Linux Commands list for beginners

An article that will show a basic Linux Commands list for beginners. Linux Commands list for Beginners Linux is one of the most popular open source operating system that is used by programmers around the world. It is easy to install and is loaded with incredible features that work efficiently on any hardware. Linux is also fully customizable and can be modified as per your hardware and software requirements. Whether you’re new to Linux or have been a fan of this operating system for a long time, you should be familiar with a basic Linux command list for beginners that will improve your user experience.

Install Chrome on Ubuntu and Mint(step by step)

In this article we’re see how to install Chrome on Ubuntu and Mint. Google Chrome is one popular internet browser developed by Google. The most popular Linux Distros have pre-installed Mozilla Firefox. While it’s definitely a good browser, many users don’t want to change Google Chrome. In this tutorial we’ll see how to install Chrome on Ubuntu and the same applies for Lubuntu and Mint Linux. Also we’ll see how to install Chromium.

Linux Games – Is it time to try them out?

Linux games started as an extension of Unix games and later evolved to introduce its titles in various genres like racing games, sports games, trading card games, and much more. As the Linux operation system grew by each passing year, open source and free games increased in scalability and complexity. Linux gaming platform began in 1994 with the introduction of Doom by Dave D. Talyor and today there are high-end games like Dirt Rally, Rocket League, and much more.

How to Install Ubuntu Studio

How to Install Ubuntu Studio. Ubuntu Studio is Linux Community’s biggest addition to Linux Operating System and its multimedia applications. This software is dedicated to video and audio editing, along with thousands of other free applications that are available with its package. This multimedia app is used by millions around the globe for editing and publishing their audios and videos, with minimum hardware requirements and cost. It is available in four different languages: English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Linux Distros Part 2

This is the continuation of our previous article, where we list some of the most popular Linux Distros. You can read the first part here.     Linux Distros Part 2   1. Slackware For many people, Slackware is considered the… Hackers distribution. It is the oldest Linux Distro that managed to “survive” until today, and no, it’s not the first Linux Distro as many people believe. It’s very strong and stable since 1993.

Linux Distros

One of the best characteristics of Linux is the unlimited choices of Linux Distros that offers to its users. Linux technically refers to the core of the operating system but usually when we’re talking about Linux, people usually understand that besides the core we’re also talking about the applications and the programs that surround it. The core package and also the applications and programs compose what we’re naming as Linux Distro.

Linux Distro Comparison

Linux Distro Comparison In this article you’ll see a Linux Distro Comparison. This way some new users will be helped, because when it comes to Linux, there are always a lot of choices. Even if you’re not a new user then and you’d like just to change from one distro to another, this is going to be a helpful guide for you in case you’re not already a pro. Choosing a Linux distribution isn’t always an easy choice.

Does Linux needs antivirus

Does Linux needs antivirus?   Using Windows OS without an updated AntiVirus is not really responsible. Many users though who switch to a Linux Distro like Ubuntu, Lubuntu, Manjaro or Fedora, ask them self’s if Linux needs antivirus . The short answer is no, and we’re going to see why. What is a virus, or else, a malware? In order for us to understand why an antivirus isn’t necessary in Linux it’s important to understand first how a virus/Trojan/key logger/work/whatever kind of malware works.

How to install Arch Linux (on VirtualBox)

This guide shows how to install Arch Linux on virtual box. In our last guide, we showed just how to install arch Linux as a main OS. We will do this as a step-by-step guide. Once more we would like to say that the most detailed guide is always the official. The guide you’re about to read though, is considered as simplified. The Desktop Environment we use is Gnome, but since it’s the last step of this guide, you can choose your own.

How to install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Ubuntu is one of the most popular Linux Distros. It is one of the most user friendly distribution and it is also common for a newbie to start with Ubuntu his Linux experience. That doesn’t mean that Ubuntu isn’t good enough fro more advanced users though. In this article we’re going to share a step-by-step guide on how to install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS by either using a DVD either a USB drive.

Recover deleted files in Linux

Since everyone once in while acccidently deletes a file, in this article we’re going to show how you can recover deleted files in Linux. Since there are different ways to delete a file there are different ways to recover it also.     Recover deleted files in Linux Case 1 – You deleted the file using the “Del” key. In that case, just go to the “Trash” and search for the file in order to restore it.

Ubuntu Core 16 Released

The parent company of Ubuntu, named Canonical, released Ubuntu Core 16. It’s a minimal edition for embedded devices, Internet of things and cloud deployments.   What is new in Ubuntu Core 16 The new version released with Update control. This allows publishers of software and also manufactures to make some validations to the updates before they actually apply them. A great Ubuntu Core feature is that its updates are transactional.

Released: Lubuntu 16.10

A new version of Lubuntu 16.10 was released. Lubuntu is a fast and lightweight operating system. It’s core is based on Linux and Ubuntu. Lubuntu uses the LXDE desktop, it is focused on speed and energy efficiency. Lubuntu has very low system requirements and it can be installed on older PCs. A fresh installed Lununtu 16.10 consumes 300Mb of memory , compered with Ubuntu 16.10 that is consuming 800 Mb.

How to download and install Steam on Ubuntu Linux

Before we install Steam on Ubuntu Linux we have to open the terminal and install the following packages: sudo apt-get install libgl1-mesa-dri:i386 libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 libc6:i386 -y When installation is finished just follow this link and press ” Install Steam Now” button.   Next step is to open the file with the Ubuntu Package Center. If it doesn’t prompt you ; just find the file you downloaded and double click it. Accept Steam Terms and you are ready to play.

How to install Arch Linux

The following article is going to show you how to install Arch Linux by using Arch Install Scripts. BEFORE starting we would advise you to read this FAQ. “Arch Linux is an independently developed, i686/x86-64 general-purpose GNU/Linux distribution that strives to provide the latest stable versions of most software by following a rolling-release model. The default installation is a minimal base system, configured by the user to only add what is purposely required.

How to configure SFTP server on Centos

In this article we’re going to see how to configure SFTP server on Centos. What is SFTP Server? Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) is barely used to encrypt connections between the client and the FTP server. SFTP can provide file transfers, file management and file access over SSH tunnels. It also allows you to provide isolation between different SFTP users.   SFTP server on Centos   First you must install the following :

Manjaro Linux 16.10 Fringilla Released

In a previous post we announced the updates of the rolling distribution Manjaro Linux, but as it seems the update, upgrades the system in to the edition Manjaro Linux 16.10 Fringilla. The edition of Xfce remains the default desktop administrator and according to the post announcement of Manjaro Linux 16.10 not a few can claim to offer such an integrated and innovative experience Xfce.   So, the new distribution comes with Xfce 4.

Manjaro Linux: Update brings Linux Kernel 4.5.8-2

Manjaro Linux operating system updated yesterday, and the update was just announced. For those that don’t know about this OS, the Manjaro distribution is based on Arch Linux and it’s goal is to make things easier for the non-experienced Linux user. The Manjaro installation is simple and it can be done with 2 different ways, one via GUI and one via terminal.     In general Manjaro linux is good for your attention, and it brings a lot of promises for the future.

Install Bugzilla On Ubuntu Linux

In this article we can see a guide on how to install Bugzilla on Ubuntu Linux. Bugzilla is a free help desk software. You can’t rate bugs according to importance or color code them. But that lack of features also means a clean, simple, easy-to-use interface. It does have some advanced features, such as advanced search which can remember your searches, and editable user profiles. Email preferences and bug permissions are comprehensive.

How to Install Mattermost with PostgreSQL and Nginx on Ubuntu 16.04

A tutorial on how to install Mattermost with PostgreSQL and Nginx on Ubuntu 16.04. Mattermost is an open source messaging system written in the programming languages Golang and React. It’s a slack alternative, we can build our own messaging service like slack or hipchat with it. Mattermost brings your team communication to a single place and makes it accessible anywhere. You can access it from your desktop, Android device, and iPhone.

Unity 8 preview session in Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak

Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak has landed and brings with it the Unity 8 technical preview desktop session. Unity 8 has been the face of the Ubuntu phone and tablet for a few years and has quickly evolved its convergence feature set to allow it to work seamlessly between form factors such as phones, tablets and desktops. You can now chose to log in to a Unity 8 session directly from the greeter.

Install LAMP server on Linux(Ubuntu)

In this tutorial we’re going to give you a step-by-step guide, on how to install LAMP server on Ubuntu. For those who don’t quite understand what a LAMP server is you can check here. Supposedly you should be sure that you understand also how to create a website from back end, and also you should know how to install a software by using either the Software Center either the Terminal.

Repair Restore or Reinstall Grub 2 with Ubuntu CD or USB

In this article we’ll show you how to repair restore or reinstall Grub 2 with Ubuntu CD or USB. Grub 2 usually gets overridden when you install another OS. In order to make Ubuntu to control the boot process you’re going to need to Reinstall Grub using and Ubuntu live CD.         Warning: By using the “sudo” commant, especially form a live CD you can seriously harm your system.

Skype Alpha 1.11 released with improvements in Video Call

Recently Skype released an update to the Skype for Linux Alpha client. It includes many new features and improvements compared to the previous version as they say, but that is not necessarily true or exact !     Now you can have support for setting an avatar in group chats and there are also some performance improvements during a video call. Some of the early users mentioned that they have already experienced issues, by receiving notifications when skype isn’t in focus.

Fedora 25(Beta) resets Linux performance bar

Fedora 25 beta version released this month by Red Hat. This release gives more to cloud and developer features which makes this Linux distribution more attractive to enterprise users. Fedora Linux is the version of Enterprise Linux(RHEL), and it includes a set of base packages that form the basic foundation of: Cloud, Server and Workstation. Each one of those targets a different group of users.     Fedora 25 Targeted Users So Fedora 25 release is most likely for enterprise users.

Released: Lumina Desktop 1.1

This weekend, a new version of Lumina got released, Lumina Desktop 1.1 . Lumina is a lightweight Qt-based desktop environment. It uses an approach “plugin based” to the whole interface, and this is allowing the user to tune and tweak the desktop according to his personal needs and preferences. You can install it in almost any Linux distribution even though the developer says that it works best with TrueOS, including also Fedora, Arch and ofcourse Ubuntu.

How to have Netflix on Firefox for Linux

If you’re a Firefox user if you run Netflix in the Mozilla browser now, you’ll see the old Silverlight error page. But there is a solution. For a reason , Netflix expects Silverlight when a user is running firefox.   There is a simple solution on this. The only think you have to do is trick Netflix into thinking you are running something like Chrome and you can do it by changing the browser user-agent.

How to install GitLab on Ubuntu 16.04

GitLab is an open source app that mostly is used in order to host Git repositories. It also give your additional features such as issue tracking. It is developed to use your own infrastructure, it’s flexible to deploy as an internal repository store for your dev team. The Gitlab project makes the procedure of installing Gitlab pretty much straight forward. Here you will see how can you install it in an Ubuntu 16.

How to fix Linux Kernel from Dirty COW (CVE-2016-5195) – Debian/Ubuntu

  Dirty COW (CVE-2016-5195) is a privilege escalation vulnerability that Linux Kernel has and exists since 2005. CVE stands for Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures). The explanation why this can be referred as Dirty COW is as a result of a race condition that was found in Linux kernels memory subsystem, handled the copy-on-write (COW) breakage of private read-only memory mappings. That means that a local user that did not have the privilege, could use this flaw for gaining access to read only memory mappings.

Install Legacy “xorg” Apps on Unity 8 in Ubuntu 16.10

You can install and use legacy “xorg” apps on Unity 8 Desktop Session on Ubuntu 16.10 Ubuntu 16.10 comes with an optional Unity 8 pre-installed. Using Unity 8 on a Ubuntu 16.10 machine is actually a good experience. You can install more ‘Snap’ apps, like photo gallery, from the command line using: sudo snap install --edge --devmode gallery-app But what happens when you need the classic apps that we all know?

How to install VirtualBox 5.1 to RHEL/CentOS and Fedora

VirtualBox is a software that created for virtualization and it is open source x-platform. It is possible to be installed in all operating systems and give to user the capability to install and run a lot of “guest” operating systems in the same machine. A simple example is that if you install it in your Linux machine, then, you can ran Windows OS as a GuestOS and also the opposite.

Fedora 26 removes the synaptics driver

Jan Kurik , Red Hat’s Fedora program Manager informed us about a system-wide change on the fedora 26 release. His proposal is the retirement of synaptics X11 drivers , provided by xorg-x11-dvr-synaptics package. Ferora project’s dev team decided the removal to offer users a better touchpad experience from the default install on Fedora 26 Linux default install that is released in june 2017. For users who prefer synaptics instead of libinput can still install it.

Future of Linux without Linus Torvalds

For some of you who may not have known, Linus Torvalds has been the face and architect behind the worlds most popular open source OS Linux for many years. One question that pondered my mind is “What will happen to Linux when Linus departs the world”? Well Linus himself thinks that Linux would survive just fine without him, and that may come as a welcoming news for Linux lovers. Some comments and reactions from some Linux redditors to the article “The Creator of Linux on the Future Without Him“: Pizzaiolo: “For some reason I think Stallman will be a bigger loss to the free software movement than Torvalds will be for kernel development :(“ Knaekce: “Linus could get run over by a bus.

Bodhi Linux 3.0.0 released

JEFF HOOGLAND has just announced the first stable release for the third major update to the Bodhi Linux operating system (Bodhi Linux 3.0.0). Users who had installed a pre-release version of 3.0.0 can upgrade to the final release via their package manager. Users who are on a previous major release (such as 2.x.y) will need to reinstall their operating system to move to 3.0.0. Download links: 32bit: Direct Download – Torrent 64bit: Direct Download – Torrent Legacy: Direct Download – Torrent Chromebook: Direct Download – Torrent Notable features in the 3.

Korora 21 Darla Linux OS released

The Korora team has announced the final release of Korora 21 codenamed Darla. Korora is a Fedora Remix, meaning it ships packages from the default Fedora repositories but also a number of other packages (often ones that Fedora cannot ship directly). Korora 21 Features Cinnamon 2.4 – This new release of Cinnamon targets a smoother experience, improved settings and updates to the file manager, nemo. Refer to the Cinnamon Release Announcement for more details.

IPFire 2.15 Core Update 86 released

IPFire is a hardened Linux appliance distribution designed for use as a firewall. It offers corporate-level network protection for anyone who needs it, from home users all the way up to large corporations, school networks and authorities. IPFire focusses on security, stability and ease of use. A variety of add-ons can be installed with a single click, to add more features to the base system. This latest release IPFire 2.15 Core Update 86 brings various security fixes across several packages, hence its recommended that you install this update as soon as possible and to execute a reboot afterwards.

phpMyAdmin 4.3.8 released

phpMyAdmin is a tool written in PHP intended to handle the administration of MySQL over the Web. Currently it can create and drop databases, create/drop/alter tables, delete/edit/add columns, execute any SQL statement, manage indexes on columns. phpMyAdmin 4.3.8 changelog Undefined constant PMA_DRIZZLE Wrongly positioned date-picker while Grid-Editing Forced ORDER BY for own sql statements Undefined property: stdClass::$version ‘only_db’ not working Error text: Internal Server Error Incorrect width table summary when favorite tables is disabled Nav tree error after filtering the tables Collapse all in navigation panel is sometimes broken Cannot navigate in filtered table list Database navigation menu broken when resolution/screen is changing Collation column missing in database list when DisableIS is true bug Undefined index central_columnswork bug Undefined index favorite_tables Install phpMyAdmin 4.

Wine 1.7.35 released

Wine 1.7.35 has been released and this comes various bug fixes including support for OpenGL core contexts, initial support for glyph placement in DirectWrite and some more WBEM objects. Wine (Wine Is Not An Emulator) as we already know is a software for running Windows applications on Linux machines. Wine 1.7.35 update Multiplayer crashes Heroes 4 Screen corruption in Evernote 1.1 3DMark 2001: Nature Test (#4) renders incorrectly around 40th second ProntoEdit NG 2.

SMPlayer released

SMPlayer recently released, intends to be a complete front-end for MPlayer, from basic features like playing videos, DVDs, and VCDs to more advanced features like support for MPlayer filters and more. Notable feature of SMPlayer is, it remembers the settings of all files you play. When you watch a movie and leave, when you open that movie again it will resume at the same point you left it, and with the same settings: audio track, subtitles, volume.

Pragha 1.3.2 Music Player released

Pragha is a free, open source lightweight Music Player for GNU/Linux, based on GTK+, SQLite, completely written in C, constructed to be fast, light, and simultaneously complete without obstructing your daily work. With gstreamer port added, Pragha has support for more audio files like asf, wma, mp4, m4a, MonkeyAudio and supports the Pulseaudio sound server. Also includes, a complete rewrite of the lastfm support, that adds the ability to identify as Pragha, love, unlove, append similar songs, append loved songs, etc.

QuiteRSS 0.17.4 released

QuiteRSS is an open-source RSS/Atom feed reader with the aim to make it quite fast and comfortable for user. QuiteRSS is written in Qt/С++, and available for Linux, Windows, OS X, OS/2. QuiteRSS comes with following features; Embedded browser (Webkit core), Feed and news filters: new, unread, starred, deleted (for news until restart application), User filters, Proxy configuration: automatic or manual, Feed import wizard: Search feed URL if site URL was entered, Adblock and many more QuiteRSS 0.

Control your mouse pointer – eViacam 2.0.1

Enable Viacam (eViacam) is a mouse replacement software that moves the pointer as you move your head. It works on standard PC equipped with a webcam. No additional hardware is required. It’s completely free, open source and easy to use. eViacam Features: Hands-free: Control your computer with intuitive head movements. No need to use your hands! Wireless: Works with any good quality webcam. No cables, no dots, no additional hardware required.

GNOME Pie 0.5.6 – Circular App Launcher released

Gnome Pie is a circular application launcher for Linux. It is made of several pies, each consisting of multiple slices. The user presses a key stroke which opens the desired pie. By activating one of its slices, applications may be launched, key presses may be simulated or files can be opened. Get full details including demo here GNOME Pie 0.5.6 update Transparency under Gnome 3.10+ Pie hotkeys start numbering with one (instead of zero, since the zero key is really hard to press) option windows are now resizable since they are too small with certain window managers (e.

DrawPile 0.9.7 released

DrawPile is an open source, oriented drawing program which is similar to OpenCanvas, and it’s used for creating sketches. In addition to other features, DrawPile allows you to share your drawings live with other users over the internet, and you can draw simultaneously on the same picture. This latest release DrawPile 0.9.7 fixes two major bugs discovered in the previous version: The remote host selection dropdown would not work correctly if it contained more than one address Drawpile would crash when reordering layers in certain circumstances Additionally, this release adds one very interesting new feature: lag-free painting in network mode.

Plank 0.8.0 Dock released

Plank is a very simple and light weight dock bar to launch applications, but also very aesthetic. Its simplicity makes it very stable software. This project is the basis of the project Docky , a dock with more functionality. Plank dock is the default ElementaryOS, one based on Ubuntu (12.04) distribution. Plank / Docky does come in different unique themes Install Plank 0.8.0 on Ubuntu OS sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ricotz/docky sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install plank Uninstall Plank sudo add-apt-repository -r ppa:ricotz/docky sudo apt-get remove plank

Install Ubuntu Touch Music App 2.0 on Ubuntu 14.10

Mark Shuttleworth’s last year set himself target to achieving Convergence on all Ubuntu enabled devices. Convergence is an idea that there should be ONLY one operating system that runs on all devices. So your smart phone, tablet, PC, and TV would all run the same Operating System meaning apps designed to run on one device will also run on other devices as well and the design will adapt to the display being used.

Percona XtraBackup 2.2.8 released

Percona has just announced the release of Percona XtraBackup 2.2.8. Percona XtraBackup enables MySQL backups without blocking user queries, making it ideal for companies with large data sets and mission-critical applications that cannot tolerate long periods of downtime. Offered free as an open source solution, Percona XtraBackup drives down backup costs while providing unique features for MySQL backups. New Features: Percona XtraBackup has been rebased on MySQL 5.6.22. Bugs Fixed: Incremental backups would fail if the number of undo tablespaces (innodb_undo_tablespaces) was more than 1.

KDE Ships Plasma 5.2 Beta

The KDE team has announced the release of Plasma 5.2 beta version. This release adds a number of new components and improves the existing desktop. This release of Plasma comes with some new components to make your desktop even more complete: BlueDevil: a range of desktop components to manage Bluetooth devices. It’ll set up your mouse, keyboard, send & receive files and you can browse for devices KSSHAskPass: if you access computers with ssh keys but those keys have passwords this module will give you a graphical UI to enter those passwords Muon: install and manage software and other addons for your computer Login theme configuration (SDDM): SDDM is now the login manager of choice for Plasma and this new System Settings module allows you to configure the theme Read On

KDE Applications 14.12.1 released

The KDE team has just announced the release of the first stability update for KDE Applications 14.12.1. This release contains only bugfixes and translation updates, providing a safe and pleasant update for everyone. More than 50 recorded bugfixes include improvements to the archiving tool Ark, Umbrello UML Modeller, the document viewer Okular, the pronunciation learning application Artikulate and remote desktop client KRDC. This release also includes Long Term Support versions of Plasma Workspaces 4.

rsyslog 8.7.0 released

Rsyslog is an open source software utility used on UNIX and Unix-like computer systems for forwarding log messages in an IP network. It implements the basic syslog protocol, extends it with content-based filtering, rich filtering capabilities, flexible configuration options and adds important features such as using TCP for transport. It offers high-performance, great security features and a modular design. While it started as a regular syslogd, rsyslog has evolved into a kind of swiss army knife of logging, being able to accept inputs from a wide variety of sources, transform them, and output to the results to diverse destinations.

Blender 2.73 released

Blender is a free and open source 3D animation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation. Advanced users employ Blender’s API for Python scripting to customize the application and write specialized tools; often these are included in Blender’s future releases. Summary of update for Blender 2.73 A major upgrade was given to the Grease Pencil tool, which inter alia brought the ability to edit and animate strokes.

Lollypop 0.8.20 released

Lollypop 0.8.20 recently released, is an open-source, GNOME audio player developed in GTK+3, and was created as an alternative to Rhythmbox. Lollypop provides support for mp3/4, ogg and flac, Genre/Cover browsing, Genre/Artist/Cover browsing, Search, Queue, Party mode, Replay gain, Cover art downloader, Context artist view. Ubuntu user need to install Gtk 3.12 and Adwaita icons 3.14 for better experience. Changes in 0.8.20: Add shuffle by album Many bugfixes Install Lollypop 0.

Semantic UI 1.6.4 released

Semantic is a highly-themable UI framework that offers complete design freedom. High level variables and an intuitive inheritance system lets you change the look and feel of your components with just a handful of lines. It is designed completely with EM values for making responsive sizingdesigns. Design variations built into elements allow you to make the choice how content adjusts for tablet and mobile. Semantic has integration’s with Angular, Meteor, Ember and many other frameworks to help organize your UI layer alongside your application logic.

FileZilla Client released

FileZilla Client has been released and this version is mainly bug fixes and some minor improvements. FileZilla Client is an open source, cross-platform graphical FTP (port 21), SFTP (port 22), and FTPS (FTP over SSL/TLS – Port 990) client with lots of features and an intuitive graphical user interface. FileZilla Client update TLS handshakes no longer stall if the server sends ginormous packets during the handshake that do not fit into a single TLS record Fix loading and saving the same queue item multiple times Post-login commands now work with the protocol set to plain FTP MSW: Allow uploading files that are locally opened for writing by another program OS X: Fix layout issues in search dialog and filter conditions dialog Install FileZilla Client 3.

Mozilla Firefox 35 released

Mozilla Firefox 35 for desktop had been released and available for download and install. This latest release comes with quite a number of updates and changes; Firefox Hello with new rooms-based conversations model, New search UI improved and enabled for more locales, Access the Firefox Marketplace from the Tools menu and optional toolbar button. Mozilla Firefox 35 update: New Built-in support for H264 (MP4) on Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.

Percona Server 5.6.22-71.0 released

Percona Server is a free, open source MySQL alternative which offers breakthrough performance, scalability, features, and instrumentation. Self-tuning algorithms and support for extremely high-performance hardware make it the clear choice for organizations that demand excellent performance and reliability from their MySQL database server. Percona Server is optimized for cloud computing, NoSQL access, and modern hardware such as SSD and Flash storage. With Percona Server: Queries will run faster and more consistently You can consolidate servers on powerful hardware Sharding is delayed or avoided entirely You can save money on hosting fees and power You can spend less time tuning and administering You can achieve higher uptime Troubleshooting does not require guesswork Download Percona Server 5.

Lua 5.3.0 officially released

Lua 5.3.0 officiallyreleased, is a powerful, fast, lightweight, embeddable scripting language. Lua combines simple procedural syntax with powerful data description constructs based on associative arrays and extensible semantics. Lua is dynamically typed, runs by interpreting bytecode for a register-based virtual machine, and has automatic memory management with incremental garbage collection, making it ideal for configuration, scripting, and rapid prototyping. Lua 5.3.0 update integers (64-bit by default) official support for small architectures (“Small Lua” with 32-bit numbers) bitwise operators basic utf-8 support userdata can have any Lua value as uservalue integer division more flexible rules for some metamethods utf-8 escapes in literal strings basic utf-8 library ipairs and the table library respect metamethods functions for packing and unpacking numbers strip option in string.

Debian wheezy 7.8 released

The Debian project team has just announced the release of Debian wheezy 7.8 – its eighth update of its stable distribution Debian 7 (codename wheezy). This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustments for serious problems. Security advisories were already published separately and are referenced where available. Debian wheezy 7.8 updates Fix handling of chunk trailers to avoid bypass of intended mod_headers restrictions fix hostname comparison with SNI to be case insensitive Retry without partial data after a 416 response Update debian_version for the point release Fix upgrades from the old “mybashburn” package in Squeeze New upstream version; fix endless loop on special crafted quantum compressed cab files Add archive signing keys for Jessie Rebuild for the point release Rebuild for the point release Install base-passwd and base-files in two calls rather than one, to ensure correct ordering Fix denial of service [CVE-2014-6060] Add versioned Breaks/Replaces on digikam-doc, to fix upgrades from Squeeze Enable all SSL/TLS versions supported by NSS Increase version compatibility with icedove Disable introductory video to avoid hanging at startup and many more To update to latest release: apt-get update apt-get upgrade -y Download Debian Wheezy 7.

Awesome 3.5.6 – tiled window manager released

Awesome is a highly configurable, next generation framework window manager for X. It is very fast, extensible and licensed under the GNU GPLv2 license. It is primarly targeted at power users, developers and any people dealing with every day computing tasks and who want to have fine-grained control on theirs graphical environment. Awesome has been designed as a framework window manager. It’s extremely fast, small, dynamic and heavily extensible using the Lua programming language.

GTK+ 3.14.7 released

GTK+ 3.14.7 (GIMP Toolkit) recently releases, is a cross-platform graphical toolkit variety, according to the LGPL license issued. Although originally written for GIMP, GTK + is now widespread and has become one of the mainstream Linux development tools to develop graphical applications, of course, is not required to be in GTK + on Linux, in fact, the current GTK + has been successfully windows version. You can use your familiar language with GTK, because GTK + has been bound to almost all popular languages ​​such as: C ++, Guile, Perl, Python, TOM, Ada95, Objective C, Free Pascal, and Eiffel.

Redshift 1.10 released

Redshift 1.10 has just been released and this release includes a new GeoClue2 location provider, also features experimental support for OSX, including Hooks – a long-requested feature to allow custom actions on events from Redshift. This feature was previously waiting for DBus support to be finished. Redshift 1.10 release note: Fix #80: Add Geoclue2 location provider. Add CoreLocation (OSX) location provider and Quartz (OSX) gamma adjustment method.

Linux Mint 17.1 ‘Rebecca’ released

The Linux Mint team has announced the release of Linux Mint 17.1 ‘Rebecca’ (Both Xfce & MATE editions). Linux Mint 17.1 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use. Linux Mint 17.1 New features: Out of the box support for Compiz Update Manager Language Settings Login Screen System Improvements Artwork Improvements Other Improvements Main Components LTS Strategy For a complete overview and to see screenshots of the new features, visit: “What’s new in Linux Mint 17.

Fotoxx 15.01 released

Fotoxx 15.01 which was released late last year, is a free open source Linux program for editing photos or other images and managing a large collection (collection management). Images can be viewed in scrollable pages of thumbnails (variable size) or singly in a large window. Fotoxx supports viewing of RAW camera images (NEF, CR2, etc.), as well as all other image formats, including JPG, PNG, DNG, GIF, TIFF, BMP, etc. in both 8 and 16 bits color Fotoxx 15.

Install TextRoom 0.8.2 on Ubuntu

TextRoom is a room of your own. It is a free full screen rich text editor developed with especially writers in mind. TextRoom and all other similar editors share one goal: to get you writing right away by providing distraction free environment to your liking, as well as familiar set of keyboard shortcuts to control its behavior. TextRoom works on Windows, Mac OS X, Ubuntu, Fedora and many other Linux distributions.

Calibre 2.16.0 released with snippets support

Calibre 2.16.0 had just been released and this release comes with some improvements, new features, including bug fixes. Noticeable changes includes added support for snippets — small pieces of text that are often re-used. You can now create your own snippets and insert them into the text with only a few keystrokes. The snippets include support for placeholders that you can jump between. Calibre 2.16.0 changelog Edit Book: When importing files and the book has an orphaned entry in the manifest for that file, but the file itself is not present, rename the file instead of erroring out Book Details panel: Fix author links with URL schemes other than http or file preventing context menu from working PDF Output: Make the minimum height for headers and footers scale with the base font size Fix a typo that prevented the Cybook Muse from being detected on some computers Fix regression in 2.

LibreOffice 4.3.5 released

The Document Foundation announced the release of LibreOffice 4.3.5, the sixth release from the 4.3 branch of LibreOffice, which contains new features and program enhancements. Impress remote is no longer enabled by default. Go to Tools ▸ Options ▸ LibreOffice Impress ▸ General and check [x] Enable remote control to enable it. Also the default sorting behavior/updating references has been changed back to old behavior. LibreOffice 4.3.5 changelog Mac version doesn’t bundle the MediaWiki extension.

Dropbox 3.0.5 released

Dropbox 3.0.5 recently released, is a storage application and service which enables users to store and sync files online and between computers. Dropbox has a cross-platform client (Windows, Mac, Linux and even Android) that enables users to drop any file into a Dropbox folder that is then synced to the web and the users’ other computers with the Dropbox client. Files in the Dropbox folder may then be shared with other Dropbox users or accessed from the web.

Install OwnCloud 7.0.4 on Ubuntu

OwnCloud 7.0.4 which was released late last year comes with a number of bug fixes and new updates. OwnCloud is open source file sync and share software for everyone from individuals operating the free Community Edition, to large enterprises and service providers operating ownCloud Enterprise Edition. With ownCloud you can share one or more folders on your PC, and sync them with your ownCloud server. Place files in your local shared directories, and those files are immediately synced to the server, and then to other PCs via the desktop client OwnCloud 7.

SparkyLinux 3.6 GameOver released

SparkyLinux 3.6 GameOver is a special edition of Sparky targeted to gamers. It has been built on the top of the SparkyLinux 3.6 “Annagerman” and it’s fully compatible with Debian “testing” Jessie. SparkyLinux is a lightweight, fast and simple Linux distribution designed for both old and new computers featuring customized Enlightenment and LXDE desktops. SparkyLinux 3.6 GameOver update Linux kernel 3.16.0-4 (3.16.7-ckt2-1) all packages upgraded from Debian testing repositories as of 2014/12/31 lxde-common 0.

NixOS 14.12 released

NixOS is a Linux distribution with a unique approach to package and configuration management. Built on top of the Nix package manager, it is completely declarative, makes upgrading systems reliable, and has many other advantages. NixOS 14.12 aka “Caterpillar” which is the third stable release branch was released late in December last year. This release comes bundled with Linux 3.14, systemd 217, Glibc 2.20, KDE 4.14.1, and much more. See the release notes for details.

Deepin 2014.2 released

deepin 2014.2, the second update of the Ubuntu-based community distribution with a custom, HTML 5-based desktop environment, has been released. The “live mode” functionality has been removed in this version, so it is no longer possible to test the distribution before committing to a hard disk installation. deepin system uses Deepin Desktop Environment developed based on HTML5 technology, with Deepin Music, Deepin Movie, LibreOffice and other software in it. It can meet users’ daily needs on entertainment and office.

RedNotebook 1.9.0 released

RedNotebook 1.9.0 recently released, is a modern daily journal that helps you to keep track of notes and thoughts throughout the day. RedNotebook includes a calendar navigation, customizable templates, export functionality, word clouds and keyword searching. You can also format, tag and search your entries. RedNotebook 1.9.0 update Add #tags to cloud ignore list to remove them from the tag cloud (thanks Przemysław Buczkowski). Remove option to start RedNotebook minimized.

Darktable 1.6.1 released

Darktable 1.6.1 recently released, is an open source photography workflow application and RAW developer. A virtual lighttable and darkroom for photographers. It manages your digital negatives in a database, lets you view them through a zoomable lighttable and enables you to develop raw images and enhance them. Please note that this release is a point release which fixes a couple of minor issues in the recent feature release 1.6.0 (such as a crash with images greater than 134 megapixels).

CopyQ 2.4.3 released

CopyQ 2.4.3 recently released, is a clipboard manager written in Qt with searchable and editable history and comes with some advanced features, image support, editable history, command line support, keyboard shortcuts and more. The application is available for Linux and Windows. CopyQ Change Log since 2.4.3 Plugin for tagging items Plugins can provide script functions and commands Improved automatic commands execution Fixed gradients, transparency and other style improvements Fixed decryption with newer version of GnuPG Fixes for Qt 5 version Install CopyQ 2.

Install Samba 4.0.18 in Ubuntu 14.04

In this article we’ll see how to Install Samba 4.0.18 in Ubuntu 14.04 Samba is an implementation of the Server Message Block (SMB)/Common Internet File System (CIFS) protocol for Unix systems, providing support for cross-platform file and printer sharing with Microsoft Windows, OS X, and other Unix systems Samba can be used to: Act as a server for SMB clients: share folders and printers, including PDF pseudo-printers so all the computers in your network may write PDF files Act as a domain controller in a Windows network (authenticating users, etc.

Install/Upgrade Linux Kernel 3.15-RC1 Trusty in Ubuntu

The first release candidate to Linux Kernel 3.15-RC1 is now available for the users, announced by Linus Torvalds. This Linux Kernel version comes with plenty of fixes and improvements. This article will guide you on how to install or upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.15-RC1 in your Ubuntu or Linux Mint system. Click button below for full details of fixes and features: [button link=”” style=”tick” color=”primary” class=”sys_btn”]Linux Kernel 3.15-RC1[/button] Step 1: Download Kernel Debs 32bit OS $ cd /tmp && wget kernel.

Connect to Ubuntu Desktop 13.10 using NoMachine

NoMachine is a Remote Desktop tool that allows you to remotely access your computer from another NoMachine computers and vice verse. This post is intended to provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to install NoMachine (free version which is currently limited to only 2 concurrent connections) on your Ubuntu 13.10 & connect to it from your Windows machine. Step 1: Install NoMachine on Ubuntu – Click link below to download either 32bit or 64bit version of the DEB package [button link=”https://www.

Install Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Alpha 2 on VirtualBox

The alpha 2 release for Ubuntu 14.04 is now available for download and testing. Note that this release does not come with the Unity DE. The other versions currently available in this family are GNOME, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Edubuntu, Kylin, and Ubuntu Cloud Image. Step 1: Download Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) Alpha 2 [button link=”” style=”download” color=”primary” class=”sys_btn”]PC (Intel x86) desktop image[/button] [button link=”” style=”download” color=”primary” class=”sys_btn”]64-bit PC (AMD64) desktop image[/button] Step 2: Install Ubuntu 14.

Install Linux Mint 16 Petra Xfce on VirtualBox

Linux Mint 16 Xfce recently released as part of the Linux Mint 16 Editions codename “Petra” is a lightweight desktop environment which aims to be fast and low on system resources, while still being visually appealing and user friendly. This edition features all the improvements from the latest Linux Mint release on top of an Xfce 4.10 desktop. For a complete tour of the new features in Xfce, visit I have documented below steps to installing Xfce Edition (64bit) on a VirtualBox for those that fancy a trial Step 1: Download ISO file – Visit Linux Mint download page and download either 32bit or 64bit.

Install Ubuntu GNOME 13.10 on VirtualBox

Ubuntu GNOME which was formerly known as Ubuntu GNOME Remix is part of the Ubuntu flavor, featuring the GNOME Desktop Environment experience. The idea behind this is, its intended for users to mostly have the GNOME desktop experience feel. Integrating Gnome desktop environment into Ubuntu to some maybe a good and fantastic idea but others may be a bad idea. This is now down to individual experience and desire. Below is simple step by step on how to install Ubuntu Gnome 13.

Install VirtualBox Guest Additions on Ubuntu 13.10

VirtualBox Guest Additions is a software that brings new features to VirtualBox, such as enabling the users to copy paste between the host computer and the operating system inside VirtualBox. This allows the guest machines to fully integrate with the host machine using VirtualBox technology. Installing the guest additions software is quite simple as we shall see below Step 1: Update & Install Packages – First open Terminal and switch to root account with this command [code language=”js”]# sudo su -[/code]

Install Xfce desktop environment on CentOS/RHEL 6

If you want a Lightweight Desktop Environment for your CentOS/RHEL then Xfce is your ideal candidate. Unlike Gnome and KDE, Xfce takes very little resource of your system. Step 1: Download the install packages from EPEL repository – First install the wget package with following command [code language=”js”]# yum install wget[/code] – Download and install epel repo with following commands: For 64bit Centos system [code language=”js”] # wget

Installing Ubuntu 13.10 Desktop on VirtualBox

If you are one of those newbies to Ubuntu OS like me and want an easy way to play with the platform, I have put together simple step-by-step instruction on how to install a typical Ubuntu Desktop on a VirtualBox. Version 13.10 was the most recent release as at the time of writing this post. Step 1: Download the ISO file – Go to Ubuntu Desktop download page. Select either 32bit or 64bit and click on the orange download button.

Configure CentOS network running on a VirtualBox

If you had recently installed CentOS on a VirtualBox and unable to connect to the internet, this simple step would come in handy for you to get your OS connected to the internet. Steps: Using a Bridged Adapter or NAT (Network Address Translation) would achieve the same result. Difference between the two options is: [quote style=”boxed”]NAT: This enables the guest machine to access the Internet, but via a private IP address that cannot be seen from the host or the rest of your physical network.

Installing CentOS 6.4 on VirtualBox

I would like to share with you a tool I have been using to monitor all our internal servers and applications. This monitoring tool is called Zabbix and I must say I am pleased with it. To begin with we need to install the Linux OS and thereafter deploy the tool as a package and demonstrate how it works in future post. Requirement: – DownloadCentOS 6.4 minimal installer – Download and Install VirtualBox 4.