The Linux distributions that are released these days do not give you any choice in desktop environments compared to the old SUSE Linux distribution that came on a DVD image with a heap of differing desktop environments to use whenever you desired. Sure, the Debian GNU/Linux distribution and its child Ubuntu supply a lot of …

The MyUnity configuration tool is a useful utility to configure the Unity desktop the way you wish. The utility may be installed on Ubuntu by typing sudo apt-get install myunity, then run myunity to load the application and configure away. With additions like this, that really should be integrated into the system settings control panel, …

The KDE 4.7.4 respin of the excellent Linux Mint 12 distribution has been released. The KDE desktop is a good alternative to the Gnome Shell cinnamon desktop included with the default Linux Mint 12 distribution. There are a few options when it comes to downloading this distribution. 32 bit ISO: http://mirror.netcologne.de/mint//stable/12/linuxmint-12-kde-dvd-32bit.iso 64 bit ISO: http://mirror.netcologne.de/mint//stable/12/linuxmint-12-kde-dvd-64bit.iso …

The year of the Linux desktop seems to be getting further and further away, the Linux/UNIX operating system being a super secure alternative to the leaking and insecure Windows operating system. The powers that be want to make all computers an appliance instead of remaining a fully fledged desktop workplace. Sure, the tablet computers are …

Using the VIM editor for Linux is a good way to edit configuration files and write programming code. if the VIM editor is not installed on your system then type sudo apt-get install vim. To type text once you have entered the editor, press the i key to enter editing mode. To delete a line …

This is a very good .vimrc file for any VIM user. Line numbering and indenting is enabled and it makes the VIM editor much more usable for any level of Linux user and programmer. " ~/.vimrc (configuration file for vim only) " skeletons function! SKEL_spec() 0r /usr/share/vim/current/skeletons/skeleton.spec language time en_US if $USER != ” let …

The Linux pages on my website are moving to WordPress pages, this will make it easier for me to update them and this makes a lot more sense as well. I have added a menu on the left that displays all of the available WordPress pages I have published, this is a better form of …

The Linux operating system has progressed quite a long way since the early days of the Linux distribution, those days were very different indeed. Nowadays we have the Gnome 3 and Unity desktops as well as KDE and Xfce. All vying for the attention of the potential user. KDE is very different these days compared …

Just found this post on the Linux Journal website, apparently there is work underway to port a 2.6 Linux kernel to boot on an Apple Iphone allowing a Linux based operating system to run on the Iphone. Google have the Linux based Android operating system running on a range of mobile phones and this effort …

http://caulfield.info/emmet/2008/03/add-a-textonly-runlevel-to-ubu.html. The Ubuntu distribution is broken in one big way, the Red Hat Linux distribution has run levels properly configured, where you can type su -c “init 3” to shut down the graphical login manager and switch to a run-level that only has the seven TTY virtual consoles running. That needs to be brought back, …

This is what the Gnome Shell desktop looks like on Linux Mint 12. They have re-designed the standard Gnome Shell interface to better fit the expectations of the users of the previous Linux Mint release that stayed with Gnome 2.32.1. They have done an awesome job. it has a Menu on the bottom to get …