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Unix+clones

Bash tips and tricks

Post date: November 26, 2007, 05:11 Category: Software Views: 39538 Comments
Tutorial quote: For the uninitiated, bash is the default shell in many Linux distros, including Fedora, Ubuntu, Redhat etc etc. If you use a Linux based OS, then chances are that you are using bash. For this reason, I outline below a few common annoyances, and the simple ways to overcome them.
RedHat

Tips & tricks: Performance tuning

Post date: November 26, 2005, 00:11 Category: Optimizing Views: 8612 Comments
Tutorial quote: Advanced tips on optimizing your Red Hat server.
Linux

Tweakin' your Bash Prompt

Post date: January 6, 2007, 22:01 Category: System Views: 4230 Comments
Tutorial quote: A friendly companion to the Bash-Prompt HOWTO, including a new trick to make the prompt change color dynamically based on your log-in. In the process, the overview could be handy in doing other Bash prompt tricks.
Linux

How the One-Liner For-Loop in Bash Goes

Post date: January 6, 2007, 21:01 Category: System Views: 3381 Comments
Tutorial quote: A mini-guide to one of the coolest tricks at the Bash command line - performing the same operation on a whole group of files at once using the "for-do-done" loop syntax.
Unix+clones

OpenOffice Tips: Writer, Calc and Impress

Post date: April 14, 2005, 13:04 Category: Software Views: 2462 Comments
Tutorial quote: Making the switch from Microsoft Office to OpenOffice can save you a lot of money on licensing fees, and it isn't difficult--most people get used to the changes quickly. But if you've been using MS Office for the best part of a decade and learned a few of its tricks along the way, you may find yourself baffled about how to do certain tasks in OpenOffice. Here are a few tips on using Writer, Calc and Impress.
Ubuntu

Ubuntu Maverick Meerkat 10.10 Post Installation Guide

Post date: October 10, 2010, 20:10 Category: Software Views: 4436 Comments
Tutorial quote: Ubuntu 10.10 post installation guide. Useful applications, tips and tricks.
OSX

The Last iPod Video Guide You’ll Ever Need

Post date: January 10, 2006, 07:01 Category: Multimedia Views: 7580 Comments
Tutorial quote: I was recently inspired to create a guide for Mac users who just got themselves a brand new iPod! We’ll go over all the options you’ve got and how to convert absolutely anything and everything: DVDs, TiVo video, messy AVIs, muxed MPEGs and more to iPod compatible video - all within OS X. Along the way, you’ll learn a couple of iPod tips and tricks, too. Don’t worry if you don’t know what a muxed MPEG is. We’ll get to that later!
Linux

Talking clock, written in bash using common utilities

Post date: October 20, 2006, 19:10 Category: Programming Views: 3894 Comments
Tutorial quote: Build your own talking clock, using Bash and some common *nix utilities like sox. Articluates the time at random once an hour and hour and with a random pitch.
Includes very basic short scripts to get you going on basic bash coding and then puts it all together to produce the finished item.
Takes time out to explain as much as possible to a large audience.
Ubuntu

Ten tips for new Ubuntu users

Post date: June 22, 2006, 15:06 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 6191 Comments
Tutorial quote: Ubuntu has become the most popular Linux distribution for new Linux users. It's easy to install, easy to use, and usually "just works." But moving to a different operating system can be confusing, no matter how well-designed it is. Here's a list of tips that might save you some time while you're getting used to Ubuntu.
Ubuntu

Prepping Ubuntu for Everyday Use

Post date: June 2, 2006, 07:06 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 3764 Comments
Tutorial quote: Below are over 25 tips that will let you tweak and personalize the latest Ubuntu release so that it's perfect. Think of it as polishing the diamond.

In the tips I explain some simple stuff, such as replacing that gloomy wallpaper with something prettier, to more essential stuff, such as enabling all the Ubuntu software repositories so that you get the fullest choice of software. You'll also learn how to configure proprietary 3D graphics drivers.
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