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Apticron – Get Email alerts for pending package updates

As we all know, In Debian and Ubuntu desktop operating systems, Software updater tool will notify you whenever a new update is available. If a new update is available, a pop-up window will appear and display the latest available package updates. So, we don’t have put much effort to update our Ubuntu desktops. Just click the update button to install the pending package updates. But in Ubuntu Server, it’s different. There won’t be any pop-ups. The package updates will only be shown at the time of login. Take a look at the below screenshot.

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SafeEyes – An Useful Linux Utility That Prevents Eye Strain

Working in Computer for long hours is pain, and it will definitely affect your eyes. You must take some breaks for your eyes at regular intervals. There are numerous utilities available out there to remind you to take breaks. The one we are going to discuss now is SafeEyes. It is a free and open Source Linux alternative for EyeLeo, a MS Windows-only app. As the name suggests, SafeEyes will protect you from Eye Strain by reminding or forcing you to take breaks after a particular period of time. During the break, it will suggest you some simple exercises like walking for a while, rolling your eyes etc., to relax yourself. If you are a hardcore user who work on computers for long hours, I recommended you to use SafeEyes in your system.

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Tox Messenger – A Free, Secure, And Open Source Alternative For Skype

About Tox

Tox is a free, open source, end-to-end encrypted messenger that allows you to communicate securely with your family, friends, colleagues. It is completely decentralized, peer-to-peer messenger without relying on any central server. The communication between you and your friend should always remain private and secure. Nobody knows whom you’re communicating with, except the recipient of course. The idea behind the development of Tox was born when the NSA whistle bowler Edward Snowden’s leaks of NSA spying activity. The Tox project has been started by single anonymous developer back in 2013, and now hundreds of active developers are contributing to this project.

Tox will not reveal your personal identity such as your name, IP address, or OS details etc., to any non-authorized users. It enforces end-to-end encryption on both sides while communicating with your friends. Since it is completely decentralized, your messages will not be stored in any central location. So, there won’t be any data leakage on either sides.

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