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Virtualbox is a useful application that allows you to run another operating system in your Ubuntu. Here, we will show you how you can setup your Ubuntu so you can log directly into the Virtual Machine from the login screen.
If you are a writer, you would have used tools like Final Draft or Scrivener to create your work. What if you are a Linux user and those tools are not available on Linux platform? Here are some Linux-based creative writing applications for you.
For Linux users, knowing how to get around on the command line is an essential skill. But there are times where you might not remember a command or you actually need to edit a file. The Midnight Commander is an excellent tool to manage your files in the terminal.
If you want to make your workflow even easier, you can consider having specific applications open up automatically into separate workspaces in GNOME, saving you from having to rearrange windows the old-fashioned way.
Most Linux users are familiar with the various desktop manager like KDE, GNOME, etc, but few understands the important component that makes each of these desktops possible - the venerable X-Window System. Let's take a look at this important piece of software in more detail.
Most Linux distributions currently default to using the Ext4 file system, but the future for many of them lies with the B-tree file system, better known as Btrfs. Learn all about Btrfs and why is it better than Ext4 file system.
Do you crave a stunning visual accompaniment when you listen to your favorite songs? Do you want to turn your computer into an extravaganza of sensory stimuli? If so, the music visualization app projectM is for you.
Evilwm is a stacking, or floating, window manager for the X desktop. It is known for being almost obscenely minimalistic, boasting only 1-pixel borders for application windows and using no panels, launchers, or menus.
A stated goal of the GNOME project is to make finding and accessing our files easier than ever before. In this article, you will find a hands-on look at the current state of searching for data on the GNOME 3.6 desktop.
Most guru will disapprove the using of GUI desktop on a server, but there are situations where a GUI desktop is desired. When such situations arise, you can make use of the instruction here to install a GUI desktop on your Ubuntu server that will only start on demand.
As technology continues to get smaller and increasingly mobile, many of us are stuck with CD and DVD collections that are growing less compatible with our new lifestyles. Here's a guide to knock the dust off your stack of DVDs and CDs and turn them into a digital music library.
You received a new computer as a present, the next problem you are facing is how to migrate your Linux setup on the existing PC to this new machine. In this tutorial, we will show you how you can move your existing Linux installation to a new machine without losing the files and settings.
Most podcast fanatics on Windows and Mac OS X use iTunes as their main podcast client. What about Linux users? What are the podcast client that you can use? Here are five alternative podcast clients for Linux that I would recommend.
Even though there's a wealth of online information about Linux available on the Internet, one of the best ways to learn is still a good old-fashioned book. Well, not completely old-fashioned. Many of these Linux books are available in electronic formats. The following is a list of five Linux books that every enthusiast should read.
Are you on the hunt for a low-latency voice chat and recording software for groups? Mumble is a popular, open-source voice-over-IP (VOIP) solution that can intelligently differentiate between voice and background noise, making for a very clean sound. Here is how you can install and set it up in Linux.
If you have tried converting tons of documents from one format to another, you will know that it is a boring and unproductive job. In Linux, you can easily automate document conversion with unoconv. Getting the job done is just a command line away.
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]
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.
To test out a new version of a software in Linux, the usual way is to overwrite your current stable version with the newer one. This tutorial shows you how to test the new LibreOffice without losing your current install.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.