How to Build a Linux Media Server

Just about any Linux makes an excellent media server because it’s lightweight and stable, so you can use whatever flavor you’re most comfortable with. Any Ubuntu variant (Ubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, and so on) is exceptionally nice to set up as a media server because they make it easy to get restricted codecs. I have Xubuntu […]

Jeff Hoogland Leaves Bodhi

Jeff Hoogland, the lead developer of Bodhi Linux, said in a blog post on Friday that “for a variety of reasons,” he is stepping down from the leadership of his “labor of love.”Bodhi Linux, based on Ubuntu, is a lightweight distro leveraging the Enlightenment Desktop. A note on the Bodhi Linux web page says, “We […]

Neon Conky In Three Variants For Ubuntu/Linux Mint/Other Distributions

Conky is a free, light-weight system monitor for X, that displays any information on your desktop. Conky is licensed under the GPL and runs on Linux and BSD. Conky can display this info either as text, or using simple progress bars and graph widgets, with different fonts and colours. Conky is able to monitor many […]

Ubuntu Touch Is an OS with a Heart in a World of Mindless Drones

The mobile market seems to be saturated with products and software, and that includes operating systems. The people are pretty much divided into Android, iOS, and Windows Phone users. There are some scraps at the table, but that’s pretty much it. Where will Ubuntu for phones fit in this tight-knit ecosystem? Read more ….

How to harden Apache web server with mod_security and mod_evasive on CentOS

Web server security is a vast subject, and different people have different preferences and opinions as to what the best tools and techniques are to harden a particular web server. With Apache web server, a great majority of experts -if not all- agree that mod_security and mod_evasive are two very important modules that can protect […]

YES, I have ridden the UNICORN: The Ubuntu Utopic unicorn

Ubuntu 14.10, nicknamed Utopic Unicorn, is coming in just a few months. Alpha releases have been available for some time but beta testing started last week, meaning code is generally stable enough for virtual machines and other testing scenarios. Ubuntu’s current release cycle means that the main Ubuntu line usually sits out the first beta […]

Linux TCP/IP networking: net-tools vs. iproute2

Many sysadmins still manage and troubleshoot various network configurations by using a combination of ifconfig, route, arp and netstat command-line tools, collectively known as net-tools. Originally rooted in the BSD TCP/IP toolkit, the net-tools was developed to configure network functionality of older Linux kernels. Its development in the Linux community so far has ceased since […]

Emmabuntus 3-1.00 Screenshot Tour

The Emmabuntüs team is pleased to announce for September 1st 2014, the new Emmabuntüs 3 release 1.00, based on Xubuntu 14.04.1. Our goals: facilitate the work of reconditioning the computers given to humanitarian associations; continue to collaborate with Emmaüs communities; promote the discovery of GNU/Linux by beginners; limit the electronic devices waste to reduce the […]

Ubuntu… the unusual one

For most of us Ubuntu and Canonical are synonyms.However, I was surprised recently when I saw a different Ubuntu. Read more ….

How to install Cacti (Monitoring tool) on ubuntu 14.04 server

Cacti is a complete network graphing solution designed to harness the power of RRDTool’s data storage and graphing functionality. Cacti provides a fast poller, advanced graph templating, multiple data acquisition methods, and user management features out of the box. All of this is wrapped in an intuitive, easy to use interface that makes sense for […]

Setup QCOW2 standard CentOS 7 cloud image to work with 2 VLANs on IceHouse ML2&OVS&GRE System

Notice, that same schema would work for any F20 or Ubuntu QCOW2 cloud images via qemu-nbd mount and increasing number of NICs interface files up to 2,3,… Approach suggested down here is universal. Any cinder volume been built up on updated glance image ( 2 NICs ready ) would be 2 NICs ready as well […]

Black Lab SDK 1.8 released

Today we have released the new Black Lab SDK 1.8. With this release we added a lot of new tools for developing applications for Black Lab Linux and Ubuntu. The Black Lab SDK 1.8 has been tested and is supported on the following distributions: Black Lab Linux 5.x/6.x, Ubuntu 14.04, Kubuntu 14.04 Read more ….

Summer has come and passed…

…the lazy will never last. September 19th! That’s the last day when we will accept artwork submissions! We’re looking for a new default background that will be shipped with Mageia 5. We might also pick one or two runners up … Continue reading

How to use on-screen virtual keyboard on Linux

On-screen virtual keyboard is an alternative input method that can replace a real hardware keyboard. Virtual keyboard may be a necessity in various cases. For example, your hardware keyboard is broken; you do not have enough keyboards for extra machines; your hardware does not have an available port left to connect a keyboard; you are […]

How to Install Drupal 7.31 with Apache2 + MySQl 5.5 + PHP 5.5 on Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS

This tutorial will shown you basic step how to install Drupal 7.x with Apache2 + MySQl 5.5 + PHP 5.5 on Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS. Read more ….

Optimize your Linux rig for top-notch writing

I[he]#039[/he]m a big fan of Scott Nesbitt[he]#039[/he]s writing, which has a technological bent, but is usually more about working effectively, rather than how tools can make you effective, which is a key distinction. Scott[he]#039[/he]s setup reflects his focus on production rather than tweaking. He has his work tools and everything else is pretty much white […]

How to secure a LAMP server on CentOS or RHEL

LAMP is a software stack composed of Linux (an operating system as a base layer), Apache (a web server that “sits on top” of the OS), MySQL (or MariaDB, as a relational database management system), and finally PHP (a server-side scripting language that is used to process and display information stored in the database). In […]

How To Recover Data From An Encrypted Harddisk On Boot Failure With Ubuntu 14.04

How to recover data from an encrypted harddisk on boot failure with Ubuntu 14.04This document describes how to recover an encrypted harddisk in a failed boot device for Ubuntu 14.04 Server. This method will work for Ubuntu Desktop also. This is a very havoc situation when the distro fails to boot and we have our […]

Convert from MP3 to WAV and WAV to MP3 using Linux Mint

This is a quick guide showing how to convert from WAV to MP3 and vice versa using the command line and the Gnome Audio Converter (Gnac). Read more ….

How To Install WordPress On Ubuntu 14.04 LAMP

This document describes how to install and configure WordPress on Ubuntu 14.04. WordPress started in 2003 with a single bit of code to enhance the typography of everyday writing and with fewer users than you can count on your fingers and toes. Since then it has grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging tool in […]