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The Ultimate List of Uses for Old Computers. Are you wondering what to do with that old computer?

The Ultimate List of Uses for Old Computers

Well, I will start by skipping the usual… I will not talk about the obvious uses which you probably already know like: “Sell it on eBay”, “Cannibalize it”, “Give it to the Kids”, “Donate it”, “Recycle it” etc. If you wanted to do any of those you wouldn’t be reading this article in the first place, would you? Or other uses that are simply not practical for 99.9% of us… Like building a cluster… That is, if you have more than one old pc, and are prepared to spend more on electricity than what these computers are worth. I am going to give you real no-nonsense uses, which will save you money, make your life easier, and will be plain fun.

I will provide you with links that will help you and not just leave you with empty-handed suggestions. File server: I would venture to say that this is easily the most popular use for an old computer now days. Build a Killer Customized Arch Linux Installation (and Learn All About Linux in the Process) Linux Command Directory. Tips:linuxcheatsheet [MojaveWiki] Remember back in the days of college when you were allowed to make one sheet of notes for math exams?

tips:linuxcheatsheet [MojaveWiki]

Well, think of this as a cheat sheet for you Linux exam. Note that commands that need to be executed as root are prefixed with #> whereas commands that can be run by any user have the prefix $>. System Info. Alien's Bash Tutorial by Billy Wideling. Written by Billy Wideling <-> alien a koping d net First you probably need to read a UNIX command bible to really understand this tutorial, but I will try to make it as clear as possible, there is about 100-150 UNIX commands explained later in this tutorial.

Alien's Bash Tutorial by Billy Wideling

You are to have some UNIX experience before starting on this tutorial, so if you feel that you have UNIX/Linux experience feel free to start to learn here. What I included here is general shell scripting, most common other things and some UNIX commands. Here's the most common shell types: Wicked Cool Shell Scripts: Unix, Linux, Mac OS X, Bash, Bourne Shell, scripting.

"This is the book that I wish I would've had when I was just learning Linux.

Wicked Cool Shell Scripts: Unix, Linux, Mac OS X, Bash, Bourne Shell, scripting

" -- Steve Suehring The Unix shell is the main scripting environment of every Linux, Mac OS X and Unix system, whether a rescued laptop or a million-dollar mainframe. This cookbook of useful, customizable, and fun scripts gives you the tools to solve common Linux, Mac OS X and Unix problems and personalize your computing environment. Among the more than 100 scripts included are an interactive calculator, a spell checker, a disk backup utility, a weather tracker, and a web logfile analysis tool. The book also teaches you how to write your own sophisticated shell scripts by explaining the syntax and techniques used to build each example scripts.

Examples are written in Bourne Shell (sh) syntax. Just as importantly, "Wicked Cool Shell Scripts" is a really fun book to read. Ultimate List of Linux and Unix Commands. Debian Linux apt-get package management cheat sheet. Both Debian and Ubuntu Linux provides a number of package management tools.

Debian Linux apt-get package management cheat sheet

This article summaries package management command along with it usage and examples for you. apt-get : APT is acronym for Advanced Package Tool. It supports installing packages over internet using ftp or http protocols. The Basics of C Programming". The previous discussion becomes a little clearer if you understand how memory addresses work in a computer's hardware.

The Basics of C Programming"

If you have not read it already, now would be a good time to read How Bits and Bytes Work to fully understand bits, bytes and words. All computers have memory, also known as RAM (random access memory). For example, your computer might have 16 or 32 or 64 megabytes of RAM installed right now. C - Learn C and C++ Programming. The Nicest Place on the Internet. BitTorrent So Simple - Official Website.

RetroShare. The Story of Linux: Commemorating 20 Years of the Linux Operating System Video. The Linux Foundation. Java Forums at the Big Moose Saloon. Daily Ubuntu News. Be Polite. Be Helpful. Linphone, an open-source video sip phone.

Linux: Install a million games in one click! Linux: Install a million games in one click!

Linux: Install a million games in one click!

Updated: December 16, 2009 Well, not really a million, but how about tens or hundreds? Wink - [Homepage] Here is a sample Flash tutorial created by Wink.

Wink - [Homepage]

Click the green arrow button to start viewing it. --------> This is a good example of how you can create tutorials in Wink, by capturing screenshots, mouse movements and specifying your own explanations with them. And all this in a standard Windows-based UI with drag-and-drop editing makes it very easy to create high quality tutorials/documentation. It is estimated that Macromedia Flash Player is installed in more than 90% of the PCs. Do you develop mobile apps or want to create tutorials about using mobile apps and websites?

A new version of Wink is under development, to easily create tutorials about mobile apps and websites.If you would like to try it out when ready, please sign up here. Subtitle Editor. The Linux Alternative Project. 10 Best Security Software Tools for Linux. That you should check out. 1.

10 Best Security Software Tools for Linux

John the Ripper 2. Nmap Nmap is my favorite network security scanner. Nmap runs on Linux, Microsoft Windows, Solaris, and BSD (including Mac OS X), and also on AmigaOS. 3. Nessus is a comprehensive vulnerability scanning software. Gramps. 30+ Awesome Free and Open Source Audio Applications List.

Open Source community has great Audio Applications.

30+ Awesome Free and Open Source Audio Applications List

We had featured 20 Audio Editors. Here is a best of the Audio Applications list that has, Audio Editors, Audio Sequencers, Stream Rippers, CD Rippers and much more. This list is constantly updated and comments, additions are most welcome. Thanks for commenting and helping us to grow the list. Also check out similar posts; Top 10 Apps that Boosts Ubuntu’s User Experience.

1) Ubuntu Tweak Ubuntu Tweak allows changing all the itsy-bitsy pieces of Ubuntu desktop OS. It is the equivalent of TweakUI for Windows. You can achieve the same results by using the gconf-editor tool in Ubuntu. 10 Most Awesome Linux Applications. I know, I know. Not another blog post that lists the “top 10 something or other”. But bear with me. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what makes a given application awesome. I use a lot of applications every day, many I couldn’t do my job without… but not all of them are awesome. It’s hard to describe just what “awesome” is.

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. AcidRip for Linux Rips DVDs with Two-Click Ease. Top 10 free 3d game download website for linux. Why are you not using LINUX? Because : 1.There are no 3D games for Linux. 2.Used by Geeks only. 3.For any thing, must executed by command line. So, friends it’s time to change your perspective about Linux. 1. In this Website you can download ISO files of the games. To visit this site click here. 2.

17 Essential Linux Resources That You Shouldn’t Miss. Technology, Software, Tips and Tricks, Downloads and a bit of fun A New Morning 17 Essential Linux Resources That You Shouldn’t Miss by Umar on May 25th, 2009 · 11 Comments Linux is one of our favorite topics, have covered some nifty topics on linux in the past. Today, we are covering a Wide Collection of Linux Apps which include Image Viewers, Video Editors, News Aggregators, Backup Tools & Guides etc. Recently added free & paid , open & close source, Linux games on Penguspy. Conduit. Conduit is a synchronization application for GNOME. Should You Use Open Office? - Snakebytez. 17 Best Conky Configs for Linux Desktops. 13 Breathtaking Conky Configurations You Should See!

Enabling Compiz Fusion On Linux Mint 11. Ubuntu Themes: 50 Best Looking Linux Gnome Themes to Download. 15 Beautiful Ubuntu GDM Themes. Try This Great Looking Conky Lua Configuration For Ubuntu, Fedora Or Linux Mint. Despot77 posted a great looking Conky Lua configuration at Gnome-Look that displays some beautiful rings for the cpu, clock, ram, swap, disk, net and also comes with an easy way to display the weather that doesn't involve you register to any website, work with API keys and so on.

Linux Newbie Guide: Shortcuts And Commands. Top things to do after installing Ubuntu Linux 9.10 Karmic Koala. See the new version: Ubuntu 10.04 Post-Install Guide: What to do and try after installing Lucid Lynx! How to backup Hard Disk/ Partition/ CD-ROM on Linux using dd command - Chankey Pathak's blog.

13 Of the Best Linux Tutorials and OpenCourseWare on the Web. How to Create a Wallpaper Slideshow in Ubuntu. Just like Windows 7 and OS X, Ubuntu has the ability to create a slideshow wallpaper thanks to GNOME 2.28. 7 Tasks You Shouldn’t Use a GUI For. 10 things you must teach new Linux users. GIMP Tutorials and Tips. Removing an object on a photo with GIMP.

Tutorial to remove objects (or people) and restore the portion of the background they hide in a photo with the Resynthesizer plugin. An impressive video has been posted on Youtube to show how, with Photoshop, it is possible to delete objects in an image automatically, without any design work. The same can be done with The Gimp in fact and for longer (it is not impossible that the same algorithm has been reused).

This plugin "re-synthesizes" the background" and rebuilds it from same elements on the photo. It can thus reconstruct the sky, lawn, or even more complex views, from a sample taken from the image. How to Install Ubuntu Linux on a USB Flash Drive. Wifi Radar For Linux to Manage and Detect Wireless connections. O'Reilly School of Technology. Learning the shell. 8 Useful and Interesting Bash Prompts. Scripting, Part Two: Looping for Fun and Profit.

HackNotesLinux and Unix Security Portable Reference - Linux Central the /root for Linux resources. Free Computer Science , SharePoint Tutorials, and Management Tutorials - The Linux Documentation Project. Ubuntu for human beings. Labs. Core Linux - Free Computer, Programming, Engineering, Mathematics, Technical Books, Lecture Notes and Tutorials. All the Best Linux Cheat Sheets.

Linux Directory Structure (File System Structure) Explained with Examples. Welcome to Linux From Scratch! Unix, Linux and BSD Guides - How can I create a background image for Grub? Linux Man Pages. Linux: What are some time-saving tips that every Linux user should know. GitHub - Social Coding. Homepage.

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