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Fly Pie Is A GNOME Shell Launcher For Users With One Hand On The Mouse Most Of The Time

Fly Pie is a GNOME Shell launcher (available as an extension) designed for users who have one hand on the mouse most of the time. It can be used to launch applications, URLs, recent files, simulate hotkeys, access the clipboard, and more. It works under both X11 and Wayland.

All Virtual LibrePlanet 2022 Scheduled for March 19-20

Call for Sessions and FSF Award nominations have been extended until December 15. No news yet on whether Richard Stallman will be a speaker.

Acra: Open-source Database Protection with Field-level Encryption and Intrusion Detection

Acra’s features enable the implementation of application-level encryption in modern cloud applications, saving development costs and allowing tighter grip on sensitive data lifecycle. Security teams value that Acra unifies security control set around sensitive data, combining 9 strong data security controls on one choke point to data access: application-level encryption,...

How to Install PHP 8.1 on Ubuntu 21.04

In this tutorial, I am going to show you how to install the current stable release of PHP 8.1 on Ubuntu 21.04. PHP is a general-purpose scripting language suitable for web development. Most websites out there are programmed using PHP language because it is: Fast - PHP is fast because...

Multiple MySQL Instances on the Same Server

I’ve installed first MySQL and then MariaDB; again without a reason to install in that order. You can do it the other way (first Maria, then MySQL) or even different versions of the same database.

Best Free and Open Source Alternatives to Autodesk EAGLE

Autodesk EAGLE is available for Linux, but it’s proprietary software. What are the best free and open source alternatives to Autodesk EAGLE? EAGLE is a scriptable electronic design automation (EDA) application with schematic capture, printed circuit board (PCB) layout, auto-router, and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) features. Several open source alternatives are...

Open-source Vizio Lawsuit Takes an Ugly Turn

All the Software Freedom Conservancy wants is for Vizio to release the open-source Linux and software code it's bundled into its TV firmware. Is Vizio going to? Nope.

Open-Source Cloud-Native Security Analyzer Terrascan Embeds Security into Native DevOps Tooling

Tenable has enhanced Terrascan, an open-source cloud-native security analyzer that helps developers secure Infrastructure as Code (IaC). The new capabilities enable organizations to embed security into their DevOps tooling, pipelines, and supply chains, mitigating risks before infrastructure is provisioned.

9to5Linux Weekly Roundup: December 5th, 2021

This week was all about new distro releases. We’ve got Nitrux 1.7.1, 4MLinux 38.0, NixOS 21.11, EndeavourOS Atlantis, and last but not least a new Arch Linux ISO release, the first to be powered by the Linux 5.15 LTS kernel series. On top of that, we got a major Blender...

Gamebuntu Makes Gaming on Ubuntu Painless for Newcomers

While it may sound like a new Ubuntu-based distribution, Gamebuntu is in fact a simple application that automatically installs things needed for a complete and fully functional gaming setup on Ubuntu. The app is targeted at ex-Windows users (a.k.a. Linux newcomers) who want to switch from Windows to Linux/Ubuntu and...

Decentraland VR Platform Now a Patron Level “Blender” Member

The blockchain-based virtual world platform’s membership will bring at least $135,000 in additional funding to the open-source Blender project.

How to Use mkdir Command to Create Directories

In this article, we will go through various ways of creating directories using the mkdir command, as well as how to use most of its options. The mkdir (Make Directory) command allows you to create directories from the command line. When used with the right options, it can be a...

How to Install and Configure Grafana in Rocky Linux/AlmaLinux/CentOS 8

In this guide, we are going to learn how to install and configure Grafana in Rocky Linux/AlmaLinux/CentOS 8. This guide will also work on other RHEL 8 based derivatives. Grafana is a multi-platform, open-source analytics and interactive visualization web application. It provides charts, graphs, and alerts for the web when...

Best Linux Desktops for Pros 2021: Our Top 5

Some Linux distributions are easy, but others, they're for the experts. If that's you, read on. We're rating the best Linux desktops for pros here.

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