How to Create A Live Ubuntu System on USB Stick

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This tutorial shows how to burn an Ubuntu .iso image into an USB stick, so you can boot into Live Ubuntu system by plugging it in any computer. An Ubuntu Live-USB is useful when your machine won’t boot. With it, you can: install Ubuntu on a computer re-install/restore Grub bootloader when you get boot errors e.g. “Grub rescue>”, “Error 17”. ...

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How to Change Hostname / Computer Name in Ubuntu 15.04

Change hostname Computer name in Ubuntu

This is a quick tutorial for Ubuntu Desktop and Server users who want to temporarily or permanently change their hostnames or computer names. Change Hostname temporarily: Log in to command console, or open terminal from the Dash/Menu or by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T, and run: sudo hostname NEW_NAME_HERE Above command changes the hostname until next reboot. The change won’t be visible immediately ...

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Install Oracle Java 9 in Ubuntu 15.04/14.10/14.04/12.04

Oracle Java JDK 9

This is a quick tutorial shows how you can easily install Oracle Java 9, early access release so far, in current supported Ubuntu releases and derivatives, including Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 10.04, Linux Mint 13/17. NOTE: Oracle Java 9 is still in early access release, it may have bugs and it might not include the ...

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Record Ubuntu Desktop in Animated GIF with Silentcast

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Silentcast is a graphical tool for recording your Linux desktop in an animated gif. By providing an easy-to-follow wizard, it makes recording easier. With Silentcast, you can: Record screencasts in gif, webm, mp4 Record fullscreen, a select window, or a select area. Auto-resize selected window to a given Width and Height. After you clicking Stop icon on System Tray, a ...

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How to Install / Upgrade to Kernel 3.19.2 in Ubuntu

Upgrade Linux Kernel in Ubuntu

The latest Linux Kernel 3.19.2 was announced yesterday morning by Greg Kroah-Hartman. All users of Kernel 3.19 series are urged to upgrade as soon as possible. According to the release note, Linux 3.19.2 mainly brings: improvements for x86 and PowePC architectures fixes and enhancements for the IPv6 and IPv4 network protocols improvements for the GFS2, NILFS2, eCryptfs, and NFS file ...

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Install Latest Intel Graphics Driver in Ubuntu 14.10

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Intel just announced a new release of its graphics installer application for Linux, added support for Ubuntu 14.10 and removed support for Ubuntu 14.04. The Intel® Graphics Installer for Linux* allows you to easily install the latest graphics and video drivers for your Intel graphics hardware. This allows you to stay current with the latest enhancements, optimizations, and fixes to ...

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GTK+ Music Player ‘Exaile’ 3.4.4 Released

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Exaile is an open-source music player for GTK+, works on Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. The player features: simple interface powerful music management smart Playlists advanced track tagging automatic album art, Lyrics, Streaming Radio, Podcasts. secondary output device support easily extensible with 50+ plugins available. The most recent Exaile 3.4.4 was released this Sunday with a few fixes and ...

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Install Yarock Music Player 1.0.1 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Yarock Music Player

Yarock is Linux native music player written in C++ using Qt and Phonon multimedia framework. It’s designed to provide an easy and pretty music collection browser based on cover art. Yarock player features: Music collection database (SQLite 3) Browse your local music collection based on cover art Easy search and filter music collection Manage favorites item (album, artist) Play music ...

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Install ‘GNOME 2’ MATE Desktop in Ubuntu 14.10, 14.04

Gnome 2 continuation Mate Desktop

For Ubuntu users who prefer the classic Gnome 2 Desktop but not satisfied with Gnome Fallback session, MATE Desktop may be a good alternative. The MATE Desktop Environment is the continuation of GNOME 2, which is under active development to add support for new technologies while preserving a traditional desktop experience. MATE Desktop is available via the official repositories for ...

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How to Install Strategy Game 0 A.D. Alpha 18 in Ubuntu

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Wildfire Games recently announced the eighteenth alpha version of its real-time strategy game 0 A.D. The code name is Rhododactylos. The new release comes with some new features: Nomad Game Mode: Players start with only some citizen soldiers and female citizens, and no civil center, and must build a base from scratch. In-Game Technology Tree: Allows players to see which ...

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