Switching to Linux, Checklist

Guest post by Richard Larson Linux often seems like a breath of fresh air to Windows users. It’s free. It doesn’t have bloatware issues. You don’t have to pay for it. It has less malware and hacking issues because it’s less profitable and productive for the baddies to concentrate on an operating system with less users. […]

Linux: Timeouting commands in shell scripts

Article by Mikko Ohtamaa first posted on his blog Often you want to automatize something using shell scripting. In a perfect world your script robot works for you without getting tired, without hick-ups, and you can just sit at the front of your desk and sip coffee. Then we enter the real world: Your network […]

Ripping DVD with Handbrake on Linux

Article by Charles McColm first published on FullCircle, issue 88 Physical media is cumbersome. If you own a lot of DVDs, Blueray discs, VHS, or, gasp!, Discovision (circa 1978), you know how ugly it looks stored in your living room by your entertainment system. Digital media is hot for its portability between devices. Ripping DVDs is a fairly simple process and there are […]

How to check if you are vulnerable to shellshock

The most new and dangerous bug around it’s the one called “shellshock”, this is a security bug in the widely used Unix Bash shell which was disclosed on 24 September 2014. Many Internet daemons, such as web servers, use Bash to process certain commands, allowing an attacker to cause vulnerable versions of Bash to execute […]

Gigolo – Easily Manage Local And Remote Filesystem Connections

Article by Himanshu Arora first posted on http://mylinuxbook.com/ Sometimes a computer system is connected to so many file-systems (in parallel) that managing these connections becomes a complex task. If a user’s work involves interacting with local, external and remote file-systems then he/she would definitely feel a need for a connection management software to manage all […]

Linux AIO some of the most common distributions in one ISO

Sometimes you want to test or show different GNU/Linux distributions, or just different desktop environment, and in these cases you usually have to put different ISO on CD/DVD or better on USB Sticks and this usually take some time. Luckily now there is a new and nice project that makes the work of testing different […]

Zorin OS winner stories

First of all, Zorin team, Linux notes from DarkDuck and Linuxaria would like to say THANK YOU to all the participants of the contest that we ran for last few weeks. It was a real pleasure to see such a response, and to read all your article. As you probably know the winner have been announced in another post and today I want to […]

Enabling automatic updates in Centos 7 and RHEL 7

In previous posts we’ve seen how to Enable automatic security update in Debian/Ubuntu and in Red hat enterprise or Centos 6, recently I’ve started to work with the new Red Hat Enterprise 7 and I’ve noticed that there are some interesting changes in the way this system can be set to auto update. An example ? In […]

How to measure memory usage in Linux

Article by me, first published on Openlogic.com Whether you are a system administrator or a developer, sometimes you need to consider the use of memory in GNU/Linux processes and programs. Memory is a critical resource, and limited memory plus processes that use a lot of RAM can cause a situation where the kernel goes out […]

The legacy of Mandrake Linux: Rosa Linux

At the end of 90`s Mandrake Linux was the most popular distribution out there. Most thing that are today said about Ubuntu where first said about Mandrake. It was the number one distro from 1998 util 2004. User friendly, easy to use, easy to install, lot of preinstalled software, most popular by new users and […]

Linux Terminal: sshfs, Remote directory over ssh

Often one wants a shared access to files across machines. Traditionally one uses the network file system (nfs). The network file server works as follows: There is an nfs server that exports some directories in its filesystem hiearchy to various nfs clients that mount these directory over the network into their file system hierarchy. As […]

My top 10 open source software

I received this article from Saska Dasgupta and gladly publish it. I discovered the Linux and open source world around 4 years ago, and from that date I’m trying to know more open source software or projects. I must say that they changed my life both as I started to use different software but the […]

springseed – A simple program to take notes on Linux

To taking my short notes so far I’ve always used Tomboy, it’s a good small software and in the past I choose it because it could sync notes on Ubuntu one, but this supported has been dropped some times ago, and from that date I started to search for something else and perhaps I’ve found […]

APT 4 Newbies

An interesting and detailed howto on apt, first posted on linux mint community tutorials Intro by Wikipedia: The Advanced Packaging Tool, or APT, is a free user interface that works with core libraries to handle the installation and removal of software on the Debian GNU/Linux distribution and its variants. APT simplifies the process of managing […]

How to Download Youtube Video or Audio Tracks from the Linux Terminal

In the past I’ve published some articles regarding how to download music from youtube with the program YouTube to MP3, or videos with the programs xVideoServiceThief and flareget, they all accomplish the work with graphical interfaces, and this can be a great plus for many users, but others could prefer a simple command line program […]

Linux Terminal: How to do fuzzy search with tre-agrep

Probably everyone that use a terminal know the command grep, from its man page: grep searches the named input FILEs (or standard input if no files are named, or if a single hyphen-minus (-) is given as file name) for lines containing a match to the given PATTERN. By default, grep prints the matching lines. […]

SSH in 2 steps on Linux with Google Authenticator

Article by Alessio bash, first published on his blog Many security policies require you to change the port number of the SSH service to ensure greater security in a Linux system. Situation now used throughout the IT world and used mostly by users who have their own private server. Today I want to show you […]

Yoimnotpro : An app center for ArchLinux

A few months ago I switched from Gentoo to Arch Linux as Linux distribution on my PC at work, and at the moment I am very happy with this distribution, but there is to say it is not so easiest to use for newcomers to the Linux world and so they typically approaches the most […]

How to install Citadel collaboration suite on Debian 7

I was searching for lightweight collaboration suite (messaging and groupware) to manage some small websites and while searching around I found Citadel. Citadel is a complete and feature-rich open source groupware platform. Email, calendaring/scheduling, address books Bulletin boards, mailing list server, instant messaging Multiple domain support An intuitive, attractive AJAX-style web interface The Citadel system […]

Screencloud – Easily Capture and share your Linux desktop

Screencloud is an app that allows you to capture screen under Linux , Mac or Windows and automatically upload the screenshot to an FTP/SFTP server of your choice or a provider in the cloud such as Dropbox, Ubuntu One, Imgur or a cloud service proposed by Screencloud themselves. Once the file is sent, your clipboard […]