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Vanilla Ubuntu


Installing things

App Images

can be downloaded and run without installation or the need for root rights.

Making it executable
You can make the appImage executable as follows:

 chmod a+x exampleName.AppImage

Executing it
You can execute an appImage as follows:


Uninstalling things

If the application has been installed via the package manager, all you have to do is run

 sudo apt-get remove <application_name>

Sometimes applications can be split up into multiple packages (for example, many games have a separate package for their music). To make sure that you uninstall all related packages AND configuration files, you can type

 sudo apt-get purge <package-name>



Its Of Utmost Importance

How to boot from USB


  1. Shut down your Surface.
  2. Insert the bootable USB drive into the USB port on your Surface.
  3. Press and hold the volume-down button on the Surface. While you’re doing this, press and release the power button.
  4. The Microsoft or Surface logo appears on your screen. Continue to hold the volume-down button. Release the button once spinning dots appear beneath the logo.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to boot from your USB drive.

Shut down your Surface.
Once Surface has turned off, press and hold the volume-up button.
With the volume-up button held down, press and release the power button.
Continue holding the volume-up button until the Surface or Windows logo no longer appears on the screen.
You should now see the Surface UEFI.

Terminal keyboard commands

Ctrl+Shift+C : copy
Ctrl+Shift+V : paste
Ctrl + A or Home : Moves the cursor to the start of a line.
Ctrl+ E or End : Moves the cursor to the end of a line.
Esc + B : Moves to the beginning of the previous or current word.
Ctrl + K : Deletes from the current cursor position to the end of the line.
Ctrl + U : Deletes from the start of the line to the current cursor position.
Ctrl + W : Deletes the word before the cursor.
Alt + B : Goes back one word at a time.
Alt + F : Moves forward one word at a time.
Alt + C : Capitalizes letter where cursor is and moves to end of word.
Up Arrow or Ctrl + P : Scrolls through the commands you’ve entered previously.
Down Arrow or Ctrl + N : Takes you back to a more recent command.
tab : It autocompletes any commands or filenames, if there’s only one option, or else gives you a list of options.
Ctrl + R : Searches for commands you’ve already typed.
History : The history command shows a very long list of commands that you have typed.

Current problems

  1. Dropbox