So you have installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal. Here are some of the things/fix/tweaks that you might want to do after the installation.
Articles by Abhishek Prakash
The upcoming Ubuntu 12.10 comes with plenty of new features. If you have missed our review of the beta, check out the top ten new arrivals in Ubuntu 12.10 that should catch your attention.
We have previously discussed how you can use AndroMouse to turn your Android phone into a wireless mouse for your computer. In this tutorial, we will show you how to set it up in Ubuntu.
Ubuntu comes with a set of pre-loaded wallpapers that can be used individually or as a slideshow that changes the background after a certain period of time, but it does not (easily) allows you to use your own set of wallpapers.
If you want to manage your wallpapers without any special effort, here are 3 easy-to-use wallpaper apps that will the change the way your desktop looks.
Ubuntu usually boots and run quite speedily, but that doesn’t mean you can’t push its performance further. Here are 4 useful ways you can speed up your Ubuntu
You might have heard of Edubuntu, Lubuntu etc but did you know that there are over 50 unofficial Ubuntu-based Linux distributions? In this post we will see some of these niche and unique Ubuntu variants.
Many Ubuntu users felt the need to group similar applications together in the Unity launcher to save some space. Ubuntu doesn’t comes with the ability for you to group apps together, but With Drawers, you can do so with ease.
Do you love using Ubuntu Unity lenses? If yes, here are some of latest offerings. They might not be the most useful ones but the latest arrivals in the arena.
Ubuntu 12.10, will have a new Web App feature that allows websites and services to be integrated to the desktop and act as native apps. Here is how you can get it in Ubuntu Precise 12.04
Real Time Strategy (RTS) game lovers may remember a game called Age Of Empires (AOE). The much awarded and loved game has inspired many other historical RTS games such as Rise Of Nations, Age Of Mythology etc. However, these games were Windows specific and Linux users always felt a void in the field of historical, […]
The most commonly used command in Ubuntu is “apt-get“. You can use it to install software, updatethe repository and upgrade the software. Without a doubt, “Apt-get” is a pretty handy tool and is very useful and good for what it supposed to do, but “good” can always be enhanced into “better” and this can be […]
If you have noticed, sometimes after you have updated your system, the Ubuntu Update Manager will still show a message saying that “The Package information was last updated X days ago. Press the ‘check’ button below to check for new software updates.“. This was interesting as clicking on the Check button did nothing but the same message was displayed again. After researching a bit, I found out that there were “sources” other than Canonical (Ubuntu’s official sources) which I had added over the time from private PPAs were old and was meant for earlier version of Ubuntu or they were simply broken.
Indicator Applets are very useful in terms of providing quick information and play a very important role in overall Ubuntu experience. These app indicators lie on the top panel and the users can use these applets to control and/or access the application without even opening it. Here are my top 10 “must have” indicator applets […]
Ever wondered what other music players are there in Linux world that can replace your default one? Believe me, you are pampered with choices. While the popular ones receive many coverage, there are several lesser known music players that are equally powerful. Here I have compiled a list of lesser known (and good) audio players […]
There are a great number of Linux users who dual boot their computer with Windows. And in situation like this, one has to make different partitions to separate Windows and Linux partition. Windows usually (not always) uses NTFS file format while Linux is usually (again, not always) installed in Ext3 or Ext4 file format. While […]
One of the many things that Linux users boast of is the better performance of the hardware in Linux as compared to Windows. Unfortunately, it has not been true in many cases. One of the major issues with the latest Ubuntu releases (11.04 and 11.10) were a dramatic decrease in the battery life along with […]
The problem with advancement of technology is that it makes the old gadgets almost obsolete. And it happens mostly in case of computers. We do not buy computers/laptops every six month or every year, well most of us don’t. But the fast pace of software development always make our six-months old PC looks old and […]
I’ll start with the cliché that Android smart phones are currently the most popular and widely used smartphones. Built on the top of Linux kernel, Android operating system gives the user a freedom in the same sense as a Linux operating system. One of the first problem a new (or experienced as well) Android user faces […]
Converting Microsoft Excel sheet (XLS file) to a Comma Separated file (CSV) is relatively very easy while using an Office product, but it could be a tedious task for programmers to do it in command line. The situation may arrive when you have a XLS file and you need to fill the database from it […]
Installing a Perl module is not a genius’ work, but getting it done without root access can be a challenging task (of course not impossible). You may face this situation when you do not have rights to standard directories where a Perl module is installed. In this tutorial we will see how we can install […]