A free and open source Firefox fork that is focused on privacy, security and freedom
Firefox is a great web browser. But Mozilla made some poor choices in the last few years with both Firefox and their stances regarding internet privacy and digital rights.
Because of that, some Firefox users are starting to look for alternatives. And one of those alternatives, that gets a lot of attention lately, is LibreWolf – a fork of Firefox focused on privacy, security and freedom.
Basically LibreWolf is an exact clone of the latest up to date Firefox release but it removes all telemetry, anything that phones home either to Mozilla or somebody else ( for example, it removes the Google search engine ) and it is hardened using arkenfox’s user.js and pyllyukko’s user.js. It even comes with uBlock Origin out of the box.
This sounds great. You basically don’t have to mess with any
about:config settings and/or user profiles. LibreWolf basically does everything for you. However…
While LibreWolf seems to be a great community-driven project, it just might not be for everyone.
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a lightweight, free and open source contant blocker writtent specifically for Safari
When I think of contenct blockers, I immediately think of uBlock Origin ( which is so much more than just a content blocker but, for the sake of this article, let’s pretend it’s just that ). Unfortunately, Safari users can’t enjoy the benefits of such an extension anymore. Why? Because Apple won’t allow it…
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An easy and familiar way to install Arch linux using the Calamares installer
Arch is a fantastic Linux distro. From being a rolling release to its stability, to the Pacman package manager and AUR. Not to mention the Arch Wiki. However, the lack of a default GUI installer drives users away to other Arch-based distros like Manjaro and ArcoLinux.
But if you want to run pure Arch, you can either follow the installation guide or use an installer like Anarchy, Zen or ezarch. Another way, a more familiar way for most users, is the Calam Arch Installer which allows you to install vanilla Arch Linux using the Calamares installer.
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LuLu, the free and open source firewall for macOS, updated with native support for M1 Macs.
With the built-in macOS firewall, you can block incoming connections, but what do you do when you want to block outgoing connectons? You can either use custom host files ( search FSM for host files, there’s a few articles on it. Also, see our GitLab repo for more info ), or use LuLu. Or both…
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A free and open source cross platform tool that allows you to convert potentially dangerous PDFs, Microsoft Office or LibreOffice documents, or images into safe PDFs
How many times have you heard “Don’t open attachments”? It’s a solid advice, but 1. most people don’t follow this advice and 2. depending on your job ( i.e journalist ) most of the time it’s almost impossible to follow.
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run Apple TV’s gorgeous aerial screensavers on your Linux machine
I showed you how to run Apple TV’s gorgeous aerial screensavers on your Mac and Windows machine. Now it’s time to make them run on a Linux machine thanks to xscreensaver-aerial.
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run Apple TV’s gorgeous aerial screensavers on your Mac
Back in 2015, I showed you how to run the new ( back then ) and gorgeous Apple TV aerial screensavers on your Mac. This is possible thanks to an app called Aerial.
Aerial is a macOS screensaver that lets you play videos from Apple’s tvOS screensaver. This includes classic Aerial videos shot over various cities and locations (New York, San Francisco, China…), Earth videos from the ISS, and the new underwater videos introduced in tvOS 13.
Starting with version 2.0, Aerial also includes videos from 3rd parties that kindly shared them, and you can also now add your own!
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run Apple TV’s gorgeous aerial screensavers on your Windows machine
I showed you how to run Apple TV’s gorgeous aerial screensavers on your Mac and Linux machine. Now it’s time to make them run on a Windows machine.
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add some life to your terminal with Zsh and Oh My Zsh
Using the terminal can be a huge productivity boost. But, most of the time, the default terminal emulator’s look and configuration sucks.
So why not add some life to your terminal with the Z shell ( Zsh ) and Oh my Zsh ( includes nearly 300 optional plugins and over 140 themes from 1700+ contributors ).
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making GNOME look like macOS Big Sur
A few days ago I wrote a tutorial on how to dualboot macOS and Linux on a Mac. I expected a bunch of questions that I couldn’t possible answer. Instead, I received a few questions on how did I customized GNOME to look like macOS.
Even if the internet is full of tutorials on how to customize every single DE available, I decided to write a tutorial on how I do it, which is slightly different from what is out there, posted on the webz.
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