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Zorin OS 16 Lite Edition is Finally Here

Zorin OS 16 Lite brings all the goodness of Zorin OS 16 with an Xfce desktop environment. Let us take a look at it here. Read more

Zorin OS 16 Celebrates More Than 1 Million Downloads with Lite Edition

Based on Zorin OS 16, which has been downloaded more than 1 million times since its release back in mid-August 2021, the Zorin OS 16 Lite edition is here to offer those who want to install the latest version of this Ubuntu-based operating system on a streamlined distribution designed to run on low-spec computers from 15 years ago. Zorin OS 16 Lite is based on the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) operating system series and the lightweight Xfce 4.16 desktop environment. Under the hood, it's powered by Linux kernel 5.11, just like Zorin OS 16. Read more

today's howtos

  • PfSense Exporting NetFlow with softflowd - Unixcop the Unix / Linux the admins deams

    pfSense® software is a free, open source customized distribution of FreeBSD specifically tailored for use as a firewall and router that is entirely managed via web interface. In addition to being a powerful, flexible firewalling and routing platform, it includes a long list of related features and a package system allowing further expandability without adding bloat and potential security vulnerabilities to the base distribution. So, you will learn how to exporting NetFlow with Softflowd on PfSense.

  • How To Install Google Chrome on AlmaLinux 8 - idroot

    In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Google Chrome on AlmaLinux 8. For those of you who didn’t know, Google Chrome is a simple, secure browser built for the modern, and faster web browser. If you are not a fan of inbuilt Mozilla firefox and the open-source version of Chrome i.e Chromium, then you can manually install Chrome on your OS. 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 through the step-by-step installation of the Chrome browser on an AlmaLinux 8. You can follow the same instructions for CentOS and Rocky Linux.

  • How To Install the Deno JavaScript Runtime on Ubuntu 20.04

    Deno JavaScript is the newest product from the creator of NodeJs, and just like the NodeJs, Deno is also a runtime JavaScript working on V8 JavaScript, created for being secure from the start and supports typescript. In this post today, you are going to learn how to install DenoJavaScript on the Linux distribution Ubuntu 20.04. We are going to update our packages, download Deno, install Deno and verify the installation of Deno JavaScript.

  • How to Upgrade Go on Ubuntu - buildVirtual

    I needed to upgrade Go recently on an Ubuntu server I was using to do some Packer builds. The golang version that was installed on my system was 1.10.4. I needed to go to a later version so that I could use the mod subcommand, which isn’t present in version 1.10. Go is a compiled, statically typed programming language developed by Google. Many modern applications such as Docker and Kubernetes are written in Go.

  • How to install Homebrew on Debian 11 - Unixcop the Unix / Linux the admins deams

    Hello, my friends. In this post, you will learn how to install Homebrew on Debian 11. This alternative package manager is very useful to install certain programs that are not always present in Linux distributions or to get more recent versions.

  • How to Change a Favicon in WordPress

    This brief tutorial explains how to change the favicon in WordPress. After reading this WordPress tutorial, you’ll know how to set and edit your site favicon. All the steps described in this tutorial include screenshots, thus making it easy for WordPress beginners to follow them. This tutorial does not include plugins to set your favicon because it would be a tremendous waste of resources. WordPress administrators must minimize the need for plugins. On the other hand, setting a favicon manually is an extremely simple three-step task described below.

  • How to Clone a WordPress Site

    This tutorial explains how to clone or duplicate a WordPress site by following a few simple steps. After reading this tutorial, you’ll know how to clone your WordPress website, including its database, in the easiest way. The method explained in this article requires a plugin installation (explained below), and all the process is done from the dashboard. All the steps described in this WordPress tutorial include real scenario screenshots, making it easy for any WordPress-level user to follow them.

  • How to Disable Package Updates Using YUM/DNF in RHEL Linux

    The DNF (Dandified Yum) is the next-generation version of the YUM (Yellowdog Updater, Modified), is an open-source default package manager for Red Hat-based Linux distributions, that is used for getting, installing, upgrading, removing, and querying packages from the official software repositories and third-party repositories. While updating the system, sometimes, we don’t update certain packages such as Apache Server (HTTP), MySQL, PHP, or any other major application, because updating such software may break currently running web applications on a server and cause major issues. It is recommended to stop updates for such software till the application gets patched with new updates.

  • How to Install NetBeans IDE on Debian 11 – VITUX

    NetBeans IDE is an open-source and free extensible Java Integrated Development Environment that enables users and programmers to quickly develop Java EE, Java desktop, and web applications. It also supports developing HTML5 applications with CSS, HTML, and JavaScript. The NetBeans IDE provides various tools for software developers which support multiple programming languages such as PHP, C/C++ and, Ruby, etc. You will learn in this article how to install NetBeans on the Debian 11 bullseye system through the command line environment.

  • How to Install and Configure Nessus Vulnerability Scanner on Kali Linux

    “Nothing is fault-free in the universe”, this is true for information systems too. Whether they are computer systems, mobile apps, websites, or IOT devices all are surrounded by an inherent risk. Vulnerabilities arise every day with the security specialist engaged in fixing them and the hackers working to exploit them. Security specialists use specialized software called vulnerability scanners that scans systems for security flaws and vulnerabilities. There are many tools available in the market for vulnerability scanning. Nessus is an example of such a system.

  • How to Update to MATE Desktop 1.26 on Ubuntu 21.04

    Ubuntu MATE is a more retrospective version of Ubuntu, one that largely lets you continue using Ubuntu in the way it functioned over a decade ago. But despite how things may look, updates do continue to roll out for the MATE desktop environment that is Ubuntu MATE's namesake. The latest iteration is MATE 1.26. Here's how you can update the MATE desktop in Ubuntu 21.04 to the latest version.

Games: Surviving Mars, TFC: The Fertile Crescent, and More

  • Paradox takes another stab at sorting Surviving Mars newest DLC | GamingOnLinux

    Seems like Paradox are slowly but surely turning around the review score for Surviving Mars: Below and Beyond, with another free update out now. This DLC released back in September 2021, and quickly went onto gather up a nasty Very Negative score. Paradox and the newer developer Abstraction missed the mark quite badly with it initially. The biggest problem being that going below ground or above on asteroids took you away from your beautifully crafted Martian city for so little gain but they've steadily made it more worthwhile.

  • Classic bronze-age RTS TFC: The Fertile Crescent gets a first trailer | GamingOnLinux

    TFC: The Fertile Crescent is the brand new upcoming paid Steam version of the popular free RTS on and a first trailer for this has now landed. As a big RTS fan, and someone who played plenty of the older free version, I'm very much looking forward to this. "Inspired by the real history of the Near East Bronze Age era, TFC utilizes classic RTS elements while offering a unique perspective for the genre. Taking technological limitations and advancements into account, players will need to carefully consider how to spend their precious Knowledge Points, as they explore the Village Improvements that are designed to enable players to quickly counter an opponent’s strategy."

  • Anger Foot gets more insane in the latest update | GamingOnLinux

    Anger Foot is a currently free game about running around, smashing through doors and kicking everyone in sight. Developed by the folks from Free Lives, it started off as a 7DFPS Game Jam entry and has been steadily growing bigger with each update.

  • Thirty Flights of Loving gets a 9 year update including new Linux support | GamingOnLinux

    A classic from Blendo Games, a short video-game story Thirty Flights of Loving received a 9 year anniversary upgrade and it came along with a fresh Linux port from Ethan Lee.

  • The Long Dark gets another big upgrade to the survival mode | GamingOnLinux

    Hinterland Studio has released another free upgrade to their game The Long Dark, this time focusing on the survival mode. Lots of other plans have also been outlined for the game in 2022, including the studio setting up a team focused on modding. Some bigger changes have been announced too, such as paid updates to the game to make the big updates more sustainable for their studio and there's talk of splitting the game up between story and survival. That doesn't mean they will sell them separately and the change might be invisible to players and more about how they structure the development of it.

  • Where Birds Go to Sleep is an upcoming narrative adventure with a striking painted style | GamingOnLinux

    The developer mentioned that if you're interested in future Linux play-testing, game development and design related discussion you can join their Discord.