Inscryption, the card-battling roguelike, comes to Mac and Linux

One of the best games of last year, Inscryption, has been released on Mac and Linux after previously being exclusively available for Windows PCs, its director Daniel Mullins has announced. Inscryption is a deck-building card-battling roguelike but with a fantastically dark and mysterious metanarrative that elevates it from “interesting” to “utterly engrossing.” Both my colleague … Read more

How to install the Etherpad collaborative note-taking platform on Linux

Image: Nuthawut/Adobe Stock In these wild times, collaboration has become an absolute necessity. Thankfully, there are so many ways to collaborate: Every platform offers the means to work together, whether it’s a desktop, server, mobile or container deployment, you name it and you can collaborate with it.  Some of those collaborative tools offer a ton … Read more

Linux has a new 2FA authenticator app, and it’s easy enough for anyone to use

Jack Wallen shows you how to install and use the Authenticator 2FA desktop client on Linux. Image: igor_kell/Adobe Stock I’ve relied on various authenticator apps for some time. For those that don’t know, an authenticator app is used to generate random codes used for two-factor authentication. How they work is simple: You install the app, … Read more

How to install and use the Cockpit desktop client for easier remote Linux administration

Make administering all your Cockpit-enabled servers even easier with the help of the Cockpit Client desktop application. Image: valiantsin/Adobe Stock Cockpit is a very powerful tool that allows you to manage several aspects, such as Podman containers, users, storage, networking, services, SELinux, software updates and with the help of additional plugins, much more. Cockpit is … Read more

New botnet and cryptominer Panchan attacking Linux servers

Panchan is going after telecom and education providers using novel and unique methods to thwart defenses and escalate privileges. Image: lartestudio/Adobe Stock Akamai Security Research announced on Wednesday it has uncovered a new botnet attacking the Linux servers of telecom and education providers in Asia, Europe and the Americas. The botnet and cryptominer, called Panchan, … Read more

How to easily transfer files between Linux desktops with Warp

Jack Wallen shows you what might be the easiest method of transferring files between Linux desktops on the market. Image: MITstudio/Adobe Stock In our modern era, users need the absolute simplest method of doing everything. With mobile devices, things like sharing files have become ubiquitous and as easy as it gets. Apple’s iOS has AirDrop … Read more

How to install the Apache Druid real-time analytics database on Ubuntu-based Linux distributions

If you’re looking for a real-time data analytics platform, Jack Wallen thinks Apache Druid is hard to beat. Find out how to get this tool up and running and then how to load sample data. Image: Rafael Henrique/Adobe Stock Apache Druid is a real-time analytics database that was designed for lighting quick slice-and-dice analytics on … Read more

How to install Borgmatic for easy Linux server backups

Image: ribkhan/Adobe Stock Do you have a reliable backup solution running on your Linux servers? If not, what’s your plan for disaster recovery? The word “disaster” alone should be enough to help you realize backups are an absolutely crucial part of your organization. If you’re in the market for a new Linux backup solution, there’s … Read more