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Linux

Creating Really Teensy ELF Executables for Linux

Post date: April 12, 2005, 18:04 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 2559 Comments
Tutorial quote: If you're a programmer who's become fed up with software bloat, then may you find herein the perfect antidote.

This document explores methods for squeezing excess bytes out of simple programs. (Of course, the more practical purpose of this document is to describe a few of the inner workings of the ELF file format and the Linux operating system. But hopefully you can also learn something about how to make really teensy ELF executables in the process.)

Please note that the information and examples given here are, for the most part, specific to ELF executables on a Linux platform running under an Intel-386 architecture. I imagine that a good bit of the information is applicable to other ELF-based Unices, but my experiences with such are too limited for me to say with certainty.

The assembly code that appears in this document is written for use with Nasm. (Besides being more appropriate for our needs, Nasm's syntax beats the hell out of AT&T syntax for anyone who learned x86 assembly language before learning to use Gas.) Nasm is freely available and extremely portable; see http://nasm.sourceforge.net/.

Please also note that if you aren't a little bit familiar with assembly code, you may find parts of this document sort of hard to follow.
Puppy+Linux

How To Install a DotPup

Post date: August 30, 2006, 11:08 Category: Software Views: 14315 Comments
Tutorial quote: From version 1.0.1 of Puppy there will be two software installers in Puppy:
PupGet
DotPup

PupGet allows the installation and uninstallation of the complete PuppyUnleashed series of programs

DotPup allows Puppians to create simple software installer scripts for the community
Ubuntu

How To Configure Remote Access To Your Ubuntu Desktop

Post date: February 14, 2008, 13:02 Category: Desktop Views: 4101 Comments
Tutorial quote: This guide explains how you can enable a remote desktop on an Ubuntu desktop so that you can access and control it remotely. This makes sense for example if you have customers that are not very tech-savvy. If they have a problem, you can log in to their desktops without the need to drive to their location. I will also show how to access the remote Ubuntu desktop from a Windows XP client and an Ubuntu client.
FreeBSD

EeeBSD setup: how to install FreeBSD from USB (step by step guide for Eee PC)

Post date: May 16, 2009, 18:05 Category: Installing Views: 7916 Comments
Tutorial quote: For all you Eee PC lovers out there, here it is a step by step guide to install FreeBSD from a USB stick.
This guide was tested on other netbooks such as Toshiba and is easily fitting to other netbook models that, just like the Eee PC, are not supplied with a CD/DVD drive.
Linux

Windows Linux DualBoot Tutorial

Post date: April 1, 2006, 05:04 Category: Installing Views: 2611 Comments
Tutorial quote: This tutorial was written to help set up a dual boot on a SATA drive but it will also work for PATA so continue forward and I will let you know if you need to skip something. In order to have a fully functional dual boot system it is preferred that Windows be loaded first. After that you can load Linux and easily dump the boot configuration on Windows NTLDR file (comparable to Linux boot file).
Fedora+Core

The Perfect Desktop - Fedora 7

Post date: June 2, 2007, 01:06 Category: Desktop Views: 6952 Comments
Tutorial quote: This tutorial shows how you can set up a Fedora 7 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.
OpenSUSE

The Perfect Desktop - OpenSUSE 12.1 (GNOME)

Post date: November 24, 2011, 10:11 Category: Desktop Views: 28566 Comments
Tutorial quote: This tutorial shows how you can set up an OpenSUSE 12.1 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.
OpenSUSE

The Perfect Desktop - OpenSUSE 10.3 (GNOME)

Post date: October 9, 2007, 09:10 Category: Desktop Views: 4060 Comments
Tutorial quote: This tutorial shows how you can set up an OpenSUSE 10.3 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.
OpenSUSE

The Perfect Desktop - OpenSUSE 11.4 (GNOME)

Post date: April 3, 2011, 18:04 Category: Desktop Views: 3917 Comments
Tutorial quote: This tutorial shows how you can set up an OpenSUSE 11.4 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.
OpenSUSE

The Perfect Desktop - OpenSUSE 11.2 (GNOME)

Post date: December 6, 2009, 14:12 Category: Desktop Views: 3300 Comments
Tutorial quote: This tutorial shows how you can set up an OpenSUSE 11.2 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.
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