Can you recommend software that will let me use a Linux machine to monitor e-mail, facebook, twitter, RSS feeds etc and see new content at a glance, from halfway across the room (ie. it has to be in BIG letters)? [more inside]
how can i backup a flickr account under linux? [more inside]
My computer has Fluxbox installed on it. How do I update the time on my computer? [more inside]
What would cause certain folders to show up when a DVD is mounted under Windows (XP, FWIW), but not to show up under Linux (Ubuntu Intrepid)? [more inside]
Is there any way to get the standard OS X touchpad acceleration curve working under Linux? I've tried messing with the "synaptics" driver settings many different ways, but nothing yielded anything close to what I was looking for. [more inside]
What reasons could there be for the ACPI power button event being triggered, other than someone pressing the power button on a server? [more inside]
I'm having a problem with an Ubuntu 8.04 LTS server that seemed to have stumped the stars on the Ubuntu forums. It deals with disk drives and power management. [more inside]
A Windows server needs to tell a Linux Web server to change the contents of a Web page. I don't know how the first can communicate this to the second, or how the second can then make the change. [more inside]
I recently bought an MSI Wind u100 160G 3 Cell netbook, and am very happy with the little thing. I used to have a mac, am familiar with windows, but am considering going the LINUX route. [more inside]
Looking for a printer that will work with Windows (Vista), OS X and Linux. [more inside]
As a moderately experienced Ubuntu user, what should I know before giving Debian a try? [more inside]
UbuntuFilter: Help me find a well-organized note-taking or notebook program. [more inside]
Hopefully simple Ubuntu display question. [more inside]
Help me choose a Linux desktop computer (UK) [more inside]
I am finally making the jump to linux from Windows 7! To the 1337 linux askmefites: Is having the option of Windows as a secondary/emergency OS even important, or would I be better off keeping my machine strictly linux? [more inside]
DIY Ripserver [more inside]
Can someone give me any pointers, tips, or caveats about installing BSD on sun hardware for use as a firewall/router? [more inside]
Cheap touchscreens + Linux (?) + full-screen browser? [more inside]
What Network Attached Storage enclosure should I get? [more inside]
VMWare Server 1.0.8 on Ubuntu Linux 8.10 Host: Is it possible to use an encrypted disk on the host machine as a physical disk for a virtual machine? [more inside]
Windows 7: Is there any way to mount ext3/ext2 partitions in Windows 7? I would use Ext2 IFS but it's not compatible with the beta.
weird linux cursor problem. I'm having this problem with an ssh terminal where the cursor won't advance past the last character in a line, so I can't change or delete the last character. [more inside]
Does anyone know of a wireless packet sniffer for Linux that shows pictures and only pictures? [more inside]
Is it possible/feasible to have 2 completely seperate X servers running on one linux machine, outputting to seperate monitors? [more inside]
Why does Ubuntu/linux make it so freaking difficult to do the equivalent of the Windows command "Map Network Drive"?
For the purposes of using Amarok on my laptop, which can not be told that my music folder is located in a shared folder on my media center (as far as I can see), I need to permanently mount the shared music network folder in Ubuntu. They don't make it very easy it seems. Have to use a bunch of comand line editing to get it done? Come on Ubuntu!
Need to create a PXE image server that supports ghost images. Difficulty: Linux [more inside]
What are some good Linux programs for keeping an electronic research journal? [more inside]
So i partitioned my pocket 320gig USB drive and installed the lastest ubuntu. My intent was to use it like a live CD to virus scan windows XP worksations (to avoid imaging). Odd thing though, I can not access any data on this drive when running WinXP. in windows, it tells me that the drive isn't formatted. I checked the drive and see the Ubuntu partition, the original partition and a small 1gig partition I assume was created during the Ubuntu install. Grub loads when I restart the machine and boot from USB and Ubuntu runs fine. Is my data irrevocably lost? I was thinking of deleting the MBR, but I figure that'd just make the drive useless. ideas?
Looking for hardware recommendations for a very modest home Linux server. [more inside]
On-demand webcam image serving on a linux server? [more inside]
How best to export a Journler diary? [more inside]
I recently found a fantastic program for managing research literature on OSX and I'm looking for a similar program for Windows and Linux. [more inside]
I got Mrs Mutant a netbook for Christmas, and grabbed one for myself as well. Questions about best practices to integrate Linux machines into an OS X household. [more inside]
I want to listen to audiobooks, hopefully better than the self-help chicken-soup or Tales Of The Rapture or bodice-ripping fare I can find at my local big-box bookstore. Without a DRM-enabled machine like Microsoft Windows or Apple Macintosh, it seems my only choice is Librivox. What other options do I have for downloadable audiobooks without the DRM crippling that bravely protects products from my purchasing power? [more inside]
How can I set up the virtual server environment I want, using as much open source and as little proprietary software as possible? [more inside]
I have a blog, which I did have available at blog.example.com. I have recently moved it to be a subdirectory of my main site www.example.com/blog. I am having some trouble with redirecting old links from the subdomain across the the new main site subdirectory, and I really need some help to get it working right. can someone help me craft a .htaccess file to handle the redirects?
What's the best way to play N64 on your laptop? (Controllers question) [more inside]
My MacBook Pro is broken. Or, more precisely, its cd drive and hard drive are kaput. Repair of either of these parts is not an option. I'd like to not replace them, and simply have it run a live linux distro off of a usb drive. Possible?
Cross-platform video conferencing: Linux/OSX/Windows. Is it possible? [more inside]
How can we automatically block DOS type attacks in a load balanced environment? We used to have mod_evasive on Apache, but now Apache is behind a a load balancer and so does not see the external IPs. We are manually blacklisting IPs in Shorewall - but would like something on the load balancer to do this automatically on detection. Running Linux, Shorewall, Apache and Pound as load balancer.
Shell scripting quandry: running apt-get and then running a command that requires a apt-get installed package fails because bash doesn't wait for apt-get to finish... [more inside]
How can I track and log all the changes to a website? Ideally, I would like a program for Linux (Ubuntu) or XP that I could get to automatically check a particular website each day and log any changes for my records. In a perfect world, this program would be able to save and archive the website (and the pages that link from it) each time there is a change. [more inside]
Are there any programs for Linux to upload videos to YouTube from the terminal? [more inside]
Several mp3s in my large collection are silent, or almost entirely so. Please help me find ways of detecting them automatically. [more inside]
Found an old computer in the basement. What steps should I go through to get it up and running? [more inside]
Is there any good, free UNIX/Linux software you can suggest for keeping a searchable index of removable media? [more inside]
Help me get my PDF's organised! I need to be reading large quantities of academic papers for research I am working on and currently don't have a way to keep my readings organised. Is there some snazzy yet simple software (preferably for linux) to help me keep a library of PDF files, and hopefully jot some comments down after I'm done reading? Additionally, any good linux software for simple highlighting/annotating of these files?
First-time Windows user. Brand new Asus Eee running Windows XP. Will installing Ubuntu get rid of these nasty viruses? [more inside]
How do you upgrade the Oracle client in Linux RHEL 4 (64-bit) from 10.2.0.1 to 10.2.0.4? [more inside]