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Installing and Configuring Enlightenment E16

Over the  years I have used countless Linux desktops and window managers. But no matter how amazing a desktop (read: Compiz-Fusion) I always seem to wind up going straight back to Enlightenment. […]

How to dual boot Linux and Windows XP

Unlike Windows Vista, Windows XP does not have a built in tool to resize a partition. Because of this you have to make use of another means. One of my favorite tools […]

How to dual boot Windows Vista and Linux

I have had a number of requests for how to documents on dual booting Windows and Vista. Since the process for Vista and XP are different I am going to give them […]

An Illustrated Guide to Installing Ubuntu Desktop

I have had a number of requests for a step by step walk through of a Linux installation. I thought this would be a great way to illustrate how simple installing Linux […]

Get to Know Linux: File System Hierarchy

The Linux file system hierarchy is much different than that of Windows. So much so that it becomes a show stopper for many new users. I hope to clear up a lot […]

Thoughts on Linux migration

It's been quite a while since I managed to write something here, partly because of work and study, and partly because I didn't know exactly what to write about. But the muse […]

Fundamental Differences Between Linux and Windows

Anyone who has pondered the idea of migrating from Windows to Linux knows there are differences between the two operating systems. But just what are those differences? Many people considering this migration […]

Get To Know Linux: Desktop Environment vs. Window Manager

Ever since the inception of GNOME and KDE there has been confusion among new Linux users which is which and which is best to use. The former question is fairly simple to […]

Get To Know Linux: Installation

Unless you search it out, you're not likely to come across a PC that comes with Linux pre-installed (exception being the wide-variety of netbooks being sold). Because of this if you want […]

Choosing the right distribution will ease your migration

For those of you considering a migration from Windows to Linux, I have a very simple piece of advice that will make the migration much easier. That advice: Choose the right distribution. […]

Access remote Unix GUIs in Windows: Xming

A friend recently introduced me to the idea of X11 tunnelling, which is accessing programs over SSH whilst still maintaining a graphical interface. Most Linux distributions, and OS X, have built-in X11 […]

Intrepid Ibex, or Hardy Heron SP1?

Ubuntu is now the most prominent Linux distribution perhaps due to its philosophy of creating '”Linux for humans” and targeting the consumer first and foremost. With a regular 6 monthly release Ubuntu […]

aMSN: Winks and webcams on Mac and Linux

Adium and Pidgin, the popular multi-network IM clients popular on OS X and Linux, lacks support for many features of MSN Messenger, such as webcams, audio conversations, voice clips and winks. This […]

Secure your files: An introduction to GnuPG

GnuPG allows you to encrypt data so only the intended recipient, with a key and a password, can decrypt it. It also provides a mechanism for verifying data is from the person […]

How To Deal With Huge Apache Web Server Log Files

I must admit that I have not been paying attention to the size of some of the Apache web server log files on my dedicated server. For those that do not know, […]

Run Linux Live CDs In Windows

Testing Linux distributions could not be easier already. All it usually takes is to burn the image of the Linux distribution to CD and boot from the CD to experience that distribution. […]

Install Linux Without CD

Universal Netboot Installer (UNetbootin) is a portable tool for Windows and Linux that you use to download and install various Linux distributions to a system partition or USB drive without the need […]


The following article is a guest post by Uk's finest Joe Anderson. You can pay him a visit at his own tech blog Webby's World. Boxee is XBMC-based media centre software currently […]