"Distros" tag

Write Your Own conio.h for GNU/Linux

Here’s a close look at the technique and code for console handling in Standard (i.e., ISO/ANSI) C/C++.   In the latter part of the article readers are encouraged to write their own code for…

“IBM will continue to invest in open source technology projects”

IBM is one of those companies that banks big on open source technology. Those at the helm know this is where the future of technology lies. Diksha P Gupta from Open Source For…

A Look at the Top Three Network Monitoring Tools

This article talks about a few important aspects of network monitoring, and compares three leading tools that are of great importance to IT administrators. In a well managed IT infrastructure, network monitoring acts…

GNOME Extensions Spicing Up the Desktop Experience

GNOME’s latest desktop avatar hasn’t really excited most users. The GNOME team has, therefore, put together a number of extensions to make the desktop experience more user friendly. We take a look at…

Crunchbang Linux Minimalist and Mac-Friendly

For resource-conscious Linux users, Crunchbang Linux is the right flavour. It is a Debian-based GNU/Linux distro that uses the nimble Openbox window manager, with pre-installed apps chosen for minimum load on system resources….

Getting ready for Mageia 2

Awaiting Mageia 2: Five Things You Can Look Forward To

The final release of Mageia 2.0 is about to embark sometime today (see release schedule). Based on the RC releases currently available for download, we already are familiar with what all this final…

The eyeOS desktop

Demystifying the Cloud with eyeOS

It’s another day in your life with technology and you keep hearing people talk about “Cloud this…” and “Cloud that…” or  “Just store it in the cloud!” So what exactly does the term…

Understanding a Netbook Desktop

Exploring Software: Understanding a Netbook Desktop

Desktop environments are wonderful in the way they just work. The complexity of what is happening “below the hood” is well hidden from us. Looking at the various netbook options, I was curious…

Time to Keryx

Offline Package Install on Linux Made Easy with Keryx

In countries like India, where broadband penetration is very low, Linux users find it difficult to grab updates, or install those missing codecs. This article offers a way around the problem. We all…

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