Distribution Release: GParted Live 0.28.1-1

Curtis Gedak has announced the availability of a new version of the GParted Live Linux distribution. GParted Live provides users with a Debian-based live CD with which to manipulate, rescue and rescue disk partitions from within a graphical user interface. The latest version, GParted Live 0.28.1-1, features version…. DistroWatch.com: News

How to install pandom: a true random number generator for Linux

This tutorial explains how to install pandom: a timing jitter true random number generator maintained by ncomputers.org. The built-in Linux kernel true random number generator provides low throughput under modern circumstances, as for example: personal computers with solid state drives (SSD) and virtual private servers (VPS). This problem is becoming popular in Linux implementations, because… Read More »

A quick introduction to tmux

For many people, the Linux terminal represents a substantial portion of where their most important work happens. Whether a system administrator managing multiple remote machines, a programmer trying to run a new snippet of code as they walk through the source, or simply an ordinary user who is trying to read a man page for… Read More »

Distribution Release: RancherOS 0.8.0

Sven Dowideit has announced the release of RancherOS 0.8.0, an updated build of the project’s minimalist Linux distribution designed for running Docker containers: “RancherOS release – version 0.8.0. Linux 4.9.9 (amd64), Linux 4.4.43 hypriot-v7+ (Raspberry Pi), Docker 1.12.6 default, Docker 1.13.0 available for testing. Note: due to the…. DistroWatch.com: News

Munich City Government to Dump Linux Desktop

Munich city officials turned lots of heads 10 years ago, when they voted to swap out Microsoft Windows with LiMux — a custom desktop version of the Linux operating system, based on Ubuntu Linux. The current municipal government wants to dump LiMux and replace its 15,000 computers with Windows 10. The city’s general council this… Read More »

How to take screenshots on Linux using scrot.

If you are looking for an even better command line utility for taking screenshots, then you must give Scrot a try. This tool has some extra features that are currently not available in gnome-screenshot. In this tutorial, we will explain Scrot using easy to understand examples. Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials

How to change the Linux Boot Splash screen

This tutorial shows how to configure a custom splash screen image in the Grub boot loader one the Linux GUI and on the shell. A splash screen is nothing but the picture that’s gets displayed in the background while booting the Linux operating system. Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials

Lumina Adds Luster to Linux Desktop

The Lumina Desktop Environment desktop is a standout in the crowded field of Linux graphical user interface choices. Lumina is a compact, lightweight, XDG-compliant graphical desktop environment developed from scratch. Its focus is on giving users a streamlined, efficient work environment with minimal system overhead. Lumina was first developed for the BSD family of operating… Read More »

Distribution Release: DEFT Linux 2017.1 “Zero”

After more than two years of apparent hiatus, the Ubuntu-based DEFT Linux distribution (featuring specialist tools for forensic analysis) has sprung to life with a new release. Dubbed as “DEFT Zero” and labelled as version 2017.1, the new build is much more compact and lightweight, but it brings…. DistroWatch.com: News