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KDE Neon 20.04 is Out, Available to Download Now

Monday 10th of August 2020 08:11:27 PM

Been waiting for KDE Neon to rebase on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS? Well, it’s here and ready to download! The very appeal of KDE Neon — which doesn’t like to be called a ‘Linux distro’, apparently […]

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Ubuntu Kylin Point Release Boosts Desktop Performance by 46%

Friday 7th of August 2020 02:27:20 PM

More than 418 updates and other improvements have been made to the UKUI desktop environment since the release of Ubuntu Kylin 20.04 back in April.

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Android Mirroring App ‘Scrcpy’ Improves Shortcuts, Clipboard Support

Friday 7th of August 2020 12:41:37 PM

A new version of Scrcpy, the terrifically easy way to mirror your Android smartphone on your desktop and interact with it, is out.

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Ubuntu’s Progress from 2004 to 20.04 [Infographic]

Thursday 6th of August 2020 06:48:01 PM

To celebrate the arrival of Ubuntu 20.04's first point release Canonical has published a colourful infographic charting the project's successes since 2004.

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Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS Released, Available to Download Now

Thursday 6th of August 2020 01:49:00 PM

The first Ubuntu 20.04 point release is here. In this post we recap Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS's change, show how you can get it, and look at why it's important.

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Pinta Image Editor Sees First Update in 5 Years (Now with Snap)

Wednesday 5th of August 2020 04:18:00 PM

Pinta image editor has made its first release in over 5 years. The revived Mono-based graphics app adds new features and fixes long-standing bugs.

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LibreOffice 7.0 Released, This is What’s New

Wednesday 5th of August 2020 01:12:43 PM

LibreOffice 7.0 is here, serving as the latest stable release of this hugely popular open source productivity suite. As you’d expect, LibreOffice 7.0 boasts a raft of improvements and notable new features aimed at firming […]

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Flash ISOs to Multiple USB Sticks on Linux with Popsicle

Wednesday 5th of August 2020 05:24:00 AM

If you’re looking for an easy way to flash install images to multiple USB sticks in parallel check out Popsicle. This handy tool, which is written in Rust, lets you write an .iso (or other […]

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Linux Marketshare Dipped in July, But Not By Much!

Wednesday 5th of August 2020 12:43:35 AM

If you were hoping July would yield another bumper month for Linux marketshare I'm here to gently shake you awake and waft an aromatic espresso under your nose.

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Official 1Password Linux App is Now Available for Testing

Tuesday 4th of August 2020 02:54:48 PM

The official 1Password Linux app is now available to test. The new Rust-based Linux 1Password client lets you sync passwords with other OSes and devices.

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Linux 5.8 Released, This is What’s New

Monday 3rd of August 2020 12:34:50 AM

The Linux Kernel 5.8 release has been announced – but what's new and improved? In this post we recap all the neat new features and core changes on offer.

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You Can Now Run Mac OS 8 on Linux as an Electron App

Thursday 30th of July 2020 05:36:03 PM

Fancy running Mac OS 8 on your modern Mac, Linux, or Windows 10 desktop as a standalone app? Of course you don’t 😉 but that hasn’t stopped Slack developer Felix Rieseberg from giving you (and […]

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How to Make Telegram’s Linux App Use System Window Frame

Wednesday 29th of July 2020 12:07:00 AM

A recent update to the Telegram desktop client for Linux introduces a “new” non-native window frame by default. The new window decorations look flat, narrow, and a bit Windows 10-y. Which is to say: it’s […]

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Mozilla Firefox 79 Released, This is What’s New

Tuesday 28th of July 2020 01:40:50 PM

Mozilla Firefox 79 is available to download for Windows, macOS and Linux. The new build makes adds tab page tweaks, better tracking protection, and more.

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Improve Firefox Performance on Linux by Turning WebRender On

Monday 27th of July 2020 12:54:46 AM

Learn how to enable WebRender in Firefox on Linux. This new tech can deliver a major performance boost by using your system's GPU to render web content.

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Enlightenment 0.24.2 Released with Bug Fixes, Updated Terminal App

Monday 27th of July 2020 12:24:42 AM

I'm not entirely sure why I write about new releases of the Enlightenment desktop as and when they materialise, but I do — and a new one is here!

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DigiKam’s Improved Face Detection for Photos Even Works on Animals

Friday 24th of July 2020 02:26:14 PM

AI powered face recognition is just one of the new features in DigiKam 7.0, the latest version of this open source photo management software.

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The 3rd-Gen KDE Slimbook is Here, And Boy is it Powerful

Wednesday 22nd of July 2020 10:38:00 AM

The all-new third-generation KDE Slimbook is now available to buy from— and on paper it looks a beast. Hiding inside its thin and light magnesium alloy case is a powerful AMD Ryzen 4000 processor, ample […]

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TUXEDO Pulse 15 is a New AMD-Powered Linux Ultrabook

Wednesday 22nd of July 2020 02:23:23 AM

Looking for a powerful Linux workstation taking advantage of AMD chips? Look no further than the Pulse 15 from TUXEDO Computers which uses Ryzen 4000 chips.

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SuperTuxKart’s Next Release is Available for Testing

Tuesday 21st of July 2020 05:01:59 PM

SuperTuxKart 1.2 is the latest update to the popular open source kart racer. We look at the new features, key changes, and show you where to download it.

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Kali Linux and Pentesting

  • Kali Linux USB Sticks

    The main aspiration of the Kali Linux bootable USB device is to serve the purpose of initiating live Kali Linux. Its essence is to provide the portability of Kali Linux, and you can carry it with you inside of your pocket. It assists in running your kali Linux in any system available near you, making kali Linux accessible to you at your accord. One of the main vantage that it provides is the customize feature. You are free to customize your very own operating system to carry it in the Kali Linux USB stick. The user just needs to follow the procedure to customize its OS image on the kali Linux USB stick. It is very system friendly, imposing no harm to the system you install it in. You just need to plug out the USB drive to get back to the original operating system of the host. Every model of kali Linux USB stick has a different chipset, making dongles compatible with the overall Kali Linux. It is rarely possible to get all features in a single USB stick as some are focused on size, while others are based on the reading/ writing cycles and speed. Here is the buying guide that can help you in selecting the best USB stick compatible with your system needs depending on its usage.

  • KALI LINUX DNS RECONNAISSANCE

    DNS Reconnaissance is an information-gathering part for a penetration testing. It is used where penetration testing is being performed. It can gather and collect all types of information on the records and target server. It does not affect any IP addresses; therefore, it is best to use for checking on or disclose the information of any network. This is only possible for those networks or organizations that do not check upon the DNS traffic. So, the types of enumeration that perform include zone transfers reverse lookups domain and host brute force standard record, enumeration, catch snooping, zoom working, and also Google Luca.

  • Metasploit in Kali Linux 2020

    The internet is full of lurkers with malicious intents who want to access networks and exploit their data while evading detection. It only makes sense to ensure a network’s security by measuring their vulnerabilities. Penetration testing or ethical hacking is how we test networks or servers for pregnable targets by pinpointing all possible breaches that a hacker might use to gain access, thus reducing security compromises. Penetration testing is often conducted through software applications, the most popular of which is Kali Linux, preferably with the Metasploit framework. Stick till the end to learn how to test a system by executing an attack with Kali Linux.

  • Post exploitation with Meterpreter

    This is an introduction to the Meterpreter payload plugin within Metasploit. In this short tutorial, we will discuss how to use it to apply post exploitation to a WINDOWS OS system once you’ve already breached it using the Eternalblue exploit. We will limit ourselves to accessing the windows system and exploring it, and all the things that we are going to do will focus on accessing information and user credentials. Introduction to Meterpreter Meterpreter is an attack payload in the Metasploit framework that lets the perpetrator control and navigate the victim computer through a command shell. It can prove to be a very versatile tool when it comes to penetration testing. It is a post-exploitation tool that is based on in-memory DLL injection, meaning it gets the injected DLL running by creating a new process that calls for the system to run the injected DLL. It can give you access to an invisible command shell on a victim machine, letting you run executables and profile networks. It was originally written for Metasploit 2.x and is upgraded for Metasploit 3.

  • Pen testing web applications with Metasploit’s “Wmap scanner”

    “Scanning” involves all methods and techniques for identifying live systems like networks or servers to uncover its operating system and architecture. These techniques are used to identify any vulnerable points in a network that can be exploited. This is a beginner’s tutorial on using the WMAP plugin incorporated in the Metasploit framework to scan for vulnerabilities in web applications. We will use the web application DVWA as a target to demonstrate the scanning process done using WAMP. DVWA is short for “damn vulnerable web application,” and the app is specially designed to used by cybersecurity novices to test and sharpen their penetration skills.

Python Leftovers

  • sphinxcontrib-spelling 5.2.1

    sphinxcontrib-spelling is a spelling checker for Sphinx-based documentation. It uses PyEnchant to produce a report showing misspelled words.

  • Python Community Interview With Bruno Oliveira

    Welcome to Real Python, Bruno. I’m glad you could join us. Let’s start in the same manner we do with all our guests: How’d you get into programming, and when did you start using Python?

  • How to use AJAX with Django

    AJAX is an acronym for Asynchronous JavaScript and XML. It is a group of inter-related technologies like JavaScript, DOM, XML, HTML, CSS etc. AJAX allows you to send and receive data asynchronously without reloading the web page. At some point in your project development process, you will need AJAX to execute some task. One fine example could be checking username availability on the signup form. We will discuss the same scenario here and will guide you through the step by step process of using AJAX with Django.

  • How to create management commands in Django

    You must have used createsuperuser command in your Django application at one or another time. If not then I am sure you must have used makemigrations or migrate commands in your project. Yes? Yes. So these commands, also called as management commands are used to execute some piece of code from the command line. In this article, We will see how to create your own command.

  • Python Development Environment on macOS Mojave & High Sierra

    While installing Python and Virtualenv on macOS Mojave & High Sierra can be done several ways, this tutorial will guide you through the process of configuring a stock Mac system into a solid Python development environment.

  • How to Learn Python for Data Science In 5 Steps

    Before we explore how to learn Python for data science, we should briefly answer why you should learn Python in the first place. In short, understanding Python is one of the valuable skills needed for a data science career. Though it hasn’t always been, Python is the programming language of choice for data science.

  • Conservancy and PyPy's great work together

    PyPy joined Conservancy in the second half of 2010, shortly after the release of PyPy 1.2, the first version to contain a fully functional JIT. In 2013, PyPy started supporting ARM, bringing its just-in-time speediness to many more devices and began working toward supporting NumPy to help scientists crunch their numbers faster. Together, PyPy and Conservancy ran successful fundraising drives and facilitated payment and oversight for contractors and code sprints. Conservancy supported PyPy's impressive growth as it expanded support for different hardware platforms, greatly improved the performance of C extensions, and added support for Python 3 as the language itself evolved.

  • A new chapter for PyPy: Transitioning away from a Charitable Model

    PyPy has been a member project of Software Freedom Conservancy since 2010 and although it's been a mutually successful partnership, nothing lasts forever — especially in software. Today, Conservancy and PyPy announce that they are winding down their ten year relationship. PyPy will remain free software, but the community's structure and organizational underpinnings will change. Conservancy provides a fiscal and organizational home for projects that find the freedoms and assurances that come along with a charitable home advantageous for their community goals. While this framework was a great fit for the early PyPy community, that community has changed such that this is no longer the case. PyPy's leadership are exploring non-charitable options for its next phase of growth.

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Games: Android, GNU/Linux and New Titles

  • How to Find New and Exciting Games to Play on Android
  • 16 of the Best Free Games For Linux

    “Free” and “Linux” go hand in hand beautifully, like chips and a milkshake, and even though Linux isn’t widely seen as a gaming platform, there is a veritable wealth of free games you can get for it if you look in the right places. That’s in large part thanks to unpaid, open-source developers, who collaborate to bring classics (and new games) all together in Linux.

  • Quirky comedy point and click adventure 'Sol 705' is out now for Linux PC

    Sol 705, a point and click adventure that pays homage to the classics from the likes of Lucas Arts, Sierra is out now and it's added Linux PC support too. Developed by Land Patricio and Space Indie Studios, it appears this is a crowdfunded title that slipped through the cracks as we completely missed the successful Kickstarter from 2018 where the developer pulled in over ten thousand dollars. While it's designed like the classics, it does have plenty of modern touches from a hint system to voice acting for some of the seriously varied cast.

  • The Bomber Crew team announced Space Crew and it's coming to Linux PC

    Did you enjoy Bomber Crew? Runner Duck's strategic simulation game was a wonderful release from 2017 and they're now going aiming to go further with Space Crew. This was actually announced back in June, although at that point the platforms it was launching on was not confirmed. Towards the end of July, I spotted Linux appearing in the system requirements and today the developer emailed back with a firm confirmation, "Yes, we are planning on Space Crew supporting Linux at launch.".

  • Religion creation auto-battler Godhood has launched after a rough time for Abbey Games

    After going through funding and development troubles, Abbey Games have now launched the 1.0 release of their religion creation auto-battler Godhood. Quite a relaxing and laid-back experience that blends together a little bit of many things. You construct a religion, build up a little town and engage in hands-off turn-based battles that do everything for you so you get to sit back and watch how it all unfolds. Quite a different take on the auto-battling seen in the likes of Dota Underlords that's for sure.

  • The free Rise of Avalon expansion for Albion Online is live

    Free to play and now much bigger, Albion Online has a brand new expansion out with Rise of Avalon and there's lots of new goodies to play through. One of the biggest additions to Albion Online since it began, this brings the Roads of Avalon, a big network of magical pathways that bring new ways to travel, transport and engage in combat allowing you to explore the Wilderness of Avalon. Another huge addition are Corrupted Dungeons, giving Solo players something fun that mixes PvE and PvP invasions together in randomized dungeons. There's also fifteen powerful new Avalonian weapons to find.

  • Streets of Rogue gets a big bug-fix update as work continues on a sequel

    Streets of Rogue, one of my absolute favourite indie games has a new update out as work continues to find and fix every possible bug, plus a few new bits were added. Before getting into the juice of the update though, with the developer previously confirming a sequel is in the works (that should also come to Linux) they've briefly mentioned it again now. In the update notes, they mentioned how they're building up the tech needed for the sequel and that it's going "really smoothly.". This work will allow for a much bigger and more open world, which sounds pretty exciting!

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