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How To Encrypt An USB Drive With VeraCrypt (Compatible With Windows, macOS and Linux)

VeraCrypt is a free and open source disk encryption utility that can create a virtual encrypted disk within a file or encrypt a partition.

This article explains how to encrypt an USB drive with VeraCrypt with step-by-step screenshots.

Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish) Released, Includes Gnome 3.30 And New Default Yaru Theme

Ubuntu 18.10, codenamed Cosmic Cuttlefish, is available for download. This release will be supported for 9 months (after which you'll have to upgrade), and brings improvements ranging from updated Gnome to version 3.30 to a new default Gtk and icon theme called Yaru.

Android Integration Extension For Gnome GSConnect v13 Stable Released

The latest GSConnect v13, released today, is a rewrite with with changes to the architecture, settings and default behavior, and it requires Gnome Shell 3.28 or 3.30. The new version includes redesigned settings, Do Not Disturb mode, quick reply from notifications, and other features and improvements.

Shutter Removed From Ubuntu 18.10 And Debian Unstable, New PPA Available

Shutter screenshot tool was removed from Debian Unstable and Ubuntu 18.10 (to be released tomorrow) recently.

Since I use Shutter daily, I created a PPA for it and its dependencies, so others who prefer it to other screenshot tools can continue to use it.

Bookmark Terminal Commands And Easily Retrieve Them Using Marker

Marker is a command bookmark manager for the console. The tool lets you bookmark commands and command templates, and easily retrieve them using a real-time fuzzy matcher.

How To Install And Use Tor As A Proxy In Ubuntu Or Linux Mint

  • Linux Uprising; By Logix (Posted by logix on Oct 11, 2018 8:16 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
This article explains how to install the latest Tor in Ubuntu 18.04, and using it as a proxy with various applications.

The instructions include steps for setting up Privoxy, in case you want to use Tor with an application that doesn't support SOCKS5 proxies, manually setting up the proxy in case torsocks fails to launch an application, as well as configuring Tor to use country-specific exit nodes.

Encrypted Evernote Alternative Turtl v0.7 Includes Rewritten Server, New Spaces Feature

Turtl is a "secure, encrypted Evernote alternative". The free and open source tool, which is considered beta software, can be used to take notes, save bookmarks, store documents and images, and anything else you may need, in a safe place.

How To Install Oracle Java 11 In Ubuntu, Linux Mint Or Debian (From PPA Repository)

Oracle Java 11, the first long term support release, can now be installed in Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Debian from the Linux Uprising Java PPA.

How To Create A Wi-Fi Hotspot In Ubuntu 18.04 / Gnome (And Edit Its Settings)

You can use your Linux desktop to share your wired Internet connection wirelessly, by creating a Wi-Fi hotspot. This allows your computer to act like a wireless router, allowing other devices to connect to the Internet via its Wi-Fi.

Variety Wallpaper Changer And Downloader 0.7.0 Ported To Python 3, Adds Support For Settings GDM Background

  • Linux Uprising; By Logix (Posted by logix on Sep 18, 2018 7:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
A new major version of Variety Wallpaper Changer is out. With the latest 0.7.0 release, Variety was ported to Python 3, while also receiving some improvements like support for setting the Gnome Screensaver / GDM background to match the desktop wallpaper.

Cozy Is A Nice Linux Audiobook Player For DRM-Free Audio Files

  • Linux Uprising; By Logix (Posted by logix on Sep 18, 2018 1:32 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: GNOME, Linux
Cozy is a free and open source audiobook player for the Linux desktop. The application lets you listen to DRM-free audiobooks (mp3, m4a, flac, ogg and wav) using a modern Gtk3 interface.

TLPUI Is A Graphical User Interface For TLP Power Management Tool (Ubuntu Installation Instructions)

TLP is a command line tool and it doesn't come with a graphical user interface, but there is a third-party GTK GUI (written in Python) interface for TLP, called TLPUI.

Get A Terminal Embedded In Nautilus File Manager With Nautilus Terminal 3

  • Linux Uprising; By Logix (Posted by logix on Sep 11, 2018 2:08 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: GNOME
Nautilus Terminal 3 embeds a terminal into Nautilus (Files, the default Gnome browser), similar to KDE's Dolphin file manager. The terminal automatically changes directories based on the user's navigation in the file browser.

Privacy-Focused Tor Browser 8.0 Is Based On Firefox 60 ESR, Includes New Onboarding Experience

The Tor Project released Tor Browser 8.0 yesterday, which includes a new user onboarding experience, a redesigned circuit display and improved bridge fetching. The new release is based on Firefox 60 ESR.

Cloud Storage Sync Tool Rclone 1.43 Includes New Jottacloud Backend, Reworked Configuration

  • Linux Uprising (Posted by logix on Sep 5, 2018 11:06 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Rclone is a command line program used to synchronize files and folders to and from multiple cloud storage services, including Amazon Drive, Amazon S3, Google Drive, Google Cloud Storage, Dropbox, Microsoft oneDrive, Microsoft Azure Blob Storage, ownCloud, Nextcloud, DigitalOcean Spaces, and many others (WebDAV and SFTP are also supported). The tool is free and open source software, and is available on multiple platforms, including Linux, Windows, macOS, *BSD, and Solaris. The Rclone 1.43 release adds a new cloud storage backend, Jottacloud, a new copyurl command, reworked configuration for backends, and much more.

How To Use Lutris To Play Windows Games On Linux (Quick Start Guide)

  • Linux Uprising; By Logix (Posted by logix on Sep 5, 2018 5:46 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Games
Lutris is a tool that helps you install and manage games on Linux. It supports native and Windows-only games (by using Wine and DXVK), as well as emulators.

Display Extensive Media Information In Nautilus, Nemo Or Caja Using MediaInfo Tab Extension

If you want to see an in-depth media information directly from your file manager, be it Nautilus, Nemo, or Caja, there's an extension for each of these file managers that implements this functionality.

Orion Is A QML / C++ Twitch Desktop Client With VODs And Chat Support

Using Orion you can watch live Twitch streams and past broadcasts, and browse or search games and channels using a nice material user interface. What's more, Orion lets you login to Twitch, so you can chat and follow channels (and receive notifications when a channel you follow goes online).

How To Use A Swap File Instead Of A Swap Partition On Linux

  • Linux Uprising; By Logix (Posted by logix on Aug 29, 2018 4:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
This article explains how to transition from having a swap partition to a swap file. If you don't need to disable any existing swap partition and all you need is to create a swap file and activate it, simply skip steps 1 and 2.

Joplin: Encrypted Open Source Note Taking And To-Do Application

Joplin is a free and open source note taking and to-do application available for Linux, Windows, macOS, Android and iOS. Its key features include end-to-end encryption, Markdown support, and synchronization via third-party services like NextCloud, Dropbox, OneDrive or WebDAV.

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