Linux from the media point of view has always remained a step behind the competition. With few exceptions the best multimedia software, are photo editing or video editing, They are developed exclusively (the quasi) for Mac or Windows. Linux is however unbeatable, and for many years the most widely used system, Read more…
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…)
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, musica d'atmosphere, 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. (more…)
As we download from the internet? Gigabyte e gigabyte data, personally mostly iso or software updates (this is. the kernel is a beautiful brick). And sometimes it happens that when we start the download speed is pretty good, but after some time we see it slow, halved, I sometimes find myself under 56k. Why does it happen? (more…)
Set up a Security Webcam with “motion detect” using linux, in contrast to other solutions, is a procedure quite simple, despite the lack of a GUI for the configurations (often it is good not to have a GUI). On the front “hardware” everything we need is a webcam USB, regarding the software we will need a Linux distribution and the program “motion” (in the official repositories). Below I translate and I simplify the procedure comes from the blog Chriswpage.com. (more…)
Many networks have the advantage of Windows “Active Directory” and Local Domains, an important priority within the company if. Most of the Windows shares using the solution “WORKGROUP“, the default choice when creating a shared network (to share files or printers). The majority of users have the idea that the WORKGROUP is something that can be accessed only by Windows. Not so and we will prove in this article with the help of a small program command line for linux: Samba. (more…)
A few days ago I was still looking for a multifunction printer, I definitely orientavo towards a product compatible with Linux, that would support the Network Printing (better if Wi-Fi) e a low environmental impact. I thought I was being pretentious, and rather unexpectedly, I found a deal on Groupon for a printer that (After a brief survey) had all these features.
Today I bought a Canon multifunction printer: a “Canon Pixma MP495“. Linux drivers are made available by Canon itself (from the Australian site, luckily there is the internet) via packet “.deb” precompiled architectures “i386” the “amd64“, installer or via dedicated. (more…)
In today's article we see a little hack for access to our Google docs as if we were working in local. In practice “'ll mount” the cloud of our documents made available by Google to a local folder. We can browse between the files as locally, rename, move, copy, As if they were on our pc.
The software that will handle the sharing is called “google-docs-fs“, a small script in Python with API Fuse, available for Linux and Mac. (more…)
Some of you may remember Tilda, the handy application that the touch of a button showed the terminal in a configurable part of the screen. So I see on the official website hosted on sourceforge it seems that the project is stopped by the 2008. I wrote a brief guide on this application because I thought it although small, still useful and worthy of note. In the same spirit today I speak of “nautilus-terminal“: another small application that integrates the terminal in a nautilus window.
The steps to install it on Ubuntu are a few simple. First, add a PPA repository. (more…)
Several articles ago I explained how to mount a remote machine via FTP, so that the PC on which we operate is seen as a directory locale. The program used to establish the connection between the two machines is unpronounceable: “curlftpfs“. Today we will do the same thing, but the protocol used will be the’SSH. We will find several similarities to the article previously developed, one in all the impronunciabilità the software used: “sshfs“.
How much of the useful software, “sshfs” is directly installed via repository. It will be sufficient to look inside the graphical tool in use to the distribution. (more…)