Category Archives: Linux

Skype 1.2 for Linux Alpha is out

Skype 1.2 for Linux Alpha is out

Microsoft recently has introduced a completely redesigned Skype for Linux. Today, an updated version of the new Skype was released.

Linux Mint 18 XFCE Beta is out

Linux Mint 18 XFCE Beta is out

A few days ago, the XFCE edition of the popular Linux Mint 18 distro became available to the public. Xfce is my desktop environment of choice over MATE and Cinnamon. Let's see what is new in this release.

Upgrade Linux Mint 17.3 to Linux 18

Upgrade Linux Mint 17.3 to Linux 18

As you might recollect, recently Linux Mint 18 left the beta stage and became available for everyone. It is now possible to upgrade the Cinnamon and MATE editions of Linux Mint 17.3 to version 18.

Run Chmod separately for files and directories

Run Chmod separately for files and directories

If you are a Linux user, you have probably heard about the console app chmod. It is a useful tool which allows changing file system permissions using a terminal session or a terminal emulator. When you run it, it changes the permissions that you specify on files and directories all at once. But you might need to change file permissions separately from directory permissions and vice versa. Here is how it can be done.

How to display clock with date in vertical XFCE panel

How to display clock with date in vertical XFCE panel

XFCE4 is my desktop environment of choice in every Linux distro I use these days. However my display resolution of 1366 x 768 on the laptop is quite low by today's standards, so I set the panel (the taskbar) to the left edge of the screen. I wanted to have a clock with date in my vertical panel. Although it looks impossible, I found out a workaround.

Linux Mint 18 is out

Linux Mint 18 is out

Linux Mint 18, the most popular Linux distro on Distrowatch, has been released today. The user can download Cinnamon and MATE editions to try out Mint 18 "Sarah". Let's see what it offers to the end user.

The popular Arc GTK theme got its own icon set

The popular Arc GTK theme got its own icon set

Arc is a very popular GTK theme for Linux. It supports many desktop environments. It has the most beautiful look under GTK+3 DEs like Gnome 3 or Cinnamon. Recently, this theme got its own icon set.

Linux Mint 18 beta is out

Linux Mint 18 beta is out

Following up on the earlier announcement, Linux Mint 18 beta ISO images have been released to the public. The user can download Cinnamon and MATE editions to try out Mint 18 "Sarah". Let's see what it offers to the end user.

Linux Mint 18 beta ISO images will be released this month

Linux Mint 18 beta ISO images will be released this month

According to a new announcement on the Linux Mint blog, ISO images of the beta version of the upcoming Linux Mint 18 operating system will be released in June 2016. Interested users will be able to try all the new features and changes which Linux Mint 18 is expected to bring.

How to reset editor for crontab in Linux Mint

How to reset editor for crontab in Linux Mint

Cron is a task scheduling daemon used in Linux Mint. As of this writing, Linux Mint 17.3 has it pre-installed. When the user needs to schedule a task, he must execute the following command:

sudo crontab -e

If you do this for the first time, you will be offered to select the default editor. If you made a wrong choice, here is how you can reset the editor app for crontab in Linux Mint.