How to delete and reinstall Inkscape in Ubuntu and Linux Mint

I was trying to install Inkscape on my Ubuntu test PC via Terminal, but Ubuntu says that “inkscape is already the newest version”, “0 upgraded, 0 newly installed”. But I couldn’t locate the program in the ‘Applications’ nor was able to launch it from command-line by ‘inkscape’ command. It showed error as “The program ‘inkscape’ is currently not installed. You can install it by typing: sudo apt-get install inkscape”.

How to create or add a SWAP partition in Ubuntu and Linux Mint

SWAP partition is very important feature to get the best performance and stability especially in a PC with smaller RAM. In a nutshell, SWAP space is like adding a RAM, but not a physical one, but allocating some amount of hard disk space as RAM – like an virtual RAM!

How to uninstall programs in Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon

Let’s find out what are the easiest ways to uninstall a third-party program in Linux Mint Cinnamon desktop environment. If you have GNOME version, the second method using Synaptic Package Manager is still applicable for you.

How to install Adobe Acrobat Reader in Ubuntu and Linux Mint

Adobe Acrobat Reader is the most widely used cross platform PDF reader. Although it is not the lightest on the system resources, it is reliable and the free version is enough for most of daily needs. It lets you sign PDFs and also fill forms before taking a print out on paper.

How to install Java OpenJDK on Ubuntu 16.04

Java OpenJDK (short for Open Java Development Kit) is an open-source implementation of the Java platform, widely used for compiling projects as it brings in components for virtual machines, Java Class Library and the Java compiler (javac).

How to upgrade to Linux Mint 18.2 “Sonya” from Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena”

Linux Mint 18.2 “Sonya” has been released! Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon edition is a long term support release which will be supported until 2021.

How to install Google Drive on Linux Mint 18.1, 18.2

Google Drive is great for storing your data in the cloud, meaning your files are synced across several devices for instant access. Unfortunately, Linux Mint 18.1 and even the latest 18.2 doesn’t come pre-installed with Cloud accounts.  No worries, we shall install GNOME Online accounts, which lets you login to your Google Drive account.  Here is a step-by-step guide on exactly to set it up on your computer.

Linux Mint 18.3 update – Software Manager revamped

Linux Mint team didn’t take much time to start developing the next point release of the Linux Mint 18.x edition. Linux Mint 18.3 work is in full swing, and here is what’s new in Linux Mint 18.3 until now.

How to clear computer’s RAM in Ubuntu, Linux Mint

By default settings, Linux has very efficient way of managing the computer’s RAM to get best performance out of the resources available on your system. This approach may sometimes confuse users as the RAM looks like completely eaten up inspite of closing all applications. Don’t worry, that’s how Linux works. It utilities available memory to cache the applications from the hard disk drive, in a goal to make faster read times.

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