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I've studied Computer Science in university for about eight years, resulting a B.S. degree in Software Engineering and a M.S. degree in Artificial Intelligence. Currently I'm studying Information Security for a PhD in Computer Science. I'm a Muslim; I love Libre/Open-source software; I'm a GNU/Linux enthusiast; I love software development, specially using Java; And I'm constantly trying to learn new facts and skills ...


Dec
11
comment How to check if my system is infected with the “Turla” trojan?
Of course, an answer that would clearly outline the steps to perform the DETECTION using any network monitoring tool (e.g. vnstat, netstat, ...), and the steps to perform for PREVENTION, using any firewall tool (e.g. ufw, iptables, ...) is greatly appreciated and DESIRED!
Dec
11
comment How to check if my system is infected with the “Turla” trojan?
Thank you for the informative write-up. Although, this is bad news! :(
Nov
14
comment Where is Firefox's new “Forget” button in Ubuntu?
So, the point is that Firefox isn't updated to version 33.1 yet even after a few days has passed from it's release!
Sep
9
comment Incorrect GMT time
Oh! So the point is UTC == GMT ... And that's why there's no GMT in the list! I guess my problem is solved. The solution is: Just look at UTC and forget about Greenwich ;)
Sep
9
comment Incorrect GMT time
@Archemar Here is the output: Tue Sep 9 16:52:16 IRDT 2014 Tue Sep 9 12:22:16 UTC 2014
Sep
9
comment Incorrect GMT time
Well there is no entry for "GMT" in the "Time & Date" list. There is only one "Greenwich, UK" which I selected, assuming that it's GMT. If this is not GMT, then how can I have a GMT entry?
Sep
9
comment Incorrect GMT time
@steeldriver To add new locations in the "Time & Date" settings, you just type the name of the location, then select the desired item from the popup list. And there is only one "Greenwich, UK" in the list.
May
28
comment Problem with org.freedesktop.Geoclue.Providers.Hostip, running Qreator on Xubuntu-14.04
Thanks! That actually worked and it's working now! If this package is required, then why it's not in the dependencies?!
May
26
comment What happened to ChmSee in 14.04?
@Parto I checked xchm and it seems to be a nice alternative. Thank you.
May
26
comment What happened to ChmSee in 14.04?
@hbdgaf I took a closer look at the PPA and chmsee is not available for Trusty by that PPA. So basically this answer is not correct. The NICE and SAFE way is explained in another answer.
May
25
comment What happened to ChmSee in 14.04?
I agree. I will update my question.
May
25
comment What happened to ChmSee in 14.04?
Thanks for the PPA. Although as said in another comment, I prefer to simply download and install a .deb package instead of adding an entire repository just to install one app!
May
25
comment What happened to ChmSee in 14.04?
Thanks for the info. I understand that un-maintained applications can cause security problems but in the case of chmsee which was stable and tested since 12.04 with no further changes till now, I'm not convinced this was a right choice.
May
25
comment What happened to ChmSee in 14.04?
This code adds a repository to my apt list. Is this repo considered safe? I mean is it certain that it won't cause any conflicts with the official Ubuntu packages? I would prefer simply downloading a .deb package instead of adding an entire repo just to install one app!
May
22
comment Choppy Video Playback with Intel GMA-500 Chipset
Thanks for the answer but those drivers were for the old days and they are now obsolete. You can read more about them in this wiki page: wiki.ubuntu.com/PoulsboObsoleteDrivers
Apr
22
comment What's the difference of the first Point-Release with the initial Stable-Release of an LTS?
Thank you for the link. That question didn't show-up in the related questions when I was writing my question! Also, that question is more general than mine, and I'm specifically asking about differences between the INTIAL release and the FIRST point-release. And so, I don't believe the question deserves a down-vote.
Jan
1
comment Convert docx to PDF
I agree. Just wanted to be helpful.
Jan
1
comment Convert docx to PDF
If you had read my answer completely (specially the final NOTES), I think my explanations are VERY clear ...
Jan
1
comment How to change file size calculation in Nautilus from “decimal prefix” back to the normal “binary prefix”?
Really a shame to hear that ... Taking a look on the Internet, and the up-votes for this and similar questions, it is clear that this issue needs to be addressed by Canonical.
Jan
1
comment Convert docx to PDF
I HAVE mentioned that this is NOT a command-line solution, (like some other answers). So why post this answer? In case of no WORKING command-line solutions proposed by others, having an ALTERNATIVE option is better than NO options.