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How to use on-screen virtual keyboard on Linux. On-screen virtual keyboard is an alternative input method that can replace a real hardware keyboard.

How to use on-screen virtual keyboard on Linux

Virtual keyboard may be a necessity in various cases. For example, your hardware keyboard is just broken; you do not have enough keyboards for extra machines; your hardware does not have an available port left to connect a keyboard; you are a disabled person with difficulty in typing on a real keyboard; or you are building a touchscreen-based web kiosk. On-screen keyboard can also be a protection mechanism against a hardware keylogger which silently records your keystrokes for sensitive information such as passwords. Some online banking sites actually force you to use a virtual keyboard for security-enhanced transactions. In Linux environment, there are a couple of open-source virtual keyboard software available, e.g., GOK (GNOME Onscreen Keyboard), kvkbd, onboard, Florence. In this tutorial, I am going to focus on Florence, and show you how to set up a virtual keyboard with Florence..

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The best Linux distro of 2012!

Our annual distro competition is as close to a tradition as we get here at LXF Towers. We do it because we love distributions – we love their variety and the way that so much changes over the course of a year. If you want to see what conclusions we came to last year, for example, check out our previous feature, The best Linux distro of 2011. But if we restricted our comparisons to the same old dominant stalwarts, our yearly parade of victors would look more like political oscillation than a reflection of Linux distribution development.

Which is why this year we wanted to do something different... Old hands vs newcomers Gnome desktops compete for dominance when we pit Fedora against Sabayon, and we test the best of KDE by looking at both Mageia 2 and Rosa – two related distros that have yet to make their mark. Round One. Linux System Administration Basics. This document presents a collection of common issues and useful tips for Linux system administration.

Linux System Administration Basics

Whether you're new to system administration or have been maintaining systems for some time, we hope these tips are helpful regardless of your background or choice in Linux distributions. These tips cover some of the basic steps and issues encountered during the beginning of system configuration. Make Linux faster and lighter. With just a few tweaks, your Linux box can be lighter, sprightlier and quicker than ever before.

Make Linux faster and lighter

Read on for the best ways to speed up your boot sequence, optimise KDE and Gnome, and get better performance from your favourite apps. Access your bookmarks anywhere. Download Dropbox. Infinity- A stunning theme for conky.

Conky is a free, light-weight system monitor for X, that displays any information on your desktop.

Infinity- A stunning theme for conky

There are many nice themes available for Conky that can display clock, CPU usage, RAM usage, swap, disk, net and more, Infinity is one of these themes built using lua and provide a great look to your desktop. In this post I will show you how to install Infinity Conky theme in Ubuntu (tested in Ubuntu 12.10 ‘Quantal Quetzal’, Ubuntu 13.04 ‘Raring Ringtail’), LinuxMint and Fedora. Installation instructions of Infinity Theme for Conky: 1- Install Conky - For Ubuntu and LinuxMint: sudo apt-get install conky-all - Fedora: yum install conky 2- Download and extract the Infinity tar file, remember that you need to install rar and unrar to be able to extract the file, run this command to install some useful extraction tools: Best Free Software for Linux. Linux, occasionally referred to as GNU/Linux, is an open source and free operating system predominantly known for its use in servers, but has increasingly become commonplace in desktop, notebook and netbook computers in recent years after newer and enhanced versions of Linux distributions, Ubuntu or Linux Mint for example, are developed and offered free to users.

Best Free Software for Linux

While you can get the Linux system and use it for free, you can also run on the system a wide range of free applications such as well-known and commonly-used software including Firefox web browser and the LibreOffice application suite. Among various free applications, here you might find the best free software for Linux, including those products reviewed and recommended by our editors in the various sections. This is a multi-page article. To quickly find what you want, either check out the Page Index below or view everything as one huge page by clicking here Page Index: Read this article in Spanish (Español) New and Updated Apps: Meet Linux Viruses. There exists a conventional wisdom that Linux viruses are non-existent entities.

Meet Linux Viruses

For most Linux users this might be surprising that Linux viruses do exist! Though not in wild, and they are so less in number (when compared to counterpart OSs) that they can be counted on fingers! The post introduces to some popular Linux viruses detected to date on Linux systems to enlighten you with realistic facts so that you can even improve your security! Linux Operating system is generally thought of as “Virus Proof”; It is indeed a very secure Operating system but to think Linux Virus does not exist or Linux is virus-proof is being overly naïve.

Researchers have shown that Native ELF Linux Viruses are technically possible. Issue 62. Issue 63. Linux Group Tests - Part 1. This is the largest set of group tests available identifying the best software that is available to download.

Linux Group Tests - Part 1

The collection includes more than 210 different group tests, with comprehensive sections on internet, graphics, games, programming, science, office, utilities, and more. Almost all of the software is released under a freely distributable license. The original objective in starting the compilation was to dispel the FUD that Linux does not have the necessary software to compete with Windows. Over time, the aim of the compilation was to enable Linux users, whatever their level of computing experience, to identify software of all types that is worth exploring. Linux Command Line Cheat Sheet by DaveChild. Grive: Free and Open Source Google Drive Client for Linux - Ubuntu Portal.

When Google Drive finally launched on April 2012, Google Drive Client is only available for the computer operating system Windows and Mac, and smartphone and Android tablet.

Grive: Free and Open Source Google Drive Client for Linux - Ubuntu Portal

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You appear to have JavaScript disabled, or are running a non-JavaScript capable web browser. A free app that helps you remember. Documentation - Docky. Apache Web server - Complete Guide. Updated: February 1, 2011 This article includes a free PDF guide available for download! The Web server - Apache - Complete Guide was one of the many topics covered in a series of books that I started writing on Linux, the goal of which was to help any enthusiastic Windows user or a Linux newbie become a powerful, confident Linux professional.

As a preview of what this series of books might have been, I decided to post a single Part on my website. This series of book will probably never be completed, as I'm working on other, more exciting projects, but I'm still convinced you will thoroughly enjoy this document, for it has been written with care and attention to tiniest details. Every procedure is explained step by step, accompanied by numerous examples and screenshots. The only thing that you will miss is the fact that links to other Parts, covering other material, are not available in this standalone release. Copyright. Computer Borders. LXer: Linux News. Linux. New cool list of Linux must-have programs.

Update: A new, up-to-date collection is available. Please take a look! It's been approximately two years since I've written the first article, A (cool) list of Linux tools. The article proved quite popular with my audience, as it allowed Linux users, new converts in particular, a quick taste of some of the more useful programs available for Linux platforms, across a range of categories. Since, a lot has changed. Two years is a long time.

Changes from the last time Like the last time, the programs will be sorted by categories. Compare distros. Choose two GNU/Linux or BSD flavors and see how they compare in features and supported software/hardware. NEW: Visit the Community Wiki and help us improve the data of the comparison table. Anyone can edit the information! There are also new distros waiting to be described. Minimal Linux distros. From OLPC There are a number of Linux distros which attempt to strip Linux down to a minimal set of elements that can run on computers with reduced capabilities. Some of them are targeted at old computers. Some are targeted at so-called embedded systems which are built into machinery, vehicles, home appliances, PDAs and mobile phones. Available for OLPC XO PuppyLinux Engineered for broad compatibility and hardware support.

Not known to be available for OLPC XO. KDE and Gnome Comparison. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. DisclaimersDefault LookMenu NavigationRenaming FilesFile Browser PreferencesSystem PreferencesMore OptionsChangesPanel OptionsSummaryMore Resources Disclaimers This is not, by any means a comprehensive look at the differences between KDE Plasma and Unity Gnome, but it should give new users a small taste of the two desktop environments' different strengths and weaknesses and their philosophical approaches to usability.

The focus is particularly on Ubuntu and Kubuntu, but aspects of this comparison can apply to other Linux distributions as well. Since this is not a comprehensive look at the differences between KDE and the various versions of Gnome (Gnome 2, Gnome 3, Unity), you should just pick one arbitrarily based on what's presented here... or you should just try both and see which one you like better. Default Look You should not select your desktop environment based on its default color.

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