I recently had to move some folders to my home directory on my Debian GNU/Linux 6.0 installation as the root user and I then had to change the ownership of the folders and the files within to my current user. For example I copied the ~/.themes folder to my home folder and I had to …

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 …

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136471 Just got a 2TB external hard drive to backup my machine, it made a huge difference being able to copy everything off my 500GB hard drive and make some more space for other files. This is the amount of space I have now, and it is very useful as I might want to install …

The best thing about using Linux is that you have more control over how your files and partitions organised. With your /home folder it is a good idea to have a separate /home partition, this allows re-installation of the Linux operating system and formatting / and re-installing the operating system and you will not disturb …

The Mageia Linux distribution is a new distribution from the team that brought us the Mandriva Linux distribution. First impressions are very positive, the distribution I am reviewing came with a KDE 4.6.3 desktop that looks and behaves quite like the KDE 3.4 desktop instead of the KDE 4.5 desktop it is following. it has …

Russia is planning to create their own Linux-based operating system to replace the insecure and crash prone Windows operating system. This on the back of the Red Flag operating system from China. India have also announced that they are planning to create their own super secure operating system to use in deference to the malware …

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2010/09/linux-top-command-used-in-tron-trailer/#dsq-new-post. In the Tron legacy film trailer at 1:12 you can see a terminal displaying the output of the top(1) command, a traditional UNIX command to display the list of running processes. It is funny that the machine is only showing 9 days of uptime though, it should be longer than that. This is like …

The Alpha 1 released ISO of the Ubuntu Linux distribution has been released into the wilds, bringing with it new features including the 3.0-3-generic Linux kernel and many other software updates including Firefox updated to version 5 and NetworkManager updated to version 0.9. This is an alpha release and not recommended for day-to-day usage, but …

I have tried out the old Doom.exe in Dosbox and I had to patch the Doom.exe to the Ultimate Doom version to be able to get access to all the episodes and I copied the Doom2.exe v1.9 to the folder with the other files and then after getting help in this thread, I was able …

The best thing about using Linux instead of using Windows, is that when you install a new piece of hardware on your machine or plug-in a USB device and set it up, there is no juggling CD`s and searching the Internet for updated drivers to get the hardware working, for the most part; it will …

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 …

The 3.0.0-rc2 release of the Linux kernel is available on kernel.org finally. This is a whole new numbering series for the Linux kernel that has been in the 2.x.x series for ages. This is very exciting in fact, I downloaded and compiled the new mainline kernel almost as soon as it was announced. It has …

http://www.linuxtoday.com/news_story.php3?ltsn=2011-06-08-018-41-NW-DP   Search engine giant Google has discontinued it`s dedicated Linux and *BSD search pages, preferring a standard unified search page instead, this is part of the new Google, where search quality has improved considerably and now you can search using search terms like [ubuntu nvidia issue] or [fedora 15 gdm bug] and get specific …

Very useful tip in Linux for taking a screenshot showing the contents of a a single window. -{[email protected] } $ scrot -t 9 -s [email protected] } $ scrot -t 9 -s term.jpg With this command just run the command and then click the window you want to capture and it will save a screenshot of …

Linus Torvalds has announced that the Linux kernel will make the jump from the 2.6 series to the 2.8.0 kernel. Does this mean that there will be no 2.7.0 kernel release? I guess so, there was 2.4, 2.5 and the current 2.6.x series, now they will make the jump over 2.7 to a 2.8.0 series. …

Compiling software in a distribution such as Gentoo, being part of the way the distribution works, makes it a fun task to do. Compiling the Linux kernel with genkernel all is very fast and simpler than the old way of having to compile the kernel with make -j4 && make modules then typing make modules_install …

This is the GDM theme I am using on Gentoo, this theme is the best amongst the many themes I got with this ebuild. And it looks very nice and professional. I used the login in a new window option in Gnome which uses Xnest to open a window displaying the Gnome desktop manager to …