Command line tip - banish ‘command not found’ when using su

Sometimes, if you're following a tutorial on doing something on your Linux box and you're trying to fix something, you'll be asked to go to a terminal and type in some commands. Often, these commands need to be run as root, the administrator.

In almost all distributions except Ubuntu, you gain root access at the terminal with the command:

$ su

You might also be asked to use ...

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Gimp 2.3 (preview of 2.4)

In my last post, I noted that the major upgrade to Feisty as of Tribe 1 was The Gimp. Now it's time to see what has changed in the latest installment, which will be released under the name Gimp 2.4.

The major change for this release seems to be a big usability overhaul. New defaults are now in place that make the Gimp look a little bit like ...

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eyeOS - the open source web desktop

eyeOS logo

With more and more stuff moving over to running on the web these days, and with emerging 'web desktops', it's about time we strayed from our normal desktop Linux territory and took a look online.

eyeOS is a project that bills itself as an open source web operating system. It includes a desktop and several applications that run inside your browser window and allows you to do various things ...

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Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon - Tribe 1

As is traditional with development Ubuntu releases, whenever the first alpha (or in this case, Tribe) is released, I download and install it in a virtual machine. This release is no different. And if you have a dying ambition to install it right now, I suggest you hold back. You won't find too much different from Feisty.

Of course, the main thing to note for this release is it ...

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