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Linux

Slim Down and Speed Up Linux

Post date: December 17, 2007, 06:12 Category: Optimizing Views: 7286 Comments
Tutorial quote: While Linux is pretty efficient with a computer's resources out of the box, there are still ways you can make it run leaner and meaner on your desktop. Using a little bit of know-how, a willingness to run a few terminal commands and a mind for efficiency, you can get every last bit of power from your Linux box, or get more life from an older system. Read on for a roundup of ways to slim down and speed up Linux that any level of user can implement.
Debian

Boot Debian from an external firewire drive on PowerPc Mac

Post date: December 14, 2005, 19:12 Category: Installing Views: 2619 Comments
Tutorial quote: Messing with a boot process is a delicate matter even on a Mac. Note that the Debian installer will fail at some point during the procedure.
I offer no warranty and assume no responsibility for whatever loss or damage might be caused to your hardware, software or data.
There are other ways to boot Linux from an external firewire drive documented elsewhere on the net. See the Resources section.

Adding or removing peripherals like usb keys, digital cameras, other external HDs, cdroms etc, or installing/removing devfs, udev, and similar stuff might alter the way Linux sees the firewire drive, i suggest becoming familiar with supplying boot options to yaboot during the boot process. See Man pages of yaboot and yaboot.conf.
Mandriva

Using Compiz, Beryl, And Metisse On A Mandriva 2007 Spring Desktop

Post date: July 8, 2007, 23:07 Category: Desktop Views: 3814 Comments
Tutorial quote: This tutorial shows how you can use Compiz, Beryl, and Metisse on a Mandriva 2007 Spring (Mandriva 2007.1) desktop (the system must have a 3D-capable graphics card). With Compiz, Beryl, and Metisse, you can make your desktop use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube (although the desktop cube is not available on Metisse).
Ubuntu

Pybackpack - A user friendly file backup tool for Ubuntu Linux Desktop

Post date: September 7, 2008, 16:09 Category: System Views: 3370 Comments
Tutorial quote: A graphical tool to make file backup simpler. Provides a user-friendly interface which allows you to back up your files easily to an archive, to a CD/DVD or to a remote location using SSH.pybackpack is a user-friendly file backup tool written for the Gnome desktop and released under the GPL.

OpenSUSE

Deluge - free opensource Torrent Client for openSUSE

Post date: September 1, 2008, 21:09 Category: Network Views: 3819 Comments
Tutorial quote: Deluge is a full-featured free opensource BitTorrent client for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows. It uses libtorrent in it’s backend and PyGTK for it’s user interface. Deluge was created with the intention of being lightweight and unobtrusive. Deluge features a rich plugin collection; in fact, most of Deluge’s functionality is available in the form of plugins. Deluge is not designed for any one specific desktop environment and will work just fine in GNOME, KDE, XFCE and others.
Unix+clones

Version control for non-programmers with Subversion

Post date: June 9, 2005, 04:06 Category: Software Views: 2988 Comments
Tutorial quote: Imagine a utility that lets you make an annotated backup of any of your project files with the click of a mouse or a single command. It would let you review the history of your backups and recover any version you wished. And it would integrate with your file browser and would keep track of files that have changed since your last backup. The utility exists -- Subversion, and its companion program TortoiseSVN, can help you safely manage your files as you work with them.
Unix+clones

Tutorial : Create Mac like Wallpaper with Gimp.

Post date: March 25, 2008, 03:03 Category: Software Views: 3020 Comments
Tutorial quote: Have you ever wondered how those glossy and stupendous wallpapers are created ? If not ! Then let me take you on a tour which will help you to create glossy wallpapers without any havoc.. This guide is targeted towards beginners .. I have tried my best to make it simple .. Being an Open Source user and FOSS follower I always use Open Source software to do my work. In this tutorial I had used GNU Image Manipulation Program [Gimp 2.4.2] to create wallpaper, so this tutorial will be focused on GIMP while people using Photoshop can still use the same technique to create this wallpaper..
Gentoo

Darcs - easy VCS alternative to CVS

Post date: June 21, 2005, 23:06 Category: Network Views: 3697 Comments
Tutorial quote: This is a brief introduction to Darcs - a distributed SCM system and a healthy alternative to CVS. It will show you an easy, more modern approach to VCS. The project I contribute to (formerly XWT, renamed to Vexi) has greatly benefitted from moving to Darcs from CVS because now we can make rapid progress without the fear of making bad commits to the server or the server being down. People can code and pull other's code at their own convenience.
Ubuntu

Hack Attack: Top 10 Ubuntu apps and tweaks

Post date: August 25, 2006, 17:08 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 35861 Comments
Tutorial quote: When I made the switch to Ubuntu Linux on my desktop computer (that is, if you can call triple-booting Windows XP, Vista, and Ubuntu a "switch"), I was a little worried about finding the applications and tools that would make me as productive working in Ubuntu as I am working on Windows.
Linux

Running .Net applications on Linux with Mono

Post date: April 26, 2006, 13:04 Category: Software Views: 2657 Comments
Tutorial quote: Imagine the fate of your company rests on your completing your new Linux project on time. You have a crack team of first-class developers, but they're all .Net programmers. What are you going to do? Admit that Windows is better that Linux? Cry? Resign? No, you're going to install Mono and save the world!
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