Exactly 1 year ago this website was born, it started as project to share my Linux knowledge and publish useful articles for Linux users, and over time it has evolved in a full Linux and Open source information site.
I’ve received many articles by contributors and a lot of help in the corrections of the articles, I’ve published some of the things I’ve learned in my years as system administrator and explored new software.
It’s been an interesting years and as first thing i must thank all the people that have helped with the website, but also all the readers that have left a comment, sent an email or just visited the website, THANKS !
And now, some statistical number for this first year
The site had 410,012 Visits coming from 204 countries, the top 10 visitors per country is:
1. United States 103,404
2. Italy 77,402
3. United Kingdom 19,606
4. Canada 17,699
5. Germany 13,937
6. France 10,314
7. India 10,269
8. Australia 10,033
9. Netherlands 8,788
10. Spain 7,539
The site is bilingual in English/Italian, so this explain the second place of Italy.
And these are the Browser used by the visitors:
1. Firefox 233,477 56.85%
2. Chrome 112,277 27.34%
3. Internet Explorer 18,878 4.60%
4. Opera 16,903 4.12%
5. Safari 13,900 3.38%
6. Mozilla 4,530 1.10%
7. Mozilla Compatible Agent 2,852 0.69%
8. Konqueror 2,547 0.62%
9. Android Browser 1,552 0.38%
10. Opera Mini 1,388 0.34%
Being a site dedicated to Linux it’s not a big surprise that Explorer and Safari are much lower than average sites, while Firefox and Chrome take most of the share.
And as last info the Top articles for this first year, if you have not read them…this is your chance
We often hear that there are no games on Linux, or that are much worse than their counterparts for windows, so today I want to show some unusual games that run perfectly on our favorite operating system.
Caph is a sandbox game, based on physics. The game target is to make contact red object with green object. You can use various objects, solid, wire (rope), and bendable objects. Gravitation will help you.
Caph available as C source code, and can be compiled on any suitable GNU/Linux distribution.
Available on http://www.playdeb.net/software/Caph for Ubuntu from release 9.10.
In these days all the new netbooks and most laptops have built-in webcam, or at least add one external costs very little, apart from the traditional use in video calls you can use our Linux box to create a monitoring device, it can be used to monitor your child while you are at another PC, or your pet while you are at work, or have a home-made video surveillance system for your properties.
To accomplish this we will use the software Motion, the software is present in many distributions, I will give commands using my Ubuntu 10.04.
Feature that made me choose this software is the ability to remain “asleep” until it detects a noise or movement, and then activates and records, plus the ability to define custom actions when it start (send an email, an sms , Etc.).
People working in informatics in general and on unix terminals in particular know that is not so easy remember every single command and so it’s usual to have “Cheat Sheet”, a collection of the most useful commands in a single A4 page for a particular program or environment.
And this is my small collection.
Open source is very dedicated to sharing information, comparing and learning, then in this article i will recommend some readings of open books that you can download, read and if you want print freely.
The Cathedral and the Bazaar
Available in many languages; This is a great essay on the difference between the open source model of software development, and the closed source model employed by commercial software vendors. It is a great read that is as true as when it was written, to the present day today
Happy easter to all, what’s better than celebrate this holiday taking a look at what have hidden the programmers in our software ?
A virtual Easter egg is an intentional hidden message, in-joke or feature in a work such as a computer program, web page, video game, movie, book or crossword. The term was coined—according to Warren Robinett—by Atari after they were pointed to the secret message left by Robinett in the game Adventure.
It’s been a challenging year and sometimes I’ve did not had the time to write in depth like I’d like to do, but the results are great for me and so once again i thank all the readers, as usual if you would like to see a specific topic send me an email or you can use the contact me page
- Linux Terminal: An lsof Primer
- How to check if you are vulnerable to shellshock
- Ripping DVD with Handbrake on Linux
- Linux: Timeouting commands in shell scripts
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