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Windows 10: Install Ubuntu 18 in VirtualBox

Getting started with Ubuntu 18 in VirtualBox This article will step through how to install Ubuntu on Windows 10 using VirtualBox. For this turotial I’ll be using Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (the host) and explain how to run Ubuntu 18.04.1 (the guest) as a virtual machine. Also covered are tips on configuring the display settings and installing VirtualBox Guest Additions. VirtualBox is a free and open-source virtualization platform by Oracle, and is popular for running a variety of virtual machines.

Windows 10: Update VirtualBox

This quick Windows 10 article describes how to manually update VirtualBox in Windows 10. You can simply download the new version of VirtualBox and run the installer - any existing installation of VirtualBox will be automatically updated. You can download the new version from the VirtualBox update prompt, or directly from their website. VirtualBox is a free and open-source virtualization platform by Oracle, and is popular for running a variety of virtual machines.

Hugo Shortcodes: Links with target="_blank"

If you do a lot of content development with Hugo then you have probably noticed that by default there is no way to specify the target attribute of a URL. This is especially important when you want a link to launch in a new browser tab. This solution uses Shortcodes. The Hugo documentation defines a shortcode as “a simple snippet inside a content file that Hugo will render using a predefined template”.

Windows 10: How to turn on Bluetooth

If you have ever wondered “how do I turn on Bluetooth in Windows”, you have come to the right place. Most Windows 10 devices will include Bluetooth. Bluetooth is a short-range wireless technology popular for wireless audio, headsets, and many other uses. How to turn on bluetooth in Windows 10 Click the Start button and select the Settings icon to open Settings

Ubuntu 18: How to manage items in the dock

How to add and remove items from the Ubuntu Dock This article describes how to add and remove items from the Dock in Ubuntu 18. The dock is great for providing quick access to your most frequently used applications and utilities. Items in the dock are also known as favorites. The Ubuntu Dock is the task bar on the left side of the screen. Adding and removing items is simple.

Install VirtualBox Guest Additions in Ubuntu 18

How to install VirtualBox Guest Additions in Ubuntu 18.04 This article will step through how to install VirtualBox Guest Additions in Ubuntu 18 running on Windows 10. For this turotial I’ll be using Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (the host) and describe how to install Guest Additions in Ubuntu 18.04.1 (the guest). Step 1: Update Ubuntu First, make sure Ubuntu is up to date before proceeding.

Ubuntu 18: How to check for updates

How to check for updates in Ubuntu 18 Desktop This article will describe how to check for updates in Ubuntu 18 Desktop. It is important to make sure your Ubuntu is kept up to date and running the latest software, both for stability and security. While Ubuntu may prompt you that there are pending updates, it is good to know how to check yourself. (adsbygoogle = window.

Install Python 2.7 on Windows 10

This article will describe how to install Python 2.7 on Windows 10 Pro x64. Python is a popular programming language that is powerful and easy to learn. The latest 2.7 release at the time of writing is 2.7.15 released on 1 May 2018. How to install Python 2.7 First up we need to download Python 2.7.15 from https://www.python.org/downloads/release/python-2715/. I’m using Windows X86-64 MSI Installer (2.

Resizing and rotating images in Ubuntu 18

How to resize and rotate images in Ubuntu 18 Ubuntu has some quick and convenient tools for resizing and rotating images without needing to open image editing software. This article describes how to resize and rotate images in Ubuntu 18 using a Nautilus extension called nautilus-image-converter. Install Nautilus extension Open a terminal and enter the below command: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install nautilus-image-converter When the install is finished, close the terminal window.

Notepad++ setup in Windows 10

As far as text editors go, Notepad++ would have to be one of my favourites. In fact, it’s one of my everyday tools. Whether its programming, JSON payload inspection, or just taking notes in a meeting, Notepad++ is quick and simple. Here’s a quick start with some of my preferred settings: Plugins My must-have plugins are JSTool and XML Tools.