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

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