linux

The Highway HUD Desktop

Reader Amitabh loves his highway desktops, and even though he recently shared the Road to Redemption desktop with us, we love this Linux desktop too — the position of the stats looks like a real HUD, one that’s easily ignored when it’s time to work.


Five Best Linux Desktop Environments

When you’re customising your Linux install or choosing a distribution, the desktop environment is a key decision. There are tons to choose from, all with different benefits and features. There may be no one single “best” choice, but this week we’re looking at five of them, based on your nominations.


You Can Now Watch Netflix On Linux With Ubuntu And Chrome

Ubuntu: It’s finally easy to watch Netflix on Ubuntu Linux. Before, you had to use an unofficial desktop app or try various other workarounds, but now all it takes is installing the Chrome browser.


Build Your Own Adobe Creative Suite With Free And Cheap Software

Adobe’s Creative Suite is one of the best software packs out there for professionals, but the suite is prohibitively expensive for most people. If you can’t drop the cash, you can still get a similar experience with free or cheap software. Here’s how to build your own Creative Suite.


How To Check If Your Mac Or Linux Machine Is Vulnerable To Shellshock

Shellshock, the newly-discovered vulnerability that allows attackers to inject code into your computer, puts your Mac or Linux machine at a serious risk for malicious attacks. Here’s how to test if your machine is vulnerable.


How To Run Android Apps Inside Chrome On Any Operating System

Recently, Google made the first batch of Android apps available for Chrome. It was only a matter of time before some clever users gave that power to everyone. Now that time has come. Here’s how to install (nearly) any Android app on any operating system.


The Simple Text Desktop

We’ve highlighted some of Okubax‘s desktops before. This time around, some tools in the centre and around the outside and a solid wallpaper make for a simple but elegant desktop. Here’s how he set it all up.


Run Android Apps On Your Chromebook (And Windows, Linux Or Mac)

No one likes to be told what to do, so why should your Chromebook follow the rules? Well, it’ll have to abide but whatever physics dictates, but when it comes to running Android apps, there is a way to convince it (and other operating systems) to play ball, if you’re willing to do a little legwork. Well, fingerwork.


The Road To Redemption Desktop

Reader Amitabh put together this good-looking Linux desktop with a few simple add-ons for his system, and the end result offers just a few useful widgets and plenty of room to work, not to mention a personalised experience. Here’s how he set it up.


The OS LinuX Desktop

Reader Oliver wanted to make his Linux Mint desktop look as much like a Mac as possible so others would find it easy to use. Given some of our previous Linux featured desktops, we know it wasn’t tough, but the end-result still looks great. Here’s how it’s all set up.