Personal "Rough Notes" & Useful Links

User Tools

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS based Linux and Software

Applications for 14.04LTS Linux

Productivity Applications

Internet Applications

  • Cloud Storage Services for Linux … services that provide Linux Software
  • Skype on LTS Linux is Broken … why I would use Google Hangouts instead of Skype w/ Linux
  • Install YouTube-dl ← an entirely text based Command Line package, that works well with many sites
    sudo curl -o /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl
    sudo chmod a+x /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl

Installing youtube-dl uisng the instructions found at (the above commands) permits the build-in upgrade function of youtube-dl to work.

  • Tor Browser Bundle Ubuntu PPA … the easy but less trusted way to do this
    “Use this PPA at your own risk. One of the fundamental security measures of the Tor Browser Bundle is that it is distributed by a trusted source, the Tor Project, and for this purpose the project provides PGP signatures to allow verification of authenticity for the source and binary packages they offer for download. This security measure is disregarded when third parties distribute their own packaged versions of TBB, since there's no easy way to prove these packages haven't been modified from their officially distributed versions.”

System Applications

“Some users are reporting that BitDefender crashes right after the scanning engine is initialized. In order to fix this error you will need to copy and paste this into terminal:” (fix is for 64bit Linux)

sudo touch /opt/BitDefender-scanner/var/lib/scan/
sudo ln -fs /opt/BitDefender-scanner/var/lib/scan/ /opt/BitDefender-scanner/var/lib/scan/
sudo bdscan --update

“We provide integration with some of the most popular desktop file managers (Konqueror, Nautilus, Thunar). You can find the source packages complete with installation instructions under” /opt/BitDefender-scanner/share/integration

14.04 LTS References

Linux Mint

Ubuntu Studio 14.04

Ubuntu 14.04

Other Ubuntu 14.04 Based Distributions