Dell Inspiron 14 Ubuntu Edition Review

Dell has started selling inexpensive notebooks pre-installed with Ubuntu. How does this new hardware compare to other low-end laptops and have they created a good Ubuntu experience? Continue reading ...

How to Print from a Chromebook

If you already have a working printer that is connected to a Linux, Mac or Windows computer, connecting that printer to your Chromebook with Cloud Print is pretty easy. Continue reading ...

Ubuntu MATE - Speed Up Your Computer!

Remember the days when Ubuntu was a fast and light Linux distribution that worked well on low-end and old hardware? Continue reading ...

5 Online Backup Solutions for Ubuntu

The Cloud has promised us infinite, cheap storage where we can save our ever-growing data. Online cloud backups can be a great part of your overall backup plan, but it's important that your data is secure, encrypted, and backed up automatically. Here are a few online backup tools that aim to make cloud backups easy for users. Continue reading ...

10 Alternative Web Browsers for Ubuntu

Here are 10 alternative browsers that you may find useful or interesting. This is not a comprehensive list of Linux web browsers, just 10 that we liked. If you're using Firefox or Chromium on Ubuntu, you can install these browsers from this page by clicking on the Install Now button after each browser summary. Continue reading ...

I Want an Ubuntu Notebook!

I want to buy an inexpensive, low to medium-end notebook that comes preinstalled with Ubuntu. I want it to look nice. I want it to cost $300 to $450. Continue reading ...

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Compress Website Images with Trimage

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