How To Install And Use Zoom In Linux Mint

Zoom – the popular video conferencing tool is available for Linux too. Here is how to download and install it in Linux Mint: Go to the Zoom download link here. Choose Mint from the drop-down menu for Linux Type. Click on the Download button to download the .deb package. While you can install it using the default GDebi Package Installer too, this example shows how to install it from the Terminal....

How To Install And Use Microsoft Edge Beta In Linux Mint

Microsoft Edge is the default browser for Windows. It is now available for Linux too as a beta for most widely used distributions like Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, and OpenSuse. Here is how to install and use it for Linux Mint (this example uses Linux Mint 20.1 Cinnamon edition): Downloading: Go to the Microsoft Edge Insider download page for Linux here. There will be two choices – Beta Channel and...

Bulk Rename Files And Folders In Linux Mint 20.2 With Bulky

In Linux Mint 20.2 ‘Uma’, a bulk file renaming tool is already available by default. It is known as Bulky. Using it, different files and folders to be renamed can be added and renamed in one go. Here is how to use it: Open the Accessories menu and select File Renamer. It will open the tool. Click on the + button to add files and folders to be renamed. To remove files and folders, click on the...

Artha: A Useful Offline Dictionary Tool In Linux

If you are looking for a useful offline dictionary tool in Linux, then Artha would be a good choice. Based on WordNet, it works offline and can be used to look up meanings of words quickly. This example uses the Linux Mint Cinnamon version.  To install it in Linux Mint, open the Terminal and type in: sudo apt install artha Once installed, it will show up in the Accessories section. It will then...

Play Relaxing Background Sounds In Linux Mint With Blanket

If you are looking for some relaxing noises to play in the background when using Linux Mint, then Blanket is a good tool for that. Blanket is available as a Flatpak and can be installed from the Terminal: flatpak install blanket The installation will take some time. After it is complete Blanket will be available from the Sound & Video menu. Click on it to get started. Blanket has a collection...

6 Lightweight Linux Distros That Are Great For Older PCs

If you have older PCs that are no longer compatible with Windows, then they can still be made useful by installing various Linux distros. These can run well on older hardware and can even be sufficient for very basic tasks like web browsing, emails, and so on. Let’s take a look at six such distros based on the popular and widely used base distros Debian and Ubuntu. These lightweight distros can...