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How to get the Mac OS X look and feel on the GNOME desktop

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redhatmagazine.com: In his article “Painless dual-booting with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and a MacBookPro,” Noah Gift shows how to install RHEL 5 on a Mac. This article shows you some customizations that will make your newly installed Red Hat system look like Mac OS X.

Solving resource contention problems with fuser

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linux.com: Have you ever tried to unmount your USB thumb drive only to get the message "device is busy"? Like me, you probably thought, "I know I closed that file manager window. What's keeping it busy now?" fuser is a command that can answer that question for you.

Ubuntu desktop eye-candy with AWN

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tectonic: Tired of the regulation grey bars at the top and bottom of your Gnome desktop and hankering after something a little cooler? Say something a little bit more like the dock in Apple's OSX? Then give AWN a run and get all the bouncing icons you can handle.

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  • Emulate Google’s Android Mobile Stack in Linux

  • Printing from Firefox on Gentoo
  • Fix for Master password expose for Pidgin
  • Two Finger Scrolling on Ubuntu
  • Setting up openSUSE in VMware Workstation
  • Installing Ubuntu to a USB hard drive

Unlock The Power Of Gnome's Text Editor

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blog.wired.com: One of the first questions from those who switch operating systems is usually — how can I make it more familiar? Typically this boils down to how can I make program X on my new system behave more like Program Y on the old system that I was used too?

Ubuntu Server: Considering Kernel Configuration

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Carla Schroder: Last week we looked at Ubuntu Server's documentation, discussed hardware requirements, tried to figure out what sets Ubuntu Server apart from Ubuntu Desktop. We're taking such a deep dive into the very bowels of Ubuntu Server that this is expanding into a three-parter, so hold on to your hats and enjoy the ride.

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  • Burning CD and DVD ISO images with cdrecord

  • How-to Enable Anti-Aliasing in Quake Wars Linux
  • Check the bash shell script is being run by root or not
  • Using the AutoFilter: A useful if slightly twitchy tool
  • Create an OpenOffice.org extension the easy way with BasicAddonBuilder
  • Fix for Limewire blank beryl problem
  • How can I configure winbind to synchronize user and group IDs across multiple Red Hat Enterprise Linux hosts on Active Directory accounts?

Easily Sudo-open that File

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FOSSwire: If you are using GNOME and a distribution that supports either sudo or su, then we have a quick tip for you.

Run any GNU/Linux app on Windows without any virtualization

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: SSH tools, long used by UNIX gurus to perform complicated administrative tasks over the internet on machines miles away, are a very simple and user-friendly solution for more conventional purposes. Ubuntu users, read on to learn how to use SSH to run your favorite GNU/Linux software on Microsoft Windows—without installing any software on the Windows box.

Yet another way to install Ubuntu 7.10 to ASUS Eee PC

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samiux.wordpress: I installed Ubuntu 7.10 SE (my remastered Ubuntu) on a Transcend 8GB Class 6 SDHC card with a no hard drive desktop computer as usual. My desktop is using mobile rack and it is very easy to remove the hard drive.

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PostgreSQL 9.6 Released

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How I Use Android: Android Central Editor Emeritus Phil Nickinson

In the meantime, I was able to convince Phil to step out of his metaphorical kitchen for a few minutes to chat about how he uses Android in his day-to-day life. This is a man who has seen and used practically every Android device over the past several years, after all -- and a fair number of apps and customization tools, to boot. So what devices does someone with so much knowledge carry around in his own trousers, and how does he make the most of what they have to offer? Enough with the suspense already. In his own words, this is how Phil Nickinson uses Android. Read more

Best Android Phones Under 5.7 Inches

There's no question that Samsung hit a home run with its Galaxy S7 line. We already think the smaller GS7 is the best phone under 5.2 inches, and the larger, curved-screen Galaxy S7 edge is our pick for the best phone under 5.7 inches. Why? It takes everything we love about the smaller phone and makes it bigger — but not too much. Read more