Prahlad Yeri

Freelance Programmer and Writer

Articles in the Linux category


How To Enforce Conventional Commit Messages Using GIT Hooks

Conventional git commit messages are not just nice to have but great to have. In fact, once you get to know them, you'll start feeling that they are essential in any serious programming project. Consider the difference between following two commit messages for instance: git commit -m "added social login … Read More



XFCE panel indicator plugin background fix

The indicator plugin in XFCE panel has been a very useful but also a very controversial plugin! The reason is that its the only plugin on the XFCE panel developed in GTK3 (whereas rest of the panel is developed in GTK2) and this causes some theming issues. Specifically, only those … Read More

How to make your Xubuntu 16.04 Desktop look and behave like Ubuntu-MATE

Xubuntu is one of the most popular among the "lighter" distros as it hardly consumes 200MB when idle and even older machines are able to run with acceptable performance. Ubuntu-MATE which is based on MATE Desktop (a GNOME-2 fork) is also a similar competing distro though its debatable whether its … Read More

How to use Bash+rsync to automate your periodical backups on Linux

Linux is all about simplicity. Simple and time-tested tools like iptables, netstat and rsync can be called for help for basic tasks instead of untrusted third-party tools as happens in case of Windows. If you are a desktop user, then taking frequent backups of your data to a pen-drive or … Read More


How To Make Your Ubuntu Desktop Faster

The usual advice you get when seeking a more resource conserving distro is to use a lighter spin-off such as Xubuntu, Lubuntu, etc. However, not many people know that even a "heavy" distro such as Ubuntu LTS with the default Unity Desktop could be made much lighter by uninstalling some … Read More

Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) - An Objective Review

Today, I installed the Daily Build of the upcoming Ubuntu 17.10 in VirtualBox and gave it a try. This was supposed to be the first one that replaced Unity Desktop with GNOME. After having used 16.04 LTS for a long time, I felt that this version is quite … Read More

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