Streama – Create Your Own Personal “Netflix” in Linux

Streama is a free self hosted media streaming server running on Java, that you can install on your Linux distribution. Its features are similar to those of Kodi and Plex and it is simply...

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How Technology Affects Mother Nature

The planet is going through so many difficulties right now because of human abuse and misuse of resources. The continuously increasing human population is likewise putting too much strain on the planet and the rapid advancements in technology do not help either. While many of us feel relieved that manual labor is no longer a must in most of the things we do since almost everything is automated now, we fail to realize its negative effects to Mother Nature.

As our digital footprint increases, so does our carbon footprint. We burn fuel in running our tech devices and equipment and the more gadgets we use, the more fuel we likewise burn. It does not help that we are now heavily addicted to social media, online games, online streaming, etc. that we can’t just slow down with our tech use. We become increasingly reliant on these contrivances not only for work or study but to keep us entertained 24/7. More often than not we get stressed at technical difficulties we face like hardware failure or data loss and would not hesitate to spend hundreds to thousands of dollars on services like https://www.harddrivefailurerecovery.net/how-flat-rate-data-recovery-pricing-works/ and https://www.harddrivefailurerecovery.net/do-your-data-recovery-for-mac-a-nice-tool/ rather than worry about the hazards these new technologies pose to human life.

Watching your favourite show or listening to your playlist has never been easier.

A virtually endless supply of film, music and TV can be streamed and downloaded almost instantly.

But at what cost to the environment?

Vast amounts of energy are needed to keep data flowing on the internet and demand will only increase as our reliance on digital services grows.

Some of that energy is generated from clean energy sources, but much of it comes from burning carbon-based fossil fuels, which scientists believe is a contributing factor to rising global temperatures.

The latest report by climate scientists demonstrates the scale of the dangers faced from carbon emissions.

(Via: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-45798523)

Most technologies burn fossil fuel for energy and they contribute to global warming and the increasing threats of global warming. This is the major issue these days as the world becomes addicted to all sorts of gadgets in our day-to-day. Even the mere …

KDE Plasma 5.15 Desktop Environment Officially Released, Here’s What’s New

The KDE Project released today KDE Plasma 5.15, a major new series that introduces numerous new features and improvements to the popular GNU/Linux graphical desktop environment.

Six months in development, the KDE Plasma 5.15 desktop environment comes with a lot of changes to make your Plasma experience more enjoyable. These include various refinements to the configuration interfaces, new options for complex network configurations, redesigned icons, improved integration with third-party technologies and apps, and a much-improved Discover package manager.

“For the first production release of 2019, the Plasma team has embraced KDE’s Usability & Productivity goal and has been working on hunting down and removing all the papercuts that slow you down,” reads today’s announcement. “With this in mind, we teamed up with the VDG (Visual Design Group) contributors to get feedback on all the annoying problems in… (read more)

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Top 10 Best Linux Media Server Software

Here’s our list of best open source media server software for Linux. You can use them to make your own home based media server or use it with Chromecast, Firestick etc.

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Good Guy Malware: Linux Virus Removes Other Infections to Mine on Its Own

Coin miners have become the new norm in the malware world, and new versions are getting more complex, being able to hide their processes more effectively in order to avoid detection.

But security vendor Trend Micro has recently come across a new Linux coin miner whose purpose isn’t only to run without users being aware of it, but to also remove the other malware and miners that are found on a compromised system.

In an analysis of the script, the security company explains that it uses code from KORKERDS and relies on crontabs to make sure it launches after reboot.

The script that the malware uses for spreading downloads a modified version of XMR-Stak, a cryptocurrency miner that is specifically aimed at Cryptonight currencies and which can use the most CPUs, as well as NVIDIA and AMD GPUs for its processes.

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8 Best Linux Console File Managers

Linux console file managers can be very helpful in a day to day tasks, when managing files on a local machine or when connected to a remote one. The visual console representation of the...

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antiX MX 18.1 Distro Released with Latest Debian GNU/Linux 9.7 “Stretch” Updates

A new version of the Debian-based antiX MX operating system has been released based on the latest Debian Stable repositories and packed with recent updates and urgent security and bug fixes.

Based on Debian GNU/Linux 9.7 “Stretch,” antiX MX 18.1 updates the mx-installer, which is based on gazelle-installer, to address bug that lead to crashes during installation of the GRUB bootloader, adds support in mx-repo-manager to lists even more repository mirrors, and improves MX-PackageInstaller and MX-Conky.

Another important area improved in antiX MX 18.1 is the antiX live-USB image, which now features persistence up to 20GB of disk space, as well as much better UEFI boot capabilities, especially when running it on 64-bit UEFI systems. The devs consider creating a “full-featured” antiX live-USB for 32-bit UEFI systems as well.

Updated components, improved manual and translationsread more)

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OpenMandriva 4.0 Enters Beta with Linux 4.20, KDE Plasma 5.15 & LibreOffice 6.2

The OpenMandriva project finally kicked of 2019 with the beta release of their upcoming and long-anticipated OpenMandriva Lx 4.0 operating system.

A few months in the works, the OpenMandriva Lx 4.0 Beta release is now ready for public testing, shipping with lots of updated packages and numerous improvements. The Live ISO image got refreshed a bit and it now features new entries for language and keyboard preference in the boot menu and the KPatience card game.

Also added in the Live ISO image is the KBackup utility as a replacement for draksnapshot to help users backup directories or files, Dnfdragora GUI package manager as a replacement for rpmdrake, Plasma Software Updates applet for applying packag updates using PackageKit, and KUser tool for managing users and groups as a replacement for userdrake.

Among the main components included in OpenMandriva Lx 4.0 Beta, we can mention the KDE Plasma 5.15 Beta desktop environment, which is accompanied by the KDE Framewor… (read more)

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MultiCD – Create a MultiBoot Linux Live USB

Having a single CD or USB drive with multiple available operating systems, for install, can be extremely useful in all kind of scenarios. Either for quickly testing or debugging something or simply reinstalling the...

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