Until Windows 8, a PC had no native support for ISO files. A little piece of software could help you cope with that very easily, but you still had to install it by yourself. On Linux, you can mount any ISO or file systems immediately with a simple command. However, it can be a little […]
Linux (especially Ubuntu) tips & tricks
We have mentioned tools that allow you to schedule tasks in Ubuntu, but if you want to set a trigger and automate tasks based on the result of a prior action, then CuttleFish would be the one for you.
Real Time Strategy (RTS) game lovers may remember a game called Age Of Empires (AOE). The much awarded and loved game has inspired many other historical RTS games such as Rise Of Nations, Age Of Mythology etc. However, these games were Windows specific and Linux users always felt a void in the field of historical, […]
There are plenty of graphical solution for dealing with archives (or zipped files) in Linux, but none of them beats the command line for the speed and versatility. The only bad thing about it is that there are so many different types of archives, each with its own specific syntax and properties and it can […]
In Ubuntu, if you are connected to the Internet, updating and upgrading the system is as easy as running the “apt-get update” and “apt-get upgrade” command. Better still, for those who prefer a GUI, you can also use the Update Manager to update your system with a simple click. Now, what if your Ubuntu computer […]
You have probably heard of the AppArmor while you are installing Ubuntu, but since it is not an application that shows up in the Application Menu and it doesn’t appear in any graphical form, most of you have probably no idea what it does and why it is essential for your system. In short, AppArmor […]
For those of you who are in love with Youtube and have spent countless hours everyday watching the videos, you can now watch it directly from your desktop without having to open the browser. Minitube is the only software you need and it works for Windows, Mac and Linux. One good thing about the Linux […]
Wunderlist is a great to do list app and task manager. It allows you to sync your tasks online and you can access it from various platforms, including Windows, Mac, iPhone, Android and iPad. However, there seem to be one platform that is missing from the list, and that is our favorite Linux. Sure enough, […]
Whether or not you are going on a vacation this summer, it is always good to take a break. And if you are using Linux, what is better than playing video games under the sun? (Except going out, of course.) So, in continuation with Travis’ work, let me present you five more games to distract […]
The most commonly used command in Ubuntu is “apt-get“. You can use it to install software, updatethe repository and upgrade the software. Without a doubt, “Apt-get” is a pretty handy tool and is very useful and good for what it supposed to do, but “good” can always be enhanced into “better” and this can be […]
Qubes OS is composed of light-weight virtual machines, isolated from the admin system, with each one dedicated to a special task, such as working, Internet browsing, personal activities, etc. The security comes from this virtualization process: each virtual machine comes with its own web browser, file system, etc., making sure that the different parts of your life are separated from each other, and therefore unreachable in case of breach.
Of all the things we get asked about by users transitioning from Windows to Linux, fonts come up as among the most frequently confusing aspects. While installing fonts in Ubuntu (or any Linux) is not difficult, it is quite different from Windows. For those who just want to get it over with once and for […]
There are tons of ways to take screenshot in Linux. You can either use the “PrintScreen” button on your keyboard, or use the comprehensive and feature-rich Shutter to do the job. Alternatively, if you are looking for a screen capture tool that can sync your screenshots to the cloud, ScreenCloud could be the one for […]
If you have noticed, sometimes after you have updated your system, the Ubuntu Update Manager will still show a message saying that “The Package information was last updated X days ago. Press the ‘check’ button below to check for new software updates.“. This was interesting as clicking on the Check button did nothing but the same message was displayed again. After researching a bit, I found out that there were “sources” other than Canonical (Ubuntu’s official sources) which I had added over the time from private PPAs were old and was meant for earlier version of Ubuntu or they were simply broken.
If you remember the beginning of the iPod, you will also probably remember that it was a nightmare for Linux. Apple required iTunes on your computer, and it worked only for Mac and Windows (with terrible performances). Today, the compatibility problem is solved and there is a plethora of options available for syncing your music […]
LibreOffice may be the most popular open-source Office Suite around, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other good open source office suite that you can use. If you are looking for a simpler, yet equally powerful office suite for your Linux system, Calligra might be a good alternative to LibreOffice (or is it?) Let’s check […]
Indicator Applets are very useful in terms of providing quick information and play a very important role in overall Ubuntu experience. These app indicators lie on the top panel and the users can use these applets to control and/or access the application without even opening it. Here are my top 10 “must have” indicator applets […]
When it comes to Twitter, there are three ways to use it: the web interface, a desktop/mobile client, or tweet from the command line (for the real Indiana Jones). The last way, despite its apparent complexity, can become very useful for people who want to reach a higher level of control over their favorite micro-blogging […]