In this article we’ll go over the benefits and downsides of encrypting an entire hard drive as well as the steps to encrypt a hard disk in Ubuntu. Let’s get started!
Linux (especially Ubuntu) tips & tricks
If you are a regular VIM user, here are some of the more advanced tips and tricks for a VIM editor that you can use to improve your productivity.
On an old PC the Unity desktop environment in Ubuntu might be slow and unresponsive. Here are a few tricks to make Unity Dash respond faster.
One of the issues with Unity Launcher is that it can get overcrowded with apps. Here’s how you can add an app drawer to Unity Launcher and keep it organized.
Are you using Google Calendar and want to integrate it to your Linux system? Here is how you can add Google Calendar integration to Ubuntu.
For those command line geeks who want to do a Google search from the command line, what solution do you have? Googler is the answer for you.
Qgit Viewer is a Qt-based Git-viewing tool for Linux. It allows you to view Git repos with a GUI. Here is how to install Qgit viewer in Ubuntu.
Diff is a command line tool that allows you to compare two files and see the differences between them. Here is how you can use diff to easily compare files in Linux.
Have you ever wanted to learn “scripting” in Linux but are not sure where to start? This beginner’s guide shows you how easy it is to start scripting in Linux. Check it out!
The desktop search feature in Linux is really lacking. Here is a solution to do a more comprehensive file search in Linux and find the files you want.
If you are looking to improve the security of your Linux system, check out Firejail that can sandbox all processes and reduce the risk of security breaches.
macOS and Windows 10 have good HiDPI support for high-resolution monitors. Here are the best Linux desktop environments to use with HiDPI displays.
In Windows 10 there are two different ways to move the clock to the right corner on the taskbar. Follow the one that suits your needs.
Due to legal implications, playing DVDs in Linux is not as straightforward as it should be. Here’s how you can configure your system to play DVDs in Linux
While it is easy to stream Youtube videos on VLC, it is not as easy to stream other online videos to VLC. This tutorial shows you how to do so.
If you are a student who uses Linux, you can use these Linux education apps to improve your studying and learning experience.
If left unchecked, your system cache might take up a big chunk of your storage and memory. Here’s how you can quickly clear the system cache in Ubuntu.
If you’ve dual-booted Windows and Linux, you might notice that Grub always defaults to the first entry of the bootup list. Here’s how to set Grub to save the last selected entry.