“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”.
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.
FreeOffice is a good alternative to Microsoft Office and LibreOffice and you can help the charity just by downloading it. Check it out.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
A great way to keep track of progress on a project is to use a system designed for that task. Collabtive is a web application that includes what most project groups need, and is simple enough for anyone to use
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.
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.
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.
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
If you are using KDE and are in need of a backup solution, KBackup is one simple application that can get the job done. Where Backintime provides a nice, OS X-esque interface, KBackup is back-to-basics program that will equally well. Check out the full review here.
It’s a good practice to keep a version of your back-ups on and off your computer. Here, we’ll show you how to back up your Linux machine to Box
If you are just starting out creating your own shell scripts, here are the ways to easily add conditionals and GUI to your shell scripts.
One of the best things about the Linux command line is your ability to put together scripts that make your life easier. While shell programming may seems difficult to learn, these 2 simple tricks cn allow you to easily simple shell script to automate your life.
Have you ever wanted to try a web app without dabbling into the installation and configuration? Luckily, Bitnami have stacks for different web apps so you can easily test them out effortlessly. Let check it out.