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6 Handy Sites To Learn New Ubuntu Tweaks & Tricks. Ubuntu has grown in popularity immensely over the last few years ““ and for good reason.

6 Handy Sites To Learn New Ubuntu Tweaks & Tricks

The operating system is accessible (both in a software and hardware sense), compatible with a lot of software and won’t cost you a penny. If you’re looking to expand your Ubuntu knowledge, have a burning question about some missing feature or are a newcomer to the world of Linux then these 5 sites are a great source of information. OMG! Ubuntu! My personal favourite source for Ubuntu-related news and developments, interspersed with timely how-to posts and tutorials. As well as instructional pieces, there’s plenty of news about upcoming software, updates and unreleased versions to gawp at, as well as editorial pieces, interviews and software reviews. OMG! Ubuntu Geek A repository (mind the pun) of tutorials and instructionals, purely aimed at the Ubuntu Linux distribution makes this a cracking resource for users old and new.

UbuntuForums.org ““ Tutorials & Tips UbuntuGuide.net UNIX Men. S Android Certificate Installer. To install a certificate to an Android phone, upload the certificate using one of the options below (to upload a file, use a computer).

s Android Certificate Installer

You will then be given a URL to browse to on your phone. Click on "Install Certificate" and you can install it to your phone. Why would I use this? When trying to connect to a WPA-Enterprise (or 802.1x) wireless network, you must supply a root certificate on the Android platform. When connecting to my school's network in early 2010, there was no other way of easily installing a certificate so I decided I would write this script to help those that were in the same predicament as I was. What format should the file be? Windows Users: Here Is Why You Need A Linux Live CD. There are plenty of reasons the average Windows user may want to create a Linux live CD or USB stick before it’s too late.

Windows Users: Here Is Why You Need A Linux Live CD

A USB-based distribution will be speedier (you’ll need Unetbootin) or you can simply burn a CD/DVD with something like ImgBurn. If you’ve not got one yet and are interested in the potential benefits then read on. Which One? For the purpose of this article I’m going to keep it simple and stick to the most widely used Linux home desktop distribution ““ Ubuntu. This version of Linux includes a live CD from which you can use or install the operating system, as well as plenty of software to start you off. There are hundreds of free Linux distributions available, so it can be quite tricky choosing the right one.

Scenario 1 ““ Windows Won’t Boot Whilst you can often resolve issues with Windows via a Windows CD/DVD, not everyone has one. Getting Started with Linux: Fine-Tuning Your Hardware. Getting Started with Linux: Installing Linux on Your Computer. To make a USB stick on a mac, you're going to need to use the command-line.

Getting Started with Linux: Installing Linux on Your Computer

There's a way to do it with Disk Utility, but familiarizing yourself with the command line when dealing with Linux (any distro) is a good idea. Once you have your .iso file, you're going to need to change it to an .img file so we can use dd. Ruby for Kids Teaches Your Kid (And Yourself) the Ruby Programming Language. Md5sum.exe. Open an MS-DOS window and go to the directory of the show you want to check.

md5sum.exe

When you are in that directory, type: md5sum -c [filename].md5 You must insert the name of the .md5 file [without the brackets]. Experience Freedom! Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment. Puppy Linux. Last Update: 2014-11-20 03:02 UTC OS Type: LinuxBased on: IndependentOrigin: AustraliaArchitecture: i386Desktop: JWM, OpenboxCategory: Desktop, Old Computers, Live Medium, NetbooksStatus: ActivePopularity: 14 (712 hits per day) Puppy Linux is yet another Linux distribution.

Puppy Linux

What's different here is that Puppy is extraordinarily small, yet quite full-featured. Puppy boots into a ramdisk and, unlike live CD distributions that have to keep pulling stuff off the CD, it loads into RAM. This means that all applications start in the blink of an eye and respond to user input instantly. Puppy Linux has the ability to boot off a flash card or any USB memory device, CDROM, Zip disk or LS/120/240 Superdisk, floppy disks, internal hard drive. Sabayon Linux. Last Update: 2015-06-28 09:02 UTC OS Type: LinuxBased on: GentooOrigin: ItalyArchitecture: x86_64Desktop: Fluxbox, GNOME, KDE, XfceCategory: Beginners, Desktop, Live MediumStatus: ActivePopularity: 36 (373 hits per day) Sabayon is a Gentoo-based distribution which follows the works-out-of-the-box philosophy, aiming to give the user a wide number of applications that are ready for use and a self-configured operating system.

Sabayon Linux

Sabayon offers the user an easy-to-use workspace with a captivating look, good hardware detection and a large number of up-to-date software packages installed by default, with additional software available from a repository. Sabayon is available in several flavors featuring respectively the KDE, GNOME and Xfce desktop environments. Debian GNU/Linux. Last Update: 2015-07-30 06:21 UTC The Debian Project is an association of individuals who have made common cause to create a free operating system.

Debian GNU/Linux

This operating system is called Debian GNU/Linux, or simply Debian for short. Debian systems currently use the Linux kernel. Linux is a completely free piece of software started by Linus Torvalds and supported by thousands of programmers worldwide. OpenSUSE.org. Fedora Project. Why Mint over Ubuntu. I've been an Ubuntu fan for some time now.

Why Mint over Ubuntu

No matter which distro I tried, I always found it lacked some feature or another and I eventually made my way back to Ubuntu. Then I found Mint. Linux Mint is a derivative of Ubuntu which is a derivative of Debian (Debian' = Ubuntu and Ubuntu' = Linux Mint). Main Page - Linux Mint. List of Linux distributions. Timeline representing the development of various Linux distributions.

List of Linux distributions

This page provides general information about notable Linux distributions in the form of a categorized list. Distributions are organized into sections by the major distribution they are based on, or the package management system they are based around. Netbook. Secure With the Firefox web browser, you can surf safely and with the confidence that your files and data will stay protected — thanks to the built-in firewall and virus protection. And if a potential vulnerability appears, we provide automatic updates which you can install in a single click.

Fast Ubuntu loads quickly on any computer, but it’s super-fast on newer machines. Xubuntu Home Page. Friendly Computing. Ubuntu homepage. WTF Desktop Environments: GNOME, KDE, and More Explained. Build a Killer Customized Arch Linux Installation (and Learn All About Linux in the Process) Getting Started with Linux: Pick the Right Linux Flavor for You. Getting Started with Linux: Why Install Linux? Tips and downloads for getting things done. Tips and downloads for getting things done. I have bookmarked the following javascript code on my bookmarks toolbar. It turns any page you're viewing into a pop-up QR Code that you can snap with your phone.

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Agile Web Development with Rails. About this Book 792 pages Published: Release: P7.0 (2010-09-14) ISBN: 978-1-93435-616-6 This edition covers Rails 2.x. For Rails 3.2, please see the Rails 3.2 For Rails 4.0, please go here Rails 4.0 Rails swept to world-wide attention in the Spring of 2005. The Rails Way (9780321445612): Obie Fernandez. Learn to Code: The Full Beginner's Guide. Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service. Would anyone else like to see this redone every week in a different language? For example, I've never seen JavaScript installed on a server that I could actually program in.

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