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Green Recorder Screencaster

Screencast recording with Green Recorder

Ever fancied recording your very own video tutorials like those here at The Ultimate Linux Newbie Guide? Well, there’s a new app for that in town that the folks over at OMGUbuntu wholeheartedly recommend. You can download Green Recorder via PPA (Ubuntu Personal Package Archive) by entering the following at your Terminal: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mhsabbagh/greenproject sudo apt update && sudo apt install green-recorder Packages are also available for Fedora via DNF, as well as Arch…


Using Google Drive via the Ubuntu Control Center

How to use Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, Amazon S3 and more in Linux

Google Drive hasn’t been supported on Linux officially, well, ever…. It’s been possible to use it in the past using third party apps like inSync or the more basic Gdrive. However since version 3.18, the GNOME desktop has inbuilt support for Google Drive ‘files’. We will also be covering a third party tool called RCloneBrowser which supports OneDrive and Dropbox as well as Google Drive, so you can choose whether you’d like to use the new ‘native’…


SuSE Linux, a popular Linux desktop operating system

What is GNOME, KDE, MATE, Unity etc? – Window Managers and Desktop Environments

Desktop Environments. Window Managers. GNOME. MATE. KDE, Unity, XFCE. TWM, i3, AwesomeWM… You’ve probably seen these words thrown about across this, and many other Linux websites that have something to do with Linux desktops. All of these items are Window Managers and some are Desktop Environments. What’s a Window Manager? Put simply, a Window Manager is the system that gives the graphical desktop its look and feel as well as sometimes providing the framework for all…


linux desktop themes. There are literally thousands available to make your desktop look just like you want!

How to theme your Linux Desktop

Are you tired of the way your desktop looks? Those icons and widgets that once seemed so endearing are now looking a bit shabby or dated? Fear not, here’s a quick tip on how to get some nice new eye candy for your favourite desktop! There are literally thousands of themes out there. Themes can comprise wallpapers, icons, widget looks (eg the sliders, mouse pointers, radio buttons and so forth), they also can contain custom…


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Take video screengrabs of your desktop in GIF format with Peek

Review of Peek 0.72 omg Ubuntu and Jason and Noah from the Linux Action show recently reported on a new tool that lets you record a section of your screen and easily export it as a GIF. Peek was built “for the specific use case of recording screen areas, e.g., for easily showing UI features of your own apps or for showing a bug in bug reports,” explains the developer. “It is not a general purpose…


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What is X, XFree, XOrg or X Windows?

What X is Not: X is not a product by Microsoft with the letter X before it. X does not affect the way graphical windows on your screen look X won’t let you browse through files in a graphical manager X is NOT a GUI (Graphical User Interface) X doesen’t sound like it does a lot, does it? Well read on to find out why it’s an essential part of Linux! What X does: X11 (and it’s variants, XOrg,…