Beginners guide to the Linux operating system. Eight simple tutorials which cover the basics of LInux.

Convert PDF to image on Ubuntu Linux using pdftoppm

If you want to easily generate an image file from a PDF document on Linux, you can do it from pdftoppm. pdftoppm is a free open source command line utility for Linux. You can use it to convert a PDF document to an image file. You can configure the file format, color filters such as… read more »

How to install the latest LXQt lightweight desktop on Ubuntu

LXQt is a free, open source, fast and lightweight Qt-based desktop environment for Linux and BSD. Very few system resources are used. It is based on the integration of LXDE and the Razor-qt desktop environment. Linux distributions that provide versions of the LXQt desktop environment include ALT Linux, Arch Linux, Artix, Debian, Devuan, Fedora, FreeBSD,… read more »

Top 8 user-friendly Linux distributions for beginners

Linux is completely new, so why not give it a try? Here are some beginner-friendly Linux distributions: Linux is a family of open source operating systems based on the Linux kernel. There are so many distributions available that we list the top 8 that are easy for beginners to use. The rankings and opinions listed… read more »

Inkscape 1.1 released! How to install on Ubuntu 20.04 or later

Inkscape, a free open source vector graphics editor, released a new major version 1.1 a few days ago. Here’s how to install it on Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 21.04, and Linux Mint 20.x. Inkscape 1.1 features a new welcome screen that lets you choose canvas colors, keyboard shortcut styles, and dark mode switching. The various tabs… read more »

How to get the snap package size before downloading

The snap package combines the application and all its dependencies into a single compressed file using the SquashFS format with a .snap extension, which is decompressed during installation. Snap is a self-contained application that runs in the sandbox and is mounted by the host operating system after installation. The main drawback of snap packages is… read more »