Tag Archives: Ubuntu

MTU Settings for Ubuntu

Setting your MTU settings adjust your internet connection.  With my connection, a default setting of 1500 causes some webpages not to display at all (i.e. Ebay, Microsoft, etc.) My optimal settings are 1492 to change yours, open a terminal and … Continue reading

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Visualization of Data Breaches

The site Information is Beautiful gives a visualization of data breaches and other information about hacking over the past several years.

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One of the largest list of technical, DIY and how-to blogs on the web

As this year comes to a close, take a look at Rick’s Bookmarks4Techs site.  A comprehensive list of nearly 500 blogs.   This list is a valuable resource for anyone in today’s world who enjoys technology.   Just a few … Continue reading

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Want to learn Ubuntu?

Here’s a great site that guides newbies through step by step on using Ubuntu.  Ubuntu Genius guides newbies through the how-tos needed to start using this OS.  This website also offers great tips on using the popular Linux flavor.   Visit … Continue reading

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Linux defacements and Linux hacking

Zone-h.org has an excellent site to see defacements and what is going on across the internet.   Reviewing the archives and live defacements, Linux is defaced (hacked) more times than Windows.   What exactly does this mean?  Is Linux unsafe? … Continue reading

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Universal USB Installer for Linux

|MG| Universal USB Installer 1.8.6.4 Download.

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“Apache Killer” tool spotted in the wild

“Apache Killer” tool spotted in the wild…The developers behind the open source Apache Foundation issued a warning for all users of the Apache HTTPD Web Server, as an attack tool it has been made available on the Internet and has already been … Continue reading

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Install the device manager in Ubuntu

Want to have your own device manager in Ubuntu? Here’s the solution!

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Good Basic Linux Software

Firewalls Gufw – easy to install firewall and easy to use GUI    Firestarter is an easy to use firewall for Linux Backup Software  BackupPC is an easy to use backup utility Photo Editing   Gimp is an excellent photo editing … Continue reading

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Ubuntu only showing 800 x 600 resolution in VirtualBox

If you have installed Ubuntu in VirtualBox and 800 x 600 is the max resolution, Start Ubuntu (VirtualBox).  Click on add Guest Additions.  The CD ROM on the Ubuntu desktop will say Guest Additions.  Right click and open.  Double click … Continue reading

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Test your hard drive speed with Ubuntu’s Disk Utility

Want to Benchmark your hard drive with Ubuntu?  Click on Administration, Disk Utility, select your hard disk and click on Benchmark.  Select Read or Read/Write.   Test Your Hard Drive Speed With Windows 7′s Device Manager

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Ubuntu Cleanup

There is an excellent article on Ubuntu Genius on how to clean Ubuntu’s Unused Linux Kernel Headers, Images and Modules.   While I have been using Linux, Unix and every operating system you can imagine for years, I had no … Continue reading

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45TB of storage in a Linux NAS

45TB of storage in a Linux NAS. By AddThis

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500 Linux Commands

If you want to know about the commands in Linux; this website alphabetizes them and gives examples.

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Tweak Ubuntu

Want to Tweak Ubuntu and find those settings that are hidden or hard to find?  Ubuntu Tweak is an excellent little debian package you can download and install in seconds.  This little program offers dozens of tweaks to your Ubuntu … Continue reading

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Check the File System in Ubuntu

Everyone tries to keep their servers and workstations up as long as possible.  However, you do need to reboot your computer to check the file system thoroughly and to clear any cache or temporary files that are in a hung … Continue reading

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Clean up Linux with BleachBit

Bleachbit was designed for Linux and Windows.   This program frees up your hard drive space by removing ‘junk’ files and helps to get ride of cache, cookies, internet history, logs and temporary files.  BleachBit cleans more than 70 applications. … Continue reading

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Ubuntu Will Begin Updating Daily, Report Says – PCWorld Business Center

Ubuntu Will Begin Updating Daily, Report Says – PCWorld Business Center.

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Make Your Linux Desktop Faster

It looks like Linux’s desktop will soon be faster.  A report on ZDNet by their shared link discusses a patch that will help prioritize your CPUs processes.

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Yes, Linux does need defragging

Many people on the internet (the Linux crew) believe that Linux doesn’t need defragging.  While this is somewhat true if you compare it to Windows, it still needs to be defragged.  As I searched the web, I tried to stay … Continue reading

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