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How to Install Spotify in Ubuntu

Last Updated on the 12th of July, 2015

While Spotify has no supported release for Linux as such, their is, hidden away a little bit, a nice little "Preview" release that runs reasonably well, even if it is not the most native of applications.

How to Play a DVD in Ubuntu

Last Updated on the 3rd of January, 2015

Ubuntu, by default, does not include the necessary libraries or codecs to decode DVDs. As such, it will not play commercial videos off of them. Here we detail the variety of ways to Play a DVD in Ubuntu.

How to Install Linux Kernel 3.11

Last Updated on the 18th of April, 2014

Linux Kernel 3.11 is mostly a driver-driven release, with fixes for bugs and updates for Radeon, Intel i915, Wireless and USB devices, as well as the standard list of bugs and security fixes that simply can't all be listed here.


About Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

Last Updated on the 14th of April, 2014

Ubuntu 12.04 was released on the 26th of April 2012, which just so happened to be a Thursday. From there on in, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin provided millions of users all over the world with a free, stable, secure operating system.

About Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander

Last Updated on the 14th of April, 2014

Ubuntu 13.10 was released on the 17th of October 2013. This newer version of Ubuntu replaces 13.04 as the latest release, and is available alongside the LTS release, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin.

How to Cut, Copy, and Paste in the Terminal in Ubuntu

Last Updated on the 14th of April, 2014

If you're new to the Terminal, Pasting Commands probably seems like a godsend. Until it doesn't work. Here's how to do it properly.


How to Execute a .Run or .Bin file in Ubuntu

Last Updated on the 14th of April, 2014

.Run or .Bin files are probably the only file types you will ever need to mark as executable in normal use of Ubuntu. There are two ways to execute them (which usually installs something), either in the terminal, or graphically (which usually relies on the terminal somewhat as well).

How to Install Fonts in Ubuntu

Last Updated on the 14th of April, 2014

Fonts are an integral part of any computer, if you're reading this, you're using a font. More fonts are only generally required by designers of some kind, or maybe some specific applications. Fonts are, simply put, the way letters look.

How to Install Skype Wrapper and Integrate Skype into Ubuntu

Last Updated on the 14th of April, 2014

If you've used Skype then you may have come across some of the patchy integration that is now Microsoft's problem. While they take their time fixing that, there is, in typical Linux fashion, a home-grown alternative. Skype Wrapper gives you tighter integration into Ubuntu and Unity via a convenient python app.


How to Save the Planet with Granola Personal for Ubuntu

Last Updated on the 14th of April, 2014

Granola Personal is a small little app that cycles down your CPU in an intelligent manner to save computer time and money, but mainly energy and trees.

How to tell if you're using 32bit or 64bit Ubuntu

Last Updated on the 14th of April, 2014

Sometimes you may be asked if you want to download i386 or amd64. These stand for 32bit and 64bit respectively, and no longer have any relation to your CPU manufacturer (Intel or AMD). This is a simple guide to determining your architecture in a few simple clicks.

Video: Is Canonical Corrupt? and Other Questions

Last Updated on the 14th of April, 2014

NixiePixel doesn't usually do the 'ask Nixie' type thing.. but here are some of your most commonly asked Linux / FOSS questions and her replies. || +NixiePixel

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