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IBM Release Open Source Font, Here’s How To Use it on Ubuntu

Computer giant IBM launched a new open-source font last week. It's called 'IBM Plex' and in this post I show you how to set it as the default Ubuntu font.

16 November 2017
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How to Install Mesa 17.2 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

It's easy to install Mesa 17.2 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and 17.10 thanks to the X-Swat Updates PPA, which packages the latest Mesa release for Ubuntu users.

10 November 2017

How To Remove the Unity Desktop from Ubuntu 17.10

We show you how to remove the Unity desktop from Ubuntu 17.10 entirely. This will free up space and save time by not downloading unnecessary updates.

21 October 2017
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How To Install Vanilla GNOME Shell on Ubuntu 17.10

So you’ve installed Ubuntu 17.10 but you’re not 100% sold on the direction Ubuntu has taken the GNOME desktop in — no shame in that. The customized version of GNOME that Ubuntu 17.10 uses is very […]

20 October 2017
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How to Upgrade to Ubuntu 17.10 From a Previous Release

Now that the Ubuntu 17.10 release is officially out many of you will be faced with the decision of whether to upgrade, or not. In this post we’ll show how to upgrade to Ubuntu 17.10 from Ubuntu […]

19 October 2017

How to Enable Night Light on Ubuntu 17.10

We show you how to enable Night Light on Ubuntu 17.10, a handy blue-light filter feature that can help improve your sleep patterns and reduce eye strain.

19 October 2017
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Geary 0.12 Released, Here’s How To Install It on Ubuntu

Geary 0.12 has been released, the first major update of the app since 2016. It features, among other changes, improvements to the rich text composer.

3 October 2017

How To Enable Fractional Scaling in GNOME 3.26 on Ubuntu 17.10

Despite the best efforts of many fractional scaling wasn’t ready for the GNOME 3.26 release earlier this month. But those of you running GNOME on a HiDPI display need not despair as you can enable experimental […]

21 September 2017
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Replacement Telegram Tray Icons for GNOME Shell

This posts shows you how to replace the colorful Telegram tray icon on Linux with a GNOME Shell colored white set. It's a simple tweak that anyone can do.

17 September 2017
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How to Disable Network Connectivity Checking in Ubuntu 17.10

As someone who works out of public coffee shops quite regularly I’m looking forward to the addition of captive portal detection in Ubuntu 17.10. This feature aims to make as easy to connect to public wifi […]

9 September 2017
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Make a GIF from Video on Linux Using Gifcurry

Want to make GIFs from video on Linux? Use Gifcurry, an open-source app that also lets you add text to gifs, and upload them to sites like Imgur.

5 September 2017

Finding Files in the Command Line (How To)

Unfortunately in Linux, certainly Ubuntu, the default GUI file search is not the most useful way to find files. With just a small amount of patience you can find files quickly and easily using the command […]

2 September 2017