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In search of a OS.

Wellllll,
I am one of those who prefer to work at a computer a great time. I do not like to buy computers / new laptops without upgrading the old ones  and be sure that I have done my maximum to those who were faithful until recent times.
That is why we have multiple devices, each with a certain age, some older, some newer but none fresher than 3 years :).

The equipment in question are:

Laptop – Dell Inspiron 1501 – purchased in 2007

Laptop – Dell Latitude D630 – received for use in 2008 and acquired in 2014

EE-PC – Asus – acquired in 2010

Desktop – HP Compaq dc5700 PC

My problem is that … they’re getting old and all recent operating systems make them make true fans of hurricanes and speeds leave desirable for most of them.

As I said initially:

I am looking for an operating system!

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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Image Editor – UBUNTU

Windows equivalent : Adobe Photoshop, Paint.Net

Ubuntu equivalent : GIMP

Basic GIMP

GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a free software raster graphics editor. It is primarily employed as an image retouching and editing tool and is freely available in versions tailored for most popular operating systems including Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS X, and GNU/Linux. It has layering abilities like Photoshop.

In addition to detailed image retouching and free-form drawing, GIMP can accomplish essential image editing tasks such as resizing, editing, and cropping photos, photomontages combining multiple images, and converting between different image formats. GIMP can also be used to create basic animated images in the GIF format.

GIMP’s product vision is that GIMP is, or will become, a free software high-end graphics application for the editing and creation of original images, icons, graphical elements of web pages and art for user interface elements.

sudo apt-get install gimp gimp-data gimp-plugin-registry gimp-data-extras
Access it through Applications → Graphics → GIMP Image Editor.

GIMP Paint Studio

GIMP Paint Studio (GPS) is a package with a collection of brushes and accompanying tool presets for GIMP aimed at improving the capabilities in drawing and painting using GIMP. GPS provides a wide range of tools for graphic designers and digital artists: different shadowing pencil brushes (graphite, 2B, 6B, etc), pen brushes (BIC pen, sketching pen), oil brushes and other presets for airbrushing, using the ink tool, smudging, etc.

To add the PPA and install GIMP Paint Studio in Ubuntu (install GIMP first), use the following commands on the terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:shnatsel/gimp-paint-studio
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gimp-paint-studio

Gimp Painter adds some color blending and line smoothing features:

It is not a separate package, but a whole patched GIMP.

To install Gimp Painter from terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mizuno-as/gimp-painter
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Orange Boston – Updated to Android 2.2.1 and rooted

Some time ago I came into possession of a smartphone, cheaper it is true, but it does its job. The thing that attracted me to it it’s Android, at that time was version 1.6, and as a Linux user I had some pleasure to do some tests with this acquisition.

As in title this smartphone was bought from Orange and it has a custom Android default image based on Android 1.6 . Technical features are displayed here on the opearator site. I’ve expected them to make an announcement about an upgrade to the operating system and finally the ad appeared on the Orange site and they recommended upgrading using software that can be downloaded from here. I did the upgrade according to the specifications and I’ve had no problem.

For what is written up here is the official version of the recommended update that will change your phone from Orange. In time, however, something happened in that operating system: application “Market”  started to make updates to more applications than I’ve ever had in the phone, and not actually made those updates  in software and I always had to do updates to more than 1,000 applications that require updates to the extent that I had a maximum of 100 applications from all …

I thought that requires some reinstall … and I started looking for alternatives that might work for me.
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Abiword – Ubuntu Installation

AbiWord is a free and open source software word processor. It was originally started by SourceGear Corporation as the first part of a proposed AbiSuite. Development stopped when SourceGear changed their focus to Internet appliances. AbiWord was adopted by some open source developers and AbiWord continued to be developed. AbiWord supports both basic word processing features such as lists, indents and character formats, and more sophisticated features including tables, styles, page headers and footers, footnotes, templates, multiple views, page columns, spell checking, and grammar checking. Continue reading Abiword – Ubuntu Installation

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