How to install Apache OpenOffice in Ubuntu/Linuxmint/Debian derivatives

 Keywords: Apache OpenOffice, Ubuntu, Linuxmint OpenOffice is one of the most popular, open-source, cross-platform, Office Suite, available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X systems. Nowadays Ubuntu/Linuxmint comes with Libreoffice pre-installed. So if you need to use Openoffice you have to install it manually. Appache OpenOffice is not available via any repository or PPA, we have to download the. deb packages from sourceforge and install it using  dpkg command. Please follow the below steps to download and install the Apache OpenOffice. Steps to install Apache OpenOffice on 64-bit Ubuntu, Linuxmint and…

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How to install Microsoft fonts in Ubuntu/Linuxmint

Keywords: Microsoft fonts, Ubuntu ,Linuxmint A fresh installed Ubuntu/Linuxmint system does not have Microsoft fonts installed. If you need Microsoft fonts for your documentation you have to install them. Follow given steps to install Microsoft core fonts in Ubuntu and Linuxmint. Below method has been tested with Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 14.04 and Linuxmint 17 and Linuxmint 17.01. I hope this will work with other Linux distributions also. Step: 1 Open a terminal and type following command and enter. $ sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts After enter it will ask for your…

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How to control brightness using function keys in Ubuntu / Linuxmint

Keywords: Brightness Control, Ubuntu ,Linuxmint My colleague was having issue with his HP laptop. He was not able to control the brightness of his laptop using function keys. Here are the steps to enable brightness control using function keys in Ubuntu and Linuxmint. To do that we need to edit GRUB configuration file. Below method has been tested with Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 14.04 and Linuxmint 17 and Linuxmint 17.01. I hope this will work with other Linux distributions also. Step: 1 Open a terminal and type following command and enter.…

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How to do URL Blocking / Content Filtering / Parental Lock

Keywords: URL Blocking ,Content Filtering, Parental Control Recently during some of my research work I came to know many times parents / individuals feel that some how they can do URL Blocking or Content Filtering for  some inappropriate data to be seen by children/users at home/office etc. Today’s routers are capable to fulfill this need. However I saw many queries how to do this. In my this post I will cover how to do URL Blocking or  Content Filtering. If you have an advanced router good.. 🙂 If no, don’t…

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Useful Linux/Ubuntu terminal commands with example

Keywords: Linux terminal commands, basic Linux commands   If you are a newbi, you’ll find following Linux commands useful. These commands will work with any Linux distro. 1. To list all files and directory -> Use ls a.) current location : ls b.) any other location: ls <location> $ ls $ ls /home/ 2. To change a directory -> Use cd Syntax: cd <location> $ cd /home/sachin/movies 3. To exit from a directory -> Use cd .. or cd \ $ cd .. $ cd \ 4. To remove a…

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Windows XP Troubleshooting

Keywords: Windows XP Troubleshooting, F8 is not working, CD/DVD is not working, Repair Windows XP 7 years back in 2005,When me and many of my friends bought the system when we were in 1st year of our engineering. From then till today I have helped my friends to troubleshoot their systems. My this post is dedicated to my all friends , who asked for my help and provided their systems for my experiments and having faith in me that their systems will be safe in my hand.. 😉 I hope this post…

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How to install tftp server in Ubuntu

In order to install a tftp server on Ubuntu, you have to download and install following packages: xinetd tftpd tftp Open a terminal window and type following command: $ sudo apt-get install xinetd tftpd tftp This will install tftp server in your system. Now we have to make some changes in order to use tftfp server. Create /etc/xinetd.d/tftp by giving the following command in terminal: $ sudo gedit /etc/xinetd.d/tftp This will open a file in gedit text editor, write following lines in this file: service tftp { protocol = udp…

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