Ubuntu Tips and Tricks

How To Change Password On Ubuntu

by Ramesh Natarajan on December 25, 2009

Question: How do I change password for my account and other user accounts on Ubuntu Linux OS?

Answer: On Ubuntu, you can change password from either GUI or command line as explained below.


Ubuntu Tips: How To View System Log Files in GUI

by Ramesh Natarajan on November 11, 2009

Question: When debugging an issue on Ubuntu, I typically go to the command line to view the log file. Are there any GUI log file viewers available for Ubuntu?

Answer: Ubuntu comes with an inbuilt system log file viewer.


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Similar to Windows Task Manager, Ubuntu offers a system monitoring utility that will display running processes, memory usage, file system usage.  Apart from monitoring, you can also take several actions from the system monitor user interface — such as killing a running process.

In this article, let us review how to put the basic monitoring options right on the task bar panel on Ubuntu desktop.

Install, Upgrade, View, Delete Packages on Ubuntu and DebianDebian based systems (including Ubuntu) uses apt-* commands for managing packages from the command line.

In this article, using Apache 2 installation as an example, let us review how to use apt-* commands to view, install, remove, or upgrade packages.


Question: How to run Windows applications in Ubuntu or any other Linux desktop distribution ?

Answer: Install wine project, which will enable you to use Windows applications in Linux systems.


Question: How to change date and time on my Ubuntu or Kubuntu laptop ?

Answer: You can change the date and time from the ‘Time and Date Settings window’ that can be launched using one of the following two methods.