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All-In-One System Update And Maintenance Tool For Ubuntu/LinuxMint

By Bob L | Jun 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

uCareSystem Center is a thin utility that robotizes the essential framework upkeep action, in other hand it will diminish framework overseer undertaking from numerous points of view and spare some great measure of time. It doesn’t have any GUI and offers absolutely summon line interface to play out the action. There are a few utilities…

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By Bob L | May 21, 2017 | Comments Off on

A desktop domain is an accumulation of instruments which empower the client to perform errands on their PC. The desktop condition comprises of various key segments, for example, the window administrator, which decide how windows show up and carry on, a menu, a board which is otherwise called an undertaking bar, symbols, document chiefs and…

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6 Useful about:config Tweaks You Should Know for Firefox 8+

By Bob L | May 10, 2017 | Comments Off on 6 Useful about:config Tweaks You Should Know for Firefox 8+

Are you browsing this article in Firefox? If not, go ahead and fire up the browser and take a look at all the options you can change. It’s pretty easy to customize Firefox, right? Especially with the abundance of extensions and add-ons that are available throughout the web. But did you know about about:config? Did…

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Make DVDs from Video Files

By Bob L | May 10, 2017 | Comments Off on Make DVDs from Video Files

DeVeDe Features General Preview Video with selected settings Save disc structure to convert at a later time Ability to check for updates Menu option to view documentation Create Video DVD Video CD Super Video CD CVD DIVX / MPEG-4 When finished Action Stop reproduction/show disc menu Play the first title Play the previous title Play…

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10 things to do first in Linux Mint 18-1 Cinnamon

By Bob L | May 10, 2017 | Comments Off on 10 things to do first in Linux Mint 18-1 Cinnamon

Congratulations, you have installed a brand new Linux Mint 18.1 Serena, with the Cinnamon desktop! What’s best for you to do, first of all? I’ve made a list of the things to do, which I’ve divided into three categories: – 10 absolutely essential ones (part 1); – the recommended ones (not essential, part 2); –…

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Speed up your Mint

By Bob L | May 10, 2017 | Comments Off on Speed up your Mint

Speeding up your Linux Mint is fun! That way, you’ll get more performance out of your computer for free. Note: are you using Ubuntu? There’s a separate page for speed tips for Ubuntu. There are several tweaks to make Linux Mint 18.x run faster. Some are quite safe, some are risky. Here you’ll find only the safe…

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UBUNTU 18.04 LTS TO USE GNOME BY DEFAULT

By Bob L | Apr 22, 2017 | Comments Off on UBUNTU 18.04 LTS TO USE GNOME BY DEFAULT

UNITY 8 AND THE PHONE TO BE DISCONTINUED Ubuntu 18.04 LTS will go back to using GNOME as the default desktop environment, instead of Unity. In what comes as a big surprise for many, Mark Shuttleworh, the founder of Ubuntu and Canonical, explains on the Ubuntu Insights website that Canonical is ending their “investment in…

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PANDORA RADIO CLIENT IN PPA

By Bob L | Apr 22, 2017 | Comments Off on PANDORA RADIO CLIENT IN PPA

Pithos 1.3.0 was released recently and is now available in its official PPA, for Ubuntu 17.04, 16.10 and 16.04. The new version brings support for MPRIS playlist and tracklist interfaces, improved accessibility UI, and more.   Pithos is a Pandora Radio (only available in Australia, New Zealand and the United States) client that supports Pandora features…

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Create Users and Manage Their Sudo Privileges on Ubuntu

By Bob L | Apr 15, 2017 | Comments Off on Create Users and Manage Their Sudo Privileges on Ubuntu

  The sudo command allows normal users to run programs which are only available to the root user. In this tutorial, we will show you how to create a system user and manage its sudo privileges on a Linux VPS running Ubuntu 16.04 as an operating system. First of all, connect to your Linux server…

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Synchronize Files in Ubuntu

By Bob L | Apr 6, 2017 | Comments Off on Synchronize Files in Ubuntu
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FreeFileSync Features Below are it’s key features: It can synchronize network shares and local disks. It can synchronize MTP devices (Android, iPhone, tablet, digital camera). It can also synchronize via SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol). It can identify moved and renamed files and folders. Displays disk space usage with directory trees. Supports copying locked files…

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Dell Most Powerful 15 and 17 Laptops Powered by Ubuntu Linux

By Bob L | Apr 5, 2017 | Comments Off on Dell Most Powerful 15 and 17 Laptops Powered by Ubuntu Linux
Dell Most Power Full Laptop

After announcing earlier this year the release of the Dell Precision 5520 mobile workstation as the world’s thinnest and lightest 15” notebook powered by Ubuntu, Dell launches two new models for fans of the Linux-based operating system. Originally scheduled to arrive during the month of March 2017, the Dell Precision 7520 and Dell Precision 7720…

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Ben Burns' NHL Notebook (November 22)

By Bob L | Apr 2, 2017 | Comments Off on Ben Burns' NHL Notebook (November 22)

After recently losing a game in which the team I selected dominated play and doubled it's opponent's total number of shots, I received an email asking me what is the most important ingredient necessary to win in today's NHL. I responded by saying that I did not have a definitive answer. Obviously, the key to…

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Install Packages from Source

By Bob L | Apr 2, 2017 | Comments Off on Install Packages from Source

Most modern Linux distributions enjoy standard repositories that include most of the software you’ll need to successfully run your Linux server or desktop. Should a package come up missing, more than likely you’ll find a repository you can add, so that the installation can be managed with the built-in package manager. This should be considered…

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Test And Recover Your Passwords By Cracking Them

By Bob L | Apr 2, 2017 | Comments Off on Test And Recover Your Passwords By Cracking Them

Introduction Hashcat is a robust password cracking tool that can help you recover lost passwords, audit password security, benchmark, or just figure out what data is stored in a hash. There are a number of great password cracking utilities out there, but Hashcat is known for being efficient, powerful, and full featured. Hashcat makes use…

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Reset Ubuntu To Factory Default

By Bob L | Apr 1, 2017 | Comments Off on Reset Ubuntu To Factory Default

BY SK · MARCH 30, 2017 Today, I have come up with a news about a wonderful tool called Resetter, which is used to reset Ubuntu to factory defaults. That means, your Ubuntu system will go back to the state when you installed it in the first time. It finds all applications which are installed…

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Install Skype 5.0 in Ubuntu and Linux Mint

By Bob L | Mar 26, 2017 | Comments Off on Install Skype 5.0 in Ubuntu and Linux Mint

Good News for Linux Desktop Users from Skype point of view that the Skype 5.0 is now available (deb and RPM package). Some of the noticeable updates in Skype 5.0 are listed below : Enhancement in Calling : Skype Users can easily make a call to mobiles and land lines with Skype Credit. Linux Skype…

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How to Create a Wifi Hotspot in Ubuntu

By Bob L | Mar 25, 2017 | Comments Off on How to Create a Wifi Hotspot in Ubuntu

How to Create a Wifi Hotspot in Ubuntu For a long time on Windows, it has been possible to use a wireless networking adapter to share an Internet connection with other computers. Usually this is done by setting up a “hotspot,” or “ad-hoc” style network, broadcasted directly from the wireless networking adapter. It’s very easy to…

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Ways To Encrypt Files In Linux

By Bob L | Mar 22, 2017 | Comments Off on Ways To Encrypt Files In Linux

One of the most important things for any user is the security, if a user is running a vulnerable system, his information is in danger. If you want to have your information insured, you must do more than having a strong operating system, you must encrypt your files. There are a lot of software to…

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Tiny engine turns natural gas into hydrogen

By Bob L | Feb 22, 2017 | Comments Off on Tiny engine turns natural gas into hydrogen

It could power a fuel-cell car while capturing CO2.   Georgia Institute of Technology Here’s the dilemma with hydrogen: fueling your car with the stuff is faster than charging an EV, but making and distributing it is inefficient and polluting. A team from the Georgia Institute of Technology has created a four-stroke “engine” that converts…

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FIND ANYTHING ON THE INTERNET

By Bob L | Feb 22, 2017 | Comments Off on FIND ANYTHING ON THE INTERNET

Learning to navigate the World Wide Web effectively is an important skill, and there are lots of different ways for you to find the information you are looking for. Whilst the following list of tips and websites is by no means exhaustive – and we’ve missed out on some massive topics except travel, which deserve…

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Tips To Improve Ubuntu Speed

By Bob Liebl | Feb 17, 2017 | Comments Off on Tips To Improve Ubuntu Speed

Chances are that your Ubuntu desktop will run so smooth. You will wonder why you did not switch from those other slow loading desktop operating systems (looking at you Windows). Ubuntu runs smoothly on most modern machines and older machines using variants such as Lubuntu, Xubuntu and Ubuntu MATE are going to be impressive as…

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Install Snap applications on Ubuntu

By Bob L | Feb 17, 2017 | Comments Off on Install Snap applications on Ubuntu

Ubuntu 16.04LTS was released by Canonical back in April last year. Among some of the key new features it brought, one was a new packaging format dubbed Snap. To refresh, here’s an excerpt from our Ubuntu 16.04 overview tutorial that explains the what and why of Snap: Read More

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Gimp Photo Editor A Free Photoshop Alternative

By Bob L | Feb 17, 2017 | Comments Off on Gimp Photo Editor A Free Photoshop Alternative

So Photoshop is the industry standard for photo editing but it is going to cost you as high as $600 a year. If you are looking for something arguably as good but cheaper as free, then you’ve got to go with GIMP. GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) is a cross-platform image editor available for GNU/Linux,…

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Simplenote, Simply Awesome!

By Bob Liebl | Jan 11, 2017 | Comments Off on Simplenote, Simply Awesome!

I’m a big Evernote user. It’s a powerful commercial program that allows you to sync text, photos and documents across multiple devices. Sadly, there’s no native Linux client. Also, it’s a proprietary software package, and that bums me out. Simplenote has been an alternative to Evernote for quite some time now. It’s created by Automattic,…

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Nemo 3.2.0 without Cinnamon dependencies for Ubuntu

By Bob L | Dec 18, 2016 | Comments Off on Nemo 3.2.0 without Cinnamon dependencies for Ubuntu

Nemo 3.2.0 with Unity patches and without Cinnamon dependencies is available for Ubuntu 16.04 and 16.10. To make it easy to go back to Nemo 2.8.0 for Ubuntu 16.04 users in case something doesn’t work properly (because there were quite a few under the hood changes in Nemo), I decided to upload the latest Nemo…

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