Complete beginner’s guide to change default applications in Ubuntu.
All your questions regarding Ubuntu 16.04 upgrade answered.
Before seeing how to enable automatic system updates in Ubuntu, first let’s see why should we do it in the first place. By default Ubuntu checks for updates daily. When there are security updates, it shows immediately but for other updates (i.e. regular software updates) it pop ups once a week. So, if you have […]
Watch live Cricket scores directly in Ubuntu top panel with this indicator applet.
I have said it before and I am saying it again.
This is the easiest and painless way of installing PyCharm IDE in Ubuntu, Linux Mint and elementary OS.
Trouble with 7z i.e. 7Zip files in Ubuntu? Here is how to install 7Zip in Ubuntu Linux.
Complete guide to show you how to correctly setup Bluetooth speakers and play audio through it in Ubuntu.
Seeing a red triangle with “update information is outdated” in Ubuntu 14.04? Here is the easy fix.
Complete guide to manage start up applications in Ubuntu. See hidden start up programs, add, remove and delay programs at start up.
Wondering how to clean up Ubuntu when there is no CCleaner for Linux? Here are four alternatives to do a system clean up in Ubuntu.
See system program problem detected on startup in Ubuntu? You can get rid of this annoyance in one shot. Find out how.
Cinnamon 2.6 brings a number of new features. Take a look at those features and installation instructions for Ubuntu 14.04, 15.04 and Linux Min 17.1.
In a recent article we saw the best ways to download YouTube videos in Ubuntu. In a similar post, we’ll see how to extract audio from a video file in Ubuntu and other Linux distributions. We’ll be using 4K Video to MP3 tool for this purpose. It is not an open source application but it is […]
This is a complete tutorial to show you how to share folders over local network in Ubuntu. Do you have multiple devices in your home? Do you have to use Flash Drive or SD card to transfer data from Ubuntu to another computer? Do you find it annoying? We know you do. Because we don’t want you […]
Want to record Skype calls in Ubuntu? Skype call recorder is a simple easy to use program that can record Skype call automatically and manually as well. The Skype Call Recorder for Linux uses the native Skype API to record calls to wav, mp3, or ogg format. It runs in the system tray and communicates […]
Most of the desktop environments like Unity and Gnome have notification featured. Something which I like a lot. It specially helps me when I am listening to streaming radio on Ubuntu. But by default the notification is displayed on the top of the desktop for a couple of seconds and then it fades in disappearance. […]
Ubuntu does come with a bunch of fonts installed by default in it. But at times you might not be satisfied with the available lots of fonts. So, what you can do is to install additional fonts in Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 16.04, or any other Linux system such as Linux Mint. Step 1: Get […]
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 […]
Kodi, formerly and popularly known as XBMC, has released its latest version 14 which is code named Helix. It is fairly easy to install Kodi 14 in Ubuntu 14.04 thanks to the official PPA provided by XBMC. For those who do not know already, Kodi is a media center application available for all major platforms […]
Deepin is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu. It comes with its own desktop environment and a set of Deepin specific application that includes Deepin Store (like Ubuntu Software Center), Deepin Music Player (DMusic), Deepin Video Player, Deepin terminal etc. These applications fit very nicely in Deepin environment and make it one of the most […]
In last post we talked about most beautiful Linux OS coming in 2015. One of them is Evolve OS which comes with its flagship and beautiful Budgie desktop environment. If you want to experience it, you can easily install Budgie on Ubuntu 14.04. Budgie desktop environment is written from scratch and is designed with focus […]
Cinnamon, the default desktop environment of Linux Mint has reached stable version 2.4. If you want to try Cinnamon desktop environment in Ubuntu, you can do so by installing it via a PPA. It worked work very well in my testing and I did not notice any issue. Let’s see how to install Cinnamon 2.4 […]
Ubuntu 14.10 has been released yesterday. Wondering how to upgrade to Ubuntu 14.10 from Ubuntu 14.04? Don’t worry, it’s extremely easy to upgrade to Ubuntu 14.10. In fact, it is just a matter of few clicks and a good internet connection. Do you need to switch to Ubuntu 14.10 from Ubuntu 14.04? Before you go on […]
Looking for Notepad++ in Linux? Unfortunately, Notepad++ is available for Windows platform only. At work, where I have to use Windows, Notepad++ is my favorite text editor. And at times I miss Notepad++ in Ubuntu. Notepadqq: Notepad++ alternative for Linux I know there are plenty of text editors that can be used as Notepad++ alternative […]
If you have too many applications crowding all the space in Unity launcher, you might be thinking of a better way to manage them. Making icons tinier by reducing the icon size is one way, but would it not be better if you could group a bunch of icons? This is what we already do in Android […]
A quick tutorial to show you how to install GNOME in Ubuntu 14.04. In the series to install various desktop environment other than the default Unity, we have already seen: How to install Cinnamon in Ubuntu 14.04 How to install Mate desktop in Ubuntu 14.04 Of course the above two tutorials also contains the instructions […]
If you keep experimenting with your Ubuntu system you might end up with a messed up Unity and Compiz settings. In this quick tip we shall see how to reset Unity and Compiz settings in Ubuntu 14.04. In fact it is all about running a couple of commands. Reset Unity and Compiz settings in Ubuntu […]
Ever tried to watch Netflix in Ubuntu in your web browser? I bet if you tried, you must have faced a “system requirement” error page like this: You can always try to install Netflix desktop app in Ubuntu but it involves Wine which is not favored by everyone and doesn’t work for everyone as well. Netflix is now […]
Quick tutorial to show you how to install UberWriter markdown editor in Ubuntu 14.04 for free via official PPA. UberWriter is a markdown editor for Ubuntu with a clean interface with focus on writing only. UberWriter utilizes pandoc markdown. The UI is based on GTK3 which is not yet fully integrated with Unity. A quick […]
LaTeX is a document markup language and document preparation system. It is widely used as a standard in universities and academics to write professional scientific papers, thesis and other such documents. In this quick post, we shall see how to use LaTeX in Ubuntu 14.04.
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:
The other week we saw about installing Cinnamon in Ubuntu. This week we’ll see how to install Mate desktop in Ubuntu 14.04 and 14.10. I think you might have already heard of Mate desktop environment. A fork of now dead classic GNOME 2, Mate provides the classic desktop experience with latest applications. Mate is an […]
Atom is sleek and feature rich open source text editor from Github. It is currently in beta but if you are curious to try it, we shall see how to install Atom in Ubuntu 14.04 or Linux Mint 17.
Tutorial with screenshots to show you how to install Cinnamon desktop environment in Ubuntu 14.04.
Wondering abut how to install Java on Ubuntu 14.04? Installing Java is certainly one of the first few things to do after installing Ubuntu 14.04 and it is very easy to do so, in fact. Many people have aversion to Java. But there are high chances that for one reason or other, you might have […]
Each time you want to shutdown Ubuntu 14.04, perhaps you do the following. You go to the top right corner, click on the gear symbol and select shutdown from the drop down menu: And when you do so, a dialogue box pops up and ask for your confirmation whether or not you want to shut […]
If you have to deal with multiple timezones on a regular basis, you would definitely appreciate if your desktop clock could show multiple timezones. As an expat, I have to keep the track of time in both France and India. In Ubuntu, you can easily change the settings to add multiple timezones. In this quick […]
While trying to fix no sound in Ubuntu 14.04, you may re-install PulseAudio and finally end up with sound indicator missing from Unity panel. First I thought may be it’s just a display issue as there are settings that allow or block the display of sound indicator applet. To check the sound settings, I opened […]
Desktop customization is one of the coolest feature in Linux. But if you mess up the settings during customization, you may end up with some system settings missing in Ubuntu 14.04. I messed up a little and ended up with System Settings looking like this: I was trying to configure audio settings to play HDMI, […]
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 […]
Ubuntu Unity itself is a beautiful desktop but people over the world are smitten by the looks of Mac OS X. If you are among one of those, you don’t need to ditch Ubuntu just for the sake of OS X looks. Instead you can give it a makeover and make Ubuntu 14.04 look like […]
A weather indicator is a quick way to get weather information directly in your desktop. In this post we shall see how to install weather indicator in Ubuntu 14.04. If you are an old Ubuntu user, you know that it has been some time since the weather indicators available in Canonical repository have worked. And it […]
I was trying to log in to Ubuntu as usual. I entered my password and it did not log me in even with the correct password. Instead it showed me failed to start session in red colors. I could not even log in to guest session. In this quick post we shall see how to […]
Ubuntu comes with LightDM as default display manager. But if you experiment with various display managers or various desktop environments such as to install Gnome shell in Ubuntu 14.04 , you may end up with GDM as default display manager. It is a matter of choice but if you want to get back to another display managers, […]
This article shows you how to install Copy cloud service client in Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and other Linux distributions based on these. That means, it should work for Linux Mint 17, elementary OS Freya etc. After the shut down of Ubuntu One, Dropbox (referral link) is the only major personal (and professional) cloud […]
Since Skype is still the most popular instant messaging application worldwide, probably installing Skype is one of the first few things to do after installing Ubuntu 14.04. But if you tried to install Skype in Ubuntu 14.04 via Ubuntu Software Center and could not find it there, you are not alone. Skype is not available […]
I recently bought a new Dell Inspiron 7437 and one of the first few things I did was to dual boot the pre-installed Windows 8 with Ubuntu 14.04. My older laptop did not have Bluetooth, strange but true. This is why I never noticed that Bluetooth is always on at each boot in Ubuntu. This […]
SoundCloud is a great platform to discover alternate or indi music. If you are a fan of SoundCloud, you may want to try it as a ‘desktop app’ for Ubuntu 14.04, earlier versions and other Linux distributions such as Linux Mint, Elementary OS etc. To install SoundCloud in Ubuntu 14.04, we shall use the same trick […]
Step by step, screenshot guide to show you how to dual boot Ubuntu and Windows with UEFI.