We delve into a serious question about an oncoming storm. The Linux Mint derivative has expanded its desktop penetration percentage and makes us stop to look at this fresh green player on the open source operating field. Touted to be “the only Linux distribution that lets you watch Porn from the Live Cd” Linux Mint comes packed with all the goodies you need for a modern day operating system. Originally derived from Ubuntu but now standing on its own two feed Mint makes us wonder : Is this Ubuntu as it should be ?
We start off the post summer season with a new addition to the feeds :Every wednesday we will try to drop the ‘article of the week’ into the feed so all of you tablet or ebook reading or tablet owning fans. (Don’t worry , if you have a PDF reader on your pc you can enjoy the article just the same) In our first episode we delve into the mind of two overconnected cybergeeks who dive offline for a week in the south of France. What does the disconnection from the world wide web mean for somebody living on the edge of real and cyberspace.
This week we showcase one of the “special ” editions of the “Full Circle Magazine” dealing with how to build your own server and give you a chance to get to know this great Linux magazine.
ime for a little “offline time” as we give you a taste of the Knightwise.com Newsletter.Lets give all of our E-book and Ipad reading geeks a little “reading material” for those precious 5 minutes a day they loose internet connectivity and are forced to live “Offline”. Call it a blogpost inside a pdf , call it a newsletter, call it a piece of tree waiting to be printed : We call it “Knightwriter”. A little reading material for when you have the time.
We all have that one special super powerfull system in the house that we know and love. With loads of memory, processor power and harddrive space. A very powerful machine thats only using a fraction of that power. How about sharing that power with other people in the house ? Or on your network ? How about turning that system into a Terminal server that can be accessed by friends or family members over your local lan or even the Internet ? How about having your own ” Graphical Ubuntu Desktop Session ” on your mac, your windows machine , or even a very light Linux machine in the house ? As mentioned in show kc0037 this is the “howto” on building your own terminal server starting out from a plain Ubuntu system. In 20 simple steps, you’ll be up and running.
Ubuntu is a great operating system if you think about it. You can download it for free and it comes bundled with a whole lot of applications out of the box. Adding software is easy and the operating system is extremely versatile when it comes down to using it. You can run it on older hardware, use it a server or a workstation .. and stuff like that.
The one downside that there is to installing Ubuntu Linux from the CD is that it does not come with a LOT of software. Sure its very easy to point and click and get all of the stuff you need via the software center. However : Installing non-free software like MP3 and DVD playback ability, Some applications like for example Google Chrome and Skype is not always possible using this method. So we’ve pointed you to the right places to go in this manual.
But then you are still stuck with a “classic Ubuntu Interface” that does not really look all that sexy. Well , let’s take care of that too then. We are going to take a “plain vanilla” installation of Ubuntu 9.10 and add all the extra software you require PLUS show you some tips and tweaks how to make it look … Sexy. So if you want to take your installation of Ubuntu to the next level .. Follow along !
- A Vanilla install.
- Adding Repositories.
- Enabling DVD and MP3 playback, flash etc.
- Adding extra software
- Installing Picasa, Google Chrome,Skype etc.
- Configuring Cairo Dock.
- Making it look Sexy.
This manual is the first in a 4 part series in using some basic command line applications.
In this part of the series we focus on installing SCREEN, a terminal application for the Linux command line. Screen enables you to run several command line applications (in different shells) at the same time. ( And leave them running even if you disconnect from the shell, so you can re-connect later).
You can use screen on the “local” command line window on your linux system. ( working locally on the computer) or via an SSH connection if you have setup an SSH-server as we explained earlier on in the KWTV Screencasts : Episode one and Episode two
- Why Screen
- Adding and removing shells.
- Naming your windows.
- Splitting your screen.
- Other Commands.
In a brand new episode of the Knightcast Docu Cast where we show you how to use your Ubuntu Server as an SSH Proxy. Surf the web with Firefox and use Putty together with Ubuntu to create your own Firewall busting SSH Tunnel. Together with Putty and Firefox you can now setup your own SSH Tunnel to your Ubuntu Server. Surf securely, bypass the company firewall of keep nosy people away from your web traffic when you are on that public hotspot. Download and install … DC003.
- Download Putty
- Configure your SSH tunnel
- Configure Firefox to use the tunnel
- Test the configuration.
In this episode of the knightwise.com Docu-cast series we show you how to build your very own backup script on your linux system. With this script you can automatically create zip-filed-backups of the home folders of all the users on your system. We add some extra security to the mix by making the backup folder a “dropbox” for all your other users. That way they can “drop” files into the backup folder, but are unable to see any other files in the folder that have been put there by other users.
- Creating the destination directory.
- Setting up the correct file permissions with chmod.
- Writing the script.
- Testing the script.
- Automate the Process using Cron.
How about a PDF-manual in your feed to explain how to use and install the mighty simple program of bashpodder. Follow the step by step instruction to install bashpodder, a command line based podcatcher on your linux system. After that, go one step beyond and automate the entire process via CRON. Set when and where you want to get your podcasts downloaded and let technology work for you.
- Downloading Bashpodder
- Installing Bashpodder
- Configuring what podcasts to download
- Check your downloads
- Automate the Process using Cron.