While there are lots of applications that allow you to create self-extracting archive, here is how you can do it with the native tool that come in your OS.
Linux (especially Ubuntu) tips & tricks
If you are using a SSD for your Ubuntu machine, here is a way to check the health of SSD and see whether it is time to change a new one.
If you want your Linux system to remember your password longer for a sudo command, here is how you can change the sudo password timeout.
For those who prefer to use the mouse more than the keyboard, you can easily create mouse gestures in Ubuntu to replicate the behavior of keyboard shortcuts. Easystroke is one such tool that allows you to do so.
There are times when an application goes haywire and become unresponsive. Here is a few ways you can kill unresponsive application in Ubuntu.
While most people loathe the command line, it is undoubtedly the most efficient way to get things done. If you are one of those who will freak out when you are on the terminal, we have compiled a list of useful Linux commands that you can use to make your workflow more productive.
While installing Ubuntu, one of the good practices is to give the Home folder its own partition, so whatever changes you made to the System folder won’t affect your Home directory. For those who are stuck, here is how you can move your Home folder to another partition.
Conky is a useful tool for showing system info on desktop, but it can be difficult to configure. Conky Manager is a graphical front-end interface that allows you to easily configure Conky.
There are times when you want to lock up files and prevent other people from making changes to them. Here is one simple, but useful command that you can use in Linux.
If you are a laptop user, don’t you hate it when the touchpad get in the way while you were typing? In Ubuntu, if you are not fancy of using any script, then the touchpad indicator is a good solution for you.
WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe is a powerful HD video converter that you can use to convert videos from one format to another.
If you are not residing in the USA, you will not be able to access sites like Hulu, Netflix, Pandora and etc. Tunlr is a useful service that you can use to access Hulu, Netflix and many more sites from outside of USA, for free.
You can use “Ctrl + r” to search the command line history, but these 4 lines of codes can make your command line search even faster and better
Both persistent Live USB and Full installation on USB allow you to boot Linux from a USB drive and save data to it. So what are the differences between the two?
Microsoft didn’t provide a Skydrive sync tool for Linux, but that doesn’t mean we have to live with it. With a third party tool and a little workaround, you can easily setup and access SkyDrive from Ubuntu.
The recent version of Ubuntu comes with a built-in tool to mount ISO images. Here is how you can do it easily and quickly.
BitTorrent makes use of a distributed technology to download bits of a file from different sources and combine them together at the end point. This results in faster downloading without adding burden to any server. Wouldn’t it be great if you can use the same technology to sync files across multiple devices?
Whether you are in the browser, or typing a document in LibreOffice in Ubuntu, you can save highlighted text to the desktop with a simple drag and drop.