How To Connect To Windows Shared Folders From Linux Mint/Ubuntu Desktop

Shared Windows folders mounted on Linux desktop
surgeprice.display("ihaveapc.com_336x280_abovepost"); One of the earlier posts described how to connect to a Windows share directly from the Linux Mint / Ubuntu Terminal. To do this from the Linux Mint / Ubuntu desktop without using Terminal : 1. Press Alt + F2 and enter the IP address or the Windows system where the shared folders are hosted after the “smb://“. (This is similar...

A Brief Overview Of Linux Shell

Have you noticed that when using Linux be it Ubuntu, Mint or any other distribution we often switch to the Terminal mode to get  the work done? This Terminal is similar to the black and white command prompt in Windows. Simply put, the Terminal in Linux consist of the “shell” whose job is to interpret the commands given by the users (us) , translate it and notify  the Linux kernel in a...

Linux Command Line Basics: Part 3

In today’s post we will learn how to manage users and groups. For those of you who are new to this site, do read the first part and the second part of the Linux command line basics before continuing. Let’s get started- 1. adduser – Add user. Syntax is ‘sudo adduser <user name>’. We need to use ‘sudo’ as root privileges are required to run this command....

How To Quickly Install New Programs In Linux Mint

Linux Mint comes with a handy option of being able to view and install the latest software programs based on their categories. Suppose you want to install new games available for Linux Mint,it becomes easy to do so with in-built software manager. To access it,go to the Main Menu > System > Administration > Software Manager. This will bring up the below window which lists the applications in...

Free Book For New Ubuntu Users

If you are new to Ubuntu linux and are looking for a quickstart, you can download “Getting Started with Ubuntu 10.04” from this site: http://ubuntu-manual.org The book is very well written with a clean layout and plenty of screenshots which should prove useful to anyone who has just started using Ubuntu and wants to get familiar with it. #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1...