If you have installed Skype in Ubuntu, you will notice that it doesn’t come with an indicator displayed in the system tray. Use this method to install Skype instead: In the terminal, type: sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ $(lsb_release -sc) partner" sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install skype && sudo apt-get -f install This will install […]
Linux (especially Ubuntu) tips & tricks
LightDM is the login screen you see once your Ubuntu machine starts up. It’s a lot better than the old days when you were dropped at a terminal prompt. The following will show you how to customize LightDM with themes and backgrounds to dress up that dull look.
There are several Linux distros for kids, and Sugar is one of them. It comes with application that encourages critical thinking and collaborative learning Check it out.
If you are a Linux user, how can you view the CPU info in Linux? CPU-G and I-Nex are two useful apps that can help you out.
For those that need to work constantly on SSH, it can be very frustrating when the system cut you off after a period of time. This article shows you the method to keep SSH connection always alive until you disconnect it.
When it comes to producing GUI prototypes, flowcharts, and other business diagrams, Microsoft’s Visio is often the go-to tool on the Windows platform. For Linux, Evolus Pencil is one of the best for creating quality images quickly and easily.
We all know how the Web may be dangerous, especially for youngest of Internet fans. But do you know how to shield your Linux system and control what your kids do online?
If you have got yourself the Chrombook Pixel and find that Chrome OS really isn’t the right match for you, you may be happy to know that it’s both possible and easy to install Ubuntu on a Chromebook Pixel.
Autokey is great for text-substitution, but its scripting feature can make your Linux desktop even more powerful and useful.
If you are looking to access Facebook messenger from your Linux desktop, linuxmessenger is a “Facebook-like” desktop client that you can install in Linux
Do you love the Ribbon UI in Microsoft Office so much that you will try all means necessary to install MS Office in your Linux machine? If this is the case, WPS Office is the one for you.
Do you know that there is a Ubuntu distro specially for the Chinese? Ubuntu Kylin is the official Chinese Ubuntu distro and it comes with features targeted at the Chinese market. China would probably be its biggest market, but any Chinese in the World will be able to use it, and love it too.
Use the patched NotifyOSD to customize the notification bubble for Ubuntu 13.04
if you are still using an old laptop, you might be better off disabling all the windows effects and animations in Ubuntu 13.04 so as to improve the performance of the system.
Open a terminal and type the following command: sudo apt-get install fonts-cantarell lmodern ttf-aenigma ttf-georgewilliams ttf-bitstream-vera ttf-sjfonts ttf-tuffy tv-fonts ubuntustudio-font-meta This will install hundreds of different fonts in Ubuntu (or any other Linux distro). Full article
Be it a laptop or a mobile device, you always want the battery to last as long as possible without it dying on you. If you are running Linux on your laptop, you can make use of the TLP module to manage your computer’s power usage in the background.
The APT system in Ubuntu may be useful for installing applications, but it is not deploy a service/program. The Juju system aims to make access to server-based programs as simple as those for the desktop. Here’s how to use it.
For those who are running a server on their Linux machine, it is important to beef up its security. Lynis is an auditing tool which tests and gathers security information from Unix based systems.