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Unix+clones

Developing GNOME Applications with Java

Post date: May 28, 2005, 00:05 Category: Programming Views: 4091 Comments
Tutorial quote: Design your application's GUI look in XML, write the code in Java and plug the whole thing in to the GNOME desktop.
Linux

Five X Windows Background Hacks You Probably Didn't Know

Post date: September 26, 2007, 09:09 Category: Desktop Views: 4337 Comments
Tutorial quote: Command lines to do amazing things to your desktop background, when you get tired of wallpaper. Includes animated and static backgrounds using fbsetroot, bggen, ImageMagick, xaos, xlock, and xscreensaver.
Linux

Rip DVDs in Linux the (Semi-)Easy Way

Post date: December 8, 2007, 14:12 Category: Multimedia Views: 4265 Comments
Tutorial quote: With its hacker-friendly aesthetic and open source mentality, you'd think a Linux desktop would be the best place to assert your digital rights—you know, make backup copies of your DVDs, convert them for iPods, that kind of thing.

And you'd be half right. There are plenty of programs that let you take control of your video discs, but they're only useful if you can make it through a maze of configuration menus, command line options, choices about bit rates and codecs, and the occasional confusing message about a missing library.

I've tried out a good number of DVD ripping and conversion programs, and I've made peace with one method, and one program, that gets the job done more often than not. It's not exactly one-click, but once your system is set up, you can drop in DVDs and back them up or convert them with relative ease.

Note on system differences: I set up my ripping/burning system on a Lenovo Thinkpad T61 running a brand-new installation of Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon). As with so many things Linux, packages and commands may vary based on your system. But for the most part, the tools I use in this walkthrough work across distributions and on both major desktop environments, GNOME and KDE.
Debian

Create virtual Machines Using Virtualbox in Debian

Post date: February 13, 2007, 18:02 Category: Software Views: 4412 Comments
Tutorial quote: VirtualBox is a general-purpose full virtualizer for x86 hardware. Targeted at server, desktop and embedded use, it is now the only professional-quality virtualization solution that is also Open Source Software.
Ubuntu

Create and Manage Virtual Machines Using VirtualBox in Ubuntu

Post date: January 22, 2007, 18:01 Category: Benchmarks Views: 8476 Comments
Tutorial quote: VirtualBox is a general-purpose full virtualizer for x86 hardware. Targeted at server, desktop and embedded use, it is now the only professional-quality virtualization solution that is also Open Source Software.
Ubuntu

Watching Live-TV On Your Ubuntu Desktop With Zattoo

Post date: May 18, 2008, 11:05 Category: Desktop Views: 9893 Comments
Tutorial quote: Zattoo has developed a software program that allows you to watch TV on your computer. All you need is a broadband connection and a current operating system (Windows XP or Vista, Mac OS X, or Linux). The service is legal and free of charge.

Linux

Songbird 1 (Final) Linux Installation on Fedora, Ubuntu and Others

Post date: December 6, 2008, 08:12 Category: Multimedia Views: 3682 Comments
Tutorial quote: Songbird project is a desktop Web player, a digital jukebox and Web browser mash-up. Like Winamp, it supports extensions and skins feathers.
Ubuntu

Kubuntu 6.06 LTS Installation Walkthrough with Screenshots

Post date: September 26, 2006, 17:09 Category: Installing Views: 5280 Comments
Tutorial quote: Kubuntu is a user friendly operating system based on KDE, the K Desktop Environment. With a predictable 6 month release cycle and part of the Ubuntu project, Kubuntu is the GNU/Linux distribution for everyone.
Solaris

Using the CDE GUI

Post date: April 13, 2005, 03:04 Category: Desktop Views: 4139 Comments
Tutorial quote: CDE - Common Desktop Environment - is Solaris' default GUI interface. The OpenWindows GUI is also installed with the OS. This short tutorial teaches you basics of CDE.
Ubuntu

How to include

Post date: December 8, 2006, 13:12 Category: Desktop Views: 3193 Comments
Tutorial quote: For those of you that recently came from the wonderful world of windows you might prefer to have quick access to “My Computer”, “My Documents” and “Trash” right there on the desktop. This tutorial will outline how to have those icons included (or removed).
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