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How to use vanilla gnome session in Ubuntu 18.04

Mar/09/2019 2 min read by Marco Monteiro

Gnome if basically my favourite desktop environment, since I moved away from Mac OS and started using Linux full time I tried a lot of flavours. But always ended up back into gnome.

However, I never really liked the Ubuntu implementation of it. I always preffer the vanilla version. But Ubuntu its still my favourite distribution so how to get both?

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Conky the light-weight system monitor for X

Jan/31/2019 4 min read by Marco Monteiro

Conky can display more than 300 built-in objects, including support for:

  • > A plethora of OS stats (uname, uptime, CPU usage, mem usage, disk usage, "top" like process stats, and network monitoring, just to name a few).
  • > Built-in IMAP and POP3 support.
  • > Built-in support for many popular music players (MPD, XMMS2, Audacious).
  • > Can be extended using built-in Lua support, or any of your own scripts and programs (more).
  • > Built-in Imlib2 and Cairo bindings for arbitrary drawing with Lua (more).
  • > Runs on Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, DragonFlyBSD, NetBSD, Solaris, Haiku OS, and macOS!

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What is Git LFS?

Jan/19/2019 1 min read by Marco Monteiro

I rarely use a Git UI. I mostly use within my text editor or in terminal. However when I do, I use gitkraken. I actually used source tree for a long time but ever since I moved to Linux this is my number one choice. Anyhow, this week I got a newsletter from the guys a gitkraken talking about LFS and I decided to show you guys what it's used for.

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Tired of signatures that can't be verified when running apt-get update?

Jan/17/2019 2 min read by Marco Monteiro

If everytime you run sudo apt-get update you get the following error "Err:14 URL HERE The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY PUBLIC_KEY_HERE" and like me you want to fix that. Don't worry, I got your back.

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Getting started with Docker part 2 - Install Docker Compose

Jan/15/2019 3 min read by Marco Monteiro

You can run Compose on macOS, Windows, and 64-bit Linux.

Docker Compose relies on Docker Engine for any meaningful work, so make sure you have Docker Engine installed either locally or remote, depending on your setup.

On Linux systems, first install the Docker for your OS as described on the Get Docker page, then come back here for instructions on installing Compose on Linux systems.

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