At work I’m surrounded by people who need to poke me whenever Linux is on news (by people I mean Thiery L aka asthierix). Thiery usually feeds my imagination with lots of crazy ideas. In fact, he’s the one who got the programming bug into my brain. Today he poked me to look at something […]
I continued testing Linux Mint 15 this weekend. When it came to playing with LibreOffice Writer there was this plugin that enables you to save directly to your Google Drive account that I missed. In openSUSE 12.3 the plugin comes pre-installed. To install the same on Linux Mint 15 first download the ooo2gd_3.0.0.oxt plugin from […]
I tried Linux Mint 15 in live mode today. It was great! Load time was ok. Desktop also was fast & responsive. All devices including my bluetooth were detected and installed correctly. Finally, I installed it on my Acer Aspire 4741 (: to enjoy it better. What pushed me furthermore to have it installed was […]
Linux Mint 15 “Olivia” was released last night. I woke up this morning to find the release news on Distrowatch. I haven’t tried it yet. It’s planned for this weekend however. At the moment I was writing this post, the Linux Mint servers were still very busy with loads of traffic. Consequently, download speed has […]
A friend had a wireless issue on Linux Mint and asked me for advice. I found many people reporting issues with Broadcom & Intel drivers. Most distributions do not bundle proprietary drivers in their main release. These drivers are however available on the NON-OSS repository. Finding you’re wireless make/model isn’t difficult. Just run “lspci” as […]
Ever needed to download Google Chrome for Linux but from a Windows browser ? Well, if you tried you must have noticed Google forces the download for Windows version. This is because Google selects the Chrome version based on your browser’s User agent. One way to bypass this automatic browser detection is to specify your […]
It should come as no surprise that with hits as high as over 3000 per day, Linux Mint has claimed the top position of Distrowatch ladder. Yes, Linux Mint completed the year 2012 with an average of 3752 hits per day.
Now… This is fun. Do you want to call a cow in Linux Mint? Wondering what is it about? Ok, open Terminal and type the following: apt-get moo What do you get?
This applies to machines having little RAM resources (e.g 512Mb). When a machine swaps, data is actually written on the disk rather than the real RAM. This is considerably slower. Swap tendency can be put off completely (value 0) or put at maximum (value 100). The latter will make the machine constantly write to the […]
Ever wondered if you could install the LAMP stack (on Linux Mint/Ubuntu) with one simple command? One would say let’s do: apt-get install php5 mysql-server apache2 However, there’s a shorter way of accomplishing that. Try: apt-get install lamp-server^ Or if you like things a bit more graphical, you could do: tasksel install lamp-server If you’re […]