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When it comes to programming, we are going to need a plain text editor that allows us to easily modify files or take notes. One of the most complete and professional tools is Visual Studio Code. Although this Microsoft program is not indicated for users with little experience, so, if it is our case, surely we want to know what the best alternatives are. Anyone can download Virtual Studio Code, since it is completely free, but without…

Ubuntu is one of the best Linux distros, both for those who take the first steps within this operating system and for those users already initiated within this ecosystem. This system, developed and maintained by Canonical, has its pluses and minuses, like everything else, but overall it offers a balance between usability, ease, and the ‘Linux experience’, which over the years has gained the trust of many users. and have one of the largest communities. As standard,…

Java 17 with Extended Support (LTS) has been released. The previous version with extended support, Java 11, was released in 2018. The most notable change in this release is that support for sealed classes and interfaces has moved out of the preview stage and is now ready for use. Sealed types are classes or interfaces that impose constraints on other classes or interfaces that can extend or implement them. To declare a sealed class or…

PeaZip is an open source, cross-platform archive management software that offers encryption and compression functions and can open and extract over 200 archive types. It can schedule archives, create self-extracting archives and can even be used as a portable program without installation. The software is available under the open source LGPLv3 license and is free for any use – private and professional. In addition, all PeaZip packages are safe to download and contain no advertising…

The Revolt project develops a communications platform aimed at creating an open source analogue of the proprietary Discord messenger. Like Discord, the Revolt platform is focused on creating platforms for organizing communication between communities and groups with common interests. Revolt allows you to run your own communication server at its facilities and, if necessary, ensure its integration with a website or communicate using available client applications. For fast server deployment , a container image for Docker is offered . The server side of Revolt is…

The release of the project has PipeWire 0.3.35 been published , which develops a new generation multimedia server to replace PulseAudio. PipeWire has enhanced video streaming capabilities over PulseAudio, low latency audio processing, and a new security model for device and stream access control. The project is supported in the GNOME and already the default used in Fedora Linux. The project code is written in C and is distributed under the LGPLv2.1 license. Major changes…

ClamAV® is an open source antivirus engine for the detection of Trojans, viruses, malware and other threats and represents the standard for defense against these threats under Linux. ClamAV 0.104.0 has just been released as a new stable version. LTS program launched The developers have announced the project’s blog a new Long Term Support (LTS) program on as part of an update of their End-of-Life (EOL) policy. The LTS program begins retrospectively with the last…

Mozilla Firefox 92 will be officially released during the course of the day, but the browser has been available on the company’s FTP server since yesterday . The new version of the Mozilla browser is inconspicuous, but completes a development that has been delivered to users piece by piece for several years. Long run-up It’s about WebRender, a GPU-based renderer that has been developed on the experimental servo engine for almost ten years and then transferred and adapted to the Gecko engine currently used by…

Mozilla announced the completion of an independent audit of client software for connecting to the Mozilla VPN service . The audit analyzed a stand-alone client application written using the Qt library and delivered for Linux, macOS, Windows, Android and iOS. Mozilla VPN is powered by over 400 servers from Swedish VPN provider Mullvad in over 30 countries. The connection to the VPN service is made using the WireGuard protocol . The audit was carried out by Cure53, which at one time audited NTPsec, SecureDrop, Cryptocat, F-Droid and Dovecot projects. The audit…