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How to Create a Bootable Ubuntu USB with Etcher

If you want to do a clean install of Ubuntu 16.10 when it lands next week, or install it on a different computer, then a bootable flash drive is the way to go. That’s in my […]

3 October 2016

How to See The Terminal Commands You Use The Most

A lot of us use the command line on a regular basis, be it to do some simple package management with apt or monitor system resources with top. Have you ever wondered which commands you use most […]

30 September 2016
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Polychromatic Works With New Razer Linux Drivers, Even More Devices

Last month we wrote about a desktop app that let you configure Razer keyboards on Linux. It’s called Polychromatic. Our article appeared at a time of transition for the app as it was in the middle of switching away […]

21 September 2016

[How To] See Android Notifications on The Ubuntu Desktop

Pushbullet is a popular service that lets you quickly share links, files and messages between your smart devices and your regular desktop OS. Better still, the free service also lets you see Android app notifications on the […]

14 September 2016

How To Install The Budgie Desktop on Ubuntu

It’s a been a couple of years since I last wrote anything about the Budgie desktop environment. You might think that was intentional but it wasn’t. Fact is, I didn’t know the project was still going, […]

11 September 2016

How To Install Unity Mail on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Unity Mail — does the name ring a bell? It might. This small app let you see the number of unread messages in your Gmail (or other webmail) account on the Unity launcher without the (comparative) hassle of setting […]

9 September 2016
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How To Install This Gorgeous Spotify Skin On Ubuntu

Last week we mentioned — aka drooled over — Spotio, a Rdio-inspired light theme for the Spotify desktop app, was planning to add support for Linux. Today I’m happy to report that it does support Linux. I’m going […]

1 September 2016

This Simple Script Instantly Improves the Look of Unity Desktop

Want to disable or turn off the background tiles on the unity launcher? This nifty little script lets you do exactly that.

29 August 2016

Quickly Switch Between Different Lists of Pinned Apps on the Unity Launcher

This indicator applet lets you switch between different sets of pinned apps on the Unity launcher with a quick click. Ideal for those with cluttered Ubuntu desktops.

26 August 2016
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How To Enable Color Emoji on Chrome for Linux (Updated)

Here's How to Enable Color Emoji in Google Chrome on Linux! 👍🎉🐧

24 August 2016
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[How To] Cast Linux Desktop Audio to a Chromecast

Do you want to stream the audio from Rhythmbox, VLC or another Linux app to your TV through Chromecast? Well, we've found a nifty little Linux tool that lets you do just that.

14 August 2016

How To Lock/Unlock GNOME Desktop Using a Smartphone

You can unlock your Linux desktop just by having your phone nearby using BlueProximity, a Bluetooth proximity app. We show you how to install it.

12 August 2016