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  • NVIDIA driver 515.57 and Vulkan Beta 515.49.06 out now

    Multiple driver updates have been released by NVIDIA for Linux recently so here's a look at what's new in each.

  • What income can you get from your old indie PC games? – Cliffski's Blog

    Because of the sheer bloody-minded determination to stick around, it turns out I have been making commercial aimed games since 1997, and therefore I have ended up with a big bunch of older titles that still run on most PCs, and can still generate revenue. have I perhaps become the ‘long-tail-indie’ just out of sheer hanging around? Could it be that actually positech games is self-sustaining on the basis of really old games, that although they do not sell much each, combined they add up to a tidy sum?

    I’ll be honest, I have no idea how much those older games make without digging into the data, but I thought either way it might be interesting, so here goes.

  • itch.io are hosting a big Indie Bundle for Abortion Funds

    With the recent overturning of Roe v. Wade in the USA that threatens to remove access to abortions a bunch of indie developers have pulled together to make an Indie Bundle for Abortion Funds on itch.io.

  • Play as a sarcastic cow in the comedy adventure A Trail of Ooze

    A Trail of Ooze is an upcoming comedy adventure where you take on the role of a sarcastic cow who attempts to find their missing human farmer. It honestly sounds quite hilarious and the story sounds like something that I feel I need to play through.

  • Denuvo announced Denuvo SecureDLC to protect DLC

    Denuvo is not exactly something any gamer I've ever seen be happy about and now it's growing and will likely appear in more games, with the announcement of Denuvo SecureDLC.

  • Aerofly FS 4 Flight Simulator live on Steam with Linux support

    Aerofly FS 4 Flight Simulator from developer IPACS is out now on Steam with Native Linux support, offering up an expansive flight sim experience. This follows on from Aerofly FS 2 Flight Simulator that released originally in 2017, with a Native Linux version of that one that arrived back in 2020 so it's nice to see continued support.

  • Feartress is a new incremental city-building RPG in Early Access

    Feartress is a bit of a quirky one. Blending together elements of an idle RPG with some small city-building that sees you go through different dimensions. I'm really not sure on the best way to describe this one, it's just odd but it has a pretty nice idea to play through.

  • Worthy of Better, Stronger Together for Reproductive Rights bundle live on itch.io

    A second bundle (yes there's two) supporting people in the USA following the overturning of Roe v. Wade is live on itch.io with the Worthy of Better, Stronger Together for Reproductive Rights bundle. The other is the Indie Bundle for Abortion Funds covered in a previous article.

  • Desktopia is a city-builder that runs along the bottom of your desktop

    Desktopia: A Desktop Village Simulator seems like quite a unique idea for a city-builder, also a fun distraction to have open on your desktop. Instead of giving you a big full-screen window, the game sits along the bottom of your screen allowing you to carry on with whatever you're doing while also keeping an eye on your little people.

More in Tux Machines

Content Management Systems (CMS): Ghost, WordPress, and More

  • The Ghost vs. Medium Debate: Which Is the Better Platform for bloggers?

    Well, there are many reasons to like both platforms – Ghost offers more customization, while Medium provides an easy-to-use interface and an engaged audience. While both have their pros and cons, there are some factors to consider before deciding which one will be the better platform for your blogging needs in the long run. This article will compare and contrast Ghost vs. Medium so you can make an informed decision about which one you want to use going forward.

  • Ghost Vs. WordPress – Which One is Better?

    There are multiple popular content management platforms on the market right now. And when it comes to choosing the right platform to host your blog, you’ll find yourself faced with two very popular systems: WordPress and Ghost. Though they are similar in many ways, there are also some key differences between WordPress and Ghost that you’ll want to keep in mind as you compare the two platforms and make your choice about which one is right for you. This guide will break down the difference between WordPress and Ghost so that you can make an informed decision about which blogging platform to use. WordPress needs no introduction as it has been one of the most popular content management systems and is widely used. WordPress started as a simple blogging platform and has now emerged as a full-fledged website CMS. While Ghost is a free modern open-source blogging platform that is giving a competitive edge to other platforms including WordPress. But which one is better for you? Let us compare both systems to see which one works better for you if you are looking to create a new blog for yourself.

  • Top 5 Best WordPress Plugins for e-learning Professionals

    Whether you are a teacher at a school, academy, or institute, or if you are an independent tutor or a volunteer who gives online classes, you need to have special tools to be able to spread knowledge online.

    Having a website or educational blog made with WordPress can help you a lot when it comes to giving the information that your students need and even teaching your lessons and courses virtually.

today's howtos

  • What is Linux SSH?

    “Linux Secure Shell, or SSH, is a protocol used by Linux computers to access remote computers and execute commands securely. It is a replacement for rlogin and rsh. Thus, SSH provides encrypted and secure communications between untrusted hosts over an insecure or untrusted network. Also known as Secure Socket Shell, this protocol is a security application for Linux users connecting to remote servers. The framework allows users to transfer files, run command lines and graphical programs, and create secure virtual networks over the internet. The framework has an SSH command to secure remote connections and data transfers between clients and hosts. The utility ensures encryption of all communications.t The command works by transferring client inputs to the host. Once done, the command returns the output from the host to the client and often executes through IP/TCP port 22. This encrypted connection is also used in port forwarding, Linux server, tunneling, and many more.”

  • How to install and configure MongoDB 6 on Rocky Linux/Alma Linux 9

    In this guide we are going to learn how to install MongoDB 5.0 Community Edition on a Rocky Linux 9. MongoDB is a cross-platform document-oriented NoSQL database program that uses JSON-like documents with optional schemas. MongoDB is developed by MongoDB Inc. and licensed under the Server Side Public License. MongoDB was built for people building internet and business applications who need to evolve quickly and scale elegantly. Companies and development teams of all sizes use MongoDB for a wide variety of reasons.

  • How to install and Configure Mariadb 10 in Ubuntu 22.04

    MariaDB is an open-source one of the most popular relational database management system (RDBMS) that is a highly compatible drop-in replacement of MySQL. It is built upon the values of performance, stability, and openness, and MariaDB Foundation ensures contributions will be accepted on technical merit. MariaDB was developed as a software fork of MySQL in 2009 in response to Oracle’s acquisition of MySQL. MariaDB intends to remain free and open-source software under the GNU General Public License. It is part of most cloud offerings and the default in most Linux distributions.

  • How to install PostgreSQL 15 Beta on Ubuntu 22.04 – NextGenTips

    In this guide, we are going to walk through installing PostgreSQL 15 Beta on Ubuntu 22.04. PostgreSQL is a powerful, open-source object-relational database system that uses and extends the SQL language combined with many features that safely store and scale the most complicated data workloads. It was designed to handle a range of workloads from single machines to data warehousing. Every single database must conform to ACID properties i.e Atomicity, Consistency, Isolation, and Durability. This is true for PostgreSQL as well, it must conform to those features for transactions to pass the tests.

  • Linux/UNIX Command Line Mistakes

    Hi, this post is about Linux/UNIX Command Line Mistakes. Welcome.

  • How to Install Vivaldi Browser on Linux Mint 21 LTS

    Vivaldi is a unique web browser designed specifically for power users. It offers a host of features that are not available in other browsers, including an advanced tab management system, built-in note-taking capabilities, and a customizable interface. Vivaldi also includes several privacy-oriented features, such as built-in ad and tracker blockers. However, the real selling point of Vivaldi is its flexibility. Users can customize just about every aspect of the browser, from the position of the toolbar to the color scheme. This level of customization is not possible with other browsers, which makes Vivaldi a must-have for anyone who wants complete control over their browsing experience. Whether you’re looking for a more efficient way to manage your tabs or enjoy a browser that looks and feels exactly the way you want it to, Vivaldi is worth checking out.

  • Watch or Monitor Multiple Log Files in Real Time at once in Linux

    In the following article, I illustrate several common use cases of multitail command to Monitor Multiple Log Files in real taime.

  • Integrate Nextcloud with ONLYOFFICE Docs on Your Linux Server

    It’s common knowledge that Nextcloud is an ideal self-hosted replacement for Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox and other proprietary cloud storage software. It allows you to create a secure Sync&Share environment on your local server where you can keep files without putting your privacy under threat. However, Nextcloud is not only about file-sharing and file storage. This platform can become much more powerful if you integrate it with third-party services. For example, you can easily enable real-time document editing and collaboration within your Nextcloud instance by connecting ONLYOFFICE Docs, an open-source office suite. In this tutorial, you will learn the basics of deploying ONLYOFFICE Docs on your Linux server, integrating it with Nextcloud and properly configuring the official integration app for maximum performance.

  • How to Install UbuntuDDE on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

    The Deepin Desktop Environment (DDE) is a default desktop environment for the Linux Deepin distribution. It is also available for other Linux distributions such as UbuntuDDE. DDE is known for its sleek and elegant design. It combines modern aesthetics with traditional desktop productivity with a simple, clean, minimalistic dock and Launcher that allows quick access to apps and settings. Other features include the Deepin Music Player, Deepin Mail, Deepin Movie Player, Deepin Image Viewer, and Deepin Terminal. The Deepin Extra is a collection of additional applications that are not part of the core Deepin experience but add helpful functionality. These include the Deepin Calculator, Deepin Clone, Deepin Screen Recorder, and Deepin screenshot tool. UbuntuDDE is an unofficial derivative of Ubuntu that combines the beauty of Deepin with the simplicity of Ubuntu. It is available in two editions – Standard and Ultimate (Full). The Standard edition includes all the features of the standard Ubuntu system with the addition of the DDE desktop environment. The Ultimate edition includes media codecs, graphics drivers, and language support packs. In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install UbuntuDDE on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish using the command line terminal and the official UbuntuDDE team LaunchPAD PPA.

  • How to Install Linux Kernel 5.19 on Fedora 36 Linux

    Linux 5.19 has been released, and it includes several notable improvements. For example, networking support has been improved, and all-important security fixes have been made, and more. In addition, the release includes new features and capabilities, such as better support for AMD and Apple hardware and improved power management on laptops. Most users may not be required to update to Linux Kernel 5.19 immediately, but for users seeking better performance on existing hardware or having new hardware that their current kernel does not support or has relatively low support, then upgrading immediately would be beneficial. If your system is running fine and you are happy, do not pre-upgrade your kernel and wait for the official release in Fedora. An excellent resource for users wanting to see the Linux Kernel 5.19 is visiting the Kernel Newbie changelog.

  • How to Setup Auto-Renew for Let’s Encrypt SSL Certificates

    Access to a stable and secure internet environment is no longer an optional addition to basic human needs. With the internet connecting all the ends of the earth, nothing seems impossible anymore. The internet and its many protocols have inspired the development of e-learning, video conferencing, gaming, etc, among other platforms that connect different users from different regions around the globe. However, regardless of the praises, we give the internet, its credibility is nothing without security.

  • How to Fix 'add-apt-repository' on Ubuntu & Debian | Mark Ai Code

    If you have a minimum installation of Ubuntu 22.04/20.04/18.04, you may not have commandadd-apt-repository installed. If you get the message “add-apt-repository command not found” while attempting to add a PPA repository, you must first install add-apt-repository. Add-apt-repository is a command line program used to add Personal Package Archive (PPA) in Debian family Linux systems for individuals new to Debian package management.

  • How To Install Grafana 8 on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS | Mark Ai Code

    Grafana is a free, open-source metrics dashboard and data visualization application. It is intended to monitor metrics from Graphite, Elasticsearch, OpenTSDB, Prometheus, and InfluxDB through a web-based interface. It is cross-platform, with over 100 plugins for data collecting, storage, visualization, and sharing. It enables you to set alerts and notifications for your data as well as facilitate cooperation with your coworkers via sharing options. This article will walk you through the process of installing Grafana 8 on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS.

Microsoft to face new antitrust scrutiny in Germany

Germany's competition watchdog is set to look into whether Microsoft should come under the scope of new rules that allow the country to rapidly prohibit anti-competitive conduct, according to people familiar with the matter. Two individuals close to the matter told POLITICO that the German Cartel Office has prepared a draft decision to launch proceedings under Section 19a of the German Competition Act. The move will attempt to determine whether Microsoft should be designated as having “paramount significance for competition across markets.” If it is designated under the scope of the rules, Germany’s competition regulator will be able to intervene rapidly to ban certain anti-competitive conduct — including self-preferencing abuses and the pre-installation of services. Read on

today's leftovers

  • Hacking Starlink - Schneier on Security

    This is the first—of many, I assume—hack of Starlink. Leveraging a string of vulnerabilities, attackers can access the Starlink system and run custom code on the devices.

  • NSA’s Kubernetes Hardening Guidelines and Pod Security [Ed: NSA is a proponent of back doors, not security]

    I previously asked (and answered) the question, What Are the NSA K8s Guidelines and Why Should You Care? I suggested that the first step to compliance is to understand your Kubernetes environment. The next step is to review the five categories and start somewhere!

  • In Other BSDs for 2022/08/06
  • Cleaning up a HAMMER drive

    Predrag Punosevac has some notes on how he cleaned up some HAMMER drives and freed up half his disk space.

  • Midichlorians in the blood: Summer Releases

    The first two applications, kmetronome and kmidimon, are now over fifteen years old and are only available for Linux. These two new versions are simply bug fixes, with no new features. But it is interesting to note that in FlatHub they are already based on Qt6 and supporting both Wayland and X11, although the packages in AppImage format still use Qt5. The chances of finding these applications in the official repositories of Linux distributions are slim. In fact, kmidimon was removed from the official Debian repositories with some lame excuse, and it is unlikely to be included again. I can't do anything about it, so please: direct complaints where they belong. Or use the new available distribution formats or the unofficial repositories, like Debian Multimedia, which includes the three mentioned applications and many others. The other app, dmidiplayer, is much newer and cross-platform. It is the successor to Kmid2, the KDE karaoke application that I rewrote many years ago. In this new version the most remarkable new feature is the persistent configuration of the songs. This is a feature that was already present in the old Kmid2 and that allows you to store the tempo, general volume, pitch transposition, and MIDI channel settings for each song, which will be applied when it is played again in the future. The other novelty is the individual volume adjustment for each MIDI channel, something that was not possible in Kmid2.

  • DreamWorks Open Sources In House Renderer MoonRay - Invidious

    Even if they're not tools that I use it's always awesome to see amazing projects go FOSS and today is no different when DreamWorks decided to licence there in house renderer MoonRay under Apache 2.0