Saturday, June 23, 2012

Download Linux Kernel 3 3.4.4 / 3.5-rc3

Linux Kernel 3, Linux Kernel.
Linux is a clone of the operating system Unix, written from scratch by Linus Torvalds with assistance from a loosely-knit team of hackers across the Net. It aims towards POSIX and Single UNIX Specification compliance.
It has all the features you would expect in a modern fully-fledged Unix, including true multitasking, virtual memory, shared libraries, demand loading, shared copy-on-write executables, proper memory management, and multistack networking including IPv4 and IPv6.
Although originally developed first for 32-bit x86-based PCs (386 or higher), today Linux also runs on (at least) the Alpha AXP, Sun SPARC, Motorola 68000, PowerPC, ARM, Hitachi SuperH, IBM S/390, MIPS, HP PA-RISC, Intel IA-64, AMD x86-64, AXIS CRIS, Renesas M32R, Atmel AVR32, Renesas H8/300, NEC V850, Tensilica Xtensa, and Analog Devices Blackfin architectures; for many of these architectures in both 32- and 64-bit variants.
Linux is easily portable to most general-purpose 32- or 64-bit architectures as long as they have a paged memory management unit (PMMU) and a port of the GNU C compiler (gcc) (part of The GNU Compiler Collection, GCC). Linux has also been ported to a number of architectures without a PMMU, although functionality is then obviously somewhat limited.

Greg Kroah-Hartman announced yesterday, June 22nd, the immediate availability for download of the fourth maintenance release for the stable Linux 3.4 kernel series.

Linux kernel 3.4.4 incorporates some updated Radeon, USB and wireless drivers, a few ARM fixes, improvements for the x86 and PowerPC architectures, and some other small changes.

"I'm announcing the release of the 3.4.4 kernel. All users of the 3.4 kernel series must upgrade.

"The updated 3.4.y git tree can be found at: git:// linux-3.4.y and can be browsed at the normal git web browser:;a=summary" - said Greg KH in the email announcement.

The Linux kernel 3.4.4 is a must-grab update for all Linux users who use the Linux 3.4 kernel. Therefore, upgrade as soon as possible!

Download Linux Kernel 3 3.4.4

Reset Password In Linux

With today’s technology, you can store your whole life on your hard drive! Without password protection, nothing is safe (not even this article!). ! To modify a user’s password or your own password in Linux or UNIX use the passwd command.

To change any users password as a root, Login as the root user and type the command:

# passwd User_Name
# passwd dhaval
# passwd soni

Sample outputs:
Enter new UNIX password:
Retype new UNIX password:
passwd: password updated successfully

To Change Your Own Password or as a normal user, Simply type the passwd command:

$ passwd

Sample outputs:
(current) UNIX password:
Enter new UNIX password:
Retype new UNIX password:
passwd: password updated successfully

Fedora Root Login Activation

Fedora uses pam module called for its authentication. This module is designed to succeed or fail authentication based on characteristics of the account of the authenticated user. Default configuration of this module blocks root login using GUI.

STEP 1: Login as a Normal User.

STEP 2: Open the terminal and use your favourite text editor like vim or gedit to open the /etc/pam.d/gdm.

# su -c “vim /etc/pam.d/gdm”

STEP 3: Comment the following line ‘auth required user !=root quiet’

# auth required user != root quiet

STEP 4: Also open /etc/pam.d/gdm-password and put comment in front of the below line:

# auth required user != root quiet

Save the file and logout from GUI. Now you can login as root :)

Download VueScan 9.1.06

VueScan, Scanning software.
VueScan is the world's most widely used scanning software, with more than 5 million copies downloaded. VueScan is easy to use, saves you time and improves your productivity. It saves you money by letting you continue using your existing scanner, and it gives you higher quality scans than the software that comes with your scanner.
VueScan supports more than 700 scanners and 209 digital camera raw files.

 Download VueScan 9.1.06

Download XZ Utils 5.0.4

XZ Utils, Compression software.
XZ Utils is free general-purpose data compression software with high compression ratio. XZ Utils were written for POSIX-like systems, but also work on some not-so-POSIX systems. XZ Utils are the successor to LZMA Utils.
The core of the XZ Utils compression code is based on LZMA SDK, but it has been modified quite a lot to be suitable for XZ Utils. The primary compression algorithm is currently LZMA2, which is used inside the .xz container format. With typical files, XZ Utils create 30 % smaller output than gzip and 15 % smaller output than bzip2.

 Download XZ Utils 5.0.4

Download TCPDF 5.9.168

TCPDF, PHP class for generating PDF documents.
TCPDF is a PHP class for generating PDF documents without requiring external extensions. TCPDF Supports UTF-8, Unicode, RTL languages, XHTML, Javascript, digital signatures, barcodes and much more.

Download TCPDF 5.9.168

Thunderbird 13 Officially Lands in Ubuntu

Canonical announced last evening, June 21st, in a secuirty notice, that the Mozilla Thunderbird 13 email client landed in some of their supported Ubuntu distributions.

The actual version of Thunderbird updated yesterday is 13.0.1, and it has been uploaded in the Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, Ubuntu 11.10 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS operating systems.

Mozilla Thunderbird 13.0 brings only one new feature called Filelink, which allows users to send large attachments by sending a link to the file, avoiding bounce back of emails.

All Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin), Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot), and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) users can update their Thunderbird email client to version 13.0.1 right now, by using the Update Manager software.

Download Thunderbird 12.0 for Linux binaries and sources

New screenshots of SolusOS 2

SolusOS has recently gained a lot of attention among the Linux community and the developing team of SolusOS is working hard to keep its popularity. Here are some new screenshots of SolusOS 2, Alpha 5 version, that I found on the Google plus page of Ikey Doherty - founder of SolusOS:

As I notice, there are some improvements here. The gnome panel now looks smoother and doesnt have the weird transparency anymore. There are some minor changes in the notification area, ie the volume icon, the clock setting.  Nautilus file manager also has a new look in Alpha 5, which looks a lot better than in Alpha 4.

The Alpha 5 version of Solus OS 2 is still not available to download yet but I think it will be released for people to test soon. Meanwhile, if you have any idea, question or suggestion about SolusOS, you can share them on SolusOS forum or Ikey's Google page, Im pretty sure you opinions will be welcome.

Calibre Plugin of the Week: MobiUnpack – The Plugin

Calibre is one of the best eBook management software available right now, but its strength lies in the abundance of plugins available for it.

This week we’ll take a look at an interesting extension called „MobiUnpack – The Plugin." According to the developer, this plugin is used to unpack and inspect the contents of DRM-free MOBI files.

MobiUnpack – The Plugin can extract the data from standard MOBIs, KF8s, Print Replicas (AZW4), and even from MOBI dictionaries (with limited support), with the condition that they are DRM-ree.

It can be easily installed from the Preferences menu or from the official forum, and it needs version 0.8.18 or higher of Calibre. A comprehensive tutorial about its usage can also be found on the forum.

You can also check out our review of Calibre.

Download Calibre 0.8.57

Download Calibre 0.8.57  X64

How to Make Your Laptop Choose a Wired Connection Instead of Wireless

Have you ever connected your Laptop to a wired network point in your house and continued to get wireless  network speeds ? Here’s how you can quickly fix that, the easy way.

Giving Your Wired Connection Higher Priority

Press the Win + R keyboard combination and type ncpa.cpl into the run box, then hit enter.
When the Network Connections window opens you will need to hit the alt key to display the classic menu bar.
Once its available click on advanced, and then choose the Advanced Settings option.
Here you will see the preference of your network connections. In order to make your laptop use a wired connection, if available, even when connected to a wireless network, you will need to select Wi-Fi and then click on the green arrow pointing down.
This will automatically bump Ethernet to the top.
That’s all there is to it.

SuperX v1.1 Cassini

SuperX is a desktop-oriented computer operating system based on Ubuntu and Debian GNU/Linux, using the KDE desktop environment. It was originally developed in India by a teenager, Wrix who built it using free and open-source software. Today SuperX has many contributors most of them are in teenage and early 20s.

SuperX is highly modular and flexible with a desktop user interface especially designed with Linux beginners in mind. SuperX consists of a Linux kernel, components from the GNU project, KDE project and few components from GNOME project and many other components. SuperX focuses on simplicity and user-friendliness. SuperX comes with an out-of-the-box experience, automatically configured. The user can focus on his work rather than messing with complex underlying Linux system, trying to setup the ideal environment for his daily work.

SuperX comes with what is required for day-to-day activities and for unique purposes, additional applications can easily be installed. GUI configuration utilities are officially provided, and most system configuration is performed from the GUI itself and not by editing complex configuration files like many other Linux-based systems.

SuperX does not follow a release model, as of now. SuperX strives be to stable yet bleeding edge, and typically offers the latest stable versions of most applications.

Torrent SuperX_v1.1_Cassini_i386