Linux

Essential Linux utilities/softwares

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Linux Mint or Ubuntu comes with lot of software and utilities which is sufficient in most cases. Few extra essential must have utilities are as follows: 1. digiKam Features It can easily import photos from your camera, flash drive, or hard drive Organize photos in albums and sub-albums, complete with comments and tags for easy […]

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How to Remove Old Linux Kernel?

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Whenever Ubuntu updates to a new Linux kernel, the old one is left behind and the boot menu gets longer. If your new Linux kernel is working fine, then it is safe to remove the old one and clean up the boot menu. Go to Applications (or Main Menu) > Accessories > Terminal. Enter uname […]

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How to install KDE desktop in Linux Mint 15 Olivia

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To add the KDE desktop environment to Linux Mint 15 1. Open a terminal window. 2. Type in the following commands then hit Enter after each. KDE Standard sudo apt-get install kde-standard KDE Full Package sudo apt-get install kde-full KDE Plasma Desktop sudo apt-get install kde-plasma-desktop KDE Plasma Netbook Edition sudo apt-get install kde-plasma-netbook Kubuntu […]

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How to upgrade to Linux Mint 15

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Linux Mint 15 RC is out. If you are using Mint 14 and want to move to new version you can follow the steps below. Waring: It is not recommended method and should be followed only at your own risks. Recommended method of upgrade is installing from ISO file. Steps to follow: Using a text editor (as root), […]

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How to add new fonts to your Linux system

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Adding New Fonts to Your System Installing Microsoft Fonts sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer  System-wide Installation To install fonts to your system for use by all users, (as root) you can place the font files somewhere under /usr/share/fonts or /usr/share/fonts/truetype. Alternatively, if the fonts reside elsewhere on your system, as root, you can also link to […]

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Share Files in Linux

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How to Share files in Linux? In order to share files in Linux, you need to have following installed in your system. samba samba-common If it is not installed, first install it. To Install: sudo apt-get install samba Once the server is install, issue the following command: sudo gedit /etc/samba/smb.conf Make the following changes: workgroup […]