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Real-Time Earth Wallpaper For Linux

Post date: September 20, 2009, 08:09 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 2066 Comments
Tutorial quote: We already wrote about a wallpaper application for Linux which displays the current weather, moon phases and time of day based on your current location, in real time. This time, I'm going to tell you about a script created by Claudio Novais @ Ubuntued which displays a picture of the Earth, in real time, like so:
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ffmpeg Cheat Sheet - 19 Best Practices

Post date: August 12, 2009, 11:08 Category: Benchmarks Views: 3973 Comments
Tutorial quote: ffmpeg is a multiplatform, open-source library for video and audio files. It is usualy available in your distribution repositories, so search for it and install it.

This article will present 19 ffmpeg very useful commands.
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Reset KDE4 Without Reinstalling

Post date: July 21, 2009, 23:07 Category: System Views: 3825 Comments
Tutorial quote: How to reset KDE4 back to its default settings without reinstalling
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Setting the SUID/SGID bits

Post date: June 27, 2009, 09:06 Category: Security Views: 4271 Comments
Tutorial quote: SetUID bit, the executable which has the SUID set runs with the ownership of the program owner. That is, if you own an executable, and another person issues the executable, then it runs with your permission and not his. The default is that a program runs with the ownership of the person executing the binary.
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Xen: How to Convert An Image-Based Guest To An LVM-Based Guest

Post date: April 19, 2009, 10:04 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 3043 Comments
Tutorial quote: This short article explains how you can move/convert a Xen guest that uses disk images to LVM volumes. Virtual machines that use disk images are very slow and heavy on disk IO, therefore it is often better to use LVM. Also, LVM-based guests are easier to back up (using LVM snapshots).
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Genisoimage - Creates ISO-9660 CD-ROM filesystem images

Post date: April 16, 2009, 06:04 Category: Software Views: 3778 Comments
Tutorial quote: genisoimage is a pre-mastering program for creating ISO-9660 CD-ROM filesystem images, which can then be written to CD or DVD media using the wodim program. genisoimage includes support for making bootable “El Torito” CDs, as well as CDs with support for the Macintosh HFS filesystem.

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vimdiff - Edit two or Three versions of a file with Vim and show differences

Post date: April 8, 2009, 06:04 Category: System Views: 3782 Comments
Tutorial quote: Vimdiff starts Vim on two (or three) files. Each file gets its own window. The differences between the files are highlighted.This is a nice way to inspect changes and to move changes from one version to another version of the same file.

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Install Java JRE 1.6.0 (Update x) in Linux as the Default Java Runtime, including Firefox Browser Plugin

Post date: March 29, 2009, 05:03 Category: Installing Views: 6260 Comments
Tutorial quote: HowTo for installing the latest version of Sun's Java JRE on 32 and 64 bit Linux systems, and set it to run as the default JRE for all Java applications. The tutorial also includes installing the Java JRE Firefox Browser plugin. The tutorial is regularly updated to reflect the latest version of JRE.
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10 Linux web browsers

Post date: March 24, 2009, 22:03 Category: Software Views: 4529 Comments
Tutorial quote: Here is a collection of 10 web browsers for Linux. Screenshots and description are included.
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Keep Your Processes Running Despite A Dropped Connection

Post date: February 17, 2009, 08:02 Category: Software Views: 2638 Comments
Tutorial quote: I guess you all know this: you are connected to your server with SSH and in the middle of compiling some software (e.g. a new kernel) or doing some other task which takes lots of time, and suddenly your connection drops for some reason, and you lose your labor. This can be very annoying, but fortunately there is a small utility called screen which lets you reattach to a previous session so that you can finish your task.
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