJ DDJ-RR controller should be working come Linux 5.11 early next year. The Pioneer DDJ-RR is quite a capable ~$699 USD DJ controller that offers the mixing potential of many higher-end Pioneer DDJ devices but at a lower price point and geared for introductory DJs. The DDJ-RR is a two-channel controller and offers all of the common dedicated controls most DJs would make use of while offering high quality audio output. The DDJ-RR is designed to be used under Windows with the Rekordbox DJ software. However, this DJ controller will now work with Linux 5.11+ so it can be used with software like the open-source Mixxx DJ software package. Read more