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Installing Ubuntu 8.04 on the Eee PC 901

I bought a black Eee PC 901 with Linux. The 901 has an Intel Atom processor, 1 GB of RAM, a 20 GB SSD, and a 9 inch LCD. So far, I’ve been very impressed with it, except for the default Xandros-based Linux distribution.

Playdeb is ready - beta is out

Playdeb is a gaming repository for Ubuntu - aimed to provide titles already available on getdeb.net in an easier to install and update format.

To install playdeb:

4 Easy Ways To Get Yourself Out Of a Ubuntu Crash

When I say crash, it simply means that the whole system freezes and does not respond to any keyboard or mouse input. There are many reasons that can cause Ubuntu to crash. It could be due to hardware incompatibility (especially ATI/Nvidia graphics cards), a software conflict or when you run too many memory intensive applications at the same time.

Creating Panorama pictures or: “The power of open source software”

First, a little disclaimer: I am not a good photographer. All I know is that longer shutter values give more light, so does a wider aperture. That’s it. I do not own a good camera. It even isn’t a SLR. It is so old, is sucessor already has a sucessor. Despite these more than obvious limitations, I managed to create some decent looking shots, all with the help of the above mentioned equipment and open source software.

Run Quicken Personal Finance Management Software

Q. How do I run Quicken personal finance management software or propitiatory Windows tax software under GNU/Linux?

Download Pidgin 2.5.1 for Ubuntu (deb package)

Pidgin is a multi-protocol Instant Messaging client that allows you to use all of your IM accounts at once.

Work With Linux Partitions From Windows

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 in Linux

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?

10 things you didn’t know you could do in Ubuntu

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.

Extract and Save Images From A Portable Document Format ( PDF ) File

Q. How do I extract images from a PDF file under Linux / UNIX shell account?

Test Drive Adobe Flash Player 10 RC in Ubuntu

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.

Easy XAMPP Webserver installation, and guide to using it for Ubuntu

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:

Create a Bootable USB Drive or Memory Card

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.

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.

Running A File- And Print-Server With eBox On Ubuntu 8.04 Server

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.

15 Examples To Master Linux Command Line History

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.

Setting Up a Bluetooth Mouse

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.

Be a Productive Linux User

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.

Install And Setup Jinzora Media Server In Ubuntu

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.

Better bookmark tagging with HandyTag, Tagmarks, and TagSifter

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.

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