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...

How To Fix ‘Unable To Install VLC’ Snap Error In Ubuntu

While installing VLC player in Ubuntu, the installation process may get stuck and an error message of ‘Unable to install VLC‘ can appear. This can be because installation through Snap has run into some error. Fixing it is simple though. Open the Terminal and first get the Snap ID of the VLC installation in progress by typing in: snap changes In this example, 3 is the ID and the status...

Linux Lite: A Lightweight Ubuntu Based Distro For Older PCs

Linux Lite is an Ubuntu LTS based desktop Linux distro that’s geared for users making the move from Windows. Linux Lite comes with a simple desktop environment (Xfce) and is suitable for even low-end PCs. A list of hardware requirements can be found here. It is a lightweight desktop distro can be used on very old PCs too with around 1 GB RAM and 1.5 GHz processor. Installing Linux Lite: Download...

Convert Red Hat Packages To Debian In Linux Using This Tool

To convert rpm packages (packages from Red Hat/ Fedora) into deb packages (Debian packages) so that they can be installed in any Debian based distro, alien is a command-line tool that can be used. Installing it is simple, open the Terminal and type: sudo apt install alien After it is installed, you can directly use it from the Terminal. The general syntax for using alien is: sudo alien targetpackagetype...

Quickly Convert Audio Files To Different Formats In Linux Mint 19

Sound Converter is a lightweight GNOME utility that can convert audio files to different formats like OGG Vorbis, MP3, WAV, FLAC and more. To download and install, open the Terminal and type in: sudo apt install soundconverter After it’s installed, Sound Converter will be available from the Multimedia section. (This example uses Linux Mint 19.3 with Xfce environment). The interface for Sound...