APPS

Liferea one of the best Ubuntu RSS readers

Posted by on Aug 29, 2013

Of course, not everyone wants to read RSS feeds with the browser. The main problem with reading RSS feeds with Firefox is that you get to see only the headline, rather than any...

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COMMANDS

Limit Permissions with sudo

Posted by on Sep 5, 2012

Leverage Ubuntu’s default sudo installation to allow fine-grained control over privileged access. If you have used a number of different Linux distributions in the past, one...

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GUIDES

Finding Software in Ubuntu 12.04 from the command line

Posted by on Sep 6, 2012

With so many packages available, it can be hard to find the exact thing you need using command-line APT. The general search tool is called apt-cache and is used like this:...

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HACKS

Unity Power Shortcuts

Posted by on Sep 3, 2012

Often, power users want to avoid using the mouse. They don’t want to take their hands off of the keyboard unless absolutely necessary because doing so slows them down. Here are...

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Unity Power Shortcuts

Unity Power Shortcuts

Sep 3, 2012

Often, power users want to avoid using the mouse. They don’t want to take their hands off of the keyboard unless absolutely necessary because doing so slows them down. Here are some of the more useful keyboard shortcuts that readers of this book are likely to appreciate, many of which can be configured or adjusted by installing a package from the Ubuntu...

Make your Ubuntu installations and upgrades up to 26x faster with APT-Fast

Make your Ubuntu installations and upgrades up to 26x faster with APT-Fast

Aug 21, 2012

Make your Ubuntu installations and upgrades up to 26x faster without Increasing your Internet speed. The developer Matt Parnell created the apt-fast script which increases the speed of the apt-get command by many times by using multiple sources for one file basically it downloads packages in parallel, with multiple connections per package.. In previous tests...

PWD is not short for PASSWORD

PWD is not short for PASSWORD

Aug 21, 2012

PWD is not short for PASSWORD, it may seem like it but in Linux and therefore Ubuntu, PWD stands for “print working directory” and that is exactly what this command is going to do, display the name of the current working directory ( the current directory you are in )  on Ubuntu’s Terminal, printing the full path on the results. just like Breadcrumbs on...

QRENCODE the QR creation software for UBUNTU

QRENCODE the QR creation software for UBUNTU

Aug 16, 2012

QR code creation in Ubuntu is very simple. For this we have to install the app ‘qrencode’ which you can install from the software center or just opening your terminal and typing: $ sudo apt-get install qrencode After installation you can create QR codes with the command line using the following structure: $ qrencode-o [AnyNameForYourQRcode.png]...

Fixing the high CPU Usage error in UBUNTU

Fixing the high CPU Usage error in UBUNTU

Aug 16, 2012

There is a problem installing Ubuntu 10.04 and other versions, with some systems running with Dual Core or Core 2 Duo, a process in the system has and maintains one of the cpus at 100%, causing heating problems and ultimately harming our operating system solution First we have to check what process is causing the problem then we must kill in order to decrease...

Enable Full DVD Playback

Enable Full DVD Playback

Aug 16, 2012

Enable Full DVD Playback in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Though installing the restricted extras package will solve most of your problems, you may not be able to play dual layer dvds yet in your Ubuntu. Most commercial DVDs are encrypted with CSS (the Content Scrambling System), which attempts to restrict the software that can play a DVD.   Why is either process...

Install Ubuntu Restricted Extras

Install Ubuntu Restricted Extras

Aug 16, 2012

Ubuntu Restricted Extras is probably the first package you should install in Ubuntu. You will soon notice that a lot of things do not work after your first run. You cannot listen to MP3 files or watch many movies; even DVDs. Browsing the web means doing so without Flash and Java, and certain websites don’t look right because the fonts are different. That’s...

Understanding the Ubuntu desktop in Unity

Understanding the Ubuntu desktop in Unity

Aug 15, 2012

Understanding the Ubuntu desktop Initially, you may notice many similarities between Ubuntu and other operating systems such as Microsoft Windows or Mac os x. This is because they are all based on the concept of a graphical user interfaceGUI, meaning that you use your mouse to navigate the desktop, open applications, move files, and perform most other tasks. In...