Use Brasero to Burn CD/DVD in Ubuntu Linux

CD/DVD burning has been made very easy with the help of Brasero which comes by default in latest Ubuntu releases. It is a well known CD and DVD writing ('burning') application which is famous for its simple interface. Read More

Install And Use Empathy For Voice Chat In Ubuntu Linux

Gone are days when people used to use Pidgin and Ekiga for instant messaging on Ubuntu. Now, its very important that your IM messenger should also support Voice and Video chat. In Ubuntu, the problem is solved by Empathy. It is a free tool that provides voice and video chat services  as well as usual text chatting service. Lets explore how we can install and use it in Ubuntu. Read More

Installation & Usage Of Top 12 Media Players In Ubuntu Linux

One of the perks of Linux is that it offers a large numbers of free tools and applications. Ubuntu supports a vast number of media players, below we have reviewed 12 of them along with their installation instructions and usage. The benefit of writing the installation instructions along with a short review is that it helps a user to install multiple apps easily without having to visit the product page. Read More

Use Gtwitter As Twitter Desktop Client In Ubuntu Linux

GTwitter is a twitter application for Linux desktop. It is quite easy to post, reply to a tweet, read your friend's public timelines, etc. Once installed, its stays in your system tray and gets updates periodically so you don't need to keep your web browser open at all times. Lets see how we can install it in Ubuntu. Read More

2 Ways To Change Default Text Editor In Ubuntu

Ubuntu offers a wide range of text editors, some of them are installed by default and  others are free software which can be installed in a very easy way. If you are uncomfortable with the default text editor of Ubuntu or you want to use your favorite text editor program, then it is not a big deal. Let me share a couple of ways to achieve it. Read More

Use BleachBit to Clean Unnecessary Files From Your Ubuntu System

BleachBit is a free tool to delete unnecessary files from your system. You can use it to delete cache, cookies, Internet history, logs, temporary files, etc and thus as a result you get plenty of free disk space by getting rid of junk data. It runs on Microsoft's Windows and Linux OS. Followings are steps to install and use it in Ubuntu. Read More

How To View Hidden Files In Ubuntu Linux

Alright, here is a short tip for those users who are new to Ubuntu. Just like Windows doesn't show hidden files by default, Ubuntu pretty much follows suit. In Linux based systems, hidden files  has "." prefix like .htaccess, .bash_history etc. Lets explore how can we view hidden files and folders in Ubuntu. Read More

3 Ways To Restart Gnome Without Restarting System

Gnome is a default and user-friendly desktop for Linux based systems. Sometime you can encounter such errors that your Gnome Desktop becomes unresponsive. Usually people  reboot the system to make it work again. Let me share some tips to get your Gnome refreshed without rebooting the system.

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Edit PDF Document In Ubuntu Linux With PDFedit

PDF is currently a well known document type and you often need to edit such documents. PDFedit is an open-source and free tool used for editing PDF documents in Ubuntu. It has very useful features like editing and marking text, drawing objects, inserting pages from other documents, rotating pages, and converting into XML formats. Read More

Three Ways To Capture Screenshot In Ubuntu Linux

In many cases you need to take screenshot of your system's desktop or any running application, whether you are having problem with some application and you need to report it or simply want to share a funny bug with your friends. Ubuntu offers various  tools to take screenshots, we have listed some commonly used ones here. Read More

Install And Use Inkscape In Ubuntu Linux

Inkscape is an open source, cross platform Vector Graphics editor just like CorelDraw. It supports wide range of Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)  including shapes, ellipses, text, markers, clones, transforms, gradients, patterns, and grouping. It can import a number of formats such as JPEG, PNG, TIFF and works with SVG, XML and CSS standards. Read More

Install And Use Picasa In Ubuntu Linux

Picasa is a free tool offered by Google to organize, edit, and share photos. You can manage, crop and add description to your photos. Further, it also offers the facility to upload your organized photos to Picasa Web Albums. It is one of the most popular desktop photo organizing tool available today. Read More

3 Tips To Customize Main Menu Bar In Ubuntu

Ubuntu's Main Menu Bar contains three menus, Applications, Places, and System. The Application menu contains a hierarchy of sub menus, from which you can start the applications that are installed in your system. The Places menu offers quick way to navigate to directories in your system and the System menu lets you set preferences for your system and you can also find various administrator's applications here.

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Install And Use Specto In Ubuntu Linux [Desktop Notification]

If you visit a website(forum, wiki, etc) quite often and it does not provide RSS feed facility then how will you know when it is being updated? Instead of visiting a website repeatedly,  Specto can solve the problem for you.  It is a very useful desktop notification tool that lets you monitor changes to the wiki pages, blog posts, forum threads, your email inbox, and even files and folders in your system. It is a light-weight application that resides in system tray and only pops up notifications when it detects changes in your configured notifications (called watches). Read More

Install And Use Gufw Firewall Manager In Ubuntu Linux

Linux has a default firewall called Ufw(Uncomplicated Firewall) but  it has a terminal based interface and you need to be familiar with complex terminal commands in order to perform common firewall operations.  Gufw is the front-end powered by Ufw, it offers an easy-to-use graphical interface from where you can decide which ports, ips, services, etc you want to block and allow. Read More

Gwget And Multiget Download Managers For Ubuntu

When you need to download too many software and documents, a need for a useful, easy-to-use, and robust download manager arises.  Ubuntu supports a variety of download managers. The choice of a download manager depends upon your requirements, we have reviewed two such important tools below. Read More