Articles Tagged ubuntu basics

How to Use Emoji on Ubuntu

How to Use Emoji on Ubuntu

Want to quickly and effortlessly type emoji on Ubuntu? Well, you can — and in this short post we show you how. With the release of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS you can use emoji on Ubuntu […]

11 June 2018

How to Use GNOME Shell’s Secret Screen Recorder

So you want to record your Ubuntu desktop, but you don’t know which desktop screen recorder to use? Well, have you considered not using one at all? Don’t look at me strangely: I promise this […]

9 June 2018
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How to Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu in 5 Easy Steps

Learn how to install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS or later in 5 easy-to-follow steps. Our beginners guide features screenshots to guide you.

31 March 2018

How to Check Which Linux Kernel Version You’re Using

Want to check which Linux kernel version your distro is running on? Well, it’s pretty easy to find out. All you need is a working keyboard, a few fingers, and a pair of eyes. Oh, […]

3 February 2018

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

Get Exact Boot and Uptime on Ubuntu from the Command Line

Want to know exactly when you last booted your Ubuntu machine, or how long it’s been since you last did? Probably not —but I’m going to show you how anyway. Detailed boot information can be useful when […]

10 November 2016
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How to (Easily) Make a Bootable Ubuntu 16.10 USB

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
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5 Simple Ways To Free Up Space on Ubuntu

When you need to free up space on Ubuntu here are 5 simple things you can do – from cleaning the apt cache to removing old kernels.

9 August 2016

5 Keys You Can Press at the GRUB Menu

We don’t see as much of GRUB, the boot loader that is installed with Ubuntu, as we used to. Once upon a time it was shown on every boot. These days you only tend to see […]

9 July 2016
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How To Install Steam on Ubuntu 16.04 (and Above)

This post will show you how to install Steam on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and above. Now, before you say it, I know. You’re reading this with a slightly egregious look on your face because, after all, it’s […]

8 June 2016

9 Essential Nautilus Keyboard Shortcuts You Need to Know

Nautilus is the default Ubuntu file manager for good reason: it is feature-filled and easy-to-use — but do you know how to navigate it like a ninja using the keyboard?

5 June 2016

8 Simple Ways to Improve Battery Life on Linux Laptops

Desktop Linux is not the most power efficient OS, so we show you 11 simple ways to get longer battery life on a Linux laptop.

4 April 2016