Active Edge Screen Actions in KDE 4.6

Being Linux fans, you all know that Linux offers a lot of ways to manage the desktop. One of the best ways that Linux offers for keeping your desktop organized is multiple […]

Make Enlightenment E17 desktop aware of new applications

When you install a new application on a Linux distribution, that enjoys the Enlightenment E17 desktop, sometimes those applications will automatically add a menu entry and sometimes they won't. When an application […]

Configure hidden preferences in Claws Mail with Clawsker

I have been using Claws Mail for quite some time (I've covered Claws Mail here on Ghacks quite a bit.) What I like about Claws Mail, over nearly every other email client, is […]

Banshee 2.0: Major update, major improvement

If you are just now getting into the Linux foray and you plan on listening to music or other forms of mult-media, you are one lucky person. For those of us who […]

Connect remotely from Linux with Terminal Server Client

I do a lot of remote work throughout the day and to make those connections I use different tools. Between LogMeIn and TeamViewer I have remote support covered. But when I need […]

Verdict Is?: Ubuntu 11.04 beta arrives

That's right, Ubuntu Natty Narwhal is about to hit the interwebs in its glossy, shiny, well-packaged, full-release form. But for now, we all have to sit back and enjoy the beta release. […]

Adding missing PPA keys to an apt keyring

If you are a user of a Linux distribution that takes advantage of Launchpad's Personal Package Archive, then you know how easy that tool can be for adding those hard to find […]

Set up a Linux VPN Server with Gadmin-VPN-Server

There are so many reasons why a VPN Server makes perfect sense. For one, anyone with the credentials and the address can then gain access to the internal network from an external […]

Hotot: Give this new Linux twitter client a tweet

I use Twitter for a lot of things. One is to help promote my writing (both my fiction and technical writing). Because promotion seems like a 24/7 job, it is critical that […]

KDE's Dolphin tips and tricks

If you are using the latest, greatest KDE, then you are enjoying the default Dolphin file manager. Although you can still make use of Konqueror as the file manager, it only makes […]

Adding folder sharing in Bodhi Linux

If you are a fan of modern Linux distributions, such as Ubuntu, that offer incredibly simple ways to share folders with workgroup computers, you will be happy to know the same feature […]

Working with Ecomorph in Bodhi Linux

I have been giving Bodhi Linux a lot of love lately. You can see my articles here ("Adding Visual Effects on Bodhi Linux" and "Bodhi Linux: Enlightened Ubuntu"). One of the main […]

openSUSE 11.4 security settings

Since doing my first reviews of openSUSE 11.4 I have become a big fan. Not only is it one of the most stable and reliable distributions to date, it also offers KDE […]

Some E17 tips and tricks

I've been really impressed with the work being done on Bodhi Linux, so I've been giving both it and E17 a bit more love lately. To that end, I thought I would […]

Manager your podcasts in Linux with gpodder

Podcasts have been around for a long time, and with good reason. Podcasts are a great way for users to retrieve and save various forms of educational and entertainment audio broadcasts. From […]

Adding visual effects on Bodhi Linux

Today I finally dropped standard Ubuntu as my operating system of choice on my laptop and opted for Bodhi Linux. I say "standard" Ubuntu, because Bodhi Linux is built on top of […]

Review: openSUSE 11.4

I have to admit, over the years I haven't given openSUSE enough love or credit for being the outstanding Linux distribution is it. With that said, I wanted to give some attention […]

What will the new GNOME desktops mean for other Linux desktops?

It's almost time. Soon a new paradigm of GNOME is going to drop onto the desktops of suspecting (and unsuspecting) users. When this does there is going to be reaction. As with […]

Schedule cron jobs with this easy to use GUI

Whenever I try to explain using cron to schedule jobs, new Linux users cringe at the thought of learning yet another command line tool. That's a shame, because cron is an incredibly […]

Linux command line tips: wget

One of the applications I use most often is the wget tool. You don't realize how useful this tool is until you've used and then needed it but not had it available. […]

Have some Linux ascii fun with asciiquarium

Never let it be said that Linux users and developers do not have a sense of humor. Even the most hardcore of users, developers, designers, and administrators need something to serve as […]

Use gvim for a better vi experience

If you edit configuration files by hand, or if you prefer a more "manual" approach to the process of writing, you most likely use a text editor. Of the available editors there […]

The latest Ubuntu Unity: Good or bad?

It's almost here. Ubuntu 11.04 will be arriving in less than two months and when it does, there will be reactions. Big reactions. Some of those reactions will not be so great. […]

GNOME Terminal tricks and tips

Do you use the terminal in Linux? If you use Linux long enough you will. And chances are, if you are using the terminal in Linux, you are using either the GNOME […]

Using the Linux df command

The Linux df command is an incredibly useful tool. What this command does is report file system disk usage. So when you want to see how much file system disk space is […]

Get to know the Banshee multi-media player

If you are a Ubuntu fan, you know the change is coming. As of Ubuntu 11.04, the default media player will migrate from Rhythmbox to Banshee. When I first read this announcement, I […]

Some cool quick Linux command line tricks

If you've used Linux long enough, you know there are some seriously cool tricks you can pull from the command line. Some of these tricks are just for fun, but the vast […]

Linux 101: Using chmod and chown

When you use Linux long enough you are going to use the command line. Although nearly every command line trick can be done from a GUI front end now, there are times […]

Electric CAD program on Linux

If you are an electrical engineer, or someone who likes to dabble in designing electrical circuit boards (or anything with regards to electricity) and you're looking for a FOSS (Free, Open Source […]

Blog from your desktop with GNOME Blog

With my on-going search for making my life ever-easier, I have turned to using smaller applications to keep my readers and fans informed. This can get to be an overwhelming problem when […]

Get your tumblr on from the Linux desktop with Grumblr

As a writer of ebooks I have to constantly be promoting my works. There are three main ways to do this for free: Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr. Of the three, Tumblr allows […]

Get your Ubuntu tips with this handy applet

We could all use some handy tips now and then. Wouldn't it be great if they were, quite literally, at our fingertips? If you are a Ubuntu user, those tips can be […]

Record from your web cam in Linux with GUVCView

Recently I have had to do some video tutorials. I tried recording these tutorials with Ubuntu's default Cheese Webcam Booth, but unfortunately the combination of my Logitech Quickcam Pro 9000, Ubuntu 10.10, […]

Bodhi Linux: Enlightened Ubuntu

If you've followed me long enough, you know I have a soft spot for the Enlightenment desktop. I have gone to all lengths to make sure my distribution of choice has either […]

Convert your ebooks and files to various formats with Calibre

Ah the ebook readers. They are the future for avid (and even not-so-avid) readers. With them you can carry around your entire library (without a hand cart) and even add your own […]

WordNet+Artha: A great Linux thesaurus combo

I am a writer. I write loads of technical documentation as well as novels (check out my fiction on Smashwords and Autumnal Press). Because of my trade I am always seeking out […]

Manage startup services in Linux with BUM

If you have ever had to change a service to either start or not start on a Linux machine, you know that process can be a little daunting. Not that it's impossible, […]

Manage your VirtualBox VMs via the web with phpVirtualBox

Generally speaking, if it is a web-based tool that starts with "php" (such as phpMyAdmin or phpLDAPadmin) you know that tool is going to make your administrative life a lot easier. Such […]

Add serious web content control with WebContentControl in Linux

There are many reasons why you might want or need to control what is seen via a web browser. Be it children, work, or any other reason, you might want to have […]

Fix the animated titles issue on Ubuntu for OpenShot Video Editor

If you have been following my latest series on the OpenShot Video Editor (Read "Create videos with OpenShot Video Editor", "Add transitions with OpenShot Video Editor", and "Add titles to OpenShot Video […]