How to Check If an Application is Installed in Ubuntu

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Dec 012016
 

In this brief post, I’ll quickly show you how to check via the terminal if a particular program is installed on an Ubuntu Linux system.

For easy understanding, I will consider a program that is already installed (keepassx) on my computer and one that is not installed nmap.

On the terminal, there are two reliable ways to find out if a program is installed on an Ubuntu or Linux Mint system: Via apt-cache policy or by running dpkg. Continue reading »

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Differences between yum info and yumdb info with Example

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Apr 262016
 

Wise folks say a picture is worth a thousand words. In Linux, an example is worth ten thousand words. In this post, we’ll use an example to understand the difference between the commands yum info and yumdb info. For purpose of this post, I will use the popular Cherrytree notes Read More

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How To Add Guest Additions to Lubuntu 16.04

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Apr 262016
 

I have Lubuntu running as a virtual machine via VirtualBox. Like many Ubuntu fans, I upgraded to version 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) yesterday. The reason for my upgrade was that Ubuntu 15.10 (a.k.a. Wily Werewolf) was not a Long-term Supported distribution. Support for Ubuntu 15.10 ends in July 2016 while Read More

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How to Change Default Kernel in CentOS 7

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Mar 282016
 

A typical CentOS 7 Linux system has multiple kernels. How many kernels you have in your CentOS systems depends on the configuration setting. Sometimes you might feel the need to change the default kernel to a different one (it may be an older or newer kernel) to ensure a particular Read More

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Linux Mint 18 to be Supported Until 2021

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Jan 072016
 

The upcoming Linux Mint 18.x series a.k.a. Sarah will be based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and supported until 2021. The first version of Linux Mint 18 should appear toward the end of the first half of 2016, say in May or June. Linux Mint developers have offered little details on Read More

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Are Good Times Over for Apple & Xiaomi Smartphones?

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Dec 172015
 
Are Good Times Over for Apple & Xiaomi Smartphones?

All good things of life must come to an end sooner or later. And that holds true for the wunderkinds of the smartphone business too. After a great run for the last few years, the good times appear to be drawing to a close for the two smartphone darlings, Apple Read More

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