Use Gip For IP Address Calculations In Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Subnetting in a nutshell is a logical division of an IP network. It is done to provide a better network management, for security purposes or to simplify the network topology. This is necessary for system administrators, network engineers, database administrators and so on. Understanding how to subnet is a detailed topic. Here are a few excellent resources to start with : IP Addressing and Subnetting...

How To Securely Erase Disk Partitions In Ubuntu /Linux Mint

There are various disk erasing utilities for Linux Mint / Ubuntu but one easy and very effective way to do that is by using the built-in Terminal commands. (For erasing individual files, this is a useful tool.) Suppose, specific partitions from a disk in Linux Mint/ Ubuntu need to be erased clean. This is simple to do without using any other tool then the “dd” command. (There are other...

Easily Record Screencasts In Ubuntu Using Vokoscreen

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Vokoscreen is a simplistic screencast tool in Ubuntu / Linux Mint for making videos, capturing sounds and for recording desktop. To install it, open Terminal and type : sudo apt-get install vokoscreen Once installed, it can be accessed from “Sound and video” menu or by searching from Unity dashboard. The main interface has 5 sections : region selection preferences, sound source selection,...

Create Structured Notes Using Cherrytree in Ubuntu

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CherryTree is a structured notes taking application for Ubuntu / Linux Mint which makes it easy to represent plans and ideas. It does this by adding various projects as trees with nodes and sub-nodes. To install it, open Terminal and type the following : sudo apt-get install cherrytree Once installed, it will show up in the Accessories section or look for it from the Unity dashboard. To begin note...

Prevent Repetitive Strain Injury By Using RSIBreak In Ubuntu

Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) is a real risk due to prolonged usage of keyboard/mouse and being glued to the screen. RSIBreak is a useful Ubuntu application that makes users take pre-defined breaks in order to prevent RSI disorders. What this program does is enforce break from regular schedule by displaying their usage patterns and allowing to configure time intervals after which the desktop is either...

Install And Use 7zip Compression/Uncompression In Ubuntu

various compression formats supported using p7zip in Ubuntu
The popular 7zip compression format can be availed of in Ubuntu using the 7zip compression/uncompression tool. To install it, open Terminal and type the following : sudo apt-get install p7zip-full Once installed, this tool will automatically integrate with Ubuntu archive manager. This means that various files and folders can now be compressed/uncompressed with the following formats supported : 7z,...