Elementary OS 0.2 Luna review – now that’s more like it

Elementary OS - Luna Elementary OS 0.2 Luna is a new Linux distro that has become quite popular recently. It is based on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and has a visual design that resembles Mac OS very closely. This is the second version of elementary OS and the previous one was codenamed Jupiter. Elementary introduces a new desktop environment called Pantheon along with ...

Install virtualbox guest additions on elementary OS 0.2 luna

Elementary OS Luna Elementary OS is a great distro in the Ubuntu family of linux distros that offers a mac like look and feel on the desktop. It features a completely new desktop environment called Pantheon that is built atop GTK libraries. The desktop itself looks very stylish but very user-friendly and intuitive at the same time. And it looks great ...

Linux mail command examples – send mails from command line

Send mails from command-line Being able to send emails from command-line from a server is quite useful when you need to generate emails programatically from shell scripts or web applications for example. This tutorial explains, how to use to the mail command on linux to send mails from the command-line using the mail command. How the mail command works For those who are curious ...

Precise Puppy 5.7.1 review – a small and swift linux distro

Puppy Linux - the Precise variant Precise Puppy is a puppy linux variant that is "based" on Ubuntu 12.04 precise. It is designed as a small and fast distro that can run on older hardware with low resources. It is intended to be run in live mode rather than installing on the hard drive. The iso file can be burnt to ...

25 simple examples of Linux find command

Linux find command The Linux find command is a very useful and handy command to search for files from the command line. It can be used to find files based on various search criterias like permissions, user ownership, modification date/time, size etc. In this post we shall learn to use the find command along with various options that it supports. The ...

Setup a chroot environment on Ubuntu with debootstrap

Chroot Chroot provides a way to setup an isolated environment inside an OS, where specific applications can run without interacting with the rest of the system. It is also called a jail and is often used to create a test environment for applications which may not be directly installed on the system due to various concerns like stability or security. Running 32 ...

Setup Nginx + php-FPM + apc + MariaDB on Debian 7 – The perfect LEMP server

Debian webserver Debian is a great choice for setting up linux webservers. According to current stats it is the most popular server OS followed closely by centos. I am a great fan of the apt/dpkg/gdebi commands, which make it so easy to install and update packages on the system. To setup a complete functional php webserver, you need to install a couple ...

Reviewing Kali Linux – the distro for security geeks

Kali Linux 1.0 When it comes to hacking, security, forensics thing like that, linux is the only and the preferred tool. Linux is very hacker friendly from ground up. But still there are distros that are more oriented towards assisting hackers. To name a few, backtrack, backbox, blackbuntu etc. Backtrack is the most popular distro when it comes to penetration testing and ...

Install virtualbox guest additions on Debian 7 wheezy

Virtualbox guest additions in Debian Debian 7 wheezy has virtualbox guest additions inbuilt. So after installing debian on virtualbox the guest addition features are immediately available. However the guest additions bundled with debian is general of older version compared to the latest virtualbox version. So its a good idea to install the latest virtualbox guest additions. Here is a quick command that ...

5 Linux commands to shutdown and reboot the system

Linux shutdown / reboot command On Linux, like all tasks, the shutdown and restart operations can also be done from the command line. The commands are shutdown, halt, poweroff, reboot and REISUB keystrokes. In this post I am going to show you how to shutdown or restart a linux system using these commands. The commands are useful specially when you have to ...

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