Q. How do I run Quicken personal finance management software or propitiatory Windows tax software under GNU/Linux?
Pidgin is a multi-protocol Instant Messaging client that allows you to use all of your IM accounts at once.
Do you dual-boot Windows and Linux? If you do, then you’re probably familiar with the different file systems that the two operating systems use and the difficulty in transferring files between the two. While most modern Linux operating systems can read and write to Windows file systems (NTFS and FAT/FAT32), Windows can’t read or write to Linux file systems (Ext2 and Ext3).
Converting music file formats may not be your top priority. But consider this: What if you wanted to create a so-called 'car' CD - a disk with lots of good music for the road? Most likely your car music system will support only a limited number of formats. Or what if you wanted to pack your music onto a portable device that supports only certain file formats, like mp3?
Here are ten things that you (probably) didn’t know you could do in Ubuntu. All are taken from Ubuntu Kung Fu, my new book.
Q. How do I extract images from a PDF file under Linux / UNIX shell account?
Earlier this month Adobe released a Flash Player 10 release candidate (10.0.0.569) for Linux. Over the previous betas, this release has improvement performance, fixes bugs, better V4L2 camera input, and fixes fullscreen video playback. It’s not likely that Flash Player 10 RC will make it into Ubuntu 8.10 because of the feature freeze.
Hello, right now, I will make some tutorials to install and use XAMPP inside Ubuntu, installing and using this software is pretty easy. Now, please read the instructions carefully and these are the how-to for the installation with some simple steps:
UNetbootin allows you to easily adapt a Linux CD image to boot off of a USB flash drive or memory card. Have a system without a CD drive? Create a bootable USB drive to run your Linux installer.
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 /
This article shows how to run a file- and print-server for small and medium enterprises (SME) on one single Ubuntu 8.04 server. It is very easy to set up, and management is done with an easy-to-use web interface called eBox so once the system is set up, you can forget about the command line. eBox was developed to administrate advanced services for corporate networks.
When you are using Linux command line frequently, using the history effectively can be a major productivity boost. In fact, once you have mastered the 15 examples that I’ve provided here, you’ll find using command line more enjoyable and fun.
I purchased a Logitech V470 Bluetooth mouse for use with a laptop with an internal Bluetooth radio. Setting up Bluetooth input devices in Ubuntu 8.04 is easy (there’s no command line or config files), but not entirely straightforward.
Use Terminator: Terminator is a nice way to free your valuable screen space from multiple terminal windows. Instead of using one terminal window for each task, divide an existing window horizontally or vertically each time you need a new terminal window. So if you find yourself using 8 terminal windows, you can use Terminator and pack your terminals into 2 windows.
If you have a huge collection of music and would like to build a media streaming server to manage your collection, then Jinzora is the right one for you. Jinzora is a Web based media streaming and management system. It is supported in various platforms and it allows you to access your music collection from any devices over the Internet.
The bookmark tagging feature introduced in Firefox 3 is not particularly difficult in use: when bookmarking a Web page, enter the tags you like into the Tags field of the bookmarking dialog window and you are pretty much done. Tagging provides a more flexible way of keeping track of bookmarks than traditional folders. The folder-based system provides an "either/or"-solution to filing bookmarks. For example, you could place a bookmark for an article about installing OpenOffice.org on Puppy Linux in either a Linux or OpenOffice.org folder, but not in both. With tags, you don't have this problem: you can assign as many tags as you like, so the bookmark becomes filed under several categories at the same time.
USB drives support two basic formats: floppy drive and hard drive. A USB floppy drive consists of one large formatted drive. In contrast USB hard drives contain partition tables and one or more formatted partitions. If you purchased a thumb drive and never formatted it, then it is most likely configured as a USB hard drive with one large partition.
Package managers make life on Linux a whole lot easier. Instead of managing bits of software by yourself and sorting out the inevitable dependency hell, where one package depends upon another and that depends upon yet another and so on, you can have a clever bit of software do all the work.
Despite the slightly higher resolution (800 vs 768) vertical space is always a bit constrained on widescreens. This is even more noticeable with Gnome which has two panels, at the top and at the bottom, that use at minimum size 50 pixels both. Some other 20 px get wasted in the application titlebar, around 15 px in its statusbar, countless in horizonal scrollbars, menu bars, toolbars and whatsoever.
The Master view in Impress is the equivalent of page styles in Writer. It's the view where you can set elements of design that appear throughout your presentation, such as the slide background and foreground colors, any reoccurring elements, and the fonts. By creating the master slides you need before you add content, you can automate your work and free yourself to focus on content.