📅 January 9, 2021

Dangerzone: Convert Potentially Dangerous PDFs, Office Documents and Images to a Safe PDF

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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📅 January 5, 2021

HOW TO: Run Apple’s Gorgeous Aerial Screensavers on Linux

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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📅 January 5, 2021

HOW TO: Run Apple’s Gorgeous Aerial Screensavers on Mac

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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📅 January 5, 2021

HOW TO: Run Apple’s Gorgeous Aerial Screensavers on Windows

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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📅 December 29, 2020

Zsh + Oh My Zsh on Linux and macOS

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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📅 December 26, 2020

HOW TO: Make GNOME Look Like macOS Big Sur

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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📅 December 24, 2020

Introduction to AppArmor and Firejail

an introduction to Linux security. AppArmor and Firejail

 

When it comes to computers, phones, the internet and so on, security is sometimes confused with privacy ( although sometimes they overlap ) and more often than not overlooked.

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📅 December 23, 2020

HOW TO: Use VirtualBox to Set Up Virtual Machines

Learn how easy it is to set up virtual machines with VirtualBox

 

Virtual Machines ( VM ) are great. They allow you to emulate additional operating systems, each in their own individual window, on a computer. For example, your can run a Linux instance in a VM on your Mac or Windows PC.

Many people have, at least, heard of VMWare and/or Parallels. But today we’re going to focus on a free, open-source and cross platform alternative. VirtualBox.

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📅 December 17, 2020

HOW TO: Dual Boot macOS and Linux

Dual-booting Linux ( or Windows ) alongside macOS is easy. Learn how to do it.

 

You can install macOS Catalina and macOS Big Sur on Linux. You can even install macOS Catalina in a Docker contrainer in Linux. So how about today we’re switching things around, and install Linux on a Mac? But instead of virtualizing it, which is trivial, we install Linux on bare metal.

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📅 December 11, 2020

HOW TO: Easily Apply and Change Alacritty Themes

easily apply and change alacritty themes

 

Alacritty might just be the fastest cross-platform terminal emulator in existence. You can easily customize it to your liking by creating a .ymlconfig file. Alacritty doesn’t create the config file for you, but it looks for one in the following locations:

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