ViM Text Editor 101 Guide

The ViM text editor, Vi Improved, has been around for a very, very long time. However, it remains arguably the most popular text editor amongst Unix users young and old due to it’s speed, ability to adapt to almost any purpose, and the fact that it will be found on any Unix/Linux box anywhere. You can’t say that for nano or even emacs. Suffice it to say, learning how to the ViMĀ a text editor effectively…


Video Guide of how to install elementaryOS (Loki) + Review

ElementaryOS is a really popular Linux distro for new users. It looks and feels like macOS. It’s fast, free and slick. It’s loosely based on Ubuntu (it uses 16.04 at the moment as it’s base, so the software you can download for it will be familiar to most). In this quick article, we’ve got two treats for you; a video tutorial showing you how to install it, as well as a brief intro to the…

How to use Alpine to use iCloud/GMail email from the command line

Some times you are in an ssh session, administering a machine, it’s a slow link, or it’s just not practical to have a shiny graphical email program up and running. None the less, you need your email. How do you do this? Simple! Just use the Alpine email client. In the below video tutorial you can use this step-by-step instruction to set up Alpine for Apple’s iCloud (aka MobileMe) email service or Google’s Gmail service.