Install the True Type core fonts for better web browsing

In 1996 Microsoft decided to create a pack of core fonts for the Web. Unfortunately there were propriety restrictions on the fonts restricting their distribution. Microsoft terminated the project in 2002 but many websites still default to these fonts if the one used is not available so it is handy to have them installed. The […]

Change swappiness to use RAM instead of the swapfile

Swappiness can be thought of as the point that KDE neon decides to stop keeping files in RAM (fast memory) and start writing them to a swap file on the hard drive (slow memory). Unfortunately the defaults for KDE neon treat it the same as the defaults for a server with swappiness set to 60. […]

Downloading websites from the Wayback Machine

The Wayback Machine is an archive of the web, which is to say that it crawls the Internet looking for websites and then saves them. It might seem like a simple thing but it is also very important. A lot of the Web disappears fairly often, especially with news sites. Every time they update their […]

Samba file sharing setup for KDE neon

Samba is the open source version of the protocol that Windows machines use to share files. It is useful because it is fairly well supported on Linux, Mac and Windows machines although Windows likes to change things to make it harder sometimes. The steps below will set up a simple share using the Public folder […]