Getting started with the Ubuntu Linux distribution Getting started with Ubuntu is a lot of fun, this post will show you how to get setup after installation of the new Ubuntu 17.04 distribution. Download a copy of Ubuntu Kylin 17.04 here: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntukylin/daily-live/current/. After the installation of Ubuntu Kylin, I could not get the networking to …

To list all non-free Linux packages that are installed on your Linux Mint system, use this one-liner. This prints out a list of all non-free packages that are installed on a system. [email protected] ~ $ dpkg-query -W -f ‘${Section}/${Package}\n’ | grep -E ‘^(contrib|multiverse|non-free|partner|restricted)/’ | sort contrib/kernel/virtualbox-guest-dkms contrib/misc/virtualbox-guest-utils [email protected] ~ $ dpkg-query -W -f ‘${Section}/${Package}\n’ | …

To find a specific package that offers a certain file, the whatprovides parameter to dnf will do what you wish. Here is an example, I am looking for all packages that provide the vim command. [[email protected] Documents]$ dnf whatprovides "*/vim" Last metadata expiration check performed 26 days, 19:55:19 ago on Tue Sep 15 12:49:19 2015. …

There is a new package manager available for Windows 8.1, this allows the installation of Windows software with the Powershell command line. Windows PowerShell Copyright (C) 2014 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Install-Package -name Chrome WARNING: Skipping package provider provider ‘NuGet’– missing required option ‘Destination’ The package ‘xChrome’ comes from a package source …

This is another way to find out who your user is. bash 07:15:16 Fri Jul 05 [[email protected] $ who is linux homer pts/0 2013-07-05 19:10 (:0.0)bash 07:15:16 Fri Jul 05 [[email protected] $ who is linux homer pts/0 2013-07-05 19:10 (:0.0) And this command lists all logged in users on your Linux system. bash 07:15:09 Fri …

To install a Debian *.deb packages that you have downloaded, use this command. [email protected] ~/Downloads $ sudo dpkg -i rxvt_2.6.4-14_i386.deb This will install the Debian package. [email protected] ~/Downloads $ sudo dpkg -i rxvt_2.6.4-14_i386.deb [sudo] password for john: Selecting previously unselected package rxvt. (Reading database … 281734 files and directories currently installed.) Unpacking rxvt (from rxvt_2.6.4-14_i386.deb) …

The me-tv software for Linux Mint 13 Maya was not working for me, but I found out that if you download this tarball: https://launchpad.net/debian/+archive/primary/+files/me-tv_1.3.7.orig.tar.gz and install it by running the commands below. ./autogen.sh make make install./autogen.sh make make install Then the software will work. The new version 2.00 release is broken, the client-server model does …

To install some nice tiling wallpapers for Debian or Ubuntu/Mint type this command. sudo apt-get install propaganda-debiansudo apt-get install propaganda-debian This will install the lovely Propaganda wallpapers, then in KDE you will be able to use the wallpapers right away. The images are installed in /usr/share/wallpapers. Install some more themes this way. sudo apt install …

I have installed the KDE 4.8.0 desktop on Ubuntu 12.04 and this KDE release is the fastest yet, everything works very well, adding new themes, splash screens and window decorations works perfectly. Many people hate what Canonical are doing with the Unity desktop and the KDE desktop is a nice alternative to the increasingly strange …

The Windows 8 operating system from Redmond will have the anti-virus included in the distributed OS instead of being available as a free download as it was with the Microsoft Security Essentials that I have used on Windows 7. This is causing a bit of debate on whether this is an anti-trust issue or not. …