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ffsend: Secure File Share From The Command Line (Firefox Send Client)

With ffsend you can easily and securely share files from the command line, by making use of a Send, a Firefox test pilot project. Firefox Send is a file sharing experiment by Mozilla, which allows sending encrypted files to other users.

How To Install Cinnamon Desktop On A Chromebook With Crouton

Crouton used to have a target which allowed easy Cinnamon installation, but that's no longer available. Installing Cinnamon desktop on a Chromebook using Crouton is still possible, and this article guides you through this process (using Ubuntu as a base).

How To Install OpenJDK 11 In Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04 or 14.04 / Linux Mint 19, 18 or 17

  • Linux Uprising (Posted by logix on Jan 14, 2019 2:32 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
Despite OpenJDK 11 being the latest long term release, it's currently only available in Ubuntu 18.10 and newer. This article explains how to install OpenJDK 11 in Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04 or 14.04, and Linux Mint 19.*, 18.* and 17.*, by using an official Ubuntu PPA.

Manual VirtualBox Guest Additions Installation In Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian And Fedora How-To

The VirtualBox Guest Additions are designed to be installed inside a virtual machine, after the guest operating system has been installed, and they include drivers and optimizations for better system performance and usability.

Fix Windows 10 Or 8 Partition Mounted As Read-Only On Linux When Dual Booting

  • Linux Uprising; By Logix (Posted by logix on Jan 9, 2019 5:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Users dual booting Windows 10 or 8 and a Linux distribution, be it Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Fedora, openSUSE and so on, will sometimes noticed that the Windows partition is mounted as read only, allowing access to files from the Windows partition, but denying the creation of new files and folders, or modifying existing files. Here are some solutions.

Fedora Updates Chromium With VAAPI Support, Here's How To Enable Hardware-Accelerated Video Decoding

Chromium was updated in Fedora with a patch that enables VAAPI (Video Acceleration API) support. When VAAPI is used, the video playback should be smoother, while also using less CPU and improving the power usage. This article explains how to enable hardware-accelerated video decoding on Fedora with Intel graphics, as well as enabling it for h264 videos, for both Intel and AMD graphics, and forcing YouTube to use h264 instead of VP8/VP9.

SubSync: Auto Subtitle Synchronization Tool Based On Audio Track

SubSync, or Subtitle Speech Synchronizer, is a very handy tool that automatically synchronizes movie subtitles, so you don't have to adjust them manually. The automatic movie subtitle synchronization is done by analyzing the audio track, even if it's in a different language than the subtitle file.

Try KDE Plasma Desktop As A Snap Package

  • Linux Uprising (Posted by logix on Dec 20, 2018 6:10 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: KDE
Users wanting to try out KDE Plasma can now install the whole Plasma desktop as a snap. By using the KDE Plasma desktop snap, you're not making any changes to your underlying system, while also having the option of easily removing it. The KDE Plasma Desktop snap is available as a tech preview "and should not be considered for production".

VirtualBox 6.0 Released With Improved HiDPI Support, New Built-in File Manager, More

  • Linux Uprising; By Logix (Posted by logix on Dec 19, 2018 4:32 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Oracle
VirtualBox 6.0 was released yesterday with improved HiDPI and scaling support, reworked user interface (which includes a new built-in file manager), support for Linux 4.20, VMSVGA 3D graphics device emulation on Linux and Solaris guests, and much more.

Nautilus 3.30 Lands In Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo

  • Linux Uprising; By Logix (Posted by logix on Dec 17, 2018 6:14 PM EDT)
  • Groups: GNOME, Ubuntu
Nautilus 3.30 has landed in Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo. The application has finally been updated after staying at version 3.26 for the past two Ubuntu releases.

PDFArranger: Merge, Split, Rotate, Crop Or Rearrange PDF Documents (PDF-Shuffler Fork)

PDFArranger is an application for merging or splitting PDF files, as well as rotating, cropping and rearranging PDF document pages, using a simple graphical user interface. The tool, which is a graphical front-end for PyPDF2, is a fork of PDF-Shuffler that aims to "make the project a bit more active".

Jellyfin: Free Software Emby Media Server Fork Is Announced After Emby Becomes Proprietary

After the news that Emby server is now proprietary, with only some plugins being open source, a free software fork of Emby was created, called Jellyfin.

Amber Is A Cool Ambiance-Inspired Gtk / Gnome Shell Theme

Amber is a Gtk+ 3, Gtk+ 2 and Gnome Shell theme inspired by Ubuntu's Ambiance theme, created by Mattias (lassekongo83), of Zuki fame.

Crouton: How To Run Linux Applications In Chrome OS Windows Or Browser Tabs (Chromebook)

Crouton is a tool to easily install Ubuntu or Debian in a chroot environment on any Chromebook model. This article explains how to run Linux applications on top of Chrome OS (using Crouton) without running an entire Linux desktop.

How To Auto-mount Partitions On Startup Using Gnome Disks

Gnome Disks has many features, like S.M.A.R.T. monitoring, partition management, benchmarking, and more, including one that might not be obvious, but is very useful: it can set drives to mount automatically at startup.

Use Reddit In The Terminal With RTV (Reddit Terminal Viewer)

  • Linux Uprising; By Logix (Posted by logix on Dec 5, 2018 6:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
RTV is a terminal user interface (TUI) for Reddit that allows logging in to your Reddit account, open media using external tools, and much more. The console application is built using Python and the curses library, and runs on Linux and Mac.

Epic Games Announces New Game Store

Epic Games announced the release of Epic Games Store today. The new store will be launched soon, and it will initially only support Windows and Mac. There are plans to support Android and "other open platforms" in 2019.

Nutty: GUI Network Monitoring And Information Tool For Ubuntu, Linux Mint And elementary OS

  • Linux Uprising; By Logix (Posted by logix on Dec 4, 2018 8:02 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Mint, Ubuntu
Nutty is a graphical network information and monitoring tool. The application can display network card information, network and data usage, test upload and download speed, provide information on active ports, and more.

How To Install Ubuntu Linux On Any Chromebook Model Without Replacing Chrome OS (Crouton)

This article presents step by step instructions for installing Ubuntu on any Chrombook model, using Crouton. There are also a few tweaks / tips, and instructions for removing it.

How To Find The Package That Provides A File (Installed Or Not) On Ubuntu, Debian Or Linux Mint

There are multiple ways of finding out to which package a particular file belongs to, on Ubuntu, Debian or Linux Mint. This article presents two ways of achieving this, both from the command line (apt-file and dpkg).

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