<img src="/geekers/up/MoviesLinuxTerminal-thumb.png" />In these days of high definition videos everywhere (even YouTube), only the truly geeky would decide to watch their movies in ASCII text in a terminal window. The surprising thing is that some videos are even fairly watchable.
<img src="/geekers/up/SaveFlashLinux-Thumb.png" />Have you ever watched a video on Youtube or some other site that lets you view flash videos and then wanted to save a copy of the video to your hard drive so that you can watch it later,out but you then cannot because there is no download link?
<img src="/geekers/crossover-thumb.png" />Transitioning from Windows to Linux often leaves you scratching your head, wondering what software to use for common tasks. Sure, Linux has alternative software, but sometimes you just want to install a Windows application that you are used to.
<img src="/geekers/trackerd-thumb.png" />If you've looked at the running processes on your Ubuntu box and wondered why there's a process named "trackerd" that is overusing the CPU, you are in luck, because that's exactly the topic we'll cover today.
<img src="/geekers/linux-sysrescue-thumb.png" />So far in our series we've covered how to reset your Windows password with the Ultimate Boot CD, but if you are a little more technical you might want to simply use the excellent System Rescue CD, which is based on Linux.
<img src="/geekers/ubuntu-password-thumb.png" />Our last article on how to reset your Ubuntu password easily through the grub menu was quite popular, so I've decided to make a series on all the different ways to reset your password on either Linux or Windows… today's lesson is how to use the Live CD to reset the password.
<img src="/geekers/ubuntu-password-thumb.png" />If you've ever forgotten your password, you aren't alone… it's probably one of the most common tech support problems I've encountered over the years. Luckily if you are using Ubuntu they made it incredibly easy to reset your password.
If you've ever had booting problems, spyware or viruses, you've likely attempted to boot from the Windows CD and run some repairs... but sometimes that's just not enough. Sure, you can easily backup your data using Ubuntu, but a much better option is to use the Ultimate Boot CD for Windows.
After writing about how to create a shortcut or hotkey to mute the speakers in Windows, I got a couple of requests for how to do the same thing in Linux, which turns out to be really simple if you are running the latest version of Ubuntu or Gnome.
If you've ever asked for help with your Windows computer that won't boot anymore, you've probably been told to "Backup all your data and then reinstall"... but if you can't boot, how can you get to your data? That's the question we'll be answering today.
If you've used Linux for any amount of time, you're already familiar with the Ctrl+Alt+Backspace shortcut key combination that restarts X Windows immediately... but have you ever wondered if there is a way to disable that behavior?
If you do a lot of tweaking to the panels in Gnome or KDE, you've probably run into an instance where you enabled a plugin or changed a setting and need to restart to see the effect (or maybe you locked something up). Instead of logging out or rebooting, we'll just reload the process.
If you open up a lot of PuTTY windows just to keep connections open, you might be interested in an updated version that supports minimizing to the system tray. I find this very useful for opening tunnels that I wouldn't otherwise need to interact with on the desktop.
I decided to upgrade my Mac Mini to Linux over the weekend with excellent results until I encountered an extremely annoying error in Firefox: "Additional plugins are required to display all the media on this page". Going through the wizard a dozen times didn't fix the problem, so what gives?
If there's one thing that drives me crazy about using multiple operating systems, it's the inconsistency in keyboard shortcuts... when you hit the backspace key in Firefox on Windows it normally goes back to the previous page, but it doesn't on Ubuntu Linux.
When you are trying to work on changing the design of your website, you have to be concerned with the width of the pictures in your article content. I've got notoriously large screenshots on most of the articles I've written, so if I want to increase the sidebar it's critical to figure out which pictures are going to be too wide to fit in the new design.
Whether you are responsible for a server or just a programmer doing development, you'll often have more than one logfile that you want to track at the same time. There's a nifty little utility for Linux called MultiTail that allows you to monitor multiple logs in a single window, instead of requiring multiple separate shell windows open.