For those still having to rely upon Wine to run your favorite Windows games or other applications, the 1.6.1 stable release is now available if you're not running Wine 1.7 for all the latest goodies.
Synaptic is a package manager that gives you the same control that you get using apt-get in a terminal window in Ubuntu 13.10. Here's how you can install it.
Florian Müllner had the pleasure of announcing that the first development release of the upcoming Polari IRC client for the GNOME 3.12 desktop environment is now available for download and testing.
If you want to set up a stripped down Ubuntu desktop, a clean approach is to first install Ubuntu server on your hardware, and then manually add desktop component to it.
It's funny, when your home office is your couch, you tend to forget how nice it can be when you dock a laptop and have all the extra screen real estate a monitor brings. For many years, I left my work laptop docked at work, and when I worked from home, I just VPNed in with a personal laptop. Lately though, I've recognized the benefits of splitting personal life and work, so I've taken to carrying my laptop with me when I go to and from the office. Because we invested in a docking station, it's relatively simple to transition between a laptop on my lap and a laptop on a desk with an extra monitor—except for one little thing: my external monitor is in portrait mode.
A startling fact is that there are in excess of a billion people who have some type of disability. That represents approximately 15% of the world's population with a physical, sensory or mental limitation that interferes with their ability to move, see, hear or learn. 350 million people in the world are partially sighted or blind. The faster computer technology evolves, the more excluded these individuals would become without development in computer software that seeks to address their needs.
Whether you are actively considering a move away from Photoshop, or simply hoping there is a non-proprietary tool for reading your Photoshop images if you ever decide to stop subscribing to Adobe’s cloud, you’ve probably wondered about GIMP. A free, open-source, image editor, the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) has been a go-to tool for Linux users for years, but has a reputation for being hard to use and lacking many of Photoshop’s features. The reality has changed dramatically over the last couple years. GIMP now has a very competent user interface, as well as an extensive and powerful set of features. Its openly extensible nature means that in some areas, like running well-known image processing algorithms on your photos, it actually outshines Adobe Photoshop.
I was disappointed with the “beta” release for GNU/Linux. It seemed “alpha” to me and was very awkward to install. There’s news of a new release for December, synchronized for That Other OS and GNU/Linux. It should be smoother this time. Perhaps I’ll really get to do something with it.
With past ISP problems, I've been able to run a continuous ping to an outside IP address and show the tech-support representative that I have packet loss. Unfortunately, a running ping command doesn't give a history of when the packets are lost. With SmokePing, not only is there a record of when packets are lost, but there's also a graphical representation of how many packets were lost, and from several IP addresses to boot.
I spent the past year writing The Librarian’s Guide to Academic Research in the Cloud, a book which focuses on using and thinking about cloud services in an academic research context. I’m fortunate enough to belong to a union that negotiated research leave for new faculty, and that leave made the book possible.
Keeping a daily journal is one of the best ways to keep your thoughts organized. Not only can it help you think more clearly, it can also help you reflect on your past actions. After writing for a while, you'll get used to putting your thoughts in text form and reflecting upon them. Journaling isn't something new, though. The act of writing a journal has been practiced for centuries. However, it is now that this lost art form is regaining its popularity.
techrepublic.com: Marco Fioretti explains the most common way to install from sources on Linux, using a compilation of AbiWord 3.0.0 as an example.
This tutorial shows how you can install and run SilverStripe on a Debian Wheezy or Ubuntu 13.04 system that has nginx installed instead of Apache (LEMP = Linux + nginx (pronounced "engine x") + MySQL + PHP). nginx is a HTTP server that uses much less resources than Apache and delivers pages a lot of faster, especially static files.
- 15 Ways to Reduce Image Size without Losing on Quality
- 5 Easy Ways to Download YouTube Videos in Ubuntu
- GNU Make 4.0 Brings New Features, Extends With Guile
- Music App ‘Musique’ Adds Cool Stuff
- writing a lua interpreter
- How to block countries using iptables – Debian
- 12 Linux Time Command Examples
- Video Editor LiVES 2.0.6 Gets Kaleidoscope Option
- Doing more with less – The Free Software Column
- LibreOffice OpenGL Canvas Merged
- How to take 16:9 Screenshots
- Better database replication with MySQL Utilities
- Cinnamon 2.0 Desktop Is Readied For Release
- TimeShift – Provides System Restore functionality in Ubuntu
- How to configure keyboard layouts in Unity, GNOME 3, KDE
- Steam Now Has Support for Converting Third-Party Source Mods
- How They Popped The Penguin: The Bash Tactic And What It Means
- Linux only needs one 'killer' game to explode, says Battlefield director
This guide explains how to install the RoundCube webmail application on a Debian Wheezy server running ISPConfig and nginx, and how to enable the ISPConfig 3 plugins for RoundCube so that users can perform actions like changing their email passwords from within RoundCube. Roundcube webmail is a browser-based multilingual IMAP client with an application-like user interface; it comes with functions like MIME support, address book, folder manipulation, message searching and spell checking.
This tutorial shows how to set up a high-availability storage with two storage servers (Debian Wheezy) that use GlusterFS. Each storage server will be a mirror of the other storage server, and files will be replicated automatically across both storage servers. The client system (Debian Wheezy as well) will be able to access the storage as if it was a local filesystem. GlusterFS is a clustered file-system capable of scaling to several peta-bytes. It aggregates various storage bricks over Infiniband RDMA or TCP/IP interconnect into one large parallel network file system. Storage bricks can be made of any commodity hardware such as x86_64 servers with SATA-II RAID and Infiniband HBA.
openlogic.com: Whether you are a system administrator or a developer, sometimes you need to consider the use of memory in GNU/Linux processes and programs. In this article we'll look at three utilities that report information about the memory used on a GNU/Linux system.
- Hewlett Packard brings Ubuntu to China
- CloudOn Joins The Document Foundation Advisory Board
- Sugar, A Desktop Environment For Kids
- Ledger – A Powerful Command Line Accounting Tool
- The Fedorian Desktop Dare
- Legend of Dungeon Released
- Alternate Applications For Your Kubuntu / Mint KDE
- Video of Time-Saving Commands
- How to Download Subtitles to VLC in Ubuntu
- Freeciv 2.4.0 Released
- Skolelinux 7.1 Beta 2 Available
- camshot: You didn’t think it was possible
- Why Open Source?
- Mint Repositories will be down Sep 18
- Government of Argentina Launches Linux Distribution
- First Alpha for FreeBSD 10 Released
- Lightweight Ubuntu Software Center AppGrid available
- Iesabel - A New Unity3D Powered Hack 'n' Slash Released On Desura
- SUPERHOT FPS Where Time Only Moves When You Do
- When Chrome OS & Linux Mint Collide: The Basics of Cr OS
- How to identify video formats from command line on Linux
- openSUSE: zypper - the basics and beyond
- Freeware: Looking a Gift Horse in the Mouth
- EditShare Serves Up Lightworks on Windows, Mac and Linux at IBC2013
- ScreenFetch: The BASH Screenshot Information Tool
- Introducing run-one-constantly, run-one-until-failure and run-one-until-success
- Intel MinnowBoard Review – No Competition
- My Developer Wants to Use Open Source Software: Now What?
- FreeBSD Is No Longer Building GCC By Default
- Binary diff between libc from ScientificLinux and CentOS
- KarBOOM A Car-Crashing Game With A Multiplayer Focus
- Linux Pmap Command – Find How Much Memory Process Use
- Install Linux from USB Device using Unetbootin & dd
- Highly Recommended LaTeX Editors for Linux
- TLLTS Episode 522
- FLOSS Weekly 264
unixmen.com: Gentoo, a distribution of choice for nerds. Well at least this is what many people think of Gentoo. This distribution is no doubt hard to install and maintain. And to add to the pain, here comes compilation. But it is worth the pain.
- Running, Stopped, Killed? A user shouldn’t care
- clipf: Cryptic, but powerful
- kwin and catalyst drivers
- logtailer: Watching the logs in real time
- 15 Python Array Examples – Declare, Append, Index, Remove, Count
- $32 Million Or Not: 5 Reasons Why Ubuntu Edge Is Already A Success
- Linux Cat Command Explained With Examples
- Linux popularity rises as enterprises conquer 'irrational fears'
- The Chaos Engine Remake Hits PC, Mac, Linux
- Give the new LibreOffice Sidebar a try
- Linux Format 175 On Sale Today - Next Generation Sysadmin
- Linux Crazy: Gnome 3.8 | Systemd + The new Gentoo Trustees ++
- Finding Files Modified in the Past Few Days
- rndc retransfer failed: not found
- Using a git push tree
- The Linux Kernel: Configuring the Kernel Part 5
itworld.com: It used to be easy to run Linux on any PC. That changed with Windows 8 and Secure Boot, but it's still doable. Here's how...
- GRUB2 Rescue
- Python comprehensions for sysadmins
- Linux wc Command – File Count Options
- How to build a network attached storage (NAS) server with Openfiler
- vim scripts: vim-arpeggio, Matchmaker
- The Cron Daemon
- The Linux Kernel: Configuring the Kernel Part 4
techrepublic.com: Jack Wallen shows you the steps to install Porteus, a fully-encapsulated desktop that you can take with you on a USB.
mylinuxbook.com: In part-I of this article series, we covered many interesting and funny Linux command line utilities. So, definitely, we want more. So here in this article, we shall discuss more such interesting command including a few games.
itworld.com: You need to understanding routing tables if you're going to do any kind of network troubleshooting. Let's take a look at what Linux commands can tell you about how your system is making connections.
linux.com: So there I was with a perfectly good desktop system running various flavors of Linux, and then I says to myself, I said "Self, it's time for an upgrade!" My old system ran on an AMD Phenom X3, a mere 4GB RAM, and a ragtag gaggle of external audio interfaces and multiple printers, all housed in a nice quiet Antec case.