Linux

Jan 5, 2012

Restore/Reload/Recover Crashed Gnome 3 Shell From tty1

Posted by in Linux 18 comments

I switched over to Linux Mint – a very nice Ubuntu derivative – a few releases back, and have just updated to “Lisa”, aka Linux Mint 12. The latest release uses Gnome 3, which is vastly different from Gnome 2 in pretty much every way. As much as I loved Gnome 2, I have to […]


Jul 5, 2009

64 Bit Jungle Forums now open!

Posted by in Linux, Programming, Web Development 28 comments

I’ve decided to create a forum community for 64 Bit Jungle users, and anyone else who would like to join. I guess the forums are an extension to post comments, allow discussion of topics not (yet) covered in any articles or posts on the site, and will hopefully encourage discussion and debate within the community! […]


Mar 22, 2009

MySQL Workbench 5.1 Beta Released for Linux

MySQL Workbench 5.1 Beta Released for Linux Posted by in Databases, Linux, Ubuntu 2 comments

I’ve had a play with a few of the previous Alpha releases, and so far so good. Yesterday, MySQL Workbench 5.1 Beta was released, so I decided to download it and give it a go. There is currently no official 64 Bit binary installer available, so we still need to compile from the source. This […]


Feb 21, 2009

Some Really Useful Linux Command Line Tricks

Some Really Useful Linux Command Line Tricks Posted by in Featured, Linux 7 comments

Many people, especially users new to the world of Linux, are afraid of the command line. However, the command line is incredibly powerful, and in many cases can save time, and execute tasks much faster than GUIs. Personally, I love the command line, and what follows is a list of tips and tricks I find […]


Feb 10, 2009

Batch Export Amarok Album Art to the Album’s Containing Directory

Batch Export Amarok Album Art to the Album’s Containing Directory Posted by in Linux, Ubuntu 8 comments

Despite being a Gnome user, I’ve been using Amarok – a KDE application – as my main music player for some time, and love it. I’ve also spent a lot of time within Amarok downloading and importing Album art for almost all of my music, with the exception of a few obscure albums for which […]


Feb 6, 2009

10 Top 10 Lists for Linux

10 Top 10 Lists for Linux Posted by in Linux 1 comment

Update 10/02/09: I’ve made one more worthy addition to the list, making it a “list 0f 11 Top nn lists for Linux”, since this list contains 8, and the Games list contains 25… OK, it’s a little cheeky, but “Top 10” lists seem to be the in thing at the moment. So, here’s my Top […]


Feb 6, 2009

Install Adobe AIR 1.5 and the Google Analytics Reporting Application on Ubuntu

Install Adobe AIR 1.5 and the Google Analytics Reporting Application on Ubuntu Posted by in Featured, Linux, Ubuntu 8 comments

Sometimes, I’m just too lazy to browse to the Google Analytics site – all that bookmark clicking, logging in, choosing profiles etc. I just can’t be arsed. I could, of course, leave the page open, and click refresh every now and then, or even bookmark the profile/report and go back later. That’s too obvious, and […]


Jan 18, 2009

Finally, Sun release 64 Bit Browser Plugin Support for JRE (almost)

Finally, Sun release 64 Bit Browser Plugin Support for JRE (almost) Posted by in Linux, Ubuntu 6 comments

Update 05/02/09: Sun have actually released the update – no more beta –  so I’ve modified “Install Java JRE 1.6.0 (Update x) in Linux as the Default Java Runtime, including Firefox Browser Plugin” to reflect this (even the title has changed – although the URL remains the same!). The following tutorial remains for reference etc. […]


Jan 16, 2009

Full 64 Bit (or 32 Bit) Web Development and PHP/MySQL IDE with Eclipse 3.4 Ganymede and PDT 2

Full 64 Bit (or 32 Bit) Web Development and PHP/MySQL IDE with Eclipse 3.4 Ganymede and PDT 2 Posted by in Eclipse, Featured, Linux, Ubuntu, Web Development 59 comments

I’m probably a little late with this article, since PDT2 has been out for a few weeks now! PDT 2 is an improvement  on v1, and of course, Ganymede is also an improvement on Europa -thankfully, the installation process has also improved and is much easier than my previous post on the subject. There is […]


Jan 13, 2009

Recursively Search and Replace Terms in Multiple Files with grep, xargs and sed

Posted by in Environment, Linux, Ubuntu 11 comments

I recently offered to update some simple information on a website for a friend – normally an easy enough task, but unfortunately, even though the original developer of the site generated it with PHP, they didn’t utilise a database, or even combine common data/information/text (such as the header and footer of a HTML template) into […]