Aaron Peters

Aaron is an interactive business analyst, information architect, and project manager who has been using Linux since the days of Caldera. A KDE and Android fanboy, he'll sit down and install anything at any time, just to see if he can make it work. He has a special interest in integration of Linux desktops with other systems, such as Android, small business applications and webapps, and even paper.

Evolus Pencil: A Great Microsoft Visio Alternative For Linux

Evolus Pencil: A Great Microsoft Visio Alternative For Linux

When it comes to producing GUI prototypes, flowcharts, and other business diagrams, Microsoft’s Visio is often the go-to tool on the Windows platform. For Linux, Evolus Pencil is one of the best for creating quality images quickly and easily.

Using Juju Charms to Easily Deploy Services in Ubuntu

Using Juju Charms to Easily Deploy Services in Ubuntu

The APT system in Ubuntu may be useful for installing applications, but it is not deploy a service/program. The Juju system aims to make access to server-based programs as simple as those for the desktop. Here’s how to use it.

Quick Image Editing With Gwenview

Quick Image Editing With Gwenview

When you think of editing images on Linux, your first thought may be of GIMP, but do you know that Gwenview can be a useful photo editor as well?

Three Useful Creative Writing Applications For Linux Users

Three Useful Creative Writing Applications For Linux Users

If you are a writer, you would have used tools like Final Draft or Scrivener to create your work. What if you are a Linux user and those tools are not available on Linux platform? Here are some Linux-based creative writing applications for you.

Midnight Commander: A File Manager For The Terminal [Linux]

Midnight Commander: A File Manager For The Terminal [Linux]

For Linux users, knowing how to get around on the command line is an essential skill. But there are times where you might not remember a command or you actually need to edit a file. The Midnight Commander is an excellent tool to manage your files in the terminal.

The GUI You Never Knew You Had: The X-Window System

The GUI You Never Knew You Had: The X-Window System

Most Linux users are familiar with the various desktop manager like KDE, GNOME, etc, but few understands the important component that makes each of these desktops possible – the venerable X-Window System. Let’s take a look at this important piece of software in more detail.

How to Use a GUI on a Ubuntu Server

How to Use a GUI on a Ubuntu Server

Most guru will disapprove the using of GUI desktop on a server, but there are situations where a GUI desktop is desired. When such situations arise, you can make use of the instruction here to install a GUI desktop on your Ubuntu server that will only start on demand.

Migrate Your Linux Installation Between Machines

Migrate Your Linux Installation Between Machines

You received a new computer as a present, the next problem you are facing is how to migrate your Linux setup on the existing PC to this new machine. In this tutorial, we will show you how you can move your existing Linux installation to a new machine without losing the files and settings.

How to Automate Document Conversion With Unoconv in Linux

How to Automate Document Conversion With Unoconv in Linux

If you have tried converting tons of documents from one format to another, you will know that it is a boring and unproductive job. In Linux, you can easily automate document conversion with unoconv. Getting the job done is just a command line away.

How to Make Use Of Source DEB Packages to Customize Software Installation

How to Make Use Of Source DEB Packages to Customize Software Installation

Most Linux distro comes with a package manager that allows you to easily install binary package (DEB or RPM). However, if you are planning to customize the software you are installing, like adding additional features, then you might want to use the source packages and compile them yourself. Here is how you can do so.