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Agedu – A Unix utility for tracking down wasted disk space

Posted 05-09-2013 at 08:12 AM by sridhar11

agedu scans a directory tree and produces reports about how much disk space is used in each directory and subdirectory, and also how that usage of disk space corresponds to files with last-access times a long time ago.
In other words, agedu is a tool you might use to help you free up disk space. It lets you see which directories are taking up the most space, as du does; but unlike du, it also distinguishes between large collections of data which are still in use and ones which have not been...
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How to improve Ubuntu Laptop Power Management

Posted 05-07-2013 at 05:47 AM by sridhar11

With each release cycle the Linux kernel and the distributions implement new improvements in terms of laptop power management. Therefore even plain standard installations can show quite good results.Additional possibilities to save battery power are easily found on the web with the search engine of your choice. But selecting the right solutions for your particular hardware and Linux flavor from the myriad of wikis, blogs and forums is much more difficult and often requires advanced Linux knowledge...
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Lynis – Security and system auditing tool

Posted 04-29-2013 at 07:07 AM by sridhar11

Lynis is an auditing tool for Unix (specialists). It scans the system and available software, to detect security issues. Beside security related information it will also scan for general system information, installed packages and configuration mistakes.This software aims in assisting automated auditing, software patch management, vulnerability and malware scanning of Unix based systems. It can be run without prior installation, so inclusion on read only storage is no problem (USB stick, cd/dvd)....
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Install Mplayer and Multimedia Codecs (libdvdcss2,w32codecs,w64 codecs) on ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringt

Posted 04-24-2013 at 11:26 AM by sridhar11

MPlayer is a movie and animation player that supports a wide range of codecs and file formats, including MPEG 1/2/4,DivX 3/4/5, Windows Media 7/8/9, RealAudio/Video up to 9, Quicktime 5/6, and Vivo 1/2. It has many MX/SSE (2)/3Dnow(Ex) optimized native audio and video codecs, but allows using XAnim’s and RealPlayer’s binary codec plugins, and Win32 codec DLLs. It has basic VCD/DVD playback functionality, including DVD subtitles, but supports many text- based subtitle formats too. For video output,...
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VirtualBox 4.2.10 released and ubuntu installation instructions included

Posted 04-03-2013 at 11:02 AM by sridhar11

VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2.

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