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TOOL TO CREATE BOOTABLE WINDOWS USB STICK FROM LINUX

By Bob L | Nov 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

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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Restore Corrupted USB Drive to Original state

By Bob L | Nov 15, 2017 | 0 Comments
Flash Drive USB

Restore Corrupted USB Drive to Original state   Many times our storage devices like sd cards and Pen drives get corrupted and unusable due to one or other reasons. It may be because of making a bootable media with that device , formatting via wrong platforms or creating partitions in that device. Restore Corrupted USB…

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Cryptr – A Simple CLI Utility To Encrypt And Decrypt Files

By Bob L | Nov 15, 2017 | 0 Comments
Computer and Encryption

Looking for a quick, easy, and secure method to protect your files? Well, there is a simple shell utility called “Cryptr” that helps you to encrypt and decrypt files. All from command line, and you don’t need to be a security ninja or Linux expert to learn how to secure your data. Cryptr uses OpenSSL AES-256 cipher block…

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Things to do After Installing Ubuntu 17.10

By Bob L | Oct 27, 2017 | 0 Comments
Ubuntu Software Update Picture

Brief: Here are the essential things to do after installing Ubuntu 17.10 in order to give you a better and smooth experience after the fresh install of Ubuntu 17.10. Ubuntu 17.10 is released. By now, you might have seen the new features in Ubuntu 17.10 and I recommend you should also start looking at Ubuntu 18.04 release date. If you…

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Increase your network security – Deploy a honeypot

By Bob Liebl | Oct 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
Picture of Honey Jars

Deploying a honeypot system on your internal network is a proactive measure that enables you to immediately detect an intruder before any data is damaged or stolen.     Have you ever wondered how a hacker breaks into a live system? Would you like to keep any potential attacker occupied so you can gather information…

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10 Major Updates In Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark

By Bob Liebl | Oct 23, 2017 | Comments Off on 10 Major Updates In Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark
Ubuntu 17.10 Desktop Picture

20/10/2017 Comments So there you have it finally, Ubuntu 17.10. The release which we have been talking about because of its switch to Gnome from Unity. We’ve talked about most its features in a previous article here but let’s again look at the final version of Ubuntu 17.10. At the end of this article, do take a poll…

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Install Wine And Run Windows Apps in Linux

By Bob Liebl | Oct 23, 2017 | Comments Off on Install Wine And Run Windows Apps in Linux
Install Wine to run Windows Apps

All kinds of software are currently available on Linux but every now and then, there is that Windows software or Game which is not available or has no equivalent on Linux  Wine makes it possible to run those Windows programs and Games on your Linux desktop. So let’s look at how to install Wine on…

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By Bob Liebl | Oct 3, 2017 | Comments Off on
Timeshift Restore picture

TimeShift is a system restore tool for Linux. It provides functionality that is quite similar to the System Restore feature in Windows or the Time Machine tool in MacOS. TimeShift protects your system by making incremental snapshots of the file system manually or at regular automated intervals. These snapshots can then be restored at a later point…

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Best Free and Open Source Alternatives to Adobe Products for Linux

By Bob L | Sep 20, 2017 | Comments Off on Best Free and Open Source Alternatives to Adobe Products for Linux
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 | Comments Off on Linux File System Structure Explained
linux-file-structure

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 | Comments Off on The Linux File System – Explained
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 | Comments Off on NEMO 3.4 WITHOUT CINNAMON DEPENDENCIES AVAILABLE IN PPA FOR UBUNTU 17.04 AND 16.04
Nemo 3.4 example

Update: the article initially mentioned Nemo 3.2. The PPA now provides Nemo 3.4 for Ubuntu 17.04, 17.10 and 16.04 (Ubuntu 16.10 is no longer supported by Canonical, so Launchpad doesn’t allow uploading new packages for it). To make it easy to go back to Nemo 2.8.0 for Ubuntu 16.04 users in case something doesn’t work…

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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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