Category Archives: HowTo

How safe is a Personal Packaging Archive(PPA)?

By | January 20, 2017

  Ubuntu is very software rich. That is, there’re a lot of applications that can easily be installed from the “official” Ubuntu Software Centre. But there are some applications that can only be obtained by adding a PPA to your Linux system. Then the question that should lurk in the minds of a user considering… Read More »

How To setup Whatsapp Messager on Linux

By | December 17, 2016

Whatsapp has almost become a default chatting app on the planet, especially since it was bought by Facebook. It is loved by many and found in almost any android phone – either shipped with it originally or installed by the user after purchase. Apart from many cool features added to it (like the encryption of… Read More »

Installing Softwares on Linux is Easier than You Think

By | November 30, 2016

No doubt every user must install applications (apps) that he/she likes . And some situations when these apps are not available by default (or bundled) with the distribution of choice. There are two common ways users can get apps on your Linux system as usual; using the GUI and using the command-line. In this post… Read More »

5 Ways to Backup Files on Your Computer

By | November 16, 2016

To ‘back up’ is not a strange phrase in computer circles, it simply means keeping files somewhere outside your computer system – either for security or safety reasons. And you must be able to retrieve such files when necessary. In a previous post we advised to always back up as an insurance against loss or… Read More »

Backing Up Your Files And Some Things To Think About

By | November 6, 2016

After using your PC for some time no doubt you would have accumulated some useful files. These files could be cherished family/personal photographs, music, videos, document, and some times applications. It as necessary for any computer user to have a back up strategy – a way of saving files outside the machines. This is because… Read More »

System Monitoring and Management – Part 2: Central Processing Unit (CPU) Usage.

By | November 4, 2016

This is the second in a series of posts about how we can mange hardware resources under Linux. This post would focus on understanding the CPU. The central processing unit ( CPU, sometimes called the processor) is the “brain” of a computer system – it does most of the computer’s actual computing. If you have a working Linux system, it is very important to learn a great deal about your CPU.

System Monitoring and Management – Part 1: Hard Disk Usage.

By | October 13, 2016

To check the hard disk space (free and used) of your PC’S hard disk. Open the system tray and type Disk Usage Analyzer (for Ubuntu) or any such name in different distro.     On the disk usage analyzer in Ubuntu you should be able to see a hard drive with an Ubuntu logo and… Read More »

How to transit to a Free and Open Source operating system like Linux

By | October 7, 2016

There is no doubt that Linux is the best free/open source operating system (OS) out there. But we’re living in a Window-lized non-free country, and so a transition to a free operating system would not be a day job. And I’d like to share some lessons on how one can easily try (and probably move… Read More »