Ubuntu has always been said as the Linux distro for beginners and entry users. It comes with plenty of free software and most of the things will just work after you installed it. However, if you have noticed, the recent build of Ubuntu is getting more and more resource intensive (with more animation and effects) and also come bundled with plenty of software that you probably have no use for. In short, it is getting bloated and doesn’t run well on old laptop anymore (at least in my case). While you can install another distro like Linux Mint, another alternative is to strip off all the software and unnecessary stuff and install Ubuntu from scratch. Here is how you can install a minimal Ubuntu on your (old) PC.
Short Bytes: Googler allows you to use Google search in the Linux command line. This Linux command line utility can be used as a standalone tool or in combination with a text-based web browser. Developed using Python, Googler can be found on its developer’s GitHub repository.
Transmission BitTorrent Client features a simple interface on top of a cross-platform back-end. Transmission is licensed as a free software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL), with parts under the MIT License.
In the article, Converting a YouTube video into an MP3 format using Ubuntu, I explained how to convert an FLV file to MP3, a video file into an audio file. Converting multimedia files between different formats is very easy in linux using FFmpeg. From their website itself,
FFmpeg is a complete, cross-platform solution to record, convert and stream audio and video. It includes libavcodec – the leading audio/video codec library. In short, FFmpeg is a free software which can record, convert and stream audio and video files. I have used many converter like PSP Video Converter in Windows and Avidemux in Linux, and I think using ffmpeg in a linux terminal is much easy for me. Continue reading
Is Linux filesystem architecture invulnerable to virus? Years in using Windows will make Linux users concerned about their desktops. Linux is indeed a very secure system with “no open ports”. This means viruses cannot get into your box without the help of…(ehem) the user himself. Danger of malicious software is always certain at some point.
LibreOffice is a power packed free and open source office productivity suite. LibreOffice gives you six feature-rich applications for document production and data processing needs: Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, Math and Base. Developed by The Document Foundation as a fork of OpenOffice.org, LibreOffice is compatible with other major office suites, including Microsoft Office, and available on different platforms. Its name is a hybrid word with the first part Libre, which means free (as in freedom) in Latin, and the English word Office.
UNIX was origianally developed in 1969 by a group of AT&T employees at Bell Labs, including Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie. Among all UNIX variants, the most widely used is Linux which powers everything from huge and extensive data centers to desktop systems to mobile phones to embedded devices such as routers.
LAMP is a stack of free, open source software, derived from the first letters of Linux (operating system), Apache HTTP Server, MySQL (database software) and Perl/PHP/Python, which are the main components to build a dynamic web server.