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Ubuntu 12.10

How to Completely Uninstall/Remove a Package/Software/Program

This tutorial shows how to completely remove or uninstall a package in Ubuntu 12.10. These instructions should work for other versions of Ubuntu, it’s derivatives (Edubuntu, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu, Ubuntu Studio, Myhtbuntu) and other Debian based Linux distributions – but no guarantee is made. This tutorial is definitely on the advanced rather than basic side […]

Ubuntu 12.10

Installing GNOME Desktop

These instructions are for installing the GNOME Desktop in Ubuntu 12.10 running the Unity Desktop. Installation instructions may be the same or similar for other versions of Ubuntu or for other Linux distros, but no guarantee is made. If you are changing desktops because you are totally lost / confused by Unity, I suggest reading […]

Ubuntu 12.10

Installing GNOME Shell

These instructions are for installing the GNOME Shell in Ubuntu 12.10 running the Unity Desktop. Installation instructions may be the same or similar for other versions of Ubuntu or for other Linux distros, but no guarantee is made. If you are changing desktops because you are totally lost / confused by Unity, I suggest reading […]

Ubuntu 12.10

Installing GNOME Session Fallback

These instructions are for installing the GNOME Session Fallback in Ubuntu 12.10 running the Unity Desktop. Installation instructions may be the same or similar for other versions of Ubuntu or for other Linux distros, but no guarantee is made. If you are changing desktops because you are totally lost / confused by Unity, I suggest […]

Ubuntu 12.10

How to Uninstall VirtualBox Guest Additions

These instructions are for removing VirtualBox Guest Additions from Ubuntu 12.10 running under VirtualBox version 4.2.2. They may be the same or similar for other version combinations and other Linux distros, but no guarantee is made. Assumes you know how to open a terminal. Instructions for opening a terminal can be found here. Uninstalling VirtualBox […]

Ubuntu 12.10

How to Lock Your Screen / Computer

These instructions are for Ubuntu 12.10 running the Unity interface. They may be the same for other version combinations, but no guarantee is made. Sometimes you have to leave your computer but don’t want to leave your session open for someone else to start using. One option is to log out, the other is to […]

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 […]