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Abhishek is a Linux lover and Opens Source enthusiast. He takes a keen interest in day-to-day computer life and wishes to share his experience with others to make their computer experience better and easier. He is the owner of increasingly popular tech blog Computer And You and Open Source blog It's FOSS.

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Use Apt-Fast to Speed Up Your Package Download In Ubuntu

Use Apt-Fast to Speed Up Your Package Download In Ubuntu

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 […]

Fix “The Package Information was Last Updated Days Ago” Error in Ubuntu

Fix “The Package Information was Last Updated Days Ago” Error in Ubuntu

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.

10 Must Have Indicator Applets for Ubuntu 12.04

10 Must Have Indicator Applets for Ubuntu 12.04

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 […]

The Lesser Known Music Players For Linux

The Lesser Known Music Players For Linux

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 […]

How to Easily Automount Windows NTFS partition in Ubuntu

How to Easily Automount Windows NTFS partition in Ubuntu

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 […]

Best Lightweight Linux Distribution for Older Computers

Best Lightweight Linux Distribution for Older Computers

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 […]

Airdroid: Connect Your Android Phone to A Linux Computer

Airdroid: Connect Your Android Phone to A Linux Computer

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 […]

How to convert XLS file to CSV in Command Line [Linux]

How to convert XLS file to CSV in Command Line [Linux]

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 […]

How to Install A Perl Module In Linux Without Root Permission

How to Install A Perl Module In Linux Without Root Permission

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 […]