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gOS: operating system with Google Apps

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As it comes from official site, gOS is alternative OS with for the masses. Actually it’s open source operating system that is based on Linux kernel and would be built to include Google Apps.. Wikipedia describes gOS as a Linux distribution created by gOS LLC, a Los Angeles-based corporation. The company advertises it as “An alternative OS with Google Apps and other Web 2.0 apps for the masses.”. gOS is based on the Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) distribution and uses the Enlightenment 17 window manager … Read more

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Run Photoshop with Ubuntu (or any other Linux)

Adobe Photoshop (or simply Photoshop), is a graphics editor developed and published by Adobe Systems. Currently it’s market leader for commercial bitmap and image manipulation, and is the flagship product of Adobe Systems. Unfortunately it’s available for M$ Windows and Apple OS X users only. Thanks to heaven (and Wine’s developers of course) there is Wine allowing to execute M$ Windows applications (from simple executables to M$ Office and Adobe Photoshop) in Linux. The following instructions will help you to run Photoshop with you favorite … Read more

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Clean up your Ubuntu with deborphan

If you want to clean up your Ubuntu or Debian machine and delete unnecessary (orphaned) deb packages you can use utility deborphan. It finds packages that have no packages depending on them. The default operation is to search only within the libs and oldlibs sections to hunt down unused libraries. Install deborphan with command sudo apt-get install deborphan and then let’s proceed with cleaning up. To delete unnecessary libraries just execute: sudo deborphan | xargs sudo apt-get -y remove –purge To delete unnecessary data packages … Read more

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Most popular Ubuntu blogs

Here is Top 25 of Ubuntu blogs provided by FreeGeekery. These four metrics were used to calculate the rankings: — Google PageRank — Alexa Rank — Technorati Authority — Bloglines Subscribers # Ubuntu Blog Total 1 Ubuntu Geek 6 10 10 10 36 2 Ubuntu Blog 6 10 10 10 36 3 Mark Shuttleworth 7 9 10 10 36 4 The Fridge 6 10 9 10 35 5 All About Linux 5 9 10 10 34 6 Ubuntu Tutorials 5 9 9 9 32 7 … Read more

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Network Traffic Generator: hping

hping3 is a network tool able to send custom TCP/IP packets and to display target replies like ping program does with ICMP replies. hping3 handles fragmentation, arbitrary packets body and size and can be used in order to transfer files encapsulated under supported protocols. Using hping3 you are able to perform at least the following stuff: Test firewall rules Advanced port scanning Test net performance using different protocols, packet size, TOS (type of service) and fragmentation. Path MTU discovery Transferring files between even really fascist … Read more

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Install iTunes 7.2 in Ubuntu and other Linux distros

iTunes is a media player that is available only for Windows and Mac OS X but also can be run in Linux with Wine. Certainly we’re interested in latter operating system :). The following manual shows how to get iTunes 7.2 running in Linux with wine 0.9.45. To install latest version of wine download corresponding binary package for you Linux distribution from here. Packages for Ubuntu Feisty are available here. Install deb package: sudo dpkg -i wine_0.9.45~winehq0~ubuntu~7.04-1_i386.deb Configure by running winecfg command in terminal: In … Read more

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Get changelog information from RPM and DEB package

Here is a nice Linux tip: to get change information of some RPM package it’s enough to execute the following command rpm -q –changelog package for example rpm -q –changelog openssh will output something like: * Fri Mar 03 2006 Tomas Mraz <[email protected]> – 4.3p2-4 – allow access if audit is not compiled in kernel (#183243)</[email protected]> * Sat Feb 25 2006 Tomas Mraz <[email protected]> – 4.3p2-3 – enable the subprocess in chroot to send messages to system log – sshd should prevent login if audit … Read more

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Nokia E-series sync with Evolution via Bluetooth in Ubuntu

nokiaThe Nokia E-series consists of business-oriented smartphones, with emphasis on support for corporate e-mail. Currently Nokia e-series includes: E60, E61, E70, E50, E61i, E65, E90.

This is a howto (provided by Nailor) shows how to sync Nokia E-series phone (Symbian 9.1, Series60 3rd edition) with Gnome Evolution in Ubuntu Edgy Eft (6.10) and Feisty Fawn (7.04). This has been tested with Nokia E50. Information on how to sync Nokia E65 is available here. Kubuntu users may be interested in this.

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Web server oneliner with bash

It’s amazing but it’s possible to write little web server on bash shell script. Here is it’s source code: :;while [ $? -eq 0 ];do nc -vlp 8080 -c'(r=read;e=echo;$r a b c;z=$r;while [ ${#z} -gt 2 ];do $r z;done;f=`$e $b|sed ‘s/[^a-z0-9_.-]//gi’`;h=”HTTP/1.0″;o=”$h 200 OK\r\n”;c=”Content”;if [ -z $f ];then($e $o;ls|(while $r n;do if [ -f “$n” ]; then $e “`ls -gh $n`”;fi;done););elif [ -f $f ];then $e “$o$c-Type: `file -ib $f`\n$c-Length: `stat -c%s $f`”;$e;cat $f;else $e -e “$h 404 Not Found\n\n404\n”;fi)’;done You can download it here. Just … Read more