Is there a real reason the Linux distributions like Ubuntu, Linux Mint & Fedora have to be so bloated? The Debian distribution is very fast and usable compared to the Ubuntu distribution that has moved from the Gnome 2.32.1 desktop environment to the Unity desktop that has created some controversy of late. The Ubuntu 11.10 …

Linux is not Windows. http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm This is a very good web page that explains the fundamental differences between Windows and Linux. There are many fundamental changes you need to make when making the switch from Windows to a Linux machine, the major changes difference is that Linux is not as susceptible to viruses as Windows …

I have just loaded up the Crunchbang Statler Linux distribution and it is a very good first impression. It uses a very simplistic and fast desktop comprising the Openbox window manager and Conky that gives information about the status of your computer. The Tint2 panel resides at the bottom of the screen and, this provides …

Checking the /var/log files is very important. This can show you a lot of information about what is happening with your Linux system. The below command shows how to get a list of previously installed programs on a Debian based system. [email protected]:~$ cat /var/log/apt/history.log | grep install Commandline: apt-get install nasm Commandline: apt-get install urlscan …

To change the default console font, type: setfont /usr/share/consolefonts/Lat7-TerminusBold32x16.psf.gzsetfont /usr/share/consolefonts/Lat7-TerminusBold32x16.psf.gz at the text console and then if you are happy with the size of that font, then type: sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-setupsudo dpkg-reconfigure console-setup and set the same font there as you selected before, and then the initial ram disk will be rebuilt for the running …

|{~}-{Fri Mar 11 21:13:04} -{[email protected] } $ cat /etc/apt/sources.list # deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 6.0.0 _Squeeze_ – Official amd64 DVD Binary-1 20110205-18:15]/ squeeze contrib main deb http://ftp.au.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main deb-src http://ftp.au.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main deb http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main contrib deb-src http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main contrib deb http://ftp.au.debian.org/debian/ squeeze-updates main contrib deb-src http://ftp.au.debian.org/debian/ squeeze-updates main contrib # deb http://packages.enlightenment.org/debian …

I am typing this in Gedit, running over ssh to my laptop, just like I was doing with Gentoo. Just by typing ssh -X 10.0.0.2 -l shoggoth you can connect to the other machine after the IP addresses are sorted out. Here is the kernel version I have, 2.6.34 is a good kernel, but I …