An easy to follow guide to learn how to verify md5, sha256 or sha-1 checksum in Linux.
Complete beginner’s guide to easily create an eBook in Linux with open source software Calibre.
Easily find out if you have 32 bit CPU or 64 bit and if you are running 32 bit or 64 bit Ubuntu.
Cannot play Hulu videos in Arch-based Linux? Here is how to fix it.
Screenshot tutorial to show you how to show desktop in GNOME 3 in any Linux distribution.
Screenshot tutorial to show you how to boot in to UEFI firmware settings in Windows 10.
This quick tip shows you how to get rid of two Google Chrome icons from the dock in Elementary OS Freya. I hardly use the default Midori browser in Elementary OS Freya as Google Chrome is my main browser across all OSes. While Midori is kept in the dock by default, you’ll have to search […]
WinUSB is a simple and useful tool that lets you create USB stick Windows installer from the Windows ISO image or DVD. It comprises of both GUI and command line tool and you can decide to choose which to use based on your preference. In this quick post we shall see how to install WinUSB in […]
Quick tutorial to show you how to check if your Linux system is impacted with Shellshock and if yes, how to fix the system for Bash Bug exploit. If you are following news, you might have heard about a vulnerability found in Bash, which is known as Bash Bug or Shellshock. Red Hat was the […]
First beta version of Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn has been released. If you are itching to try the latest features, we shall see how to upgrade to Ubuntu 14.10 beta from Ubuntu 14.04. But before we do that, let’s have a quick look at Ubuntu 14.10 release schedule:
When you search for an application or a file or anything in Unity Dash in Ubuntu, you must have noticed some shopping suggestions from Amazon and other sources. To me, these shopping suggestions are completely useless and often annoying. Also, this is a matter of privacy concern. If you too find these shopping suggestion in […]
A question sent by a reader: How can I remove those drive icons from Unity Launcher in Ubuntu 14.04? I never use it and it eats up space in the launcher. By default all the partition on your system is visible in Unity launcher, no matter if it is mounted or not. And in fact […]
If you upgraded Ubuntu 13.10 to Ubuntu 14.04, you might end up with Unity freezing at login time. You boot in to Ubuntu 14.04, enter your credential and the system just hangs up, freezes. If you are lucky, you might see mouse cursor, background wallpaper but nothing else. No Unity launcher, no top panel etc. Basically […]
The other day I was installing Ubuntu Touch on my Nexus 7 2013. During the installation process, I encountered an error while using adb (Android Debug Bridge). When I was trying to boot into bootloader using adb, it gave the following error: error: insufficient permissions for device Using sudo did not help. What helped me […]
One of the irritating bugs in Ubuntu 14.04 is the missing date time from the top panel. Normally, there is a date time indicator displayed on the top right corner of screen but for some users this is disabled by default. What is more frustrating is that if you try to enable it or configure […]
You might think it is a bit late to write on how to root Samsung Galaxy S2 in Ubuntu Linux because its been over 3 years since its release and there are already Samsung Galaxy S3 and S4 in market. But it was only recently when I decided to root my Samsung Galaxy S2 after […]
The article was originally written for an earlier version of eOS but it is equally applicable to install elementary OS Freya in dual boot with Windows. elementary OS Freya stable version has been released. It is based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. By now, you might have see the new features introduced in Freya. If you are impressed […]
Last week I installed the beautiful Ubuntu based Linux distribution Elementary OS Luna. Since I am a long time Ubuntu user, the experience was a bit different from Unity. Luna comes with a dock with a default set of programs. This dock is like Unity launcher that gives quick access to different applications and programs. […]
When you change the DNS configuration using /etc/resolv.conf file, you must have noticed that the changes are not permanent. A reboot and your changes might revert to the original settings. I had this issue when I changed the DNS setting to watch Netflix outside USA. Editing resolv.conf solved my problem but for the moment only. […]
One of the most common problem faced after installing Ubuntu is network problem. Some times you will have no wireless network in Ubuntu and some times very slow wireless connection and some time it will fluctuate between fast and slow. If you are lucky, it could be fixed by installing propriety drivers in Ubuntu but […]
So you think LibreOffice is too slow in handling large documents? You are not alone. A lot of users have experienced that when you open a large document with lots of images, performance of LibreOffice starts to deteriorate. You will find that it starts to (sort of) hang, starts lagging in response to mouse clicks […]
With the world going gaga over Cloud storage, a number of operating systems are also providing their own cloud storage along with dedicated cloud players like Dropbox. Ubuntu has it’s own Ubuntu One (Ubuntu One is now closed down), Apple has iCloud and Microsoft has OneDrive. Problem comes with inter-portability. While Ubuntu One is available on […]
Problem: Problems with extracting archive files are very common in any Linux system. There are troubles with .cbr files, RAR files and then there are the common troubles with gzip stdin not in gzip format. The time again, I stumbled with a similar problem with compressed file in Ubuntu. I was trying to install a […]
This is a common question asked by many Ubuntu users. How to record Skype call in Ubuntu? How to record music from streaming internet radio in Ubuntu? How to record audio in Ubuntu? In this article, we’ll see a nice app named “Audio Recorder” that you can use to record any sort of audio in […]
VLC is my all time favourite video player. I consider it one of the best open source software. Apart from playing almost all kind of media files, it can also do several other things which you will hardly find in any other video player. For example you can use VLC media player to watch videos […]
Ubuntu and Linux Mint come with a default guest user account that does not require a password. In this tutorial we shall see how to disable guest account in Ubuntu 14.04.
An easy to follow tutorial with screenshots to teach you how to set write permission on ext4 partition In Ubuntu Linux.
Problem: I live in France but my I prefer to use English as the main (and only) language in my notebook. When I installed Ubuntu 13.04, I chose English US as the system language but later I realized that all of the numbering system and dates are shown in French and not in English. As […]
A quick tutorial to show you how to add a bookmark in Ubuntu 13.04 file manager.
Found Weather Indicator broken? Here is a quick tip on how to install Weather Indicator in Ubuntu 13.04?
Got Package dependencies cannot be resolved while trying to install Nitro from Ubuntu Software Center? Here is how to fix it.
Getting “Failed to download repository information” In Ubuntu 13.04? Here is an easy to follow tutorial to help you out.
Could not find additional drivers in Ubuntu 13.04? Here is how to install additional drivers in Ubuntu 13.04.
Wondering about how to find Ubuntu version in use? Which Unity version is installed on your system? Whether you are using 32 bit or 64 bit system?
Ubuntu Unity Web Apps annoys many users for random prompts for integration. Find out how to disable web apps in Ubuntu.
Installing Sublime Text editor is not a piece of cake. But if you use this PPA, you can easily install Sublime Text 2 editor in Ubuntu or Linux Mint.
Ubuntu 13.04 Beta has just released. Here is tutorial to teach you how to upgrade to Ubuntu 13.04 beta.
4K Video Downloader is a nice and easy to use dedicated tool to download videos from YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo etc in Ubuntu.
Nothing is safe in Cyber world. Even a safe and secure Linux OS like Ubuntu can be hacked in less than 5 minutes. When I was an intern at Mancala Networks, I was working on endpoint protection. One of the things which we wanted to implement in endpoint protection was to disable the USB port. […]
Wasting hours to find how to open a MOBI file in Ubuntu? Read this tutorial to find out how to read MOBI books on Ubuntu.
A simple tutorial to explain how to install KDE Desktop environments in Ubuntu 12.10.
World’s most popular music streaming service Spotify doesn’t support Linux (as of yet). In fact, it promised to start working on Linux support long back. But with time all it could come up with was “preview release” of Spotify. Its been over a year and still we have no native client for Spotify. Still, the […]
Install Raspberry Pi OS Raspbian “wheezy” using GUI tools in a safer and easier way. Ideal tutorial for beginner level Linux users.
A nice tutorial with helpful screenshots to help you to format the SD Card, USB Key and other removable media in Ubuntu.
One shot solution to fix “error while loading shared libraries” error in Ubuntu. Works within a minute.
Not able to read your favourite comics because it is in .cbr file? Here is how to open a .cbr files in Ubuntu.
Network manager in Ubuntu does not provide type of security such as WEP, WPA, WPA 2 etc associated to that wireless access point. Lets see how to find it.
The latest GIMP has a sort of drawback. It does not gives you the option of saving as JPEG or PNG when you press Ctrl+S. Find out how can you solve it.