Moving to a new operating system (whether it’s Windows, OS-X or a Linux OS that’s new to you) it’s often difficult to find what you are looking for — at first, and they all have some kind of a fancy way of displaying system information.

These graphical methods present a nice browsable list of information, but with a terminal command line, however, you can really dig under the hood of your Linux computer’s hardware.

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Many youtube channels incorporate their own thumbnail onto the video. Many does it only for the purpose of clickbait, while most does it to represent the content of that video. No matter the reason, it’s sometimes useful to download that thumbnail. Let’s use a physics video by ilectureonline.com to see how we can get that static thumbnail.

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WordPress has smileys or so-called emojis added in version 4.2+. It added emoji character using javascript and other junk. It slows down the site for no real reason, and many of us don’t use them. Here is how to remove unnecessary HTML and emoji URL calls to every page of your site and speed up your site.

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A pure network printer can happily disappear unobtrusively into a corner of the room and serve multiple users on the LAN. The convenience, flexibility, and invisibility of network printers is one reason why they have replaced their USB counterparts in many offices. Thanks to a mini computer Raspberry Pi, which can provide a print server service for your old USB hulk, the old printer has now a new function. With a wireless adapter plugged into your rPi (or by using rPi3), the location of your printer depends only on wireless reception and a suitable power supply.

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Linux is one of the most astoundingly functional and utilitarian Operating Systems around when it comes to working from the command line. Need to perform a particular task? Odds are there is an application or script you can use to get it done in the terminal. But, once in a while we all need some changes in our lives, preferably something colourful. So here is a collection of strange, funny, or even downright pointless things you can do right in your Linux terminal.

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