Articles by Bill Toulas

Bill Toulas

About Bill Toulas

Over five years of experience writing about Linux and open source software on blogs and news websites. As part of the community, this is my way to give back as well as to promote what I perceive as the most amazing development in the area of software and operation systems.

  • How to search files from the terminal on Linux

    linux Author: Bill ToulasTags: , , , , , , , Comments: 6Updated: Mar 28, 2018

    While there are many ways with which we can search and locate files and directories on Linux, the easiest and quickest is probably through the terminal. However, not many Linux users know about that, which leads to unneeded frustration. Here is a quick guide that will hopefully help you locate what you're looking for in your system.

  • How to scan for viruses with ClamAV on Ubuntu

    ubuntu Author: Bill ToulasTags: , , , Comments: 11Updated: Oct 16, 2017

    There aren't many viruses made for Linux distributions and as such, most people who use such systems don't ever bother using an antivirus software. Those however who do want to be able to scan their system or other windows-based systems that are connected on a Linux PC through a network, they can use ClamAV. ClamAV is an open source anti-virus engine that is built to detect viruses, trojans, malware and other threats. It supports multiple file formats (documents, executables or archives), utilizes multi-thread scanner features and receives updates for its signature database at least 3-4 times a day.

  • How to Set Up and Use Guitarix Virtual Amplifier on Linux

    linux Author: Bill ToulasTags: , Comments: 2Published: Oct 04, 2017

    Guitarix is the best virtual amplifier and effect emulator for Linux, so if you are a guitar or a bass player the following quick guide on how to set it up and use it is for you.

  • Linux Basics: How to hide, lock, encrypt, and secure your files on Linux

    linux Author: Bill ToulasTags: , , Comments: 0Published: Sep 08, 2017

    Hiding, locking, or even encrypting your files and folders on Linux is pretty easy, and for whatever reason you want to do this there are many different approaches that you can follow. Here is a quick guide on how to hide, lock, and secure your files in the easiest way possible.

  • Get Started With GNUPlot

    linux Author: Bill ToulasTags: , , Comments: 1Published: Sep 01, 2017

    GNUPlot is an actively developed freely distributed non-open source command line graphing and plotting software tool that was initially released back in 1986. GNUPlot can be useful for a wide spectrum of applications, so here comes a quick guide that will help you understand how it works, get to play with its basic functionality, and learn how to take your first steps with it the easy way.

  • OpenShot 2.3 Linux Video Editor New Features

    linux Author: Bill ToulasTags: , Comments: 0Published: Apr 21, 2017

    It’s been quite some time since we last talked about OpenShot, and more specifically when it had its second major release. Recently, the team behind the popular open source video editor has made its third point release available which happens to come with a couple of exciting new features and tools, so here is a quick guide on where to find them and how to use them.

  • Introduction to LaTeXila - a multi-language LaTeX editor for Linux

    linux Author: Bill ToulasTags: , Comments: 4Published: Feb 22, 2017

    LaTeXila is a multi-language LaTeX editor for Linux users who prefer the GTK+ looks. The software is simple, easy to use, adequately powerful and customizable, so if you’re interested in LaTeX you should give this tool a try. In the following quick guide, I will showcase how to get started with LaTeXila and what its main features are.

  • How to capture and stream your gaming session on Linux

    linux Author: Bill ToulasTags: , Comments: 0Published: Feb 01, 2017

    There may not be many hardcore gamers who use Linux, but there certainly are quite a lot Linux users who like to play a game now and then. If you are one of them and would like to show the world that Linux gaming isn’t a joke anymore, then you will find the following quick tutorial on how to capture and/or stream your gaming session interesting.

  • Introduction to Audio Workstation Software Tracktion 5 DAW on Linux

    linux Author: Bill ToulasTags: , Comments: 0Published: Nov 17, 2016

    Tracktion is one of the most popular digital audio workstations and one of the very few that are available for the Linux platform along with the magnificent Ardour. While Tracktion is distributed under proprietary software licenses, its creators felt that they should give back something to the Linux community as they have used open source tools for the building of their product. That is why the fifth version of the software that was released in 2014 is now available for free for all Linux users.

  • How to practically use your Linux terminal (part 2)

    linux Author: Bill ToulasTags: , Comments: 0Published: Nov 14, 2016

    Quite a while ago, we had published a post that showcased four examples of how Linux users can utilize their terminal to perform simple daily tasks and fulfill common everyday use needs. Of course, the use case possibilities for the Linux terminal are nearly endless, so we’re naturally back for a second part containing more practical examples.