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.
Linux (especially Ubuntu) tips & tricks
[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.
In earlier days, it was quite a tough job to check the hardware or software configuration of a computer. Now, with more advanced software, you can check your system information easily. Here are several useful tools that you can use to check the system information and get more detailed information about your hardware and software configuration.
If you are a frequent terminal user, you may come across situations where you need to debug the code or copy the output of a script for future reference. Here is one way that you can use to record terminal session in Ubuntu to obtain the log file of all the input commands you have entered and their outputs .
Linux Mint 15 was released recently and it is even better than before. There are plenty of changes that made it even more user friendly and easier to use. Check out our review for the details.
If you are using Ubuntu and you have some private documents that you don’t want them to be publicly accessible. You can create an encrypted directory and store all your files in this folder. With Gnome Encfs Manager, it turns out to be an easy task.
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 […]
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.