How to Mount Your Pogoplug on Linux Automatically

June 23, 2013 by · 5 Comments
Filed under: HowTo, linux, Linux Mint, Ubuntu 

I recently received a Pogoplug as a birthday gift. If you're not familiar with the Pogoplug, it is a small Linux based plug computer that allows you to share personal files over the web. You can think of it as your own personal cloud storage server. While you can always access your Pogoplug files through the web interface, it's nice to have local access to the files straight from your file manager. In this tutorial I'll show you how to mount the Pogoplug on Linux and how to get it to mount automatically when your computer boots. Read more

Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon: Ready For Prime Time

June 10, 2013 by · 28 Comments
Filed under: Distro Review, linux, Linux Mint 

Linux Mint 15 "Olivia" is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu Linux 13.04. Mint is intended to be easy to install and easy to use for desktop users who prefer a traditional desktop layout. It is available in for both 32 bit and 64 bit Intel architectures. It's also available with two different desktops; the MATE desktop which is a fork of the GNOME 2 series, and the Cinnamon desktop which is based on GNOME 3 and is a fork of GNOME shell to give it a more traditional desktop layout. For this review I'm running the 64 bit Cinnamon edition on my desktop PC with an Intel Core i5 2500k CPU. Read more

Linux Mint 15 “Olivia” Released!

May 29, 2013 by · 3 Comments
Filed under: linux, Linux Mint, news 

Linux Mint 15 Released

Many people have been wondering what the official release date for Linux Mint 15 will be. The Mint team is known for not providing a firm release calendar. It's been about a week and a half since the Release Candidate for Linux Mint 15 "Olivia" was released and I've noticed that a few people have posted on Google+ that Linux Mint 15 has been released.
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Distro Review: Xubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail

May 23, 2013 by · 5 Comments
Filed under: Distro Review, linux, Xubuntu 

Xubuntu is a derivative of Ubuntu Linux that uses the Xfce desktop environment for the user interface. It is one of the official derivatives of Ubuntu Linux. The intent is for Xubuntu to be easy to use while being attractive and light on system resources. From the Xubuntu Strategy Document:

The target audience for Xubuntu consists of users who are interested in having an elegant, easy to use, polished and unified operating system. Xubuntu is a good option for those who want a stable, configurable and/or relatively light desktop environment too. Finally, Xubuntu is an appealing choice for users who prefer conservative workflows over the newest innovations. Read more

Enable Shortcodes in WPtouch on WordPress

May 5, 2013 by · 11 Comments
Filed under: HowTo, web development 

Building a mobile website for your blog or business can be a daunting task. Perhaps you're an expert at mobile website development and you can design a mobile website on your own just fine. But for many of us, learning to do this would take far too much time and effort and probably wouldn't turn out all that great anyway. If you are using WordPress to run your website, you're in luck. There are several plugins available to make your site look great on mobile devices.

With over four million downloads, WPtouch is perhaps the most popular WordPress plugin to make your website mobile ready. I have been using it on this site for a month or two myself.  You can see in the image below what my site's home page looks like on a mobile device with WPtouch enabled. Read more

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