How to install Oracle Java 8 on Ubuntu 16.04/Linux Mint 17 (PPA Method)

Install Oracle Java 8 Ubuntu has OpenJDK installed by default, but in certain cases you might need to install Oracle Java instead. It is possible to install Oracle Java manually, however the process is a bit lengthy and requires a lot of steps. Oracle Java can be downloaded from the official website over here - https://www.oracle.com/downloads/ However in this post we shall be installing ...

Use your Linux server as a proxy (SSH Tunnel + SOCKS Proxy Forwarding)

Socks proxy via ssh Tunnel I often come across websites that block me because my isp is on some blacklist somewhere. The only option then is to access the website through some kind of proxy server, which are quite hard to find. The best solution for me was to use my own linux servers as proxy servers. Its quite easy to convert ...

“Boot Error” with live usb of Ubuntu 15.10 – How to Fix It

Ubuntu live usb boot error I just created a bootable Ubuntu usb drive using Unetbootin, and found that it does not boot properly. On bootup it shows the following error. SYSLINUX 6.03 EDD 20150813 Copyright (C) 1994-2012 H. Peter Anvin et al Boot Error The problem is with the way, the iso is written to the usb drive by tools like Unetbootin. To fix ...

How to Create sub domains on localhost in apache on Ubuntu

Sub domains on localhost When working with apache locally, the common way to use it is though the "http://localhost" url. When doing web development or some kind of testing, you might need to create sub domains on localhost, just like on online servers. This post shows you how to create sub domains inside Apache on localhost. Its easy and takes only a ...

10 practical examples of Touch command on Linux

Linux Touch command The touch command can be used to modify the access/modification timestamps of files. It is more often used to actually just create an empty file quickly. This post shows some very simple and quick examples of using the touch command to modify timestamps or create files. 1. Create a blank file To simply create a blank file with touch command, use ...

15 simple TOP command examples on Linux to monitor processes

Linux TOP command One of the most basic command to monitor processes on Linux is the top command. As the name suggests, it shows the top processes based on certain criterias like cpu usage or memory usage. The processes are listed out in a list with multiple columns for details like process name, pid, user, cpu usage, memory usage. Apart from the list ...

20 Top Things to do after installing Fedora 23

Make Fedora 23 better So you have just installed Fedora 23 on your machine and looking for some great experience. This post shows you how to tweak your Fedora system and install additional apps to make your system more useful and user friendly. This includes installing must have utility apps, enhancing multimedia support on the support, and tweaking some settings. 1. Setup good ...

How to install multimedia codecs on Fedora 22/23

Fedora 23 Installing multimedia codecs would allow you to play more audio and video formats than what you Fedora system can play using free tools. Most of these codecs are proprietary and non free which Fedora does not include. In order to install these, you need to add some extra repositories and install. 1. Setup RPMFusion repository The rpmfusion repository provides lots of software ...

How to install Chromium browser on Fedora 23

Chromium browser on Fedora 23 The Chromium browser is the open source version of Google Chrome browser and has pretty much all the features that Chrome has, excluding proprietary plugins. Chromium is not available in the default repositories of Fedora yet. So it has to installed from a different repository. The instructions are made available at the following page - https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Chromium Setup the "spot" repository Run ...

30 Top Things to do after installing Ubuntu 15.10

Ubuntu 15.10 After installing Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) there are few things you need to do to make it even better. These include installing updates, some configuration tweaks and essential programs. This post shows you simple steps on how to tweak your fresh Ubuntu system for an improved desktop experience. 1. Setup some good dns servers Setup dns servers like Google DNS or OpenDNS. ...

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