Endless OS uses Flatpak and OSTree for package management, rather than .deb packages. The OS is aimed at Developing Nations or Educational purposes for children. They provide a fuller 6GB – 15GB image for where Internet access is limited. They also sell...
Tutorial on how to disable data collection services in Ubuntu 18.04, which includes: Ubuntu-Report, Popularity-Contest, and Automatic Bug reporting.
sudo apt purge gnome-initial-setup ubuntu-report popularity-contest
Settings ► Privacy
Looking at the output of Ubuntu-Report tool, which is pre-installed in Ubuntu 18.04.
This tool is un once per distribution of Ubuntu and gathers non-personally identifiable information about your system.
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Miss Quids reviews Lubuntu 18.04. Much of the focus with Lubuntu 18.04 has been on the future LXQt desktop. Once again Lubuntu have gone with older LXDE desktop, likely for stability since this is a Long Term Support version.
Linux Mint have promised not to include the ubuntu-report tool, which is pre-installed on Ubuntu 18.04 and does a one off data collection about hardware and install time.
Budgie Desktop started out life in Solus, but is now available as an official derivative in Ubuntu Budgie. The latest release brings us new Applets and a new Window Shuffler.
It might be possible to create a Unity-like experience in Budgie using Global me...
Xubuntu is still using the XFCE 4.12 desktop which was released in 2015. Some of the Gnome applications have been replaced with MATE equivalents.
Xubuntu 18.04 is codenamed Bionic Beaver. It’s a Long Term Support (LTS) release, supported for 3 years.
Ubuntu 18.04 codenamed Bionic Beaver is now using Gnome desktop after Canonical dropped the Unity desktop. This is a Long Term Support LTS release, supported for five years.
Most of the changes with this release have been underlying improvements to speed ...
Ubuntu MATE offers salvation for Unity desktop lovers with their Mutiny desktop. Or you can choose from 7 other desktop layouts
Brisk menu now has a Fullscreen Dash.
Global Menu, and Heads Up Display (HUD) work fine with GTK and QT based apps.
Kubuntu 18.04, codenamed Bionic Beaver, is a Long Term Support (LTS) release, and comes with KDE Plasma 5.12.4 LTS desktop.
A new “Kubuntu” theme is the default, which is an amalgamation between Breeze Dark and Breeze Light
Wayland can be used wit...
Going through the changes in Ubuntu 18.04, Bionic Beaver, since the previous LTS release of Ubuntu 16.04. The huge change now is end of Unity Desktop and switch to Gnome 3.28.
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Linux Deepin have responded to my previous video basically stating that their intentions were innocent. However, the implementation leaves your system open to abuse and further information spying from the third party Chinese tracker CNZZ.
Not forgetting t...
As of version 15.5 Linux Deepin carries out spying, with the App store making unencrypted connections to known Chinese tracker CNZZ.
Deepin 15.3 and 15.4 which I previously discussed did not contain the tracking elements.
Cut can be used to abstract fields or characters from a text file or piped command. The output of cut could be parsed to a different command like Sort.
cut -f 1, -d : input.txt
-f field (use with -d delimiter)
-b byte values (specific characters...
YouTube Best Video Downloader 2 for Firefox recently received an update which causes it to load three “tracking/analytics” scripts on Every page you view.
One forum thread mentions this script carries out Cryptocoin mining, although I’m unable to su...
Moebuntu is a customised desktop environment for Ubuntu. Its style is heavily influenced by anime/manga and Japanese moe culture.
Reviewing its look and feel, as well as how easy it is to set up.
After the privacy scandal with Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, I decided to download my Facebook data. Their records are surprisingly thorough going back to when I registered in 2008.
Mozilla Firefox facebook Container: http://news.softpedia.com/news/m...
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS which is codenamed Bionic Beaver now offers a Minimal option during the installer, which gives you Gnome Desktop, Firefox Browser, and a few Utilities.
Daily Build: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/
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