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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:9511 | -finid, December 13, 2011

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:9501 | -gg234, August 11, 2013

How to get gorgeous looking fonts on ubuntu linux

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This is quick guide on optimizing the font rendering on your ubuntu system by tweaking the antialiasing settings and installing better fonts. read more...
permapage | score:9451 | -Silver Moon, August 8, 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:9449 | -finid, June 4, 2012

Book Review: The Book Of Gimp

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I usually use GIMP (the "GNU Image Manipulation Program") for editing photos, changing colors, resizing photos, applying significant effects and more. It is a free software alternative to Adobe Photoshop. It is also quite popular with graphics artists and webmasters who wants to edit digital images. GIMP is not just a Linux specific program. It works on all leading operating systems, i.e., Mac OS X, MS-Windows and Unix variants. However, like many other powerful open source software, GIMP can be difficult to master. There are many options and plugins. So if, you are looking to learn or master the GIMP program, give The Book of GIMP a try. read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:9446 | -nixcraft, March 8, 2013

ZShaolin: vim, nmap, git, rsync, ssh for Android

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Remember ZShaolin? Yep, it’s that Android ninja tool that gives you zsh and a whole bunch of command-line applications on your Android device, minus the need to root it. read more...
permapage | score:9444 | -finid, November 9, 2012

Tutorial: PostfixAdmin and Fetchmail

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Have you ever wanted to move mail from an old account to a new account? This tutorial will show you how to use fetchmail with PostfixAdmin. read more...
permapage | score:9444 | -aweber, September 3, 2010

Autotrash – Purges files from your trash based on age and/or filename

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Autotrash is a simple Python script which will purge files from your trash based on their age or the amount of free space left on the device. Using autotrash -d 30 will delete files which have been in the trash for more then 30 days. It uses the FreeDesktop.org Trash Info files included in the new GNOME system to find the correct files and the dates they where deleted. read more...
permapage | score:9441 | -gg234, August 7, 2013

OcenAudio: Easy audio editor

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ocenaudio is a cross-platform, easy to use, fast and functional audio editor. It is the ideal software for people who need to edit and analyze audio files without complications. ocenaudio also has powerful features that will please more advanced users.This software is based on Ocen Framework, a powerful library developed to simplify and standardize the development of audio manipulation and analysis applications across multiple platforms. read more...
permapage | score:9439 | -gg234, July 20, 2012

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:9434 | -finid, May 23, 2013

Pixelknot: Steganography app for Android

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Steganography is an old concept, so Pixelknot is not a ground-breaking application, but this is how it works. Say you wish to send a short, text message to a friend and you do not want an unauthorized person to see it. You take a picture with your smartphone, or use an existing image, type the message you wish to send, let Pixelknot work its image, then send the image on its way. read more...
permapage | score:9424 | -finid, July 22, 2013

Conky Manager – Simple GUI for managing Conky config files

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Conky Manager is a graphical front-end which provides options to start/stop, browse and edit Conky themes installed on the system. It is currently in development. read more...
permapage | score:9423 | -gg234, July 19, 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:9414 | -gg234, May 24, 2013

SMILE: Linux slideshow video creator

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SMILE, Slideshow Maker In Linux Environnement is a free opensource slideshow creating tool for GNU/Linux, although it also works on Mac OS/X. SMILE helps to create video slideshows from images, that can be played on almost all medias. The numerous features and the simplicity of use make it possible to create dynamic and rich slideshows in just a few clicks, without having to worry about technical issues or complicated settings. read more...
permapage | score:9395 | -Susenator, August 21, 2008

Take Android Screenshots

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Unfortunately it is not possible to directly take screenshots of an Android phone (e.g. by tapping on a button). This tutorial shows you how you can take screenshots of an Android smartphone with the help of a computer where the Android SDK is installed. read more...
permapage | score:9392 | -falko, August 18, 2011

Linux file manager comparison review

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Reviewing and rating six of the best Linux file managers...
The litmus test for any file manager, then, is its ability to manage large numbers of files efficiently, and this is one of the two main criteria for the applications in this roundup. Our other primary concern is advocacy. Could each file manager here help convince inexperienced Linux users that the OS can be either familiar and easy to use, or different in that it's much more flexible than what they've previously experienced?
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mail this link | permapage | score:9390 | -Ray, April 20, 2011

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:9385 | -tamasrepus, April 14, 2011

Announcing Kunjika, a Free Software Stack Overflow clone

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Kunjika is written in Python (using the Flask framework), with a Couchbase database, Memcached thrown in and a Jinja2-based templating system. Coding stated about a month, and the first alpha version (version 0.1) was released a few days ago. A demo website has been set up. read more...
permapage | score:9375 | -finid, July 15, 2013

PDFedit: A Linux PDF editor

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Adobe Acrobat is a commercial tool for manipulating PDF files. Earlier I was using CUPs - printing system, to export PDF files. I’ve also tried out gv for the same purpose. However, I needed complete editing of pdf documents. My search ended with PDFedit software, which is free and open source editor for manipulating PDF documents. The software available in both GUI and CLI (commandline) interface. read more...
permapage | score:9337 | -nixcraft, December 19, 2007

How to install HotShots on Fedora 19 and Ubuntu 13.04

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There is Shutter and Deepin Scrot, both of which come with image editing features. In that aspect, they are better than the previous two. Deepin Scrot is from the developers of Linux Deepin, a distribution based on Ubuntu Desktop.

And here comes HotShots. What does it look like and what can you do with it, other than take screen shots?

Let me show you. read more...
permapage | score:9329 | -finid, July 27, 2013
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