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Geolocation using Python

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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

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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

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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 ✔

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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

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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

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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

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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 “emailer.py”. nano emailer.py Now, let’s add som…

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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5 Best Free Code Editors for Ubuntu and Other Linux

Explore the top free code editors for Ubuntu, including features and highlights. Find the best code editor for your development needs.

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How to Install OpenSearch on Debian 11

In this tutorial, you’ll deploy OpenSearch — an open-source search, analytics, and visualization suite — to the Debian 11 server.

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CTparental: Linux Parental Control Software

Stay on top of your children’s online activity with the free and open-source parental control software CTparental.

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Write Your First Python Macro in LibreOffice

This article explains how to set up LibreOffice for Python macro and helps you write your first Python macro in LibreOffice Calc and Writer.

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Slax Linux 15.0.1 and 11.6: Experience the Power of Simplicity

Slax 15.0.1, based on Slackware 15.0, and Slax 11.6, based on Debian 11.6, are now available for download with an updated package base.

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OBS Studio 29.0.1 Fixes Linux Crash on Wayland, More

OBS Studio 29.0.1 brings several Linux-specific fixes, including a crash when trying to use Wayland’s automatic scene switcher and more.

The post OBS Studio 29.0.1 Fixes Linux Crash on Wayland, More appeared first on Linux Today.

How to Install Linux Kernel 6.1 on Ubuntu LTS

Stay up to date with the latest Linux kernel releases by learning how to install Kernel 6.1 on Ubuntu 22.04 or 20.04 LTS using TuxInvader PPA.

The post How to Install Linux Kernel 6.1 on Ubuntu LTS appeared first on Linux Today.

How to Install VSCodium on Linux Mint

Learn how to install VSCodium on Linux Mint 21 or 20 for a privacy-friendly alternative to Visual Studio Code.

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Installing Caddy and PHP 8 on Rocky Linux 9 and AlmaLinux 9

This step-by-step guide shows how to install the Caddy web server with PHP 8 support on Rocky Linux 9 and AlmaLinux 9 and obtain a free SSL certificate.

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The Impact of Open Source on AI-Cloud Career Growth in Linux

This article explores the impact of open-source culture on career growth in the Linux-based AI-Cloud industry. Learn more here.

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Big new Stable Update for Steam Deck and Desktop Steam

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These were the most popular Steam Deck games for January 2023

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Ubisoft just broke their games on Linux desktop and Steam Deck

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elementary OS 7 'Horus' is out now with major AppCenter upgrades

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Budgie 10.7 sounds like a great desktop to use on Linux

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Colossal Cave returns from the 1970s in a 3D reimagining

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Marvel's Midnight Suns gets an update to help Steam Deck

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