Monit is a powerful tool to monitor background services and processes on your linux server. This post shows how to setup and configure Monit on Ubuntu and Debian based servers.
wxWidgets is a cross platform gui library for developing native desktop apps. This quick tutorial shows you how to compile and install it on Ubuntu, Debian and Linux Mint
The tar command can be used to create compressed archives from the command line on linux, as well as extract files from compressed archives. Here are some quick examples of how to use it.
Gnome Flashback is an alternative desktop environment that gets you the old style desktop interface on Ubuntu. This tutorial shows how to install it on Ubuntu or Linux Mint and customize it.
This tutorial shows you how to install and configure a mail server with Postfix and Dovecot on a Ubuntu or Debian based linux server. Postfix is the SMTP server and Dovecot is the IMAP/POP server.
This tutorial shows how to specify and use external smtp servers to send emails from command line on Linux using commands like mailx and swaks, along with support for authentication and encryption.
Quick tutorial with simple examples of how to use the mailx command on Linux to send emails from command line with features like attachments and external smtp servers.
The dd command on Linux can be used to measure the read and write speed of usb/pen drives and solid state drives (ssd), and this tutorial shows you how.
Quick tip on How to fix Virtualbox error “Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)” on Ubuntu 14.04, Linux Mint 17 and similar Linux distros.
Check details about the processor/cpu like the architecture, number of cores, hyperthreading support etc on Linux using lscpu and hwloc commands
If your isp does not support ipv6 then you can disable it and improve network performance and speed on Ubuntu.
Just installed elementary OS 0.2 Luna ? Then here is a bunch of tips to tweak elementary and install cool apps to make the system better and get the best desktop experience
Here is a quick list of 10 commands that you can use to check the partitions on hard drives and disks on your Linux system and how much space each partition has.
Just installed Linux Mint 17 Qiana ? Then take away these improvement tips and must have applications to supercharge Mint and get the best desktop performance and experience.
If you are using Conky on Linux Mint Cinnamon then you might notice that the widgets disappear on clicking the desktop applet. Fix it by editing the theme configuration file.
Quick tutorial on how to enable the testing and unstable repositories with apt pinning on Debian Linux and install newer version of packages from them.
The default fonts on Linux Mint do not look great. This tutorial shows you simple tricks and tweaks that would optimise font rendering on Linux Mint to make them look really amazing
If you have just installed Kubuntu 14.04 (Trusy Tahr) then here is a list of improvement tips and essential applications to make your Kubuntu experience better.
The nvidia drivers cause the grub and splash screen on Ubuntu to fall into a low resolution display mode. This tutorial shows you how to get a higher resolution.
If you are running Ubuntu, Xubuntu or Kubuntu inside virtualbox then install virtualbox guest additions to enable features like shared folders, mouse pointer integration and seamless windows