It’s the time of the year again where Canonical is going to launch a new version of its popular Ubuntu distro. You may be wondering if the upcoming release, Saucy Salamander 13.10, is a worthy upgrade, or one that you can skip altogether. Let’s check out ubuntu 13.10 Final Beta and see what’s new and if it is worth upgrading.
You probably have used Viber on your mobile phone to make free phone call. It had recently released a desktop version which allows you to make free phone call from the desktop. Here is how you can install Viber in Linux.
In Ubuntu, you can easily access Amazon S3 via the various software, such as S3Fox or Dragon Disk. However, in a server situation, you won’t have the luxury of using a desktop software. In this tutorial, we will show you how you can mount Amazon S3 in Ubuntu, be it desktop or server.
Searching your files can be an easy, or difficult task, depending on how you organize your files and documents. Recoll is a text search tool for Unix and Linux and can find keywords inside documents as well as file names. This make it a perfect tool for you to search and retrieve your files and documents quickly, whenever you need it.
If you are using multiple OSes and wish to transfer files from one computer to another via an external hard disk, you will want to format the hard disk to exFAT format since it is widely supported by most OS and doesn’t come with the 4GB per file restriction. Here is how you can format it to exFAT filesystem in Ubuntu.
Once in a while, we do come across a Linux distro that is really unique and come with some special features that make it different from the rest. Elementary OS is one of them. On the first glance, you might think that it is just another clone of Mac OS X, but after you have used it, you will find that it is more than just skin deep. Let’s check it out.
Have you ever wanted to find out more information about your Linux system, but are not sure where you can obtain those information? With ScreenFetch, you will be able to view such system information in terminal.
Most USB creators only allow you to install one distro per USB disk. What if you want to create a multiboot Linux USB drive? YUMI is nifty app that allows you to install multiple Linux distros in one USB drive.
Ubuntu Software Center is a great place for you to find and install applications. The only limitation is that it only contain applications that are in its repository. If you want to install third party applications via the Ubuntu Software Center, here is how you can do so.
When your computer crashes, there is a chance that your filesystem will get corrupted or damage in the process. It is advisable to do a filesystem check regularly to make sure that it is running properly and free of error. In Linux, there is this powerful command “fsck” that you can use to check and repair your filesystem.
Most people think that you can only run a lightweight Linux distro on USB drive. Porteus is a full-featured Linux distro that you well optimized to be installed on USB drive and other removable storage device.
If you have several Skype accounts and wish to connect to them all at the same time, you will be frustrated at the limitation of the Skype client. Here is the workaround for you to run multiple Skype accounts in various OS.
There are times when you need to synchronize several folders in your computer, such as syncing several folders to the Dropbox folder. Synkron is a cross-platform compatible application that allows you to synchronize files and folders in your computer. It works in Windows, Mac and Linux and it can help you keep your files and folders updated.
XFCE is a great desktop manager that is both lightweight and customizable. If you are tired of Gnome or KDE and are planning to switch to XFCE, this tutorial will show you how to customize the XFCE desktop.
It can be pretty annoying when the screensaver pop in to take over the screen while you were watching video. What solutions do you have in Ubuntu to prevent the screen from going to sleep, or dimming down?
For those who prefer to use the mouse more than the keyboard, you can easily create mouse gestures in Ubuntu to replicate the behavior of keyboard shortcuts. Easystroke is one such tool that allows you to do so.
If you are not residing in the USA, you will not be able to access sites like Hulu, Netflix, Pandora and etc. Tunlr is a useful service that you can use to access Hulu, Netflix and many more sites from outside of USA, for free.
Microsoft didn’t provide a Skydrive sync tool for Linux, but that doesn’t mean we have to live with it. With a third party tool and a little workaround, you can easily setup and access SkyDrive from Ubuntu.