Desktop Extravaganza

If you haven't already done so, please visit my YouTube channel and subscribe. Then, tell everyone that you know to subscribe as well. [ insert appropriate smiley here ] Now, on with the show.  Welcome to "Cooking With Linux", episode 6, the show that combines wine, food, and free software. It's all desktops all the time on this episode of "Cooking With Linux". One question that I get asked regularly is why we have all these distributions. One explanation I give is that it provides a way for people to work they way they want to with an environment that …

Rainbowstream, a command line Twitter client

I'm playing with a Linux command line Twitter client called "Rainbowstream" and it's pretty cool. The screenshot shows it running inside a KDE Konsole terminal. It can even display images, sort of, in striking ASCII art. You can download the latest from rainbowstream.org or from the command line using the following: sudo pip install rainbowstream Have some colourful 140 character fun!

Minecraft PE Server

Minecraft Pocket Edition is an awesome multiplayer game. On a local network, such as in your home, friends can easily join you, as they can on the Internet. Unfortunately, when the person running the session is done, the fun is over for everyone. With your Linux system, whether desktop or server, you can set up and run a Minecraft PE server so that you and your friends can join anytime and the world continues without you. Friends can log in and continue building in a shared world at any time and, conceivably, from anywhere. In this video, I'm going to …

Installing Software

Look around just a bit and you're going to find that there are lots and lots of Linux distributions. There's also an incredible number of software packages for you to download, install, and use, and most of them are completely free. With so much at your disposal, you might be wondering where to start when it comes to installing software. Luckily, every distribution has a desire to make it as easy as possible for desktop users but, of course, they all do it a little differently. Come with me and I'll give you a tour. When I'm done, you'll see …