GPL(GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE) FREEDOM 0: The freedom to run the program as you wish, for any purpose.
FREEDOM 1: The freedom to study how the program works, and change it so it does your computing as you wish.
FREEDOM 2: The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help others.
FREEDOM 3: The freedom to distribute copies of your modified versions to others.
Long-time Slashdot reader destinyland writes: Someone made a Chromium fork... for your terminal. The terminal-based browser Carbonyl "adheres to, and is compatible with modern standards," writes MUO, "meaning that pages behave as they should, and you can even watch streaming video, within the Linux terminal!"
But best of all, "Pages connect and render in an instant—seemingly quicker than a desktop GUI browser, and every page we visited was rendered correctly."
From the article:
There are a bunch of good reasons to browse the internet from the comfort of your terminal. It could be that eschewing the bloat of X.org and Wayland, a terminal is all you have. Maybe you like SSHing into remote machines and browsing the internet from there.
Perhaps you, like us, just really, really like terminals.
Whatever the reason, your choices of web browsers have, until recently, been limited, and your experience of the world wide web has been a janky, barely-functional one.... We tested Carbonyl in a range of Linux terminals, including the XFCE terminal. GNOME terminal, kitty, and the glorious Cool Retro Terminal. Carbonyl was smooth, fast, and flawless in all of them.
We even connected to our Raspberry Pi via SSH in CRT, and ran Carbonyl remotely, watching Taylor Swift music videos on YouTube. No problem.
And yes, you can use it to play DOOM.
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The Open Metaverse Foundation (OMF), launched last week by the Linux Foundation , was created to implement the protection and interoperability standards required to drive metaverse adoption at scale, according to Royal O'Brien, a Linux Foundation GM and the executive director of OMF.
A new Android banking trojan has set its eyes on Brazilian financial institutions to commit fraud by leveraging the PIX payments platform.
Italian cybersecurity company Cleafy, which discovered the malware between the end of 2022 and the beginning of 2023, is tracking it under the name PixPirate.
"PixPirate belongs to the newest generation of Android banking trojan, as it can perform ATS (
Gentoo Linux is famous for its package manager, Portage, which allows you to customize every package per your requirements and build/configure things from the ground up. This way, you get to optimize your system experience in the best possible way.
However, it is understandable that not everyone prefers using Gentoo Linux because of its learning curve or the effort required to set it up😫
So, in that case, you can try Gentoo-based Linux distributions that make things easier.
Let me highlight some options that do a few things better than having Gentoo Linux barebones.
The list is in no particular order of ranking.
Also, like Gentoo Linux, the distros based on it are not tailored for new users. So, you might want to read the documentation of each project thoroughly before trying them out.
1. Calculate Linux
Calculate Linux focuses on providing a user-friendly experience out-of-the-box.
It is based on Gentoo and still backward compatible with it. You get a rolling-release distribution with Calculate Linux, but you can also choose between testing or stable updates per your requirements.
There are different editions of desktop, server, cloud, and testing. Pick the one you need.
2. CLIP OS
CLIP OS is an interesting Gentoo-based distribution that aims to provide a secure experience built by the National Cybersecurity Agency of France (ANSSI).
There are two versions of the project where v4.0 is a non-working reference where you can explore the source code and use it however you like for building your Gentoo-powered experience.
And v5.0 is an actively developed project in the beta phase when writing this. It may sound similar to Qubes OS, but it differs in various ways.
You will have to build an image CLIP OS before you want to try it.
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Funtoo is a Gentoo-based distro by the creator (former lead) of Gentoo Linux.
The philosophy that powers Funtoo is a bit different than Gentoo. Hence, the community approach differs.
You can download its "next" edition release to get the latest experience or opt for its 1.4-release for long-term stability.
Both the editions are rolling-release distros, one offering newer packages.
LiGurOS is yet another option in the Gentoo family of operating systems. It aims to provide a fast and secure experience while ensuring the latest features of AMD and Intel processors work well.
You will find two different releases, one stable and a rolling. It also gives you the choice of your favorite services manager, supporting openRC as one of them. However, you will have to build the install image to use it.
You can find installable images for both 32-bit and 64-bit systems. Out of the box, you get customized tools, a customized kernel, XFCE 4 window manager, and more.
6. Redcore Linux
Redcore Linux is a distribution based on the Gentoo Linux testing branch, with a hardened profile for better security.
It is a successor of Kogaion Linux (which was initially based on Sabayon Linux), none of which is maintained anymore. One of the members of the original development group responsible for it decided to continue the idea with Redcore.
This distribution aims to make it easy to install Gentoo Linux on a compatible system easily.
7. Gentoo Studio
Gentoo Studio is a tailored offering for real-time Linux audio production systems based on Gentoo Linux.
It packs in various audio applications and allows you different customization options by default.
Unlike some studio-focused distributions, you may want to check the packages/utilities it supports out of the box for your production requirements.
💬What is your favorite on the list? Did we miss any of your favorites? Let us know in the comments section below.
Users wanting to add desktop icons on their elementary OS 7 Horus desktop can do it using the Desktop Folder tool. This should also work with other X11 desktop environments, but it's especially designed for elementary OS.
The software has not been updated to support the latest elementary OS 7 Horus. But luckily, since it's free and open source software, it was forked and the issue that prevented it from building on the latest elementary OS has been fixed.
Desktop Folder allows accessing folders, files, and application shortcuts from the desktop. You can add these using drag'n'drop, and there's also support to create files, folders, and links from the right click menu.
The tool can also organize icons on your desktop into panels, which can be resized and moved anywhere on the desktop, have different colors, etc.:
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