SystemBack

If you want to create a backup of your Ubuntu desktop and create a ISO based on your setup, then SystemBack is the program that you need. SystemBack performs a backup of your system and creates a live ISO that you can boot up and install over multiple computers. SystemBack is available via PPA. To install, just type the following in the Terminal.

// Add repository for SystemBack
sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:nemh/systemback
 
// Run an update
sudo apt-get update
 
// Install SystemBack
sudo apt-get install systemback

Once installed, run SystemBack from the Menu.

Capturing Videos of Video Games

If you ever wonder how gamers capture videos of your video games, here are a few options. There’s a software program called Fraps which can be purchased for under $40. The program runs on the gaming PC and allows you to capture videos while playing. SteamOS OS can capture video screenshots, but it won’t capture videos of your games. Twitch.tv remains the popular choice for capturing the gaming experience. But there are other less-known options. There’s YouTube, Livestream, Ustream and others. You can also use Wowza with Adobe FMLE. You’ll need a Blackmagic capture device to capture your gaming PC or console. The last one is the best because it allows you to capture videos of your gaming console. It’s not a cheap option however, but if you have some coins to spare, it’s a pretty good option.

Best Search Engine

Maximum PC has an article about the best search engine in 2014. It takes a look at three search engines of Google, Bing and DuckDuckGo. It compares the three for accuracy, image and video searches, layout and features, privacy and security. As you might expect, the winner is still Google. If you want privacy, go with DuckDuckGo. Bing still trails Google by a wide margin. It’s a nice alternative.

Ubuntu Upgrade to 14.10

If you’re running an older Ubuntu version and you want to upgrade to the latest 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, there are two ways of doing it. You can upgrade from the Ubuntu Gnome desktop via Software & Updates or you can run the upgrade via the Terminal using this command.

do-release-upgrade

Be sure the backup your previous work. There’s a third option. Install Ubuntu 14.10 from scratch.

Requested an Invite to Google Inbox

I just sent an email to inbox@google.com for an invitation to newly minted Google Inbox. I really would like to write a review of it. We’ll see how soon will I get it. I heard it’s hard to get by. Google is touting Inbox as a trend that will change email forever. It’s a way of organizing and prioritizing with important and relevant email. I would love to get my hands on it.