Ubuntu After Install is a useful application that automates the installation of software on your Ubuntu desktop. Here is how you can automate software installation in Ubuntu.
The HTML-XML package is a set of simple utilities for manipulating HTML and XML files from the command line. Here is how you can use it in Ubuntu and other Linux distro.
There was a time when the only games that could be played were text based. If you are up for a bit of nostalgia, you still can play games from the Linux terminal.
Google apps comes with a cost that can escalate with the number of users. Roundcube is a free and useful open source webmail software that you can install on your own server.
Tails is a live distribution and is designed to be booted from either a DVD or a USB stick. The following is a review and hands-on of Tails.
if you spend any length of time using the terminal, you may find that you want to customize it to better fit your needs.
With a little help understanding the basics, the dmesg command can become a very powerful tool in a system admin’s tool-set.
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.
Canonical has released the final beta of Ubuntu 14.04. Other than the Long Term Support Release, let’s check out what’s new in all its official derivatives.
While there are plenty of FTP clients around, sometimes you might prefer to use the command line. Here is how you can use FTP from the Linux command line.
If you open a text file create in Unix system in Windows, the text won’t be displayed correctly. Here is how you can convert it from Unix format to Windows.
Simplicity Linux is a derivative of Puppy Linux that comes in netbook, desktop and media versions. It is quick and doesn’t need much memory or disk space. Let’s check it out.
Microsoft wants you to spend more money to upgrade your Windows XP. If you are looking for a free alternative to Windows XP, Zorin OS could be the one for you.
While there are many tools that you can use to create montage, you can easily do it from the command line in Linux, with the “montage” command.
Are you seeing the “Authentication is needed to run /usr/bin/dropbox as the super user” prompt for Dropbox in Ubuntu? Here’s the fix.
ImageMagick is a suite of tools which allows you to manipulate images from the command line. It also allows you to work with the Exif data in JPEG photos. Let check it out.
Instead of opening one application at a time, you can use this simple trick to open multiple applications simultaneously. Work in Linux and Mac.
Last time, having two monitors was the sole privilege of advanced PC used by graphics designers. Now, almost anyone can add a second monitor to their PC. Let’s check out the configuration guide for Ubuntu.
Do you want to test the various desktop environments and see which one is the best for you? Look no further than Hybryde Fusion which let you test out 11 DE at once.
If you like to record your terminal session and save it in video format, here are 2 applications that allow you to record your terminal session as video. Work with both Linux and Mac.
Have you ever wanted to convert a media file from one format to another? Format Junkie can easily convert audio/video/image/ISO from one format to another.
There are many text editors for Linux and Nano is one of the popular few. Check out this guide to make good use of nano text editor.
When you reinstall Ubuntu, you also have to reinstall all your favorite packages. Aptik can backup your installed apps and restore them on a new machine.
If you are using a Linux desktop, you can now receive Android notification directly on your desktop so you don’t have to keep checking your phone.
The Linux “top” command is often the go to tool for system administrators. “htop”, “iotop” and “glances” are 3 more system monitoring tools to supplement top.
For those who are not fans of the Ubuntu unity desktop, there are several Ubuntu derivatives for specific purposes. How out how to pick the best one for you.
Intel has been a strong proponent of Linux and has recently released a new version of its graphics drivers for Linux and a program for easy installation.
If you want to get the latest version of Firefox, there is a convenient repository available which repacks and distributes the latest official Mozilla builds.
If you want to find out the download and upload speed of your Internet connection, speedtest-cli is one good command line tool you can use in Linux.
Optical media can be a cheap backup solution, but it fails more often than one would hope. You can improve it by creating a crash-proof backup. Here’s how.
One of the attractive things about the Raspberry Pi is that you can install multiple Linux distros on Raspberry Pi and at boot time select which OS to use. Here is how you can do it.
nmap is a powerful tool for network discovery. There is a graphical front-end for nmap called zenmap, which makes nmap much easier to use.
Following on from the first part in this series, it is time to look at some of the more advanced features of nmap.
nmap is a network scanning tool which can be used for a whole variety of network discovery tasks including port scanning, service enumeration and OS fingerprinting.