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How to Install Swift Programming Language on Ubuntu 20.04

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In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install Swift on Ubuntu 20.04 and 21.04.

Swift, often referred to as “Objective-C, without the C,” is an open-source programming language developed and maintained by AppleSwift is a general-purpose programming language built using a modern approach to safety, performance, and software design patterns. The Swift project aims to create the best available language for uses ranging from systems programming to mobile and desktop apps, scaling up to cloud services.

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Solus OS Review: A Linux Distribution That Does More with Less

Wed, 08/04/2021 - 21:00

Solus OS is a fresh take on Linux with a message: less is more. No hassling with settings. Everything is taken care of for you ahead of time. Learn more about this simple Linux distribution here.

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Pantavisor Linux Brings Container Portability and Agility to Embedded Systems on IoT

Wed, 08/04/2021 - 19:00

Pantacor team announced the release of Pantabox and community website Pantavisor.io. Inspired by other open-source projects like Busybox, Pantabox is a self-contained frontend for managing Pantavisor Linux directly on IoT devices. In addition to this, they’ve launched a new home for Pantavisor Linux – an open-source framework for containerized embedded Linux development at Pantavisor.io.

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Ubuntu’s New Desktop Installer Is Now Available for Public Testing, Here’s How to Test It

Wed, 08/04/2021 - 17:00

In early March, I took a first look at Ubuntu’s new Desktop Installer. Canonical provided web-based designs of the new installer ahead of its initial release, as part of the Ubuntu installation images, but now the installer written in Flutter is finally available for public testing in the latest daily build images of Ubuntu 21.10.

The biggest changes in Ubuntu’s new Desktop Installer, besides the modern design that applies to all of the installer’s pages, is a brand-new “Try or Install” page that includes a “Repair Installation” option to help you repair a broken Ubuntu system, the ability to turn off Intel RST (Rapid Storage Technology) if you’re installing Ubuntu alongside Windows, a new page to allocate disk space, and a new page to choose between Light and Dark themes.

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Nitrux 1.5.1 is Here and Comes with A Whole Host of Updates and Fixes

Wed, 08/04/2021 - 15:00

Nitrux has just released a new update to their 1.5 series of distributions, bringing us up to version 1.5.1. Here is what’s new.

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Valve and AMD Join Forces, Developing an Improved Linux CPU Driver

Wed, 08/04/2021 - 13:00

Valve and AMD are working together to develop a better CPU performance scaling driver for Linux, targeting the Steam Deck gaming console. The new driver will allow the processor in the Steam Deck to quickly ramp up to a higher performance state when needed and achieve better performance per watt.

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Open Compute Project: Redefining Open Source for the Data Center

Wed, 08/04/2021 - 11:45

When the Open Compute Project was founded (about 10 years ago), it began redefining the term “open source.” Before then, the term had primarily been applied to software, although it had, to a lesser degree, been applied to hardware as well.

At OCP, the term open applies to specifications regarding all aspects of a data center — from servers and network switches to power and cooling.

While this means that OCP usage is often much different from the way the open source software community talks, sometimes it’s exactly the same. That’s because OCP shares some of the same concerns as the open source software folks, such as avoiding vendor lock-in and building “vendor-agnostic.”

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Getting Started with UFW (Uncomplicated Firewall) on Ubuntu 20.04

Wed, 08/04/2021 - 11:25

UFW or Uncomplicated Firewall is an application to manage an iptables-based firewall on Ubuntu. UFW is the default firewall configuration tool for Ubuntu Linux and provides a user-friendly way to configure the firewall, the UFW command is just like English language so the commands are easy to remember. The UFW firewall supports IPv4 and IPv6.

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Gerbera Media Server 1.9.0 Released with New and Improved Features

Wed, 08/04/2021 - 11:15

Gerbera is a free UPnP media server which allows you to stream your digital media through your home network and consume it on a variety of UPnP compatible devices. It’s based on MediaTomb and works with any UPnP compliant client.

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Goggles Music Manager: An Open-source Music Collection Manager and Player

Wed, 08/04/2021 - 10:15

I’ve reviewed a smorgasbord of open source music players. But Linux is endowed with a huge selection, there remain a fair few I’ve yet to explore. For this review, I’m looking at Goggles Music Manager.

Goggles Music Manager is free and open-source software that lets you play and organize your music collection. It uses the FOX open-source, cross-platform widget toolkit.

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Top 5 Software Tools for Linux with Data Encryption

Wed, 08/04/2021 - 10:00

Data encryption is a must-have feature in today’s world of cybersecurity. It allows you to encode your data making it unintelligible to someone who doesn’t have the authorized access. To be more secure online, it might be a good idea to opt for software that comes with this useful feature by default.

In this article, you will find a list of the best programs with data encryption that run on Linux. Enjoy your reading!

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UnityX 10 Desktop Environment Makes Great Progress, Now Features New Panel and Sidebar Designs

Wed, 08/04/2021 - 08:00

Announced in early May, UnityX is the successor to Unity7, and, the next major release, UnityX 10, is planned for later this year as part of the upcoming Ubuntu Unity Remix 21.10 distribution, which, of course, will be based on the forthcoming Ubuntu 21.10 (Impish Indri) operating system release.

UnityX 10 promises great new features compared to Unity7, including a new sidebar design for the application launcher and the opened apps view, a new panel with system tray icons, including for standalone Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and PulseAudio icons, a Logout shortcut, as well as an pplication launcher and an “opened apps” shortcuts.

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3 Ways to Remove Files from Trash on Ubuntu Using GUI and Terminal

Tue, 08/03/2021 - 21:00

By choosing files and documents and hitting the “Remove” key on the keyboard, users can remove all data. Those files are then moved to Junk, a computer location for discarded data. Deleted files remain inside the “Trash” folder unless you elect to clear it or restored the contents. Throughout this article, we’ll look at the first choice: how and where to delete documents via Trash. Learn to remove files from trash on Ubuntu using GUI and Terminal.

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How to Install Java 16 in Rocky Linux and AlmaLinux

Tue, 08/03/2021 - 19:30

Java is a cross-platform, object-oriented, and multipurpose programming language that is primarily used for creating mobile, web, and cloud applications. Additionally, you can use Java to create games, chatbots, enterprise applications, and a whole lot more. Installing v. 16 is simple with this tutorial.

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9 Best File Comparison and Difference (Diff) Tools for Linux

Tue, 08/03/2021 - 19:00

While writing program files or normal text files, programmers and writers sometimes want to know the difference between two files or two versions of the same file. When you compare two computer files on Linux, the difference between their contents is called a diff. Learn more about Diff tools for Linux here.

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Linux for Starters: Your Guide to Linux – Understanding the File System – Part 12

Tue, 08/03/2021 - 17:00

Ubuntu has a very different file system compared to Windows. It’s organized in a completely different way designed to offer more security, but it’ll feel unfamiliar if you’ve come exclusively from a Windows background.

It’s therefore worth devoting time to learning about the file system in Ubuntu.

 

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Xfce Apps Update for July 2021 Brings New Releases of Catfish, Mousepad, Sensors Plugin, and More

Tue, 08/03/2021 - 15:00

July 2021 looks to have been another slow month for Xfce’s apps updates, but we did receive some important ones, starting with the Catfish file searching tool, which received not one but two releases that enabled the sidebar by default, added local source (pip) installation support, enabled support for searching compressed files, added full-text search in PDF documents, improved Wayland support, added support for message and troff mimetypes in full-text search, and added new persistent settings for searching file contents and thumbnail view.

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Nitrux 1.5.1 Released with Latest KDE Plasma Desktop, Updated Installer

Tue, 08/03/2021 - 14:30

Nitrux 1.5.1 appears to be a small update to the Nitrux 1.5 series of the distribution, which shipped last month as one of the first to support the Linux 5.13 kernel series. Now, the new release ships with updated kernels, including Linux 5.4.137 LTS as the default kernel, as well as Linux 5.10.55 LTS and Linux 5.13.7, which can be installed from the repositories.

Nitrux also supports Liquorix and Xanmod kernels, currently Linux 5.12.0-19.3, 5.13.7, and 5.13.7-cacule, as well as Linux-Libre LTS and non-LTS kernels, currently Linux 5.10.55 and 5.12.19, all of which can be installed from the repositories.

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Supply Chain Flaws Found in Python Package Repository

Tue, 08/03/2021 - 13:00

Administrators overseeing the Python Package Index (PyPI) in recent days found themselves responding to vulnerabilities found in the repository of open source software, the latest security problems to hit the Python community.

Most recently, the PyPI group sent out fixes for three vulnerabilities that were discovered by security researcher RyotaK and published on his blog. Two of the vulnerabilities could be used by bad actors to delete documentation or roles within the software package. The third flaw was found in a GitHub Actions workflow within the PyPI repository that, if exploited, could allow a hacker to write permission against the repository and launch malicious code on pypi.org.

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How to Create Backup with tar Command in Linux

Tue, 08/03/2021 - 11:50

Hello Linux Geeks, if you are looking for free command line backup tools on Linux systems then tar command is the solution for you. Tar command can create backup of your application, configurations files and folders of the system.

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