I love distros that try and mimic other OSes. Pear OS 8 is a wonderful imitation of Mac OS X, but does a poor job of presenting the best of Linux.
Linux (especially Ubuntu) tips & tricks
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.
If you don’t care about fancy desktop bling, and can survive with only the keyboard, then you’ll find yourself at home with Salix Ratpoison 14.0.1.
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.
Running automated scripts over SSH can be a difficult task since it requires you to enter a password for every connection. Here is how you can overcome this problem.
The attraction of SSH is that the connection between the two machines is encrypted. You can also securely transfer files using the scp command.Here’s the complete guide.
If you upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10 and find the date time indicator missing in the menu bar, here’s the fix.
Everyone loves a speedy computer, regardless whether it is a new or old machine. Here is a compliation of the tricks we use to speed up our Linux computer.
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.
If there is a need for you to send email from the command line, say to report the progress (or failure) of a backup process, you can easily do so in Linux. Check it out here.
Unlike a regular desktop distro, Zentyal is designed as an one-stop web server for small office and enterprises users. The distro has all the components you need to setup a server.
Most hard disks comes with several partitions. If you need to manage hard disk partitions in Linux, fdisk is the tool you need.
If you look past the minor peculiarities of Emmabuntüs, you’ll discover a well put together distro that’ll even appeal to users beyond its intended user base.
A new keyboard applet is enabled by default in Ubuntu 13.10. If you have no use for it, here’s how to disable it.
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.
Screencast videos are an ideal tool to provide instructional assistance. Kazam for Linux is simple enough for new users, and offers tweakable controls to experienced users.