Sunday, 13 July 2014

Install KDE Connect android smartphone integration in Ubuntu / OpenSUSE

KDE desktop has been great alternative to Gnome desktop. KDE desktop can be for those which are more comfortable with Windows 7 style interface. 
KDE desktop  has not changed 
drastically like GNOME Desktop. 

KDE plasma desktop is eye candy customizable desktop interface which changes according the device it is being used on like tablet , netbooks or PC.
This is the same thing which now Ubuntu and Windows are now implementing in their respective releases.


RHEL 7 free alternative CentOS 7 released


CentOS 7 released this week which is based  on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 which was released few weeks ago with a great new features .
RHEL 7 released last month on 10 June 2014 four years of it previous release RHEL 6 in November 2010.
RHEL 7 will be supported for next 10 years until June 2024.
Red hat Enterprise linux or CentOS are mostly deployed and used on Servers than your desktops because of its stability durability and support.
RHEL is not totally free unlike CentOS for continuing getting Updates on RHEL you need to shell out some bucks while CentOS is completely free and community supported linux distribution.


Sunday, 29 June 2014

How to increase app storage [data partition] on MediaTek MTK6589 devices.



Apps apps and apps.Any android device cannot be imagined without apps.Apps make an operating system powerful ,usable and durable.

If there are no apps available for an operating system there is less possibility that it will last long and will be widely accepted by  end users.

As you go on installing  more and more apps there is possibility that your app storage may run out of space.

Many of the Android Devices  which come with expandable storage of 32 GB or 64 Gb have internal ROM of 4gb,8gb or 16gb.

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Migrate Email Accounts via Imap Sync

Imapsync is command-line utility for migrating emails between email accounts over IMAP protocol.
Imapsync software is a command line tool that allows incremental and recursive IMAP transfers from one mailbox to another, both anywhere on the internet or in your local network.
"Incremental" means you can stop the transfer at any time and restart it later efficiently.
"Recursive" means the complete folders hierarchy can be copied.
"Command line" means it's not a graphical tool, on Windows you have to run imapsync from a batch file or from command-line directly.

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Automatically Configure Email accounts in Microsoft Outlook

Most settings for Microsoft® Outlook® can be efficiently configured, updated, and deployed to users by using standard deployment tools — typically by using the Custom Installation Wizard before installation and the Custom Maintenance Wizard after installation. Settings can also be captured by using the Office Profile Wizard, which results in an OPS file that can be deployed to users.

Download YouTube Videos From Ubuntu / Fedora using Youtube-DL [1080p]

We all like YouTube , no doubt the best and most loved video sharing website in the world.
Even though Google owned video sharing website don't allow us to download videos officially we all youtube-lovers like to download videos.There are many apps ,tools,extensions addons etc to download youtube videos.But if you are on Linux youtube-dl  is the best utility for you.
This command-line utility is best youtube downloader which is still maintained and developed.

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr LTS a replacement for Windows XP users

Its been two years since Ubuntu last Long term support release Ubuntu Precise Pangolin 12.04. Ubuntu has cut short their support time for Ubuntu releases between LTS. That is the reason that Long term Support releases have gained much interest,also it is favorable for those who like stability and don't like to install operating system now and then for a new release in six months.
Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr released on April 17 ,2014 which is supported for five years like Ubuntu 12.04 supported till April 2017.
It is recommended upgrade to Ubuntu users as Previous Release Ubuntu 13.10 has end of support in July 2014.
You can view detail support period  of Ubuntu from here.

Along with Ubuntu ,other derivatives/flavors of Ubuntu released such as Kubuntu ,Lubuntu, Xubuntu
Download Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

With Windows XP  on end of the line this release will help gain more new Ubuntu users.
For users having old hardware Xubuntu and Lubuntu are more suitable to use.

For Installing Ubuntu you can refer this guide.

For Upgrading your existing Ubuntu Installation follow these steps.

sudo apt-get update

lsb_release -a

sudo do-release-upgrade --check-dist-upgrade-only --devel-release

sudo do-release-upgrade --devel-release


Sunday, 23 March 2014

Solve UEFI Boot problems by using rEFInd Boot Manager

I bought new Notebook Lenovo Z585 last year which came with Windows 8     pre-installed. The laptop is UEFI enabled and many of PCs/Notebook nowadays that come with Windows 8 preinstalled are also UEFI boot system.Initially I had problem installing Linux distros and having stable boot system.Finally I was successful working environment with Ubuntu 12.04 and Fedora 18 with some tweaks,you can refer my UEFI Dualboot guide.
Fedora and Ubuntu till date have better UEFI support than other Linux Distributions so if you are planning to installing Linux choose between them.
While reading through websites regarding help on UEFI ,I came to know about rEFInd Boot Manager a boot manager modified and built out of rEFit built originally for Mac.

Monday, 17 March 2014

How to Create Bootable USB Of Fedora/CentOS Install DVD

In yesteryears we were using CD/DVD for installing Linux Distributions.
We had common problem of these Optical Discs getting scratches as we use it multiple times.This may result in corrupted installations and later making CD/DVD unbootable as shelf life of Nowadays as we know most of Linux Distros Live ISO image are bootable from USB Drives.Earlier I have wrote an article on Best Tools to make USB Drive Bootable.



Saturday, 15 March 2014

Dual Booting Guide of UEFI enabled Windows 8 Systems and Linux

The Unified Extensible Firmware Interface(UEFI) according wikipedia means a specification that defines a software interface between an operating system and platform firmware.UEFI is really good boot system as it allows to boot into Partition bigger than 2 TiB
Apple Mac OSX  first implemented EFI system in OSX 10.4 Tiger but full support came from OSX ver.10.8 Mountain Lion.
Microsoft started to provide UEFI support from Windows Vista x64 bit and made it mandatory as it always does from Windows 8.

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Verify File Integrity with MD5 and SHA checksums in Windows

Many of us download files over the internet using Download Managers or Torrent Clients .Sometimes files get downloaded incorrectly or get corrupted.MD5sums and SHA checksums help us verify file integrity. Often Linux Distributions ISO files that are available for download provide MD5 and SHA checksums to verify download.





Sunday, 23 February 2014

Download Or Upgrade Debian ISO files using Jigdo

Jigsaw Download(Jigdo) is a tool to download necessary pieces of data to reconstruct the Large file.
Jigdo is mostly used to download Debian ISO Files from different mirrors.

Jigdo is similiar to Zsync utility.Zsync performs the same task of Upgrading Ubuntu ISO to latest released version.The only difference between Zsync and Jigdo is that Jigdo is supported on FTP and HTTP both while Zsync is supported only on HTTP.

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Best Web Browsers for Android


Many of us use web browser for surfing the internet on computer , smartphone etc.
On Android Device there is default browser which does fine job for normal browsing.
Many of you might ask why do you need a web browser on android device as many web services , social networking websites have apps for almost all smartphone operating systems.

But still when it comes to casual browsing to advanced browsing we need a good web browser.In this list I have not included Chrome Browser or Firefox which are equally good but are memory-hungry apps that's why not included as for these you may need to always clear cache.