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Geolocation using Python


Geolocating is the process of retrieving location-related information about a given IP address. And yes! It can be done using Python! So, let’s get right to it. The first thing to do is to recover the html code from the webpage using the following: import requests from bs4 import BeautifulSoup u…

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Python for Data Science: Data Visualization


Python can be used to generate from simple to very complex graphs. In this segment, we’ll learn how to graph using python. Simple Linear Plot The first graph we should learn how to plot is a simple linear plot. Suppose that we have the following: import matplotlib.pyplot as plt x = [1, 2, 3, 4, 5…

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Tor Browser: Anonymity and Beyond


There are three types of web: the surface web, the deep web, and the dark web. All that you can access using your Google browser is known as the surface web - it is visible to one and all. The deep web is all information that is under lock and key. In other words, we don’t have access to it. The d…

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The Linux Rain is Now Brave Verified ✔


For those of you using the Brave web browser, I'm pleased to report we (The Linux Rain) are now Brave Verified. What does this mean? Well if you're using Brave, you're probably familiar with Brave Rewards, BAT (Basic Attention Token) and all that entails. So with being a Brave Verified Creator, we…

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Security Auditing Tools For Ubuntu


Malware, where aren’t thou found? Well, even our wonderful Ubuntu can be infected. So what can we do about it? Hope and pray we keep our system safe and better yet, audit our systems regularly for malwares and rootkits. There are 4 system auditors for Ubuntu that we will review - lynis, rkhunter, c…

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Hacking WPA2 WiFi Networks


Whatever the reason for wanting to hack a wifi network, it is nonetheless doable. In fact, it’s become child’s play these days. First, let’s install aircrack-ng sudo apt-get install aircrack-ng Next, we need to put our wireless card into monitor mode. Monitor mode permits you to listen to other wirel…

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Sending an Email Using Python


Ever wanted to send emails using just Python? A few lines of code and you don’t even need to log into your Gmail account to email anyone in the world. In fact, you can do this in your terminal. First, open up your terminal and create a file. I will call mine “”. nano Now, let’s add som…

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How to Set systemd to Hibernate Instead of Suspend on Laptop Lid Close


In this article we'll be seeing how to change the setting that sets how systemd (the most common init system on GNU/Linux systems) handles lid closes. By default, when you close the lid on your laptop it will in most cases suspend (sleep). What if you wish to for the system to hibernate instead?…

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SSH Tunneling


In SSH tunneling, an encrypted channel is created between an ssh client and an ssh server. Information flowing within the encrypted tunnel is secure and thus cannot be intercepted. This type of service is in particular used when running insecure protocols such as TightVNC. They can also be used to…

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Rainbow Tables


All passwords in all databases are stored as hashes. Even on a Windows machine, when you set your password, the system doesn’t store the password in plain text – it doesn’t keep it in a readable format. It is instead passed through a hashing algorithm that turns the plain text password into a hash. The h…

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Featured Linux Game Reviews

Review: DiRT Rally


Yet another game in the porting lineup by Linux gaming heros, Feral Interactive, DiRT Rally is a racing game focussing on, you guessed it: rallying. As opposed to the largely arcade oriented DiRT Showdown released a few years prior, DiRT Rally is very much intended as a simulation, delivering…

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Review: Trigger Time


Trigger Time is described as a story-driven, top-down 2D shooter with a gravity gun and physics puzzle elements with some cutscenes amongst the 9 levels of shoot-em up action. Amidst a world full of indie top-down shoot-em ups, does Trigger Time deliver enough to be different? Developer: Shephf…

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Review: Spec Ops: The Line


The bullets screamed past Walker's ears, piercing the dust-ridden air. The only consolation of being aware of the sharp hot cracks through the air from the bullets whizzing by meant that he was still alive. His fellow Delta Force teammates, Lugo and Adams, were crouched nearby on the flanks behind…

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Review: Yooka-Laylee


3D platformer and Banjo-Kazooie fans rejoice - Yooka-Laylee recently landed for all major platforms, including our very own Linux. As a spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie in particular, and created by a team made up of former Rare members, Yooka-Laylee has been a much hyped and anticipated game.…

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Review: HITMAN - The Complete First Season


Here at TLR we recently had a 'first impressions' look at the newly released game in the Hitman series of video games. It is also the debut for the Hitman series on Linux, thanks to the porting efforts of Linux and Mac porting company, Feral Interactive. Having racked up more hours of gameplay and…

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Broken Age: Act 2 Review


Way back in early 2014 I reviewed Act 1 of Double Fine Productions's quirky and colourful adventure, Broken Age. Somewhere along the line I assume I was either hit in the head or started living under a rock (perhaps both), because it wasn't until very recently that I got to playing Act 2. I gave…

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Aveyond 4: Shadow of the Mist Linux Game Review


Times have been better, for Boyle Wolfbane. He and his unfortunate but loyal minions, along with his most faithful minion and pet, Fang, tried taking over the world like all of the best and most powerful dark lords do. Emphasis on 'tried', because Boyle failed. Miserably. Aveyond 4: Shadow of the…

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[Game Review] The Journey Down: Chapter Two


Released on the 25th of August 2014, The Journey Down: Chapter Two is the second installment in The Journey Down video game series, a classic point and click adventure inspired by much-loved classic titles such as Grim Fandango. Described as having a "Afro-Caribbean vibe", a quick look at…

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Review: Broken Age - Act 1


A sheltered, over-protected, bored boy in space. A girl in a fairytale style land who is thrust into becoming an offering to a giant sea monster. Talking trees. Hippy lumberjacks. Broken Age has it all. And then some. Broken Age (Act 1) is a point and click adventure game officially released by…

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Review: Euro Truck Simulator 2


If you've never been a real sim game buff or especially never played a game the likes of the Euro Truck Simulator series, you would probably snicker or roll your eyes at the idea of driving trucks from A to B, often long hauls, being "fun". But you know, I once thought the same thing!…

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Linux Today

How to Install and Use MariaDB on Ubuntu 22.04

MariaDB is a free, open-source, and powerful database management system used to store application data. It is a stable and relational database management system, and fork of the popular MySQL database system. In this tutorial, we will show you how to install MariaDB 10.6 on Ubuntu 22.04 server.

The post How to Install and Use MariaDB on Ubuntu 22.04 appeared first on Linux Today.

How to Install ModSecurity 3 with Nginx on AlmaLinux 9

ModSecurity, often referred to as Modsec, is a free, open-source web application firewall (WAF). In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install ModSecurity 3 & OWASP Core Rule Set with Nginx on AlmaLinux 9 with example configurations from start to finish.

The post How to Install ModSecurity 3 with Nginx on AlmaLinux 9 appeared first on Linux Today.

How to Install Vivaldi Browser on Linux Mint 21 LTS

Vivaldi is a unique web browser designed specifically for power users. Learn how to install Vivaldi browser on Linux Mint 21 LTS here.

The post How to Install Vivaldi Browser on Linux Mint 21 LTS appeared first on Linux Today.

Grsync: A Simple Graphical Frontend for Rsync

This guide explains Grsync, its features, and how to complete various tasks with files and folders using Grsync in Linux.

The post Grsync: A Simple Graphical Frontend for Rsync appeared first on Linux Today.

How to Autostart Podman Containers

Podman has a daemon-less architecture that allows an unprivileged user to run containers without root access. Learn how to autostart Podman containers here.

The post How to Autostart Podman Containers appeared first on Linux Today.

Businesses Should Dump Windows for the Linux Desktop

If you care about security, then Linux should be your business desktop.

The post Businesses Should Dump Windows for the Linux Desktop appeared first on Linux Today.

How to Clone Disks with Linux dd Command

In this tutorial, we’ll refer to a practical example of the Linux dd command that can be used to migrate or clone a Windows Operating System.

The post How to Clone Disks with Linux dd Command appeared first on Linux Today.

How to Install Drupal on Ubuntu 22.04

Drupal is a free and open-source CMS (Content Management System) written in PHP. Learn how to install Drupal on Ubuntu 22.04 here.

The post How to Install Drupal on Ubuntu 22.04 appeared first on Linux Today.

Malicious PyPI Packages Drop Ransomware, Fileless Malware

Ax Sharma, Senior Security Researcher at Sonatype, discusses newly found PyPI packages that pack ransomware in this article.

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Heroic Games Launcher 2.4.0 Released With Epic Overlay, Other Features

Heroic Games Launcher 2.4.0 has been released with solid features for Linux gamers. If you haven’t used it yet, try out its new release.

The post Heroic Games Launcher 2.4.0 Released With Epic Overlay, Other Features appeared first on Linux Today.

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Windows compatibility layer Wine version 7.15 out now

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Spider-Man Remastered is awesome on Steam Deck

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yuzu the Nintendo Switch Emulator gets an easy Linux installer

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Retro racer Horizon Chase Turbo gets a big free Adventures game mode

Horizon Chase Turbo is a very highly rated retro racing game from developer AQUIRIS and today it sees a huge free upgrade.

Hollow Knight is getting cross-platform Steam Cloud Saves to help Steam Deck

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Valheim gets a small teaser as Iron Gate get back to work on Mistlands

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Get loads of Resident Evil in the latest Humble Bundle

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Steam Deck got a few Beta updates recently so here's what's new

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Two Point Campus from the dev of Two Point Hospital out now

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W4 Games formed to help developers using Godot Engine

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What if Pong had 'lore, special moves & gay aliens'? You get ZONERS

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Emberbane is a pixel action-platformer inspired by Avatar the Last Airbender

The popular Avatar the Last Airbender series continues to have an influence on game developers, with Emberbane being announced as an upcoming pixel…

Justin Wack and the Big Time Hack is another fun looking point and clicker coming

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Adventure game Nine Noir Lives seems to let you lick everything

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Steam Deck gets a performance fix available in Preview

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Steam Deck hits 4,500 games officially Verified or Playable

After only being available for a few months now officially and with Valve still going through the reservation queue, the Steam Deck has hit 4,500…

The Final Frontier Bundle has some fun space sci-fi available

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Despot's Game: Dystopian Army Builder releases September 15

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Sandbox voxel game and game engine Minetest 5.6.0 is out now

Want to play something somewhat resembling Minecraft with excellent modding support, that's also free and open source? Minetest is what you need and…

Linux Mint 21 is out now and you can easily upgrade

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Proton Experimental gets Halo Infinite working plus Airborne Kingdom

Hot on the heels of Proton 7.0-4 getting a Release Candidate, Valve has put up a new build of Proton Experimental and it's quite an exciting one.…

Proton 7.0-4 is coming to bring more compatibility to Linux and Steam Deck

Valve are preparing to ship the next version of Proton, their compatibility layer that runs Windows games on Steam Deck and Linux desktop with Proton…

Top quick Steam Deck tips and tricks

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Open source game development advances with Godot Engine 3.5 out now

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PlayStation 3 emulator RPCS3 gets Save States support

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Valve spoke to IGN Japan about the Steam Deck, here's a few takeaway points

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Steam adds support for Nintendo Joy-Con controllers in Beta

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Crypt of the Necrodancer: SYNCHRONY DLC released into Early Access

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Claim the fun and challenging Frick, Inc. from Kenney FREE for 24 hours

Frick, Inc. is an amusing game with a name that's slightly silly because it's fricking frustrating too. The developer, Kenney, has made it free to…

Nara: Facing Fire inspired by Hollow Knight is live on Kickstarter with Linux support

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Fantasy city-builder Songs of Syx adds diseases, makes you care for the elderly

Songs of Syx is a fantasy city-builder that made a bit of a splash at release selling a few thousand copies pretty quickly, but as always many more…

Last Call BBS, the final game from Zachtronics has left Early Access

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No more DLC for Oxygen Not Included, devs decide to do free updates instead

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Here's the current most-played games on Steam Deck

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Valve teams with Komodo to bring the Steam Deck to Asia

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Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered is Steam Deck Verified ahead of release

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Get a bunch of The Walking Dead in the latest Humble Bundle

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Space Bandit is a top-down shooter with slick tunes and a Hotline Miami vibe

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge gets a nice big stability update

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The 30th update for Dead Cells is out now as 'Enter the Panchaku'

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Steam Survival Fest is live now until August 8th

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Raspberry Pi 4 gets a graphics bump with Vulkan 1.2 conformance

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SteamOS 3.3 and Steam Deck Client updates released for all users

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OBS Studio 28.0 Beta 1 brings Linux improvements, lots of new features

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Humble Choice has The Ascent, Hot Wheels Unleashed, A Plague Tale: Innocence

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DXVK 1.10.3 out with work for Halo Infinite plus better Stray performance for Proton

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Frogun is a 3D platformer with the soul of a Nintendo 64 game

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