Category Archives: Linux

Secure Linux Mint Against Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities

Secure Linux Mint Against Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities

These days, everyone knows about the Meltdown and Spectre flaws which affect all the modern CPUs, including all Intel CPUs from the past decade, and certain ARM64 and AMD CPUs in case of Spectre. The team behind the Linux Mint project is warning users and giving useful recommendations on how to secure your Linux Mint machine.

XFCE4 4.14 Will Allow Disabling Brackets for Minimized Apps

XFCE4 4.14 Will Allow Disabling Brackets for Minimized Apps

XFCE4 is my favorite desktop environment. I find it the most stable and useful amongst all other desktop environments available for Linux. It is solid, fast and most importantly, it follows the traditional desktop UI paradigm with a taskbar (panel), system tray, desktop icons and a launcher/menu. There are a number of improvements that were announced by developers for the upcoming XFCE4 4.14.

Linux Mint 19 code name is Tara

Linux Mint 19 code name is Tara

Today, the code name for the next, upcoming Linux Mint version was announced by its developers. They also shared a brief change log which highlights some interesting changes Linux Mint will receive this winter.

How to Convert WebP to PNG in Linux

How to Convert WebP to PNG in Linux

WebP is a modern image format created by Google. It was made specially for the Web, providing a high compression ratio without affecting the image quality. On Windows, any image viewer like IrfanView can open WebP images and save them as JPG/PNG. On Linux however, it might be hard to edit or convert a WebP image, because traditional image editing tools like GIMP do not support WebP yet. Here is how to convert a WebP image to the PNG format and vice versa.

Linux Mint Installation Guide is Updated

Linux Mint Installation Guide is Updated

The team behind the Linux Mint operating system has released an updated version of their installation guide. The document describes some important topics related to the distro and comes with a number of tips for smooth migration from other OSes.

Disable Bluetooth Auto Power-on in Blueman in Linux

Disable Bluetooth Auto Power-on in Blueman in Linux

Bluetooth is a popular standard for short-range wireless interconnection of various devices. Using Bluetooth, it is possible to pair smartphones, laptops, desktop computers, wireless keyboards and mice. Today, we will see how to disable Bluetooth auto power-on in Blueman on the Linux operating system.

How to Find and Change Screen DPI in Linux

How to Find and Change Screen DPI in Linux

The DPI value of a screen indicates how many dots per inch or pixels per inch it supports. As the resolution increases, the display density also increases. You may know what resolution your display has but you may have no idea what your screen's DPI is. It is important to find the proper DPI value in Linux. Setting it to an incorrect value will make controls and icons look blurry or small. In this article, we will see how to find the right value for your screen.