Articles Tagged ubuntu basics

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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
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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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Essential Guide: How To Install GNOME Extensions on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Above

Learn how to install GNOME Extensions on Ubuntu using Firefox or Google Chrome to add extra features to the GNOME Shell desktop.

6 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 or later. 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 Useful Nautilus Keyboard Shortcuts [Ubuntu Tips]

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

How to Change Font on Ubuntu

Do you want to change the font on Ubuntu but aren't sure how? We're here to help. We show how to change font and adjust font size on Ubuntu.

14 March 2016

How to Disable Automatic Updates On Ubuntu

Want to disable automatic system update notifications on Ubuntu? It's easy to do, and in this article we show you how.

27 February 2016

How to Change Default Web Browser and Email Client in Ubuntu

In this entry to our Ubuntu Basics series we cover changing the default apps that handle web and e-mail links.

21 April 2015

The Easy Way to Keep Track of Multiple Time Zones in Ubuntu

I work with multiple time zones in mind. To help, I use widgets and menu items to keep me in sync.

2 December 2014

Can Ubuntu Do This? — Answers to 4 Questions New Users Ask Most

Can Ubuntu run games, .exe files or get viruses? In this post we answer the four questions new users ask most often about Ubuntu.

13 August 2014