Instead of the regular basic command you use regularly, here are several improved alternative commands that can make you more productive.
Linux (especially Ubuntu) tips & tricks
For Linux users, knowing how to get around on the command line is an essential skill. But there are times where you might not remember a command or you actually need to edit a file. The Midnight Commander is an excellent tool to manage your files in the terminal.
The Plasmoids is one useful feature in KDE that didn’t receive plenty of attention. Here, we will show you 5 useful KDE plasmoids that you can make good use of.
Cron is a daemon that executes scheduled commands for Linux. You can use Cron to schedule and automate jobs in Linux, saving you from having to do them manually.
If you want to make your workflow even easier, you can consider having specific applications open up automatically into separate workspaces in GNOME, saving you from having to rearrange windows the old-fashioned way.
Most Linux users are familiar with the various desktop manager like KDE, GNOME, etc, but few understands the important component that makes each of these desktops possible – the venerable X-Window System. Let’s take a look at this important piece of software in more detail.
If you are using “ping” and “traceroute” command to diagnose your network, a better way is to use MTR which provides the best of both Worlds.
If you are not a fan of one of GNOME 3’s default fonts, for example the Cantarell font, it is possible to replace it. The following shows how to change the fonts in GNOME 3.
Most Linux distributions currently default to using the Ext4 file system, but the future for many of them lies with the B-tree file system, better known as Btrfs. Learn all about Btrfs and why is it better than Ext4 file system.
The GNOME shell introduced user interface changes that altered the way many Linux users now manage windows. Here are five GNOME shell extensions that seamlessly expand on the functionality of GNOME 3 without ignoring its new design conventions.
Do you crave a stunning visual accompaniment when you listen to your favorite songs? Do you want to turn your computer into an extravaganza of sensory stimuli? If so, the music visualization app projectM is for you.
Evilwm is a stacking, or floating, window manager for the X desktop. It is known for being almost obscenely minimalistic, boasting only 1-pixel borders for application windows and using no panels, launchers, or menus.
For those who miss those classic games such as The Secret of Monkey Island, you can now relive the glory and play classic adventure games on Linux with ScummVM
A stated goal of the GNOME project is to make finding and accessing our files easier than ever before. In this article, you will find a hands-on look at the current state of searching for data on the GNOME 3.6 desktop.
Printing in Linux can be a confusing territory. Many distributions don’t come with printing enabled by default, leaving it up to the user to set it up. This article will show you how to set up a standard USB printer in Linux.
Most guru will disapprove the using of GUI desktop on a server, but there are situations where a GUI desktop is desired. When such situations arise, you can make use of the instruction here to install a GUI desktop on your Ubuntu server that will only start on demand.
One of the great things about Linux is that you can run it on older hardware. Although there are plenty of games available that use 3D graphics, if you’re on an older or low-powered computer, you can still play some great Linux games if you’re willing to forgo some graphical flair.
As technology continues to get smaller and increasingly mobile, many of us are stuck with CD and DVD collections that are growing less compatible with our new lifestyles. Here’s a guide to knock the dust off your stack of DVDs and CDs and turn them into a digital music library.