How to change boot splash screen on Ubuntu or Linux Mint

Question: On my desktop, I want to change the initial splash screen which is shown during boot time. How can I customize boot splash screen on [Ubuntu, Linux Mint]? When you power up your Ubuntu/Mint desktop and the boot procedure gets started in the background, you see a nice graphical animation appear in the screen. […]
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How to enable and configure desktop sharing on Linux Mint Cinnamon desktop

Question: I was trying to enable desktop sharing via Vino VNC server (vino-server) on Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon desktop. However, I notice that vino-preferences tool which allows us to configure vino-server (e.g., sharing option, security, notification on/off) no longer exists. Also, I cannot find desktop sharing menu on Cinnamon desktop. How can I configure desktop […]
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How to find Ubuntu version and codename in a shell script

Question: I am writing a shell script where I need to obtain the release version and release name (or codename) of Ubuntu system. How can I get Ubuntu version/release name inside a shell script? There are many cases where you need to run some batch processing jobs which can vary across different Ubuntu releases (e.g., […]
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How to install Ubuntu One on Linux Mint

Question: I am a Linux Mint user. How can I install Ubuntu One on Linux Mint? Ubuntu One is a cloud service offered by Canonical Ltd. With Ubuntu One, you can store and sync files across multiple platforms including Linux, MacOS X, iOS, Windows and Android. Ubuntu One client comes pre-installed with Ubuntu Desktop. However, […]
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