One of the biggest frustrations most new LibreOffice (or OpenOffice.org) users
have is the lack of templates and clip art. We've addressed this problem
before, but with the recent surge of LibreOffice, it's important to know
how to improve your powerful office suite!
For a long time, my password tracking system was quite simplistic:
hope I remembered the right passwords for each site or record
them in an ordinary word-processor document. Such methods obviously
have great flaws. I might have a hard time remembering a password for an
infrequently used site, and a word-processor document isn't the most
secure place to store passwords. more>>
Two years ago, I got into a conversation with another professional about the desktop. I opined that very shortly, the desktop would be our cell phone and there would be no need to put file servers at everyone's desk. more>>
If you are disgruntled by the new interfaces provided by recent
distribution releases, namely GNOME 3 and Unity, you might want to take a
look at Cinnamon. With its traditional feel and extreme theme-ability,
Cinnamon is a desktop interface bound to spice up anyone's computer. more>>
Many people's initial exposure to science is through astronomy, and they are inspired by that first look through a
telescope or their first glimpse of a Hubble image. Several
software packages are available for the Linux desktop that allow users to
enjoy their love of the stars. I look at several packages in this
should be available for most distributions.
I've realized I've missed out on a huge area of computational
science—chemistry. Many packages exist for doing chemistry
on your desktop. This article looks at a general tool called
avogadro. It can do computations of energy and gradient values.
Additionally, it can
do analysis of molecular systems, interface to GAMESS and import and
export from and to several file formats. more>>
BeOS was a much loved and highly advanced desktop operating system that ceased active development in 2001. ZevenOS is a Ubuntu 11.10 based system (with a bit of help from Xubuntu) that attempts to recapture some of the BeOS look and feel. more>>
The recently released Linux Mint 12 offers a two pronged approach to supporting those who prefer the traditional Gnome desktop. Firstly, the Mint Gnome Shell Extensions (MGSE) transform Gnome 3 into something resembling Gnome 2. Secondly it ships with Mate, the Gnome 2.0 fork project. more>>
Many Linux users who have been GNOME fans for years find themselves in a
sudden quandary. GNOME 3.0 has completely abandoned the desktop experience
we've come to love during the years. That's not to say change is bad,
it's just that many folks (even Linus Torvalds) don't really want
The votes are in, the tallies are counted, the hanging chads have been
evaluated, and we have our winners. This year holds a few surprises,
a couple dominant players and as much open source as you can handle. We
don't encourage gambling here at Linux Journal, but if you had an office
pool going for pizza money, it's officially too late to make your wager.
Having made an earlier defection from KDE to Gnome, Linus Torvalds has now rejected both in favor of Xfce. It’s only natural that the actions of the creator of the Linux kernel would attract extra scrutiny, and I think that his decision is reflective of a wider disenchantment amongst long-term Linux users. more>>
aptosid might sound like a package management tool, but it's actually a desktop-orientated (KDE4 or XFCE) Debian derived Linux distro. It's more than a mere respin of Debian, but does it have what it takes to distinguish it from all of the other desktop distros? more>>
Linux Desktop articles are all over the place. I can hardly open up a browser without tripping over one. Most of them are negative whine-fests, complaining that Linux is too hard for new users, or has become too dumbed-down for technical users, or the fonts are ugly, or the next generation desktop environments are too different, or... well I could go on, but I think you get the point. more>>
So many computers head for landfill when they are still able to carry out useful work. However, some organizations and individuals do what they can to put these machines into the hands of people who can use them. Naturally, this is an ideal application for Linux, and having had a quick look at it, I suspect that wattOS would make a good choice for refurbishing older computers. more>>
As Linux continues to play an ever increasing role in corporate data centers and institutions, ensuring the integrity and protection of these systems must be a priority. With 60% of the world's websites and an increasing share of organization's mission-critical workloads running on Linux, failing to stop malware and other advanced threats on Linux can increasingly impact an organization's reputation and bottom line.
Most companies incorporate backup procedures for critical data, which can be restored quickly if a loss occurs. However, fewer companies are prepared for catastrophic system failures, in which they lose all data, the entire operating system, applications, settings, patches and more, reducing their system(s) to “bare metal.” After all, before data can be restored to a system, there must be a system to restore it to.
In this one hour webinar, learn how to enhance your existing backup strategies for better disaster recovery preparedness using Storix System Backup Administrator (SBAdmin), a highly flexible bare-metal recovery solution for UNIX and Linux systems.