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.
Linux (especially Ubuntu) tips & tricks
If you have several Skype accounts and wish to connect to them all at the same time, you will be frustrated at the limitation of the Skype client. Here is the workaround for you to run multiple Skype accounts in various OS.
There are times when you need to synchronize several folders in your computer, such as syncing several folders to the Dropbox folder. Synkron is a cross-platform compatible application that allows you to synchronize files and folders in your computer. It works in Windows, Mac and Linux and it can help you keep your files and folders updated.
XFCE is a great desktop manager that is both lightweight and customizable. If you are tired of Gnome or KDE and are planning to switch to XFCE, this tutorial will show you how to customize the XFCE desktop.
If you have your own web server, you can use BitTorrent Sync as a backup tool. Here is how you can setup BitTorrent Sync on a Linux server.
It can be pretty annoying when the screensaver pop in to take over the screen while you were watching video. What solutions do you have in Ubuntu to prevent the screen from going to sleep, or dimming down?
Google doesn’t provide a Linux desktop client for Google Music. If you are a Linux and Rhythmbox user, here is how you can access Google Music in Rhythmbox.
If you want to access shared folder in Virtualbox with Ubuntu guest, here is how you can do so.
While there are lots of applications that allow you to create self-extracting archive, here is how you can do it with the native tool that come in your OS.
If you are using a SSD for your Ubuntu machine, here is a way to check the health of SSD and see whether it is time to change a new one.
If you want your Linux system to remember your password longer for a sudo command, here is how you can change the sudo password timeout.
For those who prefer to use the mouse more than the keyboard, you can easily create mouse gestures in Ubuntu to replicate the behavior of keyboard shortcuts. Easystroke is one such tool that allows you to do so.
There are times when an application goes haywire and become unresponsive. Here is a few ways you can kill unresponsive application in Ubuntu.
While most people loathe the command line, it is undoubtedly the most efficient way to get things done. If you are one of those who will freak out when you are on the terminal, we have compiled a list of useful Linux commands that you can use to make your workflow more productive.
While installing Ubuntu, one of the good practices is to give the Home folder its own partition, so whatever changes you made to the System folder won’t affect your Home directory. For those who are stuck, here is how you can move your Home folder to another partition.
Conky is a useful tool for showing system info on desktop, but it can be difficult to configure. Conky Manager is a graphical front-end interface that allows you to easily configure Conky.
There are times when you want to lock up files and prevent other people from making changes to them. Here is one simple, but useful command that you can use in Linux.
If you are a laptop user, don’t you hate it when the touchpad get in the way while you were typing? In Ubuntu, if you are not fancy of using any script, then the touchpad indicator is a good solution for you.