“Apt-get” may be the default installer in Ubuntu, but when it comes to installing large sets of software, it can be really slow and obsolete. Fortunately, there’s a “tasksel”, which is just like a “apt-get for apt-get”.
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If you are a Linux user and own an Android 4.0+ device (such as Nexus 7, Galaxy Nexus etc), you will know that you can’t just plug in your device and have it detected by the PC. Here is how you can get your Android device to connect with Ubuntu.
Be the envy of all your geekiest friends by using command-line programs to access your favorite sites and online tools. In the first part of this series, we will show you how to update your status on Facebook and Twitter via the command line. Let’s go!
If you are getting the missing kernel headers error while compiling your packages, here is how you can install the kernel headers for your latest kernel.
RPM is the package management system for many Red Hat based distro. Let find out how RPMs works and how it compares with the “Ubuntu way” of managing software.
For Linux and Open Source geeks, if you are a podcasts lover, here is my list of the top 10 Linux and open-source-related podcasts making the rounds in my media player.
Evernote has a desktop syncing client for almost every OS, except for Linux. If you are using for a Linux desktop client for Evernote, Everpad is the one to go.
FreeOffice is a good alternative to Microsoft Office and LibreOffice and you can help the charity just by downloading it. Check it out.
The native Steam client for Linux is now available for everyone. Here is how you can install Steam in Ubuntu.
Linux is seldom known as the platform for word processing, but do you know that it can handle text much better than other systems? Let check it out.
So you’re a live DJ or musician, and you want to get some exposure for your skills online. There are various services you can sign up for to host Internet radio stations, but getting their tools to work on Linux is not always trivial. A fine alternative is Icecast. Learn how to run a DIY Internet radio station with Icecast.
XBMC is one of the most popular open source media center systems and OpenELEC is a Linux distribution built with the XBMC code. Check out the distro and its distinct advantages over a XBMC software install
One of Vim’s features is extreme extensibility. If you can dream it up, there’s probably a plugin for it. Here are 8 useful plugins that will help you be more productive when using Vim. If you lean towards hating it now, give these plugins a try and then see how you feel.
Finding a recurring pattern in a piece of text can be like finding a needle in the proverbial haystack. Fortunately, there’s a way to pick out precise patterns in text right down to the character. It’s called regular expressions. Learn how to make use of Regular Expressions and become a master of searching through text.
There are no lack of to-do list apps for Linux, and with a powerful tool like Evernote or Wunderlist, one might wonder if there is any more room for new task management app. Nitro is relatively new to the “to-do” list scene, but its beautiful interface and the ease of use did turn some heads and attracted some attentions. Let check it out!
Linux users have an almost infinite number of UI’s to from which to choose. You can choose between KDE, GNOME, Unity, and XFCE and many more. If you are feeling nostalgic, here are a few retro desktops that you can choose from.
A broken link is a killer for any website and it should be eliminated at all cost. The bad thing is, it is easily said than done. If you are running a website with more than a thousand articles and every post contains at least 3 links, how are you able to find out which particular link is no longer working?
Linux is popular with programmers, and for good reason. If you’ve always wanted to learn programming, whether to develop software professionally or just for fun, there’s no better platform to cut your teeth on.
Ever wonder how and why your Linux system can always auto update itself to the latest version? Learn about the basics of the debian package management and how the APT and repositories work in Linux.
There are plenty of ways that you can integrate Google Calendar in Ubuntu, but this is the easiest that I have come across so far. Here is how you can add events to google Calendar from the system tray.