Writing Your First Lua Program on Linux

Writing Your First Lua Program on Linux

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.

By Gary Sims -
Run Automated Scripts Over SSH

Run Automated Scripts Over SSH

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.

By Mayank Sharma -
Transfer Files Securely Using SCP in Linux

Transfer Files Securely Using SCP in Linux

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.

By Gary Sims -
Three top-rated music players for Ubuntu

Three top-rated music players for Ubuntu

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.

By Gary Sims -
Easily Setup and Manage a Web Server with Zentyal

Easily Setup and Manage a Web Server with Zentyal

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.

By Mayank Sharma -
Create Screencast Videos With Ease Using Kazam

Create Screencast Videos With Ease Using Kazam

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.

By Mayank Sharma -
What to Expect From Ubuntu 13.10 Final Beta

What to Expect From Ubuntu 13.10 Final Beta

It’s the time of the year again where Canonical is going to launch a new version of its popular Ubuntu distro. You may be wondering if the upcoming release, Saucy Salamander 13.10, is a worthy upgrade, or one that you can skip altogether. Let’s check out ubuntu 13.10 Final Beta and see what’s new and if it is worth upgrading.

By Damien -
How to Install Viber in Linux (Ubuntu)

How to Install Viber in Linux (Ubuntu)

You probably have used Viber on your mobile phone to make free phone call. It had recently released a desktop version which allows you to make free phone call from the desktop. Here is how you can install Viber in Linux.

By Damien -
How to Mount Amazon S3 in Ubuntu

How to Mount Amazon S3 in Ubuntu

In Ubuntu, you can easily access Amazon S3 via the various software, such as S3Fox or Dragon Disk. However, in a server situation, you won’t have the luxury of using a desktop software. In this tutorial, we will show you how you can mount Amazon S3 in Ubuntu, be it desktop or server.

By Damien -
Recoll: Advanced Search Tool For Linux

Recoll: Advanced Search Tool For Linux

Searching your files can be an easy, or difficult task, depending on how you organize your files and documents. Recoll is a text search tool for Unix and Linux and can find keywords inside documents as well as file names. This make it a perfect tool for you to search and retrieve your files and documents quickly, whenever you need it.

By Damien -
How to Format External Hard Disk to exFAT Filesystem in Ubuntu

How to Format External Hard Disk to exFAT Filesystem in Ubuntu

If you are using multiple OSes and wish to transfer files from one computer to another via an external hard disk, you will want to format the hard disk to exFAT format since it is widely supported by most OS and doesn’t come with the 4GB per file restriction. Here is how you can format it to exFAT filesystem in Ubuntu.

By Damien -
Elementary OS: An Elegant and Functional Linux Distro

Elementary OS: An Elegant and Functional Linux Distro

Once in a while, we do come across a Linux distro that is really unique and come with some special features that make it different from the rest. Elementary OS is one of them. On the first glance, you might think that it is just another clone of Mac OS X, but after you have used it, you will find that it is more than just skin deep. Let’s check it out.

By Damien -
How to Disable Apport in Ubuntu

How to Disable Apport in Ubuntu

You probably have seen the error message: “Sorry, Ubuntu 13.04 Has Experienced An Internal Error” countless times. They are annoying, aren’t they? Here is how you can disable apport in Ubuntu

By Damien -
Create a MultiBoot Linux USB Drive With YUMI

Create a MultiBoot Linux USB Drive With YUMI

Most USB creators only allow you to install one distro per USB disk. What if you want to create a multiboot Linux USB drive? YUMI is nifty app that allows you to install multiple Linux distros in one USB drive.

By Damien -
How to Install Third Party Software in Ubuntu Software Center

How to Install Third Party Software in Ubuntu Software Center

Ubuntu Software Center is a great place for you to find and install applications. The only limitation is that it only contain applications that are in its repository. If you want to install third party applications via the Ubuntu Software Center, here is how you can do so.

By Damien -
Check and Repair Your Filesystem With fsck [Linux]

Check and Repair Your Filesystem With fsck [Linux]

When your computer crashes, there is a chance that your filesystem will get corrupted or damage in the process. It is advisable to do a filesystem check regularly to make sure that it is running properly and free of error. In Linux, there is this powerful command “fsck” that you can use to check and repair your filesystem.

By Damien -
How to Enable TRIM For SSD in Ubuntu

How to Enable TRIM For SSD in Ubuntu

Windows 8 comes with an Optimize Drive feature that can send TRIM command to SSD. What about Ubuntu? How can you enable TRIM for SSD in Ubuntu? Here’s how.

By Damien -
How to Run Multiple Skype Accounts in Various OS

How to Run Multiple Skype Accounts in Various OS

If you have several Skype accounts and wish to connect to them all at the same time, you will be frustrated at the limitation of the Skype client. Here is the workaround for you to run multiple Skype accounts in various OS.

By Damien -
How to Easily Sync Folders in Your Computer With Synkron

How to Easily Sync Folders in Your Computer With Synkron

There are times when you need to synchronize several folders in your computer, such as syncing several folders to the Dropbox folder. Synkron is a cross-platform compatible application that allows you to synchronize files and folders in your computer. It works in Windows, Mac and Linux and it can help you keep your files and folders updated.

By Damien -
The User Guide to Customize XFCE Desktop

The User Guide to Customize XFCE Desktop

XFCE is a great desktop manager that is both lightweight and customizable. If you are tired of Gnome or KDE and are planning to switch to XFCE, this tutorial will show you how to customize the XFCE desktop.

By Damien -
Prevent Ubuntu From Going to Sleep While Watching Video

Prevent Ubuntu From Going to Sleep While Watching Video

It can be pretty annoying when the screensaver pop in to take over the screen while you were watching video. What solutions do you have in Ubuntu to prevent the screen from going to sleep, or dimming down?

By Damien -
Access Google Music From Rhythmbox

Access Google Music From Rhythmbox

Google doesn’t provide a Linux desktop client for Google Music. If you are a Linux and Rhythmbox user, here is how you can access Google Music in Rhythmbox.

By Damien -
Add Mouse Gestures to Linux with Easystroke

Add Mouse Gestures to Linux with Easystroke

For those who prefer to use the mouse more than the keyboard, you can easily create mouse gestures in Ubuntu to replicate the behavior of keyboard shortcuts. Easystroke is one such tool that allows you to do so.

By Damien -
How to Move Your Home Folder to Another Partition [Linux/Ubuntu]

How to Move Your Home Folder to Another Partition [Linux/Ubuntu]

While installing Ubuntu, one of the good practices is to give the Home folder its own partition, so whatever changes you made to the System folder won’t affect your Home directory. For those who are stuck, here is how you can move your Home folder to another partition.

By Damien -
Easily Configure Conky Setup With Conky Manager

Easily Configure Conky Setup With Conky Manager

Conky is a useful tool for showing system info on desktop, but it can be difficult to configure. Conky Manager is a graphical front-end interface that allows you to easily configure Conky.

By Damien -
How to Disable Touchpad While Typing in Ubuntu

How to Disable Touchpad While Typing in Ubuntu

If you are a laptop user, don’t you hate it when the touchpad get in the way while you were typing? In Ubuntu, if you are not fancy of using any script, then the touchpad indicator is a good solution for you.

By Damien -
Watch Hulu, Netflix and More Outside US With Tunlr

Watch Hulu, Netflix and More Outside US With Tunlr

If you are not residing in the USA, you will not be able to access sites like Hulu, Netflix, Pandora and etc. Tunlr is a useful service that you can use to access Hulu, Netflix and many more sites from outside of USA, for free.

By Damien -