Quickly Test Internet Speed From Linux Terminal

For testing Internet speed from the Linux command-line, speedtest-cli is a tool based on the popular Internet speed test service speedtest.net which does that. This is useful when you don’t want to open the web browser every time to perform these speed tests. Let’s take a look at how to use this command-line tool (this example uses Linux Mint): Open the Terminal and install it with the...

How To Enable Auto Completion In Linux Mint Text Editor

The default text editor in Linux Mint – xed comes with some useful plugins to make typing easier. (There are other text editors too like Leafpad, Mousepad, and WordGrinder if you want to use something else other than the default one.) So if you don’t want to type the previously entered words again when using xed, there is an auto-completion plugin for that. Here is how to enable and use...

QuiteRSS: A Lightweight Feedreader For Linux Mint

QuiteRSS is a lightweight Atom/RSS feed reader that makes it easy to subscribe to the latest news feed and updates from different websites. To download and use it in Linux Mint, open the Terminal and type in: sudo apt install quiterss After installation, it will be available in the Accessories menu (this example uses Linux Mint 20 Xfce edition). Adding feeds: By default, QuiteRSS has it’s own...

How To Transfer Files Between PCs Using Warpinator In Linux Mint 20

The recently released Linux Mint 20 Ulyana now includes a useful file sharing tool: Warpinator. It makes transferring files easy between PCs in a LAN without setting up network shares or using a removable drive. For Warpinator to work, the following requirements should be available: PCs should have Warpinator installed and running on them. They should be online, on the same local network and have...

Peppermint: A Lightweight Linux Distro

Peppermint is a lightweight and stable Linux desktop distro based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. The recommended hardware requirements are: 2 GB RAM 4 GB disk space x86_64 or amd64 CPU This makes it great to use on very old PCs too. Download and install it from here. Installing Peppermint: Once downloaded, create a bootable USB. You can then boot into the live environment to check out the overall look and...

Apply Critical Updates Without Restarting Using Livepatch In Ubuntu 20.04

Canonical Livepatch Service for Ubuntu is a useful feature for applying critical system updates without a reboot. It is free for up to 3 machines for Ubuntu One users. To use it, first, you’d need to sign up for an Ubuntu One account. Once registered, go to the Livepatch portal here and select the option as Ubuntu user. Then click on Get your Livepatch token. You’d be automatically signed-in...