The new H.265 compression standard can provide substantially improved video quality at the same bit rate. Learn how you can encode H.265 video with ffmpeg.
SymphonyOS started life back in 2004, and after a hiatus of several years, it has been renewed with the aptly named phoenix series. Let’s check it out and see how it performs.
Do you have multiple computers, but only have one set of mouse and keyboard? Here is how you can share mouse and keyboard between Windows and a Raspberri Pi.
PCLinuxOS has recently released its first version for 2014. The new version uses Linux kernel 3.15.9, runs KDE and includes NVIDIA and ATI fglrx drivers. Let check it out.
It is easy for anyone to find out the running processes in your Linux machine. Learn how to hide processes and controls who has access to the information.
The good thing about impress.js presentation is that it is cross-platform compatible and runs in a web browser. Learn how to create one in Linux.
Lazarus is cross platform compatible and makes it very easy to write cross-platform desktop applications on Linux. Check out this beginner guide to Lazarus.
The netstat command displays information about the Linux networking subsystem including data on open network connections and routing tables.
The “nslookup” command helps you to look up addresses in the Internet. Check out the advanced guide here to master nslookup.
While the Pascal programming language isn’t as popular as C, it certainly has a longevity. Let’s take a look at writing Pascal Programs on a Raspberry Pi.
Robolinux is a Linux distro which caters to those who want to migrate away from Windows. Check out the installation guide and Robolinux review here.
4MLinux is a small Linux distribution that caters to the four M’s – Maintenance, Multimedia, Miniserver and Mystery. Let’s check out the 4MLinux review.
The PPA that used to host Cinnamon desktop has stopped being maintained since May 2014. Here is another way to install Cinnamon on Ubuntu 14.04.
Screenie is a program designed to give screenshots a different look without needing a graphic artist. You can use it to style your screenshot without Photoshop skill.
CentOS 7 introduces several major changes over the CentOS 6.x line. Check out our CentOS 7 review and installation guide and see what is in store in CentOS 7.
Evolve OS is a new desktop Linux distribution which includes the Budgie Desktop. The project is currently in the Alpha stage. Let’s check it out how it works.
Trying to come up with strong and yet easy to remember passwords can be a challenge. Luckily there are several useful password generators for Linux. Let check them out.
There are several tools that allow you to create Markdown document. In Linux, ReText is one useful text editor you can use to create Markdown document.
What is the best way to take a screenshot on a Raspberry Pi? The simplest is to use the command line tool “scrot.”
MySQL includes “mysqldump” and “mysqladmin” for backing up and managing MySQL databases. Master these two commands and become a competent MySQL admin.
The Fedora project has announced that the “yum” will be replaced by “dnf”. Here is what you need to know about the new DNF package manager.
The next version of LXDE will be based on LXQt, which is a merge of the LXDE-Qt and the Razor-qt projects. Here is how you can test LXQt on (L)Ubuntu.
To debug C or C++ programs in Linux, one can make use of the gdb debugging tool that comes with your system. Let’s see how it works.
If you are using a Raspberry Pi and want to start Java programming, here is how you can install Java Development Kit (JDK) on a Raspberry Pi.
There is a class of editor known as a “Hex editor” which allows you to edit any type of file, especially binary files. Here are a few examples for Linux.
The Raspberry Pi can be a good development tool, and writing C# programs on the Raspberry Pi is simple thanks to the open source Mono project.
Windows and Linux are two different systems and to compile Linux programs under Windows is not an easy task. Luckily, there is a solution known as Cygwin.
If you can run text editors running from the command line, what about a spreadsheet? This command line spreadsheet app “sc” is the one for you.
NixOS is a Linux distribution with its own unique package manager. The entire OS is built by the Nix package manager. Check out the full NixOS review here.
Tiny Core is a minimalistic Linux distro and piCore is the Raspberry Pi port. piCore is runs entirely from RAM and is only 25MB big. Let’s check it out and see how it performs.
The HTML-XML package is a set of simple utilities for manipulating HTML and XML files from the command line. Here is how you can use it in Ubuntu and other Linux distro.
There was a time when the only games that could be played were text based. If you are up for a bit of nostalgia, you still can play games from the Linux terminal.
Google apps comes with a cost that can escalate with the number of users. Roundcube is a free and useful open source webmail software that you can install on your own server.
Tails is a live distribution and is designed to be booted from either a DVD or a USB stick. The following is a review and hands-on of Tails.
if you spend any length of time using the terminal, you may find that you want to customize it to better fit your needs.
With a little help understanding the basics, the dmesg command can become a very powerful tool in a system admin’s tool-set.
Experienced Linux users will find themselves wanting to install multiple distributions. This walks you through a dual boot, adding Ubuntu and Fedora.
Mageia Linux is a fork of Mandriva Linux and it is listed as the fourth most popular distribution at Distrowatch.com. Check out our review on this popular distro.
One file type that is popular across various platforms is the MP4 file. If you need to convert a video file to MP4, HandBrake is an excellent choice.
Cube has started shipping its iWork 10 (U100GT) Windows 8 tablet. I recently had a chance to use the iWork 10 for a few days and this is what I discovered.
There are a number of free online services and even a command line tool for Linux which allows you to take an IP address and perform a geolocation lookup. Let check them out.
Rather than mimicking XP, Handy Linux has a simple user interface and a simple application group window. Can it be a good XP alternative? Let’s check it out.
Having a cloud storage service that caters to Linux users is great, but having one that works also on the Raspberry Pi is fantastic!
Other than Linux, another popular open source operating systems is FreeBSD. Let’s take a look at how PC-BSD, desktop version of FreeBSD, stacks up against Ubuntu.
Canonical has released the final beta of Ubuntu 14.04. Other than the Long Term Support Release, let’s check out what’s new in all its official derivatives.
Simplicity Linux is a derivative of Puppy Linux that comes in netbook, desktop and media versions. It is quick and doesn’t need much memory or disk space. Let’s check it out.
The Raspberry Pi isn’t a gaming powerhouse, but playing games on it is still possible and can be fun. Here are some of the top Raspberry Pi Games.
Microsoft wants you to spend more money to upgrade your Windows XP. If you are looking for a free alternative to Windows XP, Zorin OS could be the one for you.
While there are many tools that you can use to create montage, you can easily do it from the command line in Linux, with the “montage” command.
The Raspberry Pi can support a variety of Operating Systems. For those who are keen to run FreeBSD on Raspberry Pi, here is the installation instructions.