Category Archives: GNU/Linux

Offline HTML5 Based Image + Vector Editor For Chrome & Chromebook

Sketchpad 3.3 is a powerful image & vector editor that can work offline in your Google Chrome browser. The editor is built in HTML5. Using this chrome app you can experiment with images by painting new elements into the composition, you can add notes, you can manipulate graphics, you can overlay text on anything, move backwards and forwards in time infinitely through changes you make.

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Top 5 Markdown Editors For Google Chrome & Chromebook

Here are some good editors you can use for writing text, creating notes, copy-pasting important text from web pages or whatever online or offline. Like md everywhere is an ofline editor that works directly from your desktop and enables you to write ‘Markdown’ texts anywhere. Another good app Drive Notepad, this application works with Google Drive. With Drive Notepad you can view, edit all types of text documents right inside your chrome browser. Also it includes syntax highlighting for many scripting and programming languages. Other apps include Memo Notepad, an easy editor for writing your quotes and notes, Quick Note is a fast and sleek desktop notepad app, Writebox is an offline distraction-free text editor.

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How To Display Playing Song Lyrics On Ubuntu Linux Desktop?

Users who Want to know what they are listening to, for displaying the song lyrics on your Ubuntu desktop there are various desktop applications that automatically displays lyrics of the song you are currently listening to. OSDLyrics on of the app that displays lyrics directly on desktop and highlights the words in real-time, just like karaoke. The best thing is that OSDLyrics app is compatible with most popular Linux music players including Banshee, Rhythmbox (default Ubuntu Music Player), Exaile,Amarok, MPD etc. Its display options are configurable which enables you to set the colour, font, width and much more.

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How To Use Custom Background Images In Google Plus?

Now you know Using Custom Background Image On Your Google’s Home Page In Chrome. This tutorial is on a similar Google Chrome extension that enables you to use a custom background in your Google Plus page and this is not just limited to Google Plus home but with this cool extension you can set images for G+ background, +1 button, share button, notification and also the bell.

How to start? Simply add Custom Google Plus Background in your Google Chrome browser or Chromium. Now after installation you can use it from the extension drop down menu added next to address bar.

How To Use Custom Background Image On Your Google’s Home Page In Chrome?

Instead of seeing that white background on Google, you can use your own background image. Custom Google™ Background is a Google Chrome extension that lets you do this very easily. The extension lets you select any image for the background of Google. You can do this simply by uploading your image from local drive, by entering an image URL or by searching 500px.

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How To Check Your Laptop Battery Health In Ubuntu?

Ubuntu has made laptop battery health check very-very easy. It uses ‘Power Statistics’ app which comes installed by default from Ubuntu.  It simply offers you power stats on a range of connected hardware and that is the thing which makes it useful for more than just checking battery and its info. The best thing about ‘Power Statistics’ app is that all information is presented in a clean and user-friendly style.

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Easily Install Gnome 3.10 Environ In Ubuntu 13.10

Gnome 3.10 release contains 34786 changes by approximately 985 contributors. It has major new features and large collection of small-small enhancements and an improved experience for users. Want to switch Gnome 3.10 from Ubuntu Unity environ. Here’s how you can easily install or uninstall Gnome 3.10 in Ubuntu 13.10 Linux.

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How To Install Qt Web Browser ‘QupZilla’ In Ubuntu Linux?

QupZilla has enhanced some features in its latest release. QupZilla is a free web browser licensed under GPLv3, intended for general users. The browser allows seamless integration with users’ desktop environments and comes with several distinguishing features positively received by reviewers. Checkout its screenshots here.

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How To Backup Your Website To Local Hard Disk Using FileZilla?

FileZilla is the most popular FTP client which is a free software. It supports FTP, SFTP, and FTPS (FTP over SSL/TLS) and is available under many platforms, binaries for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X are provided. For more information about FileZilla checkout its online documentation wiki. This tutorial explains you how you can download your website files using FileZilla to a directory/folder in your computer’s hard drive.

There are two columns on FileZilla, first is Local Site showing you your computer’s files and folders and the second one is Remote Site showing you your online website’s files and folders. So first thing is to make sure that your destination folder in the local directory list is open, If not then move to the folder where you like downloading your website files.

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Now from the right column i.e. your remote site column find the folder to be downloaded then click on any item, then select all the items in that folder using CTRL+A or just the ones you want to backup using CTRL and your mouse clicks.

Then right-click on any of the file you have selected in your FileZilla’s remote directory folder and click ‘Download’. Now you should start seeing your files transferring from the right of the screen to the left. It also shows you the download progress.

ResumUP To Know What Else You Need For Achieving Your Career Goals

ResumUP is a web service designed to show who and what you need to know for achieving your career goals. It generates a step by step career path based on your professional aspirations, network and experience helping you to achieve your career goals.

You can easily start by visiting its website Resumup.com and proceeding via Facebook or LinkedIn account or you can sign-up directly by your email or you can install its chrome application and use your Google Account.

GNU & Android Operating Systems Use Linux As Kernel

When Richard Stallman was writing a new operating system as free software in 1983, he had to name it distinctively but meaningfully in its historical consequence. So he decided to name that something that is ‘Not Unix’. To do so he tried to find out a word ending with ‘nu’. His search ended up at an animal usually found in sub-Saharan forests of Africa named ‘gnu’. Thus the new operating system was named for ‘GNU is Not UNIX’.

Indeed GNU was not UNIX but it needed a kernel to get completed. That was got written by Linus Torvalds in Helsinki in 1991 so named as ‘Linux’. By 2008 using same Linux kernel another operating system for mobile devices got released that is known as Android. Like nobody bothers to call that Linux, nobody is correct in calling GNU also as Linux. In fact Linux has become a widely used kernel in at-least two major operating systems, which actually are GNU and Android.

How To Play Music Using USB Pendrive On Chromebook?

Songist is a free application that works both on ChromeOS & Google Chrome browser and allows you to play songs stored in your USB stick. Using this app you can play music offline using a simple USB drive on your Chromebook. Other chrome users may also use it for playing music stored on their hard disk drive.

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How To Collect & Share Videos Directly From Your Google Drive?

Pixorial Video allows you to collect, share and tell stories with your videos directly from your Google Drive. It allows you edit and share videos which you have uploaded to Google Drive. It makes sharing more fast and easy and lets you bring all your videos in the cloud. You can add new videos to your library: mobile, digital, vintage, and even videos from your friends.

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Powerful Offline Reddit Client For Chromebook Users

Reditr – The Best Reddit Client is a desktop based Chrome application developed for Reddit with an intuitive column design with fast browsing. The application allows you to view multiple subreddits at once via column interface, view one subreddit in great detail via stream interface, you can instantly reply to any message or post you see without leaving the page, provides you with automatic draft saving feature so you never lose what you’ve typed on Reddit again.

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Easily Upload, Share, Backup & Sync Photos To Google+ Via Offline Chromebook App

First thing you should know is that this application works only on ChromeOS. It will not work on regular Google Chrome or Chromium browsers installed on other operating systems. So for Chromebook users, Google+ Photos is an application made by Google for uploading and sharing photos to Google+ easily from Chromebook. The application also works offline and keeps all your photos backed up, automatically organized and ready to share

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How To Analyze Your Google+ Social Performace & Get Insights?

+Analytix is a Chrome extension that provides you a very easy tool for analysing your Google+ performance like it provides you the insights about +1’s, resharing, number of comments and views.  The application is really very easy to use. Simply add it in your Chromebook or your Google Chrome web browser then launch it. It instantly opens up a new page were you can type any Google+ profile URL and grab the insights.

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Make Your Webcam Useful: Take Pictures, Add Effects, Create Colleges & More

Pixect.com is an awesome webservice that lets you click pictures online using web camera and then you can easily add amazing fun effects to them. It provides you dozens of real-time effects and multiple capture modes so that you can quickly apply digital effects to photos online and then  save those photos to your hard drive.

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How To Install & Configure phpMyAdmin On Ubuntu 12.04 & Greater Versions?

phpMyAdmin is a free software that provides you a user friendly interface to work with MySQL on the web. It simply provides you a convenient visual frontend to access MySQL capabilities. This tutorial shows you the steps for installing phpMyAdmin on Ubunu Linux so before installing it make sure you must have root privileges on your virtual private server.

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