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Changing Desktop Appearance On Linux Mint 11 (Advanced)

Changing Desktop Appearance On Linux Mint 11 (Advanced)

This tutorial is supposed to show you how to change the GNOME desktop's appearance on Linux Mint further than the standard options of the Appearance section in the Control Center allow. I am going to use several different applications for this cause. This tutorial will describe how to alter the appearance of a Linux Mint 11 system with a GNOME desktop. This is the standard desktop that comes with Mint, so if you have not changed anything about that all steps should work fine for you. Be aware that the use of the nVidia proprietary drivers may not be unrisky!

Editing Images With Pinta

Editing Images With Pinta

This article is about how to use the Pinta graphical editor to edit pictures and covers some of its most important features. Pinta is a lightweight image editor for Linux and is far more easier to handle than Gimp but still has a large variety of tools and features to use. It can be used for quick editing like resizing images or adjusting the colours of photographs, but also for more professional tasks which depend on layered images and more. It is a good mixture between MS Paint and professional image editing tools and is recommendable for most purposes of image-editing-everyday-use.

Ripping An MP3 CD On Linux Mint 11

Ripping An MP3 CD On Linux Mint 11

This article describes how to rip music off an audio CD in acceptable shape with a moderate bitrate and in MP3 format on Linux Mint 11. There are are numerous ways of ripping a CD on Linux, but not all of them provide the standard comfort one should have, for instance a fairly high bitrate for your music, so that it does not sound like hammering on a trashcan with an iron spoon, or automated fetching of disk and track information from the internet, so you do not have to do it all manually. The way I describe should provide all these things, however it may be that if you are ripping a rather unknown audio disk, there is no data about it on the CD database.

Android Smartphone USB Tethering (Linux Mint 11)

Android Smartphone USB Tethering (Linux Mint 11)

This article is about how to tether your Android smartphone with Linux Mint 11 and similar operating systems via USB, meaning how to use your smartphone's network to access the Internet on your computer by linking them with a USB cable.

Creating A Bootable USB Device On Linux Mint 11

Creating A Bootable USB Device On Linux Mint 11

This tutorial will show you how to make your USB hard disk device a bootable Linux system. Linux Mint 11 needs about 4.7 gigabyte of free space on your hard drive, so make sure your device has at least that much space available. I am using an 8 gigabyte stick which is enough to install Mint on it and additionally have some space left to save data. In my case, I will install Linux Mint 11 on my USB device, but it should work similarly with other systems. To create a bootable disk, you need either an iso-image of the desired Linux system or a real Linux DVD.

The Perfect Desktop - Mepis 11

The Perfect Desktop - Mepis 11

This tutorial shows how you can set up a Mepis 11 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. Mepis is a Linux distribution based on Debian Stable.

The Perfect Desktop - Pinguy OS 11.04

The Perfect Desktop - Pinguy OS 11.04

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. Pinguy OS 11.04 is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu 11.04.

Converting Audio Files On Linux Mint

Converting Audio Files On Linux Mint

This article covers the issue of converting audio files on Linux Mint. Converting audio files can be a hard thing to accomplish if one does not have the proper tools to do so, that is why I will also cover a few different applications capable of converting.

How To Install VMware Player On Ubuntu 11.04/Linux Mint 11

How To Install VMware Player On Ubuntu 11.04/Linux Mint 11

This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install VMware Player on an Ubuntu 11.04 or Linux Mint 11 desktop system. With VMware Player you can create and run guest operating systems ("virtual machines") such as Linux, Windows, FreeBSD, etc. on your desktop, i.e., you can run multiple operating systems on the same hardware which saves a lot of money.

Using An Android Smartphone As A WLAN Hotspot

Using An Android Smartphone As A WLAN Hotspot

To access Wireless LAN you usually need to find a so-called hotspot where you can use the local Wireless LAN to access the Internet. Android smartphones however have a feature which enables them to become a wireless hotspot themselves - they use UMTS to connect to the Internet and make the Internet connection available to other computers/devices via WLAN. This article describes how you can configure this feature.

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