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Introduction To The Linux Mint Cinnamon Desktop

Introduction To The Linux Mint Cinnamon Desktop

This tutorial is supposed to guide the reader through the features of the Cinnamon desktop, Mint's new desktop environment to be used in Linux Mint 13. Cinnamon concentrates on holding on to classic design and functionality in times where Gnome 3 and Unity come up with different innovations to the user interface.

Running The Latest Firefox Version On Debian Squeeze

Running The Latest Firefox Version On Debian Squeeze

We all know that Debian is a production like GNU/Linux operating system, thus the software available by default in the repository servers is not always the newest version. I created this tutorial to help those interested in running the latest version of the graphical Internet browser Mozilla Firefox.

Installing Opera Widgets On Ubuntu Unity Desktop (Ubuntu 11.10)

Installing Opera Widgets On Ubuntu Unity Desktop (Ubuntu 11.10)

Opera Widgets, unlike most other browser plugins, can be downloaded to serve as browser-independent desktop widgets. These are managed through Opera Widget Manager, so the Opera process remains open (without running the browser). This tutorial explains how to use Opera Widgets as desktop widgets on Ubuntu 11.10.

Creating Your Own Distributable Ubuntu DVD (Relinux)

Creating Your Own Distributable Ubuntu DVD (Relinux)

This article is about how to create a DVD image of your machine with the exact same software included on the disk. This can be done using a software called Relinux. Relinux is a fork of the recently discontinued Remastersys.

Dualbooting Windows 7 And Linux Mint 12

Dualbooting Windows 7 And Linux Mint 12

Dualbooting means having installed two operating systems on one hard disk and being able to boot from any of them. This tutorial will explain how to install Linux Mint 12 alongside Windows 7 - the procedure however should be the same for all Ubuntu based distributions and only slightly different for every other.

Use Minitube To Watch Youtube Videos On Your Desktop (Linux Mint 11)

Use Minitube To Watch YouTube Videos On Your Desktop (Linux Mint 11)

This article is about how to watch YouTube videos on your desktop with a tool called Minitube. Minitube is a piece of software with a nice GUI that lets you enter keywords into a searchbar just like on youtube.com to display a list where you can choose your desired video from. It is then played directly in the graphical interface without the need to install any flash player for your browser or even open it.

Introduction To The Enlightenment 17 Window Manager For X (Ubuntu 11.10)

Introduction To The Enlightenment 17 Window Manager For X (Ubuntu 11.10)

This tutorial is supposed to show some features of the Enlightenment window manager as an alternative to the often used Gnome and KDE  managers. I will install Enlightenment on a desktop computer with Ubuntu 11.10 installed. Apart from the login screen however, all of the controls shown on the screenshots should be the same for every installation of enlightenment, whatever distribution you install it on. Enlightenment is already included in the Ubuntu repositories, therefore Ubuntu users and those of any Ubuntu derivatives won't have any problems installing it. It is also available for download for most other distributions though.

Enabling Compiz On Linux Mint 12 (GNOME Classic)

Enabling Compiz On Linux Mint 12 (GNOME Classic)

This tutorial shows how you can enable Compiz on a Linux Mint 12 Lisa desktop (the system must have a 3D-capable graphics card - I'm using an NVIDIA GeForce 8200 here). With Compiz you can use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube on your desktop. Compiz is not supported on GNOME 3 yet, that's why this how-to is applicable only for the classic GNOME desktop.

The Perfect Desktop - Pinguy OS 11.10 (Beta)

The Perfect Desktop - Pinguy OS 11.10 (Beta)

This tutorial shows how you can set up a Pinguy OS 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. The Pinguy OS developer has stated that there propably will not be any further release of Pinguy 11.10 due to some instabilities of the components used. This Perfect Desktop tutorial therefore refers to the currently released beta version of Pinguy OS 11.10.

How To Encrypt Mails With SSL Certificates (S/MIME)

How To Encrypt Mails With SSL Certificates (S/MIME)

This article is about how to use the S/MIME encryption function of common e-mail clients to sign and/or encrypt your mails safely. S/MIME uses SSL certificates which you can either create yourself or let a trusted certificate authority (CA) create one for you.

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