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

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 play DVDs on Ubuntu Linux computer

If you want to play Movie DVDs on Linux, then the earlier method of will not work anymore on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. To start playing movie DVDs, do the following.

$ sudo apt-get install libdvd-pkg <enter>

Once you are done installing above package, the DVDs can be played flawlessly using VLC.

apt-get dist-upgrade freezes at reading package lists due to appstreamcli in Ubuntu

Today, when I attempted to update the Ubuntu system to install the latest patches, the system hanged infinitely at the sudo apt-get update command. This appears to be a bug, but nonetheless, system patching is our priority and this is the workaround, till it gets fixed. To type the commands below, open a linux terminal . . . → Read More: apt-get dist-upgrade freezes at reading package lists due to appstreamcli in Ubuntu

Cannot connect to OpenWRT router using SSH after OpenWRT firmware upgrade

OpenWRT is a very powerful router firmware. Since I wanted to upgrade the router firmware, I took a backup of the configuration and then did a complete erase of the configuration settings at the time of firmware upgrade. After logging in, and setting up SSH as a means to log in to the router, SSH . . . → Read More: Cannot connect to OpenWRT router using SSH after OpenWRT firmware upgrade

Android Virtual device emulator not starting up or very slow with error sh: 1: glxinfo: not found

Android Virtual device emulator not starting up or very slow with error sh: 1: glxinfo: not found takes a very long time to start the emulator and finally returns with an error.

To resolve the above error, do following: $ sudo apt-get install lib64stdc++6 <enter>

Then create a link to the new 64 bit libraries . . . → Read More: Android Virtual device emulator not starting up or very slow with error sh: 1: glxinfo: not found

How to fix Unknown media type in type all/all and more due to kde.xml in Linux

If you get the below errors and are not using the KDE desktop environment, it could be that you installed some KDE program like Okular and then removed it, as a result it caused the mime types to give following errors:

Unknown media type in type ‘all/all’ Unknown media type in type ‘all/allfiles’ Unknown media . . . → Read More: How to fix Unknown media type in type all/all and more due to kde.xml in Linux

How to annotate PDF files on Android devices using Xodo

There are several tools to annotate PDF files. Some are non-free like Adobe Acrobat Writer and others, and some are free like Xournal on Linux. Xournal is a very powerful annotator, whereby, the original file is untouched, but a separate file of the annotations done on top of the original PDFs is maintained.

You can . . . → Read More: How to annotate PDF files on Android devices using Xodo

How to get back missing Dropbox icon in the Ubuntu panel

I noticed that my dropbox icon went missing due to a bug in Dropbox. To restore it, I came across this post, and at the command line, had to issue following commands after opening a terminal window:

First, install libappindicator1 once by: $ sudo apt-get install libappindicator1 <enter>

Now, each time, the below commands need . . . → Read More: How to get back missing Dropbox icon in the Ubuntu panel

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