If you have login to a remote SSH session before, you will know that there are times where the SSH session become unresponsive. it could be due to a break in the Internet connection, or that you were away and the session timeout. Whatever the reason is, when the SSH session becomes unresponsive, all the […]
Linux (especially Ubuntu) tips & tricks
If you have a Google App account, you will be able to connect to GTalk using your custom domain name. In Linux, you can connect to your Google Apps GTalk account using your favorite IM client too. It is very easy to do it. The trick lies in the configuration. Once you got it correct, it will work everywhere.
Everybody loves VLC. It works under Windows, Mac, and Linux; it’s free and open source; it does practically everything we expect it to do and more; etc. Yet there is one thing that makes VLC really special for Linux – the command line. Every function, tip, and trick can be used via the command line, […]
If you have a habit of storing all your temporary files on your desktop (or any other folder) and forgot to remove them later, you will find that your computer get messed up easily with tons of files that you have no use for. Once that happens, cleaning up your computer becomes a tedious task […]
A LEMP server refers to a server running Linux, Enginx (Nginx), MySql and PHP (or Perl/Python). It is similar to the popular LAMP server except that the underlying web server is managed by Nginx instead of Apache. In this tutorial, we will show you how to install LEMP server in Ubuntu 12.04.
Previously, we have shown you how to create a Windows 7 USB installer from within Windows. But what if you are a Linux user and you wanted to try out the latest version of Windows on your machine? Here’s how you can create a bootable USB installer from your Linux machine.
Our last review on Ubuntu Tweak was close to four years back and many updates were included in this wonderful software. With every new Ubuntu release, this Ubuntu Tweak software also updates itself to remove obsolete items and add in more tweaks. At version 0.7.1, this is already the most useful tweak software you ever […]
Once in a while, I like to go back with nostalgia and take a look at the software that I was using as a kid. And recently, one of them surprised me by its development: GeoGebra, the dynamic geometry tool written in Java. What surprised me in reality is not that the program suddenly became […]
If you are both a Skype and Ubuntu user, you will know that Skype does not really integrate well into the system. While Skype comes with a Linux desktop client that you can install on Ubuntu, it doesn’t integrate itself into the system theme, nor does it makes use of the system notification panel. If […]
There are plenty of email desktop clients for Linux. Some are being integrated into the distro (such as Thunderbird, Evolution, Kmail) and used as the default email client while others require you to install manually. Geary belongs to the latter. Geary is a simple and lightweight email client that supports email threading (some call it […]
There is one thing that irritates me the most with computers: the clock. When you think about it, we know how to connect to machines across seas, how to express our feelings to the whole world, and yet, for a long time, my computer’s clock was off by a few minutes. I’ll admit that it […]
Sysstat is a powerful logging and monitoring tool for Linux/Unix systems. It can be used to monitor system performance and troubleshoot problems. Though many distros have GUI based monitoring applications and API’s, sysstat is a go-to for power users and can log and track pretty much everything going on within your Linux box.
If you have installed Ubuntu from scratch, most probably the java package is not installed by default. The java package is necessary to run any java-based app, including running java applets in the browser. While you may not use it it all the time, it is still handy to install it. When you need it, […]
Not so long ago, in a very, very close galaxy, I gave a top ten of the most funny and/or useless Linux commands — a collection of various (in)utilities that a lot of you commented on, proposing some additional commands, or explaining their function. Some of these comments were in fact very interesting and I […]
How would you like to be able to manage multiple Linux virtual servers (or even one server for that matter) from one simple web-based GUI? Look no further than Virtualmin, a web hosting control panel for Linux and Unix systems. You can manage, modify, and control virtual domains, mail servers, databases, file servers, applications and […]
There are many reasons why you need to connect to a VPN. Maybe you need to connect to your office network so you can access some confidential files from your Home PC, or that you need an American IP to watch Hulu and listen to Pandora. Whatever the reason is, you can easily configure a […]
Gimp users, rejoice! After 3.5 years of development, Gimp 2.8 has finally arrived. This version of Gimp brings a plethora of changes and improvement, making Gimp a even better image editing software than its previous version.
Last week I came up with a review of 2X ThinClientOS, a Linux distribution specialized for thin clients. However, you may be on the other side of the problem: you want to have your own thin client server. The simplest way to do that is to use LTSP. It stands for “Linux Terminal Server Project”, […]