11 Lesser Known Useful Linux Commands

Linux command line attracts most of the Linux Enthusiastic. A normal Linux user generally posses a vocabulary of roughly 50-60 commands to carry out their day-to-day task. Linux commands and their switches remains the most valuable treasure for a Linux-user, Shell-script programmer and Administrator. There are some Linux Commands which are lesser Known, yet very useful and handy irrespective of the fact whether you are a Novice or an Advanced User. Read More

The Navy’s newest warship is powered by Linux

When the USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) puts to sea later this year, it will be different from any other ship in the Navy's fleet in many ways. The $3.5 billon ship is designed for stealth, survivability, and firepower, and it's packed with advanced technology. And at the heart of its operations is a virtual data center powered by off-the-shelf server hardware, various flavors of Linux, and over 6 million lines of software code. Read More

The best Linux distro for beginners?

The question of which Linux distro is most suitable for beginners comes up fairly often. It's a tough question to answer as it depends on who the new user is and what they want to get out of Linux.

LinuxInsider lists answers from a number of different people, and their recommendations might surprise you. Read More

Android Game Console Looks To Support SteamOS

A Haswell-based game console with Iris Pro graphics that originally set out to be an Android gaming platform is now looking to support Valve's SteamOS.
iConsole.tv is an Android gaming platform powered by an Intel Haswell CPU with Iris Pro graphics to offer much better compute and graphics performance than found with other Android gaming consoles like Ouya. Being x86-based, iConsole.tv is now looking to support Valve's SteamOS as well to complement the Android gaming support. Read More

Ubuntu 13.10 delivers touch UI but delays XMir

Canonical’s Ubuntu project released Ubuntu 13.10, complete with an SDK for developing Ubuntu Touch interfaces for mobile devices — but the only usable build provided is an experimental one that runs on two Android Nexus phones. Meanwhile, the promised XMir windowing interface has been postponed from the main desktop branch, likely delaying the mobile-ready “convergence” release from April to October 2014. Read More

Google And Android: Powering The Next Generation Of Internet Connected Things

When thinking about the future of technology, it’s hard to imagine a future where most things aren’t connected to the Internet. Not because it’s fashionable, or because many of the largest technology companies are spending big money promoting the concept. Call it a fundamental law of things; if it can be connected to the Internet, it will be connected to the Internet. From golf balls to light bulbs to pacemakers, anything that can collect or display information, will. Read More

Learning Shell Scripting Language: A Guide from Newbies to System Administrator

Linux is built with certain powerful tools, which are unavailable in Windows. One of such important tool is Shell Scripting. Windows however comes with such a tool but as usual it is much weak as compared to it’s Linux Counterpart. Shell scripting/programming makes it possible to execute command(s), piped to get desired output in order to automate day-to-day usages. In-fact automating these day-to-day task on server is an important task, system administrator has to perform and most of the admins achieve this by writing scripts to be executed as and when required. Read More

Ultrabook you have been waiting for!

LinuxCertified Inc introduced the LC22UltraPlus 14.1" High Resolution, Full HD Display - Exclusive High Performance Linux Ultrabook pre-installed with Ubuntu or Fedora Linux. The LC22UltraPlus is world's first 14.1 inch display with Intel Iris Pro graphics. One of the ultralight, ultrathin, yet powerful Linux Ultrabook designed for legendary performance on the go, whether to another meeting or another country, you sacrifice nothing in return.


"We are pleased to add the LC22UltraPlus Linux laptop to our highly successful LC series product line," said Rajesh Goyal, vice president of LinuxCertified, Inc. "The laptop offers Intel Iris Pro 5200 Graphics with 128MB eDRAM memory and FHD (1920 X 1080) display."

LC22UltraPlus is ready to provide accelerated system performance. With the 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor and up to 16GB dual-channel DDR3 memory, the LC22UltraPlus provides exceptional performance for advanced multi-threaded applications.

How to back up hard drives for disaster recovery with Clonezilla

Hardware failure is a norm rather than an exception. Like any other hardware, a disk drive also fails, for a variety of reasons, such as power loss, manufacturing faults, usual wear and tear, etc. To recover from any kind of disastrous disk failure, you need to clone or back up your hard drives. For example, dd command is one simple option in Linux environment.

Clonezilla is a feature-rich and user-friendly disk cloning and backup software which is under GPL. Clonezilla provides a convenient interface for cloning a disk/partition to another local device, or archiving a cloned image to an external SSH/Samba/NFS server. You can also run Clonezilla on a standalone DRBL server to clone a large deployment of networked computers simultaneously.

In this tutorial, I will describe how to clone/back up hard drives and restore them with Clonezilla in an end-user environment. Read More

UNIX / Linux du Command Tutorial with Practical Examples

From the syntax it is clear that du command expects options and file name as arguments. Though these arguments are not mandatory but are required for getting disk usage of specific files in specific formats. Input file names can also be read from a separate file. Read More