During installation, many Linux distros like Ubuntu and Elementary OS etc asks you to encrypt your hard drive using LVM encryption. This simply makes all you data encrypted and one with its password can only open you laptop to use operating system or access your data files.
You can now keep your favorite Linux distribution handy inside a USB flash drive. You can create a bootable USB drive to live boot or install any Linux distribution on your local drive.
Noise (Music) is the default music player for Elementary OS Linux. One common problem experienced by its users is that it doesn’t provides any visual option to clear-up unwanted music files from library in order to fresh start.
Google Chrome freeze is a common problem experienced on Linux operating systems, specially on 64 Bit OS. This happens only with Google Chrome and Chromium browsers and it is happening since a very long time.
For rendering web pages Google Chrome doesn’t need to depend completely on the CPU. This is because, it supports GPU hardware acceleration.
This may be a good idea as it speeds things up but in many cases it becomes the main cause of system freeze, mouse and keyboard issues, slow web pages and many performance issues.
Android is Linux and in a few steps you you can get the benefits of running a complete desktop Linux system with in your Android device. You can turn Android into a desktop Linux working station running Debian, Ubuntu or any other popular distro.
Thunderbird is a free email application with easy customizations and set up, loaded with awesome features. It is default email application on various Linux distributions like Ubuntu. So first thing you need to do is visit your Gmail account to enable POP in Gmail.
A few months ago we discussed about using your Ubuntu laptop as a wifi router. In other words, creating a hotspot with your Ubuntu Linux. Default Ubuntu Wifi network is not visible for Android devices, specially for devices using Android 4.1.2 versions like Samsung Galaxy etc. In that case you may give a try to
ap-hotspot from the
webupd8 repository for creating an infrastructure AP but here a much better universal solution who need creating detectable hotspot with Ubuntu Linux.
Videoporama is available both for Linux & Windows. It is a free software you can use for creating videos or slideshow videos from images. It is mainly designed to make image slideshow and export them as video files.
There are many mice and some touchpads available that provides you a middle mouse button. In general mouse and touch pads doesn’t provides you the third click button i.e. middle click but now problem you can use third click by pressing both mouse buttons at the same time. This is more easy on laptops becuase there you have to put your finger on the place where both (left & right) click buttons meet each other (in center) and press both of them together, it seems difficult but its very easy. Or on a mouse with a a scroll wheel, you can usually press directly down on the scroll wheel to middle-click.
Users who Want to know what they are listening to, for displaying the song lyrics on your Ubuntu desktop there are various desktop applications that automatically displays lyrics of the song you are currently listening to. OSDLyrics on of the app that displays lyrics directly on desktop and highlights the words in real-time, just like karaoke. The best thing is that OSDLyrics app is compatible with most popular Linux music players including Banshee, Rhythmbox (default Ubuntu Music Player), Exaile,Amarok, MPD etc. Its display options are configurable which enables you to set the colour, font, width and much more.
Ubuntu has made laptop battery health check very-very easy. It uses ‘Power Statistics’ app which comes installed by default from Ubuntu. It simply offers you power stats on a range of connected hardware and that is the thing which makes it useful for more than just checking battery and its info. The best thing about ‘Power Statistics’ app is that all information is presented in a clean and user-friendly style.