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3 desktop wikis to help organize information

When you think of the word "wiki," examples like MediaWiki or DokuWiki probably come to mind. They're open source, useful, powerful, and flexible. …

Software

Hack This: Become a Command Line Assassin

One of your operating system's most powerful tools is more accessible than you think.<p>No matter what kind of cluttered, icon-littered hellscape your filesystem happens to be, take heart that your computer provides a pristine alternate reality in the form of its command line interface. Essentially, …

Dirt Rally Linux version confirmed for March

<b>Feral Interactive, the veritable heroes of Mac and Linux gaming, confirm a Dirt Rally Linux version, releasing next month.</b><p>Codemasters recently …

Linux

Microsoft announces open source GVFS (Git Virtual File System) with support for much larger repos

Git is a widely used version control system, but it's one that does not cope well with scaling up. As projects and codebases grow, performance can …

DevOps

DIY Linux laptop: Build your own for $240 with fully open source Olimex Teres I

If you're curious about building a cheap, entirely open-source laptop from scratch using step-by-step instructions, the Teres I could be just the …

How to choose a Linux distro for your old PC

Looking to resurrect or transform a laptop or desktop? There are lots of versions of Linux to choose from, all of them free (and awesome). Here's how to decide which one is right for you.<p>Ready to give your old computer a new lease on life? Even if it's several years old and slow as molasses, you …

Linux

Android gives apps full access to your network activity.

I have been a longtime iPhone user and decided recently to break out of the wallet garden and explore Android. I am specifically interested in the …

Linux Amateur Radio AX.25 HOWTO

Operating Modes/Packet Radio<br>The Linux operating system is perhaps the only operating system in the world that can boast native and standard support …

How-To's

How to configure ufw to forward port 80/443 to internal server hosted on LAN

I am using UFW to protect my network. How do I forward TCP HTTP port # 80 and 443 to an internal server hosted at 192.168.1.100:80 and …

Linux

Privacy-focused Linux-based operating system Tails 3.0 will drop 32-bit processor support

If you find yourself needing an operating system that respects your privacy, you cannot go wrong with Tails. The live Linux-distro can be run from a …

Linux

Unit Testing Using the Command Line

This is another in my series of blog posts on unit testing. If you are not familiar with unit testing, go back and read these posts.<p>In this post, you …

SalentOS Switchers Will Have No Regrets | Reviews

SalentOS is a Linux distro that easily can put a smile on your face. It is a flexible and accommodating desktop platform that balances demands on …

Linux

How to Make Your Windows 10 Taskbar Completely Transparent

The Windows 10 taskbar is, by default, slightly transparent and tinted to a color you choose. If you know where to look, and you can even increase …