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Replace Ufw firewall with FirewallD on Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon

Replace Ufw firewall with FirewallD on Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon

Ufw (Uncomplicated FireWall) is the firewall application that comes with a default installation of Linux Mint 17 – Cinnamon or MATE. This article shows how to replace it with FirewallD, a firewall application that has support for dynamic rules and network zones. It originated from the Fedora project. FirewallD comes with a command-line utility called firewall-cmd, a graphical interface called […]

June 7, 2014 · 0 comments · Mint, Tutorials/Tips
Managing startup applications in GNOME 3

Managing startup applications in GNOME 3

If you wanted to set up an application or applications in GNOME 3 to launch on boot, you’ll probably go looking for a module in the desktop’s System Settings. But you’ll be disappointed because there’s no module in there, at least from GNOME 3.10.2, to do that in System Settings. The application you’ll need for the task is called GNOME […]

June 5, 2014 · 1 comment · Tutorials/Tips
Triple-boot Windows 7 and 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 on a PC with UEFI firmware

Triple-boot Windows 7 and 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 on a PC with UEFI firmware

This tutorial provides a step-by-step guide on how to triple-boot Windows 7 and 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 on a computer with UEFI firmware and on a single hard disk drive (HDD). The working assumption is that the first OS on the computer, which could be OEM or self-built, is Windows 8. Windows 7 will be installed alongside it, followed by […]

June 5, 2014 · 14 comments · Tutorials/Tips, Ubuntu
From GNOME 3 to GNOME Classic in 3 extensions, or why GNOME Classic has become redundant

From GNOME 3 to GNOME Classic in 3 extensions, or why GNOME Classic has become redundant

GNOME Classic is a GNOME 3 desktop designed to offer the look-and-feel of a GNOME 2/MATE desktop, that is, of a traditional or classic GNOME desktop. It’s for people who are not fond of the default GNOME Shell. It comes with every installation of GNOME 3, offered as an option in the login screen’s Session menu. To use it (GNOME […]

June 4, 2014 · 11 comments · Tutorials/Tips
How to customize GNOME 3.12 GNOME Shell

How to customize GNOME 3.12 GNOME Shell

This tutorial shows how to customize a GNOME 3 desktop, that is, take a plain-vanilla GNOME Shell and transform it into a desktop that is a little bit more user-friendly. That means installing and customizing a few GNOME Extensions directly from http://extensions.gnome.org or by using the GNOME Tweak (Tool). So if you’re using a GNOME 3 desktop with the default […]

June 4, 2014 · 1 comment · Antergos, Tutorials/Tips
GNOME 3.12: The cool and the not-so cool features

GNOME 3.12: The cool and the not-so cool features

GNOME 3.12 was released on March 26 (2014), but it didn’t start shipping on many distributions until very recently. In this post, I’ll let you in on what I think about it; the cool (good) features and those features I think the developers need to take a closer look at and try to make it better and more user-friendly. If […]

June 3, 2014 · 3 comments · Tutorials/Tips