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Adobe Illustrator Alternative

June 10th, 2017
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Gravit is a free vector graphic creation tool developed with a more intuitive workflow to suit the needs of both beginner, designers and professionals alike. The company is of the notion that “anyone can make designs for free, anywhere and anytime”.

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Distro - Other, Education, Open Souce Applications, OpenSource - General

Iptables Basics

June 10th, 2017
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Linux firewall : iptables! plays very important role in securing your Linux system. System hardening or locking down can not be completed without configuring iptables. Here we are discussing about basics of iptables.

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Distro - Other, Education, Security

Asus Tinker Board

March 2nd, 2017
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Just when you thought Raspberry Pi couldn’t be knocked from its market-leading perch, along comes Asus with a rival device that may give the Pi a run for its relatively little money.

Asus just launched its own low-cost computer, the Tinker Board, which is being sold in the UK and continental Europe for about US$57. Its features could interest open source enthusiasts in doing a little comparison shopping before deciding on a new device.

The Tinker Board features a quad-core 1.8GHz ARM Cortex A-17 CPU with ARM Mali-T764 graphics.

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Education, Hardware, Raspberry Pi

Doing it better with Linux

March 2nd, 2017
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If you have resolved to adopt Linux, your confidence may be low but will surely grow. Security-oriented considerations may be compelling enough to convince you to switch, but you will soon discover many more advantages to the Linux desktop.

For those still unsure about making the transition, or those who have done so but may not know everything their system can do, lets take a look here at some of the Linux desktop’s advantages.

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Desktop, Distro - Other, Education

Encrypt And Decrypt Files From Commandline

January 5th, 2017
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Today, we are going to see how to encrypt and decrypt files from command line in Linux using a free utility called GPG. GNU Privacy Guard, shortly GPG or GnuPG, is a command line encryption and signing tool to secure files. We can easily encrypt the important and confidential files and documents using GPG and send/receive them over Internet. There are plethora of methods, applications, tools, and utilities are available to encrypt and decrypt files in Linux. But, I find this method is the easiest one.

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Education, How To

Run commands at shutdown on Linux

November 4th, 2016
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Linux and Unix systems have long made it pretty easy to run a command on boot. Just add your command to /etc/rc.local and away you go. But as it turns out, running a command on shutdown is a little more complicated.

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Education, How To

Linux Video Driver now features OpenGL 4.4 support

August 11th, 2016
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In a recent blog post, Timothy Arceri reports for Collabora that it’s a known fact that the open source Intel OpenGL video driver has always been behind times, always trying to catch up to the proprietary video drivers that are available for Microsoft Windows operating systems.

That ends now, as the Collabora team, who has always had lots of contributions to the Linux kernel, has managed to reach a major milestone by implementing OpenGL 4.4 support to the open source Intel video driver supporting recent Intel Broadwell and Intel Skylake platforms.

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Desktop, Education, Gaming

4 alternatives for disk cloning

August 11th, 2016
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System administration professionals and home users alike share a need for the ability to be able to quickly and reliably make one-to-one copies of entire disks, both for the purposes of backup and recovery, as well as the process of easing deployments and complete refresh repairs and upgrades of existing systems.

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Education, How To, Open Souce Applications

Using the Raspberry Pi camera

June 7th, 2016
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The Raspberry Pi camera module is a great accessory for the Pi—it’s great quality, and can capture still photos and record video in full HD (1080p). The original 5-megapixel camera module was released in 2013, and a new 8-megapixel version was released in April this year. Both versions are compatible with all Raspberry Pi models. There are also two variations—a regular visible light camera, and an infra-red camera—both available for US$ 25.
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Education, How To, Raspberry Pi, Raspian

Performance monitoring with Monitorix

May 5th, 2016
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This tutorial shows the installation and configuration of Monitorix on Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus). Monitorix is a free, lightweight, open source monitoring tool designed to monitor as many services and system resources as possible on servers and desktops. It consists mainly of two programs: a collector, called Monitorix, which is a Perl daemon that is started automatically as a system service, and a CGI script called monitorix.cgi. Since 3.0 version Monitorix includes its own HTTP server built in, so you aren’t forced to install a third-party web server to use it.

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Desktop, Education, How To, Ubuntu