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How to Check Linux Kernel Version on Ubuntu & Linux Mint

How to check the Linux kernel version your Ubuntu system is running using a terminal command. Plus, learn what the linux version numbers mean.

3 February 2018
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[How To] Put Icons on the Desktop in elementary OS

Ever tried elementary OS? If so you’ll know that you can’t put icons on the desktop by default. It’s a frustrating experience, particularly if you’re used to being able to use the desktop space as […]

27 January 2018

How to Quickly Install Slack on Ubuntu and Other Linux Distros

You can easily install Slack on Ubuntu as a Snap application from the Ubuntu Software app. The popular app lets people chat and collaborate in realtime.

18 January 2018
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Is Liferea Feed Reader Still the Best RSS App on Ubuntu?

We take a look at the Liferea feed reader for Linux, show you how to install it on Ubuntu from a PPA, and ask if it's the best RSS reader available for Linux.

8 December 2017
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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