Friday, April 18, 2014

Android Studio: Editor software for Android development

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Android Studio: Editor software for Android development

Android Studio, is a software editor (IDE), to develop Android, which is a nice alternative to the famous software editor Eclipse (Eclipse is also available on Linux), and in this post we show how to install Android Studio on Ubuntu.

- To install the Android Studio on Ubuntu 14.04 \ 13.10 Open the terminal and run the following three commands:

 sudo apt-add-repository ppa:paolorotolo/android-studio
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install android-studio

- If you want to uninstall it, run the following two commands:

 sudo apt-get install ppa-purge 
 sudo ppa-purge ppa:paolorotolo/android-studio

     
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Indian state turns to Linux

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Indian state turns to Linux

The State of India which is called "Tamil Nadu" turned to Linux operating system, in the same time as Microsoft announced the end of life of Windows XP .

The management of technology and information of the country proposed to make Linux as an alternative to Windows XP on all computers owned by it, One of the main reasons for choosing Linux over Windows 8 is not supporting old devices.

I have chosen for this task a distribution (BOSS Linux) which is an abbreviation for " Bharat Operating System Solutions " , a distribution developed by CDAC ( Development Center of Advanced Computing ), and it's Indian government initiative .

In fact, many other countries around the world have turned to open-source recently , and perhaps the end of support for Windows XP was a catalyst for that matter , where in the last month, a Spanish island made a transition to open source and the cities of Munich and Berlin , as well as the police of the French capital , as well as that many of the other states considering the move to open source .

Do you think that the end of the Windows XP was a contributing factor in the transition of countries to open source ? Do you think it will contribute to increase the share of Linux on the market ?

     
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Top 5 alternatives for Ubuntu One

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Top 5 alternatives for Ubuntu One

After the end of the life of Ubuntu One cloud storage service, many users of this service are looking for another alternative to it, and in this article we will present the best alternatives for 5 Ubuntu One :

1. OwnCloud


OwnCloud


It it free cloud platform, open source file storage and sync, a multi-platform (Windows, OS X, Linux, Android, iOS) which comes with Photo Gallery sharing and with calendar integration also includes a PDF viewer and a text editor, and a set of applications that can be added to the front of the Web of OwnCloud, with high security and privacy .

- The official website of the service : http://owncloud.org

2. Dropbox


Dropbox


It is very popular for cloud storage, which is oldest , is it featured by ease and broad support for platforms, as well as speed in sync , with encryption of 256-bit AES, which means that your files in complete safety, and advantages it contains 2 GB of available space , cheap prices for capacity payments (for example, 100 GB are only $ 10 ) , and support for most platforms .

Application is available for Linux , you can download it via this link .

- The official website of the service : http://dropbox.com

3. Google Drive


Google Drive


Google Drive cloud service giant offers a free 15 GB of free space to store files and folders , which is integrated with Gmail, Google Docs and Google services .

You can install the client of Google Drive ( informal ) and find a detailed explanation on this link .

- The official website of the service : http://drive.google.com

4. Copy


Copy


A new service that provides safe and integrated cloud storage, and supports well-known platforms and gives you free storage capacity of 15 GB for free, it has a special client application for Linux you can download it from the official site .

- The official website of the service : https://www.copy.com/home

5. MEGA


MEGA


MEGA cloud storage service allows users to browse files and create folders and upload files and submit them , share, and more, with MEGA you can have 50 GB of storage files for free, and if you want more than that you can upgrade, Like other cloud storage services, MEGA uses a very high encryption on all files with an interface which is smooth and beautiful, the application of the MEGA client is available for Windows and Android, and is coming to the Mac and Linux soon.

 - The official website of the service : https://mega.co.nz

There are many other useful cloud services such as Box and OneDrive and SpiderOak and pCloud and others.

What do you think of this list ? What is the cloud service that you use to store your files ?

     
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Monday, April 14, 2014

Windows XP look and Linux save the old PCs

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Windows XP look and Linux save the old PCs

The end of support for Windows XP is leading many to wonder what to do, and there are many people who would like to keep their computer and simply change the operating system. The advice in these case is often to install Linux , and to make the transition less traumatic than we think now. A new theme for Lubuntu : it's called Lubuntu XP with Three Flavors that make this distribution almost identical to XP.

Lubuntu is an Ubuntu "light" , and therefore particularly suitable for computer now especially for those born with Windows XP. Like other versions of Linux , however , its appearance creates some concern to those accustomed to Windows for a lifetime.

Then why Lubuntu XP Three Flavors is interesting : the operating system is always Lubuntu of course, but those who came from the Windows Xp will feel at home straight away because it will regain color scheme , background, and even the menu icons.

An inexperienced computer user could easily swap Lubuntu for XP , and even those who know the differences might not notice the "exchange" passing quickly in front of a monitor. It would be worthwhile to do a test by installing "Lubuntu XP" to see if you notice the changes.

For the installation, it would be better to have someone expert, or at least not a complete fool . You have to download and install Lubuntu , first of all , and then add the theme Lubuntu+XP - there are others themes besides the one mentioned in this article. These things are not difficult to do, just do some search online and you will find what you look for .

A things done the old PC could find a new life and serve its owner for a long time , which would be good for your wallet , the environment and for the open source community - which would gain a few new users. All happy then , except perhaps Microsoft - which probably would prefer to sell a new license of Windows 8.

     
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Download Elementary Os Luna Wallpapers

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Download Elementary Os Luna Wallpapers

The Elementary OS wallpapers were unveiled and can be downloaded now. The package comes with 22 gorgeous wallpapers high resolution that can be used to give a new look to the desktop of your computer.

Here are some of the wallpapers included in this package :

94

Horseshoe Bend Sunset

Lighthouse

morning

173

Not all wallpapers are new: some (Cold Evening, Leaves, Starry River, The Coast and Water Lily) were also available and were included on Jupiter "to make sure they kept some familiarity in the mix," said in the main blog of Elementary Os.



     
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Saturday, April 12, 2014

GOG.com will support Linux by Autumn

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GOG.com will supporte Linux by Autumn


GOG company announced that a large number of classical games coming to Linux in autumn of this year .

This company , which its abbreviation stands for 'Good Old Games' and means " The finest older games " says that it will launch a range of game titles later this year , the GOG games  does not include digital restrictions (DRM), Among the game titles that offered by the store : Syndicate Wars, Unreal Tournament and Planescape: Torment

" We’ve decided that one of the next steps for us is to support Linux. Now, we’re not ready to launch Linux games on GOG.com just yet. We’ve only been working on bringing these Linux games to our service for a few months, and there’s lots more to go… "
First priority is to support Ubuntu and Linux Mint, and says that the number of games coming this Autumn  are more than 100 games , and more on the way.

These information are not enough, and no details of these upcoming games or classification mentioned .

Have you already tried one of GOG.com games?

     
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