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Change Screen Lock Time in Ubuntu Linux?

Just getting started with Ubuntu Linux and can't figure out how to delay sleep lock from kicking on. If I let it sit for even five minutes, it locks up. Help me out! The post Change Screen Lock Time in Ubuntu Linux? appeared first on Ask Dave Taylor.

Unity Explained: A Look at Ubuntu’s Default Desktop Environment

Ubuntu is the most well-known version of Linux around. It’s how millions of people have discovered Linux for the first time, and continues to draw new users into the world of open source operating systems. So the interface Ubuntu uses is one many people are going to see. Show More Summary

How to Install Linux Mint’s X-Apps on Ubuntu

Traditionally, Linux desktop environments have a set of tightly integrated applications, not usually found in others Linux operating systems. Basically, if you’re switching desktops, you’re also switching programs. The Linux Mint community is aiming to change that with the X-Apps project. Show More Summary

How to Install Ubuntu with Separate Root and Home Hard Drives

When building a Linux installation, there are two options. The first option is to find a super-fast solid state drive. This will ensure very fast boot times and overall speed when accessing data. The second option is to go for a slower but beefier spinning disk hard drive – one with fast RPMs and a large amount of storage. Show More Summary

How to Install LibreOffice 5.3 on Ubuntu in Seconds

LibreOffice is a fantastic office suite. Its Writer application is the best word processor for Linux, and is a must-have app for everyone. LibreOffice 5.3, the latest stable version, is here to download for power users. It includes cloud...Show More Summary

ODBC Driver 13.1 for Linux and Mac released

Microsoft yesterday announced the release of ODBC Driver 13.1 for Linux (Ubuntu, RedHat and SUSE) which enables access to SQL Server, Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL DW from any C/C++ application on Linux. New features: BCP API Support  You can use functions through the ODBC driver as described here on Linux Support for user defined […]

How to Customize the Terminal in Ubuntu

Whenever a new version of a popular Linux distro (say Ubuntu) is released, the Internet gets flooded with articles on how to customize it to better suit your needs/requirements. While the focus of such tutorials is Desktop as a whole,...Show More Summary

Build and Deploy Your ASP.NET Core Application with Apache

In this article, I am going to work on my application with Visual Studio 2017 RC and deploy it to a VM running Ubuntu Linux with Apache 2.

How to run openSUSE Linux on Windows 10

?When Microsoft added Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) to Windows 10 it became possible to run other Linux distributions, such as openSUSE, and not just Ubuntu, on Windows 10.

You can now install SUSE Linux distribution inside WSL on Windows 10

With the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), you can now run Linux binaries natively on Windows 10. With WSL, you can now run native Bash on Ubuntu on Windows. You can now run Bash scripts, Linux command-line tools like sed, awk, grep, and you can even try Linux-first tools like Ruby, Git, Python, etc. directly […]

Tired of Windows? Switching to Linux Will Be Easy If You Know This

Linux sounds intimidating, but it’s essentially just another operating system. When you buy a pre-built PC, it arrives with an operating system pre-installed, usually Windows or Mac. But Linux distros such as Ubuntu are just as capable as Windows. Show More Summary

How to Check If Java Is Installed on Ubuntu (And Install If It Isn’t)

Despite the fact that Java can be problematic, it’s often times a necessary evil. A lot of cross-platform apps are written in Java, and considering how Linux already lacks a lot of useful apps, choosing not to use Java will severely limit your options. Show More Summary

How to Add Google Calendar Integration to Ubuntu

Are you using Google Calendar and want to integrate it into your Linux system? Long ago this didn’t seem feasible, but as time has gone on some desktop environments have taken it upon themselves to add the ability to receive notifications from Google Calendar on the desktop. Show More Summary

How to Easily Upgrade Ubuntu’s Linux Kernel With Ukuu

Manually upgrading the Linux kernel is not a simple feat — it requires a fair amount of knowledge. We’ve covered how to do it before, but if you’d rather get the latest and greatest without the fuss, and you’re running Ubuntu, you might appreciate a more automatic solution in the form of Ukuu. Show More Summary

How to Quickly Clear Your System Cache in Ubuntu

You probably know that your web browser keeps a cache of the websites you visit so subsequent visits will be loaded very quickly. Linux, like your browser, also keeps a system cache – application cache, apt cache, etc. – so subsequent loading of the application will be very fast.... Show More Summary

How do I Install Ubuntu Linux in VMWare Fusion?

I need to be able to test some software within a Linux environment and decided on Ubuntu Linux. But I want to run it within VMWare Fusion on my Mac system. Is that possible? The post How do I Install Ubuntu Linux in VMWare Fusion? appeared first on Ask Dave Taylor.

Serious Ubuntu Linux desktop bugs found and fixed

Remote code execution bugs in Apport, an Ubuntu Linux default file handler, has opened a door to attacks and crashes.

Check for Program Updates in Ubuntu Linux?

I'm running Ubuntu Linux on my old PC computer, but can't figure out how to check for system and app updates. Is there some secret to it, or do I just have to wait for the system to notify me? It's Ubuntu Linux 15.1 The post Check for Program Updates in Ubuntu Linux? appeared first on Ask Dave Taylor.

Fedora and Ubuntu 0-days show that hacking desktop Linux is now a thing

If your desktop runs a mainstream release of Linux, chances are you're vulnerable.

How to Have a Live Preview of Another Workspace in Ubuntu

Workspaces in Linux help you keep your tasks segregated and organized, especially in situations when you’re working on multiple tasks in parallel. For example, in one workspace, you can keep all your office-related applications, while in the other, all your personal stuff.... Show More Summary

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