Hardware Detection Bash-based hardware detection for PCI and USBOct 31, 2005
If you need fast answers for what's inside, you can use a Bash script to obtain an inventory of hardware on your Linux system.more »
Command Line: ls Detailed directory lists with lsOct 31, 2005
The ls command lists files at the command line and gives you many useful details about file properties. With or without colors, this command keeps you on top of your files.more »
Command Line: sed The stream editor sedSep 30, 2005
Working with a text editor can be difficult if you need to handle frequently recurring tasks or multiple files. sed can save a lot of typing.more »
deskTOPia: Zufall and genbg Random backgrounds for the desktopSep 30, 2005
A new background image is the quickest way to liven up your desktop. Tools such as Zufall and genbg help you change your wallpaper auto matically.more »
Command Line: cal and date Calendar in the command lineAug 31, 2005
The legacy cal and date tools help users keep track of the time and date. You can even change the system time with a single shell command.more »
Command Line: User Accounts Command line user managementJul 31, 2005
Linux is a multiuser system: many users can work at the same machine at the same time on separate accounts. In this month’s column, we take a close look at how to create and manage Linux user accounts from the command line.more »
Command Line: Music Tools Music tools for the command lineJun 30, 2005
You don’t always need a GUI-based tool to play MP3 and Ogg Vorbis tracks. In this month’s column, we look at tools for rocking from the shell.more »
Mozilla’s script blocker add-on could be putting malware sites on the whitelist.
The Internet community officially banishes the notoriously unsafe Secure Sockets Layer protocol.
Popular desktop environment continues the Gnome 2 legacy – with new support for the Gnome 3 toolkit.
The Obama White House has issued a memorandum telling all US government agencies they must use HTTPS for all websites and web communication.
New program will dial up security for the Firefox browser.
Red Hat's community distro embraces the cloud.
New partnership will bring more and better CS training to US schools
Criminals offer online help over Tor network
Sophisticated malware is still present on Joomla and WordPress sites around the world.
Future versions of Ubuntu's code service will support the popular Git version control system used with Linux and other open source projects.