Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

The First Person to Hack the iPhone Built a Self-Driving Car. In His Garage

A few days before Thanksgiving, George Hotz, a 26-year-old hacker, invites me to his house in San Francisco to check out a project he’s been working on. He says it’s a self-driving car that he had built in about a month. The claim seems absurd. But when I turn up that morning, in his garage […]

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Monday, December 14th, 2015

Google’s killing Chrome support for 32-bit Linux, Ubuntu 12.04, and Debian 7

If you purchased your computer in the last decade, it probably has a 64-bit-capable processor. The transition to 64-bit operating systems has been a long one, but Google is about to give Linux users another push. In March 2016, Google will stop releasing Chrome for 32-bit Linux distributions. Read More:

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Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

My article in ToI: Why Ubuntu?

Users who are running licensed versions of Windows 7 or 8.1 on their PCs get a free upgrade to Windows 10, but those running Windows XP or Vista will have to buy Windows 10. Well, Ubuntu is a free user-friendly Linux based operating system. Yes, absolutely free, including future updates. Secondly , it is extremely […]

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Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Building an Ubuntu based multi-touch table

I had been thinking of my Touch Table project for a long time. My research on existing solutions was a bit disappointing: mostly insanely expensive, large, or platform locked, they did not fit my vision of a [Android or Linux-powered] ‘desktop’ that would allow me to fit it into my existing workflow, rather than hope […]

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Friday, February 6th, 2015

Raspberry Pi 2

Raspberry Pi 2 is here. A 900MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU 1GB LPDDR2 SDRAM Compatible with Raspberry Pi 1 $35 And now runs Snappy Ubuntu Core.  

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Friday, January 23rd, 2015

WhatsApp on Ubuntu ?

Yes you can install WhatApp on Ubuntu Desktop! It currently works with Chrome browser only (no Chromium support yet). In Chrome go to : On your WhatApp on your phone, go to Menu (top left) – WhatsApp Web and add your web client. That’s all, now all your WhatsApp messages will also show up on […]

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Monday, November 24th, 2014

Dual Booting Android 5.0 and Ubuntu Touch on Nexus 4

My setup: Laptop with Ubuntu 14.04LTS  and Nexus 4. I also assume you are comfortable with the command prompt. You need to run some commands from terminal. If you are already running Android 5.0, you can skip Step 1 and go directly to Step 2 to root your device. In my case, I didn’t wait […]

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Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Ubuntu 32-Bit or 64-Bit ?

I often get asked this question 32 or 64-Bit? In the past I have told people to stick to 32-Bit because of compatibility issues but things have changed now. Quoting for Phoronix which recently did a benchmark test between 32-Bit and 64-Bit. Going back years we have run 32-bit vs. 64-bit Linux benchmarks. While the […]

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Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Is Ubuntu affected by Heartbleed ?

The Short answer is No. Ubuntu was patched on 7th April 2014 and the bug was widely reported on 8th April, 2014. If you are using other operating systems,  you need to worry. Especially if its non-Linux based. Read More: The Heartbleed vulnerability that was discovered just last week took the world by surprise, but […]

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Monday, April 28th, 2014

Tesla running Ubuntu ?

There aren’t that many Tesla Model S owners around, but those who are do seem to comprise of people who have a different way of seeing things. Apparently, some Tesla Model S owners have already tried to hack their ride by wiring into the Model S’ communications system. A forum user who goes by the […]

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Monday, April 21st, 2014

UK’s security branch says Ubuntu most secure end-user OS

The Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG), the group within the UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) that assesses operating systems and software for security issues, has found that while no end-user operating system is as secure as they’d like it to be, Ubuntu 12.04 is the best of the lot. In late 2013, the CESG looked at […]

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Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Ubuntu 14.04LTS (Trusty Tahr) download links

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is here.  Torrent is the preferred method for me. Ubuntu 14.04 Torrent Links Direct Downloads Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 64-Bit Torrent Main Server Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 32-Bit Torrent Main Server Ubuntu Server 14.04 64-Bit Torrent Main Server Ubuntu Server 14.04 32-Bit Torrent Main Server Other releases. (Ubuntu Desktop and Server) (Ubuntu Cloud Server) (Ubuntu Netboot) (Edubuntu) As […]

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Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Romanian Edu Ministry recommends Ubuntu for schools

Many schools in Romania today are using proprietary software like Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office — most of which are either unlicenced copies or old unsupported versions, for which the schools may face legal issues, according to the Education Ministry of Romania. To tackle this problem, the Ministry recommends the schools to either purchase newer, […]

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Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

The Ubuntu Edge

Next generation converged device with Phone and PC capabilities is here. Here is the specs: Dual boot Ubuntu mobile OS and Android Fully integrated Ubuntu desktop PC when docked Fastest multi-core CPU, 4GB RAM, 128GB storage 4.5in 1,280 x 720 HD sapphire crystal display 8mp low-light rear camera, 2mp front camera Dual-LTE, dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi, […]

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Friday, May 17th, 2013

ASUS X201E 11.6-Inch Notebook with Ubuntu

Here is an inexpensive Ubuntu notebook, the ASUS X201E-DH01. Intel Celeron 847 (1.1GHz) Sandy Bridge 4 GB DDR3 320 GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive 11.6-Inch Screen, Intel GMA HD Graphic card 1 USB 3.0 and 2 USB 2.0 SD MMC Card Reader WiFi, Ethernet and Bluetooth 4.0 1 HDMI and 1 VGA 5 Hours claimed battery […]

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Friday, April 26th, 2013

Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) download links

Ubuntu 13.04.10 is here.  Torrent is the preferred method for me. Ubuntu 13.04 Torrent Links Direct Downloads Ubuntu Desktop 13.04 64-Bit Torrent Main Server Ubuntu Desktop 13.04 32-Bit Torrent Main Server Ubuntu Server 13.04 64-Bit Torrent Main Server Ubuntu Server 13.0432-Bit Torrent Main Server Other releases. (Ubuntu Desktop and Server) (Ubuntu Cloud Server) (Ubuntu Netboot) (Ubuntu Core) (Edubuntu DVD) […]

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Monday, March 11th, 2013

The Ubuntu guide for displaced Windows users

With Windows 8 pushing a “touch-first” desktop interface—Microsoft’s words, not ours—and with Valve’s Steam on Linux beginning to bring much-needed games and popular attention to the oft-overlooked operating system, there’s never been a better time to take Linux out for a test drive. Dipping your toes into the penguin-filled waters of the most popular open-source […]

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Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Ubuntu phone and tablet images now available

                  Since the Ubuntu phone has been announced, many people are getting eager to give it a try. The Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview, which allows you to get a peak into Ubuntu phone and tablet is available for download. Images are available for the following: Phones: Google […]

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Friday, November 30th, 2012

10 reasons to choose Ubuntu 12.10 over Windows 8

From PC World. Ubuntu is a widely popular open-source Linux distribution with eight years of maturity under its belt, and more than 20 million users. Of the roughly 5 percent of desktop OSs accounted for by Linux, at least one survey suggests that about half are Ubuntu. (Windows, meanwhile, accounts for about 84 percent.) The […]

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Sunday, November 11th, 2012

Disabling reverse (natural) scrolling in Ubuntu 12.10

After installing Ubuntu 12.10, the first thing I wanted to do, was to disable reverse scrolling – you scroll down and it scrolls up! This is also called natural scrolling by Apple. Don’t know what is natural about it 🙂 but may be natural for Apple users. Open the terminal and edit this file using […]

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