A look at the CentOS Linux distribution. This is very good for servers.

The CentOS Linux distribution is a free version of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux distribution that is intended for datacenter deployments. This free operating system allows someone to setup a Linux server easily with a free and reliable operating system. CentOS comes with an older kernel version; 2.6.32. [homer@neo ~]$ uname -a Linux neo.matrix 2.6.32-358.el6.i686 […]

Lovecraftian and apocalyptic artwork for your Linux desktop.

A dual screen artwork depicting Shub Niggurath: http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/3914/lovecraft1.jpg. An apocalyptic image that features the Louvre in an apocalyptic world: http://emerdelac.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/john_martin_le_pandemonium_louvre.jpg. Cthulhu Mad geometry Rlyeh wallpaper: download. Apocalyptic Brooklyn bridge wallpaper: http://www.wallpaperup.com/wallpapers/download/12365. Another very cool apocalyptic fantasy wallpaper: http://www.wallpaperup.com/wallpapers/download/25609. This one could be a post-post apocalypse wallpaper that depicts a possible future with humanity living in […]

Keeping your computer and workspace clean is very important; this is why.

Keeping your computer desktop clean as well as cleaning out the actual machine is very important. The picture to the left shows an extreme example. But if the internals of the computer are dirty then the performance of the computer may be affected as well as shortening the life of the components such as the […]

How to install Virtualbox 4.3 on Fedora Core 19.

To install Virtualbox 4.3 on Fedora 19; firstly navigate to the directory that contains the *.repo files. cd /etc/yum.repos.d/ Then retrieve the file for the Virtualbox repository. wget http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/rpm/fedora/virtualbox.repo And update the repository files. yum update Now you should be able to install Virtualbox. yum install VirtualBox-4.3 This is what I got during installation; the […]

Running Windows Vista in Virtualbox with Linux Mint 15.

Vista running in Virtualbox and how to RDP into Windows from Linux. Here I am running Windows Vista in Virtualbox. This is an older version of Windows, but I really wanted to try this out on my laptop. I installed the 32bit Virtualbox Guest Additions in Vista and now I can make full use of […]

Awesome Gnome/MATE Motif theme. Make your MATE desktop look like CDE.

This theme for Gnome or MATE desktops will theme your GTK applications to look like the old CDE desktop: http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/GTK2-notif2?content=18886. Get this one if you want a classic look for your desktop.

An alternative to the wget command for Linux. How to use curl to download files.

How the curl command works on Linux. A good alternative to wget. This shows how to use the curl command to download a file from the Internet. I am retrieving a file from a website which I may then view with my local machine. homer@eren-titan ~ $ curl http://s2.enemy.org/globe.gif > out.gif % Total % Received […]

How to install the Ubuntu Unity desktop in Linux Mint 15.

How you can install the Ubuntu Unity desktop on your Linux Mint 15 system. use this command to install the Lightdm login manager; the Unity desktop and other assorted paraphernalia that goes with it. I just did this today with Mint and this worked. You need the ubuntu-desktop package installed to make use of this […]

Ubuntu 13.10 does not even work properly when you use a chroot to attempt to fix it.

The Ubuntu 13.10 distribution is buggy beyond belief. I was trying to use a chroot to attempt to fix my Ubuntu 13.10 and I am having countless problems with the whole process. The chroot works very well with the Gentoo Linux distribution; why is 13.10 Ubuntu so bad? They hype this distribution as the next […]

The old xmms music player is still available for Fedora 19!

To install the old xmms mp3 player on Fedora 19 just use this command. root@neo homer# yum install xmms.x86_64 xmms-mp3.x86_64 xmms-pulse.x86_64 xmms-flac.x86_64 This will install xmms as well as support for the Pulseaudio sound system and the FLAC sound codec. I thought that this old music player was deprecated and not supported any more; but […]

Installing Windows Server 2012 in Virtualbox on Linux Mint 15.

How to setup Windows Server 2012 in Virtualbox. I have just installed Windows Server 2012 in Virtualbox to experiment with and this works very well with the Virtualbox Guest Additions installed. Firstly, type this command to install the required software. homer@eren-titan /usr/share/virtualbox $ sudo apt-get install virtualbox virtualbox-guest-additions-iso Then once you have downloaded a Microsoft […]

The upcoming Linux Mint 16 distribution will include Cinnamon 2.0 and MATE 1.8.

The new Linux Mint 16 distro will include the MATE 1.8 and Cinnamon 2.0. The new Linux Mint 16 distribution will include the MATE 1.8 desktop environment and the new Cinnamon 2.0 release. This will further improve the Linux Mint distribution. The new release will be named Petra and should be available at the end […]

Some useful tips for the Linux MATE desktop.

Useful keyboard shortcuts for the Linux MATE desktop. Ctrl-Shift-N. This is the shortcut that is used in the Caja file manager to create a new folder. The new folder will be highlighted to enable you to type a name. Crtl-Alt-D. Hide all windows and show the desktop. Ctrl-Alt-L. Lock the screen. Alt-F2. Show the run […]

How I got my Realtek RTL2832 DVB-T USB adapter working on Debian 7.1.

I recently bought a TVstick branded USB TV tuner that had the Realtek Rtl2832UDVB chipset inside. Following the instructions on this site: http://jms.id.au/wiki/EzcapDvbAdapter. I was able to get this device working with the 3.2 kernel on Debian Linux 7.1. Firstly; retrieve the source code for the drivers. git clone –depth=1 git://linuxtv.org/media_build.git Then enter the newly […]

The Navy`s newest Destroyer is powered by Red Hat Linux.

When the USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) puts to sea later this year, it will be different from any other ship in the Navy’s fleet in many ways. The 3.5 Billion dollar ship is designed for stealth, survivability, and firepower, and it’s packed with advanced technology. At the heart of its operations is a virtual data […]