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Firefox 96 Enters Public Beta Testing with Several Improvements

Firefox 96 isn’t a major update, but it’s the first release of the open-source web browser in 2022 and introduces several performance and security improvements to make your browsing experience more enjoyable, reliable, and safe. For example, the upcoming Firefox release significantly reduces the main thread load, improves noise-suppression and...

How To Setup MySQL With Docker In Linux

This guide explains how to set up MySQL with docker and how to connect to MySQL databases from the command line and MySQL Workbench graphical client in Linux.

Plasma Mobile Gear 21.12 Released for Linux Phones

Packing three months' worth of improvements since the Plasma Mobile Gear 21.08 update, Plasma Mobile Gear 21.12 is the first release of the software suite to switch its telephony stack from oFono to ModemManager. As you may know, ModemManager integrates with the NetworkManager network management daemon, which is currently being...

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...

Tails 4.25 Anonymous Linux OS Released

The monthly Tails releases continue, and Tails 4.25 is here to introduce a brand-new and simple backup utility to help users back up their Persistent Storage from the USB flash drive where they run Tails to another Tails USB stick. Contributed by David A. Wheeler, the new backup tool offers...

Shorewall – A High-Level Firewall for Configuring Linux Servers

Setting up a firewall in Linux can be very daunting for a newbie, or for someone not very familiar with iptables. Luckily, there is a very easy-to-use solution in Shorewall.

Freespire 8.0 Comes Tightly Integrated with Google Services

The developers behind Freespire 8.0 have decided to put a strong focus on and take full advantage of Google’s services with this release. Learn more here.

AssaultCube 1.3 Free Multiplayer Shooter is Finally Here

AssaultCube is a free multiplayer first-person shooter game, based on the CUBE engine. It hasn't seen a new release since 2013, but now it’s back with AssaultCube 1.3 Lockdown Edition to the delight of all Linux fans.

Kafdrop Security Flaw Exposes Kafka Clusters Data

Researchers at Spectral recently discovered a security flaw in Kafdrop, a popular open-source UI and management interface for Apache Kafka clusters that has been downloaded more than 20 million times. The Kafdrop flaw has allowed the data from Kafka clusters – everything from financial transactions to mission-critical data – to...

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.

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