Ping a great tool in monitoring a host status in real-time. It is available on all (not sure) operating systems such as Windows, Linux, Mac and even Android. I commonly use ping whenever I wanted to see whether or a host is alive or dead. However, sometimes firewalls do block generic ping packets which utilizes Internet Control Message... Continue Reading →
I usually use Codeblocks on my Windows partition for developing purposes. However, I noticed that most of the distros out there uses Geany as their preinstalled IDE. Since I haven't heard of Geany yet, I fired up my Software Manager on Linux Mint and installed Geany (4 star rating with 242 reviews) on my machine.
Some people (like me) prefer to dual boot their machines. In dual booting, we have the full access to both partitions of our drive (Windows and Linux) except of course when Windows is on Hibernate mode. Sometimes though, we tend to see other partitions like the OEM partition. If at later part we wanted to restore our machine, we should not want to mess up with the OEM partition so that we could recover it perfectly. Right? So how would you protect it? You can hide it visually in the file manager so that when someone uses your awesome Linux installation, they won't delete or modify files on them. So here's how to do it:
This might not be new to you but just in case you don't know yet, the ever famous "Steam" gaming platform works on Linux! No emulation / virtualization required! So if its the one thing that is holding you back to move into the Linux world, maybe you should think again!