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Ubuntu

LXDE - Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment for Ubuntu

Post date: July 6, 2008, 16:07 Category: Desktop Views: 4744 Comments
Tutorial quote: LXDE is a new project aimed to provide a new desktop environment which is lightweight and fast. It’s not designed to be powerful and bloated, but to be usable and slim enough, and keep the resource usage low. Different from other desktop environments, we don’t tightly integrate every component.
OpenSUSE

The Perfect Desktop - OpenSUSE 11 (GNOME)

Post date: June 29, 2008, 10:06 Category: Desktop Views: 3544 Comments
Tutorial quote: This tutorial shows how you can set up an OpenSUSE 11 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.
Linux+Mint

The Perfect Desktop - Linux Mint 5 Elyssa R1

Post date: June 26, 2008, 07:06 Category: Desktop Views: 4336 Comments
Tutorial quote: This tutorial shows how you can set up a Linux Mint 5 Elyssa R1 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. Linux Mint 5 is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu 8.04 that has lots of packages in its repositories (like multimedia codecs, Adobe Flash, Adobe Reader, Skype, Google Earth, etc.) that are relatively hard to install on other distributions; it therefore provides a user-friendly desktop experience even for Linux newbies.
Ubuntu

The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu Studio 8.04

Post date: June 8, 2008, 09:06 Category: Desktop Views: 4333 Comments
Tutorial quote: This tutorial shows how you can set up an Ubuntu Studio 8.04 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

Installing Songbird Media Player On Ubuntu 8.04

Post date: June 5, 2008, 10:06 Category: Desktop Views: 3247 Comments
Tutorial quote: This document describes how to set up Songbird 0.5 on Ubuntu 8.04. Taken from the Songbird page: "Songbird is a desktop media player mashed-up with the Web. Songbird is committed to playing the music you want, from the sites you want, on the devices you want, challenging the conventions of discovery, purchase, consumption and organization of music on the Internet."
Fedora

Upgrade Your Desktop From Fedora 8 To Fedora 9 With PreUpgrade

Post date: May 20, 2008, 05:05 Category: Desktop Views: 2832 Comments
Tutorial quote: This document describes how to upgrade your desktop from Fedora 8 to Fedora 9 via PreUpgrade. PreUpgrade provides a frontend that allows the user to easily download all packages that are needed for the distribution upgrade, and then perform the distribution upgrade.
Ubuntu

Watching Live-TV On Your Ubuntu Desktop With Zattoo

Post date: May 18, 2008, 11:05 Category: Desktop Views: 9152 Comments
Tutorial quote: Zattoo has developed a software program that allows you to watch TV on your computer. All you need is a broadband connection and a current operating system (Windows XP or Vista, Mac OS X, or Linux). The service is legal and free of charge.

Fedora

The Perfect Desktop - Fedora 9

Post date: May 18, 2008, 09:05 Category: Desktop Views: 3909 Comments
Tutorial quote: This document describes step-by-step how to set up a Fedora 9 desktop (GNOME). The result is a fast, secure and extendable system that provides all you need for daily work and entertainment.
Debian

Protect Your Files With TrueCrypt 5.1a On Debian Etch (GNOME)

Post date: May 13, 2008, 10:05 Category: Desktop Views: 3229 Comments
Tutorial quote: This document describes how to set up TrueCrypt 5.1a on Debian Etch (GNOME). Taken from the TrueCrypt page: "TrueCrypt is a software system for establishing and maintaining an on-the-fly-encrypted volume (data storage device). On-the-fly encryption means that data are automatically encrypted or decrypted right before they are loaded or saved, without any user intervention. No data stored on an encrypted volume can be read (decrypted) without using the correct password/keyfile(s) or correct encryption keys. Entire file system is encrypted (e.g., file names, folder names, contents of every file, free space, meta data, etc)."
Ubuntu

Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) Screenshots Tour

Post date: May 11, 2008, 14:05 Category: Desktop Views: 3569 Comments
Tutorial quote: Ubuntu is a community developed, linux-based operating system that is perfect for laptops, desktops and servers. It contains all the applications you need - a web browser, presentation, document and spreadsheet software, instant messaging and much more.The most recent version, Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron), was released on April 24, 2008.

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