- How to install ANYTHING in Ubuntu!
Having problems installing something on your new Ubuntu operating system? "Where's the EXE?", "Where do I need to extract this to?", "How do I run it?", "Where did it go?" - have you been thinking questions like these? Don't worry, installing software, themes and other things on Ubuntu is actually very easy! This guide will help you understand with screenshots, instructional videos and to-the-point language.
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- Software: Backup. Open Directory - Computers
Software: Backup directory listing. From DMOZ. The Open Directory Project. The Open Directory Project is the largest, most comprehensive human-edited directory of the Web. It is constructed and maintained by a vast, global community of volunteer editors.
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- Optimus keyboard
The Optimus-103 Keyboard is a concept for a prototype computer keyboard from the Art. Lebedev Studio, headed by Artemy Lebedev. On each of its keys is a display which can dynamically change to adapt to the keyboard layout in use or to show the function of the key. On October 16, 2006, the company announced that one of their full-sized keyboard (a.k.a. Optimus-103) will not use OLED screens for the keyboard as previously advertised.
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- ThinkGeek :: DX1 Input System
The Ultimate Customizable Keyboard Keyboards are great, but for the hardcore gamer, they are far from perfect. Just think about how many times you’ve dreamed about moving the keys to fit your hand, or to make a key execute a string of commands. The DX1 Input System was built with you in mind. Simply put, all you do is stick the keys where you want and then tell the DX1 what you want each key to do. It can be one command, it can be a string of commands - you now have the freedom to configure your ideal keyboard.
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- Window Managers for X an introduction by Matt Chapman
Welcome to my guide to window managers and desktop environments for The X Window System, as used mainly by Linux and UNIX operating systems. Here you will find descriptions, screenshots and configuration files for all popular window managers, along with related resources, including a news and discussion area. Simply click on the appropriate links on the left, or below.
A guide to window managers and desktops for the X Window System and Linux/UNIX
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- Beginning Ubuntu Linux: From Novice to Professional by Keir Thomas
Beginning Ubuntu Linux: From Novice to Professional is the best-selling guide to the hottest new Linux distribution. Within its 600 in-depth pages, you’ll learn how to become a pro-level Linux user. The book starts by introducing you to the world of Linux. Then it outlines Ubuntu installation in illustrated steps, after which you’ll learn how to configure every piece of everyday tech hardware such as your Internet connection, printers, 3D graphics cards, Bluetooth devices, and much more. Then you’ll learn fun tasks such as listening to audio CDs and MP3s, watching movies, performing office tasks, and even image editing.
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- DLL hell, Wikipedia
In computing, DLL hell is the colourful phrase for dynamic-link library problems coined by Rick Anderson in his January 2000 paper, The End of DLL Hell. Although the term DLL Hell had been used internally for some time within Microsoft, this was the first public article to do so. DLL Hell encompasses the difficulties of managing dynamic-link libraries (DLLs) in Microsoft Windows operating systems.
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- gDesklets mini programs
gDesklets is a system for bringing mini programs (desklets), such as weather forecasts, news tickers, system information displays, or music player controls, onto your desktop, where they are sitting there in a symbiotic relationship of eye candy and usefulness. The possibilities are really endless and they are always there to serve you whenever you need them, just one key-press away. The system is not restricted to one desktop environment, but currently works on most of the modern Unix desktops (including GNOME, KDE, Xfce).
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- How to make all video/audio files work on an Ubuntu Breezy system » Eric’s Blog » Blog Archive
Having trouble playing DVDs, MP3s, DiVX, AAC/MP4, XViD or WMV audio/video files on your Ubuntu Breezy system? Since these fomats are all proprietary, the companies that invented them require that developers purchase a (very expensive) license to legally decode (play back) files in these formats (with the exception of XViD which has had a completely different set of licence/patent-related problems), so Ubuntu cannot legally include these codecs in the base install.
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- HowToMountsmbfsSharesPermanently - Ubuntu Document Storage Facility by Ray Cowen
This document describes how to mount smbfs shares permanentantly from Windows, or Linux/UNIX server running Samba. Throughout this document, the term Windows computer is used to indicate the Samba server regarless of operating system. Windows username and Windows password refer to the username and password on either the Windows computer or the Linux/UNIX server running Samba.
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Note: Ray says that when you do smbfs it passes the command to smbmount.
- justcurio.us // strangers helping strangers
justcurio.us is an anonymous question and answer system, open to anyone, with one simple rule: to ask a question, you must first answer someone else's question.
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- Linux CIFS Client - Advanced Common Internet File System for Linux
The CIFS VFS is a virtual file system for Linux to allow access to servers and storage appliances compliant with the SNIA CIFS Specification version 1.0 or later. Popular servers such as Samba, Windows 2000, Windows XP and many others support CIFS by default. The CIFS VFS provides some support for older servers based on the more primitive SMB (Server Message Block) protocol (you also can use the Linux filesystem smbfs as an alternative for accessing these). CIFS VFS is designed to take advantage of advanced network filesystem features such as locking, Unicode (advanced internationalization), hardlinks, dfs (heirarchical, replicated name space), distributed caching and uses native TCP names (rather than RFC1001, Netbios names).
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Note: I think it's the official samba cifs page, check out the installation page.
- O'Reilly -- Building My MythTV Box, Part 1: Hardware
I recently started building my own MythTV system, for reasons that are detailed elsewhere. Even though the broadcast flag was struck down on May 6, I nevertheless pressed ahead with building my system because I was sure the broadcast flag would be back. Although the Innovation Coalition won round one, it was only the opening skirmish. Sure enough, it rose from the dead, rather like a vampire, on Monday. The only sure-fire way to keep my right to tinker with TV was to beat the original deadline.
While the Broadcast Flag battle continues, it's still legal to put together your own home-theater PC. Matthew Gast has begun constructing his system and covers hardware in this first installment of the series.
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- Palm Software and Palm OS: Download 20,000 Software Programs
PalmSource makes Palm OS, a leading operating system for mobile phones and wireless handhelds.
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- The Better Way: Refugees, Detention and Australians
The Better Way is a viable alternative to the current system of maximum-security mandatory detention. It shows asylum seekers can be housed in different types of accommodation according to their needs. Developed by experienced and respected welfare agencies from the Justice for Asylum Seekers network, The Better Way is an effective, more humane and cheaper way of caring for the special needs of asylum seekers.
- Using SAMBA/CIFS to access Windows Shares
There are two ways of mounting your H: Drive (and other Windows file-shares from machines on the Princeton domain) * SAMBA * CIFS Both of these efforts are spearheaded by Samba.org (http://us1.samba.org/samba/), an open source implementation of the SMB/CIFS system introduced by Microsoft. (It's also possible to access the data on your H: Drive using other methods like SFTP, but that's another article.)
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