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OpenSnitch, an application firewall for Linux, is no longer under active development. This didn't mean it was the end for this project though, because Gustavo forked it about 8 months ago, and has been constantly improving it since.
The application monitors outbound connections that your applications are trying to make, preventing or permitting their connection based on a set of rules (the user is prompted to allow or deny access when no existing rules are found).
There’s lots of fun in the terminal. How about a classic iconic tile-matching puzzle video game? Step forward tetris, a terminal interface for Tetris with the main file coded in a mere 333 lines of Haskell.
Most people have at least heard of open source software by now—and even have a fairly good idea of what it is. Learn what open source licenses are, which one to choose, and why it matters.
In a single sentence, nnn can be probably best summarized as software seeking to bridge the gap between the terminal and the desktop environment.
Clear Linux OS is the best benchmarking distro. But what's it like to live with?
For this article, we’re looking at a different take on cowsay. It goes by the name xcowsay. This program displays a cute graphical cow and speech bubble. The program was first started over 12 years ago, but it’s still under active development, with a new release published only last week.
dutree is a command line tool to analyze disk usage. It’s written in the Rust programming language. It’s free and open source software. How does it compare to other disk usage analyzers?
If you like the Microsoft Windows 10 tiling style, you can easily get your GNOME Shell desktop to support it with the help of an extension called WinTile. The extension brings quarter tiling functionality to GNOME Shell, using the Super/Win + Arrow keys or using the mouse (with previews and snapping when dragging the windows to the edges).
Cod is a new command line completion daemon written in Go for Bash and Zsh. The tool detects the usage of --help commands to generate autocompletion for commands that don't support it.
IIf you have an older PC, or a small single board computer-based system, you probably want to run a version of Linux that's light on resources and easy to download. In this gallery, we look at very small footprint Linux distros.
In contrast to biodiversity records from some museums and herbaria, data from the citizen-science project iNaturalist is relatively free of character, structure, format and content errors.
Many of the text games we’re covered on LinuxLinks have focused on the roguelike genre. But how about a real-time terminal-based game? And a space shooter to boot? Interested? If so, why not check out Terminal Phase, a fast paced, action-packed game.
If you’re curious about Tor browser, then you already know how important your privacy and anonymity online can be. And yes, Tor browser is a great tool that can help keep you safe. But there’s a lot of confusion about its pros and cons, and especially, about how it relates to VPNs
Linux Mint 19.3 is the latest minor release of Linux Mint 19. The release available in the flavors Cinnamon, Mate and Xfce as usually, introduces several changes and new features, brings refinements, and bug fixes among other things.
There are 3 models of the Raspberry Pi 4 (RPI4) available. They are identical except for the amount of RAM onboard; choose from 1GB of RAM, 2 GB of RAM, or 4GB of RAM. There’s no way of upgrading the RAM once a user has made their purchase. So it’s pretty important to choose the model that best fits your requirements, or you may end up spending more than necessary, or even need to buy extra RPI4’s. For this week’s blog, I’m seeking to provide information that’ll help you determine which model of the RPI4 to get.
We can't evaluate a laptop with every possible Linux distribution, but in the case of noteworthy designs like the Dragonfly Elite, we want to at least see if one of the more popular distros installs cleanly, detects all the hardware, and is a good daily driver. The HP Dragonfly Elite is a great Windows laptop—but how well does it run Linux?
I’ve reviewed a smorgasbord of open source music players. But there’s still quite a few I’ve yet to put through their paces. For this review, I’m looking at Deepin Music. The software bills itself as a “beautiful and simple music player that plays local audio. It supports viewing lyrics during playback, playing lossless audio, and playlist customization”.
In today’s article, we’ll give you 5 possible reasons for why you may consider using Manjaro as your daily driver OS.
This article presents 4 tools for recording your Linux desktop. All work under X11, and there are also a couple of solutions for recording your Linux screen under Wayland.
Zorin OS touts itself as a Windows alternative and is targeting Windows users that are looking to switch to Linux. Check out our review of Zorin OS.
bandwhich is a relatively new terminal bandwidth utilization tool for Linux, *BSD and macOS, written in Rust. It shows the current network utilization by process, connection and remote IP/hostname.
This week, I’ve been exploring LXMusic. It’s a minimalist music player for LXDE, a lightweight desktop environment. LXMusic is written in the C programming language, and uses GTK+, a highly usable, feature rich toolkit for creating graphical user interfaces. LXMusic is based on xmms2, using xmms2d, a daemon through which XMMS2 clients playback and manage music.
Zorin OS is focusing on replacing Windows systems with Zorin OS in Schools, businesses, and other organizations by releasing a centralized management tool called Zorin Grid.
Open source database vendor MariaDB updates its flagship platform with new features to enable the convergence of transactional and analytical databases
openEuler, New Firefox 72 Released, Linus Say No To ZFS In Kernel, New Dell Linux Laptop, Nvidia Wakes Up
elementary OS is a distribution based on Ubuntu that focuses mainly on non-technical users. That pretty much describes me. I’ve been meaning to try elementary OS for a while. Before doing so, I’m going to explore some apps designed for it, starting with Melody. Melody is a music player designed for elementary OS but runs on other Linux distributions. Luke puts Melody under the microscope.
Can Photopea be a viable Photoshop alternative for Linux users? Let's take a brief look at this interesting web based tool.
When you get hooked on a game like Mindustry, it's hard to put it down and play anything else. It's also open source and it's awesome.
Most people practicing DevOps are familiar with the work of Gene Kim. You might have been introduced to DevOps and "The Three Ways" through The Phoenix Project, or you might rely on The DevOps Handbook as a guide to change your team’s culture and increase their productivity. Kim is back with a new volume from the perspective of a lead developer and architect in The Unicorn Project.
We run through updates to popular lightweight open-source distro. Hands on Linux Mint 19.3 was completed late last year and is a long-term support release with support until 2023, so we decided to put it through its paces.…
conrad is a free and open source command-line tool designed to help you track conferences and meetups. The tool is written in Python.
Translation is an important step in software localization which helps make software more popular globally, and impacts international user experience. In recent years, localization processes have been evolving worldwide to become more continuous, faster, efficient with automation. In Fedora, the development of the Zanata platform and its plugins, then Transtats, and now the migration to […]
The easiest and best Linux desktop had a new long-term support release during the holidays. Here's what's new and neat in this latest version.
Endeavour OS NetInstaller, Kubuntu Focus Laptop, Darktable 3.0 Released, Kdenlive 19.12 Released
exa is a modern replacement for ls, a venerable command-line program that’s an integral part of any Linux distribution.
Topics covered in this episode: Linux Mint 19.3 Released, Dual GPU Improvements Coming to Gnome, Purism Announces Librem Server, FUSE For macOS Goes Closed Source, Life Is Strange 2
I haven't used the Fast Light Toolkit?(FLTK)?for anything serious yet, but I'm a fan of the?C++ GUI toolkit that's pretty simple to learn and (in my experience) reliable even across updates. When I found out that there was a desktop environment built with FLTK, I was eager to try it—and I was quickly glad I did. The Equinox Desktop Environment (EDE) is a fast and simple desktop written in C++ and FLTK for Unix desktops.
The most humble of window managers, TWM, is a little akin to those sample photographs you get when you buy a picture frame. It's basic, almost a bare-minimum proof of concept that Xorg ships with the X11 Windows System to demonstrate that a desktop can indeed be created for a graphical user interface (GUI).
In today’s post, you’ll read a full review of Ubuntu MATE 19.10, and why we think it was the best this year.
The clipboard is an important OS feature that many take for granted. GPaste adds functionality to a utility that many cannot live without. After a couple weeks of use we decided to outline how install and use GPaste as well as explain it's many benefits and features.
Ubuntu Releases User Survey, Ubuntu Cinnamon, Microsoft Teams Out For Linux, Canonical Sponsors WSL Conference?, Upstream Graphics Too Little Too Late, Type Knight
For this week’s blog, I’m putting the Raspberry Pi 4 through its paces as a viewer for Portable Document Format (PDF) files. I look at the pre-installed solutions including qpdfview, comparing them to the many other PDF viewers in the Raspbian repositories.
Java was first introduced by Sun Microsystems in 1995. The project was started in the lab of Sun Microsystems by James Gosling, Mike Sheridan, Patrick Naughton. There were more people in the team but these three were main. The name of this team was the Green Team.
nyancat is an animated, color, ANSI-text program that renders a loop of the classic Nyan Cat animation.
Deepin is a rising star among Linux distributions. What does it offer compared to other distributions? How is it in actual everyday use? Let's find out.
Golly is a free and open source cross-platform application for exploring Conway’s Game of Life and many other types of cellular automata.
The FVWM window manager started out as modifications to TWM, back in 1993. After several years of iteration, what emerged is an extremely customizable environment where any behavior, action, or event is configurable. It has support for custom key bindings, mouse gestures, theming, scripting, and much more.
gorss is a simple free and open source RSS/Atom reader. It’s written in the Golang language. The program offers support for highlighting specific words.
The Xfce desktop has a specific, self-stated goal: to be fast on a system with low resources while being visually appealing and user-friendly. It's been the de facto choice for lightweight Linux distributions (or remixes) for years and is often cited by its fans as a desktop that provides just enough to be useful, but never so much as to be a burden.
nnn is a very fast file manager created to work seamlessly with desktop environments and GUI utilities. The ncurses based keyboard-driven terminal application should run smoothly on the Raspberry Pi, Termux on Android, Linux, macOS, BSD, Cygwin and WSL.
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