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3 Ways to Record Your Linux Desktop

In this article I'll include three ways to screencast your Linux desktop with the help of recordMyDesktop, XVidCap and Istanbul. These three applications are included in every major distribution.

3 Tweaks to Speed Up Firefox 3 and Free Memory

Sometimes Firefox can become a real memory hog, especially if you keep it running for hours and have many tabs opened. In order to make Firefox a little more responsive and save some RAM memory, here are three tweaks I bumped into over time. Notice that most of these tips only free up some memory at the expense of (usually) loading speed for web pages.

Easily Configure QEMU to Run ISO Images

QEMU is a powerful, open-source machine emulator which allows you to run virtually any operating system inside your currently running distribution. In this brief tutorial I'll show how to run distributions for which the ISO is available, directly from within Debian or Ubuntu.

Connect Remotely to Your Linux Machine Graphically

Free NX is a client/server application which allows you to login remotely from another PC into your Linux system. The client is available for both Linux and Windows, so you will be able to login from a Windows machine too.

5 Popular Tricks to Customise Nano Editor

Nano is a popular and user-friendly text editor for console which is mostly used for editing quickly configuration files, sources or various other text files. It does not compete with advanced development environments like Vim or Emacs, but it's fast and easy on resources.

Split APE and FLAC Files in Ubuntu and Add Tags by Cue File

Did you ever downloaded a single APE or FLAC file consisting of multiple songs? If so, it's quite annoying to try and listen to only one song. But you can split the files into multiple songs exactly like in the cue file (each song's start and end time are saved in the cue file, so we'll know where to cut the big file).

How-To: Compile and Install K3b 1.65.0 Alpha in Ubuntu Jaunty

Over time K3b got its reputation as one of the most powerful burning applications not only for KDE, but for Linux in general. Development at the KDE4 release evolved rapidly in the last couple of months and the first usable alpha of the KDE4 port was put up for testing a few days ago, on April 22.

4 Ways to Create Bootable Live USB Drives (For Windows, Linux and Mac OS X)

1. Using UNetbootin (for Windows and Linux)
2. Using Win32 Image Writer (Windows only)
3. Using usb-imagewriter (Ubuntu Only)
4. Using Diskutil (Mac OS X only)

Convert Your ext3 File System to ext4 (in Ubuntu Jaunty 9.04) - no need of format [HOWTO]

If you are one of those people and you don't want to miss out using the new ext4 file system, there is a way to convert your existing ext3 file system to ext4.

Ubuntu Jaunty Doesn't Show When Updates Are Available Fix

Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope doesn't show the update icon in the system tray when there are updates available. This is because the update system was changed in Ubuntu Jaunty: [...]

Ubuntu Jaunty 9.04 Intel Graphic Drivers - How to Enable Desktop Effects (Compiz) [FIX]

In the new Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope, Intel graphic (video) drivers 965 (x3000 or x3100) are blacklisted so you cannot run Compiz thus your desktop effects cannot be enabled. There is a way to enable desktop effects, though this is not recommended because [...]

 

Several Nice Linux Easter Eggs

Although some of this stuff is old, here are some funny Easter eggs I bumped into over time.

In APT
Fire up a terminal and type the following, one command at a time:

Install Firefox 3.6 alpha1pre Minefield in Ubuntu (from repository)

You may ask why would you want to install Firefox 3.6 alpha1pre Minefield in Ubuntu. Well, for testing purposes of course. While it worked ok for me in the 10 minutes browsing i used it, being in it's early alpha stages it should only be used for testing addons and to see the way web pages are rendered.

How to Run Aptana Studio on Linux

In case you didn't know, Aptana Studio is a free multi-platform (runs on Linux, Windows and Mac) complete web development environment that combines powerful authoring tools with a collection of online hosting and collaboration services that help you and your team do more.

Tutorial: An Introduction to Linux CLI

A shell is a command interpreter which allows the user to interact with the computer. The way things work is simple: the user types in commands, the shell interprets them and performs the tasks it was asked to do, and finally it sends the result to the standard output (which is usually the screen).

Clean Unnecessary / Temporarily Files in Ubuntu

#1 Getting rid of Residual Config packages

4 Ways to Create CD/DVD ISO Images in Ubuntu

In this guide I will show how to create CD/DVD ISO images in Ubuntu using four easy methods. 1. Create ISO Images With K3b 2. Create ISO images with Brasero 3. Create ISO images using AcetoneISO2 4.

Easily Mount ISO Files in Linux on Right Click

This article will explain how to add a script to Nautilus so that you can easly mount and unmount ISO files in most linux distros running Gnome (it needs Nautilus to show the desktop). After a ISO file has been mounted, a shortcut icon will appear on your desktop which you can right click to unmount.

Netlimiter for Linux: pyshaper

pyshaper lets you set bandwidth minimum and maximum limits on several criteria:
* remote host/port, and local host/port (most shaper apps have this)
* pid of locally connected program
* username under which local program is running
* command line and arguments under which local program was launched
* country in which remmote peer resides

How to Recover Deleted Files in Ubuntu / Debian with Scapel and Foremost

Foremost and Scalpel are not interested in the underlying filesystem. They simply expect the data blocks of the files to reside sequentially in the image under investigation. The tools will find images in dd dumps, RAM dumps, or swap files.

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