Cumulus and Cumulus-QT: A Nice Time / Weather App for Ubuntu

A few years ago, I used to use a very popular application called Stormcloud. One day I learned that the developer abandoned the application due to some problems, including problems with the Yahoo API that used the application. Since that day I have been moving between different applications, one of them is Cumulus.

Shortly after some people of the Linux community tried to resuscitate the project creating a fork called Typhoon. Unfortunately once again, this did not last long. Now another developer named Daryl Bennett with the help of four more developers, have resurrected the application. This new version is now called Cumulus.

Cumulus has been available for some time now and does its job properly. He comes to resurrect the dead Stormcloud. Like Stormcloud and Typhoon, Cumulus is a very simple application to use and configure. In addition, as with its predecessors, Cumulus is powered by Yahoo! Weather API and Open Weather Map.

Bluetooth 5 Has Arrived! Twice The Speed, Four Times The Range

Bluetooth 5 has arrived at last, but few accessories will be able to support it before 2018.

If you are looking for a Bluetooth accessory, maybe it’s better to wait until next year. The two major smartphone manufacturers, Samsung and Apple, are moving quickly towards the Bluetooth 5 , already present in the Galaxy S8 .

However, the accessories can be found with difficulty on the market ; probably when the three best-selling smartphone will go to Bluetooth 5, then the market of third-party accessories will move accordingly.

Windows Defender: Ported To Linux By A Google Engineer

Tavis Ormandy, known engineer Project Zero Google has developed a tool that allows you to run Windows Defender DLL in GNU / Linux.

The name given to the tool, LoadLibrary , was chosen with little imagination. Fantasia and a dash of audacity, however, are behind this titanic work carried out by Ormandy.

The tool was released on GitHub, and allows you to bring Linux to Windows Defender on the DLL (Dynamic Link Library). But to what end? The project aims to help researchers in the field of security to carry out testing of fuzzy for vulnerabilities on Windows software faster, effective and scalable.

GNU/Linux Debian 9 “Stretch” Will Be Released On June 17

The highly anticipated Debian 9 “Stretch” finally has an official release date.

Here is good news for users of Debian , one of the most popular distributions and appreciated environment GNU / Linux . The new major release is just around the corner and sharply arrives early even than the most optimistic forecasts.

Saturday, June 17 is the date chosen by the developers for the transition from Debian GNU / Linux 8 ” Jessie ” to ” Stretch “.

In these three weeks of work remaining before 17/06 developers will correct the last bugs and try to optimize the update process by Jessie Stretch to make it as easy and efficient as possible.

Lubuntu LXQT Now Available as a Daily Build

We are hearing a lot about the next version of Ubuntu but not so much on the upcoming versions of the official flavors, which bring their own contribution to the wholesome of the Ubuntu family. However, one of the developers of Lubuntu, Simon Quigley, has recently talked about Lubuntu and about the future distribution Lubuntu 17.10.

This new version will have two images, one image with LXDE and another image of installation with LXQT. Something that many users of the distribution have waited for some time.

What is the difference between LXQT and LXDE?

  • LXQt is maintained because of it is based on Qt libraries that are actually developed.
  • LXDE is based on Gtk2 libraries, which are no more developed. Moreover, LXDE won’t be ported to Gtk3.
  • It will be much easier for LXQt to be ported to Wayland and new technologies in general. That’s due to Qt and not Gtk2.

PSensor, The Graphical Interface For lm-sensors

Temperature is a factor that is convenient to take care of in our equipment and especially in laptops. Some time ago an article was published in this blog presenting the command lm-sensors to monitor the temperature of the equipment. You can see that article in the following link. That article simply stated how to install it, but it was passed to indicate that this program can be added a graphical interface called psensors.

Temperature control is a factor that should not be neglected in our equipment. That’s why this program is good to have it installed. The temperature control will help us to know the health of some of the components of your machine.

For example, everyone at some point has been concerned about the noise produced by a CPU fan or the sudden rise in temperature of your laptop. This may be the prelude to a computer misfortune and it is already known that preventing is healing.

KDE Plasma 5.11 Could Get Night Color

A filter for blue light, Night Colors, could also arrive soon on KDE Plasma.

The developers have been working on color correction kwin (the KDE window manager / compositor) with Wayland .

Although the function Night Color is not yet implemented it is possible that it is ready for release Plasma 5.11 , expected next September.

The function that will be implemented in Plasma definitely will not be called ‘Night Light’, as on GNOME, but ‘Night Color’ and the operation is entirely analogous.

Transfer.sh: Upload and Share Files Straight From Your Ubuntu Terminal

Transfer.sh is a website that allows users to easily share files from a Linux terminal, for free. The only requirement is to have wget and cURL installed on your system, which are already preinstalled on most distributions so you probably won’t need to install anything.

The service is absolutely free, it allows users to upload files up to 10 GB, you can upload single or group of files in one shot. You have a option to encrypt files before uploading, all files can be deleted automatically from server after 14 days.

Transfer.sh support currently the s3 (Amazon S3) provider and local file system (local). This code is free to use, so you can explore Transfer.sh on your own server environment by modifying few settings.