Korora 21 Darla Cinnamon Review

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Korora Linux is a Linux distribution based on Fedora. Korora is basically a supercharged build of Fedora that comes with various flavors that make the Linux experience even better. It offers some of the desktop environments, that official spins of Fedora don’t offer. Korora offers Cinnamon based distribution that sports the Cinnamon desktop environment, that we are going to review today, and comes with the some really good application choices that is common in every build on Korora and one of the reasons why I use Korora over Fedora.

Korora Cinnamon  file manager

Korora Cinnamon  Terminal

In my opinion Korora fixes some of the issues that the stock builds of Fedora have, like good font library, media encoders and many other minor issues.

It also comes with extra repositories like RPMFusion and Google Chrome repositories. Korora is a great Linux distribution if you prefer Yum or RPM based Linux distributions and you want to have a great desktop environment experience at the same time spend less in configuring the system in your preference.

Korora is one of those Linux distributions that comes with a great Linux desktop experience without loosing functionality. The Cinnamon desktop environment works very smoothly and is really very snappy in response time and experience. Korora has really good driver support. The Wifi Card on my laptop (Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300) works better on Korora compared to most Linux distributions and delivers the signal strength I require.

After customizing Korora with change of theme Cinnamon theme and the GTK theme (Numix theme). I felt it was perfect and could not get any better.

Korora Cinnamon Terminal U-name

Korora works really great on my system, It runs on lower operational temperature compared to other Linux distributions.

After installing the additional drivers the Cinnamon desktop environment turned even more snappier.

Korora Linux is one of those Linux distributions that can deliver a really good desktop environment experience and the same time serve the purpose and let you do your work you love to do on your system without any issues.

Thanks for reading, this is my first review. Let me known how you liked the review in the comment below.

Short clips for Classic Animation

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The pendulum animation created using drawings with small minor changes of position which when compiled together seems like a Pendulum in action.

A stop motion ball bounce created with help of whiteboard camera and a coin. the coin position is changed in every frame which gives the illusion of the coin in motion, stop motion is mostly used to bring life in non living objects.

These clips are created by me in my college where I learn B.S.C Animation.

Docpad on Raspberry Pi

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Docpad is an open source static document/website generator written in Node.js, Docpad lets you choose the way it builds static documentation/website with the help of plugins, Docpad has a build in plugin manager that uses NPM to install node modules that are used by Docpad and required by plugins as dependencies, Some plugin makes Docpad a really good choice if you are planning to choose Node.js based mediums to build your website, plugins like marked which is a markdown interpreter let you write your pages in markdown, Docpad also lets you choose the templating engine, If you prefer Jade you can use Jade to template, If you prefer Eco a recommended templating engine by Docpad developer, you can go ahead or if you like Handlebars you can go ahead and install that plugin and start templating in Handlebars.

Docpad main configuration file is written in Coffee Script. Docpad lets you set collections that can be listed so you can build multi-blog site using Docpad.

Since Docpad is written in Node.js and is a NPM module that can be installed as a global package on your system. It’s really easy to install Docpad on Raspberry Pi.

Let’s get started.

  • Installing Node.js on our Raspberry Pi here, if you already have Node.js installed on your system you can skip this step.
  • Installing Docpadnpm install docpad -g

Once you have successfully installed Docpad you can go ahead and run docpad run.

docpad run  

Now docpad run will list the skeletons available for creating a website.

You can choose no skeleton if you want to build your Docpad project from scratch.

Plugins can be installed by running

docpad install  # example `docpad install marked`  

Now your Raspberry Pi has been turned into a static website generator. If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment below.

How to install and setup GitLab Community Edition on Ubuntu

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GitLab is an open source web based Git repository manager with features similar to GitHub like wiki, issue tracking. GitLab CE lets developers host a Gitlab instance on their own servers that lets developers store source code on their own private server that gives them more freedom, and lets them choose the type of hardware they prefer to serve this purpose, GitLab also is a cost effective solution to other Enterprise options like GitHub. GitLab also offers hosted GitLab for developers that prefer GitLab and don’t feel the need to host their own version of GitLab, The hosted GitLab comes with a limit of 1GB per repository.

Recently GitLab CE comes with pre-composed packages that makes the install process hassle free. Lets install GitLab CE.

System requirements

  • 1 GB RAM (required)
  • 1 Code processor.
  • 10 GB of disk space

The higher specification your system will have the better GitLab will perform.

GitLab requirements

sudo apt-get install openssh-server  postfix -y

Once the packages are installed you will be greeted by a `postfix` setup screen that will ask you for a hostname, you can choose the host name you prefer.
– Downloading the pre-composed GitLab CE debian package.
– – If you are using `Wget` go ahead.

setup screen that will ask you for a hostname, you can choose the host name you prefer.
– Downloading the pre-composed GitLab CE debian package.
– – If you are using `Wget` go ahead.

wget https://downloads-packages.s3.amazonaws.com/ubuntu-14.04/gitlab_7.8.0-omnibus-1_amd64.deb

- - If you prefer `curl`

curl -# -L -O https://downloads-packages.s3.amazonaws.com/ubuntu-14.04/gitlab_7.8.0-omnibus-1_amd64.deb

– You can edit the `gitlab.rb` if needed or go ahead the skip this step.

editor /etc/gitlab/gitlab.rb

You can find the official documentation over here and official website.

  • Re configuring the GitLab (This is an important step)
sudo gitlab-ctl reconfigure

Now you can visit the http://127.0.0.1.

The default username is:

root

the default password is

5iveL!fe

The system will ask you to set the new password, you can change the settings in the admin area if required depending on your need.

Thanks you reading, If you have any question feel free to leave a comment below.