Prahlad Yeri

Freelance Programmer and Writer

Articles in the Linux category

How to install Debian+LXDE on ANY Android Tablet

Running a linux distro on android devices is a hot topic these days, and why not? After all, android is already based on linux kernel, but a pretty much locked-down and dumbed-down version of it. The OEM doesn’t give you root and in most cases, not even an open … Read More

How to create a screencast in Xubuntu using ffmpeg

In this article, I’m going to describe how to create a desktop screencast recording with or without audio in Xubuntu 16.04. With little changes, however, it should work on other distros too. The first thing to do is to ensure that your headphone microphone is enabled in Xubuntu … Read More


Ten useful LibreOffice Macro Recipes

Macros are a great way to automate tasks in Spreadsheet applications, be it the good old Microsoft Excel or the equally efficient FOSS alternative, LibreOffice Calc. The best thing about macros is that they are written in a very easy language called Basic. © The LibreOffice Project As it’s very … Read More

How to assemble a fast and minimal Debian Desktop using Openbox

Being a web developer, one of the nagging things to do is keeping your hardware in sync with your performance requirements. In the good old times, a P4 or even a Celeron based PC or laptop was enough for programming. But with changing times, the required investment to get a … Read More

Linux Desktop Survey Project - Feb/2016

I will start this post by thanking the kind folks at the Reddit’s linux subreddit and Voat’s linux subverse who wholeheartedly participated in this survey. Here are the results and they are pretty insightful. For a developer who builds apps targetting the linux platform, it helps to know … Read More

Are your Firefox addons really that safe? - An Insider Story

Firefox is one of the most competitive FOSS browsers out there, there is no denying it. Mozilla also has strict guidelines regarding what goes into their repos. And in the spirit of all things open source, you may naturally tend to believe that developers who have written your coolest new … Read More

How to add HTML tag highlighting to Geany

Ever since I bid farewell to Windows after they introduced that horrible Metro interface in Windows 8, I had been on the lookout for FOSS Linux alternatives that can run easily on my ubuntu 14.04 machine. One such lookout was a replacement for Notepad++ as I always need a … Read More

4 Ways to share your mobile internet with a PC/laptop

The one thing I like about the world of Linux in general and also Android is the great number of options. Unlike Windows phone, where there is only one way to perform a task (if at all there is!), android provides a richer user experience in all departments. Suppose you … Read More

9 Optimizations to make your Linux Desktop fly like a Rocket!

This article is the result of notes I've prepared during tweaking, twisting and optimizing ubuntu variants over the last few years. In case you use any other distro, some of these settings may not be applicable to you. For best results, these changes must be done on top of a … Read More

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