It seems like everyone is using a password manager these days. If you’re a Linux administrator, well you’re not left out. There’s a command line password manager called Titan which allows you to manage passwords that you administer. No more scribbling your password credentials on pieces of paper or placing them on insecure note applications on your desktop. You can now save your server credentials via the command line. You can recall them at anytime and even generate passwords for you. One thing it will not do is work on browsers like LastPass. Titan is strictly on passwords that you use via the command line. For more, check out this article from OSTechnix.
I think the new Intel Kaby Lake i7-7700k CPU is a tremendous buy, but AMD’s Ryzen 7 is giving Intel a run for their own money. AnandTech review pits the two CPUs against each other. Learn what they have to say. Compare how the two CPUs perform against each other. Discover which is the best CPU for gaming. Check out AnandTech’s CPU review.
There’s a new open-source image encoder from Google that can reduce jpeg files even further, as far down as 35%. The resulting reduction results in faster loading websites and less waiting times. The new image reduction algorithm is called Guetzli, which means cookie in Swiss German.
Guetzli works during what is known as the quantization stage, in which parts of the visual quality are reduced to make the file smaller. Guetzli tries to minimize the quality loss while still making the cuts necessary to improve the file size, the post said.
Read TechRepublic’s post about Guetzli.
The 2015 13-inch MacBook Air is normally $999, but Best Buy is now offering it for just $800. This is according to PC World. The article says, “This particular Air comes with a 13.3-inch display with 1440×900 resolution, a 1.6 GHz dual-core Intel “Broadwell” Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM, 128GB onboard storage, SDXC card reader, and a Thunderbolt 2 port. There’s also a MagSafe adapter, two USB 3 ports, and a headphone jack.”
If you want a really simple screen recorder in Ubuntu Linux or from any derivative of Ubuntu, such as Mint for example, you can install it by adding this PPA repository to your sources, by running the following Terminal commands:
Install Green Recorder on Ubuntu
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mhsabbagh/greenproject $ sudo apt update $ sudo apt install green-recorder
It contains a really simple interface. It will ask you what format, the name of the recorded file, where to place the recording, the number of frames per second, and the quality of the video from a range starting with 1 being the best to 10 being the worst.
Visit the Green Recorder website.