For those command line lovers, you can easily display a calendar in the terminal with this command: cal This will work in both Linux and Mac OS X. The default “cal” command will show the calendar for the current month. If you want it to show other month, say January 2012, just type: cal 01 […]
Linux (especially Ubuntu) tips & tricks
If you are concerned about the security of your data on Dropbox’s server, and are fed up with the storage limitation, you may want to try out AeroFS. It sync your files across computer without storing them in the cloud and you can store as many files as your hard disk can hold.
We have often said that you should use a complicated and unique password for each and every of your account. You can do so with the aid of KeePass desktop password manager. This article will show you how to integrate KeePass with Chrome and Firefox in Ubuntu so you don’t have to remember any password again.
Linux Deepin is a beautiful Linux Distro based on Ubuntu. The latest version 12.12 is even better, more elegant and is running more smoothly than its previous version. If you have no intention to format your PC and install Linux Deepin from scratch, here is how you can install the Linux Deepin Desktop on Ubuntu and access it from the login screen.
The “Guest Session” mode in Ubuntu is useful only if you are planning to share your computer with other users. If you want to get rid of the “Guest Session” option in the login screen, here is how you can disable Guest Account in Ubuntu.
While there are tons of ways to schedule your Ubuntu to shutdown at a specified time, nothing beat the simplicity of EasyShutdown. And if you need more options, there is the ComplexShutdown as well. Check out how you can easily schedule your Ubuntu to shut down at a specific time.
While there are plenty of tools that allow you to schedule your Ubuntu to shutdown at a specified time, here is an inbuilt command that you can use to automate the shutdown of your computer. It will save you the effort of installing third party software too. Open a terminal and type: sudo shutdown -h […]
If you are a Ubuntu as well as Google Keep user, here is a quick and easy way to add Google Keep to the Unity Launcher. This trick only works in Google Chrome. 1. Open Google Chrome and install the Google Keep app. 2. Launch the Google Keep app. It should show up in a […]
Don’t you hate it when people use your computer without your permission? f your laptop comes with a webcam, you can easily set up motion detection software to find out who is using your computer when you are not around. This article will show you how to set up a motion detection webcam in Ubuntu.
Do you know that all the default Unity lenses come with a keyboard shortcut that you can use to quickly access it? For example, you can use “Super + a” to open the Application lens and “Super + f” to open the Files lens. What if you have installed a custom lens and want to […]
Windows may well be the most popular operating system, but there are plenty of reasons to look further afield and try out some of the alternatives. If you have ever considered the idea of trying out Linux, but are not comfortable with wiping Windows completely from your computer, here is how you can dual-boot Windows 8 and Linux.
[OS X / Linux] The good thing about the command line is that it allows us to get things done quickly. The bad thing? You have to memorize the commands by heart and one wrong character can cause the whole command to fail. Luckily, you can quickly wipe out everything you typed with the shortcut […]
The Linux community has been divided in recent years over how desktop environments should be used and designed. The open source community released several new user interfaces that were geared towards touch screens years before the recent touch-oriented release of Windows 8, but there is no hardware to support it.
It is easy to take a screenshot in Ubuntu, but what if you want the system to take a screenshot automatically at a regular interval, say every 5 seconds? Here is a quick way you can take screenshots in Ubuntu at regular interval.
One of the good things about the Unity desktop is the appindicator feature that provides quick access to key parts of your application. For those who are using Ubuntu, but have replaced the Unity desktop with Gnome Shell, one of the frustration is that the appindicator does not work in Gnome Shell. Luckily, with a simple extension, you can now get those appindicator icons to work in Gnome Shell.
When you first install Ubuntu on your computer, you have the option to change the system language to your preferred language. However if you have set English as the default language and later wish to change to another system language, there is an easy way to do so in the System Settings. Here is how you can change the system language in Ubuntu.
It is easy to access Windows NTFS partition in Linux, but not the other way round. If you wish to access Linux Ext4 partition from Windows, here is one nitfy tool to help you out.
The Unity Smart Scopes is a powerful search tool for the Unity Dash in Ubuntu. It was left out of Ubuntu 13.04 because of stability issue. If you are one of those who love to try bleeding edge stuff, here is how you can install Unity Smart Scopes in Ubuntu 13.04.