It’s the time of the year again where Canonical is going to launch a new version of its popular Ubuntu distro. You may be wondering if the upcoming release, Saucy Salamander 13.10, is a worthy upgrade, or one that you can skip altogether. Let’s check out ubuntu 13.10 Final Beta and see what’s new and if it is worth upgrading.
Linux (especially Ubuntu) tips & tricks
If you are one of those who are curious about how malware works, there is a Linux distro that comes with all the necessary tools for you to analyze malware.
You probably have used Viber on your mobile phone to make free phone call. It had recently released a desktop version which allows you to make free phone call from the desktop. Here is how you can install Viber in Linux.
In Ubuntu, you can easily access Amazon S3 via the various software, such as S3Fox or Dragon Disk. However, in a server situation, you won’t have the luxury of using a desktop software. In this tutorial, we will show you how you can mount Amazon S3 in Ubuntu, be it desktop or server.
Searching your files can be an easy, or difficult task, depending on how you organize your files and documents. Recoll is a text search tool for Unix and Linux and can find keywords inside documents as well as file names. This make it a perfect tool for you to search and retrieve your files and documents quickly, whenever you need it.
If you are using multiple OSes and wish to transfer files from one computer to another via an external hard disk, you will want to format the hard disk to exFAT format since it is widely supported by most OS and doesn’t come with the 4GB per file restriction. Here is how you can format it to exFAT filesystem in Ubuntu.
Once in a while, we do come across a Linux distro that is really unique and come with some special features that make it different from the rest. Elementary OS is one of them. On the first glance, you might think that it is just another clone of Mac OS X, but after you have used it, you will find that it is more than just skin deep. Let’s check it out.
For simple file management, the default file manager will suffice. But if you are looking for a more powerful file management tool, you got to try Krusader.
Have you ever wanted to find out more information about your Linux system, but are not sure where you can obtain those information? With ScreenFetch, you will be able to view such system information in terminal.
If you are wondering how fast your Internet connection really is, here is a way to test your Internet connection speed with a simple command.
You probably have seen the error message: “Sorry, Ubuntu 13.04 Has Experienced An Internal Error” countless times. They are annoying, aren’t they? Here is how you can disable apport in Ubuntu
Most USB creators only allow you to install one distro per USB disk. What if you want to create a multiboot Linux USB drive? YUMI is nifty app that allows you to install multiple Linux distros in one USB drive.
Ubuntu Software Center is a great place for you to find and install applications. The only limitation is that it only contain applications that are in its repository. If you want to install third party applications via the Ubuntu Software Center, here is how you can do so.
When your computer crashes, there is a chance that your filesystem will get corrupted or damage in the process. It is advisable to do a filesystem check regularly to make sure that it is running properly and free of error. In Linux, there is this powerful command “fsck” that you can use to check and repair your filesystem.
Most of the Live USB creator tool are for Linux. If you are a Windows user, you can make use of Universal USB Installer to quickly download the distro and create a Live USB with it.
You don’t usually anything when you type a password in the terminal. Here is how you can get it to show password asterisk while typing password.
Windows 8 comes with an Optimize Drive feature that can send TRIM command to SSD. What about Ubuntu? How can you enable TRIM for SSD in Ubuntu? Here’s how.
Most people think that you can only run a lightweight Linux distro on USB drive. Porteus is a full-featured Linux distro that you well optimized to be installed on USB drive and other removable storage device.