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  • Using Ubuntu Linux on a flash drive and run it under Windows

  • OOo: Your basic everyday sorting
  • Installing C++ Boost 1.34.1 on Slackware/Zenwalk
  • Delete files securely with shred
  • Memcached 1.2.2 on Debian Etch
  • Pretty Emacs Reloaded
  • quickly resize or rotate images within nautilus
  • Screencast HOWTO under Mandriva
  • Installing The RadeonHD Driver On Ubuntu

Running Nvidia display drivers with X.Org 7.3

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linuxinsight: I'm pretty convinced that X.Org 7.3 will work well for people, unless you're using proprietary display drivers, that is. I feel forced to use Nvidia drivers, because open source ones are quite slow (nv) or not yet ready for general usage (nouveau).

Mass-migrating Microsoft Word documents to OpenOffice.org on Linux

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searchenterpriselinux.techtarget: Is your organization in the process of migrating from Microsoft Word to OpenOffice.org on Linux? If so, your biggest obstacle may not be getting used to the new suite, but rather moving from Microsoft's proprietary .doc format to OpenOffice's Open Document Format (ODF).

Expert tricks for Nautilus

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linux.com: Nautilus, the official file manager for the GNOME desktop, can help you perform tasks from browsing the filesystem to accessing Samba shares on your local network or FTP sites on the Internet -- and more. Here are a couple of tips and tools that will allow you to open a terminal window from Nautilus and resize and rotate images without opening any other program.

Modifying PDF Files With PDFedit On Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

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This article shows how you can install and use PDFedit on an Ubuntu Feisty Fawn desktop. PDFedit is a free and open-source editor for manipulating PDF documents.

Desktop Arch- some tips and tricks.

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techzone: Its been three months since my father had made me revive my old desktop with Arch Linux. I really thank him for this. He however have gone further and now have found more tweaks and keeps me updated.

Quick Tip: When K3b is just too much

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Tip o' the Day: It’s nice to have GUIs available for when we just don’t feel like reading the fine manual. But other times, it’s much quicker and more satisfying to bang out a command and be done with it.

Quick Tip: Sequences and bash expansion

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Tip o' the Day: I was doing some quick clean up work and consolidation of old log files. I rotate mine by month and day, and so I end up with many log files. I’ll want to do analysis on only a few of these days or a range of days. Here are a couple quick ways to deal with sequential files and pick what you need.

Installing Vista Fonts in Ubuntu

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ubuntu.wordpress: Microsoft’s new ClearType fonts for Vista are great. Getting them installed in Ubuntu is a breeze, thanks to a script I found.

Internet Radio in NetBSD and Linux without KDE or GNOME

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polishlinux: Listening to Internet Radios seems easy nowadays with the rampant powerful graphical environments of KDE and GNOME. One or two clicks and, bingo! But a lot of users own older machines with 400 MHz Celerons and 128 MB DRAMs which are hardly able to run the graphical behemoths. Should they get rid of the pleasure of listening to the Internet radios? Never!

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