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Cinnamon in Ubuntu 11.11 (OneiricOcelot) and 12.04 (PrecisePangolin)

How to install Cinnamon to Ubuntu 11.11 (OneiricOcelot) and 12.04 (PrecisePangolin) At presence: Cinnamon can be installed to Ubuntu 11.11 (OneiricOcelot) by using the Stable PPA while 12.04 (PrecisePangolin) is only supported by…

Ubuntu: reduce swappiness

My Ubuntu Netbook Is So Damn SLOW !!! Since Ubuntu 10.11 I spotted that Ubuntu is sometimes getting extreme sluggish on my Atom Netbook and starts to swap even though…

Ubuntu: How to uninstall VMWare Player or VMWare Workstation

Ubuntu: How to uninstall VMWare Player Trivial task and it took me to Google the right page (but I hope its getting better now with the right trackbacks) http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1364485 the…

Unity optimisation

Assuming someone is working on unity there might be 2 applets which are crucial to install 1. CPU frequency scaling applet in unity Indicator applet for displaying and changing CPU frequency…

Ubunty Unity-2D

There comes the time when you might update a slow specked device (Netbook) to a more recent Ubuntu version with Unity and realize somewhere after the install that “It seems that you do…

Hardware lister lshw

I recently run into the need to know what components I have inside my box without going upstairs and grabbing the screwdriver and going back downstairs, starting to unscrew the…

Safe erase harddrives on Ubuntu

Suppose you want to erase all data on a hard-drive before selling or trowing it away. Use the following commands to do so. # sudo fdisk -l to Identify the hard-drive to be deleted…

Ubuntu: Howto drastically speed up Firefox

Ubuntu: Howto drastically speed up Firefox Make firefox store its cache in the /tmp directory — which when we have moved it to a tmpfs according to this wiki is…

Ubuntu: Powersaving Tweak for Netbooks

Powersaving Tweak for Netbooks: Add the following to the /etc/rc.local file: # Economize the SSD sysctl -w vm.swappiness=1               # Strongly discourage swapping sysctl -w vm.vfs_cache_pressure=50      # Don’t shrink the inode…

Ubuntu: OPTIMIZING SSD PERFORMANCE

OPTIMIZING SSD PERFORMANCE: Change the file system mount options on SSDs to “noatime” Edit /etc/fstab (gksudo gedit /etc/fstab) and change the the option “relatime” to “noatime”. The line for the…