Linux offers many tools for scientists to support or conduct experiments. This article focuses on a few that will make learning physics easier or more fun.
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Unity Launcherswitcher is a background script which enables you to set up a different launcher on each of your workspaces on Unity. Here’s how to set it up.
Using Linux as your default OS and interested in learning how to type? The following two applications can help you learn the basics and master the keyboard.
Forgetting the password to your important PDF documents can be disastrous. pdfcrack is a Linux command line tool that can crack the password of any PDF file. Let’s check it out.
Many Android fans have been enjoying Google’s fresh material look, but what about Linux? Enter the Paper GTK theme suite. Here’s how to install & enable it.
Antergos is an Arch Linux-based distribution featuring a live environment & a user-friendly graphical installer. Find out how easy it is to install & use.
Ever since Gnome version 3.12, it has been possible to disable extension version checks. If you’re wondering how it’s done, keep reading.
Voyager X8 is a Debian-based distribution, based on stable Debian 8(.1), with the newest “experimental” version of XFCE and great software. Let’s check it out.
Want to broadcast video streams on Linux? Luckily, Open Broadcaster, a pro-grade streaming software, is finally available on Linux. Here’s how it works.
Systemd provides a standard process for controlling what programs run when a Linux system boots up. Here’s everything you need to know about it.
If you play games via Steam on Ubuntu, you may be looking for an easier way to control your games. Luckily, you can use an Xbox 360 Controller. Here’s how.
KDE Connect allows your Linux PC and phone to communicate with each other over Wi-Fi. Here’s how to use it to get Android Notifications on Ubuntu Desktop.
MKVToolnix is a suite of applications to work with Matroska video and audio files. Here’s how to use this software to create and edit MKV files on Linux.
Linux Kernel 4.1.1 was recently released with a host of improvements & new features. Existing users are recommended to upgrade ASAP. Here’s how to do that.
Using Awesome Window Manager on Linux? Looking to add certain programs to your startup application list? Here’s how to do it.
Celestia for Linux allows you to discover the stars and planets of a considerable chunk of the universe with very detailed images. Here’s how it works.
Did you know there’s an easier way to mount your secondary hard drive on Linux? The process involves a few simple edits to the fstab file on your system.
The new Cinnamon desktop, v2.6, has been officially released. This review covers major improvements along with how to upgrade or install for the first time.