How to Clone a Hard Drive

There are plenty of great services that can back up your files, but sometimes you need something a bit more bulletproof. Maybe you’re migrating your Windows installation to a new hard drive, or maybe you want a complete 1-to-1 copy in case anything goes wrong. In those cases, your best bet is to clone your hard drive, creating an … Read moreHow to Clone a Hard Drive

5 Reasons Why Linux Mint is Better Than Ubuntu

Which one is better, Linux Mint or Ubuntu? This question has been there ever since Linux Mint came in the picture, and this article does not answer to this question. Well, not entirely. So, what is this about then? I have been an Ubuntu user for a long time. I stray to other Linux distributions but I keep coming … Read more5 Reasons Why Linux Mint is Better Than Ubuntu

What are differences between Linux Mint and Kali Linux?

“ The quieter you become the more you hear” , this is what Kali Linux promise for it’s offensive Linux user wheras Linux Mint says “ From freedom came elegance.” The basic difference can be listed as: Kali Linux is not for beginners. Kali is a Special Purpose Operating System. Its main objective is Pen Testing and Network … Read moreWhat are differences between Linux Mint and Kali Linux?

Minimal Ubuntu, on public clouds and Docker Hub

Today we are delighted to introduce the new Minimal Ubuntu, optimized for automated use at scale, with a tiny package set and minimal security cross-section. Speed, performance and stability are primary concerns for cloud developers and ops. “The small footprint of Minimal Ubuntu, when deployed with fast VM provisioning from GCE, helps deliver drastically improved … Read moreMinimal Ubuntu, on public clouds and Docker Hub

How can I suspend/hibernate from command line?

Traditionally ubuntu supported a fairly blunt method of suspend and hibernate. Neither would integrate well with other apps and sometimes not even work on some machines. The new method doesn’t require root and notifies all applications listening for power events. Systemd Method Starting with Ubuntu 16.04, systemctl call must be used (See Suspend command in Ubuntu 16.04) systemctl … Read moreHow can I suspend/hibernate from command line?

How to check battery status using terminal?

The below command outputs a lot status and statistical information about the battery. The /org/…path can be found with the command upower -e (–enumerate). upower -i /org/freedesktop/UPower/devices/battery_BAT0 Example output: native-path: /sys/devices/LNXSYSTM:00/device:00/PNP0C0A:00/power_supply/BAT0 vendor: NOTEBOOK model: BAT serial: 0001 power supply: yes updated: Thu Feb 9 18:42:15 2012 (1 seconds ago) has history: yes has statistics: yes battery present: yes … Read moreHow to check battery status using terminal?

Why doesn’t running “sudo shutdown now” shut down?

Traditionally, the command sudo shutdown now will take you to the runlevel 1 (recovery mode); this will happen for both Upstart and SysV init. To get what you want, i.e., to shut down the computer properly, you need to give the -h switch to shutdown. One thing to note here is that halt will close all the processes, turn off the CPUs … Read moreWhy doesn’t running “sudo shutdown now” shut down?