How To Install Arch Linux

When it comes to Linux distributions, Arch Linux is considered one of the difficult ones. This is mainly because it's hard to install. Most installation instructions complicate the process. The distribution itself is meant to be used by those who are comfortable using a Linux system. It's basically a distribution for power users and that leaves a good chunk of users without options. We've simplified the steps you need to follow to install Arch Linux. You must know the basics of a Linux system and know what partitioning etc, is in order to use it. If you've never run Linux in any form, this still isn't something for you to try out.Read More

How To Run Linux Apps From Bash On Windows 10 [Guide]

Ubuntu is coming to Windows 10. The Windows 10 Preview build 14316 lets you try it out. Ubuntu and Bash coming to Windows 10 is a big deal for developers simply because it means development will be considerably easier. The feature is still available only on the preview builds and we're testing the waters to see what it can do. The one question that does arise is can you run a Linux app on Windows 10 now that it has Bash and Ubuntu? The answer is yes and here's a complete guide on how to do just that.Read More

Root AT&T Galaxy S III I747 In One Click On Windows, Linux & Mac With CASUAL

Yes, the Galaxy S III from AT&T has been rooted for quite some time now, but for anyone who has just purchased the device and is looking for a simple and foolproof way of rooting it, XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler has just released his famous CASUAL root tool for AT&T’s S III. Short for Cross-platform ADB Scripting, Universal Android Loader, CASUAL works as a one-click root method and it’s massive appeal lies in its ability to run on Windows, Mac and Linux. To take it one step further, there's support for even Raspberry Pi. The tool uses the famous CFAutoRoot by Chainfire to achieve root access on the device. Read More

How To Run Ubuntu Linux On Samsung Galaxy S III

The Galaxy S III is making some serious inroads with development that seems to be speeding up with every step. The latest big news to hit SGS3 users is Ubuntu and Backtrack Linux beeing booted onto the device. Honestly, I don’t personally see the point of using Linux on an Android device, but if it’s Android and you’re a true geek, having the option and being actually able to pull it off, is a feat on its own. As for the procedure, we have XDA-Developers forum member tiborri to thank for jotting up a tutorial, and of course, a few pieces of the tutorials have actually been borrowed from other tutorials. So if you have patience and are familiar with executing scripts, read on after the break to learn more about how you can get Linux running on your Galaxy S III.Read More

PhotoGrok: EXIF-Based Image & File Viewer With Metadata Filters

EXIF, or Exchangeable Image File Format, is a standard that specifies the formats for images, sound and other important tags commonly used by digital cameras, scanners and other systems, which handle recorded image and sound files. You can view this metadata information in the default Windows properties of images and other files. The default Windows Explorer lists down all meta data of images in the Details view, but it is a bit limited in its EXIF data representation. Handling an image collection using just the default options can be a bit difficult for a professional photographer. PhotoGrok is a Java-based application that allows you to view images and other file types grouped together according to metadata. More on PhotoGrok after the break.Read More

Create Flow Charts, Network Diagrams, Circuits & More With Dia

Ever found yourself required to make flowcharts, network diagrams, circuit sketches and more at work or for studies? Dia is a strong and very powerful application meant for all such occasions. Presentations are a particularly powerful tool to communicate your ideas, and at times, plain old text is just boring. So, for those of you who have a tough time creating diagrams in MS Power Point or MS Word, Dia will make it much easier for you to convey your ideas, with an elaborate set of preset tools that are custom made for a plethora of subjects. Packed in a tiny 19mb to 30mb package (varying with the OS), the application's interface – as boring and dull as it might seem – is actually very intuitive, with stuff like copy, cut, paste, delete, dragging, skewing all coming naturally as they would in most popular software. Even better, a portable version of the app is also available. Read on after the break to learn more.Read More

Run Ubuntu On Android Devices With Ubuntu Installer

Ubuntu lands on Android! If you haven’t been living under a rock, Linux being ported onto various Android devices is not entirely a new concept, and to be honest, has not been the easiest to install, let alone port onto the devices. Ubuntu Installer Complete Linux Installer (renamed by developer) tends to change all that and brings to you an easy to use installer app for Ubuntu bringing you the choice of two Ubuntu images (Small and Large). The large image comes with a few software installed as well, such as Firefox, Thunderbird, Openoffice etc.Read More

Scup: Cross-Platform Batch Audio Track Uploader For SoundCloud

Established in 2007, SoundCloud is arguably the most popular online audio distribution platform for collaboration, promotion and distribution of audio content by artists and music promoters. While the web version of the platform is a no brainer for anyone who is familiar with the service, we don’t usually come across a lot of desktop applications catering to SoundCloud. For that reason, when we stumbled across Scup (short for SoundCloud Uploader), we considered it worthy of being taken for a spin. In its essence, Scup is an Adobe AIR-based, cross-platform application that lets you upload multiple tracks to your SoundCloud account and create a set on the fly. The application supports specifying all necessary parameters, such as genre, set and track types, license, record label etc, making your sets ready for publishing in every sense.Read More

IMGDissolver: Cross-Platform Slideshow Creation Tool With Transitions & Filters

To avoid the complexity of hard to understand applications, most of the people avoid creating professional slideshows by themselves, and mostly hire others to do the job for them. However, contrary to the common belief that professional looking slideshows cannot be created easily, there are a ton of free and easy to use applications that allow you to make slideshows in just a few steps. Previously, we have covered some very useful tools for creating slideshows, such as, PhotoStage for creating professional slideshows with any media file and the default Windows application called Windows DVD Maker available in Windows Vista and Windows 7. All these applications are limited to Windows, but if you want a cross platform application for creating slideshows, try IMGDissolver. It is an easy to use open source application for Windows and Linux operating systems that can be used for creating slideshows, DIVX and DVD of your photos and videos.Read More

View Detailed System Information In Ubuntu With i-Nex

When trying to determine the hardware specifications for your computer, it is not desirable to open the hardware casing, which, in some cases, can lead to loosing your warranty claim (e.g., in the case of laptops). In such a scenario, one can use some handy tools for determining the installed hardware specifications. i-Nex is one such tool that provides detailed hardware information within a Graphical User Interface (GUI) for Ubuntu.Read More

Design Color Schemes From A Single Color In Ubuntu With Agave

Agave is a Linux application for easily designing and saving color schemes. It provides users with the option to select web safe colors, Gnome icon palette, Visibone or Tango theme Palette. Once selected, you can generate color schemes from a single color selected from the given graph and save color schemes using the Add (+) option. In other words, Agave acts like a color picking utility, which is often found in applications like CorelDraw, that enables generating color schemes based on the selection of a single color block. Once you select a color, adjacent blocks are automatically filled with matching colors, which makes it possible to select a decent color combination, without endlessly pondering over a combination or going through a laborious trial and error process (for matching colors).Read More

Best 60 Linux Applications For Year 2011 [Editor’s Pick]

At the beginning of each year, we at AddictiveTips compile a list of the best applications from numerous platforms, to deliver a summary of the most useful applications (of the previous year) for our readers. We have already brought you a compilation of the best Windows applications, Mac OS X applications, Windows Phone 7 applications, Android and iOS apps of 2011. Additionally, we also brought you a list of the best Cydia tweaks, as well as the best browser extensions and web apps of 2011. Last, but not least, it is now time to take a look back at the best Linux applications of last year. While there has been extensive development at the end of the aforementioned platforms, Linux has not lacked behind either. There have been numerous OS version coming out for numerous Linux flavors, and Ubuntu itself saw Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal and Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot in the same year. With the release of these new operating systems, came new applications and updates for old ones. Let’s take a look at some of the very best Linux applications that we covered in 2011.Read More

System Stability Tester: Stress Test Your Computer With Multi-Threaded Pi Calculations

System Stability Tester is a a cross-platform system stress testing application for determining the true potential of your computer’s stability. During the testing process, the tool creates two or more threads. Once the calculation step is complete, the result of all the threads are compared, which enables analyzing the differences between them. You can select Pi digits to calculate the number of threads to use to suit your testing needs. It must be noted, however, that selecting higher values takes longer for the test to complete.Read More

How To Create Backup At Remote Location When PC Stops Booting [Beginner’s Guide]

Earlier we discussed a few ways to diagnose Windows problems and fix the issues when PC fails to boot up using Ubuntu Live USB, including reset Windows 7 admin and standard account password, perform disk wipe operation, repair lost partitions and recover hard disk data, and run anti-virus scan over entire hard disk to fix booting issues. If you've persistent Ubuntu USB, you could fix various kind of issues which are generally hard to identify on Windows, such as removing virus-infected read-only system files and services, but before you start repairing your PC using Ubuntu Live USB, it’s recommended to backup all the important data at remote location, so that you can fearlessly perform the system repair operations. In the past, we showed you how to clone an entire hard disk and make IMG (image file) of hard disk partition and then restore at defined location. This time around, we bring you a step-by-step guide on backing up important files and folders on network when PC fails to boot up.Read More

Download More Than 100 Linux Distributions With Get Linux

Get Linux is a portable and open source download client, which interacts with a server side library for downloading numerous Linux-based operating systems. With the help of this utility, you can download up to more than 100 Linux distributions, by simply selecting their name from the available list. This makes it easy to obtain the most updated Linux OS, without having to manually search and download the ISO file via a browser. Along with the selected operating system, Get Linux downloads also downloads a PNG and JPG image, as well as OS.cfg (Script File).Read More

Cinnamon: Gnome Shell Fork With Interactive & Configurable Options

It appears that Gnome shell forks are being updated quite regularly, with new and improved user interface changes that are being designed to deliver the functionality lacking in the original Gnome shell. In a previous post, we reviewed Linux Mint Mate, which is an alternative session for the Ubuntu desktop. Recently, a new version of a Gnome fork was released, known as Cinnamon.  It comes with a Gnome 2 style classic menu and Gnome Shell Activity icon.Read More

Create Your Own Linux Distribution With SUSE Studio

If you ever wanted to tweak or create your Linux distribution, and do not have the required know how, then you definitely need to check out SUSE Studio. It is a web service that allows creating your custom Linux distribution by following some easy steps. Using this web service, you can create and download your very own Linux operating system with customized applications and features.Read More

Root Nook Tablet On Linux & Mac With One Click Script

Earlier we covered a guide on rooting the Nook Tablet with one click, but unfortunately, that was for Windows only and Linux and Mac users were left with some annoying string of commands. Not anymore! Thanks to XDA-Developers forum member Loglud, there is now an automated script called NARS (Nook Automated Rooting System) that will do all the dirty work for you on Linux and Mac, having your Nook Tablet in no time at all. Further credit also goes to xIndirect, analog and Indirect.Read More

Gow Is Alternative To Cygwin, Brings 130 UNIX Commands To Windows

If you’re an avid Linux user and just started with Windows, you must be familiar with Cygwin, a tool that provides Linux-like environment on Windows, bringing the utility of porting tools running on POSIX, i.e Linux, BSD and Unix system to Windows OS. GOW (Gnu on Windows) is a small, easy to use, yet powerful alternative to Cygwin that brings more then 100 extremely useful UNIX applications and commands to Windows. It provides a total of 130 CLI-based UNIX commands, which can be run from Windows Command Line Interpreter. The application has been specifically designed to bring those UNIX binaries, which don’t have easy to use installers available for Windows.Read More

Mind On Track Automatically Creates Tasks From Mind Maps You Make

A good mind map is a good way to get started on any project, it serves as a great way for always staying on track but mind maps too go through changes as a project progresses and requirements change. What gets frustrating is when you’ve already started a project based on a mind map, specified tasks and have to go back, change the map and reallocate tasks. The problem arises mainly because mind mapping and tasking are jobs kept in isolation from each other. Mind On Track is a desktop application for Windows and Linux that combines both these jobs in to one. As you create a mind map, different ideas are automatically turned in to tasks that can be tagged and given due dates.Read More