TeamViewer is proprietary software for remote control of a desktop and desktop sharing, meetings, web conferencing and file transfer between two computers. It is cross platform software meaning it will run on Windows, MAC OSx, Android and Linux.
This can be very hand little tool to allow a computer guru access to your machine without having to be sitting in front of your laptop he can run tests perform upgrades and even virus removal all from a remote location with your permission of course.
My first customised splash screen looks good with both opensource and closed source graphic drivers on Ubuntu.
Download the file to your home directory. Unzip and copy this file to your lib plymouth directory as root with commands below.
tar –xf ubuntu-logo-icon.tar.gz
Open a terminal(Ctrl + Alt + T) and paste the commands below 1 by 1
sudo cp -R ubuntu-logo-icon /lib/plymouth/themes/
Make it default splash screen:
sudo update-alternatives –config default.plymouth
Choose ubuntu-logo-icon from the options on your terminal and hit Enter.
sudo update-initramfs -u
New theme screenshot:
My first GTK3 Theme:
My first GTK3 Plymouth Splash Screen:
Pear OS 8, a distribution based on Ubuntu and Debian that aims to make it easier for Mac OS users to switch to Linux.
Pear OS is based on Ubuntu 13.10 and it uses the same installer, with a few small modifications. If you ever installed an Ubuntu system, then you will have no problem installing Pear OS. The installation wizard is straight forward and it’s hard to make any mistakes.
This operating system is very solid and right from the get go comes with a lot of software installed to save you time such items(which Ubuntu) doesn’t have would be codecs for playing movies, mp3’s and DVD’s. In my opinion this should be standard for all Linux distributions. One minor little headache is finding the software for newbies coming to Linux this has to be priority for Pear OS even a fairly experienced Linux user would find it tricky to install applications on this OS or for that matter even locate the software installed.
My final thoughts on this operating system is that it is a very solid all round stable edition based on Ubuntu. For Mac users wanting to step into the world of Linux this would be a great stepping stone for them.
Pear OS has it own version of (Apples iCloud)
Some software installed from the get go on Pear OS:
Brasero Disc Burner
Plenty more software available in the software center all in all this OS is definitely up there as one of the best Ubuntu based Operating Systems.
VLC Media Player
Ubuntu hired Matthieu James to redesign the whole icon theme for Ubuntu 14.04 the main goal was to have a complete icon theme across mobile phones, tablets and the desktop. Ubuntu has added some new icons in recent versions of Ubuntu but to be honest they looked out of place and incomplete.
Here are some screenshots of the proposed new icon set
The United States National Security authority has approached Linus Torvalds creator of GNU/Linux looking to be granted backdoor access to GNU/Linux. The question remains if he has or hasn’t been asked. When asked was he approached by the NSA he replied no and nodded at the same time.
Watch a video of him nodding and saying no at the same time here!
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Smart scopes are they really that smart or will people still prefer to use there browser to search for online information?
Personally me I don’t really like them and find that they bog down the Ubuntu Desktop. There is a whole load of them I would never use and personally think it should be up to the user as to which smart scopes he/she would like to install instead of loading a desktop with 200+ scopes that are of little or no benefit to the user.
If perhaps you are like me there is an easy solution to switching off this online feature you open the Unity dash and search for Privacy and open the program and select turn off online searches. By doing this you will notice a vast improvement in the speed and response of Unity in Ubuntu.
Popular strategy and managerial game Football manager 2014 has been released for Ubuntu strenghtening Ubuntu’s lack of share in the gaming department. One main thing stopping most users from switching to Ubuntu is the lack of support for games but with this announcement hopefully other games maufacturers will follow suit. This is definitely a step in the right direction and with the latest results in benchmarking Windows still pips Ubuntu for gaming but Ubuntu has a come a long way in the last few years. Who knows soon it may even pass windows. Hopefully major companies like AMD and Nvidia will now take notice and produce some proper drivers for the usually neglected Linux desktops.
To purchase Football Manager 2014: