Category: cool GNU Linux Apps

22.11.2016

http://tinycorelinux.net/6.x/ 15MBYTE ISO! 🙂 THIS IS AS TINY AS IT CAN GET! 😀 it is said to support more hardware than the latest version (7.x)…  

16.11.2016

http://mirror.switch.ch/ftp/mirror/zeroshell/ZeroShell-3.6.0.iso -> fire this up in a VirtualBox machine… using „Generic Linux“ settings. explanation later. as seen on: http://www.pcwelt.de/ratgeber/DSL-Optimierung_-_So_tunen_Sie_Ihr_Netzwerk-Multi-WAN_und_Co.-8913906.html Firewall Router Zeroshell is a Linux distribution for servers and embedded devices aimed at providing the main network services a LAN […]

07.10.2016

This thing does it all: http://milki.include-once.org/streamtuner2/ thank you http://Mario.include-once.org „Microsoft is the Empire. Apple is the Rebels. We are the Ewoks.“ # tested on cat /etc/debian_version 8.6 uname -a Linux debian 3.16.0-4-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 3.16.36-1+deb8u1 (2016-09-03) i686 GNU/Linux # […]

24.09.2016

YYEEEEEEAH! LOVELY! 🙂 you can download it here: http://iso.linuxquestions.org/knoppix/knoppix-7.6.0/ Installing Compiz 3D Desktop on Debian 6 „squeeze“ unfortunately it seems like there is no easy way getting it to work with newer versions of Debian… but if you wanna stick […]

16.09.2016

usually iphones/smartphones take pictures with 2-3-4-5MByte which can fill your harddisk/webserver pretty fast. It is wiser to shrink them down before upload. While under Windows i would recommend you http://www.irfanview.com/ Under Linux you can do that with ease 😀 apt-get […]

07.09.2016

echo "deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian wheezy main non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list apt-get update && apt-get install rar rar RAR 4.00 beta 3   Copyright (c) 1993-2010 Alexander Roshal   17 Dec 2010 Shareware version         Type RAR -? for help […]

05.07.2016

installing ffmpeg on debian is rather tricky (you will need to compile from source). so a command that works as „substitue“ is package_info_libav_tools_avconv.txt that has similar/same command line options/arguments… sudo bash; apt-get update; apt-cache search libavcodec libavcodec-extra – Libav codec […]

18.06.2016

It’s as simple as cool as linux… the „player“ software VLC is also a recorder or a streaming-station 😀 you can try to automate this process: This one-liner worked for me, with audio and video: cvlc v4l2:// :input-slave=alsa:// :v4l-vdev="/dev/video0" :v4l-norm=3 […]

18.04.2016

tested on: Linux laptop 3.16.0-4-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt20-1+deb8u2 (2016-01-02) i686 GNU/Linux if using one core is enough: apt-get update; # install image manipulation programs — binaries apt-get install imagemagick; for i in *.png ; do convert "$i" "${i%.*}.jpg" ; […]

31.03.2016

sudo apt-get install calibre To actually convert the EPUB file you can use the following command: ebook-convert file.epub file.pdf (For details, check this other answer)

26.02.2016

„So it appears that the unexpected (putting it mildly) disappearance of TrueCrypt.org and the startling disavowal of TrueCrypt’s bullet proof security will turn out to be a brief disturbance in the force. We should know much more about a trustworthy […]

16.02.2016

Checkout: IceCat QupZilla 1.6.6 on Debian-Gnome3 install debian linux apt-get update; # you know what this does apt-get install qupzilla; # install qupzilla Screenshots Import Bookmarks.html it’s nice that Arora and QupZilla (the naming is terrible 2 remember :-D) allow […]

16.02.2016

Checkout: IceCat Which browser to surf freely? # 2 Independent this question immediately brings another question along: What html rendering engine should i use? (can i trust) A web browser engine (sometimes called layout engine or rendering engine) is a […]

16.02.2016

Checkout: IceCat it’s always a good idea to try out alternatives. 🙂 Welcome to Arora: (under Debian-Gnome3) Arora is a lightweight, cross-platform, free and open-source web browser developed by Benjamin C. Meyer.[2][3][4][5]  Benjamin C Meyer (icefox) Waltham, MA benÄTmeyerhomePUNKTnet http://benjamin-meyer.blogspot.com/ Joined on […]

04.01.2016

Source & Creditz: https://l3net.wordpress.com/2013/03/17/a-memory-comparison-of-light-linux-desktops if you are running Debian Linux on a Laptop with only 1GB of RAM and want to use things as Virtualization… lightweight is important. There are Linux-Desktops out there consuming less than Windows 98!