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.
Vagrant is a tool which works with virtualization software to provide an easy way to create, configure and reproduce virtual machines with a known state.
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.
In Linux, you will probably find a swap partition along with the main Linux partitions. What is this swap partition used for and is it really necessary?
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.