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.
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.
LAMP server may be the most common setup, but it may not be the best. This guide shows you how to setup LAMP alternative – Nginx, MariaDB and HHVM on your Linux server.
Did you know you can check weather information from the Linux command line? In this article, we will discuss the weather command and its features.
AUR clients for Arch Linux make installing PKGBUILDs super easy. There are quite a few helpers out there, and here is a list of 5 great AUR clients.
Cantata is a new music player for Linux with plenty of options and services and has a few features that make it stand out from the rest. Let’s check it out.
vnStat is a command line-based network traffic monitoring tool that uses the network interface statistics provided by the kernel as information source
Log files are important in uncovering system problems. Logcheck is a command line tool that are capable of analysing logs and producing meaningful information.
There are many terminal emulators available. Perhaps too many. Here are 5 great terminal emulators available on Linux.
Saidar is a Curses-based tool that can be used for viewing the system statistics including CPU, processes, load, memory, swap, network I/O, and more
While copying large files with the cp command, you have no idea how long it will take. cv command allows you to find out the progress of the operation.
If you have the needs to install an Internet kiosk in your shop, or home, here is a little hack to easily turn your existing computer into an Internet kiosk.
If you are those who are into expense tracking and a geek who love the command line, you should give pem a try.
There’s a new app called Gravit that aims to be an alternative to Adobe Freehand and Fireworks. It is open-source and cross-platform compatible. Let’s check it out.
RPM packages are just not as abundant as DEB files – It’s a fact. To solve this, simply convert the deb packages to the rpm format using Alien.
In Linux, there are various tools for monitoring system resources, and one that stands out from the crowd is collectl, primarily because of its capabilities. Let check it out.
IRC, even though is old, still plays a major role in Linux. There are many, many clients out there and here are 5 really great IRC clients you should check out.
Watching YouTube videos doesn’t have to be limited to the browser window. Here are two Youtube desktop players for Linux: Atraci and QMPlay2.
There are many tools for you to access and manage Amazon S3, but in a command-line based environment, S3cmd is the best tool for you.
Duplicati is an open source and free backup client that securely stores encrypted, incremental, compressed backups on cloud storage services
Logwatch is a powerful command line tool which aimed at helping with system log management.
Are you a command line as well as Evernote users? Try Geeknote – a useful open-source Evernote console client for Linux, FreeBSD and Mac OS X.
Do you often need to compare different versions of the same file to keep track of changes. Here are some of the file comparison (diff) tools for LInux.
The timedatectl command in Linux allows you to query and change the system clock and its settings.
If you have previously dual-booted your OS X with Ubuntu, and you have upgraded to Yosemite, you will lose the dual boot. Here is the solution to fix the dual-boot issue.
If you have an older DVD player, it won’t be able to play your MP4 videos. Here’s how you can covert MP4 to Avi videos in Ubuntu, and watch on DVD player.
Did you find the Workspace switcher tool missing in Ubuntu 14.10? Here is a simple trick to restore it.
If you’re looking for a way to use Linux that is bloat free, tiling window managers might just be what you’ve been looking for.
If you’re a KDE user, you’ve probably heard of Konqueror, but did you know you can use Konqueror as a file manager, a web browser, PDF viewer and document editor?
While there are tons of cloud storage services, few of them support Linux. Here are some of the best Dropbox alternatives for Linux for you.
Ubuntu is great operating system, but can drain the battery fast on a laptop. Here is how you can enable laptop mode in Ubuntu and other power saving options.
It is easy to copy, paste and execute a command in the Linux terminal, but there are some commands that can wipe out your system totally. Let’s check them out.
New releases of Ubuntu no longer contain the latest version of Gnome 3. For fan of both Ubuntu and Gnome, you can get the latest version of Gnome on Ubuntu with this method.
While you can temporarily disable the touchpad, wouldn’t you rather have the ability to fully shut it off at startup? Here is how to do so in Linux.
mpv is a simple yet powerful command line media player. it is free, open source and cross-platform compatible. Let’s check it out.
Image viewers are useful when you just want to check out a few photos. Here are six great image viewers for Linux that you should check out.
For those who are missing the Linux terminal in Windows, you can use Cygwin to do the same task. Learn how to install and configure Cygwin in Windows.