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Ubuntu

Installing Google Android SDK 1.0 On Ubuntu 8.04 Desktop

Post date: September 28, 2008, 10:09 Category: Desktop Views: 3942 Comments
Tutorial quote: This guide explains how you can install the Google Android SDK 1.0 on an Ubuntu 8.04 desktop. With this stable release of the Android SDK, you can now develop applications for Android smartphones (like T-Mobile's G1) and offer them on the Android Market.
Linux

An Easy Way To Install Gnome Shell

Post date: September 21, 2009, 16:09 Category: Benchmarks Views: 4926 Comments
Tutorial quote: Gnome Shell consists of two big parts: the panel and overlay. The panel part is pretty much obvious - system tray, user name, and clock stuff and the activities button which activates the overlay -, and about the "overlay", well, take a look at this screenshot:


Basically, it allows the user to concentrate on switching to a new activity by opening new applications, documents, or both. It displays all the current user workspaces and open windows and facilitates organizing them.

So far, the Gnome Shell installation was quite time-consuming, so most people didn't try it until now. With time, however, this has changed, and you can install it by running a script. Here is how:
Ubuntu

How To Upgrade Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy) To 8.10 (Intrepid) (Desktop & Server)

Post date: October 31, 2008, 10:10 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 4369 Comments
Tutorial quote: Today the new Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) has been released. This guide shows how you can upgrade your Ubuntu 8.04 desktop and server installations to Ubuntu 8.10.
Ubuntu

Creating Backups With luckyBackup On An Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop

Post date: August 20, 2009, 11:08 Category: Desktop Views: 3278 Comments
Tutorial quote: This tutorial explains how to install and use luckyBackup on an Ubuntu 9.04 desktop. luckyBackup is an application for data back-up and synchronization powered by the rsync tool. It is simple to use, fast (transfers over only changes made and not all data), safe (keeps your data safe by checking all declared directories before proceeding in any data manipulation ), reliable and fully customizable.
OpenSUSE

Google Desktop Gadgets in openSUSE

Post date: July 29, 2008, 23:07 Category: Desktop Views: 4216 Comments
Tutorial quote: Google Gadgets for Linux is a free opensource (licensed under Apache License) platform for running desktop gadgets under Linux, catering to the unique needs of Linux users.

Find how to install configure and use Google Gadgets in openSUSE
Mandriva

The Perfect Desktop - Mandriva One 2008 Spring (Gnome)

Post date: April 17, 2008, 11:04 Category: Desktop Views: 4190 Comments
Tutorial quote: This document describes step by step how to set up a Mandriva One 2008 Spring (Mandriva 2008.1) desktop (GNOME). The result is a fast, secure and extendable system that provides all you need for daily work and entertainment.
Linux

WiFi PDA Meets Linux--Part 3

Post date: May 28, 2005, 22:05 Category: Software Views: 3282 Comments
Tutorial quote: Did you know that your new WiFi-equipped iPAQ can be used as a VoIP communicator? How about your Linux notebook? The program that makes it possible is called Skype and it lets you call other Skype users over the Internet for free. You can also call regular phone numbers for very competitive per-minute rates. As it turns out, Skype is available for both platforms and Windows, too. Although it's not an Open Source solution, it is freely available and fits nicely into our WiFi-PDA-meets-Linux bag of tools.

Join me now to discover how you can use the program on the iPAQ and a Linux notebook.
Ubuntu

How to Create a Private Encrypted Folder On Ubuntu 8.10

Post date: March 5, 2009, 08:03 Category: System Views: 4757 Comments
Tutorial quote: eCryptfs is a POSIX-compliant enterprise-class stacked cryptographic filesystem for Linux.It provides advanced key management and policy features. eCryptfs stores cryptographic metadata in the header of each file written, so that encrypted files can be copied between hosts; the
file will be decryptable with the proper key, and there is no need to keep track of any additional information aside from what is already in the encrypted file itself. Think of
eCryptfs as a sort of “gnupgfs”.eCryptfs is a native Linux filesystem. The kernel module component of eCryptfs is part of the Linux kernel since 2.6.19.
Fedora

How To Upgrade From Fedora 14 To Fedora 15 (Desktop & Server)

Post date: May 25, 2011, 10:05 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 2839 Comments
Tutorial quote: This article describes how you can upgrade your Fedora 14 system to Fedora 15. The upgrade procedure works for both desktop and server installations.
Ubuntu

How to Create a Private Encrypted Folder On Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid)

Post date: January 13, 2009, 13:01 Category: System Views: 5009 Comments
Tutorial quote: eCryptfs is a POSIX-compliant enterprise-class stacked cryptographic filesystem for Linux.It provides advanced key management and policy features. eCryptfs stores cryptographic metadata in the header of each file written, so that encrypted files can be copied between hosts; the file will be decryptable with the proper key, and there is no need to keep track of any additional information aside from what is already in the encrypted file itself. Think of eCryptfs as a sort of “gnupgfs”.eCryptfs is a native Linux filesystem. The kernel module component of eCryptfs is part of the Linux kernel since 2.6.19.

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