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Linux (especially Ubuntu) tips & tricks

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 […]

Tails : a Linux Distribution For Protecting Your Privacy

Tails : a Linux Distribution For Protecting Your Privacy

If you are an Apple fan, you probably know that there is an app for everything. If you are more of a Linux fan, you know that there is a distribution for (almost) everything. Anyways, if you are concerned about your privacy on the Internet or about encryption, Tails is the Linux distro for you. […]

How to Make Dropbox Icons Work in Ubuntu Oneiric [Quick Tips]

How to Make Dropbox Icons Work in Ubuntu Oneiric [Quick Tips]

If you are using Ubuntu Oneiric and Dropbox at the same time, you will find that the Nautilus Dropbox extension does not work as well as intended. While the Dropbox daemon is working fine and it will sync all files you place in the Dropbox folder, the sync icon and the Dropbox contextual menu is […]

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 […]