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Ubuntu Archives

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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How to get started with Docker part 1 - Installing Docker

Jan/13/2019 4 min read by Marco Monteiro

Yes, I know! Everyone has been using docker for the last few years but I'm late on that hype train. At work we're still using vagrant like assholes, that's my own fault really. I decided to dip my dick into that docker pool and blog the entire process. Here's the first part.

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Ulauncher the application luncher for Linux

Nov/03/2018 2 min read by Marco Monteiro

Ever since I moved away from mac and started using Linux as my daily driver there's been a few minor things that I miss obviously. One of the things is that I never really liked the default application launcher for ubuntu. I always loved the default one mac os has that has a lot of built in functionality. Or if you wanted more on mac you could even install Alfred and that was awesome too.

So I looked a bit more and found out that you can have the exact same thin on Linux and its called Ulauncher.

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Custumize your grub with Grub Customizer

Aug/25/2018 2 min read by Marco Monteiro

For those who need to modify the default Grub boot-loader settings, Grub Customizer is a useful tool with a graphical user interface.

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