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.

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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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