Category: software

Nitrux 2.5 Released with Kernel 6.0 and KDE Plasma 5.26

Nitrux 2.5 Released with Kernel 6.0 and KDE Plasma 5.26

Nitrux is a Linux distribution, based on Debian, that emphasizes the use of AppImages for end-user software. And, instead of employing systemd as its init system, Nitrux uses OpenRC. To make things even more interesting,

Zorin OS 16.02 is Now Available

Zorin OS 16.02 is Now Available

Zorin OS is one of the more user-friendly (and beautiful) Linux distributions on the market. Only seven months after unleashing the first point release for the sixteenth iteration, a new point release is available that

An introduction to quantum computing

An introduction to quantum computing

The peculiar world of quantum mechanics points the way to a whole new kind of computer. If you’re wondering how quantum computers work, we’ll give you an inside view. Quantum computing is a phenomenon that

After vowing to not be impressed...

After vowing to not be impressed…

After vowing to not be impressed by AI-generated images, Graham has spent this month communing with Stable Diffusion like it’s some locally installed oracle or prophet of truth. Prototyping and design Akira When Adobe announced

Easy entry to microcontroller programming

Easy entry to microcontroller programming

The Nibble kit by CircuitMess is a freely programmable mobile game console that makes getting started with microcontroller programming a breeze. The Nibble kit by CircuitMess [1] comes with everything you need to build a

Replacing history with McFly

Replacing history with McFly

McFly improves on the venerable history command with a customizable interface and contextualized results. The history command brings previously used commands forward to use again. So what could be a more appropriate name for a

Introducing the Zing zero-packet network utility

Introducing the Zing zero-packet network utility

Author(s): William F. Gilreath Zing is a lightweight, zero-packet network utility similar to ping that provides ping functionality without the payload. The ping networking utility (backronym Packet InterNet Groper) [1, 2, 3] is a common

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Betta Get Betta, Meta

When Facebook renamed itself Meta in honor of its new vision of a virtual reality metaverse, I knew they were taking their initiative very seriously. I will admit, though, it was a little difficult to

Linus Torvalds Considers Dropping i486 Support

Linus Torvalds Considers Dropping i486 Support

For anyone who still depends on aging hardware for Linux use, you might be in for an unpleasant surprise. Linus Torvalds has announced that he is considering dropping support for aging i486 hardware in the

Firefox 106 Lands with Back-Forward Swipe Gesture Support

Firefox 106 Lands with Back-Forward Swipe Gesture Support

The popular open source web browser has been updated to version 106 and includes a pair of features that should excite many users…with a caveat. But first, the features. With the release of Firefox 106,