Find more statistics at Statista This is the average of Internet speeds for the first quarter of 2017. Australia is lagging far behind other countries such as Asia. This is not good in 2017. Especially when the uptake of streaming services such as Netflix is rising. We need a faster Internet connection to keep up …

The IP address you supply the ping command with can have a leading zero or multiple leading zeros and they will be ignored by the ping command. This is an example. [email protected]:~$ ping 192.168.00001.00002 PING 192.168.00001.00002 (192.168.1.2) 56(84) bytes of data. 64 bytes from 192.168.1.2: icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.012 ms 64 bytes from 192.168.1.2: icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 …

To change the font in the Virtual Terminal in Debian or Ubuntu/Linux Mint, run this command. sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-setupsudo dpkg-reconfigure console-setup This lets you select the various character sets and fonts to customize your virtual terminal. [email protected]:~$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-setup [sudo] password for jason: Your console font configuration will be updated the next time your …

This bash alias will take a directory name or path as an argument. alias goto=’cd $1’alias goto=’cd $1′ This is an example of how this alias works. [email protected]:~$ goto /usr/share [email protected]:/usr/[email protected]:~$ goto /usr/share [email protected]:/usr/share$ This is a very neat bash trick. This might not work if the directory name uses spaces though. Generate a very …

To find out what repository a package came from, use the dpkg -s command. [email protected]:~$ dpkg -s zdoom Package: zdoom Status: install ok installed Priority: optional Section: web Installed-Size: 9330 Maintainer: DRD Team <[email protected]> Architecture: amd64 Version: 2.8.1 Depends: libc6, libstdc++6, zlib1g, bzip2, libgtk2.0-0 Recommends: timidity, libfluidsynth1 Description: Advanced Doom source [email protected]:~$ dpkg -s zdoom …

The best Android apps for 2017 There are some awesome Android apps available now. Here is a selection of the few that I have found useful. Barcode scanner This app can scan barcodes on products and also allow the user to lookup the product online. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.zxing.client.android&hl=en. Works extremely well. It can also scan QR codes …

The Windows in an Xorg session may easily be manipulated with this simple utility. Xdotool. This is a terminal utility to manage Xorg windows. Firstly, install this simple utility. [email protected]:~$ sudo apt install [email protected]:~$ sudo apt install xdotool Then we can resize a MATE Terminal window. xdotool search –onlyvisible –classname "gnome-terminal" windowsize %@ 500xdotool search …

The new Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) distribution has been released. This comes with a Gnome desktop instead of the Unity environment. The desktop environment in this looks just like Unity though. Where is the benefit of using a Gnome desktop if it looks exactly like Unity anyway? This is how I set up Ubuntu 17.10 …