If you have upgraded your Ubuntu and found that when you open the Nautilus File Manager, all the hidden files are visible, then here is the fix.
Linux (especially Ubuntu) tips & tricks
One file type that is popular across various platforms is the MP4 file. If you need to convert a video file to MP4, HandBrake is an excellent choice.
While Evernote is available in most platform, it is sorely missed in Linux. SpringSeed is a good alternative to Evernote especially for the Linux platform.
There are a number of free online services and even a command line tool for Linux which allows you to take an IP address and perform a geolocation lookup. Let check them out.
The Reptyr tool, as the name suggests, is a command line utility that takes a running process form one terminal and migrates it to another. Check out how it works.
While there are tons of games that you can play on your PC, nothing beat the old classic snake game, and make it better, play it in the Linux terminal.
Rather than mimicking XP, Handy Linux has a simple user interface and a simple application group window. Can it be a good XP alternative? Let’s check it out.
In this article, we’re going to program our Linux to send an email alert once a task is completed. This is a good way to automate your system and free up your time.
Most users are familiar with the basic Linux command line history. Here is a few relatively unknown, and yet effective ways to use command line history to speed up the way you work.
Other than Linux, another popular open source operating systems is FreeBSD. Let’s take a look at how PC-BSD, desktop version of FreeBSD, stacks up against Ubuntu.
Canonical has released the final beta of Ubuntu 14.04. Other than the Long Term Support Release, let’s check out what’s new in all its official derivatives.
While there are plenty of FTP clients around, sometimes you might prefer to use the command line. Here is how you can use FTP from the Linux command line.
If you open a text file create in Unix system in Windows, the text won’t be displayed correctly. Here is how you can convert it from Unix format to Windows.
Simplicity Linux is a derivative of Puppy Linux that comes in netbook, desktop and media versions. It is quick and doesn’t need much memory or disk space. Let’s check it out.
Microsoft wants you to spend more money to upgrade your Windows XP. If you are looking for a free alternative to Windows XP, Zorin OS could be the one for you.
While there are many tools that you can use to create montage, you can easily do it from the command line in Linux, with the “montage” command.
Are you seeing the “Authentication is needed to run /usr/bin/dropbox as the super user” prompt for Dropbox in Ubuntu? Here’s the fix.
ImageMagick is a suite of tools which allows you to manipulate images from the command line. It also allows you to work with the Exif data in JPEG photos. Let check it out.