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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 (more…)

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. (more…)

“Ubuntu One” and “Ubuntu One Music Store” will be decommissioned in August

Anyone who has used Ubuntu at least once in the last years has made the case for Ubuntu One, the cloud service offered by Canonical natively installed on recent distributions of Ubuntu. Ubuntu One is exactly what you would expect from a cloud storage service, and so far has winked at all Ubuntu users sometimes left with no support from the direct competition.

Exactly as Dropbox, SkyDrive, Google Drive, Mega and company allows a subscription for manage a web space remote. The free Basic plan starts from 5GB, acquiring additional functionality, or enrolling their acquaintances through affiliate links is (more…)

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 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. Apart from that I realize that after more than three years, the article is still relevant and needs no additions. (more…)