How to send desktop notifications in Linux.

Desktop notifications are used to inform the user about an event or display some form of information without getting in the user’s way. Notifications are usually small pop up windows that disappear after a short while. There are a number of ways to display notifications using Python, but most of these depend on some GUI … 

 

How to untar files in Linux/Ubuntu

In Linux, a common file format is the tarball. A tarball is a compressed folder similar to a zip file. Most Linux distributions include a graphical archive manager that allows the user to extract and manage different types of archives. While GUI based packages are great, I prefer using the terminal to manipulate files. A … 

 

How NOT to protect your wifi.

Everyone has a wifi network these days and this is good, as wifi networks make it easy to connect all our devices to the net wherever they may be. This of course leads to a question. How secure is your network? Most people seem to think that a passkey/password is enough to keep your network … 

 

Windows Applications and Ubuntu

Windows Applications and Linux I’ts been a few days since i installed Ubuntu and all I can say is that I love it!! My knowledge base of the commands is growing fast and I’m beginning to understand how and why things are different on Linux.. There is one little problem however, like most people, when … 

 

Migrating to Linux

A friend of mine from college always talked about linux. He swears by it. Everytime he talked about it, i always kept thinking, But why would anyone want to change from Windows, why bother? That is what I always asked myself, so I had a long talk with him and had him explain to me … 

 

The Editor Chooses Terra!

After a few days of trying out the different editors out there, i think i’ve finally found one that i’m comfortable with. First, i tried Notepad…but like most of you will agree, this makes your job even more difficult as it is just a text editor, nothing more. I switched to gedit which came as …