Posts Tagged ‘Ubuntu’

Windows Subsystem for Linux

November 22nd, 2018 No comments

Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is a compatibility layer for running Linux binary executables (in ELF format) natively on Windows 10 and Windows Server 2019.

WSL provides a Linux-compatible kernel interface developed by Microsoft (containing no Linux kernel code), which can then run a GNU user space on top of it, such as that of Ubuntu, openSUSE, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Debian and Kali Linux. Such a user space might contain a Bash shell and command language, with native GNU/Linux command-line tools (sed, awk, etc.), programming language interpreters (Ruby, Python, etc.), and even graphical applications (using a X11 server at the host side). (wikipedia)


Ubuntu-certified hardware

January 10th, 2011 No comments

The hardware table has all been awarded the status of Certified or Ready for Ubuntu.


Linux Command Line

January 8th, 2011 No comments

Ubuntu Tweak

October 4th, 2010 No comments

Ubuntu Tweak is an application to config Ubuntu easier for everyone. It provides many useful desktop and system options that the default desktop environment doesn’t provide.

As a Ubuntu user, you always get excited when you see something new in Ubuntu world. You play with new applications, new themes, new applets… After playing with them, you may find something break the desktop, and you don’t know how to recover to the original style.

That’s what the Desktop Recovery will help you.

Desktop Recovery is the tool integrated into Ubuntu Tweak to help people safely tweak with desktop settings, and never worry about how to go back.

It has three basic actions:

  • Backup: backup the current settings, keep as many as backups you want;
  • Recover: recover to the backup;
  • Reset: even you don’t have any backup, you can also reset to the default settings;

And what items does Desktop Recovery can backup? Here’s it is:

  • GNOME Desktop settings: Panel, Themes, Background;
  • Application settings which use GConf: gedit, Compiz, Empathy, Nautilus… You know, almost every desktop applications;
  • System components: Input method (ibus), network-manager, proxy…

You can see, Desktop Recovery covers almost everything of desktop/applications.

One thing You MUST know: it will only operate with the setting, not the files related with the setting. E.G. It will backup the setting about the background name, but not the real background file.

Install Ubuntu Tweak in ubuntu

Open the terminal and run the following commands

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak

How to remove the old kernel versions from ubuntu using ubuntu tweak

  1. Select “Package Cleaner” on the left and “Clean Kernel” from the right panel.
  2. Press the “Unlock” button at the lower right, enter your password.
  3. Select from the displayed list the kernel images and headers you wish to remove. The kernel in use is not listed.
  4. Press the “Cleanup” button at the lower right to remove the selected kernel images and headers.


April 29th, 2010 No comments

UNetbootin allows you to create bootable Live USB drives for a variety of Linux distributions from Windows or Linux, without requiring you to burn a CD. You can either let it download one of the many distributions supported out-of-the-box for you, or supply your own Linux .iso file if you’ve already downloaded one or your preferred distribution isn’t on the list.

Backup web-sites

April 5th, 2010 No comments
  • On Ubuntu a script can be written which will use mysqldump + bash + cron + rsync
  • The data can be stored on Amazone S3 service ( command-line Amazon S3 client – command-line tool to upload, retrieve and manage data in Amazon S3 service, designed for use in scripts)

How to Customize your Terminal Prompt

April 4th, 2010 No comments

Open terminal.

Type echo PS1 to get current prompt line.

Type PS1=’something’ there something is
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How to reinstall Ubuntu over existing installation while preserving /home

March 28th, 2010 No comments

Starting in Ubuntu 8.04, ubiquity (the ubuntu system installer) allows the user to install Ubuntu while preserving the /home directory. This allows you to reset your computer to default but to keep your personal files and configuration files. The point of ubiquity-preserve-home is that it’s supposed to work smoothly behind the scenes using Ubuntu’s Installer.

If you choose not to format the partition assigned to “/”, then everything on that partition that would cause problems for an Ubuntu installation will be removed (e.g. the contents of /boot, /etc, /lib, /usr, etc.), but /home and other unknown directories that might contain data will be preserved. Doing this does not require an explicit action by the user, other than choosing manual partitioning and *not* formatting the partition assigned to “/”. This may be used as a last resort to restore Ubuntu to default at the point of installation but will preserve the /home directory.

Ubuntu wiki

Russian Ubuntu

March 18th, 2010 No comments

My Environment

September 16th, 2009 Comments off

Windows Shortcuts


  • EmClient (eM Client is a full featured e-mail client. eM Client also offers calendar, tasks, contacts and chat)
  • Notepad2
  • Notepad++
    • Plugin Manager should be installed separately from here
    • Plugins:
      • CS-Script (C# IntelliSense) – Notepad++ plugin for CS-Script integration. It implements a real C# intellisense (similar to MS IntelliSense®) solution based on CS-Script and ICSharpCode.NRefactory/Mono.Cecil;
      • CsvQuery – Enables SQL queries against CSV files;
      • DoxyIt – Generates Doxygen style comment blocks based on function/method definitions;
      • JSON Viewer – Displays the selected JSON string in a tree view;
      • LuaScript – Plugin for Lua scripting capabilities. Provides control over all of Scintilla’s features and options with a light-weight, fully-functional programming language.
      • NppCrypt – encryption/decryption with various block ciphers, hash-algorithms, random-characters, encoding with base-16/32/64
      • NppFTP – allows FTP, FTPS, FTPES and SFTP communications;
      • NppQrCode – it allows to create QR-Code from selected text. Just select the text and push plugin button;
      • Poor Man’s T-Sql Formatter – A simple SQL formatter performing full multi-batch T-SQL formatting (individual statements,
        stored procedures, any DML, any DDL) with numerous formatting options;
      • SQLinForm – formats plain SQL, SQL embedded in Program Code, SQL snippets and SQL Statements with syntax errors. SQLinForm’s Plugin for Notepad++ has a powerful code folding feature and formats your SQL as you Type. It supports all major DB like Oracle, DB2, SQL Server, Teradata, Netezza, MySQL, Sybase, MS Access, etc. SQLinForm incorporates its own multi-DB parser engine. No additional software is required;
  • Paint.Net
  • Greenshot is a light-weight screenshot software tool for Windows with the following key features:
    • Quickly create screenshots of a selected region, window or fullscreen; you can even capture complete (scrolling) web pages from Internet Explorer.
    • Easily annotate, highlight or obfuscate parts of the screenshot.
    • Export the screenshot in various ways: save to file, send to printer, copy to clipboard, attach to e-mail, send Office programs or upload to photo sites like Flickr or Picasa, and others.
    • it is the most awesome tool for making screenshots you can get on your Windows PC (GitHub)
  • 7-zip
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Облако (home page)
  • Telegram (login)
  • Viber
  • Skype
  • TunSafe – A high performance and secure VPN client that uses the WireGuard protocol (GitHub)
  • OpenVPN
  • FBReader
  • WinDjView
  • Kaspersky free antivirus
  • Office
  • Development Environment
  • Support
  • Ammyy Admin – оптимальное решение для удаленного доступа к компьютеру через Интернет!
  • – portable Software Applications that run from USB
  • – Crowdsourced software recommendations
  • DropBox
  • Box.Net
  • Paragon Drive Backup 9.0 Personal (rus)
  • AdFender – The Ultimate Ad Blocker
  • DjView4
  • Far Manager
    • Registry browser – allows you to do with registry keys and variables exactly the same things as with directories and files.
    • Colorer take5 is a syntax highlighting and text parsing library, that provides services of text parsing in host editor systems in real-time and transforming results into colored text (Far Manager Plugin).
    • VisualCompare – Визуальное сравнение файлов и каталогов.
    • Background copy – With this plugin you can:- copy/move/delete files in background;- get info about current background jobs;- stop any background job;- copy/move/delete/view/edit files even its contains symbols, which can’t-correctly map into current OEM codepage.
    • Drag’N’Drop – alows user to perform drag and drop operations between FAR manager and GUI-based applications.
  • Graphical Editors
    • PicPick is user friendly and full of features for creating your image, suitable for software developers, graphic designers and home user
    • XnView
    • Cropper is a screen capture utility written in C# which enables you to: Quickly capture and crop images of your screen, Crop out sections of vector graphic files without having to flatten the files or open in a new editor, Capture parts of a web site, including text and images, Breeze through creating documentation with images of other applications or websites. (CodePlex)
  • Media and Video
  • The qBittorrent project aims to provide a Free Software alternative to µtorrent.
  • Microsoft Edge
    • Tracking Protection Lists: EasyList
    • Install “Adblock Plus” from Microsoft Store
    • Video Downloader Professional for Edge: easily download videos from YouTube and numerous other sites
      • download and save videos playing on a website to hard disk
      • add videos easily to your video list. There you have quick access to the videos and you can play them at any time, without having to return to the original web page. You also have the option to play the videos in any size (currently available at selected video providers like YouTube and Vimeo)
  • Internet Explorer:
  • Mozilla Firefox:
  • SkyShellEx is a shell extension that allows you to sync any folder to SkyDrive but keeps your existing folder structure intact. SkyShellEx is available as 32 bit and 64 bit extension for Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. The .NET 4.0 Framework is required.
  • Edraw Max is an all-in-one graphics software that makes it simple to create professional-looking flowcharts, organizational charts, network diagrams, business presentations, building plans, mind maps, fashion designs, UML diagrams, workflows, program structures, web design diagrams, electrical engineering diagrams, directional maps, database diagrams and more.
  • Promt Translator Online
  • Abbyy Lingvo Online

Windows Update

Windows Utilities

  • – Office Applications, Network Applications and Development Tools.
  • MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition 9
  • Fiddler (The free web debugging proxy for any browser, system or platform)
  • PC-Wizard – is a powerful utility designed especially for detection of hardware, but also some more analysis. It’s able to identify a large scale of system components and supports the latest technologies and standards. This tool is periodically updated (usually once per month) in order to provide most accurate results.
  • BleachBit quickly frees disk space, removes hidden junk, and easily guards your privacy.
  • Manage it! Is a new, portable, easy way to manage your computer. Changes registry, setting timer for shutdown, etc. *Manage It! is new version of MSV System Utilities.
  • UNetbootin allows you to create bootable Live USB drives for Ubuntu, Fedora, and other Linux distributions without burning a CD.
  • Inobitec DICOM Viewer – Просмотрщик медицинских снимков

Recovery Tools

  • TestDisk is powerful free data recovery software! It was primarily designed to help recover lost partitions and/or make non-booting disks bootable again when these symptoms are caused by faulty software: certain types of viruses or human error (such as accidentally deleting a Partition Table). Partition table recovery using TestDisk is really easy.
  • MHDD.RU – лаборатория восстановления данных
  • PhotoRec is file data recovery software designed to recover lost files including video, documents and archives from hard disks, CD-ROMs, and lost pictures (thus the Photo Recovery name) from digital camera memory. PhotoRec ignores the file system and goes after the underlying data, so it will still work even if your media’s file system has been severely damaged or reformatted.
  • FreeRecover is a free file recovery program for NTFS drives. It allows you to search though and preview deleted files to find lost data. It also estimates the integrity of the deleted files, as well as retrieves their original file paths.
  • SystemRescueCd is a Linux system rescue disk available as a bootable CD-ROM or USB stick for administrating or repairing your system and data after a crash.


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