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...

Quickly Generate Dummy Files Of Different Sizes From Linux Command Line

It can be useful to create sample blank or dummy files of various sizes for testing and other purposes. In Linux, there are different ways to do this from the command line but an easy one for this is to use the fallocate command. This command simply allocates disk space for files based on the size specified. The common syntax for this is : fallocate -l filesize filename The -l parameter is the input...