?When Microsoft added Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) to Windows 10 it became possible to run other Linux distributions, such as openSUSE, and not just Ubuntu, on Windows 10.
With the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), you can now run Linux binaries natively on Windows 10. With WSL, you can now run native Bash on Ubuntu on Windows. You can now run Bash scripts, Linux command-line tools like sed, awk, grep, and you can even try Linux-first tools like Ruby, Git, Python, etc. directly […]
Linux sounds intimidating, but it’s essentially just another operating system. When you buy a pre-built PC, it arrives with an operating system pre-installed, usually Windows or Mac. But Linux distros such as Ubuntu are just as capable as Windows. Show More Summary
Despite the fact that Java can be problematic, it’s often times a necessary evil. A lot of cross-platform apps are written in Java, and considering how Linux already lacks a lot of useful apps, choosing not to use Java will severely limit your options. Show More Summary
Are you using Google Calendar and want to integrate it into your Linux system? Long ago this didn’t seem feasible, but as time has gone on some desktop environments have taken it upon themselves to add the ability to receive notifications from Google Calendar on the desktop. Show More Summary
Manually upgrading the Linux kernel is not a simple feat — it requires a fair amount of knowledge. We’ve covered how to do it before, but if you’d rather get the latest and greatest without the fuss, and you’re running Ubuntu, you might appreciate a more automatic solution in the form of Ukuu. Show More Summary
You probably know that your web browser keeps a cache of the websites you visit so subsequent visits will be loaded very quickly. Linux, like your browser, also keeps a system cache – application cache, apt cache, etc. – so subsequent loading of the application will be very fast.... Show More Summary
I need to be able to test some software within a Linux environment and decided on Ubuntu Linux. But I want to run it within VMWare Fusion on my Mac system. Is that possible? The post How do I Install Ubuntu Linux in VMWare Fusion? appeared first on Ask Dave Taylor.
Remote code execution bugs in Apport, an Ubuntu Linux default file handler, has opened a door to attacks and crashes.
I'm running Ubuntu Linux on my old PC computer, but can't figure out how to check for system and app updates. Is there some secret to it, or do I just have to wait for the system to notify me? It's Ubuntu Linux 15.1 The post Check for Program Updates in Ubuntu Linux? appeared first on Ask Dave Taylor.
If your desktop runs a mainstream release of Linux, chances are you're vulnerable.
Workspaces in Linux help you keep your tasks segregated and organized, especially in situations when you’re working on multiple tasks in parallel. For example, in one workspace, you can keep all your office-related applications, while in the other, all your personal stuff.... Show More Summary
Now that I'm using Ubuntu Linux on my old PC laptop I'm enjoying it, but can't figure out how to change the default Web browser from Firefox to Chrome. It's not like Windows! Help? The post Change default Web browser in Ubuntu Linux? appeared first on Ask Dave Taylor.
While eyes are unarguably one of the most precious organs of the human body, the kind of life we live today – excess use of TVs, gaming consoles, and computers (especially) – isn’t good for our eyes. If you use these digital devicesShow More Summary
This article focuses on Dynamic Web TWAIN Linux Edition, which is a web-based document scanning SDK based on SANE.
For many years people have talked about “universal installers” for Linux. We have app image, snap packages, and now Flatpaks. Much like the other tools, Flatpak is a technology that makes it very easy to install software no matter the Linux distribution. Show More Summary
Ubuntu is widely regarded as a beginner friendly version of Linux, but that doesn’t mean that Ubuntu is only used by beginners. Advanced users can also make use of some of the great features Ubuntu has to offer. If you have used Ubuntu for any length of time, it’s likely that you will have had to use an apt-get command at some point. Show More Summary
Though Torrenting is usually regarded as a dirty word, there are a lot of positives to using it, especially when talking about Linux. For starters, if you’re creating a Linux distribution, it’s a great way to outsource your bandwidth. Show More Summary
By exploiting a design fault in the Linux boot process that decrypts encrypted hard drives, you can launch a shell with root privileges on the operating system. This security flaw has been confirmed to affect Debian, Ubuntu and Fedora with many other Linux distributions likely to be vulnerable. Show More Summary
The Internet of Things is as secure as an open barn door. But new operating systems like Canonical's Ubuntu Core 16 can close the door before the DDoS attacks get out.