Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

FOSSMint

Syndicate content FOSSMint – Computers, How-to's, Internet, Tips and Tricks
FOSSMint - Computers, How-to's, Internet, Tips and Tricks
Updated: 4 hours 27 min ago

10 Best Udemy Linux Learning Courses in 2022

Monday 10th of January 2022 08:31:37 AM

Linux, the family of open-source computers based on the Linux kernel is the most popular operating system in the world. The kernel is at the core of billions of computers ranging from heavy-duty servers, satellites, cars, and mining computers to smartphones, washing machines, palmtops, and IoT devices. [ You might also like: Best Udemy Courses […]

The post 10 Best Udemy Linux Learning Courses in 2022 first appeared on FOSSMint - Computers, How-to's, Internet, Tips and Tricks.

17 Best Penetration Testing Tools in 2022

Wednesday 5th of January 2022 07:21:36 AM

The idea behind penetration testing is to identify security-related vulnerabilities in a software application. Also known as pen testing, the experts who perform this testing are called ethical hackers who detect the activities conducted by criminal or black hat hackers. Penetration testing aims in preventing security attacks by conducting a security attack to know what […]

The post 17 Best Penetration Testing Tools in 2022 first appeared on FOSSMint - Computers, How-to's, Internet, Tips and Tricks.

Quickemu – Run Windows, macOS, and Linux Virtual Machines

Thursday 23rd of December 2021 07:52:11 AM

Quickemu is command-line software that repackages QEMU to enable users to quickly create and run optimized Linux, BSD, macOS, and Windows desktop virtual machines. Currently, it is available to only Linux users, but other desktop users might see the app available on their machines in the near future. It is relatively easy to spin up […]

The post Quickemu – Run Windows, macOS, and Linux Virtual Machines first appeared on FOSSMint - Computers, How-to's, Internet, Tips and Tricks.

How to Manage Flatpak Permissions Graphically Using Flatseal

Thursday 16th of December 2021 06:08:19 AM

Flatseal is a GUI utility app that enables you to review and modify all the permissions given to your Flatpak applications. If you are familiar with managing app permissions on an Android device then this will not be a new concept to you. If you are a frequent FossMinter, then you must know what Flatpak […]

The post How to Manage Flatpak Permissions Graphically Using Flatseal first appeared on FOSSMint - Computers, How-to's, Internet, Tips and Tricks.

Pensela: The Swiss Army Knife of Screen Annotation Tools

Wednesday 15th of December 2021 07:02:51 AM

Pensela is an open-source tool for creating and annotating screenshots. With it, you can draw directly on the screen. Its UI is mostly a toolbar that houses all the tools for annotating images in a minimalist layout. The tools are accessible with a single click which promotes its design initiative to be light, versatile, dynamic, […]

The post Pensela: The Swiss Army Knife of Screen Annotation Tools first appeared on FOSSMint - Computers, How-to's, Internet, Tips and Tricks.

How to Install Flutter in Ubuntu 20.04

Monday 13th of December 2021 10:03:22 AM

Flutter is a free, open-source SDK for creating cross-platform applications using a single code base. Designed, developed, and optimized by Google to be the ideal UI software development kit used for the development of Android, Linux, Mac, Windows, iOS, and Google Fuschia applications, Flutter is written in C, C++, and Dart, which makes it easy […]

The post How to Install Flutter in Ubuntu 20.04 first appeared on FOSSMint - Computers, How-to's, Internet, Tips and Tricks.

How to Install Google Fonts on Fedora Desktop

Wednesday 1st of December 2021 08:23:10 AM

Google Fonts is a free interactive directory of over 1200 font families that Google has made available to developers and designers. The project was developed in 2010 to combat the licensing and compatibility issues that web developers faced when using proprietary fonts. Most of the fonts are published under the SIL Open Font License and […]

The post How to Install Google Fonts on Fedora Desktop first appeared on FOSSMint - Computers, How-to's, Internet, Tips and Tricks.

12 Best Tools to Keep a Track of Your Online Reputation

Wednesday 1st of December 2021 08:10:39 AM

If you are into an online business, keeping a track of your image or reputation online is a priority! Online reputation not only limits you to measuring your success but also provides timely feedback concerning your business aspects. How? With the help of online reputation tools! These easy-to-use tools are of utmost help when you […]

The post 12 Best Tools to Keep a Track of Your Online Reputation first appeared on FOSSMint - Computers, How-to's, Internet, Tips and Tricks.

elementary OS 6 – A Beautiful OS for Open Source Lovers

Monday 25th of October 2021 05:38:35 AM

elementary OS is an open-source Ubuntu-based distro and one of the most awesome GNU/Linux distros ever that has gained a lot of traction over the years elementary OS is usually mentioned only in light of macOS and sometimes Windows, given that it features a beautiful and consistent UI which makes it an ideal replacement; it […]

The post elementary OS 6 – A Beautiful OS for Open Source Lovers first appeared on FOSSMint - Computers, How-to's, Internet, Tips and Tricks.

CuteFish – An Elegant, Beautiful and Easy-to-Use Linux Desktop

Monday 18th of October 2021 06:48:00 AM

CutefishOS is a new free and open-source desktop environment for Linux operating systems with a focus on simplicity, beauty, and practicality. Its goal is to create a better computing experience for Linux users. Cutefish OS is among the newest kids on the block of desktop environments. And since it has been born at such a […]

The post CuteFish – An Elegant, Beautiful and Easy-to-Use Linux Desktop first appeared on FOSSMint - Computers, How-to's, Internet, Tips and Tricks.

How to Install Zoom in Debian-Based Linux Distros

Friday 15th of October 2021 05:17:05 AM

Zoom is one of the most popular applications for online meetings. Seeing its most significant user spike in 2020 during the COVID-19 lockdown, the communication platform integrates cloud video conferencing, media sharing, and real-time messaging into a simple application. Zoom has become a go-to software for hosting webinars, creating conference rooms, and organizing online meetings […]

The post How to Install Zoom in Debian-Based Linux Distros first appeared on FOSSMint - Computers, How-to's, Internet, Tips and Tricks.

Clapper – A New Gnome Media Player for Linux

Wednesday 13th of October 2021 09:35:58 AM

Clapper is a free and open-source media player. It was built for GNOME using GJS with the GTK4 toolkit. For its media backend, Clapper uses GStreamer, and it renders everything via OpenGL. The app is built with memory friendliness in mind. It ships with all the features you expect in a basic media player and […]

The post Clapper – A New Gnome Media Player for Linux first appeared on FOSSMint - Computers, How-to's, Internet, Tips and Tricks.

The 10 Best Websites to Run Linux in a Web Browser

Monday 11th of October 2021 06:56:17 AM

Have you been looking for a method to run Linux without setting up an environment from scratch? Today, we’re happy to present you with a list of the best websites that enable you to run Linux from the convenience of your already up and running system. They are listed in alphabetical order. 1. CB.VU CB.VU […]

The post The 10 Best Websites to Run Linux in a Web Browser first appeared on FOSSMint - Computers, How-to's, Internet, Tips and Tricks.

10 Best Icon Themes for Ubuntu (2021 Edition)

Friday 8th of October 2021 04:54:08 AM

Icon theme packs and theme sets are the easiest way to adapt the look and feel of your operating system to your taste. By extension, it is also the quickest. What is convenient about employing icon themes is the fact that you need not make any significant changes to your machine. Just install the icon […]

The post 10 Best Icon Themes for Ubuntu (2021 Edition) first appeared on FOSSMint - Computers, How-to's, Internet, Tips and Tricks.

10 Best Linux Tools For Digital Artists [2021]

Tuesday 5th of October 2021 06:32:23 AM

There is no shortage of graphic design software for Linux users. While it is possible to create stunning graphics and make professional edits with several online software, today’s focus is on the most effective, memory-friendly software for Linux. Please note that these applications are listed randomly and not in order of their popularity, complexity, functionality, […]

The post 10 Best Linux Tools For Digital Artists [2021] first appeared on FOSSMint - Computers, How-to's, Internet, Tips and Tricks.

More in Tux Machines

Windows box won't boot? SystemRescue 9 may help

The latest version of an old friend of the jobbing support bod has delivered a new kernel to help with fixing Microsoft's finest. It used to be called the System Rescue CD, but who uses CDs any more? Enter SystemRescue, an ISO image that you can burn, or just drop onto your Ventoy USB key, and which may help you to fix a borked Windows box. Or a borked Linux box, come to that. SystemRescue 9 includes Linux kernel 5.15 and a minimal Xfce 4.16 desktop (which isn't loaded by default). There is a modest selection of GUI tools: Firefox, VNC and RDP clients and servers, and various connectivity tools – SSH, FTP, IRC. There's also some security-related stuff such as Yubikey setup, KeePass, token management, and so on. The main course is a bunch of the usual Linux tools for partitioning, formatting, copying, and imaging disks. You can check SMART status, mount LVM volumes, rsync files, and other handy stuff. Usefully, there's also a full local copy of the website and all documentation, including a console-mode web browser to read it with. Read more

GNOME Shell ’Extensions Manager’ App Gets a Big Ol’ Update

Remember that new app for installing GNOME extensions I wrote about earlier this month? Well, it just got its first major update. And it adds a ton of much-requested features. For those unfamiliar with it, Extension Manager is a desktop app that lets you search, browse, manage, and install GNOME extensions without having to use a web browser. The app is built in GTK4 and libadwaita and is available to install from Flathub. Read more

today's howtos

  • Hosting my static sites with nginx

    Originally I thought that running my own servers would require a lot of maintenance and be a huge pain, but I was chatting with Wesley about what kind of maintainance their servers require, and they convinced me that it might not be that bad. So I decided to try out moving all my static sites to a $5/month server to see what it was like. Everything in here is pretty standard but I wanted to write down what I did anyway because there are a surprising number of decisions and I like to see what choices other people make.

  • How To Install Wireshark on Debian 11 - idroot

    In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Wireshark on Debian 11. For those of you who didn’t know, Wireshark is a free and open source software (FOSS) allows users to easily capture and analyze packets. In real scenarios Wireshark was useful to detect anomalies in network traffic. Wireshark can be also used to sniff traffic. Wireshark is a cross-platform software that is available for various Linux/UNIX distributions, Mac-OS, Solaris, BSD & Windows, etc. 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 Wireshark network protocol analyzer on a Debian 11 (Bullseye).

  • How to Install Python 3.10 (or 3.11) on CentOS - Linux Stans

    In this tutorial, we’re going to show you how to install Python (the latest version) on CentOS with step-by-step instructions. This tutorial includes instructions for Python 3.10 and Python 3.11 on CentOS 7 and CentOS 8.

  • How to Route Traffic to Docker Containers With Traefik Reverse Proxy – CloudSavvy IT

    Traefik is a leading reverse proxy and load balancer for cloud-native operations and containerized workloads. It functions as an edge router that publishes your services to the internet. Traefik routes requests to your containers by matching request attributes such as the domain, URL, and port. The proxy incorporates automatic service discovery so you can add new containers in real-time, without restarting the Traefik service. In this guide, we’ll put together a simple Traefik v2 deployment that will publish multiple Docker containers. This lets you use one Docker installation to provide several services over the same port, such as a web application, API, and administration panel.

  • How to convert Centos 8 Linux to Alma Linux 8

    CentOS Linux 8 was discontinued at the end of 2021. Check out more information about that in this in this article CentOS Linux 8 will end in 2021 and shifts focus to CentOS Stream. The team at CentOS decided to shift focus to CentOS stream, an upstream version of RHEL. CentOS stream places itself between Fedora Linux and RHEL. It is not 100% RHEL clone but ahead of RHEL development. Other distros that are 100% compatible with RHEL 8 have come up including Rocky Linux and Alma Linux. In this guide, we will learn how to convert an existing CentOS 8 distribution into Alma Linux without reinstalling a new operating system. The Alma Linux team provides an automated script for this purpose. An in-place upgrade does not require formatting of hard disk and due to that fact all settings, programs, and files on your current CentOS 8 system will be preserved.

  • LFCS – Creating LDAP on Ubuntu | Linux.org

    I hope you have looked over the previous article to set up OpenLDAP on CentOS 7 system found here. This will build on that article somewhat. We are going to install and configure OpenLDAP on Ubuntu and create an initial database. I did not do some things done here in the previous article, so you may learn something useful here for CentOS or Ubuntu.

Proprietary Software and DRM

  • Best Free and Open Source Alternatives to Atlassian Bitbucket

    Atlassian Corporation Plc is a software company founded in 2002 that develops products for software developers, project managers and other software development teams. It employs over 7,000 people and is headquartered in Sydney, Australia. Atlassian produces a range of proprietary software including software for collaboration, development, and issue tracking software for teams. Atlassian dominates several markets where it still has intense competition. Broadly speaking, they offer software in three large buckets: These are software development tools; help desk software, or IT service management; and workflow management software. When you think of Atlassian, think project management and collaboration tools. Many of their programs use a number of open source components. And their GitHub repositories hold lots of open source code. But their main range of software is proprietary. This series looks at free and open source alternatives to Atlassian’s products.

  • Obsidian is a Notion Alternative for Hardcore Markdown Users for Creating Knowledge Graph of Notes [Ed: Why does a site that calls itself "It's FOSS" so enthusiastically promote non-FOSS? And not the first time, either]

    Initially, I thought that Obsidian was an open source software. It was only when I was looking for their source code repository (after I finished writing this article) that I realized it is free-to-use application but not FOSS (free and open source software). Which is a shame because it’s a damn good application and hence I continued to feature it here.

  • Digital Right to Repair Coalition Letter of Support: SMART

    On behalf of the Digital Right to Repair Coalition (“The Repair Association”), an organization representing over 400 member companies across a variety of industries, I’m writing to ask for your support of consumer choice and right to repair by advancing H.R.3664 – Save Money on Auto Repair Transportation (SMART) Act. The Repair Association is centered around a simple principle: consumers should have the right to repair the products they own. We believe that competition is an essential component of any market, including automotive repairs, and is better for consumers. We are dedicated to fighting against anti-competitive practices that stifle innovation, restrict small businesses, and disadvantage consumers, regardless of industry. Right to repair is a growing, consumers-first movement that is expanding as more people recognize that the law should put consumers first. The growing momentum around repair restrictions for electronics and consumer appliances has spurred companies like Microsoft and Apple to commit to taking action to expand their repair offerings. There’s much more work to be done. According to a new national survey from the CAR Coalition, an overwhelming majority (78%) of vehicle-owning voters support the federal right to repair legislation that protects against design patent abuse in the automotive industry, such as the SMART Act, and makes vehicle data more readily available. The Repair Association believes the SMART Act is an essential step forward in answering consumers’ call for stronger right to repair protections in the automotive repair industry and would serve as an example to other industries.