How to use Twitter in a Linux terminal with Rainbow Stream

There are many native Twitter clients available on Linux platforms, be it a GUI-based client (e.g., Birdie, Choqok, Gwibber, Turpial) or a terminal-based counterpart (e.g., t or TTYtter client). In the world of open-source software, such diversity is the norm, and the freedom of choice is what we all cherish in Linux. For those Linux […]
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How to access popular search engines from the command line on Linux

Why would anyone want to search things on the Internet via a terminal? I don’t know. There are probably a lot of reasons. But since an answer that no one asked for is always less frustrating than a question that no one can answer, here is a list of popular search engines with the command-line […]
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What are the alternatives to Google Chrome and Firefox on Linux?

Say what you want about web browsers on Linux, I just miss Internet Explorer. No let’s be serious. A great thing about Linux distributions is in general that they come packaged with a good browser. If that browser is not your favorite, you can easily install another one (and you don’t necessarily need a browser […]
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How to use Google Web Designer for HTML5 design on Linux

Google Web Designer is a GUI tool created by Google for designing advanced HTML5 content using an integrated visual editor interface. It can create an interactive HTML5 web page as well as animated graphic ads that can run on any device. This tool is finally available for Linux, while it is still in beta stage. […]
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How to monitor a Linux server and desktop remotely from web browser

When it comes to monitoring a Linux box, there are more than enough options to choose from. While there are many production-quality monitoring solutions (e.g., Nagios, Zabbix, Zenoss), boasting of fancy UI, monitoring scalability, comprehensive reporting capabilities, etc., these solutions are probably an overkill for most of us end users. If all you need is […]
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How to convert an HTML web page to PNG image on Linux

One of the easiest way to screen capture a particular web page as a PNG image is by using CutyCapt, which is a convenient command line Linux tool for converting any HTML webpage to a variety of vector and bitmat image formats (e.g., SVG, PDF, PS, PNG, JPEG, TIFF, GIF). Internally, CutyCapt uses WebKit rendering […]
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How to compile and install Nginx web server from source on Linux

As of today, Nginx is reportedly the most popular web server that powers the top-1000 websites on the Internet, and that is for a good reason. Built under the event-driven architecture, Nginx was designed with scalability in mind from day one. With its ability to sustain 10K concurrent connections with limited hardware, it’s no wonder […]
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How to access Facebook from the command line on Linux

A today’s Facebook page is composed of a mix of sophisticated dynamic content, constantly updated with your latest timeline, your friends’ status updates, notifications, online chats, third-party advertisements tailored to your interest, and so on. While this complex mashup may be a result of careful design choices made by Facebook, for us, accessing Facebook is […]
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