Kheng Ho Toh,

Active Traffic - NetworkManager and system updates


With NetworkManager, you can access the Internet during the Ubuntu installation process. The first step is to download updates to make your system more secure.

Kheng Ho Toh, 123RF

Let There Be Light - An LXDE-like desktop made with Qt


LXQt is a lightweight desktop environment based on Qt 5. The similarities to LXDE are no accident.

Installation Party - Installing Ubuntu 16.10


Ubuntu 16.10 offers almost no changes to the installation process. But, in case you are new to Ubuntu, we'll walk you through upgrading or installing the latest release.

Stanislav Bokser,123RF

Sharp Contrast - Macro photography under Linux


In macro photography, multiple images are merged together in order to generate a single picture. Under Linux, the enfuse tool performs this task. An alternative approach is to use GIMP, which lets you merge images manually, an approach that brings with it additional possibilities.

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Pei Ling Hoo,

Today's Specials - Software management in Ubuntu 16.10


The new Ubuntu Software app lets you install just about anything, including free software, purchased apps, and games.

Marcel Derweduwen, 123RF

Safe Recording - Creating bootable USB Drives with Etcher


Etcher is an easy-to use graphical tool for making a bootable USB from an ISO file.


New Digs - The new Ubuntu desktop, Unity 8


Ubuntu has turned the desktop inside out with Unity 8. However, Unity 8's new concepts do not always impress in their current state.


Health & Safety - Nine easy security tools


Let's face it: Except for the most paranoid (or best-informed) of us, security is a drag – it's what you have to deal with before you can get on with real work. Luckily, Ubuntu comes with a complete toolset of security utilities that make the process much less painful.

man64, 123RF

Speed Up! - Using apt-fast to accelerate installation of Debian packages


Apt-fast speeds up software installation under Debian, Ubuntu, and all its derivatives.

Alexander Podshivalov, 123RF

Taking Stock - Managing an Inventory with PartKeepr


Staying on top of stock inventory levels will allow you to plan for capacity and profit. PartKeepr will help you out.

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Cover Theme: Essentials – The Tools You Cannot Live Without

DVD/CD: Linux Mint 18.1 + Neon User LTS

Essentials: Ubuntu’s repositories come with literally tens of thousands of packages. With so many apps to choose from, sometimes you may not know what to look for when searching for a tool for a...

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