LINUX IS CONFUSING. THESE ARTICLES SHOULD HELP.
While the quantity of media players on Ubuntu may be low, the quality is as high as any other operating system. SMPlayer, which we have previously recommended for Windows, is also available for Linux. We’ll show you how to install, configure, and start using the latest version of SMPlayer.
Would you like to use Ubuntu Linux programs, but prefer the convenience of Windows 7? With VMware Player, you can install a full copy of Ubuntu and integrate it with your Windows 7 computer for free.
You might be looking for a way to try out Ubuntu Linux but don’t like the idea of creating a partition, using a slow live CD, or don’t have enough resources to run a virtual machine. Today we take a look at using the Wubi installer to get Ubuntu running on your computer with very little effort.
If you experience a problem with the graphics with Ubuntu not displaying correctly, go back to the start screen, hit F4 and select Safe graphics mode.
You might be interested in trying out Linux applications, but the idea of creating a dual boot system, using slow Live CDs, or setting up a VM doesn’t appeal to you. Today we take a look at andLinux which allows you to run Linux applications on your Windows computer.
Tired of the SCP command dropping out in the middle of a transfer, and generally being unreliable? You can use the vastly superior rsync utility that supports resuming a dropped transfer—a killer feature when you’re moving big files around.
We’ve already shown you how to create a backup of your MySQL server from the command line, but it’s very important to know how to restore that data just in case you should need to recover from a failure. You should also make a point of testing out your recovery process on another box, just to make sure it’s working properly.
It’s very important to keep your database server backed up, and Linux makes this a trivial task from the command line. You should really put this into a cron job and run it daily (or more often), but for our purposes today, this is how to actually do the backup.
For every database, you should set the root or sa passwords to something other than the default, unless you want to get hacked. For mysql, the system administrator user is usually called root, but sometimes it’s called admin or something else.
Shutter is a state of art screen shot capture for Linux and it’s more than just a screen shot capturing tool. It comes with an editor and some basic scripts to edit and beautify the screen shots you take.
If you are new to the world of Linux, you probably unzip your tar.gz files first, and then extract them from the tar file… at least, if you are even bothering to use the command prompt at all. It’s easy to gunzip or even bunzip2 the files with a simple command-line switch.
Your computer’s data is very critical and losing it can can occur due to variety of reasons. A complete (or even partial) backup of your system is always a good idea. SBackup is a tool that’ll help you backup and restore data on your Ubuntu machine with utmost ease.
Sometimes you need a word processing application but not an entire office suite. Today we take a look at AbiWord which is a free word processor for all three major OS platforms.
Multimedia is important component of an OS and Linux has plenty of options to handle multimedia, especially music. Exaile is a music manager and player for GTK+ written in Python and incorporates many features including support for several portable players.
Looking for a reliable desktop publishing application for Linux? Scribus is an exceptional solution for creating PDF documents and brings professional desktop printing to Linux systems.