The ‘UNIX’ Archives
Posted May 2, 2018 by

How to install Ubuntu

For years, Linux has been considered as an operating system that is more secured than Windows. Unlike Windows, Linux is an operating system that comes in different varieties with different visual styles and features. All of them are built over the same kernel, or core of the operating system, which the user interface is different. […]

Category Linux

Posted March 8, 2018 by

How to protect your PC from Meltdown and Spectre

Last time we spoke about one of the biggest flaws in the past two decades. Those flaws lead to two exploits that are called Meltdown and Spectre.

Posted January 26, 2015 by

How to Take Screen Shots and Edit Them with Gimp on Ubuntu

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With Ubuntu, you can use (-print-screen-) to take a screen shot and then use Gimp to crop it. The problem is that Gimp is not always easy to use. Part of the reason for this is working with a graphics editor is difficult if you have no knowledge of graphic design. Most of us do […]

Category Linux

Posted July 22, 2014 by

View and Edit Two Files Side By Side in SQL Server and Notepad++

Notepad++ is the editor that programmers prefer most because it is fast and lightweight. It is also bundled with tons of features and smart plugins. Notepad++ can be downloaded for free and is available on Windows as well as other operating systems. There are various tips and tricks that you can use to increase your […]

Posted November 12, 2013 by

Ubuntu: Fixing Hash Sum Mismatch While Downloading Updates or Ubuntu SDK

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One of the most common errors that occurs when a user tries to download updates or software in Ubuntu is the Hash Sum Mismatch. This tutorial will show you how to fix this problem.

Category Linux

Posted November 7, 2013 by

Ubuntu: Stop Online Results from Showing Up in Dash

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Since Ubuntu 13.10, online results are now included when you search for something in Dash. While the ability to get results from numerous big websites is great, too many results can make the Dash feature look quite messy and make it harder for you to find what you need. Luckily, it is possible to hide […]

Category Linux

Posted October 9, 2013 by

Ubuntu: Change User Account Password

ubuntu change password feature

If your computer contains important personal information, it is a good habit to change your account password often to prevent unauthorized access to the computer. The steps in this tutorial will show you how.

Category Linux

Posted October 8, 2013 by

Ubuntu: Change Time Format or Add Date and Month to the Clock

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By default, Ubuntu displays the time in a 12-hour format, without any additional information. If you prefer the 24-hour format or want to include the date or month on the clock to make it more useful, the steps in this tutorial will help you.

Category Linux

Posted March 23, 2013 by

How do I use Hyper-V in Windows 8?

Hyper-V virtualization is available in both the 64-bit Windows 8 Pro and Windows 8 Enterprise versions. For demonstration purposes, Ubuntu has been chosen to install in this tech-recipes tutorial, although you can ultimately install any OS in this environment.

Category Linux, Windows 8

Posted August 22, 2012 by

OS X and Unix Terminal: There are stopped jobs.

Users trying to exit Terminal sessions are often blocked by the reporting of stopped jobs. Discovering, restarting, and killing these processes are essential lessons for mac and unix users.

Category Apple Mac, UNIX

Posted May 26, 2012 by

Linux: Convert Audio and Music Files

From changing those pesky .wma files to .mp3s or just adjusting the bitrate to save space, the re-encoding of audio files is commonly required. This tutorial on the installation and use of soundconverter should help you manipulate audio files within your Linux system.

Category Linux, Music

Posted September 30, 2011 by

Chrome OS: Restrict Sign-in to Specific Users

By default, anyone with a Google account can login. and use your Chromebook. If you want to lock it down, you can restrict sign-in only to the users you want to use your computer.

Category Google, Linux