How-to : Modify images with Nemo

Few years ago when I started using Linux, what really impressed me wast the whole bunch of small but very useful programs which I’ve never seen for Windows. One of those things was an extension for Nautilus which had the ability to manipulate and modify images without even using external applications and programs – only the file manager. Unfortunately, I’ve stopped using Nautilus because I don’t really like GNOME anymore and I’ve migrated to Linux Mint. The browser in Mint is called Nemo which actually is a Nautilus fork. But this doesn’t mean that you can use the same extensions as before with Nautilus. So I stopped using this pretty useful extension and forgot about it. Some days ago¬†unexpectedly I saw a post about the same extension but this time for Nemo as well!

What actions can be performed by the new extension?

  • apply effects – black and white, blur, border, contour, negative, vintage, watermark, etc. Continue reading

Munich open source migration

Munich, GermanyMunich finally did it! After 10 years the migration from Windows to Linux is completed! 10 years ago the administration of Munich, Germany decided to migrate from enterprise software to open source and especially from WinNT to LiMux – special distro created for the administration of the city. In the earliest version of the Operating System it was based on Debian and it is latest stable version from August 2011 is based on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.

The statistics about the migration are really impressive. More than 12 000 computers migrated to the OS – the exact number is 14 500 from the 15 500 desktops used by the Continue reading

Linux Journal awards 2013

Hi there again. As you may already saw, LinuxJournal Readers’ Choice Awards 2013 were announced last week. The awards could be seen here. So let’s make a quick review over the awards. What were the expected ones from me, what is the readers’ choice and in the comments you can as well tell me which is your choice of course. Let’s go!

The first award was for Best Linux distribution. Nothing so unexpected here. Ubuntu won, as everyone has predicted. What is really surprising here is the third position of Arch Linux! And Arch is before Mint! That was the only big surprise in this category. The other ones are pretty much expected. The things are a little bit different with the second award where Debian is the best distro for netbooks. And when Debian is really a good choice because of the support of so many hardware components, Arch is again in top 3 and this time on the second position! Ubuntu is third before all its derivates like Xubuntu or Lubuntu. So no any big surprises here except again the good position of Arch. Then the awards go a little bit mobile РBest mobile Linux operating system, Best Linux smartphone manufacturer and Best Linux Tablet. The awards go here for Android, Samsung Рas the biggest manufacturer using Android and both Nexus tablets. Continue reading

Finally first post!

Hi there. The first post in this blog will not be technical, connected with Open Source Software, Linux, computers, programming etc. It will be more like what is this blog all about? What does this FireTuX thing means and so on. So, what is this blog about? As you may already noticed, it is about Open things – software, hardware, Linux, as well as things which are connected with Linux and may not be “open” like Android and Kindle, of course about Firefox too. I will try to make a blog with How-to-s, books and apps reviews, application top charts and things which are interesting for me and I want to share with you. Interesting news from the IT world, programming tutorials and many more will be written here too.

And now the question – what is FireTuX? Yes, this is a hybrid between Tux (the famous Linux mascot) and Firefox (the popular (best) web browser). And actually why Linux and Mozilla’s browser? Elementary, my dear Watson, those are the things which you will find mostly here or at least posts connected with these two topics are going to be my main subjects.

So, enjoy reading, more posts are coming in the following days, weeks, months and hopefully years. Continue reading