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.

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Under Control - Using inotify to monitor the filesystem


Keeping an eye on possible changes to the filesystem can prove very beneficial. It can also help you to automate many processes.

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.

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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.

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.

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Dieting - Making Firefox lean and secure


Firefox tends to get sluggish pretty quickly when it is used intensively. There are some settings and add-ons available that can help it pick up speed again.


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.

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DVD/CD: Ubuntu 16.10 – Yaketty Yak

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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