Broadcast Live Video in ASCII Art with Hasciicam

Broadcast Live Video in ASCII Art with Hasciicam

Is Skype a little too modern for your taste? Hasciicam will take you back to the electronic days of yore, where you can broadcast live video to your friends – and even the public – in ASCII art.

By Rebecca "Ruji" Chapnik -
Leafpad, A Simple and Lightweight Alternative to Gedit [Linux]

Leafpad, A Simple and Lightweight Alternative to Gedit [Linux]

Some users use their text editor extensively for scripting, coding, editing while others use it simply just for note-taking. If you belong to the latter group and are looking for a lightweight text editor, Leafpad is the one for you. [Linux only]

By Bertel King, Jr. -
How to Add Your Own Custom Color in LibreOffice [Quick Tips]

How to Add Your Own Custom Color in LibreOffice [Quick Tips]

If you are looking to use your own custom color, either for font color or background, in LibreOffice, you will find that there are no visible options for you to define a custom color. Here is how you can add a new custom color to the LibreOffice’s color palette.

By Damien -
How to Generate A New Sources List For Ubuntu

How to Generate A New Sources List For Ubuntu

The “sources.list” in Ubuntu is an important file that contains all your software repository information. What if, on a fresh install of Ubuntu, you discover that your “sources.list” is empty? Or you need to change the whole repository to one that is specific to your country? Here is how you can generate a new sources list file easily without being a Ubuntu expert.

By Damien -
Subsonic: Stream Your Media from Anywhere

Subsonic: Stream Your Media from Anywhere

Do you have ton of media files on your home computer that you wish you could play when you’re away from home? If so, Subsonic is the open source solution you’ve been waiting for.

By Rebecca "Ruji" Chapnik -
How to Manage “Files” in GNOME 3.6

How to Manage “Files” in GNOME 3.6

The most controversial changes in GNOME 3.6 is the Nautilus file manager, now rebranded as Files. The interface has been stripped down to present you with as few buttons as necessary. Here is a comprehensive look around the newly-redesigned file manager, showing how to manage files in GNOME 3.6.

By Bertel King, Jr. -
Advanced Image Processing with GIMP and G’MIC

Advanced Image Processing with GIMP and G’MIC

You may have heard of GIMP as the alternative to Photoshop, but do you know that you can perform advanced image processing on GIMP with G’MIC? Today I’m going to show you just a few of the things you can accomplish with GIMP and G’MIC together.

By Rebecca "Ruji" Chapnik -
How to Make Use Of Source DEB Packages to Customize Software Installation

How to Make Use Of Source DEB Packages to Customize Software Installation

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.

By Aaron Peters -
Icaros: A Modern Open Source Amiga OS

Icaros: A Modern Open Source Amiga OS

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.

By David Delony -
FIGlet and TOIlet: ASCIIfy Your Text Art

FIGlet and TOIlet: ASCIIfy Your Text Art

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.

By Rebecca "Ruji" Chapnik -
5 Linux Distros You Should Watch Out For in 2013

5 Linux Distros You Should Watch Out For in 2013

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.

By Rebecca "Ruji" Chapnik -
Social Media from the Command Line, Part 2: Google

Social Media from the Command Line, Part 2: Google

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.

By Rebecca "Ruji" Chapnik -
Haiku: BeOS for the 21st Century

Haiku: BeOS for the 21st Century

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.

By Rebecca "Ruji" Chapnik -
Tasksel: Easily Install Group Software in Linux

Tasksel: Easily Install Group Software in Linux

“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”.

By Aaron Peters -
How to Connect Nexus 7 (And Other Android 4.0+ Devices) to Ubuntu

How to Connect Nexus 7 (And Other Android 4.0+ Devices) to Ubuntu

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.

By Damien -
Social Media from the Command Line, Part 1: Facebook and Twitter

Social Media from the Command Line, Part 1: Facebook and Twitter

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!

By Rebecca "Ruji" Chapnik -
Everpad: The Best Evernote Client For Linux

Everpad: The Best Evernote Client For Linux

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.

By Damien -
Linux: The Ultimate Word Processor?

Linux: The Ultimate Word Processor?

Linux is seldom known as the platform for word processing, but do you know that it can handle text much better than other systems? Let check it out.

By David Delony -
Run a DIY Internet Radio Station with Icecast [Linux]

Run a DIY Internet Radio Station with Icecast [Linux]

So you’re a live DJ or musician, and you want to get some exposure for your skills online. There are various services you can sign up for to host Internet radio stations, but getting their tools to work on Linux is not always trivial. A fine alternative is Icecast. Learn how to run a DIY Internet radio station with Icecast.

By Rebecca "Ruji" Chapnik -
OpenELEC – The XBMC Distro

OpenELEC – The XBMC Distro

XBMC is one of the most popular open source media center systems and OpenELEC is a Linux distribution built with the XBMC code. Check out the distro and its distinct advantages over a XBMC software install

By Aaron Peters -
8 Vim Plugins to Enhance Your Productivity

8 Vim Plugins to Enhance Your Productivity

One of Vim’s features is extreme extensibility. If you can dream it up, there’s probably a plugin for it. Here are 8 useful plugins that will help you be more productive when using Vim. If you lean towards hating it now, give these plugins a try and then see how you feel.

By Rebecca "Ruji" Chapnik -
Nitro: A Beautiful Task Management App For Linux

Nitro: A Beautiful Task Management App For Linux

There are no lack of to-do list apps for Linux, and with a powerful tool like Evernote or Wunderlist, one might wonder if there is any more room for new task management app. Nitro is relatively new to the “to-do” list scene, but its beautiful interface and the ease of use did turn some heads and attracted some attentions. Let check it out!

By Damien -
Check For Broken Link In Your Website From Linux Desktop

Check For Broken Link In Your Website From Linux Desktop

A broken link is a killer for any website and it should be eliminated at all cost. The bad thing is, it is easily said than done. If you are running a website with more than a thousand articles and every post contains at least 3 links, how are you able to find out which particular link is no longer working?

By Damien -
Why You Should Use Linux to Learn Programming

Why You Should Use Linux to Learn Programming

Linux is popular with programmers, and for good reason. If you’ve always wanted to learn programming, whether to develop software professionally or just for fun, there’s no better platform to cut your teeth on.

By David Delony -
How to Use XBMC to Play All Your Network Media

How to Use XBMC to Play All Your Network Media

XBMC is one of the best media center software around and one of its ability is to access and stream media from all sorts of different devices. Let’s suppose you have pictures on your Windows PC, Music in iTunes on a Mac, some ripped DVD’s on your Linux file server, etc. Here’s how to connect your XBMC box to them all.

By Aaron Peters -
Ack: A Better Grep

Ack: A Better Grep

If you have used the Linux command line before, you’ve no doubt used “grep” to search for strings of text. There’s a better way to do so, and it’s called Ack.

By David Delony -
How to Test ChromeOS in Ubuntu

How to Test ChromeOS in Ubuntu

If you want to test out ChromeOS before you decide if you want to get the Chromebook, here is how you can test ChromeOS in Ubuntu.

By Damien -
How to Enable Hybrid Suspend in Ubuntu [Quick Tips]

How to Enable Hybrid Suspend in Ubuntu [Quick Tips]

“Hybrid Suspend” in Ubuntu allows you to first suspend your computer and if it is not restored after a while, will go into hibernation by itself. This is an effective way to save battery power and electricity bills. Here is how you can enable Hybrid suspend in Ubuntu

By Damien -
How to Create Deb Packages with Debreate

How to Create Deb Packages with Debreate

Package management in Debian and Ubuntu-based distro is easy. But if you are looking to create your own deb packages, there aren’t many useful tools around. Learn how you can build your own deb packages here.

By Aaron Peters -
How to Install the MDM Display Manager in Ubuntu

How to Install the MDM Display Manager in Ubuntu

If you have heard of Linux Mint, you will be pleased to know that the latest release (Linux Mint 14) comes with a new login manager – MDM Display Manager, that is both beautiful and customizable. Here is how you can get it on your Ubuntu.

By Damien -
How to Use the Hosts File in Linux

How to Use the Hosts File in Linux

Are you wondering how to make good use of the hosts file in Linux to block or redirect websites? Here is the tutorial to help you with the hosts file in Linux.

By David Delony -