Linux Tips

The Easiest Way to Remotely Connect to Linux Mint from Any OS

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I have Linux Mint installed on a test machine at home that I use for playing around with Linux in general, but I use a Windows 10 machine as my main daily driver. I wanted a convenient way to connect to my Linux Mint machine from Windows or Mac without having to install all kind […]

Configure Ubuntu to Not Dim or Turn Off An Inactive Display

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It’s typically good practice for computer users to have their displays set to turn off after a certain period of inactivity. It’s good for a couple reasons. People passing by your computer (at work, for instance), can’t immediately see what’s on your screen. Also, a monitor or display that’s turned off isn’t running, thereby saving […]

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 […]

Create and Edit Zip Files In Linux Using The Terminal

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In a previous article, we detailed how to use the tar command to create archives. While tar is a very common compression scheme for Linux, it isn’t nearly as popular for Windows and Mac OS X users, who will find most of their archives created using the zip format. It’s easy to use Zip (to […]

Shutdown and Restart Your Computer From The Ubuntu Terminal

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In Linux, it’s pretty simple (as it is in most operating systems), to restart your computer, logout of your user account, or completely shutdown your system.  Often, it’s as simple as hitting the power button on your computer, or clicking a button on the toolbar.  In Ubuntu, you’ll see a window like this appear. You’ll […]

Terminal Tricks: Use the Terminal as an alarm clock

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If you keep your computer on all the time, and are looking for a nice way to wake up in the morning, it’s simple.  All you need is your regular music player and the ‘sleep’ command.  The ‘sleep’ command is a built-in tool (at least in Ubuntu), that allows you to set a timer for […]

Use the Linux ‘dd’ Command With A Simple GUI

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In a previous article, we talked about different ways to use the ‘dd’ command in Linux.  The ‘dd’ command is useful for many different tasks, such as creating disk images, backing up partitions, and writing disk images to portable flash drives.  Of course, ‘dd’ is only available via the Terminal, and is also capable of […]

Show and Hide Desktop Icons in GNOME Linux

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In Ubuntu, Nautilus is the default file manager.  It also takes care of drawing the desktop and icons, such as folders, files, archives and removable media.  Nautilus has the ability to display your computer’s icon, the home folder icon, a network icon, trash can icon, and icons for any mounted volumes, such as CDs, DVDs, […]

Use MSStyles to Theme Wine Applications In Linux

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If you’re a new, or even experienced Linux user, chances are pretty good that no matter how hard you try, there is always that one Windows program you need.  Maybe it’s for work.  Often a business will mandate a certain format for documents, and no matter how good it is, or how comfortable you might […]

Editing Partitions with KDE Partition Manager

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Every time you install Linux, you’re given the option to partition your hard drive.  This is necessary because – in most cases – Linux needs its own partition to operate. Partitioning a hard drive is basically slicing the hard drive into separate, discreet sections, each of which is viewed by the computer as an individual […]