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    Parsing config files with Lua

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    11m Not all applications need configuration files; many applications benefit from starting fresh each time they are launched. Simple utilities, for instance, rarely require preferences or settings that persist across uses. However, when you write a complex application, it[he]#039[/he]s nice for users to be able to configure how they interact with it and how it interacts with their system. That[he]#039[/he]s what configuration files are for, and this article discusses some of the
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    Ubuntu 21.04 Users Get Major Kernel Security Update, 17 Vulnerabilities Patched

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    1h26m Canonical released today a new major Linux kernel security update for the Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo) release to address a total of 17 security vulnerabilities.
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    Program on FreeDOS with Bywater BASIC

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    2h40m In the early days of personal computing—from the late 1970s and through the 1980s—many people got their start with BASIC programming. BASIC was a universal programming language that came built into most personal computers, from Apple to IBM PCs. When we started the FreeDOS Project in June 1994, it seemed natural that we should include an open source BASIC environment. I was excited to discover one already existed in Bywater BASIC.
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    Updated 14 Best RSS Feed Readers for Linux in 2021

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    3h54m RSS (Rich Site Summary or also Really Simple Syndication) is a popular and standardized web format used to deliver regularly changing content on the web. It is employed by blogs, news-related sites as well as other sites to deliver their content as an RSS Feed to Internet users interested in it.
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    Python 3.10 beta in Fedora Linux

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    5h9m The Python developers have already released three beta versions of Python 3.10.0. You can try the latest one in Fedora Linux today! Test your Python code with 3.10 early to be ready for the final 3.10.0 release in October. Install Python 3.10 on Fedora Linux If you run Fedora Linux, you can install Python 3.10 […]
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    How to Use Port Knocking To Secure SSH Service in Linux

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    6h23m Port Knocking is a nifty technique of controlling access to a port by only allowing legitimate users access to the service running on a server. It works in such a way that when the right sequence of connection attempts is made, the firewall gladly opens the port that was closed.
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    Set Process Priorities with the Nice and Renice Commands in Linux

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    7h37m In a Linux system, you will have hundreds of processes running. In this tutorial, we will learn to use the nice and renice commands in Linux to set process priorities, using various examples.
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    Brave Search Engine Opens For Beta Testing

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    8h52m It is no secret that Google and other search engines rely on showing ads to their users. When a user performs a query in the search engine, the search engine collects the user’s private information such as specific location, device type, browser history, etc. to serve personalized ads.
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    How To Fix "Cannot access storage file, Permission denied" Error in KVM Libvirt In Linux

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    10h6m This brief tutorial explains two methods to fix "Cannot access storage file, Permission denied" error in KVM Libvirt in Linux.
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    How to Install FFmpeg in Linux

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    11h20m FFmpeg is one of the best multimedia frameworks that contains various tools for different tasks. For example, the ffplay is a portable media player that can be used to play audio/video files, ffmpeg can convert between different file formats, ffserver can be used to stream live broadcasts and ffprobe is able to analyze multimedia stream.
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    Blogging with WordPress | WordPress 101

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    12h22m Welcome back to WordPress 101 series. In this series, we’re learning the basics of WordPress. WordPress is used to create all types of websites such as eCommerce, Forums, Social networking sites, etc.
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    A very successful first KernelCI hackfest

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    13h23m Earlier this month, Collabora took part in the very first KernelCI hackfest, initiated as a joint effort with the Google Chrome OS team. Here's a look at what was accomplished, including new tests added, coverage extended, and more.
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    Google is Trying Hard to Use Rust Code in the Linux Kernel

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    14h25m Google said on Thursday that they are funding a project to improve the security of Linux by writing the kernel part of the operating system in the Rust programming language. The main goal of the push to bring Rust to Linux is to wipe out an entire class of memory-related security bugs in the kernel.
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    How to Merge PDF Files Using GUI & CLI Tools in Linux

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    15h27m Whether you prefer to use a command-line or graphical application, several tools are available for free to combine multiple PDF files in Linux.
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    Replace du with dust on Linux

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    16h28m If you work on the Linux command line, you will be familiar with the du command. Knowing commands like du, which returns information about disk usage quickly, is one of the ways the command line makes programmers more productive. Yet if you're looking for a way to save even more time and make your life even easier, take a look at dust, which is du rewritten in Rust with more intuitiveness.read more
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    13 Important Privacy and Security Settings in Ubuntu Linux

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    17h30m Everybody should be concerned about their privacy and security in this day and age. It is a common misconception that if you are running Linux you do not need to concern yourselves with privacy and security issues. In this article, you will learn about best practices that you can follow to avoid privacy risks and leaks.
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    Vim vs. Nano vs. Emacs: Three sysadmins weigh in

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    18h31m Three editors. Three experts. Which Linux text editor is right for you?
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    How to play Tetris clone Tint on the Ubuntu command line

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    19h33m Tetris is our childhood favorite falling blocks game. The 90s generation has literally grown up playing this game and the best thing about it is that even today, it is as popular as it was years ago.
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    KDE Plasma 5.22.2 Released with Better Flatpak and Wayland Support

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    20h34m The KDE Project released today KDE Plasma 5.22.2 as the second point release to the latest KDE Plasma 5.22 desktop environment series to address more bugs, regressions, and improve existing features.
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    Why I love programming on FreeDOS with GW-BASIC

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    21h36m When I was growing up, it seemed every "personal computer" from the TRS-80 to the Commodore to the Apple let you write your own programs in the Beginners[he]#039[/he] All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code (BASIC) programming language. Our family had a clone of the Apple II called the Franklin ACE 1000, which—as a clone—also ran AppleSoft BASIC. I took to AppleSoft BASIC right away and read books and magazines to teach myself about BASIC programming.