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Synchronize The Remote Bittorrent Download Folder With A Folder On Your Local Computer

Why would you need this? Let me tell you for what I'm using it: on my work computer, most of the ports are blocked, meaning I cannot use a Bittorrent client. I can, however, use a remote Bittorrent client, and then I use the steps described in this article to synchronize the remote Bittorrent download folder with a local folder.

Setting Up Transmission-Daemon To Use With Remote GUI In Ubuntu And Debian

In this article, I will cover installing and configuring transmission-daemon in a headless (but should work on a normal Debian / Ubuntu install too) Debian or Ubuntu machine. You can then use Transmission Remote GUI to control transmission-daemon, remotely.

Hidden Docky 3D Mode

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To enable the ThreeDimensional (3D) Docky mode, simply paste this in a terminal:

How To Install KDE 4.4 Beta In Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic

The first beta of KDE SC 4.4 has packages available in the Beta PPA. Ubuntu Lucid users can simply "sudo apt-get upgrade" to upgrade to the latest packages.

Ubuntu Karmic users have to add the following PPA (although I strongly advise you not to upgrade to KDE 4.4 beta, especially on a production machine):

Linux w/ Compiz: Tile, Position And Resize Your Windows To Fit An Imaginary Grid

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Install Enlightenment (E17) In Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic [How-to]

enlightenment e17 ubuntu karmic

Gnome: Maximize A Window Vertically Or Horizontally Using A Single Click

Update: it also works on KDE and LXDE

 

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Remove Unused Linux Kernel Headers, Images And Modules With One Command

If you've installed Ubuntu Karmic since it's Beta like me, you probably have a lot of unused Linux Kernel headers, images and modules. Actually, even if you did a fresh install of the final version, you should have a few of those which you no longer use.

"Sushi Huh?" - Easily Download Packages For Offline Installation

"Sushi, huh?" is an application which serves the same purpose as the command we posted about two weeks ago, to get a list of packages and dependencies for offline installation in Ubuntu, but many will love it since it comes with a - I almost wanted to say GUI - an web-based interface which runs on your machi

Faster Browsing In Linux With Local DNS Cache

A local DNS cache can help for faster browsing since you’re caching the DNS request instead of attempting that request multiple times. The internet speed will not get any faster, but the browsing speed will improve, because on each website there are usually quite a few DNS requests for which the local DNS cache will be used, bringing the query time to almost 0.

 

How To Convert .IMG Files To .VDI For VirtualBox [Quick Tip]

To convert an .img file to .vdi in Linux, so that you can directly use it in VirtualBox, open a terminal and paste this:

How To Install Bluetile In Ubuntu

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Rootkit Hunter: Scan For Rootkits In Linux

A rootkit is a software system that consists of one or more programs designed to obscure the fact that a system has been compromised. An attacker may use a rootkit to replace vital system executables, which may then be used to hide processes and files the attacker has installed, along with the presence of the rootkit.

How To Recover GRUB2 In Ubuntu

Starting with Ubuntu Karmic, Grub2 is used (for clean installs for now), so THIS how-to on recovering the GRUB no longer works for the new GRUB2.

Ubuntu Netbook Remix Optimization Guide

The guide has tips on improving the battery life, optimising the taskbar and the GNOME panel for usability, getting a more space-efficient browser and more. Some of these tips are specific to the Eee PC, but most can be applied to any of the popular netbooks. Happy tweaking!

Music Album Covers And Picture Previews As Folder Thumbnails In Nautilus

nautilus image as folder cover

Ubuntu Karmic: Upgrade ALSA To 1.0.21 From A Repository

Ubuntu Karmic comes by default with ALSA 1.0.20 and if that doesn't work for you, an upgrade to ALSA 1.0.21 might be the solution. We wrote about the ALSA upgrade script for Ubuntu and Debian but there is an easier way of upgrading ALSA: by using a repository (Launchpad PPA).

APT-FAST: Improve 'apt-get install' And 'upgrade' Speed

Axel is a command line application which accelerates HTTP/FTP downloads by using multiple sources for one file. For example, some FTP sites limit the speed of each connection, therefore opening more than one connection at a time multiplies the allowable bandwidth.

Download Applications From Another Computer, For Offline Installation (w/ Dependencies) in Ubuntu

Some people do not have a permanent access to the Internet or the connection is limited; as an example, a friend can't download files larger than 10 mb. So how to install applications offline, in Ubuntu? Obviously, the packages have to be downloaded from another computer but this should include all the dependencies or else it would be useless.

3 Lines Script To Automatically Change Your Wallpaper In Linux

There are maybe hundreds of applications which you can use to automatically change your desktop wallpaper, but is it worth using an application for such an easy task? You can do this with a 3 lines bash script. Let's get started!

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