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Did you know that you can get useful command line hints in Ubuntu? Simply install the fortunes ubuntu server-package with the following command: You can now execute the command below to get random useful tips. You could also add this command to the .bashrc to get random useful tips every time you open the terminal!
Sometimes you need a bare minimum Xubuntu install, like when you’re dealing with weak hardware, or if you just want a minimal install without all the added extra programs/libraries. When setting up a Xubntu minimal install, I usually base the install on the Ubuntu MinimalCD ISOs. Step 1 – Download Ubuntu MinmalCD: The Ubuntu MinmalCD … Continue reading
Monitoring harddrive write and reads individual processes and programs in Ubuntu/Debian using iotops
iotop in an application that enables you to monitor the hard drive write and reads for individual processes, much like in the same way top monitors cpu/memory usage. iotop can easily be installed in Ubuntu, or other Debian based distros by entering this command in a terminal: iotop can only run under a Linux 2.6.20 or later kernel built … Continue reading
Have you ever wondered what programs/processes are using your bandwidth, and at what rate? With NetHogs, this is very easy. NetHogs groups the usage by processes so you at a glance can see what is using bandwidth. NetHogs version 0.5 supports both IPv4 and IPv6, and both Ethernet and PPP. The program can easily be installed using the standard repos of … Continue reading
Conventional hard drives are great for storing large amounts of information at low-cost, but their speed is not that great. A SSD boosts the speed to extreme levels in comparison, but they’re still quite expensive. By storing data on a RAM disk, you can get more than the speed of an SSD, without paying the extra cost for the … Continue reading