Lifehacker Pack For Linux 2014: Our List Of The Essential Linux Apps

With so many flavours of Linux and the awesome apps in their repositories, finding the right app for getting things done can be tough. In our annual Lifehacker Pack for Linux, we’re highlighting the must-have downloads for better productivity, communication, media management, and more.

Google's Kubernetes Docker Project Gets Support From Microsoft, IBM, Red Hat

Kubernetes is a Google-led project to create an open source manager for Docker containers. Although only launched in June, Kubernetes now has some other friends in the big end of town: Microsoft, IBM and Red Hat have all signed up to support the project.

Improve Your Desktop Mail Performance By Re-Indexing Your Mailbox

While many of us are using cloud-based email, some of us still cling to desktop clients. Re-indexing the email database will improve performance and search capabilities.

The Easiest Way To Install Android's ADB And Fastboot Tools On Any OS

If you’ve ever tried to root your Android phone or flash a ROM, you may have heard about ADB or fastboot. These two tools are surprisingly powerful, but can be a bit overly complex to install. Here’s how to do it the easy way.

How To Get The Best Experience From TeamViewer

It’s no secret that TeamViewer, the remote desktop client for Windows, Mac and Linux, is popular in our neck of the woods. It’s free and easy to use, but remote access sometimes feels awkward and sluggish. These tips will make your TeamViewer experience so smooth you’ll think your home computer is right in front of you. $40,000 Budget Shortfall: Why Planning Matters

The bad news? 2014 conference in Perth has ended up running at a $40,000 loss. The good news? Because the Linux Australia committee planned carefully, that doesn’t mean the end of LCA events. The lesson for everyone? Keep an emergency fund and track your spending carefully.

Online TrID Identifies Unknown File Types, No Download Required

Windows/Linux: If you’ve downloaded or received a file with an extension you don’t recognise (or with no extension at all), TrID can analyse it and tell you what programs can open it.

How To Turn A Raspberry Pi Into A Private Streaming Music Service

If you’re sick of dealing with carrying around a massive library of music on your smartphone and you don’t want to pay for a service like Google Music, the Raspberry Pi can work as a music server. With a little work, you can make all your MP3s available to you regardless of where you are. Here’s how to set it up. Turns Web Pages Into A Useable Data Table

Windows/Mac/Linux: When you’re gathering data for research or a project, it can be laborious entering each individual piece of information into a table. can grab data from a web page’s code and create tables for you.

The Slowmo Linux Desktop

Flickr user José put together this good-looking Linux Mint desktop. It features media controls and a simple launcher at the bottom. Here’s how he set it all up.