With a little help understanding the basics, the dmesg command can become a very powerful tool in a system admin’s tool-set.
Linux (especially Ubuntu) tips & tricks
Getting your computer stolen can be the worst feeling. The following is how to remote wipe a Linux computer when it is stolen to protect your info and data.
Experienced Linux users will find themselves wanting to install multiple distributions. This walks you through a dual boot, adding Ubuntu and Fedora.
Recently I noticed my laptop working more slowly, so I decided to ditch the “heavy” OS and change to a lighter distribution – Windows to Linux.
In the following tutorial, we’ll show you how you can map and bind shortcut keys to your Wine program on your Linux machine.
Mageia Linux is a fork of Mandriva Linux and it is listed as the fourth most popular distribution at Distrowatch.com. Check out our review on this popular distro.
You don’t have to stick with a simple text editor, or a full office suite for your writing needs. Uber Writer is a markdown application to improve your writing efficiency.
Lightworks is a professional video editing and re-mastering software used in many award winning movies. It used to be available for Windows, but now is available for Linux too. Check out the review of the Linux version here.
If you have upgraded your Ubuntu and found that when you open the Nautilus File Manager, all the hidden files are visible, then here is the fix.
One file type that is popular across various platforms is the MP4 file. If you need to convert a video file to MP4, HandBrake is an excellent choice.
While Evernote is available in most platform, it is sorely missed in Linux. SpringSeed is a good alternative to Evernote especially for the Linux platform.
There are a number of free online services and even a command line tool for Linux which allows you to take an IP address and perform a geolocation lookup. Let check them out.
The Reptyr tool, as the name suggests, is a command line utility that takes a running process form one terminal and migrates it to another. Check out how it works.
While there are tons of games that you can play on your PC, nothing beat the old classic snake game, and make it better, play it in the Linux terminal.
Rather than mimicking XP, Handy Linux has a simple user interface and a simple application group window. Can it be a good XP alternative? Let’s check it out.
In this article, we’re going to program our Linux to send an email alert once a task is completed. This is a good way to automate your system and free up your time.
Most users are familiar with the basic Linux command line history. Here is a few relatively unknown, and yet effective ways to use command line history to speed up the way you work.
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.