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How To Install Almost Any Printer On Ubuntu

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Are you trying to install a printer on your Ubuntu system? Luckily, Ubuntu now recognizes most printer brands and will automatically install the related drivers when connected. Many printer manufacturers such as Brother and HP support Linux distributions and release their own printer drivers. But before installing a printer from another brand, you should look […]

How To Sync Ubuntu To Your Google Drive

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Are you using Google Drive to store your files but don’t know how to sync it to Ubuntu? Google does not provide a non-browser-based file client for Linux users. But there are several free and low-cost tools to help you. Below are three methods you can choose to follow. ODrive (Open Drive) ODrive is an […]

9 Useful Things Linux Can Do that Windows Can’t

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Think Windows is the only operating system out there? Think again.  Have you heard of Linux? Linux and Windows are considered to be the world’s best-operating systems. When deciding whether to choose a Windows or Linux operating system, most people look at features such as cost, support, security, functionality, hardware compatibility, and reliability. Before deciding […]

6 Easy Ways To Speed Up Your Ubuntu Installation

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Have you noticed your Ubuntu system’s performance has slowed down? Even though Ubuntu 18.04 (the most recent version) is a very powerful Linux distribution, over time, your installation can become sluggish. There are a variety of factors that can affect the speed of your system, including: The number of programs you have downloaded Low virtual […]

Linux Live USB Creator Lets You Create Linux OS’ On The Fly

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If you are an open-source fan, you are probably also a Linux fan. Linux is the largest open-source project in the world with hundreds of different versions available depending on your needs. These versions – known as “distros” – are very easy to install, especially if you choose to run them from a USB stick. […]

Make a Custom Live Linux Distro with Linux Live Kit

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Linux, it’s a word that makes many a non-geek’s eyes glaze over almost immediately. However, desktop Linux offerings are now pretty much on par with the big names such as Windows and MacOS. Thanks to decades of community work and support from organizations like Canonical, you can download something like Ubuntu Linux today and do […]

10 Most Popular Software Choices for a New Ubuntu User

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Ubuntu has come along in leaps and bounds since its inception. It has always been slick and fast and very visually appealing. But in the last ten years, Ubuntu has come of age as the preferred Linux platform. Ubuntu and Linux in general are governed by user needs. Unlike closed applications that you find in […]

5 Great Reasons to Ditch Windows for Linux

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Linux. You have probably heard of this alternative to Windows, but how much do you really know? Linux has developed a reputation for being highly technical and best left to geekiest of computer enthusiasts. What you might not know is that Linux or one of its close cousins run almost everything we use. Your favorite […]

Find and Change Your Hostname in Ubuntu

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If you need to know the name of your Ubuntu computer, this post shows you several ways to find it. We will will also show you how to easily change your host name. In Ubuntu 17.x, there is a device name and a host name, which seem to be different. The device name shows up […]

How to Install Ubuntu in VirtualBox

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Looking to play around with Ubuntu to see whether or not you can handle Linux? Well, it’s completely free, so there’s no reason to not give it a shot. However, you either need a spare computer or a spare hard drive on your current machine to run it. If you don’t have those options or […]