Get the disk health status with SMART monitor tools on Debian and Ubuntu Linux

Every modern disk has a internal monitoring function called SMART that keeps track on errors in that disk. There is a software package called smartmontools on Linux which can be used to query the SMART status of the disk to monitor if the disk might fail in near future. Installation apt-get install smartmontools Usage First ... Read more

Encrypt Folders (Ubuntu Linux)

To encrypt folders on Linux Ubuntu there is a simple program called Cryptkeeper which, while active, lets you mount and dismount password protected folders. While unmounted, the encrypted folders are invisible to the user. While mounted, you need to enter the password to access its contents. To create a new encrypted folder just click on ... Read more

Change Default Application to Open Files (Linux Mint)

The default application is the one you open a file with on doubleclick. In some cases installed programs automatically turn themselves into the default application for files you were happy with, which you might want to change. To do that, rightclick a file of the chosen format and choose Open With... -> Other Application or ... Read more