Are you working on Arduino on your Ubuntu environment? If you are using it for the first time you might get face a problem that, Ubuntu doesn’t detect your Arduino board and you cant select the serial port by going to Tools -> serial Port because serial port is grayed out. Fixing this is easy. This happens […]


Ever heard about Ksplice? Its a great addon to install Linux kernel updates and patches without rebooting the system. Ksplice is a gem for people who run servers because they can install critical updates without rebooting the host. Well if you are used to run latest kernels from the sources, thanks to recent security issues and rapid […]


I made the switch to Ubuntu

by Ruchira on February 20, 2013

    Managing servers and messing with Unix like environments is my day job. However I have been using Windows on my desktop since the Windows 98 era. I have got a free Ubuntu 4.10 (Warty Warthog) way back in 2006 but it wasn’t exciting to me on those times. Those were the days people were rocking […]


How to install Packet Tracer on Ubuntu

by Ruchira on February 12, 2013

  Cisco Packet tracer is a nice way to emulate cisco networks if you are studying for any of cisco certifications. But did you knew that its also available for Linux ? Installing Packet Tracer on Ubuntu or any linux platform is very easy.  Packet Tracer is available to download on Cisco Academy Connection web […]


VNC client for Ubuntu

by Ruchira on January 11, 2013

    If you got a shiny new KVM VPS or if you are experimenting VNC on your Android mobile phone you definitely need a good VNC client application to connect to the VNC server. There are several VNC client apps for Ubuntu and linux but most of those isn’t much newbie friendly and got boatload of […]

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LxAdmin Kloxo web hosting panel used to be the go-to free control panel among the community years ago. Now its more than 3 years since I published my guide on how you can install the kloxo control panel on your server. On those days kloxo was really popular because of its simple but yet premium […]


How to install FreeBSD on a KVM VPS

by Ruchira on January 10, 2013

  If you are bored with Linux and want to dive in to the Unix BSD world,  FreeBSD is the OS you should start with. On this guide I’m going to explain you how to install FreeBSD on your KVM, VPS server. If you got a dedicated server don’t worry you can avoid the first […]

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Touch optimized Ubuntu is coming

by Ruchira on January 1, 2013

  Since microsoft’s introduction of touch optimized windows 8, Ubuntu must have felt that its behind the game and that’s exactly why a touch based Ubuntu is being teased to be coming on January 2nd 2013. Currently the teaser is up and running on ubuntu.com counting down time to release ( or maybe announcement? ) .