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Installation Guide: Linux Mint 4.0 Daryna (a.k.a. The Perfect Desktop)

Installation Guide: Linux Mint 4.0 Daryna (a.k.a. The Perfect Desktop)

This tutorial shows how you can set up a Linux Mint 4.0 (Daryna) 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. Linux Mint 4.0 is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu 7.10 that has lots of packages in its repositories (like multimedia codecs, Adobe Flash, Adobe Reader, Skype, Google Earth, etc.) that are relatively hard to install on other distributions; it therefore provides a user-friendly desktop experience even for Linux newbies.

Enabling Compiz Fusion On An OpenSUSE GNOME 10.3 Desktop (ATI Mobility Radeon 9200)

Enabling Compiz Fusion On An OpenSUSE GNOME 10.3 Desktop (ATI Mobility Radeon 9200)

This tutorial shows how you can enable Compiz Fusion on an OpenSUSE 10.3 GNOME desktop (the system must have a 3D-capable graphics card - I'm using an ATI Mobility Radeon 9200 here). With Compiz Fusion you can use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube on your desktop.

Installation Guide: Fedora 8 Desktop (a.k.a. The Perfect Desktop)

Installation Guide: Fedora 8 Desktop (a.k.a. The Perfect Desktop)

This document describes how to set up a Fedora desktop - including how to enable special mouse buttons, improve laptop support (depending on your model), set up printers (especially HP) and the usage of Compiz Fusion. The result is a fast, secure and extendable system that provides all you need for daily work and entertainment.

How To Upgrade Your Desktop From Fedora 7 To Fedora 8

How To Upgrade Your Desktop From Fedora 7 To Fedora 8

This guide shows how you can upgrade your desktop from Fedora 7 to Fedora 8.

Enabling Compiz Fusion On An Ubuntu 7.10 Desktop (ATI Mobility Radeon 9200)

Enabling Compiz Fusion On An Ubuntu 7.10 Desktop (ATI Mobility Radeon 9200)

This tutorial shows how you can enable Compiz Fusion on an Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) desktop (the system must have a 3D-capable graphics card - I'm using an ATI Mobility Radeon 9200 here). With Compiz Fusion you can use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube on your desktop.

Enabling Compiz Fusion On A Fedora 8 GNOME Desktop (ATI Mobility Radeon 9200)

Enabling Compiz Fusion On A Fedora 8 GNOME Desktop (ATI Mobility Radeon 9200)

This tutorial shows how you can enable Compiz Fusion on a Fedora 8 GNOME desktop (the system must have a 3D-capable graphics card - I'm using an ATI Mobility Radeon 9200 here). With Compiz Fusion you can use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube on your desktop.

How To Manage An iPod From A Linux Desktop With Songbird 0.3

How To Manage An iPod From A Linux Desktop With Songbird 0.3

This article shows how you can use an iPod on a Linux desktop with Songbird 0.3. It covers how you can upload MP3 files from your desktop to your iPod, download MP3 files from your iPod to your desktop, and how you can delete files on the iPod. Normally, Apple's iTunes software is needed to manage an iPod, but iTunes is not available for Linux. Fortunately, there are Linux alternatives such as Songbird that can handle the task.

How To Make Desktop Applications Start Automatically After Login (GNOME)

How To Make Desktop Applications Start Automatically After Login (GNOME)

You probably know this: you power on your machine, and immediately after you've logged in you manually start your two or three favourite applications. Why not have the system start these applications for you automatically? This short guide shows how to accomplish this under GNOME.

The Perfect Desktop - gOS 1.0.1

The Perfect Desktop - gOS 1.0.1

This tutorial shows how you can set up a gOS 1.0.1 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 7.10, that comes with Google Apps and some other Web 2.0 applications; it uses the Enlightenment 17 window manager instead of GNOME or KDE.

Creating Virtual Machines In VMware Server From ISO Files Without Burning CDs/DVDs

Creating Virtual Machines In VMware Server From ISO Files Without Burning CDs/DVDs

This article explains how you can create virtual machines in VMware Server from .iso files without burning the .iso file to a CD or DVD. This way you can save lots of blank CDs/DVDs.

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