Articles Tagged ubuntu basics

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

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 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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Essential Guide: 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 Desktop

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 & Linux Mint

This post will show you how to install Steam on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS or later and Ubuntu-based distros like Linux Mint. Now, before you say it, I know: you’re reading this with a slightly egregious look on […]

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 Tricks for Better 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 (Spoiler: It’s Easy)

Do you want to change the font on Ubuntu but you don't know how? Well, read this. We show how to change font and adjust font size on Ubuntu and GNOME Shell.

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