Windows 8 : Internetworking with UNIX and Linux – Samba Server Tools

Samba also includes tools and servers to make your UNIX system look just like a Windows-based network server; this capability lets your Windows computers use files and printers shared by UNIX systems. The parameters for configuring Samba in a server capacity are contained in the file /etc/smb.conf on the UNIX host. The default file included with Samba has comments for every parameter to explain each one. • Some OSs, such as Mac OS Continue Reading →

Windows 8 : Internetworking with UNIX and Linux – Samba, Samba Client Tools

The UNIX operating system, originally developed in the 1970s at AT&T’s Bell Laboratories as a platform for internal software development and as a “workbench” for programmers, is still evolving and growing. Today, hundreds of millions of people use UNIX or UNIX-like OSs every day, sometimes without even knowing it, on everything from iMacs to Androids, laptops to mainframes, routers to space probes, and… well, the list goes on and on. Continue Reading →

How To Upgrade From Ubuntu 12.04 To Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal

The final version of Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal has now been released and you can easily upgrade your Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin OS to the latest Ubuntu operating system. If you wish to upgrade your Ubuntu 12.04 operating system to Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, then follow the guidelines given below.

How To Install Gnome Themes In Ubuntu

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Even after the introduction of Unity, many users still prefer using Gnome. Perhaps one of the best features of the Gnome desktop is the ability to add new themes with the help of the Gnome Tweak Tool. However, the complexity of GTK3 themes in Gnome 3 can make it a bit confusing to install a theme. In this post we will show you how to install Gnome themes in Ubuntu.

How To Install Stable Linux Kernel 3.4.0 On Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

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When you are suffering from issues in Linux, upgrading your Kernel can sometimes fix these issues. We earlier saw this to work for users who switched to the Unity desktop in Ubuntu 11.04. Recently, a stable version of the Linux Kernel 3.4 was released. The changes include improved metadata performance with support for metadata blocks larger than 4KB, better recovery tools and error handling, updates for GPU drivers, and more. Continue Reading →

Radio Tray: System Tray Internet Radio Player For Ubuntu

Radio Tray is system tray based internet radio player for Linux. Other than providing a smooth playback experience and the utility to tune into to a large number of radio channels from around the world, Radio Tray also provides a minimalist interface. Radio Tray works from the app-indicator menu and supports bookmarks, , WAX, PLS, M3U, ASX and WVX playlists. Furthermore, it can play a number of media formats based Continue Reading →

How To Enable And Disable Startup Applications in Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

Many newly installed and pre-installed applications start up with the Ubuntu operating system. This contributes to the amount  of time required for the operating system to fully load and also results in the annoyance of having to manually close programs when the system starts. For example, a program may register itself to start at system start-up and an app-indicator menu applet may initiate each time the OS boots.

Clementine: Spotify, Grooveshark And SKY.fm Supported Audio Player

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Clementine is a cross-platform music player for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux based operating systems. The most unique feature of this audio player is that it provides support for Spotify, Grooveshark, as well as di.fm and Sky.fm radio stations. Furthermore, it comes with a global search feature that allows searching for internet radio and music. You can also fetch album art cover from a number of available sources such Continue Reading →

How To Disable/Re-Enable Global Menu in Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

One of the features that many users found distasteful in Ubuntu 11.10 was the Mac style Global Menu. This is why I previously brought you a post about how to Disable Global Menu in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot. If you are currently using Ubuntu 12.04 and would like to get rid of the Global Menu, then follow the simple steps given below. In case you would like to re-enable the Continue Reading →

How To Enable Hibernate In Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

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It seems that Canonical always finds a way to annoy users after the release of each new Ubuntu operating system version. And this time around they have done it again by excluded the Hibernate option from the Session Menu in Ubuntu 12.04. Nonetheless, the Hibernate option is easier to enable than you might think, even if it requires some tweaking with a system file. If you would like to re-enable Continue Reading →