Ventoy – open source tool to create bootable USB drives

Ventoy is an open source tool to create a bootable USB drive for ISO/WIM/IMG/VHD(x)/EFI files.

With ventoy, you don’t need to format the drive again and again, you just need to copy the ISO/WIM/IMG/VHD(x)/EFI files to a USB flash drive and load them directly.

You can copy many files at the same time, and ventoy will give you a boot menu to select them.

Official WebSite:

Cockpit – Web GUI for Your Linux Servers

Cockpit gives you a GUI for your server, which can be accessed via a web browser. Cockpit makes it easy to start containers, administer storage, configure networks, inspect logs, and perform system tasks with a mouse.

You can think of Cockpit like a graphical “desktop interface”, but for individual servers.

To install Cockpit on Debian / Ubuntu use command:

sudo apt install cockpit

Default Cockpit web port is 9090, don’t forget to allow access to this port in your firewall.

With Cockpit you can easy get access to server terminal from your Web-browser:


Touchégg is an app that runs in the background and transform the gestures you make on your touchpad or touchscreen into visible actions in your desktop.

For example, you can swipe up with 3 fingers to maximize a window or swipe left with 4 finger to switch to the next desktop.

Many more actions and gestures are available and everything is easily configurable.

Download and install program you can on official Git repository:

Yt-dlp: youtube-dl alternative

yt-dlp is a youtube-dl fork based on the now inactive youtube-dlc. The main focus of this project is adding new features and patches while also keeping up to date with the original project.

Official GitHub repository:


sudo wget -O /usr/local/bin/yt-dlp
sudo chmod a+rx /usr/local/bin/yt-dlp

Yt-dlp usage similar as a youtube-dl. To show all supported video formats use command:

yt-dlp -F

To download video use command with flag yt-dlp -f <firmat-id> <video-url>

yt-dlp -f 22

To download all videos from playlist and convert them to mp3 use command:

yt-dlp --ignore-errors --format bestaudio --extract-audio --audio-format mp3 --audio-quality 160K --output "%(title)s.%(ext)s" --yes-playlist 'YOUTUBE-PLAYLIST-URL'

Install Proxmox VE on Debian

Proxmox VE (Proxmox Virtual Environment) – this is a open source virtualization system, that uses a hypervisor KVM and LXC, based on Debian GNU Linux.

First edit your /etc/hosts file and write there your IP address:

sudo nano /etc/hosts   hostname

Add Proxmox VE distribution to your operating system:

echo "deb buster pve-no-subscription" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/pve-install-repo.list

Add key for Proxmox VE repository:

wget -O /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/proxmox-ve-release-6.x.gpg
chmod +r /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/proxmox-ve-release-6.x.gpg # optional, if you have a non-default umask

Update packages list and upgrade your system:

apt update && apt full-upgrade

Install Proxmox VE packages:

apt install proxmox-ve postfix open-iscsi

Reboot your system


After reboot open your web borwser and go to, where – is a IP address of your Proxmox computer, and 8006 – default Proxmox port.

That’s all, Proxmox VE successfully installed on your PC. Now you can create new Virtual machines…