Linux Tips

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 […]

Five Extensions to Remove Common GNOME Shell Annoyances

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In a recent article, we discussed a number of different GNOME Shell extensions that made life better for the user by adding new features to GNOME Shell (or tweaking existing features to make them more useful).  In this article, we’ll highlight a handful of GNOME Shell extensions that don’t add features; in some cases, the […]

Install and Configure uTorrent Server in Ubuntu Linux

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In Linux, Transmission is one of the most popular Bittorrent clients available.  It has a nice, minimal interface and doesn’t tend to use a lot of system resources when in use, even with heavy downloading. For users making a switch to Linux, it may come as a surprise that one of the standard Bittorrent clients […]

Change The GRUB2 Boot Order and Timeout Length In Linux

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Getting ready to set up a dual-boot system on any computer can be more than a little intimidating.  You have to either re-partition your entire computer, or at least resize an existing partition, if you want your two (or more) operating systems installed side-by-side.  With the advent of Wubi, it’s possible to install Ubuntu inside […]