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Automatic Software Installer for Ubuntu Linux - Bleeding Edge

Bleeding Edge Script for Ubuntu
* Bleeding Edge is a shell script designed for Ubuntu(32bit,64bit supported).
 * Installs repositories, keys, and software like media players, codecs, drivers, etc.
 * It can even clean up the system and save you some precious disk space.
 * Popular supported applications include Google Earth, Google Chrome, CLI Companion, Y PPA Manager, Ubuntu Tweak among others.

Install and Run Bleeding Edge in Ubuntu
 * Download Bleeding Edge Script from here
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Getting Information about packages in Ubuntu Linux

Finding packages:
How do you find the package that's got the feature you're looking for? First, do
sudo apt-get update
so your package list is up-to-date, and then try something like
sudo apt-cache search tunnel
sudo apt-cache search 'php.*'
That is how you tell apt to search the packages using REGEX (regular expression, a pattern-matching 'language') -- if your pattern uses any keystrokes that mean something to your command shell (e.g. [|?*] ) you'll need to quote them so that apt-cache will be able to see them, instead of having the shell expand the term to a list of file names that mean something else entirely.

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Multi-Tabbed PuTTY - MTPuTTY

PuTTY is the most popular SSH client for Windows. One, and probably the only one, of PuTTY drawbacks is that you need to start a new copy of PuTTY every time you open a new connection. So if you need e.g. 5 active connections you run 5 PuTTY instances and you have 5 PuTTY windows on the desktop.

MTPuTTY (Multi-Tabbed PuTTY) is a small *FREE* utility enabling you to wrap unlimited number of PuTTY applications in one tabbed GUI interface. You are still continue using your favorite SSH client, but you are no longer messing around with PuTTY windows - each window will be opened in a separate tab.

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Console based player - Shell-fm is a UK-based Internet radio and music community website, founded in 2002. It claims over 30 million active users based in more than 200 countries.

Using a music recommender system called "Audioscrobbler", builds a detailed profile of each user's musical taste by recording details of all the songs the user listens to, either on the streamed radio stations, the user's computer or some portable music devices. This information is transferred to's database ("scrobbled") via a plug in installed into the user's music player. The profile data is then displayed on the user's profile page. The site offers numerous social networking features and can recommend and play artists similar to the user's favorites.

shell-fm is a lightweight, console-based player for Last.FM radio streams. It’s pretty small (the binary is currently about 70K, or about 60K when stripped) and it has most features the official player has, if not even a few more. Additional features are, for example:

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List of best Linux blogs - V2

LinuxHelp Good site with great stuff, frequently updated.
HowToGeek Great How to site, not only for Linux but its Linux section is great!.
LinuxScrew good site which is coming real popular these days, with great articles.
Fsckin Frequently updated Linux site, great tutorials, and good posts about games for Linux.
Ubuntu Geek All about Ubuntu, from a real Geek
BashCuresCancer Site devoted to command Line, unfortunately not too frequently updated For Linux games, how tos, forums, etc. about Video
Ars Technica Open Ended section:
Phoronix: (lots of good Linux stories) Ubuntux mark shuttleworth's blog ubuntu living planet gnome [same as planet kde] planet kde [links to TONS of other blogs] happy penguin linux gaming linux watch
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Need Entry for Linux / Opensource Blogs

Hello LinuxPoison Readers,

Need your help ...

The all-time top post of linuxpoison is - List of best Linux blogs but there are lots of blogs in this list which are dead or non-functional, so I am thinking for building the new list of blogs dedicated to linux or/and open source ONLY.

I will put this list on the separate blog page for easy accessibility.

Please do send me your favouire blogs ONLY on Linux or Open source

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Wallpaper Changer for Ubuntu Linux - Wally

Wally is a Qt4 wallpaper changer using multiple sources like ...
 * Files, Folders, FTP remote folders
 * Flickr, Yahoo!, Panoramio, Pikeo, Ipernity, Photobucket, Buzznet, Picasa, Smugmug, Bing, Google, Vladstudio, and deviantART images.

It is available in many languages. Supported Linux window managers are GNOME, KDE3, KDE4, XFCE4, BlackBox, FluxBox, Window Maker, and FVWM (experimental).

Wally Features
 * Runs on Win32, Linux and MacOSX platforms
 * History support
 * Many wallpaper layouts available on all platforms
 * EXIF data available over picture and in system tray tooltip
 * Save downloaded photos
 * Proxy support

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How to Profile Applications under Linux - perf

The purpose of application profiling is to check whether an application, which is being developed, works as it is supposed to and to assist the developers in improving the application.

Profiling Prerequisites:
Profiling an application involves the following steps:
 * Profiling applications on remote hosts requires the installation of the Agent Controller. Profiling local applications requires no additional install or setup.
 * Launching an application
 * Specifying profiling criteria
 * Using profiling views to analyze data
 * Save profiling data or resources if you expect to use them again 

Perf is a profiler tool for Linux 2.6+ based systems that abstracts away CPU hardware differences in Linux performance measurements and presents a simple command-line interface. Perf is based on the perf_events interface exported by recent versions of the Linux kernel.

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Opensource Application to Track Your Stolen Phone or Laptop - Prey

Prey is a lightweight opensource program that will help you track and find your laptop or your android phone if it ever gets stolen.

Prey comprises a shell script which calls out on a regular basis to either a server run by prey project, or a url nominated by the system administrator sends data regarding the current location of your missing device. The latest version of the application has the capability to even take pictures using the device's inbuilt webcam and send it to you upon request.

Install Prey:
Open up the terminal and type following command to install prey under Ubuntu:
sudo apt-get install prey

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UI Application for Encoding and Ripping DVDs in Linux - OGMRip

OGMRip rips and encodes DVD into very high quality AVI, OGM, MP4, or Matroska files. It supports a wide variety of video (XviD, Lavc, X264 and Ogg Theora) and audio (Ogg Vorbis, MP3, PCM, AC3, DTS and AAC) codecs and can extract SRT or VobSub subtitles. OGMRip tries as much as possible to automate most of the steps of the encoding: it computes the video bitrate for a given output file size, auto detects cropping and scaling parameters, ... It also allows to embed multiple audio and subtitle streams in a single file and to encode only a few chapters of a DVD title..

OGMRip Features
 * Transcodes from DVD or files
 * Outputs OGM, AVI, MP4, or Matroska files
 * Supports a lot of codecs (Vorbis, MP3, PCM, AC3, DTS, AAC, XviD, LAVC, X264, Theora)
 * Calculates video bitrate for a given file size
 * Autodetects cropping parameters and scaling factors
 * Supports multiple audio and subtitles streams encoding
 * Extracts subtitles in SRT or VobSub format
 * Uses maximum quality codecs switches
 * Rips contiguous chapters
 * Supports external audio (PCM, MP3, AC3, DTS, AAC, Vorbis) and subtitles (MicroDVD, SubRip, SRT, Sami, VPlayer, RT, SSA, PJS, MPSub, AQT, JacoSub, VobSub) files
 * Provides customisable encoding profiles

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Upload Pictures and Videos to Facebook directly from Nautilus - Nfuploader

Nfuploader is script is a small program which allows you to upload photos and videos to your facebook account with ease, right from your desktop. Originally a nautilus script, nfuploader can now be installed even without nautilus. It is a complete application now. Nfuploader is written in python.

Nfuploader features:
 * Post photos to wall
 * Added ability to set photo descriptions.
 * Upload to any existing album
 * Create an album
 * Delay an upload
 * Upload a video to Facebook

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Open Source Cross-platform Load Testing Tool – loadUI

loadUI is a free and open source cross-platform Load Testing solution. With a visual, drag-and-drop interface, it allows you to create, configure and redistribute your Load Tests interactively and in real-time. In a single test environment, loadUI provides complete test coverage and supports all the standard protocols and technologies. And it’s so powerful, it generates scalable, high-volume and real-world load from any number of local and remote computers.

loadUI Features:
 * Test Creation
 * Statistics Workbench
 * Distribution
 * Analysis and Reporting
 * Complete Testing
 * Automation
 * Technology Support   

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Test the Security and Vulnerability of Web-Application - Vega

Vega is an open source platform to test the Security and Vulnerability of web applications. Vega can help you find and validate SQL Injections, Cross-Site Scripting (XSS), inadvertently disclosed sensitive information, and other vulnerabilities. It is written in Java, GUI based, and runs on Linux, OS X, and Windows.

Vega includes an automated scanner for quick tests and an intercepting proxy for tactical inspection. Vega can be extended using a powerful API in the language of the web: Javascript.

Modules used in Vega:
 * Cross Site Scripting (XSS)
 * SQL Injection
 * Directory Traversal
 * URL Injection
 * Error Detection
 * File Uploads
 * Sensitive Data Discover

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How to Install Latest Kernel 3.0 on Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty)

It's been nearly twenty years since Linus Torvalds let loose Linux on an unsuspecting world, and on July 22 he finally updated the open source OS kernel to version 3.0.

Total Torvalds has integrated over 9,800 changes to Linux 3.0, the last of which 2200 were mainly corrections. As is usually two thirds of all new or updated driver changes.

Besides a new version numbering scheme, Linux 3.0 also has several new features: Btrfs data scrubbing and automatic defragmentation, XEN Dom0 support, unprivileged ICMP_ECHO, wake on WLAN, Berkeley Packet Filter JIT filtering, a memcached-like system for the page cache, a sendmmsg() syscall that batches sendmsg() calls and setns(), a syscall that allows better handling of light virtualization systems such as containers. New hardware support has been added: for example, Microsoft Kinect, AMD Llano Fusion APUs, Intel iwlwifi 105 and 135, Intel C600 serial-attached-scsi controller, Ralink RT5370 USB, several Realtek RTL81xx devices or the Apple iSight webcam. Many other drivers and small improvements have been added.

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