My Quests in Life

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Life. The contiguous two answering beats of the heart. The eupneic of air through the narrow parting of the lips. A multitude of flashes captured by the eye. Life is about living, but very few people really live it. To actually live it, you must have the wish to live it which is the quintessential element everyone must possess. There is so MUCH to do in life! How can one say there’s nothing to do or I have done enough in my life? I have become irritated of hearing from my friends and acquaintances so often that they had nothing to do during their holidays, or they got bored to death during their free time. Sometimes you do get tired of the world due to your continuous indulgence but that doesn’t justify your answer of ‘getting bored’ or ‘nothing’ to the question ‘Wassup?’ and ‘What are you doing these days?’ all the time. Continue reading

GAIL Indian Speedstar, an athletics initiative

I thought there weren’t much initiatives done to help Indian athletes in their preparation and training and support them to help represent the country in the Olympics. But after hearing about GAIL Indian Speedstar initiative my thoughts have changed. GAIL (India) Limited and National Yuva Cooperative Society (NYCS), launched a grassroots athletics program GAIL Indian Speedstar on the 22nd of March, 2016 at the Constitution Club of India, New Delhi. This program is aimed at unearthing young talent across the length and breadth of India. Continue reading

LastPass: Password Manager for Ubuntu

Today, I have revisited some of my old notes and saw some sensitive information stored in it. To my horror those were not encrypted which made me think back on all my security and privacy measures in this world full of chaotic hacking where personal data and sensitive information are the most important things right now. Continue reading

Installing JRE/JDK on Ubuntu

As a lot of articles and programs require to have Java installed, this article will guide you through the process of installing and managing different versions of Java Runtime Environment.  Continue reading

Skype installation on Ubuntu

Whether its interviews, business meetings or video chatting with your lovers, Skype is the preferred way to go.

Installation of skype is as easy as cakewalk, just run the below commands and you’re good to go. Continue reading

Search for an Ubuntu package

You can use this command to know if Ubuntu has a particular package packaged. If yes get to know the correct packagename you were trying to search for. Use Continue reading

uGet – Download Manager for Linux

Shifted from Windows? Missing Internet Download Manager?

Well, Linux has its own download manager which runs on Windows too. uGet is the IDM best suited on Linux. To install fire up your terminal and run: Continue reading

Setup offline dictionary on Ubuntu with audio pronunciation

I use dict. dict is a CLI client dictd server (offline usage).

First allow the universe repo:


sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu $(lsb_release -sc) universe"

Install: Continue reading

Install Steam: Yes, you can game on Ubuntu

Gamer? Dig games on Steam? Moved to Ubuntu?

Nice to have your acquaintance. So let’s get started, shall we?😀

It’s as easy as shooting the below command on your terminal.

sudo apt-get install steam

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How to uninstall a program on Ubuntu?

So you want to uninstall a program on Ubuntu? Or should I say you want to remove a package. Below command will help you do that.

sudo apt-get –purge autoremove <packagename>

<packagename> should be the name of your package, needless to say that package must be already installed on your system.

Example: sudo apt-get –purge autoremove ubuntu-restricted-extras

Note: autoremove also removes the dependencies that <packagename> depends on. So say I install package A, which depends on package B. Then I remove A, autoremove will remove B too. So if you want to keep B, just skip “autoremove” from the command.

Know version of a package

Have you wanted to know what version of a particular package/software have you got installed on your Ubuntu? Or while upgrading wanted to compare the version of the package you already have? Or just want to check on the versions of any package before installing them? If you yes to any of the questions then use the below command in the terminal to satisfy your needs. Continue reading