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75,000 views!

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Today I reached 75,000 views!

Ubuntu 16.04 Beta 2 is out

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Ubuntu 16.04 Beta 2 was released yesterday!

As we follow the highly anticipated launch of Ubuntu 16.04 here on this blog, we saw the Alpha roll out and then the first Beta, now it's time for the second beta to launch.

Remember this version is far from over and it's for testing purposes only, but if you would like to download it and give it a spin, you are more than welcome!

On a lighter note, this is the official Ubuntu 16.04 Mascot.





With the Ubuntu 16.04 release being less than 1 month away, I presonally can't wait and will blog about it as soon as it rolls out god willing.

Have a nice day!

Gnome 3.20 is out!

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Gnome 3.20 is out today, let's take a look at what's new in this release!

Gnome 3.20 was released on March 23th, it took 6 months of development and the work of 837 contributors and includes 28.933 changes!
This version is named Delhi recognizing the efforts of the  team Asian Gnome team.

The date was delayed from March 20th (which would have been perfect!) to March 23th for reasons unknown to me. Main highlights for this releaseOS upgrades can now be installed using SoftwareWayland support has improved significantly, with kinetic scrolling, drag-and-drop, and middle-click paste Keyboard shortcuts and gestures can be easily learned with new shortcut overlay windowsPrivacy controls have been improved with per-application location accessQuick access to media controls directly from the shellSearching in Files has been much improvedBuilder can now build XDG-Apps, a new cross-distro framework for building and distributing desktop applications. These can also be installed directl…

LinkWithin not showing similar posts fixed!

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LinkWithin is a widget that appears on your blog and shows similar posts to the post you are on, it's a good way to show more content and get the users engaged, I tried adding it to my site and it didn't work!
It wasn't showing any posts!
In this post I'm going to show you how to fix it with one easy step!




This tutorial doesn't explain how to install LinkedWithin, it's explained thoroughly on the site itself when you are installing, so take a moment to look at it before jumping in!  Cause #1: Third party domains
At first make sure you are using a blogger domain! Don't use the domain you bought from the hosting company, your blogspot blog must be a sub domain of blogspot.com in order for Linkwithin to work!
Seems basic? Check your settings again!

Cause #2: Must be placed directly under the post! There are many places to place widgets in blogger, at first when you add Linkwithin it will be added to the sidebar, drag it and place it under the post, not in t…

فيسبوك، هل اَن أوان أن تتركه؟

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مرحبًا بكم أعزائي القراء أمل أن يكون يومكم هذا سعيدًا، ومرحبًا إلى مقالة أخرى من مقالات مدونتي، سنتحدث اليوم عن موقع الفيسبوك.
أصبح الفيسبوك من أكثر المواقع زيارة على الإطلاق، الكل لديهم حساب أو حسابان عليه! إنه شعبي جدًا وممتع جدًا، كل شيئ تحبه موجود هنالك وفرصة تواصلك مع أي أحد في العالم تقريبًا! أليس هذا شيئًا رائعًا؟ لا، ليس كذلك! لو كان تفقد حسابك على الفيسبوك هو أول شيئ تفعله عند الإستيقاظ من النوم وأخر شيئ تفعله قبل الخلود إلى النوم، ربما تكون مدمنًا على الموقع، هل إجابتك هي لا؟ قل لي إذن: متى كانت أخر مرة دخلت فيها على الموقع لتفقد شيئ ما؟


اﻷمر أكثر خطورة مما تعتقد، ومصطلح إدمان الفيسبوك ليس شيئًا يدعو إلى السخرية.


مثل هذه المواقع يجب أن تدعم حياتك وتواصلك، لا أن تأخذ حياتك منك!




متى كانت أخر مرة تحدثت فيها إلى شخص ما؟ قرأت كتابًا، أو مارست إحدى تلك الهوايات التي وضعتها في قسم الإهتمامات بالموقع ثم نسيت أمرها كليًا؟
لو توقفت لتفكر في إجابة الأسئلة السابقة مليًا، فأنت في ورطة!
هذا الموقع مصمم ليكون متاهة، بمجرد أن تدخل إليه فإنك تفقد طريق الخروج! 



هل يعني رمز الإعجاب أي شيئ اﻷ…

CodeLobsterPHP Edition 5.9 is out, Arabic interface is here!

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CodeLobsterPHP Edition 5.9 is out finally, and comes with a ton of bug fixes and security features, this version is special to me because it includes my translation from Arabic to English. (ost is in Arabic).


طرق مضمونة لتحويل الفشل الى نجاح

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الكل يمر بلحظات الفشل، حيث يشعرون بعدم القدرة على الإستمرار ومنهم من يفقد الأمل كليا ويتوقف عن المحاولة، في هذه المقالة سنتعرض الى بعض النقاط التي ستساعدك حتما في قلب وضعك من الفشل الى النجاح بإذن الله.


لقد فشلت!لقد حدث ماحدث، تحققت أعظم مخاوفك! لقد فشلت! لم تنتهي الدنيا أليس كذلك؟

لازلت هنا، حيا وتتنفس، إذن الأمر ليس بذلك السوء! التفكير مطولا في الماضي لن يؤدي الا للإنغلاق والخوف من تكرار المحاولة، تقبل أنك فشلت وأمض قدما بحياتك.

هل تعلمت شيئا؟يجب أن تعرف ماحدث بالضبط. خذ وقتك لتحليل ماحدث وإستخلاص الدروس والعبر. الفشل هو فرصة جيدة لمحاسبة النفس والنظر مليا فيما حصل، ومراجعة الأخطاء والعمل على تصحيحها. نقل عن مجاهدنا الليبي عمر المختار قوله: أن الضربة التي لاتقسم ظهري تزيدني قوة. لقد فشلت ولكن الحياة لم تنتهي، أنت هنا وعلى قيد الحياة، تعلم من أخطائك وأنقل خبراتك معك لتواجه تحدياتك القادمة.

لا تكرر أخطائك!
لقد حللت الموقف من كل زواياه وتوصلت لأسباب الفشل. حسنا لاتكررها مجددا! قمة الجنون تكرار نفس الشئ مرارا وتكرارا وتوقع نتائج مختلفة، تكرار الأخطاء هو وصفة سهلة للفشل والإحباط!
استمعلنصيحةالأكبرم…

Fix the random restart issue on Archos 45 Platinum

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My brother uses an Android smartphone made by Archos, a French multinational electronics company that specializes in making smartphones, tablets and audio players since 1988, I like the company personally, yet I notice it’s barley known in the Libyan market. My

My 400th post, what a journey!

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I realized that I have reached my 400th post, and it’s a significant milestone indeed! I always stopped to celebrate these milestones (even when I didn’t have a clear direction for my blog) and this happens to be a big one!
I have written 400 posts since I started blogging back in 2012, not all of them are good, in fact some are pretty bad! And I’m not planning to change them one bit! They will remain as a reminder for me of my humble beginnings, and a measure of my improvement. 



I am glad I’m able to help people around the world with my blogging, it’s gives me a sense of achievement like nothing else to know that somewhere, I made someone’s day through my writing, the writing I have so much fun doing! I remember writing on my first post saying that I wanted to blog to share my knowledge with the world and provide solutions for problems I couldn’t find online, no surprise that the first two posts written in that concept were a hit! Over 3000 views for both on the very first day, …

جعل ليبر أوفيس متوافقًا مع العربية أكثر

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بعد أن تحدثنا عن حزمة الإنتاجية المكتبية ليبرأوفيس وعن أهم مميزاتها، يجب أن نقوم ببعض التخصيصات كي تكون ملائمة تمامًا للغة العربية.

70,000 views!

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Today I'm happy to announce that my blog reached 70,000 viewers, and I couldn't have done it without all of you!
It's been an amazing journey, knowing that my blog helps people around the world and the ability to reach out to so many people is a dream that came true to me!
Blogging has helped me reach places I never dreamed to be and interact with people I never knew existed, you have to blog!
If I had one advice to give that would be open a blog and start sharing your experiences and knowledge with the world!
Now that I have reached 70,000 views! I want more!
Next stop, 80,000 views. Building up to 100,000 views.





I promised a surprise when I reach 100,00 views, and I shall deliver ;)

ليبر أوفيس بالعربية

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يومكم سعيد أعزائي القراء، اليوم سنتحدث عن حزمة مكتبية لم تخرج من تحت عباءة (ميكروسوفت)، بل على العكس تماماً، تهدف إلى تحطيم احتكارها وخلق منافسة لم تكن بالحسبان!   (ليبر أوفيس) _وليبر تعني الحر_ هي حزمة مكتبية مجانية ومفتوحة المصدر من تطوير مؤسسة المستند، تمكن المستخدمين من تحرير النصوص وإنشاء الجداول وتنسيق العروض التقديمية، كما توفر إمكانية إنشاء وتعديل قواعد البيانات، ورسم المخططات وتعديلها، وكذلك تصميم المعادلات والصيغ الرياضية.، باختصار: حزمة تلبي حاجات المستخدم المكتبية. ليبر أوفيس هي إشتقاق من حزمة (أوفيس المفتوح) التي توقف تطويرها بعد إستحواذ شركة (أوراكل) على شركة (سن ميكروسيستمز) في سنة 2010 وإيقافها لمشروع (أوفيس المفتوح) _ المبني أصلا على حزمة (ستار أوفيس)_..
 حملت النسخة الأولى من(ليبر أوفيس) الرقم 3.4.0 وظهرت هذه الحزمة الى الوجود في سنة 2011، حيث صارت الحزمة المفضلة لمجتمع المصادر المفتوحة، حيث تم تضمينها في الكثير من توزيعات ليونكس بدلا عن (أوفيس المفتوح) و تتميز بسرعة تطويرها حيث أن نسخة جديدة من(ليبر أوفيس) تصدر كل شهر! ويتم تطويرها من قبل مجتمع نشط للغاية (مؤسس…

uGet downloader

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A download manager is a must have tool for any computer user, and there are many options to choose from, my favorite is FDM that only exists on Windows (was recently ported to Mac and soon to Ubuntu). But until FDM is available for Ubuntu, let’s take a look at another popular option, that’s uGet, I chose it over the rest of the bunch for many reasons.

Fix some Ubuntu startup issues with this easy trick!

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I fresh installed Ubuntu 14.04.4 lately and things has been smooth, most of the issues I encountered were because of the interface change, looking back maybe the interface was buggy, and I should have read the bug list before installing it!


Advantages of having Windows phone over Android

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Until one of my readers asked me this question, I thought I posted about this, turns out I didn't! Let's take a look at some of the perks that Windows phone has!
It's an opinion piece, so don't get all worked up ;)



Part of the chosen few Having a Windows phone is unique, it's unlike owning an Android device, they have a distinct look and feel to them that only a few can appreciate. Simpler interface The interface is really easy to navigate through, no fuss and no uneeded widgets that get in the way. Minimalistic approach to the smart phone Many people complain that this "app" or that don't exist for Windows phone, but the fact is the basic stuff exist with great support, while keeping the rust of the clutter out of the box. Less prone to malware Since Windows phone owns less that 3% of market share, it's less likely to be targeted with malware, unlike Android who owns over 57% of the market share. Business phone to the core
it reminded me of the E…

Common Windows Phone errors and how to fix them

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It's not all fun and games with Windows phone. It's better than Android as it doesn't crash as often, but I ran into several bugs the other day that I have to blog about.



Let's take a look at the issue I turned off the phone and removed the battery to remove the SD memory card that's underneath (a major design flaw) and when I returned it, it was not the same! I noticed that many apps were refusing to work the way they used to! And the browser won't load search results. I thought it was a connection issue (Error 800704CF). but the error messages were about syncing with outlook (Error 80070020).
At this point I was going to restore the factory default settings, which would have deleted everything on the phone and I would have to start all over!
After researching several error codes I realized it was far too simple!

The fix
I set the date wrong! (Error 80072F05) The easiest fix was to set the time automatically, to do this follow these three easy steps!

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Mainstream attention!

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It so happened that I gained a ton of mainstream interest. I blogged about Libyan passports before and every time the registration opens my views spike, today it reached a record of 3696 views in one day! It took me months to get to that number back when I first started blogging! I'm glad all that hard work is finally paying off!





And then the coolest thing happened, the wonderful Mrs. Khadija Teri mentioned my blog in one of her blog posts!
I was a part of three Libyan interesting blogs, a true honor and a real traffic source! I feel blessed!
Mrs. Khadija says she wants to pickup on her blogging and return the golden age of blogging before social networks took over, I'm all in for that, and being the Anti-Facebook blogger that I am, I encourage everyone to start blogging and making some effort rather than being used by Facebook!
I've written a series of posts talking about the dangers of facebook, and I would like for you to check them out, the information in these posts …