Author: AJ Reissig

Tilix Review: One Awesome Terminal Emulator !

Looking for more features than what the default Gnome terminal provides? Let me introduce you to Tilix, a GTK3 tiling terminal emulator for Linux. If you haven’t heard of Tilix, you may recognize it by its old name, Terminix (there was a name change due to trademark infringement). But whatever we call it, this terminal emulator has some great features that even the casual user will find useful. Installation If you are on a Ubuntu-based distribution, WebUpD8 maintains a repository that provides Tilix packages. To add Tilix, open a terminal and use the following commands one at a time:...

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How to Add “Open as Root” and “Edit as Root” to Nautilus

The nautilus file manager (used in Gnome, Unity and Budgie) lacks the native ability to open files with root or administrative) privileges. At one time, a person could open the file manager using the command gksu, granting the user admin privileges. Unfortunately, gksu hasn’t been updated in years, prompting many distributions to drop it from their repositories. Enter pkexec, the modern day replacement for gksu. Just like gksu, this command can be used to open a graphical program with root privileges. To use this command, you must have a PolicyKit file installed in /usr/share/polkit-1/actions/ for the app you’re trying...

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Shotwell 23.1: an easy to use Linux Photo Manager

Shotwell is an easy to use Linux photo manager that is the current default with many distributions.  In this video, I cover the basic use and features of Shotwell. Thanks for watching. To keep up with my latest content, please subscribe to my YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/freedomredux If you want to meet up on social media, here are my profiles: Google+ http://bit.ly/1n7Py3u FaceBook https://www.facebook.com/FreedomRedux/ Twitter http://bit.ly/RKpAJc Pinterest http://bit.ly/1iWcBKD Tumblr: https://www.tumblr.com/blog/linuxgeek1973 My Blog: http://ajreissig.com/ If you’d like to donate to this channel, follow this link: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=P7394SZXF95P6 Please visit and subscribe to my fellow Linux YouTubers: Kips Linux Tips: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1snR04Fnjr-0XwSkkRrcGg/videos Joe...

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Budgie Remix 16.04 Review

My review of Budgie Remix 16.04. Budgie desktop + Ubuntu 16.04 = Awesome! For more information and to download, visit https://budgie-remix.org/. Thanks for watching. To keep up with my latest content, please subscribe to my YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/freedomredux If you want to meet up on social media, here are my profiles: Google+ http://bit.ly/1n7Py3u FaceBook https://www.facebook.com/FreedomRedux/ Twitter http://bit.ly/RKpAJc Pinterest http://bit.ly/1iWcBKD Tumblr: https://www.tumblr.com/blog/linuxgeek1973 My Blog: http://ajreissig.com/ If you’d like to donate to this channel, follow this link: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=P7394SZXF95P6 Please visit and subscribe to my fellow Linux YouTubers: Kips Linux Tips: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1snR04Fnjr-0XwSkkRrcGg/videos Joe Collins: https://www.youtube.com/user/BadEditPro Matthew Moore: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVTlmFfclZsEj_Wo5P_3YRQ Quidsup: https://www.youtube.com/user/quidsup OhHeyitsLou:...

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My Recent Move from A Small Orange to InMotion Hosting

Many of the frequent visitors to my blog may notice not only a new look, but a footer that proudly proclaims “powered by InMotion Hosting.” After years with A Small Orange, I jumped ship about two months ago due to my dissatisfaction. In this post, I want to tell about my reasons for changing hosting companies, as well as my experience with InMotion. In the beginning…. Back when I started AJReissig.com, I took quite a while to choose a host. I was on a budget so every penny counted, but at the same time, previous experience taught me that...

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