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Sunday, May 24, 2015

How to get started with Linux: A beginner's guide

Linux is one of the biggest Collaborative Development trend and project...



Linux already dominates the mobile space--via Android--as well as the cloud and high performance computing, but it's still worth pointing out. 
There's no end in sight to Linux's strength in these areas.

so we need to know some basic things about Linux before going to use it as our primary os...

let's see a beginner's guide for new linux users.. 

      The world of Linux is ready to welcome you, with a shower of free open-source software you can use on any PC: hundreds of active Linux distributions, and dozens of different desktop environments you could run on them. It's a far cry from the one-size-fits-all, this-is-just-what-comes-with-your-PC vision of Windows.


       Everything from software installation to hardware drivers works differently on Linux, though, which can be daunting. Take heart--you don't even need to install Linux on your PC to get started. Here's everything you need to know.

Choose and download a Linux distro

The first step is choosing the Linux distribution you'll want to use.

Unlike Windows, there's no single version of Linux. Linux distributions take the Linux kernel and combine it with other software like the GNU core utilities, X.org graphical server, a desktop environment, web browser, and more. Each distribution unites some combination of these elements into a single operating system you can install.

DistroWatch offers a good, in-depth summary of all the major Linux distributions you might want to try. Ubuntu is a fine place to start for former (or curious) Windows users. Ubuntu strives to eliminate many of Linux's rougher edges. Many Linux users now prefer Linux Mint, which ships with either the Cinnamon or MATE desktops--both are a bit more traditional than Ubuntu's Unity desktop.

 Choosing the single best isn't your first priority, though. Just choose a fairly popular one like Linux Mint, Ubuntu, Fedora, or openSUSE. Head to the Linux distribution's website and download the ISO disc image you'll need. Yes, it's free.

You can now either burn that ISO image to a DVD, or use a tool like the Universal USB Installer to copy that Linux system to a USB drive. Placing it on a USB drive is a better idea, if possible--the live system will boot and run faster. But if you plan on installing it immediately, a disc is also fine.

That's the way it'll work on a typical Windows PC, anyway. If you want to use Linux on a Chromebook, Raspberry Pi, or another type of device, there are special instructions you'll need to follow.

We'll do it live!

Now you'll need to boot that Linux system. Restart your computer with the disc or USB drive inserted and it should automatically boot. If it doesn't, you may need to change your BIOS or UEFI firmware boot order, or select a boot device during the boot process.

On modern Windows PCs that came with Windows 8, you may have to disable Secure Boot before booting Linux. Some Linux distributions will boot normally with Secure Boot enabled, while some won't. Most of the larger distributions will....



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Friday, May 22, 2015

Ubuntu 15.10 Release Schedule



October 22, 2015 — that’s the planned release date of Ubuntu 15.10 ‘Wily Werewolf’.

An October launch for such a scary sounding release is fitting, though I’m sure a few of you been hoping to see it unleashed a little closer to Hallowe’en.

Heck, imagine landing a copy of that in your trick or treat bag! 

Nevertheless, the release of Ubuntu 15.10 should be one to look forward to.


Ubuntu 15.10 Release Date


The Ubuntu 15.10 release date, along with the those of the various development milestones needed to get there, have been posted to the Ubuntu Wiki.

Prior to the stable release on October 22, Ubuntu will make only a few formal milestone appearances during the six month development cycle, the most notable of which will be Beta 2 on September 24.

 
Ubuntu developers put the main release through such rigorous and assured quality testing on a daily basis that it is generally considered stable enough to use at any point.


 Ditching arbitrary freeze deadlines allows developers to target bug fixes and land patches, as well as test them, when they’re ready.

Ubuntu’s family of flavours, which now includes Ubuntu MATE, are more traditional in their development and will, once again, be able to take full advantage of the multiple testing opportunities at hand.


read more at omg ubuntu

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Saturday, May 16, 2015

47 Keyboard Shortcuts That Work in All Web Browsers

Short-cuts are very useful and convenient for our day to day computer use.....

and we are using different browsers(firefox, chrome, opera etc...),  but they are all share some short-cuts commonly between them...


Each major web browser shares a large number of keyboard shortcuts in common. Whether you’re using Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Apple Safari, or Opera – these keyboard shortcuts will work in your browser.



Each browser also has some of its own, browser-specific shortcuts, but learning the ones they have in common will serve you well as you switch between different browsers and computers. This list includes a few mouse actions, too.


Tabs

Ctrl+1-8 – Switch to the specified tab, counting from the left.

Ctrl+9 – Switch to the last tab.


Ctrl+Tab – Switch to the next tab – in other words, the tab on the right. (Ctrl+Page Up also works, but not in Internet Explorer.)

Ctrl+Shift+Tab – Switch to the previous tab – in other words, the tab on the left. (Ctrl+Page Down also works, but not in Internet Explorer.)

Ctrl+W, Ctrl+F4 – Close the current tab.

Ctrl+Shift+T – Reopen the last closed tab.

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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Chromixium

Chrome OS Look-Alike Linux Distro Chromixium Released

 

 

Power of Ubuntu and the looks of Chrome OS.
Do you want the best of both world?
 Chromixium is the latest entrant in the Linux distro world that has Chrome OS inspired look on top of Ubuntu. While I am not a fan myself, I know there are plenty of Chrome OS admirer out there. And for those fans, Chromixium can be a treat.

Read more at itsfoss.com


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Camicri Cube  

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Camicri Cube

Now download applications easily for your linux system on any internet connected computers (Linux or Windows), and install it back to your linux computer, offline 

                                  

Camicri Cube is a portable package manager (Like Synaptic and Ubuntu Software Center, but a portable one) that can be used and run in any platform (Windows, Apt-Based Linux Distributions), online and offline, in flashdrive or any removable devices without installing anything.

It enables you to download Linux Applications in any computer, and installs it back to your original computer. It is developed in hope that it become useful to offline Linux users community and to make Linux applications easier to download and install.

It uses an external web browser to load its graphical user interface.
Cross Platform and Portable. This edition of Cube is written in GNOME's Vala Programming Language. It needs only glib library in order to run, which is available and preinstalled on most Linux distributions. We have also a Windows Vala compiler, that makes Cube to run on Windows too.

You can install Camicri Cube Server via apt-get by entering the following commands in your terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:camicrisystems/daily
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install cube-server


Here is a complete tutorial on how to download, install and use Cube Server on Linux and Windows

   

cube server on launchpad

https://launchpad.net/cube-server

Monday, May 4, 2015

58 Cool Linux Hacks!

Are you ready to try your hands on these cool Linux hacks! Set your machine on and get started!

 

Fix a wonky terminal

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Application: bash
We've all done it - accidentally used less or cat to list a file, and ended up viewing binary instead. This usually involves all sorts of control codes that can easily screw up your terminal display. There will be beeping. There will be funny characters. There will be odd colour combinations. At the end of it, your font will be replaced with hieroglyphics and you don't know what to do. Well, bash is obviously still working, but you just can't read what's actually going on! Send the terminal an initialisation command:
reset
and all will be well again.