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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’…


Mac Disk Utility

How to put a Linux ISO onto a USB stick and make it bootable on a Mac

So, you’ve got a mac computer and you want to put the ISO you just downloaded onto it. If you’ve used tools like UNetBootin before, then you’ll have found it a nice easy graphical way on a PC. Unfortunately, Mac users have to go through a few more hurdles to get an ISO image onto a USB stick in order to make it boot properly. What are we trying to do here? So, just to…


Every messenger app in one app – Is Rambox the answer?

Thanks in part to the proliferation of easy to use, cross platform scripting, or compiler-less languages, we are in a wonderful world where the exact same applications truly can be available on Linux, Windows and Mac. This is making it even easier for people like you to switch to Linux and experience all the great things that have been holding people back. In the many years that the operating system ‘wars’ have been going on,…


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How to setup a KVM server the fast way

This is a very short quick setup on how to get KVM (The Linux Kernel Virtual Machine hypervisor) server up and running. Why KVM? KVM is a hypervisor, just like VmWare ESX, Microsoft’s Hyper-V and XEN. The great thing (as usual) about KVM, is that it’s part of Linux, meaning its free, and it’s performance is excellent. Using it in a production environment as a standalone hypervisor is an excellent choice, has a low host…


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View your log files in colour and in an easy to read format

This is a wonderful tutorial from the guys over at lintut.com to show how to navigate your way through log files easily. Log files are notoriously difficult to read because it’s difficult in the sea of information to know what you are looking for. The features of lnav are impressive: Single log view: all log file contents are merged into a single view based on message timestamps. No need to manually correlate timestamps across multiple…


How to install Linux on a Macintosh computer

So, you’ve got one of those shiny Macbook Pro retinas? ..But you are a Linux fiend, and now you want to rid yourself of the poor mans’ Unix that Apple call Mac OS X? This tutorial is for you! This is an advanced tutorial which works at the command line and can cause irreparable damage to your data. If you are a novice, it is not recommended that you undertake this tutorial. If you do…


How to use a Mac to create a Linux Live USB Stick and Boot it

Ok, let’s say you are just about to take the plunge and install Linux on your nice shiny Mac but before then you want to test drive how it really works, using a Live distro. There’s a few ways to boot a mac up, firstly there’s the good old CD ROM drive (SuperDrive as you mac fans know it), but guess what? Most of the new MacBook Pro’s etc don’t even have a DVD/CD ROM…


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Review: Download Managers for Linux

Recently I needed to download a bunch of large files from HTTP sources. Downloading via a web browser is notoriously bad at doing this. How many times have you downloaded a large Linux ISO image or a movie file to find out that the download broke at 99%? The purpose of Download managers are two-fold, they speed up your download by downloading multiple segments of a file concurrently, and they will resume any broken downloads…


Dispelling common Linux myths

A lot of people who are either trying out Linux for the first time, or are thinking about using Linux but haven’t yet taken the leap often hear some pretty crazy misconceptions about Linux. Some of these myths are old truths of years gone by (in most cases, more than 10 years) or are completely made up. Whatever the reason for the distortion, I think it’s time we dispelled with some of the hearsay and…


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How to automatically make your Windows drives become available to Linux on startup.

Here’s a handy utility that will save you any technical nastiness. It’ll make your Windows drives (partitions) show up in the Ubuntu file manager so you don’t have to mount them by hand each time you want to access them. 1. Launch the Synaptic Package Manager or the Ubuntu Software Centre. 2. Search for ‘NTFS Configuration Tool’ 3. Install it. 4. Once installed make sure any drive you wish to Auto-mount is unmounted. Do this either…