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.
Linux (especially Ubuntu) tips & tricks
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.
The Vim editor is a useful command-line based tool for experienced users as well as newbie. Here’s a cheatsheet to help you get the most out of Vim.
nmap is a network scanning tool which can be used for a whole variety of network discovery tasks including port scanning, service enumeration and OS fingerprinting.
Looking for a better solution to manage multiple SSH connections in Linux? Look no further. PAC Manager is the one for you.
Don’t you hate it when some resource intensive apps cause the PC to be slow? Here is how you can control process CPU usage for these resource hungry tasks.
Looking to try out Android on your desktop? Genymotion is an Android emulator based on Virtualbox that is easy to install and use.