How to tutorials related to the desktop enviorment.

I originally wrote an article on how to map a network drive using Ubuntu. Since then things have really changed in the Linux desktop world. Gnome 3 has been released and Ubuntu has moved away from Gnome and switched to Unity as their primary desktop environment.

By default Gnome 3 hides the shutdown option in the menu and only shows suspend as an option. To shutdown you need to hold down ALT to show the shutdown option in the status bar.

The real power of Linux happens at the command line. As time goes on users use the terminal less and less due to the the enhancements on the graphical front ends. There are still many times having some skills with bash commands are very useful.  In this tutorials we will just cover how to launch a terminal in Gnome 2

Note: Changing your default ssh port does not guarantee that you won't get hacked. How ever changing the default really helps cut down on the attempts. Please make sure you have other secure practices in place such as strong passwords.



With the new desktop enviorment (Unity) in Ubuntu, you now need to take a few extra steps to open a terminal compared to Gnome 2 in the past.


Click on the Ubuntu Icon located in the upper left corner.



With Gnome 3 there are a few extra steps you need to take when to launch a terminal.


Slide you mouse in the upper left corner (Activities)



Google Chrome Browser can be installed on just about any Operating System such as Linux, Mac or Windows.  It has a lot of great features built in out of the box. These are just a few of my favorite that most people don't know about.


Linux is a great operating system and plays nice with other operating systems such as windows. You can easily connect to a windows network share drive with just a few simple steps. This is very handy for a mixed enviorment when sharing files and resources.



Linux Mint is a Linux-based computer operating system best known for its usability and ease of installation, particularly for users with no previous Linux experience. It often includes restricted codecs (such as MP3 support and Flash)

A tool like gconf-editor is great for adding or removing some default icons on your desktop. We can add the trash can as well as remove the home folder or Computer icon.



Before - Default Desktop Icons: (Indudes Computer and Home Foler)


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