Into the (open) source


VeraCrypt: the successor of TrueCrypt


In 2009 I wrote an article on security. The best that I could find online to encrypt their files was TrueCrypt, at the time was a safe & software. I can not say the same thing seven years later. The development has been arrested in 2014, but good news there. I could recommend a list of software that do the same thing, but I would not do is leave open questions and invite people to spend time (time that I have already spent). For this reason I will not go further and recommend a project fork that has been followed to the present day. It's called VeraCrypt (the latest release to date is dated October 2016).


5 GNOME Shell extensions that will make your life easier


After all hiding from the blog, a mouthful broad appeal is just what we want. I did not want to shoot too high, so I opted for "facilitate" rather than "change". Also because there is little change, not?

Today we see how to speed up some operations using extensions Gnome Shell. But first, a clarification for those who do not know what is Gnome or Gnome Shell.

Unlike other operating systems, in GNU/Linux the back-end and the GUI are two separate things. A computer that mounts Linux can and should work even without interface


Bcache: the advantage of having a layer between SSD and HDD in terms of speed


Ok, the truth is that these days are not very inspired with titles, unfortunately you will have to settle. Today we talk about speed and SSD / HDD. We will not make the usual benchmark to demonstrate the superiority in speed of solid state disk (it is a fact that it is faster), Instead we understand that it can be useful and economical to add a layer to take care of to communicate the two disks to speed up the process of burning the old HDD.


Hardware information on Linux


More than three years ago I wrote an article about lshw and lshw-gui, a program and a GUI that allow us to "see" inside the computer all the individual components (CPU, RAM, video card, sound card, network card, etc..). The GUI now has changed its name, it is not more than lshw-gui but lshw-gtk. Aside from that, I realize that after more than three years, the article is still current and does not need additions.


Enable the plugin “zen coding” su gedit


For those who do not know, gedit is the text editor of choice for any Linux distribution based on Gnome. It is preinstalled on most Linux distributions, with the exception of those based on different window managers from Gnome (Where, xfce, enlightenment, etc..). It is primarily used for editing configuration files for system, but supports a large number of programming languages ​​and is expandable with plugins dedicated.

For this reason, before use Brackets, I used Gedit also for editing HTML and CSS.

This is gedit.


Photoshop CS6 in Linux


Today is one of those thorny items that do not speak exclusively of open source software, but seek to bring business users to Linux and open source world in general. As you may have guessed from the title today install PhotoShop CS6 its Linux.

Obviously this blog is terraced AGAINST hacking. If you do not have a legal version, regularly purchased PhotoShop might as well change blog, because of the following do not apply in your case.


Test the speed of a USB memory drive with Linux


In today's article we deal with any USB storage device (key, disk, SD card, CF or other readable via USB) and its speed when attached to a device, whether it is a PC, una smart TV, or a camera.


LibreOffice from terminal: convert to PDF


With today's article we complete the article in the 31 May concerning the Printing from Client to Server, no drivers whatsoever. Perhaps not everyone knows that LibreOffice and OpenOffice integrate between their packages some commands from flipping through the terminal. These commands are identical for all operating systems (you, for Windows) and produce the same results. Among these we see today is the syntax for convert any file type through terminal opened with LibreOffice / OpenOffice in PDF.

The command for Linux is as follows:


OpenKiosk: un browser “nato” for internet point


Years ago I became interested in creation of an internet point using an older pc and a any linux distribution. On that occasion I used Opera, a free browser (the open source) that integrated and integrates still one of the best ways "kiosk".

Since then it's been almost three years, Opera has evolved and continues to integrate the kiosk mode, but steadily growing new projects open source they make their way.

I'm talking about OpenKiosk.


Extract the audio track from a video “ffmpeg”


Let's say you have a video from which we extract an audio track. The reasons may be the most varied, we might want to save a special effect in a movie (shot, outbreak, d'atmosphere song, famous phrase, etc.), or part of a song, the possibilities are endless.

Today let's see how you do with ffmpeg, the usual command-line tool that always shot at stake for encode video, slow them down, adapt them to my TV and more.