During regular software updates in Ubuntu Linux distros, you may encounter a situation where some packages have been kept back and are not updated. This could lead to disparities in the version of packages across different systems.
Google Chrome is a very popular, yet closed source web browser. This makes it a little tricky to install on a Linux system, as it’s pretty much never included by default on any distro, and usually not available for installation from official repositories. Contrast this to Mozilla Firefox, which is open source and ubiquitous across the most popular Linux distros. There’s still a Linux version of Chrome that’s developed by Google, you just have to jump through an extra hoop or two to get it installed. In this guide, we’ll go over the step by step instructions to install Google Chrome on all the most common Linux distros.
Performing an internet speed test from your Raspberry Pi is a good way to confirm that you are getting the expected download and upload speeds to your device. If you suspect that websites or other external connections are loading slower than they should be, performing a speed test is the first troubleshooting step to take, and allows us to see if our suspicions are correct. After the speed test, we can pinpoint the source of slow downs as either the connection to a router or other local device, or perhaps the ISP itself is the problem.
The purpose of this tutorial is to show how to install Docker on a Raspberry Pi system. Docker is a tool that is used to run software in a container. It’s a great way for developers and users to worry less about compatibility with an operating system and dependencies because the contained software should run identically on any system.
After buying a Raspberry Pi, the first step in setting it up is to install an operating system on the device. After all, it can’t do anything without an operating system. The developers of Raspberry Pi maintain a Linux distribution aptly called Raspberry Pi OS (formerly known as Raspbian). This is really just a slightly tweaked version of Debian Linux that comes with the tools and drivers to fully support a Raspberry Pi device out of the box and can run on ARM architecture.
Although it is always ideal to have text stored as… well, text, sometimes an image or screenshot is the only option we have for the time being. The problem with having text stored as an image is that it can’t be easily copied and pasted, the font can’t be changed, and the file must be stored in an image format instead of something easily editable and small like a text file. Rather than going through the painstaking process of manually converting the image to text by typing it out, there are tools that can do the job for us on a Linux system.
Like all Linux systems, it is necessary to keep your Raspberry Pi up to date in order to make sure that your device has the latest software features and drivers, security patches, and application updates. It is always recommended to keep your Raspberry Pi updated for these reasons, and the process for doing so is very easy. In this tutorial, we will go through the easy step by step instructions to update your Raspberry Pi.
RealVNC is a commercial VNC solution for various types of operating systems, including Linux. It allows users to control a computer remotely, and interact with the desktop as if they were sitting directly in front of the remote computer. The remote computer should be running RealVNC Server, while the client must run RealVNC Viewer in order to connect to the server and control the computer.
Quick response (QR) codes have surged in popularity over the last few years. They are an efficient way to share websites, wireless logins, app downloads, or even rewards programs at restaurants, and other things. You may have a use for them on a Linux system if you want to generate your own QR code as a quick way to share one of the previous examples or some other kind of information. To make your own QR code, you will need to download a QR code generator. In this tutorial, we have compiled a list of our favorite QR code generators for Linux. Check out our picks below to find one that suits you best.
The xclip tool can be used to interact with the system clipboard from the command line. This can come in handy in instances where you want to send information directly to the user’s clipboard, without requiring that they highlight and copy the text themselves. It also works in the other direction, so the
xclip command can check the contents of the clipboard.
A window manager is the portion of a GUI (graphical user interface) responsible for the placement, functionality, and appearance of windows. They typically allow a user to control things like dragging a window around, resizing it, turning borders on or off, etc. Window managers are frequently built into the desktop environment itself, but some are available for standalone installation and will give you a different experience while still working with the same components throughout the rest of the GUI.
YouTube is home to most of the world’s video content these days. The YouTube website does not give users an easy way to download videos, since its in their best interest that users continually return to the site any time they want to watch a video. However, it is sometimes better to download videos for offline use, so users can archive content that is at risk of disappearing from online, or just so they can continue watching without an internet connection.