Printable Guide - Installing Software on Ubuntu

Ubuntu 'Circle of Friends' logoIf you're brand new to Ubuntu, or Linux, many concepts will be alien to you and whilst it is pretty simple to pick it up after a while, you may be left in the dark when things differ from how Windows works.

One of the key differences between the two is how you install software. With terms like package and repository flying around, it can be a challenge to ...

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Create a mirror of a website with Wget

GNU's wget command line program for downloading is very popular, and not without reason. While you can use it simply to retrieve a single file from a server, it is much more powerful than that and offers many more features.

One of the more advanced features in wget is the mirror feature. This allows you to create a complete local copy of a website, including any stylesheets, supporting images ...

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Dusting Off the Archives - Linux terminology jargon buster

With the upcoming release of Ubuntu Hardy Heron, it's likely there will be an influx of complete Linux newbies that are trying the operating system (in its shiny, new Ubuntu incarnation) for the first time.

Just under a year ago, I put together a Linux terminology jargon buster, designed to explain some of these new Linux terms to those who are just starting out. That post is still very ...

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