The India income tax department has launched a new tax portal and has also created new income tax utilities to enable income tax returns filers to file their tax returns. Past years' utilities could be run on Linux or any other operating system because they were written in Java. However, this time, the utilities are … Continue reading How to run latest India income tax utility for the Financial Year 2021-22 (AY 2022-23) in Linux
Enable night mode on Linux using RedShift
To enable night mode on Linux and void strain to the eyes while working at night, install redshift. To install from the repository, open a terminal window and enter the following command: $ sudo apt-get install redshift-gtk <enter> This will install the RedShift tool. Run it and set it up to reduce screen glare at … Continue reading Enable night mode on Linux using RedShift
Enable login sound in Linux Mint on the XFCE desktop environment
It is strange that Linux Mint has such great sound effects in Cinnamon and they can all be heard, but they do not work on the Linux Mint XFCE desktop. Fret not. The effects are there, but the sounds have to be enabled. This applies to the XFCE desktop in any Linux distribution. To enable … Continue reading Enable login sound in Linux Mint on the XFCE desktop environment
Extract audio stream from a video file using ffmpeg
To extract the audio stream from a video file using ffmpeg, open a terminal window and enter the following command: $ ffmpeg -i file.avi -vn -ab 256k -ar 48000 -y file.mp3 <enter> Note that the values 256 and 48000 in the above example can be changed per convenience.
How to calculate MD5 or SHA256 sums in Linux and Android
Many of us use Linux Distributions like Ubuntu, Fedora, available for free on the Internet. To install these distributions on our computers, we need to down their ISO files. Recently, the Linux Mint ISO was hacked and malware inserted into some of it's files. It was then repacked and put up on an external website. … Continue reading How to calculate MD5 or SHA256 sums in Linux and Android
Linux Mint 14 on a AMD Athlon X2 with onboard Nvidia graphics
First time I tried Linux Mint 14 with Mate Desktop on the above board and am pleasantly surprised. Rock solid, zero crashes and better speed and performance. Had earlier put Ubuntu 12.10 on it, and it kept on hanging randomly when selecting Dash. Prior to that, had Fedora 17 and it still froze randomly.
Linux Mint and the Mate desktop
Today I test drove Linux Mint. Must say it is one of the best out there for newbies and experienced users alike. Most of all, it is a cool substitute for Ubuntu or Fedora, if you are not comfortable with the Ubuntu Unity desktop or if you are not comfortable with the Gnome 3 desktop … Continue reading Linux Mint and the Mate desktop