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How to install Linux Mint’s Cinnamon Desktop on Ubuntu

How to install Linux Mint’s Cinnamon Desktop on Ubuntu

Recently Linux Mint’s developer team released Cinnamon for Linux Mint 13 which is the new desktop environment, it follows the layout of traditional desktops. If you want to try out Cinnamon but you don’t have Linux Mint installed on your system and you are using Ubuntu instead, then you can use the method given below to install [...]

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How to find the CPU information from terminal in Linux?

How to find the CPU information from terminal in Linux?

You can use lscpu command or can view the file /proc/cpuinfo to get the CPU information from terminal. Man page description of lscpu command: lscpu gathers CPU architecture information like number of CPUs, threads, cores, sockets, NUMA nodes, information about CPU caches, CPU family, model and stepping from sysfs and /proc/cpuinfo, and prints it in human-readable format. Alternatively, it [...]

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How to display a digital clock in Linux terminal?

How to display a digital clock in Linux terminal?

A clock is nothing special, we have tons of it but when it comes to linux the joy of accomplishing anything on command line is heavenly. In this document we are going to see how to display a digital clock in terminal (which updates). You can see the current data/time with Linux’s default command date. We will [...]

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Linux Command Line tips that every Linux user should know

Linux Command Line tips that every Linux user should know

Below is the collection of Linux command line tips which I’ve found useful for Linux users. To get more information about the command mentioned below just open your terminal and type man <command>. Things a Linux user must learn Learn bash: No need to refer a lengthy bash guide or something else. Just read the [...]

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5 games to watch from Comic-Con

5 games to watch from Comic-Con

Editor’s note: John Gaudiosi is co-founder and editor-in-chief of Gamerlive.tv video syndication network. He’s covered video games for hundreds of outlets over the past 20 years and specializes in the convergence of Hollywood and games. San Diego (CNN) — Geek is chic these days, especially around the San Diego Convention Center. The worlds of Hollywood, [...]

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How to Retrieve Password-protected Zip Files Using Linux

How to Retrieve Password-protected Zip Files Using Linux

How to Retrieve Password-protected Zip Files Using Linux: In case you or your friend has forgotten the password of your password-protected .zip file that may contain important documents, music, or non-porn movies, there is really no need to worry as there are plenty of password crackers (retriever) available out there. If you are using Linux, I [...]

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How to Download Rapidshare and Megaupload files from the Linux Terminal

How to Download Rapidshare and Megaupload files from the Linux Terminal

Today, I will sharewith you a way to quickly and efficiently download files from file-sharing websites such as Rapidshare and Megaupload also from the command line. To download any Rapidshare and Megaupload file from the Linux terminal, you will need to install an application called ‘plowshare’. You can get it from HERE. Before using plowshare, you should [...]

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How to Convert FLV (YouTube/Flash Videos) to MPEG in Linux

How to Convert FLV (YouTube/Flash Videos) to MPEG in Linux

Today, we will be showing you a very simple way to convert .flv (YouTube/Flash videos) to .mpg via the Linux terminal. This would be very helpful for those of you wanted to view those downloaded videos through your home DVD players since most of these players couldn’t read Flash videos. The software that we will use to [...]

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Download YouTube Videos from the Linux Terminal

Download YouTube Videos from the Linux Terminal

It’s always comforting to know that I can do a lot of important things inside the Linux terminal. Even those stuff that I normally do using a GUI like posting Twitter updates, downloading torrent files and Instant Messaging (IM). Today, let me show you how I was able to download a YouTube video from the Linux terminal. It’s really very [...]

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10 Unknown but Useful Linux Terminal Commands

10 Unknown but Useful Linux Terminal Commands

I’m going to show you several terminal commands that are perhaps unfamiliar to many new-to-Linux users but could be really handy when used properly. Here’s a list of 10 rather unknown yet useful Linux terminal commands: 1. Kill a running application by its name: killall [app_name] 2. Display disk space usage: df –h 3. Locate [...]

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Set Up Internet Connection Sharing on Ubuntu

Set Up Internet Connection Sharing on Ubuntu

SET UP INTERNET CONNECTION SHARING ON UBUNTU: If you want to share your internet connection on Ubuntu, just follow these steps. But first, some prerequisites: -2 network cards on the computer the internet is coming from -1 network cable (not crossover) to connect the two computers -1 network card on the second computer For the computer the internet connection [...]

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How to Easily Improve/Enhance Font Rendering in Xubuntu

How to Easily Improve/Enhance Font Rendering in Xubuntu

I freshly installed Xubuntu “Gutsy Gibbon” today on my mainworkstation, which replaced Ubuntu. I just love the speed and simplicity of an Xfce desktop. However, there’s a certain problem that I always encounter after a clean install. –It’s the font. I find Xubuntu and even Ubuntu’s default font rendering somewhat ugly compared to that of Windows XP. However, there are [...]

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Overcoming the Fear of Linux Terminal

Overcoming the Fear of Linux Terminal

Fear is a painful emotion by the expectation of evil, or the apprehension of impending danger; anxiety; solicitude; alarm; dread; like our fear of ghosts and zombies as a child, and our fear of failure and death as an adult. I’m here to help Linux newbies defeat their fear, but not the kind of fear that [...]