The Linux Foundation is trying to ensure the installation of Linux on Windows 8

Both the Linux Foundation and responsible for some Linux distros, work to avoid the blocking of the UEFI of Windows 8 and in obtaining digital keys from Microsoft.

installation of Linux on Windows 8

A few months ago, it was announced that Windows 8 would use a protection system that would recognize all the operating system that it wasn’t Windows 8, as malware. All this, thanks to the UEFI secure boot, that Microsoft will implement on computers that incorporate Windows 8 as main system. Continue reading “The Linux Foundation is trying to ensure the installation of Linux on Windows 8”

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BitDefender Linux Edition: antivirus program

BitDefender Linux Edition is a powerful utility, with which we can maintain the security of our system, since it is a great antivirus that protects us from any potential threat we want to log into our system without our authorization.

BitDefender Linux Edition

BitDefender Linux Edition also boasts several features and options, since it is a very effective and powerful, great program that protects us from threats such as viruses, Trojans, worms and other pests harmful to our system, also can scan our system in search of threats, so, locate and destroy the viruses found in our system.

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Sabayon 5.3 Released

Wikipedia describes sabayon linux as “Sabayon is an Italian dessert made with egg yolks, sugar, a sweet liquor (usually Marsala wine), and sometimes cream or whole eggs. It is a very light custard, which has been whipped to incorporate a large amount of air”. Sabayon is based on Gentoo, and aimed at ordinary users. Shipped with a nice package manager called entropy it offers support for 64 bit and 32 bit architectures.

Sabayon 5.3

Unlike Ubuntu, Sabayon by default, has vlc installed which enables the user to play all most all multimedia formats. Sabayon offers Kde and Gnome environment by default. A nice installer framework makes sabayon installation on harddisk a breeze. Try out Sabayon 5.3.

Features of Sabayon 5.3:

  • Based on GCC 4.4 and Glibc 2.10
  • Optimized Linux kernal 2.6.34
  • Faster harddisk installation
  • ext4, is the default filesystem and offers btrfs filesystem support
  • Encrypted file system support

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Automate tasks in Gnome with Dothisnow

Many operations, such as backing up important files or changing the wallpaper are activities that we do periodically, but we don’t want to do it or have no time for this.

DoThisNow

Fortunately now you have dothisnow for help. Dothisnow is so advanced that it can change your desktop background, change pidgin status, play music, create screenshots and much more. Continue reading “Automate tasks in Gnome with Dothisnow”

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Is ArchLinux, the Linux distro you searched for?

If you are a person who have tried many linux distros and couldn’t find the one you needed, then your search has come to an end. ArchLinux would be the answer to your searches.

Arch Linux

Arch Linux is a highly customizable linux which comes around at 360 mb.iso file, which includes all files needed for a harddisk install. If you are opting for net install or ftp install, then there are ways of doing it too. Arch Linux by default does not have a graphical interface. You can choose the graphical interface according to your wish, whether it be gnome, kde, fluxbox, xfce, enlightment and lot more.

As you know your desktop manager uses a large portion of your system resources. So choice of desktop environment is of great importance as one can make a linux distro which may be slow and flashy or fast and ugly. Continue reading “Is ArchLinux, the Linux distro you searched for?”

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A simple backup manager for your linux – backintime

If you have ever lost any data as a result of computer crash, you might know the importance of creating backups of your PC. But are you confused to make a choice of backup software for your Linux OS.

back in time

Then, here is really simple backup software for linux named “back in time”. Back in time is inspired by “flyback project” and “TimeVault”. Backup is made by making snapshots of specific directories. Continue reading “A simple backup manager for your linux – backintime”

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Popular Linux Comparisons

Linux is an operating system which is usually available for free with the full source code, so that you can modify it to suite your needs. Here present you with the pros and cons of each Linux distribution.

ArchLinux

ArchLinux:
ArchLinux enjoys user customization to a large extent. ArchLinux is meant for customization. ArchLinux can have any desktop environment like gnome, kde or anything else like fluxbox, ratpoison etc. ArchLinux is available for free and supports X86 processors both 32 and 64 bit. ArchLinux, has a package manager named pacman, which has the default package. tar.gz. Pacman does not offer any graphical installation procedure. ArchLinux offers by default have no graphical interface and won’t work well on a Live CD/DVD. ArchLinux offers support for ext4 file system now.

Centos:
Cento is a highly stable Linux distributions aimed at workstations and servers. Centos, by default has gnome desktop environment. Processor architectures like x86 and IA-64 are supported. .rpm is the default package available for this Linux distro and package manager is named yum/up2date and RPM. Centos supports live cd environment. Centos is not meant for beginners. Continue reading “Popular Linux Comparisons”

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Fedora 12 Review

With the release of fedora 12, we decided to give it a try with a 64 bit live cd on a Toshiba machine. There is no good difference in appearance with the older editions of fedora, just some changes in Nautilus icons. What to say, they offer a clear and clean appearance.

fedora 12

Firefox is preloaded with some addons like java and media works. But flash is not present. If needed you can install them.

The overall performance of the system has increased with the new launch. Moreover on the instant messaging companion Pidgin has been replaced with Empathy. The wireless device support is simply amazing and it detects all hardware easily. Bluetooth options have been increased and it even supports file sharing with via bluetooth. Continue reading “Fedora 12 Review”

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The Best Linux Distro Ever

Linux is one of the best operating systems ever. Considering the number of distributions ie, about 350 there always arises a question which is the best linux distribution.

Linux Distro

According to recent polls ubuntu is voted as the best linux distribution. It doesn’t signify that others are not good. But one thing which is an important factor to be considered is that the linux distribution suited for you entirely depends on you.

For eg, if you are a penetration tester, you would be most probably using backtrack compared to ubuntu which is the most popular linux. Mostly quality of an os depends on its popularity. Continue reading “The Best Linux Distro Ever”

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GIMP: A photoshop Alternative for Linux!

GIMP, GNU Image manipulation program is open software. It’s a free and open image manipulation software. This software has absolutely no disadvantages compared to the usually used image manipulation softwares such as Adobe Photoshop. This one is tested for a wide range of application.

gimp

This software is available under GNU Public License and it target people who cannot afford to buy expensive softwares such as Photoshop. But compared to Photoshop GIMP has most of its features.

One of the most important features of GIMP is its customizable workspace. There are developers and designers who require various alignments of the tools and need to save them. GIMP provides a perfect platform for their work. Continue reading “GIMP: A photoshop Alternative for Linux!”

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