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Linux (especially Ubuntu) tips & tricks

How to Create And Manage Symlinks [Linux 101]

How to Create And Manage Symlinks [Linux 101]

Symlink, short for Symbolic Link, is a special type of file/folder that points or references to another physical file/folder in the system. When clicked, it will follow the link that it references to, yet maintaining its link structure. For example, when click on a symlink on the Home desktop that is pointing to the Backup […]

How to Schedule Tasks with Cron and CornTab [Linux]

How to Schedule Tasks with Cron and CornTab [Linux]

If you are familiar with Linux, you will know that Cron is the application used to schedule and automate tasks in a Linux environment. CronTab is the command that is used to access the Cron file where the user can set and schedule tasks. No, I didn’t misspell CronTab in the title, CornTab is a web-based […]

The Lesser Known Music Players For Linux

The Lesser Known Music Players For Linux

Ever wondered what other music players are there in Linux world that can replace your default one? Believe me, you are pampered with choices. While the popular ones receive many coverage, there are several lesser known music players that are equally powerful. Here I have compiled a list of lesser known (and good) audio players […]

Surfing The Web Without a Mouse [Linux]

Surfing The Web Without a Mouse [Linux]

If you are a fan of ’90s movies like me, you will see that all the geeks and hackers have their hands stuck to their keyboards and never use their mice. I’ve always been curious to know how they were achieving this, and what they could be typing so fast all the time. It seems […]

Deepin: An Elegant Ubuntu-based Distro For The Chinese

Deepin: An Elegant Ubuntu-based Distro For The Chinese

The beauty of Linux lies in the fact that there is a distro for everyone. It doesn’t matter whether you are a geek, beginner, Apple fan, Windows fan, gamer or developer, there’s surely one distro for you. And yes, if you are a Chinese, there is this distro just for you, and it is elegant […]

How to Easily Automount Windows NTFS partition in Ubuntu

How to Easily Automount Windows NTFS partition in Ubuntu

There are a great number of Linux users who dual boot their computer with Windows. And in situation like this, one has to make different partitions to separate Windows and Linux partition. Windows usually (not always) uses NTFS file format while Linux is usually (again, not always) installed in Ext3 or Ext4 file format. While […]

Here Comes The Nightingale [Linux]

Here Comes The Nightingale [Linux]

On April 2, 2010, a lot of Linux fans, including myself, felt the loss and the sadness caused by the end of Songbird for Linux. This ultra-complete audio player born in 2006 left the penguin for Windows and Mac OS. However, a couple days ago, a great team released the first stable version of a […]

Gnome 3.4 Review and Hands-on

Gnome 3.4 Review and Hands-on

Gnome 3.4 was released several days ago. This update brings a plenty of improvements to the user experience, including many bug fixes and small enhancements. Most of the applications have also gone through a redesign and have become more Gnome3-ish. Best of all, this release also brings an improvement to its performance and is now […]

Beginner’s Guide to Sed [Linux]

Beginner’s Guide to Sed [Linux]

After grep, the next logical step is a tutorial on sed. The sed command comes from Stream EDitor, and as its name indicates, it deals with text flux. However, if sed is one of the most powerful commands in Unix, its manual page is also among the most enigmatic. I will try in this article […]

How to Configure And Customize Openbox [Linux]

How to Configure And Customize Openbox [Linux]

If you have installed minimal Ubuntu or other lightweight distro on your PC, most probably you will also be using some lightweight Desktop manager as well. Openbox is a very good lightweight DE alternative, mainly because it runs very fast and is highly customizable. However, new users will find it intimidating because the only screen […]

How to Auto-Mount Box.net to Linux Desktop

How to Auto-Mount Box.net to Linux Desktop

If you are one of the lucky few, you might have already received the 50GB storage upgrade to your Box (previously known as Box.net) account by installing its Android app. The next question is, what should you do with the extra storage space? The most logical solution is to install its sync software on your […]

How to Disable Mouse Middle Click to Paste Feature in Linux

How to Disable Mouse Middle Click to Paste Feature in Linux

If you are not aware, in Linux, you can use the mouse middle click to paste content into your text documents. Together with a clipboard manager, this can be a very useful feature that allows you to do things more efficiently, except that it can also be very annoying at times. For those with a […]

10 Funny And Useless Linux Command

10 Funny And Useless Linux Command

One can never say it enough: the terminal is a very powerful tool, and is probably the most interesting part in Unix. Among the plethora of useful commands and scripts that you can use, some seem less practical, if not completely useless. I’ve selected for you a couple of commands that are useless because they […]

Cinnamon – A Great Alternative Desktop Environment For Gnome Shell [Linux]

Cinnamon – A Great Alternative Desktop Environment For Gnome Shell [Linux]

Gnome 2 has been a favorite of many Linux users. The simple, yet fully customizable interface is what won the hearts of many users, and it is not surprising that when the Gnome team releases Gnome 3 which is more resource intensive and radically different from Gnome 2, many users protested. Many developers started to […]

How to Use The Google’s Roboto Font Everywhere

How to Use The Google’s Roboto Font Everywhere

The Roboto font is a new set of sans-serif font created by Google for the Android 4.0 Ice-Cream Sandwich platform. It is a nice and elegant font that renders well on high resolution screens such as your Android phones and tablets. It contains the full set of font weight (includes regular, bold, italic, and bold […]

How to Handle And Configure Firewall In Linux

How to Handle And Configure Firewall In Linux

If you are using, or planning to use Linux, a good incentive is the relative security that is implemented by default. Linux systems are insensitive to a good majority of Windows and Mac OS viruses, and the GNU project in itself assures the authenticity of the software. However, every (paranoid) geek knows that there is […]

Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin Beta Review

Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin Beta Review

Every six months, we will do a review of the latest version of Ubuntu and see what features/improvement Canonical has added to the popular distro. The next version of Ubuntu – 12.04, Precise Pangolin is now available in beta and this is particularly important since it is the next Long Term Support (LTS) version. As […]