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How To Be Part Of A Supercomputer With BOINC

How To Be Part Of A Supercomputer With BOINC

Companies like Google are well known for their approach to computing power: using lots of little computers to do the job of a supercomputer. It’s cheap, fault-tolerant, and if done right, almost infinitely expandable. Well if that works with computers networked directly to each other, why not over the Internet? BOINC (or the Berkeley Open […]

How To Edit Your Screensaver Settings In Ubuntu Intrepid

How To Edit Your Screensaver Settings In Ubuntu Intrepid

If you have attempted to tamper with your screensaver in Ubuntu, you will know that other than selecting the screensaver, there is nothing you can do about it. The default Gnome-Screensaver in your system does not allow you to change any of the screensaver’s setting. If you are looking to make the ball rotate slower, […]

How to be Your Own Linux Tech Support

How to be Your Own Linux Tech Support

When I first began using Linux, I was fortunate that I had a few friends around who knew it well, and were able to answer my questions and provide support. Not everyone is so lucky. Fortunately, these days there are a multitude of ways you can get the info you need without calling up Cousin […]

The Ultimate Guide To Manage Your Audio/Video Files In Linux

The Ultimate Guide To Manage Your Audio/Video Files In Linux

Have you ever come across a situation where you wanted to convert a video from one format to another in your Linux machine and you have absolutely no idea how to do it? What about playing DVD on Ubuntu or rip your favorite VCD to mpeg file? Below, I have come up with a great […]

You Want A Beautiful OS? Try Elive

You Want A Beautiful OS? Try Elive

What do you get when you put a stable operating system, an innovative desktop manager and plenty of eye candies together? You get nothing short of a beautiful and functional OS. Elive is a Debian-based Linux distro, customized with Enlightenment e17 desktop manager. It is designed with the aim of providing a stable, fully functional […]

Things You Need To Know To Become An Apt Guru

Things You Need To Know To Become An Apt Guru

Quite possibly the most distinguishing feature of Debian-based Linux distributions (such as Ubuntu, Mepis, Knoppix, etc) is their package system – APT. Also known as the Advanced Package Tool, APT was first introduced in Debian 2.1 in 1999.  APT is not so much a specific program as it is a collection of separate, related packages. […]

The Detail Guide To Perform A Debian 5.0 Network Install

The Detail Guide To Perform A Debian 5.0 Network Install

Almost two years after Etch, Debian is putting the much-anticipated Lenny release on the proverbial shelves.  There are some pretty nice new features in this release. In this article, we’re going to cover installation, basic setup, disk encryption, and try out some of Lenny’s new moves.

Gnome-Do Docky: A New Dock On The Block

Gnome-Do Docky: A New Dock On The Block

For those long time fans/users of Gnome-Do, you are now in for a good treat. The latest release of Gnome-Do now includes an interactive dock that you can place on your desktop and access the frequently used applications quickly and easily like any other docks. One thing is different though, Gnome-Do Docky is intuitive and […]

Download YouTube Videos For Offline Viewing On Linux

Download YouTube Videos For Offline Viewing On Linux

I have a confession to make. I’m a sucker for gadget reviews on YouTube. I can’t even remember the last time I actually looked at a normal review site for a gadget review. Apart from reviews of the latest gadgets, YouTube is also a great place to watch, well, almost anything that moves! The only […]