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The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu Studio 8.04

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This tutorial shows how you can set up an Ubuntu Studio 8.04 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.

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  • Howto: Enable circular scrolling and more on your laptops synaptics touchpad

  • Screencasts in Ubuntu, part 2
  • How to embed Lua 5.1 in C++
  • How to enhance Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron eye-candy with Emerald Theme Manager
  • How To Log Boot Messages in Ubuntu
  • How To Install VMware Tools on Ubuntu 8.04 Guests
  • Installing NVIDIA Drivers on openSUSE 11.0 & other Linux Distrubutions
  • How to find a file and cd to its dirname using command substitution
  • Ubuntu login workaround

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  • Find out what IPs are on your subnet

  • install mp3 and mplayer on opensuse
  • Using Perl To Handle Mass Mailing In Linux Or Unix
  • How To Add a Welcome Message for SSH Users
  • Run a command under a different environment

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  • Piped Variable Scoping In The Linux Or Unix Shell

  • Howto Backup all installed programs/packages in Ubuntu/Kubuntu
  • Show progress during dd copy
  • Top 10 Linux Commands Anyone Can Use
  • A utility for sending complex email messages from the command line

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  • Put irssi in a chroot jail

  • An Introduction to Gnome Inform7, Part 1
  • Linux tar: /dev/st0: Cannot write: Invalid argument error and solution
  • Filter Out RIAA/MPAA with PeerGuardian on IPCop
  • Setting up ubuntu from scratch
  • Accessing upnp server from ubuntu
  • eBay sniping with JBidwatcher 2.0
  • Ubuntu Forums Menu Firefox Extension

IceWM Guide

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celettu.wordpress: IceWM is a delightful little window manager, which aims to be must faster than the standard desktop environments like Gnome or KDE, without being as sparse as, for example, Openbox. This step-by-step guide can help anyone who tries to install, configure and use IceWM.

Installing Songbird Media Player On Ubuntu 8.04

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This document describes how to set up Songbird 0.5 on Ubuntu 8.04. Taken from the Songbird page: "Songbird is a desktop media player mashed-up with the Web.

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  • Howto: Install NVIDIA Manually In Ubuntu And Debian

  • Transform images into videos with images2mpg
  • HowTo Remove the locked screen login after resume
  • Customizing Ubuntu
  • Speeding up Portage and Kernel Compiling
  • Claws mail -> move mail (inbox and other folders) to card
  • An introduction to CGI scripting with Python
  • Python: Generating graphs with matplotlib
  • Burn CDs in the Commandline with Bashburn

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  • How to number each line in a text file on Linux

  • How to enable the universe and multiverse repositories in Ubuntu 8.04
  • How do I… Connect an Apple iPod to an Ubuntu Linux PC?
  • Install the linux mint menu in ubuntu hardy
  • How to change the hostname of a Linux system
  • zypper on opensuse
  • Run-levels: Create, use, modify, and master
  • Manage Ogg audio streams with OGMtools

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  • Expert's guide to configuring Conky

  • IBM Lotus Symphony 1 on Ubuntu
  • Recording in Ubuntu, Part 1
  • Delegate privileges to users with sudo
  • Fedora 9 Tips and Tricks
  • OpenSUSE Linux 10.3: Signing Self-Generated SSL Certificates as Your Own Certificate Authority
  • Quick and Dirty MySQL Backup
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Ubuntu 17.04: Unity's swan song?

For the most part, not much has changed on Ubuntu's Desktop edition in the past year. Unity 7 has more or less remained the same while work was progressing on the next version of the desktop, Unity 8. However, now that both desktops are being retired in favour of the GNOME desktop, running Ubuntu 17.04 feels a bit strange. This week I was running software that has probably reached the end of its life and this version of Ubuntu will only be supported for nine months. I could probably get the same desktop experience and most of the same hardware support running Ubuntu 16.04 and get security updates through to 2021 in the bargain. In short, I don't think Ubuntu 17.04 offers users anything significant over last year's 16.04 LTS release and it will be retired sooner. That being said, I could not help but be a little wistful about using Unity 7 again. Even though it has been about a year since I last used Unity, I quickly fell back into the routine and I was once more reminded how pleasant it can be to use Unity. The desktop is geared almost perfectly to my workflow and the controls are set up in a way that reduces my mouse usage to almost nothing. I find Unity a very comfortable desktop to use, especially when application menus have been moved from the top panel to inside their own windows. While there are some projects trying to carry on development of Unity, this release of Ubuntu feels like Unity's swan song and I have greatly enjoyed using the desktop this week. While there is not much new in Ubuntu 17.04, the release is pretty solid. Apart from the confusion that may arise from having three different package managers, I found Ubuntu to be capable, fairly newcomer friendly and stable. Everything worked well for me, at least on physical hardware. Unity is a bit slow to use in a virtual machine, but the distribution worked smoothly on my desktop computer. Read more

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