Jack Wallen, Author at gHacks Technology News

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 […]