Ubuntu

How to Completely Remove Windows 7 and Install Ubuntu?

Whether you’ve finally decided to make the jump to a pure Linux environment or you’re revitalizing a laptop with a damaged install of Windows 7, you can completely remove everything currently installed on the drive and replace it with the new operating system. Most Ubuntu installation instructions focus primarily on …

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How to Install Ubuntu Without a GUI

Users looking to install Ubuntu 16 and higher without any X11 server or graphical user interface of any kind often turn to the minimal ISO, but it requires an Internet connection to install. While it’s possible to use this to open immediately up to a CLI login screen at a …

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How to Remove systemd from Ubuntu Permanently

Debates over whether or not to use systemd are perhaps the only thing hotter in the GNU/Linux world than the on-going debate over vi and emacs. No one can tell you whether you personally want to use systemd or not, but fortunately you currently have the choice as far as …

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How to Display WGET Status When Running with -b flag in Background?

While it’s possible to run wget in the background using an ampersand after issuing a command, it’s generally more useful to issue the command with the -b flag. For instance, let’s assume you wanted to download a Debian CD install image. You could do so with wget -b http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current/i386/iso-cd/debian-8.7.1-i386-lxde-CD-1.iso, which …

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How to Fix a Hidden GRUB Boot Menu in Ubuntu

Users often install both Microsoft Windows and Ubuntu or another *buntu implementation side by side on separate partitions in a single boot device. While Microsoft plans to continue supporting Windows 7 for several more years, Microsoft is slowly phasing it out in favor of Windows 10. You may have received …

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How to Setup Ubuntu Server as a Router using PPPoE

Ubuntu Server is technically designed as a CLI prompt only operating system for use with large big iron servers, but there’s no reason it can’t work in routers and embedded systems that manage Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet as well. It’s assumed that a project like this needs either a small …

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How to Watch Amazon Prime Videos with Firefox in Ubuntu

When you try to watch Amazon Prime videos while using Mozilla Firefox on Linux, you might end up getting a Digital Rights error message. You may be told that your web browser is missing a digital rights component, and it will then provide you with some information about a Widevine …

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