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Clean Up Your Desktop With Computer Janitor On Ubuntu 9.04

Clean Up Your Desktop With Computer Janitor On Ubuntu 9.04

Computer Janitor is a tool that lets you clean up a system so it's more like a freshly installed one. Computer Janitor deletes unnecessary files to free valuable disk space. This tutorial shows how to use it on an Ubuntu 9.04 desktop.

The Perfect Desktop - Kubuntu 9.04

The Perfect Desktop - Kubuntu 9.04

This tutorial shows how you can set up a Kubuntu 9.04 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge. Kubuntu 9.04 is derived from Ubuntu 9.04 and uses the KDE desktop instead of the GNOME desktop.

The Perfect Desktop - gOS 3.1 Gadgets

The Perfect Desktop - gOS 3.1 Gadgets

This tutorial shows how you can set up a gOS 3.1 Gadgets desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge. gOS is a lightweight Linux distribution, based on Ubuntu 8.04, that comes with Google Apps and some other Web 2.0 applications; gOS 3.1 Gadgets uses the GNOME desktop.

Creating Screencasts With recordMyDesktop On Ubuntu 9.04

Creating Screencasts With recordMyDesktop On Ubuntu 9.04

recordMyDesktop is a desktop session recorder for GNU/Linux that attemps to be easy to use, yet also effective at its primary task. It produces files using only open formats. These are theora for video and vorbis for audio, using the ogg container. This tutorial shows how to install and use recordMyDesktop on Ubuntu 9.04.

Installing "Sugar on a stick" (Strawberry Release) On A USB Stick

Installing "Sugar on a stick" (Strawberry Release) On A USB Stick

Sugar is the desktop environment that is used for the "One Laptop per Child" (OLPC) netbooks. It can also be installed on normal computers and even run off of a USB stick (which should have at least 1GB of size). This guide shows how you can install Sugar (the Strawberry release which is based on Fedora 11) on a USB stick.

Creating Snapshot-Backups with BackerUpper On Ubuntu 9.04

Creating Snapshot-Backups with BackerUpper On Ubuntu 9.04

BackerUpper is a tool similar to Apple's TimeMachine. It is intended to create snapshot-backups of selected directories or even your full hard drive. From the BackerUpper project page: "Backerupper is a simple program for backing up selected directories over a local network. Its main intended purpose is backing up a user's personal data." This article shows how to install and use BackerUpper on Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope).

Installing VirtualBox 3.0 On A Fedora 11 Desktop

Installing VirtualBox 3.0 On A Fedora 11 Desktop

This tutorial shows how you can install Sun VirtualBox 3.0 (released on June 30, 2009) on a Fedora 11 desktop. With VirtualBox you can create and run guest operating systems ("virtual machines") such as Linux and Windows under a host operating system. There are two ways of installing VirtualBox: from precompiled binaries that are available for some distributions and come under the PUEL license, and from the sources that are released under the GPL. This article will show how to set up VirtualBox 3.0 from the precompiled binaries.

Installing Moovida Media Center On Ubuntu 9.04

Installing Moovida Media Center On Ubuntu 9.04

This tutorial explains how you can install the Moovida media center on an Ubuntu 9.04 desktop. Moovida is a media center "bringing the best of the internet to your TV screen. Automatically creating your own digital library you can browse from your sofa with a remote control. The elegant and easy to use interface automatically displays artwork and fan art throughtout and gives you access to movie synopsis and artist info."

Installing VirtualBox 3.0 On An Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop

Installing VirtualBox 3.0 On An Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop

This tutorial shows how you can install Sun VirtualBox 3.0 (released on June 30, 2009) on an Ubuntu 9.04 desktop. With VirtualBox you can create and run guest operating systems ("virtual machines") such as Linux and Windows under a host operating system. There are two ways of installing VirtualBox: from precompiled binaries that are available for some distributions and come under the PUEL license, and from the sources that are released under the GPL. This article will show how to set up VirtualBox 3.0 from the precompiled binaries.

Speed Up Your System With Preload On Ubuntu 9.04

Speed Up Your System With Preload On Ubuntu 9.04

This tutorial explains how you can install preload on Ubuntu 9.04. preload is an adaptive readahead daemon. It monitors applications that users run, and by analyzing this data, predicts what applications users might run, and fetches those binaries and their dependencies into memory for faster startup times.

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