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Twidge: Command line Twitter client

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Twidge is a command-line, full-functional Twitter client. It supports posting updates, retrieving information, and excellent integration with the Unix shell scripting environment via piping and well-formatted output.Twidge is a tool for interacting with microblogging sites such as Twitter and identi.ca. read more...
permapage | score:8391 | -Dipin Krishna, August 18, 2009

Install Skype on Ubuntu 9.10

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I have provided two methods. Please do comment which one is successful. Follow these steps to install skype in ubuntu 9.10
Software requirements
* Qt 4.2.1+
* D-Bus 1.0.0
* libasound2 1.0.12
* PulseAudio 0.9.10+ (optional)
* PulseAudio 0.9.15+ (optional recommended)
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permapage | score:8317 | -Dipin Krishna, November 8, 2009 (Updated: May 5, 2010)

Remaster Ubuntu 9.04 from the ISO image

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This short tutorial walks you through customizing Ubuntu 9.04 from an ISO image...
This tutorial will show you how to customize and remaster your ubuntu 9.04 jaunty using a jaunty iso file.
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permapage | score:8077 | -Ray, August 4, 2009

DVD to CD: Split ISO image, recombine full ISO

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Just use the default GNU tools tar, split and cat. There is absolutely no need for any fancy gui tools or software that you have to run in Wine!

Just type the following in a console window: read more...
permapage | score:7715 | -Dipin Krishna, August 24, 2009

alias: Shorten long commands

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Create an alias, aliases allow a string to be substituted for a word when it is used as the first word of a simple command
Use your favorite text editor to create a file called ~/.bash_aliases, and type the alias commands into the file. Make .bash_aliases run at login (or you can just execute it with ./.bash_aliases )
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permapage | score:7693 | -Dipin Krishna, September 1, 2009

SSH login without password

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For this you required to generate your own personal set of private/public pair. ssh-keygen is used to generate that key pair for you read more...
permapage | score:7023 | -Dipin Krishna, September 22, 2009

Linux virus scanner: AVG Free Antivirus

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Most of us run multiple Operating Systems on our PC's and are connected to LAN with machines running different Operating Systems. Now, Linux even though is sort of immune to viruses (there are few viruses, and Linux can get infected ) most of Desktop Linux users don't need Anti virus tool, but there are people who run Windows and there are umpteen number of Viruses, Worms and Trojans for Windows and removing them can be difficult.Running Antivirus tool on Linux can be especially helpful in such... read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:6980 | -Dipin Krishna, August 12, 2009

Tip: Create a ip in Freebsd

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You can add an ip to an interface after boot using ifconfig.
example: ifconfig rl0 192.168.1.1

But this ip wont last for the next boot. read more...
permapage | score:6854 | -Dipin Krishna, December 19, 2009

APTonCD: Create local apt repository

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Get APT anywhereHave you ever felt that there is no life without APT? Well, if you'd suddenly lost conection to the internet, how would you install new packages? What about dependencies? You've just finished installing Ubuntu and configured it to a rad look, with all your favorite applications? For some reason you now have to re-install it? Feel like you have to download all of your favorite programs again? What? You've already forgotten which packages you had dowloaded before?What is APTonCD? read more...
permapage | score:6597 | -Dipin Krishna, August 17, 2009

Electronic whiteboard for Ubuntu

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How to convert our computer screen on to a digital electronic whiteboard, under Linux, could not be simpler. Only need a knob for Wii (Nintendo Console), an infrared emitter (such as a remote control), and the software for it read more...
permapage | score:6446 | -Dipin Krishna, August 15, 2009

How to play video dvd in ubuntu 9.10

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Follows the steps below to play DVD in your ubuntu 9.10 karmic Koala
1. Become root
$ sudo su -
2. Add read more...
permapage | score:6247 | -Dipin Krishna, November 20, 2009

Links: a graphics and text web browser

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Links is a graphics and text mode web browser, released under GPL. Links is a free software. Links runs on Linux, BSD, UNIX in general, OS/2, Cygwin under Windows, AtheOS, BeOS, FreeMint.Links runs in graphics mode (mouse required) on X Window System (UN*X, Cygwin), SVGAlib, Linux Framebuffer, OS/2 PMShell, AtheOS GUILinks runs in text mode (mouse optional) on UN*X console, ssh/telnet virtual terminal, vt100 terminal, xterm, and virtually any other text terminal. Mouse is supported for GPM, xterm,... read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:6156 | -Dipin Krishna, August 16, 2009

Restore grub in ubuntu remix 9.10

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I recently installed Windows 7 on my laptop which already had ubuntu remix installed in it. The problem i faced was, the GRUB was lost. But i had trouble getting your GRUB boot loader since the process of restoring GRUB has changed. read more...
permapage | score:5777 | -Dipin Krishna, January 25, 2010

GParted: Create, reorganize, and delete disk partitions

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Gparted is a GTK (Gnome)-based partition manager that can also be used with KDE.

* This utility works best as a LiveCD. Download the Gparted .ISO image here. Burn the .ISO image to CD. Use the GParted LiveCD as your partition manager.

* You can also install the package: read more...
permapage | score:5567 | -Dipin Krishna, August 22, 2009

CrossOver: Run Windows apps on Linux

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CrossOver Linux allows you to install many popular Windows productivity applications, plugins and games in Linux, without needing a Microsoft Operating System license. CrossOver includes an easy to use, single click interface, which makes installing a Windows application simple and fast. read more...
permapage | score:5530 | -Dipin Krishna, August 25, 2009

Synaptic Package Manager: a GUI package manager

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While "apt-get" and "aptitude" are fast ways of installing programs/packages, you can also use the Synaptic Package Manager (System -> Administration -> Synaptic Manager), a GUI method for installing programs/packages. read more...
permapage | score:5457 | -Dipin Krishna, August 28, 2009

SYSSTAT: Advanced system performance monitoring

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SYSSTAT is a software application comprised of several tools that offers advanced system performance monitoring. It provides the ability to create a measurable baseline of server performance, as well as the capability to formulate, read more...
permapage | score:5322 | -Dipin Krishna, August 20, 2009

Create a .deb package from source files

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If your build from source is successful, you can make a Debian (Ubuntu) package (.deb) for future use:
Note: These are basic instructions that may not always work. Some packages require additional dependencies and optional parameters to be specified in order to build them successfully.
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permapage | score:5224 | -Dipin Krishna, August 26, 2009

KDE 4.3.0 Review

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I found this interesting post by jeremy on KDEIt seems as though time is flying by and it was only just yesterday when KDE 4.0 was released and stirred up quite a bit of controversy in the Linux world. Now the latest issue of the popular desktop has arrived in version 4.3. While a great release by itself, there are some remaining issues that remain that keep it from absolute perfection.First of all, let’s talk about the good things. KDE 4.3 is stable. Very stable. It seemed apparent from the start... read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:5021 | -Dipin Krishna, August 19, 2009

Limit the CPU usage of Linux applications

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Monitor the CPU usage of applications that we use, it is recommended if you need to maintain a good performance on your system, sometimes in our system we have applications that should not stop working and we need some free resources on your computer for them. Linux can prevent other applications to consume these resources and the applications work properly within a cpu limit.

If we want to avoid that Firefox does not exceed 30% of CPU usage type:

cpulimit -e firefox -l 30 read more...
permapage | score:4509 | -Dipin Krishna, August 7, 2009
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