Linux Tutorials on the topic “desktop”

  • An introduction to basic motion detection on Linux

    linux Author: Bill ToulasTags: , , Comments: 2Published: Jun 08, 2016

    Setting up a motion detection system on Linux is fairly easy and simple. All that we need is a webcam (or laptop), the “motion” package, and a few minutes to set everything up. The purpose for doing this may be private space surveillance, enhancement of personal security, or simply a fun project. Whatever the case, this quick guide is not intended to promote illegal activities such as unauthorized video recording of people and their activities. That said, please use the knowledge offered here with ethical conduct.

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  • How to Test Mir and Unity 8 on Ubuntu 16.04

    ubuntu Author: Bill ToulasTags: , , Comments: 8

    So, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS is finally here and many of us are already getting our hands dirty with the final version of the most popular distribution that is using the X window system. While this long-term support release does look good, the upcoming major changes planned for Ubuntu 16.10 have generated great excitement.

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  • How to install and run Android Apps (APKs) on Linux with Shashlik

    ubuntu Author: Bill ToulasTags: , , , , Comments: 40

    Shashlik is basically a set of software components that allow Linux users to install and run Android APKs right on their GNU/Linux distribution. Shashlik achieves that by using a stripped down version of Android instead of emulating one, which is nested inside the user session upon the launching of an installed Android application.

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  • An introduction to video editing in Openshot 2.0

    linux Author: Bill ToulasTags: , Comments: 8

    Openshot is one of the most important and widely-used open source video editing software tools out there. Being very simple to use, powerful enough, and free of charge, this video editor has managed to build a large community of enthusiastic users around it who waited for the release of the second major version of their favorite software with anticipation for years. Now that the release was made available.

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  • uTox installation on Ubuntu and Fedora Linux

    tux Author: AhmadTags: , , , Comments: 3

    uTox is a lightweight client for the Tox software which connects users with friends and family over an insecure network. It supports Windows, Linux, Mac OS and Android platforms. This tutorials shows the installation and setup of uTox on Ubuntu and Fedora.

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  • Linux: How to share files on a local network with woof

    linux Author: Bill ToulasTags: , , Comments: 7

    We've all been in this situation were we want to exchange files with other users connected to the same network as we are, and while there are tons of ways to do this, almost none of them is easy, quick, or simple enough. Thankfully, though, Linux users can utilize a small tool called “woof” that simplifies the process and makes the exchanging of files a walk in the park. What I am about to present in this short tutorial is suitable for home networks where convenience is the primary concern, and security isn't an issue.

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  • Check Internet Speed with speedtest-cli on Debian and Ubuntu

    ubuntu Author: Antonio ValenciaTags: , , , , Comments: 13

    Internet connection speed is something that we always check at our homes and offices. The most common method that we use is by visiting a speed test website like speedtest.net. On that site, a javascript application is loaded in the web browser which selects the best (nearby) server based on the ping time and then the speed test results for that server are shown. Speedtest.net also uses a flash player to produce the result graphically. The problem using these web based speed tests is that it does not allow you to schedule the speed test at regular intervals, e.g. as a cronjob and you can't use them on headless servers. One application that can solve this problem is “speedtest-cli”. This application allows you to check your internet speed using the command line.

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  • An introduction to Linux activity/event trackers

    linux Author: Bill ToulasTags: , , , , , , Comments: 1

    Most modern GNU/Linux distributions use some kind of a software service that tracks the user activities and events. These events can be anything, from the opening of a document file, to the chat conversation. This isn't happening for the purpose to monitor the user and sell this usage data information to 3rd parties, but to help users enjoy a more user-friendly and unified experience across their applications. For example, if you want to quickly locate that document that you opened last weekend, chances are that you will easily and promptly find it after opening your file manager and going to the “Recent” folder.

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  • How to set up and use Nylas N1 Email Client on Linux

    linux Author: Bill ToulasTags: , , Comments: 21

    Nylas N1 is a new open source email client that boasts great levels of flexibility, configuration and expandability. This San Fransisco-made software was built with a strong focus on security, intuitive interface design, and support for all popular platforms.

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  • How to use the Photo Raw Software Darktable 2.0 on Ubuntu

    ubuntu Author: Bill ToulasTags: , , Comments: 0

    Darktable is an open source RAW photo developing software that has just recently released its second major version, bringing new features, and a renovated GTK+ 3.0 user interface. On this quick guide, we will take a look on how we can use Darktable to perform basic image editing, advanced editing, and apply effects.

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