Google is a favorite among free software lovers because of their tendency to “don’t be evil.” This guide will show you how to hook up the programs on your Ubuntu desktop to the variety of Google web apps, for the nice, Linux-y experience we’re all looking for.
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Ubuntu usually boots and run quite speedily, but that doesn’t mean you can’t push its performance further. Here are 4 useful ways you can speed up your Ubuntu
Zsh is a very powerful shell that is more popular than the commonly used Bash. It is highly interactive and flexible enough to customize it to your needs. It also comes with a powerful auto-completion functionality, along with recursive searches and a corrector included. For all that, some consider Zsh as an extended Bourne Shell.
Linux has been around for more than 20 years and serves happily in both desktop and server roles. But it didn’t show up overnight. Linux is the result of the collaboration of lots of people over the years.
By default, when we talk about a shell in Linux, most people think of Bash. It is true that it is the most wide spread and arguably one of the simplest shell to begin with, but there are also plenty of other shells out there yearning for your attention. Today, we shall go through another very famous shell: the Korn Shell (“ksh” for the intimates).
We have shown you how to use Markdown to quickly produce clean HTML from text, but what if you also want to produce an ebook using the same content as you have on the web? There is another tool that allows you to take Markdown and turn it into OpenOffice/LibreOffice documents, PDF’s, or even e-books suitable for a Kindle or other e-reader.
How many times have you come across an audio file on your Music player with the name like “01.mp3” and there is no other details like the artist, album info, etc. Multiply that by the number of songs you have in your library and you know you are in for a headache. Today, I will show how you can easily manage your song’s name, structure and tags in the way you want it.
If you happened to be an Atari brat while you were growing up, you can now relieve your 8-bit glory days on your Linux machine. Stella is an Atari 2600 emulator that works on Linux, Mac OS X, Windows and even more obscure systems like IRIX. It provides a very accurate emulation of the classic gaming system, and plays nearly every game ever released for it.
GeoGebra may be a useful tool for solving maths equation, but when it comes to more powerful functions and complicated maths, you should give Sage a try. We’ve all heard of Matlab or Magma, but Sage offers an open source alternative to those two, and is, to my opinion, simpler to use.
If you are keen to use Ubuntu on your 2012 MacBook Air, here is the tutorial to install and dual boot Ubuntu on MacBook Air (5,2)
When it comes to writing, it is great to always create the draft in plain text. The problem lies when you need to transform those plain-text words into something nicely-formatted and readable. Fortunately, Linux provides two programs that allow you to draft in plain text, then convert to other, more graphical formats.
You might have heard of Edubuntu, Lubuntu etc but did you know that there are over 50 unofficial Ubuntu-based Linux distributions? In this post we will see some of these niche and unique Ubuntu variants.
If you are more of a Facebook person and you want to look cool with the console, you might wonder if there is any solution for you. The answer is yes! fbcmd is a little PHP software that allows you to access your Facebook account from the command line. Except for a few missing features, fbcmd is incredibly complete.
The great thing about Linux distros is that there’s one for every skill level. If you’re comfortable with Linux and Unix and you like to customize things a little (or perhaps, a lot), you might want to give Arch Linux a try.
No, no please don’t shoot! Of course, all Linux distro are great and should be taken seriously. But Linux is also different in many ways, especially when it comes to jokes and pranks. For this article, I will show you a short list of examples of this “Linux Humor.”
In this Part 2 of the Subversion series, we’ll show you how to recall a previous version of a document as well as how to download all your in-process work to another machine.
The open-source WebOS project from HP may not be as popular as Android or iOS, but it is definitely still active and surviving. For those who are keen to test it without having a TouchPad, here is how you can run the WebOS emulator in Linux.
While there are many wallpaper changing app for Linux, most of them are similar, do their job (changing the wallpaper) well and don’t seem interesting enough to warrant a review here. Slidewall is yet another wallpaper changer that comes with support for live wallpaper. It is pretty cool, I must say. Check it out.