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    New Garuda Linux “Hawk Eagle” Released With LibreWolf Browser / FossBytes · Yesterday - 09:23 · 1 minute

New Garuda Linux "Hawk Eagle" Released With LibreWolf Browser

Following its monthly release model, the Garuda team has announced a new version called Garuda Linux “Hawk Eagle” (210225).

Like all previous releases, this February update also comes with a new edition called KDE Dragonized BlackArch Edition. It features the BlackArch repository, tweaks, and most common tools.

So, in total, Garuda now has 16 editions with different desktop environments: KDE Multimedia, GNOME, Xfce, LXQT-Kwin, Wayfire, i3WM, Qtile, MATE, Cinnamon, Recbox, UKUI, BSPWM, dr460nized, dr460nized gaming, dr460nized blackarch, Barebone KDE, and GNOME.

Another important change that Garuda Linux “Hawk Eagle” has brought for all editions (except Xfce and i3WM) is the inclusion of the LibreWolf (with extensions) as the default web browser.

As you may know, LibreWolf is a community-maintained fork of the Firefox browser, which focuses on privacy and security.

Furthermore, Garuda has added minimal and blazing fast Starship as the default prompt for both Fish and Zsh shell.

Among the edition-specific updates, GNOME has returned to PulseAudio replacing Pipewire, and now uses Fish as the default shell.

Qtile now has a new command-line app and simplified script that lets you manage wallpapers and pywal theming.

Other important key changes in Garuda Linux “Hawk Eagle” are as follows:

  • auto-cpufreq daemon is now “opt-in” instead of “opt-out”
  • Improvements to Performance and Powersave Tweaks package
  • Linux-zen as the default kernel
  • Visual changes and bug fixes for dr460nized editions
  • The setup-assistant now features gaming and kernel choices
  • Replaced gufw with the new Plasma firewall and Spectacle with Flameshot
  • Major design overhaul for LXQT-Kwin

At last, if you’re already using Garuda Linux, run a single command to upgrade your system to the latest version:

sudo pacman -Syu

You can also download the ISO image of any of the editions from here and install it from scratch by following the official installation instructions .

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    3 Linux terminals you need to try / · Yesterday - 08:02 edit

In 2021, there are more reasons why people love Linux than ever before. In this series, I'll share 21 different reasons to use Linux. The ability to choose your own terminal is a big reason to use Linux.

Many people think once you've used one terminal interface, you've used them all. But users who love the terminal know there are minor but important differences between them. This article looks at three of my favorites.

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    How to use the Linux anacron command / · 2 days ago - 08:02 edit

In 2021, there are more reasons why people love Linux than ever before. In this series, I'll share 21 different reasons to use Linux. Automation is one of the best reasons to use Linux.

One of my favorite things about Linux is its willingness to do work for me. Instead of performing repetitive tasks that eat up my time, or are prone to error, or that I'm likely to forget, I schedule Linux to do them for me.

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    Kali Linux 2021.1 Released With New Features: How To Download Or Upgrade / FossBytes · 2 days ago - 06:25 · 1 minute

Kali Linux 2021.1 Released With Command-Not-Found Package

Kali Linux ended last year with the release of v2020.4 . Its maker Offensive Security has now announced a new version, Kali Linux 2021.1, as the first release this year.

The latest version 2021.1 comes with enhancements to existing features, new hacking tools, and an updated core packages.

New Features In Kali Linux 2021.1

Starting with core components, v2021.1 has upgraded the Linux kernel to its latest long-term support version 5.10 and desktop environments Xfce and KDE Plasma to version 4.16 and 5.20 , respectively.

Tweaked GTK3 theme on Xfce 4.16 Tweaked GTK3 theme on Xfce 4.16

One of the highlight features of Kali Linux 2021.1 is the addition of command-not-found package by default.

The Command-Not-Found not only suggests you install a package when it’s not already installed, but also points out the typo error with the correct word and gives the original message of “command not found” for an invalid command that doesn’t exist in Kali.

Command-Not-Found Command-Not-Found

As you may know, in the previous version 2020.4, Kali Linux partnered with CrackMapExec (CME) tool author byt3bl33d3r.

To further extend the partnership and support with more tool authors, Kali is now teaming up with BC Security for exclusive early access to “ Empire ” ( powershell-empire ) and “ StarKiller ” and Joohoi for its Fuzz Faster U Fool ( ffuf ) tool.

As usual, the latest Kali version has also added more new tools (to the network repositories), such as Airgeddon, Arjun, Chisel, GitLeaks, DumpsterDiver, and HTTProbe.

Among other key updates, this is what Kali Linux 2021.1 has included:

  • Workarounds for several terminals ( mate-terminal , terminator , tmux , konsole , and tilix )
  • Upgraded BusyBox and Rucky tool to version 1.32.0 and 2.1
  • New boot-animation for Kali NetHunter
  • Preliminary support of Kali ARM for Parallels on Apple Silicon and Raspberry Pi 400’s wireless card

How To Download Or Upgrade To Kali 2021.1?

If you want to get your hands on all of the above-mentioned features, you can download the new Kali 2021.1 images available for several platforms from here .

Or, if you’re already using Kali Linux, you can easily upgrade your system to the latest v2021.1 by running commands:

$ echo "deb kali-rolling main non-free contrib" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list

$ sudo apt update && sudo apt -y full-upgrade

$ [ -f /var/run/reboot-required ] && sudo reboot -f

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    Ardour 6.6 Released With Experimental Support For Apple M1 Systems / FossBytes · 3 days ago - 15:07 · 1 minute

Ardour 6.6 Released With Experimental Support For Apple M1 Systems

Ardour is an open source and cross-platform digital audio workstation (DAW) for audio engineers, musicians, soundtrack editors, and composers to record, edit, mix, master audio, and MIDI projects.

Recently, its new version Ardour 6.6 was released with several new features and the first official experimental build for the Apple M1 Systems.

One of the important new features that version 6.6 includes is an option to automatically show an automation-lane when you touch a control. ( Edit > Show Automation Lane on Touch )

You can check out the video below displaying the “show automation on touch” feature in action:

To make editing automation simpler and faster, Ardour 6.6 also now automatically puts auto-shown automation parameters into touch mode when graphically adding a new control point.

Moreover, it has brought another new feature that keeps track of xruns (overruns or underruns) per file while recording. By default, it lets you view x-run markers in regions and x-run count in source-list.

Among other key enhancements and bug fixes, this is what Ardour 6.6 brings:

  • ACE Fluidsynth plugin can now process MIDI sysex messages.
  • New Lua script to send tuning defined in a Scala file as MTS messages and arbitrary 12TET tuning (A = XXX Hz) as MTS messages.
  • User-configurable density (pixels-between-lines) for the editor grid.
  • Ability to close and save even if the audio/MIDI engine is stopped.
  • Fixed deadlock during export and race condition when deleting tracks.

Experimental Build of Ardour 6.6 for Apple M1 Systems

With version 6.6, Ardour is now officially available for all Apple’s systems powered by M1 chips.

Though you can download Ardour for Mac, you cannot install or run it as Ardour does not participate in Apple’s paid-for developers program.

However, a simple workaround is available that will let you install and run Ardour normally on M1-powered systems.

To download Ardour 6.6 for Mac, a free or demo version is available here or if you’re an Ardour subscriber, grab the full build from here .

For other operating systems, such as Windows and Linux, visit the official download page .

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    Why Linux is critical to edge computing / · 3 days ago - 08:01 edit

In 2021, there are more reasons why people love Linux than ever before. In this series, I'll share 21 different reasons to use Linux. Linux is the ideal operating system for experimenting with edge computing.

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    GeckoLinux Announces New Version Update With GNOME 3.38, KDE 5.21 / FossBytes · 4 days ago - 08:04 · 1 minute

GeckoLinux Announces New Version Update With GNOME 3.38, KDE 5.21

Last year, openSUSE-based GeckoLinux arrived with a refreshed ISO after a gap of two years.

Continuing its regular release, developers have now announced a new version 999.210221 update for all of its openSUSE Tumbleweed-based ROLLING editions.

The latest snapshot generated directly from unmodified openSUSE Tumbleweed and Packman repositories comes with a new polished version of several available desktop environments.

For instance, KDE Plasma 5.21 with Framework 5.79.0 and KDE applications 20.12, GNOME 3.38 , Xfce 4.16 , Cinnamon 4.8.6, Mate 1.24.1, and LXQt 0.16.

Additionally, it has also upgraded the Budgie desktop, which was revived last year, to its latest v10.5.2 with improved behavior of Nemo desktop icons and eliminated transparency from the bottom panel for better visibility and contrast.

Moreover, it has updated several component versions of the Pantheon desktop, which was introduced along with Budgie last year.

The new ISO has included the long-term support (LTS) Linux kernel 5.10.16 at the core, Calamares system installer 3.2.27 for easy but powerful options for reliable installation of the live system, and preinstalled applications for the particular desktop environment.

GeckoLinux has also continued to bring out-of-the-box support for proprietary media formats, hardware drivers, firmware, and additional user-installed multimedia applications, which now work automatically with restricted media codecs.

It has fixed several bugs and polished its unique out-of-the-box configuration on top of the stable and flexible openSUSE base.

At last, ROLLING editions images now feature pre-configured Google and Skype repositories for optional installation. As you may know, you can easily install third-party RPM packages using the graphical YaST package manager.

If you want to get your hands on the latest GeckoLinux v999.210221, grab the ROLLING edition ISO image from the official page .

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