Well, let me tell you a story. Not long ago we had a problem where I used to work. There was a shared drive on one of our file servers that kept getting full. I won't mention that this legacy operating system did not support user quotas; that's another story. But the server kept getting full and stopping people from working. Du -s * | sort -nr > $HOME/space_report.txt Graphical user interfaces (GUIs) are helpful for many tasks, but they are not good for all tasks.
I once heard an author remark that when you are a child you use a computer by looking at the pictures. Ubuntu Linux - Linux Freedom. Super-fast and great-looking, Ubuntu is a secure, intuitive operating system that powers desktops, servers, netbooks and laptops.
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Things To Tweak After Installing Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot. Update: for Ubuntu 12.04, see: Things To Tweak After Installing Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin Back when Ubuntu 11.04 was released, we wrote a post about stuff you may need to tweak or fix.
Some of those tweaks still work but since this is a new version, there are new things that need tweaking so I've decided to make a new post with some popular old tweaks as well as some new ones. Read on! General tweaks (for both GNOME Shell and Unity) Change themes, fonts and more with GNOME Tweak Tool In Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot you can only switch between the default GTK themes by default. Sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool Once installed, GNOME Tweak Tool should show up as "Advanced Settings" in the menu. No screensaver in GNOME 3.2 GNOME 3 doesn't have a screensaver, just a black screen.
Sudo apt-get remove gnome-screensaver sudo apt-get install xscreensaver xscreensaver-gl-extra xscreensaver-data-extra Then search for "Screensaver" in the menu and tweak its settings to your needs. Nautilus search. Ubuntu - Pale Moon. UnixTutorials - Tutorials and howtos for Unix based operating systems (Linux, Ubuntu, BSD and more) Top 10 Apps that Boosts Ubuntu’s User Experience. 1) Ubuntu Tweak Ubuntu Tweak allows changing all the itsy-bitsy pieces of Ubuntu desktop OS.
It is the equivalent of TweakUI for Windows. You can achieve the same results by using the gconf-editor tool in Ubuntu. Ubuntu Tweak also helps install third-party upgrades in a simpler fashion so it definitely gives a new boost to your clumsy Ubuntu desktop and increases UserExperience. 2) Screenlets The Screenlets application provides access to hundreds of Google Gadgets and other open source widgets, like Remember the Milk or Google Calendar. This is what they say: Screenlets are small owner-drawn applications (written in Python) that can be described as "the virtual representation of things lying/standing around on your desk". 3) Handbrake Handbrake works with the VLC media player to rip a DVD into a video format file. HandBrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded video transcoder 4) Yakuake UPDATE: They are updating their website which currently says: 5) UNetbootin.