UbuntuComments (0)

Ubuntu is an ancient African word meaning 'humanity to others'. It also means 'I am what I am because of who we all are'. The Ubuntu operating system brings the spirit of Ubuntu to the world of computers.

Ubuntu today has eight flavours and dozens of localised and specialised derivatives. There are also special editions for servers, OpenStack clouds, and mobile devices. All editions share common infrastructure and software, making Ubuntu a unique single platform that scales from consumer electronics to the desktop and up into the cloud for enterprise computing.

The Ubuntu OS and the innovative Ubuntu for Android convergence solution make it an exciting time for Ubuntu on mobile devices. In the cloud, Ubuntu is the reference operating system for the OpenStack project, it’s a hugely popular guest OS on Amazon's EC2 and Rackspace's Cloud, and it’s pre-installed on computers from Dell, HP, Asus, Lenovo and other global vendors. And thanks to that shared infrastructure, developers can work on the desktop, and smoothly deliver code to cloud servers running the stripped-down Ubuntu Server Edition.


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Managing Software with apt-getComments (0)

The apt-get command is a powerful command-line tool, which works with Ubuntu's Advanced Packaging Tool (APT) performing such functions as installation of new software packages, upgrade of existing software packages, updating of the package list index, and even upgrading the entire Ubuntu system.

Being a simple command-line tool, apt-get has numerous advantages over other package management tools available in Ubuntu for server administrators. Some of these advantages include ease of use over simple terminal connections (SSH), and the ability to be used in system administration scripts, which can in turn be automated by the cron scheduling utility.

To install a package, example mc:

sudo apt-get install mc

To remove a package:

sudo apt-get remove mc

To update the package index:

sudo apt-get update

To upgrade the system with the latest packages:

sudo apt-get upgrade

To list and check for broken dependencies:

sudo apt-get check

To fix broken dependencies:

sudo apt-get -f install

To remove .deb files for packages that are no longer installed on the system:

sudo apt-get autoclean

To remove the .dev files and removes all packages from the package cache:

sudo apt-get clean

To search after a package using a search term:

sudo dkpg -l *search-term*


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Reduce mouse sensitivityComments (0)

Open a terminal and Run this command:

xinput --list --short

List the properties of your mouse either by name or Id:

xinput --list-props "9"

Look at the id and value of Device Accel Constant Deceleration

Now set a new value to that id:

xinput --set-prop "9" "271" 1.5

To get it to start at boot, create a new mouse.sh:

xinput --set-prop "9" "271" 1.5

Make the file executable using:

chmod +x mouse.sh


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How To Install The Official Spotify App in UbuntuComments (0)

The first step is to open Software Sources and go the Other Sources tab, add:

deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free

Now, open up a terminal and add the Spotify repository key:

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 94558F59

Last step is to update the package list and download and install the client:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install spotify-client


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