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Installing Ubuntu Utopic in VirtualBox

When I was installing Ubuntu Utopic 64-bit (14.10) inside VirtualBox, I was getting a messed up screen when booting from the ISO. At first, I thought I would have to update VirtualBox to get support for the new version of Ubuntu and I wasn’t ready to do that upgrade yet.  After I finally got time […]

Debian Package Versions

I have been using Synaptic to see the versions of packages at different repositories.  I really want to do it from the command-line.  I finally googled for it and found the following article: How to tell from what Ubuntu or Debian repository a package comes? Here is an example: $ apt-cache policy mono-sil mono-sil: Installed: […]

External Tools in GEdit

I didn’t realize that GEdit in Linux could have external tools.  Here is an article about formatting XML and JSON in GEdit. http://www.connorgarvey.com/blog/?p=264

Moving Windows Between Monitors on Linux

I like to do things with the keyboard when possible.  I would rather not have to move my hand over to the mouse.  In Windows 7, I had gotten used to using some new keyboard shortcuts.  I also like having multiple monitors (three monitors is the best!).  I got use to hitting WIN-SHIFT-LEFT ARROW (or […]