It’s Last.fm-tastic!


In this article I will discuss Last.fm, a scrobbling service, and present my “tools of the trade” for utilizing it for scrobbling and broadcasting what I’m playing. 

The Linux cat Command


This is one of the best articles I’ve read on how to use the cat command in Linux.   cat Cat is  used to either view, create, or join multiple text files together.  (In fact, the term “cat” is short for catenate, which is a fancy way of saying “to join two things together, end-to-end”.) … Continue reading

Alternatives to KDE and GNOME on Linux systems


Before anything, this article is for those using KDE and GNOME and start feeling the need for more, or something else. This is not a trolling article (we hate that), nor is a rant against the two DEs. We respect the freedom of choice, and the Open Source world is all about freedom of choice. … Continue reading

Skype Publishes New Linux APIs w/ Video Support


Skype, now under the control of Microsoft, has announced a new developer preview of SkypeKit. It surprisingly brings good news for Linux users. SkypeKit allows desktop applications to integrate Skype functionality into partner applications while the Skype desktop API allows developers to extend the functionality of the Skype client.

What People Are Saying About GNOME [Part 1]


Last week the 2011 GNOME User Survey began, which is an independent survey that was devised by members of the GNOME community to collect feedback on their desktop platform. With the GNOME Foundation not interested in hosting the survey, these survey creators came to Phoronix to host the survey. Some of the initial GNOME comments … Continue reading

How can you help the Linux community


 The whole Linux community is based on the concept of community and collaboration. Without it, Linus Torvalds’ e-mail sent out 20 years ago would have been forgotten and none of us would have known about Linux. As time went by, it became easier and easier for users, regardless of experience and knowledge, to contribute to … Continue reading

Sabayon Linux 7: A Review (With Screenshots)


Sabayon is an incredibly fast Linux distribution, probably due to its Gentoo roots. Even though I ran this in Live mode it was snappy and highly responsive.

How to Start Using SSH in Fedora


In this article I will tell you how to set up SSH on Fedora 15/16. Secure Shell (SSH) is a TCP/IP service. It provides a secure mechanism for remotely logging in to one system either over the local network or over the internet from another system. SSH is useful for managing a system remotely or … Continue reading

Preaching the Libre Software Gospel


Perhaps the Libre Software Community should take heed to the old joke about the two preachers who both preached from the subject, “You’re Going to Hell”.  The same message draws different reactions.  The difference lies in the tone of the preacher.  Libre software advocates should pay attention to the tone of their message.  It is … Continue reading