How to speed up boot time on Linux if it boots slowly

My Linux computer was very slow to start up. It took approximately 4 minutes to get to the login prompt. Before performing any of the steps below, take a backup of the data on the computer. Also, you follow the steps below at your own risk. No one is responsible for whatever you do with … Continue reading How to speed up boot time on Linux if it boots slowly

Disable video, music, file lenses in Ubuntu 12.04 Linux

Your Ubuntu computer connects without your knowledge to some unknown servers. These servers are intended to enable the unity lens applications like music, video, music-store. To get rid of some of these services, you should remove unwanted lenses, using the below commands in a terminal window: $ sudo apt-get purge unity-lens-music unity-lens-video unity-lens-files unity-lens-musicstore <enter> … Continue reading Disable video, music, file lenses in Ubuntu 12.04 Linux

Updating Ubuntu packages, apply Ubuntu patches manually using the command line

Updating your Ubuntu system for the latest updates or patches manually is a 2 step activity, from the command line. Start up the terminal on your system, then enter the commands in italics as shown below. $ sudo apt-get update <enter> $ sudo apt-get upgrade <enter> If you are not comfortable doing the above at … Continue reading Updating Ubuntu packages, apply Ubuntu patches manually using the command line