Most Linux distro comes with a package manager that allows you to easily install binary package (DEB or RPM). However, if you are planning to customize the software you are installing, like adding additional features, then you might want to use the source packages and compile them yourself. Here is how you can do so.
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You might have seen our article on Haiku, an open source implementation of BeOS. It’s not the only open source re-implementation of a classic computer OS. Icaros is a reimplementation of the classic Amiga OS for PCs. It’s based on AROS (the Amiga Research Operating System), but is available in a ready-to-run live version.
In this installment of the “Social Media From the Command Line” series, we’re going to show you how to access Tumblr, Flickr, and YouTube from the command line.
Since young, I’ve developed an affectionate nostalgia for old school computing. Imagining how digital artists of the early ’90s laboriously crafted character-by-character ASCII text art, as well as ANSI, blows my mind! Today I’m going to blow your mind as well by showing you how to turn your boring lines of text into exciting ASCII text art.
As we welcome in a new year that many are saying will finally be “the year of the Linux desktop,” we want to take a look at some of the up-and-coming Linux distros for 2013. Read on to learn about some newer distros that we expect to continue rising in popularity, maybe even to the level of stardom, over the year.
Linux users who are using Red Hat-based distro will be familiar with the YUM repositories. Here are some basics of the Yum repositories that you should know.
In Part 1 of this series, we showed you how to use your command line to access Facebook and Twitter. Google offers many different services, several of which are available from your terminal. Today you’ll learn how to manage your Google services from the command line.
A basic SSH server is vulnerable to brute force attack. Fail2Ban can detect malicious attack on your server and block the IP accordingly. Here is how you can configure Fail2Ban to protect your SSH server in Ubuntu.
There are plenty of git site that you can use to store your projects, but if you prefer to setup and host your own git server, here is how you can do so.
There are many ways to set up a reminder. If you are using Ubuntu, you can make use of indicator-remindor to easily add and receive reminders on your desktop.
Haiku is an open-source OS is based on the older BeOS, a long-defunct operating system. The Haiku developers are keeping their project up with the times. Today I’m going to give you a screenshot tour of this unique OS.
“Apt-get” may be the default installer in Ubuntu, but when it comes to installing large sets of software, it can be really slow and obsolete. Fortunately, there’s a “tasksel”, which is just like a “apt-get for apt-get”.
If you are a Linux user and own an Android 4.0+ device (such as Nexus 7, Galaxy Nexus etc), you will know that you can’t just plug in your device and have it detected by the PC. Here is how you can get your Android device to connect with Ubuntu.
Be the envy of all your geekiest friends by using command-line programs to access your favorite sites and online tools. In the first part of this series, we will show you how to update your status on Facebook and Twitter via the command line. Let’s go!
If you are getting the missing kernel headers error while compiling your packages, here is how you can install the kernel headers for your latest kernel.
RPM is the package management system for many Red Hat based distro. Let find out how RPMs works and how it compares with the “Ubuntu way” of managing software.
For Linux and Open Source geeks, if you are a podcasts lover, here is my list of the top 10 Linux and open-source-related podcasts making the rounds in my media player.
Evernote has a desktop syncing client for almost every OS, except for Linux. If you are using for a Linux desktop client for Evernote, Everpad is the one to go.