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By Bob L | Jan 31, 2018 | 0 Comments
Ubuntu Software Center

Last updated December 27, 2017 By Abhishek Prakash Brief: Here are the essential things to do after installing Ubuntu 17.10 in order to give yourself a better and smoother experience after the fresh installation of Ubuntu 17.10. Ubuntu 17.10 has been released. By now, you might have seen the new features in Ubuntu 17.10 and I recommend you should also start looking…

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By Bob L | Jan 31, 2018 | 0 Comments
Switch to Xorg from Wayland in Ubuntu 17.10

Last updated October 29, 2017 By Abhishek Prakash One of the main new features in Ubuntu 17.10 is the addition of Wayland as the default display server. As more and more Linux distributions are moving away from the legacy X.Org server and Wayland seems to be the top alternative. While Wayland maybe the future, it really is in…

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Inkscape for beginners

By Bob L | Jan 18, 2018 | Comments Off on Inkscape for beginners
Paint Brushes

Unleash your creativity with Inkscape, fun, powerful, free, and open source software for creating scalable vector graphics.  17 Jan 2018 Donna Benjamin Feed 9 up Image credits : John Morgan on Flickr, CC BY 2.0 Inkscape is a powerful, open source desktop application for creating two-dimensional scalable vector graphics. Although it’s primarily an illustration tool, Inkscape is used for a wide range…

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Customize Gnome

By Bob L | Jan 13, 2018 | Comments Off on Customize Gnome
Gnome Tweak

By Derrik Diener, www.addictivetips.com View Original July 20th, 2017 Want to change the icon, shell theme or even the font in Gnome Shell but not sure how? Not to worry. In this article, we’ll teach you everything there is to know about how to take the Gnome desktop environment, customize it and make it your own. From icons,…

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Microcode Patch for Linux-based operating systems

By Bob L | Jan 10, 2018 | Comments Off on Microcode Patch for Linux-based operating systems
Dell Most Power Full Laptop

By now, everyone heard about Meltdown and Spectre, two severe hardware bugs that affect billions of devices, putting them at risk of attacks as unprivileged attackers could steal your sensitive data stored in kernel memory using a locally installed application or via the Internet using malicious scripts. Intel, AMD, and ARM processors are affected by these…

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Run a Full Linux Desktop in a Browser Tab on Your Chromebook

By Bob L | Jan 2, 2018 | Comments Off on Run a Full Linux Desktop in a Browser Tab on Your Chromebook
https://www.howtogeek.com/208368/how-to-run-a-full-linux-desktop-in-a-browser-tab-on-your-chromebook/amp/

  By Chris Hoffman, www.howtogeek.com February 2nd, 2015   Crouton is the best way to run Linux alongside Chrome OS on your Chromebook. Now it’s even better — you can run that Linux desktop in a browser tab. This isn’t official Google software, but the extension itself was created by David Schneider, Crouton developer and Google employee. It’s as close as…

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Microsoft demands your mobile number

By Bob L | Jan 1, 2018 | Comments Off on Microsoft demands your mobile number
Link PC to Microsoft

Microsoft demands your mobile number when setting up Windows 10 Build 17063 By Alan F., www.phonearena.com View Original December 30th, 2017 Windows 10 Build 17063 asks, nay, demands that you give your mobile phone number to Microsoft during the set up process. If you refuse to give the number to the gang in Redmond, you will not…

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Customize GNOME Desktop in Ubuntu 17.10

By Bob L | Dec 30, 2017 | Comments Off on Customize GNOME Desktop in Ubuntu 17.10

  Customize GNOME Desktop With These Tips in Ubuntu 17.10 Last updated December 26, 2017 By Abhishek Prakash 3 Comments Brief: Some basic and some interesting GNOME customization tips to get more out of your Ubuntu 17.10 desktop. Save When I last wrote about things to do after installing Ubuntu 17.10, I didn’t focus a lot on customizing GNOME. It’s…

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Reset Ubuntu Derivatives Back to Default with Resetter

By Bob L | Dec 30, 2017 | Comments Off on Reset Ubuntu Derivatives Back to Default with Resetter
Reset Button

The Resetter tool will take Ubuntu, Linux Mint (and a few other, Ubuntu-based distributions) back to stock configuration. Jack Wallen shows how. How many times have you dived deep into Ubuntu (or a Ubuntu derivative), configuring things and installing software, only to find that your desktop (or server) platform isn’t exactly what you wanted. This…

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Top 10 Microsoft Visio Alternatives for Linux

By Bob L | Dec 29, 2017 | Comments Off on Top 10 Microsoft Visio Alternatives for Linux
Visio Alternatives for Linux

Last updated December 26, 2017 By Ankush Das 3 Comments Brief: If you are looking for a good Visio viewer in Linux, here are some alternatives to Microsoft Visio that you can use in Linux. Top 10 Microsoft Visio Alternatives for Linux Last updated December 26, 2017 By Ankush Das 3 Comments Brief: If you are looking for a good Visio viewer in…

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PulseAudio Equalizer On Linux

By Bob L | Dec 22, 2017 | Comments Off on PulseAudio Equalizer On Linux
equalizer

by Derrik Diener       Sep 15, 2017 A great way to improve the overall sound quality on Linux is to install an equalizer however equalizer built into the music player isn’t enough. Instead, there is a different solution: Pulse Audio Equalizer. It allows the user to have a system-wide equalizer for all audio coming in…

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Flatpak Now Updates Apps

By Bob L | Dec 21, 2017 | Comments Off on Flatpak Now Updates Apps

Alex Larsson released at the end of last week a new stable update of the Flatpak 0.10 Linux application sandboxing and distribution framework (formerly XDG-App) for GNU/Linux distributions. Bringing a month’s worth of improvements, Flatpak 0.10.2 is out with support for OSTree 2017.14, which is required for building the new release. An interesting feature of…

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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Server Edition Won’t Ship with a 32-Bit ISO

By Bob L | Dec 21, 2017 | Comments Off on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Server Edition Won’t Ship with a 32-Bit ISO

Canonical engineer Josh Powers posted a message today on the ubuntu-server mailing list to confirm the removal of the 32-bit (i386) daily ISO images of Ubuntu Server starting with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Following in the footsteps of Ubuntu Desktop, the Ubuntu Server official flavor won’t be shipping with 32-bit ISO images when the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) operating…

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Top 5 Linux Music Players

By Bob L | Dec 21, 2017 | Comments Off on Top 5 Linux Music Players

Top 5 Linux Music Players Discussion in ‘Linux Beginner Tutorials’ started by Rob, Jul 9, 2013. Rob Administrator Staff Member Joined: Oct 27, 2011 Messages: 177 Likes Received: 505 Shutting down Linux At this point you should have installed Linux, and you’ve looked around at what you have. And then when you’re finished you’ll have…

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TOOL TO CREATE BOOTABLE WINDOWS USB STICK FROM LINUX

By Bob L | Nov 22, 2017 | Comments Off on TOOL TO CREATE BOOTABLE WINDOWS USB STICK FROM LINUX

The WinUSB fork we covered a while back was renamed to WoeUSB recently, while also seeing quite a few releases for the past few days.     WoeUSB / WinUSB is a tool that can be used to create a bootable Windows installer USB stick from an ISO or DVD. The application supports Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8,…

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Restore Corrupted USB Drive to Original state

By Bob L | Nov 15, 2017 | Comments Off on Restore Corrupted USB Drive to Original state
Flash Drive USB

Restore Corrupted USB Drive to Original state   Many times our storage devices like sd cards and Pen drives get corrupted and unusable due to one or other reasons. It may be because of making a bootable media with that device , formatting via wrong platforms or creating partitions in that device. Restore Corrupted USB…

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Cryptr – A Simple CLI Utility To Encrypt And Decrypt Files

By Bob L | Nov 15, 2017 | Comments Off on Cryptr – A Simple CLI Utility To Encrypt And Decrypt Files
Computer and Encryption

Looking for a quick, easy, and secure method to protect your files? Well, there is a simple shell utility called “Cryptr” that helps you to encrypt and decrypt files. All from command line, and you don’t need to be a security ninja or Linux expert to learn how to secure your data. Cryptr uses OpenSSL AES-256 cipher block…

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Things to do After Installing Ubuntu 17.10

By Bob L | Oct 27, 2017 | Comments Off on Things to do After Installing Ubuntu 17.10
Ubuntu Software Update Picture

Brief: Here are the essential things to do after installing Ubuntu 17.10 in order to give you a better and smooth experience after the fresh install of Ubuntu 17.10. Ubuntu 17.10 is released. By now, you might have seen the new features in Ubuntu 17.10 and I recommend you should also start looking at Ubuntu 18.04 release date. If you…

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Increase your network security – Deploy a honeypot

By Bob Liebl | Oct 26, 2017 | Comments Off on Increase your network security – Deploy a honeypot
Picture of Honey Jars

Deploying a honeypot system on your internal network is a proactive measure that enables you to immediately detect an intruder before any data is damaged or stolen.     Have you ever wondered how a hacker breaks into a live system? Would you like to keep any potential attacker occupied so you can gather information…

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10 Major Updates In Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark

By Bob Liebl | Oct 23, 2017 | Comments Off on 10 Major Updates In Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark
Ubuntu 17.10 Desktop Picture

20/10/2017 Comments So there you have it finally, Ubuntu 17.10. The release which we have been talking about because of its switch to Gnome from Unity. We’ve talked about most its features in a previous article here but let’s again look at the final version of Ubuntu 17.10. At the end of this article, do take a poll…

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Install Wine And Run Windows Apps in Linux

By Bob Liebl | Oct 23, 2017 | Comments Off on Install Wine And Run Windows Apps in Linux
Install Wine to run Windows Apps

All kinds of software are currently available on Linux but every now and then, there is that Windows software or Game which is not available or has no equivalent on Linux  Wine makes it possible to run those Windows programs and Games on your Linux desktop. So let’s look at how to install Wine on…

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By Bob Liebl | Oct 3, 2017 | Comments Off on
Timeshift Restore picture

TimeShift is a system restore tool for Linux. It provides functionality that is quite similar to the System Restore feature in Windows or the Time Machine tool in MacOS. TimeShift protects your system by making incremental snapshots of the file system manually or at regular automated intervals. These snapshots can then be restored at a later point…

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Best Free and Open Source Alternatives to Adobe Products for Linux

By Bob L | Sep 20, 2017 | Comments Off on Best Free and Open Source Alternatives to Adobe Products for Linux
Synfig Screenshot

Adobe provides a number of applications under Adobe Creative Suite, now under Adobe Creative Cloud. It’s not just limited to Photoshop but contains various other software that helps primarily in Web design, logo making, video editing, pdf editing and more. However, Adobe Creative Suite is a proprietary software costing you a good amount of your money…

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Linux File System Structure Explained

By Bob L | Sep 19, 2017 | Comments Off on Linux File System Structure Explained
linux-file-structure

When I was first coming from Windows and exploring Linux, I found the Linux filesystem structure to be a bit confusing, simply because I didn’t know anything other than the Windows file system for my entire life. But after persisting through the learning curve, the mystery was unraveled and I can now comfortably switch between Linux and Windows…

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The Linux File System – Explained

By Bob L | Sep 19, 2017 | Comments Off on The Linux File System – Explained
Linux File System Explained

The Linux File System – Explained The Linux file system structure can be a bit confusing, simply because I didn’t know anything other than the Windows file system for my entire life. But after persisting through the learning curve, the mystery was unraveled and I can now comfortably switch between Linux and Windows whenever needed,…

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