Can you name your motherboard’s chipset off the top of your head? What about NIC type? If not, how would you go about finding it? Could you do it from the command line? As with a lot of Linux software, there are many ways to go about this. Some tools are built right into any Linux system, others might require a separate download.... more →
The latest and greatest version of Ubuntu Linux operating system has been released. For those that do not know, Ubuntu is the most popular Linux Distribution and arguably the largest number of users amongst the Linux community. This reputation was not achieved by accident, as Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, with support from... more →
Around this time twenty years ago, Linux Torvalds, a Computer Science Student started developing an Operating System to run on his newly acquired computer. His major motivation was the fact that the OS it came with greatly underutilized its capabilities. After going at it for a while, he realized that his pet project could actually... more →
So you’re looking at some old P3 desktop tower and giving serious consideration to putting it out to pasture. Well as luck might have it, there are some additional options you might want to consider. While running something on your network with lots of bells and whistles like Splunk really needs a server environment to thrive,... more →
GNOME 3, after more than two years of development, has been released into the wild. GNOME 3 is not merely the logical successor of GNOME 2: it is an entirely new project, started from scratch, to create a “completely new, modern desktop designed for today’s users and technologies.”
The best way to check out GNOME... more →
Linux has been covered in some of the early articles on this site. However, as a quick introduction to our new readers, Linux is an operating system kernel used by the Linux family of Unix-like operating systems. It is one of the most prominent examples of free and open source software.
What all that jargon above means is that,... more →
Mandriva announces the launch of the new version of Mandriva Linux 2010.2 based on its new product strategy, a one-year period between major releases.
Additionally, Mandriva will also release updated versions of its products on a periodic time on a 6-month basis.
Mandriva Linux 2010.2 is the first product following this new strategy.... more →
For those that have tried out the new Ubuntu Linux 10.10 aka Maverick Meerkat released on October 10, 2010 , the first thing you would probably notice is the very pleasing appearance. There have been a very positive improvement in its appearance and functionality. Though not revolutionarily different from 10.04, i really can not... more →
For those that have not received their free Linux DVD offer, i apologise, chances are that i have not sent it at all, it is more difficult than i thought. No, it’s not the funds to mail them, but the inavailability of a Post Office in my neighbourhood, most times i have to get to Lagos Mainland before i can post them. Can be... more →
My first encounter with Ubuntu was with Hardy Heron, also known as Ubuntu 8.04. This was sometime in 2008, about the time it was released. It was the 8th iteration of, unarguably, the most popular Linux distribution in the world.
Before this, i had played with a few other distributions, notably Mandriva 2006. I remember then being... more →
I honestly did not know there was any connection between Linux Mint & what is going on in the Middle East. Please click the link below for a good read.
Still in the spirit of everything free, we have in stock some new Linux DVDs, free for those who are ready to test the proverbial waters.
Top on the list is UBUNTU 10.04 SIXPACK (MULTIBUNTU)
Ubuntu recently rolled out the new version 10.04 “Lucid Lynx” release. Today we bring to you six great Lucid Lynx variants on a single-sided,... more →