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Fedora

Enabling Compiz Fusion On A Fedora 13 GNOME Desktop (NVIDIA GeForce 8100)

Post date: July 4, 2010, 17:07 Category: Desktop Views: 3514 Comments
Tutorial quote: This tutorial shows how you can enable Compiz Fusion on a Fedora 13 GNOME desktop (the system must have a 3D-capable graphics card - I'm using an NVIDIA GeForce 8100 here). With Compiz Fusion you can use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube on your desktop. I will use the free nouveau driver in this tutorial instead of the proprietary NVIDIA driver. nouveau is an accelerated Open Source driver for NVIDIA cards that comes with experimental 3D support on Fedora 13 - on my test system 3D support was working without any problems.
Fedora

The Perfect Desktop - Fedora 9

Post date: May 18, 2008, 09:05 Category: Desktop Views: 4690 Comments
Tutorial quote: This document describes step-by-step how to set up a Fedora 9 desktop (GNOME). The result is a fast, secure and extendable system that provides all you need for daily work and entertainment.
Ubuntu

How to install nVIDIA driver and Compiz on Ubuntu 10.10

Post date: October 28, 2010, 11:10 Category: Installing Views: 3981 Comments
Tutorial quote: This tutorial shows how you can install nVIDIA driver and compiz on Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat". You must have advance nVIDIA GeForce or other GPU. Once you install Compiz you can enjoy some extraordinary Desktop effects like 3D Desktop, Rain drops, Fire on Desktop, wobbly windows and lot more. Its lot better than windows.
Openfiler

Installing and Configuring Openfiler with DRBD and Heartbeat

Post date: October 26, 2008, 13:10 Category: Installing Views: 13151 Comments
Tutorial quote: Openfiler is a high performance operating system tailored for use as a SAN/NAS appliance. This configuration will enable two Openfiler appliances to work in an active/passive high availability scenario.
Linux

How To Manage An iPod From A Linux Desktop With Rhythmbox

Post date: July 29, 2007, 23:07 Category: Desktop Views: 3774 Comments
Tutorial quote: This article shows how you can use an iPod on a Linux desktop with the Rhythmbox audio player. It covers how you can upload MP3 files from your desktop to your iPod and delete files on the iPod. Normally, Apple's iTunes software is needed to manage an iPod, but iTunes is not available for Linux. Fortunately, there are Linux alternatives such as Rhythmbox that can handle the task.
Linux

Penguin Pete's X Window Manager and Desktop Environment Guide

Post date: January 6, 2007, 22:01 Category: Desktop Views: 3284 Comments
Tutorial quote: A tour of the desktops you will encounter on 99% of the Linux distributions out there. Each with screen shots, a review, and links. Written to help the new Linux user get familiar with the Linux desktop scene and help them decide which one is right for them.
Ubuntu

QuickStart, The Swiss Army Knife For Ubuntu 8.04 Desktop

Post date: August 17, 2008, 10:08 Category: Desktop Views: 3921 Comments
Tutorial quote: In this article I will show how to install and use QuickStart on an Ubuntu 8.04 desktop. QuickStart is like a Swiss army knife, it allows you to do various things on your Ubuntu desktop: creating and restoring backups, running scheduled backups, backing up configuration files, installing some common applications, installing DVD codecs, deleting unnecessary files, etc.
RedHat

How to set up a home DNS server

Post date: December 17, 2006, 17:12 Category: Network Views: 11526 Comments
Tutorial quote: In the first part of this series on the Domain Name System (DNS), we set up a caching nameserver that allowed our clients to take advantage of faster network operations by caching frequently requested DNS queries. In this article, we will extend our caching nameserver to a master nameserver that is responsible for managing the authoritative information for our internal client hostnames.
Ubuntu

How to install Unity on Ubuntu 10.10 desktop edition

Post date: November 4, 2010, 21:11 Category: Desktop Views: 3266 Comments
Tutorial quote: Unity is going to become the default UI for Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal' desktop edition and learn how to install it on Ubuntu 10.10 desktop edition.
Unix+clones

OpenOffice Tips: Writer, Calc and Impress

Post date: April 14, 2005, 13:04 Category: Software Views: 3304 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.
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