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Ubuntu 12.10

How to Display / Show Hidden Files or Folders

These instructions are for Ubuntu 12.10 running the Unity interface and using Nautilus as the default file browser – this is the default Ubuntu 12.10 configuration. It may work for other version combinations, but no guarantee is made. The default settings in the Nautilus file browser prevent you from seeing certain files and folders. These […]

Ubuntu 12.10

How to Disable / Turn Off Amazon Ads in the Dash

This tutorial shows how to disable advertising from Amazon being displayed in the Dash. The instructions are for Ubuntu 12.10, it should be the same or similar for other versions, but no guarantee is made. One of the changes made in Ubuntu 12.10 is to display advertising from Amazon in the Dash Panel when you […]

Ubuntu 12.10

How to get a Command Line, Shell, or Terminal

These instructions are for Ubuntu 12.10 using the Unity interface (although, hints are provided at the bottom of the article for those who have installed a different desktop). Linux (of which Ubuntu is a flavour) and it’s inspiration Unix, have a strong emphasis and tradition of doing everything via typed commands. Often, when searching the […]

Ubuntu 12.10

VirtualBox Guest Additions not Working

This applies to Ubuntu 12.10 running under VirtualBox version 4.1.22 (or earlier), 4.2.0, 4.2.2, and 4.2.4 under Windows 7 with Service Pack 1. The issue and solution is likely the same for all versions of VirtualBox 4.1.22 and 4.2.x, regardless of which OS they are running on. Unfortunately, the problem with VirtualBox 4.2.2, and 4.2.4 […]

Ubuntu 12.10

Should you Upgrade to Ubuntu 12.10?

Canonical released version 12.10 of Ubuntu OS on October 18, 2012. My opinions are based on final release downloaded and installed with updates on October 18, 2012. This article is an update of an earlier one based on experiences with Ubuntu 12.10 Beta 2. Short Recommendation No. Longer Recommendation Wait a few weeks. Detailed Recommendation […]

Ubuntu 12.04

How to Completely Uninstall / Remove GNOME Shell

These instructions are for Ubuntu 12.04 running the Unity desktop on which GNOME Shell was installed using either the Ubuntu Software Center or sudo apt-get on the command line. The instructions may be the same for other versions of Ubuntu, but no guarantee is made. When GNOME Shell is installed in Ubuntu 12.04, it installs […]

Ubuntu 12.04

How to Completely Uninstall / Remove GNOME

These instructions are for Ubuntu 12.04 running the Unity desktop on which GNOME was installed using either the Ubuntu Software Center or sudo apt-get on the command line. The instructions may be the same for other versions of Ubuntu, but no guarantee is made. When GNOME is installed in Ubuntu 12.04, it installs several packages […]

Ubuntu 12.04

How to Completely Uninstall / Remove gnome-session-fallback

These instructions are for Ubuntu 12.04 running the Unity desktop on which gnome-session-fallback was installed using either the Ubuntu Software Center or sudo apt-get on the command line. The instructions may be the same for other versions of Ubuntu, but no guarantee is made. When gnome-session-fallback is installed in Ubuntu 12.04, it installs several packages […]

Ubuntu 12.04

How to Completely Uninstall / Remove kde-plasma-desktop

These instructions are for Ubuntu 12.04 running the Unity desktop on which kde-plasma-desktop was installed using either the Ubuntu Software Center or sudo apt-get on the command line. The instructions may be the same for other versions of Ubuntu, but no guarantee is made. When kde-plasma-desktop is installed in Ubuntu 12.04, it installs several packages […]

Ubuntu 12.04

How to Completely Uninstall / Remove the Kubuntu Desktop

These instructions are for Ubuntu 12.04 running the Unity desktop on which the Kubuntu Desktop was installed using either the Ubuntu Software Center or sudo apt-get on the command line. The instructions may be the same for other versions of Ubuntu, but no guarantee is made. When the Kubuntu Desktop is installed in Ubuntu 12.04, […]

Ubuntu 12.04

How to Completely Uninstall / Remove Xubuntu Desktop

These instructions are for Ubuntu 12.04 running the Unity desktop on which the Xubuntu Desktop was installed using either the Ubuntu Software Center or sudo apt-get on the command line. The instructions may be the same for other versions of Ubuntu, but no guarantee is made. When the Xubuntu Desktop is installed in Ubuntu 12.04, […]

Ubuntu 12.04

How to Completely Uninstall / Remove Lubuntu Desktop

These instructions are for Ubuntu 12.04 running the Unity desktop on which the Lubuntu Desktop was installed using either the Ubuntu Software Center or sudo apt-get on the command line. The instructions may be the same for other versions of Ubuntu, but no guarantee is made. When the Lubuntu Desktop is installed in Ubuntu 12.04, […]