Let’s Install INXI

INXI is something I mention a lot. In fact, I’ve done a whole INXI article before, I like it that much. It makes sharing detailed hardware information easy. The people trying to help you when you need support may need detailed information about your hardware, which is where INXI excels and why it exists. You … Continue reading “Let’s Install INXI”

How To: Ask A Good Support Question

This article will teach you how to ask a good support question. After all, if you want good support (and of course you do) then you really need to start with a good question. Good questions lead to good answers. Good questions help us help you. Let’s be frank about this. Asking a good support … Continue reading “How To: Ask A Good Support Question”

Use ‘apt-cache’ To Find An Application’s Homepage

It can come in pretty handy to know an application’s homepage. You can find an applications’s homepage with ‘apt-cache’. I’ll show you how. This is a pretty easy article to follow and just another tool to add to your toolbox. NOTE: This is only valid for systems that use apt. As the title indicates, it … Continue reading “Use ‘apt-cache’ To Find An Application’s Homepage”

How To: Determine Your Desktop Environment

Today’s article will help you determine your desktop environment. Often abbreviated as “DE”, your desktop can be any number of choices – including none at all. This should be a relatively short and easy article. If you don’t know, the desktop environment is a bunch of software that provides the GUI system you use to … Continue reading “How To: Determine Your Desktop Environment”

Guest Article: Kickstart Vol. III

Today is the third guest article in a row, and is one more article about Kickstart. There will be more Kickstart articles, but we’ll release those in time. This is the third one in a row, so we’ll try to mix it up a bit. By now, we should all have at least a little … Continue reading “Guest Article: Kickstart Vol. III”

Let’s Play Around With ‘apt-cache’

Today, we’re going to learn about apt-cache. Obviously, this information is only useful for distros that use the apt package manager. You’ll find that apt, and apt-cache, are package management tools – useful for managing (installing, removing, and updating) the software on your computer. To know about apt-cache, we should probably know about apt. I … Continue reading “Let’s Play Around With ‘apt-cache’”

How To: Rename Your Network Adapters in Ubuntu

For whimsy, or for whatever reasons you dream up, you may want to rename your network adapters in Linux. Well, you can. This article will explain how to rename your network adapters, from perhaps eth0 to whatever you want. I can only be certain that this works in current Ubuntu LTS – 20.04, I didn’t … Continue reading “How To: Rename Your Network Adapters in Ubuntu”

What it’s Like To Beta-test Linux, Specifically Lubuntu

You may not think so, but everyone can meaningfully help their favorite distro. Someone has to beta-test Linux, and most everyone can do so. Here’s one way that you can help. You don’t have to be a programmer, being able to code isn’t mandatory. It’s not even a requirement that you have spare hardware to … Continue reading “What it’s Like To Beta-test Linux, Specifically Lubuntu”

Graphically Examine Hardware Info With HardInfo

Sometimes old tools are the best, or at least adequate. In this case, we’re talking about HardInfo – a tool that hasn’t been updated in about 7 years, but still does a great job. This is Linux. There are a ton of great applications to detect and list your hardware. Most of them are CLI. … Continue reading “Graphically Examine Hardware Info With HardInfo”

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