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Linux Dualbooting Vista and Linux
Post date: November 13, 2009, 07:11 Category: Installing Views: 358 Comments: 0
Tutorial quote: If you buy a laptop with Windows Vista (TM) pre-installed, you do not receive the Vista installation CDs. Still, you may want to dualboot Vista and Linux. This tutorial describes how to do it.
Although this tutorial uses Mandriva, it should work for each Linux distro.
Linux How To Manage An iPod From A Linux Desktop With Amarok
Post date: July 27, 2007, 17:07 Category: Desktop Views: 1164 Comments: 0
Tutorial quote: This article shows how you can use an iPod on a Linux desktop with Amarok. It covers how you can upload MP3 files from your desktop to your iPod, download MP3 files from your iPod to your desktop, and how you can delete files on the iPod. Normally, Apple's iTunes software is needed to manage an iPod, but iTunes is not available for Linux. Fortunately, there are Linux alternatives such as Amarok that can handle the task.
Linux How To Manage An iPod From A Linux Desktop With Songbird 0.3
Post date: November 14, 2007, 04:11 Category: Desktop Views: 980 Comments: 0
Tutorial quote: This article shows how you can use an iPod on a Linux desktop with Songbird 0.3. It covers how you can upload MP3 files from your desktop to your iPod, download MP3 files from your iPod to your desktop, and how you can delete files on the iPod. Normally, Apple's iTunes software is needed to manage an iPod, but iTunes is not available for Linux. Fortunately, there are Linux alternatives such as Songbird that can handle the task.
Linux Connecting to a Wireless LAN with Linux, Part 2
Post date: April 13, 2005, 14:04 Category: Hardware Views: 1318 Comments: 0
Tutorial quote: In Part 1 we reviewed hardware options, which wireless utilities should be present, how to use Windows drivers, and how to be open to connect to any available wireless access point. Today we'll cover configurations on Red Hat- and Debian-type systems, basic security, and hardware discovery.

Wireless connectivity can be rather overly friendly, allowing connections from anyone. This howto assumes you have a wireless access point on a LAN, which can be all wireless or mixed wired and wireless. You don't want it wide open to just any random person with a desire to snoop on your network or "borrow" your bandwidth, but you want some access controls and security. Your access point should have a unique SSID (service set identifier), WEP (wireless equivalent privacy) or WPA/WPA2 (Wi-fi protected access) set up and working, and either a DHCP server or a pool of assigned IP addresses for clients.
Linux How To Manage An iPod From A Linux Desktop With gtkpod
Post date: August 5, 2007, 18:08 Category: Desktop Views: 872 Comments: 0
Tutorial quote: This article shows how you can use an iPod on a Linux desktop with gtkpod (a graphical user interface for Apple's iPod). It covers how you can upload MP3 files from your desktop to your iPod, download MP3 files from your iPod to your desktop, how you can delete files on the iPod, and how you can create and modify playlists. Normally, Apple's iTunes software is needed to manage an iPod, but iTunes is not available for Linux. Fortunately, there are Linux alternatives such as gtkpod that can handle the task.
Ubuntu Installing Popular Applications On Your Ubuntu Desktop With Automatix2
Post date: December 5, 2006, 14:12 Category: Desktop Views: 1358 Comments: 0
Tutorial quote: Although Ubuntu comes with lots of applications that can be installed on your desktop, there are still some applications that are available only from third-party repositories. Finding all these repositories and installing these applications manually is very time-consuming, but fortunately some people have created a script called Automatix2 (which is the successor to Automatix) which automates the task for you. It comes with a graphical interface so that you can run it from your desktop, and this tutorial describes how you do it.
Linux Creating Really Teensy ELF Executables for Linux
Post date: April 12, 2005, 13:04 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 740 Comments: 0
Tutorial quote: If you're a programmer who's become fed up with software bloat, then may you find herein the perfect antidote.

This document explores methods for squeezing excess bytes out of simple programs. (Of course, the more practical purpose of this document is to describe a few of the inner workings of the ELF file format and the Linux operating system. But hopefully you can also learn something about how to make really teensy ELF executables in the process.)

Please note that the information and examples given here are, for the most part, specific to ELF executables on a Linux platform running under an Intel-386 architecture. I imagine that a good bit of the information is applicable to other ELF-based Unices, but my experiences with such are too limited for me to say with certainty.

The assembly code that appears in this document is written for use with Nasm. (Besides being more appropriate for our needs, Nasm's syntax beats the hell out of AT&T syntax for anyone who learned x86 assembly language before learning to use Gas.) Nasm is freely available and extremely portable; see http://nasm.sourceforge.net/.

Please also note that if you aren't a little bit familiar with assembly code, you may find parts of this document sort of hard to follow.
Ubuntu Creating a Desktop Shortcut in Gnome
Post date: May 3, 2007, 22:05 Category: Desktop Views: 1890 Comments: 0
Tutorial quote: How to install a desktop shortcut to a file, application or folder in Ubuntu
SuSe gDesklets - Desklets for your Desktop in openSUSE
Post date: August 3, 2008, 08:08 Category: Desktop Views: 1277 Comments: 0
Tutorial quote: gDesklets is another great tool like Google Gadgets for bringing mini programs called desklets such as weather forecasts, news tickers, system information displays, or music player controls, onto your desktop, where they are sitting there in a symbiotic relationship of eye candy and usefulness. The possibilities are really endless and they are always there to serve you whenever you need them, just one key-press away. The system is not restricted to one desktop environment, but currently works on most of the modern Unix desktops (including GNOME, KDE, Xfce).
Gentoo Ripping cds using FLAC
Post date: June 22, 2005, 08:06 Category: Multimedia Views: 2194 Comments: 0
Tutorial quote: I'm a fan of sound quality, and since I have some disc space free, I decided to rip some CDs to the free lossless audio codec (FLAC) instead of ogg vorbis which I was using before. The compression rate is for now about 50%, depending on the content of the audio file. Also I found that FLAC encodes VERY fast (~60-140x on my Athlon XP 2400+).