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GPUs & Beryl: What is Needed? Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, May 29 2007 @ 01:40 PM EDT
Contributed by: sde

We thought it was already clear what graphics processors and drivers work and don't work with Linux desktop eye candy such as Beryl and Compiz, but it seems based upon the number of e-mails we have been receiving along with messages in community bulletin boards that the line isn't so clear after all. For those that have never tried out Beryl, it is a compositing window manager branched from Compiz (though Beryl will merge back with Compiz soon) that provides a variety of window decorations and other desktop "eye candy" for X.Org users.

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Linux Distribution Guide Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, May 28 2007 @ 02:54 PM EDT
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This is a brief 4 page guide to the world of Linux distributions, primarily aimed at individuals who are new to the Linux scene, and who are thinking about taking the plunge and trying Linux for the first time.

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A Guide to Virtualization on Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, May 16 2007 @ 12:41 PM EDT
Contributed by: sde

Have you ever wished you had another computer handy? Maybe you want to
try a new operating system out. Maybe you want to test something
experimental without potentially breaking your own system. Maybe you
need to run some software that only runs in a different operating
system. Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring comes with a range of
virtualization options that can help.

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You Can Switch to Linux! Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Friday, May 11 2007 @ 01:44 PM EDT
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An interesting insight into the world of Linux for people thinking about switching operating systems.

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Making Ubuntu Usable Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, May 09 2007 @ 02:12 PM EDT
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In this chapter from the ExtremeTech book Hacking Ubuntu: Serious Hacks Mods and Customizations you'll learn how to set up the operating system to your taste with things like changing the startup music, the background, fonts, icons, and colors, and navigating the Nautilus file manager—on both PCs and Macs.

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Debian 4.0 (Etch) Samba Standalone Server With tdbsam Backend Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, April 23 2007 @ 08:14 PM EDT
Contributed by: sde

This tutorial explains the installation of a Samba file server on Debian Etch and how to configure it to share files over the SMB protocol as well as adding users. Samba is configured as a standalone server, not as a domain controller.

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Seven Post-Install Tips for Ubuntu 7.04 Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Friday, April 20 2007 @ 08:56 PM EDT
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So, you've just installed Ubuntu 7.04, otherwise known as the "Feisty Fawn" release of everyone's favorite (for now) flavor of Linux. You booted the installation disc, looked around the test environment to discover that your hardware was working, and double-clicked the Install icon on the desktop. The Ubuntu installer helped you make room for Linux on your hard drive, and even copied over some of your documents and settings from Windows.

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Hands on: Running other operating systems alongside Linux Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, April 17 2007 @ 02:15 PM EDT
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A look at the ins and outs of dual-boot setups.

A few months back the Linux NTFS project released beta drivers for full read-and-write access to NTFS partitions. Previously, read-only support was offered in the kernel, with write support considered unstable and for developers only.

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HOW TO: De-clutter your desktop -- Linux GUIs compared Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, April 05 2007 @ 08:38 PM EDT
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Ashton Mills writes "If you're like me and use your desktop heavily for work, it's really important it serves you like any other tool, and helps not hinders you. It's not just about what you dump on it, it's how it works and whether it serves your needs. "

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Bash Shell Keyboard Shortcuts For Linux Users Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, April 03 2007 @ 01:56 PM EDT
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The default shell on most Linux operating systems is called Bash. There are a couple of important hotkeys that you should get familiar with if you plan to spend a lot of time at the command line. These shortcuts will save you a ton of time if you learn them.

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