Linux / Unix Desktop Fun: Text Mode ASCII-art Box and Comment Drawing

Posted on in Categories Linux, Linux desktop last updated June 11, 2012

Boxes command is a text filter and a little known tool that can draw any kind of ASCII art box around its input text or code for fun and profit. You can quickly create email signatures, or create regional comments in any programming language. This command was intended to be used with the vim text editor, but can be tied to any text editor which supports filters, as well as from the command line as a standalone tool.

Linux / FreeBSD: PDFCrack A Command Line Password Recovery Tool For PDF Files

Posted on in Categories FreeBSD, Linux, Linux desktop, Security last updated June 6, 2012

I already written about howto remove a password from all PDF files under Ubuntu or any other Linux distribution in a batch mode. However, many user want a simple command to recover password from pdf files. This is useful if you forgotten your password for pdf file. It is also useful for data-archaeologists, computer forensics professionals, people who want to test their password-strength (pdf files generated by webpass) and many more.

8 Linux Commands: To Find Out Wireless Network Speed, Signal Strength And Other Information

Posted on in Categories Linux, Linux desktop, Linux laptop last updated June 6, 2012

Linux operating systems comes with various set of tools allowing you to manipulate the Wireless Extensions and monitor wireless networks. This is a list of tools used for wireless network monitoring tools that can be used from your laptop or desktop system to find out network speed, bit rate, signal quality/strength, and much more.

Linux Desktop Fun: Summon Swarms Of Penguins To Waddle About The Desktop

Posted on in Categories Linux, Linux desktop last updated July 12, 2011

XPenguins is a program for animating cute cartoons animals in your root window. By default it will be penguins they drop in from the top of the screen, walk along the tops of your windows, up the side of your windows, levitate, skateboard, and do other similarly exciting things. Now you can send an army of cute little penguins to invade the screen of someone else on your network.

Download of The Day: Paint Program For Young Children [ Linux / Apple OS X / MS-Windows ]

Posted on in Categories Download of the day, Linux, Linux desktop last updated June 25, 2011

Tux Paint is a simple graphics educational painting programs for young children. It is free, Open Source software, distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License. The program can be installed all all versions of Microsoft Windows, Apple OS X v10.3+, Linux, BeOS, Haiku, FreeBSD and NetBSD operating systems. It combines an easy-to-use interface, fun sound effects, and an encouraging cartoon mascot who guides children as they use the program.

Download Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) CD ISO / DVD Images

Posted on in Categories Linux desktop, Ubuntu Linux last updated October 11, 2010

The latest version of the popular Linux desktop distribution Ubuntu 10.10 has been released and available from the official project web site. New features since Ubuntu 10.04 includes – Gnome 2.32, KDE 4.5.0 (QT 4.7), new KDE browser Rekonq, Pulse Audio as the default sound server, Firefox 3.6.9, OpenOffice 3.2.1, Evolution 2.30.3, Shotwell, Btrfs with experimental support, kernel 2.6.35, and X.org version 1.9.

Google Public DNS Servers Launched

Posted on in Categories Linux, Linux desktop, Networking, News, OS X, RedHat/Fedora Linux, Sys admin, Windows, windows vista last updated December 3, 2009

Today, Google has announced the launch of their free DNS resolution service. Many ISPs and 3rd party provider such as OpenDNS snoops around or send traffic to ad servers. However, Google promises not to play with end users and send the exact response his or her computer expects without performing any blocking, filtering, or redirection that may hamper a user’s browsing experience. In other words Google will not hijacking your traffic on non-existent domain name and it will follow strict RFC standard.