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PyIDM – An Open Source Alternative to IDM (Internet Download Manager)

23 hours 21 min ago
pyIDM is a free, open-source alternative to IDM (Internet Download Manager), used to download general files and videos from youtube as well as other streaming websites. It is developed using Python (requires Python 3.6+)...

Learn Python Dictionary Data Structure – Part 3

Thursday 27th of February 2020 07:24:03 AM
In this Part 3 of Python Data Structure series, we will be discussing what is a dictionary, how it differs from other data structure in python, how to create, delete dictionary objects and methods...

How to Install PostgreSQL and pgAdmin in CentOS 8

Wednesday 26th of February 2020 05:47:14 AM
PostgreSQL is a powerful, widely-used, open-source, multi-platform and advanced object-relational database system known for its proven architecture, reliability, data integrity, robust feature set, and extensibility. pgAdmin is an advanced, open-source, full-featured, and web-based administration...

How to Install LEMP Server on CentOS 8

Tuesday 25th of February 2020 08:05:26 AM
LEMP is a software stack that comprises a set of free and open-source tools that are used for powering high traffic, and dynamic websites. LEMP is an acronym for Linux, Nginx (pronounced as Engine...

Learn Python Tuples Data Structure – Part 2

Monday 24th of February 2020 07:55:26 AM
In this Part 2 of Python Data Structure series, we will be discussing what is a tuple, how it differs from other data structure in python, how to create, delete tuple objects and methods...

How to Install Google Chrome on Kali Linux

Friday 21st of February 2020 06:16:50 AM
Google Chrome is a cross-platform and free web browser that is widely used by regular users and tech enthusiasts alike. In this tutorial, you will learn how to install Google Chrome on Kali Linux....

How to Install Arduino Software (IDE) on Linux

Thursday 20th of February 2020 06:17:27 AM
Arduino is a widely-used, open-source electronics platform used to create devices that interact with their environment using sensors and actuators. It consists of a programmable hardware board and a software (Integrated Development Environment(IDE)) for...

eXtern OS – A NodeJS Based Linux Distribution

Wednesday 19th of February 2020 06:56:43 AM
eXternOS is a free, new and exciting Linux operating system based on Nodejs, being developed by a computer engineering and computer science student who goes by name Anesu Chiodze. It is a whole different...

How to Install Mautic Marketing Automation Tool in Linux

Tuesday 18th of February 2020 08:09:55 AM
Mautic is a free open source, web-based and leading marketing automation tool that enables you to understand, manage, and grow your business or organization conveniently. It is highly customizable and extensible, to meet your...

How to Install LAMP Server on CentOS 8

Monday 17th of February 2020 07:10:18 AM
LAMP, an acronym for Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP, is a popular free and open-source stack used by website administrators and developers alike to test and host dynamic websites. The LAMP server comes with...

4 Ways to Generate a Strong Pre-Shared Key (PSK) in Linux

Friday 14th of February 2020 06:06:01 AM
A Pre-Shared Key (PSK) or also known as a shared secret is a string of characters that is used as an authentication key in cryptographic processes. A PSK is shared before being used and...

How to Set Up IPsec-based VPN with Strongswan on Debian and Ubuntu

Thursday 13th of February 2020 07:01:59 AM
strongSwan is an open-source, cross-platform, full-featured and widely-used IPsec-based VPN (Virtual Private Network) implementation that runs on Linux, FreeBSD, OS X, Windows, Android, and iOS. It is primarily a keying daemon that supports the...

How To Install and Connect an Agent to Pandora FMS Server

Wednesday 12th of February 2020 06:03:16 AM
A Pandora FMS Agent is an application installed on computers to be monitored using the Pandora FMS Monitoring System. Software agents perform checks on server resources (such as CPU, RAM, storage devices, etc.) and...

Tor Browser: An Ultimate Web Browser for Anonymous Web Browsing in Linux

Wednesday 12th of February 2020 05:45:49 AM
The primary Application we require to perform our internet activity is a browser, a web browser to be more perfect. Over the Internet, most of our’s activity is logged to the Server/Client machine which...

How to Install Java on Arch Linux

Tuesday 11th of February 2020 06:18:25 AM
Java is undoubtedly one of the most popular programming languages ever to grace the face of the planet, powering millions of applications both on Linux and Windows platforms. Java comprises of JRE (Java Runtime...

How to Install Seafile to Sync and Share Files on Ubuntu

Monday 10th of February 2020 04:33:53 AM
Seafile is an open-source, small and secure cloud storage solution for file synchronization and sharing, built using C (at the core) and Python. It features file encryption and group sharing, organization of files into...

How to Install Skype on Arch Linux

Friday 7th of February 2020 05:40:47 AM
Skype is a very popular chat application from Microsoft that allows you to chat and connect with your friends, colleagues and loved ones using free HD video and voice calls at absolutely no cost...

How to Deploy Nginx on a Kubernetes Cluster

Friday 7th of February 2020 04:35:36 AM
In our last article, we have discussed how to set up and run a Kubernetes Cluster, let’s discuss how we can deploy NGINX service on our cluster. I will run this deployment on a...

How To Install Pandora FMS Monitoring Tool in Ubuntu 18.04

Thursday 6th of February 2020 05:35:27 AM
Pandora FMS (Flexible Monitoring System) is a free open-source, modern and highly scalable full-featured IT infrastructure monitoring tool designed for all types of environments. It is used to manage network equipment; Linux and other...

How to Install Mate Desktop in Arch Linux

Wednesday 5th of February 2020 05:46:17 AM
MATE, pronounced as ‘matey’ is a lightweight, simple and intuitive desktop environment that can be installed on most Linux distributions to give that smooth and appealing look. It’s easily customizable and easy on resource...

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Regain your focus: Manage your push notifications in Linux

I have been working in a professional IT environment of a large organization for over 20 years and during that time I have seen a lot of different visions and opinions on individual and collective productivity. What I have noticed in all those years is how many people think that you are a bad-ass professional if you can do an insane amount of tasks simultaneously. But let’s be honest, doing many things at the same time is not the same as doing things right. But gradually, cracks start to appear in the common opinion that it is always good to multitask. More and more studies show that multitasking undermines focus. And focus is necessary to not waste valuable time due to finding back your concentration as a result of an attention switch. Focus makes sure that you can deliver some high-quality results instead of just many, but probably mediocre results. In this article I want to delve deeper into the backgrounds behind focus, productivity, the impact of notifications on your productivity, and the things that you should consider in allowing and managing your push notifications under Linux. [...] In the introduction I already indicated that nowadays we are increasingly questioning the importance of being good at multitasking, and that perhaps single-tasking is much better. There is, however, a nuance, since multitasking can be fine in itself, as long as all the tasks you want to perform don’t require an equal amount of brain activity and attention. For example, if you like to listen to music during your study time, it is better to listen to instrumental music instead of music in which lyrics play the leading role. With spoken text, you unconsciously interpret and shift your attention from your main task to the music, so you constantly need to refocus back again to your main task. But if you still want to listen to music with vocals, then it is advisable to only listen to music that you have known for years instead of listening to songs with song texts that you have never heard before. New texts subconsciously require more of your attention than texts that you have already known for years. Multitasking is therefore only great when it comes to a combination of simple activities alongside your main task, such as making simple sketches, creating doodles, playing with an elastic band, or chewing your pencil, during a colleague’s presentation or while reading an advice report or listening to a teacher. These doodles and fiddling with a piece of rubber do not require brain effort, so you can keep all your real focus on the main task. But constantly looking at your messages on your mobile phone while listening to a presentation of your colleague, will lead to a loss of focus and loss of information, and of course this is not the nicest and most respectful thing to do in front of a presenting colleague. Read more

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Please update your bookmarks and RSS subscriptions to use the new links / feeds below. A number of differences of opinion have emerged in the Debian Community recently. People have expressed concern about blogs silently being removed from Planet Debian and other Planet sites in the free software universe. These actions hide the great work that some Debian Developers are doing and undermines our mutual commitment to transparency in the Debian Social Contract. Read more