The traditional way of turning your monitor off via a hotkey has been broken for a few versions now. A pretty simple Python script can bring that functionality back reliably and efficiently.
With Ubuntu’s latest release out the door, we thought we’d celebrate by showing you how to make it centrally available on your network by using network boot (PXE).
Zsync is a Linux command that allows you to compare an existing .iso with an up-to-date zsync meta file to download only the missing or out of date parts. Combine those parts with your existing file and what you are left with is a completely up to date iso without spending the time to download the entire file.
Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal officially rolls out the door tomorrow with its’ shiny new Unity interface. To help you make the most of Unity, we have found two awesome wallpapers full of keyboard ninja and mouse master goodness.
Are you looking for an easy way to tweak the settings for Unity 2D on your Ubuntu 11.04 system? Then we have the perfect app to share with you. Mariano Chavero has created a simple, easy to use GUI app that will let you tweak...
Once a week we dip into our reader mailbag to answer your pressing tech questions. This week we’re taking a look at halting Internet Explorer from updating to version 9, customizing folder backgrounds in Windows 7, and customizing the Ubuntu bootloader.
You may want to prevent changes from being made on your perfectly setup Ubuntu computer, but locking down user accounts gives annoying error messages and prevents temporary changes. With Gofris, you can accomplish this without complicated hard drive imaging.
If you’ve played Minecraft, then it’s easy to see how much fun it can be. Running your own server lets you bring all of your friends into the same game, and you can play with rules you get to make or break. It’s the ultimate in an already addictive game!
Have you ever needed to troubleshoot or diagnose a problematic computer and you forgot where the utility CD is? We’ll show you how to utilize network booting (PXE) with FOG to make that problem a thing of the past.
Multitasking on the command-line can be really confusing for beginners who use Screen. Using Byobu puts a host of system stats available at a glance while making it easy for newbies to work without memorizing hard-to-remember keybindings.
The Linux Foundation is gearing up to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Linux operating system. Check out this video and timeline to see some of the major milestones in Linux history.
Do you love playing Chess and have a Linux system ready for more gaming goodness? Then you may want to look at PyChess. PyChess allows you to play versus the computer or go online to play against other people if desired.
Displaying specially branded or themed Ubuntu wallpapers on your desktop is a terrific way to show your support for this great operating system. Today we have a new set of wallpapers that will let you add that perfect touch of Ubuntu themed fun to your desktop.
LibreOffice does not natively support the Global Menu feature in Ubuntu 11.04 yet, but you can start enjoying that Global Menu goodness using the lo-menubar extension.
March 31st, 2011 is “World Backup Day”—celebrate it by using free software Clonezilla to clone an exact copy of your OS system disk, regardless if you use Windows, Mac OS, or Linux!
Want to change your login screen? Don’t know how? You might think it’s very hard and requires super-geeky skills but it’s really simple and you won’t believe how easy it is to do it. Keep reading for the easy instructions.
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We’ve already shown you how to customize your Ubuntu installation and make it look like Windows 7, and now we’re back to show you how to turn Linux into a Mac OS X lookalike in just a couple of minutes.
Ubuntu has pretty good theming system, visual effects, and eye-candy stuff, but you may love the elegance of Windows 7 Aero class, transparency, or the Start Menu. Today we’ll show you how to transform Ubuntu to look like Windows 7.
Earlier this week we asked you to share the steps you went through after installing a new operating system. You responded and we rounded up your responses.
Ubuntu notifications are great, but some applications can get annoying by popping up things you don’t care about. Here is how you can disable, or enable, specific notifications for Pidgin.
Are you using Gwibber on your Linux system but not making full use of its’ potential? This free 48 page PDF guide will show you how to use and tweak Gwibber for the best performance when it comes to working with your social networks.
We all know Grub2 is the default bootloader for Ubuntu, but it isn’t the prettiest bootloader ever. Since we also know that Ubuntu is highly customizable, this week we’re going to show you how to beautify your bootloader.
Do you have certain folders that you access often each day but are only available through the Places Menu or Nautilus? See how easy it is to create shortcuts for your desktop and taskbar with our quick tutorial.
Are you looking for an easy way to create custom sized thumbnail images for use in blog posts, photo albums, and more? Whether is it a single image or a CD full, Simple Image Resizer is the right app to get the job done for you.