Like the Ubuntu 11.04 installer, the Kubuntu 11.04 installation program configures just two partitions by default. These are for /, the root directory, and Swap, disk space for use as virtual memory. To make upgrades less tasking, it is recommended that a separate partition be created for /home, the directory where your home folder will be located.Read more »
The rm command can be used safely to remove files and directories in Linux, especially if you create an alias that will interactively ask about deletions.Read more »
Kubuntu is a community-developed, desktop Linux distribution sponsored by Canonical Ltd, the same company behind Ubuntu. The latest stable release, Kubuntu 11.04, code-named Natty Narwhal, was released on April 28, 2011. This article presents a detailed review of this KDE-based Linux distribution.Read more »
Chakra is a Linux distribution based on Arch Linux. It evolved from a hobby project to what is now, from my initial assessment, a very solid desktop distribution with features not yet available on established Linux distributions.Read more »
Released just a few days ago, GNOME 3 is the latest major version of the GNOME desktop environment. If you are currently running a GNOME-based Linux or BSD distribution, you are probably using version 2.30 or 2.32, but that should change in the upcoming release cycle when many of the distributions will be shipping with GNOME 3 as the default.Read more »
The find command can be used to execute a command based on the data that is located with the initial find command. This provides a powerful alternative for manipulating the data you retrieve.Read more »
Drupal Intranets With Open Atrium is a new book that introduces readers to Open Atrium using practical examples of an Open Atrium Intranet.
It covers topics like different "spaces" or "workgroup" micro-sites that can be created to match a particular organization's structure. After comprehending the Open Atrium interface, a blog, and issue tracker for each group's dashboard can be created.Read more »
KDE is beautiful, even if you never change a thing on your desktop. What makes it even more appealing is all of the customizable visual features. Three areas you should consider spicing up a little are your KDE style/theme, your Plasma Workspace theme, and your icons. The following are just a few of the most popular in each category on KDE-Look.org.Read more »
One of the most powerful options you can use with find is time criteria such as modified time, accessed time or changed time. Understanding how to use these elements will provide more effective searches.Read more »
The first of the bashshell.net "5 Days of find" series, this tutorial breaks down the basics of the find command. With the Linux find utility, you can perform powerful searches on just about any criterion you can think of, and then, from the same command-line entry, invoke another utility to do whatever you need to do with the results.Read more »
You have built a rock solid firewall, tested it with nmap scanning for ports that were open, locked down SSH with port knocking, restricted outgoing ports with iptables, setup psad to block attacks, and tcp_wrappers to limit access so you are set right? Well, not exactly....Read more »
One of the things I love in Linux is that we can do a simple thing 100 different ways in it, like creating random passwords..Read more »
PC-BSD 8.2 is the latest stable release of PC-BSD, the FreeBSD-based desktop distribution. The installer sports features not available on the prior stable release. One-click disk encryption, one-click ZFS-based installation, and support for a GPT disk partitioning scheme are features just coded into SysInstaller.
Read the article for a detailed review.Read more »
Linux Mint 10 KDE is the latest release of Linux Mint. It is one of several editions of Linux Mint, a desktop-oriented distribution that is based on Ubuntu Desktop Edition. This release comes more than three months after the main Linux Mint 10 edition was released. The main edition, by the way, uses the GNU Object Model Environment (GNOME).Read more »