Month: March 2011

Top ‘must-have’ apps for linux

Hi there ,

As I a spend the most of my ‘pc-time’ on my favorite OS , you maybe want to know what I think you must have.

Compiz-Fusion

A compositing manager based on OpenGL , you can create cool desktop effects : rotate desktops, window animations, etc…

Filezilla

FileZilla is a fast FTP and SFTP client.

GParted

GParted is an industrial-strength package for creating, destroying, resizing, moving, checking and copying partitions, and the filesystems on them. This is useful for creating space for new operating systems, reorganizing disk usage, copying data residing on hard disks and mirroring one partition with another.

gZIP

gzip (GNU zip) is a compression utility designed to be a replacement for compress. Its main advantages over compress are much better compression and freedom from patented algorithms.

openSSH

OpenSSH is a FREE version of the SSH connectivity tools that technical users of the Internet rely on. Users of telnet, rlogin, and ftp may not realize that their password is transmitted across the Internet unencrypted, but it is. OpenSSH encrypts all traffic (including passwords) to effectively eliminate eavesdropping, connection hijacking, and other attacks. Additionally, OpenSSH provides secure tunneling capabilities and several authentication methods, and supports all SSH protocol versions.

TrueCrypt

Free open-source disk encryption software for Windows Vista/XP, Mac OS X, and Linux.

Creates a virtual encrypted disk within a file and mounts it as a real disk.
Encrypts an entire partition or storage device such as USB flash drive or hard drive.
Encrypts a partition or drive where Windows is installed (pre-boot authentication).
Encryption is automatic, real-time (on-the-fly) and transparent.

Provides two levels of plausible deniability, in case an adversary forces you to reveal the password:

1) Hidden volume (steganography).

2) No TrueCrypt volume can be identified (volumes cannot be distinguished from random data).

VNC

VNC stands for Virtual Network Computing. It is, in essence, a remote display system which allows you to view a computing ‘desktop’ environment not only on the machine where it is running, but from anywhere on the Internet and from a wide variety of machine architectures.

Screenlets

Screenlets are small owner-drawn applications (written in Python) that can be described as “the virtual representation of things lying/standing around on your desk”. Sticknotes, clocks, rulers, … the possibilities are endless.

The goal of the Screenlets base-classes is to simplify the creation of fully themeable mini-apps that each solve basic desktop-work-related needs and generally improve the usability and eye-candy of the modern composited Linux-desktop.

Bleachbit

BleachBit quickly frees disk space and tirelessly guards your privacy. Free cache, delete cookies, clear Internet history, shred temporary files, delete logs, and discard junk you didn’t know was there. Designed for Linux and Windows systems, it wipes clean 90 applications including Firefox, Internet Explorer, Adobe Flash, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari,and more. Beyond simply deleting files, BleachBit includes advanced features such as shredding files to prevent recovery, wiping free disk space to hide traces of files deleted by other applications, and vacuuming Firefox to make it faster. Better than free, BleachBit is open source.

Feel free to post a comment with your favorite apps that are missing here !

 

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[ROM] – ImPrOS v1.2 – 2nd Release – Wi-Fi Tether fix – 170 mb free after first install

Changelog v1.2 :

– Added DSPManager and Spareparts

– Fixed issue with kernel libs for Wi-Fi tether fix

– Moved Dalvik Cache to SD –> 170 mb internal free

– Did some code clean-up

Note :

I didn’t add OpenGL 1.1 because I found it more laggy. So OpenGl still needs some development for the wildfire in order to work properly , however I don’t think I know enough about OpenGL to get this working with our wildfire , if it’s even possible.

Some people also said that bluetooth didn’t work? It worked well for me, I managed to send a file from one phone to the other. Maybe it’s only carkit ? I can’t test this because I don’t have a car kit (: .

But still enjoy this new release, it’s a lot more stable now when it comes to wi-fi and I think also a little bit more snappier. Can’t wait for your feedback guys !

Download here or here.

[ROM] – ImPrOS v1.0 – Stock Froyo based – Hybrid – Stable and Fast

New HTC (hybrid) Wildfire ROM , based on the HTC Stock Froyo version (with HTC sense) ,

new Features :

* Deoxeded system files

* Added data/app functionality for upgrades

* Added root permission

* Added Java (jbed) for Java executables

* Removed sense launcher (replaced by ADWLauncher –> Less CPU and RAM)

* Removed HTCLockscreen , now transparent original lockscreen

* Added BusyBox (+run parts)

* Added Apps2SD (not dalvik cache tough – create a ext-partition on your sd-card in order to benefit Apps2SD)

* Added RomManager

* Added 4-in-1 boot menu

* Tweaked Framework (added Honeycomb batterycharger, statusbar tweaked, etc..)

* Tweaked memory usage for optimal performance

* Added OC Kernel v4.1 from HCDR.Jacob, all credits for Kernel go to him!

* Added Nano text editor

* Added Bash (shell command)

* Added Livewallpapers !

* Added Gingerbread Keyboard ( long press text area > Input Method > GingerKeyboard)

Known bugs :

– Settings > Personalize > gives force closes (working on that, has to do with the removal of HTCLockscreen.apk and Sense Launcher)

Mail me if you find others ! Don’t hesitate! : h4oxer@gmail.com

Credits :

J2 – making the bootanimation!!

D. Carratta – help choosing the name :p

Cyanogen-team

HCDR.Jacob- for his kernel

HTC – Making their kernel open source

Google & Android – for the Android Open Source Project

All the guys over at XDA-forums!

Download :

Download here or here or here (with thanks to D3VICE).

XDA-thread here.

~~PERFORM A NANDROID BACK-UP FIRST!!!!~~

First boot will take up to 8-10 min so don’t panic. Don’t forget to format caches etc.

Coming up :

– JIT enabled

– working at Gingerbread AOSP – if I find the time

Grtz H4oxer

PS : This is my first ROM , don’t be to hard :p lol.

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