Linux Terminal Application list.

If you really love the terminal and can’t get enough here is a list of programs that should make you smile. Linux comes packed with so many command line tools already; you can do just about anything without the GUI, but what if you want more? Maybe some of these programs are for you.

Execute PowerShell from Python

I originally wrote this to execute PowerShell scripts from a Flask web interface. You can now install Powershell on Linux. Crazy, ain’t it?

List or search all installed apps on Ubuntu 18.04 with Python.

I was bored… Of course this can be done easily in the terminal, but what’s the fun in that? This should work on any flavor of Debian/Ubuntu. import os import subprocess as sp ”’ Pipe to file in terminal: $ flatpak list –app –show-details > ~/Documents/installed-flatpack.log $ dpkg –get-selections > ~/Documents/installed-software.log Not using Debian? Here’s […]

Create Desktop App from WebApp.

Here’s a nifty tool for Windows, OS X, and Linux to convert web apps, like the online Amazon Kindle Reader, to a desktop app. https://www.npmjs.com/package/nativefier

Running Steam Windows Games on Linux

I’m sure these will be hit or miss, but with a little work some Steam Windows games might run. If you want a unified gaming center on Linux with Steam for Windows support check out Lutris. Might be easier than pure Wine or Play On Linux. We will see. and… Watch Dogs 2 is running […]

Using Linux with iPhone the easy way.

Update: I installed Ubuntu Budgie 19.04 and use Shotwell. Shotwell on this OS works perfectly for importing. When the file manager mounts the iPhone unmount from the dropdown in ‘Places’ – folder icon – on the top bar then open Shotwell and select iPhone and you should have no issues. Step one: Photos and video. […]

Compiled PDF List of the best Linux Software of 2018.

At least in my opinion. 🙂 Yes, it’s a PDF – I’m too lazy to sit here and format HTML. Download as PDF Check the hash before opening. SHA1: 65ba078feae3226c523541a26e97c3ee73c08544 Anything you think should be here or if you need help finding something, leave a comment.

Extract CAB files with Python and Patool.

Install 7zip. This assumes you are on Windows. Add the 7zip path to the system path. In the searchbar type env and open the result. Click Environment Variables in the dialog. Add to PATH. Windows 10 just click add and browse to the folder 7zip installed to, i.e., C:\Program Files\7-zip. Otherwise, paste the path making […]

Linux for Graphic Artists and Designers: A real world setup.

I know a lot of Linux and software bloggers write often about the “Photoshop killers this” and the “best Linux/open source that” but I want to add my two cents as a long time Linux and open source user – early nineties to present – who does graphic design. I’m also not gaining financially to […]