Quick Command Line Tip - Whois from the Command Line

A very quick command line tip today, for users of pretty much any Unix-based operating system, including Linux distributions.

When you're looking up information on a certain web site or domain name, you might be used to using whois functions on websites such as DNS Tools to see who owns a domain.

However, in most cases there is a much quicker way to get the same information, which is ...

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Installing Flash Player in Ubuntu Hardy Heron

Historically, installing Flash Player, and therefore getting access to much of the internet's video content, on Ubuntu and other Linux distributions has been a right pain.

You can download the archive from Adobe and run through the text-based installer, but Ubuntu Hardy Heron actually makes it a whole lot easier than previous releases (if you're using Firefox at least).

Here's how.

Launch Firefox 3 Beta 5, and ...

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Open the full KDE Control Centre in Kubuntu

Kubuntu (and some other KDE-based distributions) features a special System Settings application which takes the place of the full KDE Control Centre application, which is used for setting all sorts of KDE preferences and changing different settings on the system.

Kubuntu’s System Settings application

However, many people like the older KDE Control Centre layout, especially if you're a longer time KDE user or can't find the option you're looking for in ...

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