Friday, March 17, 2017

How to install Android Studio on Ubuntu

Android studio is the standard IDE for developing android apps, it is the official development tool for android, therefore if you want to develop some apps you need to have android studio installed on your ubuntu.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

How to refresh all Ubuntu panel indicator

If you have a lot of indicator panel on ubuntu, you might find some of the indicator panel is not load properly or display wrong information, so you might want to refresh the indicator panel on ubuntu.

How to restart network service on Ubuntu

If you are ubuntu beginner you probably didn't know how to restart network on ubuntu, in this article i will show you how to restart network service on ubuntu via command line.

How to add Sticky Notes Indicator on Ubuntu

If you want a real sticky notes on ubuntu, you can install the sticky notes indicator panel, this sticky notes will stay on your desktop even after restart or shutdown, in this tutorial i will show you how to install sticky notes indicator on ubuntu.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Is Edubuntu dead?

If you are a long time ubuntu users, you probably know or heard about edubuntu, one of the offical ubuntu flavor, edubuntu is designed for educational purpose. But since version 14.04, we don't see any new edubuntu release so far.

How to install network speed indicator on Ubuntu

Everybody use internet these days, whether it's wireless or wired, wouldn't be nice to have network speed indicator on your desktop? so you can see what's your current internet speed. In this short tutorial i will show you how to install network speed indicator on ubuntu.

How to monitor LAN traffic on Ubuntu

Monitoring network traffic on your own local area network (LAN) can be a difficult and frustrating task, luckily on ubuntu we have a special tool for monitoring network on LAN, called iptraf. In this article i will talk about iptraf, how to install and how to use this tool.

How to show chinese calendar on Ubuntu

If you are a chinese person or you can speak chinese and understand chinese writings, you may want a chinese calendar on your ubuntu desktop. Lucky for you, there is a chinese calendar on ubuntu.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Show process list using htop on Ubuntu

Ubuntu comes with a tool named 'top' for showing process list on your computer, but sometimes 'top' is little bit too simple and uncustomizable, there is a better version of 'top' called 'htop' on ubuntu, this article i will talk little bit about 'htop'.

How to install todo indicator panel on Ubuntu

Todo indicator panel is a very handy panel applet on ubuntu for showing to-do list that specified by the user, so you can create a list of things todo and then it will be displayed on the panel applet on the top right corner of your ubuntu desktop.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Weather forecast widget on Ubuntu

Having information about weather forecast right on your desktop is very helpful for everyone, it would be great if my ubuntu desktop have something like that.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

How to show Hardware temperature on Ubuntu

To show hardware temperature on ubuntu you can use program called 'psensor', this cool program allows you to see CPU cores temperature, CPU usage, GPU temperature, etc,  in a nice graphical interface.

Sticky notes on Ubuntu using Xpad

Another cool notes app that you can try is Xpad, using Xpad you can create notes with a style of real world sticky notes. From the interface you can tell that Xpad is simple and easy to use.

Writing notes with Gnote on Ubuntu

If you are looking for note app on ubuntu, you might want to try Gnote, using Gnote you can create notes with wiki-style interface, whatever that means.

How to show Hardware info on Ubuntu

There is a time when i want to know what kind of processors (CPU) i have, what is the speed, how much memory i have and so on. Unfortunately the built in software on ubuntu can't provide these kind of information.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Parole Media Player on Ubuntu

Parole media player is a front-end GUI for GStreamer framework, parole media player is based on xfce desktop environment (xubuntu), but if you want you can also use it on ubuntu.

How to watch youtube on VLC Ubuntu

Normally you open youtube with a web browser, but actually you can also watch youtube videos using VLC player on ubuntu, in this article i will show you little secret how to watch youtube using VLC player.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

How to create ISO image from command line Ubuntu

On ubuntu, you can create ISO image from the command line using program called 'genisoimage', with this program you can create .iso image from directory, everything on that directory will be stored inside the ISO image.

Friday, March 3, 2017

How to playback video in ASCII art on Ubuntu

Playback videos on graphical mode is what people always do in their everyday life, however playback videos on command line in ASCII art mode is something most people don't do, in this article i will show you how to playback video on command line and in ASCII art mode.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Playing Music On Console (MOC) Ubuntu

I already tell you about 'cmus', a music player on the command line of ubuntu, but there is another command line based music player called 'moc' stand for 'music on console'. In this article i will show you how to install and use 'moc' on ubuntu and compared it with cmus to see which one is better.

Error moc: could not exec '/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/qt4/bin/moc': No such file or directory

When i try to run 'moc' on the command line, i got an error saying "moc: could not exec '/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/qt4/bin/moc': No such file or directory". How to fix this issue?

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Digital drawing with Krita on Ubuntu

Krita is an open source program for digital painting available on ubuntu, krita originally runs on KDE desktop environment (kubuntu), but if you like you can install it on ubuntu.

How to convert PNG to JPG on Ubuntu

Using the 'convert' command you can also convert PNG to JPG and vice versa, all can be done through the command line, nice and easy, just make sure you have the 'imagemagick' package installed on your system.

How to convert JPG into PDF on Ubuntu

I just found another cool trick you can do with ubuntu, on ubuntu you can convert JPG file into PDF file, you can do this from the command line, pretty amazing huh?

Which Ubuntu flavor should i use?

You got few choices when it comes to ubuntu distributions, there is the original ubuntu, the light weight lubuntu, the xface xubuntu, the kde kubuntu, ubuntu mate, ubuntu kylin, etc. The big question is which one you should use? which one is better?

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Viewing image using Gwenview on Ubuntu

By default ubuntu comes with gnome image viewer for viewing image on your computer, but the gnome image viewer is not very good, it is slow and doesn't show image nicely. I need a better image viewer on my ubuntu.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Comparing two files using Kompare on Ubuntu

Comparing two files using Kompare on Ubuntu

On ubuntu you can compare two identical files using program called 'kompare', let say you have two config files with same name and structure, you have no idea what are the differences between the two.

How to disable and enable ethernet on Ubuntu

If you are using ethernet cable for your network connection and you want to disable it without unplug the cable, you can do it from the command line.

Friday, February 17, 2017

How to create command alias on Ubuntu

There is another cool trick that you can do on the command line of ubuntu, you can make an alias for calling other command, it's little bit hard to explain but i think it's easier to understand when you try out your self.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

How to check disk partition on Ubuntu

You might have more than one disk partition on your hard drive, and checking for disk partition on ubuntu is easy to do, you can do it from the command line, i'm going to show you right now.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

How to display tree of directories and files on Ubuntu

Besides displaying tree of processes on ubuntu, you can also display tree of directories and files if you like. To display tree of process the command is 'pstree', but for directories and files the command is just 'tree'.

Monday, February 13, 2017

How to check geo location from ip address

If you have curl installed on your ubuntu, you can use it to check your geo location based on ip-address, it is very easy to do.

How to display tree of processes on Ubuntu

Another cool thing you can do while you are on command line is displaying tree of processes, how cool is that? This is very useful for someone who wants to trace processes on ubuntu, you actually get the visual display of every processes.

Create simple web server with Python on Ubuntu

Create simple web server with Python on Ubuntu

There is a cool thing we can do with python command on ubuntu, we can create a simple HTTP server with python command, and you don't even have to wrote any code, simply execute the command.

How to check timezone on Ubuntu

Every computers have date and time, but what about the timezone? how to check which timezone my computer use? in this article i will show you how to check timezone on ubuntu.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Searching google from command line Ubuntu

Searching google from web browser is so boring, do want try something new? like searching google from command line of ubuntu.

How to use sudo without entering password

If you want, you can run anything that must run with 'sudo' command but without entering the password. This can be done by modifying the sudoers file on ubuntu.

Scan open port using netcat on Ubuntu

By default ubuntu comes with pre-installed tool called netcat (nc), using netcat we can scan for open port on other computer that connected to the same network.

The application Synapse has closed unexpectedly

This morning when i open synapse and then i click on something, synapse just went crazy, it's showing error 'The application Synapse has closed unexpectedly'. I have no idea what's going on.

Clementine music player on Ubuntu

Since ubuntu 14.04, the default music player on ubuntu is always rhythmbox, i personally don't like rhythmbox because it's slow, unresponsive and buggy, i prefer clementine as music player on ubuntu.

How to install and use Synapse on Ubuntu

Synapse is a super cool application launcher on ubuntu, not only you can search and launch application but you can also search for documents like music files, images, etc. In this post i will show you how to install and use synapse on ubuntu.

Friday, February 10, 2017

How to install Cairo dock on Ubuntu

Cairo dock is one of the older dock app on ubuntu, it's been around for ages and still maintain and developed today, if you are looking for dock app for your ubuntu, cairo-dock might be the one for you.

How to install Spotify on Ubuntu

Spotify is a very popular music streaming service in the universe, in order to use spotify you need to install the desktop app, in this post i will show you how to install spotify desktop app on ubuntu.

How to install Slack on Ubuntu

Instead of using email for communication on a company, you can use slack, slack is team collaboration tool that can be use to communicate among team member.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

How to change Plank theme on Ubuntu

For beginners changing theme on plank is not easy as changing theme on docky, because with plank you don't see a menu for switching themes. Don't worry i'm here to help you, follow this simple tutorial and you will be fine.

Plank vs Docky, which one better?

Plank and docky is almost identical in terms of overall look and feel, they both dock program that available on ubuntu, plank is more simple and straight forward while docky is more advanced in terms of feature.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Plank, simple dock app for Ubuntu

Plank is another dock app that you can use on ubuntu, compared with docky, plank is more simple and minimalist, also i found that plank is more stable in terms of performance.

Docky, cool dock app for Ubuntu

docky dock app on ubuntu

Docky is a nice dock app for ubuntu, when installed, docky will be placed at the bottom of your desktop screen, in there you can have shortcut for currently opened apps and also widgets (docklets).

Monday, February 6, 2017

How to use Graphviz with PHP on Ubuntu

On the previous post, i show you how to install and use graphviz on ubuntu, let's take it to another level, this article i will show you cool tricks using graphviz, php and apache web server.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

How to install and use Graphviz on Ubuntu

Graphviz is an open source tool for creating diagrams on ubuntu, you can create flowchart, data structure and all kind of scientific diagrams using graphviz.