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20 things to do after installing Linux Mint 17 Qiana Cinnamon

Linux Mint 17 Qiana Cinnamon Linux Mint 17 has been released and is named Qiana. Mint is one of the best linux distros that targets desktop users with focus on usability and simplicity. It comes in various flavors with different desktop environments like Mate and Cinnamon and different base distros like Ubuntu or Debian. In this post we are playing with the cinnamon edition of Linux Mint 17. More information about the Cinnamon edition (including download links) can be...
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Conky disappears on clicking desktop on Linux Mint Cinnamon ? Fix it

Conky on Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon I recently installed Conky on Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon and chose the Gotham theme widgets to display on the desktop. However the next minute I noticed, that on going to the desktop by clicking the show desktop applet on the panel, made the conky widgets disappear. I checked all configurations in Conky Manager and tried to find any relevant option to control this behaviour but...
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How to enable testing and unstable repository on Debian

Testing/Unstable sources The testing and unstable repositories of Debian provide with a higher version of software applications than what is present in the stable repository. Note that these names are actually aliases such that the stable repository points to the current Debian stable release and the Testing repository is what is going to be part of the next Debian stable release. So at the time of this post, Wheezy 7.x is the Stable release and...
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12 Remarkable Free Shell Scripting Books

The focus of this article is to select the finest shell scripting books which are available to download for free. Many of the books featured here can also be freely distributed. So get reading, learning and sharing.

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How to get gorgeous looking fonts on Linux Mint

Fonts In this post I am going to show you how to optimize font rendering on Linux Mint to get the best looking fonts. Linux Mint uses the Sans font by default on the desktop, that do not look that very nice on lcd monitors. So we shall do some tweaks to get great looking fonts on the desktop. The tweaks involve the following changes 1. Use Droid fonts on desktop 2. Use Noto fonts...
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Univention Corporate Client 2.0 released

UCC 2.0 has been released on 11th June 2014. It includes an update to Kubuntu 14.04 which guarantees the support of the latest hardware. A new assistant for the configuration and rollout of UCC facilitates the initial setup. This wizard also integrates Citrix receivers with a few clicks. After the setup and configuration, the UCC images can now be administrated centrally within the graphical management system of Univention Corporate Server (UCS). UCS is the operating system, UCC is based on. The Support for xrdp has also been integrated making the access to the KDE Linux desktop of UCC much faster, also from Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X systems. The UEFI boot standard is now supported and the boot time reduced. The UCC image build tool has experienced many improvements resulting in the creation of more compact images, among other things.

All details about this release in the release notes at: http://docs.univention.de/release-notes-ucc-2.0.html

Further information on UCC including a new demo film at: http://www.univention.com/products/ucc/

 

Take advantage of lossy quality in the browser cache?

 

The idea is to have an option to replace big images in the cache folder with smaller ones of lower quality, different format or resolution. When I looked at my browser cache. The space were mainly filled with .png images. Because this was a poor choice of format for photos I would like to store certain images above a threshold in a .webp format as a replacement in the cache. I think this allows for much larger covering cache for the same size.

 

 

Linux Kernel 3.15 Stable is Now Available! Install/Upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.15 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

     "The Linux Kernel 3.15 is now available for the users", announced Linus Torvalds. Just check what Linus wrote on the mailing list:
So I ended up doing an rc8 because I was a bit worried about some
last-minute dcache fixes, but it turns out that nobody seemed to even
notice those. We did have other issues during the week, though, so it
was just as well. The futex fixes and cleanups may stand out, but as
usual there's various other random fixes since rc8 in there too:
mainly drivers (drm, networking, sound, usb etc), networking,
scheduling and perf tooling.
But it's all been fairly small and quiet, which *may* of course be due
to the fact that last week was also the first week of the merge window
for 3.16. That might have distracted some developers. I'm not entirely
convinced I liked the overlap, but it seemed to work ok, and unless
people scream really loudly ("Please don't _ever_ do that again") and
give good reasons for doing so, I might end up doing that overlapping
merge window in the future too if it ends up helping out with some
particular timing issue.....

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Smart Managed Swith or Unmanaged ?

What's the difference between cisco managed switch or unmanaged if I should plan in an unmanaged switch or a managed switch (planing to buy Cisco most likely).I don's see a point of buying a smart managed or even managed switch. Any suggestion ?

 

Top 7 Desktop Environment for linux

Hi, This article is to update you regarding what are the desktop environment are there you should aware of. Standard Linux circulations regularly default to one of two desktop environments, KDE or GNOME. Both of these give clients an instinctive and attractive desktop, and also offering a verity of media inbuilt softwares, system programs, games, utilities, web development tools, programming tools and so on. These two desktops center all the more on giving clients a cutting edge computing environment with all the accessories emphasized in Windows OS, instead of minimizing the measure of system resources they require.

 

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RSync Command to Backup and Synchronize Files in Linux

RSync or Remote Sync is the Linux command usually used for backup of files/directories and synchronizing them locally or remotely in an efficient way. One of the reasons of why RSync is preferred over all other alternatives is the speed of operation, RSync copies the chunk of data to other location at a significantly faster rate. This is because, whenever Rsync is executed for the very first occasion, it transfers all the data from source to the destination. On the next turn, it would just copy the files/directories whose contents are changed.

    Another plus point of using this utility is, as it makes use of SSH protocol to encrypt the data to be replicated, so it is much more secure and trustworthy. One more advantage of using Rsync is, as it performs compression of the data at source end and decompresses it at the destination, the bandwidth used during the sync operation will be considerably less. Also, the file permissions, their user/group information and the timestamps is/can be preserved.

Syntax:

rsync [OPTIONS] SOURCE DESTINATION

Important Options:
-v : indicates Verbose mode which provides detailed information.
-r : indicates Recursive operation, timestamps and file permissions are not preserved
-a : indicates Archive mode,timestamps and file permissions are preserved
-z : indicates Compression, it compresses the data before it is transferred to destination.
-h : indicates Human Readable output format.

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