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  • Discover Ring, a Secure Cross-Platform Alternative to Skype

    If you’re on Linux, you’ll be well aware that the Skype client sucks hard as it never packs as many features like the version of the app on other operating systems and hasn’t been updated since 2014.

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    The application is available on desktops via the main platforms (Linux, Windows, and OSX) — other systems require compiling from source — while on mobile, it’s accessible through Android and Windows Mobile and supports voice, video, and conferencing calls.

  • Caravel data visualization

    One aspect of the heavily hyped Internet of Things (IoT) that can easily get overlooked is that each of the Things one hooks up to the Internet invariably spews out a near non-stop stream of data. While commercial IoT users—such as utility companies—generally have a well-established grasp of what data interests them and how to process it, the DIY crowd is better served by flexible tools that make exploring and transforming data easy. Airbnb maintains an open-source Python utility called Caravel that provides such tools. There are many alternatives, of course, but Caravel does a good job at ingesting data and smoothly molding it into nice-looking interactive graphs—with a few exceptions.

  • SSH Is For Dummies Too!

    If you’ve been hanging around the Linux ecosystem for any length of time, you’ve most likely heard about SSH. For those who may not already know, SSH is a secure shell that allows you to log into any computer, anywhere in the world, that is running an SSH server. You might think that it’s just for system administrators and serious Linux nerds, though. Wrong! SSH is actually super easy to get setup and it can be a very powerful tool, even if you only have two computers running on a small home network. Once you get the hang of using it, you may find yourself wondering how you ever got along without it.

  • Parental Control App Timekpr (Fork) 0.3.6 Released With Ubuntu 16.04 Support

    The Timekpr development stopped a while back, but it was later continued with a fork, called Timekpr-Revived, which works with recent Ubuntu versions.

  • [Older] Treat regular expressions as code, not magic
  • How to Install the Beautiful Arc GTK Theme on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Transposing rows and columns: 3 methods
  • How to set up system locale on CentOS 7

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Get Started with Ubuntu 16.04

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Ubuntu 16.04 was released in April, and it’s a great release. Ubuntu is generally known as an extremely user-friendly distribution, so it’s easy to get up and running quickly. That said, there are a few things to do -- depending on your needs -- to get most out of your system.

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How To Fix Linux Mint Wireless Issues On Modern Laptops Including Lenovo Y700 IdeaPads

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I realise that this post is quite specific to probably just a few people but hopefully it will save somebody some time.

Needless to say that in order to download the files you will need to have an internet connection which leaves you in a bit of a chicken and egg scenario.

You will need to use an ethernet (wired) connection to connect to the internet until the wireless issue is resolved.

If you are using mobile broadband and have no access to an ethernet connection you can get a device which enables you to convert WIFI into Ethernet as shown below.

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