How To Dual Boot Android and Ubuntu Touch on Nexus Handsets

January 09, 2014 at 05:24PM from OMG! Ubuntu!

ubuntu-touch-tileTrying Ubuntu Touch on your smartphone or tablet was made much easier recently, with the launch of a new dual-boot mode that enables Canonical’s mobile OS to be installed alongside Android.

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SimpleScreenRecorder – Simple application to record programs and games

December 30, 2013 at 01:58AM from Ubuntu Geek

Simple Screen Recorder is a cool open source (GPLv3) tool that allows users to easily capture their screens on video and be performant enough to be suitable for use when recording in-game videos. (…)Read the rest of SimpleScreenRecorder – Simple application to record programs and games (280 words) © ruchi for Ubuntu Geek, 2013. | […]

Protect Your Ports with a Reverse Proxy

December 23, 2013 at 09:28PM from Linux Journal – The Original Magazine of the Linux Community

In a previous article, I discussed Apache Tomcat, which is the ideal way to run
Java applications from your server. I explained that you can run those
apps from Tomcat’s default 8080 port, or you can configure Tomcat to use
port 80. But, what if you want to run a traditional Web server
and host
Java apps on port 80? The answer is to run a reverse proxy.

AIDE—Developing for Android on Android

December 18, 2013 at 08:18PM from Linux Journal – The Original Magazine of the Linux Community

Android, as a platform, is one of the fastest growing on the planet. It
is available on smartphones and a series of different tablet sizes. Most
devices also include a full spectrum of sensors that are available to
programs you install, so it’s a very inviting platform
for development. more>>

Two Pi R

December 17, 2013 at 09:19PM from Linux Journal – The Original Magazine of the Linux Community

Although many people are excited about the hardware-hacking possibilities
with the Raspberry Pi, one of the things that interests me most is
the fact that it is essentially a small low-power Linux server I can
use to replace other Linux servers I already have around the house. more>>

VirtualBox 4.3.4 released and ubuntu installation instructions included

December 11, 2013 at 01:45AM VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) […]
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ownCloud 6 Released With Online Collaborative Document Editing, More

December 11, 2013 at 06:25PM

ownCloud, a free software alternative to proprietary web services such as Dropbox, Google Drive and others that you can install on your own server, has reached version 6.
ownCloud 6
ownCloud 6

For those not familiar with ownCloud, this is a tool that you can install on your server (there are also desktop and mobile sync clients) which comes with a web interface that provides access to file management, calendars, tasks, image gallery, music player, document viewer and more.

It features file, contacts and calendar sync, quickly share files, calendars and so on, file versioning (you can easily revert the changes you make to a file) and support for external storage so you can mount Dropbox, Swift, FTPs, GoogleDrive, S3 and external WebDAV servers from ownCloud. More about ownCloud features.

The latest ownCloud 6 features an improved design, performance improvements as well as new features:

  • ownCloud Documents enables online, live, collaboration editing of standard documents – you can upload existing documents or create new documents from the ownCloud web interface and edit them inside the browser;
  • a new share API was added – this enables app developers and partners to externally access all ownCloud sharing functions;
  • the application API was enhanced for easier development of 3rd party apps;
  • a new framework was added which improves management of 3rd party apps and the installation of these apps into ownCloud;
  • Activity feeds: a real-time list of recent activity has been added, allowing users to see what’s going on;
  • conflict handling: a new web conflict dialog provides multiple options if you try to upload a file that already exists on the server;
  • Share file notifications: optional emails are sent to users and groups when sharing a file or folder with other users of the system.
Other minor new features include avatars support, previews for various file types in the files app, public gallery sharing, example files and more.

ownCloud 6
ownCloud 6 Activity feed

Editing a document in ownCloud 6

Install ownCloud in Ubuntu

Ubuntu 13.10 users can install ownCloud (server) by using the commands below:

echo "deb /" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/owncloud.list 
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install owncloud

Then, launch http://localhost/owncloud and follow the instructions.

To install the ownCloud desktop client in Ubuntu, instead of the last command above, use the following:

sudo apt-get install owncloud-client

Note that while the ownCloud repository is officially only available for Ubuntu 13.10, it may work on other Ubuntu versions as well. I’ve tested it on Ubuntu 14.04 (under development) and everything seems to work properly.
Tip: by default, you can’t upload files larger than 2 mb to ownCloud. To change this you need to edit /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini:
sudo nano /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini

In this file, search for:


And change their value to whatever you want. Then save the file and restart Apache:
sudo service apache2 restart

Download ownCloud

Before downloading ownCloud, you can try an online demo available @ but please note that at the time I’m writing this article, the demo uses ownCloud version 5.0.13 instead of the latest ownCloud 6.

Download ownCloud (server and/or desktop sync client)
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