ImageMagick is a suite of tools which allows you to manipulate images from the command line. It also allows you to work with the Exif data in JPEG photos. Let check it out.
The default configuration for Raspberry Pi is completely functional, but if your Pi is exposed to the Web, changing the default configuration is essential.
Last time, having two monitors was the sole privilege of advanced PC used by graphics designers. Now, almost anyone can add a second monitor to their PC. Let’s check out the configuration guide for Ubuntu.
The Raspberry Pi has lots of system information available. If you know where to look, you can discover quite a lot of interesting data about your Pi.
Raspberry Pi’s command line interface can play video without starting the graphical desktop. Here is how you can watch videos from the command line on the Raspberry Pi.
There are many text editors for Linux and Nano is one of the popular few. Check out this guide to make good use of nano text editor.
When you reinstall Ubuntu, you also have to reinstall all your favorite packages. Aptik can backup your installed apps and restore them on a new machine.
From the web to smartphones, there are tons of ways to check weather forecast. In Raspberry Pi, you can also get the weather forecast from the command line.
The Linux “top” command is often the go to tool for system administrators. “htop”, “iotop” and “glances” are 3 more system monitoring tools to supplement top.
For those who are not fans of the Ubuntu unity desktop, there are several Ubuntu derivatives for specific purposes. How out how to pick the best one for you.
Intel has been a strong proponent of Linux and has recently released a new version of its graphics drivers for Linux and a program for easy installation.
Although the Raspberry Pi comes only with an Ethernet port, it can also connect to WiFi. All it needs is a WiFi USB dongle and some simple configurations.
If you want to get the latest version of Firefox, there is a convenient repository available which repacks and distributes the latest official Mozilla builds.
if you need access to your Raspberry Pi from Windows, you can use Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) to access Raspberry Pi.
Samba allows a Windows PC to connect to Raspberry Pi and manage files on it. Luckily, installing and configuring Samba on a Raspberry Pi is quite simple.
One of the attractive things about the Raspberry Pi is that you can install multiple Linux distros on Raspberry Pi and at boot time select which OS to use. Here is how you can do it.
nmap is a powerful tool for network discovery. There is a graphical front-end for nmap called zenmap, which makes nmap much easier to use.
If you want to access the full desktop on a remote Raspberry Pi, the easiest way is to setup VNC on Raspberry Pi so you can connect to it anywhere.
Following on from the first part in this series, it is time to look at some of the more advanced features of nmap.
nmap is a network scanning tool which can be used for a whole variety of network discovery tasks including port scanning, service enumeration and OS fingerprinting.
Do you have trouble connecting to Raspberry Pi (using SSH) because you don’t know its IP? Learn how to use static IP address and setup SSH on Raspberry Pi.
Don’t you hate it when some resource intensive apps cause the PC to be slow? Here is how you can control process CPU usage for these resource hungry tasks.
Since the Raspberry Pi can run Linux and FreeBSD, it can also use the Go language. See how you can build it from source and install Go on a Raspberry Pi.
Assuming you have an already running Linux system but you want to add some hard drives and use Btrfs, this is what you would need to do.
It is possible to get disk usage information from the Linux desktops, but you can get much greater detail using the df and du commands in terminal.
Creating an ebook is not as difficult as you think. This tutorial shows you how to make ebook using Calibre on Linux. It should work in Mac and Windows too.
If someone asks you what version of Linux are you using, they probably mean the Linux distribution you are using. So how do you go about choosing the best one? Let’s find out.
Pipe and redirection are two very useful command line features that allow the output (or even input) of a program to be sent to a file or another program.
Wireshark is a powerful network analyser which can be used to sniff the data on a network as well as analyze network issue. Learn how to use it in Ubuntu.
Google’s Go programming language reached its official v1.0 status. Here is how you can write your first Go program in Ubuntu.
There are a multitude of programming languages out there but if you are looking to learn a new language, one that is easy to grasp, fast and open source is Lua.
In the “Sounds & Video” category of Ubuntu Software Center, 3 of the top rated music players are Audacious, Clementine, and Qmmp. Let’s check them out.
Most hard disks comes with several partitions. If you need to manage hard disk partitions in Linux, fdisk is the tool you need.
Linux has several different command line tools that can encrypt and decrypt files using a password supplied by the user. Let’s take a detail look at some of them.
There is more to archives than just the humble .zip. Chek out the various Linux’s archiving and compression commands and how to make proper use of them.