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Unix+clones

Using Gmail as GNOME’s default mailer

Post date: May 17, 2006, 15:05 Category: Desktop Views: 3690 Comments
Tutorial quote: I started using Gmail as my primary mail application a little over a year ago. For the most part, it has been a pleasurable experience. However, to my knowledge there has not been a simple way to make Gmail your default mailer in GNOME. There are firefox extensions that implement this functionality, but I used epiphany and the functionality does not extend to the entire GNOME desktop.
Ubuntu

Screen – Manages multiple sessions on one terminal

Post date: June 15, 2009, 06:06 Category: Software Views: 3264 Comments
Tutorial quote: Screen is a program that allows you to have multiple logins on one terminal. It is useful in situations where you are telnetted into a machine or connected via a dumb terminal and want more than just one login.screen-profiles includes a set of profiles for the GNU screen window manager. These profiles are quite useful on server machines which are not running a graphical desktop.
Ubuntu

Installing Songbird Media Player On Ubuntu 8.04

Post date: June 5, 2008, 10:06 Category: Desktop Views: 3885 Comments
Tutorial quote: This document describes how to set up Songbird 0.5 on Ubuntu 8.04. Taken from the Songbird page: "Songbird is a desktop media player mashed-up with the Web. Songbird is committed to playing the music you want, from the sites you want, on the devices you want, challenging the conventions of discovery, purchase, consumption and organization of music on the Internet."
Linux

Solving the ugly key problem

Post date: May 24, 2005, 18:05 Category: Hardware Views: 4249 Comments
Tutorial quote: You have one of the finest operating systems running on you computer and you are pleased with the setup of your desktop. Proud and happy as you are you look at your computer. You look down to the keyboard and what are those ugly keys in the lower row of your keyboard? Win-keys??!

Even though you might not be using those keys it is still annoying and stressful to see them. How can we replace them by penguin keys?

This short tip presents two solutions for this problem.
OpenSUSE

Cairo-Dock - Desktop dock for openSUSE Linux

Post date: August 6, 2008, 22:08 Category: Desktop Views: 4586 Comments
Tutorial quote: Cairo-Dock is a simple but effective feature rich dock for your openSUSE Linux. Ever since, Fabounet proposed a version improved, with a very ergonomic configuration newer versions are followed at an intensive pace and with their new functionalities like the sub-docks, the effects on the launchers … Many people were grafted with the project, each one bringing its competences, of graphics, to the applet or plugins and development.
Ubuntu

Installing Games On Ubuntu With Playdeb

Post date: September 9, 2008, 11:09 Category: Desktop Views: 3617 Comments
Tutorial quote: Playdeb is a repository for Ubuntu games that makes it easy to install games that are available on getdeb.net. This article shows how you can install games using Playdeb on an Ubuntu 8.04 desktop.
Ubuntu

Change the menu bar and main menu logos

Post date: November 6, 2006, 12:11 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 3571 Comments
Tutorial quote: A small tutorial I wrote for how to change the Menu Bar and Main Menu logos in Edgy. This is useful for people who want to make their desktop look like OS X.
Sugar

Installing "Sugar on a stick" (Strawberry Release) On A USB Stick

Post date: August 4, 2009, 10:08 Category: Desktop Views: 5491 Comments
Tutorial quote: Sugar is the desktop environment that is used for the "One Laptop per Child" (OLPC) netbooks. It can also be installed on normal computers and even run off of a USB stick (which should have at least 1GB of size). This guide shows how you can install Sugar (the Strawberry release which is based on Fedora 11) on a USB stick.
Fedora

How To Back Up Your Files With Areca On Fedora 9

Post date: June 1, 2008, 08:06 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 4945 Comments
Tutorial quote: Areca is a personal file backup software developed in Java. It allows you to select files or directories to back up, filter, encrypt and compress their content, and store them on your backup location. Areca supports incremental backups and generates backup reports, which can be stored on your disk or sent by email. This guide explains how to install and use it on a Fedora 9 desktop (GNOME).
Ubuntu

How to Upgrade Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid) to Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty)

Post date: April 24, 2009, 06:04 Category: System Views: 4611 Comments
Tutorial quote: The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop and Server editions and Ubuntu Netbook Remix, continuing Ubuntuís tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution.This tutorial will explain how to Upgrade Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibix) to Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) released on the 23rd March 2009.

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