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HOW TO INSTALL CINNAMON 3.0 IN UBUNTU 16.04 OR 15.10 VIA PPA

http://www.webupd8.org/2016/04/how-to-install-cinnamon-30-in-ubuntu.html

Class Topics 04-20-2016

Gimp – A fast overview

https://fedoramagazine.org/gimp-fast-overview/

Why use LXD

https://roots.io/linux-containers-lxd-as-an-alternative-to-virtualbox-for-wordpress-development/

http://www.webupd8.org/2016/04/ubuntu-1604-lts-to-offer-updates-via.html#more

http://www.webupd8.org/2016/04/how-to-get-flash-and-h264-to-work-in.html#more

http://www.webupd8.org/2016/03/openshot-207-beta-4-released-adds.html#more

http://www.webupd8.org/2016/03/gnome-320-released-with-various.html#more

http://www.webupd8.org/2016/03/aquaris-m10-ubuntu-edition-tablet.html#more

http://www.webupd8.org/2016/03/nemo-with-unity-patches-available-for.html#more

http://www.webupd8.org/2016/03/create-bootable-usb-stick-on-ubuntu.html#more

http://www.webupd8.org/2016/03/fix-failed-to-fetch-google-chrome_3.html#more

http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/Robust-New-FreeOffice-Suite-Proves-Free-Can-Be-Just-as-Good-83349.html

http://freedompenguin.com/the-linux-crowd/ubuntu-tablet-im-grabbing-one/

http://news.softpedia.com/news/gnome-3-20-1-desktop-environment-officially-released-it-s-already-in-arch-linux-502883.shtml

http://linux.about.com/od/howtos/tp/10-Essential-Linux-Commands-For-Navigating-Your-File-System.htm

Class Topics 03-23-2016

 

Tool to Backup/Restore Your Favourite PPAs and Apps in Ubuntu

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/94dBts/:xDhh9dxa:p52FHW0n/www.tecmint.com/aptik-a-tool-to-backuprestore-your-favourite-ppas-and-apps-in-ubuntu

GParted partitioning software – Full tutorial

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/6Y0z99/:5X8J1_zB:p52FHW0n/www.dedoimedo.com/computers/gparted.html

Configuring remote desktops in linux and tips to stay secure

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/77fmK1/:jr0JxSo2:noPXhACv/www.techomag.com/configuring-remote-desktops-in-linux-and-tips-to-stay-secure

Blender 2.77 Released [How-to Install in Ubuntu]

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1Krndw/:5X8J1_@Z:noPXhACv/ubuntuhandbook.org

The Best Free Software for PC

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2qoteu/:jr0JxleW:noPXhACv/www.techsupportalert.com/pc-tools.html

More Kodi

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1Gcof5/:I-pgL8Ol:noPXhACv/www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMFRAI3yiqw

 

Ultimate Boot Disk Active@ LiveCD!

http://www.livecd.com/index.html

ownCloud 9.0 Released

http://news.softpedia.com/news/owncloud-9-0-released-with-major-enhancements-brings-federation-to-a-new-level-501492.shtml

Class Topics 03-09-2016

Best Linux Photo/Image Editors

http://eastmanreference.com/the-best-linux-photo-software-for-editing-and-managing-photos/
http://www.tecmint.com/best-image-photo-editors-for-linux/
http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/simple-photo-editing-linux-edition
http://itsfoss.com/image-applications-ubuntu-linux/

Online

https://www.freeonlinephotoeditor.com/
https://pixlr.com/editor/
http://www120.lunapic.com/editor/
http://photoeditor.funphotobox.com/

Turn an Old Computer into a Networked Backup, Streaming, or Torrenting Machine with Linux

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1Dqh5j/:5X8J23RD:mPqaigQw/lifehacker.com/5919558/turn-an-old-computer-into-a-networked-backup-streaming-or-torrenting-machine-with-ubuntu

How to Make GIMP Work More Like Photoshop

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/3UDZup/:5X8J21C+:mPqaigQw/lifehacker.com/how-to-make-the-gimp-work-more-like-photoshop-1551318983

5 Lightweight Linux For Old Computers

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/9bNZlH/:13hH.SxWC:mPqaigQw/www.linuxandubuntu.com/home/5-lightweight-linux-for-old-computers

7 Podcasts That A Linux User Should Follow

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1ltOpx/:1wd0a.Qa3:l26t1Kc./itsfoss.com/linux-podcasts

How To Be A Google Power User

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/8PubCR/:JnnpgSjx:l26t1Kc./neomam.com/infographics/how-to-be-a-google-power-user

Class Topics 02-24-2016

Master PDF Editor a complete tool to create and modify pdf files with Linux

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1mk8Vw/:I-pgL6DW:fiYiAuKM/linuxaria.com/pills/master-pdf-editor-a-complete-tool-to-create-and-modify-pdf-files-with-linux?lang=en

https://code-industry.net/free-pdf-editor/

Installing Thunderbird in Linux-based

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/installing-thunderbird-linux

Gconactsync for Thunderbird

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/thunderbird/addon/gcontactsync/?src=cb-dl-toprated

How To Upgrade Or Switch Linux Distros Without Erasing Your Files

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2gT3DG/:I-pgLCPZ:fiYiAuKM/www.makeuseof.com/tag/upgrade-switch-linux-distros-without-losing-files

  1. The Linux Directory Structure Explained

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/22qxME/:5X8J2Dpn:fiYiAuKM/www.howtogeek.com/117435/htg-explains-the-linux-directory-structure-explained

How to Set Your MAC Address Randomly Using Linux

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1AVwXw/:1UXZh+6qL:fiYiAuKM/www.greycoder.com/how-to-set-your-mac-address-randomly-using-linux

IDENTIFY CURRENTLY RUNNING LINUX DISTRIBUTION USING LSB COMMAND #CLI

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1N9yDF/:1vNrLaTG@:fiYiAuKM/www.linuxnov.com/how-to-identify-currently-running-linux-distribution-using-lsb-command-cli

LinuxLive USB Creator
http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/203ULZ/:WNP$eJb7:fiYiAuKM/www.linuxliveusb.com

Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS Looking like Ubuntu Linux with Unity

http://linux.softpedia.com/blog/must-see-ubuntu-mate-16-04-lts-looking-like-ubuntu-with-unity-500813.shtml

Check Internet Speed with speedtest-cli on Ubuntu

https://www.howtoforge.com/tutorial/check-internet-speed-with-speedtest-cli-on-ubuntu/

Has your Linux Mint desktop been backdoored?

http://www.zdnet.com/article/has-your-linux-mint-desktop-been-hacked/#ftag=RSSbaffb68

Kodi 16.0 “Jarvis” Massive Update Has Finally Arrived

http://news.softpedia.com/news/kodi-16-0-jarvis-massive-update-has-finally-arrived-500717.shtml

Pay Attention! Linux Mint 17.3 ISOs Were Hacked On 20th February – Check If You Are Infected Or Not

http://www.linuxandubuntu.com/home/pay-attention-linux-mint-173-isos-were-hacked-on-20th-february-check-if-you-are-infected-or-not

5 Photo Recovery Tools Tested and Reviewed

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1ke2xL/:I-pgLARL:ntyHjW6R/www.online-tech-tips.com/computer-tips/how-to-recover-deleted-corrupted-or-formatted-pictures-for-free

Backing up Linux

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/7a41Zb/:5X8J1.27:fiYiAuKM/www.halfgaar.net/backing-up-unix

How to easily defeat Linux Encoder ransomware

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/16lTgD/:5X8J2Blj:g@BPs98E/www.zdnet.com/article/how-to-fix-linux-encoder-ransomware

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Class Topics 02-10-2016

Mint Getting Its Own Apps Starting with the 18.x

http://news.softpedia.com/news/linux-mint-is-getting-its-own-apps-starting-with-the-18-x-branch-499564.shtml

XP Unofficial Service Pack 4
http://news.softpedia.com/news/windows-xp-unofficial-service-pack-4-gets-significant-updates-500120.shtml

Build your own DEB and RPM packages
http://www.linuxuser.co.uk/tutorials/build-your-own-deb-and-rpm-packages

Class Topics 01-06-2016

Linux Mint 17.3 Stabilizes Cinnamon Desktop
http://www.eweek.com/enterprise-apps/slideshows/linux-mint-17.3-stabilizes-cinnamon-desktop.html

install RegRipper registry data extraction tool on Linux
http://linuxconfig.org/how-to-install-regripper-registry-data-extraction-tool-on-linux#h5-regripper-command-examples

Linux video editing in real time with Open Broadcast Studio
https://opensource.com/life/15/12/real-time-linux-video-editing-with-obs-studio

Minitube
http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Video/Minitube-50469.shtml

IFTTT

Simple Photo Editing, Linux Edition!
http://www.pinta-project.com

Class Topics 12-02-2015

Windows 10 Theme for Linux

http://b00merang.weebly.com/windows-10.htmlGimp 2.8.16 Released Install In

Ubuntu/Linux Mint Or Derivatives Distros

http://www.linuxandubuntu.com/home/gimp-2-8-16-released-install-in-ubuntu-linux-mint-or-derivatives-distros

How to Install Unity 8 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 15.10
http://news.softpedia.com/news/how-to-install-unity-8-on-ubuntu-16-04-lts-and-ubuntu-15-10-496949.shtml

How to track your Linux laptop

https://www.howtoforge.com/tutorial/how-to-track-your-linux-laptop/

Class Topics 11-04-2015

How To’s:

Send Anywhere File Transfer
https://www.everything-linux-101.com/how-to/send-anywhere-file-transfer/

Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 10
https://www.everything-linux-101.com/how-to/install-ubuntu-alongside-windows-10/

Easily create podcasts with the tools from Spreaker

http://blog.en.uptodown.com/spreaker-studio-create-podcast/

 

Completely remove Flash from your computer

http://blog.en.uptodown.com/how-to-remove-flash/

Class Topics 10-21-2015

How To’s:

How to get Cinnamon 2.8
http://segfault.linuxmint.com/2015/10/early-access-to-cinnamon-2-8/

How to install Mint via USB
http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/744

How to defrag your Linux system
https://www.howtoforge.com/tutorial/linux-filesystem-defrag/

Ubuntu PPA Management

https://www.howtoforge.com/tutorial/ubuntu-ppa-management/

How to easily convert your videos on Linux

https://www.howtoforge.com/tutorial/how-to-convert-videos-on-linux/

How to speed up your internet connection on Linux

https://www.howtoforge.com/tutorial/how-to-speed-up-your-internet-connection-on-linux/

What is Swappiness?

https://www.howtoforge.com/tutorial/linux-swappiness/

 

Class Topics 10-07-2015

How To’s:

Airdroid 3 how to get it working

http://web.airdroid.com/

Syncthing

https://syncthing.net/

Virtualbox 5.0.6 out

http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/5.0.6/

LibreOffice 5.01 out

Going to install newest version

News:

Look at Ubuntu Touch on Phone and Tablet

Watch Video on it!

Kingo Root

http://www.kingoapp.com/

OpenShot 2.0 Video Editor to Be Released Soon for Linux

http://news.softpedia.com/news/openshot-2-0-video-editor-to-be-released-soon-for-linux-mac-os-x-and-windows-10-493259.shtml

Keeping your Linux system safe

http://opensource.com/business/15/9/keeping-your-linux-system-safe

The jump from Photoshop to GIMP

http://www.itworld.com/article/2986175/linux/linux-making-the-jump-from-photoshop-to-gimp.html

Ubuntu Touch Vibrant Venice Concept Is Absolutely Stunning

http://news.softpedia.com/news/ubuntu-touch-vibrant-venice-concept-is-absolutely-stunning-493303.shtml

Bluetooth Hacks

http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/bluetooth-hacks

Pro tip: Reboot Android into safe mode for easy malware removal

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/pro-tip-reboot-android-into-safe-mode-for-easy-malware-removal/

Roundcube

https://roundcube.net/about/

Class Topics 09-16-2015

How To’s:

https://www.howtoforge.com/tutorial/how-to-convert-videos-on-linux/
https://www.howtoforge.com/tutorial/ffmpeg-audio-conversion/
https://www.howtoforge.com/tutorial/ubuntu-ppa-management/
https://www.howtoforge.com/tutorial/sound-recording-with-audacity-on-ubuntu
https://www.howtoforge.com/tutorial/repair-grub-2-ubuntu/
https://www.howtoforge.com/tutorial/linux-pdf-password/
https://www.howtoforge.com/tutorial/sync-documents-with-google-drive-on-ubuntu-linux/
https://www.howtoforge.com/tutorial/repair-linux-boot-with-grub-rescue/
https://www.howtoforge.com/tutorial/how-to-use-startup-applications-on-ubuntu/

 

Class Topics 09-02-2015

How To’s:

Add Custom Actions to Thunar
http://docs.xfce.org/xfce/thunar/custom-actions
http://askubuntu.com/questions/403922/keyboard-shortcut-for-thunar-custom-actions
https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/tutorials/adding-keyboard-shortcuts-for-thunar-custom-actions/
http://blog.laczik.org/add-copy-to-and-move-to-custom-actions-in-thunar-file-manager/

Nautulis

http://www.howtogeek.com/116807/how-to-easily-add-custom-right-click-options-to-ubuntus-file-manager/

Nemo

https://github.com/linuxmint/nemo/blob/master/files/usr/share/nemo/actions/sample.nemo_action
https://www.linux.com/learn/tutorials/825687-how-to-extend-the-capability-of-a-linux-file-manager
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/19055794/how-to-add-keyboard-shortcuts-to-nemo

Bitwig Studio Music editor
http://www.bitwig.com/en/bitwig-studio.html

Other Free Mixers

http://www.mixxx.org/
http://voicemeeter.en.softonic.com/
http://audacityteam.org/

Wifi Transfer App for Ubuntu Touch Upgraded, Lets Users Send Files to OS
http://news.softpedia.com/news/wifitransfer-app-for-ubuntu-touch-upgraded-lets-users-send-files-to-os-489669.shtml

Ubuntu 16.04 Stupendously Hot Charmander Concept Looks Amazing

http://news.softpedia.com/news/ubuntu-16-04-stupendously-hot-charmander-concept-looks-amazing-489645.shtml

 

 

Class Topics 08-19-2015

How To’s:

How to Turn Any Song into a Ringtone on your Android Phone
http://www.androidauthority.com/turn-any-song-into-a-ringtone-on-your-android-phone-633129/

How to Enable 1080p YouTube Support in Firefox 40 for Linux
http://news.softpedia.com/news/how-to-enable-1080p-youtube-support-in-firefox-40-for-linux-users-489491.shtml

 

Class Topics 07-22-2015

How To’s:

Setup WPS Office Suite
https://www.everything-linux-101.com/how-to/setup-wps-office-suite/

File Permissions
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FilePermissions

Introduction to Linux Permissions

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/an-introduction-to-linux-permissions

File permissions and attributes

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/File_permissions_and_attributes

Permissions

https://wiki.debian.org/Permissions

Permissions Wiki

http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/Permissions

sudo chown -R bob:users /data3/Backup-Linux/Zorin/*
sudo chmod ugo+rwx /data3/Backup-Linux/Zorin/*

Soft and Hard Links

http://www.geekride.com/hard-link-vs-soft-link/

Soft Link

To create a soft link called myfilelink.txt that points to a file called myfile.txt, use this: ln -s myfile.txt myfilelink.txt

Hard Link

To create a hard link called myhardlink.txt that points to a file called myfile.txt, use this: ln myfile.txt myhardlink.txt

Install different Themes in Mint

Remove Flash

http://news.softpedia.com/news/life-after-flash-remove-or-disable-flash-from-windows-web-browsers-486722.shtml

 

News:

MythTV

http://www.linuxandubuntu.com/home/mythtv-a-complete-home-media-center-and-digital-video-recorder-install-in-ubuntu-15-04-14-10-linux-mint-or-other-ubuntu-derivatives

FreeFileSync 7.1

http://www.linuxandubuntu.com/home/freefilesync-71-released-with-fixed-access-denied-error-when-copying-file-times-and-more

Virtualbox 5.0 is out

Zorin 10 OS RC

http://news.softpedia.com/news/zorin-os-10-rc-screenshot-tour-a-gorgeous-new-design-for-a-different-os-486750.shtml

Hacking Team Malware Hides in BIOS to Survive PC Reinstalls

http://news.softpedia.com/news/hacking-team-malware-hides-in-bios-to-survive-pc-reinstalls-486949.shtml

MyPaint 1.1.0 released

http://www.itrunsonlinux.com/desktopos/mypaint-1-1-0-released/

 

Class Topics 07-08-2015

How To’s:

Install and using Gdebi
Installing and using Skype
ubuntu-restricted-extras
defrag your Linux system
https://www.howtoforge.com/tutorial/linux-filesystem-defrag/

Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation Cinnamon Edition
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/tips-and-tricks-linux-mint-after-installation-mint-17-cinnamon-edition.htm

News:

Google new Photo app
http://www.androidauthority.com/google-photos-app-quick-look-612322/
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/google-crushes-apple-comes-storing-141100663.html

Smart Lock for Passwords
http://www.androidauthority.com/smart-lock-for-passwords-saved-passwords-website-available-612608/

Some big changes are coming to Google Wallet now that Android Pay is here
http://www.androidauthority.com/google-wallet-big-changes-android-pay-launched-612535/

SanDisk Extreme Pro SSD review
http://www.cnet.com/products/sandisk-extreme-pro-ssd/#ftag=YHFa03506c

Windows 10 will share your Wi-Fi key with your friends
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/06/30/windows_10_wi_fi_sense/

Class Topics 06-17-2015

How To’s:

Going to install the new Mint 17.2 Cinnamon 2.6.8

Going look at the new Chromixium OS. A mix of Chrome OS and Linux.

http://chromixium.org/

Saving laptop power with powertop

http://fedoramagazine.org/saving-laptop-power-with-powertop/

 

Get more word suggestions from your Android keyboard

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/s/pro-tip-more-word-suggestions-133920059.html

 

News:

Windows Could Receive a Hard Blow As Linux Is Finally Being Considered for ATMs

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Windows-Could-Received-a-Hard-Blow-as-Linux-Is-Finally-Being-Considered-for-ATM-Machines-483345.shtml

LastPass Suspects a Breach, Meaning It’s Time for a Password Change

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/lastpass-suspects-a-breach-meaning-its-time-for-121672758664.html

 

Class Topics 06-03-2015

How To’s:

Recovering the Windows bootloader

https://www.everything-linux-101.com/how-to/recovering-the-windows-bootloader/

Getting Cinnamon 2.6x in Mint 17.x

News:

Cinnamon 2.6 Is a Massive Update with Better Loading Times and 40% Less CPU Usage

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Cinnamon-2-6-Is-a-Massive-Update-With-Better-Loading-Times-and-40-Less-CPU-Usage-483047.shtml

Class Topics 05-20-2015

How To’s:

Going to cover installing Linux Mint alongside Windows and keep the windows bootloader to boot the machine. We are also going to install Makulu Aero (and windows 7 / XP looking desktop) while showing you how installing Linux Mint alongside Windows . Then will show how to setup EasyBCD to add your Linux install to the Windows boot menu. See you in class….

News:

New Linux rootkit leverages GPUs to hide

http://www.computerworld.com/article/2920343/security/new-linux-rootkit-leverages-gpus-to-hide.html

 

Best way to protect passwords may be creating fake ones

http://www.networkworld.com/article/2921393/the-best-way-to-protect-passwords-may-be-creating-fake-ones.html

 

78% of companies say they run operations on open source

https://opensource.com/business/15/5/report-future-open-source-survey

 

PlayOnLinux 5.x to Use Java

http://linux.softpedia.com/blog/PlayOnLinux-5-x-to-Use-Java-480968.shtml

 

Cinnamon 2.6 and MATE 1.10 to Arrive Soon in Linux Mint 17.2

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Cinnamon-2-6-and-MATE-1-10-to-Arrive-Soon-in-Linux-Mint-17-1-481464.shtml

MakuluLinux Aero Is a Linux Distro with the Look and Feel of Windows Aero – Gallery

http://news.softpedia.com/news/MakuluLinux-Aero-Is-Linux-Distro-That-Has-the-Look-and-Feel-of-Windows-Aero-Gallery-481491.shtml

http://makululinux.com/downloads/

 

Class Topics 05-06-2015

News:

Relax, it’s just Ubuntu 15.04. AARGH! IT’S FULL OF SYSTEMD

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/05/05/ubuntu_15_04_review/?page=2

Debate init system systemd

https://wiki.debian.org/Debate/initsystem/systemd

NASA tests ‘impossible’ microwave engine that produces fuel out of empty space

http://www.news.com.au/technology/science/nasa-tests-impossible-microwave-engine-that-produces-fuel-out-of-empty-space-and-finds-that-it-works/story-fnjwlcze-1227012542098

New Rocket Engine Could Reach Mars in 40 Days

http://www.space.com/8009-rocket-engine-reach-mars-40-days.html

Going to review Ubuntu-Gnome 15.04 OS

How to backup everything:

https://www.everything-linux-101.com/how-to/backup-everything/

Class Topics 04-22-2015

Were are going to install and look at Makulu LxFce. New desktop that takes the best of XFCE and LXDE and combines them.

News:

Skynet is here: Japan’s Robot

https://finance.yahoo.com/video/life-robot-japan-172200755.html

https://news.yahoo.com/video/humanoid-robot-recognise-interact-people-164532636.html

Google’s decision to disable the NPAPI, essentially turning off plugins such as Java and Silverlight by default
https://threatpost.com/google-shuts-off-npapi-in-chrome/112295

Lemur – Ubuntu laptop from System76

http://www.itrunsonlinux.com/hardware/lemur-ubuntu-laptop-from-system76/

Students compete for a chance to have their Raspberry Pi code run in space

https://opensource.com/education/15/4/uk-students-compete-chance-have-their-raspberry-pi-code-run-space

Is Radio Ready for Ubuntu

Mono 4.0.0 Will Adopt Microsoft’s Open Source Codehttp://www.radioworld.com/TabId/64/Default.aspx?ArticleId=275380

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Mono-4-0-0-Will-Adopt-Microsoft-s-Open-Source-Code-477617.shtml

Home Bank

http://homebank.free.fr/

 

New aluminum battery for smartphones can be charged in a minute

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/s/aluminum-battery-smartphones-charged-minute-130420714–sector.html

Battery-Powered Rocket Promises Cheap and Frequent Launches

http://gizmodo.com/worlds-first-battery-powered-rocket-could-slash-launch-1698790886?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+gizmodo%2Ffull+%28Gizmodo%29

Dual-boot Windows 7, Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 on a PC with UEFI firmware

http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2015/04/13/dual-boot-windows-7-linux-mint-debian-edition-2-on-a-pc-with-uefi-firmware/

How to download a copy of your Google search history

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/download-copy-google-search-history-143300234.html

How To’s:

20 Linux Alternatives for Common Windows Applications

http://www.datamation.com/open-source/20-linux-alternatives-for-common-windows-applications-1.html

Calibre

http://calibre-ebook.com/

 

Install Encryptr In Ubuntu/Linux Mint

http://www.linuxandubuntu.com/home/encryptr-zero-knowledge-system-based-password-manager-for-linux

Makulu LXFCE

http://makululinux.com/lxfce/

How to Install and Run Android Apps in a Linux OS

http://news.softpedia.com/news/How-to-Install-and-Run-Android-Apps-in-a-Linux-OS-477407.shtml

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/arc-welder/emfinbmielocnlhgmfkkmkngdoccbadn

Hardening my server / Reality check

https://vpsboard.com/topic/5742-hardening-my-server-reality-check/

UFW

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UFW

Class Topics 04-01-2015

News:


Google’s Chromebit Turns Any TV Into a Chrome PC for Under $100

http://gizmodo.com/googles-chromebit-turns-any-tv-into-a-chrome-pc-for-und-1694793903

Windows 10 to make the Secure Boot alt-OS lock out a reality

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/03/windows-10-to-make-the-secure-boot-alt-os-lock-out-a-reality/

How To Encrypt Cloud Storage Files & Folders In Linux

http://www.linuxandubuntu.com/home/how-to-encrypt-cloud-storage-files-folders-in-linux

  1. Does Cyanogen Have What It Takes to Humble Android

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Does-Cyanogen-Have-What-It-Takes-to-Humble-Android-476968.shtml

  1. BleachBit An Alternative To CCleaner On Linux

http://www.linuxandubuntu.com/home/bleachbit-an-alternative-to-ccleaner-on-linux

  1. Cinnamon 2.4.7 Arrives with Numerous Fixes, Should Be in Repos Soon

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Cinnamon-2-4-7-Arrives-with-Numerous-Fixes-Should-Be-in-Repos-Soon-477180.shtml

Class Topics 03-18-2015

How To’s:

Install MakuluLinux 8.1 Cinnamon

News:

HandBrake 0.10.1

http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Video/HandBrake-3051.shtml

 

Dropbox 3.2.9

http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Communications/Filesharing/Dropbox-41209.shtml

 

SageTV to go open source

SageTV to go open source (four years after Google acquired the media center/DVR software)

 

Android phones will soon use a smaller, simpler USB connector

http://www.engadget.com/2015/03/11/android-phones-get-usb-type-c-soon/#continued

What is USB Type-C? How does it change the game?

What is USB Type-C? How does it change the game?

 

Triple-boot Windows 7, Linux Mint 17.1, Kali 1.1 on a PC with UEFI firmware

Triple-boot Windows 7, Linux Mint 17.1, Kali 1.1 on a PC with UEFI firmware

 

Calibre 2.21 Lets Users Open and Convert eBooks in External Apps

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Calibre-2-21-Lets-Users-Open-and-Convert-eBooks-in-External-Apps-475775.shtml

 

How to create UEFI-only bootable USB live media?

http://askubuntu.com/questions/395879/how-to-create-uefi-only-bootable-usb-live-media

 

Creating UEFI bootable USB flash drive with several Linux distributions

https://nixaid.com/creating-uefi-bootable-usb-flash-drive-with-several-linux-distributions/

Class Topics 03-04-2015

News:
Google Wallet to come pre-installed on phones for major carriers

http://www.engadget.com/2015/02/23/google-wallet-softcard-deal/

Why SSDs are obsolete

http://www.zdnet.com/article/why-ssds-are-obsolete/

 

So long, transistor: How the ‘memristor’ could revolutionize electronics

http://www.cnn.com/2015/02/26/tech/mci-eth-memristor/index.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fedition_technology+%28RSS%3A+Technology%29

 

YouTube Kids delivers a library of age-appropriate streaming

http://www.engadget.com/2015/02/23/youtube-kids-now-available/

Free 411

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/free-411-directory-assistance-on-your-cellphone-111493458269.html

Samsung buys digital wallet star to take on Apple Pay
https://www.yahoo.com/tech/s/samsung-buys-digital-wallet-star-220158921.html#9SB0nat

Pinterest Shuts Down Fake Hillary Clinton Account Created by Senator Rand Paul
https://www.yahoo.com/tech/pinterest-shuts-down-fake-hillary-clinton-account-111395397169.html

Cinnamon 2.6 to Be a Massive Update, Panel Support for Multiple Monitors Incoming
http://news.softpedia.com/news/Cinnamon-2-6-Is-a-Massive-Update-Will-Bring-Panel-Support-for-Multiple-Monitors-473885.shtml

So long, transistor: How the ‘memristor’ could revolutionize electronics
http://www.cnn.com/2015/02/26/tech/mci-eth-memristor/index.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fedition_technology+%28RSS%3A+Technology%29

Can Hackers Really Take Over Your Car?
https://www.yahoo.com/tech/can-hackers-really-take-over-your-car-110827803044.html

Should publishers try to block ad blockers?
http://jimlynch.com/internet/should-publishers-try-to-block-ad-blockers/

US and UK spy agencies stole the secrets keeping your phone secure
http://www.engadget.com/2015/02/19/nsa-gchq-gemalto-hack/

Open shared Dropbox links inside the app and organize with ease
http://www.engadget.com/topics/mobile/

Google wants to launch “revived” version of Wallet at Google I/O – WSJ

http://www.androidauthority.com/google-new-wallet-i-o-588631/
Wolfgang had asked if you can have different desktop preference settings per workspace but after researching that only see you can different wallpaper. All your preference settings are for all workspace-s and set system wide.

Microsoft Announces the First Azure Hosted Service to Run on Ubuntu Linux
http://news.softpedia.com/news/Microsoft-Announced-the-First-Ubuntu-Linux-Powered-Azure-Hosted-Service-473632.shtml

SuSE enters the realm of storage in a big way
http://www.techrepublic.com/article/suse-enters-the-realm-of-storage-in-a-big-way/

Two OSes in one: DuOS-M puts Android on your Windows device
http://www.computerworld.com/article/2885522/two-oses-in-one-duos-m-puts-android-on-your-windows-device.html

A digital dark age may be coming, Google VP warns

http://www.digitaltrends.com/photography/digital-dark-age-strike-21st-century-history-internet-creator-warns/

How To Enable Hibernate In Ubuntu Linux
http://www.linuxandubuntu.com/home/how-to-enable-hibernate-in-ubuntu-linux

 

How To’s:
How to mount a Google Drive

gdfuse#default /data3/Google-Drive-On fuse allow_other,uid=1000,gid=1000 0 0

Edit PDF files in Ubuntu

http://www.linuxtechi.com/master-pdf-editor-ubuntu-linux/

Class Topics 02-18-2015

News:

Firefox gets rid of Flash

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Firefox-Makes-Flash-Player-Obsolete-as-Mozilla-Launches-Project-Shumway-473234.shtml

Hard Drive Firmware is infected

The only solution to the Equation Group is destroying your hard drive

http://mashable.com/2015/02/17/equation-group-what-to-do/

Whats New:

Newest Clonezilla is out

http://www.clonezilla.org/

How To’s:

How to remove and install newest Libreoffice Link

How to in the Cinnamon Desktop in your XFCE OS Link

Class Topics February 04, 2015

Install XFCE Desktop along side Cinnamon

https://www.everything-linux-101.com/how-to/install-mint-xfce-desktop-along-side-cinnamon/

Show how to mount Samsung MTP file system

https://www.everything-linux-101.com/how-to/samsung-mtp-file-system-how-to-mount-in-linux/

Show in Cinnamon VID /var/cache/apt/archives/ all the packages from update if you don’t set synaptic to delete after install. Why you need to delete packages after they have been installed.

4K Video Down Loader and More

4K Link

Class Topics January 21, 2015

Distros we will install and look at tonight

MakuluLinux Xfce 7.0

http://makululinux.com/xfce/

Peppermint Linux 5

http://peppermintos.com/

http://www.everydaylinuxuser.com/2015/01/an-everyday-linux-user-review-of_11.html

How to upgrade from Linux Mint 17 to 17.1

http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2725

http://linuxmint.com/

Q4OS (XP) Theme

http://q4os.org/

http://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/Operating-Systems/Linux-Distributions/Q4OS-92858.shtml

LinuxLite 2.2

http://www.linuxliteos.com/index.html

UberStudent 4.1 xfce

http://uberstudent.com/

Pearl Linux

http://sourceforge.net/projects/pearllinux/

http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Linux-Distributions/Pearl-Linux-103674.shtml

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Class Topics January 07, 2015

Creating Desktop Google Apps in Linux

Fixing ClamAV virus scan

Encrypt and Decrypt files-folders in Linux using GnuPG

Splitting Large Files and Re-Joining

Blu-ray Split File: **********

split -d -a 3 -b 23000m /data/Backup/file-to-split.img /data/Backup/file-to-split.img.

Restore Split File: **********

cat /data/Backup/file-to-split.img.* > /data/Backup/file-to-split.img

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DVD Split File: **********

split -d -a 3 -b 3900m /data/Backup/file-to-split.img /data/Backup/file-to-split.img.

Restore Split File: **********

cat /data/Backup/file-to-split.img.* > /data/Backup/file-to-split.img

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Make MKV Backups

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Class Topics Dec 17th 2014

Install Linux Lite 2.2 64 bit

Using ownCloud to integrate Dropbox, Google Drive, and more in Gnome

http://opensource.com/life/14/12/using-owncloud-integrate-dropbox-google-drive-gnom

How to create a custom backup plan for Debian with backupninja

http://xmodulo.com/backup-debian-system-backupninja.html
http://xmodulo.com/create-custom-backup-plan-debian.html

Set Up SSH Tunneling on a Linux / Unix / BSD Server To Bypass NAT

http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/set-up-ssh-tunneling-on-a-linux-unix-bsd-server-to-bypass-nat/

Check for Rootkits and Malware

From Synaptic install the following 2 programs rkhunter & chkrootkit

Then open terminal window and run sudo rkhunter –check

After the rkhunter has finished type in sudo chkrootkit and hit enter.

To view the results type in terminal window sudo gedit /var/log/rkhunter.log

As a rootkit scanner tool, rkhunter can only detect rookits, but not remove them. Then what should you do if rkhunter reports the presence of a rootkit, or throws any kind of warnings? First, you need to check whether or not those cases are false-positives. Warnings could be triggered simply due to ongoing software upgrades, custom system configurations, or other legitimate binary changes. If you are not sure, seeking help from sources such as rkhunter user mailing list can be an option.

If your system is indeed infected with a rootkit, trying to remove the rootkit yourself may not be the best course of action, unless you are a security expert who is capable of diagnosing the full mechanism, attack vector and penetration path of the particular rootkit.

When a rootkit is discovered on your system, the best way to deal with the situation is probably taking the compromised system offline first, and then moving all your data away from the system. While doing so, do not back up any binary that you cannot confirm is clean.

Video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6BVhgxyuSU

Installing setup and using maldetect a Malware Detection and Quarantine program.

How to block unwanted IP addresses on Linux efficiently

http://xmodulo.com/block-unwanted-ip-addresses-linux.html

 

Class Topics Dec 3rd 2014

No more Rebooting After Kernel Update

http://news.softpedia.com/news/SUSE-No-longer-Has-to-Reboot-After-Kernel-Update-Thanks-to-Live-Patching-465443.shtml

Uninstall Grub and use Windows bootloader

http://askubuntu.com/questions/429610/uninstall-grub-and-use-windows-bootloader

https://superuser.com/questions/188156/how-to-uninstall-grub-and-get-windows-7-bootloader-back

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestoreUbuntu/XP/Vista/7Bootloader

EasyBCD – download

http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/OS-Enhancements/EasyBCD.shtml

System Rescue

http://www.sysresccd.org/SystemRescueCd_Homepage

12 Awesome Themes for Mint 17.1 Cinnamon

http://www.tuxarena.com/2014/11/10-awesome-themes-for-mint-17-1-cinnamon/

Mixer Board for Audio

http://www.mixxx.org/

Virtualbox ver 4.3.20 out

http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/

Install Cinnamon 2.4 On Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 And Linux Mint 17

http://linuxg.net/how-to-install-cinnamon-2-4-on-ubuntu-14-10-ubuntu-14-04-and-linux-mint-17/

Wine How to install in Ubuntu 14.04 and Mint 17

Wine Program Data Base: https://appdb.winehq.org/

http://www.tecmint.com/install-wine-in-linux/

http://www.enqlu.com/2014/03/how-to-install-latest-version-wine-on-ubuntu-14-04-or-linux-mint-17-via-ppa.html

http://linuxg.net/how-to-install-wine-1-7-31-on-ubuntu-14-10-ubuntu-14-04-and-derivative-systems/

i386 http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2014/01/install-playonlinux-4-2-2-ubuntu-linux-mint/

Play on Linux

http://www.noobslab.com/2014/08/playonlinux-reached-to-version-424.html

32 Bit http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/1776

Manual http://www.playonlinux.com/en/manual.html

How to install a fresh Cinnamon Mint 17.1 without destroying your Mint 17 programs preferences. Comming Soon

Class Topics 11-19

We are going to install Linux Lite 2.2 beta amd64 into the club’s laptop.

Using Terminal window to manually enter commands. Such as sudo dpkg -i *.deb which will install any Debian package you download and sudo apt-get install -f which will fix any dependency errors you might get when install Debian packages. Here is a downloadable pdf link of Cheat Sheet of Linux Commands

Install gnome-schedule In menu under Admin or System and Name is Schedule Tasks. Use Menu editor and add gksu so runs as root.

http://www.everydaylinuxuser.com/2014/10/an-everyday-linux-user-guide-to.html

Install cryptkeeper

An encrypted folders manager, it allows users to mount and unmount encfs folders, to change the password and to create new crypted folders. It integrates with your preferred file manager.

5 Linux distributions for very old computers

http://www.everydaylinuxuser.com/2014/08/5-linux-distributions-for-very-old.html

5 things to do after installing Lubuntu 14.04

http://www.everydaylinuxuser.com/2014/06/5-things-to-do-after-installing-lubuntu.html

A guide to setting up Makulu 6 in Virtualbox

http://www.everydaylinuxuser.com/2014/05/a-guide-to-setting-up-makulu-6-in.html

MediaInfo Get it from Software Manager

MediaInfo is a utility used for retrieving technical information and other metadata about audio or video files.

QWinFF, FFmpeg GUI front-end based on Qt4

https://github.com/qwinff/qwinff

Installing Skype and Hangouts

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/hangouts/nckgahadagoaajjgafhacjanaoiihapd?hl=en

https://www.google.com/tools/dlpage/hangoutplugin

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/fed-up-with-skype-here-are-6-of-the-best-free-alternatives/

Installing Teamviewer

https://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/linux.aspx

Also see: https://www.everything-linux-101.com/how-to/remote-control/remote-control-with-teamviewer/

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Class Topics for 11-05-2014

Programs for every day use

Many of the program listed below also have a Free Windows version as well. So no matter if your in Windows or your Linux box, you can use the same program. Also if you set up you Data drive to save all your work to a common location, your opening the same file in Windows or Linux.

Readers

calibre http://calibre-ebook.com/

pdf

Graphics

Krita https://krita.org/

Gimp http://www.gimp.org/

MyPaint http://mypaint.intilinux.com/

Shotwell https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Shotwell

Inkscape https://inkscape.org/en/

gthumb http://sourceforge.net/projects/gthumb/

blender http://www.blender.org/

Editors

Openshot http://www.openshot.org/

Handbrake https://handbrake.fr/

Scribus http://www.scribus.net/canvas/Scribus

MKVToolnix https://www.bunkus.org/videotools/mkvtoolnix/

OGMtools https://www.bunkus.org/videotools/ogmtools/

Sound

audacity http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

easytag https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/easytag/

banshee http://banshee.fm/

amarok https://amarok.kde.org/

Exaile http://www.exaile.org/

VLC https://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html

rhythmbox https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Rhythmbox

DVD Burning

xfburn https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xfburn

barsero https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Brasero

RipperX https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/oneiric/ripperx/

winff http://winff.org/html_new/

Backup

grsync https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grsync

dkopp http://www.kornelix.com/dkopp.html

backupintime http://backintime.le-web.org/

Internet

Skype http://www.skype.com/en/

Chrome

Goolge Talk http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2013/07/install-google-talk-ubuntu-official-repository/

Thunderbird https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/

Office Suites

Libreoffice https://www.libreoffice.org/

OpenOffice http://www.openoffice.org/

Kingston http://www.wps.com/linux/

Abiword http://www.abiword.org/

Encryption

cryptkeeper http://www.unixmen.com/encrypt-your-files-and-folders-with-cryptkeeper-and-encfs/

An encrypted folders manager, it allows users to mount and unmount encfs folders, to change the password and to create new crypted folders. It integrates with your preferred file manager.

Misc

sysinfo

sysinfo is a graphical tool that is able to display some hardware and software information about the computer it is run on.

Or

inxi -Fxz from within a Terminal window

Or

sudo /usr/sbin/dmidecode

 

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Class Topics 10-22-2014

 

Whats New in Mint 17

http://linuxmint.com/rel_qiana_cinnamon_whatsnew.php

Install Team Viewer in Linux:

Go to: https://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/linux.aspx download the 32 or 64 bit *.deb version you need then install it…

New Post on How To Install: https://www.everything-linux-101.com/how-to/remote-control/remote-control-with-teamviewer/

Note: will need wine which should already be installed in your distro..

Install ClamAV and ClamTK Anti Virus Scanner

You don’t need for Linux but you can scan Windows Partition’s.

Open Synaptic and search for ClamAV and ClamTK and install both.

Google Web Designer

http://www.google.com/webdesigner/

Backup your Computer

http://redobackup.org/

http://linuxtweaking.blogspot.com/2011/01/how-to-use-redo-backup-and-recovery-to.html

Chrome or Firefox Web Browers – Install Lastpass, disconnect and AdBlock

Then sync Firefox by going into Preferences and then Sync and log in or create any account

Then sync Chrome with your Gmail Account just don’t sync your Passwords

https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/165139?hl=en&topic=1693469&ctx=topic

Making a Boot-able UEFI USB Drive from within Windows

http://rufus.akeo.ie/ (Note: I have not tried this program so your on your own here)