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18/03/2018

25 Essential Commands for Linux Newbies

The terminal in Linux, and the need to use it, is a widely known fact, and one of the big reasons why Linux has earned the reputation of being harder to used compared to other commercial alternatives out there.

However, in my experience, Linux isn’t any more difficult to use than any other system. It’s just different. Yes, you will need to use the terminal. But, with a little practice, you can become an expert in the Linux terminal. Once you do, I believe you will find that in many ways using Linux is actually easier and faster compared to the other options out there.


What Is Linux?
At its most basic, Linux is an operating system, much like Microsoft Windows and Apple macOS. It was originally created in 1991 by Linus Torvalds when he became interested in UNIX based operating systems but became frustrated with licensing issues surrounding many operating systems of the time. Linux isn’t a port of UNIX per say, as it’s built from the ground up. But it does share many similarities to UNIX, thus coining the term UNIX-like operating system.

Today, Linux can be found in the form of distributions, created by different groups of people and companies. Some of the most popular distributions today are:


Because of its free and open source licensing policies, today tt powers a majority of the world’s servers, especially for the Internet. But it can also be found powering routers, switches, and even our televisions and many more devices.


The Linux Terminal
The Linux Shell, more often referred to as the Linux Terminal, is a text-based application designed to receive commands from the user and show the output of these commands. From here, you can completely control every aspect of your Linux operating system. While you still may have a graphical user interface for day-to-day tasks, chances are you will have to use the Terminal to properly administer your Linux operating system.

Essential Linux Commands
Now that you understand exactly what the Linux Shell or the Linux Terminal actually is, let’s take a look at 25 essential commands that you will need to know when you start using Linux.


1. clear

When you are working in your terminal, the output can fill up your terminal window. By executing the clear command, you can clear your terminal window of all that added output that you don’t need and start with a fresh, empty terminal window.

08/02/2018

[Tutorial] Basic Linux Administration Part - 1

Hi guys, as we promised in the last announcement tutorials will make their way in like before. We are going to start a series of tutorials which will include different processes, how-to, tips for making it easy to learn about Linux. For the starters, we are going to start with basic Linux administration. This will help you to do many tasks on Linux in a simpler way. Also, it will be more helpful in learning the traditional way of using Linux.

In this tutorial, we will learn about some basic command lines which are helpful in day to day life.
  • mkdir : This command is used for making new directory or folder. To create a new folder all you need to do is open up your terminal and type in  mkdir <directory name>
    Ubuntu 17.10.2

    Ubuntu 17.10.2
In above screenshots, you can see using mkdir command we created a new folder.

18/01/2018

Wavebox - All in one hub for Gmail, Outlook, Slack and more

Hey guys, ever wanted to use multiple cloud services at one place without going through login process and multiple browser windows every time? Well, there is an interesting software to handle this with ease and beautiful user interface. Wavebox is capable of handling multiple cloud services, email services, social media services, websites in one single hub.
Wavebox on Ubuntu 17.10.1
Wavebox brings all your virtual world together under one roof. Once you set up Wavebox with all your virtual accounts, all it remains is to access them with one click. Wavebox can aid you greatly in work, as you can access your services with fewer clicks instead of opening multiple apps or browser windows. Moreover, it consumes very less ram compared to multiple browser windows. Wavebox is also a secured platform to access your services. Every web app used on Wavebox is in sandbox mode. Wavebox use scoped OAuth2 to link accounts for maximum security.

Wavebox offers extensions like Boomerang, Gmelius, Dropbox, Grammarly, Mixmax, Clearbit, Todoist and it will increase in future. Wavebox also has an amazing feature, it can sleep apps. Once you put an app in sleep mode, it will stop using processing power, but you can still receive notifications of that service as it stays logged-in.
Wavebox on Ubuntu 17.10.1
It is very easy to set up Wavebox. All you have to do is choose your desired service and log in, it will be saved as a web app within Wavebox. You don't need to login repeatedly to access that particular service. You can set various accent colors and folder options for multiple services. You can even add custom websites and web apps to Wavebox.

Wavebox is free to use but you can get some extra features in pro version. Wavebox is available in MacOS, Windows, and Linux. To download Wavebox go to official website.

14/05/2017

Libre OS USB : Your Portable System [TechPhylum Exclusive Review]

Hi guys, welcome to the 17th segment of "Introduction with Linux Distro". 
Well, Libre OS USB is a new entry in Linux World, Patrick Fox, the man behind this amazing distro united with TechPhylum team to test this amazing OS
Have you ever thought of carrying your system, carrying the whole world which is right on your PC or carrying all the important data you need anytime along with you? Well, if yes then this segment is simply meant for you. Today, our guest is Libre OS USB. This distribution will fulfill your portable OS dreams. Let's get to know more about this distro.
  • About Libre OS USB - Libre OS is yet to get released Globally for Public. But as Libre USB OS developer found us perfect for testing it, we got our early hands on this OS. We did our best in hunting down some of the minor to major issues what a normal user will face in daily usage. We got our hands on the Libre OS 4.0 and now with full bug and performance fixes, here is our review of Libre OS 5.0. For now, this OS is arranging Crowd Funding to keep the development up and generate a good community around it.  
  • Introduction & Background - Libre OS USB is originated in France. Libre OS USB was born in 2012 when Mr. Patrick Fox, the developer behind this distro first made a Xubuntu-based live OS key for a local computer vendor. Soon it received praise and Mr. Fox decided to make the Libre OS series. This OS is meant to boot on any machine and it supports both legacy and UEFI bootloaders. While the OS is new to rest of the world, there are some interesting features about this distro.
  • Whole OS in one USB - Unlike another distro which takes space on your hard drive, Libre OS USB completely takes its space in the USB. A standard 16 GB USB is enough to carry this OS and all your important files around. It works as a live OS. All you need to do is make a USB key of Libre OS USB and just plug it in any PC and tweak your bootloader, you will get access to this wonderful OS. This can be anything, your portable office, a portable studio, a data rescue OS, an everyday OS, etc.
    Libre OS USB
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  • Making USB key and Booting - Like many other distro, it is very simple to make USB key of Libre OS USB. Once you get an image file of this distro, you can simply us dd method to make USB key from any Linux distro. Alternatively, if you are using windows then you can use Rufus and select dd image option while making a USB key. Once you are done making a USB key, just plug it in any pc and boot from USB. you will be greeted with a beautiful boot screen of Libre OS USB. 
  • Look and Feel - Libre OS USB is currently using latest MATE desktop environment for their testing versions. This makes the OS quite lightweight and can be used on older hardware. The icons and themes are beautiful. 
    Libre OS USB
There is also an option for tweaking themes and downloading more from online sources which make it quite customizable. You can simply choose just light or dark flavor, otherwise you can also customize it further to suit your style.
  • Libre OS USB

Well, there is also a beautiful boot screen animation and a good looking lock screen. So when it comes to looks, Libre OS USB is absolutely not a bad choice.
Libre OS USB
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  • Base and Performance - Libre OS USB uses Ubuntu as it's base. Being based on Ubuntu give an advantage of utilizing Ubuntu repositories from software and updates. The current testing version of Libre OS USB is based on Ubuntu 17.04 with all the latest updates available till date. When it comes to performance, Libre OS USB won't disappoint you at all. If you used a USB 3.0, then it will run very smoothly without any lags or freezes. The transitions work smooth and it is very stable as per our use till now. 
    Libre OS USB
  • Encryption - This feature is very interesting in this OS. unlike any other live medium, Libre OS USB offers an encrypted storage withing your USB key. So basically whatever work you have done in this distro is saved in that encrypted storage. Many live mediums don't offer this feature which is a plus point for this OS.
  • Software and Applications - By default Libre OS USB is bundled with loads of applications and software which are useful in day to day life. It have LibreOffice for office works, it have studio apps like audacity and more, it has many games for entertainment. 
    Libre OS USB
Furthermore, if you want particular software you can simply use software center or Synaptic package manager to install it manually. You will surely get what you are looking for without many hassles. 
Libre OS USB
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  • Uses - Libre OS USB can be used anywhere. You can use it as your portable office. You can use it as a portable studio. If you travel a lot and want to keep less baggage with you then Libre OS USB can be very helpful in carrying the system along as it can be accessed from any PC. We used this for rescuing some important data from our secondary machine. You can just use it as your private space because once you removed the USB key from PC, no one can see what you done. You can even use it as an everyday OS.
  • The man behind Libre OS USB - Patrick Fox is a programmer and Linux enthusiast who developed Libre OS back in 2012 and sold many copies in France, as soon as his customers started to appreciate the usability and handiness, he started to develop it more and more. And now here in 2017, he has come to a more stable and a complete ruckus to fight against all the top leading Distros. He is the One Man Army for his appreciable work.We are quite impressed with the OS and more impressed by the thing that without any community lying underneath for the testing and bug-hunting. 
  • Philosophy and Goals - The developer behind Libre OS simply wants this OS to be released on a larger scale and on an international level. He wants to unite Linux enthusiasts and make a community around Libre OS USB. This OS is made to simplify people's needs and provide them a strong medium which they can access anywhere. While doing all this it also keeps your data encrypted and secure with stable and smooth performance.
  • Support and Contribute - If you want to contribute to this project feel free to make desired donations at Kickstarter.com. Furthermore, you can visit the official website of Libre OS USB for more information.Kindly Share the post and Kickstarter link as much as possible.We really need some good Distro like this in Linux World.
Libre OS USB is not yet released to the public as it needs crowd-funding to be released on a larger scale and keep it maintained. Once released Libre OS USB will be completely free for everyone and will release a new version on every Long Term Support version of Ubuntu. Furthermore, intermediate versions on every Ubuntu release will also be made available to the public. 

03/05/2017

[My Views] Ubuntu 17.04 and future versions

Hi, guys it's been quite a long time since I last talked (rant) about random things while just having a relaxing day. Well, I will be ranting (i mean talking) today about some interesting stuff going on in Ubuntu world. So let's just sit back, relax, get comfy and talk about recent changes and future changes in Ubuntu.

After the release of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, lots of people were frustrated because AMD dropped their driver support for legacy hardware. That mean that legacy GPU won't be running on fglrx frivers anymore. One of our PC is also running with Radeon GPU and we were also frustrated with this move from AMD. We did run Ubuntu on that machine on minimal UI and without driver support. To save the day, there were some open-source alternatives, but those weren't giving enough performance. This was just the same in 16.10. Only newer hardware got supported from AMD with their AMDGPU-PRO drivers. What about the older and legacy hardware??? We lost hope on our AMD machine, but then 17.04 got released. This new version brought new light or AMD GPU users, as also brought support for legacy hardware with its AMD-Radeon drivers. Now Ubuntu works excellent on our AMD machine.

Though it is now running smoothly, but we are still not a big fan of Mir and Unity. Most of the time our team is divided in two when it comes to desktop environments and Ubuntu. One part of the team goes in favor of Unity, while the other on goes for KDE or GNOME. To be honest I loved to GNOME as a desktop environment. It was my first time using a Linux distro and I installed Ubuntu Lucid 10.04 LTS which had GNOME as it's default desktop. I really enjoyed Ubuntu a lot at that time but I was all gone in Ubuntu Natty 11.04. Though initially I wanted to try out Unity a lot but faced disappointments when it came down to performance. From that time I slowly began to lose my interest in Ubuntu and got more attracted to Fedora, SUSE, and Arch. I loved OpenSUSE more than any other distro and I still use it as my primary distro. But now, there was an announcement from Ubuntu team that Unity will be dropped and GNOME will use as it's default desktop again in future versions. This is what made me excited enough to try out Ubuntu once again. It was the decision that I personally liked and appreciated. So now Ubuntu team and Ubuntu GNOME team will just merge and make one single product that will be beautiful and fun like old days which made Ubuntu so good and made a vast community. Well after dropping Mir and Unity, let's see how Ubuntu change the tides with GNOME and Wayland.

Well, there is a lot more I have to say but that will just make this post longer and it will be too stupid to read it all. I will make sure to rant again about more different things in future and present my views in front of you guys. If you agree with me on above thing or disagree with me or just want to say something to enlighten our knowledge, please feel free to use the comment section and let everyone know what you think and feel.

01/05/2017

Discord - voice and text chat for gamers

Hi guys, it is been a long pause on our website due to our exams and stuff but we are now back with more interesting stuff for you guys. Today we are going to meet Discord. If you are into online gaming and MOBA type games then you must have used or heard about Discord. It is one of the most versatile app out there for voice and text based chat. There are other apps like Skype or Teamspeak but Discord is unique in it's own way. Let's get to know more about this app.
  • Cross-platform - One of the most important thing about discord is that this app is cross-platform. You can use it in Windows, Linux, Mac, iPhone, Android and even a web version if you dont like to download and install the app. In Linux we used it on Ubuntu and Arch without any problems.
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  • Stable - This app is seriously stable. It is even more stable then OS sometimes (LOL). It worked smoothly on mobile, on both Ubuntu and Arch. We also used it on windows and it didn't disappoint us there too. Discord consumes very low amount of ram and CPU usage.
  • Features - Discord probably have more features compared to skype or teamspeak. Most of all it is completely free of cost. It gives IP & DDoS protection. It also gives browser support, mobile support, in-game overlay, multiple channels, bots for customization and entertainment, friend lists, direct messaging, low latency, etc. 
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  • android app for discord
  • Connectivity, fun & bots - Once you get used to discord and made friend over it, you will start to enjoy it even more. There are lots of customizations to channels, one can make separate channels for different games or can merge them all at one place and categorize them. Another fun part of discord is the bots. There are lots of different bots for discord. They can simply manage and moderate your channels, play music while you are having a voice chat or not, can play various games, can predict future (no, but yes :P ) and do many more stuff. bots work same across all the platform and same commands can be used to manipulate them. You can simply have a concert in discord with hundreds of people listening to it. 
So give this app a try, we are damn sure this won't disappoint you at all. For downloads and more information just head over to http://discord.gg
 

17/02/2017

Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS released -Find Out More

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Ubuntu 16.04.X segment line has gotten its' next maintenance and bug-fix update, Ubuntu 16.04.2, so basically it is the second point update after the release of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS final for Desktop, Server, Cloud-based ones as well as the different flavored versions of Ubuntu like Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Mythbuntu, Xubuntu, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu GNOME have also been availed with their updated images of 16.04.2 version.

08/12/2016

How to install VeraCrypt on Linux?

Previously, we posted How to encrypt Data and files/folders on Linux.There we gave a quick view on VeraCrypt,a GUI based Encryption tool.
VeraCrypt
We found that VeraCrypt is available only in archive tar.bz2 and not available in simpler to install .deb or .rpm formats, even on Ubuntu and other software stores are not availing the downloads of VeraCrypt.
So here is a very quick and simple post on how to install VeraCrypt very quickly with just few commands typed by our keyboard.

06/12/2016

How to encrypt folders and files on Ubuntu/Linux Mint/ Debian/ Linux?

When it comes to security of our secret and highly sensitive data and files then, we really don't tend to take more risks.The best way to keep our files and folders secure is encryption of files and folders.
Wondering how to do it?
Well, there are many tools available for encryption on Windows, Linux.But today we are about to cover some tools for Linux.The Windows Version should be published real soon.

What is Encryption?
As written on webopedia:Encryption is the most effective way to achieve data security. To read an encrypted file, you must have access to a secret key or password that enables you to decrypt it. Unencrypted data is called plain text ; encrypted data is referred to as cipher text.

So,Now here are two cool tools to do your encryption work
GnuPG: GnuPG is one of the best encryption tool available.It is a command-line tool, so newcomers to Linux would be thinking to avoid it, but it is so easy for any individual user.On most of the Debian based Distros GnuPG is pre-installed, so no need of externally installations.
GnuPG

05/12/2016

Itch.io - your portal to Indie world

Recently we have been doing some weird things and suddenly we found out something which is very satisfying to a gamer's urges. Now if you are into gaming, then you simply can't say no to wonderful Indie games. We have encountered with such site which is dedicated for Indie developers to publish their games. So what you will get on Itch.io? A paradise full of Indie games. On Itch, there are tons of Indie games for all three platforms i.e. Windows, macOS, Linux. More on it, Itch also provides a dedicated client for PC to manage all your games easily.

Itch client
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Itch provides proper categorized solution to all your Indie needs. You can buy games here and you can even sell your game here with a simple registration in site. Many free games are also there. There is dedicated category to Linux and macOS. As you can see in below screenshot there are 7031 games for Linux, that is pretty high for Indie games.

15/10/2016

Ubuntu Studio 16.10 is out for public

A few hours ago, the team behind Ubuntu Studio announced released of new version which is 16.10 Yakkety Yak. It will be supported for 9 months. While all the Ubuntu flavors are getting 16.10 releases, Ubuntu Studio holds a different place as it is concentrated on studio related things. So what is new in this release? As the base is Ubuntu 16.10, everything will be common in these two but Ubuntu Studio gives extra edge for studio related things. According to official announcement following are the changes.

Desktop

  • New default Numix Blue theme

Audio

  • Added dgedit
  • Added drumgizmo

Video

  • Replaced recordmydesktop with vokoscreen

Graphics

  • Replaced gnome-color-manager with dispcalgui
  • Added gpick

Publishing

  • Added calibre
  • Added pdf-shuffler
  • Added plume-creator
Apart from all this, if you are reading this and you are good developer or you can just contribute to Ubuntu studio then kindly contact the team using This Link.
Ubuntu Studio team is much shorter than it was before and they really need a helping hand to release and maintain things. So, it is also a request from us if you can contribute them please do so.

To download latest version click - Ubuntu Studio 16.10

20/08/2016

Peppermint OS explained

In the childhood many of us must have eaten peppermint tablets. Well, just the name gives us some nostalgic moments. So today on the 12th segment of "Introduction with Linux Distro" we are having Peppermint OS as our guest. Peppermint OS is a lightweight option for those with old machines or those who loves fast and light OS.
6 years ago on May 2010 developer team of Peppermint OS released their first version of distribution. Peppermint OS is based on Ubuntu. The latest release is based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. So, let's get some more information of Peppermint.
  • Compatibility : Peppermint OS is compatible with older 32 bit machines as well as newer 64 bit machines. This gives a little relief to 32 bit users. While many distro are shifting to 64 bit only, Peppermint still supporting 32 bit also. (but we suggest to upgrade to newr 64 bit machines)
  • Beauty & Desktop Environment : Peppermint is beautiful in it's own way. It provide minimal experience but also gives good looks. Peppermint uses Lxde as default desktop environment, but there is a little twist in latest version. It uses Xfwm4 window manager and Xfce bottom panel on top of Lxde. 
    Peppermint 7
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  • Lightweight & Speed Demon : Peppermint uses Lxde, it is well known for it's lightweight nature. While delivering the lightweight desktop environment, Lxde is actually blazing fast in what it does. This makes an ideal choice for old machines and speed lovers.
  • Customization : Peppermint can be customized heavily. It includes various themes and window manager can also be customized. It includes an application named Firefox themer which can force Firefox to white theme or use default system themes. 
    Peppermint 7
  • Love Between Cloud & Desktop : Peppermint is somewhat unique than other Linux distro. It has successfully made an hybrid environment with cloud and desktop applications. Peppermint provides custom made Ice applications for many task, so one does not necessarily need to have local application for doing this and that. The custom Ice applications allows users to do work in site specific browsers aka. SSB's. This makes it more efficient as one don't have to open a browser everytime, instead of that Peppermint makes a different dedicated browser window for every task. It works well with Chromium and Firefox and makes every cloud based task easier for users.
    Peppermint 7
    Ice application for cloud based tasks
  • Ubuntu base : We all know that Ubuntu is one of the fastest growing Linux distribution. By being based on Ubuntu peppermint gets advantage of utilizing Ubuntu's repositories and also providing their homemade recipes. Peppermint 7 is based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS which also makes it a long term support distro. While you can do most of things using SSB's, you can also install native applications for doing tasks.
    Peppermint 7
    software center in Peppermint
     
  • The Philosophy : Peppermint team has somewhat same philosophy as us. They are also trying to erase the confusion and misconception of users about Linux. Their aim is to relieve the fear of a normal user towards Linux and provide them an easy to use Linux distribution.
Peppermint team is constantly providing updates and new features from the first version. This makes them a strong player in Linux world. With a pure philosophy and good development it is not hard for them to become primary operating system in many computers. So try out Peppermint OS and if you think it is cool and you can dual boot it or even make it your primary OS. This concludes our 12th segment of "Introduction with Linux Distro". We will be back with another cool Linux distribution in next segment. So keep visiting us and have fun with Linux.

08/08/2016

htop Process Viewer to monitor Processes on Linux

htop is a process viewer based on ncurses, running on your Linux system,very similar to top.If you have used top previously to view processes then you're going to feel right at the same home.But, htop stands itself above top by providing extra features.htop comes with ability to scroll up-down and horizontally as well,so it becomes easier to view the complete list of processes and commands of each processes.
htop process manager
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Some HighLights of htop
  • htop is a text-mode process viewer for Linux/Unix based systems.
  • htop performs real-time monitoring of processes running on the system.
  • htop is very similar to top.But unlike top,htop supports scrolling vertically and horizontally as well.
  • Mouse scrolling and selection is available to perform options like killing,renicing.
  • Specific processes can be searched by names and locations.
  • Multiple processes can be tagged and a task can be performed for all the tagged processes.

07/08/2016

Bodhi Linux review

We hope you guys are enjoying the information we provide and having fun on our site. Today we will continue the "Introduction with Linux Distro" series. Today on this 11th segment we are having Bodhi Linux as our guest. In last segment we told you that we will be introducing a beautiful Linux distro, so here it is. Bodhi Linux is beautiful from outside as well as inside.
Back in march 2011 Bodhi Linux has it's first initial release. After these 5 years Bodhi Linux is having 3.2.1 as latest version which is based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Bodhi linux is well known for it's lightweight nature. Let's get to know few thing about Bodhi Linux.
  • Compatibility : Bodhi Linux is compatible with new 64 bit machines as well as older 32 bit and Non-PAE machines. You can simply install Bodhi Linux on workstations, netbooks, home pc, etc. There used to be a ARM based tablet version of Bodhi Linux but it was disconnected later.
  • Lightweight : Bodhi Linux is one of the best lightweight distributions available in the world. It is roughly around 500-550 mb in size. But even though it is lightweight, it provides all the necessary feature you want in your daily life.
  • Desktop Environment : At first Bodhi Linux was using Enlightenment desktop environment. But in Latest release 3.2.1 Bodhi started to use Moksha as their desktop environment. Moksha is a fork of Enlightenment.
    Bodhi Linux 3.2.1

    Bodhi Linux 3.2.1
     
  • Performance and Stability : Bodhi Linux is lightweight but in terms of performance it is as good as anything. It only needs 128 MB of ram along with 300 MHz processor to deliver a powerful performance. It works like a charm on 32 bit systems too. Bodhi Linux hardly need 3 GB of hard disk space. Bodhi Linux 3.2.1 uses Linux kernel 4.2. It is very stable as it looks.
  • Customization : Bodhi Linux is highly customizable. You can change from themes to fonts and everything. There is a dedicated settings panel for customizations.
    Bodhi Linux 3.2.1
These are just few reasons to think about Bodhi Linux. As it is based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS it doesn't lacks in case of applications. There is an alpha release of Bodhi Linux which is based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. This gives us another reason to think about Bodhi Linux. Try it out and make it permanent if you like it. In our next segment we will be introducing an independent Linux distribution. So stay tuned with us and don't forget to have fun with Linux.

04/08/2016

Ubuntu 14.04.5, the last maintenance update is announced

Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr LTS was released in 2014.After the scheduled maintenance updates,finally Ubuntu 14.04.5 is here on its way to be released tomorrow.As always, after six months of release of Ubuntu 14.04.4 the next and the last maintaince update should be available for different Trusty Tahr releases like Desktop,Server,cloud and other flavours.This update will feature all the bug fixes and improvements,appeared in last 6 months.
Users will get the direct download links tomorrow and existing users can always make an update through their update manger.
Here is the official tweet from Ubuntu Gnome:

29/07/2016

Upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04 to Ubuntu 16.04.1 is now available

More than seven days' sheets has been flipped on calender since the Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS released.As said in that announcement that upgrading option for users on the previous LTS version Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, will be available sooner.So Finally, Ubuntu has started pushing the upgrade notification.Ubuntu has made an announcement as well that upgrading notification for users on Ubuntu 14.04 is now enabled.
How to upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04.1 ?
  • For Users on Ubuntu 14.04If you are on Ubuntu 14.04 and willing to upgrade to 16.04.1 then you can do so by your Update Manager.
  • For Users On Ubuntu 16.04So as said in our previous post about the Release of Ubuntu 16.04.1,users running Ubuntu 16.04 have already been getting the required updates time to time as the new bugs were encountered or any new changes were made.So,no need of upgradtion at all.
Ubuntu 14.04 is a LTS release,which will keep getting support till 2019. So you are still on a secure and stable release.However,upgrading to the latest one will surely give you the new features flavoured with better user experience.
Well,still there might be some users seeking for a fresh installation,instead of doing any upgrade.So they can download the latest version of Ubuntu Desktop,Server or Cloud from Ubuntu's official website.

22/07/2016

Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS released

Ubuntu 16.04 is a LTS version of Ubuntu.Now Ubuntu team has announced the release of it's first point release,Ubuntu 16.04.1.This first point release includes many updates containing bug fixes and fixing security issues as well and as always what most of users want from a distribution and most of distributions tries to perform,Stability.This release is also well focoused on stabilty as Ubuntu 16.04.
This point release is available for Ubuntu's Desktop,Server, and Cloud products and this is not the end,it is also available for other flavours of Ubuntu.You can get the latest release of different flavours of Ubuntu 16.04.1 from their respective web-links.
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Announcement also included that the maintenance update is going to be available for 5 years for Ubuntu Desktop,Server,Cloud,Base and Ubuntu Kylin.Other flavoured Ubuntu will get the support for only 3 years.
So,Users who are willing to make a fresh installation can download the latest release of Ubuntu.
Get the latest Ubuntu 16.04.1:From Here
What about users existing on previous versions of Ubuntu?
Users who are on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS will be provided an option to automatic upgrade right in their Update Manger to get Ubuntu 16.04.1 soon.
While users on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS will also have same updates that they may get from Update Manager.

08/06/2016

Oracle released VirtualBox 5.1 beta 2

Many of you are using VirtualBox to run multiple OS on a single machine. For those people there is a good news, Oracle has released the second beta of VirtualBox 5.1. There are a few minor changes and fixes from beta 1. The changelog of beta 2 is as follows:
  • GUI: don't crash when showing the Beta popup message window
  • GUI: multi-screen, full-screen layout fixed for Windows host (Qt5 regression)
  • GUI: don't allow to start subsequent separate VM instances
  • SDK: reduced memory usage in the webservice Java bindings
  • Settings: fixed regression with disabling audio
  • Settings: fixed regression with saving snapshots (only.Box file is corrupted needing manual repair, disk images are intact; 5.1 Beta 1 regression)
  • Linux installer: Several path fixes for deb/RPM packages for older Linux distributions where we ship our own Qt5 libraries.
  • Solaris Additions: added support for X.org 1.18
 You can download the latest beta from here. But remember beta version is bleeding edge type, so you better know what you are doing. Anyways, happy booting multiple OS on your machines.

04/06/2016

Say hello to Marlin, a smart and lightweight file manager for linux

While there are file managers like Nautilus, Dolphin, Thunar, etc. Marlin is quite a good alternative for these. Marlin is one of the lightweight file manager and it is based on gtk3. It has some cool features which should be there in every file manager like tabbed browsing, networking support (SSH, FTP, Windows share, HTTP and HTTPS), multiple-views, configurable toolbars and interface, plugin framework and much more to be discovered.
Marlin file manager

Marlin file manager

Marlin file manager

Marlin file manager 
 To install this file manager all you have to do is open up terminal in your Debian/Ubuntu/Mint based system and type in the following commands:



Thats it and you will have Marlin in your system to play with.

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