AryaLinux : The building Blocks for a Unique Linux.

April 8, 2020 Shanu Mathai 0

Arya is both a distribution and a platform. That means you can use it as is or turn it into a branded computing system to meet your own specialized needs. Not all potential users want or need to turn Arya into their own Linux build. However, if you like tinkering or actually can benefit from creating your own computing platform, you can. The end result is a fine-tuned computing platform. You can build it to your specific needs without the usual hassles involved with building an operating system. Arya includes the specialized tools for this purpose. Linux is rooted in choices. One of my fascinations with Linux distributions is the opportunity to explore new stuff that it offers. Something new or different pops onto my […]

Privacy Tunnel for Linux- Kodachi

September 12, 2019 Shanu Mathai 0

Online and Internet security are not topics that typical computer users easily comprehend. All too often, Linux users put their blind trust in a particular distribution and assume that all Linux OSes are equally secure. However, not all Linux distros are created with the same degree of attention to security and privacy control. A misconfiguration of a firewall, or misapplied Web browser privacy and modem settings, can trash the best-designed Linux safety strategies. Kodachi Linux offers an alternative to leaving your computer privacy and security to chance. It is developed by Oman-based Eagle Eye Digital Solutions, an IT firm with a focus on preserving computer privacy and anonymity. The developers announced the release of Linux Kodachi 5.6 last month. Based on Debian 9.5 Xbuntu 18.04 Long-Term Support, […]

Linux Mint 19.2 Tina Release

August 15, 2019 Shanu Mathai 0

The Linux Mint team has published a new development snapshot, Linux Mint 19.2 beta, which is available in three editions – Cinnamon, MATE and Xfce. The new beta offers the ability to see how long specific kernels will be supported in the update manager and multiple kernel versions can be installed or removed at once. The System Reports tool makes it easier for users to find and share information on forms and other on-line mediums. In addition, Cinnamon desktop resource usage has been improved: “Although the amount of RAM consumed by Cinnamon largely depends on the video driver, Cinnamon uses significantly less RAM than before. On a test VirtualBox virtual machine, Cinnamon 4.2 uses approximately 67MB RAM (compared to 95MB RAM for Cinnamon 4.0). Many optimizations were […]

Free trail of happy tool

August 10, 2019 Shanu Mathai 1

Distributed teams, different geographies, and complex dynamics are redefining the modern workday. Soon, “job perks” like flexible hours and work-from-anywhere will become table-stakes benefits that every company needs to offer to stay competitive. WordPress.com’s parent company Automattic has long been ahead of this curve, growing a global software company of more than 850 people across 68 countries with no central office. Along the way, we’ve found that many business products are still locked into old assumptions about how a company runs, so we had to build our own internal tools to work the way we want. Now, we’re making these tools available to like-minded companies who need a better way to work. Today Automattic is announcing Happy Tools, a suite of products for the future of […]

Electric Literature Moves to WordPress

August 10, 2019 Shanu Mathai 0

Electric Literature launched 10 years ago in Brooklyn, New York, as a quarterly print journal with a mission to make literature more relevant, exciting, and inclusive. And today they’re celebrating the launch of a new website on WordPress, at electricliterature.com.  Surviving (and thriving) for ten years as an independent publisher is no small feat. Over the years the nonprofit organization has grown its online audience — with offerings like Recommended Reading and The Commuter — while expanding its membership of readers who help fund its work. The website is free to everyone and relies on the generosity of its community to donate to the site and support its mission.  How does an indie website make its business work in 2019? We talked with Electric Lit’s Executive Director Halimah Marcus about some of the […]

Namib Linux distro with Arch Approach

August 10, 2019 Shanu Mathai 0

Namib is an ideal Linux distro for anyone who wants to ease into the Arch approach to computing. Namib is a newcomer — the third and current release (version 17.11) arrived late last year. However, it makes up for its lack of age by its performance. Namib makes Arch simple. Surprisingly very user-friendly as well as compatible with older computers, Namib also is very stable. Since Namib is based on the Arch philosophy, it uses rolling releases so you do not have to reinstall the entire operating system every time a major update occurs. The Pacman package manager handles new system components along with security and application updates automatically. Namib is very up to date. A New Face for Arch This little-known distro is developed and maintained by […]