Tag: Ubuntu

How to run Mac OS Monterey on Ubuntu

Did you know you can run the latest Mac OS right on Ubuntu Linux? It’s true. Thanks to the fantastic Quickemu virtualization tool, anyone can quickly get a Mac OS Monterey VM going. Here’s how to do it on your Ubuntu system. Note: emulating MacOS Monterey on Ubuntu can be iffy. Use this virtual machine […]

How to upgrade to Ubuntu 21.10

Ubuntu 21.10 is here, and it is an exciting release. With this new version of Ubuntu, Canonical finally gives its users Gnome 40, the next-gen update to Gnome Shell, and many other excellent features. In this guide, we’ll show you how you can upgrade your Ubuntu system to 21.10. Upgrade to 21.10 – GUI Upgrading […]

How to set up Webmin on Ubuntu Server

Ubuntu Server is an excellent Linux server operating system. It comes with Snaps, which makes setting up apps easier. In addition, it has live patching, so you never miss a security update and many more excellent features. Still, for as great as Ubuntu Server is, setting up certain things can be a pain. If you’d […]

How to install Gnome 40 in Ubuntu 21.04

Despite Gnome 40 being out for close to 6 months, it still hasn’t made it to Ubuntu, with Canonical deciding to go with Gnome 3 for 21.04. However, thanks to the community it is possible to get Gnome 40 up and running on Ubuntu. Here’s how to do it. WARNING: Gnome 40 on Ubuntu is […]

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 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 install Ubuntu Server 21.04 via USB

Are you looking to install Ubuntu Server 21.04 on your home server via a USB flash drive but don’t know where to start? We can help! In this guide, we’ll show you exactly how you can install Ubuntu Server 21.04 via USB. Need to update Ubuntu server? Check out our guide. Downloading Ubuntu Server 21.04 […]

How to install Clang on Ubuntu

The Clang compiler is an alternative to GCC. It can be used to compile code into runnable binary programs. If you’re a developer on Ubuntu, you’ve likely dealt with a compiler like this before. While most Ubuntu developers stick with GCC, they also make it possible to get going with the Clang compiler. If you’re […]

How to install Open Broadcaster (OBS) in Ubuntu

If you’re an Ubuntu user and want to stream to Twitch or YouTube, you’ll first have to install the Open Broadcaster application. In this guide, we’ll go over ways you can get Open Broadcaster up and running on Ubuntu via DEB, Flatpak, and Snap. How to install Open Broadcaster in Ubuntu – Ubuntu Software Center […]

How to restart the Ubuntu network interface

If you’re using Ubuntu, you may need to know how to restart your network interface. Thankfully, Ubuntu makes it very easy to restart the network interface. In this guide, we’ll go over various ways you can restart the Ubuntu network interface. Restart network interface – Ubuntu Gnome If you’re using Ubuntu Gnome, you’re on the […]

How to upgrade to Ubuntu 21.04

Ubuntu 21.04 is here! With it comes exciting new updates to the Ubuntu desktop, the Ubuntu Linux kernel, as well as many new features that users are sure to love. In this guide, we’ll go over how you can upgrade your system to 21.04. Upgrade to 21.04 – GUI If you’re planning on upgrading from […]

How to set up a persistent Ubuntu USB

If you find yourself using an Ubuntu live disk a lot for portable computing, you might notice that the files you save to it don’t save and aren’t persistent. That’s because, by default, the Ubuntu live disk doesn’t have persistent storage. In this guide, we’ll show you how to create an Ubuntu live USB with […]

Ubuntu: list USB devices

On Ubuntu, you may (for one reason or another) wish to view information about all USB devices connected to the system. Unfortunately, Ubuntu doesn’t come with an official GUI USB tool that users can use to view this information efficiently. Thankfully, there are many command-line utilities that users can take advantage of to view USB […]

How to set up aliases on Ubuntu

Are you tired of writing in long commands in your Ubuntu terminal? Want to find a better way? If so, you may want to set up terminal aliases in the Ubuntu terminal. In this guide, we’ll show you how. What is an alias? An alias is a command-line shortcut. Think of how many times on […]

How to install MySQL Workbench on Ubuntu

MySQL Workbench is a cross-platform visual tool that allows users to manage SQL databases and SQL development. In this guide, we’ll show you how to get the MySQL Workbench tool up and running on Ubuntu Linux. Downloading MySQL Workbench on Ubuntu  MySQL Workbench is available for all recent versions of Ubuntu. Primarily, the software is […]

Ubuntu: delete app history [Guide]

After using Ubuntu for a while, the app history builds up, slowing down your system. Thankfully, it is easy to clear this app history to speed up your system. In this guide, we’ll show you how. Method 1 – Bleachbit If you want to delete app history on Ubuntu, the best way to go is […]

Ubuntu: check kernel version [Guide]

If you use Ubuntu, at some point you may be curious what your kernel version is. Unfortunately, in Ubuntu, the developers don’t tell you how to check the kernel info. In this guide, we’ll show you 4 ways you can check your kernel version on Ubuntu.  Method 1 – Uname  The best and quickest way […]

How to install DBeaver MySQL client on Ubuntu

DBeaver is a sophisticated SQL client software management tool and database administration tool. It is open source and works on all platforms, including Linux. In this guide, we’ll show you how to install the DBeaver program on Ubuntu. How to install DBeaver MySQL client on Ubuntu – Terminal (Apt) The DBeaver application is installable on […]

How to install Anaconda on Ubuntu

Anaconda is a Python-based data science platform. It comes in various editions, is open source, and installable on most Linux operating systems. In this guide, we’ll show you how to get Anaconda up and running on Ubuntu. Before we begin In this guide, we’re focusing on how to build and install Anaconda for Ubuntu. That […]

How to Set Up Remote Desktop on Ubuntu

Need to get your hands on a distant Ubuntu Linux computer? Set up Ubuntu’s Screen Sharing and take remote control when you need to. You can connect to Screen Sharing with any VNC client. We’ll show you how. Ubuntu’s Built-In “Screen Sharing” Is a VNC Server When you make an SSH connection to a remote […]

How to Install the Linux 5.0 Update on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Canonical just released Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS, which features Linux kernel 5.0. This kernel, also found in Ubuntu 19.04, includes improved hardware support and performance tweaks. But, if you installed the original Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, you won’t automatically be updated. It’s All About Hardware Enablement (HWE) Here’s how this works. Instead of offering the original Ubuntu […]

How to Create Desktop Shortcuts on Ubuntu

Desktop icons should be simple, but they’re not on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and newer releases like Ubuntu 19.10. Follow these easy steps to get desktop shortcuts for your favorite applications, just like on other operating systems and other Linux desktops. Yes, It Should Be Easier Dropping shortcuts on the desktop is one of those things […]

How to Use Canonical’s Livepatch Service on Ubuntu

Fancy having critical Linux kernel patches automatically applied to your Ubuntu system—without having to reboot your computer? We describe how to use Canonical’s Livepatch Service to do just that. What Is Livepatch and How Does It Work? As Canonical’s Dustin Kirkland explained several years ago, Canonical Livepatch uses the Kernel Live Patching technology built into […]

How to Enable Dark Mode on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

LUbuntu 20.04 LTS “Focal Fossa” ships with a built-in dark theme. You can activate the dark version of Ubuntu’s standard Yaru theme and get a dark GNOME desktop in just a few clicks. Here’s how. First, click the system menu button on the panel at the top-right corner of Ubuntu’s GNOME desktop and select “Settings.” […]

What You Need to Know About Snaps on Ubuntu 20.04

Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa is a fantastic release that’s been widely praised. However, the decision to change the Software Center to install snap-based applications is controversial. We’ll explain what that means for you. What’s a Snap Package on Linux? “Snap” refers to both the snap command and a snap installation file. A snap bundles an […]

How to Launch a Terminal Window on Ubuntu Linux

If you’re using Ubuntu Linux, you’ll often see articles recommend you run commands. To do this, you need to type these commands into a Terminal window. Here are several ways to open one—including a quick keyboard shortcut The tips in this article were tested on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. They should apply to other Linux distributions […]

How to Manage Startup Programs on Ubuntu Linux

Many applications automatically set themselves to start when you sign into your Linux desktop. You might want to add your own favorite programs to the startup process, too. Here’s how to control what Ubuntu starts when you sign in. We ran through this process on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS with its default GNOME desktop. The steps […]

How To Set Up A Samba File Server On Ubuntu

When it comes to sharing files to multiple different operating systems, there is one piece of software that everyone turns to: Samba. It’s a file sharing protocol for networks that has been around for quite a long time. With this tool, it is more than possible to allow Windows users, Mac users, Linux users and […]

How To Dual-boot Ubuntu And Windows 10

Many people want to run both Linux and Windows at the same time. The reason is pretty simple: Linux has strengths, and Windows does too, so why not get the best of both worlds and dual-boot them? In this tutorial, we’ll go over how to correctly set up a dual-boot between Ubuntu Linux and Windows. This […]

What Ubuntu Version Should I Use?

There are many types of Ubuntu. From different flavors, to release versions, there is a lot to cover. If you’re looking to try out Ubuntu for the first time, understanding this information can be the difference between a good experience and a bad experience. It is because of this, we’ll break down the different releases of […]

5 Ways To Speed Up Ubuntu

Ubuntu Linux doesn’t require the latest hardware to run. It can run on fairly dated hardware but performance will vary. If you’ve just installed Ubuntu Linux and wish it ran a little faster, then read on. In this article, we’ll go over some of the reasons why your Ubuntu PC may be slow, and offer up […]

How Do I Find Missing Software On Ubuntu?

Ubuntu users enjoy some of the best selections of software on Linux, it’s not all great. Due to the slow release cycle of the popular Linux distribution, some users find themselves missing updates to popular software. One of the best ways to find missing software on Ubuntu, is to search for a PPA. These are personal […]

How To Remove A PPA In Ubuntu

A long time before snap packages, the new way to get software updates on Ubuntu right away was with a personal package archive. With this technology, developers could more easily deliver their programs even when Ubuntu wouldn’t let them. These days, PPAs still exist, but are used less and less. This is because adding PPA’s can […]