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Kernel 4.4.4-Kogaion

I have read on the Serban Stanescu‘s site the procedure he followed to install Kogaion.

I think I already six days since I struggled with the wireless using methods unexpected even for me as I had no idea what I was doing but I wrote here: http://www.gnulinux.ro/b43-in-kogaion/

Anyway, in the few days I caught drag this operating system. Moves. Turns harder on me because deh, old architecture but … it works pretty well even.

Installation was simple:

  • ISO Download from here
  • Loaded / written using a stick RUFUS
  • On the laptop using USB boot (BOOT setting in the BIOS menu – I went to using F12 immediately after you start the computer but can vary)
  • Live version starts (you can tell if you have problems with different hardware – My work is not Wi-Fi)
  • Calamares installed using the installer (if this does not work for you, you can try to start the CLI as root Calamares)
  • User kogaion have kogaion as password and root password is root – su will require the root password.
  • You should set the computer where they are (here as Europe / Bucharest)
  • You should set the keyboard (usually I leave them default here because I have not ever seen keyboards in Romanian)
  • You have to decide the structure of the disk (partition)
  • You must set a user name and password for it with a password for root
  • Follow and read SUMMARY  – list of changes
  • RUN INSTALLATION – actual changes to the system
  • The  install process ended – Kogaion installed – The computer must be restarted.

For a better organization of your files always set your /home folder on a different partition, dedicated, separated from the root filesystem.

In this way the resettlement of any other operating system (linux based OS), if you use the same user and the same / home partition without formatting all configuration settings will be there.

Kogaion presented from the above ISO version uses the 3.14 kernel.

Right now there are currently implementing tests for kernel 4.4 kernel on which I have installed over 3.14 and is in testing and on my test station.

It seems that 4.4 is stable enough and will be used in versions of Kogaion stable.

Windows 10

Windows 10
Windows 10

 

I always liked to write about open source and …. I always liked to test operating systems.
This means that starting with Windows Vista I took part in the testing of closed source operating system (hehe) – owner – to give a critical eye on this operating system.

As you know I like to use free software development. In this period, the Windows version came out with Windows 10 (so easy) which, it seems, it will be free. Reaching such a creative power that it allows you to create something free on your money seems absurd but unknown are the ways … and probably not difficult to predict.

To test this version of Windows you need a Microsoft account (whether it’s live, hotmail or outlook) to prove that you test this operating system. I have a tester account for some time and my account is Gmail : D .

DVD image is downloaded somewhere here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/preview-iso

The “burn” on a DVD and then installed on a computer. We recommend testing a computer, not a production, being vulnerable sensitive data on the disk because the state is the operating system.

After installation follow updates and upgrades. Many “bugs”, especially after upgrading to version 10041, which wants the latest version. After this upgrade “dies” application “Mail, Calendar, and People” only marks.

What I like to repair is that it appeals to the console 😀 . Open a powershell (or administrator account “run as administrator”) and enter this command:

Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like "*windowscommunicationsapps*"} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online

Once entered this command you can go to “Store” (Store) to download and install the application again. Until you run the above command, you get all sorts of errors related to this application.

Note:

To fix the problem appeared with “Mail, Calendar, and People” run the above command in PowerShell in Windows Run as administrator : D

Other bugs (bugs) are and as the test …. return : D

P2P Clients / Servers, File Sharing – FrostWire in UBUNTU

P2P Clients / Servers, File Sharing

Windows equivalent : Limewire, utorrent, Azureus, Emule

Ubuntu equivalent : Frostwire, Deluge, Azureus, Amule

Frostwire

Windows equivalent: Limewire

FrostWire is a free, open source BitTorrent client, first released in September, 2004, as a fork of LimeWire. It was initially very similar to LimeWire in appearance and functionality, but developers added more features, such as BitTorrent support. In version 5, Gnutella support was dropped entirely, and now FrostWire only uses the BitTorrent network. Development of the program has been active since the program was first released in September 2004.

Frostwire - Ubuntu

Install Frostwire:

Locate the *.deb package in the directory 5.*.*and right click on it and save it to your hard drive. Here is where you can download that application:

http://main1.frostwire.com/frostwire/

wget http://main1.frostwire.com/frostwire/5.2.3/frostwire-5.2.3.all.deb
sudo dpkg -i frostwire-5.2.3.all.deb
Or you can download the above file, and double-click on it to install it with your Ubuntu Software Center automatically.

 

Scribus – UBUNTU

Scribus is an desktop open source page layout program with the aim of producing commercial grade output in PDF and Postscript, primarily, though not exclusively for Linux.

While the goals of the program are for ease of use and simple easy to understand tools, Scribus offers support for professional publishing features, such as CMYK color, easy PDF creation, Encapsulated Postscript import/export and creation of color separations.
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Microsoft Visio – UBUNTU

DIA LogoMicrosoft Visio is a diagram program for Microsoft Windows that uses vector graphics.
An application program that replaces the open source operating system is DIA.
Dia can be used to create several types of diagrams and flowcharts. She has special objects to make relationships between models (tedia2sql can be used to create SQL DDL), Unified Modeling Language (UML) diagrams, flowcharts, network diagrams, and simple electrical circuits. It is also possible to add support for new shapes by writing simple XML files, using a subset of Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) to draw final form.
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Instant Messanging in UBUNTU

Windows equivalent : MSN messenger, Yahoo messenger, QQ, AIM, Gtalk, ICQ,IRC

Ubuntu equivalent : Empathy, Pidgin, Emesene

Empathy Logo
Empathy is an instant messaging client which supports text, voice, video, file transfers, and inter-application communication over various IM protocols. Empathy is installed by default on Ubuntu, however you may want to make sure you have the latest updated version.
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Mobile and Tablets sites

More of the people I know, started to complain that the browsers on smartphones and tablets do not have convenient sites with easy and accessible interface for this type of Internet user. For that, it seems that is required by the site administrator so dedicated to present a version specially created for these visitors. Server-side settings can implement a redirection of these visitors to a page dedicated to using the .htaccess file of that site. Continue reading Mobile and Tablets sites

Amateur Server – Debian & Virtualmin

I know that when it comes to linux and run many say it’s hard. However, this impression remains only an impression that you remember fondly when you think about it that you ever had.

Needing a web server preferably contains Apache , MySQL and PHP that is not conditional on the money I got and I set up a unit using an older PC.
In Debian , you can install using manuals quite intuitive, the above can be installed following several options but my favorite version was a installation that includes a server manager as Virtualmin . This manager gives me the opportunity to manage multiple servers on the same drive (hardware) and I chose version under GPL (Open Source). Continue reading Amateur Server – Debian & Virtualmin

Angry IP Scanner

Angry IP scanner is a very fast IP address and port scanner.

It can scan IP addresses in any range as well as any their ports. It is cross-platform and lightweight. Not requiring any installations, it can be freely copied and used anywhere.

Angry IP scanner simply pings each IP address to check if it’s alive, then optionally it is resolving its hostname, determines the MAC address, scans ports, etc. The amount of gathered data about each host can be extended with plugins. Continue reading Angry IP Scanner