How To Upgrade Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia To Linux Mint 19 Tara

With the release of Linux Mint 19 Tara, the upgrade process for it is structured with certain safeguards. Here is how to upgrade Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia to Tara (This example upgrades Sylvia Xfce to Tara ) :Pre-upgrade tasks :Create a system snapshotThe upgrade to Linux Mint 19 Tara will require a backup snapshot of the existing system. If the upgrade is tried directly, it will abort and...

WordGrinder : An Old School Text Editor For Linux

WordGrinder in Linux Mint
WordGrinder is a command line based text editor for Linux. It makes writing long reports, drafts and articles clutter-free. This is an old school style minimalist text editor for writing lots of text without any distractions. Also, there is the retro feel to it which makes it interesting to work with. It is available to download and use for all Linux distributions. (This article uses Linux Mint). To...

How To Create A Bootable USB Stick From Linux Command Line

What can be done using graphical tools in Linux can also be accomplished directly using the Terminal / Linux command line if needed. (Here is a primer on using basic Linux commands). To make a bootable USB disk directly from the command line : First, get the device listing of USB stick which needs to be made bootable by using lsblk :The device name (in this example – /dev/sdc) can be figured...

MX Linux : An Excellent Debian Based Distro For Desktops

MX Linux is a sleek Debian(stable branch) based distro geared for desktop Linux users. It is a co-op venture between antiX and MEPIS Linux communities. If you are looking to switch or install a distro that works out of the box, MX Linux can be an excellent choice. It is a mid-weight distro with minimum system requirements of 512MB RAM/i486 processor/5GB disk space and recommended requirements of 2GB...

Avoid Typing Long Commands In Linux Terminal By Using Aliases

Aliases when using Linux command line can shorten commands so that there is no need to type them in full. They can be viewed using the following command : aliasAdding them is simple, for example : to add an alias for the command uptime as u : alias u='uptime' What this will do is show the system uptime just by typing in ‘u’. However, this change is only for the current session. It won’t...

How To Remove Exif Data From Images When Using Ubuntu/Linux Mint

An earlier article described how to remove EXIF data from images when using Windows. For doing that in Ubuntu/Linux Mint, there is a simple and powerful tool which can be used. It is the exiftool. First, install it from the terminal using the following command: sudo apt-get install libimage-exiftool-perlAfter it is installed, images can be directly processed from the terminal with this tool. To display...