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Linux lands on Mars – A victory for open-source

Saturday 20th of February 2021 07:49:32 PM
In one of humankind’s historical moments, Linux-powered Perseverance Mars Rover has made a successful landing on Mars. Its landing software is powered by Linux – and open-source software that has been touted for its safety. Tim Canham mentioned the importance of Linux in the Perseverance Mars Rover success to Mars. In discussion with IEEE Spectrum, […]

How to test the microphone on Linux

Saturday 20th of February 2021 05:45:53 PM
If you have multiple audio-input devices connected to your Linux PC, it often becomes necessary to know which ones work properly. Otherwise, you might think that your high-end external microphone is at work capturing audio when in reality, your system is using the default in-built low-quality microphone.

How to find string in a file on Linux

Thursday 18th of February 2021 10:54:14 PM
Sometimes you might need to search a particular word or a string inside a file. To do this, almost every text editor has some sort of GUI implementation to help you out. But for Linux users, it is much more productive and convenient to do these searches from the command-line.

10 ways to generate a random password on Linux

Thursday 18th of February 2021 02:15:08 AM
In any system environment and domain, the security of data and services accommodated by this system deserves the topmost priority. Properly securing an OS or other systems whose security depends on a generated password is essential. This makes the usage of a secure password an important footprint for all users. The passwords you use on your systems help secure your data and user activities from unauthenticated intruders. How you create these passwords needs to be unpredictable.

The ultimate Linux commands cheat sheet

Tuesday 16th of February 2021 04:40:29 PM
The world of Linux is uniquely structured by its maze of commands that continue to make it more than just an ordinary operating system. A typical Linux desktop user might relate to several hundreds of these commands. On the other hand, a server administrator used to bare-bone Linux server’s packages installation and management can count over 1000 differing commands.

How to install Shutter screenshot tool on Pop!_OS

Saturday 13th of February 2021 05:39:16 PM
Shutter is a free, open-source, and feature-rich screenshot program available for Linux systems. It is developed using Perl and allows users to take screenshots of a specific area, window, your whole screen, or even of a website.

Fix Asus Linux laptop stuck at the logo screen

Friday 12th of February 2021 06:49:46 PM
Have you ever faced this issue where you successfully installed a Linux distribution on your Asus laptop (say Ubuntu), but when you boot your PC, it only shows a blank screen? If YES, this post is for you. We will give you a step-by-step procedure to fix the startup freeze and explain why it happens.

Story Behind Tux Penguin as the Official Linux Mascot

Thursday 11th of February 2021 06:00:56 PM
We cannot 100% declare ourselves as complete Linux users or enthusiasts without having boarded the same train with the famed official Linux Mascot, Tux Penguin. There is more to why Linux chose Tux Penguin as its brand ambassador other than the fact that a Penguin has a big head and can adapt to the survival of inhumanely cold weather. We can relate the size of its head to the numerous adaptive commands they share with the Linux operating system.

How to install DHCP Server on Ubuntu

Wednesday 10th of February 2021 03:51:06 PM
DHCP is an abbreviation for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. We can define it as a network protocol whose usefulness is evident when a host computer needs a server computer to grant it some network configuration privileges like the automatic assignment of an IP address. In a server environment, we have many server instances. You could be dealing with a web server, a mail server, a domain name server (DNS), and in this article, a DHCP server.

The 10 Best GIF Maker Apps for Linux

Tuesday 9th of February 2021 03:30:22 PM
If you take the word GIF and add the letter T in front of it as an extension, it sounds like a GIFT that keeps on giving. It is only a gift if you know how to create and implement one in various user-based circumstances. If you master the simple technicalities behind its creation and application, you immediately become the go-to guru for anything related to GIFs within your active community forums or social media platforms.

How to install Ubuntu on Windows 10

Monday 8th of February 2021 03:10:13 PM
When it comes to operating systems, you will get majorly three or four choices. If you are here, you already know Ubuntu -- a popular Linux distro. To learn and enjoy what Ubuntu offers, you need to install it. A fresh install on your hard drive will provide you the best way to use it in most cases.

The 5 Best MS Office Alternatives for Linux

Sunday 7th of February 2021 02:20:34 AM
You did a fresh Linux installation. It's fast, snappy, and secure. However, when you decided to use Linux, you decided to use open-source alternatives for most solutions. This means you are no longer interested in MS Office and are looking for MS Office alternatives for Linux.

How to install Opera Web Browser on Linux

Saturday 6th of February 2021 07:53:53 PM
Opera might not have a large market share like Chrome or Firefox, but it’s still a pretty popular web browser. The main reason behind Opera’s popularity is its extremely low RAM and battery consumption. This makes it the ideal web browser for Linux PCs to run on lower-end hardware. But that’s not all; you also get a unique UI filled with tons of useful features like a native ad-blocker and VPN service.

CentOS Discontinued: Pick an Alternative for Production Linux Servers

Saturday 6th of February 2021 07:19:05 PM
Since IBM’s Red Hat has decided to part ways with the renowned CentOS Linux production server by Dec. 31, 2021, the news is not being taken wholeheartedly by a proportion of the Linux community. The stated end-of-support date is for CentOS Linux 8 distribution. The Linux community users' protests with sworn oaths to the CentOS Linux distribution is understandable due to the stability, security, and freedom the CentOS Linux server provided their production servers machines.

How to enable Hibernate Mode on Linux Mint

Wednesday 3rd of February 2021 04:21:58 PM
If you ask a Linux community user why their love and loyalty for Linux Mint continues to be undeterred, you will get a colorful response. This community-driven Linux distro never disappoints in its elegance. The UI, together with the desktop environment, is comfortable enough. It is up-to-date and easy to use. Since it is Ubuntu-based, you are guaranteed a wide variety of free and open-source system software applications at your disposal. It also supports proprietary software like multimedia codecs for users seeking complete out-of-the-box multimedia support.

Top 25 Kali Linux Tools You Need For Penetration Testing

Sunday 31st of January 2021 08:00:34 PM
If you want to be a master of ethical hacking and grasp the understanding of possible loopholes or vulnerabilities of a system or systems existing under a defined network, then you have no choice but to turn to Kali Linux. It documents, versions, and parades the best tools in the Cybersecurity industry to use for penetration testing. The extensive documentation and community support of these penetration tools make a beginner’s first step into the Cybersecurity world a stressless joy.

How to install Room EQ Wizard on Linux

Sunday 31st of January 2021 12:38:15 AM
Room EQ Wizard or REW is a room acoustic software that everyone who enjoys in the music world or is obsessed with perfecting their sound engineering skills should reserve a minute and listen to what it has to offer. It is a free java software application that performs room acoustic analysis. It measures and analyzes the responses of a room and a loudspeaker regarding the availed sound settings.

How to install ProtonVPN on Linux

Friday 29th of January 2021 07:17:38 PM
A VPN, short for Virtual Private Network, creates an encrypted virtual tunnel and routes all the incoming and outgoing data through it. This helps to disguise your IP address and make your location invisible, even your ISP. As such, you cannot only stay reassured that no one will be spying on what you do online, but it also helps you access geographically-locked content.

Manjaro Architect Installation and Review

Friday 29th of January 2021 05:40:57 PM
Before we dive into a more intimate bond with the Manjaro Linux distro through this installation guide, how about we first make ourselves comfortably acquainted with it? Like many other Linux distributions, the Manjaro Architect brags about its free and open-source attributes. The Arch Linux operating system created the footprints that inspired its creation.

How to install Network Security Toolkit

Friday 29th of January 2021 02:00:59 AM
Network Security Toolkit is one of the various distributions intended for Linux penetration testing. The core reason for existence is providing an open-source alternative for users to access network security applications under one roof. It is a simple look at the Network Security Toolkit as an aid for network administrators and security experts in general. It is also based on Fedora Linux.

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It’s raining i.MX 8M Plus systems-on-module at Embedded World 2021

NXP introduced i.MX 8M Plus AI SoC with a built-in 2.3 TOPS neural processing unit (NPU) last year, and we’ve already covered several early announcements about i.MX 8M Plus systems-on-module (SoM) with Variscite VAR-SOM-MX8M-PLUS and DART-MX8M-PLUS, TechNexion EDM-G-IMX8M-PLUS and AXON-E-IMX8M-PLUS respectively using SO-DIMM edge connectors and board-to-board connectors, as well as SolidRun i.MX 8M Plus SoM that was announced together with the HummindBoard Mate carrier board with dual Gigabit Ethernet. But as Embedded World 2021 Digital is taking place virtually until Friday, other companies have now made their own announcements of i.MX 8M Plus SoMs as the processor enters mass production this month, and since as far as I know, it’s pin-to-pin and software compatible with earlier i.MX 8M Nano/Mini SoCs, the update must have been easy. That means we’ve got a longish list of modules, and I have probably missed some. Supported operating systems are basically the same across companies with Linux using Builroot or the Yocto Project running on Cortex-A53 cores, and FreeRTOS on the real-time Cortex-M7 core. Some also offer Android support. Read more

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  • mintCast 355.5 – McKnight in Shining Armor

    1:49 Linux Innards 27:06 Vibrations from the Ether 51:29 Check This Out 58:45 Announcements & Outro In our Innards section, we talk to community member Mike! And finally, the feedback and a couple suggestions

  • The small web is beautiful

    About fifteen years ago, I read E. F. Schumacher’s Small is Beautiful and, despite not being interested in economics, I was moved by its message. Perhaps even more, I loved the terse poetry of the book’s title – it resonated with my frugal upbringing and my own aesthetic.

    I think it’s time for a version of that book about technology, with a chapter on web development: The Small Web is Beautiful: A Study of Web Development as if People Mattered. Until someone writes that, this essay will have to do.

    There are two aspects of this: first, small teams and companies. I’m not going to talk much about that here, but Basecamp and many others have. What I’m going to focus on in this essay is small websites and architectures.

  • PS2 Emulation Gets Even Nicer With Custom Textures

    PCSX2 has long been a fantastic PS2 emulator, but a recent advance has made it all the more appealing for anyone playing on a PC: the ability to swap textures in games. While the famous Dolphin emulator for the GameCube has long supported this feature, PCSX2 has only just brought it in, and it’ll allow modders to improve any kind of texture they want in an old PS2 game. In the example video below by someother1ne, we can see everything from the road in Gran Turismo to the helmets and jerseys in NFL2K5 get swapped out.

  • Epic Games is buying Fall Guys creator Mediatonic

    According to the blog posts and FAQs detailing the announcement, Fall Guys will remain available on Steam for the time being, and the developer is still bringing the game to both the Xbox and Nintendo Switch platforms. Epic and Mediatonic say there are no plans right now to make the game (which currently costs $19.99) free-to-play, as Epic did with Rocket League. Epic later confirmed it plans to make the PC version of Fall Guys available on the Epic Game Store.