Do you want to test the various desktop environments and see which one is the best for you? Look no further than Hybryde Fusion which let you test out 11 DE at once.
Linux (especially Ubuntu) tips & tricks
If you like to record your terminal session and save it in video format, here are 2 applications that allow you to record your terminal session as video. Work with both Linux and Mac.
Most Linux users will be familiar with Google’s Chrome web browser and Mozilla’s Firefox, but there are alternative web browsers that are equally good. Let’s check out Opera, Elinks and Midori.
Have you ever wanted to convert a media file from one format to another? Format Junkie can easily convert audio/video/image/ISO from one format to another.
There are many text editors for Linux and Nano is one of the popular few. Check out this guide to make good use of nano text editor.
When you reinstall Ubuntu, you also have to reinstall all your favorite packages. Aptik can backup your installed apps and restore them on a new machine.
If you are using a Linux desktop, you can now receive Android notification directly on your desktop so you don’t have to keep checking your phone.
The Linux “top” command is often the go to tool for system administrators. “htop”, “iotop” and “glances” are 3 more system monitoring tools to supplement top.
For those who are not fans of the Ubuntu unity desktop, there are several Ubuntu derivatives for specific purposes. How out how to pick the best one for you.
Intel has been a strong proponent of Linux and has recently released a new version of its graphics drivers for Linux and a program for easy installation.
Vagrant is a tool which works with virtualization software to provide an easy way to create, configure and reproduce virtual machines with a known state.
Grub customizer is a useful tool for you to customize and configure Grub menu. Highly recommended for those who prefer to use a GUI over command-lines
If you want to get the latest version of Firefox, there is a convenient repository available which repacks and distributes the latest official Mozilla builds.
If you want to find out the download and upload speed of your Internet connection, speedtest-cli is one good command line tool you can use in Linux.
While there are many ways to increase WiFi connection speed, one of the easiest way is to switch the default WiFi channel to one that is less congested.
Optical media can be a cheap backup solution, but it fails more often than one would hope. You can improve it by creating a crash-proof backup. Here’s how.
nmap is a powerful tool for network discovery. There is a graphical front-end for nmap called zenmap, which makes nmap much easier to use.
Following on from the first part in this series, it is time to look at some of the more advanced features of nmap.