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How To Disable Disable Cpu Frequency Scaling In Ubuntu Jaunty And Karmic

Dynamic frequency scaling (also known as CPU throttling) is a technique in computer architecture where a processor is run at a less-than-maximum frequency in order to conserve power. Dynamic frequency scaling is commonly used in laptops and other mobile devices, where energy comes from a battery and thus is limited.

Turn Your Computer Into A Planetarium with Open Source App Stellarium

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2 Very Useful Screenlets: Folderview and SysMonitor PLUS

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1. If you use Gnome and want to have a folder view like KDE's built in similar feature or Windows 'Fences', then this screenlet is what you're looking for.

Ubuntu - Embed a Terminal into Your Desktop using Compiz [Howto]

I guess you could use a screenlet or something similar to embed a terminal into your desktop, but I want to have it transparent, with no titlebar or border and basically to look like my wallpaper has a terminal. For that, i used Compiz and this is what it looks like:

Clean Your Linux Desktop Using Compiz and a Lightweight File Manager

This little tutorial will explain how to maintain a clean desktop and at the same time have quick access to your data. It makes use of Compiz widget layer and a lightweight File Manager by creating a folder to store all your Desktop icons/files and make it into a widget where you can access it easily.

Conky-like Desktop Info Application With Html Support (gtk-desktop-info) [Ubuntu / Linux]

gtk-desktop-info is a python tool to display various pieces of information directly on the desktop, using plugins for html rendering, with html templates and css style sheets for formatting.

Review: ZaReason Makes Desktop Linux A Breeze

Before you finish your holiday shopping, consider the following option: If you’re in the market for a low-end PC, put aside about $300 for the ZaReason Breeze, a small desktop computer that runs Ubuntu Linux. Based on our testing, we see some clear market segments where the Breeze is an ideal option for today’s consumers and small businesses.

Use your Home folder as your Desktop in Ubuntu

If you’re at all like me, your desktop can become rather cluttered with files over time. One way to at least have files stored in your /home folder rather than your /home/Desktop folder is to set your /home folder as your actual Desktop. This is particularly helpful if you use a separate larger drive as your /home folder.

Get updated world weather maps as your desktop background in Ubuntu

Traditionally, I’ve never had the same wallpaper on any computer for more than a half hour at a time.  I like my wallpapers to rotate, since I’m surrounded by 3-4 computers at any given time and usually only working on 1 or 2 of them.  This way I can have nice pictures flying by to keep my perhipheral vision entertained and people walking past my window can marvel at the 3D art I have displayed.

Create a link to a directory on your Desktop

I remember it took me some time to understand how this worked… so I want to let you know how you can add a link to a generic directory on your Desktop. It’s really easy to do that, but it can be quite of tricky because it’s a different way from Window’s one.

Ubuntu Linux Video Tutorial: Embedded Terminal into the Desktop

Desktop Drapes - A Crazy Wallpaper Randomizer

Desktop Drapes is a nifty utility used to randomize your desktop wallpaper. You add a couple pictures to the list, tell it how long to set them for, and you'll get some instant freshness to your desktop.

Celebrity advice on keeping your Linux desktop secure

One of the main reasons people move from Windows to Linux is the promise of greater security from malware on the Internet. Everyone knows you need to add extra security to try to keep a Windows desktop safe, but what do you have to do to accomplish the same thing on Linux? To answer that question, we asked a number of well-known Linux kernel hackers and a security expert for their thoughts on the matter.

Ubuntu Remote Desktop Sharing

The following tutorial covers the process of remotely accessing and controlling a Ubuntu installation from another PC that is using Windows or Ubuntu. This process should also work for USB Pendrive linux and other Debian based operating systems (with minimal changes) running either from a local hard disk, CD or portable USB device as long as the system is connected to a network and or has an internet connection established and has Remote Desktop (vino vncviewer) installed.

How To Redesign Your Desktop The ‘WOW’ Way

I love Ubuntu as it is simply the best operating system that I have come across. If there is one thing that I dislike about Ubuntu, it has to be the desktop. Don’t get me wrong, it is not GNOME that I dislike, but the default color and theme that Ubuntu use for their distribution. I just can’t stand the brown color and theme.

Displaying System Details On Your Desktop With Conky System Monitor

This document describes how to set up the light-weight Conky system monitor on Ubuntu 7.04. Conky is a desktop widget that is able to display most diverse information like CPU temperature, current used network-bandwith or anything you want. You can customize the whole layout including colors and fonts.

How to create a transparent terminal session as your desktop background

Like my article on Conky, this is one of my favorite techniques to use on any Linux distribution. This technique - utilizing devilspie - will create a transparent terminal session on your desktop that will remain for the duration of your login (unless you exit the terminal session for some reason).

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