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

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 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 update or commit code changes from local github repository to repository on github

A user can make changes to code in their local folder (in this case, MumbaiStock) and then update or commit  that code into the github repository.

Below is the user information: github User ID is userid github User Name is “UserFirstName UserLastName” github User Email is “user@emailsystem.com”

To update github or commit code from the . . . → Read More: How to update or commit code changes from local github repository to repository on github

How to clean DVD surface that has sticky substance or layer of fungus on it

Simple, just use alcohol (brandy) to remove sticky dirt, dust on the surface of a DVD or a CD. It works wonders and removes it in one go. Dip a piece of cotton in brandy and wipe the disc surface inward to outward and not in a circular motion.

Managed to salvage a 15 years . . . → Read More: How to clean DVD surface that has sticky substance or layer of fungus on it

How to view Microsoft XPS files on an Android device

Microsoft Windows gives users an option to save documents as XPS files while printing. Though XPS may be popular on Windows Operating System and easily portable, there are challenges when viewing XPS files on Android devices.

Fortunately, a Document Viewer app at this link https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.sufficientlysecure.viewer&hl=en is able to open and display XPS files accurately. Install . . . → Read More: How to view Microsoft XPS files on an Android device

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

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