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.
"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".
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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!
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?
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.
There are plenty of ways that you can integrate Google Calendar in Ubuntu, but this is the easiest that I have come across so far. Here is how you can add events to google Calendar from the system tray.
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.
"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
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.
Many, many "productivityists" are followers of David Allen's "Getting Things Done" methodology. The methodology itself doesn't rely on a specific tool or application, but that hasn't stopped fans from trying to develop the perfect one. Let's take a look at one - Zanshin, which is part of the KDE Software Collection.
BitNami packages are a great way to test out a specific application. With a few extra steps, you can quickly deploy and try out all sorts of web-based applications. Here's the full tutorial on adding web apps to your BitNami LAMP stack
Ubuntu 12.10 comes with a few ways for you to quickly access your desktop, but they are not very visible to the users. Here is a run down of the several ways you can use to access the Show Desktop icon in Ubuntu.
Sometimes, when you install a new Linux distro in your PC and you didn't set the boot flag correctly, you will often end up with a unbootable machine with a "File not found: Grub Rescue" boot error message. This happened to me while I were installing the Ubuntu 12.10. Here's how you can fix it.
If you are using KDE and are in need of a backup solution, KBackup is one simple application that can get the job done. Where Backintime provides a nice, OS X-esque interface, KBackup is back-to-basics program that will equally well. Check out the full review here.
One of the best things about the Linux command line is your ability to put together scripts that make your life easier. While shell programming may seems difficult to learn, these 2 simple tricks cn allow you to easily simple shell script to automate your life.
Linux is good for almost everything. If you are running a small project that doesn't require a full Linux distro, Tiny Core Linux is one small barebone Linux distro that boots very fast and comes with options for you to customize it to suit your needs.
Have you ever wanted to try a web app without dabbling into the installation and configuration? Luckily, Bitnami have stacks for different web apps so you can easily test them out effortlessly. Let check it out.
Text editors are great for creating markdown document because they run light are mostly distraction-free. In this article, we'll show you how to convert the markdown document in Kate text editor (KDE) to HTML with a single shortcut.
If you are in local network with no Internet access, or you just want to quickly send a file over to another computer without having it to go to the web and back, NitroShare is one good file sharing app you can use on the local network and it works well with Windows, Mac and Linux.
Google has a great set of services available for general consumers, and even offers it for a reasonable rate for businesses. But if you're the paranoid type, or just like to do things yourself, there's a way you can create something like Google Docs that you install and host on any Ubuntu box you might have. Here is how you can do it.
There are a number of ways you can log into one computer to run software from another: ssh for purely command-line work, VNC for a remote view of your desktop, RDP if you're stuck (temporarily) in Windows. Nomachine is known for their NX system, which it compresses the data it sends and receives, making it suitable for slower network connections.