Monday, September 28, 2009

General Troubleshooting in Linux

Troubleshooting in Linux is a breeze if you know which tools to use and how to use them. In this article we learn to do some general Linux troubleshooting on the most common elements of the computer: hardware, programs installed, network, and log files.

General Troubleshooting in Linux

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Openbox

Openbox
Openbox is a highly configurable, next generation window manager with extensive standards support.

The *box visual style is well known for its minimalistic appearance. Openbox uses the *box visual style, while providing a greater number of options for theme developers than previous *box implementations. The theme documentation describes the full range of options found in Openbox themes.

Openbox lets you bring the latest applications outside of a full desktop environment. Most modern applications have been written with GNOME and KDE in mind. With support for the latest freedesktop.org standards, as well as careful adherence to previous standards, Openbox provides an environment where applications work the way they were designed to
Openbox is a highly configurable window manager. It allows you to change almost every aspect of how you interact with your desktop and invent completely new ways to use and control it. It can be like a video game for controlling windows. But Openbox can also be kept extremely simple, as it is in the default setup, meaning that it can suit just about anybody. Openbox gives you control without making you do everything

Openbox makes desktop environments better. By running Openbox inside the GNOME or K desktop environments, you can combine their ease and functionality with the power of Openbox. Your desktop becomes cleaner and faster, and is in your control, when you use Openbox.

Take a look at the getting started guide and change how you manage your desktop.

Openbox

Monday, September 21, 2009

Karmic Koala Alpha 1 | Ubuntu

The Ubuntu developers are moving quickly to bring you the absolute latest and greatest software the Open Source Community has to offer. The Karmic Koala Alpha 1 is the first alpha release of Ubuntu 9.10, bringing with it the earliest new features for the next version of Ubuntu.

Karmic Koala Alpha 1 | Ubuntu

How to: Easily Share Files with Dropbox - Step-by-step tutorial with screenshots - Softpedia

Online storage services became very popular in the last year or so... especially the ones that offered substantial free storage. Canonical and Mandriva also announced recently that they would offer such services for their operating systems in the next months. To be honest, Ubuntu One from Canonical seems very promising... but until it will be available for everyone, we have a very nice alternative for you: Dropbox!
Dropbox was released one year ago and it allows Linux, Mac and Windows users to share files online or across computers. If you're asking yourselves "Do I really need this?" then you should know that this kind of service can be used to share any type of file, for automatic backups or real-time synchronization.

How to: Easily Share Files with Dropbox - Step-by-step tutorial with screenshots - Softpedia