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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 […]

Add titles to OpenShot Video Editor projects

Recently I began covering one of the best open source video editors available (see my articles "Create videos with OpenShot Video Editor" and "Add transitions with OpenShot Video Editor".) From those two […]

Sending a job to the background and back to the foreground in Linux

From the Linux command line you can send a running job into the background which will return your bash prompt to you. You might need that prompt to quickly run another command, […]

Add transitions with OpenShot Video Editor

In my last article I introduced you to the open source OpenShot Video Editor (see my article "Create videos with OpenShot video editor."). In that article I alluded to OpenShot's ability to […]

Create videos with OpenShot Video Editor

Recently I tasked myself to begin creating promotional videos for the ebooks I have written for my publishing company Autumnal Press. These videos needed to be short snippets that could serve to […]

Incredibly simple MySQL administration with SQL Buddy

If you have a need to manage MySQL databases, you know that learning the syntax for the various MySQL tools can be a real nightmare. Fortunately there are tools out there that […]

Manage an application's priority in Linux

In the land of Linux applications have what is called their "nice" value. This value sets the priority that any given application receives. The nice value ranges from -20 to 19. The […]

Create and join VPN networks on your Linux machine with Hamachi

If you are looking for a VPN solution for your Linux machine or network you have more than likely examined such solutions as OpenVPN. Many of the Linux VPN solutions require complex, […]

Upload pictures to Facebook with a simple right click

Are you a Facebook junkie? Do you find yourself constantly posting status updates? And...more important...do you constantly  upload photos of yourself, your friends, your animals, and your computers to your facebook account? […]

Baobab: Disk Usage Analyzer for GNOME

If you are looking for a tool that can give you a graphical, interactive representation of what is taking up all of that hard disk space on your Linux machine, look no further than […]

Easily install applications from within Firefox with Appnr

There are so many ways to install applications in Linux. There's Synaptic, apt-get, dpkg, Ubuntu Software Center, and many more.  In Ubuntu (or a Debian derivative) you can even install from your browser […]

Finally a solid Pandora app for Linux

If you are a fan of Pandora Music and a user of Linux you know that Linux is a bit behind in the app space for this service. There are only a […]

Allow Samba through your Linux firewall with ufw

As most of you know, Samba allows your Linux machine to work with Windows machines (and vice versa). Without Samba Linux would be locked in an unable to play nicely on heterogeneous networks. So […]

Setup Ubuntu to browse Windows network by hostname

By default, a Ubuntu desktop with Samba installed will be a member of the Windows workgroup named WORKGROUP. Because that machine is a member of WORKGROUP, you would think you could browse […]

Lesser known features in the latest Ubuntu Software Center

For many, the introduction to the Ubuntu Software Center was a breath of fresh air for the installation of applications on the Linux desktop. With the ability to install thousands upon thousands […]