Month: June 2021

How to play Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on Linux

Counter-Strike; Global Offensive is a multiplayer FPS developed by Valve and Hidden Path Entertainment. In the game, players fight against each other to dismantle and plant bombs. In this guide, we’ll show you how to play it on Linux. Getting Counter-Strike: Global Offensive working on Linux Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, or “CS: GO” for short, is […]

How to play Dead Rising 2 on Linux

Dead Rising 2 is the 2nd in the Dead Rising franchise. The game follows Chuck Greene in third-person as he fights through hordes of zombies. In this guide, we’ll show you how to get the game working on your Linux system. Getting Dead Rising 2 on Linux Dead Rising 2 is a Windows game, but […]

How to play Stellaris on Linux

Stellaris is a strategy game developed and published by Paradox Interactive. In the game, the player explores space, manages their own empire, and establishes diplomacy with other worlds. Stellaris was released on Linux a while ago. However, it only works on Linux through Steam. In this guide, we’ll show you how to get it up […]

How to play Sniper Elite on Linux

Sniper Elite is a tactical shooter developed by Rebellion Developments and published by MC2 France. In it, the player is a  sniper and takes orders to assassinate enemies in the WWII era. In this guide, we’ll show you how to set it up on Linux. Getting Sniper Elite working on Linux Sniper Elite works pretty […]

How to play Galactic Civilizations III on Linux

Galactic Civilizations III is a strategy game developed by Stardock for Windows PCs. It is a sequel to Galactic Civilizations II and was first released in 2015. There’s currently no native port for Linux, but it is easy to get it working on Linux with some tweaks. Here’s how. Getting Galactic Civilizations III working on […]

How to use Google Meet breakout rooms

Breakout rooms are smaller meetings that are created within a meeting. The concept isn’t novel; both Microsoft Teams and Google Meet have support for this feature. It allows a meeting host to move participants in a meeting to smaller rooms. The breakout rooms are still part of the meeting. They include some of the participants […]

How to play Baldur’s Gate 3 on Linux

Baldur’s Gate 3 is an up-comping RPG developed and published by Larian Studios. The game is in active development, and is on Steam as “early access.” Early access means even though the game is being worked on, users can play it as is. Here’s how to get it working on Linux. Getting Baldur’s Gate 3 […]

How to play Battlefield V on Linux

Battlefield V is the 16th entry in the first-person shooter developed by DICE and published by Electronic Arts. In the game, players compete against each other in historical battles, with 64 players at a time. In this guide, we’ll show you how to make it work on Linux. Getting Battlefield V working on Linux Battlefield […]

How to install MongoDB Compass on Ubuntu

Mongo DB Compass is a GUI for the Mongo Database software. It runs on Ubuntu, as well as Mac OS, Windows, and RedHat. It’s helpful software for those that want a better GUI way of managing their Mongo DB setups. In this guide, we’ll show you how to set it up in Ubuntu. GUI installation […]

How to play Minecraft on Linux with GDLauncher

While the official Java Minecraft launcher supports Linux, it isn’t great. If you’d like to use a better launcher on your Linux PC, check out GDLauncher. It’s a sleek, alternative Minecraft launcher that works great on Linux. Here’s how to set it up. Installing GDLauncher on Linux The GDLauncher has excellent Linux support and works […]

How to schedule a Google Meet meeting

Google Meet, like other online meeting tools has a scheduling feature. It allows you to create a link for a meeting that will be held in the future. The feature is available to all users, regardless if they use Google Meet for free or have a license, or if they sign in to a Google […]

How to convert PNG to JPG on Linux

Got some PNG image files you need to convert to JPG lying around on your Linux PC? Don’t know the first thing about converting image formats? We can help! Follow along with this guide as we go over how to convert PNG image files to JPG on Linux! Installing ImageMagick on Linux There are many […]

How to compress PNG files on Linux

Are you looking to compress some PNG images on your Linux PC? Can’t figure out how to compress PNGs? We can help! In this guide, we’ll go over two great ways you can compress your PNG image files on Linux. Need to compress other image types? Check out Curtail for Linux. Method 1 – PNG […]

Google Meet vs Zoom: Which is better

Google Meet and Zoom are two popular apps to choose from when it comes to online meetings. Unlike tools like Microsoft Teams and Skype, Google Meet and Zoom are similar in that they allow an ‘open’ audience for a meeting. All you need is a link to join a meeting or to invite anyone to […]

How to run Linux on an iPad

Do you use an Apple iPad as your primary mobile computer? Wish you could run Linux on it for development purposes or other stuff? It turns out, with a bit of work, it is possible to run Linux on an iPad via virtualization. Here’s how to set it up. Requirements  To run Linux on your […]

How to enable the Google Meet grid view

A single Google Meet meeting has the capacity for 100 participants, for free. It’s why it often beats out other online meeting tools such as Zoom which cap the maximum number of participants and the meeting time.   Google Meet grid view Google Meet’s large participant capacity means that it can be used for  meetings that […]

How to compress images on Linux with Curtail

If you’ve got large image files on your Linux PC and need to compress them, the easiest way to do it is with Curtail. What is Curtail? It’s a super user-friendly, easy-to-use application that Linux users can use to compress image files. Here’s how it works. Installing Curtail on Linux The Curtail image compression application […]

How to read Wikipedia from the Linux desktop

Have you ever wanted to read Wikipedia from the comfort of your favorite Linux desktop environment rather than relying on Firefox or Chrome? As it turns out, thanks to the Wike app, it is possible. What is Wike? It’s a dedicated Wikipedia client for the Linux desktop. It does everything Wikipedia does in your favorite […]

How to unmount hard drives on Ubuntu

If you need to unmount a hard drive in Ubuntu, the fastest and easiest way to do it is with Gnome Disks. Gnome Disks is a disk management tool. With it, users can manage hard drives, USB devices, and everything else storage-related.  To start using Gnome Disks in Ubuntu, open it by searching for it […]

How to play Just Cause 3 on Linux

Just Cause 3 is a 2015 action-adventure game developed by Avalance Studios and published by Square Enix. In this game, the player controls Rico Rodriguez as he returns to his homeland of Medici. Here’s how to play it on Linux. Just Cause 3 on Linux Just Cause 3 works reasonably well on Linux. However, the […]

Join a meeting from a link

Google Meet has been around for years, and long before a great deal of people found themselves going online during the pandemic. One of Google Meet’s major strengths is that most people already have it. You can use it with a Google account (or without one), and it’s free.  Google Meet doesn’t have many of […]

Zoom recurring meeting: How to set it up

Meetings are held for all sorts of reasons; some are one-time meetings while others (NIT, Stand-ups, sprint review meetings etc) occur repeatedly, often at the same time but on different dates. For these recurring meetings, users can create and send out an invite individually or they can create recurring meetings which allows a single invite […]

How to update the Discord app on Linux

Do you use Discord on Linux? Do you need to update to the latest features but don’t know how? We can help! Follow along in this guide as we go over how to update Discord on Linux! Ubuntu update instructions When it comes time to update Discord on Ubuntu, you won’t be able to do […]

How to edit PPAs in Linux Mint

Are you a Linux Mint user? Do you need to figure out how to edit your PPAs on your system but don’t know what to do? We can help! Follow along in this guide as we go over how to edit PPAs in Linux Mint! Edit PPAs in Linux Mint – GUI If you’re a […]

How to use a Zoom personal meeting ID

 Zoom meetings all have an ID number. Each number is unique to a meeting and serves as the ‘address’ for it. Much like a physical meeting room has a number or an address, online Zoom meetings have an ID which can be used to join the meeting. You can use it in place of a […]

How to play Doom: Eternal on Linux

Doom Eternal is the 5th entry in the Doom series developed by id Software and published by Bethesda Softworks. It’s a sequel to Doom (2016) and once again follows Doomguy on his mission to foil the alien Maykr’s plans. In this guide, we’ll show you how to play it on Linux. Doom: Eternal on Linux […]

How to play Little Nightmares on Linux

Little Nightmares is a puzzle-platform/horror adventure game developed by Tarsier Studios and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. The game follows Six, a hungry little girl who must escape the Maw, a vessel packed with enemies. In this guide, we’ll show you how to play it on Linux. Little Nightmares on Linux Little Nightmares works on […]

How to use the Zoom meeting screenshot tool

Zoom has a built-in screen recording tool which, if allowed by the meeting host, allows anyone to record a Zoom meeting. Zoom meeting can be recorded locally by free users, and recorded in the cloud by premium users. A recording captures everything however it [month] be overkill at times when a simple screenshot will do […]

How to play Subnautica on Linux

Subnautica is an open-world survival/action-adventure game developed and published by Unknown Worlds Entertainment. In the game, the player is free to explore the ocean of an alien world and is encouraged to survive in it. In this guide, we’ll show you how to play Subnautica on Linux. Subnautica on Linux Subnautica works on Linux, but […]

How to manage Zoom meeting settings

When you start an ad-hoc Zoom meeting, or when you schedule one, it has certain things already set up e.g., a password is autogenerated and enabled for the meeting. As a host, you are not bound to always use these settings. Zoom sets things up so that the meeting can be scheduled quickly but is […]

check your hardware before a call

An online meeting requires two things to work well; a service that can handle audio and video streams well, and a stable internet connection. It is up to a user to find a service that is capable of handling audio and video calls well. If you plan on using Zoom for meetings, you can check […]

How to record Zoom meeting on iPhone

Online meetings can be recorded. Many online meeting tools have warmed up to the idea of a recorded meeting since it allows users to go back and review what was discussed. As such, online meeting tools like Microsoft Teams, Skype, and Zoom all have built-in options for recording a meeting. Record Zoom meeting on iPhone […]

How to fix Zoom meeting audio issues

Online meeting tools and apps, regardless of which one you use, all rely on the hardware on your system to work. They will all use the audio input and output device on your system (and webcam if you choose). Audio devices [month] be easy to connect and use when it comes to playing music or […]

How to join a Zoom meeting by phone

Online meeting tools normally cover all major platforms that are used i.e., desktop platforms (Windows, macOS, and Linux) and mobile platforms (iOS and Android). Zoom has desktop apps, mobile apps, and it has a web app that allows anyone to host or join a Zoom meeting from a modern desktop browser. Zoom generally relies on […]

How to find the Zoom meeting password

Zoom is an open, non-restrictive tool for online meetings. This means that you can invite anyone to join a meeting regardless if they have a Zoom account or if they are a contact. Unlike Microsoft Teams, Zoom isn’t tied down to domains or an Active Directory.  With this open and non-restrictive model comes certain problems […]

How to show picture in Zoom meeting

Zoom doesn’t force its users to keep their video on during a meeting. Everyone single person in a meeting has their own toggle for when they want to turn the video On or Off. In lieu of a video feed, Zoom adds a user’s picture so that when they speak, others can identify who is […]

How to set up a Zoom meeting in Outlook

Online meeting tools compete for users but most of them incorporate Outlook and Google Calendar invites since these two apps are two of the most commonly used calendar tools. Google Calendar doesn’t have a desktop app which is why the usual ICS file will do the job for a meeting invite. Outlook is different. Need […]