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Ubuntu

Enabling Compiz Fusion On An Ubuntu 8.10 Desktop (NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200)

Post date: November 5, 2008, 12:11 Category: Desktop Views: 4230 Comments
Tutorial quote: This tutorial shows how you can enable Compiz Fusion on an Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) desktop (the system must have a 3D-capable graphics card - I am using an NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 here). With Compiz Fusion you can use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube on your desktop.
Ubuntu

The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex)

Post date: November 4, 2008, 11:11 Category: Desktop Views: 4202 Comments
Tutorial quote: This tutorial shows how you can set up an Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.
Ubuntu

How to install KDE 4 on Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex

Post date: October 31, 2008, 00:10 Category: Desktop Views: 5689 Comments
Tutorial quote: Ubuntu, the most popular distribution, is using by default Gnome 2.24 as its Desktop Environment (DE). This tutorial describes how to install and run KDE4 on Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex.
OpenSUSE

Katapult - KDE application launcher in openSUSE Linux

Post date: October 26, 2008, 21:10 Category: Desktop Views: 3208 Comments
Tutorial quote: Inspired by QuickSilver for Mac OS X, Katapult is an application launcher for KDE designed to allow faster access to applications, bookmarks, and other items. It is plugin-based, so it can launch anything that is has a plugin for. Its display is driven by plugins as well, so its appearance is completely customizable. It was inspired by Quicksilver for OS X.
OpenSUSE

GNOME Do - Launcher tool to search and launch applications files and more

Post date: October 21, 2008, 22:10 Category: Desktop Views: 3325 Comments
Tutorial quote: GNOME Do (Do) is an intelligent launcher tool that makes performing common tasks on your computer simple and efficient. “GNOME Do” not only allows you to search for items in your desktop environment (e.g. applications, contacts, bookmarks, files, music), it also allows you to specify actions to perform on search results (e.g. run, open, email, chat, play).
Fedora

Installing Xbox Media Center (XBMC) On Fedora 9 (i386)

Post date: October 21, 2008, 11:10 Category: Desktop Views: 3879 Comments
Tutorial quote: The Xbox Media Center (XBMC) is a media center application for Linux, Mac, and Windows that allows you to manage/watch/listen to/view your videos, music, and pictures. It has a nice interface, can be controlled from the desktop or a remote control or via its built-in web interface, and it can be extended by custom scripts. This guide shows how you can install XBMC on a Fedora 9 desktop (i386).
Ubuntu

How To Install OpenOffice.org 3.0.0 On Ubuntu 8.04

Post date: October 19, 2008, 10:10 Category: Desktop Views: 3447 Comments
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.

http://www.howtoforge.com/how-to-install-openoffice-3.0.0-on-ubuntu-8.04
OpenSUSE

Claws Mail - opensource light-weight Email client in openSUSE

Post date: October 15, 2008, 21:10 Category: Desktop Views: 4096 Comments
Tutorial quote: Claws Mail is a free opensource lightweight, user friendly and fast email client for Linux. Claws Mail is a quick response email client with easy configuration, intuitive operation and abundant features, extensibility, robustness and stability.
Mandriva

The Perfect Desktop - Mandriva One 2009.0 With GNOME

Post date: October 15, 2008, 10:10 Category: Desktop Views: 4372 Comments
Tutorial quote: This tutorial shows how you can set up a Mandriva One 2009.0 desktop (with the GNOME desktop environment) that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.
OpenSUSE

Byzanz - free opensource Desktop Recording (command-line) tool

Post date: October 11, 2008, 22:10 Category: Desktop Views: 3445 Comments
Tutorial quote: Byzanz is a free opensource GNOME based Command-Line utility to capture desktop recording software for linux. This should probably be the coolest command-line utility that I have seen in recent days. Byzanz records your desktop session to an animated GIF. You can record your entire screen, a single window, an arbitrary region or even follow the cursor. Given that it is only a GIF format makes it even more an interesting proposition as the file size is going to be very small.
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