How to diasble HUD in Ubuntu

HUD is Heads Up Display in Ubuntu and is tightly integrated with the Unity interface. To stop it from running and eating CPU resources, you can do either of the following: a. Install Xubuntu or Lubuntu b. Not use Ubuntu at all, or; c. Start up a terminal window by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard . . . → Read More: How to diasble HUD in Ubuntu

Disable video, music, file lenses in Ubuntu 12.04 Linux

Your Ubuntu computer connects without your knowledge to some unknown servers. These servers are intended to enable the unity lens applications like music, video, music-store. To get rid of some of these services, you should remove unwanted lenses, using the below commands in a terminal window:

$ sudo apt-get purge unity-lens-music unity-lens-video unity-lens-files unity-lens-musicstore <enter>

. . . → Read More: Disable video, music, file lenses in Ubuntu 12.04 Linux

Install Gnome Shell as alternative to Unity on Ubuntu

If you do not want to use Unity, the default Ubuntu desktop, you can install Gnome Shell using the following command in a terminal window:

$ sudo apt-get install gnome-shell <enter>

Install MyUnity for finer control over Unity desktop

You can control the Unity desktop more finely, by installing the MyUnity package. MyUnity allows you to change more settings than the default allowed by Ubuntu. You can install MyUnity using the following command:

$ sudo apt-get install myunity <enter>

Linux Mint and the Mate desktop

Today I test drove Linux Mint. Must say it is one of the best out there for newbies and experienced users alike. Most of all, it is a cool substitute for Ubuntu or Fedora, if you are not comfortable with the Ubuntu Unity desktop or if you are not comfortable with the Gnome 3 desktop . . . → Read More: Linux Mint and the Mate desktop

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