9 best reasons to use Ubuntu Linux

Ubuntu is a Linux distribution based on Debian created in 2004. It is one of the most widely used distributions for a variety of different reasons. It is currently developed and funded by Canonical Ltd. who offer support and constant ...

How to restore “Hibernate” mode on Ubuntu

For a while, the Ubuntu Linux operating system has taken away the user’s ability to set their computer in “Hibernate” mode. There are several reasons for this, like the Hibernate function not always working, or that most people don’t ever ...

How to install Docker Images on Linux

A Docker Image is a self-contained micro-operating system that comes with specialized software. The software in these images usually amounts to complex web applications, runtimes, etc. The most popular tool for running pre-built images (also known to some as containers) ...

How to disable SWAP on Linux

The Linux platform uses SWAP as extra memory for system operations. Essentially, if you run out of physical memory, the system will use virtual RAM (AKA SWAP) to ensure that your operating system doesn’t crash and freeze. Without getting too ...

How to secure a USB flash drive on Linux

Flash drives are excellent for keeping data private. They’re small, easy to carry and can even fit on a keychain. Still, without any real security features on these little devices, anyone can access your files. On Windows and Mac, it’s quite ...

How to fix the “could not get lock” error on Ubuntu

Sometimes, when attempting to install software on Ubuntu in the terminal, you’ll see the could not get lock error. This error is irritating because it locks out the system and effectively prevents you from installing the software you need. Could ...

How to enable Zswap on Linux for better performance

SWAP(aka virtual memory) is very useful on Linux systems that have a minimal amount of physical memory. Without this feature, many low-end computers running modern Linux operating systems would freeze all the time. Still, SWAP does have one huge down-side: ...

How to schedule system commands with Cron on Linux

You can schedule system commands with Cron on Linux. What is Cron? It’s a background service that, when configured, can execute any command, script or program on a schedule. Best of all, it’s completely customizable. Cron is very useful, but ...

How to install the Deepin Desktop on Linux

The Deepin desktop environment is part of the Deepin Linux distribution. Its primary focus is to offer up an elegant, easy to use, beautiful alternative to the popular Linux desktop environments. Developers of the Deepin desktop put the core of ...

The 5 best window managers for Linux

A window manager is a piece of software that controls how programs are arranged and displayed on the desktop. On Linux, window managers are considered lightweight, faster alternatives to more bloated and fancy desktop environments such as Gnome Shell, KDE ...

How to install the Toffee GTK theme on Linux

Like the material design trend on Linux but looking for a new theme to use? Check out Toffee! It’s a beautiful GTK theme for Linux that uses beautiful dark greys, whites, and blues to deliver a unique Google-inspired experience. Note: ...

5 best Linux encryption tools to install

Talk of encryption is a popular topic these days because more and more people are aware that privacy is something they need to take seriously. On Linux, many applications exist to aid users in keeping their data safe and secure. ...

How to install CouchPotato on Linux

Do you download a lot of media files off the internet through Usenet and torrents? Wish you could automate the process? If so, you need the Couch Potato application. It’s an interesting tool that, once configured correctly, can automatically download ...

The 7 best emulator apps for Linux you should try

Video game console emulators are programs that anyone can run to imitate a game console’s hardware. On the Linux platform, there are many game console emulators, almost all of which are open source and free to use. In this list, ...

5 best server backup tools for Linux

I’ve talked about some handy backup applications for the Linux desktop before on Addictivetips, . However, not everyone who uses Linux is using it as a personal computer, so I thought I’d make a different list that covers the best ...

How to install Raven RSS Reader on Linux

Raven Reader is a beautiful, cross-platform RSS reading application. It is open source, built with modern web technologies and makes catching up with news over RSS a breeze. In this guide, we’ll go over how to install Raven RSS Reader ...

How to easily set up SSH on Linux with EasySSH

EasySSH is a Linux application that allows users to set up pre-defined SSH connections. Once you set up SSH with the app, you can quickly access remote machines and work within a built-in terminal, negating the need to remember things ...

How to install Tweet Tray on Linux

Are you tired of dealing with Twitter’s website or unofficial Twitter clients on Linux? You may be interested in trying Tweet Tray, a new type of client that gives users the ability to share on the social media service directly ...

How to clean junk files from a Linux PC with Sweeper

After a certain amount of time has passed, your Linux operating system will start to fill up with junk files. Unfortunately, most Linux distributions do not come equipped to deal with these junk files, so users are left with an ...

How to install the Firefox Release version on OpenSUSE LEAP

OpenSUSE Leap comes with the Firefox web browser pre-installed, like most Linux operating systems. However, unlike a lot of other Linux operating systems, Leap doesn’t have the release version by default. Instead, it ships with the “Extend Support Release,” which ...

How to create a macOS installation disk on Linux

Have a broken Macbook or iMac? In need of a fresh macOS installation to fix it but only have access to a Linux PC? Don’t worry! Thanks to the Dmg2Img application, it’s possible to make a macOS installation disk on ...

How to set up DXVK in Wine on Linux

DXVK (also known as DirectX to Vulkan) is one of the tools included in Steam’s Steam Play feature. It’s a fantastic tool that can convert Microsoft DirectX 11 and DirectX 10 graphical calls to Vulkan, the open source graphics API ...

How to install the Beaker browser on Linux

The Beaker browser is an “experimental” next-gen web browser for Mac, Linux, and Windows that, when installed, allows users to host, download and distribute web pages and files. All of the data in Beaker is distributed with the Dat P2P ...

How to install the Plata GTK theme on Linux

The Plata GTK theme is a modern theme for various desktop environments, which adopts similar designs to that of Materia and other material design setups for the Linux platform. The developer for Plata supports nearly every Linux desktop environment out ...

How to test out the new official Gnome GTK theme

The default Gnome Shell GTK theme (Adwaita) has a reputation for being bland and boring. As a result, most Linux users quickly swap it out for something else or change how it looks with Adwaita tweaks. Thankfully, the Gnome team ...

How to download torrents from the command-line on Linux

Downloading data over the torrent protocol on the Linux platform can be done through the command-line. The advantage of using torrents in the terminal is that it allows users to download files to computers remotely, or even over the local ...

How to install Kodi 18 on Linux

The Kodi project has released Kodi 18, code name, Leia. This new release is out on Linux, as well as other platforms and is packed with excellent new features including things like retro video game support, an improved user interface, ...

How to share files between Android and Linux wirelessly

Trying to send some files to your Android device from a Linux computer but don’t have a data cable lying around? Good news, thanks to the freedom Google gives Android users, developers have come up with dozens of different ways ...

How to encrypt hard drive partitions on Linux

Encrypting a hard drive partition is a great way to hold a lot of sensitive data without needing to go through the tedious process of using a tool like GnuPG, VeraCrypt, and others, to individually lock files and folders. Better ...

How to check system logs on Linux

Want to access your system logs on Linux? All Linux system logs are stored in the log directory. Each one is an individual file, and everything is categorized and sorted based on each application. System logs – Terminal If you’ve ...

How to stream media from Linux to Mobile or remote PCs with SMPlayer

On Linux, Smplayer often gets overshadowed by VLC due to how popular it is. The reality is that Smplayer has some seriously impressive, unique features that make it worth using, noteworthy of which is that you can use it to ...

How to install software on Fedora Linux

Fedora Linux is considered a more difficult operating system to use, compared to Ubuntu, Linux Mint, and other more user-friendly operating systems. Instead of focusing on average users, it primarily targets developers, system administrators, and Linux power users. For this ...

How to add and remove custom software sources on OpenSUSE Linux

OpenSUSE Linux has a lot of ways that users can install software from unofficial, custom software sources. As a result, it manages to provide one of the largest selections of Linux software in the open source community. Still, due to ...

How to change the Linux computer hostname

Unix-like operating systems like Linux, BSD, and others, use hostnames to talk with one another. What is a hostname? It’s a unique name that the user sets. These names can be anything, from a first name to a code-name to ...

How to flush the DNS cache on Linux

Computers keep records of every website you visit in a “DNS cache.” This cache’s purpose is to save time when the user tries to access a domain; the system doesn’t have to look it up every time manually. Overall, DNS ...

How to improve Linux boot speed with a Grub tweak

Linux is pretty fast, but thanks to the Grub boot loader, it can take quite a lot of time for everything to start up and become usable. Therefore, if you want to speed up the boot of your Linux system, ...

7 ways to improve the security of a Linux server

For a long time, Linux has had a reputation of security through obscurity. Users had the advantage of not being the primary target of hackers and didn’t need to worry. This fact is no longer valid, and in 2017 and ...

How to upgrade OpenSUSE to a new release

OpenSUSE Linux has, by far, one of the best upgrade systems out there. It’s super user-friendly, hands off and best of all, users don’t need to know a whole lot about OpenSUSE to do it! If you’re itching to upgrade OpenSUSE ...

How to downgrade software on Ubuntu

Sometimes when using Ubuntu, programs don’t work correctly. If this happens, it may be because a recent upgrade is less stable than the previous version. To fix this problem, you can downgrade software on Ubuntu to an earlier version. There ...

How to listen to FM Radio on Linux with Odio

There are some great radio applications on the Linux platform that you can use to listen to FM radio on Linux. In the past, I’ve written about Gradio, as well as some and others. Since talking about those apps, some ...

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