Tag: Linux

rEFInd boot menu toolkit for UEFI

rEFInd presents a graphical menu for selecting your     boot OS.
rEFInd is a boot menu and maintenance toolkit for UEFI-based machines like all new PCs and Intel Macs. It can be used to boot multiple operating systems. It also provides a way to enter and explore the EFI pre-boot environment.
I was able to solve boot problems with HP laptop which wouldnt show Linux Deepin while booting (only Windows was showing)

Features

  • Support for EFI 1.x and UEFI 2.x computers
  • Support for Mac and PC platforms
  • Graphical and text-mode boot selector
  • Auto-detection of available EFI boot loaders
  • Directly launch Linux 3.3.0 and later kernels with EFI stub loader support
  • Maintenance-free Linux kernel updates — boot-time auto-detection means that no configuration file changes are needed after a kernel update
  • Set boot-time options from a list
  • Manually edit boot-time options
  • Launch EFI programs such as an EFI shell (available from third parties)
  • Launch OS X and Windows recovery tools
  • Reboot into the firmware setup utility (on some UEFIs)
  • Try before installation via a CD-R or USB flash drive image
  • Secure Boot support (requires separate shim or PreLoader program)
  • Includes EFI drivers for ext2/3fs, ext4fs, ReiserFS, Btrfs, HFS+, and ISO-9660
LINK:

Deepin 15.3 finally works!

Hello World!
I am still alive. 🙂
Finally made it work.
I had to download the iso again and it worked.
Source:
1. http://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/Operating-Systems/Linux-Distributions/Linux-Deepin-96267.shtml
2. linuxdeepin.com

Official Downloads:

64bit: click to download (MD5 hash:c52c6d309f311346e996aa82a34af286)
32bit: click to download (MD5 hash:90404d0929499e652f373bfae9f07b41)
Other downloads(Synchronizing):
Sourceforge, Baidu Yun, MEGA, Community ISO Repository, Google Drive

QtADB Cross Platform Android Manager

QtADB | Your android manager

The QtADB 2.0 is officially under vast development. Unfortunately the heat outside, all of the summer attractions and my professional life slows programming down. The good news is that FileManager features seems to work flawlessly on Rooted and even Unrooted devices. Also what is the main point of QtADB – many devices can work at the same time.

Download | QtADB

Latest version is: 0.8.1

Links:

Screenshots | QtADB

Linux:

Solus OS

Download | Solus Project

Solus Operating System is available for 64-bit (x86_64) computers, and currently comes in two main flavours. The beta2 ISO is a past release, using stable repositories. The daily ISO is updated as often as we stabilise the repositories, and as such is far more up to date than the older beta2. We recommend you use a USB stick instead of optical media, and when doing so please note that “unetbootin” is not supported, as it will not work at all.

You can install Solus on either an older BIOS-only machine, or newer UEFI devices.

Solus Operating System – Linux Distribution Built from Scratch – YouTube

Solus Project

 

WhatsApp for Pidgin

WhatsApp for Pidgin

WhatsApp for Pidgin

WhatsApp for Pidgin

This instructions are for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Go to System Settings > Software & Updates In the Other Software tab click on Add button Write the following line: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/whatsapp-purple/ppa/ubuntu trusty main Now install the package from your favorite package manager (such as Software Center or Synaptics). You can also install it from the commandline using the following command: sudo apt-get install whatsapp-purple

linux mint : installing packages in linux

Tarballs are a group of files in one file. Tarball files have the extension .tar.gz, .tgz or .tar.bz2. Most open source software use tarballs to distribute programs/source codes.

# 1: Uncompress tarball

To uncompress them, execute the following command(s) depending on the extension:

$ tar zxf file.tar.gz

$ tar zxf file.tgz

$ tar jxf file.tar.bz2

$ tar jxf file.tbz2

 

Now change directory

$ ls

$ cd path-to-software/

 

# 2: Build and install software

Generally you need to type 3 commands as follows for building and compiling software:

# ./configure

# make

# makeinstall

Where, ./configure will configure the software to ensure your system has the necessary functionality and libraries to successfully compile the package make will compile all the source files into executable binaries. Finally, make install will install the binaries and any supporting files into the appropriate locations.

# 3: Read INSTALL / README file

Each tarball comes with installation and build instructions.

Open INSTALL or README file for more information:

$ vi INSTALL

Experience Linux Mint

link:

http://www.linuxmint.com/

The purpose of Linux Mint is to produce a modern, elegant and comfortable operating system which is both powerful and easy to use.

Started in 2006, Linux Mint is now the 4th most widely used home operating system behind Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS and Canonical’s Ubuntu.

Some of the reasons for the success of Linux Mint are:

  • It works out of the box, with full multimedia support and is extremely easy to use.
  • It’s both free of cost and open source.
  • It’s community-driven. Users are encouraged to send feedback to the project so that their ideas can be used to improve Linux Mint.
  • Based on Debian and Ubuntu, it provides about 30,000 packages and one of the best software managers.
  • It’s safe and reliable. Thanks to a conservative approach to software updates, a unique Update Manager and the robustness of its Linux architecture, Linux Mint requires very little maintenance (no regressions, no antivirus, no anti-spyware…etc).