Using tablets as desktop external monitors

Both my work laptop and my personal laptop have 15.6-inch “full HD” screens, which are a decent size. But sometimes — especially when on the go — I’d like a little more screen real estate. Carrying an extra monitor isn’t practical, but I do have a 10-inch tablet that comes with me pretty much everywhere.…

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Visual Studio Code

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Free and open source … from Microsoft? Yep. That’s Visual Studio Code, and I switched to it as my primary coding editor from Sublime Text 3. Why? It’s got killer features that Sublime doesn’t offer, and it’s a great editor.

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Get the red root prompt back in Linux Mint 19

The Linux terminal is one of those indispensable tools that I spent lots of time in. Linux Mint recently released a new version, 19, to replace 18.3. There were several good upgrades, including a major update to the Cinnamon window manager, so it was worthwhile to get the newer versions installed. Unfortunately, one of the…

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Clementine

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When Linux is your main desktop OS, there are lots of choices for music players but most don’t work well or have odd limitations. Clementine is simple, works well, and can handle my library.

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Vagrant

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Virtual machines can be a lot of work and tricky to set up. Vagrant takes out the guess work and gives you a consistent VM any time, anywhere.

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Shutter

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Programmers frequently need an easy way to do various screen shots. Shutter is an easy way to do various screen shots on Linux.

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Linux Mint

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With more flavors of Linux to choose from than Baskin-Robbins has ice cream, it’s hard to narrow it down. But Mint is my flavor of choice since 2013. The latest release, 19, has compelling new features and improvements.

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