The Linux desktop has really not changed much in ten years of development. There are the new Gnome Shell and Unity desktops, but simpler alternatives like Gnome flashback are available that emulate the look of the classic two toolbar Gnome desktop environment. This desktop pictured above is the Fedora Core Linux distribution. This is the …

To open a new virtual terminal to enter commands, use the Ctrl-Alt-F2 key combination and enter your username and password. This is a virtual terminal where you can control your system with a distraction free full-screen terminal. There are key combinations to switch between virtual terminals, read more here: http://www.tldp.org/LDP/GNU-Linux-Tools-Summary/html/virtual-terminals.html. To get a version of …

More awesome wallpapers for a Linux or BSD desktop. The wallpapers. Pandora and orbiting spaceship: http://wallpaperswide.com/download/avatar_6-wallpaper-1920×1080.jpg. Astronaut with surfboard on alien planet: http://4walled.cc/src/98/98fad31467a2205977988e458b554821.jpg. Awesome planet wallpaper with a giant superstructure on it: http://4walled.cc/show-1281760. Astronaut having a beer on the Moon: http://4walled.cc/show-1171862. Awesome view of planet Earth and the Milky way galaxy: http://4walled.cc/show-1124548. The sun rising …

Themes. Oxygen GTK, a port of the KDE Oxygen theme to GTK: http://kde-look.org/content/show.php/Oxygen+Gtk?content=136216. Aeri 5.0. This is a flat and light theme inspired by mobile and tablet operating system interfaces: http://kde-look.org/content/show.php/Aeri+?content=162303. Kawai. A very smooth and sleek KDE theme: http://kde-look.org/content/show.php/Kawai+%5BQtCurve%5D?content=141920. Descartes Breeze: http://kde-look.org/content/show.php/Descartes+Breeze?content=165578. Soft Metal: http://kde-look.org/content/show.php/Soft+Metal?content=120867. Lightning Unified QtCurve: http://kde-look.org/content/show.php/Lightning+Unified+QtCurve?content=155169. Polyester 1.0.4: http://kde-look.org/content/show.php/Polyester?content=27968. Skulpture: http://kde-look.org/content/show.php/Skulpture?content=59031. …

The VMware tools are useful extensions for Debian, that allow a Linux distribution to be more usable in the VMware hypervisor. Use this simple command to install them in Debian 7.0. [email protected]:/home/homer# apt-get install [email protected]:/home/homer# apt-get install open-vm-tools-desktop The open-vm-tools-desktop package installs the graphical VMware tools additions that will speed up the desktop and enable …

This sed trick will filter out the unwanted characters and leave only the letters ‘A’. [email protected] ~ $ echo "###AAA" | sed ‘s/###//gi’ [email protected] ~ $ echo "###AAA" | sed ‘s/###//gi’ AAA This is how to re-bind the annoying CAPS-Lock key to Esc. This can give that key a new use. xmodmap -e ‘clear Lock’ …

This is a good way to get the IP address of a host and print it to the terminal. [email protected] ~ $ host yahoo.com | awk ‘/ has address / { print $4 }’ | cut -d " " -f14- [email protected] ~ $ host yahoo.com | awk ‘/ has address / { print $4 }’ …

http://res1.windows.microsoft.com/resbox/en/windows/main/6c386979-15d5-4878-b7f6-cc15a17f32e2_5.jpg. Crater lake wallpaper. This one is very nice indeed. http://res2.windows.microsoft.com/resbox/en/windows/main/b76ed5b2-26aa-4408-8808-1e9481cd24fd_5.jpg. Full moon over a Greek township. http://res1.windows.microsoft.com/resbox/en/windows/main/5a08e8ef-3098-4209-abbe-991e746adf82_5.jpg. Illuminated Alhambra, Andalusia (Spain). http://res1.windows.microsoft.com/resbox/en/windows/2013-win81ga/4305912a-c44c-499a-b211-1b8dcf2253db_5.jpg. Kuala Lumpur at night. http://res2.windows.microsoft.com/resbox/en/windows/2013-win81ga/8ee15352-2ef5-4c41-bca8-1bd38261bde5_5.jpg. Quiraing, Isle of Skye (Scotland, U.K.). http://res2.windows.microsoft.com/resbox/en/windows/main/8b97cd10-a7f5-46f5-8dc4-727e94ce4aeb_6.jpg. Windmills, Kinderdijk (Netherlands). http://hqdesktop.net/wallpapers/l/1920×1080/17/outer_space_stars_planets_rings_digital_art_1920x1080_16429.jpg. A massive crater on a moon and Saturn in the background. Awesome HD space wallpaper. http://hqscreen.com/wallpapers/l/1920×1080/63/digital_art_outer_space_sea_1920x1080_62719.jpg. …