Crossover Office and SimpleMind Desktop for Windows on Linux

It took a while to find out the big difference between Wine and Crossover Office. I use a Mind Mapping software SimpleMind Pro on an Android device to create mind maps to learn new subjects rapidly. SimpleMind Pro saves files direct to Dropbox or Google Drive and you can open these files on any Windows . . . → Read More: Crossover Office and SimpleMind Desktop for Windows on Linux

Error installing ttf-mscorefonts-installer Failed to fetch

Error installing ttf-mscorefonts-installer Failed to fetch https://excellmedia.dl.sourceforge.net/project/corefonts/the fonts/final/andale32.exe  404  Not Found

When you get above error while installing ttf-mscorefonts-installer, then you can resolve by opening a terminal window and entering the following commands: $ wget -c http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/pool/contrib/m/msttcorefonts/ttf-mscorefonts-installer_3.6_all.deb -P ~/Downloads <enter>

$ sudo apt install ~/Downloads/ttf-mscorefonts-installer_3.6_all.deb <enter>

Now it will install fully. Remember this file is . . . → Read More: Error installing ttf-mscorefonts-installer Failed to fetch

Mind mapping software for Linux and Android

I needed to organize my thoughts on some subjects.

Unfortunately, a paper and pencil could not take me very far in getting them organized due to the complexity of the subjects.

I managed to solve the conundrum using Mind Mapping software. Funny, I never realised this existed for several years now on Linux and did . . . → Read More: Mind mapping software for Linux and Android

Superb applications for graphics or photo processing darktable and rawtherapee

If you need to process images, use darktable and rawtherapee

To install in Xubuntu or Ubuntu, open a terminal window and enter the following commands: $ sudo apt-get install darktable rawtherapee <enter>

Once you are done, go ahead and process photographs like a professional. Need I say that this is a good combination to substitute . . . → Read More: Superb applications for graphics or photo processing darktable and rawtherapee

How to install and run Turbo C 2.01 for DOS in DOSBOX in linux

After sooo many years, discovered that students in India were asked to do projects in Turbo C 2.01 in DOS. Amazing, but true!

That being the case, you can download Turbo C 2.01 for MS DOS from http://edn.embarcadero.com/article/20841 for free. It is antique software and embarcadero acquired it way back. They offer it as a . . . → Read More: How to install and run Turbo C 2.01 for DOS in DOSBOX in linux

How to format pen drive to VFAT using mkfs when disk utility or gparted do not recognize it

Sometimes, we find that a pen drive simply cannot be formatted using the Disk Utility or gparted in Linux. In such a situation, open a terminal on your Linux computer, and enter the command as below to format the pen drive.

$ sudo mkfs.vfat -n ‘Label’ -I /dev/sda <enter> where ‘Label’ in the quotes can . . . → Read More: How to format pen drive to VFAT using mkfs when disk utility or gparted do not recognize it

How to amend default user name and email before committing code to remote github repository

If you commit the code to a local github repo with the default user name, you will get the message as shown below: $ git commit MumbaiStock.pm -m v1.5 <enter> [master 24fea3] v1.5  Committer: wronguser <wrongemail@wrongdomain.com> Your name and email address were configured automatically based on your username and hostname. Please check that they are . . . → Read More: How to amend default user name and email before committing code to remote github repository

How to fix excessive CPU usage by process tumblerd on XFCE desktop in Linux

Noticed that each time I added or downloaded a file, it resulted in excessive use of the CPU. This happens on XFCE desktop in Linux. Looking up the process list, found that tumblerd was utilizing up to 86% of the CPU and leading all other applications and processes to be very slow. Tumbler is used . . . → Read More: How to fix excessive CPU usage by process tumblerd on XFCE desktop in Linux

How to change the host name of Linux computer

On a Linux computer, you can change the host name anytime you like following the method given below after opening a terminal window.

$ sudo vi /etc/hosts <enter>

127.0.0.1 mycomputer.mydomain.com <enter> :wq

$ sudo vi /etc/hostname <enter> Insert mycomputer.mydomain.com <enter> :wq

$ sudo hostname -F /etc/hostname <enter>

Now check if hostname has changed $ . . . → Read More: How to change the host name of Linux computer

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