Using smem, you can view a color-coded bar and pie chart of the memory used by processes in a Linux system.
If you’re on Linux and looking for a good photo manager, Picty is highly recommended as simple to use and can support large photo collections. Let’s check it out.
You might find yourself disappointed that you can’t tweak your Linux sound setup to have an equalizer. Luckily, Pulse Audio Equalizer can help with the rescue.
So, you need an email client for Linux. There are a many – maybe too many, honestly. It’s because of this that we’ve made it easier for you to decide.
Having only one hard drive to hold your personal files can be dangerous. This is why backing up your hard drive via Gnome disk utility is essential.
Smartmontools is a free software package that takes advantage of modern hard drives with SMART capabilities. It can monitor your drives and report errors. Let’s check it out.
Outside of Gnome Shell, client-side decorations on windows can be quite annoying. Luckily, someone has created some software to bypass these decorations.
Have you ever recorded a vocal track in Audacity only to find that your recording has a ton of white noise in it? Try using this quick trick to remove white noise.
Microsoft announced that Windows 10 will not require manufacturers to include an option to turn off secure boot. Is Linux being phased out by design?
The Linux real-time process monitor -top is a very versatile and handy program. Read on for an explanation of top along with some of its options.
Ever recorded a video clip and then wondered “How do I turn this entire thing into individual images?” This guide will show how to decompile videos on Linux.
The ‘ps’ command is an invaluable tool used to check running processes on a Unix system. Discover some amazing options available to ‘ps.’
It is kind of a pain to have to open Steam just to chat with your friends. Here is how you can bypass this by adding Steam chat to Pidgin on Linux.
GlusterFS provides network storage which has the ability to be made fault-tolerant, redundant and scalable. Here’s how you can set up your own NAS.
In case you are wondering, here are a few useful and important reasons why you might want to have a Linux live CD with you all the time.
Accidentally deleted your files in your Linux machine? Here is how you can recover files from Ext3/Ext4 filesystem with a Linux live CD.
CherryTree, an Evernote client written in Python for Linux and Windows, lets you organize notes in a smart and logical way. Let’s check it out.
In part 2 of this series, we explain how you can configure the Net-SNMP agent as well as set up authentication and encryption.
The problem with a Chromebook is its low storage space. The good news is, you can easily setup Crouton installations (for Linux) on an external device. Here’s how.
SNMP is a protocol for monitoring network-attached devices. This article shows you how to download, install, and start using the Net-SNMP suite.
Most people love a pretty desktop, but for those who prefer something light, here is a list of all the different lightweight desktop environments for Linux.
You might be aware that it’s possible to run a Linux distribution on your Chromebook. but what if you could run Linux in a window? Well, now you can!
Every computer user has at one time or another accidentally deleted a file or group of files. Learn how to recover deleted Windows files with Linux.
grep is a reliable tool for in-depth file searching. The following tools extend grep’s functionality and wrap it in a full-fledged graphical interface.
While Ubuntu is generally secure, there are some default settings that can be exploited easily. This article will show you some ways to secure your Ubuntu.
There are times when you want to find out which process is using too much bandwidth, and the tool, NetHogs, lets you do just that. Let’s check it out.
Many photo managers for Linux are only good for viewing. KPhotoAlbum is a powerful KDE application that allows you to organize many photos at once.
If you are looking for ways to record your screen as an animated gif in Ubuntu and other Linux distro, Byzanz is a small command line tool that you can use. Check it out here.
Not all presentations require animation effects. For a simple presentation, you can use mdp in Linux to run a presentation from the command line.
KKEdit text editor was inspired by BBEdit and it brings the best of its features to Linux in a lightweight, fast, GTK2-styled package. Let’s check it out.
Openbox is one of the best window managers for Linux, and you can easily make it your own with the themes. Here are 5 of the best themes for Openbox.
The Close button in Rhythmbox doesn’t close itself in Ubuntu when music is playing. Here is the fix.
Do you think your Internet speed is really as fast as advertised? Linspeed is a simple, yet useful tool for Ubuntu that can measure the speed of your Internet connection.
Dooble is a small but fast browser that is mainly concerned with privacy and security, and its interesting approach makes it worth taking a look.
While there are plenty of graphical tools for you to create a Linux USB live disk, nothing beats the command line for its easiness. Here’s how to do it.
Cron provides a useful way to schedule tasks, but it is not perfect. Here are 4 cron alternatives that can do a better job than cron. Let’s check them out.
The “Always on Top” function is useful for you to keep any window on top of others. Here is how you can set a custom keyboard shortcut for it in Ubuntu.
KDE is full of customization options and the default lock screen might be one of the things you’d like to change. Here’s how you can do it.
Ubuntu prompts you where there are new update for your system. If you would like to automate the whole updating process, here is how you can do it.
Otter browser is an ambitious project to keep version 12.x of the Opera browser user interface alive. Let’s check it out and see if it is a good browser alternative.
The Mate desktop is pretty great, but the software it’s built on is getting pretty dated. Here is how you can upgrade Mate to GTK3 in Arch Linux.
In this article, we will discuss the following three ways to send email from the command line in Linux: Sendmail, Telnet, Ssmtp.
Looking for a messaging application that is open source, but has a major focus on security and encryption? Look no further than Telegram.
If you are one of those who work with servers, or are die-hard command line fans, you can use Calcurse to manage your appointment and get organized. Here’s how you can do so.
The Unity Dash in Ubuntu doesn’t come with options for you to shutdown your PC. Here’s how you can add session management options to Unity Dash.
In this article, we will discuss a couple of ways to remove password protection from a password protected pdf file in Ubuntu.
Sometimes, finding RPMs for RedHat-based Linux distro can be difficult and frustrating. Here are the top 5 best places where you can find RPM package files.
If you are a network administrator and need to monitor your network traffic, slurm is a useful command line tool that you can try out.
If you suffer from writer’s block, maybe it’s time to change your word processor to something different. Here are some useful writing tools for Linux.
Looking to try out Budgie without installing the whole Evolve OS distro? Here is how you can install Budgie on Ubuntu, Arch Linux, Fedora and OpenSUSE.