Mint 12 Delete User

Disable guest session and create user accounts in Linux Mint 12

Linux Mint 12 is the latest release of the Ubuntu Desktop-based branch of Linux Mint. This release comes with several desktop options, a few screen shots of which have been posted here. By default, Linux Mint 12 ships with a guest session enabled, so a password-less access to the system is possible from the login screen to anybody with physical ...

Mint 12 Unity Desktop

Linux Mint 12 screenshot preview

Linux Mint 12, code-named Lisa, is the latest release of the popular desktop Linux distribution. This is the version of Linux Mint based on Ubuntu Desktop, not the one based on Debian. That one is called Linux Mint Debian Edition, or LMDE. Linux Mint 12, the GNOME edition, which is what this release uses, offers several desktops. There is the G ...

Mageia 2 KDE Desktop Classic Menu

Mageia 2 alpha 1 KDE and GNOME 3 screenshots preview

The first alpha release of Mageia 2 has been made available for download and testing. As you might expect, this is not a review-quality release, so if you have the time and resources, time to start hunting for bugs - and reporting them, if any, to Mageia Bugzilla. Installation and Live CD and DVD ISO images for 32- and 64-bit platforms are availabl ...

ownCloud 6 Cloud storage webDAV

Using OwnCloud and PageKite could get you in trouble with Verizon

These days, everybody is talking about cloud computing, and many people use it in one form or the other. But popular cloud computing services are provided by a third party, which means that you store you data on a server somewhere, so that you can access it any time, from anywhere. But there are cloud applications that any person can use to host th ...

firewall

Why your computer needs a firewall enabled

Why is it even necessary to convince anybody that they need a firewall enabled on their Internet-facing computer - desktop or server? You would think that the role of a firewall should be obvious to any computer user. However, some of the comments that I have come across on this subject tell me that is not necessarily true. Take for example thi ...

Ubiquity Installer

Top 6 Linux and BSD graphical installation programs

New users tend to flock to distributions with easy to use installation programs, that is, to distributions with graphical installers. Some people will probably disagree with that statement, but most users feel more at home with a point-and-click interface, than with a terminal (console) program. That is why, in my reviews, I tend to place some ...

Kubuntu KDE Netbook Interface

Kubuntu 11.10 review

Kubuntu 11.10 is the latest stable release of the desktop Linux distribution sponsored by Canonical Ltd., a Linux software provider based in London, UK. It is based on Ubuntu, but uses KDE, the K Desktop Environment. According to the Release announcement, Kubuntu is a "perfect OS for casual users, social butterflies, Linux gamers, software develope ...

Sabayon 7 KDE Desktop

Top 6 KDE distributions of 2011

There are perhaps hundreds of KDE Linux distributions available, and like an active volcano, more are "erupting" at a rate that is tough to keep pace with. While more choices are a good thing, and distro-hopping is a fact of life in the free software operating system community, sometimes, it is desirable to find one or two distributions that you li ...

Fedora 16 Package Selection

Install Fedora 16 on an encrypted btrfs file system

Btrfs was supposed to have been the default file system for Fedora 16, but for technical reasons, that did not happen. Word on the street says it will be, in Fedora 17. But you do not have to wait for Fedora 17 to get your system humming on btrfs because you can do it right now. This tutorial offers a step-by-step guide on how to do just that. ...

Fedora 16 Anaconda Error

Fedora 16 GPT disk partitioning guide

Anaconda, the Fedora system installer, is probably the best installation program available on any Linux or BSD distribution, and the version that comes with Fedora 16, version 16.25, has a couple of visible enhancements that make it even better. One of those enhancements is support for GPT disk partitions. GPT, or GUID Partition Table, is an altern ...