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Last month I’ve not done this little list of the most read articles for linuxaria.com, so now I take this opportunity to see with you for the month of January and February the list of the articles more viewed .

7 – Miro Internet TV: Internet TV for Ubuntu Desktop

Miro, a new application for Internet video has been designed to be an easy app that will give users an amazing full-screen show. With over thousands of free videos that can be viewed from the Internet, Miro gives the user the ability to download all the chosen videos they enjoy as soon as they are released.

Miro, first launched in 2005 then revamped in 2007 (it was first launched as Democracy Player), is written in Python. Miro has an embedded WebKit for Linux and(Mozilla Gecko/XUL until 3.0.2). With the updated version of 3.0, Miro offers GTK for new Windows and Linux systems.

Simple ? Yes Please!

Unlike some media sharing programs, Miro has a function that allows the user to preview shows and music, before downloading or making a final purchase. By having this special feature, Miro can save Internet browsers time, effort, and computer space.


6 – XBMC ! How to turn your Ubuntu into the Media Center of your dreams.

Do you have a nice TV or projector? You are in the right place. Today we will see how to make an incredible and surprising combination of a low-performance PCs and a nice TV or projector. Our goal is to turn that old PC into a fantastic Media Center, which will give you many possibilities. From the view of Film and/or video, to listen to music (excellent if you have connected a good sound system), an excellent way to show photographs and browse the web with a simple click .

All of this will be possible with XBMC

5 – How to make coffee through Linux Application

Ever get the urge to build something, and wonder, “How can I make a homemade coffee roaster?” Well, thankfully for us, someone has already thought up the basics. But, then there’s that small question in the back of our brains, “Can I make my Linux laptop control the homemade roaster?” Surprise, surprise! Someone thought that up to, and has put their version public so the technological inclined coffee drinkers can have something to do during winter break.

4 – opensource Asset Management software : Uranos

In the 3 former articles of this series we have saw OCSInventory, Fusion Inventory and GLPI 3 software that can create an asset inventory with your computers hardware and software.

Today we’ll take a look at another software: Uranos (Unattended Resolution in A Nutshell – OS).

Unattended Resolution in A Nutshell – OS is an open source software that will let you perform Asset Management, Monitoring, Software Distribution,Unattended tasks. It’s free for both personal and commercial use and released under GPL license.

3 – Do you want to turn your old PC into a digital Jukebox? Here’s a step by step guide

There are many people that have old computers in their basement or attic, and they do not use it because they are considered too old and outclassed.
Today we will see a possibility to recover an old PC, we will see how to turn your PC into a fantastic digital Jukebox. You will have the opportunity to listen to music like a professional real station! What do you need? Nothing more than your old PC and, of course, some average speakers or audio system.

If you want the best, pick up your Android smartphone and you will see what we can do!

2 - Recover Your Deleted Files In Linux using Scalpel Utility

Have you accidentally deleted an important file because you are in a habit of using “Shift+Del” rather than delete only?? Well don’t panic. There is a utility named as “scalpel” which helps you in recovering the so called “permanent deleted” files. Actually when you delete a file permanently (Accidentally or By Intention) , It doesn’t get removed from your hard disk. It get stored in certain blocks of the storage device and they continue to exist in the blocks unless you overwrite them with another files. This article will talk about utilities that will help you in the file recovery. It is always recommended that you shouldn’t recover a file from the device when it is mounted. You should always do the recovery process with the Live CD followed by the file searching in the device like in my case device is /dev/sda1 . If you are unable to understand the upper condition, just forget about it. I am not going to bore you with the theory part anymore. Let’s take a look at the utility.

1 – The Best Filesystem for an external hard disk of 1TB with cross platform support.

Disks are becoming cheaper and so it’s becoming common to have on our desk an external (usually USB) hard drive with a size of 1TB or more.
Now, once that we bring at home our new gadget the first question for us is: “which Filesystem should i use with this big disk ?”

There are a lot of options and the main point is once again a simple question: do you want to use this disk with several different operating systems ?
Perhaps you have a computer with a dual-boot with a Windows operating system , or perhaps you plan to use that external hard drive also with your Macbook…or connect it to a TV.

Let’s take a look at some options you have to suit your needs.

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