It is difficult to find a Linux computer that is not connected to the network, be it server or workstation. From time to time it becomes necessary to diagnose faults, intermittence or slowness in the network. In this article, we will review some of the Linux commands most used for network diagnostics.
Wonderwall is a snap app cool wallpaper program for Unity and GNOME Desktop Environment. Its simplistic user interface allows the user to easily browse, download and install wallpapers on his Ubuntu desktop. The program provides high-resolution images which are suitable for modern widescreen monitors. However, it is still in its infancy so certain features are still buggy but not critical enough to negatively impact the program's functionality.
This article is about how Linux simplifies various things from software installations, to secure repositories to an easy to use terminal. We divided the Making life easier with Linux article into three parts so that we could carter for three groups of computer users; A novice, a professional and a developer.
Almost all browsers are competing with each other in terms of functionality, speed, and performance. Though I did recently settle for Firefox as my default browser, I am still looking for better options. And this quest of mine took me to Colibri - A Browser without Tabs. And I was really interested in finding out what this meant. How could a browser be without tabs? It’s like a car without wheels. So here is a review of Colibri.
A couple of years of using various Linux distros have shown me a lot of new stuff. Some interesting user interfaces, some new package managers but one place where I haven’t seen many inventions is the terminal. It has always been the same old shell that comes by default. Even though it is one of the most used things, I haven’t seen much of a variation with it.
Notepadqq is a programmer's text editor program for Linux. It is an alternative to Notepad++, a very popular Windows text editor among programmer's community. Notepadqq is available as a snap app on Ubuntu platform currently, and so is Notepad++. So what makes them different? The answer is one of them is actually a Windows binary that runs on top of WINE (Notepad++) and the other is a native Linux program implemented using Qt technology (Notepadqq).
Boxes or GNOME Boxes is a virtualization software for GNOME Desktop Environment. It is similar to Oracle VirtualBox but features a simple user interface. Boxes also pose some challenge for newbies and VirtualBox users, for instance, on VirtualBox, it is easy to install guest addition image through menu bar but the same is not true for Boxes. Rather, users are encouraged to install additional guest tools from the terminal program within the guest session.
DistroWatch is a well-known website in the open-source community as a dedicated place to get up-to-date information predominantly about open source operating systems. This article will cover details about what the DistroWatch website offers to open source community including its much hyped ranking system for Linux distros.
WebCatalog is a cross-platform application designed to transfer different webapps to the desktop. The idea is not something new or has not been done before, there is Mozilla Prism to testify that it has been trying to do something like that since 2009. Now, the software we are dealing with has an updated design and an interesting catalog of applications.
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