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HowtTs, tutorials, or tips & tricks, etc.

The Perfect Desktop - Linux Mint 13 (Maya)

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This tutorial shows how you can set up a Linux Mint 13 (Maya) desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

Improve Gedit with three Extra Plugins (Part One)

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The first thing you should always do after installing software (apart from viewing the manpages) is to check and see if it supports plugins. If you are not a programmer or hacker it really is the easiest way to extend capabilities. The Gnome text editor supports this feature out of the box.Here's three of the best.

Read the howto at Free Software Magazine.

How to install Speed Dials in Firefox -- and how to back them up

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When Opera invented "speed dials", they quickly became an important wish list item in all other browsers. Speed dials allow you to visually "see" (via screenshots) a list of most recently visited web sites when you open a new tab. Several Forefox plugins tried to fill this important niche, but none of them really stood out -- until now. This great plugin also allows you to back your Speed Dials up.

Read the howto at Free Software Magazine.

The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu Studio 12.04

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This tutorial shows how you can set up an Ubuntu Studio 12.04 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge. Please note that Ubuntu Studio 12.04 uses Xfce as the default desktop environment.

today's leftovers:

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  • X.Org: "A Wasteland of Unreviewedness"
  • Kindergarden Linux
  • Tips for Linux Beginners
  • The road to KDE LightDM-0.2
  • Unity3D is Already Working on a Linux Port
  • Musings on the linux audio stack
  • $200 USB Stick Size Ubuntu PC 'Cotton Candy' Starts Shipping in May
  • If it's a Linux flaw, your phone is directly threatened
  • openSUSE in Education, Spreading Continue
  • Make Ubuntu top panel transparent
  • RescueTime for Linux (beta)
  • Browse your activities
  • Parted Magic gets optional firewall
  • cups-1.6 will be loads of fun
  • Add Screensavers to Ubuntu 12.04

The Perfect Desktop - Xubuntu 12.04

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This tutorial shows how you can set up a Xubuntu 12.04 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

some leftovers:

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  • Mageia 2 RC Released, Final Delayed
  • KDE Plasma Netbook Revisited
  • Grub 2 theme for Fedora 17
  • Vivaldi Content Store Shows Ankles For The Cinematograph
  • What Would I Tell Developers About Using Open Source Software?
  • Make an explosion effect in GIMP
  • Is Skype + Video + Linux Always a Hassle?
  • It's back! Fedora Reloaded Podcast
  • OLPC Gets Backing in Australia
  • Red Hat CEO James Whitehurst Sells Shares for $6.8M
  • 5 Alternative Search Engines That Respect Your Privacy
  • How to Create Custom Linux Live CD/USB
  • Introducing: Lunduke’s Awesome Blocks of Awesome
  • FLOSS Weekly 210

few leftovers:

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  • Getting started with Linux commands
  • Linux-libre
  • What on earth is Dracut?
  • Mozilla’s Mitchell Baker on Being the Alternative
  • 10 GNOME Shell Extensions to Install
  • Protect Your BSD – BSD Magazine (May 2012)
  • Rosa Marathon 2012lts
  • Cinnamon Desktop Review | LAS | s21e08

The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin)

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This tutorial shows how you can set up an Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

How To Upgrade Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) To 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) (Desktop & Server)

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The new Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) has just been released. Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is a long-term support release, which means it is supported for five years. This guide shows how you can upgrade your Ubuntu 11.10 desktop and server installations to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.

Things To Tweak After Installing Ubuntu 12.04

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webupd8.org: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Preise Pangolin has been released and many of you have already upgraded or plan on upgrading, so I've made yet another post that you'll hopefully find useful, with things that you may want to tweak, fix or install in Ubuntu 12.04.

The 16 Linux Shell Commands Every Desktop Linux User Should Know

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hp.com: Some people still have a silly notion that to use Linux you must know Linux shell commands and syntax like the back of your hand. What nonsense! Except, of course, just as in Windows, every now and then it is helpful to use the good, old ASCII command-line instructions.

today's leftovers:

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  • Getting Started Guide for LibreOffice 3.4
  • Review Sunflower twin panel file manager for Linux
  • Beefy Miracle Beta Review
  • What's the Deal With Red Hat?
  • Slackware Plays Nicer Than Ubuntu With Humble Bundle
  • Unsettings: Ubuntu Unity Desktop Tweaking Tool
  • Linux Outlaws 262 - Leisure Suit Larry Goes to Court
  • A New GLSL Backend For Doom 3
  • Many FSF Priority Projects Still Not Progressing
  • How to set up Raspberry Pi
  • TechTip: Unlock More Space in Linux
  • Devil Live twins of OpenBSD: the project is kicking
  • Opera gets new icon
  • Changing from Nouveau to Nvidia Graphics Drivers on LMDE 64-bit
  • Replace Oxygen with ROSA theme on any KDE-powered distribution
  • systemd Status Update
  • Nitro Task Manager Brings New Themes

Science the GNU Way, Part I

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linuxjournal.com: In my past several articles, I've looked at various packages to do all kinds of science. Sometimes, however, there just isn't a tool to solve a particular problem. That's the great thing about science.

today's leftovers:

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  • Avadon: The Black Fortress On Gameolith for Linux
  • Bridge Linux 2012
  • Government of Malaysia Continues to Increase Usage of FLOSS
  • New package search on software.opensuse.org
  • KDE 4.8.2 Maintenance Release Out — Grab it
  • How To Fix Broken Packages In Ubuntu Or Debian
  • GCC 4.8 Aims To Switch To C++ Mode By Default
  • Automatically Lock Your Computer
  • Tip en Tricks about RPM Commands
  • Early Easter present in Fedora 17 beta
  • 6 Dropbox Tips and Tricks for Linux Users
  • BerliOS Projects Saved, Moving to SourceForge
  • How to create an animated gif from a video using mplayer
  • Open Build Service Delivers Website Integration
  • Floss Weekly Episode 206: Chamilo
  • The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 449

Pros Tips for Extending LibreOffice

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openlogic.com: By itself, LibreOffice is worth every penny you pay for it. But you can make it even more useful by adding extensions, templates, and fonts. Here are some tips on what items to look for and how to add them to your LibreOffice installation.

some leftovers:

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  • Review: “The Linux Command Line”
  • How to Back Up Your Linux System With Back In Time
  • Clear recent documents in Gnome 3
  • Why Not Open Source?
  • Securing GNOME 3.2.1 openSUSE 12.1
  • Introduction to AnoN-1mOS a new Linux Distribution
  • Nifty Vim Tricks
  • Reset account password (Ubuntu Linux) without CD
  • Stop An Application From Being Updated in Ubuntu
  • rc.local in Fedora
  • Open Source in Automotive Industry Rising
  • Linux Outlaws 259 - Turn to the Purple Side

Measures on the command line

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: In an earlier article I promised to demonstrate more 'magic words' for the command line. All you do is open a terminal, enter the magic word, hit Enter – and cool things happen! The magic word this time is units.

Become a Linux Terminal Power User With These 8 Tricks

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howtogeek.com: There’s more to using the Linux terminal than just typing commands into it. Learn these basic tricks and you’ll be well on your way to mastering the Bash shell, used by default on most Linux distributions.

How to Configure And Customize Openbox

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maketecheasier.com: If you have installed minimal Ubuntu or other lightweight distro on your PC, most probably you will also be using some lightweight Desktop manager as well.

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