Axel : A Linux Command Line Download Accelerator

Using wget is useful to download files directly from the Linux command line. However, if you are looking for a download accelerator to do that from the Linux command line, then axel is a good choice. It speeds up downloading by using multiple connections. Other than that it also includes support for FTP and FTPS besides the regular HTTP/S download links. (This example uses Linux Mint but using axel...

Quickly Find Out The Details Of Executed Commands In Linux With lastcomm

The history command in Linux is useful to recall previously used commands. It, however, won’t show the specific details like which command was used when and by whom. For that, a useful command is lastcomm. It is a part of acct : a GNU accounting utilities package which essentially is for user and system management. This example uses Linux Mint but acct can be installed and used on other Linux...

Install And Use Spotify App In Linux Mint

Spotify has an official desktop app for Linux Mint/Ubuntu just like it has for Windows. (Here is how to use it in Windows 10). Here is how to install and use it in Linux Mint (this example is based on Linux Mint Xfce): Open Terminal and give the following command to start installation: sudo apt install spotify-client After it is installed, it will show up in the Multimedia menu. Launch it, the familiar...

Fedora Xfce 31: A Lightweight Fedora Spins Distro

Fedora Spins are customized Fedora distros with different desktop environments (like Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Kubuntu and so on). While GNOME is the default desktop for Fedora, Spins come in a variety of different desktop environments like KDE Plasma Desktop, Cinnamon, LXQt, LXDE, MATE and Xfce. This article describes installing and using Fedora Xfce 31 Spin. Download it from here. Minimum PC requirements...

Mousepad : A Simple And Useful Text Editor For Linux Mint

Mousepad is a minimalistic text editor for Linux that’s based on Leafpad. To use it in Linux Mint (which has xed has the default text editor), open Terminal and type: sudo apt install mousepad This example uses Linux Mint 19 Xfce for Mousepad installation and usage.   The default view for Mousepad is quite minimalistic. General settings: You can, however, enable Status bar and Toolbar...

How To Use WhatsApp Desktop Messenger In Linux Mint/Ubuntu

The official WhatsApp desktop messenger version as of now is only available for Windows and Mac. So if you’d like to use WhatsApp in Linux Mint/Ubuntu , then you can directly use WhatsApp Web. Alternatively, you can download and use an unofficial desktop version – WhatsApp Desktop that works quite well. To do that, open Terminal and type: sudo apt install whatsapp-desktop Once the installation...