Ubuntu Linux uses groups to help you manage users, set permissions on those users, and even monitor how much time they are spending in front of the PC. Here’s a beginner’s guide to how it all works.
Want to dig into some classic Command & Conquer gaming for free? You can download the full game setup file for Command and Conquer: Tiberian Sun to play on your Windows or Linux (with Wine installed) systems.
If you are using the stable version of the Dropbox desktop client and have been looking forward to the new features (and bug fixes for the 0.8.x releases), then your wait is over. Now you can dig into and enjoy wonderful Sele...
Of course, this technique is meant for real servers, but if you’ve got a Linux box sitting in your house acting as a home server, you can use it there as well. In fact, since many home ISPs block regular outbound email, you might find this technique a great way to ensure you still get administration emails, even from your home servers.
Are you a classic computer game fan who would love to play a Super Mario style platformer on your Windows, Linux, and/or Mac systems? Then you may want to have a look at Secret Maryo Chronicles, an open source game ready to f...
Are you a fan of the classic Space Invaders video game and Ubuntu? Now you can get the best of both combined in these two wonderful wallpapers created by deviantART member ~petrsimcik.
Do you want access to the streamlined menu button UI that has been available on the Windows version of Firefox for a bit now? All that you need to do to get it is add a new PPA to your software sources.
Evernote is a great application for taking notes and having them available virtually anywhere—except for Linux, sadly. Here’s how to get the Windows client working in Ubuntu using Wine.
If you have a home server powered by Linux, you’ll probably be upgrading your OS every so often. Here are some important files to back up and some alternative utilities that will help you get up and running quickly.
Looking for some harmony between Windows 7 and Ubuntu in your dual-boot setup? Here are a few ways you can make the tense OS situation a little more unified and copacetic.
Afraid of the dreaded “p” word? You’re not alone. Partitions can get complicated, so here’s an explanation of what they are, how they’re used, and a simple template to use for your own Linux installation.
Update: Looking for a blue version of this wallpaper? Be sure to see the terrific version created by ETC Reader Monicoj (link provided in the comments below).
KDE edutainment software is designed to fill the gap in Linux’s shortcoming: that there is little software of an educational nature. It has been gaining recognition and has become a great tool to teach basic science to students on both Linux and Windows platform. Read the KDE Windows installation page to understand how to install KDE on Windows.
Mark Shuttleworth recently announced that Unity will become the new default UI for Ubuntu’s desktop and netbook editions starting with 11.04. What we want to know this week is if you agree or disagree with the decision.
Will your computer not boot into Windows after installing an update on your dual-boot or Wubi Ubuntu install? Here’s how you can get your Windows boot loader back so you can easily get back to work in either OS.
Ever need to grab a file or two from your ext4 partition? Maybe you’ve wanted to backup a few important files while you were in Windows. Here’s how to browse your Linux partition from Windows using a tool called Ext2explore.
Are you a frequent user of Paint.NET but feel frustrated that it is limited to Windows only? Fret no more because now you can get similar functionality on multiple platforms with Pinta.
There’s bound to be data on your computer that you want to protect from hackers, nosy friends, or curious colleagues. Encrypting your computer drive protects you from intruders, and here’s a couple of different ways to secure your data.
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With over 13 million lines of code, the Linux kernel is one of the largest open source projects in the world, but what is a kernel and what is it used for?
Are you using Firefox 4 in Ubuntu? If so, you may not be too pleased with how the default theme looks. A quick visit to the Personas website can help you make Firefox blend in nicely with your system.
Are you looking for a terrific Twitter client for your Ubuntu system? Then Hotot just may be the one for you with its’ phone app style transitional interface.
Mounting a USB device inside a virtual machine is often a tool that you cannot go without. If you are using Virtualbox in Ubuntu however, you need to take a few extra steps to make it work.
Adventurous computer users are probably using either the beta or dev channels of Google Chrome. When these unstable versions crash and your profile is corrupted, how can you recover it?