Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Learn how to use #PPC #Marketing to reach a large number of potential customers


One of the quickest and most efficient ways to drive relevant traffic to your website is PPC marketing. By using targeted online ads you can very quickly reach a large number of potential customers interested exactly in those services you are offering.

In this article we are going to explain how to effectively promote your services and expand your customer base with PPC, no matter how big or small your business is

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Recent Linux App Updates Round-Up

Recent Linux App Updates Round-Up - OMG! Ubuntu!



"A number of nifty Linux apps we’ve written about previously have shared some updates over the past few days.

Rather than write about each of them individually we thought we’d round-up them up into one quick-fire, easy-to-digest post."


Monday, December 19, 2016

LibreOffice 5.3 to Launch with a Microsoft Office-like Ribbon UI

As long as I can turn it off. I never really liked the ribbon bar much on Office. I like the logical non changing manner of the standard menu layout (probably same reason so many people liked the "Start" menu on Windows XP).

At this point, LibreOffice’s new Ribbon-inspired UI is still in the works, but it’s already available in experimental version 5.3 and anyone can see how it looks using the steps below.

The Microsoft Office ribbon was officially introduced in Office 2007 as a way to make working with the productivity suite easier. Microsoft called the new interface “Fluent UI,” grouping all toolbars into a single one with multiple tabs providing quick access to the essential features.

At this point, LibreOffice is undoubtedly the top freeware productivity suite on the market and the best alternative to Microsoft Office, as it’s being adopted not only by consumers but also by companies and organizations across the world that are seeking reduced costs without losing features.

See how to enable the ribbon bar on LibreOffice 5.3 at

http://news.softpedia.com/news/libreoffice-5-3-to-launch-with-a-microsoft-office-like-ribbon-ui-511061.shtml

(note you may also need the links in the article to obtain version 5.3 beta.)



LibreOffice 5.3 to Launch with a Microsoft Office-like Ribbon UI


Monday, September 19, 2016

Everything You Need to Migrate Your Home Office to Linux

Windows 10 has been perhaps the most successful Windows ever. It’s faster, more feature-packed, and more secure.

But it’s a mixed bag. Microsoft is thirstier than ever for users’ private data, and it is acting more hands-on than ever before. They want to control what software you run, and when you run your updates. And at a fundamental level, it’s still Windows, and still especially vulnerable to viruses and malware.


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New kernel out now

That's right, Linux kernel 4.4.21 is here as the most advanced LTS (Long Term Support) kernel build, and it's a big one, as according to the appended shortlog and the diff from the previous maintenance version, namelyLinux kernel 4.4.20 LTS, it changes a total of 207 files, with 3033 insertions and 1811 deletions. So yes, that's a pretty big kernel update for all GNU/Linux distributions powered by the Linux 4.4 LTS series, such as Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus).

http://news.softpedia.com/news/linux-kernel-4-4-21-lts-is-a-big-update-with-over-200-changes-update-now-508357.shtml

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Kaku Is An Open-Source Desktop YouTube Music Player for Linux

On the hunt for a desktop YouTube music player that works on Ubuntu (or another Linux distribution)? 
Check out Kaku, which OMG! Ubuntu! reader PyGeek03 tipped us to via our mail bag.
He writes: “…someone has created a new and fully-functional app for playing music from Youtube: Kaku. In fact, this app even has its own Numix icon!
Beside features available with Atraci, there’s a list of Top Ranking tracks on the Home page, and a feature called Online DJ, which enable you to share what you’re listening with other people (I haven’t check this feature out yet). You can also choose whether to backup your data to Local or Dropbox in Settings.
While the video is playing, you can view it in Fullscreen mode (which is more like Focused mode, because I can only switch to other running apps using Alt + Tab, but not Plank), TV mode (which enlarge the video to fill the whole window), cast to other device, or open the video in your default browser.”

Kaku Features

kaku music player for youtube
YouTube is possibly the single biggest online music repository that’s available for free. It makes the perfect backend for a desktop music streaming player.
Kaku is exactly that: a desktop YouTube music player for Windows, macOS and — hurrah — Linux. It uses Node.js.
You can use it to search for and listen to music and create playlists from YouTube, but also Vimeo and SoundCloud.
The simple, straightforward layout is easy to get to grips with, though it lacks any customisation options, e.g., you can’t disable the sidebar, extend the width of columns, etc. Desktop integration is also lacking, so you won’t see track change notifications or find player controls in whatever MPRIS applet you typically use.
But the app has a number of strengths. The ability to see the top rankings from around the world lets you find and listen to popular songs without having to look them up, and the “Reduce Bandwidth” mode is highly recommended as it disables the distracting video playback to, instead, play only the audio track.
In short Kaku does what it needs to, and does it well enough to be worth a look.

Kaku Features:

  • Search for and listen to music
  • Supports YouTube, Vimeo & SoundCloud
  • Option to disable video playback
  • Supports Chromecast
  • “Focus Mode” 
  • Create and share playlists
  • Download videos 

Download Kaku YouTube Desktop Music Player

Want to check it out for yourself? You can find Linux binaries for 32-bit and 64-bit distributions on the project’s GitHub page:


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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Linux Mint vs Ubuntu: Which Distro Should You Choose?



Ubuntu is the more well-known of the two distros, but Linux Mint is also one of the most popular out there. Both provide users with a great introduction to Linux. More Ubuntu-related web content exists due to the size of its community, which is a big help when you’re starting off. But much of what applies to Ubuntu also applies toMint.
So, the choice is yours.Linux Mint vs Ubuntu: Which Distro Should You Choose?



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Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Linux Treasures: 11 Sublime Native Linux Apps That Will Make You Want To Switch

Why should you use Linux? To use some of the best applications made for any platform. If you don’t believe me, here’s a list of great Linux apps.
You can find all of these in the default Ubuntu repositories, and likely in the repositories of whatever Linux distro you use.


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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Is Linux Finally Good Enough to Replace Windows?

According to data analytics company Net Market Share, Linux desktop usage has reached 2%. This is a first time achievement for the open source operating system.
This number does not count Android as Linux. That suggests that more users are flocking to the traditional Linux desktop (or that a lower percentage are using others).


Does this mean Linux has reached a point where it can replace Windows and Mac OS X for the average user?
As a native Windows user who switched to Linux several years ago, I’d say the answer is yes! Let me tell you why.
Is Linux Finally Good Enough to Replace Windows?

Friday, April 08, 2016

How many people use Ubuntu?

Discover the range of industries, people and services that are using Ubuntu right now.
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NetflixSnapchatDropboxUberTesla…and the International space station – what do they all have in common?
They run on Ubuntu.
To celebrate our upcoming 16.04 LTS we wanted to shine a bit of light on how many people in the world actually use Ubuntu. As users aren’t required to register their installation, devices are pre-loaded with the software and servers powered by Ubuntu – this means it’s not as easy to track users. However the reality is, hundreds of millions of  PCs, servers, devices, virtual machines, and containers have booted Ubuntu to date and are in use!
Thanks to a blog Dustin Kirkland, a member of our Product team, wrote we’ve put together an infographic to show you where Ubuntu lives!
https://insights.ubuntu.com/wp-content/uploads/ec3d/Infographic_Ubunty-Everywhere_Alexia_02.16_AW_linked-insights.png

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How many people use Ubuntu?