Linux / Unix Desktop Fun: Cat And Mouse Chase All Over Your Screen

Oneko is a little fun app. It will change your cursor into mouse and creates a little cute cat and the cat start chasing around your mouse cursor. The word “neko” means “cat” in Japanese and it was originally written by a Japanese author as a Macintosh desktop accessory.

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Download Slackware 14.0 CD / ISO Images

Slackware version 14.0 has been released and available for download from the official project website. This updated version brings many enhancements, including Xfce 4.10.0, KDE 4.8.5, and Linux kernel version 3.2.29.

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Update: Regarding RSS Feed

For a long time regular rss readers are demanding that we exclude basic Linux / Unix tutorials from our /faq/ section. One of such recent comment was:

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Linux / UNIX Desktop Fun: Interactive Aquarium

Fsh is an entertaining interactive desktop aquarium. It was created as an alternative to Gnome easter egg called “Free the fish”.

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remark Command: Highlight Any Text or Command Output Using Regular Expressions

The remark command is a little know tool that can be used to color syslog file as well as output of of programs such as ping, traceroute, and much more.

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HowTo: Connect Two Wireless Router Wirelessly ( Bridge ) With Open Source Software

You can setup a wireless connection between two routers only so that it will link a wireless network to a wired network allowing you to bridge two networks with different infrastructure. You can find wireless access points products that offer either a “bridge” mode or a “repeater” mode. In this post I’m going to explain three popular open source choices that can be used for setting up a wireless bridge.

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Firefox 15 Released With Silent, Background Updates and Opus Audio Support

Firefox version 15 has been released and fixes major issue related to add-on memory leaks. It also includes support for the new Opus audio format and includes a new feature called silent updates.

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5 Linux / Unix Commands For Connecting To The Serial Console

Most embedded Linux / BSD systems such as routers, servers and nas devices comes with console interface (serial port with RS-232). BIOS can uses this, and after boot BIOS screen I/O is redirected so that you can use the device. RS-232 is also used for communicating to headless server, where no monitor or keyboard is installed, during boot when operating system is not running yet and therefore no network connection is possible. You need to use a serial cable between your computer and embedded system or server. In this post I will cover five conman utilities used for serial communication under Linux / Unix / *BSD and Mac OS X.

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Linux / Unix pv Command: Monitor Progress of Data Sent Via a Pipe

The pv command allows you to see the progress of data through a pipeline. It provides the following info:

  1. Time elapsed
  2. Percentage completed (with progress bar)
  3. Current throughput rate
  4. Total data transferred
  5. ETA
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Top 6 Open Source Disk Cloning and Imaging Softwares

Disk cloning is nothing but the process of copying the contents of one hard disk (or partition) to another disk or to an “image” file. I make backup regularly using rsnapshot tool, but I also clone my hard disk once or twice a month. This option allows me to restore my OS and installed software quickly. Linux comes with various utilities for performing disk cloning. In this post, I’m going to list my favourite open source disk cloning softwares that has saved my butt multiple times.

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