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Complete Guide: Configure and Customise ioQuake3 in Linux

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Following the article on configuring Urban Terror, a popular first-person shooter game based on the ioQuake3 engine, here is a guide for configuring the original ioQuake3 game, including customisation of cvars, using new maps, weapons and characters models, and more. This guide will also successfully apply to the newer OpenArena game, which is practically ioQuake3 with changed weapons, maps and models.

Ubuntu User Interface Tweaks

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packtpub.com: One of the greatest things about a Linux based Desktop environment is the ability to customize nearly everything you see. In this article by Christer Edwards, we will see how to find hidden UI options as well as save all of your customizations for easy replication.

A Guide to Configure Urban Terror on Linux

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Urban Terror (or UrT for short, not to be confused with Unreal Tournament) is a great standalone first-person shooter available for Linux too, using the ioQuake3 engine. In this article I'll show several ways to make it a little faster.

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  • How to build a KDE 4.3 distro with SUSE Studio

  • Make Firefox Fit Your Netbook in 30 Seconds
  • How to connect to SmartBro Prepaid in Ubuntu Jaunty
  • Tech Tip: Remote Mirroring Using nc and dd
  • TIP: Resolving grub-probe warning message on libata transition
  • How to Open a docx file in Ubuntu 9.04 through Openoffice?
  • Snmpd Listen to Specific IP Address (BIND To Selected Interfaces)
  • How to Run Windows Software (and Games) on Linux with Wine
  • Migrating to an Encrypted Home Directory
  • Howto Set Movie Covers as Thumbnails on Ubuntu
  • Quick OOo spreadsheet tips
  • Converting OpenOffice files to/from Microsoft Office files

Acer Aspire Revo, Ubuntu, Boxee and Remote Control

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popey.com: On the latest episode of the podcast I briefly mentioned that I’d recently bought an Acer Aspire Revo to use as an Ubuntu based media player. Well, I’ve installed Ubuntu and Boxee on it, and it plays back all kinds of video including 720p and 1080p HD video via the HDMI port.

Creating Screencasts With recordMyDesktop On Ubuntu 9.04

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recordMyDesktop is a desktop session recorder for GNU/Linux that attemps to be easy to use, yet also effective at its primary task. It produces files using only open formats. These are theora for video and vorbis for audio, using the ogg container.

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  • kde 4.3 is here Smile quick gentoo (upgrade) guide

  • Simple ftp with Gftp
  • HOWTO : Add or rename network interface on Debian 5.0
  • Tutorial: Set up Ubuntu Linux on a Windows PC
  • How to Videoconference Linux and Windows with Ekiga
  • Week of bash scripts – newx and bgcmd
  • How to install Google Chrome Themes
  • Using GIMP as Single Window – Tabs and Groups in Compiz
  • Feature: Running Linux in a virtual environment with VirtualBox
  • iftop to monitor traffic/bandwidth in SUSE/openSUSE
  • Scanning Your Network with nmap
  • Customize Your Ubuntu Laptop Appearance with Themes
  • Set up Claws Mail to work with Gmail
  • Using Rsync

Install KDE 4.3 in Ubuntu/Kubuntu 9.04

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KDE 4.3 was released just yesterday, and it comes with a lot of great new features and improvements. In order to install it just follow the steps below.

Install KDE 4.3 In Ubuntu Jaunty 9.04

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Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala simply have do an apt-get upgrade to update to the latest KDE 4.3 (which was released yesterday) but (K)Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope users have to add the Kubuntu PPA backports so they can install the latest KDE 4.3.

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  • Apache2 umask

  • Installing Google Chrome from .deb file with support for plugins, flash
  • HOWTO: Fix Linux hang/freeze during reboots and restarts
  • View PDF documents with Apvlv on Ubuntu
  • WineXS – Simple graphical environment to configure Wine
  • Howto use downloaded ISOs as a repository in Debian
  • Read a File Line by Line
  • Painless Linux Multi-boot Setup
  • Week of bash scripts – Extract
  • Tech Tip: View Config Files Without Comments
  • Speeding up file deletion in KDE4
  • Episode #54: chmod Squad
  • Chat with AIM, MSN, Gtalk, and Yahoo through Irssi with bitlbee
  • Linux RunLevels
  • Secure remote firewall administration via SSH
  • How to Install Chromium Daily Builds in Ubuntu
  • How to install virtualbox on Ubuntu 9.04 and run WindowsXP as virtual OS
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Ten Years as Desktop Linux User: My Open Source World, Then and Now

I've been a regular desktop Linux user for just about a decade now. What has changed in that time? Keep reading for a look back at all the ways that desktop Linux has become easier to use -- and those in which it has become more difficult -- over the past ten years. I installed Linux to my laptop for the first time in the summer of 2006. I started with SUSE, then moved onto Mandriva and finally settled on Fedora Core. By early 2007 I was using Fedora full time. There was no more Windows partition on my laptop. When I ran into problems or incompatibilities with Linux, my options were to sink or swim. There was no Windows to revert back to. Read more