Install/Upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.8.3 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint


**Linux Kernel 3.8.3 **has been released recently bringing more changes and bug fixes. In this article, we will see how to install this new kernel in Ubuntu/Linux Mint. For users preferring to install the kernel manually, please go here.

Here are some fixes in kernel 3.8.3:

  • **    ALSA: vmaster: Fix slave change notification**

  • **    w1-gpio: fix section mismatch**

  • **    USB: Fix connected device switch to Inactive state**

  • **    vfs: fix pipe counter breakage**

  • **    usbnet: smsc95xx: fix suspend failure**

  • **    crypto: user – fix info leaks in report API**

  • **    x86/kvm: Fix pvclock vsyscall fixmap**

  • **    CIFS: Fix missing of oplock_read value in smb30_values structure**

  • **    drm/i915: Fix Haswell/CRW PCI IDs**

  • **    ARM: 7663/1: perf: fix ARMv7 EVTYPE_MASK to include NSH bit**

  • **    md/raid1,raid10: fix deadlock with freeze_array()**

  • **    ath9k_htc: fix signal strength handling issues**

Linux Kernel 3.8.3 Installation (Main)

Open the terminal and enter these commands:

cd /tmp

wget -O kernel-3.8.3

chmod +x kernel-3.8.3

sudo sh kernel-3.8.3

sudo reboot

if you are encountering unexpected troubles while upgrading to this new kernel you can revert back to the stock kernel with the commands below.

Linux Kernel 3.8.3 Removal (Uninstall)

For complete removal of this kernel from your system, enter this command:

sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.8.3*


Twitter official Windows 8 app is out


Twitter today released its official Twitter app for Windows 8.

Here the Official Twitter press release:

With Twitter, you can watch the world unfold like never before.

*** Get real-time stories, pictures, videos, conversations, ideas, and inspiration all in your timeline.     ** Follow people and your interests to get unfiltered access and unique behind-the-scenes perspectives.     ** Express yourself with photos, videos and comments.*

Twitter for Windows 8 brings you all the design, features and functionality of Twitter combined with the fast and fluid technology of Windows 8:

– The Discover (#) icon shows you new topics from people in your network and other information like Trends and Who to Follow suggestions. But nowhere else can you scroll through Discover stories horizontally. Smoothly move through a collage of Tweets, pictures, links and article previews that make the most of your device.

– The Share charm makes it easier to tweet links, pictures and opinions to your followers from anywhere in Windows 8. Reading an article in Internet Explorer about Hawaii? Swipe in from the right edge of the device, tap the Share charm, add your comments in the Tweet and hit send.

– Create the ultimate screen with Snap view on Windows 8. Drag Twitter into the narrow side of the screen and slide in another favorite app. You can stream a live video while you watch the conversation about it unfold on Twitter. Then use the Share charm to join the discussion.

With many thanks to our over 200 million users!

Twitter Official app for Windows 8 :

Full review coming soon…

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Kali Linux: Now available for download


Kali Linux is an advanced Penetration Testing and Security Auditing Linux distribution based on Debian and comes with packed with Gnome as stock (DE Desktop Environment). Kali Linux is developed by Offensive Security, The same people who developed BackTrack.


  • More than 300 penetration testing tools: After reviewing every tool that was included in BackTrack, we eliminated a great number of tools that either did not work or had other tools available that provided similar functionality.
  • Free and always will be: Kali Linux, like its predecessor, is completely free and always will be. You will never, ever have to pay for Kali Linux.
  • Open source Git tree: We are huge proponents of open source software and our development tree is available for all to see and all sources are available for those who wish to tweak and rebuild packages.
  • FHS compliant: Kali has been developed to adhere to the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard, allowing all Linux users to easily locate binaries, support files, libraries, etc.
  • Vast wireless device support: We have built Kali Linux to support as many wireless devices as we possibly can, allowing it to run properly on a wide variety of hardware and making it compatible with numerous USB and other wireless devices.
  • Custom kernel patched for injection: As penetration testers, the development team often needs to do wireless assessments so our kernel has the latest injection patches included.
  • Secure development environment: The Kali Linux team is made up of a small group of trusted individuals who can only commit packages and interact with the repositories while using multiple secure protocols.
  • GPG signed packages and repos: All Kali packages are signed by each individual developer when they are built and committed and the repositories subsequently sign the packages as well.
  • Multi-language: Although pentesting tools tend to be written in English, we have ensured that Kali has true multilingual support, allowing more users to operate in their native language and locate the tools they need for the job.
  • Completely customizable: We completely understand that not everyone will agree with our design decisions so we have made it as easy as possible for our more adventurous users to customize Kali Linux to their liking, all the way down to the kernel.
  • ARMEL and ARMHF support: Since ARM-based systems are becoming more and more prevalent and inexpensive, we knew that Kali’s ARM support would need to be as robust as we could manage, resulting in working installations for both ARMEL and ARMHF systems. Kali Linux has ARM repositories integrated with the mainline distribution so tools for ARM will be updated in conjunction with the rest of the distribution. Kali is currently available for the following ARM devices:

Custom version of Kali Linux is also available for ARM powered devices and system:


Kali Linux can be downloaded from here :

If the download from the official website fails try the alternative link the alternative link contains all the builds of Kali Linux.

Alternative Kali Linux download:

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Install Emacs on Ubuntu/Linux Mint or Fedora/Other RPM based Linux


Emacs (pron.:/ ˈ m æ k s /) and its derivatives are a family of text editors that are characterized by their extensibility.  manual for one variant describes it as “the extensible, customizable, self-documenting, real-time display editor.” Development began in the mid-1970s and continues actively as of 2013 Emacs has over 2,000 built-in commands and allows the user to combine these commands into macros to automate work. The use of Emacs Lisp, a variant of the Lisp programming language, provides a deep extension capability.

The original EMACS was written in 1976 by Richard Stallman and Guy L. Steele, Jr. as a set of Editor MACroS for the TECO editor. It was inspired by the ideas of the TECO-macro editors TECMAC and TMACS.

Emacs became, along with vi, one of the two main contenders in the traditional editor wars of Unix culture. The word “emacs” is often pluralized as emacsen by analogy with boxen and VAXen.

The most popular, and most ported, version of Emacs is GNU Emacs, which was created by Stallman for the GNU Project. XEmacs is a common variant that branched from GNU Emacs in 1991. Both of the variants use Emacs Lisp and are for the most part compatible with each other.

Install Emacs on Ubuntu/Linux Mint

  1. Open Terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T)
  2. Type the commands give below:

sudo apt-get install emacs

Install Emacs on Fedora/other RPM based Linux

  1. Open Terminal (Application>system tools>Terminal)

sudo yum install emacs


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