Linux Commands & Programming

  • Running Linux Inside Windows: Virtualization on Linux Hosts

    With Linux gaining in desktop markets everyday, you might want to try it too. But leaving the comfort of Windows might be difficult for newbies. With these virtualization softwares, you can now try Linux natively, while running Windows inside a virtual...
    By Pranav Thadeshwar May 11, 2012 

  • A Glance at Embedded Linux; by Example

    Getting good example projects using embedded Linux today is not as hard as it was decades ago. Furthermore the projects are open source therefore giving you a better insight into what they entail. Read on to get a better understanding and appreciation...
    By S. R. Obbayi November 27, 2011 

  • Demystifying Open Source and Creative Commons Licensing Models

    There are literally dozens of open content licensing models and it wont be a surprise to know that you may be having trouble understanding open source and CC licensing. The good news is that it has all been explained here so keep on reading.
    By S. R. Obbayi October 27, 2011 

  • Ultimate Guide to 50 Vital Linux Shell Functions

    Covering basic setup of your Linux box to advanced tasks such as creating and merging PDF documents, printing and ripping CDs, this guide of 50 Linux text functions is ideal for gaining a true understanding of the popular operating system.
    By Christian Cawley September 30, 2011 

  • Can't Decide Which Operating System to Install?

    If you're a fan of Windows XP and 7 and need them both installing, or you want to run Windows and a Linux distribution and can't decide which to use, why not simply choose to dual boot? Installing two or more operating systems on your computer...
    By Christian Cawley September 26, 2011 

  • Create and Renaming Files and Folders in Ubuntu

    One of the basic tools you should have at your command in Ubuntu (or any Linux operating system) is the ability to create and rename files and folders. There are different ways of doing this, using the GUI and the Terminal.
    By Christian Cawley July 31, 2011 

  • Most Common Linux Commands and Shortcuts

    Like many newcomers to Linux, I was afraid of the command line when I first started using Linux. However, I began to realize that without the command line I wasn't exploiting my computer to the maximum. That's why it is helpful to know the most...
    By Tolga BALCI July 6, 2011 

  • Ripping Audio CDs at the Command Line

    There are a number of excellent GUI tools in Linux for converting the contents of an audio CD to a digital format like MP3. While these tools are good, sometimes nothing beats the command line for getting the job done quickly and efficiently. And that...
    By Michael Dougherty July 6, 2011 

  • Let IPtables Help Secure Your Linux Box

    Linux is one of the most secure operating systems available. One of the reasons for this tight security is iptables. This command allows you to specify the security of your machine on a very granular level. This entry to the Brighthub Linux Command Line...
    By jlwallen July 4, 2011 

  • Linux Command Line: which

    The Linux 'which' command is one of the lesser used commands, but when you need to know the full path to a command, which is the fastest way to find out. This entry to the Linux Command Line series will introduce you to the which command.
    By jlwallen July 4, 2011 
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