📅 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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📅 December 5, 2020

Hypnotix: A Linux IPTV Streaming App With Support for Live TV, Movies and Series

a Linux IPTV streaming application with support for live TV, movies and series

 

Hypnotix is an IPTV streaming app, developed by the Linux Mint team ( will be integrated with Linux Mint 20.1 ), with support for live TV, movies and series. It comes with support for M3U URLs, Xtream API or local M3U playlists.

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📅 November 29, 2020

FOSS Front-Ends and Alternatives for Twitter, Instagram, Reddit, YouTube and more…

A list of free and open source front-ends and alternatives to popular services like like Twitter, Instagram, Reddit and YouTube

 

Here’s a list of free and open source front-ends and alternatives to popular services like Twitter, Instagram, Reddit and YouTube. This list will be updated as soon as more front-ends and alternative services will be available.
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📅 November 26, 2020

SongRec: An Open-Source Shazam Client for Linux

a free and open source Shazam client for Linux

 

Everybody knows Shazam. The service is owned by Apple and it can identify songs from a short sample which is fingerprinted and compared against it’s database. If you’re looking for a way to use Shazam on your Linux machine, you can take a look at SongRec.

SongRec is an open source client that uses Shazam’s audio fingerprinting algorithm and can identify a song from an audio file or by using the microphone.

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📅 November 25, 2020

UPDATED HOW TO: Install macOS Big Sur With OpenCore on Linux

how to install macOS Big Sur on Linux

 

UPDATE: Back in August 2020 I showed you how to install macOS Big Sur with OpenCore on Linux. Back then Big Sur was in beta and you had to take some extra steps to install it. Now, that Big Sur is out of beta, the installation process was simplified and I’ve decided to create a new tutorial instead of editing the old one, to avoid any confusion. Let’s get started…

If you’re running a Linux distro as your daily driver, you can still other distros and OS’. You can even enjoy macOS. You can run Catalina using the clover bootloader and you can even install macOS in a Docker container.

Today we’re going to take a look at how set up a simple macOS Big Sur VM in QEMU, accelerated by KVM.

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📅 November 17, 2020

HOW TO: Easily Automate Deleting Your Old Tweets, Likes, and DMs

Easily Automate Deleting Your Old Tweets, Likes, and DMs

 

There’s too much focus on deleting Facebook ( Instagram and Whatsapp too ) and for good reason. You should stop using it. And no, your business does not depend on it. But nobody seems to talk about Twitter.

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📅 November 13, 2020

Bloat Free, FOSS CLI Weather Apps

This should be the correct way to check the weather.

Thousands of apps and websites allow you to check the weather. Some more accurate than others, but they all ( well 99.9% of them ) have one thing in common. Bloat. They track you and load various of scripts that have nothing to do with you checking what’s the weather going to be like. But they come with a nice UI and it only costs $0.99.

So how to avoid all the unnecessary and potentially harmful bloat? By using free and open source projects that will allow you to check the weather with just one command.

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