Fix “The Package Information was Last Updated Days Ago” Error in Ubuntu

Fix “The Package Information was Last Updated Days Ago” Error in Ubuntu

If you have noticed, sometimes after you have updated your system, the Ubuntu Update Manager will still show a message saying that “The Package information was last updated X days ago. Press the ‘check’ button below to check for new software updates.“. This was interesting as clicking on the Check button did nothing but the same message was displayed again. After researching a bit, I found out that there were “sources” other than Canonical (Ubuntu’s official sources) which I had added over the time from private PPAs were old and was meant for earlier version of Ubuntu or they were simply broken.

Manage Your iPod via The Command line With GNUpod [Linux]

Manage Your iPod via The Command line With GNUpod [Linux]

If you remember the beginning of the iPod, you will also probably remember that it was a nightmare for Linux. Apple required iTunes on your computer, and it worked only for Mac and Windows (with terrible performances). Today, the compatibility problem is solved and there is a plethora of options available for syncing your music […]

Is Calligra A Great Alternative to LibreOffice?

Is Calligra A Great Alternative to LibreOffice?

LibreOffice may be the most popular open-source Office Suite around, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other good open source office suite that you can use. If you are looking for a simpler, yet equally powerful office suite for your Linux system, Calligra might be a good alternative to LibreOffice (or is it?) Let’s check […]

10 Must Have Indicator Applets for Ubuntu 12.04

10 Must Have Indicator Applets for Ubuntu 12.04

Indicator Applets are very useful in terms of providing quick information and play a very important role in overall Ubuntu experience. These app indicators lie on the top panel and the users can use these applets to control and/or access the application without even opening it. Here are my top 10 “must have” indicator applets […]

TTYtter – Tweet via The Command Line [Linux]

TTYtter – Tweet via The Command Line [Linux]

When it comes to Twitter, there are three ways to use it: the web interface, a desktop/mobile client, or tweet from the command line (for the real Indiana Jones). The last way, despite its apparent complexity, can become very useful for people who want to reach a higher level of control over their favorite micro-blogging […]

Comix: A Useful Comic Reader For Linux

Comix: A Useful Comic Reader For Linux

I am not a Comic fan, but sometimes I do read some comics to keep myself entertained. My usual way of reading comic is to go online to find the comic I want and read the strips, one at a time. The problem with this method is that with a slow Internet connection, the loading […]

How to Install And Configure Samba In Ubuntu For File Sharing

How to Install And Configure Samba In Ubuntu For File Sharing

Samba is a useful service found in most Unix and Linux system that allows you to share file and print services with another computer, particularly a Microsoft Windows client. In Ubuntu, while the Nautiilus File Manager comes with a series of connection protocols to access files from a remote server, it doesn’t turn the machine […]

How to Use Unity Quicklist in Gnome Shell

How to Use Unity Quicklist in Gnome Shell

I may not be a fan of the Unity desktop, but the Quicklist feature is something that I find it really useful. It might only be applicable to the Unity desktop, but with a little tweak, you can get your favorite quicklist to work in Gnome Shell too. Here’s how it works. The Quicklists Gnome […]

InkFlow Makes Note-Taking A Much Easier Task [iOS]

InkFlow Makes Note-Taking A Much Easier Task [iOS]

I’m always looking for ways to make my job a little easier. No matter how great the apps I currently use are, I’m always looking for ones that are even better. I found that with InkFlow. In the description of the app they discuss it being even better than pen and paper, and I think […]

Setting Up a Home Network with Linux Mint

Setting Up a Home Network with Linux Mint

Most households have multiple computers, whether it’s a combination of desktops, laptops, or a mix of both, plus wireless gadgets such as tablets and smart phones. One of the most fundamental and useful tasks is being able to share folders, files, and printers across a home network. Let’s take a look at one of the […]

How to Kill An Unresponsive SSH Session [Quick Tips]

How to Kill An Unresponsive SSH Session [Quick Tips]

If you have login to a remote SSH session before, you will know that there are times where the SSH session become unresponsive. it could be due to a break in the Internet connection, or that you were away and the session timeout. Whatever the reason is, when the SSH session becomes unresponsive, all the […]

How to Configure Gtalk for Google App in Linux [Quick Tips]

How to Configure Gtalk for Google App in Linux [Quick Tips]

If you have a Google App account, you will be able to connect to GTalk using your custom domain name. In Linux, you can connect to your Google Apps GTalk account using your favorite IM client too. It is very easy to do it. The trick lies in the configuration. Once you got it correct, it will work everywhere.

Mastering VLC via the Command Line [Linux]

Mastering VLC via the Command Line [Linux]

Everybody loves VLC. It works under Windows, Mac, and Linux; it’s free and open source; it does practically everything we expect it to do and more; etc. Yet there is one thing that makes VLC really special for Linux – the command line. Every function, tip, and trick can be used via the command line, […]

How to Delete Old Files In A Folder Automatically In Linux

How to Delete Old Files In A Folder Automatically In Linux

If you have a habit of storing all your temporary files on your desktop (or any other folder) and forgot to remove them later, you will find that your computer get messed up easily with tons of files that you have no use for. Once that happens, cleaning up your computer becomes a tedious task […]

How to Install LEMP Server In Ubuntu Precise 12.04

How to Install LEMP Server In Ubuntu Precise 12.04

A LEMP server refers to a server running Linux, Enginx (Nginx), MySql and PHP (or Perl/Python). It is similar to the popular LAMP server except that the underlying web server is managed by Nginx instead of Apache. In this tutorial, we will show you how to install LEMP server in Ubuntu 12.04.

A Relook At Ubuntu Tweak: A Must-Have Tool For Every Ubuntu User!

A Relook At Ubuntu Tweak: A Must-Have Tool For Every Ubuntu User!

Our last review on Ubuntu Tweak was close to four years back and many updates were included in this wonderful software. With every new Ubuntu release, this Ubuntu Tweak software also updates itself to remove obsolete items and add in more tweaks. At version 0.7.1, this is already the most useful tweak software you ever […]

GeoGebra, For Dynamic Geometry On Linux

GeoGebra, For Dynamic Geometry On Linux

Once in a while, I like to go back with nostalgia and take a look at the software that I was using as a kid. And recently, one of them surprised me by its development: GeoGebra, the dynamic geometry tool written in Java. What surprised me in reality is not that the program suddenly became […]

How to Integrate Skype With Ubuntu Unity

How to Integrate Skype With Ubuntu Unity

If you are both a Skype and Ubuntu user, you will know that Skype does not really integrate well into the system. While Skype comes with a Linux desktop client that you can install on Ubuntu, it doesn’t integrate itself into the system theme, nor does it makes use of the system notification panel. If […]

Geary: A Simple Email Client For Linux That Supports Threaded Conversation

Geary: A Simple Email Client For Linux That Supports Threaded Conversation

There are plenty of email desktop clients for Linux. Some are being integrated into the distro (such as Thunderbird, Evolution, Kmail) and used as the default email client while others require you to install manually. Geary belongs to the latter. Geary is a simple and lightweight email client that supports email threading (some call it […]