Learning Linux

  • Ubuntu Font Rendering and those Blurry Ubuntu Fonts

    The latest release of Ubuntu, 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope, has made some great strides in improving it's default font rendering. However, it's still not perfect! What can you do if you are unhappy with the default font rendering in Ubuntu? Lets...
    By Michael Dougherty May 20, 2011 

  • NDISWrapper: Easing the Work With Wireless Cards

    Linux sometimes has some annoying issues with wireless cards. Thanks to the open source community, we have a solution; to use Windows wireless card drivers in Linux. We have bonus tips for Bright Hub readers inside.
    By Tolga BALCI May 19, 2011 

  • Which Language is Linux Written In? A Sequel

    After the hot discussions on the (difficult) subject of what language Linux is written in, we follow up with a sequel, taking into account the discussions held in the Digg and Linux.com communities.
    By Tolga BALCI May 19, 2011 


  • Open Source Textbooks

    Open source has been a bit of a buzzword lately, and with good reason: open source ideals are infecting everything from its traditional software base to hardware specifications to even textbooks. This article examines some recent open source textbook...
    By allychevalier May 19, 2011 

  • Ubuntu Linux: The Software

    Ubuntu Linux comes with all the software needed to complete your basic daily tasks. In cases where you need to install additional software you encounter the Ubuntu Linux package management system, aptitude. We will take a brief look at what software is...
    By Michael Dougherty May 19, 2011 

  • Customize Your New Ubuntu Linux Desktop

    There have been many complaints about the default look of Ubuntu Linux. I'm one of those people who think you can't please everyone, so lets take a look at how to customize Ubuntu Linux to reflect your personality. No complaints then!
    By Michael Dougherty May 18, 2011 


  • Linux Today: Why It Continues to Gain Popularity

    Who uses Linux? Linux today has reached widespread acceptance in not only the server world but also for the desktop in the world of Personal Computer (PC) users. Here's why.
    By Sam OBrien May 18, 2011 

  • Getting Started with Linux: Install Ubuntu by Dividing Your Hard Disk

    We have just seen how to install a Linux distribution on our computer and how to run it together with Windows, so now we will look at installing Ubuntu by dividing our hard disk. We will take the partitioning a little bit further and use the Ubuntu installer’s...
    By Tolga BALCI May 18, 2011 

  • Linux is NOT a Text-Based Operating System. It's as GUI as it Gets.

    You were told that Linux is a text-based operating system where you can expect to be greeted with a frightening black screen with white text. A cold sweat is running down your spine because your entire computer is under your fingers. If you touch the...
    By Tolga BALCI March 8, 2011 

  • A Guide to Linux Programming with PHP - HTML Forms and PHP

    It is time to use the skills you have obtained over the last few articles. In this article we'll use PHP and an HTML form to collect data from the user, store it in variables and then process it using PHP. As this is your first go we will use a simple...
    By Berry van der Linden January 29, 2011 
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