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.

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.

HeadSet: Your Personal YouTube Player for Ubuntu Desktop

As well known by everyone, today YouTube is home to the largest collection of music in the world. Many of us spend hours listening to the music stored there, but not always using the web browser to listen to the songs is a good idea.

Headset is a free desktop application that gives us the ability to use YouTube as a music source . This will allow you to stream the YouTube audio directly to your desktop. We can think of this application as Spotify without advertisements, with the largest music catalog in the world accessible from outside the web browser.

The Headset user interface is simple to use. Just type a word, the title of a song or the name of the album and select one of the options that will show you the result to start playing it. You can also play lists . With each video that adds this will be added as a new track said queue.

The program has a panel that offers different buttons to add favorites to the songs you like while you listen to them, jump to the previous / next tracks and go to the playlist / track.

The ones listed above are the options you can enjoy while you are not logged in. If you register for a free account you can unlock other features. Some of them are the possibility to create own playlists, tune to ad hoc radio stations, etc.

This is a very fast and simple application with integrated search option. It has a home screen with a popularity list by genres and epochs. The best of your options is perhaps a radio powered by Reddit . In the popular network there are multiple subreddits dedicated to discovering and sharing new music or rediscovering jewels of the past. The radio feature will allow you to treat your music subnets as personal radio stations.

I-Nex: Display Hardware Information / CPU-Z Linux Alternative

In this article I will present a great program with which we can get lots of information about the hardware of our computer. The program is called i-nex and is available for different Linux distributions on its website. The program gathers information about the hardware components available on your system and displays it with a user friendly interface similar to the popular Windows CPU-Z tool. This detailed information will be shown ordered in very practical tabs.

I-nex is going to show us detailed information on the multitude of components of our hardware. For more convenience we will split the information to show information on: motherboard, CPU, GPU, hard drives, sound device, RAM, network devices and USB connected. It will also give us system information such as the host name, the distribution we use and its version of the kernel, etc.

In addition to being able to display hardware information, this program will also make it easier for us to generate a detailed report . This report can be customized as it will allow us to select what to include in the. The generated report is saved in .txt format. Optionally it will give us the possibility to send the report to a service like Pastebin (among others). It also gives us the option of taking a screenshot of the i-nex window directly from the application.

The difference between this application and the other hardware information tools available for Linux is that the information is better organized and displayed faster. This application shows information more easily than other applications that perform these functions.

Grandparents of Text Editing got Updates: Vim to 8.0 and Emacs to 25.1

Text editors Vim 8.0 and Emacs 8.0 are out. The two editors remain heavily used by experts in the Unix world, both by system administrators but also by developers.

We were able to see in the recent Jenkins World 2016 that most presentations (including that carried out by the boss of CloudBees) were accomplished with tools like Vi (Vim, in general), or with Emacs excellent mcedit proposed.

5 Reasons Why You Should Try openSUSE

The Linux users of today are divided into three categories: Debian (Ubuntu), Fedora and Arch Linux. openSUSE is a bit different than those distributions. Keep in mind that there isn’t a better or a worse distribution, not in an absolute sense. A distribution is categorised as better or worse based on our personal expectations and usage of a certain computer.

For example, a network administrator will always consider Kali Linux (Debian-based Linux distribution aimed at advanced Penetration Testing and Security Auditing) to be better than SteamOS (Valve’s specialised gaming operating system based on Linux). However, a gamer will think exactly the opposite.

Here are five reasons why a common user should give openSUSE a try.

Google Search inside Linux Terminal

googler is a power tool to Google (Web & News) and Google Site Search from the command-line. It shows the title, URL and abstract for each result, which can be directly opened in a browser from the terminal. Results are fetched in pages (with page navigation). Supports sequential searches in a single googler instance.

googler was initially written to cater to headless servers without X. You can integrate it with a text-based browser. However, it has grown into a very handy and flexible utility that delivers much more. For example, fetch any number of results or start anywhere, limit search by any duration, define aliases to google search any number of websites, switch domains easily… all of this in a very clean interface without ads or stray URLs. The shell completion scripts make sure you don’t need to remember any options.

googler isn’t affiliated to Google in any way.

Chapeau “Cancellara”, based on Fedora 24, will soon be released

ince Pooley, the developer of Chapeau, has announced that Chapeau 24 “Cancellara” will soon be available for download. This announcement comes after almost a year of complete silence.

Chapeau 23 ” Armstrong ” was released last December and since then we have not heard a word from the developers. A few days ago, Pooley wrote an announcement on the official blog stating that Chapeau 24 is prepared, and is based on Fedora 24.

We took all the time needed to perfect Chapeau 24. As you know, we devote every distro to a cycling champion, this time we have dedicated our work to Fabian Cancellara, said Chapeau lead developer, Vince Pooley.

Chapeau is a high-performance, cutting-edge operating system built from the GNU/Linux distribution Fedora Workstation with the Gnome desktop environment.

In comparison to Fedora, Chapeau adopts a more relaxed approach to software licences and is intended to be just as useful for advanced users as it is easy for those new to using a Linux system There is built-in access to third-party software & sources repositories not included in Fedora such as RPMFusion, DropBox, Steam, Adobe Flash & Oracle VirtualBox.

Tor browser 6.0.5 released for Linux

The Tor project has released the Thor 6.0.5 browser for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. The major change is a security exploit fix.

A major change in the 6.0.5 release is the fix of a security loophole that allowed an attacker to obtain a valid certificate from, imitate Mozilla’s servers and serve a malicious update. Tor Browser 6.0.5 also comes with updated HTTPS-Everywhere and a new Tor stable version

HowTo Install Enlightenment 20 Deskop on Ubuntu/Linux Mint

One of the best things about Linux is providing the user with the freedom of choice. You can choose from a variety of desktop environments the one that perfectly suits your tastes and needs. The Enlightenment desktop is not for everyone, especially the new linux users, but it isn’t that complicated either. That’s because it offers powerful flexibility in how to setup and use your operating system. It’s also lightweight so it will run on older computers just as well as on powerful multi-core desktop systems.