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Best Free and Open Source Alternatives to Adobe Products for Linux

By Bob L | Sep 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
Synfig Screenshot

Adobe provides a number of applications under Adobe Creative Suite, now under Adobe Creative Cloud. It’s not just limited to Photoshop but contains various other software that helps primarily in Web design, logo making, video editing, pdf editing and more. However, Adobe Creative Suite is a proprietary software costing you a good amount of your money…

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Linux File System Structure Explained

By Bob L | Sep 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
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When I was first coming from Windows and exploring Linux, I found the Linux filesystem structure to be a bit confusing, simply because I didn’t know anything other than the Windows file system for my entire life. But after persisting through the learning curve, the mystery was unraveled and I can now comfortably switch between Linux and Windows…

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The Linux File System – Explained

By Bob L | Sep 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
Linux File System Explained

The Linux File System – Explained The Linux file system structure can be a bit confusing, simply because I didn’t know anything other than the Windows file system for my entire life. But after persisting through the learning curve, the mystery was unraveled and I can now comfortably switch between Linux and Windows whenever needed,…

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NEMO 3.4 WITHOUT CINNAMON DEPENDENCIES AVAILABLE IN PPA FOR UBUNTU 17.04 AND 16.04

By Bob L | Sep 8, 2017 | 0 Comments
Nemo 3.4 example

Nemo 3.4 (3.4.7 at the time I’m writing this article) without Cinnamon dependencies and with Unity patches is now available in the WebUpd8 Nemo 3 PPA, for Ubuntu 17.04 and 16.04. While it comes with some Unity patches, this Nemo version should work with other desktop environments as well, like GNOME (Shell), etc.   Nemo was…

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CREATE BOOTABLE WINDOWS USB STICK FROM LINUX

By Bob L | Aug 8, 2017 | Comments Off on CREATE BOOTABLE WINDOWS USB STICK FROM LINUX
Make USB Stick

The WinUSB fork we covered a while back was renamed to WoeUSB recently, while also seeing quite a few releases for the past few days.     WoeUSB / WinUSB is a tool that can be used to create a bootable Windows installer USB stick from an ISO or DVD. The application supports Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8,…

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Set Up Bluetooth in Linux

By Bob L | Jul 19, 2017 | Comments Off on Set Up Bluetooth in Linux
Bluetooth in Linux

Bluetooth is still very important in the world today given that a wide range of devices rely on its protocol to perform various operations. Most laptops come with built-in Bluetooth adapters, but even if yours doesn’t, external Bluetooth dongles are cheap and plentiful in supply. Having Bluetooth properly set up on your machine allows you…

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Install Ubuntu Linux On Windows 10 In 24 Steps

By Bob L | Jul 12, 2017 | Comments Off on Install Ubuntu Linux On Windows 10 In 24 Steps

Introduction This guide will show you how to download and install Ubuntu Linux on Windows 10 in such a way that it won’t harm Windows. (You can find uninstall Ubuntu instructions here.) The upside to following this guide is that Ubuntu Linux will only run when you tell it to and it doesn’t require any special…

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Run Your Browser In Firejail

By Bob Liebl | Jul 10, 2017 | Comments Off on Run Your Browser In Firejail

Objective Install Firejail and use it to sandbox applications, like web browsers, that interact with the open Internet. Distributions This will work with any current Linux distribution. Requirements A working Linux install with root privileges. Difficulty Easy Conventions # – requires given command to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or…

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Secure Your Linux Desktop with Iptables

By Bob L | Jul 8, 2017 | Comments Off on Secure Your Linux Desktop with Iptables
Linux iptables

Linux may have a reputation for security, but it isn’t perfect. Many distributions also don’t have the best security defaults, so it’s best to implement some best practices for security. One such example is using a firewall. There are a few options for firewalls in Linux, but most are actually just wrappers around iptables. For…

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All-In-One System Update And Maintenance Tool For Ubuntu/LinuxMint

By Bob L | Jun 9, 2017 | Comments Off on All-In-One System Update And Maintenance Tool For Ubuntu/LinuxMint

uCareSystem Center is a thin utility that robotizes the essential framework upkeep action, in other hand it will diminish framework overseer undertaking from numerous points of view and spare some great measure of time. It doesn’t have any GUI and offers absolutely summon line interface to play out the action. There are a few utilities…

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Install Cinnamon Desktop in Ubuntu

By Bob L | May 21, 2017 | Comments Off on Install Cinnamon Desktop in Ubuntu

A desktop domain is an accumulation of instruments which empower the client to perform errands on their PC. The desktop condition comprises of various key segments, for example, the window administrator, which decide how windows show up and carry on, a menu, a board which is otherwise called an undertaking bar, symbols, document chiefs and…

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6 Useful about:config Tweaks You Should Know for Firefox 8+

By Bob L | May 10, 2017 | Comments Off on 6 Useful about:config Tweaks You Should Know for Firefox 8+

Are you browsing this article in Firefox? If not, go ahead and fire up the browser and take a look at all the options you can change. It’s pretty easy to customize Firefox, right? Especially with the abundance of extensions and add-ons that are available throughout the web. But did you know about about:config? Did…

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Make DVDs from Video Files

By Bob L | May 10, 2017 | Comments Off on Make DVDs from Video Files

DeVeDe Features General Preview Video with selected settings Save disc structure to convert at a later time Ability to check for updates Menu option to view documentation Create Video DVD Video CD Super Video CD CVD DIVX / MPEG-4 When finished Action Stop reproduction/show disc menu Play the first title Play the previous title Play…

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10 things to do first in Linux Mint 18-1 Cinnamon

By Bob L | May 10, 2017 | Comments Off on 10 things to do first in Linux Mint 18-1 Cinnamon

Congratulations, you have installed a brand new Linux Mint 18.1 Serena, with the Cinnamon desktop! What’s best for you to do, first of all? I’ve made a list of the things to do, which I’ve divided into three categories: – 10 absolutely essential ones (part 1); – the recommended ones (not essential, part 2); –…

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Speed up your Mint

By Bob L | May 10, 2017 | Comments Off on Speed up your Mint

Speeding up your Linux Mint is fun! That way, you’ll get more performance out of your computer for free. Note: are you using Ubuntu? There’s a separate page for speed tips for Ubuntu. There are several tweaks to make Linux Mint 18.x run faster. Some are quite safe, some are risky. Here you’ll find only the safe…

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UBUNTU 18.04 LTS TO USE GNOME BY DEFAULT

By Bob L | Apr 22, 2017 | Comments Off on UBUNTU 18.04 LTS TO USE GNOME BY DEFAULT

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 | Comments Off on PANDORA RADIO CLIENT IN PPA

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 | Comments Off on Create Users and Manage Their Sudo Privileges on Ubuntu

  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 | Comments Off on Synchronize Files in Ubuntu
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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 | Comments Off on Dell Most Powerful 15 and 17 Laptops Powered by Ubuntu Linux
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 | Comments Off on Ben Burns' NHL Notebook (November 22)

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 | Comments Off on Install Packages from Source

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 | Comments Off on Test And Recover Your Passwords By Cracking Them

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 | Comments Off on Reset Ubuntu To Factory Default

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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