Stories by Alastair Cousins

A look at GNOME 2.0

GNOME is one of the most popular desktops for Linux. Following 18 months development, the latest version of GNOME, 2.0, is now available. In this column we examine what's new, what's improved and what's missing from this milestone release for the GNO...

Using a CD writer under Linux

CD writer drives have become an almost standard feature of a modern PC. To help you get the most from this useful piece of hardware, this column looks at using a CD writer with Linux. All the software you will need is included on the cover CD. There ...

Using a digital camera with Linux

Most PC users don't associate the Linux operating system with digital photography, or graphic manipulation. This month we take a look at how to connect your digital camera to your PC and download the files using Linux. We will also get your digital s...

Using Linux as a firewall

This month we discuss how to secure an Internet gateway (or any Linux computer connected to the Internet, for that matter) using a firewall. A firewall is essentially a barrier between a computer and the network to which it is connected: it inspects ...

Using Linux as a firewall

This month we discuss how to secure an Internet gateway (or any Linux computer connected to the Internet, for that matter) using a firewall. A firewall is essentially a barrier between a computer and the network to which it is connected: it inspects ...

Sharing an Internet connection using Linux

Do you have more than one computer but only a single Internet connection? With Internet Connection Sharing it is possible to use one Internet connection on all of your computers at once, seamlessly.

Secure communications with OpenSSH

This month we take a look at a suite of tools for secure remote administration and file transfers over a network, OpenSSH. When it comes to tasks such as remote administration, the need for security and encrypted communications become obvious.

Compiling and installing Linux software

One of the regularly highlighted features of Linux is its open source heritage. Linux, and most of the software available for it, is distributed as source code. This source code needs to be compiled to machine code before it can be run on your comput...

Mandrake Linux Gaming Edition

An often-requested feature of Linux has been the ability to run Windows games natively. Mandrake Linux has teamed up with TransGaming Technologies to make this viable.

Adding swap space in Linux

So, you've just bought a new stick of RAM for your computer and want to extract the best performance from your newly upgraded system? Everyone knows that more is better when it comes to RAM, and this is true for swap space, too.

Java on Linux

For many years now Java has been successful on a wide range of platforms - now it's the turn of Linux.

Multihead in X

Multihead is a relatively new feature in XFree86 and allows a user to run two or more monitors simultaneously while in X

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