You may know that you need to set a file permissions of “777” to make it writeable, but do know the meaning of “777” and where it comes from? Read on to find out about the file permissions of Unix system and the origin of “777”.
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XBMC is one of the best media center software around and one of its ability is to access and stream media from all sorts of different devices. Let’s suppose you have pictures on your Windows PC, Music in iTunes on a Mac, some ripped DVD’s on your Linux file server, etc. Here’s how to connect your XBMC box to them all.
Ubuntu used to be the best distro for new Linux distro, but it seems that Linux Mint has taken over that role. Here’s why.
If you have used the Linux command line before, you’ve no doubt used “grep” to search for strings of text. There’s a better way to do so, and it’s called Ack.
If you are not able to install guest additions in Ubuntu 12.10 guest in Virtualbox, here’s the fix.
If you want to test out ChromeOS before you decide if you want to get the Chromebook, here is how you can test ChromeOS in Ubuntu.
WINE is a great tool for you to run Windows apps in Linux. qt4wine made the installation process easier. Check out how qt4wine can help you easily install Windows apps in Linux.
Adjusting the screen brightness in Ubuntu is easy, but to fully customize is not. Let’s see how you can easily configure the screen brightness in Ubuntu.
While your Linux comes with Perl support, you won’t want to use it as it is not the latest version. Perlbrew allows you to manage perl installation without root privilege.
“Hybrid Suspend” in Ubuntu allows you to first suspend your computer and if it is not restored after a while, will go into hibernation by itself. This is an effective way to save battery power and electricity bills. Here is how you can enable Hybrid suspend in Ubuntu
Package management in Debian and Ubuntu-based distro is easy. But if you are looking to create your own deb packages, there aren’t many useful tools around. Learn how you can build your own deb packages here.
If you have heard of Linux Mint, you will be pleased to know that the latest release (Linux Mint 14) comes with a new login manager – MDM Display Manager, that is both beautiful and customizable. Here is how you can get it on your Ubuntu.
Are you wondering how to make good use of the hosts file in Linux to block or redirect websites? Here is the tutorial to help you with the hosts file in Linux.
Deb is the commonly used package management system in Debian-based distro, including Ubuntu. In this tutorial, we show you the basics of a debian package and its file structure.
This is an update to install Ubuntu in Macbook AIr. If you are keen to use Ubuntu 12.10 on your 2012 MacBook Air, here is the tutorial.
The Amazon file transfer software for Kindle Fire works well in Mac and Windows, but not in Linux. In Ubuntu, here’s how you can manage files on your Kindle Fire.
Many, many “productivityists” are followers of David Allen’s “Getting Things Done” methodology. The methodology itself doesn’t rely on a specific tool or application, but that hasn’t stopped fans from trying to develop the perfect one. Let’s take a look at one – Zanshin, which is part of the KDE Software Collection.
Do you love the live wallpaper in Android? Now you can get the live wallpaper on Ubuntu desktop as well.
IRC is great, but it can be easily affected by your Internet connection. If you’re not afraid of the command line, you can keep your IRC connection going almost as long as you like.
BitNami packages are a great way to test out a specific application. With a few extra steps, you can quickly deploy and try out all sorts of web-based applications. Here’s the full tutorial on adding web apps to your BitNami LAMP stack