Linux is fun…
The Trials and Tribulations of Secure Free Software for the European Parliament -
After months of hearing about their own vulnerability at the hands of intelligence agencies like the NSA and GCHQ, next Wednesday,……..
Would most politicians really want to run Linux? It’s hard to tell: politicians generally inhabit a homogenous technological environment, and do not get a chance to even glimpse what alternatives might exist, nor understand why people might want to fight for the right to have those alternatives
How to Install Linux on a Chromebook and Unlock Its Full Potential -
There are some Chromebooks with awesome hardware out there, like the beautiful Chromebook Pixel, but they don’t quite hit their full potential with Chrome OS. Here’s how to install Ubuntu and get more out of your Chromebook.
And there is This from How-To Geek for Cruton
The academic laptop 2.0 runs on Debian 7.4 (Wheezy). Until now I only used one non-FOSS software package, Flashplayer. Pipelight handles any Microsoft Silverlight requirements needed for video viewing on the University site. WebEx is a virtual meeting software platform used in many Universities. I need to use WebEx for my studies.
Java is a requirement of WebEx, so I installed Java 7 via repository. I visited the WebEx test site, ran a test and it seemed I was able to participate in virtual WebEx meetings. On the day of my last meeting I was not allowed to participate with my laptop, I used my phone.
No WebEx :(
I needed to install a Microsoft msi plugin. I downloaded WINE and attempted an install the day of the meeting, however I was unsuccessful. Upon my second attempt I was ale to install the plugin. The steps follow….
1. Open the windows file with WINE. (WINE is in the Debian software repository, you may access it with Synaptic)
WARNING: Do not select the Launch Powerpoint option, an explanation follows…
2. Accept License
3. Choose the install
My first attempt to install the software failed, in review this is the step Linux users need to customise. As opposed to continuing this reflection with steps that will end in failure……
We will continue with the correct steps.
4. Choose the custom install
5. Deselect the Microsoft Powerpoint option.
WebEX wants to connect with Microsoft Powerpoint software. I use LireOffice Impress as it is FOSS.
6. At this step change the install location, I chose my home folder..
The ‘C’ will remain in the file tree, however your linux system files will follow after the C….
7. Continue and install
8. If the installation is successful the Microsoft wizard will quit. You will see the windows file saved in your chosen folder, I chose my home folder.
4 Best Linux OS To Replace Windows XP -
Microsoft is ending support for Windows XP. Which means your computer won’t be getting any software updates including security updates. That would leave your computer running Windows XP even more vulnerable to virus and malware. Now, you have only few options to replace Windows XP. And those are:remember DebianCheck the sidear for a XP to linux guide
Grive [Grive] -
The purpose of this project is to provide an independent open source implementation of Google Drive client for GNU/Linux.
The slow death of Silicon Roundabout -
Scattering Shoreditch’s startups to the winds may not kill them all â but the creative energy that inspired them has gone
The new, improved academic desktop. It is Deian 7.4 XFCE. I could not configure gtk2 to accept Faenza icons and Conky———-SOLVED. This is the yet another academic laptop. It is a refurbished Lenovo G570. It was in my closet as the stock Atheros wifi card is rubbish and liquid was spilled on the keyboard and as a result the keys are sticky and the key is broken. I copy and paste or spell check all words with b.