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Linux (especially Ubuntu) tips & tricks

Why Linux? 7 Reasons That Make Linux Great

Why Linux? 7 Reasons That Make Linux Great

There are several reasons that I love using Linux. Ubuntu to be more specific. It’s definitely not for everyone, but if you can get by without the latest and greatest games, it’s generally a great operating system. Sure, there are some annoyances, but name one operating system that doesn’t have any. Want to know some […]

How to Install A Minimal (And Non-Bloated) Ubuntu On Your Old Laptop

How to Install A Minimal (And Non-Bloated) Ubuntu On Your Old Laptop

Ubuntu has always been said as the Linux distro for beginners and entry users. It comes with plenty of free software and most of the things will just work after you installed it. However, if you have noticed, the recent build of Ubuntu is getting more and more resource intensive (with more animation and effects) […]

Knowing Your Linux System Via the Command Line

Knowing Your Linux System Via the Command Line

Every Linux user will tell you the same thing: know your computer. Mine always works not because there are no bugs, but because I know enough to identify their sources every time and correct them. And one of the best ways to monitor your system is through the command line. There are some great GUI […]

How to Remove Recent History Lists In Ubuntu 11.10

How to Remove Recent History Lists In Ubuntu 11.10

If you are using Ubuntu 11.04 or newer, you may have noticed that there is no longer an easy way to clear your recently opened items. They could have chosen to do this for different reasons like accessibility or convenience. However, there are some people who simply don’t want their recently opened files to be […]

Move The Navigation Buttons Back To The Left In Nautilus 3+ [Linux]

Move The Navigation Buttons Back To The Left In Nautilus 3+ [Linux]

 With the ever-changing world of Linux, you can expect things to be different for no apparent reason. Some changes are good, and some just cause trouble for users. In this case, it can just flat-out be annoying. Most people will instinctively look to the left of the file manager for navigation links, such as back […]

How to Connect Your Galaxy Nexus to Ubuntu And Enable File Transfer

How to Connect Your Galaxy Nexus to Ubuntu And Enable File Transfer

While Android is based on the Linux kernel, that doesn’t mean it plays well with Linux distro. If you are a proud owner of the Galaxy Nexus, you will find that it doesn’t come with a micro SD-card slot where you can transfer files to and when you connect your phone to your Ubuntu, it […]

Airdroid: Connect Your Android Phone to A Linux Computer

Airdroid: Connect Your Android Phone to A Linux Computer

I’ll start with the cliché that Android smart phones are currently the most popular and widely used smartphones. Built on the top of Linux kernel, Android operating system gives the user a freedom in the same sense as a Linux operating system. One of the first problem a new (or experienced as well) Android user faces […]

Be A Gimp Expert With AdaptableGimp

Be A Gimp Expert With AdaptableGimp

Gimp is one of the most features complete open-source image editor around. It is often touted as the best alternative to Photoshop and is the best choices for people who need comprehensive image editing features and can’t afford Photoshop. As good as it seems, Gimp is not easy to master. All the tools and options […]

How to Check Your Gmail Account with Kmail

How to Check Your Gmail Account with Kmail

Email has changed dramatically over the years. What was once a single program on your computer that occasionally shouted “You’ve got mail” is now on the web, on your smartphone, and probably with you wherever you go. As easy as it is to dismiss the past necessity for having a standalone email client, there are […]

Toggl: A Web Based Time Tracker For Everyone

Toggl: A Web Based Time Tracker For Everyone

Being a developer, it is important and necessary for me to track the time spent on a project so I can bill my client accordingly. I have tried several desktop Time Tracker apps and TimeSlotTracker seems to be the best for Linux desktop. The problem is, while it is cross-platform compatible, the data is not […]

How to convert XLS file to CSV in Command Line [Linux]

How to convert XLS file to CSV in Command Line [Linux]

Converting Microsoft Excel sheet (XLS file) to a Comma Separated file (CSV) is relatively very easy while using an Office product, but it could be a tedious task for programmers to do it in command line. The situation may arrive when you have a XLS file and you need to fill the database from it […]

Using Marlin File Manager As Nautilus Alternative [Linux]

Using Marlin File Manager As Nautilus Alternative [Linux]

Regardless which OS you are using, the file manager is one of the most important app that you have to use everyday. Without a file manager, you won’t be able to find and open files, or even move them to another location. In Linux, there are plenty of file manager applications that you can use. […]

2012 Linux Computer Buyer’s Guide

2012 Linux Computer Buyer’s Guide

With the coming of a new year, it is time to take a look at the Linux computer offerings and see which distributions you can get shipped to your doorstep. I just recently ordered a new desktop from one of these vendors, and I will publish a review as soon as I have thoroughly tested […]

Desura Is A Great Indie Game App Store For WIndows And Linux

Desura Is A Great Indie Game App Store For WIndows And Linux

If you are a gamer who have a liking for indie games, then Desura is an application you won’t want to miss. Available for Windows and Linux, Desura is a game app store where you can search, buy and install games on your PC. It helps you to manage your game installation, update and mods […]

How to Change Your Terminal Hostname in Ubuntu [Quick Tips]

How to Change Your Terminal Hostname in Ubuntu [Quick Tips]

Usually when you install Ubuntu, it will ask you for your username and assign a hostname to you, such as damien@damien-laptop. This is also what you will see in your terminal. If you don’t like the hostname shown in the terminal, or for some reason that you want to change the hostname, here’re the exact […]

How to Install A Perl Module In Linux Without Root Permission

How to Install A Perl Module In Linux Without Root Permission

Installing a Perl module is not a genius’ work, but getting it done without root access can be a challenging task (of course not impossible). You may face this situation when you do not have rights to standard directories where a Perl module is installed. In this tutorial we will see how we can install […]

6 Useful Graphical Git Client for Linux

6 Useful Graphical Git Client for Linux

While git has been around for some time, it is only recently that I used it for collaboration with a co-worker. For those who are not aware, git is a distributed version control system with complete history and full revision tracking capabilities. It is a great tool for developers to collaborate without losing their sanity. […]