OpenELEC – The XBMC Distro

OpenELEC – The XBMC Distro

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

How to Use XBMC to Play All Your Network Media

How to Use XBMC to Play All Your Network Media

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.

How to Create Deb Packages with Debreate

How to Create Deb Packages with Debreate

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.

How to Get Things Done in Linux with Zanshin

How to Get Things Done in Linux with Zanshin

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.

How to Add Your Own Web Apps to Bitnami LAMP Stacks

How to Add Your Own Web Apps to Bitnami LAMP Stacks

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

Linux Application Review: KBackup

Linux Application Review: KBackup

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.

How to Install A Personal Google Drive Using FengOffice [Linux]

How to Install A Personal Google Drive Using FengOffice [Linux]

Google has a great set of services available for general consumers, and even offers it for a reasonable rate for businesses. But if you’re the paranoid type, or just like to do things yourself, there’s a way you can create something like Google Docs that you install and host on any Ubuntu box you might have. Here is how you can do it.