Linux Tutorials on the topic “ubuntu”

  • How to do simple screencasting on Linux

    ubuntu Author: Bill ToulasTags: , , Comments: 0Published: May 25, 2015

    There are many screencasting solutions for Linux users to choose from nowadays and more tools pop out every day to cover this special need. Although many suffer from performance issues, especially when used to capture in game action, there are many good pieces of software like the simple to use and versatile Simple Screen Recorder.

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  • Ubuntu PPA Management

    ubuntu Author: Bill ToulasTags: , , , Comments: 0Published: May 22, 2015

    PPAs or Personal Package Archives are basically software repositories that are used by Ubuntu systems for updating/upgrading activities. They contain package sets and package lists for particular Ubuntu versions. Their use is valuable for cases of individual updating, or for when seeking for a newer version of an application that is not yet available in the official Canonical's repositories.

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  • How to use FFMpeg to do simple audio conversion

    ubuntu Author: Bill ToulasTags: , , , Comments: 1Published: May 21, 2015

    Here's a simple FFmpeg how to that will cover just a portion of the framework's abilities. We will see how you can use the terminal to perform simple conversions of various audio file types including all popular and widely available formats. Using FFmpeg right from the terminal makes it better for performance compared to downloading and installing a GUI tool for FFmpeg, and can also offer more precise settings for the advanced users.

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  • How to add extra airplanes on FlightGear Flight Simulator

    linux Author: Bill ToulasTags: , , , , , , Comments: 0Published: May 20, 2015

    FlightGear is this world's most advanced open source flight simulation project with a thriving community of users and contributors around it. These contributors are passionate people that love aviation (some are former pilots), or airspace engineering, or just like having fun with 3D modelling. This has the gorgeous result of having over 450 aircrafts in the official online FlightGear hangar!

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  • How to install Mumble VoIP Server on Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet)

    ubuntu Author: Gurujyot_singhTags: , , Comments: 1Published: May 19, 2015

    In this tutorial we will install Mumble VoIP server on Ubuntu 15.04. Mumble is an open source high quality voice chat application mostly used for gaming. The application is great for talking and gaming with low-latency. It offers an encrypted connection for your communication, it also has a builtin wizard to guide you through the setups, like mic. config. There are no licensing issues due to its OpenSource license.

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  • How to easily convert your videos on Linux

    linux Author: Bill ToulasTags: , , , , , , Comments: 1Published: May 19, 2015

    There are many ways to convert a video file on a Linux system, but using a tool with a graphical user interface is imperative for those who want to do it easily and in a more user friendly way. Thankfully, there are many open source GUI tools that could do the job just fine and you can find some specialization here and there if you look closely.

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  • How to kill processes on the Linux Desktop with xkill

    linux Author: Bill ToulasTags: , , , , , , Comments: 3Published: May 18, 2015

    Linux is renown for its stability, rigidness and superior error-free functionality, but no matter how advanced and bug-free a system may be, it is inevitable that things will brake and windows will freeze/hang at some point. This is thankfully not disastrous at all, as Linux users can utilize smart tools and commands that will allow them to get rid of those nasty “not responding” applications instantly!

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  • Linux Software you won't find on your Software Center: Install Google Chrome, Google Earth and Skype

    linux Author: Bill ToulasTags: , , , , Comments: 9Published: May 15, 2015

    Our Linux distributions have come a long way from the days that we had to manually install anything we needed by compiling it on the terminal to the modern days of the fancy Software Centers that offer collections of applications with ratings, screenshots and one-click install functionality. No matter how rich with software these tools are though, there are still some popular tools that millions of people use that you won't find in application centers of any distro.

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  • How to Install Seafile on Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet)

    ubuntu Author: Muhammad ArulTags: , , Comments: 0Published: May 15, 2015

    Seafile is a private cloud software, it supports encrypted file libraries to store data securely. To encrypt files in a library, you need to set a password when you create the library. The password won't be stored on Seafile cloud, so even the adminastrator of the servers cannot view your encrypted data without the password. This tutorial shows the installation of Seafile on Ubuntu 15.04.

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  • How to install Tonido private cloud server on Ubuntu Linux

    ubuntu Author: Gurujyot_singhTags: , , , Comments: 3Published: May 12, 2015

    Tonido is a free application that allows you to access files on your computer from a web browser, from your handheld or any DLNA capable device. The Tonido server enables you to sync files between different devices and to share them securely with your friends so you have a private and secure Cloud. This tutorial is about installing Tonido server on Ubuntu Linux.

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Ubuntu Linux - humanity towards others

Here at HowToForge we provide you with a wide range of interesting articles and Linux-related tutorials. On this page you will be able to find all Ubuntu-related articles that are spread all over our site through various categories.

Ubuntu is one of the largest, Debian-based Linux operating systems that you can find right now on the market. What makes it special is the fact that its default desktop environment is Unity. The name of this OS is based on the South African philosophy ubuntu that means humanity towards others.

The project is mainly sponsored by the South African Mark Shuttleworth and his UK-based company Canonical Ltd., that provides support and other services to finance itself.

Since Ubuntu is an open source operating system, you can download it free of charge from www.ubuntu.com and you can use it for home or business purposes at all times. The OS comes with numerous pre-installed open source applications, which include programs such as Thunderbird, Transmission, Firefox, LibreOffice and a few games as well.

The great thing about Ubuntu is that it provides you with a built in Software Center from which you can gain access to many applications such as GIMP, Pidgin or a plethora of others. Of course you can use any other APT based package management tool as well. Included with Ubuntu you can even find a Wine compatibility package that allows you to run Windows based apps with ease. Another option is the use of a virtual machine for that purpose.

 

OS with security out-of-the box

One of the things that make Ubuntu stand out is the fact that it comes with a major focus on security right from the start. The OS has a very secure architecture as it allows you to run programs with low privileges that don’t allow apps to make changes to the OS. Moreover, in Ubuntu you can even find an integrated SUDO tool that’s really useful for performing administrative actions. In addition, Ubuntu has most network ports closed from the start in order to prevent hacking. You can even find a built in firewall that provides an even higher security for the OS.

Another major thing about Ubuntu is that, pretty much like many Linux based operating systems, it allows you to run it from a disk image or a live CD without the need of an installation. Something that can be pretty useful to say the least.

As you can see, Ubuntu is one of the most secure operating system on the market, but the fact that it’s open source definitely adds a lot of complexity to it. This is why we are offering quite an amount of tutorials about how you can get the most out of your Ubuntu experience! On HowtoForge you can find tutorials for setting up and running Ubuntu servers and everything that you might need for your daily operations with this amazing Operating System!

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