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Tutorial : Create Mac like Wallpaper with Gimp.

Post date: March 25, 2008, 03:03 Category: Software Views: 2889 Comments
Tutorial quote: Have you ever wondered how those glossy and stupendous wallpapers are created ? If not ! Then let me take you on a tour which will help you to create glossy wallpapers without any havoc.. This guide is targeted towards beginners .. I have tried my best to make it simple .. Being an Open Source user and FOSS follower I always use Open Source software to do my work. In this tutorial I had used GNU Image Manipulation Program [Gimp 2.4.2] to create wallpaper, so this tutorial will be focused on GIMP while people using Photoshop can still use the same technique to create this wallpaper..
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A quick guide to writing scripts using the bash shell

Post date: December 23, 2007, 20:12 Category: Programming Views: 6721 Comments
Tutorial quote: This quick bash scripting guide will have you writing scripts in no time.
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Backup Your Website Automatically With Wget and Cron

Post date: December 23, 2007, 18:12 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 3133 Comments
Tutorial quote: Lets face it, no one likes performing manual backups. Often if monotonous tasks are not automated in some way (which they should be, that is why computers were invented) they will be forgotten and not performed regularly.
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Bash tips and tricks

Post date: November 26, 2007, 05:11 Category: Software Views: 39389 Comments
Tutorial quote: For the uninitiated, bash is the default shell in many Linux distros, including Fedora, Ubuntu, Redhat etc etc. If you use a Linux based OS, then chances are that you are using bash. For this reason, I outline below a few common annoyances, and the simple ways to overcome them.
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Linux ShoutCast Server

Post date: November 11, 2007, 05:11 Category: Network Views: 5040 Comments
Tutorial quote: The following info should get you started on running your own ShoutCast streaming internet radio server. Port forwarding, etc is beyond the scope of this post.

ShoutCAST server consists of two components:

1. The server
2. The Transmitter
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Create your own init.d scripts

Post date: November 11, 2007, 05:11 Category: System Views: 7411 Comments
Tutorial quote: Have a Linux executable that you would like to run as a daemon? Making your own init.d scripts can be a bit tricky, but I can help you out.

The directory /etc/init.d/ is a location on a Linux file system that contains scripts for changing init states.

For details on Linux run levels look here.

The run levels that are most important to us are 2, 3 and 5.

VERY basic sample init.d script (Replace italics respectively):
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Hide your folders in KDE

Post date: November 11, 2007, 05:11 Category: Desktop Views: 2997 Comments
Tutorial quote: Want to keep your MP3s away from your boss’ or big brother’s view? Of course, in Linux anything that starts with a period is “suppose” to be hidden; but all we have to do is type “ls -A” or turn on the viewing of hidden files in KDE…not too hard. Basically what we can do is set a transparent PNG as our folder icon, and rename our folder with a ” “(space). This will actually keep the previous name of the folder.Also we will keep anyone out of the folder that doesn’t know Linux commands, and doesn’t know exactly where we have placed the icon. This works GREAT for the desktop.
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How to Kill a Process

Post date: November 11, 2007, 05:11 Category: System Views: 3078 Comments
Tutorial quote: Ever working in KDE or Gnome, your application freezes and even the close button doesn’t work? Then it is time to pull out the “kill” command. We can use a combination of the grep and ps command to find our process and when we find the PID number we can effectively kill the process without having to restart KDE or Gnome.
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Reset your Settings for any Program

Post date: November 11, 2007, 05:11 Category: Desktop Views: 2905 Comments
Tutorial quote: Ever messed with settings and majorly screwed something up? I have.

Yesterday I was trying to pull a stunt by trying to embed Konsole in my KDE desktop and when I restarted the X server I had no desktop icons and couldn’t even get back to my settings to change it back! I was thinking OMG, RRR (Repartition, Reformat, Reinstall) time.

But wait, what if I just clear out my settings? Kind of a crude way of doing it, but it worked.
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Bypass any Firewall or Throttling ISP with SSH

Post date: October 22, 2007, 06:10 Category: Network Views: 4391 Comments
Tutorial quote: On some networks it’s impossible to use BitTorrent. For example, if you’re at work, school, or connected to Comcast or a public hotspot. But there’s an easy solution to overcome this problem. By using a secure connection (SSH), you can bypass almost every firewall or traffic shaping application.
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