Wesnoth 1.8.5: Maintenance Release

Wesnoth 1.8.5 has been released. This is a bugfix release for the stable 1.8 branch. This release does mainly consist of smaller fixes and changes. Current plans are that this is the last 1.8.x release. For information about further changes in this release, have a look at this forum thread. We offer two versions of […]

What Canonical Can Improve

Glyn Moody is quite stubborn on matters of language (grammar, euphemisms, poetry, etc.) and knowing that counterfeiting is very different from theft he had to tell them apart and he therefore had to respond to Canonical’s COO Matt Asay (who almost went to work for Microsoft) after he had said that: “I don’t mean to […]

How we build Ubuntu

Ubuntu is one of the most polished Linux distributions available, fusing the work of a global community of contributors who provide a diverse range of skills to make Ubuntu what it is. While we all enjoy the fruits of a new Ubuntu release every six months, many people have asked the team over the years […]

Students to Take Computers and Wikipedia to Africa

Some Africans who have not had access to either computers or encyclopedias will soon be able to read Wikipedia’s content, due to the initiative of Israeli students, Wikimedia Israel, and an Israeli open source association. A delegation of students from the Africa Center at Ben Gurion University will depart Israel on Sunday for Cameroon and […]

Stallman calls for end to ‘war on sharing’

Surveillance, censorship, restrictive data formats and software-as-a-service threatened the freedom of IT users, GNU founder and free software activist Richard Stallman claimed. In a keynote presentation at the World Computer Congress in Brisbane on Tuesday, Stallman asserted that digital society had to be “free” in order to be a benefit, and not an attack. “It […]

Developers fork Mandriva Linux – Welcome Mageia

Everyone knows Mandriva Linux is in trouble. At best the desktop version is being starved into oblivion and many expect the company to disappear completely. The exodus of developers has been recorded over the last few months and Frederick Himpe most recently described the situation as an “empty box” with “no more heads in charge […]

New life for Mandriva

Mandriva Linux gets a new lease on life and a new name. Mandriva Linux has once again escaped a potential grave and will live on as Mageia. This is not the first time that Mandriva has undergone a resuscitation and name-change. Following major layoffs at the French software company and news that it was up […]

nVidia – There is No Optimus Support for Linux

It is about the time of year when I start looking at new laptops. I am looking for something small, but powerful. I have been an nVidia faithful since I made the switch to Linux almost four years ago, as such I used to not even look at a system if it didn’t have an […]

How do you copy 60m files? With Linux!

Sysadmin blog Recently I copied 60 million files from one Windows file server to another. Tools used to move files from system to another are integrated into every operating system, and there are third party options too. The tasks they perform are so common that we tend to ignore their limits. Many systems administrators are […]

OpenOffice.org Base – No Frills Document Management

Document management systems (DMS) are not necessarily reserved for companies with complex workflows and thousands of documents. A no-frills personal DMS can come in handy in many situations. You can use it to organise your research materials, or manage article submissions. While there are a few open source DMSes out there, most are geared towards […]

Top 7 Free Security Tools For Your Web Server

Whether you’re looking to run your own web server or searching for an ideal web host for your next PCI compliant e-commerce site, it’s extraordinarily beneficial to know about security. In our ongoing effort to help spread the word about security as it pertains to web hosting, we would like to present a list of […]

5 Reasons to Wrap Your Enterprise in Python

By now, you should at least be passingly familiar with Python. One of the fastest-growing languages, Python has been gaining popularity for years and has reached a level of maturity that makes it a top choice for enterprise development. Companies from Microsoft to Google have embraced Python and are not only supporting its use, but […]

7 of the Best Free Linux Photo Management Software

Photo management software is a type of computer application that helps users to organize their digital image collection. One of the biggest culprits of a cluttered hard disk are images taken with a digital camera. This device enable users to take literally hundreds or even thousands of photos storing them on a single small memory […]

Ninite For Linux: Install Multiple Applications Without Any Hassle

New tutorial added to HowtoMatrix database. Ninite For Linux: Install Multiple Applications Without Any Hassle The one thing that almost everyone does after a system reformat is to re-install all the applications and restore the system back to its previous state. A troublesome, boring, and sometime tedious task. It can get worst if you do […]

How to Limit The CPU Usage of Any Process in Linux

New tutorial added to HowtoMatrix database. How to Limit The CPU Usage of Any Process in Linux Have you ever experienced the situation where you open one particular application (such as Firefox) and it brings the whole system to a standstill? If you are running a web server, the last thing that you want to […]

Spiritual And Religious Software For Linux

New tutorial added to HowtoMatrix database. Spiritual And Religious Software For Linux While some might assert that Linux itself is a religion, there are plenty of religious and spiritual people who use and love Linux. Therefore, there are naturally a number of software packages for various religions. In my search for such software, I have […]

Relooking at Cairo Dock For Linux

New tutorial added to HowtoMatrix database. Relooking at Cairo Dock For Linux More than a year ago, we reviewed Cairo Dock for Linux and how you can install and configure it in Ubuntu Intrepid. Fast forward to the present moment, Cairo Dock (now known as Glx-Dock) is still very much alive and has become one […]

How to install XMMS on Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid)

New tutorial added to HowtoMatrix database.
How to install XMMS on Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid)
XMMS is a multimedia player for unix systems. XMMS stands for X MultiMedia System and can play media files such as MP3, MOD’s, WAV and others with the use of …

How to read Ext3/Ext4 linux partition from windows 7

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How to read Ext3/Ext4 linux partition from windows 7
The ext3 or third extended filesystem is a journaled file system that is commonly used by the Linux kernel. It is the default file system for many popular …

Downtimed: System downtime monitoring and reporting tool

New tutorial added to HowtoMatrix database. Downtimed: System downtime monitoring and reporting tool downtimed is a program for monitoring operating system downtime, uptime, shutdowns and crashes and for keeping record of such events. downtimed is a daemon process which is intended to be started automatically from system boot scripts every time when the operating system […]