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OpenSUSE

pngcrush - PNG optimizer utility in openSUSE

Post date: February 17, 2009, 07:02 Category: Optimizing Views: 5042 Comments
Tutorial quote: pngcrush is an optimizer tool for PNG (Portable Network graphic) files. pngcrush is an excellent batch-mode compression utility for PNG images. Depending on the application that created the original PNGs, it can improve the file size anywhere from a few percent to 40% or more (completely losslessly)
Linux

Hot tips to get the best of Linux in 2008

Post date: January 8, 2008, 03:01 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 3432 Comments
Tutorial quote: At the onset of this new year - 2008 - I would like to share some Linux tips with you. It won’t matter which version are you using because I’ll talk mostly about the Linux Console. Most common windows user will probably feel the console in Linux to be a little intimidating, nevertheless when the time comes, you’ll notice that it is the best way to be highly productive.
Ubuntu

The Perfect SpamSnake - Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope

Post date: June 12, 2009, 10:06 Category: Installing Views: 2316 Comments
Tutorial quote: This tutorial shows how to set up an Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope based server as a spamfilter in Gateway mode. In the end, you will have a SpamSnake Gateway which will relay clean emails to your MTA. You will also be able to view your incoming queue, train your SpamSnake and carry out a few more advanced operations via MailWatch.
Ubuntu

BAR - Backup archiver program

Post date: March 23, 2010, 14:03 Category: Software Views: 4671 Comments
Tutorial quote: BAR is backup archiver program to create compressed and encrypted archives of files that can be stored on a hard
disk, CD, DVD, or directly on a server via FTP, SCP, or SFTP. A server mode and a scheduler are integrated for
making automated backups in the background. A graphical front end that can connect to the (remote) server is included.
Linux

An Easy Way To Install Gnome Shell

Post date: September 21, 2009, 16:09 Category: Benchmarks Views: 3723 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:
Debian

Debian etch beta 3 graphical mode installation with screenshots

Post date: September 11, 2006, 16:09 Category: Installing Views: 2680 Comments
Tutorial quote: Debian etch beta3 installation using graphical interface this is really nice installation walkthrough with each step screenshots.This is new feature in debian upcoming release version called etch.This article contains nearly 50 images of this installation process.
Linux

Chmod Squad: HOWTO Use Linux File Permissions

Post date: January 6, 2007, 21:01 Category: System Views: 3761 Comments
Tutorial quote: A complete new user's guide to the Linux file permission system, with examples. Be mystified no more by cryptic file permission bits.
Linux

Slim Down and Speed Up Linux

Post date: December 17, 2007, 06:12 Category: Optimizing Views: 7259 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.
OpenSUSE

Protection from malware using Squid proxy server

Post date: September 28, 2008, 09:09 Category: Security Views: 4396 Comments
Tutorial quote: Malware (for "malicious software") is any program or file that is harmful to a computer user. Thus, malware includes computer viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and also spyware, programming that gathers information about a computer user without permission.
OpenSUSE

FSlint - Utility to clean up your File System in openSUSE

Post date: October 30, 2008, 08:10 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 3526 Comments
Tutorial quote: FSlint is a simple yet very easy to use utility to find and clean various forms of lint on a filesystem. i.e., unwanted or problematic cruft in your files or file names. For example, one form of lint it finds is duplicate files. FSlint operates in both GUI and Command Line mode and the GUI is very straight forward to use especially there isn’t much of hidden menu options
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