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A how-to is a short description of how to accomplish a specific task. This is a compilation of Ubuntu related howto's which I provided to users in my network or which I applied myself. Targeting the Ubuntu beginner they provide a simple and detailed step-by-step description with pictures. I hope they'll help you!

How to install Skype 4.3 on Ubuntu 12.04 or Ubuntu 14.04

Skype for Linux

Since August 1. 2014 Skype 4.2 doesn't work anymore. If you try to connect you get the error "Skype can't connect". To update Ubuntu 12.04 or Ubuntu 14.04 you can proceed as follows: 1. Install From Skype's Website or 2. Install From Ubuntu Software Center

How to convert CMYK Photoshop files (.psd) to be used in GIMP

Photoshop online editor

As you might know GIMP is a great free open source alternative to Adobe Photoshop. Usually GIMP gives you the possibility to open and edit PSD files out of the box. But in some cases you might get the error message: "Error loading PSD file: Unsupported colour mode: CMYK". Though GIMP has some support for the CMYK work flow the opening of existing Adobe Photoshop files (.psd) that use the CMYK model unfortunately isn't possible. But there is a very easy way to solve the problem by converting the Adobe Photoshop .psd file.

How to install Skype in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Synaptic Package Manager

See also new article: How to install Skype 4.3 on Ubuntu 12.04 or Ubuntu 14.04. This howto offers the quick command line installation for Skype on Ubuntu 32bit and for Skype on Ubuntu 64bit.

How to install the latest stable Firefox in Ubuntu 10.04

As it seems it is not possible anymore to install the latest stable Firefox version in Ubuntu 10.04 with the classical method using "sudo apt-get" or by adding "fancy" repositories. This howto gives you a short description for a very simple workaround.

How to install Adobe Acrobat Reader in Ubuntu 12.04/12.10

Obviously Adobe Acrobar Reader can neither be found in the Ubuntu Software Center nor in the Synaptic Package Manager. The following commands allow you to install it.

How to run Java in Chromium Browser (Ubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu, ...)

How to run Java in Chromium Browser (Ubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu, ...)

If you want to run Java in the Google Chromium Browser (Ubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu, ...), the installation of the IcedTea Plugin is probably the fastest and easiest way.

How to install Huawei E173 Usb Modem in Ubuntu 10.04/12.04 LTS

Huawei E173 Usb Modem

Instructions how to install the Huawei E173 Usb Modem Data Card 3G 7.2Mbps on Ubuntu 10.04/12.04 LTS

GIMP @Ubuntu: How to Batch Resize Images with GIMP

Most digital cameras nowadays, have resolutions that are far bigger than the normal monitor screen size. On average most point-and-shoot digital cameras have resolution anywhere from 3 megapixels to 10 megapixels. Most monitors these days have resolution of either 1024×768 or the slightly larger 1280×1024 pixels.

How to add sound / audio file to a video in Ubuntu?

Instructions how to add sound to a video, how to change the sound of a video file in Ubuntu.

How to install LXDE or Xfce Desktop Environment in Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10

Xfce Desktop Environment

If you want to run Ubuntu on an old computer and you don't succeed to tweak Ubuntu 12.04 or 12.10, you might want continue to use Ubuntu 10.04 or 10.10. One key tweak to run Ubuntu on an old computer is to use a lightweight shell or desktop environment (uses little resources i.p memory). The most common ones are LXDE and Xfce. LXDE you can install from the Software Center or Synaptic Package Manager. To install Xfce, enter the following commands in the terminal.

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