Albert Cardona - Tips from an Ubuntu user home | lab | find me | science | publications | software | toolbox | site map Centered mostly around Ubuntu, dwm and gnome, which is what I use, and also a few applications such as Blender. Hide/Show the desktop icons in gnome Do it by launching gconf-editor and navigating the tree to apps - nautilus - preferences and unticking the box for show_desktop, or from a shell: gconftool --type boolean --set /apps/nautilus/preferences/show_desktop false Changing the desktop background from a shell, for gnome Liberté Linux Summary Liberté Linux is a secure, reliable, lightweight and easy to use Gentoo-based LiveUSB/SD/CD Linux distribution with the primary purpose of enabling anyone to communicate safely and covertly in hostile environments. Whether you are a privacy advocate, a dissident, or a sleeper agent, you are equally likely to find Liberté Linux useful as a mission-critical communication aid. Download Liberté Linux 2012.3, released on 2012‑09‑01 (pick binary image for full functionality): Why should you choose Liberté over alternative open-source, commercial, or military systems?
The funny side of Linux command line - MyLinuxBook Have you ever seen a train running on Linux command line? Have you ever seen ‘Tom and Jerry’ on Linux command line? Well, working on Linux command line is not that serious always. There lies a fun factor too. Here in this space, we shall discuss the idiosyncrasies of Linux command line. Assumption: Ubuntu Linux is used for all the examples in this article.
Tails Tails is a live operating system that you can start on almost any computer from a DVD, USB stick, or SD card. It aims at preserving your privacy and anonymity, and helps you to: use the Internet anonymously and circumvent censorship; all connections to the Internet are forced to go through the Tor network; leave no trace on the computer you are using unless you ask it explicitly; use state-of-the-art cryptographic tools to encrypt your files, emails and instant messaging. Learn more about Tails. Tails sends its traffic through Tor.
Funny And Interesting Linux Commands - Part II - MyLinuxBook In part-I of this article series, we covered many interesting and funny Linux command line utilities. I am pretty sure, many readers would connect to me, when I say, such commands and utilities work as great stress relievers in between the work. So, definitely, we want more. So here in this article, we shall discuss more such interesting command including a few games. The paranoid #! Security Guide Tips, Tricks & Scripts #Privacy The paranoid #! Security Guide Table of Contents: 30 Things I did After Installing Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail And here we go again. Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail was released almost a month ago and unlike previous releases, this has been more of a silent affair. Mainstream blogs and news websites didn't cover much about the release. Ubuntu 13.04 is mostly an incrementally updated release and that could be the reason. But from a user-perspective, "Raring Ringtail" has a number of very important qualities, significant performance improvement being one of them. Leaving all that aside for now, lets discuss what all can be done to further enhance Ubuntu 13.04 for every-day use. 30 things to do after installing Ubuntu 13.04 raring Ringtail.
Here's the only safe way to use public PCs. PCs in business centers probably aren't a first computing option for most business travelers. You might use them if you want to print or if your laptop computer is not available for some reason. Unfortunately, these computers are often cesspools of criminal spyware, as the Secret Service just warned. The warning and an article about it by Brian Krebs provide some good explanation of the problem, but I believe they don't go far enough in telling you when to avoid such computers and how they might be used safely. Accessing your personal or business resources on a public PC is the technological equivalent of sharing needles with strangers.
Reconstructor: Creating Your Own Ubuntu Distribution Reconstructor is an Ubuntu GNU/Linux CD Creator that allows you to modify an existing Ubuntu distribution and save as your own Linux distribution. It uses the Desktop(Live), Alternate(Install), or Server disc as a base, and then allows for user customization. You can basically customize the entire environment, such as add/remove software, change the default look (splash, themes, fonts, wallpaper, etc.), add desktop links, etc. What you need: - An iso file of your favorite Ubuntu distribution (can be Desktop Live or Alternate CD) - An existing working Ubuntu on your machine Installing Reconstructor Download Reconstructor deb file Researchers Demonstrate Zero-Day Vulnerabilities in Tails Operating System The critical zero-day security flaws, discovered in the privacy and security dedicated Linux-based Tails operating system by the researcher at Exodus Intelligence that could help attackers or law enforcements to de-anonymize anyone’s identity, actually lie in the I2P software that’s bundled with the Operating System. Exodus Intelligence has released some details and a video evidence that demonstrate an exploit against the found vulnerability unmasking an anonymous user of the Tails operating system. The researchers at Exodus claims they can use the vulnerability to upload malicious code to a system running Tails, execute the payload remotely, and de-anonymize the targeted users’ public IP address as well. Tails is a security-focused Debian-based Linux distribution and a suite of applications that can be carried on a USB stick, an SD card or a DVD.
How to install GNOME 3.8 on Ubuntu If you want to try Ubuntu 13.04, but prefer a different desktop than Unity, Jack Wallen shows you how you can install the latest iteration of GNOME Shell (3.8) and why you should give it a try. Ubuntu 13.04 has recently hit and, from my perspective, it's a "raring" hit. And though I find Unity one of the finest user interfaces available, there are those that haven't had the same experience. For those people, I'm going to run a short series on installing other desktops, so you don't have to avoid the Ubuntu experience.