Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas and happy new year 2016!!

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Merry Christmas 2016

I wish everyone a Merry Christmas. I hope everyone is having a very good time with your loved ones these days.
Happy new year
Enjoy!. 

     
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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Best 3 distributions based on Arch for beginners

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arch linux

If you heard of Arch Linux distribution and want to use it because of its features, but you can't at this moment because you are still a newbie, we are glad to let you know that there are three distributions based on Arch Linux distribution that will make your use of the Arch more accessible to end users, and in this post we list:

1- Apricity OS

apricity Linux OS


One of the beautiful distributions based on Arch which both beginners and professionals fit both, and adopt this distribution is a different shape and look for many of the distributions so that they focus on simplicity and beauty and quick access to the command ... It is said that they later will go also to the field of cloud computing, and is being developed distribution actively by the developers and the main headquarters in Chicago with a few other humans from around the world ... and enjoy this distribution differs from the spray Sticky Ubuntu, also comes with some tools useful accessories ...

Syncthing is considered one of the greatest advantages of the distribution function as an intermediary program which enables you to exchange huge amount of data securely without the use of any form of cloud storage forms.

Another prominent program in which the distribution Sbackup for backup, where you can store your system files are compressed or uncompressed in any folder you want to keep.

2- Manjaro

Manjaro Linux


Manjaro Linux distribution is famous among the Linux community, and is the seventh month Linux distribution, but has its own repositories, and is compatible AUR, Manjaro consists of three repositories :

- Unstable : where there are withheld critical condition packets for evaluation purposes before passed to the "experimental repositories ".

- Test repositories : packages have to stay there about a week under test, and then be transported to stable repositories after becoming in good condition.

- Stable repositories : where packages are in good conditions and suitable for everyday use.

Note : Most interfaces are available in Manjaro Linux, and most preferred are Xfce and Kde.

3-Antergos

Antergos Installer


Previously it was called Cinnarch For reasons of interfaces, It was renamed Antergos, tracking a similar approach to the dividend mentioned above, the purpose of this distribution to facilitate the Arch to end users and reduce the dread factor towards the Arch Linux, it is available with several interfaces ...

Did you try one of these distributions, and what do you think of them ?

     
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Friday, September 4, 2015

Unity, Game engine has arrived to Linux

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Unity_On_Linux

It seems that the good news coming in on the penguin Linux day after day, of this news is the arrival of the game engine Unity to support the Linux operating system with the release of the beta version these days, which means that game developers now can create games using Linux, which previously was the Unity engine is limited on Windows and Mac only system.

If you do not know Unity is the development of many of the most popular games that could be played by one day platform.

This announcement may not be entirely surprising. In the month of January this year Unity announced its intention to provide version that runs on Linux, and this version remains just a trial version and there is no any guarantees on the continued support in the future unless there is an acceptable number of game developers on the Linux platform.

This version is based on a copy of 5.1.0f3, and provides the ability to export to :

- Linux
- Mac
- Windows
- Web operator
- WebGL applications
- Android
- SamsungTV

System Requirements :


Unity is only available for 64bit architecture, it requires Ubuntu 12.4 or later, may be other Linux distributions with 64bit are capable of running Unity editor but officially supports Ubuntu.

To download the Unity Editor in deb format for Ubuntu in particular, and Debian-based distributions generally : through the following link.

To download the Unity Editor for other distributions in Shell Script through the following link.

     
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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Run jar files in Linux

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Run jar files in Linux

When people try to run the jar file, they click on it, It opens with an archive manager and showing the files. So how to run it by clicking on it ?
Well, it's easy, first you have to have java installed, whether it's Openjdk or OracleJdk.
Second mark it as executable.

make it executable

Then customize the "Open with" tab like these pictures :

Open with

Openjdk

Choose Openjdk or Oraclejdk, Depending on what you have.

Note : this process executed in Nautilus file manager, However it's almost the same steps for other file managers.

We can do it using Terminal too, first make it executable :

chmod +x test.jar

then run it with this command : 

java -jar test.jar



     
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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Recent popular game - Agar.io

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Recent popular game - Agar.io

Agario is the recent online browser based game which gained popularity largely and very fast, it is a massively-multiplayer action game developed by Matheus Valadares. you can play Agario online for free.

Despite of still being new it grows so fast. People all over the world are enjoying it. It has eight servers for this game. They are located in the US West, US East, South America, Europe, Russia, East Asia, China, and Oceania.
To play Agario online, the rules are too simple. The goal is to grow as large as possible. Stay alive and watch out from other players because they will try to absorb you. As soon as you type a name and select the server near you to reduce the lags, you will be given a cell to control by navigating the cursor to move your cell around and some keyboards keys to do some actions like splitting or ejecting your character’s mass It is the time for you to start the journey. Eating small masses is the objective is to grow as larger as possible. First of all, just swallow non-player cells that are randomly scattered around the map. When getting enough mass, you can absorb any smaller players.

The game can be found in almost all platforms, to play it click here.

     
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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Open and close CD / DVD Drive using this trick

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Open and close (CD / DVD Drive) using this trick

Linux terminal (or Shell language generally) can do many beautiful things such as tricks, whether in terms of benefit of programming, or in terms of tricks and entertainment, and in this lesson we will learn about small code that executes an infinite loop which make the drive (CD / DVD Drive) closes and opens itself repeatedly, and of course will not stop unless you stop your own script, and you will learn about it.

1. First, Create a new text file under any name you want (for example, I I would call it script), at the end of your file name, add .sh 
now the name will be like this : script.sh

Create Document


Script.sh


2. Now, copy the following codes, and paste then in the text file script.sh :

#! / Bin / sh
while [1 = 1]
do
#eject CDROM
eject
#pull CDROM tray back in
eject -t
done

3. Save the file and close it.

4. Go to the File Properties and Permissions tab, check the option appeared in the picture :

allow executing file as program

5. Now run the file, and if this message appears, press Run in Terminal, and now you will see how the drive will still opens and closes on its own, until you stop it.

run in terminal


How do I stop it ? Simply close the terminal window.

     
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Saturday, May 16, 2015

How to Check MD5 Hash using Terminal

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How to Check MD5 Hash using terminal

In this post, we will explain how to check the md5sum value on Linux distributions, using the Terminal.

What is MD5 and why  should be validated ?


When you download the ISO file, for example (whether an operating system or program or any other file) it is advisable to test its health, safety and file security, lest there be damaged or corrupted, in this case it's called MD5 Test or hash value (retail), which is about mathematical equation consists of a set of numbers and letters, and the way to verify the equality of the value of the real hash to the given party publisher with the value of the ISO file that is loaded; the higher the ISO file size the greater the need for a testing process to avoid errors during use.

Test Method


There are some different software in the Linux system to verify the integrity of the file and is known to many, but in here we will test the validity through the Terminal, without the need for programs.

1. Open the terminal Ctrl + Alt + T and paste the following command :

cd Downloads

Downloads must be replaced with the name of the folder in which the file to check is allocated in.

2. paste the following command :

md5sum ubuntu-11.10-dvd-i386.iso

Replace ubuntu-11.10-dvd-i386.iso with the desired file.

3. The following result will appear, note that you have produced a hash value :

8044d756b7f00b695ab8dce07dce43e5 ubuntu-11.10-dvd-i386.iso

4. Now you should check matching the number that publisher gave you, with the number that resulted in the terminal, the correspondence with each other, the safe the file is, but if they have not corresponded you must re-download the file again.

5. That's it.

     
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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

How to Set Chromium into Private (Incognito) Mode by Default

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How to Set Chromium into Private (Incognito) Mode by Default


If you like Chromium and keeping your browsing private, use Incognito mode. you can always use that mode by clicking "New incognito window" from the menu as the image bellow shows :

New incognito window

Or by just pressing Ctrl + Shift + N.

However here’s a handy trick for always starting Chromium in incognito mode by default.
First, edit Chromium.desktop which is located here /usr/share/applications/chromium.desktop. I"m using nano here, so the command will be :

sudo nano /usr/share/applications/chromium.desktop 

In this code : Exec=chromium %U add --incognito, so It will be Exec=chromium --incognito %U

Now when you open Chromium, It will open in incognito mode.

     
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