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Ubuntu

BAR - Backup archiver program

Post date: March 23, 2010, 14:03 Category: Software Views: 4612 Comments
Tutorial quote: BAR is backup archiver program to create compressed and encrypted archives of files that can be stored on a hard
disk, CD, DVD, or directly on a server via FTP, SCP, or SFTP. A server mode and a scheduler are integrated for
making automated backups in the background. A graphical front end that can connect to the (remote) server is included.
Unix+clones

Downloading without a Browser

Post date: November 29, 2005, 19:11 Category: Software Views: 2922 Comments
Tutorial quote: Ever had to download a file so huge over a link so slow that you'd need to keep the web browser open for hours or days? What if you had 40 files linked from a single web page, all of which you needed -- will you tediously click on each one? What if the browser crashes before it can finish? GNU/Linux comes equipped with a handy set of tools for downloading in the background, independent of the browser. This allows you to log out, resume interrupted downloads, and even schedule them to occur during off-peak Net usage hours.
Linux

Adding Windows Fonts in Linux

Post date: December 3, 2005, 07:12 Category: Desktop Views: 2536 Comments
Tutorial quote: Unlike past times, Linux do come with good fonts. And the font rendering can be made better by choosing to antialiase the fonts. But at times you come across a website which has been designed with the windows user in mind. Such websites are best viewed with one of the windows fonts. If you have windows OS installed on your machine, you can copy the essential fonts from the windows partition to linux and use them to get a better web experience. Here is how you do it.
Unix+clones

Using Public Key Authentication with SSH

Post date: June 26, 2008, 10:06 Category: Network Views: 4667 Comments
Tutorial quote: The current leading SSH server, OpenSSH, offers two main methods of authentication: interactive password and public key authentication. While interactive password authentication is the default, there are several reasons for using public key authentication. After reading some background information about public key cryptography, you should have a firm understanding of what public key cryptography is and how it works. You're welcome to skip straight to generating keys for use with SSH. Setting up public key authentication will require a few minutes, but the results are worthwhile.
Ubuntu

Installing Windows XP As A KVM Guest On Ubuntu 8.10 Desktop

Post date: February 15, 2009, 12:02 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 4400 Comments
Tutorial quote: There's a bug in virt-install and virt-manager on Ubuntu 8.10 that does not let you run Windows XP as a guest under KVM. During the Windows installation, the guest needs to be rebooted, and then you get the following error, and Windows XP refuses to boot: "A disk read error occured. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart". This guide shows how you can solve the problem and install Windows XP as a KVM guest on Ubuntu 8.10.
Unix+clones

X Window Manager Benchmarks (E17 on Top)

Post date: June 9, 2005, 14:06 Category: Benchmarks Views: 3734 Comments
Tutorial quote: I've been focusing on some stability issues of late in E17, but more importantly - speed. I've been doing a little profiling and shaving off cycles where I can find readily optimizable code. I have E17 starting in 0.52 seconds (from execute to usable desktop). Considering that involves loading and rendering and scaling a complex multi-leayered desktop background, loading multiple useful modules (pager, ibar, start, dropshadow, cpufreq handler, clock, etc.), then that's not too bad.

Now I'm a numbers man. I like numbers. I don't like vague "it's faster than X" or "that's slower than this" statements without numbers to back it up. I also like to play fair. Also given there are no "performance suites" i know of that measure window manager performance, I wrote a quick and dirty one.
Gentoo

Fbsplash on gentoo

Post date: April 12, 2005, 05:04 Category: Multimedia Views: 3538 Comments
Tutorial quote: Gensplash is a project started by Spock whose aim is to create a set of tools which could enrich the Gentoo boot process by displaying messages, animations, progress bars, etc. An explanation of the various things named *splash (bootsplash, gensplash, fbsplash, and splashutils) and how they relate to each other, can be found at Spock's Gensplash site.

Fbsplash is part of the gensplash project. According to fbsplash's documentation, "the framebuffer splash is a kernel feature that allows displaying a background picture on selected consoles and switching the first console to the so-called silent mode, while booting/rebooting/shutting down the system." The fbsplash device is accessed through the /dev/fbsplash device node. For fbsplash to work, a frame buffer device is required.
Linux

Tools to access Linux Partitions from Windows

Post date: April 13, 2008, 20:04 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 3407 Comments
Tutorial quote: If you dual boot with Windows and Linux, and have data spread across different partitions on Linux and Windows, you should be really in for some issues.

It happens sometimes you need to access your files on Linux partitions from Windows, and you realize it isn’t possible easily. Not really, with these tools in hand - it’s very easy for you to access files on your Linux partitions from Windows.
Mepis

Upgrading to Linux from Windows 98

Post date: April 18, 2005, 07:04 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 6323 Comments
Tutorial quote: In this tutorial-style article, Michael C. Barnes outlines a strategy to avoid costly upgrades from Windows 98 to Windows XP -- in terms of both hardware and software -- by upgrading to Linux, instead. Barnes reviews the typical requirements of computers used for relatively generic purposes, and shows how to give a new lease on life to aging laptops and PCs by replacing obsolete OSes such as Windows 98 with a combination of Linux, free open source applications, and inexpensive commercial software.
Windows

How to install KDE4 applications on Windows

Post date: August 28, 2008, 17:08 Category: Software Views: 5160 Comments
Tutorial quote: This tutorial describes how to install and run KDE4 applications natively on Windows. Windows 2000, XP, and Vista are supported. KOffice, Kopete, Amarok, Ktorrent, Konquerror, KDevelop, K3b, Kmail, Dolphin are only some of them.
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