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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. A complete list of Massive Open Online Courses (free online courses) offered by the best universities and entities. Opt out of PRISM, the NSA’s global data surveillance program - PRISM Break. Grub Customizer in Launchpad. The best Linux distro of 2012! As promised in this week's Open Ballot (and thanks for your fantastic contributions), here's our own distro contest from issue 162 of Linux Format magazine.

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. 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. We provide a general getting started guide for your convenience if you're new to Linode and basic Linux system administration. Additionally, you may find some of our other core Linux guides useful. Set the Hostname Please follow our instructions for setting your hostname. 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. We've also got some top tips from our favourite free software gurus... Gone are the days when you could make a cup of tea and drink it in the time it takes your computer's operating system to boot (with one notable exception). 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. Best Free Software for Linux. Meet Linux Viruses. There exists a conventional wisdom that Linux viruses are non-existent entities.

Meet Linux Viruses

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. With the huge range of open source software available, there is simply not enough time for users to evaluate every application even within a single category of software.

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

Google Drive client for Linux isn’t yet available , Google says a Linux client is coming, but why wait? A free and open source Google Drive client called “Grive” has been put together by a third-party developer, and it looks quite nice Grive is considered experimental and it lacks full sync, but it can upload and download new or changed files already , so you can access your files offline. What it can’t do yet is: wait for changes and automatically sync the files or delete files(when a file is deleted locally, it’s ignored and when it’s deleted remotely, it’s reuploaded if it exists locally). To install Grive ( Google Drive Client) in ubuntu, you can add WebUPD8 PPA. Watch Free Documentaries, Series and Episodes online. Tutorials. Perl version Preferences <div class="noscript"><p><strong>Please note: Many features of this site require JavaScript.

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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!

Apache Web server - Complete Guide

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. LinuxQuestions.org. Computer Borders. LXer: Linux News. Linux. New cool list of Linux must-have programs. Compare distros. Choose two GNU/Linux or BSD flavors and see how they compare in features and supported software/hardware. NEW: Visit the PolishLinux.org 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. 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. Vi Lovers Home Page. "The Vi Lovers Home Page ... this makes a great starting point. " (Learning the vi Editor, 6th Edition, O'Reilly, page 300) Contents IntroductionThe authorShould I use Vi? Vi versionsVi pages/manuals/tutorialsVi FAQsVi FTP sitesVi macrosVi...Other.

MAG. List of Linux distributions. Timeline representing the development of various 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. Debian-based[edit] Puppy Linux.