There is one thing that irritates me the most with computers: the clock. When you think about it, we know how to connect to machines across seas, how to express our feelings to the whole world, and yet, for a long time, my computer’s clock was off by a few minutes. I’ll admit that it […]
Sysstat is a powerful logging and monitoring tool for Linux/Unix systems. It can be used to monitor system performance and troubleshoot problems. Though many distros have GUI based monitoring applications and API’s, sysstat is a go-to for power users and can log and track pretty much everything going on within your Linux box.
How would you like to be able to manage multiple Linux virtual servers (or even one server for that matter) from one simple web-based GUI? Look no further than Virtualmin, a web hosting control panel for Linux and Unix systems. You can manage, modify, and control virtual domains, mail servers, databases, file servers, applications and […]
There are many reasons why you need to connect to a VPN. Maybe you need to connect to your office network so you can access some confidential files from your Home PC, or that you need an American IP to watch Hulu and listen to Pandora. Whatever the reason is, you can easily configure a […]
Gimp users, rejoice! After 3.5 years of development, Gimp 2.8 has finally arrived. This version of Gimp brings a plethora of changes and improvement, making Gimp a even better image editing software than its previous version.
Last week I came up with a review of 2X ThinClientOS, a Linux distribution specialized for thin clients. However, you may be on the other side of the problem: you want to have your own thin client server. The simplest way to do that is to use LTSP. It stands for “Linux Terminal Server Project”, […]
If you have upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04, one thing that you will find missing is the “Hibernate” button. For those of you who are not aware or don’t use this feature at all, the Hibernate button usually lies above the Shut Down option and it allows you to save your current state to the hard […]
Finally, Ubuntu 12.04 has landed, but before you rush to upgrade your existing machine to the latest version, here are some things that you need to do.
Did you ever walk into a library and wonder how the computers could all be so similar all the time? Did you wish at least once to be able to access your programs remotely? Have you always felt like a simple ssh connection was not for you? If you answered yes to any of these […]
If you are using a managed web hosting service to host your website, you might not be bothered to know what is the distro used in the backend. All you need to know is that your website have to run 24/7 without fail. However, if you are administering your own server, choosing the correct distro […]
For Linux users, I am sure you have come across the command “sudo” and probably “su”. While veteran users know exactly what they mean, newbies are always confused when to use which and the implication and complication involving with both. In this article, we will explain in detail what “sudo” and “su” is, the difference between them and when to use them.
As Clint Eastwood would say, “There are two types of text editors in the world, the ones for coding and the others”. Well, Qute (pronounce “cute”) is certainly among the others. it’s a text editor with some advanced features in terms of eye candy. In other terms, not only does it support Tex and Markdown, […]
Ever wondered what other music players are there in Linux world that can replace your default one? Believe me, you are pampered with choices. While the popular ones receive many coverage, there are several lesser known music players that are equally powerful. Here I have compiled a list of lesser known (and good) audio players […]
If you have a old desktop monitor, or are using a netbook with limited screen space, you know that you are stucked with the small screen size and there is practically nothing you can do about it (or do you?) Newrez is a simple application for Linux (Gnome to be more specific) that allows you […]
If you are a fan of ’90s movies like me, you will see that all the geeks and hackers have their hands stuck to their keyboards and never use their mice. I’ve always been curious to know how they were achieving this, and what they could be typing so fast all the time. It seems […]
There are a great number of Linux users who dual boot their computer with Windows. And in situation like this, one has to make different partitions to separate Windows and Linux partition. Windows usually (not always) uses NTFS file format while Linux is usually (again, not always) installed in Ext3 or Ext4 file format. While […]
On April 2, 2010, a lot of Linux fans, including myself, felt the loss and the sadness caused by the end of Songbird for Linux. This ultra-complete audio player born in 2006 left the penguin for Windows and Mac OS. However, a couple days ago, a great team released the first stable version of a […]
Gnome 3.4 was released several days ago. This update brings a plenty of improvements to the user experience, including many bug fixes and small enhancements. Most of the applications have also gone through a redesign and have become more Gnome3-ish. Best of all, this release also brings an improvement to its performance and is now […]
After grep, the next logical step is a tutorial on sed. The sed command comes from Stream EDitor, and as its name indicates, it deals with text flux. However, if sed is one of the most powerful commands in Unix, its manual page is also among the most enigmatic. I will try in this article […]
If you have installed minimal Ubuntu or other lightweight distro on your PC, most probably you will also be using some lightweight Desktop manager as well. Openbox is a very good lightweight DE alternative, mainly because it runs very fast and is highly customizable. However, new users will find it intimidating because the only screen […]