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Debian 9 “Stretch” Download Links & Release Info


If you want to download Debian 9 “Stretch” GNU/Linux, I list here download links for 32 and 64 bit architectures via HTTP and BitTorrent. You’ll get direct links for both DVD and LiveDVD, followed by some release info. You just need to click any link below to download Debian. This list also contains mirrors for some countries. Finally, I hope this list helps all users a lot.

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A. Debian Installer (Non-LiveCD)

DVD 64bit

Note: to install Debian, you just need to get DVD 1.

DVD 1 https://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current/amd64/iso-dvd/debian-9.0.0-amd64-DVD-1.iso
DVD 2 https://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current/amd64/iso-dvd/debian-9.0.0-amd64-DVD-2.iso
DVD 3 https://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current/amd64/iso-dvd/debian-9.0.0-amd64-DVD-3.iso

Hash checksum: https://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current/amd64/iso-dvd/MD5SUMS

DVD 32bit

Note: to install Debian, you just need to get DVD 1.

DVD 1 https://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current/i386/iso-dvd/debian-9.0.0-i386-DVD-1.iso
DVD 2 https://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current/i386/iso-dvd/debian-9.0.0-i386-DVD-2.iso
DVD 3 https://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current/i386/iso-dvd/debian-9.0.0-i386-DVD-3.iso

Hash checksums: https://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current/i386/iso-dvd/MD5SUMS

B. Debian LiveDVD

LiveDVD 64bit

Debian Cinnamon https://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current-live/amd64/bt-hybrid/debian-live-9.0.0-amd64-cinnamon.iso
Debian GNOME https://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current-live/amd64/bt-hybrid/debian-live-9.0.0-amd64-gnome.iso
Debian KDE https://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current-live/amd64/bt-hybrid/debian-live-9.0.0-amd64-kde.iso
Debian LXDE https://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current-live/amd64/bt-hybrid/debian-live-9.0.0-amd64-lxde.iso
Debian MATE https://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current-live/amd64/bt-hybrid/debian-live-9.0.0-amd64-mate.iso
Debian XFCE https://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current-live/amd64/bt-hybrid/debian-live-9.0.0-amd64-xfce.iso

Hash checksums: https://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current-live/amd64/bt-hybrid/MD5SUMS

LiveDVD 32bit

Debian Cinnamon https://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current-live/i386/bt-hybrid/debian-live-9.0.0-i386-cinnamon.iso
Debian GNOME https://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current-live/i386/bt-hybrid/debian-live-9.0.0-i386-gnome.iso
Debian KDE https://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current-live/i386/bt-hybrid/debian-live-9.0.0-i386-kde.iso
Debian LXDE https://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current-live/i386/bt-hybrid/debian-live-9.0.0-i386-lxde.iso
Debian MATE https://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current-live/i386/bt-hybrid/debian-live-9.0.0-i386-mate.iso
Debian XFCE https://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current-live/i386/bt-hybrid/debian-live-9.0.0-i386-xfce.iso

Hash checksums: https://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current-live/i386/bt-hybrid/MD5SUMS

Torrent, 64bit

Note: to download torrent, use Transmission free software on GNU/Linux, Windows, or Mac OS X.

Debian Cinnamon https://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current-live/amd64/bt-hybrid/debian-live-9.0.0-amd64-cinnamon.iso.torrent
Debian GNOME https://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current-live/amd64/bt-hybrid/debian-live-9.0.0-amd64-gnome.iso.torrent
Debian KDE https://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current-live/amd64/bt-hybrid/debian-live-9.0.0-amd64-kde.iso.torrent
Debian LXDE https://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current-live/amd64/bt-hybrid/debian-live-9.0.0-amd64-lxde.iso.torrent
Debian MATE https://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current-live/amd64/bt-hybrid/debian-live-9.0.0-amd64-mate.iso.torrent
Debian XFCE https://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current-live/amd64/bt-hybrid/debian-live-9.0.0-amd64-xfce.iso.torrent

Hash checksums: https://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current-live/amd64/bt-hybrid/MD5SUMS

Torrent, 32bit

Note: to download torrent, use Transmission free software on GNU/Linux, Windows, or Mac OS X.

Debian Cinnamon https://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current-live/i386/bt-hybrid/debian-live-9.0.0-i386-cinnamon.iso.torrent
Debian GNOME https://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current-live/i386/bt-hybrid/debian-live-9.0.0-i386-gnome.iso.torrent
Debian KDE https://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current-live/i386/bt-hybrid/debian-live-9.0.0-i386-kde.iso.torrent
Debian LXDE https://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current-live/i386/bt-hybrid/debian-live-9.0.0-i386-lxde.iso.torrent
Debian MATE https://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current-live/i386/bt-hybrid/debian-live-9.0.0-i386-mate.iso.torrent
Debian XFCE https://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current-live/i386/bt-hybrid/debian-live-9.0.0-i386-xfce.iso.torrent

Hash checksums: https://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current-live/i386/bt-hybrid/MD5SUMS

Mirrors

Here is some mirrors from some countries followed with list of another mirrors. Download Debian from a mirror instead when you find links above are slow.

Installation Guides

If you want to install Debian, read the official manuals.

https://www.debian.org/releases/stretch/installmanual

Release Summary

Here I mention some interesting news from release notes of Debian 9:

  • PowerPC architecture support is dropped.
  • CDs release are now dropped, as Debian 9 is now released as 12-14 binary DVDs and 12 source code DVDs.
  • MIPS 64 Little Endian is the new architecture supported.
  • Debian 9 is an LTS version supported for next 5 years.
  • GNOME version is updated to 3.22, KDE Plasma version is updated to 5.8.
  • MariaDB replaced MySQL.
  • Total 51000 binary packages and 25.000 source code packages on Debian 9.

Release Notes






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How To Install XAMPP on Ubuntu 64 Bit


This short tutorial explains how to install XAMPP for GNU/Linux on Ubuntu. This includes download link, how to verify the running servers, and some command lines. This doesn’t include installing web-based software such as WordPress. This tutorial is for beginner users especially those switching from Windows. Any other distro such as Mint, BlankOn, or Deepin, can follow this tutorial as well because the steps are identical. Happy learning!

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Requirement

XAMPP for GNU/Linux is available only for 64 bit computers. You cannot install it on a 32 bit computer.

Download XAMPP

Download the XAMPP package (binary, with .run file extension) from its official page https://www.apachefriends.org/download.html. The file size is around 130MB for the version 5.6.30.

1. Run XAMPP Installer

Put the xampp*.run file on your $HOME directory and invoke these commands:

$ chmod +x xampp-file-name-here.run

$ sudo /xampp-file-name-here.run

and it should run the XAMPP Bitnami Installer. Do the installation and the XAMPP will be installed at /opt/lampp.

2. Run The Manager

To run the GUI XAMPP manager, invoke these command lines

$ sudo -s

# /opt/lampp/manager-linux-x64.run

Then you see a window of XAMPP manager below. Then do

activate Apache
activate MySQL

3. Visit Localhost

After activating the web server (Apache), now you can type http://localhost on your browser and you should see the welcome page of XAMPP. If so, it works.

Dislike GUI Manager?

If you want the fastest way of activating XAMPP, use console commands instead of GUI manager.

Start Apache web server:

$ sudo /opt/lampp/lampp startapache

Start MySQL database server:

$ sudo /opt/lampp/lampp startmysql

Stop them:

$ sudo /opt/lampp/lampp stopapache
$ sudo /opt/lampp/lampp stopmysql

See more info:

$ /opt/lampp/lampp help

Verifying


You can verify whether the Apache & MySQL are actually running or not by these commands:


$ ps aux | grep mysqld
$ ps aux | grep httpd

and you should notice the path of them is /opt/lampp/bin, the user of httpd is daemon and the user of mysqld is mysql.

Now, What?

Now as your XAMPP works, you can install some web-based software such as WordPress or OwnCloud on it, or you can start developing your own PHP or Perl programs on it. Happy learning!



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Wonderful Things on elementary OS Loki 0.4.1


I want everyone to know how easy to use elementary OS is. This is not what’s-new-review, rather, this is an intro to elementary OS Loki 0.4.1 for new users. You’ll find elementary OS is a just-work, ready-to-use OS as a free replacement for Windows and Mac OS X. This review introduces you to its AppCenter, calendar, email client, file manager, System Settings, and see how easy daily tasks are done with them. I believe you’ll be interested, so I also mentioned how to support elementary development below. Finally, elementary is a very beautiful OS and with just-work features it becomes wonderful. Enjoy it!

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This is a review for Loki 0.4.1. If you want something else, don’t hesitate to download Loki 0.4.1 or read previous Loki release review.

1. Easy-to-use AppCenter

AppCenter, the elementary OS software store similar to PlayStore, is very easy to use. We can find software and install it by few clicks. Every installation requires a simple password authentication. We will get version 0.2 or above on Loki 0.4.1.

2. User-Friendly Calendar

Maya, the elementary OS calendar app, is advanced inside its gorgeous look. You can setup your Google Calendar account so easily in less than 10 seconds (yes, that’s real). Also, you can setup your CalDAV calendar account (e.g. Fruux.com service) in similar manner. I admit using Maya is truly easier than using GNOME Calendar, for now. We will get version 0.4 or newer on Loki 0.4.1.

3. Beautiful Mail Client

Geary, the elementary OS mail client similar to Outlook, is beautiful, simple, and ready for casual users. It’s very easy to setup Gmail account here, by just 10 seconds or less. It supports IMAP/SMTP for Gmail, Yahoo!, Outlook, and custom services.

And it’s hard to find account setup as easy as this:

4. File Manager

Pantheon Files, the file manager similar to Explorer, is very simplistic and it requires no skill to use. Even it doesn’t have menu or settings. So, all user interactions are done by clicks. Despite its simplicity, it has all features casual users need: multitab, MTP, connect to server (FTP/SFTP, WebDAV, etc.), folder color, disk space indicator, bookmark, and open in terminal. We will get version 0.3.4 above starting on Loki 0.4.1.

5. Easy to Update

The update manager inside AppCenter is also simplistic. You just find what software need to be updated, and just click update them.

6. Multimedia Support

Noise and Audience respectively are audio and video players of elementary OS. You see them on desktop as Music and Videos. They can play any multimedia format such as MP3 or MP4 (of course, OGG and WEBM as well) thanks to the inclusion of GStreamer plugins inside Loki. Because of this, any user should not worry anymore about playback.

7. Create WiFi Hotspot

On elementary OS Loki, by one click you can create a WLAN Hotspot easily. This is incredibly wonderful when you want to share your internet access to your friends (either for laptops or smartphones). You can try it, for example, connect your USB tethering to elementary OS and got to System Setttings > Hotspot > switch it on > give it a password > let your friends connect to your hotspot. How easy! Indeed, System Settings on Loki is wonderful.

8. Language & Keyboard

Do you need Arabic, Japanese, Chinese, or Russian keyboard layout? Add them yourself and change between them by one click. It’s so easy to do with System Settings > Keyboard > Layout > press Add (+) button > add more than one layout > see the keyboard choice appears on the top panel. Of course, it helps a lot whenever you’re a language teacher or writer.

Miscellaneous

Here, I should mention some important aspects good for you to know:

  • Memory consumption of Loki 0.4.1 at idle after freshly-installed is around 700MB. To compare it, the closest is deepin 15.4 700MB, while Ubuntu Unity 17.04 consumes 1GB, Ubuntu Budgie 800MB, Kubuntu 400MB. In fact, I can run it very smoothly on my ASUS X44C with 64bit Celeron 1.8Ghz & 2GB of RAM.
  • Loki 0.4.1 is based on Ubuntu 16.04.2 Xenial Xerus.
  • Loki 0.4.1 contains many many serial updates between December 2016 until April 2017.
  • It uses Linux kernel version 4.8.

For Whom Loki Is?

We can conclude that elementary OS Loki is for casual users that need 100% just-work system with simple, focused, and beautiful interface. Users can use elementary OS Loki on laptops and PCs, even Macintosh.

Support elementary OS

You can help elementary OS development by donating via Patreon or BountySource. You can also but their merchandise such as t-shirts or mugs at Store. If you’re software developer, you can sell or distribute your works on elementary OS’s AppCenter Dashboard. You can also be a part of elementary developer team at https://elementary.io/get-involved.

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Bind Super Key to Menu on Lubuntu


Lubuntu uses LXDE as desktop environment and Openbox as window manager. By default, Super Key (a key between Ctrl and Alt) cannot be used to open desktop menu, and this behavior is maybe uncomfortable for former Windows users. Fortunately, we can bind Super Key to open desktop menu by a little editing to a config file.

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This article is about Lubuntu menu. If you want something else, read Lubuntu review or get the Ubuntu Flavors download links.

1. What To Do

Just change the “C-Escape” string into “Super_L” and do re-login.

2. Edit

Start your text editor and open ~/.config/openbox/lubuntu-rc.xml file.

3. Code

Find the string ‘lxpanelctl’ and you should see these lines of code. Look where the ‘Super_L‘ string should be, edit it. And then save it.


Super_L“>

lxpanelctl menu

4. Logout & Login Again

You should see the configuration works after login. I wish this makes you happier on Lubuntu and LXDE!





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Lubuntu 17.04 Review, The Lightweight and Complete Desktop OS


This is a review for Lubuntu 17.04, the ultra-lightweight and energy-saving desktop OS which is complete and user friendly. It features daily desktop apps including full multimedia support (MP3/WEBM) and provides more than 70000 software packages on official repo, instantly ready to use for desktop PC and laptop users. You can run Lubuntu mainly to revive old computers or to replace any resource-hungry OS. It’s amazing to see a full-power desktop OS as lightweight as Lubuntu on 2017! Finally, I hope this review helps you to choose Lubuntu for all your computers.

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This article is a review for Lubuntu 17.04. If you need anything else, we have the installation guide, download links, and reducing download cost using zsync.

1. Characteristics

Lubuntu by default is a super-minimalistic desktop OS. It brings a small number of software (enough for daily uses), small set of running services (hence the resource-saving), but it powered by gigantic set of software available on official repo + PPA and also it’s an Ubuntu-based OS with worldwide community support.

2. Memory Usage

Lubuntu uses around 250MB of RAM when idle. By this, then Lubuntu is the most lightweight OS among the 17.04 official “brothers” (Ubuntu Unity ±1GB, Kubuntu ±400MB, Ubuntu MATE ±550MB, Ubuntu Budgie ±800MB, even Xubuntu ±300MB).

From the picture above, we know that the most RAM consuming processes are Xorg (±50MB), then update-notifier (±33MB), and then lxpanel (±29MB). It’s amazing to know that user still can reduce the RAM usage by disabling for example update-notifier, snapd, and whoopsie. It’s extremely lightweight for a complete-functional desktop OS in 2017.

3. Appearance

This is the desktop view of Lubuntu. It’s a traditional desktop with minimalistic Windows XP (or you can say, 98) style with a bottom panel, cascading menu on left corner, system tray on right corner, and control-buttons on top-right on every window. By default Lubuntu doesn’t use drop shadow effect.

4. File Manager

The power of a desktop OS relies on its file manager. Lubuntu brings PCManFM, the ultra-lightweigth graphical file manager, simple on interface but complete in features. Picture below showing Lubuntu File Manager with many important features enabled (split vertical, multitab, right-click context menu, sort files by date, Open in Terminal, Compress, Bookmark, Cut/Copy, Rename, status bar with space indicator, etc.). The version it ships is 1.2.45.

File search: in PCManFM, it is located at menu Tools > Find Files or by shortcut Ctrl+Shift+F.

5. Default Apps

This is table of preinstalled apps on Lubuntu 17.04.
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Category Name
Web browser Firefox
Word processor Abiword
Spreadsheet Gnumeric
File manager PCManFM
Email client Sylpheed
Internet messenger Pidgin
Image viewer GPicView
PDF reader Evince
Download manager Transmission, GNU wget
Terminal LXTerminal
Image writer Startup Disk Creator
Disk management GNOME Disk Utility
Audio player Audacious
Video player MPV
Text editor Leafpad
Desktop notes Xpad

6. Application Comparison

If you are switching from Windows, then you need a table comparing apps on Lubuntu towards apps on Windows. Here the comparisons:

Preinstalled on Lubuntu
This table compares default apps on Lubuntu and popular apps on Windows:
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Windows Lubuntu
Windows Explorer
PCManFM
Microsoft Word Abiword
Microsoft Excel Gnumeric
Internet Explorer Firefox
Yahoo! Messenger Pidgin
mIRC Pidgin
uTorrent Transmission
Outlook Sylpheed
Notepad Leafpad
Command Prompt LXTerminal
Adobe Reader Evince
WinAmp Audacious
Windows Media Player MPV
Microsoft Paint mtPaint
Nero Burning ROM Xfburn
Add/Remove Programs Synaptic Package Manager
GNOME Software
Task Manager Task Manager (LXTask)

Availabe on Repo
If you want to install more software (available on Lubuntu’s repo) by yourself later, or because you won’t find them preinstalled, this table compares Lubuntu software and Windows software.
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Windows Lubuntu
Microsoft Office (full suite) LibreOffice
Adobe Photoshop GIMP
CorelDRAW Inkscape
Adobe InDesign Scribus
AutoCAD FreeCAD
Corel PaintShop Pro Krita
Windows Movie Maker Flowblade
3D Studio Max Blender
ACDSee Shotwell
Foxit Reader QPdfView
Google Earth KDE Marble
Google Chrome Iridium
Outlook Thunderbird
GOM Player VLC
IDM DownThemAll!
Skype GNU Ring

You can install applications using the preinstalled tool like GNOME Software, Synaptic, or APT. Read about Package Management System to do it.

7. Repository

Or, what you can install on Lubuntu 17.04. You have more than 70000 packages available on official repository. You have large number of apps available via Launchpad PPA. You have many apps available as AppImage, runnable on Lubuntu. You can install them all if you want. It means you have complete support of applications for all computing fields possible for this lightweight OS, Lubuntu 17.04. To install them, Lubuntu provides Software Center and also the powerful apt-get console tool.

More explanation about repository you can find on Package Management System article.

8. Daily Life

These are some examples to utilize Lubuntu for daily life.

Multimedia
Surprise, Lubuntu can play MP3 and MP4 by default as well as OGG and WEBM. The players, Audacious and MPV, doesn’t need additional installations of codecs anymore. So Lubuntu is so ready for users switching from Windows or Mac OS X when they want multimedia playback.

PDF & Ebooks
Lubuntu ships with Evince PDF Reader preinstalled. You can read your ebooks as soon you installed Lubuntu. Evince can read another ebook formats such as DVI, XPS, DJVU, TIFF, PS, and Comic Books.

Office
It has preinstalled spreadsheet and word processor software. Gnumeric supports Excel document formats (.xls/.xlsx) where Abiword supports Word document formats (.doc/.docx). Also, they support LibreOffice document formats (.ods and .odt). They can also export directly to PDF as well.

Email
It features Sylpheed, the user-friendly, lightweight mail client that supports both IMAP and POP. It is very simple to setup Gmail account on Sylpheed like this.

9. Technical Details

  • OS name: Lubuntu
  • Version: 17.04
  • Codename: Zesty Zapus
  • Support lifespan: 9 months (until January 2018)
  • Release date: April 13th 2017
  • OS family: GNU/Linux
  • Distro family: Debian derivatives
  • Architecture: 32bit & 64bit
  • Image size: ±900MB
  • Desktop environment: LXDE
  • Package manager: apt, dpkg
  • Window manager: Openbox
  • Display manager: LightDM
  • Developer: Lubuntu Team
  • Website: http://lubuntu.net

10. Conclusion

For whom Lubuntu 17.04 is? I can recommend it especially for users having low-end or old computers, and I can also recommend it for users having modern & high-end computers when they need minimum resource usage and maximum energy-saving. This is the most resource-saving OS among all 17.04 official flavors and is suitable for those can’t use another varian but still want the user-friendliness of Ubuntu family.

Get Involved!

Lubuntu is a GNU/Linux distribution project based on Ubuntu with LXDE desktop (hence the name Lubuntu). If you wanto to contribute to Lubuntu Project, first visit Get Involved page. You can help, if you have technical experience, to give support on official IRC #lubuntu on freenode. or join the mailing list. Lubunt Project also has a forum here.

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How To Setup Thunderbird for Gmail IMAP Account


This tutorial explains how to setup Mozilla Thunderbird for Gmail IMAP account. You’ll use manual config here based on Official Gmail Guide (pictured below). Here, I use Thunderbird version 45.5.1 on Linux Mint 18.1. I hope this helps any novice Thunderbird user on Ubuntu, Mint, Deepin, and another GNU/Linux distros.

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Why IMAP?

Choosing IMAP mode (over POP mode) is best when you have multiple computers to access one mail account. Think about it like Telegram, where you see deleted messages on a device are also deleted on another devices.

Enable IMAP on Web

You should enable IMAP mode from your Gmail account before anything else. Start your web browser, login to your Gmail account, go to Settings, and enable IMAP from POP/IMAP Settings. Don’t forget to save your settings.

1. Add Mail Account

Start Thunderbird > go to menu File > New > Existing Mail Account.

2. Enter Email Address

Type your email address on the blank field. Type your name as well.

3. Show Manual Config

Click “Manual config” button so you can enter all addresses manually.

4. Enter IMAP & SMTP Addresses

On web browser, go to this Google Support Page to get the correct settings for IMAP. See picture below.

On Thunderbird, And enter the addresses, port numbers, and auth. info on manual config dialog:

5. Login & Receive Mails

After you press Done button Thunderbird will contact Gmail IMAP server and you will receive all your mails here. Enjoy Gmail with Thunderbird!





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How To Setup Evolution for Gmail IMAP Account


This tutorial guides you to setup Evolution Mail Client for Gmail via IMAP mode. I do it on Evolution version 3.18 on Linux Mint 18.1. Evolution is a free replacement for Microsoft Outlook and is available on all GNU/Linux distros. If you use GNOME, most likely you will use Evolution as well, and I hope this tutorial helps you to setup it. Happy mailing!

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Why IMAP?

The choice is between POP or IMAP method (as Gmail provides both). For short, IMAP is best when the user has multiple devices to access one same Gmail account. You can think IMAP as Telegram system, where deleting messages in one devices also deletes same messages on another devices.

Enable IMAP on Gmail Web

Drive your web browser to login to Gmail > go to Settings > go to POP/IMAP settings > enable IMAP > Save Settings. After this, start your Evolution.

1. Create New Account

Menu File > New > Mail Account.

2. Enter Email Address

On the Account Wizard, enter your email address and make sure to enable “Look up mail server details…”.

3. Looking for IMAP Setup

The option will find you your email provider (in this case, Gmail) settings possible. By default, you will get receiving=imapx and sending=smtp and this is what we need. Press Next button and the wizard finished.

4. Login with Password

Now, Evolution will connect to the internet and ask you to login using your Gmail account.

5. Receive Mails

Once logged in, Evolution can access the whole Gmail mails and folders. You can, however, configure another computers with these 5 steps using the same IMAP mode so you can access same email accounts on different computers. Now you can enjoy accessing (read & write) mails from Gmail.





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Download Links for elementary OS Loki 0.4.1

The gorgeous elementary OS Loki 0.4.1 has been released few days ago. This is an update to 0.4 version from 2016. Here are the download links (official + torrent) and the checksum. For your information, elementary OS doesn’t support 32 bit.

Downloads

Get Involved

If you want to help elementary OS development, you can donate money to support them. Go to the Funding Page or directly to elementary on Patreon. You can also buy their official merchandise at Store.

News





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Patent Dangers to Linux and Android: Qualcomm, Apple, and Nokia


Summary: The prevailing problem which is companies with mountains of patents going after OEMs, using a bulk of infringement accusations, and demanding ‘protection’ money

IN the US, Qualcomm has just made a move to stop Apple, which already stopped paying Qualcomm and is leading somewhat of a rebellion against Qualcomm (under trouble in multiple continents).

In Korea, Qualcomm is in troubled waters too. Korean companies like Samsung are also affected, so the actions against Qualcomm are bipartisan from the iOS/Android perspective. Qualcomm upsets everyone.

Days ago, according to this, “Apple had a deadline for responding to Samsung’s mid-March petition for writ of certiorari” (request for Supreme Court review) in the second California Apple v. Samsung case, which had received very significant support from software and Internet companies, non-governmental organizations and law professors.”

Apple’s patent war on Samsung seems to have become a distraction as meanwhile, in the past few years, Huawei became the largest Android OEM. That used to be Nokia, which is now preoccupied with patents and has just settled with Apple again. The Finnish media wrote that “Nokia and Apple settle intellectual property {sic} lawsuits, become partners” (they mean patents). It happened just a few days ago:

Finnish communications giant Nokia and US tech behemoth Apple announced on Tuesday that they have settled all of their litigation and signed a patent license and a business cooperation agreement.

As noted here, “Apple and Nokia announced a settlement today after only about 5 months of litigation. Apple v. Samsung has been going for more than 6 yrs…”

What a waste of time and energy. Only lawyers profit from these battles.

As noted in this article, we don’t know who pays and how much, but we can only guess that Nokia is paid by Apple, for it has more patents in this area and reports were always suggestive of a demand from Nokia (for a number of years):

The companies said today they have settled all outstanding litigation and agreed to a patent license. While exact financial terms are confidential, Apple will be making an up-front cash payment to Nokia, followed by additional payments over the course of the agreement.

Microsoft has already spread Nokia’s patents to patent trolls, scattering these in a way that harms Android. It’s problematic for many reasons and we mostly care about the effect on GNU/Linux.



Source link: http://techrights.org/2017/05/27/qualcomm-apple-and-nokia/

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How To Install Lubuntu 17.04


This tutorial explains how to install Lubuntu 17.04 in step-by-step. You will prepare 2 partitions, one main and (optionally) one swap, for at least 20GB and 1GB respectively. You can use USB flash drive or DVD as the bootable media. Generally, you can use this tutorial for both singleboot and dualboot modes. So let’s install and enjoy this lightweight, secure, and free OS Lubuntu 17.04.

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Note: this article is about installing. If you’re looking for something else, we have Ubuntu Unity 17.04 review, complete 17.04 family download links, and zsync to cut download cost.

Preparations

Get Lubuntu 17.04: direct downloads here. To reduce download cost, use zsync.

Prepare 2 partitions: create one blank partition for at least 20GB, and (optionally) another one blank partition for 1GB. The first will be main partition and the second will be swap partition.

Create bootable media: burn the ISO image of Lubuntu into a blank USB drive. You can use software like Unetbootin (available for Windows & GNU/Linux), Disk Utility (preinstalled on Ubuntu), or Multisystem.

Example: I prepared one main partition /dev/sda6 42GB and one swap partition /dev/sda3 2.5GB and I installed the bootloader into their parent disk /dev/sda.

Warning: if you would install Lubuntu in dualboot mode, make backup of your important data.

Booting

Insert your USB drive, boot your computer into USB (or DVD, according to your media), and you should see Lubuntu 17.04 screen asking you either “Try Lubuntu” or “Install Lubuntu”. Choose “Try Lubuntu” instead.

1. Select Language

First step: choose your language. This choice will be the language of whole Lubuntu interface.

2. Select No Connection

Second step: choose “I don’t want to connect…”. This choice makes the installation faster.

3. Select No Download

Third step: blank all choices on this page. The installation of third-party programs can be done later.

4. Select Something Else

Fourth step: choose “Something else”. This brings you to advanced partitioner, where you have full control to the whole hard disk.

5. Create Main Partition

Fifth step: select the bigger partition you’ve prepared > click “Change” > see Edit partition dialog > set the Size=, Use as=”Ext4″, Format this partition=”check on”, Mount point=”/”.

6. Create Swap Partition

Sixth step: choose the smaller partition you’ve prepared > click “Change” >

7. Determine Bootloader Location

Seventh step: choose the parent disk where your main partition belongs. If your main partition is /dev/sda4, then its parent is /dev/sda. The GRUB bootloader will be installed there.

8. Start Installation

Eighth step: re-check all your choices and make sure they are all correct. Then press “Install Now” to start the actual installation. Once pressed, you cannot go back.

9. Enter User Info

Ninth step: after pressing “Install Now”, the installer will ask you about 3 things:

Geolocation: select where you live. This determines your local time/date.

Keyboard: if you use Japanese, Arabic, or Greek keyboard, choose one here. However, the default choice is safe.

Username: determine your own username & password that would be used on Lubuntu later. These are your own login credentials.

10. Wait The Progress

Tenth step: you just need to wait the progress until it finished. The whole installation process is only around 10 minutes.

11. Installation Finished

Once finished, the installer will notice you to restart or to stay on this live session. Click restart and enjoy Lubuntu 17.04!





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