Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The release of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


The release of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Finally, after a long wait, Canonical announced the launch of version 14.04 of the Linux distribution most popular around the world, Ubuntu, the new version named Trusty Tahr which is featured as being long support LTS will be supported for 5 years and  with`` patches'' security updates.

Lot of updates comes the new version of Ubuntu as well as the updates on the unity 7 interface with the provide of unity 8 interface and the server of the display Mir for experimentation, soften the edges of the windows as long as with The new interface lock screen, display support technology HiDPl screens Retina with improved technical support for Nvidia Optimus, latest versions of applications such as Firefox 28 and LibreOffice 4.2.3 Linux kernel 3.13.

We will review more updates on coming topics, you can download the new version from Here :

Download Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.


Cinnamon 2.2 is released


Cinnamon 2.2 is released

In last few days Cinnamon version 2.2 was released, bringing many of the various improvements , including system settings , and support for display screens HiDPI / Retina, in addition, many other changes are interesting ; a better interface for Linux (according to many Linux users ) .

In this version of Cinnamon, the user interface was improved with System setting, making it look more harmonious and consistent, and settings has been sorted better, making developers remove the option to switch between normal mode to display settings and advanced mode because the interface settings are becoming more favorable than ever before.

Improvements in public settings Cinnamon

1 . Hot Corners and HUD

- The HUD now no longer appear only when you drag a window close and very clear about the party or the angle desktop .
- As there has been improvement on hot corners .

Hot Corners and HUD

2 . Screensaver and power management

There is now a clear separation between the settings screen lock and power management settings .

Screensaver and power management

3 . Date and time

New options have been added , such as : Added "Use 24-hour pattern " to the applet Calendar and clock desk and screen saver.

Date and time

4 . The regional settings and keyboard layouts

Has been removed entirely regional settings, but has been keeping the keyboard layouts and transferred to the input Keyboard settings within the existing system settings .

5 . Applets

 Another improvement is interesting is that each applet now capable of recording roles that tell the interface Cinnamon job required that allow for Cinnamon to control the hide icons applets in the system tray next to the clock ; For example : You removed the applet network of tape , small message will appear in Chinese system tells you , " Do you want to re- applet to the tape ? " And then the message will disappear after the passage of time .

6 . File browser

Nemo a file browser has received many different enhancements such as support for screens HiDPI, as well as add a folder recent sidebar which displays the latest files and folders that has had recently , and the ability to switch between tabs ( tabs ) by keys ctrl + (shift +) + tab, and add a button create a new folder to the toolbar, and reforms of the bug .

File browser

File browser

Other changes

- Support screens HiDPI / Retina ( requires GTK 3.10)
- Add option to uninstall the application from the menu Menu ( pressure affidavit mouse on "Uninstall")
- Better support to prevent the screen saver from working while running the media player VLC
- Support for brightness control ( lighting laptop ) on some devices
- Better support for Xrandr cloning
- Better support to the Director of Access GDM ( especially when switching users )
- Better integration with GNOME (it will no longer see the " control center Cinnamon " on GNOME does not " GNOME Control Center " on Cinnamon , in case you installed the Usbandtin on your computer , any rather there is no conflict ) .
- Better support for systemd / logind
- You can now change the amount of transparency for the popups , or obfuscated , and that by moving the mouse wheel on the title bar of the window , ( This option is available in the System Settings> Windows)


system settings

- More improvements and other revisions to the errors and fixes to the performance.

* Cinnamon will be available by default on Linux Mint 17 distribution, when released, and will be available to install on other distributions soon.


Friday, April 18, 2014

FirefoxOS 2.0 Design review [leaked]


FirefoxOS 2.0 Design review

A German website has revealed some images of the new version of FirefoxOs which is FirefoxOS 2.0, and it shows much improvement, as a Chinese developers has leaked some pictures of the future interface which shows obvious similarities with Apple iOS 7, And here are the pictures :

- List of calls  and contacts :

firefoxos - List of calls  and contacts

- E-mail client, and Calendar :

firefoxos - E-mail client, and Calendar

firefoxos - E-mail client, and Calendar

- List of contacts :

firefoxos - List of contacts

-   Lock Screen :

firefoxos -   Lock Screen

- An application to send messages and make conversations :

firefoxos - An application to send messages and make conversations

- Multimedia Player :

firefoxos - Multimedia Player

What is your impression about this interface ?


Android Studio: Editor software for Android development


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


Indian state turns to Linux


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 ?


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Top 5 alternatives for Ubuntu One


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


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


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


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



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 ?