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Katapult yourself to keyboard productivity

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linux.com: If you like to keep your hands on the keyboard, you may find it tricky to launch new apps, open folder and documents, and change tracks in your music playlist. Katapult is an application launcher that does everything the Alt-F2 run dialog does, and much more.

Picture-perfect MythTV: how to improve video quality

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Rudd-O: Envious of how good TVTime looks compared to MythTV? Envy no more. We’re about to fix that for ya.

Gimp Tutorial - Mirrored Ball on Checkered Plane

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Penguin Pete: I can hear everybody now: "Petey!" you all say, slapping your foreheads Howie-Mandel-style, "Can't be!!!" Everybody knows that Mirrored Ball on Checkered Plane is the exclusive domain of 3D ray-tracers, in programs like Yafray and Blender and POVray, and in fact is such a cliche that it's the canonical first image you post in a POVray group as a rite-of-passage.

Installing The Avivo Driver On Ubuntu

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phoronix: It was just a month ago that the open-source Avivo driver for the ATI Radeon X1000 (R500) series was introduced to the public, but in this time we've seen some great progress made. If you are running into problems with the fglrx driver, stuck using the VESA driver for one reason or another, or just want to get rid of the binary blob and experiment with this open-source driver, we have written a guide for setting up the Avivo driver from source on Ubuntu.

Introduction to Access Logging in Ubuntu Server

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tomdryer.com: In the default Ubuntu 6.06 LAMP server, the Apache webserver does not keep an access log. Apache’s access log is useful if you want to use a program to analyze the logs, or if you are just curious.

How to Install Video Drivers on Fedora 7

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softpedia: If you want an easy method to install the drivers for your Nvidia or ATI/AMD graphics card, then this guide is for you. The guide uses the Livna Nvidia and ATI/AMD drivers because they are especially designed for Fedora 7.

Virtual accounts with exim and dovecot

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Scott's Blog: A few people commented on my last post asking for details about how I configured exim and dovecot to have the fake scott+canonical account and separate Maildir tree.

Gimp Tutorial - Popout Photo

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Penguin Pete: Really, this tutorial will be about masking: taking a photograph and separating a foreground subject from the background, for the purposes of doing something interesting with it.

Installing SugarCRM OpenSource Edition On Debian 4.0 (Etch)

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SugarCRM is a webbased CRM solution written in PHP. SugarCRM is available as an OpenSource edition and a ClosedSource version. In this tutorial I will describe the installation of the OpenSource edition on Debian 4.0.

Gimp Tutorial - Pebbles

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Penguin Pete: Here's a topic I don't see a tutorial on anywhere. While Gimp is NOT a 3D ray-tracer, it does have some plug-ins that perform simple 3D functions. We're going to exploit the "Map Object" plug-in for all it's worth, here. Then we'll look at a more common method.

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