But for nearly as long as the GK802 has been available, folks have been trying to run Linux on it, turning the Android TV stick into a full-fledged computer. Early attempts were a little rough around the edges, but now there’s a build of Ubuntu 11.10 available which supports most of the device’s basic hardware.
In this document we are going to demonstrate how to combine two-factor authentication from WiKID on Ubuntu. The WiKID Strong Authentication System is a commercial/open source two-factor authentication solution. First, we will configure a domain on the WiKID server, then add the targeted server as a network client to the WiKID server, and finally configure [...]
SPDY (pronounced as speedy) is an open networking protocol developed primarily at Google for transporting web content. Nginx version 1.4.x supports SPDY out of the box. You need openssl version 1.0.1 or above to compile and use nginx.
Even when you’ve figured out how to do it, you’ll likely begin to question whether it was worth the trouble. I came to the conclusion, after spending the last 72 hours trying to set up such a system between Windows 8 Pro and Ubuntu 12.10 on real hardware, that running a dual-boot system in UEFI [...]
If you haven’t installed Ubuntu on something in a little while, you may be in for a bit of a surprise when you see the Unity interface. Canonical has done quite a bit to make things user friendly, but some adventurous Linux fans may be interested in exploring new options.
Here’s how you can change your network adapter name in Ubuntu via the terminal.
After some really fantastic help & support from potyl I got Gtk3::WebKit to pass it’s installation tests on Ubuntu 12.04 (precise, LTS).
Ubuntu Linux installs just fine on many laptops. The fingerprint scanners on those laptops, though, are built for custom Windows security applications. There is, however, a relatively easy way to enroll your fingers and log in with them in Ubuntu.
Installing the Windows 7 theme pack and doing some tweaks is not yet the end of transforming your Linux Ubuntu. The next thing you need to do is select a different environment for your operating system’s login screen.
If you’d like to run an Ubuntu virtual machine on your PC, you’ll need to weigh a series of considerations. To be sure, the use of virtualization is commonplace in the IT industry these days. Still, before you decide to run an Ubuntu virtual machine, you must consider whether you fully understand the benefits of [...]
This week, we’re going to lay the initial groundwork for doing just about everything complicated with TurtleBot, and that means getting Ubuntu set up to coexist with Windows 7 on our desktop computer.
This week, however, I did a clean install on my aging Acer AspireOne netbook to see how well the new OS, also known as Raring Ringtail, would perform on the kind of low-powered machine for which it was designed. The modest specs—1.6GHz Atom processor, 1GB of memory and a 40GB hard drive—seemed perfect for that [...]
`Unofficial Minecraft Installer` is a script available in a PPA that can be used to easily install the popular Minecraft game in Ubuntu and derivatives (Linux Mint, elementary OS and so on).
The Ubuntu Live ISO image includes UEFI Secure Boot compatibility. When you boot it, you can choose between going directly into the installer (ubiquity) or going to a live desktop. If you choose the latter, there is then an icon on the desktop to start the installer.
The Ubuntu operating system is installed with powerful administration tools that enable you to reset authentication for the system. In Ubuntu, you can reset the authentication by resetting the password for your account. The password can be set in one of two ways — through the Ubuntu GUI desktop or from the command line.
I am unable to find Google Chrome Browser in Ubuntu software center. How do I install Google Chrome in Ubuntu version 12.04 LTS or v13.04 using command line options?
Google doesn’t advertise the fact, but such a feat is perfectly possible. Almost all Chromebooks are based on standard Intel Atom or Celeron processors, so there’s no fundamental obstacle to setting up a dual-boot system offering a mainstream Linux distribution alongside Chrome OS. Read more here
This tutorial shows how you can install and run a PrestaShop 1.5.x web site on a Debian Wheezy or Ubuntu 12.10 system that has nginx installed instead of Apache (LEMP = Linux + nginx (pronounced “engine x”) + MySQL + PHP). nginx is a HTTP server that uses much less resources than Apache and delivers [...]
This tutorial shows how you can install and run a Redaxo 4.4.x web site on a Debian Wheezy or Ubuntu 12.10 system that has nginx installed instead of Apache (LEMP = Linux + nginx (pronounced “engine x”) + MySQL + PHP). nginx is a HTTP server that uses much less resources than Apache and delivers [...]
With the recent release of VMWare ESXi 5.1 and the associated fully featured web client management (which we may cover in a later article), Linux in general is getting closer and closer to the ‘do anything’ desktop operating system we have all wanted it to be for some time. There are several tools that are [...]
apt-fast downloads repositories (package sources) and packages in parallel, which can greatly shorten the time it takes to update a system. In contrast, the default package manager (apt-get or aptitude) downloads repositories and packages sequentially.
The following tutorial was created in order to teach both Linux newcomers and existing Ubuntu users how to install the Ubuntu 13.04 operating system on their personal computer or laptop, even if the Ubuntu installer is pretty self-explanatory.
Running Avast through Ubuntu is very useful if you run Windows programs with Wine from inside the Ubuntu operating system. You can scan your hard drives for viruses and malware without booting into Windows.
Finding the right Ubuntu software titles used to be a bit of an art form, especially before the Ubuntu Software Center became available. And even with the benefit of the Ubuntu Software Center, knowing whether an application is worth checking out still requires a bit of research.
Debian or Ubuntu Linux comes with knockd. It is a port-knock server. It listens to all traffic on an ethernet and/or PPP interface created by VPN/dial-up pppd, looking for special “knock” sequences of port-hits.
The Ubuntu operating system is installed with tools that will enable you to encrypt volumes. Though you can obtain proprietary tools, such as TrueCrypt and LUKS, to encrypt partitions, the Ubuntu operating system includes the Encrypted Private Directory tool by default
As with other incarnations, Ubuntu 11.10 — otherwise known as “Oneiric Ocelot” — comes with “Disk Utility” installed by default. Disk Utility allows you to perform various operations on your hard drives, including removable media like USB drives. You can check your disks for errors, create or modify partitions, and format drives completely. Be certain [...]
April 25th, 2013 by cj2003
With Windows 8 pushing a “touch-first” desktop interface—Microsoft’s words, not ours—and with Valve’s Steam on Linux beginning to bring much-needed games and popular attention to the oft-overlooked operating system, there’s never been a better time to take Linux out for a test drive.
March 9th, 2013 by cj2003
This past week I thought my Android Touchpad had finally given up the ghost. I was out in San Francisco for the RSA Conference. I shut down my Touchpad just prior to my plane landing at SFO. It had plenty of battery left when I shut down, but when I tried to turn it back [...]
March 8th, 2013 by cj2003
The Chromebook Pixel is the best Chrome OS laptop money can buy — but at $1299 and up you’ll need a fair bit of money to buy one. That’s a lot of money to spend on a laptop that runs a browser-based operating system, but it turns out the Pixel isn’t limited to just running [...]
March 6th, 2013 by cj2003