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Complete Step by Step Guide to Make ISO Images in Ubuntu

In this tutorial I will show you several simple ways of creating ISO images with Ubuntu, from doing it with graphical applications included in the repositories or by using just the command-line. Each method below will get the work done, and you can start burning your images to a CD or DVD in no time.

Guide to CMus - Music Player for Your Terminal

CMus is a free, powerful, terminal-based music player using the ncurses toolkit. CMus supports various audio formats, including Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, MP3, WAV, Musepack, WavPack, WMA, AAC and MP4.

20 Popular Command-Line Tips for Linux

Take a screenshot in command-line Taking a screenshot in command-line is very easy using the import, which is included in the ImageMagick suite. To take a screenshot of a single window use:

Command-Line Guide to Audio Files in Ubuntu

This guide focuses on showing you how to manipulate and convert various audio files using tools included in the Ubuntu repositories.

Introduction to Linux Command-Line for Beginners

The guide aims first-time users and average Linux users and its goal is to make you learn your way around when using the Linux command-line interface (or CLI for short). It also encourages some habits which I believe that, although hard to learn at first, will make you more productive later on.

A Guide to Wine on Ubuntu for Beginners

Wine is a compatibility layer which allows Windows applications to run on Linux by translating Windows system calls into native Linux calls.

Goggles Music Manager - Overview and Installation in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

Goggles Music Manager (or GMM for short) is a music player written using the FOX toolkit, with support for Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, MP3, MP4, ASF and Musepack.

Collection of 18 Popular APT & DPKG Tips for Debian and Ubuntu

This is a guide containing the most popular and useful ways of using the APT and DPKG commands, and it applies to both Ubuntu and Debian (and their derivatives). I mentioned where super user privileges are required, the ones without a mention can be executed as normal user.

KDocker: Dock Any Application in the System Tray in KDE, GNOME & Xfce

I bet at one point or another you felt you missed the system tray integration feature in some application, be it xterm, an audio player, a file manager or any other program.

A Guide to Using Finch - Terminal-Based Chat Client

Finch is a TUI (text user interface) IM client for Linux which uses libpurple, the same library on which the GNOME IM client Pidgin is based on.

How-To: Set Up KMail With GMail and IMAP

According to Wikipedia, IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol), together with POP is one of the most popular protocols for email retrieval.

How-To: Install Finch 2.6.5 in Debian Lenny

Finch is a powerful text user interface instant messaging client based on libpurple, and it comes included in the Pidgin source, the popular GNOME IM client.

How-To: Install Firefox 3.6 in Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic

Firefox 3.6 was released yesterday, after over six months since the last major release, version 3.5.

How-To: Install Flash Player 10.1 Beta 2 in Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

Adobe Flash Player 10.1 Beta 2 was released earlier this year, on December 17 at the Adobe MAX 2009. This release comes with several new features and numerous bug fixes.

How-To: Post to Twitter from Command-Line

This is a short tutorial explaining how to post to Twitter using command-line in Linux, without needing to even open up your web browser.

10 Useful Linux Commands

Here's a list of 10 commands which may come handy when using the command line in Linux:

Search for all files modified in the last N days containing a specific text in their name

find DIR -mtime -N -name "*TEXT*"

How-To: Install Amarok 2.2 Beta 1 from the Kubuntu Beta Backports

The first beta of Amarok 2.2, codenamed 'Crystal Clear', was released on September 4 and packages are available for Kubuntu 9.04 Jaunty from the Kubuntu Beta Backports. To install Amarok 2.2 Beta 1 in Kubuntu/Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope just follow the instructions below:

How-To: Install OpenOffice.org 3.1.1 in Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

OpenOffice.org 3.1.1 was released a few days ago, bringing many bug fixes to the stable 3.1 series.

How-To: Install Pidgin 2.6.1 in Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty from a Launchpad PPA

Pidgin 2.6.0 was made available a few days ago, on August 19, 2009, and today Pidgin 2.6.1 was released as a bug fix version to the new stable 2.6 series. Among the features and improvements which come with 2.6.0 are:

Install Hive Rise in Ubuntu - Free RTS Game for Linux

I recently bumped into a cool RTS (real time strategy) game for Linux called Hive Rise. Although the game is not open-source, it offers a free Linux download as a RUN file which can easily be installed on your Ubuntu box. To install it in Ubuntu, you only need to follow these steps:

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