Category Archives: Linux

5 Great AUR Helpers for Arch Linux

By | August 24, 2016

  Arch Linux is very unique. For starters, you can build it yourself. You can take your operating system and build it bit by bit. Make it truly your own. Another thing that Arch has that is really unique is the Arch User Repository. What’s the AUR? It allows users to make their own PKGBUILD… Read More »

How to Download, Install, and Use Command Line-Based Web Browser Lynx in Ubuntu

By | August 18, 2016

  Although graphical user interface (GUI) has almost become synonymous with personal computing these days, systems still exist that only offer command line interface (CLI). Even if you don’t use these CLI-based systems, sometimes when you’re troubleshooting a problem, you have to switch your system to command line mode. What if there’s a need to access the Internet when your… Read More »

Parrot Security OS: A Debian-Based Distribution for Security Research

By | August 18, 2016

    Penetration testing: it’s a job field centered around breaking things – breaking software and networks, to be more specific. When it comes to accomplishing these sort of tasks, a lot of Linux-based distributions exist. So, what’s one more? Introducing Parrot Security OS. It’s a security distribution with loads of tools to accomplish your security… Read More »

4 Apps to Listen to Internet Radio Stations on Linux

By | August 18, 2016

  Listening to traditional local radio stations is quite out of fashion these days, but the advent of Internet radio and modern apps that support it has prevented the medium from becoming irrelevant. Internet radio apps are a dime a dozen on mobile platforms like Android and iOS, but dedicated radio apps for Linux can be hard… Read More »

How to view a PDF file in Linux

By | August 12, 2016

There are many ways to view PDF documents in a Linux environment. Depending on your needs, we currently recommend LibreOffice if you need to edit a PDF, and Evince for simple PDF viewing. LibreOffice LibreOffice Writer, which is part of the open source LibreOffice suite, does a great job opening, viewing, editing, and writing PDF documents. Installing LibreOffice To install LibreOffice, use the instructions below… Read More »

The Easiest Way to Create a Bootable USB Installer on Ubuntu

By | August 4, 2016

  If you want to create a bootable USB installer in Ubuntu, the default application for this is “Startup Disk Creator” that is preinstalled in the system. However, this application go is buggy and doesn’t work well sometimes. What is unknown to many is that the preinstalled Gnome Disks (part of the Gnome desktop… Read More »