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best Linux distro for desktop experience

The Best Linux Distro for Desktop Experience

For Desktop Experience : Ubuntu is the best Linux Distro

best Linux distro for desktop experience

Ubuntu : A quick Introduction
Ubuntu is an operating system based on Debian GNU/Linux distribution and it is distributed as Open Source and Free software although some extra proprietary software is also mixed.It is released under the free software license such as GNU GPL(General Public License) and GNU LGPL(Lesser General Public License) so the users are free to run,copy,distribute,learn,develop,change,improve the software.Ubuntu is sponsored by Canonical,a private company founded by Mark Shuttleworth in order to promote Free Software projects.
OS-family : Unix Type
Initial Release : October 20,2004
Latest Releases(Stable) : Ubuntu 10.04 LTS(Code Named : Lucid Lynx) released on April 29,2010.
Latest Releases(Unstable): Ubuntu 10.10 Alpha on First week of June 2010.
Upcoming Version :Ubuntu 10.10(Code Named : Maverick Meerkat) will be released on October 10,2010.
Update Method : APT
Package Manager : DPKG and Synaptic
Kernel Type : Monolithic
Default Graphical User Interface(Desktop) : GNOME

Top Features of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS(Lucid Lynx)

Ubuntu 10.04 : firefox for fast and safe browsing

* Ubuntu 10.04 includes mozilla Firefox version 3.6.3,for safe and fast browsing.Although you can also use other open source browsers like Google Chrome,Midori and others.

*Personal and profesional Documents,presentations,PDF’s can be easily created by using powerful application -OpenOffice.org,an easy to use free and open source software with Nice user interface and a lot of features.

*In Ubuntu 10.04 ,you can easily install any other supported free open source softwares in a single click by using Ubuntu Software Center OR Synaptic Package Manager.All the FOSS(Free and Open Source Software) are categorized well like Education,games,Graphics,Programming,System,Science and Engineering,Internet,Office,Sound & Video and so on…(with the appropriate subcategory);this helps in finding the software more quickly.Hence software management became very simple in ubuntu 10.04.

*E-mail and Chatting can be done with Evolution Mail and Empathy IM(that is installed by default),although you can also install other popular mail client Mozilla Thunderbird and for chatting Skype is also good.For microblogging an excellent application – Gwibber is already installed.

*Editing,viewing and managing photos is now very simple in ubuntu because an application F-spot is installed by default,which enable you to organize photos much effectively.First connect your cameras or phones to download the pictures then F-spot and other sharing tools like Picasa,Flickr will do the rest of your work.

*Play,edit and make videos with Movie player and Pitivi Video software,which is installed by default.You can install other popular media player VLC player from ubuntu software center in single click.

*Fast Booting Speed is surely,one of the greatest features of ubuntu 10.04.Ubuntu 10.04 takes very less time to load on any computer and very-very less time on newer computers.You can also further increase the speed of applications by allocating more memory or by changing preferences.For more details-Speed Up Ubuntu.

*A lot of(More than hundreds) Free open source games are available for ubuntu 10.04.just Go to Ubuntu Software Center->game and install whatever you want;OR search in Synaptic package Manager.

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project management software for ubuntu 10.04

A tool for project management

Now a days it isn’t so simple to manage project time,resources,scope,revenue,risk and cost if you are one of the serious project managers.That’s why many people like to use some tools or softwares for reducing the complexity of project management.

Taskjuggler :

Taskjuggler,is probably the best project management software for Ubuntu 10.04.In ubuntu 10.04 you can install it in single click.Just go to software center and see the softwares in Office section.Then click install.You can also install it fr0m synaptic package manager or by manually downloading fr0m its official site(Link is given at bottom of this post).

Why Use Taskjuggler :

Because it is modern and powerful software for project management.It covers all the steps of project management fr0m scratch to end of the project.It works as an optimising sheduler which will compute your project time lines and resource assignments based on the outline of the project and the restrictions you have declared.Specially it is excellent for modern management strategies like Aglie project management and extreme programming.

Top 10 Features of Taskjuggler
(1). It is open source and free to use.
(2). It is powerful and flexible.
(3). It has Built in templates to get you started.
(4). You can track your project in a simple way.
(5). Easy to use and simple graphical user interface.
(6). status reporting in an easy way
(7). It has support for multiple time zones.
(8). You can analyze profit and loss in few clicks.
(9). Shift working is also supported.
(10).You can also analyze the risk.

There are many other features of taskjuggler that you can find it on its official websites.
More Features of Taskjuggler
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Open source website scanner : skipfish

With the rapid growth of internet, number of websites are increasing exponentially and these are the major source of information.Hence it is necessary to keep this source safe from online frauds and hacks.These days Websites are mostly hacked due to some security holes.Since most are database driven so hackers/crackers also use sql injection to get credential information from the database.XML injection and Cross site Scripting(XSS) is another most widely used hacking techniques thesedays.But all these hacks happens due to the loopholes in website design and coding.

SKIPFISH

Skipfish is an open source web security tool which can be used to scan the websites against the SQL/XML injection or XSS loopholes.
It creates a site map based on the recursive crawl and dictionary based probes,to analize the security leaks in the websites.

Features of Skipfish :

performance :
Its performence is very high as it can handle more than 500 request/sec against internet targets,more than 2000 requests/sec on
LAN network with a modest CPU and network.Advanced HTTP/1.1 features,smart response caching..and many more.

Simple to Use :
It is highly reliable and simple to use.It can create automatic wordlist based on the analysis of site content.It has probabilistic
scanning feature for allowing periodic and time-bound assessments of complex sites.

Well-Designed Security checks :
It provides security check against stored XSS(Path,parameters and headers),blind sql and XML injection.It has also the feature of signature checks for detecting vulnerabilities.

Fore more info : http://code.google.com/p/skipfish/wiki/SkipfishDoc

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