Operating Systems

How to setup an Android TV with androidtv.com/setup or the Google application

Android TVs and players are a good investment if you want to have all the entertainment at your fingertips. However, they require an installation that, although simple, has several ways to run. We show you how to set up your Android TV without complications and in less than five minutes. Android…

Category : Operating systems   26-10-2020   by Janeth Kent

A Dev compile and install Windows XP and Server 2003 from filtered source code

One of the events in the IT field this year was the massive leak of the source code of Windows XP and other large systems such as Windows Server 2003. Although Microsoft has not yet pronounced on the veracity of the code, researchers say it seems real, and those who…

Category : Operating systems   08-10-2020   by Luigi Nori

How to install a Linux partition on a Windows 10 PC

In spite of a past we could say almost confronted, the approach between Windows and Linux is accelerating more and more, drawing a story closer to love than to hate. So much so that Windows 10 already offers support for Linux natively. Creating a subsystem is no longer penalized. A…

Category : Operating systems   06-09-2020   by Luigi Nori

Linux for Dummies: Introduction

If you have thought about migrating from Windows to a Unix operating system, or Linux specifically there are things you should know. The goal is to give essential information (and not) to take the first steps in the world of the "penguin". What is Linux? With the word Linux we commonly refer…

Category : Operating systems   21-08-2020   by Alessio Mungelli

Linux For Dummies: Permissions

In the previous articles I made a short introduction to the Unix world and in the following article I have dealt with the basic commands for the file system management. Today we are going to talk about permissions. We are going to take Ubuntu as an example, but in the other distros the working mechanism…

Category : Operating systems   14-03-2020   by Alessio Mungelli

Linux for Dummies: Ubuntu Terminal

I introduced in the previous article, available here, the basic concepts concerning the Linux world. Today we are going to have a look to some basic operations that we can perform using the terminal in an Ubuntu-like operating system. What is the command line? Shell, terminal and command line are words that commonly stand for a…

Category : Operating systems   27-02-2020   by Alessio Mungelli

How to Create your own custom Linux system, step by step

Here is some information where you can learn step by step how to customize a Linux distribution to create your own Linux. If we follow the steps, even the less experienced will be able to create their own Linux to their liking. Personalizing a distribution not only serves to have a…

Category : Operating systems   14-06-2019   by Janeth Kent

Useful Terminal Commands Every Web Developer Should Know About

Useful Terminal Commands Every Web Developer Should Know About

The command line interface (CLI), or Terminal is considered by many to be the Holy Grail of computer management. At one time the CLI was the only way to accomplish anything on a computer; then, the CLI gave way to the graphical user interface (GUI) as the popularity of PCs…

Category : Operating systems   22-06-2018   by Janeth Kent

Install macOS High Sierra in VirtualBox on Windows 10

Install macOS High Sierra in VirtualBox on Windows 10

Whether you want to occasionally test a website in Safari, or try out a little bit of software in the Mac environment, having access to the latest version of macOS in a virtual machine is useful. Unfortunately, you’re not really supposed to do this—so getting macOS running in VirtualBox is,…

Category : Operating systems   30-04-2018   by Janeth Kent

Setting Up SFTP on Ubuntu 16.04

Setting Up SFTP on Ubuntu 16.04

I recently had a request to setup SFTP for a customer so they could manage a set of files in their environment through an FTP GUI. Being an avid user of command line tools like SCP I haven’t needed to set up FTP or SFTP in many years. So I…

Category : Operating systems   12-03-2018   by Janeth Kent

The Best Lightweight Linux Distributions For Older PC's

The Best Lightweight Linux Distributions For Older PC's

What do you do with your old computers? The one which once had good hardware configuration but now those are considered outdated. Why not revive your old computer with Linux? I am going to list seven beginner friendly lightweight Linux distributions that you can use on your older PC. Best Lightweight…

Category : Operating systems   12-03-2017   by Janeth Kent

How To Install PHP7 On The Main OS's

How To Install PHP7 On The Main OS's

Installing PHP 7.0.0 is easier than ever.  Here are instructions for installing the latest version on different platforms: First step: Uninstall PHP 5.x If you already have PHP 5.x installed you may encounter conflicts. Make sure to completely remove PHP 5.x from your system before installing php 7. Ubuntu 14.04, 15.04, and…

Category : Operating systems   13-03-2016   by Janeth Kent

PHP:How To Upgrade to PHP 7 on Ubuntu 14.04

PHP:How To Upgrade to PHP 7 on Ubuntu 14.04

Introduction PHP 7, which was released on December 3, 2015, promises substantial speed improvements over previous versions of the language, along with new features like scalar type hinting.This guide explains how to quickly upgrade an Apache or Nginx web server running PHP 5.x (any release) to PHP 7. Warning: As with…

Category : Operating systems   13-03-2016   by Janeth Kent

Chrome 38 Introduces a Responsive Design View

Chrome 38 Introduces a Responsive Design View

Chrome 38 has introduced a responsive design view in Chrome Developer tools. It allows you to view the available breakpoints for the loaded site. Clicking each of the bars resizes the window to the specified breakpoint or selecting the device will resize the window to that devices resolution. As well as…

Category : Operating systems   25-06-2014   by Luigi Nori

Tricks for speeding up your Android device

Tricks for speeding up your Android device

When you hit the home button or launch a new app, it takes what seems like an eternity to switch to the new task or back to the desktop... Maybe your Android phone has become so slow that letters appear a second or two after you type them. These simple tips and…

Category : Operating systems   20-08-2013   by Janeth Kent

Windows 8.1: 5 Cool New Features

Windows 8.1: 5 Cool New Features

Windows 8.1, the first update just arrived in beta. It's easy to download and easier than the new version of OS X... Check out these features and decide for yourself. 1. The Return of the Start Button The Start menu, these days, is a totally different-looking touch-friendly array of shiny live-updating squares, but you access…

Category : Operating systems   28-06-2013   by Janeth Kent

Android tips: How to change archive and delete actions in the new Gmail

Android tips: How to change archive and delete actions in the new Gmail

With the latest update to Gmail interface, Google has change things a bit -- but it didn't give users much indication of how things changed. One of the big change was the differentiation between archiving and deleting emails, and what options are chosen to be available. If you haven't tweaked any settings previously,…

Category : Operating systems   11-06-2013   by Janeth Kent

Firefox OS tablet will be unveiled next week

Firefox OS tablet will be unveiled next week

At Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona, we got a look at the first smartphone to run Mozilla’s Firefox OS, the ZTE Open. The new OS is a Linux-based open-source effort designed to offer an alternative to the proprietary ecosystems of its rivals, harnessing standards-based HTML5 web apps, combined with JavaScript and…

Category : Operating systems   29-05-2013   by Janeth Kent

How to Install Skype in Lubuntu 12.10

How to Install Skype in Lubuntu 12.10

Open terminal and edit sources.list: Code: sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list Uncomment these hashes (#) Code: deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu quantal partner deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu quantal partner after this step execute the update command: Code: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install skype et voilá skype will be installed in your lubuntu distro.  

Category : Operating systems   28-05-2013   by Janeth Kent

Download Google fonts to your desktop

Download Google fonts to your desktop

The goal of Google Fonts has always been to bring beautiful, open-source fonts to the web, fast and free of cost. Starting today, you can download these fonts for offline access on your desktop. We’ve made all of the fonts from the Google Fonts directory available in SkyFonts, a tool from Monotype that…

Category : Operating systems   01-05-2013   by Janeth Kent

Linux 3.9 Released

Linux 3.9 Released

After weeks of RC releases and a week's delay Linux 3.9, which packs a lot of new features, has finally been made available by Linus Torvalds. Last week Torvalds released the rc8 instead of the Linux 3.9 stating that he wasn’t “comfy” releasing the final version yet and that “another week won’t hurt”.…

Category : Operating systems   30-04-2013   by Janeth Kent

Ubuntu Releases 13.04

Ubuntu Releases 13.04

The release demonstrates consistently faster boot speeds than earlier versions — down to about 40 seconds on Intel and AMD-based Acer Veriton desktop machines — shrinks memory usage by as much as 50MB, reduces image size and cuts power consumption, according to Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu. "We've been driving Ubuntu to be a coverged OS across different…

Category : Operating systems   25-04-2013   by Janeth Kent

Distributed Storage Across Multiple Servers (Nodes) With GlusterFS 3.2.x On Ubuntu 12.10

Distributed Storage Across Multiple Servers (Nodes) With GlusterFS 3.2.x On Ubuntu 12.10

  This tutorial shows how to combine four single storage servers (running Ubuntu 11.10) to one large storage server (distributed storage) with GlusterFS. The client system (Ubuntu 11.10 as well) will be able to access the storage as if it was a local filesystem. GlusterFS is a clustered file-system capable of scaling…

Category : Operating systems   11-04-2013   by Janeth Kent

Reset Linux root password without knowing the password

Reset Linux root password without knowing the password

So there it goes - Linux is a secure OS. No, really it is. Despite the title of this post, Linux is actually a secure system. Before we proceed to the main topic, let us consider a few points: Linux is flexible to a very large extent. Linux's administrator account is called…

Category : Operating systems   11-04-2013   by Janeth Kent

How To Run Unity Next on Ubuntu 12.10

How To Run Unity Next on Ubuntu 12.10

Unity Next, the next-generation Qt/QML version of Ubuntu’s Unity interface designed to intelligently adapt to multiple form factors, can now be tried, tested, and hacked-on right from the desktop. You’ll need to be running Ubuntu 12.10 and know your way around the command line to get it up and running. It’ll also help if you’re…

Category : Operating systems   11-04-2013   by Janeth Kent