The Gedit text editor is simple to use but can become very powerful with the use of plugins. Here are some useful tips to make Gedit a better text editor.
Even though Deb packages are popular with Linux users, it doesn’t mean it is easy to source them. Here are some of the best places to find Debian packages online.
In this article we’ll go over the benefits and downsides of encrypting an entire hard drive as well as the steps to encrypt a hard disk in Ubuntu. Let’s get started!
If you are a regular VIM user, here are some of the more advanced tips and tricks for a VIM editor that you can use to improve your productivity.
On an old PC the Unity desktop environment in Ubuntu might be slow and unresponsive. Here are a few tricks to make Unity Dash respond faster.
One of the issues with Unity Launcher is that it can get overcrowded with apps. Here’s how you can add an app drawer to Unity Launcher and keep it organized.
Are you using Google Calendar and want to integrate it to your Linux system? Here is how you can add Google Calendar integration to Ubuntu.
For those command line geeks who want to do a Google search from the command line, what solution do you have? Googler is the answer for you.
Qgit Viewer is a Qt-based Git-viewing tool for Linux. It allows you to view Git repos with a GUI. Here is how to install Qgit viewer in Ubuntu.
Diff is a command line tool that allows you to compare two files and see the differences between them. Here is how you can use diff to easily compare files in Linux.
Have you ever wanted to learn “scripting” in Linux but are not sure where to start? This beginner’s guide shows you how easy it is to start scripting in Linux. Check it out!
The desktop search feature in Linux is really lacking. Here is a solution to do a more comprehensive file search in Linux and find the files you want.
If you are looking to improve the security of your Linux system, check out Firejail that can sandbox all processes and reduce the risk of security breaches.
macOS and Windows 10 have good HiDPI support for high-resolution monitors. Here are the best Linux desktop environments to use with HiDPI displays.
In Windows 10 there are two different ways to move the clock to the right corner on the taskbar. Follow the one that suits your needs.
Due to legal implications, playing DVDs in Linux is not as straightforward as it should be. Here’s how you can configure your system to play DVDs in Linux
While it is easy to stream Youtube videos on VLC, it is not as easy to stream other online videos to VLC. This tutorial shows you how to do so.
If you are a student who uses Linux, you can use these Linux education apps to improve your studying and learning experience.
If left unchecked, your system cache might take up a big chunk of your storage and memory. Here’s how you can quickly clear the system cache in Ubuntu.
If you’ve dual-booted Windows and Linux, you might notice that Grub always defaults to the first entry of the bootup list. Here’s how to set Grub to save the last selected entry.
Rather than searching for emojis on the Internet, you can also search for emojis on your system. Here’s how you can do that in the Linux command line.
Other than Firefox and Chrome, there are tons of browsers out there that you can use. Here are 5 other Linux browsers you might not have heard of.
Switching to Linux doesn’t mean you have to give up on your Windows applications. For Office users, here’s how to install Microsoft Office 2013 in Linux.
If you want to find out what’s happening in another workspace without switching over, you can now get a live preview of another workspace in Ubuntu. Here’s how.
Linux users should also beware of malware that can monitor your activities. Learn how you can disable the microphone and webcam in Ubuntu.
The newly released Fedora 25 is using Wayland as the default display server. What is Wayland, and what does this mean for you as a Linux user? Let’s find out!
Nvidia’s NVENC allows the use the GPU to encode video streams so as to reduce video conversion time. Here’s how to get Nvidia’s NVENC working in Ubuntu.
To reduce eye strain, you should use dedicated software that prompts you to take frequent work breaks, something which is really beneficial for your eyes. Safe Eyes for Linux is one you should check out.
The versatility of Linux means that it can be run on almost any device. Here are 4 of the best Linux distributions you can run on ARM devices.
Don’t you really hate it when you can’t find a program in the App menu? Check out this list of Linux application launchers to help you find and open programs quickly.
Flatpak is a technology that makes it very easy to install software no matter the Linux distribution. Here’s how to install Flatpak on Ubuntu.
While most torrents are downloaded using a GUI, you can download torrents from the command line too. Here’s how you can do so in Ubuntu.
If you have several Ubuntu PCs connected in a LAN network, you can set up a local repository in one of them and update every computer without Internet access. Here’s how to set up a local repository in Ubuntu.
While most laptop is capable of running any Linux distro, some are more compatible than the rest. Here are some tips to choose a laptop for Linux that you should consider.
Have you ever wanted to run bash script as a root user during startup? Here’s how you can harness the power of cron and set your scripts to run at startup.
In Linux, there are several ways to switch to the root user and it can be confusing. Learn the differences between each command and their use cases.
While Telegram comes with a desktop client for most operating systems, it can be accessed via the command line too. Here’s how to use Telegram from the Linux command line.
Deleting the root user is a security precaution and overall just something that is good to do. Here is how you can disable the root account in Linux.
Lumina Desktop is a lightweight desktop manager for BSD system but has been ported over to many Linux distro. Here’s how to install Lumina Desktop on Linux.
Gnome Software comes with a bug that prevents users from installing deb files. Here are some of the workarounds to install deb files in Ubuntu 16.04.
Browser bookmarks often reside in a browser, but if you are a command line person, here’s how you can manage browser bookmarks from the command line.
If you are a Linux system admin who needs to constantly keep track of the filesystem usage, here is a way you can display the filesystem usage information in the Ubuntu system tray.
While Unity 8 is new and shiny, it doesn’t work with some of the old Xorg apps because of the difference in the display server. Here’s how you can get these old Xorg apps working in Unity 8!
If you are always mistyping your sudo password because nothing is shown on the screen, here’s a quick fix to get asterisks to show up as your sudo password in Ubuntu.
The command line is seriously powerful. If you are a system administrator, here are some Linux command line tools you should know and use.
Checking out a bunch of files and folders can be a tedious process. Here is a way to quickly preview files in Ubuntu without having to open them.
Your switch to Linux might be hard, but it could be totally pain-free. To help you with your Linux journey, here are some beginner tips for using a Linux distro.
If you want to keep yourself updated with the current temperature, here is how you can add the weather information to the system tray in Ubuntu.
The KDE Community have developed a ton of high-quality applications for different needs. Here are some of the best KDE Plasma applications you should try.
Have you ever wanted to watch Twitch outside of the browser on the Linux desktop? It is now possible with the help of Gnome Twitch. Check out how it works!