November 8, 2011 | Software and Downloads

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GeoGebra: Free Software to Learn Algebra and Geometry

GeoGebra is free Java-based software to learn and teach algebra and geometry. Installation packages are available for Windows, Linux/Ubuntu, and Mac.

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November 4, 2011 | Linux/Unix

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Mint Overtakes Ubuntu in DistroWatch

This just in: More people are checking out Mint on DistroWatch than Ubuntu. This is the first time this has happened. Normally Ubuntu reigns supreme here as the top Linux distribution that people are interested in. Note: this doesn’t mean more people are running Mint than Ubuntu. But it can presage future trends. Especially since [...]

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October 19, 2011 | Linux/Unix

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Tint2: A Lightweight Alternative Panel for Linux

If you think the default panel in Ubuntu or Gnome takes up too many resources, or you just need a lightweight panel for the new iterations of the GUIs in Ubuntu or Gnome which lack a bottom panel, you might be interested in Tint2, a free and open source panel for various Linuxes. It’s in [...]

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October 15, 2011 | Linux/Unix

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A nice thing about the default setup of Ubuntu desktop is that if you type a command which isn’t installed (or if you slightly misspell it), you’ll get suggestions to install packages that provide that command. But that’s not enabled for Ubuntu Server. To get that same functionality, do this: sudo apt-get install command-not-found Now [...]

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October 8, 2011 | Linux/Unix

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I was looking around for people’s opinions of running Debian vs. Ubuntu Server. A lot of people think there’s no reason to run Ubuntu because it’s just a derivative of Debian. One person has an actual difference between the two: Debian doesn’t have Upstart. Upstart is the init daemon which starts services, and restarts them [...]

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May 15, 2011 | Linux/Unix

You’ve heard of Distrowatch, right?

It’s the #1 site for keeping track of the latest Linux distributions.

But there’s a another, obscure way to find out what the most popular Linux distro is (other than the misleading rank on the home page).

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February 18, 2011 | Uncategorized

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Sound doesn’t work so well with Java apps in Ubuntu. To play sound, you should install the OpenJDK JRE, which can co-exist with Sun Java. sudo apt-get install openjdk-6-jdk

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April 29, 2010 | Developer

MySQL

A handy tool to manipulate MySQL is the MySQL MySQL Query Browser. It’s from MySQL AB (the company that makes MySQL).

Click through to find out how to create a database using the Query Browser.

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April 11, 2010 | Software and Downloads

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Frozen Bubble is a fun game for wasting time while you’re waiting for TPS reports to print.

No long-winded strategy, no enemy aliens, no unwieldy artillery targeting. Just shooting marbles mindlessly.

Read on for screenshots and installation.

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March 31, 2010 | Linux/Unix

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Skipfish is a new security scanning tool from Google that tries to find vulnerabilities in your webserver.

It can be installed either locally or on your webserver.

The easiest place to install Skipfish is on Linux, so I’ll go over installing it on Ubuntu.

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