Oracle's VirtualBox is one of the prevalent solutions for creating a virtual machine. It has versions for all modern operating systems, and it's free and open source. In this guide, we will install VirtualBox in Linux Mint and Ubuntu, both through the respective software managers and from Oracle, to create all kinds of virtual machines.
If you 're fed up with Windows and want to try a different operating system, Ubuntu is an excellent place to start. It has excellent hardware compatibility, low requirements, and a vast library of software. Let's see how to install Ubuntu Linux 17.04 alongside Windows, or even replacing Microsoft's OS.
Software RAID 5 on Linux is the best RAID. It's cheaper than hardware RAID with a proper 400$ controller. It has better speed and compatibility than the motherboard's and a cheap controller's FakeRaid. And it's easy; we just need three HDDs and a few hours. Let's make a software RAID 5 that will keep all of our files safe and fast to...
Creating a desktop recording is great for a range of applications, from getting help for a problem to making YouTube tutorial videos. The updated ScreenCastify extension is a free-ish cross-platform solution for desktop recording, that will work on Windows, Linux, Mac OS, and any desktop OS that supports Google Chrome.
In 1988, a young Finnish man entered the Helsinki University to study Computer Science. His name was Linus Torvalds. It would have been impossible to imagine that the operating system he would create would be eventually used by tens of millions of users across the globe. This is how Linux begun.
Good looks should not be a priority when choosing an operating system, but they won't hurt either. Elementary OS is a distribution based on Ubuntu, with all of its compatibility. It is also exceptionally beautiful, with an interface that reminds us of Mac OS X. Let's install Elementary OS.
There are very few viruses for Linux, and there has never been a malware epidemic. However, if we use Linux as a file server for Windows systems, or just download Windows apps installers from Linux on a dual-boot system, a Linux virus scan will help us protect Windows.
Some users keep the default wallpaper forever. Others want some variety on their desktop. If you belong to the second category, in this guide we will see how to download and change wallpaper automatically in Linux Mint and Ubuntu, with the Variety app.
A Hexadecimal editor can be used to edit a broad range of data files. We can edit hex files on Ubuntu and other linux distributions with command line editors, such as Emacs, DHEX, or xxd. If however we prefer the GUI, Bless is a great Linux Mint and Ubuntu hex editor.
Like it or not, Windows XP is dead. Many XP systems aren't powerful enough to run Windows 7, 8.1, or even Ubuntu Linux. Lubuntu is a lightweight distribution that can breathe life into our old PC, even with a single core CPU and less than 512MB RAM. Let's install Lubuntu.