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Josh Kuo's article about Vim describes a new time-shifting feature to make your editing life easier.
First let me start by saying that overclocking is very risky, you can seriously damage your system, so please use this guide with care.
That said lets start!
Compiz and Beryl tend to work a bit slow on old video cards, so we overclock!
I have an ATI Radeon 9550 card made by Gigabyte and Ubuntu Feisty.
lspci -v output:
I decided to give the new Mandriva 2007.1 RC1 a try. Since I mirror cooker, I figured I'd do a straight "urpmi --auto-select" upgrade on my 2007 box rather than downloading a bunch of ISOs.
Earlier this month I covered Ubuntu's Migration Assistant, which is one of the features that will be found in Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn. The migration-assistant is designed to make it very easy for Microsoft Windows converts to jump into the Ubuntu world by automatically transferring files and settings.
Carsten was already faster and blogged about day 3@CeBIT - so it's time to talk about the first two days
The first two days we had a rather small booth compared to other projects in the LinuxPark (Hall 5): Placed in the corner next to the Debian booth (see photo). However, we managed to attract many interested eyes, and that's after all what's important (see photo).
Originally called "Puzz-le", Anigma was a very well done puzzle game for the Sharp Zaurus. When blocks of the same color are moved next to each other they disappear. The goal is to eliminate all the blocks on each level. Beside colored blocks there are other various objects the player can interact with. This includes elevators, disappearing trap-blocks, fire pits and more.
InfoWorld has an article by Justin Brink about the open source ZoneMinder digital surveillance camera recording software.
OK, so the commercial version of Solaris strictly speaking isn’t free software/open source (although quite a lot of the code is now open, thanks to the OpenSolaris project). But still, since we do quite a lot of Linux and other Unix stuff here on FOSSwire, I thought I might take a quick excursion into Sun’s Unix.
I wrote yesterday about Eben Moglen's upcoming OSBC keynote. It's clearly intended to be a shot over the bow of both proprietary and BSD-style licensing. And that's fine, as we have a wide range of perspectives represented at OSBC.
Gianugo replied to the post, arguing
"Meta-packages" enable Debian/Ubuntu users to install bundles of software easily. They're similar in spirit to VMWare Appliances. Installing a meta-package is equivalent to installing all of its dependencies individually, but easier.
When trying out an Ubuntu daily LiveCD yesterday I noticed the new Ubuntu Restricted Drivers Manager. This manager makes it incredibly easy to manage the binary blob drivers. By default are the ATI/AMD and NVIDIA drivers, and from there you can literally install the drivers almost instantly. It should be very nice for new users!
This guide can be adapted to any distro, its not Ubuntu specific.
Installing necessary tools
sudo apt-get install aespipe mkisofs loop-aes-utils
Chose a password
You need to chose a 20+ character password and DO NOT FORGET IT, you will NEVER get your data back if you forget the password.
Creating the CD/DVD image
Back in the 90s I was, what would now be called, an Amiga fanboy. In past few months I’ve noticed an uncanny similarity between the old Amiga scene, and the current Linux scene.
There are a lots of people install and use other windows manager on top of gnome, instead of using metacity by default. Windows manager such as beryl, fluxbox, fvwm etc allows gtk applications to run on top of them with full capabilities. You can also run gtk applications under KDE where by default all KDE native apps are build using QT.
If you are using Ubuntu Dapper Drake, you could press CTRL+SHIFT and then the unicode for special characters so you didn’t have to copy and paste them from the Character palette every time you wanted to use them.
If you are using Edgy this will not work any more here is simple tip how to use Special Characters.You need to use compose key
The most obvious pro of OpenOffice.org (the official name for the software) is that it's free.
OpenOffice is an ongoing project developed collaboratively by users and developers around the globe. They make their handiwork available online at no cost to anyone who wants it, including individuals, employers and schools.
I recently got hold of a 1 GB USB memory stick. But when I tried to mount it in a bare bones Linux distribution (a distribution which has just enough software as is needed), it was not mounted automatically. This is because the auto mounting takes place by means of a program known as hotplug which detects the USB device that is inserted in real time and then mounts it in the desired location.
Linux has long held the promise of offering normal users an alternative to Windows. With the arrival of the high priced Windows Vista Support Alert subscriber "Briard" decides to put 12 Linux distros to the test.
When Novell's BrainShare users' show opens its doors this Sunday, Microsoft will be on hand for the first time ever. With and without this controversial, recently minted partner, Novell will issue announcements around SUSE Linux in areas that include products, training, and new customer wins, say company sources.