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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.

 

Vector Graphics Editor – UBUNTU

Windows equivalent : Adobe Illustrator

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Ubuntu equivalent : Inkscape

Inkscape is a free software vector graphics editor, licensed under the GNU General Public License. Its goal is to implement full support for the Scalable Vector Graphics 1.1 standard. An Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format.

Inkscape is cross-platform and runs on Mac OS X (typically under X11, although the underlying GTK+ toolkit can be compiled to run natively under Quartz),Unix-like operating systems, and Microsoft Windows. Inkscape’s implementation of SVG and CSS standards is incomplete. Most notably, it does not yet support animation. Inkscape has multi-lingual support, particularly for complex scripts, something currently lacking in most commercial vector graphics applications. The word Inkscape is a portmanteau of the words ink and landscape.

sudo apt-get install inkscape
Access it through Applications † Graphics † Inkscape Vector Graphics Editor.

Hello ScrubIt !!! This is Public DNS

I do not know how many of you are interested in page content when browsing the internet. You, the adults may not have any concern, but with little ones … concerns arise.
Someone said that a child should operate a computer around the age of 15 years. Someone else said that a child should not get interdiction only limitation. Prohibition attract curiosity but putting limits you can do it directly or indirectly. What if you could put some limits without those around you knowing that? What if you had the opportunity to somehow filter content page?
Of course there are many tools but today I stopped at one: Scrub Public DNS. Continue reading Hello ScrubIt !!! This is Public DNS

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

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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