Articles by Himanshu Arora

Himanshu Arora

About Himanshu Arora

Himanshu Arora has been working on Linux since 2007. He carries professional experience in system level programming, networking protocols, and command line. In addition to HowtoForge, Himanshu's work has also been featured in some of world's other leading publications including Computerworld, IBM DeveloperWorks, and Linux Journal.

  • Distraction-free writing on Linux using FocusWriter

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    Regardless of the profession you are in, there are broadly two things that define how productive you are: your knowledge of the subject, and how effectively you carry out your tasks. If your work involves computers and you are into writing, it's worth knowing that there exist several applications that offer distraction-free writing environment. In this article, we will discuss one such application - dubbed FocusWriter - that's available not only for Linux, but for Windows and Mac OS as well.

  • How to install and use new Mac-style note taking app Notes in Ubuntu

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    While the good old pen-and-paper way of taking notes still works for many, if your work involves computers, you can take advantage of plethora of applications that are designed and developed specifically for note taking. If you are on Linux, and are looking for a simple and elegant note taking app, you may want to check out the appropriately named Notes, which we will be discussing in this article.

  • How to access your Google Drive account from Linux command line using Gdrive

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    While Google Drive is no doubt one of the most popular (if not the most popular) cloud storage services available today, what's really sad is that there is no official Drive client available for Linux. But that doesn't mean there are no alternatives - in fact the awesome Linux/open-source community has developed several unofficial Google Drive clients, some of which we've already discussed here at HowtoForge. In this article, we will discuss Gdrive.

  • How to create multiple profiles for Unity launcher in Ubuntu using launcher-list-indicator

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    If you are on Ubuntu Linux and use the Unity desktop (which is the default desktop environment for the Linux distribution for quite some time now), you'd agree that launching an application through Unity's launcher bar is only convenient as long as the app icon is there right in front of your eyes. However sadly, that's not usually the case when you use your Ubuntu box for more than one purposes, as most of the times, because of the sheer number of apps, icon corresponding the one you want to launch is buried somewhere at the bottom of the launcher.

  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) overview

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    Canonical released the latest Ubuntu LTS version (Ubuntu 16.04) on April 21, 2016, and we’ve been using the OS from the initial days of its availability. Given the fact that LTS releases (that are supported for 5 years - more about them here) are generally more popular compared to other regular Ubuntu releases, we thought it would be useful to come up with an overview of the new OS.