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.surgeprice.display("ihaveapc.com_336x280_abovepost");All...

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...

Turn Off Reverse Scrolling For Touchpad In Linux Mint

Linux Mint 18.2 by default has reverse scrolling enabled for touchpad. This can be somewhat inconvenient to get used as direction of scrolling is reversed (down scroll on touchpad will scroll web pages upwards and vice versa). However, this can be changed if needed : Open Mouse and Touchpad settings from the main menu. (Cinnamon desktop is used in this example).From Touchpad section, turn off the slider...

Bodhi Linux : A Lightweight Linux Distro For Older PCs

If you are looking for an easy to use and lightweight distro for older PCs, Bodhi Linux can be a good choice. Due to its very low system requirements, it can even run on PCs that are a couple of decades old:4 GB Disk space [ 10 GB recommended] 256 MB RAM [ 512 MB recommended] 500 MHz processor [ 1 GHz recommended]Bodhi Linux is based on Ubuntu LTS, so if you are familiar with using Ubuntu, it won’t...

Quickly Fix Update Errors In Ubuntu 17.10

After installing Ubuntu 17.10 and trying to update it, there may be errors about index files failing to download.This can be fixed by running the following three commands : sudo rm -rf /var/lib/apt/lists/*sudo apt cleansudo apt updateThis will delete the existing repositories and reinitialize them. Running updates after this won’t show the errors anymore.All done.