• October 20, 2016

    Best VPN For Linux Ubuntu & Fedora

    Security issues on the internet can arise from many different sides. Though we often believe that viruses and other forms of malware are greatest threats that World Wide Web has to offer, situation is actually a lot more complicated than that. Our security is also challenged by the level of surveillance on the web, because practically our every step can be easily monitored, and in that monitoring helps everything – from your browser to your operating system. This is the reason why more and more people opt out for using alternative versions of operating systems, and so far Linux has proven to be at the very top. Fedora and Ubuntu are thus far the best offspring of Linux family, which is why security-conscious internet users often choose one of them as their OS. However, with alternative operating systems come compatibility issues that need to be considered, because you’ll face some difficulty when wanting to install different apps and plugins. Further more, if you strive to be as protected as possible on the web, then getting a VPN to match your alternative OS might be a good idea, because that way you’ll cover every aspect of your security. Seeing that compatibility problems stretch over VPN apps as well, here are some of them that will fit like a glove with your OS. Cyber Ghost We’ll start with a VPN that can grant you solid protection and which you can get without paying a dime. Cyber Ghost in its free edition can give you a good Open VPN protocol along which also comes unlimited bandwidth, which is pretty good for a free VPN. You will also get a kill switch, which will protect you from losing your privacy if you lose your VPN connection. One of the best things about Cyber Ghost...
  •   Mark Shuttleworth has lost his long-running fight to reverse a US$20m (£12.8m) bank charge levied after he transferred a fortune out of South Africa. In 2001, Shuttleworth, the founder of Ubuntu Linux maker Canonical, emigrated from his home nation of South Africa to the Isle of Man. In 2008, he tried to withdraw R2.5bn (US$204m, £128m) from his account in the South African Reserve Bank. The bank, under orders from the SA finance minister, withheld 10 per cent of the transfer as an exit charge. Shuttleworth was furious, and took the bank to a High Court in Pretoria to claim back his millions, basically calling the whole thing unconstitutional. The court said the exit charge was legit, but decided some of the currency exchange rules surrounding the fee were unlawful and unconstitutional. Shuttleworth took the matter higher to the Supreme Court of Appeal, which said the rules were valid, but the bank charge was not. The SA government and reserve bank also launched a cross-appeal. What a mess. The Linux entrepreneur’s case finally ended up before the South Africa Constitutional Court, which on Thursday this week ruled [PDF] that the South African Reserve Bank was right all along to withhold the wedge. Via The Register
  • February 22, 2013

    Ubuntu For Tablet

    Ubuntu has announced an operating system for tablets dubbed ‘Ubuntu for Tablet’ that is says will work on tablets of any size.  The OS will work on both entry level tablets as well as high-end tablets with enterprise specifications, the operating system offers multitasking, safer sharing, instant launch of applications through the menu bar on the left, effortless switching between applications among other features.  Canonical has put out specifications of the tablets that would be required for an entry level consumer Ubuntu tablet experience as well as High-end Ubuntu enterprise tablet experience. For entry level experience, Ubuntu for tablet requires a minimum of Dual Core Cortex A15 processor and 2GB of RAM. The tablet can be of any screen size from 7 to 10 inches and should have at least 8GB of storage. For high-end tablet experience users need to go for a tablet that has at least a Quad-core A15 or Intel x86 processor and is loaded with 4GB of RAM. With 8GB minimum flash storage, the recommended screen size is anywhere between 10-12 inch. The Ubuntu for tablet is loaded with both native as well as web applications. The operating system also supports cloud based applications for both consumer as well as enterprise users. The Linux-based Ubuntu OS, specifically targeting those of the Nexus variety. The OS will be available for the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10.  Owners of the Nexus 4 and Galaxy Nexus smartphones will receive access to the OS on the same day and the OS will be featured at Mobile World Congress next week.
  • February 21, 2013

    Install and Setup Mutt Email Client on Ubuntu

    Command-line email client mutt has a well-deserved reputation as a powerhouse of an email client. It’s fast, flexible and, best of all, surprisingly easy to use.  In this guide we give you Step-By-Step instructions for setting up Mutt email client on Ubuntu using Gmail. 1. sudo apt-get install mutt 2. mkdir -p ~/.mutt/cache/headers mkdir ~/.mutt/cache/bodies touch ~/.mutt/certificates 3. Copy and paste configuration below into a new file, save it in your home directory, and rename it to .muttrc # A basic .muttrc for use with Gmail # Change the following six lines to match your Gmail account details set imap_user = “” set imap_pass = “PASSWORD” set smtp_url = “smtp://” set smtp_pass = “PASSWORD” set from = “” set realname = “YOUR NAME” # Change the following line to a different editor you prefer. set editor = “nano” # Basic config, you can leave this as is set folder = “imaps://” set spoolfile = “+INBOX” set imap_check_subscribed set hostname = set mail_check = 120 set timeout = 300 set imap_keepalive = 300 set postponed = “+[GMail]/Drafts” set record = “+[GMail]/Sent Mail” set header_cache=~/.mutt/cache/headers set message_cachedir=~/.mutt/cache/bodies set certificate_file=~/.mutt/certificates set move = no set include set sort = ‘threads’ set sort_aux = ‘reverse-last-date-received’ set auto_tag = yes ignore “Authentication-Results:” ignore “DomainKey-Signature:” ignore “DKIM-Signature:” hdr_order Date From To Cc alternative_order text/plain text/html * auto_view text/html bind editor <Tab> complete-query bind editor ^T complete bind editor <space> noop # Gmail-style keyboard shortcuts macro index,pager y “<enter-command>unset trashn <delete-message>” “Gmail archive message” macro index,pager d “<enter-command>set trash=”imaps://[GMail]/Bin”n <delete-message>” “Gmail delete message” macro index,pager gi “<change-folder>=INBOX<enter>” “Go to inbox” macro index,pager ga “<change-folder>=[Gmail]/All Mail<enter>” “Go to all mail” macro index,pager gs “<change-folder>=[Gmail]/Starred<enter>” “Go to starred messages” macro index,pager gd “<change-folder>=[Gmail]/Drafts<enter>” “Go to drafts” 4. Open up the ~/.muttrc file in your favorite text editor, add...
  • November 30, 2012

    Dell Ubuntu Ultrabook on Sale

    Dell’s Project Sputnik laptop is now for sale on dells website.  Dell’s XPS 13 Developer Edition is the first in there new line of linux computers. Project Sputnik is an open, six-month product exploration by Dell to help identify what developers want in a laptop. The XPS 13 Developer Edition comes with Ubuntu 12.04 pre-installed, and starts at $1,549 and comes with 1 Year ProSupport with 1 Year NBD Limited Onsite Service After Remote Diagnosis. The laptops hardware specs are as followed: Processor: Intel® Core™ i7 (4M Cache, up to 3.0 GHz) Operating System: Ubuntu 12.04 Screen: 13.3″ HD 720p Ram: 8GB2 DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz Hard Drive: 256GB Solid State Drive Video Card: Intel HD 4000 Weight: 2.99 lbs I want to point out as well Ubuntu Ultrabook is $50 more than the Windows version.  But again no Anti-virus, Office or other extras needed all is included since most Linux software is free and open source.
  • April 2, 2012

    Reset Your Lost Ubuntu Password

    From the boot menu or the boot disk select recovery mode, which is usually the second boot option. After you select recovery mode and wait for all the boot-up processes to finish, you’ll be presented with a few options. In this case, you want the Drop to root shell prompt option so press the Down arrow to get to that option, and then press Enter to select it. The root account is the ultimate administrator and can do anything to the Ubuntu installation (including erase it), so please be careful with what commands you enter in the root terminal. Once you’re at the root shell prompt, if you have forgotten your username as well, type ls /home That’s a lowercase L, by the way, not a capital i, in ls. You should then see a list of the users on your Ubuntu installation. In this case, I’m going to reset Susan Brownmiller’s password. To reset the password, type passwd username where usernameis the username you want to reset. In this case, I want to reset Susan’s password, so I type passwd susan You’ll then be prompted for a new password. When you type the password you will get no visual response acknowledging your typing. Your password is still being accepted. Just type the password and hit Enter when you’re done. You’ll be prompted to retype the password. Do so and hit Enter again. Now the password should be reset. Type exit to return to the recovery menu. After you get back to the recovery menu, select resume normal boot, and use Ubuntu as you normally would—only this time, you actually know the password!
  • November 20, 2009

    Setup Ubuntu VSFTPD Server

    First Install VSFTPD Server – sudo apt-get install vsftpd Then Enter VI or Nano to make changes sudo vi /etc/vsftpd.conf or sudo nano /etc/vsftpd.conf  Allow local login capability – local_enable=YES Use this option to give users access to upload – write_enable=YES Use this option to give local users access via home drive – chroot_local_user=YES Restarts Services everything should be working – sudo /etc/init.d/vsftpd restart (use the X in Vi to remove the # sign to initialize these commands)