Linux Mint is one of the most popular desktop Linux distributions around, and version 21 was released earlier this year. The next update, a minor release, is now available for beta testing.
Ubuntu Linux is feature rich and comes with a curated selection of preinstalled software. Dig just a little bit deeper though, and you’ll find some features you ought to be using.
Working with a Linux process often means knowing its process ID, or PID. It’s a unique number given to each piece of running software. Here are two ways to find out what it is.
Is your internet browsing experience slow on your Linux device, or are the websites you’re visiting outdated or the wrong website altogether? Let’s discuss flushing the DNS cache on Linux, and how to know whether you really n…
Learning Linux can be a frustrating experience where everything little thing feels like a battle. Avoiding these common mistakes will make your introduction and adoption of Linux much easier and less stressful….
You’ll need your external IP address if you want to remotely connect to your computer. Finding it manually is easy, but here’s how to find your it from within a Linux script.
On Linux, environment variables hold important values and settings. Scripts, applications, and shells read these values, often to configure themselves, or to control their behavior. Here are several ways to show environment v…
If a sudo command on Linux gets you a message that a user “is not in the sudoers file,” you’ll need to get on the “sudoers” list. We’ll walk through adding a user to sudoers in Ubuntu and other Linux distributions as well as …
The Linux rsync command is a powerful file copying and folder synchronization tool. Here are ten common use-cases that you’ll be able to put to good use on your own systems.
Steam is the most popular platform for PC games, and there’s more work than ever going into Linux support with the arrival of the Steam Deck. Now there’s an upgraded version of the Snap package for Steam, aiming to make deskt…
Your Linux computer relies on a lot of background tasks called services or daemons. On systemd-based distributions you have built-in commands that let you see which services are running, disabled, or failed….
Your home network relies on IP addresses to route data between devices, and sometimes on reconnecting to the network a device’s address can change. Here’s how to give an Ubuntu Linux computer a permanent IP address that survi…
On Linux, an application without a desktop file won’t integrate with your desktop environment. Most applications provide one, but occasionally you’ll need to create one. It’s quite easy, just follow these steps….
To kill a Linux process you need its ID or its name. If all you know is the port it’s using, can you still kill it? Yes, in several different ways.
Canonical debuted the official build of Kinetic Kudu, the latest release of its Ubuntu Linux distribution, on October 20, 2022. We check it out to see what’s new and whether it’s worth upgrading.
Sometimes your Linux distribution doesn’t detect your laptop’s Bluetooth hardware. Or perhaps you want to add a USB Bluetooth dongle to a desktop computer. Either way, here’s how to get Bluetooth working….
After multiple delays, Fedora 37 was officially released on November 15, 2022. Here’s a preview of what to expect from the latest release of this uber-stable Linux distribution.
Logging in as the Linux root user is bad practice. Logging in as root over an SSH connection is even worse. We tell you why, and show you how to prevent it.
The Windows Subsystem for Linux is an optional feature for running Linux applications on Windows PCs, thanks to a lightweight virtual machine. It will soon work with even more Linux software, thanks to newly-added systemd sup…
Linux machine running Bash read certain files when you log in to configure your shell environment. But which files are read, and when, can be confusing, which makes it difficult to know whether to edit the .bashrc file, the ….
GRUB updates have been known to result in Linux computers booting into the BIOS or UEFI settings. The fix for this takes advantage of a useful system recovery trick you really ought to know about.
AppImages let Linux developers wrap their applications into a single file that installs on any Linux distribution. That simplifies things tremendously. Here’s how to use them, and integrate them into your desktop….
PDF files were designed to promote sharing. Everyone can open them—in their web browser if they have nothing else. Linux lets you manipulate, merge, and split PDF files on the command line.
Sometimes in Linux scripts, you want to know if a string of text contains a specific, smaller string. There are many ways to do this. We show you some simple, reliable techniques.
Comma Separated Values (CSV) files are one of the most common formats for exported data. On Linux, we can read CSV files using Bash commands. But it can get very complicated, very quickly. We’ll lend a hand….