How to convert Apache rewrites for nginx

This is an article of mine first published on Wazi. Apache is still by far the most widely deployed HTTP server, according to the latest Netcraft web server survey, but nginx has been slowly, steadily gaining market share, thanks to its blazing speed. If you want to try a faster web server and move from […]

ScreenGen, how to easily create a thumbnail from a video with Linux

Original article by Roberto Ferramosca, published in Italian on lffl.org ScreenGen is a useful software with which we can easily create an image with various thumbnail of a video ready to be shared or stored in our blogs, forums etc.. In the last years we have seen a lot of hype on the net about […]

Interview with Patrick one of the men behind Emmabuntüs

Today I want to present you Emmabuntüs  a Linux distribution derived from Ubuntu and designed to facilitate the repacking of computers donated to Emmaüs Communities. The name itself is a combination of two words: Ubuntu and Emmaüs. Emmabuntüs 2 has been released on July 21 2013 and it’s based on Xubuntu 12.04 LTS, this is because the team want a Long Term support base distribution, […]

Symphytum, a Personal database for Linux

Today I want to present you a commercial application, Symphytum, it’s developed by giowisys and it costs around 9$ (or 6.7 €), but what can do this application for you ? Symphytum is a personal database software for everyone who desires to manage and organize data in an easy and intuitive way, without having to […]

4 tricks to speed up ssh connections

I use ssh connections to manage remote servers it’s one of the main task in my work, so over time I’ve learnt some tricks to speed up the connection phase of the ssh protocol, so in this article I’ll show you how to: Configure ssh to use ipv4 only Configure ssh to use a particular […]

Automate your common tasks on Linux with AutoKey

If you do a lot of typing it could be useful to have a program that can easily manage your custom shortcuts, create and test them. For all these things you can use the program autokey. AutoKey is a desktop automation utility for Linux and X11. It allows you to manage collection of scripts and [...]

The Race Is Over, Open Source Has Won. Sorta.

Article from Tcat Houser editor-in-chief of TRCBNews.com. Philosophies on how to approach things in life, for example Open Source Versus Closed, run in cycles. In the 1970s hobbyists would be carefully typing BASIC code from there enthusiast magazine. Commodore, Apple or the highest podge of C/PM machines. Open Source went out of fashion (relatively speaking) [...]

Transmission – A Fast, Easy, and Free BitTorrent Client for Linux

Article By Oussama Krifa Transmission is a must for those looking for a simple and efficient BitTorrent client for convenient everyday use, especially for lovers of downloading free music and software. The BitTorrent protocol is increasingly used, and sometimes almost indispensable, for example on a site of free music (http://www.jamendo.com/) is the official protocol, there [...]

DynDNS and ddclient: access your Linux from anywhere

Article By Oussama Krifa Accessing your home computer (I’ll call it server on this article) from a remote location (that I’ll call client) outside the local network, can be very interesting, for example, listening to streaming music played by MPD, managing downloads in the bittorrent client Transmission through its web interface, controlling the machine via [...]

Mobile Media Converter on Linux

You are new to Linux, you are searching for a simple method to convert your videos or your music to fit your Mobile’s resolution or your player’s supported formats. You are tired from using commands to convert your music, videos and films and searching for a simpler alternative to do repetitive boring tasks for you [...]

Benchmark: X.org VS Mir

This is an interesting article by Paolo Rotolo, it’s a comparison of MIR (in the Xmir version that will be present on Ubuntu 13.10) and the current Xorg. — After the announcement of Canonical on Mir, which will be included as a default display server in Ubuntu 13.10, I decided to do some tests (benchmark, in [...]

Kile – an Integrated LaTeX Environment for Linux

You want to write an article, a report or even a book in a professional way, wondering about the layout, the text styling and the fonts to use, tired from coding in Tex/LaTeX starting from scratch. It’s time to end all of that and discover a wonderful tool that will offer you many features, So [...]

Monitor your Bandwidth on Linux with vnstat

On server it’s useful to monitor, and collect, data about the use of your bandwidth, in the past I’ve wrote an article about “Monitor your bandwidth from the Linux shell” and I’ve also presented 4 useful tools that you can use to have a real time monitoring of the bandwidth: IPTState : This software is [...]

Clementine Player : A very good audio player

Today I want to show you one of my essential programs when coding or surfing the net. Clementine is one of the best audio players, hyper-complete, highly configurable, powerful but easy to use, Clementine Player is simply the ideal for me. Multiplatform, open source and free, it’s a real pearl to try without hesitation. Clementine [...]

How to use a Playstation 2 joypad with Linux

Thanks to all the Indie games, Steam and Humble Bundle recently the market of games for Linux has become most active than ever and so I’ve bought some arcade/action/platform games. Perhaps it’s just me but I don’t like too much to manage around 10 different keys on the keyboard and remember all the combo that [...]