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Compiz in your browser – unlock Firefox 3.6 hidden features

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indlovu.wordpress: Here are some hidden features disabled by default, similar to Compiz expo and shift-switcher.

Enabling Compiz Fusion On A Fedora 13 GNOME Desktop (NVIDIA GeForce 8100)

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This tutorial shows how you can enable Compiz Fusion on a Fedora 13 GNOME desktop (the system must have a 3D-capable graphics card - I'm using an NVIDIA GeForce 8100 here). With Compiz Fusion you can use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube on your desktop. I will use the free nouveau driver in this tutorial instead of the proprietary NVIDIA driver. nouveau is an accelerated Open Source driver for NVIDIA cards that comes with experimental 3D support on Fedora 13 - on my test system 3D support was working without any problems.

Five tips for a more efficient Linux desktop

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blogs.techrepublic.com: For me, the Linux desktop is all about being efficient. Yes, I do enjoy the eye candy as well. But having an incredibly efficient desktop just makes for much faster, more reliable work. And much to the surprise of most users, Linux should be hailed as the king of desktop efficiency. Here's some tips:

Ubuntu Satanic Edition 10.04 Features Stunning New Icon Theme And Wallpapers

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How to Install Ubuntu Satanic Edition Themes, Wallpapers And More in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala? Find out here

Change your MAC address in Linux with MACchanger-GTK

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Your MAC address is set by the manufacturer. In this article I am going to show you a very handy GTK tool that allows you to change that MAC address. More Here

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  • Repartition Linux Hard Drive Using "sfdisk" Command-line Utility
  • Setting Firefox as your default browser
  • speed up boot ubuntu 10.04
  • Enable AutoComplete for sudo command Karmic
  • Some Cool 3D effects in Ubuntu with Compiz
  • Configuring an ultralight 2.6.34 kernel
  • Multimedia Previewer
  • Build Your Own Ubuntu-based Distro With Novo Builder
  • Ubuntu Linux Set Iscsi Initiator
  • Manage your tasks in Linux

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  • Caching password, user and group on a roaming Debian laptop
  • Get Native Ubuntu Notifications back in Firefox 3.6.6
  • Turning a Photograph into a Polka Dot Image in GIMP
  • SUSE Linux: Install RPM File And Packages
  • How to Automate Your Podcast Downloads with gPodder
  • Loop Through Files In A Directory
  • fix network manager applet missing from notification area in ubuntu
  • Restore the Wubi Ubuntu Bootloader

Enabling Compiz Fusion On An Ubuntu 10.04 Desktop (NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200)

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This tutorial shows how you can enable Compiz Fusion on an Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) desktop (the system must have a 3D-capable graphics card - I'm using an NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 here). With Compiz Fusion you can use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube on your desktop.

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  • Cross Compiling Qt
  • Install gnome-shell and set default at start-up in ubuntu 10.04
  • Doing the Polka (dot), step by step
  • Use `less` to view and search huge files
  • scrot – a command line tool for screenshots
  • Install New Improved Transmission 2.0 in Ubuntu
  • Command-line warriors, part one
  • Setting Up Conky on Ubuntu
  • How to change username or UserID/uid
  • Samsung N210 netbook on Debian
  • How to boot into a specific Linux runlevel by default
  • Speed up Open Office
  • pytask – The tasks in queue would be executed on the predefined time
  • How to install Dropbox without having a GUI‬
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