Thursday, July 31, 2014

Russia : 110 thousand dollars to those who penetrate the TOR network


Russia : 110 thousand dollars to those who penetrate the TOR network

The Russian Interior Ministry substantial offers financial reward, 110 thousand dollars to anyone who could penetrate the network or the program known as the famous Tor to encrypt and hide your identity on the Internet; so as to eliminate the identities of network users of Tor.

Saying that the goal of this command is : "to ensure the country's security and defense."

The contest is open only to the Russians, and applicants need to pay about 5480 dollars to provide for the contest, which is open until 20 August

Earlier this month, the Council of the Russian parliament, the law firms are obliged to contact store personal data of users Russians in the country.

According to the Guardian, the more Russia is the fifth country in terms of the use of the Tor, with the presence of more than 210 thousand people actually benefit from the service, they are anyway growing steadily.

Tor is developed by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the U.S. Navy, then became widespread globally purpose of concealing identity, and relies on a network of thousands of volunteers around the world who are turning to their computers relays to pass confidential data encrypted through.

And is being used by journalists and the enforcement officers is legal or positive things, but it can also be used for the purposes of illegal and unethical and negative exist in the "deep web \ dark  network", and that there is no room for expansion where in this article, but you can read about here.

To follow up, the Ministry of Defence in 2013 and it is still one of the biggest supporters of the development kit Tor, those developers who are considered independent research center is a nonprofit, and who keep the tools used to allow all access to the Tor.

In addition, it is mentioned that the leaked documents by the "Edward Snowden" published, explained that the NSA "National Security Agency" unable to break through the Tor network or spy on the users of the network.


The release of version 2.2 of the application Minitube


The release of version 2.2 of the application Minitube

MiniTube launches its update - an application to watch Youtube clips without the need for a web browser or Flash Player - version number 2.2, brings some set of fixes to the problems operating in some videos, and minor improvements.

In this version it is possible to opt out of a particular channel "unsubscribe" by the right mouse button in the subscription and then set the desired choice; and the possibility of the appointment of videos that he has seen 'as watched'.

The other thing is the terminal command to end the operation, with procedures identical code for Unity and GNOME 3 lists each application.

The developer of the application "Flavio Tordini" says that MiniTube will soon be upgraded to QT5.

minitube play stop action 2

# To download MiniTube on Ubuntu, choose what suits you best :

MiniTube 64-bit 
MiniTube 32-bit


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

AppGrid, software center gets a new look


AppGrid, software center gets a new look

AppGrid software center is light and quick, a good alternative for Ubuntu Software Center, it has received a new look after it has been updated this week.

After that AppGrid faced many criticisms - though its speed and simplicity - but it faced criticism in terms of ill-structured design as it is consistent and compatible enough, that is fragmented and contaminated visually.

But the new version 1.5.0 for AppGrid will address each of these criticisms.

Where it has been updated the appearance and layout program so well, it was replaced by a white background, divided into squares in the program, which was offensive to some, it has been changed to a simple gray background.

It also added orange color to the top bar and it contains a toolbar options, in addition to the images footage applications become better exposure, and the presentation of the application and comments, description and other.

- AppGrid before :

AppGrid before

- AppGrid after :

- before :


- after :


# To install AppGrid 1.5.0 on Ubuntu 14.04 \ 12.04 Open the terminal Ctrl + Alt + T and paste the following commands :

sudo add-apt-repository-y ppa: appgrid/stable 
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install appgrid


The release of Ubuntu 14.04.1


The release of Ubuntu 14.04.1

Canonical released the first update package "1" to a Ubuntu 14.04 available for download, and if you are using Ubuntu 14.04 you can update your system as soon as access to the new version 14.04.1.

Ubuntu 14.04.1 comes up with fixes for problems, packages, and security updates to the system since its launch in April, and moreover, support has been improved hardware support, and increase stability,. 

You can see the rest of the changes of 14.04.1 on the Ubuntu wiki.

You can download Ubuntu 14.04.1 from here.


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

After the transition to the open source .. Munich, has saved more than 10 million euros


After the transformation of the open source .. Munich, has saved more than 10 million euros

Munich, has provided more than 10 million euros of the money, after the transition to Linux and open source software.

The first phase Munich Began the migration for Open Source in 2006 as some workstations and a small percentage of computers that uses Debian distribution with OpenOffice and Firefox and Thunderbird.

And then in 2008 it has switched from Debian distribution to Debian based on the Ubuntu called "LiMux", having been the realization that Ubuntu and its derivatives are the best platform to achieve the desired requirements.

limux 4 kde desktop

LiMux 4 is the current version of the German distribution based on Kubuntu 10.04, and the next version LiMux 5, it will be based on Kubuntu 12.04, which will be adopted soon.

In 2013, it was announced the final stage of migration as a whole, a shift to fully open source, resulting in a saving of more than 10 million euros.

This figure includes both the cost of renting a staff of foreign companies to help manage and implement solutions, in addition to the internal costs of investment in training, management and support.

- The amount of money required for the transition to open source = 23 million euros.
- The amount of money required to upgrade \ buy licenses for Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Office = 34 million euros.

As you can see, the amount of expenditure is still present in both, but remains less in open source, and gives the save and clear, and in the future will increase the amount of savings.

These figures also do not take into account the long-term savings, which ensures further savings soon.

The Munich city of at the top of the cities that pushed to use the open source, as the last year distributing CDS of Ubuntu 12.04 for free to Windows XP users.


Deepin 2014 available for download


Deepin 2014 available for download

After months of tests, a version of the of Chinese Deepin distribution 2014 is released the stable  and is available for download now.

Deepin 2014 is based on Ubuntu 14.04, it does not use GNOME Shell nor Unity not even Cinnamon, but uses a custom shell written in HTML5, which means desktop high and they respond very distinctive.

Deepin uses its own desktop environment, which is called The Deepin Desktop Environment, which adds some new features and highlights, including: the ability to remove applications directly from the bar to start applications, settings and Hot Corners.

The other thing which is a prominent is called Deepin Control Centre, as it is becoming displays system settings in the desktop on both sides of the bar, which allows easy access to the settings, a beautiful visual appearance.

deepin 2014

Instead the applications has been improved and developed, by the team contains more than 30 people from the developers.

It is worth mentioning that Deepin Software center is wonderful, which puts the Canonical company in an awkward position and shameful in front of the power and beauty of Deepin Software center.

In addition to applications of multimedia player, which are easy to use, instead of the beautiful Games Centre.

Do you want to try it ?! Deepin 2014 able to be downloadable free of charge, but requires a relatively high hardware requirement, it also supports installation on computers safe boot UEFI / Secure Boot.

Deepin installation

* Note : We recommend not to use the distro in VirtualBox because of Compiz (visual effects), which will consume much resources and may lead to freeze the computer, we recommend fully install.

# To download Deepin 2014 Choose what suits you : 

- 64-bit architecture (BitTorrent).
- 32-bit architecture (BitTorrent).