This tutorial shows how you can set up a Kubuntu 10.10 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.Read more »
KDE software compilation 4.5 offers some impressive tools for all types of Linux users. This list will point you toward the best ones to check out.Read more »
The latest K Desktop Environment, KDE, features two modes of interacting with the desktop – the classic Desktop interface and the Netbook interface. On recent KDE-based distributions that I have reviewed for this website, the default is the classic Desktop, but switching to the Netbook interface is an easy, few seconds process.Read more »
Kubuntu is the community developed, KDE-based version of Ubuntu. The latest edition, Kubuntu 10.10, was released on 10.10.2010, the same day that Ubuntu 10.10 and other Canonical-sponsored distributions were released. In this article, I present a detailed review of this KDE distribution.Read more »
Fix the annoying crackling sound problem when ubuntu 10.10 starts upRead more »
Occasionally, you might want to give a friend or family member access to your computer, but do not trust them enough with your login information. What do you do? Use the Guest Session or create a guest account. This tutorial shows you how.Read more »
This nifty little tool couples the terminal with a database of frequently-used commands. So if you need to execute a specific command, you don't have to type it manually and remember all its parameters. Instead, select the command from the list and hit the Apply button.Read more »
Ubuntu 10.10, the latest edition of the popular Linux distribution, which was just reviewed here, ships with the same blank desktop that has come to identify the Ubuntu desktop. But you do not have to live with it. You can spice it up with a very simple and elegant application. You can go from the default desktop, to a more sexy desktop.
This article will show you how ...Read more »
The installation program on Ubuntu desktop is pretty basic. It lacks the other features, like support for LVM, RAID, and full disk encryption, that the Ubuntu text installer edition has. By default, it creates just one partition onto which it installs everything.Read more »
FFmpeg is a complete, cross-platform solution to record, convert and stream audio and video. It includes libavcodec – the leading audio/video codec library.Read more »
Ailurus is a GPL software, which aims at making Linux easier to use for beginners. Ailurus is available for Ubuntu, Fedora,Archlinux and Mint while Ubuntu Tweak is a dedicated Ubuntu only application.Read more »
As more noise in favor of GNU/Linux is heard, some people might feel tempted to replace their solid, green-red-blue-and-yellow Windows system with an unknown, shady, black-and-white Linux penguin. Some of these users, thinking they are about to enter the Promised Land, fail to fully consider the disastrous consequences that abandoning the firm, old Windows tradition may cause.Read more »
Disk encryption is one method you may use to enhance the physical security rating of your computer. From my experience, it is rarely used, which is a shame because it is one of the most effective safeguards against unauthorized physical access to data stored on a computer.Read more »
The Ubuntu ShipIt program, which provides free Ubuntu Desktop and Server CD’s to users , is now taking pre-order requests for free Ubuntu 10.10 desktop
and server CD’s.