Twitter official Windows 8 app is out

Twitter today released its official Twitter app for Windows 8.

Here the Official Twitter press release:

With Twitter, you can watch the world unfold like never before.

** Get real-time stories, pictures, videos, conversations, ideas, and inspiration all in your timeline.     ** Follow people and your interests to get unfiltered access and unique behind-the-scenes perspectives.     ** Express yourself with photos, videos and comments.

Twitter for Windows 8 brings you all the design, features and functionality of Twitter combined with the fast and fluid technology of Windows 8:

- The Discover (#) icon shows you new topics from people in your network and other information like Trends and Who to Follow suggestions. But nowhere else can you scroll through Discover stories horizontally. Smoothly move through a collage of Tweets, pictures, links and article previews that make the most of your device.

- The Share charm makes it easier to tweet links, pictures and opinions to your followers from anywhere in Windows 8. Reading an article in Internet Explorer about Hawaii? Swipe in from the right edge of the device, tap the Share charm, add your comments in the Tweet and hit send.

- Create the ultimate screen with Snap view on Windows 8. Drag Twitter into the narrow side of the screen and slide in another favorite app. You can stream a live video while you watch the conversation about it unfold on Twitter. Then use the Share charm to join the discussion.

With many thanks to our over 200 million users!

Twitter Official app for Windows 8 : Visit Windows Store

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Kali Linux: Now available for download

Kali Linux is an advanced Penetration Testing and Security Auditing Linux distribution based on Debian and comes with packed with Gnome as stock (DE Desktop Environment). Kali Linux is developed by Offensive Security, The same people who developed BackTrack.

Features

  • More than 300 penetration testing tools: After reviewing every tool that was included in BackTrack, we eliminated a great number of tools that either did not work or had other tools available that provided similar functionality.
  • Free and always will be: Kali Linux, like its predecessor, is completely free and always will be. You will never, ever have to pay for Kali Linux.
  • Open source Git tree: We are huge proponents of open source software and our development tree is available for all to see and all sources are available for those who wish to tweak and rebuild packages.
  • FHS compliant: Kali has been developed to adhere to the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard, allowing all Linux users to easily locate binaries, support files, libraries, etc.
  • Vast wireless device support: We have built Kali Linux to support as many wireless devices as we possibly can, allowing it to run properly on a wide variety of hardware and making it compatible with numerous USB and other wireless devices.
  • Custom kernel patched for injection: As penetration testers, the development team often needs to do wireless assessments so our kernel has the latest injection patches included.
  • Secure development environment: The Kali Linux team is made up of a small group of trusted individuals who can only commit packages and interact with the repositories while using multiple secure protocols.
  • GPG signed packages and repos: All Kali packages are signed by each individual developer when they are built and committed and the repositories subsequently sign the packages as well.
  • Multi-language: Although pentesting tools tend to be written in English, we have ensured that Kali has true multilingual support, allowing more users to operate in their native language and locate the tools they need for the job.
  • Completely customizable: We completely understand that not everyone will agree with our design decisions so we have made it as easy as possible for our more adventurous users to customize Kali Linux to their liking, all the way down to the kernel.
  • ARMEL and ARMHF support: Since ARM-based systems are becoming more and more prevalent and inexpensive, we knew that Kali’s ARM support would need to be as robust as we could manage, resulting in working installations for both ARMEL and ARMHF systems. Kali Linux has ARM repositories integrated with the mainline distribution so tools for ARM will be updated in conjunction with the rest of the distribution. Kali is currently available for the following ARM devices:

Custom version of Kali Linux is also available for ARM powered devices and system:

Download

Kali Linux can be downloaded from here : Kali Linux Download

If the download from the official website fails try the alternative link the alternative link contains all the builds of Kali Linux.

Alternative Kali Linux download: Kali Linux Alternative
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Install Emacs on Ubuntu/Linux Mint or Fedora/Other RPM based Linux

Emacs (pron.: /ˈmæks/) and its derivatives are a family of text editors that are characterized by their extensibility.  manual for one variant describes it as “the extensible, customizable, self-documenting, real-time display editor.” Development began in the mid-1970s and continues actively as of 2013 Emacs has over 2,000 built-in commands and allows the user to combine these commands into macros to automate work. The use of Emacs Lisp, a variant of the Lisp programming language, provides a deep extension capability.

The original EMACS was written in 1976 by Richard Stallman and Guy L. Steele, Jr. as a set of Editor MACroS for the TECO editor. It was inspired by the ideas of the TECO-macro editors TECMAC and TMACS.

Emacs became, along with vi, one of the two main contenders in the traditional editor wars of Unix culture. The word “emacs” is often pluralized as emacsen by analogy with boxen and VAXen.

The most popular, and most ported, version of Emacs is GNU Emacs, which was created by Stallman for the GNU Project. XEmacs is a common variant that branched from GNU Emacs in 1991. Both of the variants use Emacs Lisp and are for the most part compatible with each other.

Install Emacs on Ubuntu/Linux Mint

    1. Open Terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T)
    2. Type the commands give below:
sudo apt-get install emacs

Install Emacs on Fedora/other RPM based Linux

  1. Open Terminal (Application>system tools>Terminal)
sudo yum install emacs

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Install/Upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.8.1 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Linux Kernel 3.8.1 is the first maintenance release for the kernel 3.8 series that brings various changes and bug fixes. In this tutorial, we will see how to install this new kernel release in Ubuntu/Linux Mint systems using a bash script that will do the installation automatically on your system. But, keep in mind that we are not liable for any damage that this may cause to your system, do it at your own risk.

Here are some fixes in kernel 3.8.1:

  •     usb: musb: fix dependency on transceiver driver
  •     usb: musb: core: fix failure path
  •     tcp: fix SYN-data space mis-accounting
  •     ipv4: fix error handling in icmp_protocol
  •     ipv4: fix a bug in ping_err()
  •     ipv6: fix race condition regarding dst->expires and dst->from
  •     drivers/video: fsl-diu-fb: fix bugs in interrupt handling
  •     powerpc/eeh: Fix crash when adding a device in a slot with DDW
  •     ARM: samsung: fix assembly syntax for new gas
  •     PCI: Fix PCI Express Capability accessors for PCI_EXP_FLAGS
  •     drm/radeon: fix multi-head power profile stability on BTC+ asics
  •     drm/radeon/dce6: fix display powergating
  •     ALSA: hda – Fix broken workaround for HDMI/SPDIF conflicts
  •     ALSA: hda – Fix default multichannel HDMI mapping regression
  •     NFSv4.1: Fix bulk recall and destroy of layouts
  •     tmpfs: fix use-after-free of mempolicy object
  •     zram: Fix deadlock bug in partial read/write

Installation Linux Kernel 3.8.1 (main)

enter these commands in Terminal:

cd/tmp
wget http://dl.dropbox.com/u/47950494/upubuntu.com/kernel-3.8.1 -O kernel-3.8.1 
chmod +x kernel-3.8.1 
sudo sh kernel-3.8.1

Reboot your System.

Uninstalling/Removing Linux Kernel 3.8.1 (back to stock kernel)

 sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.8.1*

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Install/Upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.8 Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Linux Kernel 3.8 in its stable release has been made available recently which brings many new features for better support with Linux-based operating systems. We are now going to explain how to upgrade to this new kernel using a simple bash script that will download and install kernel files automatically in your system. If this Kernel does not work correctly you can revert back to your Stock kernel

Improvements ans support added and removed for hardware below:

  • Updates to XFS
  • Adding support for Samsung’s F2FS file-system
  • Improved Btrfs performance
  • Improved support for ACPI power management
  • Improved support for audio drivers
  • Dropping support for the Intel 386 CPU
  • AVX optimizations
  • Improved performance for AMD Radeon/Nvidia
  • Adding support for Intel “Haswell” CPU, etc.

You can check for more features and changes for kernel 3.8 here.

Installation Linux Kernel 3.8 (Main)

cd /tmp
wget http://dl.dropbox.com/u/47950494/upubuntu.com/kernel-3.8 -O kernel-3.8
chmod +x kernel-3.8 
sudo sh kernel-3.8 

Now reboot

For problems faced while upgrading to this kernel, you may check some tutorials we have written in the System category in our blog that may help you fix your system.

Removing Linux Kernel 3.8 (Uninstalling)

To remove Kernel 3.8 completely from your system, enter this command:

sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.8.0*

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Install Cinnamon-Desktop-Environment on Fedora 18/17 or older

A lot of people wanted to install Cinnamon Desktop Environment on Fedora 17/18 or older. Here is how to install it :7

  1. Open Terminal
  2. Copy/Type command in Terminal given below
su
yum update
yum install cinnamon

You can now switch desktops in the login screen after you selected the account you want to log in with. Click on Session and select Cinnamon

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Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS released

Ubuntu 12.04.2 has been released by the Ubuntu Team. The official report below:

The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS (Long-Term Support) for its Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products, as well as other flavours of Ubuntu with long-term support.

To help support a broader range of hardware, the 12.04.2 release adds an updated kernel and X stack for new installations on x86 architectures, and matches the ability of 12.10 to install on systems using UEFI firmware with Secure Boot enabled.

As usual, this point release includes many updates, and updated installation media has been provided so that fewer updates will need to be downloaded after  installation.  These include security updates and corrections for other high-impact bugs, with a focus on maintaining stability and compatibility with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.

Kubuntu 12.04.2 LTS, Edubuntu 12.04.2 LTS, Xubuntu 12.04.2 LTS, Mythbuntu 12.04.2 LTS, and Ubuntu Studio 12.04.2 LTS are also now available.  For some of these, more details can be found in their announcements:

Features:

  1. UEFI support (Supports UEFI based laptops)
  2. Secure Boot
  3. Linux Kernel 3.5 (Kernel used by 12.10)
  4. More hardware support
  5. Windows 8 EFI support (Windows 8 Dual Boot with no lag or other issue)

A full review coming soon

Press the button below to download Ubuntu 64-Bit or 32-Bit based on your system support
Ubuntu 12.04.2 64-Bit

Ubuntu 12.04.2 32-Bit

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Install Ubuntu Software Center in Linux Mint via PPA

Ubuntu Software Center (originally codenamed AppCenter) is a computer program for browsing, installing and removing software on the Ubuntu operating system. Based upon the GNOME application, gnome-app-install, which is similar in function and appearance, it originally served as a GTK+ graphical user interface front-end to the Advanced Packaging Tool (apt), part of the Debian package management system. Today, it also allows users to purchase commercial applications. Ubuntu Software Center can also be used to add and manage repositories as well as Ubuntu Personal Package Archives (PPA). It is written in the Python programming language

 

sudo apt-get install software-center

if you are using older version than Linux Mint 12 follow the steps below:

sudo cp -r /usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/distro/Ubuntu.py /usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/distro/LinuxMint.py

and then

 gksudo gedit /usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/distro/LinuxMint.py

we will open our text editor Gedit Where will we replace the line

    class Ubuntu(Debian)

with

class LinuxMint(Debian)

LinuxMint.py-edit

After replacing a save and close Gedit.

Now we Ubuntu Software Center of fully functional on Linux Mint.

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Enjoy!!!

Install Synaptic Package Manager on Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Synaptic_screenshot

 

Synaptic-Package-Manager is a graphical front-end to apt, the package management system in Ubuntu and Linux Mint. It combines the point-and-click simplicity of the graphical user interface with the power of the apt-get command line tool. You can install, remove, configure, or upgrade software packages, browse, sort and search the list of available software packages, manage repositories, or upgrade the whole system. You can queue up a number of actions before you execute them. Synaptic will inform you about dependencies (additional packages required by the software package you have chosen) as well as conflicts with other packages that are already installed on your system. The package manager enables the user to install, to upgrade or to remove software packages. To install a package a user must search for the program they want and mark it for installation. Changes are not applied instantly; the user must first mark all changes and then apply them.

Features

  • Install, remove, upgrade and downgrade single and multiple packagesx
  • System-wide upgrade
  • Package search utility
  • Manage package repositories
  • Find packages by name, description and several other attributes
  • Select packages by status, section, name or a custom filter
  • Sort packages by name, status, size or version
  • Browse available online documentation related to a package
  • Download the latest changelog of a package
  • Lock packages to the current version
  • Force the installation of a specific package version
  • Undo/Redo of selections
  • Built-in terminal emulator for the package manager

It also has the following features for Debian and Ubuntu and Linux Mint only:

  • Configure packages through the debconf system
  • Xapian-based fast search
  • Get screenshots from screenshots.debian.net

Installing with software-center

You can install it by searching in the software-center for synaptic and clicking on Synaptic Package Manager

Installing with CLI

Or, alternatively, open a terminal, and enter:

sudo apt-get install synaptic

To launch Synaptic, choose

System > Administration > “Synaptic Package Manager”

Or if you are using the Unity interface, open the dash and search for synaptic.

Enjoy!!!

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