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How To Install Unity Smart Scopes In Ubuntu 13.04 [PPA]

Ubuntu 13.04 was supposed to get a new Unity Smart Scopes feature, which eventually didn't make it, but if you don't want to wait for Ubuntu 13.10 to try it, you can install it right now in Ubuntu 13.04, by using a PPA.

How To Install Oracle Java 7 In Debian Via Repository

A quick tip for Debian users who want to install and stay up to date with the latest Oracle Java 7 (JDK7): the WebUpd8 Java 7 PPA works on Debian too since the package is just an installer and all you have to

Oxygen Font, The New KDE Desktop Font Family, Available For Testing

After Ubuntu and GNOME, KDE will get its own font too: Oxygen.

Autohide Top Bar Extension Finally Available For GNOME Shell 3.2 (Bonus: Hamster And Overlay Icons Extensions)

WebUpd8 reader KRK has updated the GNOME Shell Autohide Top Bar extension for GNOME Shell 3.2. The extension, initially created by fpmurphy, lets you hide the GNOME Shell top bar by double clicking it. To disable autohiding, double click the top bar again.

Get Your USB Drives To Work With VirtualBox (Ubuntu Host)

To get your USB drives to work with VirtualBox when using Ubuntu as a host, you need to add your user to the vboxusers group. Please note that this doesn't work with VirtualBox OSE, so you'll need to install VirtualBox from its repository.

Attack Of The Clones Is A Very Interesting, Unique GTK/Metacity Theme

Attack Of The Clones is yet another theme created by JurialMunkey (who is also behind Divergence IV: A New Hope) that features a unique Metacity theme and a very interesting combination of light and dark colors.

Panflute: Control Your Favourite Music Player From The Gnome Panel

Your favourite music player is not supported by the new Ubuntu 10.10 sound menu or not using Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat yet?

VirtualBox 3.2 Has Been Released!


VirtualBox 3.2 has just been released. Following the acquisition of Sun Microsystems by Oracle Corporation, "Sun Virtualbox" is now called "Oracle Virtualbox".

What's new in VirtualBox 3.2:

Easy Way To Sync Your iPhone With Rhythmbox, Nautilus, Etc. In Ubuntu

In our previous tutorial we showed how you to access the iPhone OS 3.x filesystem and read/write to its music database using iFuse and by compiling our own libgpod4.

Lubuntu Lucid Lynx Alpha 2 Has Been Released!

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Anonymous BitTorrent Using ItsHidden VPN

With anti-piracy outfits warning those who share copyrighted content and ISPs threatening to pull the plug on alleged offenders, many file-sharers have decided to protect themselves by going anonymous.

Use bandwidth shapers (wondershaper or trickle) to limit internet connection speed

If you want to limit your download and upload speeds use one of the following tools: Wondershaper or Trickle.

AltSearch for OOo Writer functionality trumps first impressions

Alternative Find and Replace for Writer (AltSearch) has the ambitious goal of replacing and enhancing one of the most basic pieces of OpenOffice.org functionality. It's undermined by a chaotic interface, but if you have the patience to continue past first impressions, you will find AltSearch comes far closer to fulfilling its promise than you might initially imagine.

How to Print to a PDF File on Windows Vista

I was printing off receipts from Newegg and other sites where I've purchased things from when the thought occurred to me: It would save a lot of paper if I could just print all of them to a PDF file instead, which I could then store in nicely organized folders instead of having paper copies everywhere. So how exactly do we print to a PDF in Vista?

Happy Independence Day

We're taking the day off to celebrate the US Independence Day holiday. We intend to reflect on traditional American values such as freedom of speech and religion, fairness, justice, respect for the rule of law, the right to pursue happiness, standing up for the underdog, and taking responsibility for one's actions. We suggest other US residents do the same, and hold their elected leaders to the same if not higher standards. Then we suggest everyone have a barbecue and watch some fireworks.

Thursday's Pre-Holiday Lazy Links Roundup

Tomorrow is a holiday here in the US, and since I've been extremely busy lately I figured I'd make a quick list of some of the great content on some of my favorite blogs, mostly from our very own Mysticgeek.

IOzone for filesystem performance benchmarking

IOzone lets you benchmark your filesystem performance, seeing how well record IO occurs for files of various sizes. With IOzone you can see more detailed information than the read, write, and rewrite figures that Bonnie++ reports. IOzone is great at detecting areas where file IO might not be performing as well as expected.

Barracuda launches reluctant legal offensive against Trend Micro

The already vicious lawsuit involving Barracuda Networks and Trend Micro that is currently in discovery in front of the American International Trade Commission (ITC) just turned nastier. Barracuda has filed its own patent infringement claim against Trend Micro, based upon three recently acquired patents. The suit is in response to Trend Micro's allegation that its patent is being infringed by Barracuda shipping Clam Antivirus (ClamAV), the popular free software application, and appears designed to pressure Trend Micro to reach a negotiated settlement.

Portrait: Louis Landry of Joomla! finds direction in FOSS

For Louis Landry, a member of the core team for the Joomla! management system, free and open source software (FOSS) is not just a hobby, nor just the technology behind Jxtended, the consulting business in which he is a partner. For Landry, FOSS is also the movement that gave him direction in life, and provides both the rationale and the outlet for his diverse interests. In fact, he is so enthusiastic about FOSS that he sounds like an evangelist for the community whenever it is mentioned.

WebDAV Configuration With Apache2 On Debian Etch

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