Linux Tutorials on the topic “desktop”

  • How to install and use KDEConnect on Ubuntu 16.04LTS

    ubuntu Author: AnshTags: , , Comments: 0Published: Sep 28, 2016

    In this article, we will discuss one such application - dubbed KDEConnect - that connects your Android or BlackBerry phone to your Linux computer. Suppose you are working on your computer and your phone rings. You pick it up and see that there's a spam SMS. You just ignore it. After some time, the phone rings again. You again pick it up only to see another spam SMS. And this goes on, until you choose not get distracted while you are working.

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  • An Introduction to GNOME Boxes (virtualization) on Linux

    linux Author: Bill ToulasTags: , , Comments: 0Published: Sep 27, 2016

    GNOME Boxes is a system virtualization application that is a core part of the GNOME desktop environment. Based on the QEMU machine emulator, it offers a simplified and user-friendly approach to the whole OS virtualization idea. This post is just an introduction to its capabilities and a statement that it finally works in other distributions besides Fedora.

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  • How to extend the functionality of your Linux desktop with PlexyDesk

    ubuntu Author: AnshTags: , , Comments: 3Published: Sep 21, 2016

    It's always good to look for new ways to increase your productivity, be it your personal or professional life. After all, productivity plays a key role in defining how successful you really are. If your work involves computers, you'll probably be aware that there are several tools, scripts, tips, and tricks that people use to be more productive.

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  • Skype Workarounds on Linux

    linux Author: Bill ToulasTags: , , , , , , Comments: 5Published: Sep 16, 2016

    Skype on Linux is a much debated topic that unfortunately remains largely unchanged. Skype is something that most people just have to use, but the client’s official support for Linux is pathetic to say the least. However, there are some workarounds that can work for Linux users depending on the particular system used and the specific needs.

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  • Distraction-free writing on Linux using FocusWriter

    ubuntu Author: AnshTags: , , Comments: 4Published: Sep 13, 2016

    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.

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  • An Introduction to Vivaldi Browser on Linux

    linux Author: Bill ToulasTags: , Comments: 7Published: Sep 05, 2016

    Vivaldi is a new browser that was initially released only about seven months ago and has gained very high popularity since then. The software is of freeware type with many open-source components, and it was created by former Opera employees who wanted to express their opposition to the direction that Opera browser was heading to.

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

    ubuntu Author: AnshTags: , , Comments: 1Published: Aug 30, 2016

    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.

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  • How to Install ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors on RHEL/CentOS/Fedora

    centos Author: DariaTags: , , Comments: 0Published: Aug 29, 2016

    This tutorial describes how to install ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors on Rad Hat-based Linux distributions. ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors allows users to edit text documents, spreadsheets and presentations offline by providing access to the cloud-based ONLYOFFICE portals for an efficient remote team collaboration.

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  • How to donate CPU/GPU resources to science with Boinc

    linux Author: Bill ToulasTags: , Comments: 2Published: Jul 28, 2016

    Altruism is one thing that I'd like to believe characterizes all Linux users out there. This trait can be manifested in a lot of different ways, but when we're talking about computers, the most characteristic and practical way is donating computational resources for a good cause. Here's is a quick guide on how to do exactly that.

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  • How to send sound through Bluetooth on Linux

    linux Author: Bill ToulasTags: , Comments: 2Published: Jul 27, 2016

    Bluetooth headsets and speakers are now more popular than ever before, but getting them to work under Linux isn't always very clear. With all that is going on in the Linux sound systems world, it is easy to get lost and even give up. Most of the time, the problem with these devices is that your system can see them, but for some reason it can't establish a connection. Here is a quick and simple guide on how to get through this problem. I have tested the following on Arch, but it should work on every other distribution as well.

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