How To View Average System Load Graphically In Linux Mint From Command Line

Linux Mint has some pretty useful graphical system tools for optimizing performance. The Linux shell too  can be used to run a graphical window based tool that is available in most of the distros. That is xload .surgeprice.display("ihaveapc.com_336x280_abovepost");It gives a histogram view of average system load. It can be used for monitoring/diagnosing performance if needed. Running it...

How To Configure Downloading Schedule When Using uGet In Linux Mint

uGet is a powerful and easy to use free download manager for Linux and Windows.To install and use it in Linux Mint: From the Terminal, use the following command: sudo apt-get install uget To know more about how to use it, refer to this earlier article. Now, the Scheduler option in uGet is a useful feature that can allocate blocks of time for downloading files in queue as and when required throughout...

Quickly Fix Common Typos In Documents Directly Using Linux Mint/Ubuntu Command Line

Correcting typos and various spelling mistakes can be directly done using Linux Terminal. This is because it already has a useful interactive spell checker tool – aspell. It can help in quickly checking documents for typos and fix them. Here is how to use it: To list all the possible typos present in a document, run the command: aspell list <  nameofdocument It will then check for typos if...

How To Download And Use Windows Virtual Machines In Linux

An earlier article described how to download and use any of the commonly used Linux distros in VirtualBox. There is something similar for Windows too. Microsoft provides free test images/ Windows virtual machines that can be used with various virtualization tools like VirtualBox, Virtual PC, VMWare and so on. This is meant for developing and testing software for Windows environment.All the commonly...

Simplify Cron Scheduling In Linux Using This Online Tool

Cron utility in Linux is used for scheduling tasks that can be run at specified time intervals. The structure of a typical cron job is:  So, for example, to display the system uptime daily at 11 pm, the cron job would be 0 23 * * * uptime However, configuring cron jobs in Linux can be somewhat tedious because of its structure and troubleshooting them even more so. (It can be useful to get familiar...

How To Download And Use Preconfigured Linux Distros In Virtual Box

Using virtual machines can be a great way to get familiar with various operating systems and also test stuff. Rather than trying to install a new OS from scratch every time after configuring the virtual machine, using already existing images can be a timesaver. For pre configured Linux distros, VirtualBoxes is a useful resource to download various Linux flavors/open-source OSes. These images are for...