If you are a Windows user and do not want to take the full plunge into Linux, Windows Subsystem for Linux can be a fair compromise to at least give you some Linux capabilities on your Windows sytem. Ubuntu 22.04 is a great operating system to install on WSL, and definitely the most popular of the Linux distributions currently offered. Both Windows 10 and Windows 11 systems are capable of installing Ubuntu 22.04 through WSL.
Wayland is a communication protocol that specifies the communication between a display server and its clients, and we can choose whether to enable/disable Wayland on Ubuntu. By default the Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish desktop already uses Wayland but it’s also possible to load to Xorg display server instead. In this tutorial, you will see how to disable and enable Wayland in Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish.
Every Ubuntu user that uses a graphical interface will have to interact with Mozilla Firefox in some capacity, since it’s the default internet browser on Ubuntu. Even if you just want to uninstall it and use a different browser, you’ll at least be dealing with it for a short time. In this guide, we’ll show you how you can install, update, and uninstall Firefox on Ubuntu Linux.
One of Flatpak’s best features is its ability to run each installed application in a sandboxed environment, which isolates it from the host system and other apps or services. Flatpak also extends granular sandbox controls to the end user, allowing them to delegate access to apps as they see fit. For example, it is possible to tell Flatpak to allow a certain app to have access to your file system.
Power-profiles-daemons is a free and open source project designed to handle system power profiles over D-Bus. The two major Linux desktop environment, GNOME and KDE Plasma, are nicely integrated with it, allowing the user to easily manage power profiles from their dedicated power manager interfaces, but it is also possible to switch profiles and retrieve information about them from the command line, using a dedicated utility.
Signal is a free and open source messaging application developed by the Signal Foundation: it is available on all the major operating systems such as Linux, Windows, Android and iOS, and supports all the major features one can expect, such as encryption, the ability to send files and make group calls. All the infrastructure behind Signal is open source, including the messaging protocol and the server software: the source code is available on github.
Thunar is the file manager included in Xfce, a free and open source Desktop Environment which implements the traditional desktop metaphor, and has become the favorite of many users which switched to it when the GNOME project introduced the GNOME shell. Thunar is light on resources but doesn’t lack functionalities which can be extended further by creating custom actions.
GNOME is the default desktop environment for Ubuntu 20.04. If you don’t yet have a desktop environment installed (as is the case for Ubuntu Server), or have a different GUI and would like to switch to GNOME, it’s very easy to do. GNOME includes a variety of desktop applications and its aim is to make a Linux system easy to use for non-programmers. In this tutorial, you will learn how to install the GNOME desktop environment on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Linux.
The purpose of this tutorial is to install a desktop environment GUI on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa, whether you already have a GUI installed and wish to use a different desktop environment, or if you are only using the command line and would like access to a GUI. You can also use these instructions to install a GUI on Ubuntu Server 20.04, which doesn’t have a desktop environment installed by default. Follow along with our instructions below to install a GUI on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Server and Desktop.
Every person in the tech industry or those that have spent some time tinkering with computers has heard of GNU/Linux. When it comes to FreeBSD, far less people are aware of its existence and not a lot of users (or even system administrators) understand the difference between the two operating systems. The most likely scenario of how you wound up here is that you have used Linux for a while, and are now wondering if FreeBSD is better or if it is a good idea to switch.