While most people loathe the command line, it is undoubtedly the most efficient way to get things done. If you are one of those who will freak out when you are on the terminal, we have compiled a list of useful Linux commands that you can use to make your workflow more productive.
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While installing Ubuntu, one of the good practices is to give the Home folder its own partition, so whatever changes you made to the System folder won’t affect your Home directory. For those who are stuck, here is how you can move your Home folder to another partition.
Conky is a useful tool for showing system info on desktop, but it can be difficult to configure. Conky Manager is a graphical front-end interface that allows you to easily configure Conky.
There are times when you want to lock up files and prevent other people from making changes to them. Here is one simple, but useful command that you can use in Linux.
If you are a laptop user, don’t you hate it when the touchpad get in the way while you were typing? In Ubuntu, if you are not fancy of using any script, then the touchpad indicator is a good solution for you.
Do you know that other than video conferencing, you can send offline video messages in Skype as well? As long as you have a web cam, you can send anyone an offline video message for them to receive when they login to Skype.
If you are not residing in the USA, you will not be able to access sites like Hulu, Netflix, Pandora and etc. Tunlr is a useful service that you can use to access Hulu, Netflix and many more sites from outside of USA, for free.
You can use “Ctrl + r” to search the command line history, but these 4 lines of codes can make your command line search even faster and better
Both persistent Live USB and Full installation on USB allow you to boot Linux from a USB drive and save data to it. So what are the differences between the two?
Microsoft didn’t provide a Skydrive sync tool for Linux, but that doesn’t mean we have to live with it. With a third party tool and a little workaround, you can easily setup and access SkyDrive from Ubuntu.
The recent version of Ubuntu comes with a built-in tool to mount ISO images. Here is how you can do it easily and quickly.
BitTorrent makes use of a distributed technology to download bits of a file from different sources and combine them together at the end point. This results in faster downloading without adding burden to any server. Wouldn’t it be great if you can use the same technology to sync files across multiple devices?
Whether you are in the browser, or typing a document in LibreOffice in Ubuntu, you can save highlighted text to the desktop with a simple drag and drop.
The logging of recently opened documents is enabled by default in Ubuntu. Here is how you can disable recent documents logging in Ubuntu.
Whatever the size of your hard drive, it can be surprising just how quickly the available space gets eaten up. When this happens, how do you track down the big files that make a real difference? This is where Agedu can help to analyze hard disk space usage in Linux.
Precise Puppy is the latest release of Puppy Linux which is built on top of Ubuntu Precise binary. Let check out its performance and usability.
[Linux / Mac] While typing the command in the terminal, you can easily use the “Up” arrow to get it to show the last typed command. What if you want to search for a command that you typed last week? The solution is simple. Simply press the keyboard shortcut “Ctrl + R” and you can […]
The default screen capture tool in Linux (particularly Ubuntu) is really minimal. If you are someone who need to take screen capture on a regular basis, I am sure you will appreciate the many features built into HotShots. It is really a lightweight and useful screen capture tool for Linux.
If you have a highly confidential data that you need to share with your friends, how would you send the file across without compromising on its security? One way is to embed the message in an image and send the encrypted image over. This form of data encryption is known as Steganography. Here are 3 tools that allow you to do so in Linux.
If you have installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on your machine, you will notice that it won’t automatically upgrade to the latest version. Here is how you can upgrade Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to 13.04.