Brave is a free and open source web browser focused on providing a privacy-oriented setup by default. It is released under the Mozilla Public License Version 2.0, and it is based on chromium, which is also the open source foundation upon Google Chrome is built. Brave comes with useful built-in features such an ad-blocker, a private search engine, an integrated VPN, and Tor support.
Snippets are small fragments of reusable code which, in all the major text editors, can be defined, organized and associated to key shortcuts. Although in Vim it is possible to create snippets without using any plugin, Ultisnips provide us extra features and write snippets using a clean and well documented syntax.
Tlp is a command line utility we can use to optimize power consumption on Linux. It provides reasonable defaults, and, at the same time, an easy to understand text-based configuration file we can use to create our own setup. An external project provides a user-friendly GTK frontend to Tlp written in Python: Tlpui.
Powertop is a free and open source utility developed by Intel to monitor power consumption on Linux. The tool is able to display and export reports about the estimated discharge rate, and statics about processors and devices behavior. It also lets us easily tune some kernel parameters on the fly in order maximize battery life.
Calibre is, without a doubt, the most featured ebook manager available on Linux and other operating systems. The application is completely free and open source: it lets us easily organize, convert and sync our ebooks with a variety of devices and ebook readers. Calibre has an included media server, which can be used to remotely access a library.
Ntfy is a free and open source notification service written in Go which lets us easily send and receive push notifications on smartphones or desktop computers via simple POST or PUT requests. The basic online service is publicly available free of charge and, on Linux, it is also possible to self-host an Ntfy instance.
Borgmatic is a free and open source configuration-driven wrapper around Borg, the secure and space-efficient archiver. Borgmatic allows us to orchestrate Borg backups by setting redundancy, rotations, hooks and many other things in a central place: an human-friendly and very well commented configuration file.
Git is by far the most used version control system out there. Originally created by Linus Torvalds, it is free and open source software, released under the GPLv2 license. Many online platforms such as Github or Gitlab allow developers to easily store and track changes in their code in public or private repositories using git as a backend.
In the client-server architecture used by the SSH protocol, a client can authenticate by providing a tunneled clear text password or by using a public/private key pair: this is called public key authentication. A user who logs in via a public key on a remote machine has complete access to the command line; in certain situations, however, it may be useful to associate a public key to a single specific command, for security reasons.
Creating a bootable USB drive is often necessary when you want to install or repair an operating system. This guide provides detailed steps on how to create a bootable USB drive for Windows 10 or 11 using Linux (both Debian and RPM-based distributions).
Our handy script does all the heavy lifting, making this task a breeze. The script operates by formatting the USB drive, and then copying the ISO file to the USB drive.
Pandas is a free and open source Python library released under the BSD license. Originally developed by Wes McKinney in 2008, and supported by companies like Intel and Nvidia, it is targeted at data analysis and manipulation. It can be easily used to read and write data from a variety of sources such as Excel spreadsheets, Comma-separated Values (CSV) files, and many more.
Graphical environments on Linux can basically be divided in two main groups: full-featured desktop environments such as GNOME, KDE Plasma or XFCE, and barebone, minimalistic window managers, such as i3, openbox, or sway. The former come with a set of applications and utilities designed to work well together, while the latter are meant to perform just one task (or little more): managing windows. When using those environments additional functionalities must be implemented via separate tools.