Oct 05

I was looking for a small distribution to install on my old laptop for a while now. It’s a 7 year old pc, at 1.2GHz with 256mb RAM. I had first tried Puppy Linux when it was at version 4.2 and I was very drawn to it. Version 4.3 was recently announced to my great […]

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Sep 16

Surfing the net all this time on topics related to GNU/Linux, Free and Open Source Software, I came across various interesting, imaginative and some times funny videos and advertisements. Here are my favourites, in random order:

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Sep 03

I have been a GNU/Linux user for a year now, and in this time I changed 4-5 distributions. In this process, even when reinstalling the same distro, I wasn’t aware that I could keep the settings and configurations of my applications. This can be done by creating a separate partition on the initial installation called […]

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Jul 20

If you are using an OS based on the Synaptic Package Manager, you must have noticed by now that when trying to install a new package through Synaptic, it draws in miscellaneous packages that are needed for the program to work. These packages are called dependencies . Yet, you might have not noticed that when […]

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Jun 23

Manipulating subtitles was for many years a difficult task to perform in GNU/Linux Operating Systems. Many steps in the process of ripping, editing and embedding subtitles on a video file were and still are quite complicated. Lots of users still complete many of the above steps using Microsoft Windows or running Windows applications with Wine. […]

Jun 21

Let’s start with the basics. What is GIMP? GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program Free Software a high-end photo manipulation application that supports creating original art from images; a high-end application for producing icons, graphical elements of web pages, and art for user interface elements; a platform for programming cutting edge image […]

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Jun 13

I have been trying to compare software with other stuff but to my great disappointment I could not find anything that has the complete set of attributes that software does. Really, just think about it for a second or two. You have a computer. A computer is a general purpose machine. On it’s own it’s […]

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Jun 06

Update: The solution described below still works using Amarok 2.3 under Ubuntu 10.10. Having recently switched from Kubuntu to Ubuntu (from KDE to GNOME if you prefer), one of the first programs that I missed was Amarok! I like keeping up to date with the latest releases, so I decided to go ahead and install […]

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May 29

A few days ago I downloaded a video file (.flv) from a website. I wanted to convert the video from .flv to .avi (I know it’s not a free format, but I needed to). I searched over the Internet and found out about FFmpeg. FFmpeg is a command line tool used to convert multimedia files […]

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May 24

I think the words “package manager” are of the very first things a new GNU/Linux user learns (and soon appreciates!) when he opens the door to the free software world.. The idea of having the ability to install most of the programs available in the free software market from a simple application is both an […]

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