How To Recover Data From An Encrypted Harddisk On Boot Failure With Ubuntu 14.04

How to recover data from an encrypted harddisk on boot failure with Ubuntu 14.04This document describes how to recover an encrypted harddisk in a failed boot device for Ubuntu 14.04 Server. This method will work for Ubuntu Desktop also. This is a very havoc situation when the distro fails to boot and we have our […]

How to secure a LAMP server on CentOS or RHEL

LAMP is a software stack composed of Linux (an operating system as a base layer), Apache (a web server that “sits on top” of the OS), MySQL (or MariaDB, as a relational database management system), and finally PHP (a server-side scripting language that is used to process and display information stored in the database). In […]

Mono 3.6 Officially Released

Mono, a portable and open source implementation of the .NET framework for Unix and other operating systems, has reached version 3.6. The developers are saying that “Mono is an open source implementation of Microsoft’s .NET Framework based on the ECMA standards for C# and the Common Language Runtime. A growing family of solutions and an active and enthusiastic contributing community are helping position Mono to become the leading choice for development of cross platform applications.&quot…

Convert from MP3 to WAV and WAV to MP3 using Linux Mint

This is a quick guide showing how to convert from WAV to MP3 and vice versa using the command line and the Gnome Audio Converter (Gnac). Read more ….

Ubuntu Next with Unity 8 and Mir on the Desktop – Screen Tour

Canonical is planning to bring the Unity 8 to the desktop, but it will take a while until this task is accomplished. Until then, users can test the new Ubuntu Next images, which incorporate Unity 8 and the Mir display server. Ubuntu developers have been working very hard on the new Unity 8 desktop environment, but their progress has been limited so far on the mobile phones. With the work that’s being done for Ubuntu Touch RTM and Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn), the implementation of the …

Ubuntu 14.10 Beta 1 (Utopic Unicorn) to Arrive in a Couple of Days

Ubuntu 14.10 Beta 1 (Utopic Unicorn) is expected to arrive this week and various Ubuntu flavors will make their appearance. This release window is only used by a few Ubuntu flavors and not even the base operating system will be making an appearance. Canonical no longer provides intermediary releases of their system, with the exception of a final Beta that arrives a few weeks before the official version is launched. They do, however, provide daily images for Ubuntu, which reflect very well th…

Alpine Linux 3.0.4 Is an OS for Command Line Aficionados

Alpine Linux 3.0.4, a security-oriented, lightweight Linux distribution based on musl libc and Busybox, has been released and is now available for download. Alpine Linux is not an operating system for the feint of heart. It relies a lot on the terminal and it doesn’t feature a desktop environment by default. The one you can see in the image was installed afterwards. Xfce is the recommended one, although users will be able to install a few others as well. The big release for Alpine Linux was …

LightDM: How To Disable The User List Or Guest Session

Quick tips for Ubuntu / LightDM users: if you want to hide the LightDM login screen user list and / or the Guest Session for security concerns, because there are too many users or whatever other reason, here’s how to do it.Default LightDM login screen (Unity Greeter) with user list and Guest Session enabled1. To […]

Ubuntu MATE Developer Provides Official MATE PPA for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Users

Ubuntu MATE Remix is still under development and its makers are looking to integrate it under the great umbrella of Ubuntu. It will take a while to make that happen, but until then, Ubuntu users will have access to MATE PPA.

The Ubuntu MATE Linux distro is built by a team and one of the developers is also working on the MATE desktop. He set up a PPA for the latest MATE desktop environment and Ubuntu users can now install the software much more easily.

Getting a PPA ready is much easier that …

Canonical Now Focusing on Ubuntu Touch RTM

Canonical has now shifted its focus on Ubuntu Touch RTM (release to manufacturing), the version of the operating system that will land on a couple of phones this fall. The Ubuntu developers are working on correcting all the bugs and issues that can now be found in the Ubuntu Touch version of the operating system, the OS that is going to power the Meize and Bq handsets that are scheduled to arrive in a few months’ time. In case you didn’t know this already, Canonical is looking to launc…

How to whitelist an IP in Fail2ban on Debian Wheezy

How to whitelist an IP in Fail2ban on Debian Wheezy
Fail2Ban is used to protect servers against brute force attacks. Fail2ban uses iptables to block attackers, so, if we want to add permanent IP address and never be blocked, we must add it in the confi…

NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Uses Ubuntu to Plan for the Exploration of Alien Planets

NASA is constantly working on projects that will eventually be useful in the outer space and on alien planets, and it looks like they are going there with the help of Linux and Ubuntu.

It’s not a secret that most of the scientific community likes and uses open source software. The reasons for this choice are numerous, but the bottom line is that wherever you see any kind of scientific endeavor, either at CERN, the Fermi Laboratories, or even NASA, it’s always powered by open source software. …

Google Chrome 37 Stable Arrives with Better Unity Integration in Ubuntu

The Google Chrome browser has now advanced to version 37 and there is no end in sight for the version system. This is the stable branch of the applications, which means that all the other branches will also get a bump. Google Chrome 37 is now the current stable version of the Internet browser from Google. It’s a release that’s more focused on security than anything else, but there are a few new features. It won’t feel different from the 36.x branch that users have just upgraded from, but that…

Linux at 23, Desktop Feedback, and GIMP 2.8.14 Released

The top story tonight is the releases of GIMP 2.8.12 and 2.8.14. Linux celebrated 23 years yesterday and the community had a bit to say about “the desktop.” And finally tonight we have a couple of gaming announcements and Bruce Byfield on the KDE Visual Design Group. GIMP 2.8.12 was released yesterday with “broken library […]

Linux AIO some of the most common distributions in one ISO

Sometimes you want to test or show different GNU/Linux distributions, or just different desktop environment, and in these cases you usually have to put different ISO on CD/DVD or better on USB Sticks and this usually take some time. Luckily now there is a new and nice project that makes the work of testing different […]

Time Mysteries: The Final Enigma Hidden Object Game to Arrive on Steam for Linux Soon

Time Mysteries: The Final Enigma, a hidden object game developed and published by Artifex Mundi on Steam, will also get a Linux release.

Artifex Mundi is a studio specializing in this kind of games, although it’s a mystery why they haven’t published their titles on Steam earlier. It looks like the first game from their collection that arrives on the Steam platform will be available for Linux as well.

“Time Mysteries: The Final Enigma is the epic finale to the time-traveling adventure s…

How To Install WordPress On Ubuntu 14.04 LAMP

This document describes how to install and configure WordPress on Ubuntu 14.04. WordPress started in 2003 with a single bit of code to enhance the typography of everyday writing and with fewer users than you can count on your fingers and toes. Since then it has grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging tool in […]

Kid3 Tag Editor 3.1.1 Lands with New Options

Kid3 audio tag editor, a tool that can be used to edit the tags of MP3, Ogg, FLAC, MPC & WMA files in an efficient way, convert between ID3v1 and ID3v2, set the tags of multiple files, generate tags from file names or vice versa and import from freedb, MusicBrainz and Disco, is now at version 3.1.1

Kid3 Tag Editor comes with a huge number of features and it’s capable of converting between ID3v1.1, ID3v2.3 and ID3v2.4 tags, edit tags for multiple files at a time, generate tags from filena…

OpenJDK 7 Regression Introduced with a Previous Patch Fixed by Canonical in Ubuntu

Canonical has provided information about an OpenJDK 7 regression that has been found and corrected in its Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating system. Canonical releases numerous updates for its supported operating systems, but some problems are actually created with the patches. These are called regressions and they are repaired with a new patch that corrects the problems. “Several vulnerabilities were discovered in the OpenJDK JRE related to information disclosure, data integrity…

New Steam Beta Now Available from Valve

A new Steam Beta version has been released by Valve and it looks like the devs are gearing up for another long development cycle. The latest major Steam update is only a week old, but the devs from Valve are already pushing numerous updates. All of these improvements should arrive sooner or later in the Stable branch of the software, depending on how important they are. According to the changelog, a rare hang issue that occurred when using the Library and loading a workshop thumbnail that wa…