linux

The Flat N' Fuzzy Desktop

Reader Royale with Cheese loves flat desktops, and so do we. This time around his desktop pays homage to the legendary fuzz pedal, the Big Muff. It’s a simple, flat look that says a lot if you know what to look for. Here’s how it’s all set up.


Xtra-PC Helps Non-Technical People Install Linux On An Old PC

If you still have an old PC, you’re in luck. A new Linux distribution based on Lubuntu will give any old PC a new lease on life, designed for non-technical users and optimised for popular web sites.


Convert A USB Charger Into A Linux Computer

Need a truly portable Linux computer? Over on NODE, Chris Robinson shows how build a Linux-powered computer inside a USB charger for ultimate portability.


Leave uTorrent Behind And Try These Other Torrent Clients

uTorrent has napalmed the last of its bridges, first by bundling adware with its installer and now, allegedly, a Bitcoin miner. If you’re ready to ditch uTorrent, there are plenty of alternatives available.


Linus Torvalds: Write Linux Kernel Code, 'Get Hired Really Quickly'

It’s a brave endeavour to dive into the source code for any project you didn’t program yourself, another entirely when that project happens to be the guts of Linux. Considering the impact the open source operating system has had on the IT world, having some familiarity with its internals is going to take you places — a sentiment Linux creator Linus Torvalds agrees with.


Azure Adds Linux Version Of HDInsight

Azure has offered a Windows-based version of the HDInsight Hadoop implementation since late 2013. Now you have the option of running HDInsight in a Linux implementation on Azure as well.


The Best Chromecast Apps (2015 Edition)

Google shook up the home theatre market with its Chromecast device. Ever since it enabled developer access, the app market has been flooded with Google Cast support. Here are the most useful Chromecast apps.


Five Best File Encryption Tools

Keeping your personal data safe doesn’t have to be difficult, as long as you keep sensitive information encrypted and under your control. That’s why this week we’re looking at the five best file encryption tools you can use to encrypt your data locally.


Raspberry Pi 2: Australian Hands-On

The Raspberry Pi 2 was announced last week to mostly positive reactions from enthusiasts, despite no warning of its impending release. The upgraded board computer boasts a quad-core 900MHz ARMv7 SoC and 1GB of RAM over its predecessor, the Raspberry Pi B+, while retaining the same dimensions and a good deal of backwards-compatibility. The Pi 2 arrived at the perfect time for me — I wanted to build a media centre with some flexibility, and the board offered the perfect compromise between tweaking and ease-of-use.


The Operating Systems Updated For The Raspberry Pi 2 (So Far)

The Raspberry Pi 2 was released yesterday and it comes packed with a new SoC that requires a little tweaking to get operating systems to work with it. We decided to dig in and see what operating systems have added support already.