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.
Linux (especially Ubuntu) tips & tricks
Not only can you connect to a WiFi network in Raspberry Pi, you can also use the WiFi USB dongle as a wireless access point. Here’s how to do it.
Do you know you can use the Raspberry Pi as a FM transmitter and setup your own radio station? And that do without much tinkering.
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.
Grub customizer is a useful tool for you to customize and configure Grub menu. Highly recommended for those who prefer to use a GUI over command-lines
Raspberry Pi comes with a camera module that can take full HD shots. Here is the guide to use your Raspberry Pi as a surveillance camera.
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 want to find out the download and upload speed of your Internet connection, speedtest-cli is one good command line tool you can use in Linux.
While there are many ways to increase WiFi connection speed, one of the easiest way is to switch the default WiFi channel to one that is less congested.
if you need access to your Raspberry Pi from Windows, you can use Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) to access Raspberry Pi.
Optical media can be a cheap backup solution, but it fails more often than one would hope. You can improve it by creating a crash-proof backup. Here’s how.
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.