Saturday, November 28, 2015

NetSurf : An Extremely Fast and Light weight Web Browser


An Extremely Fast and Light weight Web Browser

NetSurf is a free, open source web browser. It is written in C and released under the GNU Public Licence version 2.
NetSurf has its own layout and rendering engine entirely written from scratch. It is small and capable of handling many of the web standards in use today.

Whether you want to check your webmail, read the news or post to discussion forums, NetSurf is your lightweight gateway to the world wide web. Actively developed, NetSurf is continually evolving and improving.

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Why choose NetSurf?

  • Speed
  • Simple interface
  • Light weight
  • Portable
  • Standards compliant
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Project Goals

  • Adhere to the standards
  • Superior user experience
  • Keep NetSurf small
  • Portability
  • Modularity
  • Have fun with Learning By contributing
See Brief Design Goals at : Net Surf ProjectGoals

Ports & Availability

NetSurf 3.3 features

  • Web standards: HTML 4.01 and CSS 2.1
  • Image formats including: PNG, GIF, JPEG, SVG, and BMP
  • HTTPS for secure online transactions
  • Unicode text
  • Web page thumb-nailing
  • Local history trees
  • Global history
  • Hot-list manager (bookmarks)
  • Cookie manager
  • URL completion
  • Text selection
  • Scale view
  • Search-as-you-type text search highlighting
  • Save pages complete with images
  • Fast, lightweight layout and rendering engine

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Installation Instructions:

For Debian Based Linux :

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step 1 : Download *.deb binary file of Net Surf Browser to Downloads ( ~/Downloads) Folder .
step 2 : Now open command line & navigate into downloads folder

cd ~/Downloads
step 3 : then install using dpkg command
sudo dpkg -i package_name.deb

Note : In above command (sudo dpkg -i package_name.deb) replace package_name by downloaded package name .

If you encounter any problems during installation Run below commands:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -f install

if you have further doubt in installation see this link.

Installation procedure for other os :see official documentation .

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Some Interesting Facts About Linus Torvalds

Some Interesting Facts About
Linus Torvalds

image : Linus torvalds

We all know the Linux Lord , Linus Torvalds ,the man behind the awesome Linux OS.
He is not only the man behind Linux kernel ,he also the inventor of the most famous distributed version control system Git .
One of the great thing about Linus Torvalds is , he offered all his work for Linux.
He did not leave Linux for any thing and even once he rejects job offered by ,founder of Apple, Steve jobs .

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Monday, November 9, 2015

Boot-Repair an ultimate solution for frequent boot problems

an ultimate solution for frequent boot problems

Boot-Repair is a simple graphical tool to repair frequent boot issues you may encounter in Ubuntu like when you can't boot Ubuntu after installing Windows or another Linux distribution, or when you can't boot Windows after installing Ubuntu, or when GRUB is not displayed anymore, some upgrade breaks GRUB, etc.

Boot-Repair lets you fix these issues with a simple click, which (generally reinstalls GRUB and) restores access to the operating systems you had installed before the issue.

Boot-Repair also has advanced options to back up table partitions, back up bootsectors, create a Boot-Info (to get help by email or forum), or change the default repair parameters: configure GRUB, add kernel options (acpi=off ...), purge GRUB, change the default OS, restore a Windows-compatible MBR, repair a broken filesystem, specify the disk where GRUB should be installed, etc.

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Features :

  • Easy-to-use (repair in 1 click ! )
  • Free (GPL open-source license)
  • Helpful (Boot-Info summary to get help by email or on your favorite forum)
  • Safe (automatic backups)
  • Reliable (300.000 users per year)
  • Can recover access to Windows (XP, Vista, Windows7, Windows8).
  • Can recover access to Debian, Ubuntu, Mint, Fedora, OpenSuse, ArchLinux...
  • Can recover access to any OS (Windows, MacOS, Linux..) if your PC contains Debian, Ubuntu, Mint, Fedora, OpenSuse, ArchLinux, or derivative.
  • Can repair MBR-locked OEM computer boot if the original bootsector has been saved by Clean-Ubiquity
  • Can repair the boot when you have the "GRUB Recovery" error message
  • Options to reinstall GRUB2/GRUB1 bootloader easily (OS by default, purge, unhide, kernel options..)
  • and much more ! (UEFI, SecureBoot, RAID, LVM, Wubi, filesystem repair...)

Getting Boot-Repair

1st option : get a disk including Boot-Repair

The easiest way to use Boot-Repair is to create a disk containing the tool (eg Boot-Repair-Disk, a disk starting Boot-Repair automatically), and boot on it. Remark : it is recommended to install the ISO on a live-USB (eg via UnetBootin or LiliUSB or Universal USB Installer). Do not burn it on a DVD if your computer has Windows8 pre-installed, or if your boot is in EFI mode.

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2nd option : install Boot-Repair in Ubuntu

- either from an Ubuntu live-session (boot your computer on a Ubuntu live-CD or live-USB then choose "Try Ubuntu") or from your installed Ubuntu session (if you can access it) - connect to the Internet - open a new Terminal, then type the following commands (press Enter after each line):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -y boot-repair && boot-repair

Using Boot-Repair:

Recommended repair:

  1. launch Boot-Repair from either :
    • the Dash (the Ubuntu logo at the top-left of the screen)
    • or by typing 'boot-repair' in a terminal
  2. Then click the "Recommended repair" button. When repair is finished, note the URL ( that appeared on a paper, then reboot and check if you recovered access to your OSs.
  3. If the repair did not succeed, indicate the URL to people who help you by email or forum.
Warning: the default settings are the ones used by the "Recommended Repair". Changing them may worsen your problem. Don't modify them before creating a BootInfo URL, and asking for advice on Ubuntu Forums Absolute Beginners Section or in Installation and Upgrades.

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Advanced options

If you would like to opt-out of the link creation (Not recommended for inexperienced users who are seeking help from a forum or IRC member), you can. Simple click on the Advanced Options, and find the "Other Options" tab. Uncheck "Upload the report to a pastebin".
The log may include UUIDs, LUKS headers, hex dump of your first sectors of your drives, device serial numbers, your username and more.

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For More See This Links :

  1. Official website of Boot-Repair
  2. Topic "Boot-repair: Graphical tool to repair the PC boot in 1 click !" - on Ubuntu forum, for any questions/comments.
  3. HOWTO : easily create a Boot-Info summary
  4. Boot Repair on GitHub
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