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

Annoy somebody


If you can’t annoy somebody, there is little point in writing.

~ Kingsley Amis

Do not go gentle into that good night


Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

~ Thomas Dylan

This quote is taken from the poem of the same name.

Dual boot: Unable to mount a NTFS partition on linux fix

I have dual booted Windows 10 with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have my D:\ partition for all my data which I want to access from both Windows and Ubuntu environment. However, whenever I boot Ubuntu, I get a message that it cannot mount my windows data partition (D:\), and I can choose to either wait, skip or manually mount. Continue reading

Enable minimization of apps by clicking on their icons again

Did you get irritated having to click the minimize ‘-‘ button to minimize every window in Unity desktop for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS? Have you wondered, Can I use the Unity launcher icon to minimize applications/windows? Continue reading

Ubuntu restricted extras metapackage

The first thing you probably need to do after a fresh Ubuntu installation is to install “Ubuntu restricted extras“. This package contains all the helpful and essential software for playing your regular media files, Continue reading

FutureCrux – new crack in career planning field

Ever wondered the age old question, ‘Have I chosen a career path that is right for me and gives me work satisfaction?’

Well, FutureCrux answers exactly that. Continue reading

An operating system not found error

Getting “An operating system not found” error? When I tried dual booting Ubuntu 14.04 LTS from a bootable USB stick with my Windows 10 I received it too, nothing seemed to work for me. Here, I will list down the possible steps you can follow and see if it works for you. Continue reading

All about swap area

Linux beginners always get confused what is swap area? or why do we need swap area? Well I was confused about it too whenever I was running a fresh install of Linux on my machine so finally I read all about it and felt like sharing the resource with everyone. I read all of this information from Ubuntu forums here, its explained well in simple language and if you want to read everything you should visit that page. An excerpt from the page is given below for a quick reference.

What is swap?

Swap space is the area on a hard disk which is part of the Virtual Memory of your machine, Continue reading