Out of disk space in Linux?, find who is using your space

New tutorial added to HowtoMatrix database.
Out of disk space in Linux?, find who is using your space
You will find here how to discover which directory or file is using your disk space, and therefore where makes more sence to start erasing files.
This is assuming you have all partitions in one disk, if not, do not […]

VATStuff – Double entry bookkeeping and VAT accounting package

New tutorial added to HowtoMatrix database.
VATStuff – Double entry bookkeeping and VAT accounting package
WARNING – still in development and not yet ready for live use, though any testing is appreciated.
VATStuff provides a double-entry bookkeeping system, with facilities to create purchase orders, invoices and to record costs and calculate VAT returns. VAT calculations are designed to […]

Ubuntu 10.04 Tip: How to fix Waiting for sound system to respond problem

New tutorial added to HowtoMatrix database.
Ubuntu 10.04 Tip: How to fix Waiting for sound system to respond problem
Problem
When you have Ubuntu 10.04, and you login as root, you cannot change the sound volume or settings with the sound applet in the gnome-panel.
Link to the original site

Detailed tutorial about AppArmor for ubuntu users

New tutorial added to HowtoMatrix database.
Detailed tutorial about AppArmor for ubuntu users

AppArmor is a security tool and uses name-based mandatory access controls to restrict or confine system access by “at risk” applications. “At risk” applications generally include both server and client applications with network access. In this post I will use Firefox as an example.
Read […]

How To Create Your Own Tinyurl Style URL Shortener

New tutorial added to HowtoMatrix database.
How To Create Your Own Tinyurl Style URL Shortener
A URL shortener is a service that takes in a long URL and  gives you a short and memorable URL that you can distribute to anyone you want. The service takes care of redirecting users who land up at the shortened URL […]

Snippet: How to Remove Repositories In Ubuntu

New tutorial added to HowtoMatrix database.
Snippet: How to Remove Repositories In Ubuntu
In all our previous articles, we taught you how to add repositories to your system so that you can install third party software. What about the other way round?  There are times when you uninstall an application and have no more use for its […]

5 Ways to Protect Your Twitter Account

New tutorial added to HowtoMatrix database.
5 Ways to Protect Your Twitter Account
Last week we discussed some safety tips on Gmail and how you can completely secure your email account from getting hacked. Twitter is not an exception and you should be very careful with your Twitter activity. There are a lot of “phishing scams” spreading […]

Interview with Penelope Stowe

Isabell Long: Firstly, please tell us a little about yourself.
Penelope Stowe: I’ve been an Ubuntu user on and off for almost 3 years now (my “other distro” is, admittedly, MacOS). Until recently, I was working in publishing, but I’ve quit my job and am now exploring possibilities for what I’ll do next. I figure it’s […]

Spinning off from Ubuntu

Ubuntu is probably the best known desktop GNU/Linux distribution at street level, picking up new users by word of mouth and astute viral marketing. So much so that for many users new to Linux, Ubuntu has become synonymous with Linux. Linux is Ubuntu; and Ubuntu is Linux. But Linux and free software come in many […]

Ubuntu 10.04 brings Linux closer to the mainstream

No Windows viruses. Free. Any questions?
Of course. Start with this one: How can an operating system with those virtues, the open-source Linux, remain confined to a tiny minority of desktop and laptop computers at home?
Linux may run TiVo video recorders and live inside Android phones, in addition to running much of the Internet’s servers, but […]

Landscape 1.5: The Implications for Ubuntu Customers and Partners

When Canonical launched Landscape 1.5 this week, it was a timely reminder that the software company is trying to develop multiple revenue streams beyond Ubuntu services. Moreover, Landscape 1.5 represents Canonical’s latest attempt to make Ubuntu easier for businesses and solutions providers to remotely manage. Here’s a closer look at the Landscape strategy.
Canonical will go […]

Ubuntu Control Center (ucc) – Simple tool for ubuntu administration

Ubuntu Control Center or UCC is an application inspired by Mandriva Control Center and aims to centralize and organize in a simple and intuitive form the main configuration tools for Ubuntu distribution. UCC uses all the native applications already bundled with Ubuntu, but it also utilize some third-party apps like “Hardinfo”, “Boot-up Manager”, “GuFW” and […]

Linux Mint 9 LXDE RC released!

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 9 LXDE RC.

Linux Mint 9 LXDE

New features at a glance:

New LXDM Display Manager
Improved PCManFM2 file manager
New Software Manager

30,000 packages
Review applications straight from the Software Manager
APT daemon
Visual improvements

New Backup Tool

Incremental backups, compression, integrity checks
Backup/Restoration of the […]

World’s Funniest Windows Error Messages

World’s Funniest Windows Error Messages: We all know how it sucks to see error messages. If you have been using Windows all your life, you have probably seen lots of them already. Since some people have learned to look at the bright or should I say funny side of life, they have decided to create […]

ISPConfig 2.2.36 released

ISPConfig 2.2.36 is available for download. This ISPConfig release adds support for new Linux versions, updates PHP, ClamaV, Spamassassin and OpenSSL and fixes several bugs. Detailed Changelog —————— – New: Added support for Fedora 13 – New: Added support for OpenSuSE 12.0 – New: Added an option to config.inc.php to NOT have the stats belong […]

NetBSD 5.1_RC2 binaries available for download

The second release candidate of NetBSD 5.1 is now available for download at: http://ftp.NetBSD.org/pub/NetBSD/NetBSD-5.1_RC2/ Those of you who prefer to build from source can continue to follow the netbsd-5 branch, but the netbsd-5-1-RC2 tag is available as well. See src/doc/CHANGES-5.1 for the list of changes from RC1 to RC2. Please help us test this and […]

GNOME 2.31.2 Released!

GNOME 2.31.2 Development Release ================================ I’m sure you had lost hope. Hope to finally see GNOME 2.31.2. It’s true that it’s one day late, which is unusual. I could say it’s because of an udpated toolchain here, or because some tarballs were missing files, were depending on unreleased version of libraries or didn’t build for […]

Who said Linux couldn’t make you money?

Many times I have considered this very thing: Open a consultancy that focused primarily on Linux and open source. I knew there had to be a way to make it work. Many scoffed and said it couldn’t be done, that open source wouldn’t sell. Of course now that I’ve been working with a consultancy firm […]

WordPress 3.0 Release Candidate

As Matt teased earlier, the first release candidate (RC1) for WordPress 3.0 is now available. What’s an RC? An RC comes after beta and before the final launch. It means we think we’ve got everything done: all features finished, all bug squashed, and all potential issues addressed. But, then, with over 20 million people using […]

Microsoft release open source Outlook PST tools

Microsoft have announced two open source projects which are designed to allow developers to work with Outlook’s PST file format. One of the projects, PST Data Structure View Tool (PSTViewTool) is a MFC / C++ applications for viewing the data inside the Microsoft email client’s data storage. The other project, PST File Format SDK (pstsdk) […]