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UBUNTU 18.04 LTS TO USE GNOME BY DEFAULT

By Bob L | Apr 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

UNITY 8 AND THE PHONE TO BE DISCONTINUED Ubuntu 18.04 LTS will go back to using GNOME as the default desktop environment, instead of Unity. In what comes as a big surprise for many, Mark Shuttleworh, the founder of Ubuntu and Canonical, explains on the Ubuntu Insights website that Canonical is ending their “investment in…

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PANDORA RADIO CLIENT IN PPA

By Bob L | Apr 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pithos 1.3.0 was released recently and is now available in its official PPA, for Ubuntu 17.04, 16.10 and 16.04. The new version brings support for MPRIS playlist and tracklist interfaces, improved accessibility UI, and more.   Pithos is a Pandora Radio (only available in Australia, New Zealand and the United States) client that supports Pandora features…

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Create Users and Manage Their Sudo Privileges on Ubuntu

By Bob L | Apr 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

  The sudo command allows normal users to run programs which are only available to the root user. In this tutorial, we will show you how to create a system user and manage its sudo privileges on a Linux VPS running Ubuntu 16.04 as an operating system. First of all, connect to your Linux server…

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Synchronize Files in Ubuntu

By Bob L | Apr 6, 2017 | 0 Comments
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FreeFileSync Features Below are it’s key features: It can synchronize network shares and local disks. It can synchronize MTP devices (Android, iPhone, tablet, digital camera). It can also synchronize via SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol). It can identify moved and renamed files and folders. Displays disk space usage with directory trees. Supports copying locked files…

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Dell Most Powerful 15 and 17 Laptops Powered by Ubuntu Linux

By Bob L | Apr 5, 2017 | 0 Comments
Dell Most Power Full Laptop

After announcing earlier this year the release of the Dell Precision 5520 mobile workstation as the world’s thinnest and lightest 15” notebook powered by Ubuntu, Dell launches two new models for fans of the Linux-based operating system. Originally scheduled to arrive during the month of March 2017, the Dell Precision 7520 and Dell Precision 7720…

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Ben Burns' NHL Notebook (November 22)

By Bob L | Apr 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

After recently losing a game in which the team I selected dominated play and doubled it's opponent's total number of shots, I received an email asking me what is the most important ingredient necessary to win in today's NHL. I responded by saying that I did not have a definitive answer. Obviously, the key to…

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Install Packages from Source

By Bob L | Apr 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Most modern Linux distributions enjoy standard repositories that include most of the software you’ll need to successfully run your Linux server or desktop. Should a package come up missing, more than likely you’ll find a repository you can add, so that the installation can be managed with the built-in package manager. This should be considered…

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Test And Recover Your Passwords By Cracking Them

By Bob L | Apr 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Introduction Hashcat is a robust password cracking tool that can help you recover lost passwords, audit password security, benchmark, or just figure out what data is stored in a hash. There are a number of great password cracking utilities out there, but Hashcat is known for being efficient, powerful, and full featured. Hashcat makes use…

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Reset Ubuntu To Factory Default

By Bob L | Apr 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

BY SK · MARCH 30, 2017 Today, I have come up with a news about a wonderful tool called Resetter, which is used to reset Ubuntu to factory defaults. That means, your Ubuntu system will go back to the state when you installed it in the first time. It finds all applications which are installed…

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Install Skype 5.0 in Ubuntu and Linux Mint

By Bob L | Mar 26, 2017 | Comments Off on Install Skype 5.0 in Ubuntu and Linux Mint

Good News for Linux Desktop Users from Skype point of view that the Skype 5.0 is now available (deb and RPM package). Some of the noticeable updates in Skype 5.0 are listed below : Enhancement in Calling : Skype Users can easily make a call to mobiles and land lines with Skype Credit. Linux Skype…

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How to Create a Wifi Hotspot in Ubuntu

By Bob L | Mar 25, 2017 | Comments Off on How to Create a Wifi Hotspot in Ubuntu

How to Create a Wifi Hotspot in Ubuntu For a long time on Windows, it has been possible to use a wireless networking adapter to share an Internet connection with other computers. Usually this is done by setting up a “hotspot,” or “ad-hoc” style network, broadcasted directly from the wireless networking adapter. It’s very easy to…

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Ways To Encrypt Files In Linux

By Bob L | Mar 22, 2017 | Comments Off on Ways To Encrypt Files In Linux

One of the most important things for any user is the security, if a user is running a vulnerable system, his information is in danger. If you want to have your information insured, you must do more than having a strong operating system, you must encrypt your files. There are a lot of software to…

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Tiny engine turns natural gas into hydrogen

By Bob L | Feb 22, 2017 | Comments Off on Tiny engine turns natural gas into hydrogen

It could power a fuel-cell car while capturing CO2.   Georgia Institute of Technology Here’s the dilemma with hydrogen: fueling your car with the stuff is faster than charging an EV, but making and distributing it is inefficient and polluting. A team from the Georgia Institute of Technology has created a four-stroke “engine” that converts…

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FIND ANYTHING ON THE INTERNET

By Bob L | Feb 22, 2017 | Comments Off on FIND ANYTHING ON THE INTERNET

Learning to navigate the World Wide Web effectively is an important skill, and there are lots of different ways for you to find the information you are looking for. Whilst the following list of tips and websites is by no means exhaustive – and we’ve missed out on some massive topics except travel, which deserve…

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Tips To Improve Ubuntu Speed

By Bob Liebl | Feb 17, 2017 | Comments Off on Tips To Improve Ubuntu Speed

Chances are that your Ubuntu desktop will run so smooth. You will wonder why you did not switch from those other slow loading desktop operating systems (looking at you Windows). Ubuntu runs smoothly on most modern machines and older machines using variants such as Lubuntu, Xubuntu and Ubuntu MATE are going to be impressive as…

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Install Snap applications on Ubuntu

By Bob L | Feb 17, 2017 | Comments Off on Install Snap applications on Ubuntu

Ubuntu 16.04LTS was released by Canonical back in April last year. Among some of the key new features it brought, one was a new packaging format dubbed Snap. To refresh, here’s an excerpt from our Ubuntu 16.04 overview tutorial that explains the what and why of Snap: Read More

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Gimp Photo Editor A Free Photoshop Alternative

By Bob L | Feb 17, 2017 | Comments Off on Gimp Photo Editor A Free Photoshop Alternative

So Photoshop is the industry standard for photo editing but it is going to cost you as high as $600 a year. If you are looking for something arguably as good but cheaper as free, then you’ve got to go with GIMP. GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) is a cross-platform image editor available for GNU/Linux,…

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Simplenote, Simply Awesome!

By Bob Liebl | Jan 11, 2017 | Comments Off on Simplenote, Simply Awesome!

I’m a big Evernote user. It’s a powerful commercial program that allows you to sync text, photos and documents across multiple devices. Sadly, there’s no native Linux client. Also, it’s a proprietary software package, and that bums me out. Simplenote has been an alternative to Evernote for quite some time now. It’s created by Automattic,…

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Nemo 3.2.0 without Cinnamon dependencies for Ubuntu

By Bob L | Dec 18, 2016 | Comments Off on Nemo 3.2.0 without Cinnamon dependencies for Ubuntu

Nemo 3.2.0 with Unity patches and without Cinnamon dependencies is available for Ubuntu 16.04 and 16.10. To make it easy to go back to Nemo 2.8.0 for Ubuntu 16.04 users in case something doesn’t work properly (because there were quite a few under the hood changes in Nemo), I decided to upload the latest Nemo…

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Laptop Mode Tools in Ubuntu 16.04 and 16.10

By Bob L | Dec 18, 2016 | Comments Off on Laptop Mode Tools in Ubuntu 16.04 and 16.10

Laptop Mode Tools is a package that allows you to extend the battery life of your laptop by enabling the Laptop Mode Linux kernel feature along with other power-related tweaks. This was a command line only tool until version 1.64, which introduces a GUI that lets you toggle individual power saving modules. The new GUI…

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NEMO WITH UNITY PATCHES WITHOUT CINNAMON DEPENDENCIES for UBUNTU

By Bob Liebl | Dec 2, 2016 | Comments Off on NEMO WITH UNITY PATCHES WITHOUT CINNAMON DEPENDENCIES for UBUNTU

INSTALL NEMO WITH UNITY PATCHES (AND WITHOUT CINNAMON DEPENDENCIES) IN UBUNTU Author: Andrew | Posted: October 30, 2013 | Updated: November 29, 2016 Nemo, the default Cinnamon file manager, needs Cinnamon to be installed, even if you want to use it in some other desktop environment such as GNOME/Unity. That’s not the only issue that…

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OPEN SOURCE EVERNOTE ALTERNATIVE

By Bob L | Nov 16, 2016 | Comments Off on OPEN SOURCE EVERNOTE ALTERNATIVE

Turtl is a secure, open source Evernote alternative, available for Linux, Windows, Mac, and Android. An iOS version is “coming soon”. Firefox and Chrome bookmarking extensions are also available.     The application, which is currently in beta, lets you keep your notes (with Markdown support for the note editor), website bookmarks, passwords, documents, photos,…

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UPDATE UBUNTU 16.04 LTS LINUX KERNEL WITHOUT REBOOTING

By Bob L | Nov 16, 2016 | Comments Off on UPDATE UBUNTU 16.04 LTS LINUX KERNEL WITHOUT REBOOTING

Canonical launched the Canonical Livepatch Service recently, an “authenticated, encrypted, signed stream of livepatch kernel modules for Ubuntu servers, virtual machines and desktops“, applying critical security and vulnerability patches without requiring a reboot. The new service is commercial (commercial support subscriptions start at $12 / month), but it’s offered for free to the Ubuntu community, for…

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Download All Images From Website Using Chrome – Firefox

By Bob Liebl | Nov 14, 2016 | Comments Off on Download All Images From Website Using Chrome – Firefox

Cool Trick : Download All Images From Website Using Chrome / Firefox-Single Click: We all  love using the internet.The nowadays internet is more important than  oxygen for us.just kidding.When we go to any website the first thing we notice is the bunch of images.Suppose you went on some swapsworld.com like the website and you want to Download…

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Delete your Google history

By Bob L | Nov 4, 2016 | Comments Off on Delete your Google history

It’s probably safe to say Google knows us better than even our closest friends and relatives. Seriously, the Search Giant stores all the internet history that goes through any of their products or services. And that is saying a lot, considering Google is pretty much everywhere. Thankfully, they are also pretty transparent about your data and let…

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