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MiniTube: Watch YouTube Videos On Your Desktop [Linux]

MiniTube: Watch YouTube Videos On Your Desktop [Linux]

For those of you who are in love with Youtube and have spent countless hours everyday watching the videos, you can now watch it directly from your desktop without having to open the browser. Minitube is the only software you need and it works for Windows, Mac and Linux. One good thing about the Linux […]

How to Install Wunderlist in Ubuntu

How to Install Wunderlist in Ubuntu

Wunderlist is a great to do list app and task manager. It allows you to sync your tasks online and you can access it from various platforms, including Windows, Mac, iPhone, Android and iPad. However, there seem to be one platform that is missing from the list, and that is our favorite Linux. Sure enough, […]

5 More Linux Games to Distract You During the Summer

5 More Linux Games to Distract You During the Summer

Whether or not you are going on a vacation this summer, it is always good to take a break. And if you are using Linux, what is better than playing video games under the sun? (Except going out, of course.) So, in continuation with Travis’ work, let me present you five more games to distract […]

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 […]

Qubes OS: A Linux Distro For Security And Virtualization

Qubes OS: A Linux Distro For Security And Virtualization

Qubes OS is composed of light-weight virtual machines, isolated from the admin system, with each one dedicated to a special task, such as working, Internet browsing, personal activities, etc. The security comes from this virtualization process: each virtual machine comes with its own web browser, file system, etc., making sure that the different parts of your life are separated from each other, and therefore unreachable in case of breach.

How to Install Hundreds of Fonts at Once in Ubuntu [Quick Tips]

How to Install Hundreds of Fonts at Once in Ubuntu [Quick Tips]

Of all the things we get asked about by users transitioning from Windows to Linux, fonts come up as among the most frequently confusing aspects. While installing fonts in Ubuntu (or any Linux) is not difficult, it is quite different from Windows. For those who just want to get it over with once and for […]

ScreenCloud Allows You to Take Screenshots And Save to The Cloud [Ubuntu]

ScreenCloud Allows You to Take Screenshots And Save to The Cloud [Ubuntu]

There are tons of ways to take screenshot in Linux. You can either use the “PrintScreen” button on your keyboard, or use the comprehensive and feature-rich Shutter to do the job. Alternatively, if you are looking for a screen capture tool that can sync your screenshots to the cloud, ScreenCloud could be the one for […]

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.

Manage Your iPod via The Command line With GNUpod [Linux]

Manage Your iPod via The Command line With GNUpod [Linux]

If you remember the beginning of the iPod, you will also probably remember that it was a nightmare for Linux. Apple required iTunes on your computer, and it worked only for Mac and Windows (with terrible performances). Today, the compatibility problem is solved and there is a plethora of options available for syncing your music […]

Is Calligra A Great Alternative to LibreOffice?

Is Calligra A Great Alternative to LibreOffice?

LibreOffice may be the most popular open-source Office Suite around, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other good open source office suite that you can use. If you are looking for a simpler, yet equally powerful office suite for your Linux system, Calligra might be a good alternative to LibreOffice (or is it?) Let’s check […]

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 […]

TTYtter – Tweet via The Command Line [Linux]

TTYtter – Tweet via The Command Line [Linux]

When it comes to Twitter, there are three ways to use it: the web interface, a desktop/mobile client, or tweet from the command line (for the real Indiana Jones). The last way, despite its apparent complexity, can become very useful for people who want to reach a higher level of control over their favorite micro-blogging […]

Comix: A Useful Comic Reader For Linux

Comix: A Useful Comic Reader For Linux

I am not a Comic fan, but sometimes I do read some comics to keep myself entertained. My usual way of reading comic is to go online to find the comic I want and read the strips, one at a time. The problem with this method is that with a slow Internet connection, the loading […]

How to Install And Configure Samba In Ubuntu For File Sharing

How to Install And Configure Samba In Ubuntu For File Sharing

Samba is a useful service found in most Unix and Linux system that allows you to share file and print services with another computer, particularly a Microsoft Windows client. In Ubuntu, while the Nautiilus File Manager comes with a series of connection protocols to access files from a remote server, it doesn’t turn the machine […]

How to Use Unity Quicklist in Gnome Shell

How to Use Unity Quicklist in Gnome Shell

I may not be a fan of the Unity desktop, but the Quicklist feature is something that I find it really useful. It might only be applicable to the Unity desktop, but with a little tweak, you can get your favorite quicklist to work in Gnome Shell too. Here’s how it works. The Quicklists Gnome […]

How to Access And Sync Google Drive In Ubuntu

How to Access And Sync Google Drive In Ubuntu

After much waiting, Google finally released the Google Drive last month. Together with the launch, Google also released desktop apps for the Windows and Mac OS. As for Linux users, once again, there is no love for you (yet). At the moment, you will have to use the web interface for downloading and uploading files. […]

InkFlow Makes Note-Taking A Much Easier Task [iOS]

InkFlow Makes Note-Taking A Much Easier Task [iOS]

I’m always looking for ways to make my job a little easier. No matter how great the apps I currently use are, I’m always looking for ones that are even better. I found that with InkFlow. In the description of the app they discuss it being even better than pen and paper, and I think […]

Setting Up a Home Network with Linux Mint

Setting Up a Home Network with Linux Mint

Most households have multiple computers, whether it’s a combination of desktops, laptops, or a mix of both, plus wireless gadgets such as tablets and smart phones. One of the most fundamental and useful tasks is being able to share folders, files, and printers across a home network. Let’s take a look at one of the […]

How to Kill An Unresponsive SSH Session [Quick Tips]

How to Kill An Unresponsive SSH Session [Quick Tips]

If you have login to a remote SSH session before, you will know that there are times where the SSH session become unresponsive. it could be due to a break in the Internet connection, or that you were away and the session timeout. Whatever the reason is, when the SSH session becomes unresponsive, all the […]

How to Configure Gtalk for Google App in Linux [Quick Tips]

How to Configure Gtalk for Google App in Linux [Quick Tips]

If you have a Google App account, you will be able to connect to GTalk using your custom domain name. In Linux, you can connect to your Google Apps GTalk account using your favorite IM client too. It is very easy to do it. The trick lies in the configuration. Once you got it correct, it will work everywhere.