OnionOS your anonymous liveCD operating system | Privacy Lover One of the main reasons why OnionOS is so little know is because it is not available for download on any website, the author (nicknamed Jamon I believe) though that it would be a good to distribute it via the tor network only. I am mirroring OnionOS here as it is very slow to download data over tor proxies. This small operating system is only 20MB and with it you will be able to browse the internet and chat anonymously through the tor network, data transfer will be slow, but your privacy will be well protected and because OnionOS embraces a minimalistic approach based on a text based browser and IRC it means things download quicker than they would do on a full graphical desktop OS, you may need some very basic understanding of the links browser, here goes some screenshots of OnionOS. The onion address for OnionOS is: (Only accessible through tor!) UPDATE 2011: This project is now dead!
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 gconftool --type string --set /desktop/gnome/background/picture_filename "/path/to/your/image.png" Controlling ubuntu suspend, hibernate and shutdown from the command line gnome-power-cmd.sh suspend gnome-power-cmd.sh hibernate gnome-power-cmd.sh shutdown The above are generic commands. If your sleep fails, running the command manually will show you, on the terminal, where and how it's failing. Launching screen saver from the command line gnome-screensaver-command -l Gnome commands for menu items Or:
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. Funny and interesting Linux command line utilities 1. Although ‘sl’ stands for ‘steam locomotive’, it was created to jazz up commandline addicts who, in a haste, sometime mistype ‘ls’ command as ‘sl’. First we need to install it as it doesn’t come along with standard Linux. sudo apt-get install sl Most of the installation needs sudo privileges. $sl We see an impressive animated steam locomotive loving across the screen from right to left. Here is how the output looked on my machine: (Click image to enlarge) Isn’t is so different than what we see and do on Linux Command line everyday? One can play a prank on someone by $alias ls=sl 2. 3. $rev
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. Note: All installation information is specific to Ubuntu Linux. ASCIIquarium With the fishes and other sea life, one must see majestic aquarium limned with ASCII characters. Now, ASCIIquarium being a perl script, prior to the download and run, we need to install perl on our system. $ sudo apt-get install libcurses-perl $ cd /tmp $ wget $ tar -zxvf Term-Animation-2.4.tar.gz $ cd Term-Animation-2.4/ $ perl Makefile.PL && make && make test $ make install Now we are all set to download and install ASCIIquarium. $ tar xzvf asciiquarium.tar.gz -C .. xeyes
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. Things I did After Installing Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail Wondering what's new in latest Ubuntu? Performance (at least for me) is right up there with the best of Linux. First Things First: Installing Ubuntu Restricted Extras During Installation Notice the arrows pointing to the boxes in the screenshot above. Update Repositories
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 Double click the downloaded deb file to install it in your system. Using Reconstructor Go to Applications -> System Tools -> Reconstructor. Click Next in the Welcome screen Choose the type of installer you are using, Desktop (Live CD) or Alternate (Install CD). The next screen is to setup the working environment. Create Remaster Create Root Create Initial Ramdisk 1. Apt
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. In this first entry, I'm going to illustrate how you can get the latest release of GNOME installed and running. But first... why GNOME? Easier application launch: When you view the application overlay, you will notice a new tab at the bottom -- Frequent/All (Figure A, click to enlarge). If I've managed to tempt you enough to try, let's install. Here are the steps for installing GNOME 3.8 on your Ubuntu desktop: You can now enjoy the old-fashioned, two-panel GNOME.
Fuduntu: An Innovative Old Linux Revisited By Jack M. GermainLinuxInsider 02/27/13 5:00 AM PT Ease of navigation, better battery performance, Fedora-style functionality; how can Linux users not find the fun in Fuduntu? This distro brings the open source goodness to the desktop, and provides workarounds for popular applications like Netflix, but does so in a way that's almost an homage to classic Linux -- right down to the old-school GNOME 2 desktop effects like woobly windows. Memo to Digital Marketers: Be Strategic and Prove the ROI5 ways that e-commerce marketers can support and defend their digital media spends, by showing demonstrable returns and business impact. [Download PDF: 7 pgs | 507k] If you subscribe to the view, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it," perhaps Fuduntu is the Linux distro most ideal to your computing needs. Fuduntu delivers a familiar GNOME 2 desktop experience powered with the latest kernel technologies that meets everyday user needs. Fuduntu was first released in 2010 as a Fedora-based Linux distribution.
How to change your privacy settings in Ubuntu's Unity Dash Jack Wallen shows you how to protect your privacy by changing a setting in Ubuntu Unity's search dash. As many of you already know, I'm a big fan of Ubuntu Unity. Although, admittedly, I was very much opposed to the new desktop -- it very quickly grew on me. And even as much ire was raised against the change, Canonical forged ahead with it. New features began to appear, some of which were immediately embraced and some were shunned. But none of those features have brought about as much polarization as the search feature in the Dash. If you aren't up to speed, let me explain. Figure A Click on thumbnails to expand. For someone like me, it's a boon; and I use it quite a lot. Canonical has listened and is working to make the Dash search a feature that will please anyone. Turning off online results The fix is pretty simple -- turn off online search results. That's it. Now, what about privacy from within? Figure C You can select pre-configured locations or add user-specified folders to exclude.
How To Roll Your Own 13.04 Ubuntu Gnome Remix Well now that news is out in the wild that Ubuntu Gnome 13.04 is now an official Ubuntu derivative, you’re probably wanting to test it out. Problem is, there is no ISO for it. That makes it pretty hard to try it out… We were expecting to find an ISO ourselves after the news broke and came up short, and because of that, we decided to simply ‘roll our own’. Seriously, no hacking required. These simple steps will have you up and moving with Ubuntu Gnome 13.04 in no time whatsoever! …And the best part is, you won’t have to install it alongside Unity or any other desktop operating system. Now that that’s covered, let’s get started! Daily Driver To get going with this project, we decided to start with the Ubuntu Server daily build. What’s different about this version of Ubuntu from the standard desktop version? Installation First, select your language for installation Language Selection Now, find “Install Ubuntu Server” and click enter. Install Ubuntu Server Now, choose your language again.
Cleaning up a Ubuntu GNU/Linux system Sponsored Link If you want to clean your ubuntu machine you need to follow these simple steps to remove all unnecessary junk files. Remove Residual Config packages In Synaptic Package Manger, there is a built-in feature that gets rid of old Residual Config packages. Installed Installed(auto removable) Installed(local or obsolete) Installed(upgradable) Not installed Not Installed (Residual config) Click on the "Residual config" text. If you want to remove you need to select those packages and click on apply from menu bar Remove packages are in progress Remove partial packages This is yet another built-in feature, but this time it is not used in Synaptic Package Manager. sudo apt-get autoclean Remove unnecessary locale data For this we need to install localepurge.Automagically remove unnecessary locale data.This is just a simple script to recover diskspace wasted for unneeded locale files and localized man pages. Install localepurge in Ubuntu sudo apt-get install localepurge Example:- gjig