A network speedtest is a good way to get a picture of how fast your Internet connection really is. To perform a speedtest in Ubuntu, first install pip using this command. sudo apt-get install python-pipsudo apt-get install python-pip Then install speedtest-cli. [email protected]:~$ sudo pip install speedtest-cli Downloading/unpacking speedtest-cli Downloading speedtest-cli-0.3.1.tar.gz Running setup.py (path:/tmp/pip_build_root/speedtest-cli/setup.py) egg_info for …

There is a good version of Ubuntu for Chinese customers. Ubuntu Kylin is customized especially for China with custom applications installed that are specifically designed for use in China. Give this a try if you wish to have an alternative to Windows on your desktop or laptop machine. Download Ubuntu Kylin: https://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu-kylin. Ubuntu Kylin website: …

Add a user to the sudoers file on Linux easily If you need to add your user on a Linux system to the /etc/sudoers file, this is how to do it properly. I am adding a new UNIX user to my system. This user will have sudo access. [email protected]:~$ sudo adduser adler Adding user `adler’ …

How to install Ubuntu from a mini.iso over the Internet Download the ISO image here: http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/zesty/main/installer-amd64/current/images/netboot/mini.iso. Installing Ubuntu minimal from a mini.iso is very easy, the netinstall option downloads and installs all packages from the repositories on the Internet. Boot the installer and then select your installation language. Then set your location, this is important, …

The xVideoServiceThief application is a great way to download video from a variety of websites. Download a copy here: http://xviservicethief.sourceforge.net/index.php?action=downloads#Linux. XVideoServiceThief is a great way to download videos from websites. There is an option to disable support for adult websites, and this can be enforced with a password. Good on a shared PC. Download the …

Downloads of the Ubuntu 17.04 Linux distribution are now available. Ubuntu. 64 bit ISO: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/zesty-desktop-amd64.iso. 32 bit ISO: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/zesty-desktop-i386.iso. Kubuntu. 64 bit ISO: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/daily-live/current/zesty-desktop-amd64.iso. 32 bit ISO: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/daily-live/current/zesty-desktop-i386.iso. Ubuntu MATE. 64bit ISO: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-mate/daily-live/current/zesty-desktop-amd64.iso. 32 bit ISO: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-mate/daily-live/current/zesty-desktop-i386.iso.

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 …

How to enable encrypted DVD playback on Fedora 25 Playing a DVD on Fedora 25 is not too difficult. I already had the extra repositories added to enable multimedia playback support, but I could not play a DVD. So I downloaded the libdvdcss library. http://download.videolan.org/pub/libdvdcss/1.4.0/. Then I built and installed it. darkstar% tar -xvf libdvdcss-1.4.0.tar.bz2darkstar% …

Setting a larger console font on Ubuntu Linux 12.04. To do this first get to a text console by pressing Ctrl-Alt-F2 and login with your username ↦ password, then type this command to set a larger font. setfont /usr/share/consolefonts/Lat7-TerminusBold28x14.psf.gz This is a nice large font and is more readable if you are on a 1920*1080 …

To get useful Ubuntu server command line tips in your terminal, firstly install the fortune package and some more fortunes. ┌─[[email protected]]─[~] └──╼ $sudo apt install fortune fortunes-bofh-excuses fortunes-ubuntu-server Now run the command to print a random Ubuntu server tip. ┌─[[email protected]]─[~] └──╼ $fortune ubuntu-server-tips If you want to download a file from a URL via the …

To build the latest 4.8.4 Linux kernel on Ubuntu 16.10, you will only need the ncurses-dev and build-essential packages installed. Then we are ready to install a new Linux kernel. Download the latest Linux kernel tarball. jason$ wget https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/linux-4.8.4.tar.xzjason$ wget https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/linux-4.8.4.tar.xz And then unpack the Linux tarball that we have downloaded. jason$ tar -xvf linux-4.8.4.tar.xzjason$ …

A useful awk implementation to count the number of entries in the /etc/passwd file. [email protected]:~$ sudo awk -F: ‘{ print $1 }’ /etc/passwd | wc -l [email protected]:~$ sudo awk -F: ‘{ print $1 }’ /etc/passwd | wc -l 34 And the quintessential “Hello World” in Awk. [email protected]:~$ awk ‘BEGIN { printf "%s, %s\n", "Hello", "World!" …