Simplicity Linux is a derivative of Puppy Linux that comes in netbook, desktop and media versions. It is quick and doesn’t need much memory or disk space. Let’s check it out.
Linux (especially Ubuntu) tips & tricks
Microsoft wants you to spend more money to upgrade your Windows XP. If you are looking for a free alternative to Windows XP, Zorin OS could be the one for you.
While there are many tools that you can use to create montage, you can easily do it from the command line in Linux, with the “montage” command.
Are you seeing the “Authentication is needed to run /usr/bin/dropbox as the super user” prompt for Dropbox in Ubuntu? Here’s the fix.
ImageMagick is a suite of tools which allows you to manipulate images from the command line. It also allows you to work with the Exif data in JPEG photos. Let check it out.
Instead of opening one application at a time, you can use this simple trick to open multiple applications simultaneously. Work in Linux and Mac.
Last time, having two monitors was the sole privilege of advanced PC used by graphics designers. Now, almost anyone can add a second monitor to their PC. Let’s check out the configuration guide for Ubuntu.
Do you want to test the various desktop environments and see which one is the best for you? Look no further than Hybryde Fusion which let you test out 11 DE at once.
If you like to record your terminal session and save it in video format, here are 2 applications that allow you to record your terminal session as video. Work with both Linux and Mac.
Most Linux users will be familiar with Google’s Chrome web browser and Mozilla’s Firefox, but there are alternative web browsers that are equally good. Let’s check out Opera, Elinks and Midori.
Have you ever wanted to convert a media file from one format to another? Format Junkie can easily convert audio/video/image/ISO from one format to another.
There are many text editors for Linux and Nano is one of the popular few. Check out this guide to make good use of nano text editor.
When you reinstall Ubuntu, you also have to reinstall all your favorite packages. Aptik can backup your installed apps and restore them on a new machine.
If you are using a Linux desktop, you can now receive Android notification directly on your desktop so you don’t have to keep checking your phone.
The Linux “top” command is often the go to tool for system administrators. “htop”, “iotop” and “glances” are 3 more system monitoring tools to supplement top.
For those who are not fans of the Ubuntu unity desktop, there are several Ubuntu derivatives for specific purposes. How out how to pick the best one for you.
Intel has been a strong proponent of Linux and has recently released a new version of its graphics drivers for Linux and a program for easy installation.
Vagrant is a tool which works with virtualization software to provide an easy way to create, configure and reproduce virtual machines with a known state.