The ability to have a seperate /home partition on Linux to keep all your settings, personalised stuff and so on is an incredible feature.
A small guide on how to install packages while sitting behind a proxy server. I've explained the installation through the UI based Synaptics Pacakge manager instead of the normal apt-get commands.
How important is time for Linux Lots of the task your Linux machine are controlled by the time, things like cron jobs, emails' Date, file's dates, so it is really important to have your computer's clock on time. Setting the time using Gnome If you are using Gnome you can set ...
Powertop is linux tool that finds the software component(s) that make your laptop use more power than necessary while it is idle. As of Linux kernel version 2.6.21, the kernel no longer has a fixed 1000Hz timer tick. This will (in theory) give a huge power savings because the CPU stays in low power mode for longer periods of time during system idle.
One day, I was tired of the slow booting process of Ubuntu and did some tweaks to make it boot faster. Read about how I did it on the blog.
The Ubuntu-centric magazine Full Circle Magazine released their fourth issue earlier this week. Of course there is lots of new interesting content as usual, but this time there is another thing to take note of.
The Mythbuntu team is happy to announce the release of Mythbuntu Alpha 4. This release is also based on Gutsy and should be considered Alpha quality until final release. It is at a very usable stage, and sports bleeding edge packages.
Dont you like Firefox? Shame on you, but you can install Microsoft Internet Explorer (5, 5.5 or 6) easy and quick with IEs4Linux.
Does your menus pop up slowly? Speen 'em up with this quick teak.
All your classic fonts now available for Ubuntu. Check how to do it.
Ever wanted your windows look like Ubuntu? Well pals, i have the very way to do it.
Didn't you know this was possible? Well then, take a look and know how to installl your favorite Ubuntu distro on your shiny and powerful PlayStation 3.
When i get mine, i will install ubuntu on it :D
Have your favorite linux packages anywhere.
Save all your packages on an Iso, burn it and install 'em anywhere.
Today I want to show you a real good network administration tool, if you do network administration, you should use ping and traceroute to check whenever a host is alive or not.
Maybe the steps of testing is first ping the server, and if there is no response, you try with traceroute to see where in the route an interruption exists.
Traceroute works sending ICMP packets to all the routers in the way to the destination host, but these days more and more routers and server have the ICMP packets filtered, so here is where tcptraceroute comes to save the day.
All your Compiz goodness in an easy to use, easy to locate tray icon.
The new version of X.Org (7.3) had its release date delayed by its manager, Eric Anholt. This was because some bugs that were needed to work on.
So now the official date was pushed until September 5th from the previous one, August 29th.
Does your Open Office run slow? Dont worry, with this little tweaks you can speed it up! This also works on Windows.
This is a How-To to install your linux distro live CD without needing to burn it and put it in your drive. This will for sure save you some CDs.
The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #55 for the week August 26th - September 1st, 2007 is now available. In this issue we cover the announcement of the next Ubuntu release “Hardy Heron 8.04”, Full Circle’s latest issue, the Month of Ubuntu Screen Casts, Gutsy Gibbon’s release parties, and, as always, much much more!
Conky is one of my favorite applications for all of my Linux distros. It is a light-weight system monitor (according to the project page) that can monitor many different aspects of your computer.
Ubuntu Xorg maintainer Bryce Harrington recently demonstrated the BulletProof-X feature that is planned for inclusion in Ubuntu 7.10. BulletProof-X provides a failsafe mode which will ensure that users never have to manually configure their graphics hardware settings from the command line.
Some time last week, Google expanded Google Earth with Google Sky. As fascinating as Google Sky is, that's not the focus of this post. Along with the latest update comes a hidden feature of which I cannot seem to find any other information about.
Today I was trying to be sure that if I upgraded my Debian Etch to Lenny I was going to be able to install OpenArena from repositories.
To do that I changed in my
all Etch words for Lenny.