EndeavourOS: A Lightweight Arch Linux Based Distro

If you are looking to try out an Arch Linux based distribution, then EndeavourOS can be a good choice. It is a lightweight, rolling release distribution that makes it easy for users that are new to Arch Linux based environment. Installing EndeavourOS: Download the EndeavourOS ISO image from here. Then, create a bootable USB drive and boot up from it. You can directly use the dd command to do that in...

Take Regular Breaks With Safe Eyes When Using Linux Mint

Safe Eyes is a useful tool that can be installed in Linux Mint to take regular breaks away from the screen. To install it, open Terminal, and type in: sudo apt install safeeyes Once installed, it will be available from the Accessories section. The system tray will also have the Safe Eyes icon and will start-up every time by default after logging in. Using Safe Eyes is simple. During a break, the...

How To Use Iptux In Linux Mint For Sending Messages And Files Over LAN

Iptux is a LAN messenger and file sharing client for Linux that can be used to send messages and files over the local network. To install it in Linux Mint , open the Terminal and type in: sudo apt install iptux After it is installed, it will show up in the Internet menu. Using it is simple. Launch it and on doing that, it will initially show your LAN IP address and your username with which you are...

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...