Most stable Linux distributions don’t come with newer software in their repository. Here is how you can run bleeding edge software on Debian and Ubuntu.
The side effect of Debian’s stability is that you are not running the latest version of any software. Learn how to install newer software in Debian.
Dpkg is the low-level tool that every Debian-based distro uses to manage their software. Here we show you the basics of the dpkg command and its usage.
Chkservice uses Ncurses to offer a quick overview of your Systemd units. With administrative privileges, you can start and stop those units at will, all without typing a single systemctl entry.
Meet Parrot Security OS: a Linux distribution with loads of tools to accomplish your security research along with some useful cloud components. Read all about it!
If someone asks you what version of Linux are you using, they probably mean the Linux distribution you are using. So how do you go about choosing the best one? Let’s find out.
Like many of you, I occasionally come into possession of an older laptop. Usually, it’s something that used to run Windows XP, sometimes even older. You always hear that Linux is supposed to be so great for resurrecting old hardware, but many modern desktop distributions with all their bells and whistles end up chugging along […]
If Debian means one thing, it’s functionality. You typically don’t go to Debian for cutting-edge features or fancy bells and whistles, but if you’re after an extremely versatile, stable, and dependable Linux, it can’t be beat. One of Debian’s newer offerings is the ability to create a custom Live CD directly from their website. You […]
At some point, the people at Google, who brought you the Linux-based Android platform and the Summer of Code, decided that they still were not geeky enough. To resolve that gut feeling, they have released GoogleCL, a command line utility for popular Google services. Now, even the most hardcore command line Linux purists have no […]
A few weeks ago, I wrote an article on How To Run Multiple X Sessions Without Virtualization, which demonstrated how you can run multiple desktop environments at the same time on the same computer, and switch between them at the push of a button. I admit, this was somewhat of a warmup for the real […]
Every modern operating system has some sort of startup routine. Even DOS had the old AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS. The startup system defines what is launched on system startup, under what conditions, and in what order. DOS did things the simple way, having a file that was read on every boot that would run commands in […]
What do you get when you put a stable operating system, an innovative desktop manager and plenty of eye candies together? You get nothing short of a beautiful and functional OS. Elive is a Debian-based Linux distro, customized with Enlightenment e17 desktop manager. It is designed with the aim of providing a stable, fully functional […]
Almost two years after Etch, Debian is putting the much-anticipated Lenny release on the proverbial shelves. There are some pretty nice new features in this release. In this article, we’re going to cover installation, basic setup, disk encryption, and try out some of Lenny’s new moves.