How to install Powershell for Linux in Ubuntu 16.04.

Installing Powershell for Linux in Ubuntu 16.04 is very easy. I had problems with the packages, but I sorted it out very quickly. Firstly, download the Powershell Debian package. https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell/releases/download/v6.0.0-alpha.9/powershell_6.0.0-alpha.9-1ubuntu1.14.04.1_amd64.deb. Then the required libicu package. http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/i/icu/libicu52_52.1-3ubuntu0.4_amd64.deb. Then install the libicu package. jason$ sudo dpkg -i libicu52_52.1-3ubuntu0.4_amd64.deb Selecting previously unselected package libicu52:amd64. (Reading database … 490392 […]


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A nice utility to show the progress of utilities like cp and mv.

The utility I have found, named progress, will show the amount of data transferred when using commands such as cp or mv. Download this utility by running this command. git clone https://github.com/Xfennec/progress.git Then build the utility. 14:39:50 0 ~ jason$ cd progress/   14:39:53 0 ~/progress jason$ make cc -g -Wall -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 -c progress.c cc […]


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Get system information easily with screenfetch on Linux.

To easily get system information, install screenfetch on Linux and this will be easy. Install screenfetch. sudo apt install screenfetch Then run it to get system information easily. This is a good way to show off your system specifications. jason$ screenfetch [[ ! ]] Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "topmenu-gtk-module" ./+o+- [email protected] yyyyy- -yyyyyy+ OS: […]


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Masters Degree in Information Security – SANS Technology Institute. Even the Army is studying.

The US Army is training soldiers in cyberwarfare, using Linux in Virtual machines to learn how to use SSH and gain access past a SSH public key. The soldier in this photo is searching for “permission denied SSH public key”, he wants to bypass this and gain access to a remote server. But bypassing a […]


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Blender for Visual Effects

Video editing and visual effects are two closely related fields. They’re also
dominated by expensive proprietary software. There are open-source
alternatives to some of these packages, and some of them stand up very well
by comparison. more>>


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Australian Census website goes down under the strain.

The Australian Census website went down under the strain of usage and the government is blaming foreign cyber-attackers for the problems when it is to do with the inability to deal with the amount of traffic that came to the website on the census night. Of course, I did mine in advance and had zero […]


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New Version of GParted

Back in my Windows days, disk maintenance was a task that filled me with
dread. I remember the endless hours spent scanning, defragmenting and
scanning again. more>>


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Obscure retro hardware and operating systems. A look into the past.

UnixWare 7.1.1. This is an old UNIX based operating system, this was released by Xinuos and is a commercial product that is intended for business usage. Support and downloads are available here: http://www.xinuos.com/product-support/selfhelp/downloads. Old 386 tower PC case. This is a very old i386 tower case that would have the turbo button to switch CPU […]


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Tor 0.2.8.6 Is Released

The latest version of the Tor project was released this week, offering
greater security and anonymity to individuals and organizations. Here’s
why you should care.
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TOR hidden services shown on Mr Robot TV show.

A recent Mr Robot episode featured a TOR hidden site that was used to traffic kidnapped people. This is depicting the TOR service as a haven for illegal activities, when it is not even that secure in the first place. It is mainstream now, with everyone talking about it and investigating it for themselves. Therefore, […]


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Find the distance of a light-year and other units with the Linux command line.

This command will show how many kilometers there are in a light year. jason$ units -t ‘1 light year/kilometers’ 9.4605284e+12 If I travelled 800m in 9.58 seconds how many miles per hour is this? jason$ units -t ‘800m/9.58s’ ‘miles/hour’ 186.80053 Using it this way, I can work out that 12 miles equals 19.3 kilometers. jason$ […]


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Create a new group on Linux and add a new user to it easily.

To add a new group to a Linux system, enter this command as root. [email protected]:/home/jason# groupadd dept Then, create our new user with this command. [email protected]:/home/jason# useradd -m -g dept -d /home/user -s /bin/bash user Now our user is a member of the dept group. [email protected]:/home/jason$ groups dept To add an existing user on a […]


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Better Cloud Storage with ownCloud 9.1

A new version of ownCloud community edition has been released, and it
brings a number of important updates, new features and security
improvements. The result is a more useful and safe environment for
collaboration and cloud storage.
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Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” Xfce released!

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” Xfce Edition. Linux Mint 18 Sarah Xfce Edition Linux Mint 18 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2021. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable […]


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Intex Sailfish mobile phone running Linux released in India.

There is a new mobile phone available in India. The Intex Sailfish device runs a Linux based operating system and has an ARM CPU. This apparently supports Android *.apk packages, allowing the installation of Android apps. This phone could possibly run normal Linux applications as well as dedicated apps for the phone. This phone features. […]


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Mr Robot TV show with TOR installation instructions.

This screenshot from a Mr Robot episode shows setup instructions for the nginx web server, the TOR browser and what appears to be an overall plan for hosting an onion website on the TOR network. There are instructions for installing the GPG keys for the TOR packages. But the root password is shown in plain […]


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New open source Brave browser. A nice change from the Firefox browser.

There is a new web browser out there. Called Brave, this is a secure alternative to Firefox and Chrome. Made by the Made by Mozilla co-founder and ex Mozilla CEO. This is an open-source web browser for Linux and Windows. With built-in HTTPS Everywhere, built-in ad blocker and a built in tracker blocker that blocks […]


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New Dell Inspiron laptop available with Ubuntu.

The new Dell Inspiron 15 3000 series laptop is now available with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and the Google Chrome browser. This laptop comes with a 1 year warranty and would be perfect as an alternative to Windows 10. Since there are privacy concerns with Windows 10, Ubuntu is a good alternative. A 1 terabyte external […]


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Useful Linux tips for the desktop.

This command will capture a screenshot of the desktop and save it to the home directory. [email protected]:~$ import -window root "$HOME/$(date ‘+%y%m%d_%T’).png" This is how to do this with the scrot utility. [email protected]:~$ scrot Desktop-%H:%M:%S-%d-%m.jpg Characters preceded by a ‘%’ are interpreted by strftime(2). See man strftime for examples. These options may be used to […]


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Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” Review : Improved Features With Better Experience.

Some of the features of Linux Mint 18 are as follows: 1) Cinnamon 3.0 : Cinnamon 3.0 has received many new features like – improved tiling, Animation effect to menu, Improved touchpad and sound settings, Panel launch now includes application actions. 2) X-Apps : A new project called “X-Apps” was started and its goal is […]


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