Archives For November 30, 1999

BitDefender Anti-virus is available for Linux from its official repository. Here I’ll show you how to install it on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail.

Ubuntu itself has few virus, you can install anti-virus program on Ubuntu Linux to scan USB devices or Windows NTFS partitions.

Objectives:

  • Install BitDefender on Ubuntu from official repository
  • Enjoy!

To get started, press Ctrl+Alt+T key combination to open terminal, then run below command to add BitDefender official repository for Linux.

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://download.bitdefender.com/repos/deb/ bitdefender non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/bitdefender.list'

Then download and install the key via below command:

wget -O- -q http://download.bitdefender.com/repos/deb/bd.key.asc | sudo apt-key add -

After adding the repository, use your package manager to install BitDefender. Or run below commands to update packages list and do install:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install bitdefender-scanner-gui

Once installed, run GUI via below command. Read this tutorial to manually add a launcher.

/opt/BitDefender-scanner/bin/bdgui

bitdefender

Fotoxx, a free and open source photo editing and collection management sofware for Linux. The new version has just been released with quite a few changes.

Changes in Fotoxx 13.07:

  • The gallery navigation has been extended with new options;
  • Effects > Drawing and Effects > Outline functions have been combined;
  • Batch Add Tags and Delete Tags have been combined into a more flexible tool;
  • Edit Collections has been made easier (add/delete/cut/copy/paste images);
  • The gallery of the newest images have been added to the database.
  • full changes in official announcement

The getdeb repository has updated this new release for Ubuntu 13.04 Raring and 12.04 Precise users. You can follow the below steps to install or upgrade:

1.) Download and double-click on the getdeb package to add the repository to your system.

Download & install GetDeb repository

2.) If you installed Synaptic Package Manager, open it, then Reload and finally search and install Fotoxx package.

If not, run this command in terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T):

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install fotoxx

Enjoy!

Want to change the MAC address of your network card? In this tutorial I’ll show you how to do this in Ubuntu as easy as a few commands in terminal.

My laptop has two cards on eth0 and wlan0, here I’m going to change the card on eth0.

Press Ctrl+Alt+T to open up a terminal, then get started with below steps:

1.) You may run command to check you network cards, and backup original MAC address for easy to revert back.

ifconfig

2.) Turn the network card down.

sudo ifconfig eth0 down

3.) Change MAC Address:

sudo ifconfig eth0 hw ether 00:AA:BB:CC:DD:EE

4.) Start your network card:

sudo ifconfig eth0 up

That’s it!