Sunday, November 18, 2012

Manjaro Linux 0.8.2 "LXDE"

Philip Müller has announced the release of Manjaro Linux 0.8.2 "LXDE" edition, an lightweight desktop distribution based on Arch Linux: "The culmination of substantial refinements and exciting new developments, Manjaro 0.8.2 is the most polished, feature-rich, and accessible release yet. A lot of people asked me for a LXDE edition. Here it is. It has the same look and functionality as our Xfce edition. With this release you get a better EFI-support through rEFInd, it includes support for Steam gaming, automatic desktop notifications for new system updates, and -- developed exclusively for Manjaro -- a user-friendly graphical interface to easily manage and maintain the system. A more detailed overview of the improvements in the 0.8.2 release is as follows: the default Linux kernel series has been changed to 3.4-longterm for better upstream support; LXDE got updated to 0.5.5...." Read the full release announcement for more details, screenshot and a link to the changelog. Download (SHA256): manjaro-lxde-0.8.2-i686.iso (1,095MB), manjaro-lxde-0.8.2-x86_64.iso (1,253MB).

Top 5 Free and Best Android Apps for Bloggers

These days blogging is not just a hobby for people, it has become a passion for some and a source of income for others. You would find that these days many people are opting for blogging as a career. Most of the bloggers always want to check something or the other regarding their blogs even if they don’t have a PC or Laptop available at that moment of time. Since Android is the most popular and widely used mobile/tablet operating system these days, majority of bloggers would be having a smartphone or tablet running on Android OS.

Android has a great market place which contains thousands and thousands of apps for nearly every kind of user. There are lot of apps available for the bloggers as well which claim to make their work easy. We decided to write about Top 5 Free and Best Android Apps for Bloggers which would help them in doing certain tasks with ease. These apps would help the bloggers to stay connected with their blogs by just using an Android powered device. So Here are the Best Android apps for bloggers :

1. WordPress

WordPress is one of the most famous platform for blogging. These days bloggers choose wordpress as their blogging platform due to its ease of use and lots of customization options available for this platform. WordPress App for Android lets you perform various tasks like writing new post, editing content and even moderating comments on your wordpress blog. It supports both and self-hosted wordpress blogs. This app might come in handy at times like when you are out on a vacation and want to publish/review the posts submitted by guest authors and moderate comments. You can download wordpress app for android for free from here.

2. Blogger

It is the official blogger app developed by Google for people using Blogger as their blogging platform. Blogger is also one of the most famous and widely used blogging platform. The app can be used to perform number of functions such as composing a new post which can either be saved as draft or published immediately. It also lets you switch account/blog if you own multiple Blogger blogs under same account or different accounts. One of the best feature about the app is that it allows the user to take a picture directly from the app and embed it in the post. You can also add labels and location information in your posts using the app. You can download Blogger app for android for free from here.

3. Google Analytics

Each and every blogger wants to track various statistics about his blog like number of visitors, page views, bounce rate etc. Google Analytics is the best web analytics tool available today in the market and Google has developed an app which let’s you track all the above mentioned statistics about your blog on your android smartphone/tablet. For using the app you must have a Google Analytics account, if you don’t have an acccount simply read out tutorial how to setup google analytics account. You can download the Google Analytics app for android for free from here.
google analytics app

4. Hoot Suite

Hoot Suite is one of the best twitter tools available in the market today and a must have android app for bloggers. It allows you to manage multiple Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and foursquare all from one place. Since these days Twitter and Facebook are also a major source of traffic so these 2 social networks cannot be neglected any more. Hoot Suite allows you to update both Twitter and Facebook at the same time. It also lets you schedule your twitter updates. So now you can easily reply to comments and tweets regarding your blog posts. You can download Hoot Suite app for android from here.

5. Evernote

Evernote is a great app which lets you make notes while you are in college, conference, office or on a vacation. All the data is stored in cloud storage and it gets synced with all of your devices having Evernote. It allows the user to take notes, capture images, create to-do lists and much more. Think of a situation when you are on a holiday and an awesome Post idea strikes your mind, you can then simply note down your idea using Evernote and it gets synced to your PC/Laptop so that when you return home you can work on that idea further. App is available in both free and premium versions. You can download Evernote app for android from here.
These were the Top 5 Free and Best Android Apps for Bloggers. If you like any other android app which helps you in blogging, do share it with us by leaving a comment below.

Kwort Linux 3.5

David Cortarello has announced the release of Kwort Linux 3.5, lightweight distribution based on CRUX with a custom package management tool: "Finally Kwort Linux 3.5 has arrived. We have been testing this release for a month and it needed just one public release candidate to get a known bug-free system. Those who installed RC1 can upgrade to the final version with kpkg. In this version our system received a complete update, from the toolchain to the latest X11 applications. This might be the last i686 version as we are planning to move to x86_64 for our next release. We are rolling this release with Linux kernel 3.5.4, the latest stable version of Chromium (Firefox is available on the CD image in more/xapps). The latest LibreOffice is also available on the CD image for you to install with kpkg. Most noticeable changes are in the installer and kpkg, as both got a speed up and also I gave kpkg the ability to upgrade a single package or the whole system." Visit the project's home page to read the complete release announcement. Download: kwort-3.5.iso (337MB, MD5).

Install Filezilla 3.6.0 on Ubuntu 12.10

Filezilla 3.6.0 has been released. When you need to rely on a an excellent FTP client the choice can only fall back on Filezilla, especially in Linux. Each user owner of a blog, or manages a web portal should always be installed on your system Filezilla: personally I find it very comprehensive, it is essential for my work and my passion. As for the news, we can say that FileZilla 3.6.0 only makes small changes, such as fixes a crash found in version 3.5.3 and a bug that occurred with IPv6. This means that the network configuration wizard will no longer crash if you are using an IPv6 address.

Install Filezilla 3.6.0 on Ubuntu

Into To install FileZilla 3.6.0 on Ubuntu 12.10 we will rely on the following PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa: n-muench/programs-ppa
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install
Being a PPA also contains updated versions of other programs that you may not want, my advice is to remove the PPA once the installation of Filezilla 3.6.0:
sudo add-apt-repository-r ppa: yofel / ppa
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Install Linux Kernel 3.6.7 In Ubuntu 12.10/12.04/Linux Mint 13

Linux Kernel 3.6.7 has been released recently bringing more improvements and bug fixes. As usual, we will help Ubuntu/Linux Mint users to upgrade to this new kernel using our simple bash script as described below. If you want to download and install manually the kernel deb packages, click here. Here are some of the changes and fixes taken from the ChangeLog of kernel 3.6.7:

  •     ALSA: usb-audio: Fix mutex deadlock at disconnection
  •     ALSA: Fix card refcount unbalance
  •     ALSA: usb-audio: Fix races at disconnection
  •     DRM/Radeon: Fix Load Detection on legacy primary DAC.
  •     xfs: fix buffer shudown reference count mismatch
  •     xfs: fix reading of wrapped log data
  •     cfg80211: fix antenna gain handling
  •     drm/vmwgfx: Fix a case where the code would BUG when trying to pin GMR memory
  •     drm/vmwgfx: Fix hibernation device reset
  •     mmc: sdhci: fix NULL dereference in sdhci_request() tuning
  •     l2tp: fix oops in l2tp_eth_create() error path
  •     net: usb: Fix memory leak on Tx data path
  •     net: fix secpath kmemleak
  •     tcp: fix FIONREAD/SIOCINQ
  •     ipv4: Fix flushing of cached routing informations
  •     sctp: fix call to SCTP_CMD_PROCESS_SACK in sctp_cmd_interpreter()
  •     batman-adv: Fix broadcast packet CRC calculation
  •     NFS: fix bug in legacy DNS resolver.
  •     mac80211: fix SSID copy on IBSS JOIN
  •     drm/i915: fix overlay on i830M

Linux Kernel 3.6.7 Installation

Open the terminal under Ubuntu 12.10/12.04/Linux Mint 13 or older and run this sequence of commands:

cd /tmp 
wget -O linux-kernel-3.6.7 
chmod +x linux-kernel-3.6.7 
sudo sh linux-kernel-3.6.7 
sudo reboot

To uninstall Kernel 3.6.7, issue this command from the terminal:

sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.6.7*

If you have failed in installing this kernel, you may find this article helpful.