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Install Virtualbox 4.3 on Ubuntu/Debian/Fedora

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This quick how to guide shows, how to install VirtualBox on Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora and similar linux distros. read more...
permapage | score:9969 | -Silver Moon, May 13, 2014

How to install Lekture on Fedora 19 KDE

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Then I came across Lekture, a KDE Education application. I don’t think that it has all the features that the commercial equivalents on Windows have, but at this stage in its development, it looks good. read more...
permapage | score:9942 | -finid, September 9, 2013

LG 8-inch G Pad 8.3 Android tablet

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But the LG G Pad 8.3 is not just about screen size, it comes with some cool features, too. Beneath that 8.3-inch screen size is a 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 600 Processor. That makes for a powerful tablet computer. read more...
permapage | score:9876 | -finid, September 8, 2013

Epoptes – Open source computer lab management and monitoring tool

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Epoptes is an open source computer lab management and monitoring tool. It allows for screen broadcasting and monitoring,remote command execution, message sending, imposing restrictions like screen locking or sound muting the clients and much more! read more...
permapage | score:9874 | -gg234, August 16, 2013

Hand of Thief trojan and your favorite Linux distribution

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The analysis also showed that HoT does not work as advertised, at least not yet. But the interesting part of the result of the analysis that peeked my interest concerns how HoT fared on Ubuntu 12.04 and Fedora 19, two distributions it was tested on. read more...
permapage | score:9872 | -finid, September 8, 2013

Install openQRM 5.1 on Debian 7

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This HowTo is about how to install the openQRM Datacenter Management and Cloud Computing platform version 5.1 on Debian 7 aka Wheezy. It is the starting point for a set of openQRM HowTos explaining different Use-cases with the focus on virtualization, automation and cloud computing. read more...
permapage | score:9866 | -falko, August 16, 2013

Giada – Audio tool for DJs, live performers and electronic musicians

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Giada is a free, minimal, hardcore audio tool for DJs, live performers and electronic musicians. How does it work? Just pick up your channel, fill it with samples or MIDI events and start the show by using this tiny piece of software as a loop machine, drum machine, sequencer, live sampler or yet as a plugin/effect host. Giada aims to be a compact and portable virtual device for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows for production use and live sets. read more...
permapage | score:9838 | -gg234, August 11, 2013

Linux mail command examples: send mails from command line

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This tutorial shows how to send and receive mails from the command line using the mail and mutt commands on linux. read more...
permapage | score:9813 | -Silver Moon, August 28, 2013

Plasma Media Center 1.1 and digiKam 3.3

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In terms of features, Plasma Media Center (PMC) is not yet at the level of XBMC, but it looks really nice and appears to have a lighter footprint than XBMC. The keyword here is “appears,” because when I checked the memory used for just running, without any activity, PMC uses almost twice as much memory as XBMC. read more...
permapage | score:9795 | -finid, August 26, 2013

How to install Orange in Ubuntu 13.04

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It is one of many Python applications that expert and aspiring data scientists may use to mess with data. Orange is cross-platform, but because there are no installation binaries for GNU/Linux distributions, installing it on your favorite distribution entails building it from source.

The rest of this article shows how to build and install it from the downloaded source code. read more...
permapage | score:9789 | -finid, July 20, 2013

Nuvola Player: Enjoy all your Cloud music services from one interface

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And with tight integration with the Linux desktop (multimedia keys, system tray, media player applets, dock menu, notifications and more), it provides a better user experience when compared to using the same Cloud music services from a Web browser. read more...
permapage | score:9774 | -finid, August 21, 2013

Run Unity desktop on Linux Mint 12

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The combination of GNOME 3 and MGSE is an attempted to improve on the user-experience of a stock GNOME 3 installation, however, it still leaves the user fighting the desktop just to get things done, and MATE is not yet ready for prime time.

While I am not exactly a fan of Ubuntu’s Unity Desktop, I think it presents a better user-experience than GNOME 3 with MGSE. So, this tutorial shows the steps necessary to install and run Unity Desktop on Linux Mint 12. read more...
permapage | score:9769 | -finid, December 13, 2011

LinSSID – Graphical wireless scanning for Linux

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LinSSID is graphically and functionally similar to Inssider (Microsoft™ Windows®). It is written in C++ using Linux wireless tools and Qt4. read more...
permapage | score:9768 | -gg234, August 28, 2013

MATE vs Cinnamon

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The aim of this article is not to present a point-by-point comparison of the two desktop environments, but to present a general overview, so a new user has a top-level idea of what they are. read more...
permapage | score:9760 | -finid, June 4, 2012

Add an entry for a Linux distribution in Windows boot menu

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To make managing your dual-boot system less of a hassle, especially when both operating systems are installed on the same hard drive, the recommended location (for the Linux boot loader) is in the first sector of the Linux distribution’s boot or root partition. After that, you must then add an entry for the Linux distribution in the Windows boot menu. read more...
permapage | score:9759 | -finid, July 23, 2012

Tutorial: Webcam streaming your desktop plus audio with ffmpeg, crtmpserver, Flowplayer

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This tutorial is based on Ubuntu Lucid, but will work on later releases as well with small changes. I will show how I stream my desktop with audio from pulse and webcam from video4linux2. I will also show how to configure crtmpserver and flowplayer so you can watch the live stream from a web browser. In this scenario I use separate host for the tools. Flowplayer is installed on a server running Apache, crtmp server is on a separate server and ffmpeg is installed on the streaming desktop. read more...
permapage | score:9750 | -falko, June 19, 2012

Increase file descriptors for Transmission on Linux

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Have you run out of file descriptors for Transmission? The torrent will be stopped (for no apparent reason), and when you examine it, you'll get an error like:

$ transmission-remote -t 1 -i | grep -i 'open files'
Unable to save resume file. Too many open files.

Time to increase the number of file descriptors available. This article is tailored towards Debian and Ubuntu. read more...
permapage | score:9741 | -tamasrepus, April 14, 2011

Install Cinnamon on Fedora 19

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But while it does not have its own Fedora 19 installation image, you can run a Cinnamon desktop on Fedora 19 by installing the cinnamon package either from the command-line or from Apper, the graphical package manager. read more...
permapage | score:9728 | -finid, July 6, 2013

Mixxx – The most advanced free DJ software

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Mixxx is a DJ tool that allows for the playback and mixing of digital music (MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC and Wave).The basic requirements for Mixxx are a desktop computer or laptop with a reasonable amount of storage space on the hard drive for your music, at least 1 audio card for outputting the sound and a way of controlling the software either by mouse, keyboard or hardware DJ Controller.

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permapage | score:9720 | -gg234, May 24, 2013

Install HY-D-V1 desktop on Ubuntu 13.04

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HY-D-V1 Desktop is a new desktop interface built atop GNOME 3 using a combination of Webkit, JavaScript, Python and HTML. It is the desktop environment on Hybryde Fusion.

This tutorial shows how to install it on Ubuntu 13.04 from the developer’s PPA. read more...
permapage | score:9713 | -finid, May 23, 2013
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