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How to Integrate Skype With Ubuntu Unity

How to Integrate Skype With Ubuntu Unity

If you are both a Skype and Ubuntu user, you will know that Skype does not really integrate well into the system. While Skype comes with a Linux desktop client that you can install on Ubuntu, it doesn’t integrate itself into the system theme, nor does it makes use of the system notification panel. If […]

Geary: A Simple Email Client For Linux That Supports Threaded Conversation

Geary: A Simple Email Client For Linux That Supports Threaded Conversation

There are plenty of email desktop clients for Linux. Some are being integrated into the distro (such as Thunderbird, Evolution, Kmail) and used as the default email client while others require you to install manually. Geary belongs to the latter. Geary is a simple and lightweight email client that supports email threading (some call it […]

Using NTP to Sync Your Clock on Linux

Using NTP to Sync Your Clock on Linux

There is one thing that irritates me the most with computers: the clock. When you think about it, we know how to connect to machines across seas, how to express our feelings to the whole world, and yet, for a long time, my computer’s clock was off by a few minutes. I’ll admit that it […]

How to Monitor Your Linux Performance With Sysstat

How to Monitor Your Linux Performance With Sysstat

Sysstat is a powerful logging and monitoring tool for Linux/Unix systems. It can be used to monitor system performance and troubleshoot problems. Though many distros have GUI based monitoring applications and API’s, sysstat is a go-to for power users and can log and track pretty much everything going on within your Linux box.

How to Install Java Runtime In Ubuntu 12.04

How to Install Java Runtime In Ubuntu 12.04

If you have installed Ubuntu from scratch, most probably the java package is not installed by default. The java package is necessary to run any java-based app, including running java applets in the browser. While you may not use it it all the time, it is still handy to install it. When you need it, […]

10 More Funny and/or Useless Linux Commands

10 More Funny and/or Useless Linux Commands

Not so long ago, in a very, very close galaxy, I gave a top ten of the most funny and/or useless Linux commands — a collection of various (in)utilities that a lot of you commented on, proposing some additional commands, or explaining their function. Some of these comments were in fact very interesting and I […]

Virtualmin Review: A Free Web Server Control Panel

Virtualmin Review: A Free Web Server Control Panel

How would you like to be able to manage multiple Linux virtual servers (or even one server for that matter) from one simple web-based GUI? Look no further than Virtualmin, a web hosting control panel for Linux and Unix systems. You can manage, modify, and control virtual domains, mail servers, databases, file servers, applications and […]

How to Connect to A VPN In Ubuntu [Quick Tips]

How to Connect to A VPN In Ubuntu [Quick Tips]

There are many reasons why you need to connect to a VPN. Maybe you need to connect to your office network so you can access some confidential files from your Home PC, or that you need an American IP to watch Hulu and listen to Pandora. Whatever the reason is, you can easily configure a […]

How to Upgrade to Gimp 2.8 in Ubuntu

How to Upgrade to Gimp 2.8 in Ubuntu

Gimp users, rejoice! After 3.5 years of development, Gimp 2.8 has finally arrived. This version of Gimp brings a plethora of changes and improvement, making Gimp a even better image editing software than its previous version.

Installing Your Own LTSP Server on Ubuntu

Installing Your Own LTSP Server on Ubuntu

Last week I came up with a review of 2X ThinClientOS, a Linux distribution specialized for thin clients. However, you may be on the other side of the problem: you want to have your own thin client server. The simplest way to do that is to use LTSP. It stands for “Linux Terminal Server Project”, […]

How to Enable Hibernate in Ubuntu 12.04

How to Enable Hibernate in Ubuntu 12.04

If you have upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04, one thing that you will find missing is the “Hibernate” button. For those of you who are not aware or don’t use this feature at all, the Hibernate button usually lies above the Shut Down option and it allows you to save your current state to the hard […]

2X ThinClientOS: A Linux-Based Thin Client System

2X ThinClientOS: A Linux-Based Thin Client System

Did you ever walk into a library and wonder how the computers could all be so similar all the time? Did you wish at least once to be able to access your programs remotely? Have you always felt like a simple ssh connection was not for you? If you answered yes to any of these […]

Choosing the Best Linux Distro For A Web Server

Choosing the Best Linux Distro For A Web Server

If you are using a managed web hosting service to host your website, you might not be bothered to know what is the distro used in the backend. All you need to know is that your website have to run 24/7 without fail. However, if you are administering your own server, choosing the correct distro […]

Sudo vs Su [Linux] (MTE Explains)

Sudo vs Su [Linux] (MTE Explains)

For Linux users, I am sure you have come across the command “sudo” and probably “su”. While veteran users know exactly what they mean, newbies are always confused when to use which and the implication and complication involving with both. In this article, we will explain in detail what “sudo” and “su” is, the difference between them and when to use them.

Qute: A Fancy Text Editor for Linux

Qute: A Fancy Text Editor for Linux

As Clint Eastwood would say, “There are two types of text editors in the world, the ones for coding and the others”. Well, Qute (pronounce “cute”) is certainly among the others. it’s a text editor with some advanced features in terms of eye candy. In other terms, not only does it support Tex and Markdown, […]

How to Create And Manage Symlinks [Linux 101]

How to Create And Manage Symlinks [Linux 101]

Symlink, short for Symbolic Link, is a special type of file/folder that points or references to another physical file/folder in the system. When clicked, it will follow the link that it references to, yet maintaining its link structure. For example, when click on a symlink on the Home desktop that is pointing to the Backup […]

How to Schedule Tasks with Cron and CornTab [Linux]

How to Schedule Tasks with Cron and CornTab [Linux]

If you are familiar with Linux, you will know that Cron is the application used to schedule and automate tasks in a Linux environment. CronTab is the command that is used to access the Cron file where the user can set and schedule tasks. No, I didn’t misspell CronTab in the title, CornTab is a web-based […]

The Lesser Known Music Players For Linux

The Lesser Known Music Players For Linux

Ever wondered what other music players are there in Linux world that can replace your default one? Believe me, you are pampered with choices. While the popular ones receive many coverage, there are several lesser known music players that are equally powerful. Here I have compiled a list of lesser known (and good) audio players […]