Posts Tagged software

Computer Improvement Tips

📅 February 27, 2018
“I wanted to build a new computer, but RAM and video cards are too expensive!”

Given the ridiculous skyrocketing costs (as of the time of this writing) of RAM and GPUs due to cryptocurrency mining, you might feel dismayed at the prospect of building a new computer system. Whether it be a fancy SLI gaming system or a virtualizing system hosting servers, the current costs will make it more expensive than it would have been a few months ago.

But does this mean give up and wait for prices to fall before doing anything?

There is plenty to do with your current system right now. In fact, learning to work with what you have and improve it to the best of your ability will increase your skills and knowledge.

For hardware and software, here are a few tips that will make your system more pleasant to work with and seem faster than it actually might be.

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Five Raspberry Pi Uses

📅 January 31, 2018
The Raspberry Pi is a wonder worker!

So many uses are possible. If you enjoy Linux, then the Pi wonder becomes even more wonderful since most applications depend upon Linux.

Do you have a Raspberry Pi tucked away in a box somewhere because you are not sure what to do with it after the novelty wore off?

Here are five free, useful purposes for the humble Pi.

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Terminal Multiplexing with tmux

📅 January 2, 2018
Do you find yourself opening a terminal for every new program or command-line based operation you want to perform?

How about opening a terminal to run a GUI program, such as VeraCrypt?

When multiple terminals are open simultaneously, they might make your desktop appear geeky (which is fun), but they can also clutter the desktop quickly. Is there a way to reduce clutter?

Terminal multiplexing is the process of switching among several open terminals (Bash sessions) in a single terminal to avoid the clutter.

One handy program is called tmux. tmux is full-featured program that runs…wait for it…in a terminal, and it allows you to open and manage multiple terminals within. The result? A single terminal that reduces desktop clutter.

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Atom – A Superb Text Editor for Linux

📅 November 24, 2017
Every once in a while, a program comes along that improves upon an essential tool so well that it becomes the new essential tool.

The humble text editor is one such essential tool for Linux, and the open-source Atom provides a plethora of features that make programming and text handling an attractive breeze to use.

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gtypist

📅 November 8, 2017
Need typing practice? Try gtypist!

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Run Windows93 in Linux!

📅 October 3, 2017
Windows Ninety-WHAT?

Do you idle your time away watching pointless cat videos on YouTube like most netizens?

Yes? Really?

Then, why not idle your time away while reminiscing the “good ol’ computing days” with the one and only Windows93 operating system?

“Windows93? Never heard of it. Is this a joke?”

Nope. It really exists.

“Which? The joke or Windows93?”

Both.

And the best part…it works in Linux!

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Create ASCII Charts in a Gui using asciio

📅 September 19, 2017
Are you seeking an easy way to create ASCII illustrations for use in text files? Yes? Then, there is a program for you! Explore the fun with asciio!

If you have ever found the need to insert serious or silly ASCII art or ASCII flowcharts into a plain text file in order to illustrate concepts but dreaded the thought of laboriously entering the art from the keyboard, then you might want to try asciio.

asciio is a handy GUI that lets you create ASCII illustrations and then save them into a text file for copy and paste into other text files. Simply choose elements from premade stencils, and then drag, drop, and move them around on the canvas for perfect alignment

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