The new Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) distribution has been released. This comes with a Gnome desktop instead of the Unity environment. The desktop environment in this looks just like Unity though. Where is the benefit of using a Gnome desktop if it looks exactly like Unity anyway? This is how I set up Ubuntu 17.10 …

The current version of Firefox 55 broke uBlock Origin. To get it working again, install the version of uBlock from the development channel. Scroll down the bottom of this page and select the development channel button. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ublock-origin/?src=ss. This gets it working again instantly. This is the thing with free software, it gets a lot of …

Amazing sights and possibilities in space There are some amazing sights in space that we could discover in time if we could get there. This picture shows a binary star system in deep space. This is surrounded by a massive cloud of debris and dust. This could possibly create a new solar system with planets …

A network speedtest is a good way to get a picture of how fast your Internet connection really is. To perform a speedtest in Ubuntu, first install pip using this command. sudo apt-get install python-pipsudo apt-get install python-pip Then install speedtest-cli. [email protected]:~$ sudo pip install speedtest-cli Downloading/unpacking speedtest-cli Downloading speedtest-cli-0.3.1.tar.gz Running setup.py (path:/tmp/pip_build_root/speedtest-cli/setup.py) egg_info for …

To view the contents of an ISO image, the isoinfo command for Linux will come in very useful indeed. Just type isoinfo -f -i myiso.iso to view the contents of the ISO image as shown in this example. C:\MEDIA\ELEMENTS\FILES\ISOS> isoinfo -f -i linuxmint-11-gnome-dvd-64bit.iso /BOOT /CASPER /EFI /ISOLINUX /MD5SUM.TXT;1 /PRESEED /_DISK /BOOT/GRUB /CASPER/FILESYSTEM.MANIFEST;1 /CASPER/FILESYSTEM.MANIFEST_DESKTOP;1 /CASPER/FILESYSTEM.SIZE;1 /CASPER/FILESYSTEM.SQUASHFS;1 …

A Database Management System is a system that allows multiple users to access, create and modify data entries in a database. The program is a multiuser application that will allow multiple users to access and change records easily, whilst maintaining the integrity of the data and also ensuring the security of the Database, with user …

Very nice Linux Mint MATE themes. There are some nice MATE themes in this archive for Ubuntu, that will work with any Linux distribution using the MATE desktop. https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+archive/primary/+files/ubuntu-mate-artwork_16.04.7.tar.xz. This is a very nice theme for your desktop indeed. Just extract the themes in the archive to your ~/.themes directory. Macbuntu theme for Linux Mint …

Listing of current 4chan /g/ threads I have developed a simple PHP script. This one will list all current threads on the 4chan /g/ technology board. I guess this could be interesting to someone who wants to know what current threads are up, but does not have the time to go and browse the whole …

Useful Linux e-books and further reading for Linux users Guide to the Linux command line: http://www.securitronlinux.com/lc/Linux-Command-Line-Guide%20.png. Useful guide to the Linux command line for Linux newcomers. Guide to Linux permissions. How to set the permissions for Linux files with the command line: http://www.securitronlinux.com/lc/112_sysadmin_permissions.pdf. Debian Linux handbook. Useful information and tips for Linux newcomers: http://www.securitronlinux.com/lc/debian-handbook.pdf. Ubuntu …