Linux Tips

Install Linux Mint’s Cinnamon Desktop In Ubuntu

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As anyone who has used Linux for any amount of time can tell you, one of its greatest strengths is in its customizability. You aren’t stuck with a preset icon theme, or window theme, or overall look and feel. If you want something else you can find thousands of options, download one of them, and […]

Use Google Chrome As The Default PDF Viewer In Ubuntu

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Google Chrome comes with a lot of features that make it a good choice for many users. This shouldn’t be a big suprise to most people, seeing as how it has become more and more popular over the past year, but consider that Chrome not only comes bundled with a built-in Adobe Flash plugin (which […]

Encrypt Your Flash Drives In Ubuntu Linux Using Disk Utility

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It’s amazing how simple flash drives make life. Have a couple songs or documents you need to move from your work computer to your home computer, or from your desktop to your laptop? Simply plug in your flash drive and transfer the files. It only takes seconds, and the flash drive is small enough to […]

Use The Google Chrome Flash Plugin in Firefox in Ubuntu

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Google Chrome and Firefox are both excellent web browsers. Firefox has for years been gaining in popularity against the long-standing “champion” Internet Explorer, and lately Chrome’s popularity has exploded. They both offer a huge variety of extensions and plugins and both have users who swear by them. Of course, many users have both web browsers […]

Add Local Weather Information To Your GNOME Shell Panel

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Most extensions for GNOME Shell can be installed quite simply.  Head over to the GNOME Shell Extensions website, find what you want, and click the On/Off toggle switch.  You’ll be asked to confirm installation, and within seconds the extension will be installed and running.  It’s really that simple. Unfortunately, the GNOME Shell Weather Extension isn’t […]

Use the Nook Classic With Adobe Digital Editions In Ubuntu

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In a previous article, we talked about how simple it is to get Adobe Digital Editions up and running on Linux computer, either to read epub books or to download them from the library.  What that article did not cover, however, was how to get Adobe Digital Editions to recognize a mounted ebook reader, such […]

Install Adobe Digital Editions In Ubuntu Linux

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Libraries have been around for quite some time.  One of the nice things about living in the digital age, however, is being able to check out books from the library in digital form.  Ebooks, in other words.  In order to take advantage of this, a computer user needs to have a library card, access to […]

Install and Configure SABnzbd+ For Easy Usenet Downloading

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There are a fair handful of Usenet NZB downloaders available for Linux.  You can choose from LottaNZB, Klibido, Kwooty, Binreader (also available for Mac and Windows), plus a very basic client called NZB.  But if you happen to run Windows or Mac OS X as well as Linux, then you might be looking for a […]