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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.

Installing Adobe AIR 1.5.1 For Linux On Ubuntu 9.04 (x86_64)

Installing Adobe AIR 1.5.1 For Linux On Ubuntu 9.04 (x86_64)

Adobe AIR is a technology that lets you run Internet applications on the desktop. With AIR you do not need a browser to run such desktop applications. This tutorial explains how you can install Adobe AIR 1.5.1 for Linux on an Ubuntu 9.04 desktop (x86_64) and how you can install AIR applications.

Installing Adobe AIR 1.5.1 For Linux On Ubuntu 9.04 (i386)

Installing Adobe AIR 1.5.1 For Linux On Ubuntu 9.04 (i386)

Adobe AIR is a technology that lets you run Internet applications on the desktop. With AIR you do not need a browser to run such desktop applications. This tutorial explains how you can install Adobe AIR 1.5.1 for Linux on an Ubuntu 9.04 desktop and how you can install AIR applications.

Enabling Compiz Fusion On A Fedora 11 GNOME Desktop (NVIDIA GeForce 8100)

Enabling Compiz Fusion On A Fedora 11 GNOME Desktop (NVIDIA GeForce 8100)

This tutorial shows how you can enable Compiz Fusion on a Fedora 11 GNOME desktop (the system must have a 3D-capable graphics card - I'm using an NVIDIA GeForce 8100 here). With Compiz Fusion you can use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube on your desktop.

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