What if, just like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day, you could wake up to a fresh and identical development environment completely free of yesterday's experiments and mistakes? Vagrant lets you do exactly that. more>>
New Linux users often ask me "what is the best way to learn about Linux?" My advice always comes down to this: install and use Linux (any distribution will do but something stable works better), and more>>
As Linux users, we tend to take programs like GIMP for granted. Thankfully, as of version 2.8.2, GIMP is available as a native application for OS X! Because everyone reading this most likely is familiar with how awesome GIMP is for photo editing, it's worth mentioning there is another open-source photo-editing application for OS X named Seashore. more […]
Like many folks, I received a shiny new Nexus 7 tablet for Christmas. This brought me great joy and excitement as I began to plot my future paperless life. For most of the evening and an hour or so the next day, I was sure the new Android tablet would change my life forever. Sadly, it wasn't that easy. more>> […]
When the Space Shuttle program shut down, I have to admit, it deflated my excitement about space exploration just a bit. Although it's not fair to pin the future of manned missions to space on a fleet of aging crafts built in the 1980s, the Space Shuttle represented the latest step in a process that would get us to other planets. more>> […]
Adobe Systems, the world's leading supplier of graphical software, is gradually shifting its business to a subscription model, baiting customers with features and tools available only to Creative Cloud subscribers. more>>
I am trying to set exec-shield protection on Linux as described here but getting the following error on Ubuntu Linux server version 12.04 LTS:sysctl -w kernel.exec-shield=1 error: "kernel.exec-shield" is an unknown key How do I fix this problem and make sure exec-shield buffer overflow protection security feature turned on Ubuntu Linux?Read answer […]
I recently switched from OS X to Ubuntu. When I run the 'vim file.c' command at terminal, I see an error message that read as follows: The program 'vim' can be found in the following packages: * vim * vim-gnome * vim-tiny * vim-athena * vim-gtk * vim-nox Try: apt-get install How do I fix this problem and why vim is not a default text edit […]
Google Chrome/Chromium, Firefox and Opera browser support SPDY networking protocol. It enables faster browsing on supported sites. SPDY is similar to HTTP, with particular goals to reduce web page load latency and improve web security. SPDY achieves reduced latency through compression, multiplexing, and prioritization. How do I enable nginx SPDY support runn […]
How do I set an rpm build environment on CentOS / RHEL / Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6.x? How can I set rpm build environment on latest version of Fedora Linux?Read answer to: "RHEL / Fedora /CentOS Linux: Set RPM Build Environment"
How do I install and use gcutil - a command-line tool that is used to manage Google Compute Engine resources under Debian or Ubuntu or CentOS/Fedora Linux desktop operating systems?Read answer to: "Ubuntu / Debian Linux: Install gcutil Tool To Manage Google Compute Engine"
I am a new Unix / Linux user. I am using whatis command to find man pages. But, I noticed that some man pages have a common names. For example, when I run whatis printf: Outputs: printf (1) - format and print data printf (1p) - write formatted output printf (3) - formatted output conversion printf (3p) - print formatted output printf [builtins] (1) - bash bu […]
I am a network admin who recently made the switch from MS-Windows to Ubuntu Linux. I need to use Java and Firefox web browser plugin to run java applet. I am unable to access many devices such as Firewall appliance, LBS/VPX, and network equipments due to Ubuntu's incompatible openjdk and icedtea plugin. I also searched software center but unable to find […]
I have installed Debian or Ubuntu Linux on Dell Inspiron / Latitude / Precision / Vostro laptop. How do I see the current CPU temperature? How do I control and see fan status on Dell laptop?Read answer to: "Linux: Dell Laptop Fan Control And Get CPU Temperature"
I am a new Linux user. I use scp to upload files to net-storage provided CDN company. I do not want to overwrite the existing files. How can I prevent overwriting of files when using scp command under Linux, Mac OS X or Unix like operating systems?Read answer to: "scp: Do not Overwrite Existing File On Linux or Unix System"