Bumblebee allows you to use the dedicated nVidia GPU for rendering when needed and to power it down when not in use. Learn how to use Bumblebee in Ubuntu.
Linux (especially Ubuntu) tips & tricks
Looking to monitor Linux system performance? Netdata is a lightweight tool for health monitoring & distributed real time performance of Linux machines.
Most Linux distros come with a VPN client for you to connect to VPN manually. This tutorial shows you the way to connect to a VPN automatically on Linux.
Linux systems are not immune to malware. To protect yourself, you can use Maldet to detect and clean malware from a Linux server.
“No Route To Host” is a tough problem to diagnose. There could be any number of things causing it. Try these tips to help solve the problem.
There are several ways to pick colors on the Linux desktop; here are 3 free useful color picker tools for Linux that will get the job done for you.
Open and unsecured ports can be a serious security risk on Linux systems. Use NMAP to discover open ports on your Linux system and secure them.
Malware is out there, even for Linux systems. Use these three open-source tools to thoroughly scan your Linux computer for viruses and rootkits.
Are you looking for a simple and convenient way to automatically back up your Linux desktop to the Cloud? CloudBerry Backup may be just the thing you need!
Anbox is a new experimental project that lets you run Android applications on Linux. Install the latest version and experiment on Ubuntu.
Gnome Night Light can change the color of your monitor at night so you won’t have eye strain. Learn how you can fine tune the color temperature of your monitor.
Since the XFCE Desktop is in dire need of a facelift, we decided to go out and find 10 really great XFCE4 themes. Check them out.
MPD is an amazing tool that lets you take control of your music library in Linux. Use it with NCMPCPP for the ultimate command-line music experience!
When you have a folder full of files, it can be difficult to find the exact file count. Learn how you can count the number of files in a directory in Linux.
Gnome Shell has an option to disable the touchpad, but you can bring it further to get it to automatically disable the touchpad when a mouse is connected. Find out how here.
There are a number of great options for seeing your favorite song lyrics on your Linux desktop. These music players and standalone utilities can help.
Bluetooth in Linux is often hit or miss. If you haven’t had Bluetooth working out of the box, follow this guide to set up Bluetooth in Linux.
Gaming on Linux can be a pain. Lutris is a Linux game manager that aims to change that by bringing all of your games together in one place.