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Ubuntu Pimp your Ubuntu desktop in 7 easy steps!
Post date: September 8, 2008, 20:09 Category: Desktop Views: 1887 Comments: 0
Tutorial quote: Let's face it, the default theme on current Ubuntu releases is more aimed at the (boring) business folks: no transparency, no effects, no shiny icons and cool wallpapers.

That's why I'm going to walk you through some easy steps to customize your Ubuntu Gnome - for better usability and better looks (to impress your windows buddies?).
Ubuntu Xubuntu 7.04(Feisty Fawn) Screenshots Tour
Post date: June 11, 2007, 18:06 Category: Software Views: 1395 Comments: 0
Tutorial quote: Xubuntu is a complete GNU/Linux based operating system with an Ubuntu base. It is lighter on system requirements and tends to be more efficient than Ubuntu with GNOME or KDE, since it uses the Xfce Desktop environment, which makes it ideal for old or low-end machines, thin-client networks, or for those who would like to get more performance out of their hardware.
Ubuntu Hack Attack: Top 10 Ubuntu apps and tweaks
Post date: August 25, 2006, 12:08 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 27421 Comments: 0
Tutorial quote: When I made the switch to Ubuntu Linux on my desktop computer (that is, if you can call triple-booting Windows XP, Vista, and Ubuntu a "switch"), I was a little worried about finding the applications and tools that would make me as productive working in Ubuntu as I am working on Windows.
Ubuntu How To Install OpenOffice.org 3.0.0 On Ubuntu 8.04
Post date: October 19, 2008, 05:10 Category: Desktop Views: 1270 Comments: 0
Tutorial quote: This guide shows how you can install the new OpenOffice 3.0.0 office suite on your Ubuntu 8.04 desktop. Your current OpenOffice installation will not be removed unless you uninstall it with Synaptic or on the command line, so you can run both versions in parallel if you like.

Ubuntu Installing The Native Linux Flash Player 9 On Ubuntu
Post date: January 17, 2007, 17:01 Category: Desktop Views: 1366 Comments: 0
Tutorial quote: This article describes how to install the new native Linux Flash Player 9 from Adobe on an Ubuntu Edgy Eft desktop so that it can be used within Firefox. The procedure works for other Ubuntu versions and Debian as well.
Ubuntu Modifying PDF Files With PDFedit On Ubuntu Feisty Fawn
Post date: September 15, 2007, 18:09 Category: Desktop Views: 1146 Comments: 0
Tutorial quote: This article shows how you can install and use PDFedit on an Ubuntu Feisty Fawn desktop. PDFedit is a free and open-source editor for manipulating PDF documents.
OpenSUSE Mac OS like Dock in openSUSE (Avant Window Navigator)
Post date: September 26, 2008, 11:09 Category: Desktop Views: 1053 Comments: 0
Tutorial quote: Avant Window Navigator (AWN/Awn) is a dock-like navigation bar for the linux desktop that positions itself at the bottom of the screen. It can be used to keep track of open windows and behaves like a normal window list.
Fedora Back Up Your Files With Pybackpack On Fedora 8
Post date: December 3, 2007, 06:12 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 916 Comments: 0
Tutorial quote: This document describes how to set up, configure and use Pybackpack on Fedora 8. The result is an easy to use backup system for desktop usage. Pybackpack creates incremental backups which can be stored locally or remotely (SSH) - the usage of removable devices is supported. You also have the option to burn the backup(s) directly on a CD/DVD.
OpenSUSE Screenlets - Desktop applications, widgets and screen addons for openSUSE
Post date: August 5, 2008, 12:08 Category: Desktop Views: 1312 Comments: 0
Tutorial quote: Screenlets are small owner-drawn applications (written in Python) that can be described as “the virtual representation of things lying/standing around on your desk”. Sticknotes, clocks, rulers, youtube, gmail and more. Screenlets are free opensource software released under GPL License. Screenlets use GTK2 & Cairo for drawing and windowing.
Debian Splitting updatedb into daily and weekly
Post date: April 21, 2006, 07:04 Category: System Views: 830 Comments: 0
Tutorial quote: We all appreciate the locate command when we are such in a hurry we cannot afford a full and in-elegant find. What we like a little less, though, is the updatedb script consuming up all our disk bandwidth at each boot, summoned by anacron.

Of course, this is only the case if you are running a "desktop" machine: since you turn it on when you need to do some work, then you long for a way to shorten the period of reduced usability forced by updatedb.

Inversely, if you run a server that never goes down, and you successfully schedule your updatedb tasks late at night, then this article is not for you.