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.
Linux (especially Ubuntu) tips & tricks
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.
While there are plenty of FTP clients around, sometimes you might prefer to use the command line. Here is how you can use FTP from the Linux command line.
If you open a text file create in Unix system in Windows, the text won’t be displayed correctly. Here is how you can convert it from Unix format to Windows.
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.
Are you seeing the “Authentication is needed to run /usr/bin/dropbox as the super user” prompt for Dropbox in Ubuntu? Here’s the fix.
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.
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.
Instead of opening one application at a time, you can use this simple trick to open multiple applications simultaneously. Work in Linux and Mac.
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.
Do you want to test the various desktop environments and see which one is the best for you? Look no further than Hybryde Fusion which let you test out 11 DE at once.
If you like to record your terminal session and save it in video format, here are 2 applications that allow you to record your terminal session as video. Work with both Linux and Mac.
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.
Most Linux users will be familiar with Google’s Chrome web browser and Mozilla’s Firefox, but there are alternative web browsers that are equally good. Let’s check out Opera, Elinks and Midori.